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Everything You Need To Know About BLOOD AND SALT Author Kim Liggett

We don’t know how much romantic horror you’ve read, but Blood and Salt is 100% where you need to start. Tagged as “Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn,” it’s a deliciously creepy read that will make your countdown to Halloween a little more sexy…and a little more sinister. Here to tell us about the mind behind this masterpiece is author Kim Liggett!

Name: Kim Liggett
Novel: Blood and SaltAvailable: Now!

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? Stephen King. The wealth of stories from this man has kept me thrilled, challenged and entertained for decades.

What’s your favorite thing about your book? The major theme of Blood and Salt is the destructive force of love, on every level.

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose? Harry the Dirty Dog. I loved that book. He’d make a great companion.


Where do you write?  I work at The Writers Room in NYC.

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? Calamity Jane. She was a total badass.

Do you tweet? Oh do I!

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? ‘My rice krispies treat just fell in the toilet. It’s probably best we don’t discuss how that came to pass, but sad. So very sad.’

What is your favorite season? FALL. Obviously.

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? A cottage in the moors of Scotland. Warm pajamas. Nice fire. Whiskey. And a great book.

Do you have any writing rituals? I really don’t. But Iced Green Tea is a must.

What is your idea of earthly happiness? Laughing with my friends.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to? The Pixies at CBGB’s

What are you currently working on? I’m working on the sequel to Blood and Salt. And I’m finishing up THE LAST HARVEST, which has been pitched as Friday Night Lights meets Rosemary’s Baby. I also have a few ideas brewing about what I want to work on next. Can’t wait!!!!


Thanks Kim! We can’t wait for the sequel to Blood and Salt!

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5 Deleted Scenes That Were Cut From THE MERCILESS II Because They Were Too Scary

Don’t be deceived by the pretty pink cover: the insides of The Merciless are twisty, creepy, gory, and sometimes downright terrifying. Book 2 is no exception. We checked in with author Danielle Vega to get the inside scoop on writing the series, and boy did she deliver. Here are 5 scenes from the The Merciless II that got cut. Think you can … Continued
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5 Life Lessons from Netflix’s CHEER

Author Jennifer Iacopelli of Break the Fall, like us, is a HUGE fan of Netflix’s addictive new original: CHEER. So, we asked her to share her top five takeaways! Here are 5 life lessons from Netflix’s CHEER.   Try New Things   Take a page out of Gabi Butler’s book and don’t be afraid to try something … Continued
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Welcome to the We Are YA Podcast!

YA books are longer than 280 characters. Conversations about YA should be too. Welcome to the We Are YA podcast! Over 7 episodes, host Anna Borges will be talking all all things YA with the amazing authors that make up the modern YA community. Here is where you can find additional information and links to each episode! … Continued
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9 1/2 Things We Learned and Loved From Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana Documentary

If you found yourself deeply emotionally invested in Taylor Swift’s recent Netflix documentary, you’re not alone. And luckily, our fav YA couple IRL, Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley (Wibbroka, if you will) are also HUGE fans. So, they sat down to recap their top nine (and a half) things we learned (and loved) from Taylor Swift’s … Continued
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A Q&A with Adib Khorram

We are IN LOVE with the cover for Darius the Great Deserves Better, and it got us thinking about some questions we have both about the cover and what to expect going into book 2! Luckily, Adib Khorram was kind enough to answer our questions. Scroll down for the Q&A! A Q&A with Adib Khorram! Q: We … Continued
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9 Authors who absolutely cannot wait for The Beautiful!

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh is hitting shelves in just a couple of weeks, and there are a few beloved YA authors who have some early tickets to the hype train 🌹📚   From Queen Marie Lu,   To the amazing Sarah Nicole Lemon! “And to think I read it as a Word doc. I feel so … Continued
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12 Things to Remember About The Brilliant Death Before You Start Reading The Storm of Life

We are SO excited that The Storm of Life is officially on shelves! But in case you need a quick refresher since reading The Brilliant Death, we asked author Amy Rose Capetta to recap the major stuff! Read her recap below! 1. Teodora di Sangro is a strega. A strega is a witchy-type of person, each one with a … Continued
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Plotting with Rosaria Munda

If you’ve been paying attention to the goings on of YA, you’ve probably have noticed a whole lot of chatter about the amazingness that is Fireborne by Rosaria Munda. Between the dragons, political intrigue, and wildly complex relationships of characters that had our hearts absolutely aching, Rosaria Munda pretty much captivated fantasy shelves everywhere. And that’s why we decided to … Continued
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Penguin Teen on Tour!

Not one, not two, but THREE internationally bestselling authors are coming together for the book tour of a lifetime! From historical fantasy, to royal intrigue, to dystopian survival, authors Marie Lu, Melissa de la Cruz, and Astrid Scholte are ready to celebrate some of 2020’s biggest books, and you’re invited! Check below to see if they’re coming … Continued
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Rosaria Munda’s Fantasy Book Recs!

Fireborne is Rosaria Munda’s thrilling fantasy debut. In case you’re new to this Game of Thrones meets Harry Potter fantasy you’ve always needed in your life story, here’s a bit about the book! About Fireborne: Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing … Continued
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