Big Book Giveaway/Breaking the Rules Excerpt

December 1, 2014 at 10:08 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!

One week until the release of Breaking the Rules! To celebrate, I'm doing a huge book giveaway plus I'm releasing a small excerpt from Breaking the Rules. This is a personal favorite of mine because as the graphic states: Echo's got balls. 
Long story short of it, Echo got mad over a misunderstanding with Noah and this'll need to read Breaking the Rules to see why Echo did what she did and to find out the fun-sexy outcome of this scene!
With my knuckles, I rub the back of my head and when I inhale, the air contains a full dose of chlorine. I chuckle because what the fuck else is there to do?
“I am so sorry.” Echo stands beside me with her arms wrapped tight around her waist and stares at me with the most pathetic puppy dog eyes.
Can’t exactly be mad at someone when you’re happy they’re okay, plus this…well…Echo’s got balls. “My boxer shorts are in the filter.”
She slams her eyes shut, and I extend an arm around her shoulders, drawing her closer to me. “It’s all good, baby. No harm, no foul…assuming management hasn’t figured it out, otherwise we’ll be staying in the tent tonight.”
Every article of clothing I own is floating at the top of or has sunk to the bottom of a small indoor rectangular pool. Our voices carry in the closed-in room, and because one thing today is going right, it’s completely empty except for us.
She groans and drops her forehead into my chest. “I threw your clothes in the pool and hot tub. You have got to be angry.”
Hot tub. Hadn’t caught that one yet. Sure enough, my button-down shirt drifts at the top. “Damn.”
“I’m so sorry,” she mumbles again into the fabric of my lone dry shirt. “Are you mad?”
Am I mad? I step back from Echo and pop my neck to the right. I’m not happy, but am I mad? The filter ejects a pair of my socks. Son of a bitch.
I bend my knees, and in a swift motion sweep Echo off her feet and toss her into the pool. Water splashes up and soaks part of my shirt and jeans, but at this point, I don’t care.
I crouch by the edge and watch as Echo kicks up from the bottom. Her red hair wildly fans out in the water, and as she breaks through to the surface, it slicks back against her head. She coughs, then drags in her first gulp of air. Damn if my siren doesn’t look sexy all wet and disheveled.
“Feel better?” she half chokes out.
“I’m not mad,” I respond.
“You forgot to add anymore.”
“My bad. Anymore.”
Echo laughs, and I smile along with her.
I'm also giving away a Kindle Fire HDX 7 16 KB. To enter click here: Kindle Fire Giveaway
Post Update: Because of the fantastic response we've had to the Big Book Giveaway, I'm adding two more things to giveaway. What will now be given away is:
  • All the books in the Big Book Giveaway
  • One Take Me On Poster
  • One Breaking the Rules Poster
I've gotten together with some author friends of mine and created a fantastically big book giveaway. All of these books will be given away to one person. This is open internationally.
Katie McGarry: (signed copies) Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On
Gena Showalter: (signed copies) Alice in Zombieland, Through the Zombieglass, Queen of Zombie Hearts
Huntley Fitzpatrick: (signed copy) What I Thought was True
Julie Kagawa: (signed copy) Talon
Kristen Simmons: (signed copy) Article 5
Julie Cross: (signed copy) Letters To Nowhere, Whatever Life Throws at You
Joy Hensley: (signed copy) Rites of Passage
Sabrina Elkins: Digital copy of Stir Me Up
Colette Ballard: Running on Empty
Kelly Creagh: (signed copy) Nevermore
Bethany Griffin: (signed copy) The Fall
Karen Hopkins: Temptation, Belonging, Forever
Aimee Carter: Pawn
The Louisville Story Program: Our Shawnee
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Pre-order your copy of BREAKING THE RULES today:

Amazon: $4.74

B&N: $4.99

BAM: $2.99

Kobo: $4.99

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(These are the prices as of December 1, 2014 and are subject to change.)



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Greece Sofia Torosian says:

Layla from The Dark Elements series and Kat from the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout!!!

Canada Zeinab Fakih says:

The books listed are amazing ????????????

Australia Katie Maling says:

Jace from 'The Mortal Instruments' and Noah from 'Pushing the Limits.' Both fiercely protective and very rebellious, they could get up to quite a lot of mischief together!

