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Chasing Impossible Visiting Old Friends

July 15, 2016 at 5:37 PMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
First off, congrats Jenn B.! She was the winner of the Chasing Impossible Giveaway and she has already emailed to claim her prize! Thank you to all who entered. 
 
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Why should you read Chasing Impossible? You get to visit with old friends.... Excerpt below:
 
Working as a team, the boys hand off bale of hay after bale of hay to the next guy in line until it reaches Chris and he neatly stacks it in the barn. They work under lamps hung in the rafters. They’ve been at it all day. In the fields, in the barn, picking up, stacking, never ceasing.
 
Night is just about to completely fall. There’s only a sliver of red and pink in the western sky. The rest of the world is dark. Very dark. Except for the scattered fireflies dancing across the field.
 
Logan has his shirt off, all the boys do, but it’s Logan that I can’t stop staring at. He’s gorgeous. Black hair, dark eyes, muscles that ripple with every movement. A fine sheet of sweat covers him and I’ve spent the past twenty minutes imagining caressing my fingers along the lines of his chest.
 
God, I’m attracted to the boy. But that’s not new information. My fingers brush my lips and I recall how it felt when Logan kissed me in my bed. The weight of his body over mine, the pressure of his tantalizing lips, the intoxicating smell of dark spices.
 
I’m warm, very warm, and it’s not due to the summer heat.
 
West picks up the last bale and hands it to Noah who gives it to Isaiah who hands it to Ryan who gives it to Logan who finally offers it to Chris. Each of the boys are weary, exhausted, and I don’t have the heart to ask how much they are making doing such backbreaking work. I hope it’s a financial windfall. I hope it’s enough to offset the way they sway on their dead feet.
 
In silence, they gather their things and I have no doubt they’re heading for the cabin. West walks past and blows me a kiss. I flip him off. Isaiah’s my friend. Noah’s close to being a friend. West is what I would imagine it is like to have an annoying older brother.
 
Chris tosses his shirt over his shoulder and drinks from an almost empty gallon jug.
 
“Hey, Chris,” I say as everyone starts to leave.
 
He pauses by me, giving the rest of the guys enough space to ease past and us enough privacy that I can ask while not feeling like a fool. “If I’m stuck here, I want to help.”
 
Chris sizes me up and I bristle with his assessment. I’m too small and not strong enough. It’s written all over his face. I could hang for a bit with them though, but I’m not stupid enough to think I could hang with them the entire time. But still, I could help.
 
“Can you drive the tractor? I feel like an idiot being on there with them working their asses off and nobody will switch with me.”
 
I bite my bottom lip. The answer is no. I barely know how to drive, let alone drive a tractor, but I’m bored and I hate feeling useless. “Sure.”
 
“Good. Thanks.” He glances over his shoulder at Logan. “Do me a favor and give Logan a break. I can understand why you’re mad, but…”
 
The glare I give him causes Chris to not finish his statement. 
 
“Just give him a break.”
 

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Giveaway to Celebrate Chasing Impossible

July 5, 2016 at 7:28 AMKatie McGarry

To celebrate the release of Abby and Logan's story, Chasing Impossible (the 6th full length novel in the Pushing the Limits series), I'm giving away the following (scroll down to enter):

One signed copy each of--

Walk the Edge

Nowhere But Here

Pushing the Limits

Breaking the Rules

Dare You To

Crash Into You

Take Me On

Plus one poster each of Walk the Edge and Take Me On

This giveaway is international. 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.  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.

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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Happy Book Birthday Chasing Impossible

July 1, 2016 at 8:30 AMKatie McGarry

 

Happy Book Birthday Chasing Impossible!

This is the sixth full length novel in the Pushing the Limits series and I can't wait for you to read Abby and Logan's story!

Tough and independent, seventeen-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 arm's 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.

**Available as an ebook only.

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Cover Reveal Help Requested

June 24, 2016 at 2:40 PMKatie McGarry

Hi everyone,

If you would like to help reveal the cover, cover copy and title for the third book in the Thunder Road series, please fill out this form.

