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Chills and Thrills Readathon
Oct 24th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

Chills and Thrills

I’m participating in the Chills and Thrills Readathon from October 24th through October 31st:

For details and sign up, check out Reading Cram 2.0

Books to read are:

Paranormal
Witches
Zombies
Vampires
Werewolves
Thriller
Mystery

Here are my pics for this weekend. (I have 3 stories in the SMALL MIRACLES FROM BEYOND, published October 21, 2014 through Sterling Ethos. Can’t wait to read the other stories in it. Also HOLLY BLACK & CASSANDRA CLARE! #Love)

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Flashback Friday: TAKE A BOW by Elizabeth Eulberg
Oct 24th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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TAKE A BOW by Elizabeth Eulberg

Hardcover, 278 pages

Pub Date: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Point (Scholastic)

Buy it here: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

From Goodreads:

From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.

 

Take a BowTake a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

STANDING OVATION to Elizabeth Eulberg for writing another outstanding YA novel, TAKE A BOW. I started this late last night and couldn’t put it down until I finished it some time in the wee hours of the morning. Worth every second I gave up for a good night’s sleep.
TAKE A BOW is narrated by four different characters: the lovable, talented, and unsure-of-her talents Emme, the self-destructive and brilliantly gifted Ethan, the former child actor Carter who is searching for his identity, and the selfish and arrogant Sophie who will stop at nothing for fame. Then add a cast of supporting characters: Jack and Ben are funny, wonderful, dedicated, loyal friends to Ethan and Emme. They’re as much a part of this novel as the rest, and even though they’re not center stage, Elizabeth Eulberg does a fantastic job giving them strong voices and bringing them to life as members of TEENAGE KICKS, the band they play in with Ethan and Emme. Then there is Amanda, a prickly, jealous girl who fits right in with Sophie. All of these YA attend the prestigious, highly competitive New York City High School of the Creative and Performing Arts.

What transpires over one year at the CPA will leave readers completely engrossed in these characters’ stories. You’ll fall in

Author Elizabeth Eulberg

Author Elizabeth Eulberg

love, cheer, sneer, and have your heart crushed. This is writing at its finest! I loved this novel. The biggest disappointment was finishing the last page. It’s a story I wanted to last and last and last. But like any superb novel, you can imagine the characters’ futures because the author did a tremendous job giving you plenty of glimmers within its pages.
TAKE A BOW has heart, it has music, it has a clear view of the fierce and competitive nature of performing arts’ schools, and it has an authenticity that will make you hope that we’ll see these characters gracing the big screen some day.
Bravo, Elizabeth Eulberg. Thank you for writing such a fine novel!

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About Elizabeth Eulberg:

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Her published books – Read them all: (With more to come!)

                

 

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