Authors are Rockstars – The Katie McGarry Month – Crash Into You Teaser

Posted 23 August, 2013 by Heather in Author Spotlight, Blog, Danny, Heather, Pushy, Teaser / 93 Comments

For the month of August, we are celebrating our favorite author Katie McGarry. As part of the “Authors are Rockstars” tour, we decided to celebrate Katie not only for a single day, but for an entire month!

 The Authors Are Rockstars Tour is hosted by the fantastic bloggers FiktshunTwo Chicks on BooksMagical Urban Fantasy Reads. Thank you girls so much!!


Last week we had Katie’s fabulous editor Margo Lipschultz over for an Interview and this week, we have a teaser from Crash Into You! We have an epic giveaway, so stay tuned!

Katie McGarry Month Schedule:

Katie and HarlequinTEEN have provided us with a teaser from Crash Into You, letting us into Rachel’s head.


From Rachel’s Point of View

Isaiah tugs on my hand, guiding me closer to him. Our arms touch and I shiver as if I was zapped by lightning.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” he says. “Cop cars are everywhere.”

I turn my head to the street and stop when Isaiah squeezes my hand. “Don’t look. We’ve got to blend in.”

“I don’t understand,” I say in a hushed voice. “We’re not in our cars. How would they know?”

Isaiah keeps his eyes straight ahead. “I only said I wouldn’t rat. I didn’t say anything about anyone else.”

My mouth dries out—West’s friends. Did they escape or are they telling the cops my phone number and address? Can this get any worse?

Isaiah lets go of my hand and in a blur, pushes my back against a cold brick wall. His body becomes a hot, thick blanket over mine. The fine hair on my neck stands on end and my eyes close at the sensation of his warm breath on the skin behind my ear.

I’m absolutely terrified, but at the same time my body tingles with a weird anticipation.

“There’s two cops walking the street,” he whispers.

Peeking beyond his bicep, I see the two blue uniforms stalking in our direction. “What do we do?” I barely breathe out.

His hands go to my waist—my waist! And they feel so right. I like this closeness. Maybe I like it too much. A guy has never been this close to me. Never. And I can’t believe it’s happening, even if it is to keep from being arrested.

My heart beats frantically in my chest. Isaiah is hot and scary and hot. Why on earth would a guy like him want to be anywhere near a girl like me?

It’s the adrenaline rush. That’s what it is. I like how he feels because I’m still experiencing the adrenaline rush from Isaiah’s NASCAR driving skills. His arm shifts, and I love how that movement causes his muscles to flex.

Stop it, Rachel. It’s not real. Focus.

“Kiss me,” he whispers. “If you kiss me we’ll blend in.”

My mouth drops open as if to make a sound, but nothing comes out. How do I say the words…I don’t know how to kiss.


Wow, wasn’t that spectacular and steamy? Isaiah sure knows how to protect his girl, and sheltered Rachel just needs to go with it! We can’t wait for this book!


CrashIntoYoubyKatieMcGarryAbout Crash Into You

Coming November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads| pre-order:  Amazon

From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.


Find Katie McGarry:

Find Dare You To and Pushing The Limits 

Katie McGarry at the Bewitched Bookworms

Thank you all so much for stopping by today and celebrating Katie with us! And now, thanks to HarlequinTEEN and Katie, we have an awesome Giveaway for you!

HarlequinTEEN is donating 2 Paperback copies of Pushing The Limits and 2 Hardcovers of Dare You To. Katie McGarry is giving away one ARC of CRASH INTO YOU, and the Bookworms are offering 1 copy of your choice of titles from Katie McGarry for 2 International Readers!!

So in total, we will 7 winners! YES!!!

The Giveaway runs until August 31st – the entire length of the “Authors Are Rockstars” Tour and our Katie McGarry Month! The Books provided by Harlequin & Katie are US/Can only. Please all enter via the Rafflecopter below!

And now, what did you think of the teaser? What are you most looking forward to learning/seeing in this book? 


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I’m a PhD chemist who loves sarcasm, music, and books-paranormal, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, and romance. Most of my free time is spent at the martial arts studio these days–whether practicing Combat Hapkido or reading books while watching my son’s Taekwondo classes, or even working up a sweat with Kickboxing for fun.

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93 Responses to “Authors are Rockstars – The Katie McGarry Month – Crash Into You Teaser”

  1. I LOVE the teaser! I wish I had a copy of Dare You To and Crash Into You. I loved Pushing the Limits. 😀 Thanks for the great posts. 😀

  2. Oh my!
    I loved that short excerpt you shared, Danny! I adore Katie McGarry and her books! She’s so good at writing broken characters that you can really feel for. I’m excited for Crash Into You because it’s Isaiah’s story and I have been waiting for his story since forever!
    I can already tell that it’s going to be fabulous (not that I expected anything less from Katie). The couple has so much chemistry! I can’t wait! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Danny and thank you for the giveaway.
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  3. Tami Estes

    I LOVE her books. They aren’t like mist books I read and that makes them so much better! I can not wait for Isaiah’s book!!!

