Giveaway: BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca (US Only)

Giveaway: BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES by Yvonne Ventresca (US Only)

BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES (US Only)

by Yvonne Ventresca

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

About the Book

Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But she may not be the only one with secrets. Ella’s mother might be lying about how Dad died sixteen years ago. Newfound evidence points to his death in a psychiatric hospital, not as a result of a tragic car accident as her mother always claimed. After a lifetime of just the two of them, Mom suddenly feels like a stranger.

When a handprint much like the one Ella left on her father’s tombstone mysteriously appears on the bathroom mirror, at first she wonders if Dad is warning her of danger as he did once before. If it’s not a warning, could her new too-good-to-be-true boyfriend be responsible for the strange occurrences? Or maybe it’s the grieving building superintendent whose dead daughter strongly resembles Ella? As the unexplained events become more frequent and more sinister, Ella becomes terrified about who—or what—might harm her.

Soon the evidence points to someone else entirely: Ella herself. What if, like her father, she’s suffering from a breakdown? In this second novel from award-winning author Yvonne Ventresca, Ella desperately needs to find answers, no matter how disturbing the truth might be.

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About the Author

Yvonne Ventresca’s latest young adult novel, BLACK FLOWERS, WHITE LIES was published by Sky Pony Press in October 2016. Her debut YA novel, PANDEMIC, won a 2015 Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. School Library Journal called PANDEMIC "an engrossing apocalyptic story.” Yvonne’s other works include the short story “Escape to Orange Blossom,” which was selected for the dystopian anthology PREP FOR DOOM, along with two nonfiction books, PUBLISHING (Careers for the 21st Century) and AVRIL LAVIGNE (People in the News). You can learn more about Yvonne and her books at YvonneVentresca.com.

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1 winner will receive a hardcover signed copy of Black Flowers, White Lies.

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Comments 12

Tiffany Engler on Friday, 07 October 2016 12:46

The cover is different, in a great way!

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The cover is different, in a great way!
Anne on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 03:39

Lovely cover! I would read this. It sounds good.

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Lovely cover! I would read this. It sounds good.
Dianna G. on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 17:01

The synopsis is very interesting. The cover makes it look more like an adult read; I pinned it.

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The synopsis is very interesting. The cover makes it look more like an adult read; I pinned it.
Linda Romer on Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:50

Black flowers white lies sounds great! I think the cover is awesome ♡ Thank you

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Black flowers white lies sounds great! I think the cover is awesome ♡ Thank you
John on Monday, 17 October 2016 02:12

The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.

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The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.
Maggie on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:31

I love the cover and the synopsis was awesome! I think that the book sounds awesome and I am so excited to read it!

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I love the cover and the synopsis was awesome! I think that the book sounds awesome and I am so excited to read it!
Eddie Black on Thursday, 20 October 2016 21:58

So excited that this author is coming to the YA Fest in March! This book sounds like such a page turner and the cover is so well done--it's intriguing but without looking like it tried too hard to be creepy. It has more of a classy vibe; it says "I'm a ghost-y book but not in a cheesy way." Well done!

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So excited that this author is coming to the YA Fest in March! This book sounds like such a page turner and the cover is so well done--it's intriguing but without looking like it tried too hard to be creepy. It has more of a classy vibe; it says "I'm a ghost-y book but not in a cheesy way." Well done!
Katrina on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:15

This story sounds really mysterious and the cover is interesting.

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This story sounds really mysterious and the cover is interesting.
Emily on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:27

I am in love with this cover!!!

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I am in love with this cover!!!
stephanie bondlow on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 17:10

The cover and title are wonderful, and I love the story.

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The cover and title are wonderful, and I love the story.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 30 October 2016 11:25

The cover is elegant and I love it! I think this sounds like a page-turner and I want to read it.

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The cover is elegant and I love it! I think this sounds like a page-turner and I want to read it.
Nancy Hernandez on Sunday, 06 November 2016 18:25

The cover is amazing but the story sounds so intriguing, I mean wow is it her sanity in jeopardy or is it something supernatural. interesting.

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The cover is amazing but the story sounds so intriguing, I mean wow is it her sanity in jeopardy or is it something supernatural. interesting.

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