Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Awesome Publisher!

CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING
A New Kind of Publishing

Clean Teen Publishing is a new Indie publishing company that publishes Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Clean Teen Publishing opened their doors in late February of 2013 and has since developed an amazing portfolio of talented best-selling and award-winning authors. Clean Teen Publishing will be feeding your reading addiction for years to come with their numerous Young Adult and New Adult books. Read more below to find out what makes Clean Teen Publishing unique:


What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different For Readers? 


One of the things that makes Clean Teen Publishing stand out from the crowd is their trademark rating system. All Young Adult genre books that are newly published through Clean Teen Publishing contain a content rating and full disclosure. This content rating is based on the following: Romance, Language, Violence and Drug/Alcohol Abuse. At Clean Teen Publishing, they believe that their readers deserve to know ahead of time what they are reading. They do not believe in censorship; they believe in the right to know. Every reader, no matter what their age is, has certain boundaries they don't want to cross. Currently there is no consistent rating system in place for books like there are for movies, music and video games. Clean Teen Publishing believes that by offering a wider range of disclosure about the content of their books, they will give readers of all ages and parents, a stronger sense of comfort according to what lies between the pages. 

With that said, they will not deem whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for any particular age range. Their disclosure is simply for you to know what is in the book and we leave it up to you to decide what you are comfortable with reading. 



ASK THE PUBLISHER:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: "Your name is Clean Teen, doesn't that mean that every book you have is clean?" ~Reader

ANSWER: "Our name is Clean Teen Publishing because we liked the name and because we wanted to make a unique name for ourselves within the publishing industry by utilizing our content rating system. We can't define the term 'Clean Teen' because clean could mean different things to different people. Instead, what we can do is offer you full disclosure of what is included in our books. With that said, we do advise that you utilize this disclosure if you are looking for books that are moderate in content because some of our books may have mature themes. One nice thing is that you will never be surprised with the content in our books, because the full disclosure is at your fingertips."  ~CTP Crew


Do you have a question for the Clean Teen Publishing Team or for some of their authors? Check out their Video Blog on YouTube and ask a question in the comments. 




What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different For Authors?
"Now that your book is finished, let your story begin…"

At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe our authors, who create new and amazing literary worlds, deserve to receive a large share of the profits that their art creates. We also believe that our authors deserve the support of quality editing, breathtaking covers and the power of a strong marketing presence behind them. As authors ourselves, we know that your writing comes from your heart and, in a sense, is a part of you. We will carefully protect that part of you and work hard to keep your creative vision alive. We strive to be different and unique in the publishing industry. Some of the complaints  that we have heard about from authors is that their publishing house is hard to get ahold, that it takes too long to get a book published, that they aren't treated the same as other "best-selling" authors in the house. This is where Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing is different. We like to think of our authors as part of our family. Our team is available daily to answer questions, to provide support and guidance and to be your biggest fan. Our authors work together and provide support and feedback to each other. If you are looking for a new home for you next novel, we recommend you review our author feedback on our website and on our Facebook page.

Clean Teen Publishing is currently accepting submissions for Young Adult and New Adult novels. We are looking for well written YA (young adult) or NA (new adult) novels that are between 50,000 and 100,000 words. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. For more information on our submission guidelines, check out: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/submissions.html


 Are you our next Clean Teen or Crimson Tree Publishing Author? 


Also check out our Adult Fiction Imprint:

Crimson Tree Publishing is open for submissions. We are looking for unique New Adult and Adult fiction. We generally prefer fiction with some sort of romantic element in the storyline. While we accept stand-alone books, our ideal submission would be the first two books in a series or a novel and a novella that is a prequel to the novel. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. Please note that while this is our adult imprint of Clean Teen Publishing, we still prefer manuscripts that are not heavy on sexual content, violence or language. For information on how to submit to Crimson Tree Publishing, please view our submission guidelines at: 



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Cover Review

We are excited to share the official COVER REVEAL AND ARC GIVEAWAY for Hidden Monster by Amanda Strong. Hidden Monster is scheduled to release by Clean Teen Publishing on November 4, 2014. This young adult sic-fi thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to determine who the bad guy is. You will be suspecting everyone all the way until the stunning conclusion at the end. HIDDEN MONSTER is book one in The Dragon Fae Series. 

HIDDEN MONSTER by Amanda Strong


The breathing halted as the ski mask cocked to one side. His voice slurred, “What do I want?” I bit my lip to keep from gasping. He’d never responded before. “It’s obvious isn’t it? I want you to fall in love with me.”

For seventeen-year-old Samantha Campbell, running back woods trails usually means freedom from her less-than-perfect life. That is, until the day a morning run turns into a living nightmare. When Samantha wakes up to find herself bound to a dirty, pinstriped mattress, she realizes she’s anything but free. With a masked abductor repeatedly injecting her arm with an unknown substance while holding her captive, Samantha tries in vain to find out what he wants, but he refuses to speak. Until the day he breaks his silence and his twisted words are worse than what she’d imagined. He promises her one day she will fall in love with him but the best part will be that she won't know who he is... until it's too late. 

Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all... or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.

ENTER TO WIN: 
1 Digital Advance Release Copy of Hidden Monster 
(Be the first to read the book before it releases in November!)
1 Digital Copy of The Awakener by Amanda Strong
SWAG: Bookmarks and Bracelet



Are you excited about Hidden Monster? Well you don't have to wait until November to read one of Amanda Strong's amazing books! Check out The Awakener today! 

THE AWAKENER
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Clean Teen Publishing

A simple touch will change their lives forever. 

Seeing Micah for the first time in years, fifteen year old Eden wants nothing more than to run and hide, but instead in a moment of sheer embarrassment, she throws her arms around his neck; unaware she just changed her childhood friend forever.

With eyes’ opened to the realm of angels and demons, Micah discovers he has become the Seer, called to save the world from an impending fire.  Shy and awkward, Eden stumbles through high school clueless her guardian angel shadows her every move, keeping her safe while she unknowingly “awakens” others to their spiritual gifts. Micah will need those Eden touched to complete his mission which began long ago in the ancient City of Enoch and its secret underground temple. 

With angels and demons fighting around them, both Eden and Micah must find their own personal courage and faith in order to know what to do for the battle that awaits them, one they must triumph or risk losing everyone they love.




More About Amanda Strong:


Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia and now New Mexico home. Amanda has been spinning tales since she was a child. Her family still remembers finding young Amanda with her bright pink glasses, hiding in random corners of the house while scribbling away in one of her many spiral-bound notebooks. You could say that some things never change since Amanda is still writing today. Amanda began her writing career when she uploaded The Awakener, her first full-length novel, on Wattpad where it received over 430,000 reads in four weeks. She was blown away and humbled by the reader support and feedback she received. Because of The Awakener's success as a non-published book, she was asked to talk on 1400 KSTAR about her story. 

In September 2013 Amanda Strong signed with Clean Teen Publishing for publication of The Awakener, which is scheduled to release in late October of this year. The Awakener is the first book in an all-new young adult paranormal romance series called: The Watchers of Men.  

When Amanda isn't writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. 

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Friday, June 20, 2014

**Do You Know The Eye of Tanub Blog Contest**

Are you ready for a fun contest? My son thought of this one and I thought it was a great idea too!

Whoever gets the most answers right will win a free, signed copy of my book, Reluctant Guardian!

This contest consists of random questions about details in my new book, The Eye of Tanub. Answer as many as you can correctly. You have to get at least 15 questions right to win Reluctant Guardian though! Ha! A little effort on your part! The answers will NOT be hard if you have read the book! DO NOT PLACE ANSWERS IN THE COMMENT AREA!!! Email me your answers using the "Contact Form" on the left! I will let this contest run for two weeks so you have time to read it. PLEASE don't cheat. It's bad form!

1. What do Lauren and Zach fight about at the beginning of the story?

2. What does Lauren want for a career when she grows up?

3. What are they attacked by when they first enter Terratir?

4. What is the name of the first "toon" they meet?

5. What is the name of the first BIG city they come to?

6. Who is the second character of Zach's game they meet?

7. What does Lauren have to retrieve in the first quest she is given?

8. What does Lauren train to be?

9. What does Zach train to be?

10. What is the the food called that heals you and makes you feel good?

11. What is the name of the Warrior who joins their quest?

12. What kind of jewel is on Zach's pendant?

13. What class of character is their new friend Kirth?

14. What happens in the first battleground that is so devastating to both Zach and Lauren?

15. What is the name of the vicious animals that live under the mountain by the Cave of Wonders?

16. What does Lauren do to the first Rufio bandit she meets?

17. What does the warrior in their group give Lauren for a birthday present?

18. What is the name of the drow who ends up joining their quest?

19.. What is the Warlords real name?

20. When Zach and Lauren return to their home, how long were they gone, Earth time?

GOOD LUCK


Thursday, June 19, 2014

OFFICIAL COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY: 

AFTERMATH by Sandy Goldsworthy 

Book #1 in The Afterworld Saga
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing



After losing her father, Emma Bennett moves to her aunt’s small town of Westport to finish out her senior year of high school. Emma wants to forget the pain and loss of the past few weeks, finding relief in the company of Ben Parker—a local boy who she has an instant attraction and uncanny connection with. When Ben seems a little too preoccupied with other responsibilities and has no time for her, Emma turns to the town’s hottest flirt—Lucas Crandon—for affection. Unfortunately, she realizes a little too late that, sometimes, bad boys really can be bad for you. 



Life as an undercover agent for the Afterworld’s Bureau of Investigation isn’t an easy job. When Ben Parker finds his soul mate, Emma Bennett, in a small town, he finds himself forced to choose between doing his job or rekindling a relationship with the love of his existence. After Ben is notified that a notorious immortal is loose somewhere near Westport, he realizes that his love life will just have to wait. There is a criminal to apprehend before he can have his girl. 



