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Say You'll Remember Me ARC and Swag Giveaway

January 1, 2018 at 12:51 PMKatie McGarry

Hi Everyone,

My next novel, Say You'll Remember Me, will be released on January 30, 2018! To celebrate, there are 4 exciting things going on! 

1. Giveaway!

I'm giving away signed copies of the Thunder Road series and a signed Advanced Reviewer Copy of Say You'll Remember Me!  Scroll down to enter.


2. Ribbon and Bookmark Giveaway!

I'm giving away to my readers a free Say You'll Remember Me ribbon and bookmark. This is on a first come, first serve basis and only while supplies last. So hurry!  To register for a bookmark and ribbon click here


3. And They All Lived Happily Ever After Novella!

This novella features your favorite Katie McGarry characters from the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series! Preorder Say You'll Remember Me, fill out this form, and you will receive And They All Lived Happily Ever After

Pigpen, Eli and Addison from the Thunder Road series: Three separate personalities who still needed to find love...and still had someone important to meet.

From the Pushing the Limits series, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I do.

LIMITED TIME OFFER!  This opportunity will only stay available for readers to enter through 11:59 EST  on February 3, 2018 in order to allow everyone a chance to enter. The short story will be emailed on February 4, 2018. To register your preorder to receive And The All Lived Happily Ever After and to see all official rules, go here: https://a.pgtb.me/4tLZSM


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4. Purchase a Signed Copy of Say You'll Remember Me!

Signed hardbacks of Say You'll Remember Me will be available via Carmichael's Bookstore.  To preorder yours, click here. International orders: please email the bookstore directly at info@carmichaelsbookstore.com.

 

Giveaway: Katie McGarry is not responsible for any lost or damaged books or posters that may occur during shipping.  You must be fourteen years old or older to enter. If you are under eighteen, you must have parents' or guardians' permission to enter. This giveaway is international. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will have one week to reply to winner e-mail before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway is not in any way sponsored by Facebook, Rafflecopter, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest or Tumblr. 

 

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Book Description:

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn't commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Praise for Say You'll Remember Me: 

 “[R]eaders will be spellbound…. Another gripping read from McGarry.” –Booklist

“McGarry…delivers a romantic tale with substance, and Elle and Drix are characters worth getting to know.” –Publishers Weekly

"Elle and Drix were so vibrant I swear I forgot I was reading about fictional characters. I ached for them, I cried for them, and I cheered them on from beginning to end. Authentic, edgy, and fraught with realistic, heartfelt conflict and romantic tension, Say You’ll Remember Me is a fantastic coming of age story and now on my favorites shelf for good!" --Samantha Young, #1 New York Times Bestseller

"This story broke my heart and then stitched it back together before I finished the last page. Katie McGarry owes me a box of tissues." ~ Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless

"Say You’ll Remember me is a story that’ll stick with you even after you close the book.  Drix’s desire to carve out a better future for himself and Elle’s thirst for a future not dictated by her parents is sincere and relatable. Set some time aside because you'll want to savor this romance!" -- Erin Watt, #1 New York Times Bestseller

"Romance fans will enjoy the family drama, forbidden love, and the steamy attraction between the two main characters..." -- School Library Journal

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Would you like to review or help promote Say You'll Remember Me

November 29, 2017 at 10:40 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

If you would like a chance to be part of the Review Tour, Waiting on Wednesday or the Release Day Launch for Say You'll Remember Me, please sign up using the links below:

Review and Excerpt Tour

Release Day Launch

Waiting On Wednesday 

 

"Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

 

 

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October 24, 2017 at 9:22 AMKatie McGarry

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Say You'll Remember Me Teaser

October 12, 2017 at 12:42 PMKatie McGarry

A teaser from Say You'll Remember Me! 

Release date: January 30, 2018. 

Reviewers: the ARC is on NetGalley now!

 

From Drix's Point of View:

I finish the scan and find Elle watching me. Curiosity plain on her face. She’s studying me the same way I’m trying to figure out her.

“Did you know who I was?” she asks. “On the midway?”

“No.”

She watches me with a soft expression, and I will her to believe me. I liked being her hero, and I don’t want that to go away. After the longest silence of my life, she finally says, “So you’re the one?”

I nod because I guess I am.

“I’ve heard a lot about you.”

“All the bad’s true.”

A ghost of a smile plays on her face. “Actually, I heard a lot of fantastic things.”

“You’re kidding me.”

“Not at all.” She leans her back against the corner completely unguarded. After spending a year with people who literally stabbed others in the chest with a knife, her openness is unnerving and leaves me in awe.

“My dad received tons of updates over the past year, so he’d know who to choose to help promote the program. You were in the running from the very start.”

“Because I pled guilty?”

“Because they said you were smart, caring and a leader.”

 

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Say You'll Remember Me on NetGalley

October 4, 2017 at 12:09 PMKatie McGarry

Hi Everyone,

The Advanced Reviewer Copy of Say You'll Remember Me is available via Netgalley! Click here for to request the ARC of Say You'll Remember Me! 

 

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

 

"Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

 

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

 

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

 

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

 

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

 

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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Nowhere But Here and Devil's and Thieves Giveaweay

September 24, 2017 at 4:33 PMKatie McGarry

 

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm giving away an advanced reviewer copy of Jennifer Rush's Devils and Thieves and a copy of Nowhere But Here. I read Devils and Thieves this past summer and I have two words for you: motorcycles and magic!

