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Hi guys!

To celebrate the forthcoming release of my author newsletter, I'm running a giveaway!! (I can hear the excited shrieks from here!)

The grand prize winner will receive copies of the following four exciting titles:

Anger is a Gift - Mark Oshiro

Burro Hills - Julia Lynn Rubin

Dear Rachel Maddow - Adrienne Kisner

As well as a pre-order of The Law of Inertia by yours truly, release date October 16th 2018.

If you're noticing a pattern here, you'd be right! All the above books are amazing (obviously), 2018 debuts (new voices to fall in love with!) and have a cast of LGBT characters (like The Law of Inertia and Only Mostly Devastated do). SO. How do you enter? Pretty simple.

1. Head over to, and enter your email in the big pink box to subscribe to my newsletter. Once you're done, enter your name and email into the giveaway widget below!

That's all!

Plus, you can earn bonus entries through the widget by: Retweeting the giveaway post (link provided in widget) / Following S. Gonzales author on Twitter. Easy!

Entries open NOW and close 10:00 A.M EST on Saturday, August 4th 2018. The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, and announced on this blog at 12:00 P.M EST, Sunday August 5th 2018. That gives you guys one week, so get subscribing!

Also, as an extra bonus, all people who are still subscribed when my next giveaway goes live in September will receive an automatic entry in that one too. Double yes!!

NOTE - This one is only available in the U.S, so sorry to my beautiful international people (of which I am, ironically, one). BUT the good news is you can subscribe to my newsletter no matter where you are in the world to receive updates, exclusive content, and behind the scenes goodies.

Here are the titles that will be included in this prize pack!



S. Gonzales

Amberjack Publishing

Mysteries have a way of gaining momentum.

When James’s boyfriend dies by suicide, a foster kid with a checkered past, no one asks too many questions. “Ash always had problems,” they say. But to James, the so-called facts are just the first of many mysteries. And when the very person who can answer his questions skips town, James wonders what else is being hidden.

A YA novel of suspense and shifting viewpoints, for readers of Adam Silvera and Gone Girl.

Add to Goodreads here.



Mark Oshiro

Tor Teen

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.

Add to Goodreads here.



Angelo Surmelis

Balzer + Bray

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in an abandoned church that feels as lonely as he is. And, yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s his best friend Henry who’s now proving to be irresistible. It’s Henry who suddenly seems interested in being more than friends. And it’s Henry who makes him believe that he’s more than his mother’s harsh words and terrifying abuse. But as things with Henry heat up, and his mother’s abuse escalates, Evan has to decide how to find his voice in a world where he has survived so long by avoiding attention at all costs.

Add to Goodreads here.



Julia Lynn Rubin

Diversion Books

In a town like Burro Hills, you either figure out who you are or die trying. Seventeen-year-old Jack has lived in the troubled California town his entire life. He hides the truth about his sexuality from everyone, including his best friend Jess and his childhood rival and drug dealing partner, Toby. Keeping your head down, Jack knows, is the best way to survive. But when Connor, a fearless new arrival, enrolls at school, he sees right through Jack’s façade. Jack finds himself falling for Connor, and the feeling is mutual―but their relationship will set into a motion a series of events with lasting consequences. After a falling out with Jess, Jack is worried to see her growing close to the manipulative Toby. To make matters worse, Jack is becoming increasingly paranoid that Toby will expose his relationship with Connor. As tensions rise and more secrets come to a head, Jack cuts off ties with Toby. Hungry for revenge, Toby comes after Jack, jeopardizing his budding romance with Connor and the life he’s tried so hard to salvage in Burro Hills.

Add to Goodreads here.



Adrienne Kisner

Feiwel & Friends

Brynn Haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow. She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project--and actually getting a response--Brynn starts drafting e-mails to Rachel but never sending them. Brynn tells Rachel about breaking up with her first serious girlfriend, about her brother Nick's death, about her passive mother and even worse stepfather, about how she's stuck in remedial courses at school and is considering dropping out. Then Brynn is confronted with a moral dilemma. One student representative will be allowed to have a voice among the administration in the selection of a new school superintendent. Brynn's archnemesis, Adam, and ex-girlfriend, Sarah, believe only Honors students are worthy of the selection committee seat. Brynn feels all students deserve a voice. When she runs for the position, the knives are out. So she begins to ask herself: What Would Rachel Maddow Do?

Add to Goodreads here.


The above make up some of my very favourite debut titles from 2018! Heartfelt, funny, emotional and diverse, you don't want to miss these books if you haven't read them already.

Again, to win the above prize pack, and receive an automatic entry into the next giveaway to take place in September, all you need to do is head back to my homepage ( and subscribe to receive my newsletter. Then, go to the widget on this page to confirm your name (so we can correctly announce you if you win!). THAT'S IT!

Entries close Saturday the 4th August at 10:00 A.M EST. The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday the 5th of August 2018, and will be posted on this blog at 12:00 P.M EST 8/5/2018. The winner will also be contacted by the email provided.

Happy reading everyone!

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