When lives are at stake and immortals are on the loose, can two soul mates find their happy ever after?




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ABOUT SANDY GOLDSWORTHY:



Sandy Goldsworthy was born and raised in a small Wisconsin town. Her passion for writing began when her high school English teacher inspired her to be more descriptive in her work. Today, Sandy is writing the second book of Emma and Ben’s story. When she’s not writing, Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, or playing with her English Mastiff, Miles.



Sandy Goldsworthy signed Aftermath—her first novel, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014.





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Friday, June 13, 2014

NEW RELEASE: The Eye of Tanub by M.E. Cunningham

SERIES: The Into Terratir Saga, Book One. 
PUBLISHER: Clean Teen Publishing
GENRE: Young Adult Adventure Fantasy
$4.99 72 Hour Early Bird Sale: $2.99!

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Everyone thinks she's crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she's writing all down in frightening detail.

She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it's a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.

Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she'd find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.

In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their newfound friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

OFFICIAL COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY:

The Eye of Tanub by M.E. Cunningham
SERIES: The Into Terratir Saga, Book One. 
PUBLISHER: Clean Teen Publishing
GENRE: Young Adult Adventure Fantasy
Release Day: June 13, 2014



Everyone thinks she's crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she's writing all down in frightening detail.

She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it's a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.

Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she'd find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.

In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their newfound friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.

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READ AN EXCERPT: 

We leaped at the same time, reaching simultaneously, but Zach was a hair closer, and the chain of the medallion rolled, like magic, over his finger. My nails dug into his T-shirt, because I hadn't lost yet, and I tried to pull him back.

And that was when it happened. That was when this story really began, and our lives changed.

Forever.

In the split second between me grabbing Zach's shirt and his clenching the medallion in his fist, a light flashed. And I mean blindingly bright. Like lightning. And it filled the room, filled us. I felt the charge, as though I'd stuck my finger into a socket and defibrillated myself. The pain—unbearable for at least five seconds—coursed through me. Then tornado-like winds whipped past my face, blowing my waist-long, gorgeous blonde hair all around us.

And then we were falling.

Fast.

I could barely open my eyes, and Zach’s cheeks were billowing out like a blowfish's. I would have laughed if I could have. And then the ground appeared. And I mean... it just appeared. Out of nowhere. I kid you not.

It rushed up toward us, my screams following us through the air. And just when I knew it was all over, I threw my arms in front of my face, hoping to protect one part of my body, so I'd at least be identifiable, and hopefully have an open-casket funeral.



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Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Book is Born!

OFFICIAL COVER REVEAL:


RELEASED FROM THE DARKNESS 
by Gabrielle Arrowsmith

We are excited to reveal the cover for Released from the Darkness, the much anticipated sequel to Gabrielle Arrowsmith's Concealed in the Shadows. Check out this amazing young adult dystopian published by Clean Teen Publishing! Also, Concealed in the Shadows is FREE on Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. It's soon to be FREE on Amazon too! 



Two young seeks men are dead, and Sydney blames herself. The only way to get her sister back from the county’s clutches, while also preventing more death, was to offer her own life in exchange for Evvie’s freedom.



She expected a dreadful end, but nothing like the prison in which she wakes. Agonizing county life is redefined in Neo-Necropolis, new city of the dead, which lies beneath the earth. Worse than being allegedly deceased, is the false identity Sydney is forced to assume where Evvie, Sheridan’s captain, and Crewe never existed. 


Sydney alone knows the magnitude of the county’s evildoings inside, outside, and now below. At only eighteen, the responsibility to defend freedom falls solely on her tried and tested shoulders—a burden that requires desperate action when a catastrophic revelation upends the world as she knew it. 

The people Sydney cares for are more vulnerable than ever. Though she’s buried underground and monitored by county agents, she must escape this new captivity. Maybe it’s time to fight fire with fire. Sydney has proven her courage in facing their weapons, but can she trigger her own? 



Concealed In The Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
(YA Dystopian- Available Now) 
Get it today on Amazon!


Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033—her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister, who is her only family and entire world. She hopes they will be lawfully reunited, but is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape the captivity of Miles County so that they can be together.

Escaping will be difficult and dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that deliver shocks to those who dare to cross the electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all-seeing eyes of technology. Even if they were to survive the escape, disappearing into the forgotten forests and towns of the past seems an impossible task.

What Sydney doesn't know is that she is the particular interest of two opposing forces. With deceit, fear, and warfare surrounding her—can she trust the party that aims to help with her fight against the other? Can she open her heart to receive and return unexpected love? When her sister’s life becomes jeopardized, Sydney will have to weigh a new love against the only enduring love she has known. The cost could be deadly…

How will she choose?




About Gabrielle Arrowsmith:

GABRIELLE ARROWSMITH enjoyed writing her debut novel, Concealed in the Shadows, during a lovely Minnesota summer that she had off from her primary profession, teaching. Acting, playing and coaching soccer, reading, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends are among her other interests.

CTP Website: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/gabrielle-arrowsmith.html


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