Tag: Dystopian

Feature Friday: Tarnished City

Feature Friday: Tarnished City

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: September 5th, 2017 by Del Rey Summary per Goodreads… The continuation of the darkly fantastical Downton Abbey-esque series—set in an England where curiously gifted aristocrats reign—and the commoners who are doomed to serve them attempt to spark a revolution. The rebellion to free the lower classes from ten years of forced service to unfairly advantaged, magically powered rulers may have failed. Teenage siblings and would be revolutionaries – one imprisoned, the other desperate for aid […]

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Feature Friday: The Dazzling Heights

Feature Friday: The Dazzling Heights

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to. This week, my selection is… Expected Publication: August 29th, 2017 by HarperCollins Summary per Goodreads… New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets… LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden–even if it means trusting her enemy. WATT just wants to put everything […]

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The Woodlands Series box set

The Woodlands Series box set

Do you dare enter the Woodlands? As the last livable spot on Earth, it’s the only home Rosa and Joseph have ever known. But now they need to escape, or Rosa will be trapped forever in a horrific government program. A dystopian page-turner with over 750 five-star ratings on Goodreads. The Woodlands Series is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, and The Jewel Series by Amy Ewing. Readers can purchase this boxed set at a significant discount over the cost to purchase each novel individually. This is a complete series […]

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Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The Breaking Light   Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Skyscape Goodread’s Synopsis:     In a stratified society where contact with the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite, those kept prisoner in the darkness will do anything to find the light. Arden—beautiful, street-smart, and cynical—is one of the citizens of the lowest Level, known as Undercity, of an off-world colony. A blackout band traps Arden in her district, but as sister […]

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Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Blood Rose Rebellion   Expected publication: March 28th, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads:     The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.   Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

    Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The End of Refuge by Beth Martin   Expected publication: March 7th, 2017 by Beth Martin Books ISBN 1539091104 ASIN: B01MYXBHIY       Goodread’s Synopsis:   The only thing worse than living your entire life in a bomb shelter is dying there.   Isolated from the rest of the world, the inhabitants of the shelter called Refuge have been trapped underground for over 20 years.   At 19, Juliet has always called Refuge […]

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Where do ideas come from?

Where do ideas come from?

One thing I’m often asked by readers is how I come up with the ideas for my books. And, usually, I have a really boring answer: I don’t remember. Yeah, told you it was boring. But the truth is, it can be months—even years—after I first have an idea before I begin actually “writing” the manuscript. During that time, I jot down ideas, maybe an outline, character studies… or nothing at all. It depends on the story and where my creativity is leaning. For instance, my current work-in-progress is a young adult/new adult dystopian. I’m super excited about it, but […]

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Cover Reveal: United by Jaci Wheeler

Cover Reveal: United by Jaci Wheeler

If you read my blog even a little bit, you know I love cover reveals, and I have one to share today! The cover for United, by Jaci Wheeler, looks awesome. I really like the menacing feel to it. Release: January 19th, 2016 Author Links:    United America runs like a machine. Everyone has a job and a purpose to make the country run smooth and efficiently. Nothing is left up to chance. The people are under constant monitoring for the good of the Country. After careful consideration, every citizen is given their career at the age of sixteen. “Rosaline, come now!” […]

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The Infected Are Back!

The Infected Are Back!

Release day is finally here. It doesn’t seem real. The Infected has been on my desk for so long, I can’t believe it’s finally out in the world! In a world where death stalks the unsuspecting, even the PODs might not save them.   A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have finally started to build a life in a world left devastated by plague. Ironically, for nineteen-year-old Eva, life made more sense when she battled the deadly Infected than it does in the serenity of […]

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The Infected: Cover Reveal

The Infected: Cover Reveal

Okay, so the sequel to PODs is almost here. The Infected are back October 12th. And I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal the cover. Thank you to Kelly Peterson for the initial concept and Adrijus Guscia at rockingbookcovers.com for designing it!   From the author of the award winning Unspeakable, and the best selling PODs, comes the highly anticipated sequel to PODs. A world where death stalks the unsuspecting, and this time even the PODs might not save them. A virus nearly wiped out humankind… Months have passed since a human infection has been reported. Survivors of the deadly pandemic have […]

