Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Kick-Off!

Hey everyone! I am super thrilled to announced that Celebrating Debutantes blog event is back. And this year we have one massive event for all of you.

To those who are not aware what Celebrating Debutantes is all about, this blog event is where we features here at Blackplume and Fragments of Life new authors and their debut novels. Last year event was a huge success. So Precious and I decided to have a run again, but instead of splitting the event into two parts we are doing one huge event instead.

We’ve lined up lots of features for everyone starting today, June 1st, 2017 to September 2017. Yes, you read it right! The event will run for more the three months! Which means more new authors and books to discover, and lots of interesting and exciting features for everyone. And of course tons of giveaways too.

We have many talented new authors on board this year with their fresh debut novels and we are really excited for everyone. We hope that this event will be a perfect venue for readers to find new literary discovery, and for new authors to showcase not only their first published work but also share a little about themselves to readers. Because who doesn’t want to get to know more about the genius behind the favorite book we love to read? I don’t about you, but for me, there’s a thrill in discovering great new authors for the very first time. It’s like finding a hidden gem and sharing it to fellow readers which gives me excitement.

In this years event, we will be featuring diverse set of debut young adult, new adult and middle grade novels — from fantasy, science-fiction, contemporary, romance, lgbt, mystery, thriller, retelling, historical, and many more. You will definitely find your new favorite from our list. So, without further ado, here’s our debutantes this year.

Celebrating Debutantes 2017 Participants

Siren Sisters by Dana Langer
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Sand Runner by Vera Brook
Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott
Poison Kiss by Breeana Shields
The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Post High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden Kuyatt
A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl
The Someday Birds by Sally J Pla
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
The Gravedigger’s Son by Patrick Moody
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
Soulmated by Shaila Patel
Flight Risk by Jennifer Fenn
Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
The Takedown by Corrie Wang
#Famous by Jilly Gagnon
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
The Wishing Heart by Jennifer Welker
Girl Out Of Water by Laura Silverman
Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
How To Stage A Catastrophe by Rebecca Donnelly
The Castaways by Jessika Fleck
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchelle
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Food
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock
Devils Within by S.F. Henson
Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle
Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt
You Don’t Know Me But I Know You
The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Kat Greene Comes Clean by Melissa Roske
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
In 27 Days by Alison Gervais
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes
Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
Now Is Everything by Amy Giles
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
The Good Byline by Jill Orr
The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1) by K. Arsenault Rivera
The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis
How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore
Sketchy Tacos by Megan Gonzalez
Golden by Katie Robinson
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
When Planets Fall by Abby Reed
League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Lemons by Melissa savage
Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Speak Easy, Speak Love by Mckelle George
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot
Among the Red Stars by Gwen Katz
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall
Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin Gray
The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
Muddy Waters by Sara O. Thompson
The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey

The list above will be linked to the actual spotlight post. So don’t forget to come back to check out all these amazing debut authors and their novels, as well as enter the giveaways for a chance to win lots of prizes. For the mean time, enter the giveaway below.


What’s up for Grabs?

  • Finished Copy / Pre-orde of any debut novels featured in Celebrating Debutantes 2017 (Intl)
  • Surprise Prize Pack (PH Only)

The Rules:

  • Open Internationally to anywhere Book Depository ships / PH Residents
  • For International prize will be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository depending upon location
  • For PH giveaway, we will be sending the prize via local courier
  • There will be one (1) winner for International entries and another one (1) for PH entries
  • Winners will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winners will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends on June 30th, 2017

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

17 thoughts on “Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Kick-Off!

  1. These is amazing! It would be my first time to join in this kind of event! The number of new authors is overwhelming. So excited to find new books to read!!!

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  2. Gotta wait for all the book reviews before I can decide. I’m more interested in contemporary. 🙂


  3. Pingback: Celebrating Debutantes 2017: Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott (Author Interview and Giveaway) | BLACKPLUME

  4. I’m looking forward to sooo many books on this list! Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel, Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant, and It Started With Goodbye by Christina June to name a few 🙂

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  5. Thanks for hosting this event once again! I love reading and supporting debut authors. I recently added Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index to my TBR and I’m rather excited about it, as well as many others listed here.


  6. Hi, are you still accepting author applicants for this event? My sister’s AMAZING debut YA novel (THE VICTORIA IN MY HEAD published by Simon Pulse) comes out Sept 2017 and is definitely worth featuring! Thanks!

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