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September 20, 2014 at 11:46 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

Today is very special to me for several reasons. The first is that I have finally been given permission to share with you the title of my new series that will be released in Spring 2015. This series follows teens who are raised in a motorcycle club. I can't wait until you read this new series and to tell you about all the fun and crazy research that went into these characters I have grown to love.

So are you ready? Drum roll please...

The title of the first book in my teen motorcycle club series is....Nowhere But Here

So exciting! To help celebrate, I have contacted some other writers who also have new books coming out over the next several months and we have put together a fantastic giveaway for you.  Enter below for a chance to win:



Captive by Aimee Carter (November 25, 2014):

Okay, guys...seriously on this. If you're like me and have read Pawn, you are dying to know what is going to happen to Kitty. I'm tempted to enter this giveaway just to win this ARC for myself (I'm kidding, but I am pre-ordering).  :-)

The Fall by Bethany Griffin (October 7, 2014):

 I've read a draft of this. Not only do I love the beautiful writing, this book is also haunting! I had a difficult time going to sleep at night after reading certain scenes of this!

Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons (February 10, 2015):

 I read an early draft of this book over a year ago and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it. Very few books stick with me and this one has. The world Kristen has created in this novel is raw and springs off the page. I felt this character's emotions so much that I think of her as a living, breathing person.

 Take Me On by Katie McGarry:

 I am including a signed hardback copy of Take Me On, the fourth book in the Pushing the Limits series.

Also included in the giveaway is a Breaking the Rules poster!

And included in the giveaway is Pawn by Aimee Carter, Three by Kristen Simmons, and a Breaking the Rules poster!
 
Let's sum this up. This giveaway includes: ARCs of Captive, The Fall, and Glass Arrow plus Take Me On, Pawn, Three and a Breaking the Rules poster.

This giveaway is international!

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Breaking the Rules Cover Reveal Coming Soon

September 16, 2014 at 7:25 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

It's finally here! The Breaking the Rules cover reveal will take place on Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 am over at Goodreads!

You will be able to see the cover over on my Goodreads Blog or at the Breaking the Rules Goodreads page.

Breaking the Rules is available for pre-order at:

Amazon: $3.82

B&N: $4.49

BAM: $4.49

Kobo: $4.39

iBooks: $4.99

Google Play: $3.82

(These prices were as of September 15, 2014 and are subject to change.)

You can read the first chapter here!

Who is ready for more Echo and Noah?

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Apollycon

September 9, 2014 at 6:09 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
I've got some epic news! I will be joining Jennifer Armentrout and a ton of other fantastic writers at Apollycon! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this and I'm also totally fan-girling as many of my favorite authors will be there.

So here are the details:
 
When:
February 28th, 2015
Philadelphia, PA
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport
Details:
Public Signing
(Free to all ages)
 
Now, you must go here ApollyCon - The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Party to reserve a ticket for the signing.
 
 
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ApollyCon - The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout Releas...
  It's time to partay!  You're invited to celebrate with author Jennifer L. Armentrout on February 28th, 2015 the release of her new adult novel, THE RETURN. A spin...
 
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You say you want more? Well, there is more! You can also purchase a ticket to attend the After Party! To read more details about the signing and the after party check out Jennifer Armentrout's post here.
 
I hope to see some of you there!

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Read A Romance Month

August 25, 2014 at 5:08 PMKatie McGarry

August is Read a Romance month and I am so honored to be linked to this amazing month of blog posts thanks to Lori Foster! You can read Lori's post for Read a Romance Month here. Thank you, Lori! Make sure to check out the giveaway below!

I’m often asked why I write young adult fiction and sometimes the follow up question is “Why do you write romance?”

I’ll explain that I am a love story type of girl and that the first book that hooked me on reading was S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. While I loved the entire story, I always wished that Pony Boy and Cherry would have ended up together.

That’s me—I’m a sucker for the kiss at the end.

