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Nowhere But Here Ribbon, Bookmarks and More

April 21, 2015 at 6:17 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
Guess what will be released on May 26, 2015? NOWHERE BUT HERE! The first book in the Thunder Road series. NOWHERE BUT HERE follows the story of teens who are raised in a motorcycle club. Think West Side Story meets Sons of Anarchy!
To celebrate I am giving away NOWHERE BUT HERE bookmarks, NOWHERE BUT HERE ribbon bookmarks and you get to choose between two BREAKING THE RULES ribbon bookmarks. These bookmarks and ribbons are for free. Yes, this includes my US and international readers!
 
"Respect the Rules. Respect the Club." ~ Oz, Nowhere But Here
 
"As always, Noah becomes my safe place to land." ~ Echo, Breaking the Rules
 
"You belong, Echo. Right here with me." ~ Noah, Breaking the Rules

 

To receive your ribbon and bookmark, click here

Ribbons and bookmarks will be sent on a first come/first serve basis while supplies last. If your first choice is gone before the other, then you will be sent the second choice.

ABBY and LOGAN'S full length story and it is FREE!
 
The PUSHING THE LIMITS series continues with Abby and Logan's story, CHASING IMPOSSIBLE. And I'm giving this full length novel away for FREE with a pre-order of NOWHERE BUT HERE. This is a limited time offer and CHASING IMPOSSIBLE will return to the Harlequin Teen vault after this offer ends on May 26, 2015. For more details on how to receive CHASING IMPOSSIBLE go here.
 
The NOWHERE BUT HERE book trailer was revealed on April 15th.  Check out the awesome trailer here.

 

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Big ARC Giveaway

March 31, 2015 at 3:32 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
There are some seriously awesome books coming out in the next few months and this giveaway will allow you a sneak peek! The ARC giveaway is international.
 
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry Smile: The first book in my Thunder Road series which follows teens who are raised in a motorcycle club. Remember, if you preorder Nowhere But Here you can receive Abby and Logan's full length novel, Chasing Impossible, for FREE! Click here for this amazing offer!
 
The Devil You Know by Trish Doller: This book is absolutely stunning. It's definitely one of those page turners that kept me up all night.
 
Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally: This book had me hooked from the start! It is fun, smart, and sexy.  I'll be honest, I can't stop thinking about this story and about Jesse. I can't describe just how happy this book makes me.
 
After Hours by Claire Kennedy (Amanda Morgan): Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a restaurant? Just wow! This was a fun book!
 
The Lies About Truth by Courtney Stevens: This book is powerful and emotional. It is definitely a must read. 
 
 
 
 
I'm also giving away a Nowhere But Here poster!
 
Updates on Chasing Impossible--Abby and Logan's story. Remember--the only way to currently receive Abby and Logan's story is to preorder Nowhere But Here.
 
    • Great news! UK & Australia readers can also pre-order Nowhere But Here and receive Chasing Impossible for FREE along with the US and Canada. UK readers go here and Australian readers go here
    • US and Canadian Readers: to register your pre-order of Nowhere But Here to receive Chasing Impossible for free go here
    • Any questions regarding how to find your transaction number please go here
    • Confirmation of registration for Chasing Impossible: After you register your preorder, you will be sent to a confirmation page. You will then be sent a confirmation email on the following Tuesday. Everyone should receive a confirmation email. Please let me know if you have not received yours by contacting me via my website: www.katielmcgarry.com
       
    • How can I read Chasing Impossible since it is an ebook? You will be able to read Chasing Impossible on your reading devices or your computer. :-) Here is your full service guide

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Nowhere But Here Trailer Sign Ups

March 31, 2015 at 6:10 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
If you are a blogger and would like to help with the Nowhere But Here trailer reveal on April 15th, please click here and fill out this form.
 
Lots of questions from readers excited about Abby and Logan's free full length novel, Chasing Impossible, and how to find order numbers. Remember--only way to get Chasing Impossible before it returns to the vault is to preorder Nowhere But Here and register. Click here for the link to register for Chasing Impossible.

Where to find your transaction code:
Amazon
• Go to Your Orders.
• Click the drop-down box on the right side of the page and choose the appropriate date range.
• The order # will appear above View Order Details. It will also appear at the top of the Order Detail page.
 
Indigo
• You can provide either:
o The transaction number appears at the bottom of your receipt, below the bar code, if you pre-ordered in store
o Your order number if you pre-ordered online.
To find your order number for online purchases:
• Sign-in to “Your Account” at the top right of any page on Indigo.
• Click “Order History”. Your latest orders will be listed by title and include the order number        
• Please Note: If you placed an order using the “Checkout Without An Account” option you can contact customer service and request an invoice be sent by email or mail.
 
