Monday, May 21, 2012

Compass Press Welcomes Anne Riley

We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of our newest title, Shadows of the Hidden, and welcome author Anne Riley to the Compass Press family. Shadows of the Hidden is a young adult paranormal novel. Our acquisitions manager came across Anne’s book in its first incarnation recently. After having had an agent who shopped the story around, Anne decided to self-publish the novel under the original title, The Clearing (yes it’s true, acquisitions does scout through some self-published novels for great talent). It was clear from the first read that this was a title with great potential and one that Compass Press wanted to invite into our home.

As a self-published novel, The Clearing received an overwhelming majority of four and five star reviews, and for good reason. Compass Press plans to stay true to what made The Clearing such a hit with fans and our editor plans on only enhancing the story, not altering it beyond recognition. So if you are already a fan of Ms. Riley's, never fear, she and her novel are in good hands. If you are not yet a fan, we invite you to meet Anne and add Shadows of the Fallen onto your must-read list. Here is a bit about the novel:

Natalie Watson doesn't believe the reports about the way her parents died. In fact, she's not sure she believes in much of anything these days. But after moving from her home in Georgia to her aunt's boarding school in Maine, solving the mystery of her parents' deaths is just one of several things on her mind.

When she's not fending off attacks from the popular kids or taking refuge in the pages of a novel, she ponders the rumors circulating about a certain boy in her math class... a boy with fiery red hair who never speaks to anyone.

Despite suspicions that he may have murdered his sister a year earlier, Natalie finds it impossible to stay away from Liam Abernathy - especially when he confesses to knowing something about her parents. Soon she's following him into the forest, where things happen she doesn't understand... things that shouldn't be possible....

As Liam's story unfolds, Natalie realizes she's more connected to him than she ever thought - and not everyone she counts as a friend can be trusted.

Look for Shadows of the Hidden in paperback and eBook formats this winter.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Our First Anthology

Compass Press is proud to announce our first anthology, Winter Wonders, due out this December. It will have a winter theme and be filled with short stories from several different genres with a plethora of fantastical creatures and characters.

Here is a bit about it:

Filled with short stories from several different genres, this anthology will host a plethora of fantastical creatures and characters. The list of participating authors is an amazing one filled with award winning and acclaimed authors.

The best part is all proceeds of this novel will go toward a remarkable charity that fights illiteracy and encourages young people to read.

The list of participating authors is an amazing one filled with award winning and acclaimed authors. Here they are:

Anne Riley, Heather McCorkle, Alexandra Shostak, Christine Fonseca, Connie Keller, Crystal Harris, Elle Strauss, Harley May, Jamey Stegmaier, Jen Stayrook, Jessica Naccari, Jodi Burrus, Judith Graves, Karen Amanda Hooper, Krissi Dallas, Mercedes Yardley, Natalie Cone, Regan Leigh, Susan Kaye Quinn, Tina Moss, TS Tate, and Yelena Casale.

You can find it on Goodreads here and here is a look at the cover:

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Release~To Ride A Puca

Compass Press is proud to announce it's latest release, To Ride A Púca by Heather McCorkle. It is a young adult (mature YA recommended) historical fantasy (full-length novel) about the last of the druids in ancient Ireland. It is now available in hardback and eBook at B&NAmazon, and other retail sites (links coming soon).

Available for a short time, you can order your personalized, signed copy here! 

To Ride A Púca
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Here is a bit about it:

Invaders are coming to take what isn't theirs, again.

Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone.

Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

Add it to your Goodreads lists here. Though To Ride A Púca is a channeler novel, it is not part of the series. It's a stand alone novel that is a tie-in novel which explores the history of the ancestors of one of the main characters in the channeler series.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Channeler's Choice Releases in Paperback

The second novel in Heather McCorkle's channeler series, Channeler's Choice, has released in paperback (previously and still available in hardback and eBook)! It's available everywhere for $12.99, possibly less where discounts apply. Here are a few retailers you will find it at:
B&NAmazonThe Book Depository (UK), GoodreadsAmazon Canada.

Here is a bit about it:

With her parents’ murderers dead, Eren can finally concentrate on fitting in at Spruce Knoll High, not to mention figuring out what it means to be a channeler. If only it were that easy. It turns out she isn’t normal even among channelers - she may be a legendary warrior meant to protect the earth in a last great battle.

But Mayan prophecies are the least of her worries as she involuntarily starts to gather her own Society, another girl moves in on Aiden, her powers rage out of control, and worst of all, someone is stalking her. To top it all off, Eren discovers she doesn’t have to be a channeler after all - she has a choice.

As an old threat closes in and she risks ending up like her parents, she is forced to decide. Be a normal teenager and leave the legendary warrior stuff to someone else, or embrace a dark destiny?