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Enter to win: Dystopian Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Dystopian Giveaway Hop!!!

Thanks to:  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

& My Shelf Confessions

Congrats to hop winner Mary Preston!!!!

Up for grabs: one ebook copy of  … 

Perry Road

Revolution Series by Emi Gayle Release

Date: September 3, 2013

Target Reader: New Adult/Young Adult Keywords: Dystopian Paperback, EPUB, Kindle

Description:

In 2132, “We the people …” means nothing, and it hasn’t for a hundred years.

Like all the citizens of the American Union, eighteen-year-old Erianna Keating is not to ask questions. She is not to believe anything except what the A.U. tells her. More importantly, she’s not supposed to know what she doesn’t know, nor that she’s a pawn.

Like everyone else, though, she is, and like everyone else, she is a hundred percent oblivious to what’s going on.

Or is she? Are they?

Erianna thinks going to Perry Road and joining the national registration program is her next step toward adulthood; the 2132 candidates for adult-classification, though, are in for a big surprise. Especially Erianna.

Thanks to Zane Warren, an awkward but hot guy who won’t shut up about a history that doesn’t—or shouldn’t—matter anymore, Erianna will know. Will learn. That includes finding out what actually happens after registration and doing something, anything, about it.

Fixing what went wrong, what caused the U.S.A. to split into two countries, though, is not on Erianna’s bucket list, but as she faces her future, she must decide whether to fall in line with the American Union’s plan for her, or to consider that Zane might not be wrong, and the time for revolution begins now.

Reviews!

What are people already saying about Perry Road?

“This one, by far, is Emi’s best.” — Julie Reece, author, Crux

“I really hope [this] stirs up controversy and changes some youngsters thinking. God knows we could use that today in this society!” — Terri Rochenski, author, Eye of the Soul

“… this was a total pleasure to read.” — Kelly Said, author, Tidal Whispers & Make Believe

“… [this] will inspire an extreme diversity of opinion. It kept me involved and interested throughout, and I love novels that make me question my current understanding/viewpoint on life.” — Amaleen Ison, author, Remember Me

About The Author

Emi Gayle

I had a really great bio in my head around midnight one night …. right before I fell asleep and it disappeared into the nothingness of unconsciousness. Bummer. So here’s something less well thought out.

I want to be young again, so I’m kinda sorta living it again. At least on paper. You see, I write paranormal romance. Now, that stuff can get really hot, and really gritty and well … mine does. But! My characters are teenagers, 18 and under. Like I was once … and want to be again.

Why would I want to be a teenager again? Geez. Because! If you met the man of your dreams at 14 was engaged to him at 19 and married him at 20, wouldn’t YOU want to do all that over again? Especially if you were still in love with him? I mean, c’mon! It’s love! That’s why I write, too.

You see… just because you pass a certain age doesn’t mean you forget what it was like to be 14, 15, etc. Actually, because I kinda grew up with my husband, we both still feel like the 14 and 17 year old kids we once were. So that’s where I’m coming from. You might think it’s totally lame, but you know what? That’s ok! Maybe you’ll like my other me instead. ;)

Excerpt!

“Well?” Cam asks.

For some reason, I don’t want her to know. I want to find out by myself if I’m going to get a real life, or if I’m destined to wear hand-me-downs from twenty years ago until I’m ninety. I want to prepare, to plan, to cry if we don’t get to go together, or if I’m not like her.

I’m not, of course—in any way like her. Who am I kidding?

After what seems like hours, but is only seconds, I say, “Nothing.”

“Damn.” She throws her arms up in the air. “Figures. And it’s almost five. So, you know, I gotta go. Mom’s sure I’m going to be chosen to pop out babies, like she is, so she wants to make sure I know how to cook before the fake chefs get ahold of me to ‘teach’ me.” Cam gives me a dramatic eye roll and places a hand to her forehead. “Like, oh, my Oz, Eri, you know? We have people to cook for us for a reason. Duh! If I learn to cook, what job am I going to give someone like your mom, you know? And why would I get picked to be fat and ugly when I look like this?” She bats at her blonde curls.

Wanting to change the subject—to anything but the woes of Cam’s perfect life—I walk to her, give her a hug and a quick pat on the back. “I’ll … call you when I get it, ‘kay?”

