The New Authors On The Block: Introducing January Debut Melissa Gorzelanczyk + Giveaway

Welcome to the first month (and post) of THE NEW AUTHORS ON THE BLOCK! This month we are introducing: 

Melissa Gorzelanczyk the author of Arrows!

Arrows is 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. 

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: 

  • January 3rd: Introduction + Giveaway 
  • January 10th: Q&A 
  • January 17th: Excerpt 
  • January 24th: 10 Facts About Arrows 
  • January 31st: Dream Cast 


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


  1. I'm so excited for this book!! It looks like a really fun and interesting read. ☺ And I absolutely LOVE that cover.

    1. Isn't the cover amazing! I can't wait to read this one, I've heard so many great things. Plus Melissa is so sweet!

  2. I'm really excited for this one, especially since I just found out that I'll be reviewing it for an upcoming tour. It just looks like a really awesome contemporary fantasy!

  3. Hi Melissa! *waves* I adored Arrows! I hope you ladies read and LOVE the book. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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