Thank you,

 

Katie

 

 

 

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Chasing Impossible Available July 1st

June 23, 2016 at 4:04 PMKatie McGarry

Abby and Logan's story, Chasing Impossible, will be available in a week and one day, July 1st!

This is the sixth full length novel in the Pushing the Limits series and I can't wait for you to read their story!

Synopsis:

Available by popular demand, the latest installment of the beloved, award-winning Pushing the Limits series Tough and independent, seventeen-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 arm's 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.

**Available as an ebook only.

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Thank You

May 19, 2016 at 3:15 PMKatie McGarry
My life has been forever changed and it is for the better.
 
This past fall, I began mentoring 10 students in writing at a local high school. One that wasn't too far from the high school I went to as a teen.
I took this project on because I had promised myself when I was younger if I ever made anything out of myself, I would give back what a few precious adults had given to me.
 
This was supposed to be me giving to them. Instead, I'm the one that walked away changed.
 
I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes because I fell in love with each of these teens. From the start of the year until now, I spent time with them. I taught them what I new about writing, read their work, discussed their writing with them, encouraged them and tried to show them how to improve on their craft.
 
I expected talent, but I'll be honest--I ended up blown away with how exceptional their writing was. The amount of heart and emotion in these stories, their complex ideas, their hopes, their dreams...their stories touched me and my heart.
 
Sadly enough, at some point when you get published, writing starts to become numbers instead of words. How much you made in an advance, how many books you sold your first week, how many books you sold over several months, how many books in you got in a contract, how many books have been sold over seas, how many, how many, how many.
 
And these things are important. Being published is a business. If I don't sell books, neither me nor my publisher get paid and if we don't get paid, then my publisher probably won't want to purchase any more books from me so all of the sudden the term "how many" becomes a big deal.
 
But being with these students reminded me of a time when I never asked the question "how many?" Instead, they reminded me of the pure and simple joy of storytelling. They reminded me that I am a storyteller at heart.
 
This year, I laughed with these fantastic teens and I even cried with some of them. I watched as they struggled up mountains, and whenever I could, I would try to be the hand that helped them up. The suck part? There are some mountains we have to climb on our own and, whether they knew it or not, I prayed for each and every single one of them as I watched them on their ascent.
 
I don't know how teachers do it. I don't know how teachers year after year pour themselves into their students and then on the last day watch them walk away.
 
The students I spent time with know that even though the last day has arrived, even though some of them are graduating, that my door is always open, but I have no idea if I'll hear from any of them again and because of this, on the way home, I cried.
 
I'm so incredibly proud of each and every single one of them. Proud of who they are, proud that they were courageous enough to share their talent with me, proud that they were able to learn from constructive criticism, proud that they supported each other, proud that they are each the amazing individual that God made them to be.
 
To my Valley students--I love you. Remember what I told you today. What happens now is by your choice. No one else can sit in that chair and write your story. Only you can do it. There are no excuses. You are each so talented and I believe in every single one of you.
 
May God bless you and carry you close until we meet again,
 
Katie
 

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Book Tour

April 13, 2016 at 7:54 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
Exciting news! To celebrate the release of Walk the Edge, I'm going on book tour! I'm super happy about this and I hope to see as many of you as I can!
 
Saturday, April 23: Ticketed event at 8pm at Books N More in Grand Forks, ND
Sunday, April 24: Open Signing at the Books N More Grand Forks, ND from 12-2PM
Monday, April 25:  7:00PM at Anderson’s Bookstore, 123 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Tuesday, April 26: 5:30PM at Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester, VA with Jennifer Armentrout
Wednesday, April 27: 7:00pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Ave, Cincinnati, OH  45208
Thursday, April 28:6-8pm at the Barnes & Noble Carmel, IN store

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Happy Book Birthday Walk the Edge

March 29, 2016 at 8:01 AMKatie McGarry
Hi everyone!
 
