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Live Dame-to-Dame Read FORETOLD


Welcome to our first Dame-to-Dame Read, or as we like to hashtag it: #d2dr Think of this as a live book club chat AND read-along that you can be a part of!

FORECAST Book #2 in Rinda Elliott’s Sisters of Fate YA series will be out August 5th!

Forecast final cover

So we thought it would be fun to catch up on book #1 in the series.

Today, at 10:00 am EST, we will begin a four-ish hour live read of the first book in Rinda Elliott’s new Norse-mythology young adult series.



We will tweet spoiler-free comments, opinions, snippets, photos, and other craziness as we read FORETOLD. We might even pry some behind-the-scene secrets out of the author.

Today’s reading Dames will be:

Rinda Elliott @RindaElliott: (Author extraordinaire! Keeper of all the FORETOLD secrets)


Karen Mahoney: @KazMahoney (Brilliant writer and friend-of-penguins, including sweet Milly Dilly who even has her own copy!)


Devon Monk @DevonMonk (who ACCEPTS this reading challenge!)

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You can win prizes by tweeting/retweeting along with us using the hashtags: #d2dr #ForetoldYA or by leaving comments here on our blog page.

Two lucky winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to an online bookstore of their choice along with an ecopy of FORECAST by Rinda Elliott.

And hey–we’re going to have a lot of fun!  Grab your reader, fire up your Tweeter, or sit tight and follow along here on the blog.  It’s a beautiful day, and we’re about to go on the adventure of a lifetime!

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(Devon, dreaming of adventure)

Dame-to-Dame Read-FORETOLD


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Art and a video chat!

TSNR back of jacket

    As you may have heard elsewhere earlier this week, I got the jacket for THE STARS NEVER RISE the other day! I'm not going to post the front cover just yet (It'll probably launch along with a redesign of my website), but here are … [Continue reading]