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Beach. Read.

What makes a book a beach read? A steamy romance, a bone-chilling thriller, a heartfelt, emotional roller coaster? Yes, yes, and yes.

To me, “beach reads” simply means a book you want to devour, which honestly, is ANY book. The difference is, if you are anything like me and your reading time is relegated to the ten minutes before you fall asleep each night, beach time is the only time you get to read a book in long, uninterrupted stretches, which is the ideal way to read anything.

I love the beach, the sand, the ocean, the calming sounds and breezes, but truly, the reason why I love my summer days at the beach and my winter-time beach vacations (which have been too few of late!) is because they mark the only time I get days of pure, continuous reading.

Summer Promo

In honor of my favorite time of year, and because so much of BECOMING JINN is set at the beach, I’m running an exclusive summer promotion.

If you buy BECOMING JINN in any form (hardcopy, ebook, newly released audio!), simply send me a copy of the receipt at and you’ll receive free, bracelet temporary tattoos. And for those who buy the hard copy, I’ll toss in a signed bookplate.

The perfect beach accessory–jewelry that won’t fall off in the sand or the ocean, letting you bring the bling even to the beach!


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Summer Blog Tour

Plus, I’m heading off on a Summer of Jinn Blog Tour, swinging by a bunch of fantastic blogs talking about beach reads, summer, Azra’s favorite beachy things, and more.

And at each stop, you have the chance to enter to win goodies, including a gift card for, of course, books, and even a copy of the recently released audiobook of BECOMING JINN, now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Click to hear a sample.

Summer of Jinn Blog Tour



Check out all the blog tour stops as they go live and enter to win the Summer of Jinn Blog Tour grand prize!

July 2: B&N Teen Blog: My Favorite 2015 Debut Beach Reads

July 6: Fangirlish: Exclusive Chapter Reveal

July 7: Dark Faerie Tales: Q&A, Special Announcement, and Exclusive Giveaway

July 8: Adventures in YA Publishing: A BECOMING JINN Debut Lesson: The Trouble with Measuring Success

July 9: Patchwork Press: Write All Year Pep Talk: Breaking the Rules

July 10: YA Books Central: Exclusive BECOMING JINN excerpt with a signed book giveaway!

July 10: Fangirlish: 2 for 1 Friday

July 13: Comfort Books: Q&A

July 15: Freshman Fifteens: The 15ers share their favorite beach reads

July 16: Children’s Book Review: All-Time Favorite Beach Reads

July 16: Bewitched Bookworms: Azra and Henry’s Favorite Beach Reads

July 17: Katie’s Book Blog: Guest Writing Post: Overcoming the Stubborn Gene: A Revision Lesson

Be sure to check out each post where you will be able to enter to win the grand prize blog tour giveaway for bookstore gift cards so you can pick out your very own beach read! (Open internationally.)

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It’s Almost Here!

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Becoming Jinn, with its fancy new purple color, will magically appear on doorsteps, bookstore and library shelves, and my anxious little hands on April 21!

As a thank you to all the readers who have already preordered (and to give a gentle nudge to the rest of you), I’m running a special signed bookmark and gift card giveaway.

Simply preorder or buy Becoming Jinn from any online or local retailer and e-mail me a copy of the receipt, dated no later than April 25, 2015, at, and you’ll automatically be sent a signed *limited edition* Becoming Jinn bookmark.

You’ll also be entered into a raffle to win one of several gift cards to places like Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more in amounts ranging from $5-$50. The more preorders I get, the more gift cards I’ll offer!

As a special bonus, and to support my favorite local indie (where I’ll be having a launch event–all invited!–on April 27!), if you preorder or buy from Porter Square Books by April 25, you’ll earn an EXTRA ENTRY in the raffle. Plus, you can then also get your book SIGNED by me!

To order a signed/personalized copy from Porter Square Books, after you add Becoming Jinn to your online cart, just enter “signed copy” and the name to make it out to in the comments field on Porter Square’s online ordering form. Then send me a copy of the receipt and you’ll earn two entries in the gift card raffle.

And speaking of events…my spring is filling up fast with bookstore and festival appearances where I’ll be talking all things JINN. Check out my events page, which I’ll be updating daily, to see if I’ll be in your neck of the woods. I hope to see you all!



Gift card winners will be chosen at random on April 27 and notified by e-mail.

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