Happy Monday, Dear Reader!!!! We’re SUPER-DE-DUPER excited today
because we’re helping to kick off an amazing tour!!!
Most of you know how much we ADORED Katie McGarry’s debut YA Contemporary, Pushing The Limits, and so when we had the chance to be part of the tour for it’s follow up, Dare You To, we SQUEED big time!
Then we said, HELLZ YEAH!!!!!!!
For those of you who haven’t yet experienced the AWESOME-SAUCERY that is Katie McGarry’s writing, we’ve got all the important info below.
But FIRST we have a couple of amazing things to share….
*building the anticipation*
*Danny and Heather smack Pushy and yell, JUST GET ON WITH IT!!!!!*
Okay, okay!!! So here, for your Monday Morning pleasure is a song from the Dare You To playlist and an excerpt from the book that goes with it, hand picked by Katie herself!
“Scott told me you had blond hair,” says the woman.
I swallow, but it’s hard to do when my throat tightens. The little girl I used to be, the one with blond hair, died years ago and I hate thinking about her. She was nice. She was happy. She was…not someone I want to remember.
“Why is your hair black?” The lawn ornament at the other end of the kitchen island has officially become annoying.
“What are you exactly?” I ask.
“This is my wife, Allison,” my uncle says.
The Cheerios catch in my throat and I choke. “You’re married?”
“Two years,” says Scott. Ugh. He does that googly-eye thing Noah does with Echo.
I slide another spoonful of Cheerios into my mouth. “When I’m done—” crunch, crunch, crunch “—I’m going home.”
“This is your home now.” Scott has that calm tone again.
“The hell it is.”
Allison’s eyes dart between me and the knives. Yeah, lady, a couple of hours in jail and I’ve moved from destruction of property to sociopath.
“Maybe you should listen to her,” she says.
“Yeah,” I say through more crunches, “maybe you should listen to me. Your wife’s worried I’m going to go all Manson and slit her throat while she sleeps.” I smile at her for effect.
Color drains from her face. At times, I really enjoy being me…
Oh, Beth….I know I thought of Pink when I read about her in Pushing The Limits and we see so much more of her tough side and the reasons behind it as we read her story in Dare You To!
*Pushy claps her hands*
Because, of course…there’s a giveaway too!!!!!
The wonderful folks at HarlquinTEEN are offering an AMAZING giveaway to go along with the tour and you can enter today!!!!
Everyone who enters at any of the tour stops can win their choice of either Pushing The Limits or Dare You To.
(there’ll be one winner per stop, see the full list of stops below)
PLUS, one lucky winner will get to go home with this SUPER COOL prize pack!
The prize pack includes:
- 1 copy of Pushing The Limits
- 1 copy of Dare You To
- 1 brown leather cuff bracelet
- 1 iPod
- 1 iTunes gift card
- 1 personalized Dare You To baseball jersey
All you have to do is enter via the widget below…
About Katie McGarry
Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of the full-length Young Adult novels PUSHING THE LIMITS and DARE YOU TO, and the e-novella CROSSING THE LINE. Her debut novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, is a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and an RT Book Reviews 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel. Writing has given Katie an excuse to pursue her passions. Research for her books has provided her with the amazing opportunity to train with baseball players, ride along in a drag car at ninety-six miles per hour and experience boxing and mixed martial arts. The most memorable moments for Katie are when she speaks to groups of teenagers about her research, writing and the truth that no dream is out of reach. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, at Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
Find Katie McGarry :
- website | Katie McGarry on the HarlequinTEEN website
- Follow her on Twitter
- Like her on Facebook
- Become a Fan on Goodreads
Find Dare You To and Pushing The Limits
- Dare You To: Goodreads | Amazon
- Crossing the Line: Goodreads | Amazon
- Pushing The Limits : Goodreads | Amazon
About Dare You To
An emotionally-charged roller coaster ride that will keep you turning the pages well into the night, DARE YOU TO tells the story of seventeen-year-old Beth Risk, who finds her life turned upside down at the beginning of her senior year. Forced to leave the mother she’s always protected and the only friends she’s ever known, Beth must start over at a new school, in a new town, with an uncle she hasn’t seen in years. The last thing she wants is to catch the eye of the town’s golden boy, popular jock Ryan Stone, who seems determined to win her over for all the wrong reasons. But when she discovers that Ryan has secrets of his own, Beth is drawn to him despite herself. Soon she’ll have to make a choice—between the past that beckons her back, and the life she never dreamed possible. With PUSHING THE LIMITS, Harlequin TEEN introduced a singular new voice that continues to resonate with teens and adults alike. With DARE YOU TO, Katie McGarry cements her place as a master of contemporary young adult fiction.
About Pushing The Limits
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
Follow the rest of the Tour for more wonderment about Beth, Ryan and DARE YOU TO!!!!
Monday, April 29th – Bewitched Bookworms – Excerpt & Song
Tuesday, April 30th – Harlequin Blog
Wednesday, May 1sh – The Irish Banana
Thursday, May 2nd – Review – Tyngas Reviews
Friday, May 3rd – Evie Bookish