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THE VOTE IS IN! The NAIDA cover has landed!

Are you ready to see the cover that YOU GUYS voted for? The cover that is officially THE cover of THE DEAD HOUSE: NAIDA? If you do.... 

 

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What do you guys think??? I love this representation of Naida so much. This cover really captures the book, and I can't wait for you guys to see what happened to Naida after The Dead House. 

 

Don't forget to add it to your Goodreads TBR shelf!  

 

Have a wonderful week, beautiful bananas!

Dawn, out.

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AND THE TREES CREPT IN BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Hey friends! AND THE TREES CREPT IN is going on tour!

These are the stops:

 

Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

8/29/2016- Lisa Loves LiteratureInterview

8/30/2016- Curling Up With A Good BookReview

8/31/2016- Bookish FangirlGuest Post

9/1/2016- NovelKnightReview

9/2/2016- Once Upon a TwilightInterview

 

Week Two:

9/5/2016- Pretty Deadly ReviewsReview

9/6/2016- Ohana ReadsGuest Post

9/7/2016- Such a Novel IdeaReview

9/8/2016- Bookish LifestyleInterview

9/9/2016- A Dream Within A DreamReview

 

Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a kindle and custom sculpted "rotten apple" by Petite Grotesque here on my website!

Dawn, out.

 

 

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The Creeper Man is Here. How Do I Feel?

Hello happy bananas! 

Well, The Creeper Man is here. A big, huge, amazing THANK YOU to all of you that entered the pre-order giveaway! I will be getting in touch with every single one of you in the next weeks to let you know what is going to happen next, what you'll be getting and WHO the lucky three winners are!! 

I am beyond excited for that! 

In other news: my second book is out. In the world. Right now. You can buy it. You can hold it. You can read it and hug it and do whatever you like to it. 

It's yours now.

I let go of this little book with a little bit of sadness and a little bit of thanks. And, as is fitting, here is my open letter to The Creeper Man:

 

Dear Little Book.

You know, you were a little ass sometimes. You fought me. You cried at me, and I cried right back. You tested my faith in myself, you little dick. You pushed me past the limits I had, and you showed me that I am much more elastic than I gave myself credit for. So... thank you. No, I mean it. Thank you. I really do love you, and I'm letting you go into the world, fully grown, and... I'm proud of you. Really. I am.

Now go out there and kick some ass. You belong to them now.

Love, your ever neurotic mother.

 

This little book is tours now. Please buy it, read it, and review it to help a mother author suffering with empty nest syndrome.

 

Dawn, out.

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Only 3 days left!!!

Hello happy bananas! 

This is just a quick one to remind you that there are only THREE days left to pre-order The Creeper Man, send your receipts to my publisher, and win a tree/omega/charm necklace AND swag! 
 

 

Dawn, out!

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AND THE TREES CREPT IN Gets a Starred Review!

When I opened my email the other day, and saw one from my publisher with the title: "And the STAR crept in!" I knew something was up...

Turns out, it was my first ever starred review from the School Library Journal! I am overwhelmed and happy and all the other words my brain can't find right now. 

This is what SLJ had to say: 

 

School Library Journal: June 1, 2016
 
 And the Trees Crept In
By Dawn Kurtagich
September/ Ages 15 & Up/ $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-316-29870-4
 
When Silla and her younger sister Nori arrive on the doorstep of their estranged aunt’s crumbling manor, they are cold, injured, and on the run from someone awful. Things start sliding into macabre territory right away, and within a few years Aunt Cath has gone mad and locked herself in the attic permanently. The two sisters and their mysterious friend (who has appeared from the forest) are trapped on the property with little food and a giant fear of both the Slender Man–type figure who may live in the woods, and the trees themselves, which appear to be closing in on them. Silla’s dreamlike and unreliable narration works hand in hand with a host of unanswered (and unasked) questions to prime readers for a twist ending, which savvy consumers of horror will figure out. There’s a bit of a romance, and the novel ends on an emotional exploration of the traumas that led to this nightmare. Kurtagich’s horror imagery is satisfying and affecting—her descriptions of the day-to-day decay the girls face are as rich and scary as the monstrous man who scuttles around on all fours and the teeming mud pits that are waiting in the woods. VERDICT A great next read for teens who enjoy being scared; purchase where horror is popular.

What a wonderful way to enter the world, little book! <3

Dawn, out! 

P.S UK readers, don't forget to enter the pre-order giveaway for a chance to win big! 

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THE CREEPER MAN PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello my happy bananas! Wow, has this been an amazing month (June, that is!). But today is the first of July, and I have been waiting SO LONG to share the below with you. My amazing publishers (Orion/Indigo) and I are hosting a MASSIVE pre-order campaign with loads of prizes! Interested? I hope so! Check out the details below!

This is the biggest giveaway I've ever been a part of! I'm very excited! I hope you guys'll share the giveaway on twitter and Facebook and spread the word!

Love you guys!

Dawn, out. xoxoxo

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TV Deal for THE DEAD HOUSE

Welp, the cat's out of the bag, and I can finally share this cool news! Yes, happy bananas, The Dead House has a TV deal! I'm beyond thrilled and excited to be working with Lime Pictures. As with everything in this world, nothing is guaranteed, and just to have this amazing production company want to make my little book into a TV series is huge. I'm dancing on air! 

I've known about the deal for a little while now, and I even got to take a tour of the Lime Studios where Hollyoaks, The Only Way is Essex and the old series Grange Hill was filmed. It was amazing. Here are some snaps:

Here's too spooky TV! *cheers* 

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