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:
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  


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United Kingdom Aa'Ishah says:

My favourite character from Pushing the Limits is probably Noah - he's an irresistible mix of sweet and vulnerable, and I love that he's there for Echo when everyone else fails her.  I also love the close relationship he has with his brothers, and how they're always foremost in his thoughts.

I think I just tempted myself into a reread.

Thank you so much for the giveaway, Katie, and for making it international! Smile

United States Crystal Trillo says:

It's hard to pick just one character but one of my favorite has to be Echo.

My favorite character in the pushing the limits series is
Isaiah. I loved crash into you it was my favorite book in the series.

United States Georgeana says:

My favorite character is Isaiah. I've read all of the Pushing the Limits books and I loved all of them. I haven't read Nowhere But Here, but I'm really excited to get to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

United States Funny Laughter says:

Great giveaway!

I love all the characters. I do have to say that Echo has stuck with me since I was introduced to her in Pushing the Limits. And Abby; she is such an amazing character.

It's no secret - I love these books. My favorite was Take Me On. I just loved Haley and West. I also really liked Crossing the Line. My only complaint was that it was not a full length. I wanted more Lincoln.

My favorite character is definitely Echo!

My favorite character is Isaiah. I've read all of your books Katie, except for Nowhere But Here and that's because I'm saving it.

My favourite character is Isaiah! I also really love Abby. It was so easy to fall in love with all of the characters really, but those two stood out to me the most.

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

It's too hard to pick a favorite! You're guys are just too irresistible!

yay!!! A giveaway!!!

It's so hard to choose my favorite Katie but I love Echo a lot. Thank you for this giveaway!

Australia Courtney says:

Noah would have to be my favourite character, followed by his brothers.

Philippines Beatrice Masalunga says:

I really love Pushing the Limits series. Out of all the characters, Beth is my favorite. She may be flawed but she's the strongest character for me and I love how badass she is.

Thank you for this opportunity!

Spain Karla N says:

Thank you! I ? your books.

Kisses from Spain! ????

Spain Karla N says:

Noah. He's so sexy...

Philippines Zaira F says:

My favorite guy from the series is Noah and my favorite girl is Beth! Logan and Abby (separately) are a close second. I've only read until Crash Into You so far, though. Smile Thank you so much for this giveaway! Happy third birthday, Pushing the Limits! <3 <3

Canada Chelsea @ Books for Thought says:

I haven't read this series yet (though I have book four) so my favourite book right now is Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Smile Thanks for the giveaway!

I adore all of the characters equally. But whenevere my friend and i are feeling like we cant do somthing we i channel our inner beth.  So im gonna go with beth cause she make me feel kickass!!!

It's a tie bt Noah and Ryan.

I love Echo and Noah! They are my favorite book couple ever!

United Kingdom Claire Huggins says:

I'm gonna go with Ryan. He really had to jump in with both feet and swim against the tide for Beth

I love all your characters but my all time favorite is West! Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would a signed copy of Pushing The Limits & Breaking The Rules! Your books are perfect and absolutely to die for cx

Puerto Rico Christy Tejeras says:

My favorite character is a toss up between Echo, Hayley and Abbi. Echo reminds me of myself because she was so obedient but grew out of that straight jacket. Haley because I've been there, almost on the streets and I love the burst of energy she gets nearing the end of the book. For Abbi, I kind of suffer. To be in thay place where you feel like you have to do ANYTHING to make ends meet. It's hard. I understand where she's coming from.

I love all your books and am so happy that i picked up dare you to at a bookstore 2 summers ago. :3

I definitely love Echo and Noah <3 They're my favorite characters as well as favorite book in the series. Smile

Hungary Fruzsina Juhász says:

I haven't read none of your books yet, but currently my favourite book is A court of thornes and roses by Sarah J. Maas. And my all time favourite books are the Percy Jackson Books by Rick Riordan and The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Smile
Thanks for the chance! Smile

Just one character? It's a toss up between Isiah and Abby.

Canada Jasmine says:

Noah is my favourite character and my favourite book is pushing the limits  

Love all your books!

United States Sabrina Lim says:

My favorite character in the pushing the limits series is without a doubt Noah. Echo and Isaiah are a close second but I will always have a special place in my heart for Noah Hutchins. I adore how much he cares for his brothers as well as Isaiah, Beth, and Noah and how much work he put in to be someone he thinks Echo will be proud of. He helped Echo through some of the toughest moments of her recovery and showed her hope, that will forever mean something to me. My favorite book in the series is Pushing The Limits. Its the book that got me back into reading and onto booklr. It also helped me through a rough time and I loved how I could relate to Echo and Noah's need to belong yet having a difficult time doing so since they each needed to overcome some obstacles. For those reasons, pushing the limits is without a doubt not only my favorite book in the series, but overall.

