Just like the start of a new school year,
a debut novel can be full of new experiences and adventures.
Everyone loves a fresh start, don’t you?
Earlier this week, I announced a new feature that will be taking over the blog during the month of September! So what exactly is Fresh Start September?
The idea behind Fresh Start September is to spotlight debut authors and authors with new releases in September. My fabulous co-hosts Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and Melissa from Melissa’s Midnight Musings and I are going to bring you information on some great debut titles and new releases and you’ll be able to find out more about the authors behind the books by reading some wonderful interviews with them. There will also be interviews with publishing industry insiders, various discussions, a cover poll and guest posts from fellow bloggers. There may even be a giveaway or two in there somewhere.
Here’s our complete schedule for the month so you can see just which books and authors will be featured. This post will be updated with live links as the posts go up so you can find them all in one spot. Alternatively, you can follow and tweet with us all month using the hashtag #freshsept!
1st – Introduction Posts – Melissa, Faye and Daphne
2nd – C.J. Redwine Interview – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
3rd – Amanda Rutter (editor of Strange Chemistry) Interview – Winged Reviews
5th – Synopsis Discussion – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
7th – Carmen Rodrigues Interview – Melissa’s Midnight Musings
8th – Blogger Guest Post – Kayleigh from K-Books – Winged Reviews
10th – Lauren Bennett (publicist from RHCB) Interview – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
11th – Cover Art Poll – Melissa’s Midnight Musings
12th – Jessica Khoury Interview – Winged Reviews
15th – Jay Kristoff Interview – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
16th – Niall Leonard Interview – Melissa’s Midnight Musings
17th – Blogger Guest Post – Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
20th – Kat Zhang Interview – Winged Reviews
22nd – Hannah Harrington Interview – Melissa’s Midnight Musings
25th – Rachel Harris Interview – Winged Reviews
27th – Kim Curran Guest Post – A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
29th – Blogger Guest Post – Alison from The Cheap Reader – Melissa’s Midnight Musings
30th – Wrap Up Post and Prize Winners – Daphne, Melissa, Faye
Be sure to check out all of these awesome posts and share your thoughts on the books, the authors and the discussions!
As a bonus part of the event, we are giving everyone a chance to win some prizes donated by our wonderful participants and ourselves! The prizes include:
- 2 winners of Strange Chemistry ARC packs, each pack including a copy of Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings, The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke AND Katya’s World by Jonathan L Howard (courtesy of Strange Chemistry)
- 1 winner of an eBook of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris (courtesy of Entangled Publishing)
- 1 winner of an paperback of Speechless by Hannah Harrington (courtesy of Harlequin) – US/CAN ONLY
- 1 winner of a hardcover copy of 34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues (courtesy of the author) – US ONLY, enter here
- 3 winners of a book of your choice from any that has been featured in Fresh Start September (each courtesy of the hosts)
The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL (except when specified otherwise) and will run until the end of the event (30 September). Remember to follow the Twitter and Facebook pages of the prizes you want to win, for example, to be eligible to win the Strange Chemistry Prize, you must follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck!
Everyone likes a fresh start, and we hope you enjoy Fresh Start September!