  4. Enna P.

    I love Katie’s books because they’re real. The books she writes are about very real situations: foster parents, abuse, drugs, trauma, family relationships, and love. Her stories connect us and I believe that’s important. That’s why I love Katie AND her books.

  5. elena k

    i have read katie’s books and love them.The characters are always so real, with flaws but with true qualities. I cannot wait to read about Isaiah, he is a favorite of mine

  6. I do love Katie! Pushing the Limits is one my favourite YA reads for 2012 🙂 I am looking forward to reading her other books as well.

  7. Courtney M

    I love how Katie can make you feel as if you’re with the characters, as if you know the on a personal level. I can’t wait for Crash Into You.

  8. Alicia

    I’ve only read Pushing The Limits but it was my favourite read last year. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on her other titles. Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Um. I have read both of the first 2 books in the series and while book number 2 was pretty great, Pushing The Limits will stay in my heart FOREVER. I read the book when it first came out and still have not forgotten the characters or the story. It was truly beautiful.

  10. I have read every book and novella by Katie McGarry. Her characters have such a strong authentic voice. The stories always grab at my heart and I deeply appreciate the power of love that comes through in her writing. I’ve also been fortunate to meet Katie in person. She’s such a sweetheart.
    I can’t wait to read this novel. It was my WoW this past week. 😀
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  11. Paige

    I love Katie McGarry’s books because they’re just so captivating. The stories, the romances, the heartbreak, betrayal, desire, it’s just all so relatable and real. She is a fantastic writer, a fact solidified by the rollercoaster of emotions her books elicit in the reader.

    So excited for Crash Into You! I can’t wait to have that book in my hands! And thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

  12. Janita

    I love her books, they are awesome! The characters, the romance, the heartbreak and the make-up are great. This was a really exciting teaser, I can’t wait to read Crash into you! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  13. Anne

    Can’t wait for the book – I’m against (hearing of) ARC’s because it’s so annoying to hear from people with access to a book I have to wait 3 months for…but if it’s ME with access I’ll change my mind!

  14. Jerica Enriquez

    Why I love Katie Mcgarry’s books, they are simply amazing and heart touching!! Her books keep me wanting to hear more and never wanting it to end! I got my sister into reading them and she loves her books too asking when the others will be out. By the way awesome giveaway

  15. I love how her books always feature such raw and real characters dealing with all these problems. I always love reading how they get their happy-ever-after, haha.

    (And why am I entering this? My heart will just be crushed by the time I see I don’t win. But oh welll. :D)

    Thank you so much to Katie and to you guys for doing this giveaway!
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  16. Nicole M

    I haven’t read her books but I feel I would love them, because she seems so REAL and I hear great things! 🙂 I can’t wait to read these!

  17. Maggie K.

    How can one NOT love her, I mean OMG. I looooove Isaiah, he is my favorite character from the series. OK after Noah, or maybe a very close 2nd to Noah. Her stories are touching, heartfelt and so realistic that one can’t help but feel like we are experiencing the love, the first kiss and all those raw emotions that comes with falling in-love for the first time.

  18. Ari

    I have no idea about the second part of the question, but I do know why i love her books: because the characters are lovely in a messed up kind of way, and you can relate to their struggle and enjoy their adventure and their flirting and teasing. Because the plots are fluid and you story can make you both happy and sad and it leaves you all fuzzy inside from all the cuteness. Because the writing is beautiful and addictive.. oh well, I could write all day and night about her books, I love them THAT much.

    Thanks for the giveaway, for making it international, and for the teaser (I almost wrote ‘kiss’, LOL, thinking about the end of the scene) – Oh, Isaiah’s got a good girl for the bad boy inside. So cute, can’t wait to read more about them ;))
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  19. Tiffany Mahaffy

    I Katie is amazing beyond all words!! Her books have completely amazed me and I am all but dying to get my hands on Crash into You!! I met her on the #YEAHYA tour and I was star struck *_*

  20. Juana

    I read Pushing the Limits and I loved it. Now I have to read Dare to you so I can catch up and be able to read Crash in to you 🙂

  21. Robert S

    Ok, Katie ‘s sold me. Now I really can’t wait to get my hands on this book. The writing is as amazing as Pushing the Limits, Crossing the Line and Dare You To. Please I would love get an Advance Copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.
    Robert S.

  22. Bethany Nikola

    I can’t wait for this book to come out! I have fallen in love with these characters and can’t wait to read Isaiah’s story.

