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DOWN WITH THE SHINE, Safe Wishing PSA & Giveaway!

Monday, 25 April 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman


Tomorrow is the release of my third book with HarperTeen, DOWN WITH THE SHINE.

Down With The Shine_Final Cover


About the book . . .

There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for “balls of steel” and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it’s too late-after she brings some of her uncles’ moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn’t mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles’ moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their “important family legacy,” she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can’t be unmade…


Public Service Announcement . . .

Because this book is about wishes and the many many many ways in which they can go wrong, I wanted to put together some helpful public service announcements – or PSA’s – to help other people out there make sure they’re wishing safely. Today, I’m revealing all three of them.

The first one is here on Brenda’s blog, the other two can be found on Mindy McGinnis and my own personal blog. With each reveal is a separate giveaway to go with each trailer where you can win books and fun swag.

And so without further ado, here it is – PSA #2

And here is giveaway #2 to go with PSA #2. Don’t forget to visit both Mindy’s and my own blog to see the other PSA’s and enter the other giveaways!

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Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and menthol chapstick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would… build character. She is the author of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE and (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME both from HarperTeen.


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