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Rootless Blog Tour: Reader Q&A + Last Chance to Enter the Giveaway!




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Today is the final stop on the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! Thanks so much to those who followed along. We've enjoyed industry interviews, behind the scenes scoops, recipes, even ROOTLESS inspired music for download. It's been a great tour! For those just joining us, you can start from the beginning here . ...
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YABC
Wow great questions...my fav was Chris' response about naming Banyan. ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:04
YABC
I loved learning how Chris came up with Banyan's name too. And how he got his agent and publisher. What an awesome way to do it.... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:42
YABC
Thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions Chris!! and many thanks to the wonderful bloggers that made this blog-tour ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:11
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Live Author Chat with Darynda Jones This Wednesday!


On Wednesday, November 7th, join us back here for a live chat with Darynda Jones, author of DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR! There will be a trivia contest, as always, with lots of great prizes. Chat starts at 9pm EASTERN. Get your questions ready! <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0b55207878" >Live Author Chat with...
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YABC
Sounds like fun! I LOVED Death and the Girl Next Door and I adore the lovely Darynda Jones! ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:49
YABC
I love you Darynda!!!!
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:45
YABC
What is the history of your own first name?
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:21
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Matched Short Story Contest + Prizes!

MATCHED postcrdCOMICCON 122 copy
  Hello Traders, Insiders tell us The Rising has been watching and they're impressed with your dedication to their cause. The Archivists, however, still need to proof that you are able to see the true value of the Artifacts we treasure and use for trade. Show your loyalty by going to...
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Giveaway: Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (US or Canada)

Giveaway: Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (US or Canada)
How do you find someone who doesn't want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel. Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he's in control. And she...
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Jasmine L. Albitos
The music in the book trailer is by Sleeping at Last, "Intermission". Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:23
Jill
Sleeping at Last and I LOVE the trailer
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:32
MrsErica Beaton
Sleeping at Last. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:35
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Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)

Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)
“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of...
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MrsErica Beaton
As a history teacher, I've been talking with my students about the parallels between the past and today. We notice similar trends ... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:37
Lauren Giova Dixon
Polluted and over-populated!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:35
YABC
Very crowded like New York City!!
Friday, 02 November 2012 15:19
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Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)

Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)
DUST LANDS: REBEL HEART By Moira Young     About  Rebel Heart   Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.” It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue...
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Jonathan
Love this series! The cover is awesome!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:18
YABC
I think I like the original cover for Blood Red Road the best, but these new ones aren't bad. They look more like mainstream YA co... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:02
YABC
Excited for this! I loved Young's world-building in Blood Red Road, and I'm hoping the history is explained more elaborately in th... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:37
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Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (US Only)

Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (US Only)
About The Lost Prince Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them. That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a...
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Sam
I LOVE the cover! Its the best in the Iron Fey books! I love the strange design on the guys body!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:48
YABC
I was so shocked when I saw this cover bc I still think of Ethan as a little boy. I guess he's grown up now! Can't wait to read it... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:25
Natalie Aguirre
I love this series and can't wait to read this. I'd love to get on the list to get Julie's ARCs.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:17
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Giveaway: Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (US Only)

Giveaway: Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (US Only)
In book two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind. Now in paperback! In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam....
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MrsErica Beaton
I couldn't get the link to work for the trailer! Can you help out?
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:39
Wendy Railey
I couldn't get the link to work either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfQOojvkc3E try this video This is a great trailer! I so... Read More
Friday, 02 November 2012 19:59
Jasmine L. Albitos
Willow's gift is that she can look into people's future, hopes & dreams and their sorrows & regrets with a simple touch. Thank yo... Read More
Saturday, 03 November 2012 18:30
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Giveaway: Feed by MT Anderson (US Only)

Giveaway: Feed by MT Anderson (US Only)
Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid...
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MrsErica Beaton
They went "on a Friday, because there was s**t-all to do at home." This opener always seems to pull my students in as readers.... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:41
Lauren Giova Dixon
Friday
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:39
Wendy Railey
They went on a Friday due to some stuff they had to do at home. haha Mrs. Beaton - I'm sure it does. What better way to get stude... Read More
Friday, 02 November 2012 20:03
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Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!

Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!
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For Day 4 of the ROOTLESS Blog Tour, I give you my review of ROOTLESS: I didn't know what to expect when I first cracked open ROOTLESS. I knew a few things about the book - that it was about a young nomad, Banyan, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where...
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Natalie Aguirre
Sounds like a great book. So excited to be a part of Chris' blog tour.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:51
Lauren Giova Dixon
Sounds like my kind of crazy too!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:42
Lauren Giova Dixon
Chris, are you a big fan of post-apocalyptic books? If so, which one is your favorite?
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:44
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