Philippines Fritzie Faller says:

Without a doubt it would be Noah!!! I mean it is logically impossible to NOT love him. Darn you, McGarry. <3

My favourite character is Beth. I read all the books in english and I am waiting for the German translations (only Pushing the Limits so far) so I can share them with my sister.

Hungary Lilla K. says:

Happy 3rd Book Birthday to Pushing the Limits!

Philippines Ayanami Faerudo says:

NooO! It's hard to pick a favorite!

United States Stephanie says:

I'm a huge fan of your books! I have just30 pages left!of take me on. I read all the pushing the limits books. Its a little sad the my state doesn't have breaking the limits. I really want to read it. Ive also read the first book to the thunder road series. It's amazing. Nowhere but here. I can relate to echo having night terrors.although as I'm getting older they are faiding away. Your an amazing author;

Bulgaria Marti@SBBCreviews says:

Echo.. it was always Echo and I guess it will always be  her. Thanks for the great giveaway!

United States Ana Rodriguez says:

Abby won my heart!

United States Stephanie says:

Echo is my favorite character. Well I loved all of them I love how when you wrote a new book you'd still add the same characters from previous books and add new one in. I finished nowhere but here in a week. Olivia was my favorite in that book. She didn't take crap from anyone. Lol. I'm just about finished with take me on. I really enjoy your books.  

Indonesia Amanda Sheila says:

My favorite character from PTL will always be Noah Hutchins. I love Echo, I love Isaiah, but Noah.. Man, I remember breaking down so hard when I read a scene that, probably will forever be THE scene to me. Beware, spoiler alert! I cried so hard when Noah finally 'giving up' fighting because he eventually sees what's best for his brothers. I know exactly how he felt that day because to be honest I've been in his place once and it was.. Devastating, yet I know it's for the best. Gosh, Noah was, is and will always be my 1st YA book boyfriend. ?????

Brazil Nathalia says:

I love Noah, since the first reading fell in love with he. And every time I reread love even more

Argentina Yanina Noelia Amanto says:

You are amazing! Happy anniversary Smile

Argentina Yanina Noelia Amanto says:

I have too many favourite books to count:

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (series)

Knitting in the City by Penny Reid (series)

Nothing Between us by Roni Loren (this book is really HOT, the whole series is amazing though)

Masters and Mercenaries by Lexi Blake (spies and BDSM is a steamy combination for this series ;) )

Brazil Clara Sampaio says:

I really identify with Rachel, so she's been my favorite, but after reading chasing impossible, I started seeing Abby in a completely different way and really admire her

Brazil Bianca Maddox says:

Oh my fucking Gosh !!!!


My favorite is Ryan Smile

Australia Claudia Croker says:

Isaiah is definitely my favourite!! Crash Into You is my favourite of the series so far!  

Brazil Cris Aragão says:

I hae only read the first book and just love it.

United States Marisol Avalos says:

So my favorite character would be Beth. Why beth because she didnt let where she came from define who she was going to be. I loved that she became the girl she wanted to be, not the girl everyone was expecting. I related to her in this because people always think im supposed to be a nobody because of where i live. yet i am not letting this define who i am. I love her character, just like all the other but she is one i can relate to the most.

Happy Book Birthday!  My favorite books were Take Me On and Pushing the Limits, and my favorite characters have always remained Noah and Echo.  They stole my heart from the beginning, they have amazing chemistry!


Just one favorite? I can't possibly choose!! Noah and Isaiah were my favorites but I must say after Abby's story, Logan is getting really close too!

Italy Claudia Scavuzzo says:

I am still in love with Isaiah after reading every book of this great series...you can't not love him.
Happy book birthday. Thanks for the inspiration you give your readers (AKA me!) with your book...it's really a beautiful thing.

Can't believe it's been 3 years. Pushing The Limits saved my life when my sister passed away, thank you so much for everything, Katie.

I haven't read it yet but the fave book that comes to mind - yes, like all book-lovers I have a lot - is Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie.

Hungary Edina Jonas says:


My favourite character is Echo. She is very special and unique personality. Strong and very persistent. I love the book!

