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Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Release by the Fabulous LK Gardner-Griffie

For those wondering where I'm at on the Spruce Knoll for Endangered species tour today, I'm over at my friend Jessie Harrell's place. I hope you'll stop by to learn more about dolphins and get an extra entry in the contest! Today please welcome my friend and fabulous author, LK Gardner-Griffie. She has a new release out in the outstanding Misfit McCabe series. LK and her main character Katie are her today to tell us all about her new novel Tattered. Take it away LK!

LK: First of all, I'd like to thank Heather McCorkle for hosting the Tattered tour today. Heather and I met on Twitter, but got to know one another better through another blog tour to help a mutual friend celebrate signing with an agent. As writers we learn to celebrate every single success! Heather recently launched her debut novel, The Secret of Spruce Knoll and right now is doing a blog tour of her own with a special edition of her novel and some of the proceeds will go toward helping endangered species, so definitely check that out while you're here.
  1. For today's prize of a paperback copy of Misfit McCabe along with The Secret of Spruce Knoll by our host, Heather McCorkle, simply comment on this post.
  2. To get a free ebook copy of Misfit McCabe:
    • Put together the puzzle and write down the code. Each day will give another part of the coupon code. Please note at the top whether it is for eBook or Print.
    • Once you have collected the entire code, go to Smashwords and purchase Misfit McCabe input the code and download whichever ebook version you need for free.
  3. To get 50% off the print version of Misfit McCabe:
    • Put together the puzzle and write down the code. Each day will give another part of the coupon code. Please note at the top whether it is for eBook or Print.
    • Once you have collected the entire code, go to Griffie World Store and purchase Misfit McCabe input the code and receive 50% off the purchase price.
  4. To win the KINDLE FIRE
    • Support this tour by commenting on each of the daily stops -- It's only 11 days, not even as long as the 12 days of Christmas.
    • And since Heather was nice enough to help me promote my new book, please check out Heather's tour (all stops are listed under news/events) and her author page on Facebook.
Tattered is the third novel in the heartwarming young adult series, Misfit McCabe. A little about the book:
What do Sunday afternoon court proceedings, cheerleader tryouts, and a book burning have in common? Katie McCabe is back in action.
After her nemesis Harvey is found guilty and sentenced to community service, Katie wants to believe her troubles are over, but Harvey won’t rest until he gets revenge. When blackmail rears its ugly head, she’s caught between friends and enemies putting her growing relationship with Tom at stake. Books go up in flames and Katie’s world rains down in tatters.

I'd like to introduce Katie McCabe, the fourteen-year-old main character of Tattered and she's going to talk about the character pictured in the puzzle below.
Katie: Hi! Thanks for having me on your blog today, Heather. I was really excited when I found out I got to go on the tour too. The cute guy in the picture is Tom Pike. He's a junior and the captain and quarterback for the football team. Okay, I know what you're thinking... typical jock, but you're wrong. Tom is the nicest, sweetest, most sensitive guy I know, and it doesn't hurt that he's hunky. And... I'm not used to saying this, 'cause it's kinda a secret, but he's my boyfriend.
I promise not to go all mushy on you and gush for the next fifteen minutes on what a fabulous guy he is -- he is, and that's all I need to say about that. Tom was the second person I met, outside of family, when I came to town. The first was the despicable Harvey Denton, Jr. (Ugh!) but I don't have to talk about him right now. But he kinda comes into the story of how Tom and I met. Harvey's mom made him show me around town and over at the park I saw these guys tossing a football around. Before I could really check them out, I mean say anything to them, Harvey showed his true colors and I punched him. Tom congratulated me for being the first person to put Harvey in his place. Then he offered to show me the way back when Harvey went off and left me.
I recently learned that Tom's parents are really strict... I thought Uncle Charley and Sarah were strict, but they are NOTHING compared to Tom's folks. *whispers* They don't like me much. I guess it didn't help when I got into an argument with them before I knew who they were. Maybe I should give them some credit because Tom is such a good guy, but I like to think that he's such a good guy in spite of the way his parents are. Anyway, I know that when you get to know him as well as I do, you'll like him just as much.
LK: Put the puzzle below together for part of the code to receive 50% off Misfit McCabe at the Griffie World Store. And make sure you visit Eisley Jacobs on tomorrow's stop on the tour. And for all details on the tour, the prizes, and the stops, please visit Griffie World.










