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Are you ready for a little “Black Magic?”
Author Guest / October 7, 2011

Are you ready for a little “Black Magic?” Avon Books and Fresh Fiction bring you a special ‘little black magic’ contest. All you need to do is share your best (or scariest) Halloween costume picture, story or comment on why Cat and Bones are so sizzly. The prize, well, it’s full of magic including scary plush cats, some LED fangs to light up your Halloween festivities, bones candy to rattle your teeth, plus assorted hard candies (for safety and allergy sake, we’re all moms here) and to top it off a print copy of ONE GRAVE AT A TIME. Plus a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate to finish off your own black magic shopping! So, now’s the time to dig out the photos of your costumes past, stories of Halloween’s past or let us know what your plans are for THIS year and you’ll be entered to win this fabulous ‘black magic’ contest. Don’t miss the $1.99 ebook of Jeaniene Frost’s HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE (the first in the Cat and Bones Night Huntress series) It’s a limited special release with bonus material you won’t want to miss. Including deleted scenes (how yummy is that?), excerpts and more I can’t tell…

Fresh Pick | UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
Fresh Pick / October 7, 2011

June 2009 On Sale: June 2, 2009 Featuring: Connor; Risa; Lev 352 pages ISBN: 1416912053 EAN: 9781416912057 Paperback (reprint) $8.99  Add to Wish List Young Adult, Young Adult Paranormal Buy at A world we hope never arrives. Winner of numerous awards for a reason. Should be read by all. Unwind by Neal Shusterman Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives. The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive. Previous Picks

Em Petrova | Take a Walk on the Wilder Side
Author Guest / October 7, 2011

Since the turn of the twentieth century, people have been enthralled with the romance of Africa. From the striking beauty of the land to the wild and beautiful beasts roaming the vast territory, the Dark Continent has held mystery and allure. When a long-legged blonde tomboy popped into my head, she whispered how she longed to be part of a profession typically reserved for men. When I took a closer look at her heart’s desires, I found where she truly belonged–in Africa. Elle Bekker’s goal to become a professional hunter–or P.H.–is one few women have striven for, which is what makes her different. She’s strong-willed and has enough heart to guide hunters on their dream hunts for big game. But she’s also a bit stubborn. To become certified in her field, she must take the elusive Cape buffalo. In Africa, this animal is known as ‘black death’ or ‘the widowmaker.’ Buffaloes claim over 200 lives per year in Africa–one of the top animals that kill. With two thousand pounds of pure volatility behind them, it’s no wonder they take so many lives. I’ve never been to Africa, but through the stories of Robert Ruark and Peter Hathaway Capstick, I caught…