Want an amazing story? Slake your thirst with Melanie Crowder’s debut, PARCHED, which officially hits shelves tomorrow! We’re gonna be slaking and celebrating all week here at EMU’s Debuts.

Did I say A-MAZING? This book is a master’s class in crisp, evocative prose. Never mind that the story is both timely and timeless. This book is seriously kick ass! But don’t take my word for it. Check out the first three chapters below.

Told you. Kick ass. Want to read more about Nandi, Musa, and Sarel-girl’s struggle for survival? You can find it  here or here or here.

CONTEST ALERT, CONTEST ALERT!!! Comment between now and Thursday, and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of Melanie’s debut. The lucky winner will be announced Friday!


Where to buy PARCHED:

IndieBound   Barnes & Noble   Amazon  Books-A-Million   Indigo Books   Powell’s Books


Filed under ARCs, Celebrations, Promotion, Reviews, Writing

19 responses to “PARCHED!!!!

  1. So exciting!!!!! Gorgeous work, Melanie!!! I celebrate with you!


  2. Congratulations, Melanie! Parched looks like a great read. I’m adding to my TBR list right now!


  3. Woohoooo! Let’s get this party started!


  4. Wow. Those are three painful and gorgeous chapters. PARCHED reads like poetry. Melanie, you have an outstanding ability to do a great deal with few words. Looking forward to more – congratulations on your beautiful debut!


  5. WOOT! Congratulations, Melanie! Welcome, PARCHED!


  6. Mike Jung

    I have this very strong feeling that PARCHED is going to put Melanie on a lot of short lists at the end of the year, which just goes to show that THE EMUS CONTINUE TO BE AWESOME. Congratulations Melanie!


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  8. I love, love, love this book, and I’m so happy to see it FINALLY making its way officially into the world. Congratulations, Melanie!


  9. Reblogged this on Carol Brendler Books and commented:

    It’s another fabulous book launch week over at the EMUs blog. Melanie Crowder’s young adult novel, PARCHED, has been getting rave reviews–and you can win a copy by commenting on that blog between now and Thursday!


  10. kevanjatt

    Holy cow! That has totally gripped me! Must go buy!!


  11. Jane

    This is beautiful writing, Melanie. I’d heard that PARCHED was wonderful, and now I know that it will be remarkable. I can’t imagine that many writers would be able to handle this theme and its characters with such sophistication and lyricism. Congratulations!


  12. Loved the first three chapters. Will have to buy! Congratulations, Melanie!


  13. Congratulations, Melanie! I can’t wait to read it! And I agree with Mike–EMUS ROCK!


  14. Mine’s on order, and I’m picking it up Friday! I can’t wait to read and review it for The Pirate Tree.


  15. Can’t wait to read this and I’m hoping to attend the launch at the Tattered Cover this Saturday so I can get a signed copy 🙂


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  19. kevanjatt

    After reading the tease sample I’m chomping to read this!! And win the book.


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