Barnes And Noble
• The transaction number on your receipt is located near the top of the receipt, beside the letters TRN.
• If you purchased online – log in on Barnes & Nobles.
• Go to My Account
• Your latest orders will be listed by title and include the order number    
 
iTunes
• When completing the entry form, in place of a transaction number please write – SEE EMAIL
• Please email a picture or screenshot of your pre-order to HarlequinTeenPromotions@harlequin.ca from the email account used on the entry form to complete your entry
 
Kobo
• When completing the entry form, in place of a transaction number please write – SEE EMAIL
• Please email a picture or screenshot of your pre-order to HarlequinTeenPromotions@harlequin.ca from the email account used on the entry form to complete your entry
 

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Abby's Story and Giveway

March 13, 2015 at 11:04 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone!
 
To celebrate the following announcement, I'm giving away a signed set of my books:
 
Pushing the Limits (paperback)
Dare You To (paperback)
Crash Into You (paperback)
Take Me On (hardback)
Breaking the Rules (UK paperback edition)
Nowhere But Here (Advanced Reviewer Copy)
 
 
(The giveaway for PTL, DYT, CIY, TMO,BTR, and the ARC of NBH is international.)
 
I am excited to announce Abby and Logan's full length FREE novel: CHASING IMPOSSIBLE!! So many of you loved Logan in DARE YOU TO and Abby in CRASH INTO YOU, and I hope you’ll fall for them all over again in CHASING IMPOSSIBLE. But you have to act fast to get their novel—read on for details!
 
If you register your NOWHERE BUT HERE pre-order by May 26, 2015, you will also receive CHASING IMPOSSIBLE, a BONUS ebook about Pushing the Limits fan-favorite character Abby on July 1, 2015.
 
But that’s not all!
 
You will also be entered to win a $500 VISA gift card!
 
 
CHASING IMPOSSIBLE is ONLY available through this pre-order offer. Once NOWHERE BUT HERE is released on May 26 Chasing Impossible will go back in the vault.
 
So if you want Abby and Logan's story,  pre-order NOWHERE BUT HERE now.

At this time, receiving Chasing Impossible for pre-ordering Nowhere But Here is only to legal residents of the U.S and Canada (excluding Quebec). For the rest of my international readers--at this particular moment this is open to the US and Canada only, but please continue to check back in for further updates.
 

ABOUT CHASING IMPOSSIBLE

Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.
 
Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.
 
Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.
 

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Fun Book Events and Big Book Giveaway

February 23, 2015 at 7:54 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone,
 
My next two weekends are packed with all sorts of fun book events! This weekend, Saturday, February 28th, I'll be at Apollycon in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Then on Saturday, March 7th, I'll be at the Austin Book Fest.
 
Giveaway! I'm giving away an advanced reviewer copy and over 13 Harelquin Teen authors have joined with me to giveaway over 20 Harlequin Teen books.
 
This giveaway includes books from:
 
Katie McGarry--an ARC of Nowhere But Here
Adi Alsaid--an ARC of Never Always Sometimes and a copy of Lets Get Lost
Karen Hopkins--copies of Temptation, Belonging, and Forever
Kady Cross--A complete set of The Steampunk Chronicles (books only, not digital shorts)
Clara Kensie--Run to You book one which was released in three installments (Run to You--First Sight, Run to You--Second Glance, Run to You--Third Charm) *digital copy
Michelle Madow--The Secret Diamond Sisters and swag
Dawn Metcalf-- Indelible and Invisible
Cara Lynn Shultz--Spellbound , Spellcaster, The Dark World
Robin Talley--The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Rinda Elliott--Sisters of Fate Trilogy-Foretold, Forecast & Foresworn *digital copy
Liz Fichera--Played
Sabrina Elkins--Stir Me Up *digital copy
Tracey Martin--Another Little Piece of My Heart *digital copy
Amalie Howard--Waterfell and Oceanborn
 
I'm also giving away to a separate winner a copy of Pushing the Limits.
 
 
 
 
* This giveaway is international. Several of the books being given away are digital copies. In order for the winner to receive the digital copies of the books, they must have the ability to receive e-books via Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble from their e-mail accounts. If the winner does not have this ability, they will receive the print books offered above, but another winner will be chosen for the digital books. 

