YABC Scavenger Hunt: Remember Yesterday (Pintip Dunn), Plus Excerpt, and Extra Giveaway

YABC Scavenger Hunt: Remember Yesterday (Pintip Dunn), Plus Excerpt, and Extra Giveaway

Today we're excited to share Pintip Dunn's excerpt from her novel, Remember Yesterday as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Pintip, her novel, and an extra giveaway! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

 

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Meet Pintip Dunn!

 

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. 

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. Her debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. Her other books include THE DARKEST LIE, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and the novella, BEFORE TOMORROW.

She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com

 
 
 
Meet Remember Yesterday!
 
 

Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research – starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school. 

The past isn’t what she assumed, though – and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister – even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.

 

 

A Note from Pintip Dunn:

I am so thrilled to share with you an excerpt from REMEMBER YESTERDAY, the sequel to my New York Times bestselling novel, FORGET TOMORROW!

FORGET TOMORROW:

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self. 

It's Callie's seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision -- a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist. 

Or in Callie's case, a criminal. 

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in prison. The only person who can help is her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn't spoken to in five years. 

Logan breaks her free, but can she trust him? He's almost the same boy she remembers, but now he's a whole lot hotter. And he's got his own past to deal with. Callie's falling for him, fast, but she soon learns he has secrets of his own. Secrets that mean they can never be together.

Now, Callie's on the run not only from the government, but also from her fate. If she wants any hope of a future with Logan, she must find a way to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all -- herself.

 

You can learn more about the FORGET TOMORROW series HERE.

 

EXCERPT:

I lift my eyes to meet his, and I reach into the future—his future. The vision pours into me. The future Tanner grabs me and kisses me. Without warning, without hesitation. It is hot and searing and exquisite. And I like it. Oh, how I like it.

“No!” I fall out of the vision and scoot away from him, so far that I approach the edge of the platform. My pulse is thundering; my nerves are jumping. Oh, Fates. What’s wrong with me? Is it because I don’t want him to kiss me? Or because I want it too much?

His eyes turn watchful. "Come back here, Jessa. You're too close to the sky."

I look into the open space, fluffy with wads of cotton-ball clouds. I take a breath, hoping to inhale some of the sky's serenity. He doesn't know about the kiss. Why would he? In the vision, he acted impulsively, without premeditation. The desire to kiss me hasn't arisen in him yet. Maybe I can prevent it from cropping up altogether.

"Look, you don't want to kiss me," I babble, staying where I am. And hope I sound more reasonable than I feel. "It's only because we talked about kissing the other day. When you talk about something, you give it life. Make it real. Like an annoying song you can't get out of your head."

He creeps toward me, his eyes flicking between my face and the sky. "So you can't get the idea of kissing me out of your head?"

"I said it was annoying. Like a song. Not based on anything real."

He stops five feet from the edge of the platform. "So let me get this straight. You saw into the future and we kissed. Right?"

"Y-yes,” I stutter, shocked that he guessed the truth so easily. “But it doesn't have to happen that way," I add quickly. "As my sister proved, we're in control of our own fate. We can make any future we wish."

"Unless this is our Fixed." His voice is low, rough. And yet, every syllable imprints into my memory forever. "Unless this kiss is so important, it happens in every one of our worlds."

"It's just a kiss. How can it be that important?"

His eyes glitter with the challenge. With one last look at the platform's edge, he crawls to me, slowly but steadily. "The path of our particular world might depend on this kiss. Would you risk our future just to be stubborn?"

And then, he's right in front of me. He rests his hands lightly on my back. They slide down to my waist, until his fingers brush against the strip of bare skin between my pants and top. I shiver, and my skin pebbles into a million goose bumps. He pulls me against him. So much of my body is touching his that I can't think; I can't breathe. All I can do is feel. His trembling breath. My hammering heart. His shaking hands—or hell, maybe that's me, vibrating against his touch.

Our lips are inches apart. Time blends together. You couldn't move me from this spot if the world were crashing down around us.

"I thought I wasn't your type," I whisper.
"You're not," he says. "But for the fate of our world, I'm willing to make the sacrifice." And then, he closes the gap between us. 

 

 

 Remember Yesterday

By: Pintip Dunn

Release Date: November 3, 2015 

 

 

 

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alyssa on Monday, 06 February 2017 07:49

Pintip, how did you get to writing YA? As a lawyer, I just thought you'd be more into adult fiction or mystery.

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Pintip, how did you get to writing YA? As a lawyer, I just thought you'd be more into adult fiction or mystery.
Pintip Dunn on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:30

Alyssa,
Thanks for your question! To be honest, I've never been interested in writing legal thrillers, although there are mystery/suspense elements in all of my stories. I was first introduced to the YA genre when I read The Hunger Games. As soon as I read that book, I knew that YA was the right genre for me. It just felt like home.

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Alyssa, Thanks for your question! To be honest, I've never been interested in writing legal thrillers, although there are mystery/suspense elements in all of my stories. I was first introduced to the YA genre when I read The Hunger Games. As soon as I read that book, I knew that YA was the right genre for me. It just felt like home.
Tiffany Engler on Monday, 06 February 2017 16:54

What was your favorite part to write?

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What was your favorite part to write?
Pintip Dunn on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:31

Hi Tiffany! Thanks for your question! My favorite part to write was...the second half of the book. I cried during the entire time I was writing it, and I can honestly say that I've never cried so much in writing a book before (and I've written ten!)

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Hi Tiffany! Thanks for your question! My favorite part to write was...the second half of the book. I cried during the entire time I was writing it, and I can honestly say that I've never cried so much in writing a book before (and I've written ten!)
Anne on Monday, 06 February 2017 20:45

What inspired you to write this series?

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What inspired you to write this series?
Pintip Dunn on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:31

Anne, thanks for your question! I was inspired to write these series by my own struggles with publishing. Several years ago, an editor-friend said to me, "I wish I had crystal ball. Then, I could tell you that five years from now, you would be published, and you wouldn't worry about it so much." The next day, I was thinking about her words and wishing that my future self could send a memory back to my present self. My next thought was: "Hey, that would be a cool premise for a book!" And presto. The Forget Tomorrow series was born.

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Anne, thanks for your question! I was inspired to write these series by my own struggles with publishing. Several years ago, an editor-friend said to me, "I wish I had crystal ball. Then, I could tell you that five years from now, you would be published, and you wouldn't worry about it so much." The next day, I was thinking about her words and wishing that my future self could send a memory back to my present self. My next thought was: "Hey, that would be a cool premise for a book!" And presto. The Forget Tomorrow series was born.
Stephanie Plotkin on Monday, 06 February 2017 21:56

Will there be anymore books in the series?

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Will there be anymore books in the series?
Pintip Dunn on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:32

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for your question! Yes, there will be a third book in the series, Seize Today, which will release in October of this year!

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Hi Stephanie! Thanks for your question! Yes, there will be a third book in the series, Seize Today, which will release in October of this year!
John on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:54

If you could be any kind of tree, what kind of tree would you be?

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If you could be any kind of tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Pintip Dunn on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:32

Hi John! Thanks for your question! I would be a willow tree because that's what my nickname in Thai ("Aor") means.

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Hi John! Thanks for your question! I would be a willow tree because that's what my nickname in Thai ("Aor") means.