|More styles to choose from!|
Enter to win:
1rst prize: Blessed, Tantalize: Kieren's Story, and your choice of Tantalize T-shirts, designed by Gene Brenek
2nd and 3rd prize: your choice of Blessed or Tantalize: Kieren's Story.
Pictured here, we have the ever-popular "Cell Phones Will Be Eaten" T-shirt. This one is especially beloved by librarians.
Other options, pictured below, include: I HEART Baby Squirrel; the dragon and bird "Predator or Prey" logos; Drop in for a Late Night Bite; and the classic Sanguini's restaurant logos (flowers and fang-marks).
See all of the Tantalize designs. See also designs for Eternal and beyond.
Winners will be invited to specify preferred style, color and size.
|I HEART Baby Squirrel|
|dragon predator or prey?|
|bird predator or prey?|
|Drop in for a Late Night Bite|
|Sanguini's flowers logo|
|Sanguini's fang-marks logo|
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Author-publishers sponsored. Deadline: Oct. 17.
Eligibility: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.
Do you want to buy Tantalize series T-shirts, stickers, magnets, hats, mugs? Shop Sanguini's at CafePress! See Tantalize and Eternal (not pictured here) designs.
See also Illustrator Interview: Gene Brenek on the Logo for Sanguini's from Tantalize and Gene Brenek on Images of Cynthia Leitich Smith's Eternal.
Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith is now available from Walker Books in the U.K. From the promotional copy:
Teased by Tantalize? Possessed by Eternal? Then prepare yourself to be Blessed in Cynthia Leitich Smith's latest dark fantasy.
Quincie Morris, teen restaurateur and neophyte vampire, is in the fight of her life. Even as she adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid-werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of Bradley Sanguini, the seductive vampire-chef who “blessed” her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running.
She hires a more homespun chef and adds the preternaturally beautiful Zachary to her waiting staff. But with hundreds of new vampires on the rise and Bradley off assuming the powers of Dracula Prime, Zachary soon reveals his true nature – and a flaming sword – and they hit the road to staunch the bloodshed before it’s too late.
Even if they save the world, will there be time left to salvage Quincie's soul?
More on Blessed from Walker (U.K.).
Note: Blessed was released by Candlewick Press and Walker Australia and New Zealand last winter.
Check out the U.K. version of the book trailer.
Tantalize: Kieren's Story, illustrated by Ming Doyle, is also available from Walker Books (U.K). and Walker Books Australia and New Zealand. From the promotional copy:
As a hybrid werewolf, Kieren is destined to join an urban Wolf pack and learn to master his shift. Soon he’ll leave everything behind: home, school, his family, and Quincie, his human best friend ... who’s beginning to be a whole lot more than a friend.
For years, Kieren has managed to keep his desires – and his wolf – at bay. But when the chef at Quincie’s family restaurant is brutally murdered, Kieren resolves to be there for her, even if it means being framed or watching Quincie’s beloved restaurant morph into a vampire lair. But when the new chef begins wooing her, how long can Kieren control his claws? How long can he protect Quincie – and himself?
In an elegant graphic edition featuring cinematic sequential art and lush, romantic cover art, best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith re-envisions her delicious dark fantasy through wolfish eyes.
More on the graphic novel from Walker (U.K.)
More on the graphic novel from Walker Australia and New Zealand.
Note: it's available from Candlewick Press in the U.S./Canada.
|$2.99 ebook sale!|
It's Our World But... by Cynthia Leitich Smith from Amy LV at Sharing Our Notebooks. Peek at pages from my journal--pre-writing notes on the Tantalize series.
Monsters & Metaphors: The Heart of Horror Writing by Cynthia Leitich Smith from Cynsations. Peek: "...an occasionally humorous, occasionally romantic and touching rescue-the-boy, kill-the-monster, save-the-world story." See also Agent Ginger Knowlton Interviews Cynthia Leitich Smith from Cynsations.
Going Graphic by Cynthia Leitich Smith from Hunger Mountain: A VCFA Journal of the Arts. Peek: "'Get out of the way of the illustrator.' That was my mantra in recasting my first Gothic fantasy as a graphic novel." Note: for comparative purposes, the post includes excerpts of the Tantalize prose novel, the script, and Tantalize: Kieren's Story.
YA Novel Tantalize: Adapted to Graphic Novel from New POV by Zack Smith from Newsarama. An Interview with author Cynthia Leitich Smith and illustrator Ming Doyle. Peek from Ming: "...one of the things I liked most of Tantalize on my first read through was how much it reminded me of a Holmesian adventure, with a healthy and intriguing dose of the mythical and bizarre thrown in for good measure." See also Illustrator Interview: Ming Doyle on Tantalize: Kieren's Story from Cynsations.