Beth from Dare You To shes an awesome girl Smile

Brazil Aline Nery Servilha Bonetto says:

Tate ando Beth

Indonesia Amanda Sheila says:

Echo and Abby from Beautiful Disaster! Haha I'd love to see them be friends. Smile

OMG I'm crying when I entered this giveaway! I wanna win sooooo bad. Jesus!

Hungary Mariann M. says:

Echo, Kat from Lux

You read Lux too! I'm always so excited when people read the same series as me! Smile Love Katy from Lux...her and Daemon... *sigh*

United States April Summers says:

Tris from Divergent and Katniss from The Hunger Games.

Jace from The Mortal Instruments and Patch from Hush, Hush.

Brazil Thais Pampado says:

Sophie from Hex Hall and Bianca from Evernight.

I couldn't believe when I saw this giveaway was international. Thanks so much for the chance!

Travis from Beautiful Disaster and Noah from Pushing the Limits.  

Gosh that's hard. But I'd love to see Aiden from Covenant as friends with Ash from Iron Fey!

I think Adrian Ivashkov and Katniss Everdeen would make great friends Laughing

I think it would be interesting to see Sabine from between the lives by Jessica Shirvington, become friends with Beth (dare you to - obviously). They both know and have lived through the best and worst of both worlds so they could really connect and bond over their experiences.

I honestly don't think i've tried so hard to win something, ever but I'll be happy as for anyone who wins n.n it's an amazing giveaway

Canada Rose Pryimak says:

I think Echo and Sydney(Maybe Someday) could be best friends. Thus giveaway is incredibly amazing!!! Thank you so much for the chance and good luck everyone!!!

I love, love, love this excerpt! I cannot wait for the release in a few days!!! Laughing Love Echo and Noah <3

Romania Alexandra Mihaila says:

Beth (Dare You To) and Camryn (The Edge of Never) I think you'd be BFFS - a bit of rebels both of them, but love very passionately.

I think Brittany from 'Perfect Chemistry' and Echo from 'Pushing The Limits' should be friends! They go through a lot & they're super strong!!

Philippines Francesca Chua says:

Warren from Maybe Not. Only Warren could put it in such a simple, straightforward way that would actually make sense. He's the coolest character for me. SCREW YOU, WARREN! Laughing

Well, wouldn't it be fun for Ryan and Isaiah to become friends? LOL! Tong

United Kingdom Shannon Hewitt says:

Such a great opportunity!

Hungary Börcsök Elizabet says:

Deamon from luxen series!!!!!

United States Seth Monica Ballinger says:

This is awesome! Thanks for this opportunity! I am patiently waiting for Breaking the Rules! (is there going to be a continuing of Beth and Ryan? I'd love to see how they handle college Laughing but that's just me!)

I've never thought of who would be friends from books but I have a list of my favorite guys for sure! Sandar!(Heir Untamed), Jace, Wrath(The King), Noah, Ryan, Dragonstar(Crusader), Will (Clockwork Angel), Tack(Motorcycle Man), Kaspar(Bound by Tears), Austin(Road to Desire)

Argentina María Sánchez says:

I'd love another book of Beth and Ryan! I hope Katie can do it

United States Christina R. says:

Jase from Huntley Fitzpatrick's awesome debut and Ryan from your novel!!

thank you so very much Smile

United States Sarah / appifanie says:

Jase is one of my 2 book boyfriends <3

Bella from Twilight and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice <3

South Africa Sue Holmes says:

Ann from 'But I Love Him' and Eleanor from 'Eleanor & Park'.
These two would be so good for each other Smile

I think Becca Chandler from The Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer and Rachel from Crash into You would be best friends.

Jace from Mortal Instruments and Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy

I would say Rose from Vampire Academy and Alex from the covenant series!!!

Mia from If I Stay and Lena from Delirium and me would be the three best friends Wink

Noah from Mara Dyer and Gansey from The Raven Cycle would be an interesting pair - both very intelligent but Gansey's more of a good boy and Noah is?not.

I always wish all of my fictional loves were best friends and lived in the same fictional reality. And then I'd love to live there with them.

Hungary Börcsök Elizabet says:


This looks like a great bundle of books!

United States Amber Hen says:

I think Chase from Article 5 and Chase from Of Breakable Things should be friends!  They both will do anything to protect the girl they love!

United States Whitney Danielle says:

I love Abby and Isaiah's friendship!! I crave more of it Smile

United States jenna waller says:

Tod from The soul screamers series, and Jace from the Mortal Instruments.