It's here! It's here! Finally, Razor and Breanna's story, Walk the Edge, is released into the wild!  Don't miss this story!

"An intoxicating and unforgettable romance that kept me me glued to the page." -- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless
 
"I finished WALK THE EDGE by the amazing Katie McGarry. It was SO good that now I feel bereft. I already miss Razor & Bre - I need to know more! She is by far my #1 favorite author. She paints a picture with the words, puts you IN the story... LOVE." ~ Lori Foster, New York Times Bestselling Author
 
"There’s something about McGarry’s writing that’s totally enthralling. Her characters are vivid, flawed and riveting, making this is a truly amazing read!" ~ RT Book Reviews
 
"Katie McGarry is a master of her craft! Raw emotion, pure grit, I hang on every word. Her characters are real people with real problems and I cheer them every step of the way. Ready for a new addiction? Look no further than Katie McGarry's books." ~ Gena Showalter, Bestselling author of Firstlife

Order your copy today at any of the following retailers:

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Don't forget if you register your order Walk the Edge by April 1, 2016, you will receive Echo and Noah's engagement story, The Proposal, for FREE! You will also be entered for a chance to appear in the next Thunder Road novel! Both of these offers end on April 1, 2016. Don't miss these amazing opportunities!  The Proposal offer is available internationally. The chance to appear in the next Thunder Road novel is only for the US/Canada (excluding Quebec). 
 
 

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Echo and Noah's Engagement Teaser

March 24, 2016 at 6:49 AMKatie McGarry
Time is running out! Register your preorder of Walk the Edge and you will receive Echo and Noah's engagement short story called The Proposal! Click here to take advantage of this amazing offer!
 
 
Teaser excerpt from Echo's point of view:
 
Noah flashes me his wicked and dangerous smile as he walks past, and those mutant pterodactyls in my stomach that only exist because of him stretch their wings.
 
He’s breathtakingly gorgeous. His shaggy brown hair is lighter due to our summer in the sun and his skin is deliciously tanned as well. While there’s still a part of Noah, especially when he smiles at me who is the cocky kid who made fun of my name in the counselor’s office back in high school, he’s definitely no longer a teen.
 
Any slight baby softness he had when we first met is gone. His features are a bit fuller in his face, he’s grown another inch and he’s gained weight in pure muscle. He was already ripped, but this past year he’s become magnificent. Biceps chiseled, strong, broad shoulders and his abdomen a flat hard plane. Noah is no longer a boy, but a man.
 
Not just physically, but emotionally as well. Gone are the days of him working full time as a manager at the Malt n Burger. He still works as a manager, but as part time as he can get, just picking up extra shifts when his other job and school allow. This past spring he was offered a paid internship at an architecture firm.
 
He goes to class in the mornings, and in the afternoons he works in the office with a white button down shirt and tie. He even traded in his combat boots for a pair of black dress shoes.
 
My bad boy, though, is still bad. He has two more tattoos than he did in high school, one on his chest and the other on his back. One is for his brothers. The other for me. I won’t lie, that tattoo is my favorite.
 
Noah’s non-work and school hours belong to the man I originally fell for. The guy who wears jeans that slightly sag, a black T-shirt and the return of his combat boots on his feet. Noah still listens to heavy metal music a little too loud, curses sometimes a little too much and when he’s hanging with his best friends on a Friday or Saturday night, still enjoys a good beer buzz.
 
He’s still bad, but he’s also good and when it comes to me he’s very bad in all the right ways.
 
 
I LOVE Noah!!!!
 
Want to win this box of Walk the Edge goodies? Then go here and play Break the Code!
 
Pre-Order your copy today at any of the following retailers:
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Nowhere But Here Price Drop

March 23, 2016 at 9:35 AMKatie McGarry

The ebook of Nowhere But Here is only $2.99 across all retailers! Just in time for the release of Walk the Edge! Fall in love with Oz and Emily then Razor and Breanna and the whole Reign of Terror family! Buy links in comments below.

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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 

 

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