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Cover Reveal: True Born by L.E. Sterling

Cover Reveal: True Born by L.E. Sterling

Yay! One of my favorite things to post: Cover Reveals. The first look readers get at a new title… and the first time an author “sees” their book. It’s fun!  True Born by L.E. Sterling Release Date: 05/03/16 Entangled Teen 304 pages Welcome to Dominion City. After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair. The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared… And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After […]

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The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

It’s three o’clock in the morning (so forgive any typos—I’m so tired). I just finished “The Woodlands” by Lauren Nicolle Taylor and, wow, I really, really enjoyed it! This is the first book I’ve read of Taylor’s and I’m always a little apprehensive when I read something from an author I just “met.” Plus, it’s a dystopian, post-apocalyptic and I’ve been laying of that genre; I’ve read so many, I wanted to change things up. But I’m so glad I read “The Woodlands!”     Okay, you know the drill—I don’t give out plot info in my reviews. Like I […]

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Release: THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Ta..

Release: THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor!!

NEW RELEASE TODAY:  THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor Book 4 in The Woodlands Series (Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance) Released Today!!!! Save $1 when you order on release day.  Price goes up to $5.99 after release.  What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted?  It’s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions.  It’s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, “Anything and everything.”  The only thing they want is to be back in each other’s arms. But what will it cost them to get there?  […]

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Anomaly

Anomaly

As anyone who’s read my reviews already knows (and is most likely sick to death of hearing), I am huge on first sentences of books. I base a lot of my decision to read or not to read a book on that one small sentence. Right or wrong, there it is. And Anomaly had a killer first sentence. Score one for Ms. McGee—she had me at hello, to quote a really over used line (I hear you all groaning.) The second thing Anomaly had going for it was the plot. I loved the concept—a world without emotions. Could human beings […]

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50 Reviews on Amazon…Meadow Scene ..

50 Reviews on Amazon…Meadow Scene from David’s POV

Okay, I promised when PODs received fifty reviews on Amazon I’d release a scene from David’s point of view. And it has 58 reviews–You guys ROCK!! I decided to give you a peek at a few different points in time. Hopefully you’ll get a sense of what David’s character was feeling during a time when many readers had trouble understanding his reasoning for his actions and were, to put it mildly, irritated at him. WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! If you haven’t read PODs I strongly suggest you not read any further. Doing so will spoil a large plot twist in the […]

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Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo

Sovereign by E.R. Arroyo

I’m so excited to welcome E.R. today. She’s the author of Sovereign, which is a wicked good book! I love it. I highly recommend if you like books with strong heroines, action and a little romance, you pick up a copy today!! E.R. is an entertainment junkie, equally passionate about books, movies, and music. In October 2012 she self-published her debut novel, Sovereign. She looks forward to the future of her career and connecting with more people in the years to come. E.R. especially hopes to publish more books, and maybe even land a traditional book deal some day (dream […]

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40 Likes on Amazon! Here’s your Sn..

40 Likes on Amazon! Here’s your Sneak Peek…

Okay, I promised when PODs got 40 likes on Amazon I would give you a sneak peek at “The Infected,” the sequel to PODs. And I keep my promises.  But first I have to tell you, this is an UNEDITED look at a portion of the manuscript and it may change between now and the final published book. So, please keep that in mind. Here’s the background on this piece of the story…there is no background. You are reading the very first word, sentence, paragraph of the manuscript. You are starting at the beginning.  So, with that, here you go… […]

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Anomaly Blog Tour

Anomaly Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Anomaly blog tour and I’m so excited to host a stop for this incredible science/fiction, dystopian novel by Krista McGee! You can visit some of the other tour stops by visiting the schedule here. Anomaly by Krista McGee Release Date: 07/09/13 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid. Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten […]