Nix from IAD by Kresley Cole and
Anya from The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter. <3

I think it would be fun for Kat from the Lux series to be friends with Ali from Alice in Zombieland series...right?

United States Georgeana says:

Alice and Beth.

Well my 2 fav characters are Roth from White Hot Kiss, and Kai from Sweet Evil, they would make interesting best friends!! :/

Canada Silvia Chan says:

Reading the comments and this is the best pair so far!! Gosh, I love them both!! <3

Israel Tal Rejwan says:

Howl from 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Diana Wynne Jones and Jace from 'The Mortal Instruments' series by Cassandra Clare. They will obsess about their hair at the same time.Perfect match Tong

"My hair is naturally blonde... Just for the record."
-Jace, City of Bones.

""I can't get him to speak!" Michael whispered miserably.
"It's just a tantrum," Sophie said. Martha and Lettie were good at having tantrums too. She knew how to deal with those. On the other hand, it is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair."

-Michael and Sophie about the hysterical behavior after the infamous hair incident.

?I'm going to bed, where I may die.?
-Howl (AKA drama queen) after the infamous hair incident.

See my point? If Jace and Howl would have met, we could have had so many funny scenes!

Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! Laughing

Israel alona dorodko says:

oh wow thers so many i cant pick only one

I love Noah and Echo together but I think that Echo and Brittany from Perfect Chemistry would be great friends, as well as Alex and Noah. Love both books and both sets of characters.

Rachel and Sam (from My Life Next Door) definitely! I like to think they would really connect with each other

United States Brittany Todd says:

Celaena Sardothien and Meghan from julie kagawa's Iron Fey series!!

I'd say Simi from Dark Hunters and Kaia from Lords of the Underworld. It would be a explosive combination. Laughing

I think Noah from Pushing the Limits and Jase from My Life Next Door should be best friends, I really can imagine these two guys hanging out.

Canada Francesca DeNoble says:

Four and Jace!

Uruguay Aldii Coitiño says:

Daemon from Lux Series and Jace from The Mortal Instruments

United States Sara Stevens says:

Tris and Katniss. Thank you for this giveaway!

Romania Cristina Moroti says:

Aiden from The Covenant and Dimitri from Vampire Academy.

Maybe Luke (The Coincidence by Jessica Sorensen) and Isaiah (Crash into You).
Thank you for the giveaway!6 days for Breaking the Rules! Laughing

Noah from Pushing the Limits and Noah from Mara Dyer! That'd be fun to see!

United States Jordan Walter says:

Cole from Alice un Zombieland and Jace Herondale from the Mortal Instruments.

Ember from Article 5 and Beth from Dare You To should all be best friends with Katniss from The Hunger Games.  It's like Mean Girls, only they all have good hearts, are misunderstood, and could hold their own in a fight.

Sam from Perks of Being a Wallflower and Alaska from Looking for Alaska!

United States Jilianne Adoremos says:

Abby & Alice

United States Jilianne Adoremos says:

Abby & Alice

United States Kobi Bryant says:

Trent from Beautiful Oblivion and Isaiah!

Jace from the Mortal Instruments and Cole for the White Rabbit Chronicles

Canada Nayeon Kim says:

Kestrel (the Winner's Curse) and Penryn (Angelfall) should be friends.

Philippines Francesca Chua says:

I mean, Warren from Maybe Not and Daniel from Finding Cinderella. That would be crazy!!

Costa Rica Mónica Marín Aguero says:

mm .. maybe Warren from Maybe not and Noah! i think would be fun.. ?

I think that Alice from Alice in Zombieland and Rachel from Crash Into You should meet.

What a tough question! I bet Amanda from MaddAddam and Johanna Mason from THG would get on well.

Omg Traves (beautiful disasters) and Isaiah (pushing the limits series) it would be amazing they are both so manly!!

Silvia Chan says:

I think either Cammie from Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series and June from Marie Lu's Legend series or
Celaena Sardothien and Meghan Chase, since they are both part fae and also Queens of a kingdom.
Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!! I have my fingers crossed!!

I think any of Huntley's characters could be best friends with yours.  I also think members of Kylie Scott's Stage Dave series would get along with Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott's Oblivion series.

Chile Bárbara Segura says:

Oh my god! Thank you SO much for this. I'm very excited. I think that Miles Archer from Ugly Love and Noah can be friends... both have had painful losses.

Also Patience from Playing Patience and Echo can be friends... both have suffered by people who had to protect them.

