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Teaser Tuesday

December 21, 2016 at 12:29 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Teaser Tuesday!
 
The following is a tidbit from one of the bonus scenes you'll receive if you register your preorder of Long Way Home! 
 
 
Isaiah
The smoke alarm goes off, and I curse under my breath. I turn away from the pancakes cooking on the electric griddle on the island, and my eyes burn from the smoke rising from the beginning grease fire. I snatch the handle of the pan, and another curse word Rachel has begged me not to say in the house falls from my mouth as I burn the hell out of my hand. I drop the pan, grab a towel, and push the same pan full of bacon off the burner.  A few slaps of the towel on the stove top and the fire is extinguished.
A squeal from upstairs causes me to lower my head. Rachel is going to kill me.
“Fire!” my five-year-old daughter yells. “We have to run! Stop! Drop! And Roll!”
Getting Ariel to stay still long enough to get her hair brushed on a normal day is like herding stray cats who have rabies. The fire alarm going off is only going to make life for my beautiful wife more complicated.
I head over to the fire alarm, reach up and push the button. The ear-piercing beeping ends and in its place are Ariel’s complaints that having her hair brushed is killing her. No kidding here—she makes moaning noises and declares she’s about to die. The edges of my mouth tilt up as Rachel says, “You’ll live.”

    Patient. Rachel is always patient. Not a day goes by I don’t count my blessings that she and Ariel are in my life.

 
 For more details of how to register your pre-order of Long Way Home to receive the bonus scenes, go here.

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Pushing the Limits Box Set Sale $4.99

December 15, 2016 at 8:45 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

Sale!

Nook Christmas Bundle Promo! Pushing the Limits Volume 1 (Pushing the Limits, Crossing the Line, Dare You To, and Crash Into You) is on sale for $4.99! This bundle is also on sale over at Amazon Kindle for $4.99!

This is a FANTASTIC deal!

For B&N go here.

For Amazon go here.

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Long Way Home Advance Reviewer Copy Giveaway

December 13, 2016 at 8:40 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

LONG WAY HOME will be released on January 31, 2017! To celebrate the impending release, I'm giving away an Advanced Reviewer Copy of LONG WAY HOME, a LONG WAY HOME poster plus signed copies of Pushing the Limits, Breaking the Rules, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Nowhere But Here and Walk the Edge!  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open Internationally.

 

Preorder LONG WAY HOME and receive 3 bonus scenes for FREE!
*Rachel and Isaiah from Crash Into You in the Future
*Find out how Eli and Meg from Nowhere But Here First Met
*Be in Beth's Uncle Scott's Mind from Dare You To

To receive your bonus scenes, preorder Long Way Home from any retailer/etailer then fill out the following form:

US/Canada: https://wyng.com/campaign/820152

International: Go Here

Want to read a preview of LONG WAY HOME for FREE? Go click here

Would you like a signed copy of LONG WAY HOME?  Pre-order LONG WAY HOME from Anderson's Bookshop and you will receive an autographed copy of the book upon release. PLUS--the first 50 people who pre-order LONG WAY HOME will receive a LONG WAY HOME poster! Go here to pre-order your copy from Anderson's: Go Here

Pre-order your copy now at the following retailers:

Amazon  Anderson's Bookshop  B&N  BAM  GooglePlay  iBooks  Kobo

 

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Preorder LONG WAY HOME and receive 3 bonus scenes for FREE

December 6, 2016 at 7:00 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi Everyone!
 
Exciting news! If you pre-order LONG WAY HOME you will receive 3 bonus scenes for FREE! 

*Rachel and Isaiah from Crash Into You in the Future
*Find out how Eli and Meg from Nowhere But Here First Met
*Be in Beth's Uncle Scott's Mind from Dare You To
 
To receive your bonus scenes, preorder Long Way Home from any retailer/etailer then fill out this form.
 
If you want to read the first portion of Long Way Home for free go here.
 
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of Long Way Home go here. (the first 50 people to order will receive a Long Way Home poster!)
 
 
***International Readers--I am currently working to find out how I can get you these bonus stories for free with your pre-order. Please stay tuned!!!

Book Description:

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving
 
It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life.
 
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she's forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror and what she thinks she wants. Which means reevaluating everything: love, family, friends and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted and if she's strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
 

  Preorder your copy now at any of the following retailers:

 Amazon | Anderson's Bookshops | B&N | BAM | GooglePlay | iTunes | kobo

 
 

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Preorder Signed Copies of Long Way Home

December 3, 2016 at 11:57 PMKatie McGarry
 
I am so honored to be working with Anderson's Bookshop! Pre-order Long Way Home from Anderson's Bookshop and you will receive an autographed copy of the book upon release. Exciting news! The first 50 people who pre-order will receive a poster of Long Way Home as well! In addition everyone that pre-orders Long Way Home will receive, via email, bonus content from Katie McGarry!
 
If you pre-order a signed copy of Long Way Home from Anderson's as a holiday present for someone, email me at admin@katielmcgarry.com and I'll send you a personalized note to give to the person explaining that a signed copy of Long Way Home will be arriving when the book is released on January 31, 2017! Here's the link.
 
 

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Read part of Long Way Home for FREE

December 2, 2016 at 1:39 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Can't wait to read LONG WAY HOME? Here's your chance to read part of Violet and Chevy's story for FREE! Download it today! Click here.
 
Book Description:
 
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving. 

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.
 
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

 

  Preorder your copy now at any of the following retailers:

 Amazon | Anderson's BookshopsB&N | BAM | GooglePlay | iTunes | kobo


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Dare You To Giveaway

November 29, 2016 at 5:27 PMKatie McGarry
 
20 years ago this past weekend, my husband and I went on our first date and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life. Was it the greasy hamburger place where I spilled ketchup down my shirt that made it magical? Nope. Was it how he let me pick the radio stations in his car? That helped, but it wasn't it. What made it magical was the spark in his eyes every time he looked in my direction--as if somehow just being with me made him happy. You know what? Being with him made me happy, too.
 
There's a long time period between when my husband and I first met and when we had our first date. That road, that journey of us finally experiencing our first date is part of the story of Dare You To. There is so much of Beth that I emotionally connect with and I often tell people I married my Ryan. To celebrate our 20 years of being together, I'm giving away a copy of Dare You To. To enter, go here.

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Nominate Your Favorite Charity

November 17, 2016 at 8:33 AMKatie McGarry
Hi Everyone!
 
I'm giving away a one time $1,000 donation to the favorite charity organization of one of my readers. How do you nominate your favorite charity? Easy, follow this link to my Facebook page and leave a comment with the name of your favorite organization. Now, you can just write the name of the organization or you can explain why you love this organization or you can be creative. Make a video, create a drawing, whatever it is you’d like to do…go. 
 
 
Nominations will close on Thursday, November 242017 at 11:29 pm EST. The nominated charitable organization must be a 501C organization and must be an organization I can donation to within in the United States.  International readers, think International Red Cross, UNICEF, etc. This is not in any way sponsored by Facebook. 
 
I did a Facebook Live Video where I explain how I dig into my community and how I'm challenging my readers to dig in for 1 hour a month and volunteer within their community.  
 
 
I will check in with my readers once every couple of months to find out if any of you have taken on this challenge and if you do take on this challenge and don’t want to wait to tell me then reach out and tell me all about this.
 
The sports team I volunteer for went through a tough time with injured team members and other situations and during a dark practice our head coach said, we can either let this be our excuse as to why we lose or this will be part of our victory story.  If I’ve given you any hope in my stories, I’m asking you now to give one hour and be part of the victory.  Dig in, change lives and I can guarantee your life will be changed as well.
 
Don't forget to nominate your favorite charity!  Click here to do so!

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Vote for Walk the Edge

November 2, 2016 at 3:49 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! Walk the Edge is a Goodreads Choice Nominee for Best YA Fiction! 
 
Here's where I need your help! In order to make the next round, I need your vote. Please go here and vote for Razor, Breanna and the rest of the Thunder Road crew! 
 
To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed copy of Walk the Edge and Nowhere But Here, plus an ARC of All in Pieces by Suzanne Young and a hardcover of Metaltown by Kristen Simmons. To enter go here.
 
So many hugs to my readers and thank you for your support! 

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Giveaway

October 29, 2016 at 10:29 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! There is a Goodreads Giveaway for Long Way Home! Click here for a chance to win one of 25 finished copies of Long Way Home!
 

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

 

 
 

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