Thursday, June 01, 2017

Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Kick-off!

Hi everyone! I'm back online after some months of rest. We are back with the third wave of Celebrating Debutantes.

But first, before we officially start, I would just like to mention that this is the biggest event we have tried to put up together so far. We have nearly 90 authors on board and counting. We are still accepting participants and are happy to welcome more debut authors. The annual event has become a search to find fresh reads. We are always on the look out for something new - something interesting. We have found that in a lot of the stories that we encountered while searching for debuts.

So please join me us in the event kick-off for #CelebratingDebutantes2017!

The Basics:

What is Celebrating Debutantes 2017? 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 2017. 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 happens now? Maricar and I are going to host #CelebratingDebutantes2017 for three months nonstop. Yes, you read that right. Nonstop.

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

Duration of the event? June 1 to September 1, 2017

Be prepared to discover your next favorite book. Get your daily dose of debut goodness in #CelebratingDebutantes2017! Here is the list of novels and authors we are featuring:

Celebrating Debutantes 2017 Participant List:
Siren Sisters by Dana Langer - Finished Copy of Siren Sisters
A List of Cages by Robin Roe - Finished Copy of A List of Cages (BookDepo)
Sand Runner by Vera Brook - Paperback of Sand Runner
Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott - Signed Hardcover of Rules for Thieves
Poison Kiss by Breeana Shields - Signed Hardcover of Poison Kiss
Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden
The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
The Gravedigger's Son by Patrick Moody
The Good Byline by Jill Orr
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp
Frostblood by Elly Blake
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
The Someday Birds by Sally J Pla
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Soulmated by Shaila Patel
Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas
The Takedown by Corrie Wang
Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Girl Out Of Water by Laura Silverman
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
Midnight Without A Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
How To Stage A Catastrophe by Rebecca Donnelly
The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchelle
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Food
In 27 Days by Alison Gervais
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock
Devils Within by S.F. Henson
The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle
Lemons by Melissa savage
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
You Don’t Know Me But I Know You
Kat Greene Comes Clean by Melissa Roske
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera
Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
The Good Byline by Jill Orr
The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey
The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore
#Famous by Jilly Gagnon
Sketchy Tacos by Megan Gonzalez
Golden by Katie Robinson
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
When Planets Fall by Abby Reed
League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
Love for Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Speak Easy, Speak Love by Mckelle George
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot
Red Stars by Gwen Katz
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan
The Wishing Heart by Jennifer Welker
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall
Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin Gray
The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett
The Gravedigger’s Son by Patrick Moody
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
Muddy Waters by Sara O. Thompson

We have a blog event button! Please feel free to grab it and use it anywhere - especially when sharing about this event. ;) 


What's up for grabs:
For international readers: A Pre-order of any of the debut novels featured in #CelebratingDebutantes2017
For Filipino residents: A Surprise Prize Pack


INTL peeps - this will be ordered and shipped via the Book Depository (check if BookDepo ships to your country)
PH readers - we will send the surprise prize pack via local courier
We are not responsible for items lost in transit.
Winners will be contacted via email and needs to response within 48 hours, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.
Ends on June 30, 2017

Let's do this!


  1. I'm looking forward to reading Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

  2. Can;t wait to read for When Planets fall and Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. Thank you for this amazing event!

  3. I'm really excited to get my hands on Daughter of the Pirate King and Dear Martin.
    Thank you for an amazing giveaway! :)