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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the delightful Rachel Wadham for Worlds Awaiting (BYU Radio’s Children’s Lit Show) and I wanted to let all of you know that the espisode will air on July 22 at 10:30am PST and July 25 & 27 at 5:30pm PST.

You can hear it on BYU Radio at SiriusXM Channel 143, on the tunein app, and at www.byuradio.org.

I’ll be talking about all about Poison’s Kiss and writing life. I hope you can tune in!

Here’s more about Worlds Awaiting:

Hear Worlds Awaiting on BYU Radio, a weekly program for grownups who care about children, with topics that will help the rising generation discover literature and experience the world around them. Hosted by children’s literature expert, Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian at the BYU Library.  Guests include authors, experts, teachers, parents, and others. With book and media reviews, poetry offerings, teaching tips, and other helpful features. New episodes of Worlds Awaiting air every Saturday at 1:30pm ET on Sirius XM Channel 143, on the tunein app, and at byuradio.org. You can listen to the audio of past shows on our website at http://www.byuradio.org/show/afc8b335-4272-4bf4-a192-9f850d0fe390/worlds-awaiting .  

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Come see me and several other authors at Brick & Mortar Books on July 29th from 7-9 PM. We’ll be playing Truth or Dare, answering questions, signing books, and generally having a great time.

Here are more details:

Play Truth or Dare with your favorite local Seattle YA authors: Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns) Rori Shay (The Elected Series), J.Anderson Coats (The Wicked and the Just), Lish McBride (Necromancer Series), Breeana Shields (Poison’s Kiss), and Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder Books). Find out where they had their first kiss. Dare them to a word find inside the bookstore. The challenge is up to you! (And…there will be prizes!)

Brick & Mortar Books

7430 164th Ave NE Suite B105, Redmond, Washington 98052

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The cover of Poison’s Cage was revealed last week on YA Books Central, and I’m so excited to share it with you here. YABC is also hosting a giveaway for me–I’ll be sending three lucky readers a signed hardcover of Poison’s Kiss, as well as a swag bag featuring items from both books. Click on the link above to enter.

 

Okay… here it is!

 

 

What do you think? Poison’s Cage will be released on January 16th, 2018. Pre-order links should be up soon!

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UPDATE: YA Scavenger Hunt is officially over. Thanks so much for playing!

 

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Breeana Shields, your hostess for this stop on your journey.  Here are some fun facts about me:

I love sour cream. A lot.

I can’t whistle.

Diet Dr. Pepper fuels my life.

I would rather spend a day at a museum than a day at the beach.

I’ve watched every episode of Gilmore Girls at least six times. (Except for the revival episodes, which I watched once and then promptly decided to pretend don’t exist.)

 

 

You are currently hunting on TEAM GOLD

Looking for exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching! Look for three things as you read: 1) a secret number I’ve hidden somewhere in this post. 2) An exclusive excerpt from the author I’m hosting and 3) a BONUS giveaway that you can only enter here.

But first, here’s more info about the scavenger hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all of them! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES

 Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally. Anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that we have all the housekeeping out of the way, I’m excited to introduce you to the author I’ll be hosting on this hunt.

 

I’m thrilled to have Kat Ellis on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Kat Ellis is a young adult author from North Wales, and she can usually be found wandering through ruined castles and cemeteries with her camera, looking for creepy book ideas. Her novels PURGE, BREAKER, and BLACKFIN SKY are out now.

 

Ready for your exclusive content?

 

 

 


Mason and Noah exist in different worlds, but their lives are about to collide.

 

