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Saturday, 2 April 2016

☀☄♫ Walk The Edge: Thunder Road [2] - Katie McGarry

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for the newly released Walk The Edge, a Young Adult Contemporary novel by (, Harper Collins Harlequin Teen / Mira, 448 pages).

This is the second book in the Thunder Road series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well details of the first book, Nowhere But Here, including trailer and playlist!
Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Katie McGarry will be awarding a signed copy of Nowhere But Here to four randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Playlist for Nowhere But Here | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

Teaser: Excerpt

from Chapter Two

Breanna


[...]      School starts in a few days and tonight is senior orientation. My parents are currently in a meeting with my guidance counselor while I’m being propositioned.
      Propositioned. My lips tilt up sarcastically.
      My goal for this evening was to be noticed. Guess I succeeded. I was noticed, but not for my new choices in clothing, hair style, or because I dumped my glasses for contacts. Nope, I was hunted for my brain. All exciting and swoon worthy romance novels start off this way, right?
      Kyle misreads my body language and his dark eyes brighten. “So you’ll write my English papers for the year?”
      Fifty dollars per paper-that’s his offer. Standing in my sister’s second generation hand-me-downs of a sleeveless blue blouse, shorter-than-I’ve-ever-worn jean skirt and platform sandals causes me to consider his proposal if only for the course of a heartbeat. I’m the middle of nine children and, I’ll admit, new and shiny gains my attention, but this…this is wrong.
      “Do you know this is the first time you’ve spoken to me?” I say.
      He laughs like I told a joke, but I’m not kidding. Snowflake, Kentucky is a small town and everyone tends to know everyone else, but just because we breathe the same air doesn’t mean we communicate, or act like everyone else exists.
      “That’s not true,” he retorts. “We sat at the same table in fourth grade.”
      I incline my head to the side in a mock why-didn’t-I-remember-that-bonding-moment? “My, how time flies.”
      He chuckles then scratches the back of his head causing his styled hair to curl out to the side. “You’re funny. I didn’t know that. Look, it’s not my fault you’re quiet.”
      Kyle’s right. It isn’t his fault I became socially withdrawn. That blame falls solely on me. It’s a decision I made in seventh grade when I was publicly crucified.
      Blending into paint for the past couple of years has kept me safe, but it creates the sensation of suffocation. Everyone says the same thing: Breanna’s smart, she’s quiet. On the inside, I’m not at all quiet. Most of the time, I’m screaming. “I’m not writing your papers.”
      Kyle’s smile that had suggested he had a done deal morphs into a frown and acid sloshes in my stomach. Denying Kyle isn’t what bothers me as much as it worries me what he’ll mention to his friends. They’re the reason why I went voluntarily mute in seventh grade.
      Heat races up my neck as the repercussions of refusing sets in, but I don’t even consider agreeing. Cheating is not my style.
      Kyle surveys the hallway and, it it’s privacy he’s searching for, he’ll be sorely disappointed. He slides closer and a strange edginess causes me to step back, but Kyle follows. “Fine. One hundred dollars per paper.”
      “No.”
      “You don’t understand. My grades have to improve.” Easygoing Kyle disappears and desperation is hardly attractive.
      I steal a peek into the school’s main office, hoping my guidance counselor will beckon me in. Half of me hopes she’ll have life altering news for me, the other half hopes to end this insane conversation. “What you’re asking for is crazy.”
      “No, it’s not.”
      In an answer to the one million prayers being chanted in my head, my guidance counselor opens her door. “Breanna.”
      Kyle leans into me. “This conversation isn’t over.”

Walk The Edge
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The Series: Thunder Road

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Nowhere but Here [1]

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

[Published 1 June 2015, 497 pages]
THEME:
Hey Brother – Avicii
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix) – Rihanna
Bezerk – Eminem
Ride the Wind – Poison

OZ:
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
It’s a Great Day to be Alive – Travis Tritt
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons


EMILY:
Summer Girls – Lfo
Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
Standing Still – Jewel

SCENE SPECIFIC:
     When Emily and Oz first kiss:
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye – Luke Bryan

     Eli toward Emily and Meg:
Let Her Go – Passenger
Story of My Life – One Direction

     Oz and Emily at the Pond:
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

     Oz and Emily’s conversation the first time she’s in the clubhouse:
One More Night – Maroon 5

     When Oz hits someone to protect Emily:
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy

     Eli and Meg’s relationship:
Springsteen – Eric Church

     Oz and Emily’s future:
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx

About the Author

Katie McGarry 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 full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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