Daemon from the Lux series and Jace from the Mortal Instruments series.

I would like to see John After from Going too Far meet Isaiah from the PTL series. It sounds like they wouldn't mix, but I really want to see a scene where Isaiah is forced to work together with this super sexy cop.

United States Lori Christensen says:

Gavin Blake from Pulse/Collide and Jack McLauchlin from Beauty From Pain

Allie from Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa and Rose from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Patch from Hush, Hush and Jace from the Mortal Instruments

Rose from Vampire Academy and Alex from the Covenant series

Slovenia Alexandra A says:

Harry Potter and Jace (Moeral Instruments) Smile

Guatemala Samantha Mauricio says:

I think Abby from Crash into You would be a great friend with Seth from The coincidence of Callie & Kayden.

Thank you for The giveaway!

Colombia Sara Astros Rojas says:

I dont know why, but i think that Noah and Travis from BD can be really good friends :3

United States Ashley White says:

I think Jace from The Mortal Instruments and Puck from The Iron Fey could probably stir up some pretty good trouble together.

Definitely Echo Emerson from Pushing the Limits, Nora Grey from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Stella from Starbright by Rachel Higginson.
?Characters from books that should be BFFs

I can imagine Noah from Pushing the Limits and Jude from Crash by Nicole Williams being best buds! Smile

Hmm. Well, Echo and Sky from Hoppeless by Colleen Hoover. My favorite characters :X

Ireland Gráinne Hamill says:

Layla from Stone Cold Touch and Echo from Pushing the Limits (:

United States Vanessa Vazquez-Moreno says:

Jace from The Mortal Instruments and Daemon from the Lux series god they would be unstoppable together!

Lena from the Beautiful Creatures novels and Tessa from The Infernal Devices would totally work well together.

Kat from Alice in Zombieland and Sydney from Bloodlines

Argentina María Sánchez says:

I would love to see a friendship between Beth and Alex Andros from Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout or between Ryan and Isaiah but that's ask too much. Smile

United States Sumeet Kang says:

Such an awesome giveaway!! So excited to read all of these books Smile

Not sure

United States Karen Russell says:

I think I have to agree with another poster... Jude from Crash and Noah from Pushing the Limits would make a great bro-mance!!

Echo and Jenna from Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. I don't know why, but I think they could be great friends.

From Katie's books, Ryan and Isaiah, there's some tension between them that needs to be fixed ?

From other books, Aiden St. Delphi from the Covenant series and Reyes Farrow from the Charley Davidson series.

India Anukriti Garg says:

Wohhoo International Giveaway! yay!

I think Clary from mortal intruments and Echo should be friends. Both of them are such strong characters.

Philippines Roselle Torres says:

Nan from Rosemary Beach series and Sarah from This Man trilogy Laughing

Caribbean Candle_Ice says:

Really want to know what made Echo do as she did.... Gotta agree with Noah; girl got balls Smile

Hm,not sure :/
At this moment, nothing comes to mind Laughing

Netherlands Angela Medendorp says:

Tris and Katniss!

Let's create a bad @ss girls club with Tris (Divergent), June (Legend), Aria (Under the Never Sky), and Katniss (Hunger Games).  Watch out.

I think Tabitha from Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series and Indy & Ally from Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick Series would make the best of friends. Ooh! and to round the group out I'm gonna mix in Cora & Salem from Jay Crownover's Marked Men Series!!! Yeah!

United States Michelle Mossey says:

Riley from DemonTrappers and Ari from Gods and Monsters.

In your books I would make Haley and Echo best friends

Philippines Maria Theresa Santos says:

tate and betj

United States Viki Sloboda says:

I think Jace from the TMI series and Daniel from The Fallen series.

United States Jessica Houston says:


I am kind of partial to Prince Damian from Defy and Prince Dorian from Throne of Glass becoming friends. Laughing

United States Maria Villatoro says:

Jace Wayland, Will Herondale and West Young!!!!

Costa Rica Sherrie Dayana Mora says:

i think Noah and Warren from Maybe Not !

That's a tough one. I think West and Logan would get along well though!

Cannot wait for Breaking the Rules! I have it on pre-order!

United States Maria Villatoro says:

Ummm how about Chase from Eternal by C.C Hunter and Noah!!

United States Jacqueline Chelsea says:

I seen someone else say Tris and Katniss... Yes, this would be a badass friendship!

