The New Authors on The Block: Dream Cast for Arrows + Giveaway

Welcome back to the fifth week (and final week of January!) of The New Authors On The Block! Last week we had an 5 little-known about Arrows, this week Melissa put together a dream cast! 

Dream Cast:

I’ve always imagined my book as a movie. I think it would be amazing on screen. When I write, I try to imagine each scene as a scene in a movie. Setting matters more when I do this, including the time of day and weather, especially related to the emotions I am exploring. Characters become real people whose photos are printed and pasted to my bulletin board for each book. A web search helps me find the face in my head, or someone close to it. Lygia Day Peñaflor, fellow debut author of UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD, was sweet enough to cast Arrows for me.

She also tweeted one of my favorite photos: 

Her book releases August 23, 2016.

Karma played by Juliet Doherty

Aaryn played by Graham Phillips

Danny played by Devon Gearhart

About Melissa: 

Melissa Gorzelanczyk is a former magazine editor and columnist who believes love is everything. She is a proud member of the SCBWI, The Sweet Sixteens and the Class of 2k16. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and family. Her debut novel ARROWS is being published by Delacorte Press on January 26, 2016. She is represented by agent Carrie Howland of Donadio & Olson.

Stay Connected with Melissa: 

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Goodreads

About Arrows

Title: Arrows
Author: Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Genre: Mythology, Contemporary
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 26th 2016
Hardcover, 240 Pages 

A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom. People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow. Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind. A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return. This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn’t reciprocate her feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny–perfect for fans of Katie McGarry’s novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.

Buy Arrows: Amazon / B&N / Book Depository / Indie Bound  

What to expect this month: 


Melissa is giving away a signed Arrows book mark and an Arrows Button! US Only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is our last post for January! We were thrilled and honored to have worked with Melissa on spreading word about her debut novel Arrows. Make sure to stop by next sunday, we are Featuring These Vicious Masks by Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker! 


  1. This book sounds really good! Plus with a little Greek mythology mixed in. Great dream cast. :)

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  3. Did I already mention how much I LOVE your new blog design? Because I totally do! <3

    I love the cast! Juliet for Karma is PERFECT! Also I love the guy for Danny. *heart eyes*

    Lovely post, ladies!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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