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Amber Fang 2
Amber Fang: Betrayal
By (author): Arthur Slade
9781459822726 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12, Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Vampires Sep 03, 2019
$14.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5 in 232 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Family can be such a drag.

For Amber Fang, life used to be simple: study library science by day, read by night and, when she got hungry, enjoy an ethical meal straight from the jugular. Her mother taught her well. It's just good manners for vampires to eat only murderers.

But now her mom has vanished, and Amber is alone. Her contract work as an assassin has been terminated. But the secret organization ZARC is still trying to hunt her down, using algorithms, drones and a murderess with metal hands.

Through the dark web Amber learns that her long-lost mother has been "disappeared" to a secret compound in Antarctica. When Amber arrives and pries open a door to investigate, what she discovers shocks her to the core. And it will change her life forever. If she survives.

Amber Fang: Betrayal is the second book in the popular Amber Fang series.

Arthur Slade is a Governor General's Award-winning author of many novels for young readers, including the Amber Fang series and Modo: Ember's End, a graphic novel based on the characters from The Hunchback Assignments trilogy. Raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, Arthur now makes his home in Saskatoon.

Key Selling Points
Arthur Slade has over 14,000 followers on Twitter and is the author of eighteen novels for young readers, including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and Dust, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature.
Fans who read Amber Fang: Hunted will be eager to learn whether Amber will find the mother who abandoned her.
The story is over the top, the humor is cornball—this is campy vampire fiction at its best.
The main character is a kick-ass librarian/vampire who takes no prisoners!
The Amber Fang series debunks some of the traditional vampire folklore, which provides a nice twist on the genre.

Marketing and Promo Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
Extensive ARC distribution, including LibraryThing and NetGalley
Blog post and social media promotion; contest to win a library Skype visit from author
Planned appearance at local writers festival
Bookmark of Amber Fang series

“A fast-paced, entertaining middle entry for fans of vampires and librarians.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Top-notch supernatural thrillers...The Amber Fang novels are an absolute hoot, relentlessly gripping, and genuinely surprising…For many readers, Amber Fang will serve as a midpoint between Disney’s Kim Possible and Kristi Charish’s Kincaid Strange.” - Quill & Quire

“Funnier and more explosive than the first, with an enjoyable mix of mystery, espionage, and paranormal elements, with bonus librarian joshing.” - Booklist

“Genuinely funny on many levels, the Amber Fang books are quick, enjoyable reads for fans of Mission Impossible and Marvel movies and readers who like their vampires campy. Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“For readers who enjoyed the first book, this sequel continues with the same strengths: well-described action scenes, clever insults and bad puns, sneaky literary references, and the glamour of international travel.” - Resource Links

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Amber Fang: Betrayal Arthur Slade 9781459822726 $14.95 CAD Sep 03, 2019
Amber Fang: Hunted Arthur Slade 9781459822696 $14.95 CAD Apr 16, 2019
Death by Airship Arthur Slade 9781459818705 $9.95 CAD Jan 29, 2019
Modo: Ember's End Arthur Slade 9781459817210 $14.95 CAD Feb 20, 2018

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