Guest Post & Giveaway: The Special Ones by Em Bailey

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Release Date: July 18, 2017

synEsther is one of the Special Ones: four young spiritual guides who live in a remote farmhouse under the protection of a mysterious cult leader. He watches them around the clock, ready to punish them if they forget who they are—and all the while, broadcasting their lives to eager followers on the outside. Esther knows that if she stops being Special, he will “renew” her. Nobody knows what happens to the Special Ones who are taken away from the farm for renewal, but Esther fears the worst. Like an actor caught up in an endless play, she must keep up the performance if she wants to survive long enough to escape.


Book Playlist for The Special Ones by Em Bailey

Every Breath You Take (The Police)

Under the Milky Way Tonight (The Church)

Special Ones (George)

Helter Skelter (The Beatles)

Candle in the Wind (Elton John)

Bird Set Free (Sia)

A Message to You Rudy (the Specials)


Em Bailey is an Australian living in Germany where, despite having been a vegetarian for many years, she now enjoys the occasional Wurst. Em used to be a new-media designer for a children’s television production house and is now a full-time author. Shift is her first YA novel, although she has written a number of books for children under the name Meredith Badger.

When she’s not writing, Em is generally getting lost, losing stuff, reading, hanging out with her friends and family, and listening to Radiolab podcasts. Like Olive, she doesn’t like leggings that look like jeans, but has no problem with tofu schnitzels.

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Week One:
7/10/2017- YA Books Central- Interview
7/11/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings- Review
7/12/2017- YA Book Madness- Guest Post
7/13/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Review
7/14/2017- Novel Novice- Interview

Week Two:
7/17/2017- The Best Books Ever – Review
7/18/2017- Literary Meanderings- Excerpt
7/19/2017- Book Sniffers Anonymous- Excerpt
7/20/2017- YA and Wine- Review
7/21/2017- A Gingerly Review- Review

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6 thoughts on “Guest Post & Giveaway: The Special Ones by Em Bailey

  1. Meigan says:

    Oh, my! This book sounds a little creepy, which is right up my alley. I’m a huge fan of adult horror and thrillers, and being new-ish to YA, I’m so excited to learn that there’s so much of both available in young adult and I couldn’t be more excited! Definitely adding this one to my list, thanks so much for the chance!

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    • Oh if you’re looking for YA Horror, there’s less than you might think :/, but I have tons of recommendations. Amy Lukavics is good, so is Dawn Kurtagich, Mindy McGinnus (excuse my spelling!). Oh Wink Poppy Midnight is fantastic. One of the best. Also Mayqueen Murders and Bone Gap is interesting if really weird.


      • Meigan says:

        Thanks so much for the recommendations, I’m definitely adding all of them! Have you read Danielle Vega’s Merciless series, and is it considered horror? I’m even OK with YA anything, as long as it has some elements of horror (much like Susan Ee’s End of Days trilogy).


      • I have not read Merciless yet. It’s definitely on my list though. Un(fortunately) that list is thousands of books long. I love horror. It’s actually what I write, whenever it’s published lol.


      • Meigan says:

        Oh, awesome! Good luck in your writing, and I’ll definitely keep my eyes out for when you’re published!


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