Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dragons Are People, Too Cover Reveal

Today, I'm revealing the cover for Dragons are People, Too, a young adult contemporary fantasy by Sarah Nicolas releasing April 28th from Entangled Teen. Read all the way through and scroll to the bottom for a giveaway.

Never judge a dragon
by her human cover...

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the ├╝ber-hot Bulisani Mathe.

Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.

Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.

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About the Author

Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She’s a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author’s assistant.

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by Sarah Nicolas

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Notes From the Submissions Desk

My name is Larissa, and I'm the Submissions Coordinator for Georgia McBride Media Group (Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum). Part of my job is to go through the submissions inboxes and Submittable account and organize your submissions. I've noticed a few things, and I wanted to point them out to you. These are pretty universal things, so keep these in mind no matter who you're submitting to. :)

1. Email subject line:
    I have recently looked at an inbox with FIFTEEN emails labeled "FB Request" (or some variation of that) and NOTHING ELSE. If the submission directions say to include "FB request" in the subject line, that doesn't mean ONLY "FB req." ALWAYS include your title--at the very least.
    Your title should be eye-catching or intriguing anyway. Show it off! Make the person going through submissions want to open YOURS first. Don't be one of 15 anonymous FB requests or conference submissions.

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2. Include your query:
     Just because your query was posted on FB or wherever, or you pitched to the agent/editor live or via twitter, doesn't mean you shouldn't include it in your email. Editors, publishers, and agents see TONS of queries. You need to REMIND THEM why they requested your manuscript. And that's not even counting when the person looking at your email (ahem, me) was not the person doing the requesting.

3. Get to the point:
     As Submissions Coordinator, I organize submissions. It is annoying (sorry) when I have to sift through half a novel ;) to find the information I need. Your email should include the basic components of a query: category and genre, title, novel blurb, and contact information. IN GENERAL, I don't care about anything else. Unless your day job has some connection to your book, leave it out. Unless you've been published before, I don't need to know about your publishing journey.  
     I (or whoever is going through subs) have a limited amount of time, and a lot to get through. It makes me cranky to have to wade through a bunch of information I don't need in order to get to the information I DO need--if it's even there. Keep it simple. We care about your manuscript and whether it's a good fit. That's all.

     So, those are the top 3 things that occur to me as I go through submissions. Got questions? Leave 'em in the comments!

And, in case you missed it, check out the submissions info on the new Month9Books anthology! You have a few days left to submit! It's going to be EPIC. <3