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Claire EvansLouisa KleinSupernatural Freak/New Adults urban fantasy: Being alone, at night, in the middle of nowhere, is a scary situation.
Gabrielle HarbowyVicki OriansCATCH ME WHEN I FALL/YA Paranormal Romance: “Being a Dreamcatcher isn’t as bad as you make it out to be, Daniel,” my partner, Marlene, said.
Stacey AbramsPersistence of Shadows/Thriller: I see the man’s head before anything else, before his hunched shoulders or the two figures running in front.
Stacy AbramsJamie Gilman KressWILD LIFE / Adult Urban Fantasy: Vegas seared the eyes of normal people.
Stacy AbramsTRULY AND FOREVER/Speculative YA: Of all the examination rooms in Dr. Jack's office, Room 3 was the one I hated most.
Claire Evans A Hundred Frogs, Even/MG Contemporary: I would have given Mom a good-bye hug, but StepThad’s arm rested across her shoulder, like the two of them were glued together.
Stacy AbramsThe Silver Sphere/MG Fantasy: "What do you think it is?" Maya asked as she and her older sister Cecilia stood in a narrow alleyway between two shops, staring at a hovering silver sphere.
Alison WeissSUMMONED/supernatural suspense:I must be crazy working after school as a nurses' aide at a mental hospital where so many weird things happen.
Claire EvansSecrets In Translation/YA Contemporary: I could hardly wait -- no, you guessed it -- I could have waited forever, but my doom was not going to be postponed.
Stacy AbramsThe Keepers/ YA Fantasy: The hunger cramps crept into the hollow insides of my body, silent and sly.
Stacy AbramsMillion Dollar Lunch / MG Contemporary: It was only the first day of food camp, and already Rome knew two things: one, there was such a thing as a mortal enemy, and two, it was going to be really tough to beat said enemy with a little sister at his side.
Stacey AbramsASHER LOCKE AND THE KNIGHTS OF ARCADIA / MG Fantasy Adventure: The straight razor made a whispery snikt as Asher freed the shiny edge from its metal handle.
Stacy AbramsDebbie EmoryCALL OF THE CROW / MG magical realism: Josh Albright sat at a worn wooden table in his clubhouse surrounded by nails, a tin box of craft supplies, and a slightly chewed pencil.
Stacey Abrams (adorable!!)FIANCE BY FATE / Sweet Contemporary Romance: You’re not doing anything wrong. Sabrina Cassidy took a deep breath and waited for the psychic to shuffle the cards.
Stacey AbramsTAKING CHARGE/Contemporary: Brody Lang was getting laid, he just didn't know it yet.
Stacy AbramsHanna and the Horsemen/ YA Fantasy: The problem with having Death for a father is that he can be anywhere, at anytime.
Stacy AbramsLifeweaver - Epic Fantasy : Just once, Talyn wished he could be the guest of honor to something besides an aftermath.
Stacy AbramsELUDING ILLUSIONS - Paranormal Romantic-Suspense: The clang of the grandfather clock rang out five times; the sixth strike sent a pang of fear through Emma's body.
Stacy AbramsALIEN PREP SCHOOL CONSPIRACY / YA science fiction: When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such a dumbass move.
Sara SargentKNIGHT FALL/adult sci fi: As a card caring scientist, I knew a lot of things: gravity sucked, sound didn’t travel through a vacuum, and chocolate really could make me feel better.
Stacy AbramsINNER FLAME/YA Fantasy: Everything ends.
Stacy AbramsAn Absence of Light / NA Sci-fi: The dead don’t blink.
Claire EvansDESIDERIUM/YA Fantasy: A blinking yellow light draws my gaze to the steel band clinging to my wrist.
Stacy Abrams!Ophelia LondonMAREN'S BIG SCOOP/Women's Fiction: The throbbing in my head took on a life of its own as we drove past the city limits sign.
Stacy AbramsANOMALY/ YA Fantasy: I was born to stand out, but I always seem to fade into the background.
Stacy Abrams!!Rachel Harris
Stacy AbramsSomebody That I Used To Know / YA Contemporary: I tear my gaze from the email's subject line to the sender's name, and adrenaline floods my veins, flushing out the numbness that sustained me these last few months.
Stacy AbramsDragons Are People, Too/YA Urban Fantasy: Well, crap.
Stacy AbramsJ5/YA Alternate History: Tacked to the wall in a wooden frame, a rustic little impostor amid much finer furnishings, our family portrait mocks us.
Stacy AbramsThe Dragon's Pearl/YA Fantasy: Once upon a time, there was a girl named Misha who was neither kind nor beautiful, but very smart.
Kat BrzozowskiI Found You: YA ContemporaryThe motorcycle caught my eye first, but the rider took my breath away.
Stacy Abrams, Entangled Publishing
Stacy AbramsWhere All the Missing Pieces Go/YA FantasyWaiting in front of Lord and Lady Crocket’s dining room, I could only think of one possible explanation for why I’d been summoned.
