Enter this YA Beach Reads Giveaway! 21 Chances to Win!

Happy almost-summer! Do you need more books for your beach bag? Of course, you do! So here’s your chance to win big! I’ve joined forces with some amazing YA authors and we’re giving away over $500 in paperback books! Crazy right?

One grand prize winner will receive all twenty of the books! Twenty other individual winners will each receive one book! So that’s 21 chances to win big!

It’s super easy to enter, just click here: YA Beach Reads Giveaway

But hurry! This giveaway ends on 6/12 at midnight!

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Good luck! And may the odds be ever in your favor!

All my best,

~Marlo

Amazon Prime Members Can Read THE GHOST CHRONICLES for Free!

You heard that right! Amazon is concentrating on being a bookseller again with its latest Prime perk. If you subscribe to the company’s $99-a-year Prime membership, which provides free two-day shipping on many products (among other things), your newest benefit is called Prime Reading. Just announced in October, Prime Reading gives US Prime members unlimited access to a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics, and shorter reading materials.

And guess what? THE GHOST CHRONICLES is one of those books! I’m not sure how long this offer will last, but take advantage while you can. Not all books are included in Amazon’s new program, so I’m honored that my book was chosen.

You can read all about Amazon’s new program here:

Amazon Adds Free Books to the Ever-Growing List of Prime Benefits

And you can grab THE GHOST CHRONICLES by clicking on this link:

THE GHOST CHRONICLES on Kindle

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This is a limited time offer, so hurry!

All best,

~Marlo

THE GHOST CHRONICLES is a Finalist!

GLBadgeFinalist_2016I am proud to announce that THE GHOST CHRONICLES is a finalist for Best First Book in the 2016 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest! Winners will be announced in October at the NJRW Conference. I am over the moon at all the wonderful accomplishments and professional reviews this book is racking up. Here are just a few:

“A haunting journey that will leave readers craving more.” – Natalie Zaman, co-author of the Sirenz series and Blonde Ops

“…Berliner’s touches give her novel innovation…” and“…dramatic and paranormal elements give this winsome tale flavor.” – Kirkus

“I loved The Ghost Chronicles. Simply loved it. Billed as a young adult novel with crossover appeal for the adult crowd, this book certainly got the attention of this adult…I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more from the extremely promising and talented new author, Marlo Berliner, as soon as I possibly can!”  Tracy A. Fischer for Readers’ Favorite, 5-stars

“…a most beguiling, intriguing, mystery-filled adventure. With a literary nod to the movie Ghost…and a certain resonance with the Odd Thomas series by the master of the genre, Dean Koontz, the story does remind us frequently that it is intended for Young Adults. And yet, the excellent plotting, precise editing, and well-projected development of storyline all guarantee that the writing is also perfectly suitable for an Old Adult.”  Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite, 5-stars

“This is an original and thought-provoking story that will keep readers wondering and looking forward to the next book in the series. It’s highly recommended.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite, 5-stars

“For teens and adults alike, The Ghost Chronicles is an unusually thoughtful and mature take on supernatural romance that deserves attention for its efforts to break away from convention, all for the better. For curious readers old and new to the genre, The Ghost Chronicles is sure to set your mind ablaze, and puts “life” back into the “afterlife.” “ – James Grimsby for Self-Publishing Review, 4.5-stars

“Berliner has crafted a fascinating world, with layers of history and mythology intertwined, and this book is just the beginning of what promises to be an epic series.” – Sarah Wathen, YA Books Central, 4.5-stars

The reader reviews have been fantastic as well and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to each and every one of you that has left me a review on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Goodreads.

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Here are just a few of the reader reviews from Amazon:

This was great. I can’t believe this is a first novel. It was well written and good for ANY age group. I thoroughly loved it. It gave a great view of ghosts and what they could be like. I look forward to reading more of Marlo’s work. – Kindle Customer, ★★★★★

A Journey Worth Taking. From the very first page I knew this was going to be a good book. I was wrong. It was fantastic! Instantly I felt a connection to the man character Michael who, obviously, dies in a most tragic way. There was never a dull moment nor was there any scrap of detail left out. Marlo built a world I could visualize in my head. One that I could relate to. There was a little love, a little mystery, a little spook but a big life lesson. This was a delightful and easy read for me as I finished it in 3 days (full-time mom & job otherwise I would have finished in one sitting). Highly recommend this book to anyone. Can’t wait for the next installment! ★★★★★

Thank you all so much!

Now back to putting the finishing touches on Book Two 🙂

All best,

~Marlo

B-Fest Teen Book Festival, here we come!

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Barnes & Noble is hosting B-Fest, the first ever nationwide Teen Book Festival, a three-day event over the weekend of June 10 – June 12th celebrating all the best young adult literature has to offer. And I’m so pleased to announce that myself and Month9 author Brynn Chapman will be part of the festivities! Brynn and I will signing and giving a workshop for teens at three Barnes and Noble stores in NJ! Here is the official blurb:

“CONNECTING TEENS TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF PUBLISHING”

Workshop- presented by YA authors Marlo Berliner (The Ghost Chronicles) and Brynn Chapman (Boneseeker and The Requiem Red). This event is a must for any teen who dares call themselves an avid reader or fan of YA!
Marlo and Brynn will discuss how teens can discover the hottest new young adult books, receive content tailored specifically to their preferences, access exclusive excerpts and giveaways, and connect with their favorite authors online in a variety of new and exciting ways. Marlo and Brynn will also discuss how teens can begin writing and sharing their own fan fiction, flash fiction, poetry and short stories. The door to the publishing world is more open to teens than ever before, Marlo and Brynn will be here to help lead them through it!

Brynn and I are so excited to speak with teens about something we are very passionate about – encouraging reading, writing and literacy among young adults.

Here is the schedule of where we will be:

7:00 PM Friday, June 10th Barnes and Noble in Bridgewater, NJ.

Somerset Shopping Center
319 Route 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-526-7425

RSVP: Bridgewater Event

1:00 PM Saturday, June 11th Barnes and Noble in Hamilton, NJ.

The Hamilton Marketplace
425 Marketplace Boulevard
Hamilton, NJ 08691
609-581-2523

RSVP: Hamilton Event

11:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday, June 12th Barnes and Noble in Freehold, NJ.

3981 US Hwy 9
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-409-2929

RSVP: Freehold Event

This is going to be the biggest weekend of author events in Barnes & Noble history, including not just signings but trivia, exciting sweepstakes, giveaways (while supplies last), and more. Be the first to sample upcoming teen novels, take part in games, and discover great new reads. Follow along with the fun at #BFestBuzz! More information about the nationwide event can be found here: Barnes & Noble B-Fest.

Also, if you are a YA book blogger and would like to be on the list of YA blogs on our workshop handout, please send me an email at marloberliner@gmail.com by June 6th and we’d be more than happy to include your blog on the handout! Again, our goal is to direct teens to where they can find the best information about new and upcoming YA books. What better way to do that than to spread awareness of all the fantastic YA book blogs out there!