Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year, New Books Day 11 (Part 1): Heather Marie + The Gateway Through Which They Came

Welcome to Day 11 of New Year, New Books! Today I'm featuring a super cool YA 2014 debut author, with a really interesting upcoming release.

2) Heather Marie
-author of The Gateway Through Which They Came (Fall 2014)

Because Heather told me she likes Harry Potter (I mean, WHO DOESN'T??)

Heather's book doesn't come out until Fall of 2014 *cries* I think that's all we need to say.

Title: The Gateway Through Which They Came
Author: Heather Marie
Shelves: Young Adult, Supernatural, Horror
Publication Date: Fall 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Summary from Goodreads: To seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz, letting the dead walk through his body to reach the other side comes with the territory. Being a Gateway isn’t an easy job, but someone’s gotta send Bleeders where they belong. Heaven. Salvation. Call it whatever you want. Dead is dead. But when his search for Koren Banks––the girl who went mysteriously missing seven months ago––leaves him with more questions than answers, he finds himself involved in something far more sinister and beyond his control. 

With the threat of the Dark Priest's resurrection, and his plan to summon his demon brothers from hell, Aiden is left to discover his identity before the Dark Priest's curse infecting his blood consumes him, and before the world as he knows it succumbs to the darkness of hell on earth.

What would you rather? with Heather

"Would you rather attend Hogwarts as a muggle, or never attend Hogwarts, and still be a wizard?" 

Well, you had to know that out of the list of 'Would You Rather' options, that I would go for this one. Any chance to gush over Harry Potter, I will take! So, here's the thing . . . it's kind of easy for me to answer this question, for reasons. As amazing as it would be to have the ability to say, "ACCIO COFFEE" and it actually work, would be amazeballs. But as it is, I don't think that's the most important thing to me. Having magic physically is different from experiencing magic in your heart. 

Let me explain. I always thought being a superhero, or having some kind of ability to do something extraordinary, would be the best thing in the world. But since I am but a mere muggle, I love the idea of being able to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, and experiencing the beauty and wonder of walking through the gates into Hogsmeade. Any time I think about walking into the Hogwarts castle and seeing the pictures move, makes my heart do funny things in my chest and my eyes swell with joyful tears. If that's the kind of excitement I get just imagining that magic as a muggle, then to me, that is everything I need. The idea of Hogwarts is magical all by itself, and I don't have to be a wizard to experience it.

Heather is giving away some awesome swag inspired by THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME to one lucky winner!

Rules of entry:
2) No cheating with the entries, I always check!
3) The prize will be sent out at the author's discretion.
4) Take the time to read this post with Heather, not just enter the giveaway. All the authors featured in New Year, New Books are crazy busy, and deserve as much love and attention as any giveaway you enter.
5) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email; otherwise, I will be forced to pick a new winner.
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***Grand Prize Giveaway***
2 Surprise 2014 ARCs + swag
Yep, these will be from my own shelf. Yep, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. Yep, it is a surprise and I am not telling you what the ARCs will be but here's an idea of what MIGHT be in it:

Any of these books are fair game! But in the end, the winner will only get 2. And I promise that the surprise ARCs will be good:)

Here are the rules of entry:
2) The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If not, I will have to pick a new winner. 
3) The prize will be sent out at my discretion, so I might take me a little longer than a week to get it to you.
4) In order to earn the maximum amount of entries, you can comment on EVERY SINGLE DAY of New Year, New Books!
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  1. Such a pretty necklace. :D But oh noes, a later release date! Must be patient! *sits and waits for official cover*

    Awwww, I'm jealous that she actually got to go to the Hogwarts in Florida, but the way she answered the question awoken the Harry Potter fan in me and now I wish I could watch the movies again. "The idea of Hogwarts is magical all by itself, and I don't have to be a wizard to experience it." *happy tears*

  2. I'm so eager to finally see the cover! This is usually my favorite part (aside from reading it that is).

  3. Yay for Harry Potter! I love Heather's answer so much, and I have to say that I agree. I've gone this long without magic! I can't wait to read her book!

  4. Heather is a sweetheart and I can't wait to read her book! I definitely agree with her answer, too. If it meant visiting Hogwarts, I'd definitely be fine with being a Muggle!

  5. Oh, I love Heather's answer to that question! It would be super cool to go to Hogwarts, and I'm also okay with being a muggle. (I am one now, aren't I?)

  6. Oh, I love Harry Potter too! Would love to visit Hogwarts:-)

  7. I would rather attend Hogwarts, I think! I love the sound of this book. Being a Gateway is new to me, something I haven't heard of before. And that makes me excited!!

  8. I would love to visit Hogwarts!
    The book sounds fantastic, I can't wait to see the cover.