Thursday, June 26, 2014

DEFECTOR pub date!

GUYS, I'm so excited! DEFECTOR is finally out in the world. I had so much fun writing about Tessa, Alec, Devon and the FEA! I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it!

Summary (mild spoilers for Impostor): Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and long-time love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.

But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue variant organization Abel’s Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

When the FEA’s efforts to rescue Holly don’t yield any results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel’s Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds. Everyone in her life is harboring secrets: Alec, her estranged mother, even the father she never knew.

The truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking everywhere. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for—even if it means going against the life she thought she wanted. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.

The DEFECTOR Blogtour is still running and you can win hardcovers and an audiobook.

Today there's a guest post where I talk about the Top 10 things you should know about Tessa!

Now I need to prepare for the USA vs Germany game! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

DEFECTOR blog tour!

Defector hits shelves in ten days! Wow.

Today also marks the start of the Defector blog tour. You can win two DEFECTOR hardcovers and 1 Impostor audiobook, so check it out!
Here's the Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/16/2014- Jump Into BooksReview
6/16/2014- Literary MeanderingsGuest Post
6/17/2014- YA Story TellerReview
6/17/2014- Supernatural SnarkInterview
6/18/2014- Crossroad ReviewsReview
6/18/2014- The Cover ContessaGuest Post
6/19/2014- Book SwoonReview
6/19/2014- Bittersweet EnchantmentInterview
6/20/2014- The Storybook KingdomReview

Week Two:
6/20/2014- Fantasy Book AddictGuest Post
6/23/2014- Shayna Varadeaux Books & ReviewsReview
6/23/2014- Fire and IceInterview
6/24/2014- Fiction FreakReview
6/24/2014- A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post
6/25/2014- Such a Novel IdeaInterview
6/26/2014- Becoming BooksReview
6/26/2014- Addicted ReadersGuest Post
6/27/2014- Library of the SeenReview
6/27/2014- Mom With A KindleInterview

I can't tell you how excited I am about sharing Defector with you!

Monday, May 26, 2014

DEFECTOR countdown giveaway!


Look what I got today!


DEFECTOR finished hardcover copies! I'm so excited. They are beautiful!
I can't believe it's only 1 month until DEFECTOR hits shelves. June 26th will be here before you know it!
And that's not all. The Impostor paperback will be out in three days, on May 29th!
To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed ARC of DEFECTOR!

The giveaway is international!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DEFECTOR ARC giveaway!

This is your chance to win the very first ARC of DEFECTOR!
Defector is the sequel to Impostor, which VOYA called "An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel."! 

Summary (includes spoilers for book 1): Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and long-time love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.

But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue variant organization Abel’s Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

When the FEA’s efforts to rescue Holly don’t yield any results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel’s Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds. Everyone in her life is harboring secrets: Alec, her estranged mother, even the father she never knew.

The truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking everywhere. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for—even if it means going against the life she thought she wanted. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.

Defector comes out June 26, 2014. That's less than two months to go! Eeek!
So I thought it was time for a giveaway. You can win a signed ARC of DEFECTOR. I can't wait to share this book with you!!!
The paperback of Impostor is comes out one month from now, on May 29th (almost exactly one year after the hardcover) and as you might know, reviews are VERY important for books, so I thought it would be nice to make this a review appreciation giveaway. That means you'll have to post a review of Impostor (at least 4 sentences) on Amazon or Barnes&Noble or IndieBound or Book Depository for a chance to win. Easy, right? And if you've already posted a review? Perfect. That counts of course! AND it doesn't matter if it was a positive or negative review. Every review counts! The giveaway is international! You can gain extra entries by posting a review on your blog or goodreads, too, as you will see. :)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Scavenger Hunt!

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until Sunday, April 6th at noon Pacific Time! I'm also having a bonus giveaway at the end of this post!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also a blue team and if you do the blue hunt too you'll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up. Easy, right?

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday April 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Let's move on to the exciting part, okay?
I'm very excited to be hosting:



Lissa Price
Lissa Price’s debut novel STARTERS is an international bestseller published in over thirty countries. Dean Koontz called this YA futuristic thriller “a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” STARTERS appeared on many best of lists and won top awards in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Kirkus called the sequel, ENDERS, “delightfully disturbing.” Lissa lives in Southern Calif with deer and coyotes for neighbors.
If you want to find out more about Lissa and her books, check out her website!

The book she's promoting is ENDERS!

The thrilling end to the questions raised in Starters is here. Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael—teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations—Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn’t want to do, like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life—but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena’s memories, too . . . and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? No one is ever who they appear to be. Determined to find the Old Man to stop him, and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.

I LOVED this book! A great ending to a great series!!!

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Love it! I could read it at least 5 more times! If you want to buy ENDERS (you really should!), here's a link

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As I mentioned above, I'm running a bonus contest! I'll be giving away two audiobooks of IMPOSTOR (you can win an ARC of its sequel DEFECTOR in the big hunt giveaway)! Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!


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Are you ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then click on Cole Gibsen's site!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Newsletter Celebration Giveaway!

I finally set up a newsletter! I think it's a wonderful way to keep you updated on giveaways and my news! And there'll be quite a few giveaways happening in the near future with the Impostor paperback coming out in May, followed by Defector in June in the US and in August in the UK!

To enter this giveaway you'll have to subscribe to my newsletter, but don't worry I won't flood your email inboxes with emails.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy 2014 giveaway! Win Impostor audiobooks!

Happy belated New Year!
Today I finally finished my WIP! 94k, the longest book I've ever written! To celebrate typing "the end" and because I've always wanted to try out Rafflecopter, I've decided to giveaway two wonderful audiobooks of Impostor (Listening Library published the audiobook and Emily Rankin is reading it)!



I also just returned from London where I met my lovely UK publisher Hodder. Impostor came out in the UK about two weeks ago! You can see the cover on the right side. Here's a photo of me signing copies in the Hodder office.

And here's the giveaway! Good luck!

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