“You better. We only have two days to shop for the perfect outfit. Why couldn’t your birthday be October twenty-ninth instead of December?” She snatches up her coat—preparation for the winter blast that will tear into uncovered skin. “And … you’re not a fluke. You will get in the white house, and when January first comes, we’ll be official!” She boogies her way out, hips wiggling. For someone who’s not happy about the prospect of becoming a baby factory, she’s awfully chipper.

I know it’s because she’s waiting to hear my fate. To prove I’m not a fluke. To validate my relevance as her friend—the one girl Cam can give backhanded compliments, and, for that matter, insults all day long, and still walk back in with a smile as if nothing happened.

Cam walks through the hallway and says goodbye to my mom who’s probably still working at her makeshift office in our miniature kitchen—trying, I assume, to avoid the whole days’ events. As much as Cam wants me to not be a fluke, my mom wants me to be one. If I’m like her, nothing will change. Like Cam, I’ll be the same old Erianna, just one day older and as useless as all the other flukes in the world.

The front door opens and closes, and I move to the window. Once Cam disappears from view, and only then, I turn over my P-Comm and touch the one message that sits inside.

The one that says: “Invitation for Erianna Price Keating.”

Whoo hoo!

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2. Natalie @ Book Lovers Life (INT) 49. Sitting, Waiting, Reading (INTL)
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6. Booklovers LaceyCat (US) 53. Britney Gulbrandsen
7. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int) 54. Lindy Gomez
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10. Cuzinlogic (Int) 57. Fantasy Book Addict (INT)
11. Mary’s Cup of Tea 58. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages (INT)
12. Bookworm Lisa (Int) 59. I LOVED THIS BOOK
13. Jane Speare 60. Lisa ~ Moon Shine Art Spot
14. A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust (US) 61. Pauline Creeden, Author (INT)
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19. My Devotional Thoughts (WW) 66. Live To Read ~Krystal
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Where, when, and how do you like to read?

Hi everybody!

Is that a weird question? More musings today. You people already know I’m crazy so just go with this, okay?

So, I’m in the shower thinking about reading. What? I was. I also think about reading in my car, at the grocery store, while I work out at the gym, when I put my makeup on, and when I sleep … where I tend to dream about reading.

A-hem. That’s another post for another day. Anyway, as the shampoo dripped into my eyes, stinging the crap out of them, I realized something— my reading habit’s changed when I changed bathing habits.

Yes, I get this giddy over reading in the bathtub, don’t you?

WTHeck? Right? Well, see I used to run a steaming hot bubble bath, grab my dog-eared paperback of the moment, jump in the tub and read ’til the water went cold. You can do that with paperbacks. In my opinion, that’s what they are for. Love them up, turn down the pages, take them to the pool, the beach—treat ’em rough. They like it!  🙂

Hard covers? Perish the thought! Those babies get a place of honor on my bookshelf. True favorites are worth the money and a permanent place in my home where space is limited. Why? Because the spectacular writing of that particular author hit a heartstring and they’ve earned their spot. Hard covers are read in special places where nothing will damage them, under the shade in a hammock on a sunny day, at the park, or on my back porch. *Sigh*

Part of the change in my reading habits occurred when my writer friend, J.A. Belfield, told me to put a Kindle AP on my computer. Wait, what? You don’t know her? Run, don’t walk, to your nearest computer and download her books! http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4730698.J_A_Belfield  As I was saying … digital reading put a laptop in my fingers instead of paper. And since my battery blows chunks (I need a new one which I’m too cheap to buy) that limits me to the wall plugs next to my bed or on my couch at night. Still, reading on my laptop is nice next to a cozy fire in the winter. *sigh x 2*

Don’t you find reading makes you more attractive? I usualy look just like this when I read first thing in the morning.

So between Kindle and showers, my reading habits have changed. I think most people have a favorite place to read along with a format they like. What about you? Kindle, Nook, paperback, hard cover … Leave me a comment, I’d love to know …  where, when, and how you like to read?

Reading is just so sexy, people. Plus, it tends to make our bodies more flexible. I like contorting into uncomfortable positions and reading for hours, but now I’m just showing off.