 

To enter the giveaway click here.

 

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Giveaway and Will I Write More PTL Books

August 17, 2017 at 12:19 PMKatie McGarry

 

Hi everyone, There is a Goodreads Giveaway for advance reviewer copies of Say You'll Remember Me! To enter click here.

 

For the 5th Anniversary of the Pushing the Limits series, I invited readers to ask me questions. I've been slowly responding to them since. :-)  Today I tacked the question: will you continue Beth & Ryan's story or any other books in the Pushing the Limits series. You can see my answer by clicking here

 

 

 

 

Say You'll Remember Me (release date January 31, 2018)

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn't commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. 

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. 

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life. 

But sometimes love can breach all barriers. 

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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Pushing the Limits 5th Birthday

July 24, 2017 at 6:50 AMKatie McGarry

Happy 5th Birthday Pushing the Limits!

Five years ago, on July 31st, my very first novel, Pushing the Limits was published! To celebrate, I'm giving away the print editions of the Pushing the Limits series, the Thunder Road series and an advanced reviewer copy of my newest novel that will be released in January, Say You'll Remember Me. Scroll down to enter. Open internationally.  


Pushing the Limits:

So wrong for each other…AND YET SO RIGHT. 

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth. 

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.  

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can PUSH THE LIMITS and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her HOW TO LOVE AGAIN. 

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Say You'll Remember Me: 

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn't commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. 

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. 

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life. 

But sometimes love can breach all barriers. 

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

 

 

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Why I Write Strong Female Characters

March 8, 2017 at 9:11 AMKatie McGarry

I was excited when I started my first full time job out of college. After spending years being paid minimum wage, which was then around $4.25 an hour, I was thrilled to have my first salaried position. I had health insurance, dental, five days paid vacation and I liked what I did.

This, in my eyes, was a win. Until…

Until one day when at the fax machine and handling an intense negotiation for a client, two male colleagues who were in management walked up and decided to include me in their conversation.

“Katie, why do women get upset about marriage vows?”

I was newly engaged at the time. Me: “I don’t understand what you mean.”

Management Guy: “Some women get upset because the marriage vow clearly states to obey your husband. When you get married, aren’t you going to do exactly what your husband tells you to do?”

I snort laughed because I thought he was joking. The snide way he said obey made me think he was about to whistle and call me over like a dog.  He wasn’t using the word in the love and honor and cherish way. He meant it in every negative way possible.

It only took me about a second to realize that they were very serious. I sobered up and announced that I wasn’t a dog to obey. The management guy became very angry and explained that “obeying” was a woman’s job and that women should only work until they are married.

I was young, and I remember being red-faced with tears in my eyes, and how my stomach bottomed out to the point I felt sick. This was a person in a position of authority over me, and I felt helpless and powerless.

A year later, I felt sick again when a male younger than me, with less experience than me, was hired for a position beneath my own and was paid more than me. I was then sickened again when within a few months, he was promoted over me. Once again, with less experience and less business knowledge than me.

I was sick to death of men having conversations with my breasts instead of my brains. I was sick to death of men speaking to my fiancé as to what my future plans were instead of talking to me (though they were shocked when my fiancé told them I could speak for myself). I was sick to death of doing more work for less pay and men taking the credit for what I did. Within a year of working there, I was mentally and physically exhausted and my soul was dying.

Honestly, I’ve thought about this experience and thousands of others I’ve had over the years because I’m watching as my daughter is growing into a woman and while some things have changed, there are many things that haven’t.

For my daughter, I write. I wrote the Pushing the Limits series. I wrote the Thunder Road series. I write stories where girls are free to ask questions about themselves and their bodies. I write stories that show girls can save themselves. I write stories where boys treat girls with respect. Specifically, for my daughter, I wrote Long Way Home. I wrote about a girl raised in a male dominated world and how she, through standing strong and owning her voice, becomes one of the most powerful people in the book.

I did this because I do believe society can change. I do believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work. I do believe that women should be given the same opportunities as men. I do believe that there are many men who feel the same way I do, and I know this is true because I’m married to one of these men.

Last night, I wrote this in my work in progress:  “If someone doesn’t start speaking up, even in the smallest of ways, life will never change.”

I’m speaking up. Twenty years ago, I wasn’t brave enough to truly stand up for myself to management. Now, I’m a writer and I’m doing my best to write strong female characters who do stand up for themselves. If you are a man—stand up for us. If you are a woman—stand up for yourself and for all of us. I believe in you. You are strong and you can take on the world. 

 

 

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3 Free Bonus Scenes

February 5, 2017 at 1:41 PMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone! The three free bonus scenes have been emailed!

If you purchased Long Way Home and you did not receive your bonus scenes, please do the following:

*Email me at admin@katielmcgarry.com

*Please include in the email your proof of Long Way Home purchase. This would be your receipt/order confirmation number.

Thank you so much to all my readers who have supported Long Way Home and me over the years. I can't tell you how much this support has meant to me! I hope you enjoy Long Way Home and the bonus scenes that include Isaiah and Rachel, Eli and Meg, and Beth and her Uncle Scott!

If you would like to purchase Long Way Home, here are the links, and you are more than welcomed to send me the proof of purchase to receive the 3 bonus scenes.

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