Yes, I know I’ve been coming up with the silliest blog titles lately. 🙂
I wanted to let you all know that author S.R. Johannes has a new book out today, On the Bright Side, and it looks absolutely adorable. It’s a fun middle grade paranormal geared towards readers 10-14.
S.R. is doing a bit of a marketing experiment with this book, because middle grade e-books aren’t a super happening thing yet – but mark my words, they will be!
I will now lay all the cover art and blurbage and buy links on you. Get Ready!
On the Bright Side is a hilarious road to guardian angeldom paved with so much drama and due-paying that it makes middle school look painless.
As if the devil’s food cake at her wake and the white fat pants she’s stuck wearing for eternity weren’t bad enough, fourteen year-old Gabby is quick to discover that Cirrus, the main rung of Heaven, is a far cry from the Pearly Gates. Here, Skyphones and InnerNets are all the rage. Until Gabby finds out she has to protect Angela, her school nemesis, in order to move up through the training levels of heaven. Problem is, Angela is now hitting on Gabby’s should-have-been boyfriend. (awkward!)
Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (like tripping is a sin?) at the hopes of cooling off the new couple. At first, they seem harmless until the school dance sabotage gets completely out of control. Then, her Celestial Sky Agent, who happens to have anger management issues of his own, puts Gabby on probation, threatening her eternal future.
Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death.
The paperback will be available soon.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a book that my friends’ 10-year-olds can read! (Some of them have read Glimpse, but I always tell their mom’s that they have to read it first and approve it.) Not only is On the Bright Side kid tested and mother approved, it’s YA author approved as well.
“S.R. Johannes delivers a cute paranormal thrill ride for middle graders! Even in death there is a BRIGHT SIDE!” – Addison Moore, author of the bestselling Celestra series and soon to be TV show
Clever and charming, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is the story of a reluctant guardian angel, her still-breathing crush, and the frenemy she’s assigned to protect. A great read! -Suzanne Young, author of A Need So Beautiful, A Want So Wicket (6/12), and The Program (2013)
“ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is both hilarious and heart-warming – a tale that’ll have you hoping that there really *are* spunky and determined angels like Gabby who’ve got our backs.” – Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, author of Selling Hope & The 13th Sign (2013) (Feiwel & Friends)
“With a smart, snappy heroine and a heart-warming crush, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is a page-turning new take on guardian angels that left me begging for a sequel!” – Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess and Ten (9/12) (Balzar + Bray)
To learn more about S.R. Johannes and OTBS:
Click here for a sneak peek at the first two chapters.
Click here for On The Bright Side’s Goodreads Page
To follow S.R. Johannes’s tween marketing journey:
Check out her BLOG!
Follow her on TWITTER!
Check her out on FACEBOOK!
Cheers, guys! Now back into my hidey-hole to work on Dissent some more, more, more!