Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Signing March 16th, 2015

On March 16th at 7pm, I'll be joining the Phoenix stop for the Girls Gone Sci-Fi tour! Come see me, Claudia Gray, Jessica Brody, Melissa Landers, and Jessica Khoury at the Tempe location of Changing Hands Bookstore! 

I'll be signing copies of The Program and The Treatment, as well as handing out signed posters from The Remedy. You can also pre-order signed copies of The Remedy (4/21) while there. 
THE REMEDY (4/21/15)
Deacon Poster
Can't make the signing? You can call the store and order signed copies for them to ship to you! We love that! :)

Store Info:

Changing Hands Tempe
  6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283 

480.730.0205


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Recovery--a Program story

The Recovery, a Michael Realm short story that takes place after THE TREATMENT, is available today! You can download the ebook for just 99 cents, or you can check out the amazing audiobook read by the sensational Kirby Heyborne!
Or download it today at iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BNiBVb
  
You can pick up the ebook for under a dollar at any of these fine retailers! :) 




Friday, January 30, 2015

THE REMEDY posters

In less than three months, THE REMEDY will hit shelves! It's a new story set in a time before The Program. It also happens to be my favorite! THE REMEDY is about a girl named Quinlan who takes on multiple identities in order to help families deal with grief. Only after living so many lives, she starts to forget which one is really hers. Luckily there's Deacon. And we're REALLY happy to see him.


 




So, my publisher and awesome cover designer helped make a poster that features Deacon! I'm in love with it and I hope you will be, too!




THE REMEDY is available for preorder at any of these fine retailers:

http://goo.gl/PGXstH

http://goo.gl/GmTy0x

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481437653

Monday, January 12, 2015

HOTEL RUBY by Suzanne Young

Coming this November: HOTEL RUBY


 

Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Signed Books-THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT

Pretty excited to say that for a limited time, my local Barnes and Noble is offering to ship personalized, signed copies of my books! All you have to do is email the store and they will ship it directly to you!


For personalized books, customers should send an email to crm2143@bn.com with the subject line "Signed copy from Suzanne Young" and the following information: 
*your name
*your phone number
*title of book
*personalized message you'd like inside the book

Customers will be contacted the day the book is in stock and pay over the phone. I'll stop in and sign, and then the book will be shipped to you!





Again, customers should contact the store directly at crm2143@bn.com and I'll be in to sign your books!!

All best,
--Suz

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Program books

Want to know more about THE PROGRAM? Well, I have books for that. Here's a quick list of the books set in the Program world. There are two duologies and one e-novella from Michael Realm's point of view:

Original Series:
THE PROGRAM (available now)
THE TREATMENT (available now)
The Recovery--an original e-novella (February 24th, 2015)

THE PROGRAM
THE TREATMENT
The Recovery














If you've read THE PROGRAM and THE TREATMENT and want to know what happens after the last page, there's a Michael Realm short story called The Recovery. Here's the copy:

Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.
Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

New Series:
THE REMEDY (April 21st, 2015)
THE EPIDEMIC (April, 2016)

THE REMEDY













THE REMEDY and THE EPIDEMIC will focus on a new cast of characters, but the stories are still set in the same world as The Program books. Tons of romance, fear, sadness--all the things I love to write about. Here's a quick look:
In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.


I'm kicking around some other ideas, but this is the entire Program world as I imagined it! Hope you enjoy!

Best,
Suz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Season's Readings Giveaway

I'm crazy for the holidays, so when a group of YA authors got together to host a HUGE giveaway, I was all in! One lucky reader will get a box of advanced review copies of some of the most highly anticipated 2015 novels. Some of the ARCs will be signed by the authors!

Here is a list of the books to be given away: 






Book 1 - MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME edited by Stephanie Perkins (Macmillan, UK, 10/14)
Book 2 - ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (Knopf, 1/15)
Book 3 - ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter (Scholastic Press, 1/15)
Book 4 - THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young (Simon Pulse, 4/21)
Book 5 - THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller (Bloomsbury, 6/15)
Book 6 - THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART by Jessi Kirby (HarperTeen, 4/15)
Book 7 - THE WALLS AROUND US by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin, 3/15)
Book 8 - ALL WE HAVE IS NOW by Lisa Schroeder (Scholastic Point, 7/15)
Book 9 - THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH (Arthur Levine Books, 4/15)

The contest runs for two weeks, ending on 12/3. Enter today!*: 
a Rafflecopter giveaway



*sorry, US only

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

POET ANDERSON

Pretty excited to announce that I'll be writing a full-length novel for Angels and Airwaves frontman and Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge. This project is freaking awesome, seriously, and I'm honored to work with such a talented group of artists.

