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Preorder LONG WAY HOME and receive 3 bonus scenes for FREE

December 6, 2016 at 7:00 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi Everyone!
 
Exciting news! If you pre-order LONG WAY HOME you will receive 3 bonus scenes for FREE! 

*Rachel and Isaiah from Crash Into You in the Future
*Find out how Eli and Meg from Nowhere But Here First Met
*Be in Beth's Uncle Scott's Mind from Dare You To
 
To receive your bonus scenes, preorder Long Way Home from any retailer/etailer then fill out this form.
 
If you want to read the first portion of Long Way Home for free go here.
 
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of Long Way Home go here. (the first 50 people to order will receive a Long Way Home poster!)
 
 
***International Readers--I am currently working to find out how I can get you these bonus stories for free with your pre-order. Please stay tuned!!!

Book Description:

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 reevaluating 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.
 

  Preorder your copy now at any of the following retailers:

 Amazon | Anderson's Bookshops | B&N | BAM | GooglePlay | iTunes | kobo

 
 

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Preorder Signed Copies of Long Way Home

December 3, 2016 at 11:57 PMKatie McGarry
 
I am so honored to be working with Anderson's Bookshop! Pre-order Long Way Home from Anderson's Bookshop and you will receive an autographed copy of the book upon release. Exciting news! The first 50 people who pre-order will receive a poster of Long Way Home as well! In addition everyone that pre-orders Long Way Home will receive, via email, bonus content from Katie McGarry!
 
If you pre-order a signed copy of Long Way Home from Anderson's as a holiday present for someone, email me at admin@katielmcgarry.com and I'll send you a personalized note to give to the person explaining that a signed copy of Long Way Home will be arriving when the book is released on January 31, 2017! Here's the link.
 
 

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Read part of Long Way Home for FREE

December 2, 2016 at 1:39 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Can't wait to read LONG WAY HOME? Here's your chance to read part of Violet and Chevy's story for FREE! Download it today! Click here.
 
Book Description:
 
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.

 

  Preorder your copy now at any of the following retailers:

 Amazon | Anderson's BookshopsB&N | BAM | GooglePlay | iTunes | kobo


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Dare You To Giveaway

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.
 
 

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