Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Guest Post + Giveaway!] Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey

Welcome to my stop on the Deceived blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

by Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date: 09/18/13
320 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad's demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went--until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets at a flea market, she discovers that this isn't her first encounter with the murderer and that her father has been concealing her true identity for the past twelve years. But despite her father's desperate attempts to protect her, Elle still comes face to face with the darkness she has been running from her whole life. Trapped in the woods and with help hundreds of miles away, will Elle be able to confront the Reaper and reclaim the life she lost?

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Why All the Genres? Why Scary YA?
By Julie Anne Lindsey
Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of you blog. This is my first official blog tour and I’m in awe of how many bloggers open their blogs to strangers. I started blogging about four years ago and I know the amount of time and sometimes tears that are involved. So, thank you for trusting me not to mess this up. LOL.
I stay at home with three children. I homeschooled until writing became more of a job and less of a hobby. Then, I sent the kids to school and dove in to writing full time. It’s obsessive, really. Kind of like the way I read. I *need* to do both. Most of my in-real-life friends don’t get that. They ask me repeatedly, “Why don’t you write about your family?” “You crack me up with those stories.” “Write about the chaos. Write about Mommyhood.”
And I flee to scene. I’m not ready for that. *shivers*
I write for the same reason I read. I like the escape. I want to experience new things and consider new possibilities. If I wrote about my life, even in a fictional way, I’d never have a minute to myself. I’d be scrubbing toilets and taxiing kids without end. *insert massive crazy face here*
So instead, I write and tell the stories that keep me up at night. I tell stories all the time to anyone who’ll listen. I’m like that. I want to whisk other people away with me to the places in my head. Sometimes they’re sweet romance. Sometimes they’re fun girlie mysteries with explosions and cute federal agents. Sometimes they’re a little scary. Deceived is a little scary.
Deceived is the story of a girl who learns her life is a series of lies. She’s a senior in high school, moving into a boarding school. She has no roots. She has no security system, family, best friends, or relatives to lean on and trust. She has herself and a dad who moves for work, repeatedly. This year, she put her foot down. Better to spend senior year alone at boarding school that moving around the country.
She thinks.
It’s at this boarding school, standing still and growing roots that the lies find her. She sets out to tackle the night terrors that rob her of sleep, but learns they aren’t what she thinks either. She isn’t who she thinks. Nothing is what she thinks and those night terrors….there’s a flesh and blood reason behind them who’s come to take her away.
How can she hide if no one ever told her that she was in danger? How scary would it be to live without your only parent, in a new place, with new faces, no support system and see you nightmares literally coming to life? Elle knows. I had to tell her story. It took me 91,000 words to tell it, but it was so worth it. I love this helpless scenario. It’s perfect for the story of a girl who learns everything is a lie. Elle’s like anyone else. She’s not otherworldly, or magically gifted, her parents are both human. She is like everyone else, and still she adapts. She overcomes. She learns she’s not a wallflower. She’s not weak and she’s not a victim. Elle is my voice for every girl who thinks they’re up against the impossible. Nothing’s impossible.
If you’re in the mood to try a new author, and maybe read about girl who unravels the haunting truth about her life, I hope you’ll give Deceived a try. And if you do, I hope it makes you sleep with the light on.

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. In 2013, Julie welcomes five new releases in three genres including her newest title, DECEIVED, a YA suspense from Merit Press, and her first cozy mystery, MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, book one in the Patience Price, Counselor at Large series from Carina Press (a digital imprint of Harlequin).
Julie is a self-proclaimed word nerd who would rather read than almost anything else. She started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world. Most days you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book.
Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.

Find her online:
Tweeting her crazy @JulieALindsey
Soothing her book obsession on GoodReads
Pinning the pretty on Pinterest
Tumbling lamely on Tumblr
Blogging about books and writing at Musings from the Slush Pile
Prize package #1 (US only)
Signed hardcover of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks
$10 iTunes gift card
Black satin makeup bag with: black blinged compact/mirror, blue sheen nail polish & 5 pack Frosted lip gloss & balms

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Signed hardcover of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks
Silver makeup bag with: silver sparkly compact/mirror, Pixie dust (in honor of my favorite YA roommate) & 4 pack Moshi Monsters flavored lip gloss tin

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Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks
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Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks
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Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks

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1-eARC PDF of Deceived

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melissa cushing said...

This books sounds very cool.... hope I win and I love your blog!!

Unknown said...

The book sounds great. Glad I stumbled onto your blog!