Takeover Post with Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd, Plus Giveaway!

What are we going to do tonight, Megan?

Same thing we do every night, Megan. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Yeah, yeah...I have to get up early tho.

Then let’s TRY TO TAKE OVER YOUNG ADULT BOOKS CENTRAL. Victory will be ours!

That’s right. Do not try to adjust your Internet settings. You are reading this correctly. At approximately 8.00 am on May.23.2016 the website known as Young Adult Books Central will be completely taken over by authors Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd. Their thirst for Internet domination can only be quenched by shameless promotion of their latest book releases. Both titles are scheduled for release on Tuesday, May 24. Coincidence? There are no coincidences.

Megan Miranda’s THE SAFEST LIES received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who says, "A touch of romance adds levity, and the breathless cat‐and‐ mouse game between Kelsey and her shadowy pursuers makes this a fast‐paced, suspenseful treat."

Megan Shepherd’s THE HUNT, the second book in the sci‐fi thriller THE CAGE series, is called by Kirkus Reviews, “A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner.”

The top secret plans for Megan and Megan’s five‐stage YABC takeover include:

Monday, 5/23: Giveaway! Winners receive both books + swag pack

Tuesday, 5/24: Book Launch Day! Megan and Megan interview each other about their new books and their writing processes.

Wednesday, 5/25: YABC Twitter Chat Takeover

Thursday 5/26: Sneak Peek at chapters 1‐3 of Megan Shepherd’s THE HUNT with a bonus excerpt of chapters 1‐2 of THE CAGE.

Friday 5/27: Sneak Peek at Megan Miranda’s THE SAFEST LIES.


A warning to readers: Beware venturing onto Young Adult Books Central during this takeover period. You might inadvertently win free books and read tantalizing sneak peeks that will hook you into wanting to read more. Don’t worry. It’s all part of the plan. *rubs hands together maniacally*



This is Megan and Megan signing out. You have been warned. 


Meet Megan Miranda!

Megan Miranda is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance,
and Soulprint. She was inspired to write The Safest Lies after reading a study about the way emotions, like fear, are passed down through genes—and wondering whether our own fears are a result of nature or nurture. Her debut adult suspense novel, All the Missing Girls, will be published by Simon & Schuster in June, 2016. Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. 


Meet her new book, The Safest Lies!

Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of fear, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her—Kelsey.

Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.

A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all. 


Meet Megan Shepherd!

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. She is the author of the acclaimed young adult series The Madman’s Daughter and the forthcoming middle grade novel The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. Shepherd now lives and writes on a historic farm outside of Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and a dog. 

Meet hew new novel, The Hunt!

After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari‐themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters—Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide—and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one

who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black‐market traders.

The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities—to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet—she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom. 






The Safest Lies & The Hunt

By: Megan Miranda & Megan Shepherd

Release Date: May 24, 2016 


One winner will receive a signed ARC of  The Safest Lies, a signed ARC of The Hunt and The Cage, and bookmarks and sticker swag. (US only). 

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