  23. Chris Bails

    I have the first book in my TBR pile, but still have not read yet. I do definitely like the look of the new cover. I love the blurb and excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Katie has written two of my most favorite books of the last two years, and I just _know_ that Crash Into You will be another favorite. She has such a talent for conveying human emotion to the point where the reader feels what the character is feeling, which is no small task. I often come out of my reading trance feeling discombobulated and as if I just woke from a dream. Katie is my she-ro! 🙂
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  25. I love Katie’s words because they’re original. They touch difficult life situations of the most interesting age group, in my opinion, and she deals with those situations with finesse and realism.
    Also… Noah! *ded*

  26. Kassi

    I love her books! I love her writing style, and the amazing characters.

    P.S: loved the teaser!! Can’t wait to read this =)

  27. Laura

    I love Katie books. In pushing the limits i feel in love with Noah and Echo story, two broken teens finding each other. In dare you to Katie surprised me again with Beth story and I actually loved this one even more than PTL. And after breaking my heart a little in DYT I’ll finally be able to know Isaiah more and hopefully he will get his happy ending.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  28. Karlie

    I love Katie’s books … each one is heart wrenching and a story on it’s own while involving familiar characters from the other books in the series ..each book I have read and fell in love with ..the story ..the characters .. <3

  29. I’m so excited for this next book!!!! Pushing the limitsand Daring you to was a pleasant surprise and i loved them both the we’re deliciously good!!!!!!!!

  30. I love each of Katie’s books because she writes in her stories and characters in a way that makes them real and relatable. She isn’t afraid to shy away from the tough stuff and the grey areas. Her writing, suspense, and character voice are phenomenal.

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  31. JessS

    I haven’t read any of her books yet but I think I’d love them because the excerpt was really cool. Plus everyone keeps saying how the characters are really good, and I really want to read Crash Into You for the goo girl Rachel and Isaiah

  32. Moulin

    I have heard great things about Ms. Katie’s books. That little teaser really grasped my attention-so imagine the books! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  33. I love Katie because no matter what book she writes they are always 5 out of 5 star books. I can tell that she puts all her hard work into writing amazing characters, and an amazing plot. She is one of my favorite authors and I love her so much!!

  34. Filia Oktarina

    I still haven’t read Katie book, but i think i will like it. My facebook friends recomend her books and i trust him 🙂

  35. Julie B.

    I love Katie because she writes such amazing stories, but she loves her readers like they are her friends!

  36. Shweta Swami

    i cannot wait!!as it is Katie’s books are amazing but couple that with what we know of Isiah’s past and this will be one phenomenal book. Katie always gives us exactly what we want but she also touches our hearts in ways other authors can only aspire to. Reading her books gives me the strength to overcome my own obstacles by going along with her characters as they overcome their own. if Katie stops writing i will hunt her down and get her to write more.period. and i most certainly will read her books till they are dog-eared. 🙂

  37. Abbie

    I can’t wait for the new book to come out. Once I pick up Katie’s book I can’t stop, I normally finish in one sitting. I have read Pushing the limits several times, and recently finish Dare to you. Can’t wait.

  38. rafaela

    I need sooo much this book, always wanted Isaiah’s story. And the teaser? I think I won’t survive till November!

  39. Samantha

    Oh my gosh! I cannot wait for this book to come out! I have read Pushing the Limits and Dare You To multiple times and cant get enough! I can’t wait for it to come out! November is just to far away.

  40. Giaochau

    EEEKKK!!! I need Crash Into You!!! I love Pushing The Limits and Dare You To. Can’t wait for the November,

  41. Alex H.

    I just love all of Katie’s lovably flawed characters who always, always make me root for them. She completely converted me into a Ryan lover when I thought I could only love Beth with Isaiah (but don’t get me wrong, I loveeeee Isaiah.) I need this book now so I can read about him and Rachel! November is too long!

  42. Jess Nunes

    I LOVEEEEE her books!!!!! whenever a new book comes out i get all excited and have my little book dance!!! consists of me jumping on my bed with loud music playing and having an awesome time!!!! that is what her books bring to my life!!!! im a total book hog, and im not ashamed to admit it. I think her books are just so awesome and cool and the concepts that she is able to weave and spin into a massive story with characters that are just so likeble and just as interesting as real life people!
    i would be like the happiest person in the world to win this! 🙂

  43. Aiysha


    I’ve read both PTL and DYT and they wee AMAZING!! Can’t wait till CIY!! Loved the teaser…I just can’t wait as again it’s two unlikely individuals coming together and I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

  44. Christina

    I love how her characters are not 100% good people–because no human being is truly good. I really like how realistic their flaws are.

  45. I just Started Pushing the Limits, I love it! I know I just started but I know i like it can’t wait for the other books! Thank you so much for the Giveaway!

  46. Joanna W.

    I haven’t had the opportunity to read a Katie McGarry novel, but I really want to. I hear her characters are really relatable and she doesn’t shy away from real life issues in her books. I like reading heartfelt novels with well-established characters, so I think I could easily get lost in Katie’s books.

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