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Sneak Peek of #GENESIS!

»Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Sneak Peek of #GENESIS!

To all my #NEMESIS fans, and anyone interested in a little taste of #GENESIS, this one’s for you. I hope you enjoy this brief peek into Noah’s point of view! Sneak Peek of GENESIS CH 7 Also, if you like the excerpt, please consider going to the GENESIS Goodreads page and adding it to your to-be-read pile. Genesis will be released 3/6/18 and can be pre-ordered here!

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GENESIS RECEIVES A STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS!!!

»Posted on Dec 18, 2017

GENESIS RECEIVES A STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS!!!

YO! THIS IS AMAZING. Following in the footsteps of #Nemesis, the sequel #Genesis has also been given a ⭐️ STARRED REVIEW ⭐️ by Kirkus. I am VERY EXCITE. MUCH EXCITE. SO BIG EXCITE. You can read the entire review here on the Kirkus website and an excerpt below (I only took out a line of plot explanation that was a touch spoiler-ish for readers who haven’t yet finished Nemesis): KIRKUS REVIEW Noah Livingston and Min Wilder rage against the machine. The star-crossed lovers have been separated by betrayal and despair in this sequel to Nemesis (2017)…. [C]haos reigns as different factions squabble over supplies and territory. The Program’s environment is the small isolated mountain town where the teenagers grew up. This grounded setting is a blessing to the novel, a stuffed tome with a turning wheel of power structures that endlessly entertains. Each time a teen is killed they reset in…

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Fall 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt- #TeamRED

»Posted on Oct 3, 2017

Fall 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt- #TeamRED

THE WINNERS OF MY DAILY GIVEAWAY ARE….Samantha D, Rebecka, Penny, Trisa, Casablanca Eve, and Kester. Congratulations! Make sure you check your inboxes. A big thank you to EVERYONE who participated. Here we go again…. It’s officially the FALL 2017 YA SCAVENGER HUNT EXTRAVAGANZA! This is one of my favorite events of the year. The YA Scavenger Hunt is back and we have SEVEN outstanding YA teams;  that is a combined 140 YA authors. There are giveaways galore and some bonus material from all of us I know you are dying to get your hands on. Once again, I am on #TeamRED with 19 other authors whose novels will knock your socks off. Check out those book covers! It doesn’t get any better than this. This hunt will run from October 3rd to October 8th, beginning and ending at noon Pacific time.  Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you…

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Check out the My Kind of Book Blog and find out what inspired Nemesis.

»Posted on Jul 15, 2017

Check out the My Kind of Book Blog and find out what inspired Nemesis.

Nemesis was recently released in the UK, and I was able to talk to the wonderful people at My Kind of Book about the inspiration behind it. You can read all about it here. If you still haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy of #Nemesis, now’s the time!

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Genesis Cover Reveal on USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog!

»Posted on Jun 22, 2017

Genesis Cover Reveal on USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog!

The cover is here! Plus some sneaky #Genesis book info, the sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller #Nemesis. Releases 3/6/18! Check it out. Can the Fire Lake sophomore class survive in a world without consequences? Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive. The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning and zero rules apply. But Noah’s deaths have trained him–hardened him–to lead the strongest into the future … whatever that may be. And at any cost. Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn’t enough. In a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it’s tempting to lay back and let everyone else battle it out. But Min’s instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She’s ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way. Lord of the Flies meets …

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NEMESIS IS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!!

»Posted on Apr 18, 2017

NEMESIS IS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!!

YAHOO! Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! If you still haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy of #Nemesis, now’s the time! Click here for a free excerpt and all sales links.

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SPRING 2017 YA SCAVENGER HUNT — #TEAMRed!

»Posted on Apr 4, 2017

SPRING 2017 YA SCAVENGER HUNT — #TEAMRed!

THE WINNERS ARE …….. Leanne, Allie, Nicole, Carie, Gurlay, and Elayne. Check your inboxes, and thanks to all who participated! HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE! It’s the Spring 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt!   This is my third or fourth hunt–by now I’m such a grizzled veteran that I can’t remember. There are five mind-blowing YA author teams currently lurking on your interwebs, chock full of awesome bonus materials and killer giveaways. I’m part of #TeamRED. We are incredibly, devastatingly cool. SPECIAL NOTE: I’m doing a separate giveaway at the bottom!   YASH RED TEAM 2017 BEHOLD! Pretty awesome, right? This hunt runs from April 4th-9th, beginning and ending at noon Pacific time. All NEMESIS and VIRALS fans must give it a whirl. Prizes! Deleted and bonus scenes! Sneak peaks! Playlists, including one of mine from a main character in NEMESIS, which was just named

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The Nemesis & Friends Tour – EW.com!

»Posted on Mar 6, 2017

Very excited that EW.com has posted the details on my upcoming NEMESIS & FRIENDS TOUR. Please come see me in the following cities with these amazing, wonderful, sensational author friends. The tour starts March 21, 2017!  Charlotte, NC – Tuesday, March 21 With Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn, The Rose & the Dagger) Barnes & Noble — The Arboretum, 7:00PM Charleston, SC – Wednesday, March 22 With Ryan Graudin (The Walled City, Blood for Blood) Blue Bicycle Books, 5:00PM Bethesda, MD – Thursday, March 23 With Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die, The End of Oz) The Bethesda Library, 7:00PM (Books sold by Politics & Prose) Chicago, IL – Friday, March 24 With Veronica Roth (Divergent, Carve the Mark) Everybody’s Coffee, 7:00PM (Tickets must be purchased through The Book Cellar) Provo, UT – Saturday, March 25 With James Dashner (The Maze Runner, Game of Lives)…

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YABC SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS NOW – #Nemesis Prizes Available!

»Posted on Feb 5, 2017

YABC SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS NOW – #Nemesis Prizes Available!

Follow the CLUES for the chance to win signed copies of #NEMESIS. Details about the Hunt can be found HERE. My post is right HERE. Check out the awesome playlist I put together for Min Wilder, one of the two point-of-views character in #NEMESIS! What are her jams? GO. AND. SEE. (Noah Livingston’s playlist on will be valuable later this month on another favorite blog of mine, so stay tuned!)

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Booklist Gives #NEMESIS It’s Second **STARRED** Review!

»Posted on Jan 24, 2017

Booklist Gives #NEMESIS It’s Second **STARRED** Review!

I’m beyond excited to report that Booklist has joined Kirkus in giving #Nemesis a **STARRED** review. This is amazing and I’m incredibly honored. Additionally, very strong reviews came in from Publisher’s Weekly, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB), and School Library Journal. I’ll post links for BCCB and SLJ as soon as they are live. Nemesis releases March 21, 2017 but is available for pre-order right now! CRITICAL PRAISE: ★ “Min is not your average 16-year-old. Every two years on her birthday, she’s murdered. And every two years she comes back, completely unharmed. She’s tried to escape the inevitable but knows it’s only a matter of time before the man in black returns for her. Now things are getting worse, with an asteroid headed toward Earth. . . [j]ust when she’s found that classmate Noah is having the same strange experiences she’s tried to keep

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