Thursday, August 7, 2014

DEFECTOR in the UK!

Today DEFECTOR hits shelves in the UK! I'm so excited for my UK fans to finally read how Tessa's story continues!
Here's the cover that my lovely publisher Hodder chose for my book:


And here's the back (spoilers for Impostor aka Book 1)

You can even win a copy on goodreads:






I think I'll have a glass of wine to celebrate now! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart

Hello! My name is Tracy and I am so excited to be here today, celebrating with my blogger buddies! WHAT are we celebrating, you ask? Well, today marks the launch of a very exciting, special new program. Alloy Entertainment (of Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fame) has partnered with Amazon to create a new imprint! As a "Powered By Amazon" imprint, it will be exclusively distributed by Amazon. Here's more info from the official press release:

"Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a
division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young
adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of
Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors
to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach."

I am super super proud to share that my previously self-published novel, Shattered Veil, is one of the inaugural books in this program! It has been retitled REBEL WING, given a new cover (check out the beauty below!), fully edited, and I am so, SO excited to share it with you today! In addition, two other books are part of the launch, and they are AWESOME. Read on for more info and purchase links for EVERY UGLY WORD by Aimee L. Salter and IMITATION by Heather Hildenbrand.




REBEL WING

YA Scifi Adventure

“I've never been actively jealous of a fictional character .  . . until now. Aris's adventures set my imagination on fire, and made my heart take flight.” ~Kass Morgan, author of New York Times bestseller The 100

Description



The Dominion of
Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more
than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of
her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the
Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.


Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill
her days. Even flying her wingjet—the thing she loves most, aside from
Calix—feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a
pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping
she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself
as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there
never will be.



Aris gives up everything to find Calix:
her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris
discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured
person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier—and the best flyer in
the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die
trying.










About Me


Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom
Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes.
Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several
serious book boyfriends. Rebel Wing is
her third novel.  She can be found at www.tracybanghart.com 









EVERY UGLY WORD





By Aimee L. Salter





Description





When seventeen-year-old
Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and
shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter
how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with
her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the
future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old
self.





Her older self has been
through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and
heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping
a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life
forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.


Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and The List, Every Ugly Word is a gripping and emotional story about
the devastating consequences of bullying.







About Aimee


Aimee L. Salter lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and son. She writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't.

Aimee blogs for both writers and readers at www.aimeelsalter.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Every Ugly Word is her debut novel.







IMITATION





By Heather Hildenbrand





Description


Everyone is exactly like me.
There is no one like me.





Ven wrestles with
these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old
Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the
clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s
never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave
the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete
a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.





When there is an
attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to
draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s
world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for
Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?





Fans of Cinder, The Selection and Sara
Shepard’s Lying Game series will love Imitation, a thrilling, action-packed novel sure
to keep readers guessing until the very last page.











About Heather





Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays. Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player. You can find out more about her and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com 





Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released.





Please join me, Aimee, and Heather, along with some other great YA authors for a Facebook party this afternoon to celebrate the big launch! And don't forget to enter the giveaway below!  





Thanks so much to my wonderful bloggers friends who are helping me spread the word!









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!!!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT REMOVED




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!