28 comments:

  1. Oh wow, thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to win the prize! I'm a HUGE fan of reading and LK Gardner-Griffie! It would mean so much to me to be able to win, and the book looks amazing. :) I also love the cover page! Best of luck to everyone. :)

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  2. Wooot! Tom is a hottie! Good catch Katie ;)

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  3. Hey! Great post! Its great to get to know Katie more, good luck with Tom!

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  4. Thanks CookieMonster! I makes me smile that you're such a fan! And thanks for the cover love. I'm a little partial, but I love it too.

    Eisley - (From Katie) Thanks!!! He is a hottie, isn't he? And sometimes I can't believe that he likes me!

    Iona - Thanks! Katie is really enjoying the opportunity to talk about her friends. Of course, she could go on about Tom forever. :)

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  5. And if you can't get all of the pieces to display (sorry I didn't know all of the hosts width constraints) because the puzzle pieces are not visible, follow this link: http://two.flash-gear.com/npuz/puz.php?c=v&id=2920879&k=23172624
    and it will take you to a full version of the puzzle.

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  6. Nice to meet you Katie. Good luck on your tour :)

    ........dhole

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  7. Oh my gosh I can't believe you responded! Honestly, you are the coolest author ever to do so! Thanks so much, I am definitely the ultimate fan. You are so talented. :)
    Also thanks again for being so generous with this contest. It's so fun!

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  8. Donna ~ Thanks for stopping by.

    Daria ~ Glad you're enjoying it... more to come.

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  9. Awww thanks, CookieMonster... by the way, don't forget to post comments on all of the posts in the tour so far to be eligible to win the Kindle Fire. For the list of all the stops, visit this link: http://blog.griffieworld.com/2011/12/tattered-blog-tour/ (scroll toward the bottom of the post)

    And tell your friends!!

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  10. I hadn't heard of these books before, but after reading your guest post I am certainly going to check these out! Katie seems pretty awesome. :]

    Gabi: teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

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  11. Congrats to LK on the release! Putting together the pieces of a puzzle...what a fantastic idea.

    (Hi Heather!) :)

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  12. That puzzle is cool! The book looks great, thanks Heather and LK!

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  13. I'm looking for more YA stories to read and I find Katie to be quite friendly and someone I'd want to know. Plus she sounds her age :)

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Thanks Gabi! I think Katie is pretty awesome too, but I'm just a wee bit biased. :)

    Thanks Talli - the puzzle idea popped into my head as I was thinking about what type of tour this should be. I wanted something to tie it together.. and the way my mind works is: Tattered... in pieces... PUZZLES!!

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  15. Katie sounds like an awesome character. :)

    Congratulations on the release!

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  16. AWESOME header...great blog.

    NEW FOLLOWER

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow! Great blog tour! Love the post, and showed my daughter the book, she loved the cover and said she'd read it! Great gift idea!

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  18. This sounds like a great book, and an amazing idea for a blog tour. Very creative. :D

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  19. Aw, this sounds fabulous. And the hook line? Amazing. Congratulations on Tattered!

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  20. Tattered looks great! Also... love the puzzle too. I'm off to find you Heather!

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  21. Thanks Lydia ~ I was so happy to find a site that allowed me to do this (sooooo much easier than trying to put it all together myself.)

    Na ~ Thanks for your comments about Katie. As you might imagine, she is someone near and dear. :-)

    The Golden Eagle ~ Thanks! I'm pretty fond of Katie, myself. She's a great character to work with (unless she's in a snit about something.)

    Elizabeth ~ I agree with you, the header for this blog is awesome. It is part of Heather's book, The Secret of Spruce Knoll (paperback version) The eyes are incredible, aren't they?

    Thanks Tanya ~ I ALWAYS appreciate feedback from my target audience (who am I kidding, I love feedback from everyone).

    Stina ~ :-D Thanks!!

    Julie ~ Thanks!! I always feel like a I struggle with the hook & blurb, but this one popped up and felt right.

    Karlene ~ Thanks so much for your support.

    Thanks Ellechim ~ I hope to see you at the other stops.

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  22. YYou know as I read all these posts it makes me glad I have the book and can read it soon!

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  23. Maddy ~ I'm glad you have the book and can read it soon too. I'm sure you'll like it. :-D

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  24. Well Tom just sounds amazing, enough said. :P

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  25. Ellie ~ I think Tom is pretty amazing as well. If you read Tattered, you'll find out exactly how amazing. ;)

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  26. And the winner of Misfit McCabe and The Secret of Spruce Knoll is Tanya Reimer! Congratulations!!

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