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The PODs Open Tomorrow

The PODs Open Tomorrow

Tomorrow PODs officially releases so I’m giving you one more teaser and I thought it only fitting for it to be one that gives you a glimpse into Eva’s world during the last minutes before she leaves for the PODs…and beyond.  There has to be another way. Think, Eva, think…hurry. Make them let you stay. The closer we came to the school, the harder it was for me to breathe. It felt like my sweater was choking me. I pulled it away from my neck, My hands were clammy, my heart raced, and my mind spun trying to think of […]

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Going Home and Counting Down…

Going Home and Counting Down…

BEA is over and I’m flying home today (I hate flying). I’m sure you’ll see a ton of photos and posts around the Internet about the Expo. I’ll share mine in a few days, but I’ll try to refrain from boring you (and making you jealous of all the free books I snagged) and keep my posts down to one. 🙂 In the meantime I’m gearing up for the release of PODs in two days. So here’s another snippet… “I can’t believe what you risked each night.”  (Eva speaking) “What do you mean?” David asked. “When you came to see […]

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PODs Book Signing

PODs Book Signing

First, I have to wish my wonderful husband a happy birthday. I wish you were here with me, but I hope you found your gift. It’s hiding in the little china men basket on the bookcase. I love you more. Today, Saturday, June 1st, I’m signing copies of PODs at booth #2567 at BEA from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. It’s also the one day of Book Expo America that’s open to the public. Power Readers are allowed to join in the fun of BEA for the day! Can’t wait to meet you! Tweet me:  @Michelle_kp to find me if I’m […]

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BEA!

BEA!

Today is the beginning of Book Expo America. I’ll be spending my time hanging around the Spencer Hill Press booth (#2567) and wandering around meeting other authors (and hopefully snagging some autographed books). This is my first year attending and I’m really excited to mingle with other “bookie” people!  If you’re going to be there, I’d love to meet you. Come by the Spencer Hill booth. If I’m not there, tweet me at @Michelle_kp and I’ll meet up with you. If you already have an ARC of PODs, bring it and I’ll be happy to sign it. Saturday, June 1st, 9:30-10:30 […]

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Turn the radio up…

Turn the radio up…

Geek girl radio has invited me to celebrate their first show under their new name “The CurvyWriter Radio Show!”  I’m so excited to talk with D.J. and Sherry!  Here’s the info if you want to join in…and you know you do. You never know what’s gonna happen with those two ladies… CurvyWriter Radio  Thursday, June 4th 12pm Central BEA WRAP UP AND GIVEAWAY Fresh off the plane from BEA and Sherry is bearing gifts!  We have lots of books to give away, soundbites with Authors, and general gossip from BEA. SPECIAL GUEST: MICHELLE PICKETT  Author Michelle Pickett will be stopping […]

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Two Weeks and Counting…

Two Weeks and Counting…

Two weeks until PODs is released. Here is another teaser… The spotlight shone bright in the dark meadow. I jumped up with a scream. It took me a millisecond to understand what was happening. “Run!” He looked at me, a pained expression on his face. “David, run!” He grabbed his things and ran into the brush. He made it to the tree line before the soldiers were able to find him again with a spotlight. I sighed, my shoulders slumping in relief. I didn’t know what they would have done to him, but I knew they wouldn’t let him inside the compound. They wouldn’t put him in […]

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For the love of fans!!!

For the love of fans!!!

I have such mad love for my readers and fans. Although, the thought of having fans is foreign to me. I still stumble over that word. I don’t think of myself as the type of person to have “fans.”  Maybe just friends who happen to like a book I wrote. 🙂  But I can’t ignore the fact that, whatever I call them, they rock! And I love them for reading and enjoying my work. Today I was given the gift of my first official physical tribute to something I’ve created. Keren, you rock–you really do, girl. I can’t wait until […]

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