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Tuesday 13 October 2015

☀☄ Burned: Retribution - Natasha Deen

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Burned, a Young Adult Action Suspense novel by (, Orca Book Publishers, 168 pages).

Part of RETRIBUTION—a high-interest trilogy that can be read in any order.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, book trailer and excerpt below.

Author Natasha Deen will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner 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 (☀).

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Two years ago, Josie Smith’s life went up in smoke. Literally. Everyone and everything she ever loved burned in a fire—one set by a crooked cop.

To survive, Josie’s been living under the radar as a homeless kid while trying to find a way to knock the cop down a few notches and put her on the other side of the prison bars.

But time’s running out. A pimp’s got his eye on Josie, and if she doesn’t get off the streets soon, she’ll be the one brought down. Her salvation and the key to the cop’s undoing seem to lie with a car thief and a rich kid.

Trust and teamwork don’t come easily to Josie—in fact, they don’t come at all—but if she can’t find a way to make the team work and find justice for her family, she will get burned all over again.

Teaser: Excerpt

     It would be so easy to kill her.
     So easy.
     So simple to pass by her on the streets, take her breath with the same ease I’d take her wallet. I’ve been on the streets for two years and I’ve learned how to pick pockets and steal apples, which alleys are safe to sleep in and which ones to stay away from.
     And I know how to use a knife.
     How easy it would be bump into her. Instead of slipping my fingers into her purse, I’d slide my blade between her ribs, and I would whisper, “This is for Emily and Danny and Emma.”
     And she would look at me, startled, shocked.
     And I would smile and walk away, leave her bleeding on the streets and the red stain of her life dripping from the smooth edge of my knife.
     But I can’t.
     I won’t.
     Death would be too easy for her. A cop murdered on the streets. She’d get a hero’s burial and people would cry. The department would decorate her and the Police Chief would make speeches about her “sacrifice and loyalty to the people she served.” Newscasters with their helmet hair would use their The World is Ending voices and talk about the need for better policing. People would rally for tougher laws. Cops would roust the homeless.
     I live with these people.
     They’ve been rousted enough.
     I won’t bring pain and torment to their already tortured lives.
     Besides, if she died on the street, no one would know the truth of her.
     The lies of her.
     I will not kill her.
     She will not die.
     Not by my hand.
     I. Will.

Burned - available NOW!

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The Series: Retribution

A new high-interest YA trilogy that can be read in any order, from authors SIGMUND BROUWER, NATASHA DEEN and JUDITH GRAVES.

A homeless kid burning for revenge.  A car thief who will scale any height and a boxer with a secret life… all seeking vengeance on the adults who wronged them.

Each of these teen rebels has a specialized skill and the motivation for retaliation, but they cannot succeed alone. Reluctantly agreeing to become a team is the first step towards RETRIBUTION.

Read the books – Exposed, Unleashed, Burned–in any order! (Released TODAY, 13 October 2015 by Orca Books)

Exposed | Unleashed |

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

Exposed - Judith Graves

Raven is cunning, aggressive and whip-smart—she’s had to be to survive. She was taken in at a young age by the boss of a car-theft ring, who rescued her from a life of hell.

For too long she’s believed she owes him everything and used her uncanny urban climbing skills to train young recruits for what she believes are victimless crimes. Until Raven discovers that his compassion for the kids he wrangles into the ring is just a front, and they are all merely tools of his trade, nothing more. When he’s responsible for the death of Raven’s young “apprentice,” she finally sees him for what he really is—and sets out to bring him down

[Published 13 October 2015, 144 pages]

Unleashed - Sigmund Brouwer

Jace has it all—money, cars and status. What he doesn’t have is a happy home life. Forced to protect his brother from an abusive father and a neglectful mother, Jace lives a double life on the wrong side of the tracks, learning to box and trying to survive on his own merits while plotting to expose his father as the monster he is. Working reluctantly with two girls who have their own thoughts of vengeance, Jace finds that he is not as alone as he thought and that there are people he can trust.

[Published 13 October 2015, 168 pages]

About the Author

Natasha Deen is the author of over a dozen books and divides her time between writing, presenting at schools, and speaking at conferences. Her previous novels include the CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens and 2015 Sunburst Award nominated Guardian, and the True Grime series. In her spare time she cuddles on the couch with her furry and non-furry family, and thinks the best way to beat writer’s block is with tea and cookies.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed learning more about you and your book! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great excerpt! Thank you.

Sue said...

Fantastic post! Books sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

Unknown said...

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delayed reply--got knocked on my keister with a bug (but I won! Thanks modern medicine! :D). Thanks so much for hosting me with this fantastic post, BooksChatter, I appreciate it! And Betty, Ree Dee, Bedazzled, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and post a comment. I'm so glad (!!) you enjoyed the excerpts!! And of course, thanks to Goddess Fish for the organization! I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!