Excerpt from PURGE by Kat Ellis
This scene happens a little way
into the novel, where Mason is getting to know Eden — the girl he’s crushing on…
and learning more about the strict community he’s now living in.
Mason
I didn’t hear her until she had her arms wrapped around my neck from
behind, her legs gripping me around the waist and her quick, shallow breath in
my ear. I very nearly fell backwards on top of her, but managed not to stagger
too much.
‘Excuse me,’ I said to my recently acquired limpet.
‘Can I help you with something?’
‘Yes, I’m thinking of stealing one of these subs.’
She gestured vaguely towards the entrance to the launch bay, sliding off my
back. ‘I wondered whether you could take me for a test drive?’
‘Sorry, Eden,’ I said, fighting the urge to do
whatever she wanted. ‘I can’t afford any more strikes if I want to get my
Citizen card.’
Instead of looking at me like I was a loser, she just
arched an eyebrow. ‘And you’re just telling me this now?’
‘It never came up.’
‘Funny thing is,’ she said, breaking into a grin,
‘I’m on my last strike, too. One more and it’s off to rehab I go.’
‘What did you do?’ I hadn’t meant to sound
incredulous, but I did. She laughed.
‘Nothing major. But it doesn’t take a lot when your
parents are completely anal. Well, and one of them is the Chief of Security.’
She started counting off on her fingers. ‘I got caught out after curfew once,
and had a reprimand for stealing paint…’
Paint?’
‘Well, I didn’t exactly steal it. I woke up in the
middle of the night with an urge to paint, but I’d run out of the kind I
needed. I went up to the supply area, but it was shut – as you’d expect – so I
just took the paint and left a note.’
‘That’s not exactly stealing,’ I said, although even
as I did so I could imagine how someone – let’s say Lyle – might twist the
facts. ‘But you were willing to risk this anyway?’ I nodded towards the launch
bay door.
‘Nah,’ she shook her head, ‘I knew you were too
chicken to go. And anyway, you’d never let them put me in rehab.’
‘Wouldn’t I?’
She looked at me seriously. ‘Nobody ever comes out of
there quite the same as they went in. It changes them. I’d never want anyone to
do that to
you.’

***

What a great excerpt, right? I could read it 923 times!

Find out more information by following Kat on Twitter, checking out her website, and liking her Facebook page. Or, you can just cut to the chase and buy a copy of PURGE here.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kat Ellis, and more! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the GOLD team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

But, before you go, enter to win a special giveaway that I’m running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. You could win a custom-made Poison’s Kiss tote bag from Pivot Book Totes!

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CONTINUE THE HUNT

Ready to keep going?  Author Corrine O’Flynn is your next stop. You can find her HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Barnes & Noble, Olympia, WA

Saturday, January 14th, 2:00 PM

1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW

Olympia, WA 98502-5612

 

Barnes & Noble, Idaho Falls, ID

Thursday, January 19th,   6:00 PM

2300 East 17th Street Suite #1101

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

 

California School Library Association Conference

Saturday, February 4th

DoubleTree Hotel

One Doubletree Dr.

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

 

Tumwater Timberland Library

March 24th  4:00 PM

7023 New Market St SW,

Tumwater, WA 98501

Teens Only

Barnes & Noble, Vancouver, WA

Thursday, March 30th,  4:30 PM

Vancouver Plaza

7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd

Vancouver, WA 98662

 

LDStorymakers Conference

Utah Valley Convention Center

220 West Center Street, Suite 200

Provo, UT 84601

May 11th-13th

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Poison’s Kiss comes out soon and to celebrate, I’m sending a gift to everyone who pre-orders and sends me a valid proof-of-purchase. The gift includes the following:

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  • A signed bookplate to attach inside your pre-ordered copy of Poison’s Kiss. I’m more than happy to customize the bookplate if you’d like it signed to a particular person (or to yourself!). Just send the details in your email along with proof-of-purchase. This would make a great holiday gift for someone special–for example, the bookmark and bookplate to open Christmas morning, along with a note that the book will arrive shortly!

 

In addition, everyone who pre-orders will be entered to win a swag bag full of prizes!

THREE winners will be chosen at random to win a deluxe swag pack including a beautiful compact mirror, a set of four stickers, two different Poison’s Kiss buttons, and a hand-painted custom tote from Pivot Tote Bags.

Entering is easy: simply pre-order Poison’s Kiss before January 10, 2017 and email me a valid proof-of-purchase at author@breeanashields.com. I’ll send out your signed bookmarks and bookplate right away and hold the drawing for the giveaway on publication day.

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I’m so excited to show you the beautiful book swag for POISON’S KISS. This photo doesn’t really do it justice–it’s so much prettier in person.  In a few months, I’ll be running a pre-order giveaway, so if you’d like some of these goodies, make sure to save your receipts. EVERYONE who sends me proof-of-purchase will get a signed bookmark and several lucky winners will get all of this, plus extra-special (but still secret) prizes.

If you want to be first to get the scoop when the giveaway goes live, make sure to sign up for my newsletter. (Find the form on the sidebar to the right of this post.) Subscribers will get info before anyone else.

Also, you should know that I have gold pens for signing and the ink looks gorgeous against this dark paper. Swoon!

 

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