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My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
by Rachel Harris
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy with Historical Elements
Print ISBN: 978-1620611357
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Publicist: Heather Riccio
• About the Book
• About the Author
• Target audience
• Early Praise for My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
• Web and Social Media Reach
• Publicity Actions
• Print Media Reach
• Author Supported Marketing Efforts
• Reviewer ARC List
About the Book
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.
Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?
About the Author
As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.
When she’s not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, you can find her homeschooling her two beautiful princesses, hanging out with her amazing husband, or taking a hot bubble bath…next to a pile of chocolate.
MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY is her debut novel. She did have her own fantabulous Sweet Sixteen in high school. Sadly, it wasn’t televised.
• Fans of YA Paranormal, Fantasy, and Magical Realism Romance
• Readers of Historical Fiction
• Fans of Lisa Bergren, Mandy Hubbard, Stephanie Perkins, Holly Schindler, and Sarah McLean.
Early Praise for My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century:
If you ever wish you could bop back in time for a peek at how things REALLY were, prepare yourself for a Renaissance-shaped treat. MY SUPER-SWEET 16th CENTURY was just what I was looking for in a YA time travel novel. First of all, it's set in Italy (need I say more, really?) Second, it's a fun, romantic romp among deliciously dressed and cultured people. But it goes a bit deeper too. It's also a chance to witness Cat experience things that will change her forever...things she might not have discovered in her own time...things that grow and stretch her. Don't miss Rachel Harris's debut. It's a totally fun and totally satisfying read.
--Lisa T. Bergren, author of the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT)
“Fresh and funny, Harris’s detail-rich writing makes for a truly charming debut novel.”
—Holly Schindler, author of Playing Hurt
Hands down, one of the most imaginative books I've read. Harris has the ability to whisk you away to not only another place, but to another time. Her characters are flesh and blood, and the romance is so hot it crackles. I can't wait until every one learns what I have about MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY, which is that it's brilliant. Bravo, Harris! I'm standing on a chair clapping my ass off. -- Victoria Scott, author of THE COLLECTOR
It was fresh, and heartfelt, and beautifully written. The characters were deep and real, and I felt what they felt. The happiness and heartache both. -- Chloe Jacobs, author of GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING
It's filled with plenty of laugh-out loud moments--her inner thoughts and Rachel's voice are extremely amusing--and it will have you cheering for Cat all the way through to the end. And it will have you begging for more. -- Diane Alberts, author of TRY ME
Rachel Harris is one of the most talented authors I’ve had the privilege of reading. A master of descriptive writing, Rachel paints rich, vibrant scenes and characters that jump off the page as she crafts a fresh, detailed world full of adventure and romance in her debut YA. There’re some truly hilarious scenes, scenes that made me melt, and others that broke my heart.
With action, gypsy magic, amazing description of a world long past and heart-melting romance, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is beautiful and enchanting, and a must read for lovers of Magical Realism. -- Trisha Wolfe, author of DESTINY'S FIRE
When I read the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. I love, love, LOVE books that are funny and romantic. Add 16th century Italy & I'm so there. Cat was such a funny likeable heroine, I laughed so many times at her thoughts and dialogue, and of course THE GUY. Lorenzo is super yummy. His lines were perfection. This whole book was like a fun ride that I really didn't want to end. I actually yelled "NO!" at the end, because I wanted there to be more. Then I read the epilogue & got a huge grin on my face. Can't wait to see where the fabulous Rachel Harris takes the story next, and I can't wait for everyone to read this awesome book.--Cindi Madsen, author of ALL THE BROKEN PIECES
The characters are funny and relatable. The plot is original and perfectly paced, leaving you wondering what situation Cat could possibly end up in next. Very well written and unique, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is most assuredly a terrific read!--Hope Collier, author of THE WILLOWS: HAVEN
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is just that...Super! Seriously had me from word one. The story moves along through Cat's journey at a fast pace, each sentence drawing you further into her amazing adventure. And once you meet Lorenzo...forget about it! Your heart will be swooning. This is one book that will keep you turning the pages. -- Shannon Duffy, author of SPECTRAL
Web and Social Media Reach
• Regional and National media outreach
• Targeted “stops” at high traffic Young Adult and Romance book review and reader blogs/websites over release month, plus promotion of the “blog tour” on author’s website, the Entangled In Romance blog, and on various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Google+.
• Inclusion for review: RT Book Reviews Magazine, Fresh Fiction, Library Journal, Publishers
Weekly, Book Reporter, Booklist, Kirkus Adult, Dear Author, Alive on the Shelves, Smexy
Books, Book Bliss, Book Chick City, Night Owl Reviews, Paperback Dolls, Coffee Time
Romance, Books on the House, Manic Readers, The Romance Studio, The Romance Reviews,
and USA Today HEA.
• Author has a busy speaking schedule at local and regional Young Adult writer groups and RWA chapter meetings, literary festivals, libraries, and schools, and is well‐connected with her local bookstores.
• Strategic web advertising on prominent reader websites and book sites, as well as print advertising in various book lover and romance review magazines.
• Pre-publication buzz-tour
• Pre-release Goodreads giveaway
• Featured title at www.EntangledPublishing.com
• Promotion on Entangled Publishing Facebook page
• Entangled Publishing e-newsletter
• “Enter to Win” contests on book blog websites
• Digital promotion to targeted sites, blogs, social networking sites
• Book Trailer
• Cross-promotion with author site and social profiles
• Online reading group discussion
• Book club outreach
• Blog Radio Interview
• Public Appearances
• Goodreads Pay-Per-Click Advertising
• Solicited Reviews
• RT Magazine 2012 and 2013 Conference
• Houston YA/MG Writer’s Group speaking event April 14th, 2012
Print Media Reach
Newspapers including: Houston Chronicle, Tomball Magnolia, Houston Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram
Houston Woman Magazine, Texas Monthly, Houston Family Magazine, Woodlands Family Magazine
Book Signings and Speaking Engagements, Book Conference Appearances
Advanced Reader Copy disbursement
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