Thursday, April 28, 2011
Check out the blog He Followed Me Home to read it, plus enter to win copies of the book and some Keeley Brothers swag.
To compare, read the final version of Shift's first chapter here on the website.
Deadline: tomorrow at 9am Eastern. International entries welcome!
Lest you think the blog tour is taking me away from here, I've got news for you! I plan to spend the next week sharing photos and stories from my trip to Ireland, doing a day-by-day report of where I was two weeks prior. And I'll try not to shed so many wistful tears that I short out my keyboard.
Today, though, I've got a special giveaway that has nothing to do with me. I recently read Myra McEntire's debut YA paranormal, Hourglass. It totally blew me away! It was truly a haunting read, with complex characters who felt like they would walk off the page and into my living room. The heroine Emerson especially grabbed my heart, with her struggles to remain sane in the face of her strange ability.
Emerson can see "ripples," people who existed in that same location in the past. It's a timeslip novel, which is sort of like time travel, but instead of her going back to the past, the past comes to her. When she touches the ripples, they burst, which is really disconcerting.
Em meets a fantastic guy, Michael, who has a secret ability of his own, as well as a way to help her deal with the "rips," as they're called. The Hourglass, a small society set up to provide support and comfort to paranormal humans, needs Emerson's help to save a life and possibly the world.
That's all I can say without giving away spoilers. Hourglass comes out June 14, but you can win my extra ARC today!
Tell me in the comments: if you could make someone appear from any point in the past or future, who would it be? What would you ask them? What would you tell them about the present?
Deadline: Friday, April 29 (that's tomorrow! Because you need to read this NOW!), 11:59pm eastern. International entries welcome.
(EDITED TO ADD: And the winner is....bqdell! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared their heartfelt wishes. I admit I got choked up a few times. I promise if you check out HOURGLASS when it comes out next month, you won't be disappointed!)