Katie McGarry or the authors sending their books are not responsible for any lost or damaged books 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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Harlequin Teen Big Book Giveaway

February 13, 2015 at 11:21 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
We have a treat for you! I've gotten together with some of my fellow fabulous Harlequin Teen authors to create a new Big Book Giveaway! This giveaway includes books from:
 
Katie McGarry--an ARC of Nowhere But Here
Adi Alsaid--an ARC of Never Always Sometimes and a copy of Lets Get Lost
Karen Hopkins--copies of Temptation, Belonging, and Forever
Kady Cross--A complete set of The Steampunk Chronicles (books only, not digital shorts)
Clara Kensie--Run to You book one which was released in three installments (Run to You--First Sight, Run to You--Second Glance, Run to You--Third Charm) *digital copy
Michelle Madow--The Secret Diamond Sisters and swag
Dawn Metcalf-- Indelible and Invisible
Cara Lynn Shultz--Spellbound , Spellcaster, The Dark World
Robin Talley--The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Rinda Elliott--Sisters of Fate Trilogy-Foretold, Forecast & Foresworn *digital copy
Liz Fichera--Played
Sabrina Elkins--Stir Me Up *digital copy
Tracey Martin--Another Little Piece of My Heart *digital copy
Amalie Howard--Waterfell and Oceanborn
 
If you count that up, that's 13 Harlequin Teen authors and over 20 books! I'm also giving away to a separate winner a copy of Pushing the Limits.
 
 
 
* This giveaway is international. Several of the books being given away are digital copies. In order for the winner to receive the digital copies of the books, they must have the ability to receive e-books via Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble from their e-mail accounts. If the winner does not have this ability, they will receive the print books offered above, but another winner will be chosen for the digital books. 

Katie McGarry or the authors sending their books are not responsible for any lost or damaged books 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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Abby's Chapter

February 10, 2015 at 7:06 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Today's the day! Today's the day! Today's the day I release Abby's chapter in thanks for the pre-orders of Breaking the Rules. Now I know after you read this I'm going to have people ask: are you going to write Abby's story? For now, this is all I can say--stay tuned.
 
Just a few housekeeping items:
 
I'm participating in Goodreads Romance Week. Have a question for me? Find out how you can ask it here.
 
Librarians, Booksellers, and Bloggers: Would you like a Nowhere But Here packet that will include fun swag? If so, click here and please fill out this form.  To my readers: I'll have fun swag for you soon! Stay tuned!
 
Do you have a favorite quote from Breaking the Rules? If so, let me know in the comments below. I'll be making ribbon bookmarks soon. 
 
Here is Abby's Chapter:
 
