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Crossroads Tour: Judith Graves

Can you tell us a little about your next book, Skin of My Teeth ?

Well, Second Skin is actually the next book in the SKINNED series, but I can share a bit about Skin of My Teeth (SOMT). In SOMT the entire student population of Redgrave High gets swept up in the appeal of a new trading card game, Skullduggery. Kids are desperate to get their hands on the gilded cards from a mysterious expansion deck, but the moment they do… well, let’s just say it’s all fun and games until somebody dies.

What is your favorite line from the book?

The first chapter will be available in the back of Second Skin, so I can share a few lines from that excerpt:

We stared at each other. Me, and the Reaper on the card. I don’t know what he represented in the Skulduggery game, a dude in a long black cloak, holding a scythe, his face a black shadow with glowing red eyes – but I recognized a bad omen when I saw one.

Do you have any other YA books in the works?

I have a steampunk short story, Strangeways vs. the Wraith, coming out in the Spirited: 13 Haunting Tales, an anthology published by Leap Books with proceeds going to a literacy-based charity. Spirited also features stories by: Maria V. Snyder, Candace Havens, Jill Williamson, Shannon Delany, Kitty Keswick, Linda Joy Singleton, Dawn Dalton and more!

Second Skin by Judith Graves Publisher: Leap Books (October 31st, 2011) Reading Level: Young Adult Paperback Series: Skinned #2
With FIENDS like Eryn…

Monsters. Bloodsuckers. The evil. The damned. Eryn McCain knows they exist— she’s been hunting them since she was a child. At sixteen, she’s ready to take on all comers. Being a shapeshifter gives her an advantage when it comes to her unusual part-time job. The hours suck and the pay is, well, non-existent, but bonuses like inhuman strength and night vision make tracking scary beasties a dream come true. Especially in a town like Redgrave.

When an ancient demon targets Redgrave High, Eryn and her crew of hunters must face their innermost fears to prevent the Harvest Moon Dance from becoming one serious Monster Mash. Loyalties are tested and temptations abound. With questions ever brewing, can Eryn share a future with the brooding, noble, human Alec—the hunter after her heart? Or will she succumb to her enemy’s son, Wade, a seductive predator as bloodthirsty as she is?

What happens when you’re both the beauty and the beast?

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Crossroads Tour: Judith Graves + strange