Thursday, November 29, 2012

Listopia Action!

Wasn't I surprised when I woke up this morning and found that DISSIDENCE has wandered it's way onto several Goodreads Lists? It's very strange when your book starts doing things without you. It's sort of like when your baby grows into a toddler . . . WATCH OUT!

Here are the lists where Dissidence can be found. Check it out, and if you agree it belongs there, please cast your vote. Also, feel free to add Dissidence to whatever other lists you feel are appropriate. I won't mind ;)

And, while your there, why not leave a review, or add it to your TBR list?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

5 star review!

“Dissidence” by Jamie Canosa

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I never do this…in fact, I think this is the first time I ever have… (I know, I sound like a horny woman trying to convince a male suitor that I am not “easy” but that I do, in fact, want to have sex on the first date…heehee!!) I digress, I am going to start this review by flat-out saying, “I love love love “Dissidence” by Jamie Canosa.  While I intend to write a full review (see below), I needed to get my opinion out there as soon as possible.  I need for those of you who may only have a minute or two to read this review to know that this book is amazing.  So, I said it.  If you have to go..please exit quietly.  I will now continue with our regularly scheduled review. (wink!)

I was given an ARC copy of this book to read before it was released with the promise to read but NO guarantee to love, like or blog about the story I was given.  You know me, if I don’t love it…I won’t post about it.  Clearly I have made my opinion obvious.
Do you remember asking yourself when you were a young child (or maybe a college senior), “What am I going to be when I grow-up?”  For most of us, the “go to” answer was always the same no matter who supplied it, “You can be what ever you want to be.”  With a pat on the head or a kiss on the cheek we would walk away feeling pacified, safe and secure.  (If you were asking that question as a college senior, your answer may have been slightly different and the supplier… probably annoyed…but that’s a different story altogether.)  The point is, we have choices.  We decide how to live our lives from who to love to what we wear and every other small decision in between.  But what if those choices were taken from you?  What if you were no long given the freedom of choice, of voice, and of liberty?  How would you behave in a life that has been carved out for you to live regardless if you like it or not?  If your answer is “not” then your punishment begins.
I had my freedom of choice “taken” away for approximately 24 hours, the length of time it took for me to read Jamie Canosa’s, “Dissidence.”  I say my choice was “taken” because from the minute I opened the book until I read the very last sentence, I was consumed…held captive.  I found it difficult to think of anything other than my new “friends” and their plight.  Ms. Canosa’s words were running like a movie through my mind and I was loving every minute of  the suspense, the camaraderie, the fear, the turmoil, and the passion that laid on each page.

Read the rest of this amazing review here

It's Here! It's Really Here!!!

Freaking out? Who's freaking out? Why would I be FREAKING OUT???!!!!

Oh yeah, that's why . . .

Happy Birthday To You.
Happy Birthday To You.
Happy Book Birthday To Dissidence.
Happy Birthday To You.

That's right. Dissidence has made it's debut a few days ahead of schedule. Available NOW in all digital formats from these retailers (Paper back format COMING SOON!)

Amazon      Barnes & Noble      Smashwords

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sneak Peek!

It's the last weekend in November. Do you know what that means next weekend is??? 

Time to deck the halls, of course.Time to string those lights, hang those ornaments, and do a little last minute shopping (which, in my case, would be ALL of my shopping).

Oh yeah, and DISSIDENCE COMES OUT!!!! 

Only 7 more days, people!!! But, if you're anything like me, that feels like an eternity. So, because I love you all, I'm going to give you a little sneak peek? How would you like to start reading right NOW? For FREE?

Well, you can RIGHT HERE!

Happy holidays, all!!! Enjoy :) 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Release Date

Whoa!!! Things are getting real, people. We have a cover, we have a blurb, and now . . . 
we have a release date!!!! 

 In case you didn't know, THAT'S REALLY SOON!!!! :) 

Dissidence by Jamie Canosa

Coming December 1, 2012 from Prose by Design
The exciting new YA dystopian novel from
 promising new author Jamie Canosa

In dystopian America, sixteen-year-old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exists.
Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from where you work to who you marry, dissidence is not taken lightly.
But even inside the camps, Kaleigh's fiery spirit refuses to be extinguished. In a single moment of defiance, she manages to spark a riot that ignites into a full-blown rebellion.
With growing numbers counting on her, not just for their freedom, but for their very lives, two different boys vying for her heart, and trouble brewing from within the camp itself, can Kaleigh find a way to step up and become the leader everyone is counting on her to be, or will even the most carefully laid plans come crashing down around her?

 More about the author:

Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Ravena, NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird, and the rabbit.
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