Hungary Beatrix Szatmari says:

Thanks for the chance Smile My favorite story was Crash into you, I reaaly loved Rachel and Isaiah. <3

United States Joycedale Chapman says:

Favorite guy: Noah
Favorite girl: Abby

I actually won Crash Into You in a giveaway, but I haven't read Pushing the Limits. I did read Nowhere But Here and really liked it. My favorite book is Stolen by Lucy Christopher.

Brazil Karol Veloso says:

Hey Katie, congratulations! There are already three years? Omg, time goes fast!
I love your books and wish her success only mutiplique over time <3

United States Kobi Bryant says:

I love Isaiah, he's definitely my favorite!

Well, my absolute favorite character is Abbey. She is so smart, sassy, and she was always there for Rachel in Crash Into You. My favorite book in the series is a tie between Pushing the Limits and Dare You To, because Ryan and Beth and the bottle of rain scene gets me every time!!!

Canada Aarti Thakor says:

Noah! His loyalty, love, and compassion he has for his loved ones is admirable and touches my heart! <3

I really just love west and everything he stands for! I loved his story

Hungary Beatrix Szatmari says:

I love this series. My favorite caracters are Sarah and Isaiah <3

I have to say that Noah is definitely my favorite.  Happy 3rd Birthday, Noah!  It is funny because I read this book exactly three years ago from today Smile <3

It's difficult to pick  favourite character from Pushing the Limits series but I'm gonna go with Ryan from Dare You To Smile

So hard to pick just one! I adore both Noah and Isaiah but if I had to chose I'd probably go with Isaiah. He is just so sweet and I love his relationship with Rachel. He truly views her as his angel and I love that. Smile

United States Wy'Kia Frelot says:

My favorite book character is Isaiah. (i'm sorry if I can't spell his name right) He's so sweet and understanding even though he doesn't look like it. But Noah comes at a strong second.

United States Nicole Plummer says:

I love this series. My favorite character is Echo.  She is so lovable.  

I haven't read the series yet! But I really want to! Just have to get my paycheck, first hehe!

My favorite book for the moment has to be... I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon. It's her second YA book, and it's just brilliant! I read it in 3 hours, I couldn't put it down at all Laughing

Philippines Danna Catan says:

I'd have to go with Beth, she felt real and I loved her

United Kingdom SueAnn Lim says:

Noah (& Echo) ! If it weren't for those two I wouldn't have fell in love with this series and for that I love them both to bits!

I will to win your books Smile

El Salvador Ileana Alv says:

I haven't read the series yet! My local library does not have them Frown
My favorite book is Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas Smile

United States Martha Zavala says:

Isaiah for sure is my favorite character.

Greece Artemis Giote says:

My favorite character is Echo!!!!!

United States Kat Snark says:

I'd have to say my favorite is Echo, because I couldn't really pick one but I love her name

United States Alexxine says:

Congratulations I love the series i couldn't put the book down for anything! My favorite character in Pushing the Limits is Mrs. Collins!

United States Gretchen says:

Isaiah is my favorite

Awesome giveaway!!

United States Rachel Buono says:

My favorite character is Echo... She is such a strong woman and she's such an inspiration Smile

Hungary Veronika says:

Thanks so much for this awesome chance! The Pushing The Limits series is one of my all time favourites. I currently reading the Chasing Impossible, and this is  amazing!!! I absolutely can't put down, only for maximum 10 minutes breaks (like this Smile)! Noah always will be my favourite, but this book, and Logan... I almost finished, but I can't find the words. Thanks for the excitement, for the rush, for the emotions. Thank You very much! Smile You are so amazing!

Isaiah is my favourite, but Noah, Abby and Rachel come really close after.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Italy Rosa Alberico says:

Hi Katie! I love Noah and Echo. I hope to win Smile

I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard a lot of great things.

My all time favorite book is Jane Eyre, but my fave YA would probably be either Lola and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Hold Still by Nina LaCour, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, or All The Rage by Courtney Summers. Clearly I can't choose just one.

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite is Echo!

I LOVE NOAH!!! And i love you, for create this character!

Croatia _Sandra_ says:

It's definitely a tie between Noah and Isaiah, love them both!
Thanks for an amazing giveaway! Smile

Argentina Agustina Z says:

It's so hard to choose but I think that it's a tie between Noah and Ryan. And Abby. I love your characters and your books! Laughing

United States Jenn Benando(Scrapingirl16) says:

I'm a sucker for Halley. I love the kickboxing. Smile

Echo was my first and still my favorite

Netherlands Betul E. says:

Ryan Stone!! <3

Favorite Character? IDK I love all you characters! ???? But if I had to choose one it would be Abby. She's bae ????????????