Gabrielle HarbowyDemon Invasion/MG Fantasy Adventure: Huff was missing.
Claire EvansBeyond the River/Literary Fiction: The narrow path led up and away from the rushing water to where the forest thwarted the sun and the river’s hiss diminished.
Stacy AbramsPirate Island/MG mystery: My best friend, Andy, strode into our summer writing class, his eyes widening in horror when he caught me airing out my pits, arms dangling to the sides gorilla style.
Kat BrzozowskiThe Legacy of the Eye/Sci-fi Romance: It might have been a symbolic gesture, but I was not budging.
ClaireThe New Eden Chronicles: YA SF ThrillerTheresa’s a kicker--Mama and I struggle to keep her in the kitchen chair so the medics can find a vein and fill a vial with her blood.
Stacy AbramsOperation Witches/MG Contemporary: I knew Shannyn was going to lie before she opened her mouth.
Allison WeissThe Return of the Mirage/YA MysteryI step up onto the concrete wall outside the Thrifty Inn and shade my eyes from the low sun, straining for a glimpse of the Speedway.
Stacey AbramsThe Truth About Leaving/ YA Contemporary: The first time I met Dov, I was twirling in the foyer of Wilmette Academy.
Stacy AbramsTwelve Steps / YA Contemporary: There should be a support group for kids with perfect siblings.
Alison WeissDEATH BY HIGH HEELS/Mystery: Cops hate it when you vomit all over their crime scene – a mistake I had no desire to repeat.
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Claire EvansMeditation/YA Thriller: I’m not sure what wakes me up first, the pounding in my head, or the cold concrete floor I’m lying on.
Stacy AbramsHeart of Stone/YA Historical Supernatural: The carriage ride down from London has been brutal, but we dare not shift in our seats as long as Mama is watching.
Stacy AbramsDRAGONEER/YA Fantasy: “Reyna, a princess does not spin about like some circus performer.”
Stacy AbramsBLOODFRUIT/ YA Urban Fantasy: A no-kill order was unprecedented in Hell.
Sara SargentBook Realm: The Keeper's Heartstone/MG Fantasy: Careful not to smudge the sparkling clean glass, I peer through the door of Read It & Weep.
Alison WeissEDGE OF LIFE/YA Contemporary Romance with Magical Realism: Leaning forward, I looked down.
Claire EvansArrows/YA contemporary myth retelling: Karma didn’t see me the night I made her fall in love.
It's the most adorable editor EVAH...Stacy Abrams!
Stacy AbramsAccording to Legends/MG Fantasy: In the quiet stillness of Imaginatia, a river waited.
Stacy AbramsMutiny/Space Opera: Mac's face burned from lying on hot sand.
Stacy AbramsHeritage Blade Awakening/YA Urban Fantasy: Killing was one of those things that grew easier with time, that and tight rope walking.
Stacy Abrams, Entangled PublishingDriven Commercial Fiction Stretching as he exited his car, Jimmy Rickliefs smiled; it was good to be home.
Sara SargentThe Hwajaeng Gene/YA Sci-fi: The first thing I experience is light.
Stacy AbramsDragon's Treasure/ NA Fantasy: A bone-deep tremor snaked down Olivia’s back as she hurried along through the unfamiliar forest.
Sara SargentNUMBERED/YA Horror:Our families were tight, but it was obvious Karen's mom was nervous having me in the house.
Stacy AbramsA Pretty Pirate Pickle/MG Comtemporary: Only two things stand between me and the front end of my daddy's ship--two tall, loud things with bad jump shots.
Totally adorable Stacy Abrams!!
Sara SargentRAINBOW TEARS/Upmarket Women's Fiction: I was 392 days old when my big brother died.
Stacy Abrams.Little Devils/ MG Fantasy.The second worst feeling in the world is realising you’ve just done something mammothly, brontosaurusly stupid.
Stacy AbramsSPECIATION/YA light SyFy: Six — minutes I am late.
Claire EvansThe God of Many Faces/YA FantasyThe second time Miya was almost kidnapped (they made it all the way to the van), her mother sat her down on the bed and gave her the talk.
Claire EvansSarita/Middle Grade Historical: “ELI DID WHAT?”
Stacy AbramsThe Princess Who Was Not/MG Fantasy“You are not my daughter.”
Stacy AbramsFutureShock/YA time travel: "They can take our freedom, but they can never take our French fries!"
That's got to be Stacy Abrams! Awwwwwww! SO CUTE!Renee Collins
Stacy AbramsCRASH DAYS / YA literary thriller: I believed in the healing power of parking garages.
Sara SargentThe Ups and Downs of Andrew Lane/MG Contemporary: Andrew waited in the overwhelming silence, alert to any sound that would reveal an enemy attack.
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