Nova's Distractions

Sep 07

Trying hard not to eat my cookie before the event begins… #AMITYlaunch

Trying hard not to eat my cookie before the event begins… #AMITYlaunch

#AMITYlaunch party, and an Instagram contest!


I’m looking forward to toasting #Amity this Sunday! But if drinks, snacks, and ghostly marshmallow peeps aren’t enough to tempt you to come out, how about a contest?

Come to the launch party (6pm, McNally Jackson). Take a pic. Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AMITYlaunch. The poster with the most “likes” at the party’s end gets a fun grab bag of spooky, action-packed fall releases from egmontusa!

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
White Space (Dark Passages #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
The Dickens Mirror ARC (Dark Passages #2) by Ilsa J. Bick
Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Contaminated (PB) by Em Garner
Mercy Mode (Contaminated #2) by Em Garner
Quarantine #1 The Loners (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #2 The Saints (PB) by Lex Thomas
Quarantine #3 The Burnouts by Lex Thomas

Sep 05

“The world is full of assholes. What are you doing to make sure you’re not one of them?” — EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS by A.S. King (via yahighway)

(Source: good-booking, via yahighway)

Aug 25

Trespassing and Loitering in Graveyards -


Nova Ren Suma, at 18, was no angel. She lived in Woodstock, a town known for its rampant use of marijuana, among young people as well as adults, and she did not abstain. Her family situation was known to close friends and confidantes as “difficult,” and she used drugs and alcohol to escape. She…

Aug 24

“We all deserve to live in a world where our rights aren’t violated at the whim of our leaders. It doesn’t matter if our leaders are kings and queens, or the people who claim to save us from them.” —

Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfruend

(via epicreads)

Aug 21

Meeting her big sisters.

Meeting her big sisters.

Aug 20

Excited author posing her ARCs in the lobby of her publisher! They are beautiful!

Excited author posing her ARCs in the lobby of her publisher! They are beautiful!

Aug 13

(Source: kingjaffejoffer)

The Book of Your Heart: Justina Chen

Justina Chen on the Books of Her Heart…

"A few years ago, I found myself the unwitting co-star in a midlife cliché. Eight weeks into what was supposed to be a two-year move to China, my then-husband admitted that he’d been having an affair with his secretary in Shanghai. Hence, our move. Hence, my return to a full-time job after finding that our finances had been ravaged. Hence, a writing pace that had dwindled to a few halfhearted sentences a day. And that right there was the crux of my writerly problem: my heart had been ripped in half.

But far, far worse, I watched helplessly as my kids fell into emotional catatonia, prone and unmoving on the rug for days after they learned that their father was leaving us…in a country where we barely spoke more than ten words of the language and hardly knew anyone. Weeks later, when my pre-teen son grunted at his dad on the phone, no longer even deigning to form words, I knew then that the most tragic legacy of the ensuing divorce wasn’t a broken family. It was my children’s broken hearts.

So I did what I think any writer-mom would do: I wrote my kids a love letter. A long love letter that became Return to Me, a novel that illuminated the pain and upheaval of betrayal. A novel that detailed the power of true, abiding love. A mother’s love. It spilled over with love. Sass, not so much.”

More from author Justin Chen about the Books of Her Heart, including Return to Me and her latest A Blind Spot for Boys, can be found today on my blog

Aug 11