Echo all the way!! She's awesome.

I love all of your characters, but I'm going to go with Ryan because he's so amazing and I wish he was real :')

Argentina Natalia Bongiorno says:

Thank you for the give away!!

Love love Noah, Echo, Isiah and Beth! Those four will always be my favorites but honestly, Oz and Emily are so close yo being part of that list! In love with all your books ??

I don't know who would be my favourite, they all have such beautiful traits.
Your books are amazing and they're written with such talent, I cannot wait to read them all.
Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! ????????

United States ashley hopkins says:

I enjoy all the characters I've read in your books they all have a strength I wish I had.

My favourite character of yours is, and has always been, Isaiah. I love the contradiction of his rough exterior and his soft and wonderfully beautiful heart and mind and how he cares for Rachel. <3

Thank you for making this an international giveaway Smile

Philippines Camille Galvez says:

RYAN!!!!!! I love athletic dudes hihi

United States Stephanie Meissner says:

I think my favorite character in Pushing the Limits is Echo. She was vulnerable and didn't think of Noah as a guy who was worth her time. She made him work for it and didn't give herself away that easy. She taught him some things are worth waiting for. Echo even had a rocky past and still found the will to love someone.

Canada Amanda Tse says:

I love Noah!

Haven`t read the series yet, my favorite so far is Harmony series by Angela Graham

United Kingdom Georgia Louise says:

My favorite character in the series is probably Abby as she has been through so much but dosent really let it affect her, she work hard to provide for her family at a young age and always seems happy Smile thanks and she's really cool!  But my favorite in the first book is Jacob, he really looks up to his older brother and that touched my heart xxxx

My favourite character is Noah and Echo, but Isaiah too. Smile

United States Samantha says:

Isaiah <3 ! Isaiah and Rachel are just the cutest couple Smile I want more of them

Italy Claudia Scavuzzo says:

I loved this series...it was one of my favorite ones. I loved Isaiah and Wes so much!!
Keep on writing cause I'll keep on reading

Dear Katie!

I love your books! My favorite characters are Noah and Echo.
Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!

My favorite character is Abby, because she is crazy and hilarious and my favorite couple Rachel and Isaiah.

My favorite character would have to be Beth.  I really love her and admire her and I want a second Beth and Ryan book lol Smile.  My favorite guy characters would have to be Ryan and then Logan.  And then my next favorite girl would be Abby or Lacy.

I haven't read the Pushing the Limits yet but I am excited to get to them!  As for my favorite book...that is an impossible question really.  I think I might have to go classic and say Harry Potter because no matter how many times I re-read them they always bring the same feelings of magic and wonder Smile

That's one though question and if I MUST say only one, it would be Noah, closely folowed by Echo.
Thanks for the giveaway, I'll keep my fingers crossed! Laughing

United States Sara Bennett says:

In the entire series? Do I really have to pick? Because I don't think that I could, each character is special and important in their own way... *coughs* I did really like Isaiah though. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Smile

United States Beth Alger says:

Isaiah is my favorite. He is so sweet and protective.

United States Jenni Fogle says:

Isaiah. One hundred percent. I love him. I need him. I'm naming my kid after him.

My favs are definitely  Echo, Noah, Isaiah and Beth!! Always going to be my favs Smile but have been loving Emily and Oz lately though!!!

United States Amanda Weigel says:

My favorite character is Isaiah, without a doubt. I just love him as a character, especially how strong he is and how he doesn't fully give up on Beth. He can still be friends with her even though she broke his heart. He risked his life to save Rachel and it was one of my favorite parts of the book.

United States Taylor Sunga says:

Echo is definitely my favorite character throughout the series, even though all of the characters are amazing, and my favorite book is Dare You To.  Smile

It's always really hard to pick a favorite pushing the limits character, but if I HAVE to pick my heart will always go out to Echo Emerson because her story was the first that I read and her and Noah will always have an extra special place in my heart.

I don't know if I can pick a favorite, they all were so special in their own right.  But Logan was one of my favorites right from the beginning of Dare You To (still love Ryan, Noah, and Isaiah Smile) I was so happy he got a book with Abby.  Thanks, Katie for being awesome!

Colombia Camila Mosquera says:

That's amazing, i love all your books *-*

Malaysia Lau Jia Wen says:

I love Pushing the Limits series!! So many characters that I like, but my favorite goes to Ryan! I want to read more about Ryan and Beth.. pretty please?

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