 
Abby
“I’m going to kiss him tonight.” From the back of the club, I point at the hot guy playing electric guitar on stage. He has gorgeous brown hair that’s a little longer than most guys wear it and a body made for sin.
Sitting beside me, my best friend Rachel squints through the haze of dry ice and dancing beams of light, and when she spots my prey, her mouth pops open. Rachel’s the anti me with her blond hair and blue eyes and this is her first time at a club. I’m dark hair and dark eyes and continuously walk the line of selling my soul.
It’s Sunday and we’re at one of those teen nights for the local bar. This for her is wild. This for me is tame. But kissing the guy who obviously can play a guitar in a way that causes me to blush can make this evening worthwhile.
“It’s either that or kissing Logan,” I say over the pounding beat of the drums and she laughs. She thinks I’m kidding, but I’m not. Talk about another guy built for sin, but I’ve been warned off of him by several friends of ours that I respect. Logan’s my type of crazy, but he’s also the type I can easily mess up in the wrong ways.
I’m not interested in jacking up anyone’s life other than my own. At least not the lives of the people I care about. Anyone else is fair game.
Rachel brushes away the strands of her hair sticking to her face. We’ve danced tonight, her and I. Not much, but enough that it’s worn Rachel out. An accident a few months back killed her stamina, and for a time her ability to walk, but she’s on her feet again and loved the idea of dancing and I love her enough to make her happy.
Next week, Rachel, Logan and I will start our senior year of high school and thanks to a custody battle that left Logan having to choose between two people who actually care enough to pay for lawyers to fight over him, he’s now attending school with Rachel and me. We only have a week left until life returns to completely complicated and chaotic.  
Another glance at my cell and I scan the crowded room. Isaiah, Logan, and Rachel’s older brother, West, left a few minutes ago to bring Isaiah’s car around and they’re taking too long. I was banking on the four of them leaving by eleven-thirty, but West coming with us bought Rachel another half hour of time. Damn brother doing some damn interfering. She needs to leave because I have an appointment and I don’t like mixing my friends with my clients.
“Stay the night with me.” Rachel rests her water bottle on the seat beside her. “We’ll pick up tacos and maybe some queso on the way home.”
My eyes snap to hers at the mention of queso and I hate that my stomach rumbles. “I can’t.”
“Why not?”
She knows why not. “I told you, there’s a boy up there that needs to be kissed. Just think how lonely he’ll be when no one kisses him on his upcoming break. It’s seriously a tough sacrifice on my part, but someone needs to boost his ego. No one wants to watch a sad and broken guitar player unless they’re a hipster at a coffee shop.”
Lying, for me, is easier than telling the truth. Plus, I’d rather live in a world where I was going to kiss the boy instead of crucifying my soul.
“If you’re going to kiss a boy, I’d prefer for you to kiss Logan.”
I laugh, but it fades when I notice she’s not laughing or smiling with me. At times, Rachel’s too serious for my taste. “Let’s do tacos tomorrow. I’ll buy.”
I won’t. I’ll con West or Isaiah into buying, but I’ll still take credit for the tacos because that’s how I roll.
“Logan’s a great guy, and even I notice how he looks at you.”
Logan looks at me like he also really likes queso, but he deserves better than what I have to offer. My cell buzzes and Isaiah informs me he’s outside and ready to leave. Thank freaking Jesus. “Let’s go before the boys stalk in here looking for you and ruin my chances with guitar boy.”
Before she can say anything else, I grab her hand and lead her through the crowd. A few times I turn in her direction and encourage her to dance with the beat. Rachel doesn’t mind using her body for the purpose of music and neither do I. My body is meant to be used, I just wish sometimes I used it a little less.
At school, a lot of people call me names, say that I’m evil, label me a slut and even a killer. Maybe it’s all true. Maybe it’s not. Regardless, I don’t have time to overthink anyone’s thoughts or judgments.
People who live in the luxury of a steady paycheck and food in their bellies get too caught up in right and wrong, good and bad, heroes and villains, even truth and lies. As if we’re all either one or the other.  As if we all have a choice. As if I have a choice. But I don’t believe in choices. I believe in survival.
The moment we step outside, the heat of the August night hits us in a way that reminds me why I love being awake after midnight. It’s like walking into a warm bath surrounded by starlight. I was made for warm weather. Maybe that’s because I often feel emotionally cold.
Isaiah’s Mustang growls in front of the club and Logan hops out of the passenger side and moves the seat forward so I can enter the back. He eyes me like he thinks I’ll slide in. “Come eat with us, Abby. I’m buying.”
I tilt my head and he adds, “For everyone.”
I toss a glare into the backseat where West is sitting. If he told them that I only eat when his boss decides to share his lunch or dinner I will publicly castrate him. Because West doesn’t cower, not even to me, he meets my eyes and shakes his head that he’s kept my secret. Not sure if that makes me feel better or worse.
“Tomorrow,” I say and pivot to the club.
Seconds before I’m about to step back in, a strong hand catches my wrist and Logan’s blue eyes bore into mine. “Doesn’t have to be tacos. It doesn’t have to be food at all. Just leave with us.”
Logan’s one of the good guys and my heart honestly twists with the silent expectation he has that I can be one of the good people, too. He’s a poor soul who believes I have a choice and that’s the reason why I won’t kiss him.
I look over at the car and see three other people who also believe I’m more than what I am. Three other people who see the world in black and white. What they want from me isn’t possible.
I fix my tank top over my jeans and straighten as if to pretend I’m just as tall as Logan. I’m no longer the Abby I wish I could be, I’m the Abby the streets have taught me that I am.
A shadow crosses over his face as I permit Logan to meet the girl the rest of the world is scared of. I hate this, but sometimes even I get tired of lying. “You need to go and I need to work. Don’t stop me again.”
“Doesn’t have to be like this,” he says like I expect of him. Even with jacked up parents, in the end, he gets to choose the hand that’s dealt to him.
Unfortunately for me… “It does.”
This time, Logan doesn’t stop me and a little part of the Abby I wish I could be dies as he lets me go.
 
 
 
 

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NOWHERE BUT HERE Cover

February 3, 2015 at 7:15 AMKatie McGarry

 

NOWHERE BUT HERE cover!!! Release date: May 26, 2015

Read an excerpt by downloading #BuzzBooks2015.

 

 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 to 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.

 

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NOWHERE BUT HERE

January 27, 2015 at 7:38 AMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone!

Lots of exciting things happening!

First--Thank you for your votes! Take Me On was named YABC Choice Award 2014 Best Teen Contemporary!
 

Second-- An excerpt from NOWHERE BUT HERE is included in Buzz Books 2015 Spring/Summer and it's free! Click here and get it now!
 
 
 
 
 Third--The cover reveal for NOWHERE BUT HERE is this week! Stay tuned for the reveal on Thursday, January 29th! In the meantime, here are some exclusive photos of the cover shoot:
 
 
 You can see more photos at Harlequin Teen's Facebook page.

 

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TAKE ME ON Needs Your Vote

January 12, 2015 at 7:38 AMKatie McGarry
 
Hi everyone,
 
Take Me On was nominated for Best Young Adult Contemporary for 2014 in the YABC Choice Awards. Please help West and Haley and vote here.
 
Also, I am giving away a signed printed version of Breaking the Rules, a Breaking the Rules poster, and Aires' dog tags.  This is open internationally.   

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