But if you want me to be truly honest—I write romance for a very personal reason.

When I was a teen, I faced some very tough circumstances. Some things are hardships that most of us have to endure as a rite of passage into adulthood. Other things, no one should have to face.

Books for me turned into a refuge, a place in the storm. I scoured through them, desperate to find some sort of shred of myself in these characters and I was almost manic in the desire to see that these characters survived—that there was hope.

I write love stories because I do crave the hope that is synonymous with romance, but I’m also writing the books that teen me needed.

I write books that show…

The guys worth falling in love with will open doors for you. They will respect you. They will call when they say and they will walk up to the front door because that’s what you asked them to do.

They will back off if you give the slightest indication that you aren’t ready for a kiss or ready to go further because they understand that it’s your body and not theirs.

Guys worth falling for are kind, especially in the small moments that matter. They pet the puppy even when they are allergic to dogs because it makes you smile. They miss their favorite team play a game because you need a shoulder to cry on. They are loyal and strong and have integrity.

No guy is perfect. Read any of my male characters and you’ll agree that they are flawed, but when they love, they love with their whole hearts. Do I write fiction? Yes. Do I believe that there are men as described above in the real world? Yes. I know this because I married one.

I write teen romance because it’s never too early for my own daughter to set the bar high of who she will be dating over the next couple of years and for when she decides to get serious and date someone for marriage. I want her to date and someday marry a man like her father. Someone who is loyal and strong, has integrity, and loves with his whole heart.

Questions:

1 - Describe the most daring, adventurous or inspiring thing you ever did.

When I was a teen, I went down to a lake in central Kentucky. We drove the boat to the place my friends called “The Big Rock.” We anchored, swam over, climbed the rocks, and then jumped. It absolutely terrified me, but it was also extremely exciting!  I used this experience for inspiration for a scene in my upcoming novel, Breaking the Rules (December 8, 2014).

2 - Tell us about your journey to becoming a writer. (How did you decide to get started? Did you always know or was there a specific moment when you knew?)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been telling stories in my head. I finally gained the courage to write my first one about six years ago. My first story was absolutely awful, but I loved writing so much that I tried again. I kept writing and learning the craft of writing. Eventually, I wrote Pushing the Limits, which is the first novel of mine that was published.

 
3 - Tell us about The (or A) Book That Changed Your Life. (Why?)

As I mentioned in the blog post above, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders changed my life. It was the first book I stayed up all night to read and it hooked me into reading.

 

Love a good YA romance? Here are some recommendations:

Simone Elkeles—I absolutely love the Perfect Chemistry series

Sabrina Elkins—Stir Me Up is a fantastic novel

Jennifer Armentrout—The White Hot Kiss series is just that—white hot!

                   

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Bio:

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, and BREAKING THE RULES and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT.

 

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Book Signing

August 19, 2014 at 6:35 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Fantastic news! The audio rights for TAKE ME ON have been sold! Woo hoo! I can't wait to listen to West and Haley's story! Keep checking my website and other social media accounts for updates on the release date. No confirmation yet, but I'm hoping it will be this fall.

And in the other news, I'll be signing and on a book panel in Versailles, KY on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 pm at the Main Library.  Here is the address: 115 N Main St. Versailles, KY. I hope to see you there!

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Breaking the Rules ebook

August 10, 2014 at 8:32 PMKatie McGarry

I’m so excited to share that the ebook preorder link for my new full length Echo and Noah novel, BREAKING THE RULES, is now live on e-tailers!

Amazon: $3.82

B&N: $4.49

BAM: $4.49

Kobo: $4.39

iBooks: $4.99

Google Play: $3.82

(These were the prices as of August 12, 2014 and can change.)

You might recall that this is the sequel to PUSHING THE LIMITS, and tells the story of Echo and Noah’s summer-after-graduation road trip. And I have good news: due to popular demand, my publisher has moved up the release date to December 8th, 2014. That means you’ll get more Echo and Noah three weeks sooner than anticipated! I hope this news makes you as happy as it made me. And did you notice the great low price?

