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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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Playlist for Chasing Impossible

October 18, 2016 at 9:08 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone,
 
As many of you know, my writing is heavily influenced by music. I also have the best readers who love to share their favorite music with me and songs that made them think of my characters or stories. 
 
Last July, Abby and Logan's story Chasing Impossible was released and today I'm posting the playlist for Chasing Impossible. If you haven't had a chance to read Abby and Logan's story--go read it! I hope you'll love them as much as I did!
 
 
Songs for theme:
“Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
“A Sorta Fairytale” by Tori Amos
“Disarm” by Smashing Pumpkins
“Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones
 
 
Logan:
“Numb” by Linkin Park
“This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line (featuring Luke Bryan)
“The Monster” by Eminem (featuring Rihanna)
“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line (featuring Nelly)
 
Abby:
“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J)
“What’s Love Got To Do With It” by Tina Turner
“Memory” by Barbara Streisand
“Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence
 
Songs for Specific Scenes:
Logan goes after Abby: “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” by Elton John
Isaiah talks to Abby at the farm: “The Weight” by The Band
Logan shows Abby the bunnies and the stars: “Dirt” by Florida Georgia Line
When the boys give Abby their money: “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
Abby makes the decision at the end: “Hey Jude” and “Let it Be” by the Beatles
 
 
Abby and Logan’s future:
“Shotgun Rider” by Tim McGraw

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Book Signing

October 4, 2016 at 4:43 PMKatie McGarry

I will be signing books with Kami Garcia and Melissa de la Cruz on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati, OH!  I hope to see you there!

 

 

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Teaser for Long Way Home

September 22, 2016 at 1:39 PMKatie McGarry
Teaser for Long Way Home. Release date: January 31, 2017!

I grew up with Violet. Played in the mud with her, caught fireflies with her, even got into a few shouting matches over bad calls at kickball. But I’ll never forget the first time Violet stole my breath.

Razor, Oz and I sat on this porch, holding welcome home signs Olivia forced us to make when Violet’s mom pulled up in the minivan. We were about to start high school and Violet had spent the summer at the shore with her mom and brother. The back door to the van slid open and I felt like I had been born.

Until that moment, the world had been black and white and I had never known color. And then a vibrant explosion. Her hair was longer, a deeper red than I had remembered and the ends were curled. Her blue eyes were bright, like a calm sea and when she saw me, Violet smiled.

Smiled.

The type of smile that men drive all night in a blinding rain storm on their bike to see. The type of smile that keep men fighting brutal wars for years in the vain hope of seeing that smile again. The type of smile that made me come to my feet because if I didn’t, I’d fall to my knees.

She smiled.
 
 

Preorder your copy now at any of the following retailers:

Amazon | B&N | BAM | GooglePlay | iTunes | kobo

 

 
 
 
 

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Big Book Giveaway

August 29, 2016 at 9:58 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

 

One of my dearest friends and favorite authors, Kristen Simmons, has a new book being released on September 20, 2016. To celebrate, I'm giving away an advanced reviewer copy of Metaltown and a signed set of my print books that includes Nowhere But Here, Walk the Edge, Pushing the Limits, Breaking the Rules Dare You To, Crash Into You, and Take Me On.  To enter, go the Rafflecopter below:

 

Metaltown:

Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

Katie McGarry is not responsible for any lost or damaged books or posters that may occur during shipping.  You must be fourteen years old or older to enter. If you are under eighteen, you must have parent's permission to enter. This giveaway is international. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will have one week to reply to winner e-mail before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is not in any way sponsored by Facebook, Rafflecopter, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest or Tumblr.

 

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Upcoming Travel Events

August 22, 2016 at 4:51 PMKatie McGarry
 

As many of you know, I'm a homebody.  :-)  My favorite place in the entire world is being surrounded by my husband and three kids.  With that being said, I do try to travel occasionally so I can meet some of my amazing readers!

Great news! I'm going out and about this fall to two events:
 
NOLA StoryCon!

Friday, September 30th - Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.  
Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza and the JW Marriott. New Orleans, Louisiana
 
*Due to a previous family engagement, I will not be there on Friday, but I will be there on Saturday and Sunday! 
 
 
Book Signing with Kami Garcia and Melissa De La Cruz!
 
Saturday, October 8th, 7 pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
 
I hope to see you there!
 

 

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OUT NOW Chasing Impossible

July 26, 2016 at 3:09 PMKatie McGarry
 
Out now: Chasing Impossible. Abby and Logan's story and the sixth full length novel in the Pushing the Limits series. 
 
 
 
 
Logan's Point of View:
 
           “Dance with me, Logan.”
That rips my attention away from the guy making a fool of himself onstage. I examine Abby and wonder what piece she just moved on the chessboard. Wouldn’t put it past Abby to sacrifice a pawn in order to kill a queen. Abby is nothing if not strategic.
“I don’t dance.” I don’t.
She slowly raises her eyebrows, and I fight the tilt of my lips. Abby doesn’t like being told no. “You’ll dart into traffic to run after a stranger’s balloon, but you won’t dance with me?”
I ran into traffic because I was curious if I could make it to the other side. The balloon made it interesting. “I don’t dance with anyone.”
“You were the one that suggested we come here.”
I shrug. I’m here because an opportunity presented itself and I’m fascinated by the new and shiny.
“Dance with me, Logan,” she says again, and I have to admit I like how her hips sway to the music. “Why else would you come here if it wasn’t to touch me on the dance floor?”
I chuckle because that caught me off guard and Abby laughs, her real laugh. It doesn’t happen often and I like when it does.

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