Today is the day, peeps! Kissing Frogs, our November 18 release from debut author Alisha Sevigny, is up for pre-order in Canada! And we’re offering some pretty amazing pre-order packages in celebration. Not only will you get twenty per cent off your copy of Kissing Frogs, but you have the chance to order some exclusive swag. Head over to our Storenvy store and order your copy of Kissing Frogs today!

For you readers in the US, Swoon Romance will be handling the American publication of Kissing Frogs.

Here’s the breakdown of our pre-order packages, available starting today until November 17:

Pre-order packages
Signed postcard and eBook — $4.99 USD
Collector’s Edition —  $11.99 USD (plus shipping)
Fierce Notebook and eBook — $22.99 USD
Fierce Mug and eBook — $31.99 USD
Mola-inspire Fierce Tote and Collector’s Edition — $36.99 USD
Antique-inspired opal ring and Collector’s Edition — $45.99 USD
Fierce Princess T-shirt and eBook — $45.99 USD

Oh and we have to show off the amazing cover for Kissing Frogs, just revealed yesterday! Emma Dolan did a wicked job. We heart it so freaking much!

KissingFrogs COVER 200x300 Pre Order Kissing Frogs and Grab Some Fierce Swag!

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The Word on the Street (WOTS) takes place this year on September 21 and several Fierce Ink Press authors have accepted invitations to participate in the awesome one-day bookfest.

Natalie Corbett Sampson (Game Plan) will be at WOTS Halifax, taking part in an YA panel and a Mothering & Motherhood panel. Carol Moreira (Membrane) will also be at WOTS Halifax as part of the WFNS panel on Writers and Influence. Angela Misri (Jewel of the Thames) and Kat Kruger (The Magdeburg Trilogy) will both be at WOTS Toronto. Angela will be a part of the Out of the Past panel while Kat will be sitting on the Teen Wolves panel.

There will be opportunities at both events to chat with our fierce authors, ask them questions about their books and their writing plus purchase copies of their novels.

Here’s the schedule of where readers/fans can catch them.

Natalie Corbett Sampson (Halifax)
2:00 — 2:45 p.m. YA panel on the Vibrant Voices stage with Janet Cameron
3:15 — 4:00 p.m. Mothering & Motherhood panel on the Wonderful Words Reading stage with Vicki Murphy and Natalie Meisner

Carol Moreira (Halifax)
1:00 — 1:45 p.m. WFNS panel on Writers and Influence with Shandi Mitchell and Peter Sanger

Angela Misri (Toronto)
5:30 — 6:30 p.m. Out of the Past panel on the This Is Not Your Shakespeare stage with Caroline Pignat

Kat Kruger (Toronto)
11:45 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Teen Wolves panel on the This Is Not Your Shakespeare stage with Emily Pohl-Weary

All authors will be available to sign copies of their books after their sessions. Fierce Ink Press and Wattpad are joining forces to host Kat for a meet and greet for her Wattpad fans at 3:00 p.m. across from the Author Signing area. Kat will have signed postcards available, also.

Fierce Ink Press will also have a table at WOTS Halifax. There will be signed copies of our titles, Fierce Reader T-shirts and Fiercelings available for sale. Natalie will be at the table 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Carol Moreira (Membrane) will be there 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to chat with readers and sign copies of their books. Make sure to stop by and say hi!

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In advance of the November 18 Canadian release of Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny, Fierce Ink Press will offer exclusive pre-order packages. The bundles will be available September 17 until November 17 in the Fierce Ink Press Storenvy store and include some of the most popular Fierce Ink Press swag along with some new items that will only be available during the pre-order campaign.

“In the past we’ve relied on crowdfunding through Indiegogo to create excitement and support for our titles ahead of publication dates,” says Kimberly Walsh, publishing label executive at Fierce Ink Press. “We feel that over the past couple years many other publishing endeavours have done the same and the market is now quite crowded. In that regard it made sense for us to switch gears and offer specials during a pre-order campaign instead. We’re excited that readers will have the opportunity to continue to support our authors in this new way.”

As part of the pre-order campaign Fierce Ink Press will post videos by Sevigny to its website, including a Q&A with questions crowdsourced from her fans. For the duration of the campaign Kissing Frogs will be on sale for twenty per cent off regular retail price. Here are the pre-order bundles that will be available:

Signed postcard and eBook — $5.99
Collector’s Edition —  $12.99 (plus shipping)
Fierce Notebook and eBook — $24.99
Fierce Mug and eBook — $34.99
Mola-inspire Fierce Tote and Collector’s Edition — $39.99
Antique-inspired opal ring and Collector’s Edition — $49.99
Fierce Princess T-shirt and eBook — $49.99

Kissing Frogs is a young adult rom-com retelling of “The Frog Prince” about queen bee Jess Stone who runs into a ghost from her nerdy past while on a required school trip to Panama to study the endangered golden frog. As Jess learns more about the golden frog, she also finds out more about herself and realizes that her new found popularity may not be everything that she wants. Kissing Frogs will be co-published with Swoon Romance in the USA.

