Thursday, August 04, 2016

Celebrating Debutantes 2016, Second Wave: Kick-off Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I'm back online after some weeks of quiet. We officially launched the first wave #CelebratingDebutantes2016 on February 15, 2016. Now, we're back with the second wave! This will last for almost two months.

The Basics:

What is Celebrating Debutantes 2016? It's a blog event in which we would be featuring debut authors from NA, YA and MG that would have their books published in 2016. This feature was originally hosted by Michelle from The Escapist, however, she has left the blogosphere to focus on more important things in her life - work and ministry. So she passed on the crown to me.

What is different? Maricar and I split the event into two parts: First wave and Second wave. (This is the second wave!) We want to give readers a this-is-going-to-be-sold-soon-we-need-to-buy-it experience and awareness.

Who are hosting this event? Yours truly, from Fragments of Life + Maricar from Blackplume.

Duration of the event? August 4 to September 30 2016

Treat yourself to a complete #CelebratingDebutantes2016 experience. Take note of our schedule below, zero in on the titles that you're interested in, mark the date and visit us on the said date! But if you're here to discover debut authors and are ready for recs, then please be prepared for the onslaught. Because this event will last for 58 days of fun, book love and madness!

Here are the novels and the authors that will be featured:

Tokens and Omens by Jeri Baird
The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers
Frayed by Kara Terzis
Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee
The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw
Life Before by Michele Bacon
The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J Keller Ford
The Distance To Home by Jenn Bishop
Cherry by Lindsey Rosin
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley
Doreen by Ilana Manaster
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
Never Ever by Sara Saedi
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
The Last Life of Avrilis by Bethany Morrow
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard
Songs about a Girl by Chris Russell
The Fray Theory: Resonance by Nelou Keramati
In the Mind of Revenge by Liv Hadden
Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
The Rampart Guards by Wendy Terrien
The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz
Tears of Time by Joel Lawrence
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill
Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche
Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1) by Elena May
Resurrecting Sunshine by Lisa A. Koosis
Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
At First Blush by Beth Ellyn Summer
Sometimes We Tell the Truth by Kim Zarins
A Bond Of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
 Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jesicca Cluess
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
Beast by Brie Spangler
Queen of Fire by Cassandra James
Unblemished by Sara Ella
Spin the Sky by Jill MacKenzie
Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson
Until I Break by Kara Bietz
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

We have a blog event button. This little baby is gonna be useful. You could put it on your sidebar or use it as a profile picture on Twitter for a limited time, and voila, it would mean +3 points on every giveaway that we would be running.


What's up for grabs:
For international readers: A Finished Copy/Pre-order of any of the debut novels featured in #CelebratingDebutantes2016 Second Wave
For Filipino residents: A Surprise Prize Pack

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I can't wait!


  1. So many great books and many are on my TBR list so I'm very excited for this amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for hosting!!

    1. Hi Alecia! I'm so glad that you think so! <3 Good luck!

  2. I see Genesis Girl. I'm currently reading it right now and I really like its concept and where the story is basically heading...

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

    1. Hi Czai! Thank you for sharing about Genesis Girl. I'm equally excited about it. I hope you enjoy the event.

  3. I really enjoyed the first wave, so I know this one will be just as awesome!

  4. This is a perfect way to note down the debut authors for this year. I'm too lazy to search them up on Goodreads. :D

    Alyssa @ Diary of a Book Maniac

  5. Wow..what an awesome event! Thanks for hosting this.

  6. This is such a great idea and I'm sure the authors would greatly appreciate you guys taking the time to put them and their books on the map! You've already introduced me to some new books and I see others I've had my eye on so I'm realy hoping to win this awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance!

  7. I love thee introductions to new authors! Thank you for hosting it!

  8. I love posts where new authors are introduced, it gives authors a chance to for more people to hear about their books. And readers to find some new and exciting thing to read that they would maybe otherwise miss.
    Some great books and authors this year. Thank you and Maricar for hosting it! :)