Sunday, April 11, 2010

Special Announcement: Release Week for The Clearing April 12-17th

Monday, April 12th, 2010 is the actual Release Day for my second novel for teen readers, The Clearing.

This book is a time-travel, paranormal YA romance published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It's the story of Amy, a girl who moves out to the country to recover from an abusive relationship. All she's looking for is some peace at her aunt's farm, but in a misty field at the back of the property, she finds Henry, a boy living in the endless summer of 1944, staving off a tragedy that could rip his family apart. Both teens must gain the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.

Here at Booksboysbuzz.com, in celebration of Release Week, from Monday through Saturday we will be posting stories about where we'd would like to travel in time.

You can enter to win a signed copy of The Clearing each day, simply by responding to the post in comments. At the end of the week, we'll draw a winner from each day's commenters!


AND...


Because so many teens don't have a place to go to recover from abuse like Amy, I will also be making a donation to Teen Feed in honor of The Clearing's release. Teen Feed is a wonderful organization in my city that serves homeless teens hot meals and helps them find the resources to get identification and counseling that will lead to employment, housing, and a new life. I will donate 50 cents for each unique commenter during the release week, up to $250.

SO... please spread the word about Release Week for The Clearing and help me support teens who need safety from the streets and a life free of the emotional and physical abuse they've faced at home.


Love & Light,

Heather

www.heatherdavisbooks.com

The Clearing - April 12, 2010 HMH

Never Cry Werewolf - Out now from HarperTeen

23 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Heather, I am excited about this time travel week and your new release. And how terrific that you are making a contribution to Teed Feed from all of us commenters!

Bee said...

Firstly, Heather, the book cover is amazing! Even if I had never heard of you or any of your books or hadn't read The Clearing's summary, I'd have grabbed this right off the shelf, simply 'cause of the cover.
Congratulations for the release :))
And I think what you're doing for Teen Feed is fantastic. I knew this guy from Pennysylvannia who ran away from home last year and had to hunt squirrels and rats to survive, so donating to feed teens..well, hats off to you!
I'll go tweet this <33

Margo said...

Wow, this is great. It's a great cause. And I love the sound of your book! (Not to mention the cover.)

Erica75 said...

What an amazing idea. The book looks amazing, the cover is amazing and the donation is amazing. I work with low-income children/families (in Head Start) and many of the moms were abused and hungry teenagers looking for support and a family. I wish you the best of luck!

YA Vampire Books said...

Hi Heather! Just stopping by to tell you that I just finished The Clearing - and that I loved it! It was magical, and I loved the growing Amy & Henry did throughout the book. Even if the ending wasn't one that I had in mind I still loved it, "it was meant to be" and felt real.
So - great job! :)

Vicky said...

Definitely can't wait to read this book! I put it on my reading list weeks ago, and my anxiously waiting for its release!!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

This book sounds good, but I'm also super impressed with your giving! I will be spreading the word, so that the maximum amount is given :)

blissfullydazed said...

Hi! This is my first time reading this blog, and I came here through Heather's website. I'm actually realy interested in reading this book, the plot sounds sweet and down-to-earth with the kind of magical element that doesn't feel like a gimmick. I'm also glad that by commenting I'll be giving money to a worthy cause.

Hope to read this book soon!


-Jacleen

Hannah S said...

Cool. :)
A link directed me here, and I'm really excited. Especially for the donation part. A neat, generous, totally nice idea!
Love, Hannah S.

Kasey said...

This book looks awesome and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! Also, what you are doing for teens in your area is wonderful! I hope many more people comment and help the cause!

shelburns said...

How exciting! I love the sound of this book and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Looking forward to this week with you and to see the contribution that you will be making to Teen Feed.

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

I'm just now getting into the whole YA genere so I have no clue who either of you authors are { sorry} but I think it's great what you are doing. "The Clearing" sounds soooo interesting, I hope I get the chance to read it but if I don't I hope this coment is unique enough to earn a donation. :)

stephhale said...

Happy second release,Heather! I can't wait to read The Clearing. Your donation is so generous!

Marley Gibson said...

Sooooooooooooo happy for you, Heather! I've been waiting for this for a while, my HMH Sistah! I think it's going to be a great book for you and people are really going to jump on it. I wish you great success with it!!! HUGS!

Llehn said...

Congrats Heather!

Brodie said...

First off - I cannot wait to read The Clearing! It's such a fascinating plot - time travel + romance = love! Secondly, I love the fact that you're donating money to Teen Feed for every comment. It sounds like such an incredibly worthy cause, I applaud your generousity!

Lastly - this is an awesome giveaway! Congrats on your upcoming release! :)

Heather Davis said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm so happy you dropped by the blog to read about the giveaway/donation. Thanks for spreading the word, too. Be sure to comment each day so you're entered in the giveaways.

Hugs,

Heath

Liz Gallagher said...

Happy release day, Heather!

GirlforChrist said...

This sounds like a great book! I love the cover!

Jessy said...

Congrats on the release! I'm really looking forward to reading The Clearing, it sounds great. I hadn't really heard much about it before this, so now that I know about it I be sure to spread the word. The Teen Feed contribution is very generous of you.

Elizabeth Briggs said...

This book looks great, and this is such a good cause. Thank you for doing this!

mariska said...

The book intrigued me ! i love paranormal genre:)

And you are a generous person in this !

Jenni said...

Sounds like a great premise, Congrats, Heather, on your second release! I seem to have a thing for time-travel, or at least, people stuck in the revolving door or time and space. Outlander and The Time Traveler's Wife are two of my favorites. I can't wait to read this!