POET ANDERSON: The Dream Walker will kick off with AVA's album The Dream Walker and include an animated short, a series of graphic novels, a full-length feature film, and a novel! Not to mention cool-ass merchandise. Expect me in Poet T-shirts for the next year.

The album drops December 9th, but for now, you can listen to the brand new single "The Wolfpack". Also, you have to see the trailer for the animated film. OMG, I'm so in love with it!





You can read and check out more art and updates on the AVA website: http://www.angelsandairwaves.com/

And here's Tom's interview with MTV.com about the upcoming project (and aliens!): http://www.mtv.com/news/1981560/tom-delonge-dream-walker-aliens-interview/

There's so much more to come! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fan-Made Trailer for THE PROGRAM

Basically, if you send me your awesome fan-made stuff, I'm probably going to share it. And this trailer is pretty extraordinary. It was on Twitter when I first saw a hashtag about a group making a Program trailer. They'd post stills and fun photos from the shoot. Then @Faith_Lauzon sent me the finished trailer, and I couldn't wait to show you!

Enjoy! Oh, and fun fact that Faith just shared--Sloane and James from the trailer are also a couple in real life... which is ridiculously adorable :)




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Covers

The second book in The Program series, New York Times bestselling THE TREATMENT, will be getting a new look! Although the original cover (and the case cover) were really cool, they didn't fit with the style of the other books in the series.

My next book THE REMEDY is set in the same world, but stands alone. Also, there may be some small changes made to the top of THE PROGRAM, as well.

But here is the cover for THE TREATMENT along with its book friends. :)





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

THE REMEDY and oh, hey! A Cover Reveal!

The cover for my next book THE REMEDY was revealed last week over at MTV.com.

THE REMEDY is a spin off from The Program, which basically means new characters in the same world. However, this book takes place before the suicide epidemic begins. Below is the cover and synopsis, plus a link to the fun article on MTV.com

THE REMEDY comes out April 21st, 2015!

http://www.mtv.com/news/1891654/the-remedy-cover-reveal/


Quinlan McKee is a closer, a person hired to play the short-term role of a deceased loved one in order to give their family closure. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears the dead person’s clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. Quinn is deft at recreating herself, but sometimes she confuses her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. 

When she’s given her longest assignment yet, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with Isaac, the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death.
And the epidemic it could start.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fiction

I saw a comment recently about The Program, stating that it's impossible for suicide to be contagious. That I was irresponsible for suggesting it could be, even if my book is fiction. Research it. Google suicide clusters and look at the articles. I do write fiction. I took a situation and spun it into a make-believe world.

Here are a few I quickly pulled, but ultimately, I wish people would remember that their experiences aren't the only experiences that people can have. Your depression is not my depression. Your brush with suicide does not negate mine. Just my thought for today. 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201208/when-suicides-come-in-clusters

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/01/newspaper-suicide-clusters/8573239/

http://news.yahoo.com/teen-suicide-clusters-linked-newspaper-reports-071059205.html

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/suicide_clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

If you or someone you know needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day at 800-273-TALK (8255)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BOOK FUN week of 6/22

Next week is going to have some super exciting, awesomely cool stuff!! Want to hear about it?? Stop by any of these signings and have pizza, candy, fun, and secrets!!! You can also call ahead and get personalized books if you can't make it. I'll be signing with awesome authors Sarah Ockler, Jody Casella, and CJ Flood. Hope to see you there!!!

*Sunday, June 22 at 3:00PM
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

*Monday, June 23 at 7:00PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Suite 302
San Diego, CA 92111

*Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

*Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Upcoming Events and Tour Dates

Hey! Want to catch up with me this summer?? I'll be making some stops for The Treatment--come say hi!

