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Cover Reveal for THE HIDDEN CODE!

We announced not long ago that we have a new P.J. Hoover book in the pipeline for Fall 2019, and now we have the cover and blurb to share with you! Eleven years ago, Hannah Hawkins’ parents disappeared while traveling abroad. Presumed dead, Hannah and her uncle are shocked when a letter from her mom arrives right after Hannah’s sixteenth birthday. By piecing together cryptic hints from the note and other clues left behind, Hannah…

Feeling Blue?

Lots of people get the blues during the wintertime, particularly in January when the holidays are over and things go back to “normal.” I am one of those rare people who enjoy the winter months. The cold and the rain bring me new life and energize me. I also read a lot more during the winter due to the weather, so that probably helps a lot, too. Going off the blue theme, I’ve compiled a…

New P.J. Hoover Book Coming in 2020!

The news is out via Publisher’s Weekly, so we can share it officially: We have a new P.J. Hoover book coming in 2020! The very first book we ever acquired and published here at CBAY was P.J.’s debut novel The Emerald Tablet, which is part of The Forgotten Worlds trilogy. The Emerald Tablet recently celebrated its 10th birthday with us, so it’s very fitting that we were able to secure another book with P.J. Homer’s Excellent…

Guest Post with Moire Ain Plus a Giveaway!

In case you missed it, Dragon Bonded, the latest novel from Kath Boyd Marsh, came out earlier this month. We love this book and are so excited to see it out in the wild and to share it with you! In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon…