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Nowhere But Here Semi-Finalist in Goodreads Choice Awards

November 10, 2015 at 1:55 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! Nowhere But Here made it to the semi-final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction! Thank you for all your support! Let's continue this fantastic momentum and please go vote for Nowhere But Here so we can make it to the final round!  Click here to vote!
 
 
 

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Vote for Nowhere But Here

November 3, 2015 at 1:05 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! Nowhere But Here, the first book in the Thunder Road series, is a 2015 Goodreads Choice Nominee for Best Young Adult fiction! 
 
In order to make it to the next round, I need your help! Please vote for Nowhere But Here and spread the news! To vote, go here: Best Young Adult Fiction 2015 — Goodreads Choice Awards
 

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Great Deal on NOWHERE BUT HERE

October 26, 2015 at 6:44 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!

Exciting news! The ebook of NOWHERE BUT HERE, the first book in the Thunder Road series, is currently 99 cents across all e-tailers! This is a limited time offer so take advantage of this deal now!
 
 
Praise for NOWHERE BUT HERE:

"Tantalizing secrets and larger-than-life characters leap off the page in McGarry's new Thunder Road series...With quirky secondary characters who will capture your heart and a remarkable twist, McGarry will leave you desperate for the next installment!" ~ RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK for June

"McGarry...creates a story that readers will not want to put down...This novel will be enjoyed by teens looking for a romantic and thrilling escape." ~ Library School Journal

"The core relationship sizzles and sparks with every glance and touch..." ~ Publisher's Weekly
 
NOWHERE BUT HERE was awarded RT Magazines June Seal of Excellence Award!
 
Book Description for NOWHERE BUT HERE:

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. 
 
Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. 
 
No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home. 
 
 
The second book in the Thunder Road series, WALK THE EDGE, will be released in March 2016 and is available for preorder!
 
 
Book Description:

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds 
Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 
 
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 
 
And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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Vote for Noah Hutchins

October 6, 2015 at 1:40 PMKatie McGarry

Calling all Noah Hutchins fans! The Pushing the Limits/Breaking the rules bad boy has been nominated for Hero of the Year! Please go vote for Noah by clicking here!


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Upcoming Events

October 6, 2015 at 1:07 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone,
 
I have several events over the next few weeks to months. I hope to see some of you!
 
October 14th: Book signing at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 24th: NY-KY Fest at Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library from 1-4. Information on this event can be found here.

November 13th-14th: YALL Fest For more on this event, click here.
 

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Cover Reveal for Walk The Edge

September 29, 2015 at 12:56 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone,
 
Cover reveal of the UK edition of Walk the Edge, the second book in the Thunder Road series.  What do you think?

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Series Connection

September 15, 2015 at 4:43 PMKatie McGarry

Last week on Facebook and Twitter, I was asked by some of you to help figure out the Nowhere But Here--Pushing the Limits series connection. I know some people want to find it on their own and not be spoiled. If you are one of those people who would like help, go here and read the clue that will help you figure out the connection.

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Happy 3rd Birthday Pushing the Limits

July 28, 2015 at 10:18 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Happy 3rd Book Birthday to Pushing the Limits!
 
On July 31st, it will be 3 years since Echo and Noah entered the world and forever changed my life. 
 
Also, Breaking the Rules began during this week in July:
 
Noah
My younger brother, Jacob, inherited my father’s eyes and my mother’s smile. I normally love the familiar sight on the computer screen, but today it slowly strangles me from the inside out. If my parents had survived the fire that claimed their lives three years ago, today, July twenty-seventh, would have been their nineteenth wedding anniversary.
 
 
To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed copy of Pushing the Limits, Breaking the Rules and the first book in my newest series, Nowhere But Here plus a Pushing the Limits and Breaking the Rules poster! 

The book part of the giveaway is international. If the Rafflecopter winner is from the continental US, I'll also send them the Pushing the Limits and Breaking the Rules posters. If the first winner is international, they will get the books only and the next US winner will only receive the posters. 
 

Right now the ebook version of Pushing the Limits is available for purchase at the following retailers for $3.99.
 
 
Also, the ebook version of Breaking the Rules is $4.99.
 
Amazon | BAM (for $3.49) | B&N | GooglePlay | HarlequiniBooksKobo  

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Book Signing

July 21, 2015 at 8:58 AMKatie McGarry

 

Book Signing! 
 
I'll be at RWA's literacy signing on Wednesday, July 22nd in NYC. This event is open to the public!
 
Details:
 
The 2015 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis in the Westside Ballroom.

 

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Songs That Inspire

June 30, 2015 at 6:42 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone,
 
I'm excited to share the playlist for Nowhere But Here:
 
 
Playlist for Nowhere But Here
 
Theme:
“Hey Brother,” by Avicii
“Counting Stars,” by OneRepublic
“Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix),” by Rihanna
“Bezerk,” by Eminem
“Ride the Wind,” by Poison
 
 
 
Oz:
“Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons
“It’s a Great Day to be Alive,” by Travis Tritt
“It’s Time,” by Imagine Dragons
 
               
 
Emily:
“Summer Girls,” by Lfo
“Only the Good Die Young,” by Billy Joel
“Standing Still” by Jewel
 
 
Songs that helped inspire specific scenes:
·         When Emily and Oz first kiss: “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” by Luke Bryan
·         Eli toward Emily and Meg: “Let Her Go,” by Passenger and “Story of My Life,” by One Direction
·         Oz and Emily at the Pond: “Crash My Party,” by Luke Bryan
·         Oz and Emily’s conversation the first time she’s in the clubhouse: “One More Night,” by Maroon 5
·         When Oz hits someone to protect Emily: “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” by Fall Out Boy
·         Eli and Meg’s relationship: “Springsteen,” by Eric Church
 
 
Oz and Emily’s future: “Right Here Waiting,” by Richard Marx

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