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Requested Manuscripts for June Blind Queries

Thank you to everyone who submitted a query to CBAY Books in June 2018 as part of our blind query process. We had so many great submissions, but we will only be requesting one manuscript at this time. We would appreciate it if the author of the following novel would submit the full manuscript below: Captured in Paint If we requested your manuscript, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit…

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Des[s]erted Reads: DEFY

Des[s]erted Reads is a monthly blog feature where we talk about a book we’ve deserted on our bookshelf combined with a dessert recipe! This month’s Des[s]erted Reads book is Defy by Sara B. Larson!   Defy by Sara B. Larson January 2014, Scholastic Press Time spent unread on bookshelf: 3 years   Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and…

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Happy Book Birthday to ROYAL TROUBLE, SINISTER REGENT!

Today is the official release day of Royal Trouble, Sinister Regent by Hope Erica Schultz! We’re so excited to see this book out in the world and it’s already getting some great reviews! It can be purchased via IPG, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.   On the islands of Waveborn, four friends must discover who is trying to take over their kingdoms in this charming tale set in a world unlike our own. Princess Jes…

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Des[s]erted Reads: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Do me a favor: Take a look at your bookshelves. I know you’ve got them and I know they’re close by, so give them a good look. What do you notice? For me, my favorite books pop out. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Number the Stars… then some guilt sets in when I begin to notice all the books I own that I haven’t read. There’s various reasons for not having read them, and by…

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Full Manuscript Requests for March 2018 Queries

Thank you to everyone who submitted a query to CBAY Books last week as part of our blind query process. We had so many great submissions, but we will only be requesting four manuscripts at this time. We would appreciate it if the authors of the following four novels would submit the full manuscripts below:

Paragon
Elven Gifts
Patel Patterson & the Apocalypse Key
Revelation Ridge

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Why I Lied About Reading A WRINKLE IN TIME

Yes, you read the title correctly: I lied when I said I’d read A Wrinkle in Time. Like, for years I’ve lied about it. I knew the general premise of the book so it was easy enough for me to fumble my way through a conversation if it came up. If I didn’t fumble correctly (which happened often) I’d say something like, “Oh I forgot about that part. It’s been so long since I’ve read it,”…

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Reads!

Everybody loves a good romance story, but sometimes finding a science fiction or fantasy YA with romantic themes that aren’t overly cheesy is hard to come by. Luckily for you, we here at CBAY have put together a list of our top six YA romance scifi/fantasy books of all time! Let us know if you’ve read them, and if you haven’t we encourage you to add them to your TBR list! We promise you won’t…

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Holiday Reads

I love the holidays. Like a lot. I’m that annoying person everyone hates who begins playing Christmas music on November 1st (if not before) and watches every single cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. Multiple times. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. That being said, I’ve had trouble finding holiday-themed MG and YA novels. There are some, sure, but they seem to be few and far between. It’s taken me a while but I’ve curated a list…

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Thankful Reads with Author Monte Montgomery

Remember when we said our last Thankful Reads post was, in fact, our last? Well, we lied. We have one more to bring you from CBAY author Monte Montgomery!   “As an inquisitive eight-year-old, my mind was blown by Bertrand Brinley’s short series, The Mad Scientists’ Club. My father was a theoretical physicist, so he couldn’t really talk shop with a kid my age. But the teenaged inventors and tinkerers in Brinley’s books got into the…

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Thankful Reads with Author Linda Joy Singleton

Thanksgiving may be over but we’ve got one more Thankful Reads post to share with you, and it comes from author Linda Joy Singleton!   “I’m thankful for the Judy Bolton mysteries by Margaret Sutton. I loved this series so much as a kid that I wrote a fan letter to the author–and she wrote back!  I carried that letter around with me at school, feeling like I’d won the lottery. That one letter led…

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