Monday, February 6, 2017

Urban Fantasy, Dystopian & Paranormal Romance Giveaway Party!!

Welcome to the PNR, Urban Fantasy & Dystopian Party!

This giveaway is brought to you by 22 fabulous Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian authors!

In this giveaway, EVERYONE who enters will win TWENTY-TWO FREE – EXCLUSIVE – ebooks by the sponsoring authors (to be delivered at the conclusion of the giveaway), and one GRAND PRIZE winner will also receive a $1000 Amazon Gift Card!

The Winner will be announced on April 1st at our Facebook Event. The winner will also receive an email directly.

There will ALSO be other prizes and giveaways happening at that event between now and our Grand Prize announcement! So make sure you mark yourself as attending so you don’t miss those great opportunities to win more prizes and snag more freebies!
Here's a sneak peek from one of the sponsors:

Interview With the Author 
*Provided by Xpresso Book Tours

 Rebecca Rode    Numbers Game

Hi Rebecca, thanks for stopping by today. Please tell us about Numbers Game. 
Absolutely! In the New Order Republic of America, 16-year-olds are given a Rating, a number that encompasses what they’re worth to society. It determines their career, living conditions, and potential partners. This is the story of Treena, who gets a different Rating than the one she earned. She decides to fight for what is rightfully hers, determined to get her boyfriend back in the process. 

Meanwhile, she meets Vance, a mysterious prisoner-turned-soldier who has his own agenda. When someone tries to kill Treena - twice - they uncover a dark conspiracy that risks much more than Treena’s Rating. 


Great. You probably get this question a lot, but the concept is so unique that I have to ask - where did you get the idea for Numbers Game? 
I love this question! My husband sent me to the bank to finalize the loan on the truck he was buying. I looked at my credit score and thought how strange it was that one number was supposed to incorporate everything about me - my purchase history, how reliable I’d been, whether they could trust me to make payments, that sort of thing.  

And then I thought how strange it was that we as citizens are so trusting of the accuracy of that little number, and how important it is in our lives. It spiraled from there - what if someone was manipulating the numbers? What if the number included appearance and intelligence rather than just financial history? It didn’t take long for the plot to unfold in my mind. 


What type of reader would like this book? 
I tell people that it’s like a thriller version of The Scarlet Letter, but set in the future. With bombs. And kissing. Dystopian fans who like DivergentThe Hunger Games, and Matched would love it. 


Who is your favorite character and why? 
At first, Tali was my favorite. She knows exactly what she wants and doesn’t put up with anything. But now that the book is done, I think Vance has overtaken her as my favorite. The way he sees the world and struggles to survive while torn between two worlds really resonates with me. 


What was your favorite part of the writing process? 
I really enjoyed taking an idea and running with it. Once I had the world solidified in my head, it was fun to explore all the different aspects of it - political, social, financial, emotional, etc. I wrote myself into a dozen corners because I was just having too much fun. 


What was the hardest part? 
Probably the time it took to finish it. When I began writing Numbers Game in 2012, I was also juggling a journalism career and three kids, and then a publisher accepted my nonfiction book, so that took all my remaining hours. When my fourth child was born, everything came to a screeching halt for a while. It wasn’t until Numbers Game won first place in a state-wide writing contest in that I decided to buckle down and get serious with it.


Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale 


Thanks for joining me, Rebecca. Where can we find out more? 
Visit my website and join my VIP Clan! My clan gets free bonus content and great deals on my books.  


Praise for the Book
"Gripping, from beginning to end ... a tale as action-packed as Divergent yet as introspective as The Giver ... Sure to be an instant classic in the genre." ~ R.J. Craddock, author of The Children of Cain series 

"Better than Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies." ~ Karen Pellett, reviewer 

"Fluent and engaging ... brimming with fabulous characters and intrigue that will keep you flipping pages. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series!" ~ Adrienne Monson, author of the Blood Inheritance trilogy 

"Had me hooked from the first page to the last ... Thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend!" ~ Randy Roberts, BoredShorts TV Personality (Kid History/Kid Snippets) 


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