Romania Valentina says:

I think Katniss from The Hunger Games and Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy series. Thanks for the international giveaway!

Daemon from Obsidian and Jared from the host

United States Sarah / appifanie says:

I'm daring to be different.

Blue from Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle and Ana from Jodi Meadows' Incarnate.

Ash from Dark Hunters and Mal from Play <3

Jace from the Mortal Instruments series and Daemon from the Lux series! That would be hilarious XD

United States Michelle Y says:

Alex from the Covenant series & Ali from the White Rabbit chronicles Smile

Philippines Shannelle says:

This is such a crazy giveaway, Katie! Happy book birthday to Breaking the Rules. Laughing

Canada Crystal Rayman says:

Q:: *What characters from different books do you think    should be best friends?*

A::  Tris (from Divergent) and Katniss (From Hunger Games)
Wouldn't they make an awesome pair?! YES

Noah (Pushing the Limits) and Daniel Colton (Dangerous to Know & Love)

Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Think of all the trouble they could get in!!! Smile

Jace from 'the Mortal Instruments' and Tobias from 'Divergent' <3

Argentina Chivi Soler says:

Patch from Hush, Hush and Aiden from the Covenant Series Smile

Philippines Diana Terrado says:

Ari (Gravity by Melissa West) and June (Legend by Marie Lu). They're both badass and I feel like they have a lot of similarities.

Thank you!!

Hm, I'd like to leave thing alone just like they are.

Canada Jessi Elliott says:

Oh, absolutely Echo and Kat from the Lux books by JLA. I also think that Cami from Beautiful Oblivion would make a good friend! :p

I'd say Tris Prior (Divergent) and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)... those two together would be badass!!

Malaysia JAsmine Ong says:

Newt from The Maze Runner and Four from Divergent !

Logan from from Fallen Crest High and Patch from Hush Hush

Hard question! I think I'm going to go with Abby from Take Me On and Rose from Vampire Academy! They can both be so snarky and it's just so much fun to read about them Laughing Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Philippines Hazel Beatrice says:

Jase from My Life Next Door and maybe Patrick from The Catastrophic History of You and Me Smile

Thanks for this HUGE giveaway!!!

Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer l. Armentrout and Jace from TMI series. Because they are both cocky, sarcastic, good looking and protective of their woman. I love them

Italy Alessandra says:

Magnus Bane & Dumbledore! XD

Philippines grace apostol says:

clary from tmi and june from legend trilogy

Now that school is out, and I have graduated from Wayne State University (WOOHOOO) I have time to read for pleasure again! I love reading and going without it for the last couple months has been torture. Pure torture. This is an awesome giveaway! Love your books <3

Canada Saidah Vassell says:

How do you enter the contest?  

Echo and Tris from divergent.

I don't think I can answer this because I am a very black and white person when it comes to reading, and I don't like mixing my characters around, I like them to stay in the world they belong in.

I think Four (Divergent) and Gale (THG) would get along.

Sydney from the Bloodlines series would maybe be good friends with Hermione, I think...

Nix (Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole) should totally hang out with one of Gena Showalter's Ladies of the Underworld (and date a Lord *_*)

Italy Diletta Brizzi says:

I think Rose from Vampire Academy and Kate from The Goddess Test!
They can be the "other part of me".
Thank you for this AWESOME giveaway!

I think that Noah from Pushing the Limits and Eli from Along for the Ride would make good friends.

Czech Republic Maruska H. says:

Jace from TMI and Patch. I just want to know who of them two is funnier. Laughing

Thank you for the opportunity to win 20 amazing books.  I love the recommendations from you for new authors to try. Merry Christmas!

It did not put all of my comment. Frown
Sorry for adding another one.
I think Echo and Samantha (my life next door)
Would be great friends. They both have had great losses and they both have strength.
I could see their differences making their friendship stronger and be able to lean on one another.

I think Ben Morris from Five Ways to Fall by K.A Tucker and Madoc Caruthers from Rival by Penelope Douglas would really hit it off!! As would Isaiah from Crash In To You and Ethan Gregory from The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen!!

United Kingdom Samantha Steed says:

Eeek, I would love to read of a friendship between Echo and Eleanor from Eleanor and Park. ???? Such an amazing competition, fingers are well and truly crossed!! ???? x

Argentina Agustina Zeta says:

Daemon from Lux series and Kai from the Sweet trilogy
Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!!!

Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy and Beth from Dare you to, should be interesting

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