Upcoming Events

Phoenix Comicon
Friday, June 6th 1:30–2:30PM  Room: North 131

Tackling Difficult Subjects in Young Adult : Join our panelists as they talk about the hows, whens.whys, and ways to write about tough issues like grief, illness, and abuse in YA fiction   Panelists: Aprilynne Pike, Heather Brewer, Janni Lee Simner, Laini Taylor, Suzanne Young
Friday, June 13th at 6:00 pm
Barnes and Noble-Village Square at Dana Park
1758 South Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-545-8507
*SUMMER LOVIN’ 2.0 TOUR STOPS with authors Suzanne Young, Sarah Ockler, CJ Flood, and Jody Casella

*Sunday, June 22 at 3:00PM
Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
*Monday, June 23 at 7:00PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
Suite 302
San Diego, CA 92111
*Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
*Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30PM
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
*Thursday, June 26 at 6:00PM
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
 
*Friday, June 27 at 7:00PM
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Sunday, June 29th at 4:00 PM with authors Suzanne Young and Kimberly Derting
Barnes and Noble
Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464
 July 19th 2:30-4:00
Mostly Books
6208 E Speedway
Tucson, AZ
http://www.mostlybooksaz.com/event/july-19th-ya-author-suzanne-young-talk-signing

Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE WILLING by Suzanne Young

Hey! So I have an adult horror ebook releasing on June 3rd! It's dark, romantic, and pretty messed-up and bloody. :) Hope you like it!

Check out the amazing cover (designed by Michael Strother) and the copy below!!







From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a thrilling new novel about the lust and lure of darkness.

Amelia Cardone has spent her entire life under the guardianship of the Building, a cult of believers who made a pact with her father—the Devil. In exchange for protecting Satan’s child, the Building’s leader was promised untold power after Amelia completes the ceremony on her twenty-third birthday. A ceremony that will permanently raise the Devil from the depths of Hell. 

But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own . . . and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. Betrothed since birth, Amelia defied the Building’s prophecy by marking another as her mate when she was a child. The boy—long-thought dead—has grown in captivity, and has now returned to kill the girl who cursed him. But, bearing her mark, Jonas Wells finds himself unable to harm her. 

The passion that ignites between them will bring forth the wrath of everyone in Amelia’s life, including her soulless half-brother (the only person she’s ever truly trusted), and a demon who is determined to make Amelia his own. Amelia knows that to survive she’ll either have to kill Jonas, or go against the Building, her father’s pact, and everything she was brought up to believe. 

In the end, her only way out might be to embrace the demon she was meant to become—and face the Devil’s consequences.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Treatment Student-Made Book Trailer

I'm so excited to post the student-made book trailer for THE TREATMENT!! My English 4 class (and friends) worked hard on their projects. In the end, they produced print ads, a GIF, and now an official book trailer!

Please feel free to share!

                          THE TREATMENT (The Program #2) coming April 29th from SimonPulse. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Treatment GIF

Check out this awesome student-made GIF for THE TREATMENT--coming April 29th, 2014.




Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you ready for THE TREATMENT?

Wow--it's almost time. The Treatment hits stores April 29th, just over two weeks from today. In preparation for the big day, I have some student-created advertisements to share! They. Are. Spectacular!!!

Are you ready for The Treatment?




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Treatment cover! The good news and... the good news!

A few weeks ago we debuted the cover for THE TREATMENT, the second and final book in The Program series. Soon after, I shared the case cover, which is an image printed directly onto the hardcover, under the jacket. This was done for THE PROGRAM and it became one of my favorite things to talk about with readers, like a secret surprise.

Well, the reaction to the case cover for THE TREATMENT was so overwhelmingly positive, we've decided to switch it to the jacket! That's the good news! The other good news is that if you liked the pill cover, that's still there too, printed on the hard case.

HERE is the new cover for THE TREATMENT, along with the full jacket! The case cover is still in process, but it looks great under the jacket!



Feel free to share! Hope you love it as much as I do!

Order now!
Pre-order now!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Treatment (Program #2) Cover and Case Cover

One of my favorite extras with The Program is the surprise under the hardcover jacket. There is an image of Sloane and James, exclusive to the hardcover.




I'm so excited to say that the hardcover of The Treatment will have the same effect! Check it out!!!!



Please feel free to share! I love it and can't wait for the finished copy!



Friday, October 25, 2013

THE PROGRAM Deal of the Day!

Today you can download THE PROGRAM for just $1.99 as Amazon's Deal of the Day!! Read it before the second and final book THE TREATMENT comes out this April!!

Order THE PROGRAM for $1.99 HERE 





Pre-order THE TREATMENT HERE




Thursday, October 10, 2013

Welcome to THE TREATMENT

MTV's Hollywood Crush revealed the cover and copy for THE TREATMENT--the second and final book in The Program series. You can read their entertaining write-up HERE

And now.... the official cover of THE TREATMENT, coming April 2014!


Enlarge it to check out the shadows and the reflection in the tray. Curious?? Here's the quick copy:


How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

You can pre-order your copy of THE TREATMENT below, and THE PROGRAM is available now!

Amazon     B&N    Indiebound