Print readers, you might have noticed that the paperback preorder link for BREAKING THE RULES is no longer available. That’s because my publisher has decided to make BREAKING THE RULES an ebook exclusive for the time being—but please keep checking my website for updates about when the paperback will be available.

If you’ve already preordered the paperback, I have something special just for you! Please click here for details.

I’m so grateful to my fans for your ongoing support of the Pushing the Limits series. It’s because of you that Echo and Noah got to embark on their summer adventure. I hope you’ll laugh and cry while reading BREAKING THE RULES as much as I did while writing it.

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Contemporary Giveaway

July 11, 2014 at 4:26 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone,
 
I have a mid-summer surprise for you: a giveaway!
 
I asked a few of my favorite contemporary authors to participate and here is the prize package:
 
Miranda Kenneally: signed copies of Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker, Things I Can't Forget, Racing Savannah, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe
 
Trish Doller: a signed copy of Where the Stars Still Shine
 
Huntley Fitzpatrick: signed copies of My Life Next Door and What I Thought was True
 
Joy Hensley: a signed ARC of Rites of Passage
 
Colette Ballard: a signed copy of Running on Empty
 
Katie McGarry: a signed paperback of Dare You To, a signed hardback of Take Me On, and a Take Me On poster
 
So let's recap--that's 12 books from six amazing authors and this will all go to one lucky winner. This giveaway is international.

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Chapter 1 of Take Me On

July 8, 2014 at 12:54 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
If you haven't had a chance to read Take Me On yet, check out the first few pages here!
 
Also, exciting things happening this week!
 
Thursday, July 10th:
 
I'll be participating in Goodreads' Ask An Author program. Have a question for me? I'll answer it! Ask me my favorite color, ask me Noah's favorite color, ask me anything! I'm excited to chat with you all! Click here for the link.
 

Saturday, July 12th:

My first book signing since the release of Take Me On will be on Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00 PM at Barnes & Nobles in the Carmel Greyhound Plaza, 14790 Greyhound Plaza, Carmel, IN 46032, 317-844-2501 Click here for more information.

 

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Fun Events Coming Your Way

July 1, 2014 at 9:07 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Several fun events coming up!
 
Thursday, July 10th:
 
I'll be participating in Goodreads' Ask An Author program. Have a question for me? I'll answer it! Ask me my favorite color, ask me Noah's favorite color, ask me anything! I'm excited to chat with you all! Click here for the link.
 
Saturday, July 12th:

My first book signing since the release of Take Me On will be on Saturday July 12, 2014 4:00 PM at Barnes & Nobles in the Carmel Greyhound Plaza, 14790 Greyhound Plaza, Carmel, IN 46032, 317-844-2501 Click here for more information. 

I hope to see you there!

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Take Me On Playlist

June 24, 2014 at 7:28 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Take Me On was released on May 27th and I'm so excited that Haley and West are finally out in the world for everyone to read. As most of you know, I love music and I create a playlist for all of my books. The following are the songs that helped inspire Take Me On!
 

Purchase your copy of TAKE ME ON at the following retailers:
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Playlist
 
Theme:
“Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5
“Wild Ones” by Flo Rida (feat. Sia)
“Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar
 
 
West:
“Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big&Rich
“Come Over” by Kenny Chesney
“This Love” by Maroon 5
“Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve
 
 
Haley:
“Fighter” by Christina Aguilera
“The House that Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
 
 
Songs for Specific Scenes:
The night West and Haley meet: “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
West and Haley training in the gym: “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
When Haley sneaks West into her room: “Secrets” by OneRepublic
The fight in the cage: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
 
Song that Represents Haley and West’s future:
“Price Tag” by Jessie J (feat. B.o.B.)
“Heaven” by Warrant
 
 
 

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