The pre-order campaign will go live on September 17 on Storenvy.

About the Author
Alisha Sevigny holds a degree in sociology and professional Writing from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate, former literary agent and current social media and Communications Director for an award-winning English school. A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have travelled the world together. On a recent trip to Panama with their new daughter, Alisha fell in love with the country, culture, and their national emblem, the golden frog. She was inspired to write her first young adult novel, Kissing Frogs. Born and raised in Kitimat, British Columbia, Alisha has always had a strong connection to the environment and conservationist spirit. She now lives in Toronto with her family.

Social Media Links
Website
Twitter
Facebook

About Fierce Ink Press
Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd. is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Canadian authors who write for young adults.

 

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The Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL blog tour starts tomorrow! From September 9 until September 23 you’ll be able to check out early reviews of our creative non-fiction anthology, plus Q&As with the authors and guest posts.

Sept 9 — Nayu’s Reading Corner (review)
Sept 10 — Feisty Little Women (review)
Sept 11 — Words Like Silver (Q&A)
Sept 12 — Teen Librarian (Review)
Sept 15 — The Diary of a Bookworm (Review)
Sept 16 — Canlit for Little Canadians (Review)
Sept 17 — Canlit for Little Canadians (Q&A)
Sept 18  — Kat Ross Books (Guest Post)
Sept 20 — With Her Nose Stuck in a Book ( Guest Post)
Sept 23 — Glamorous Book Lounge (Q&A)

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Young adult author Kat Kruger will be in Toronto September 17 to 21 promoting her latest novel, The Night Is Found. The third and final book in The Magdeburg Trilogy, The Night Is Found was launched in July to rave reviews. The first book in Kruger’s The Magdeburg Trilogy, The Night Has Teeth, is currently being serialized for free on Wattpad. With six chapters posted so far, Kruger’s readership on the popular site is over one million.

Kruger will be at The Word on the Street Toronto as a featured author. She will appear on the This Is Not Your Shakespeare Stage with Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl) on a panel about all things “Teen Wolves”.

“I’m honored to be invited back to The Word on the Street, this year in Toronto” Kruger says. “It’ll be great to connect with readers in the city where I grew up and I’m excited about the range of events that are lined up in the days leading up to the book festival.”

Leading up to her The Word on the Street appearance, Kruger will host a writing workshop, take part in an author reading and hold book signings.

Tour Schedule
September 17: ChiSeries Reading, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Round Venue
September 18: Book Signing, 12 to 4 p.m. at Indigo Bay & Bloor
September 18: Q&A, 7 to 8 p.m. at Toronto Public Library, Spadina
September 19: Writing Workshop with Angela Misri, 1 to 3 p.m. at Riverdale Library
September 21: Reading and book signing, 11:45 a.m. at The Word on the Street Toronto
September 21: Wattpad Meet & Greet, 3 p.m. at The Word on the Street Toronto

 

TNIF cover lowres 200x300 Young Adult Author Kat Kruger Hits 1 Million Reads on Wattpad Ahead of Her Toronto Book Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At-A-Glance

What is it about?
In the final book of The Magdeburg Trilogy, Connor Lewis travels to New York to meet with the American pack leaders and learn how to unite the packs in order to save them from the Hounds of God and the Luparii.

Who will read it?
Fans of the first two books in the series and anyone who loves sci-fi or paranormal books with a twist.

When did it release?
July 22, 2014

About the Author
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth (The Magdeburg Trilogy, Book One) won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition and was listed as a Best Book for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (Spring 2013). She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband.

Social Media Links
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Pinterest
Wattpad

 

 

 

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Announcing the Best Pitches from #FiercePitch

August 22, 2014

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Fierce Ink Press Submissions Wish List

August 11, 2014

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The Night Has Teeth Serialized on Wattpad!

August 5, 2014

If you haven’t read the awesomeness that is The Magdeburg Trilogy yet, we’re giving you the chance to read the first book for free on Wattpad! Starting today chapter-by-chapter installments of The Night Has Teeth will be available twice a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays). You’ll delve into the world of seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis, where […]

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Jewel of the Thames Author Angela Misri Appearing at GRIDLock DC During Princeton Book Tour

July 31, 2014

Jewel of the Thames author Angela Misri is taking time out of her Princeton book tour to appear as one of the panelists at GRIDLock DC, a fan-based Holmesian convention held in Alexandria, Virginia. Taking place August 16, this day-long event focuses on all things Sherlock, including a Q&A with Misri at 3 p.m. Fans […]

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Fierce Ink Press Acquires Canadian English Rights for Next Two Books in Angela Misri’s Portia Adams Adventure Series

July 29, 2014

On the heels of the success of Jewel of the Thames, the first book in Angela Misri’s Portia Adams Adventure series, Fierce Ink Press has obtained the Canadian English rights to the next two books in the series. Thrice Burned will be published March 2015, with No Matter How Improbable coming out March 2016. The […]

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