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Answering Questions

February 8, 2016 at 11:36 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

I am answering my backlog of emails due to me being head down in my writing cave and a lot of the same questions are popping up:
 
1. Is Breaking the Rules (Echo and Noah #2) available in print? In the US, Breaking the Rules is an ebook only. The UK did publish a print version of BTR. You can purchase it at The Book Depository. They offer free international shipping. Click here for the link.
 
2. Will Chasing Impossible (Abby and Logan) be available for purchase? My publisher has told me that Chasing Impossible will be available for purchase as an ebook in summer of 2016.
 
3. Will Take Me On be available in paperback format? I don't know. That decision is up to my publisher. I hope and pray that it will be, but that decision is out of my control.
 
4. Is Crossing the Line available in print? Yes, it is included as the bonus novella in the hardback version of Take Me On.
 
5. Will Red at Night be available in print? No. Red at Night is an ebook only but it is available as an ebook for free!
 
Thank you for all the questions and for reading my books!

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Echo's Birthday Giveaway

January 11, 2016 at 3:06 PMKatie McGarry
 
Happy Birthday Week to Echo Emerson!
 
To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed paperbacks of Pushing the Limits and Breaking the Rules, a signed hardback of Nowhere But Here, and a Nowhere But Here poster. 
To enter go the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is international.
 
 
From Pushing the Limits:
 
In a lightning fast move, Noah placed both of his hands on the brick wall, caging me with his body. He leaned towards me and my heart shifted into a gear I didn’t know existed. His warm breath caressed my neck, melting my frozen skin. I tilted my head, waiting for the solid warmth of his body on mine. I could see his eyes again and those dark orbs screamed hunger. “I heard a rumor.”
“What’s that?” I struggled to get out.
“It’s your birthday.”
Terrified speaking would break the spell, I licked my suddenly dry lips and nodded.
“Happy Birthday.” Noah drew his lips closer to mine; that sweet musky smell overwhelmed my senses.  I could almost taste his lips when he unexpectedly took a step back, inhaling deeply. The cold air slapped me into the land of the sober.
He ran a hand over his face before heading toward the tree line. “See you soon, Echo Emerson.”
“Wait.” I began to pull off his jacket. “You forgot this.”
“Keep it,” he said without looking back. “I’ll get it from you on Monday. When we discuss tutoring.”
And Noah Hutchins – girl-using stoner-boy and jacket loaning savior – faded into the shadows.
 
 
Terms: 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 parent's 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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Walk the Edge

January 7, 2016 at 1:07 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! The advance reviewer copy of Walk the Edge, the second book of the Thunder Road series, is now live on Netgalley! I absolutely love Razor and Breanna's story and I'm so excited for everyone to read it.  Walk the Edge will officially be released on March 29, 2016. 
 
Enter to win 1 of 25 advance reviewer copies of Walk the Edge over at Goodreads!
 
Description of Walk the Edge:
 
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds 

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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Giveaway Signed Set of Katie McGarry Books

November 24, 2015 at 10:09 AMKatie McGarry
 
 
 Congrats, Trish D.! You are the winner. Please check your email!
 
Hi everyone,
 
In celebration of being a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist for Best YA Fiction for four years in a row, I am giving away a signed set of my books including Pushing the Limits, Dare You To, Crash Into You, Take Me On, Breaking the Rules and Nowhere But Here plus a Nowhere But Here Poster. Also, I am giving away an Advanced Reviewer Copy of WALK THE EDGE!
 
I can't express how proud I am of Nowhere But Here and how humbled I am by your support. Because of my readers, I'm able to continue my dream of writing my characters' stories and I thank you with all my heart that you read my books. 
 
I also recently learned that Nowhere But Here has been nominated for Best YA Contemporary and Book of the Year in the RT Reviewers Choice Awards. As I said before, I am so proud of this book! 
 
Remember, Razor's story, Walk the Edge, will be released on March 29, 2016.
 
 
 
 Congrats, Trish D.! You are the winner. Please check your email!
 

a Rafflecopter 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 parent's 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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Nowhere But Here Finalist in Goodreads Choice Awards

November 17, 2015 at 4:01 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! For the fourth year in a row, one of my books is a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction.  Thanks to your votes, Nowhere But Here is a 2015 Goodreads Choice Finalist. I can't tell you how proud I am of this book and how humbled I am by your continued support. 
 
We have one more round until a final winner is announced. Please help Nowhere But Here and go vote here.
 
Stay tuned. Next week I will run a giveaway in celebration of this fantastic milestone of being a finalist for four years in a row! 
 

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Nowhere But Here Semi-Finalist in Goodreads Choice Awards

November 10, 2015 at 1:55 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! Nowhere But Here made it to the semi-final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fiction! Thank you for all your support! Let's continue this fantastic momentum and please go vote for Nowhere But Here so we can make it to the final round!  Click here to vote!
 
 
 

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Vote for Nowhere But Here

November 3, 2015 at 1:05 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! Nowhere But Here, the first book in the Thunder Road series, is a 2015 Goodreads Choice Nominee for Best Young Adult fiction! 
 
In order to make it to the next round, I need your help! Please vote for Nowhere But Here and spread the news! To vote, go here: Best Young Adult Fiction 2015 — Goodreads Choice Awards
 

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Great Deal on NOWHERE BUT HERE

October 26, 2015 at 6:44 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!

Exciting news! The ebook of NOWHERE BUT HERE, the first book in the Thunder Road series, is currently 99 cents across all e-tailers! This is a limited time offer so take advantage of this deal now!
 
 
Praise for NOWHERE BUT HERE:

"Tantalizing secrets and larger-than-life characters leap off the page in McGarry's new Thunder Road series...With quirky secondary characters who will capture your heart and a remarkable twist, McGarry will leave you desperate for the next installment!" ~ RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK for June

"McGarry...creates a story that readers will not want to put down...This novel will be enjoyed by teens looking for a romantic and thrilling escape." ~ Library School Journal

"The core relationship sizzles and sparks with every glance and touch..." ~ Publisher's Weekly
 
NOWHERE BUT HERE was awarded RT Magazines June Seal of Excellence Award!
 
Book Description for NOWHERE BUT HERE:

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. 
 
Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. 
 
No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home. 
 
 
The second book in the Thunder Road series, WALK THE EDGE, will be released in March 2016 and is available for preorder!
 
 
Book Description:

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds 
Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 
 
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 
 
And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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Vote for Noah Hutchins

October 6, 2015 at 1:40 PMKatie McGarry

Calling all Noah Hutchins fans! The Pushing the Limits/Breaking the rules bad boy has been nominated for Hero of the Year! Please go vote for Noah by clicking here!


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Upcoming Events

October 6, 2015 at 1:07 PMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone,
 
I have several events over the next few weeks to months. I hope to see some of you!
 
October 14th: Book signing at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 24th: NY-KY Fest at Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library from 1-4. Information on this event can be found here.

November 13th-14th: YALL Fest For more on this event, click here.
 

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