Monday, January 28, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

We're YA Hoppin' Now :-)

Most of you who've been to my blog already know I wrote and self-published an upper YA novel with paranormal, action and romantic elements woven throughout. Neverlove is my YA debut and yep, I'm very proud of this story, encourage any and all to give it a try. It's a story of overcoming. Boy do Abby and Basil have some things to overcome.

For this hop, hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Booklove101, I'd like to spotlight another YA novel I really enjoyed reading:
Katana by Cole Gibsen

Kill Bill meets Buffy in this supernatural samurai tale 
Rileigh Martin would love to believe that adrenaline gave her the uncanny courage and strength to fend off three muggers. But it doesn't explain her dreams of fifteenth century Japan, the incredible fighting skills she suddenly possesses, or the strange voice giving her battle tips and danger warnings. While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.
Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.

***kick-butt heroine, HOT martial arts hero, and ninjas - LURVED IT!!***

Now I want to share this samurai-spirit-drama with one lucky winner (US Only). Enter this contest for your chance to win and make sure to stop by other blogs participating in the giveaway hop :-)

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71 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

This sounds like a book for my to-read list :)

Wolfluvr420 said...

I generally prefer paranormal YA. I have never been sure why though, it's just what I have loved the most. Thank you for the giveaway!

Mark Noce said...

Great pitch:) I'm learning more and more about YA, having always considered myself more adult fiction-oriented, I'm finding more and more that it overlaps with YA:)

Angela Brown said...

Give it a go :-)

Angela Brown said...

Not to push my own book here, but Neverlove may be more for you. But I do love a good kick-butt book :-)

Angela Brown said...

There are lots of ways YA and adult can overlap, especially with the introduction of New Adult.

Charlie Holmberg said...

I really like the premise of KATANA! I think the cover pose is awkward, but I'd still read it!

Heather said...

This one sounds good, and what a great cover! I definitely have a preference, sci-fi or fantasy, all sub genres of those two.

Candilynn Fite said...

Sounds like a fun read! Have fun with the blog hop. Looks like there are a ton of entries. :)

Angela Brown said...

The premise is definitely what caught my attention :-)

Angela Brown said...

Sound like my kind of reader lol!!

Angela Brown said...

Lots of places to enter lol!

Tia Dalley said...

I do like YA, I like to read YA paranormal

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Katana sounds good - like something J.C. Martin might have written :) - and oh my goodness that is quite a list!!!

Shan said...

This sounds like a great read! I read anything but I prefer dystopian or sci-fi.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Angela Brown said...

YAY! Love getting to see what different readers enjoy.

Angela Brown said...

J.C. Martin is the Fighter Writer :-)

Angela Brown said...

That's cool :-)

Cary Morton said...

I think my favorite genre/subgenre of YA fiction is paranormal romance :3

Angela Brown said...

PNR. Woot!

Jillyn said...

I like YA Fantasy and Contemporary.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Dorothy (xsecretxkeeperx) said...

I am all about the cannot-happen-IRL. I've read a few general romances that I've liked, but I'm all about fantasy, science fiction, time-travel, and the supernatural. I'm also into historical fiction. I love reading a story with people who are exactly the same as you and me, but who live in completely different circumstances.

Angela Brown said...

So many lovers of fantasy. Count me in there, too :-)

Angela Brown said...

Just something wonderful about escaping to some other place, some other time...just enjoyable.

livingdoll216 said...

I love paranormal and contemporary YA. Thanks for the giveaway :)

juLie tearjerky said...

I prefer contemporary and paranormal YA. I also read fantasy though not as much.

Angela Brown said...

Glad to be a part of it and to share with others :-)

Angela Brown said...

I don't read as much contemporary as I tend towards fantasy, sci-fi, dystopians and the such. I've got to check out more contemps.

Meghan said...

I really like romance or paranormal romance is fun, too!

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Anonymous said...

I'm out of the age group, so I'm not always as aware of YA releases. I read a lot of m/m...the handful of YA m/m stories I've seen have been surprisingly good!

Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

RIN said...

I prefer YA science fiction or fantasy

vera mallard said...

I love the paranormal.
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Angela Brown said...

Romance is very popular :-)

Angela Brown said...

Lots of great fiction to find in the YA arena :-)

Angela Brown said...

Cool, got to love the fantasy and sci-fi.

Angela Brown said...

YAY! Another for paranormal :-)

Beatriz Guadron said...

I love YA, especially paranormal! :)

Angela Brown said...

Another tally mark for Paranormal :-)

Suz Reads said...

I love YA books of all kinds - dystopians, fantasy, paranormal, anything! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

Sayomay said...

I love love LOVE fantasy and action!!! :D

Rebecca Graf said...

I really have no preference. I just don't like horror.

Cassandra said...

I normally prefer paranormal in YA :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Wood said...

I like horror best, closely followed by fantasy and fairytale retellings of any genre.

magic5905 said...

I love supernatural/paranormal the most but read anything.

Alisia said...

This book sounds great! I like romance and paranormal :)

Tiffany said...

I really don't have a preference. I love all YA books!!!!!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!!!

wwe11 said...

I love the urban fantasy side of ya.
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Angela Chen said...

I like reading paranormal and dystopia, as well as contemporary. (:

Misusedinnocence said...

I tend to prefer historical or dystopian, I find. :)

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Tina B said...

My YA preference would be paranormal and fantasy, though I do really enjoy dystopian as well. :)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Ashley Applebee said...

I don't really have a preference. I'll read anything as long as there isn't explicit torture or animal cruelty/torture. I do tend to read more paranormal stuff though.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Ashley A
ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I prefer to read YA Urban Fantasy (vamps, withces, faeries, etc.) and my new love is Dystopian!! Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

Book Attict said...

I read a lot of UF and PNR.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

sarah corbin said...

Im into paranormal, dystopian,urban fantasy.... thanks for the giveaway!!

Ellen Thompson said...

This sounds like a great story! I don't have a particular preference-I like all of them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katie Amanda said...

I like dystopians. Thanks!

Daniel M said...

dystopian & paranormal - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I love YA novels but my favorites all have romance and usual a paranormal element.

LisaILJ said...

I love YA books, and that is primarily what I read. My favorite genre is Contemporary Fiction, but I really read all types.

Courtney_Elena said...

I love almost all YA Books

Karen Maldonado said...

I don't think I do. As long as it's YA, and fiction, I am game. I am kind of sensible-ish and the crier type so I avoid non-fiction at all cost. Tuesday with Morrie made me cry so much :(.

bn100 said...

yes, paranormal

Jessica Noreault said...

I am pretty picky. I have to have a female heroine, and typically it has to be written by a female. Just so I can get super into the book.

Krysta B. said...

I enjoy YA Horror the most.

Sacha Schroeder said...

YA fantasy!

Cindi said...

I am older so paranormal is fairly new to me. My tried and true favorite ya books are sci-fi/fantasy like CS Lewis, Roald Dahl, etc.

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Froggy said...

paranormal

Thanks for the chance to win!
Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

Leeanna said...

I like just about any subgenre of YA except contemporary.

VampedChik said...

I'll read pretty much any genre. I do have a soft spot for paranormal though. :) Thanks!
-Amber

Robin Blankenship said...

I like all types of YA. I tend to lean towards Dystopian and paranormal.

Breanne said...

Fantasy