Happy Book Birthday to THE SEERS by Julianna Scott

TheSeers-144dpiI’m so thrilled to celebrate the book birthday of Julianna Scott’s THE SEERS, book 2 in THE HOLDERS series (Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot).

THE SEERS:

After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue — Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike… but is he willing to help?

Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim.
A race to uncover Ciaran’s secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.
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Happy Book Birthday ELLA AND THE BALLOONS IN THE SKY

Ella and the Balloons in the Sky_Cover_FinalThe delightful illustrated picture book ELLA AND THE BALLOONS IN THE SKY is out today from Tundra Books/Random House Canada!

“They’d just taken them somewhere she hadn’t yet been, to magical places she hadn’t yet seen.”

Ella comes down one morning to feed her pets and finds that they have disappeared. She discovers them floating away on balloons, high in the sky. Try as she might, she can’t get them to come back. But although they are out of reach, Ella soon learns they are not truly gone as long as they remain in her heart and her memories. Written in gentle rhyming verse with light-hearted illustrations, Ella and the Balloons in the Sky is a story that tackles the tough subject of love and loss in a new way–with whimsy, magic, and lightness.

Buy it here.

Happy Book Birthday to Jay Onrait. ANCHORBOY is out now!

AnchorboyJay Onrait fans: this book is not to be missed.

From HarperCollins:

TOP TEN THINGS YOU’LL LEARN WHEN YOU READ THIS BOOK:

10) Jay was beaten up by an MMA fighter on live television

9) Interviewing Will Ferrell can be a harrowing experience

8) Jay once ruined a perfectly good pair of underwear on Christmas Eve

7) Failing as a stand-up comedian can lead to a job in broadcasting

6) Jay ran a marathon to get a ticket for the 2010 men’s Olympic gold-medal hockey game

5) Jay was sexually harassed at TSN by a senior citizen every day for ten years

4) Jay appeared as the Phantom of the Opera on national television

3) Jay was entertained nightly by free live sex shows throughout university

2) Jay was single-handedly responsible for Winnipeg’s second NHL team being called “The Jets” (he claims)

1) Running around in a full-body unitard at the London Olympics is a bad idea

All this and more awaits you inside ANCHORBOY!

Happy Book Birthday to Twitter Sensation @Stats_Canada

Stats Canada: Satire On A National Scale is out today!

Stats Canada CoverFrom Canada’s funniest online sensation:

Canadians everywhere have been deeply confused by the irresponsible and wildly inaccurate data tweeted by Stats Canada since July 2012. While outrageously false, these hilarious “facts” unearth deep truths about Canadians and their culture.
For the over 200,000 people already following on Twitter, @stats_canada is a daily source of the funniest Canadian parody.
Now, in their first book, Stats Canada satirizes everything from history, culture, and language to sports, entertainment, politics, weather, and much more.
With all-new features, graphs, maps, and other illustrations, Stats Canada has all the laughter you’ve come to expect, with only 10% recycled content!
  • 35% of advice given in any Home Hardware does not come from an actual employee
  • 67% of Canadians own summer snow pants
  • 32% of Canadians can’t spell “tuque” but own at least four
  • 56% of Manitobans are convinced they’ve travelled to the future when visiting other provinces
  • 79% of Canadian teens don’t want to wear their winter coat, it’s not even that cold out
  • 100% of Canadian hockey players give it 110% every game
  • 65% of Canadian Instagram accounts include an artsy photo of a Tim Hortons cup

Buy it on Amazon or Chapters Indigo.

Disclaimer: The official Statistics Canada has taken no issue with the content of this book. They were too polite to object.