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…

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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…

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Des[s]erted Reads: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Des[s]erted Reads is a blog feature here at CBAY Books where we highlight an unread book on our bookshelf and pair it with a dessert recipe! Our Des[s]erted Reads feature this month is Bloodlines by Richelle Mead!   Bloodlines by Richelle Mead April 2011, Pengin Group Years spent unread on bookshelf: 7.5 years Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve…

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What Muggles Can Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book

We wrote a blog post earlier in the week that talked about our recent visit to LeakyCon and the panel we lead titled, “What to Read While Waiting on the Next Harry Potter Book.” We split the discussion into two parts, one part was what wizards can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book, the other was what muggles can read while waiting on the next Harry Potter book. Today we’re going to…

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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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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 Susan Bianculli

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Thankful Reads blog series so far! Today’s featured author is Susan Bianculli! “The first series of books I ever read (that I still read from time-to-time even now) is Anne McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern, and many of its sequels. I was in 4th grade when my best friend told me about them, and they really opened up reading for pleasure for me. I became a voracious reader because of them.…

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Thankful Reads with Author Jessica Lee Anderson

November is known for bringing out love and generosity in people and making them think about things they’re thankful for. It made us at CBAY think about that, too, so throughout the month of November we’re going to do a blog series called Thankful Reads. Each post we’ll highlight a CBAY author or employee and they’ll tell us about a book they’re particularly thankful for. First up in this series is author Jessica Lee Anderson!…

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National Novel Writing Month

November 1st kicks off National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. What’s it all about? I’m glad you asked! Throughout the month of November you’ll challenge yourself to write at least 50,000 words on a novel, or roughly 1,667 words a day. You can write as much or as little per day as you like so long as you get to 50,000 words by November 30th! Lots of novels have been written (and published!)…

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Witch Books for Halloween

Here at CBAY we love us a good supernatural story (duh), so October is basically the best month ever for us. We’ve been super into witch books lately and thought we’d share some of our more recent favorites with you! Let us know if you’ve read any of them and what your favorite witch books are in the comments!   The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol Chicken House books, July 2017, Middle Grade Arianwyn has…

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