Grip (Slip #2) By David Estes

So this post will include information regarding Part Two of Book Blitz highlighting Grip (Part two of the Slip trilogy)

 

Have no clue what I’m talking about? Click Here to read part one of the book blitz!

 


Grip cover (1)Grip (Slip #2)

By David Estes

Genre: Dystopia

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: 1 December, 2014

 

 

Blurb:

In a tumultuous world of population control, one illegal child has slipped through the cracks. Now, as a teenager, Benson Kelly has escaped certain deaths at the hands of the Department of Population Control, only to find himself the symbol of a rebellion, something he never intended.

 

While trying to survive one day at a time, Benson seeks to unravel the tangled knot of secrets left behind when his father died, the key to which has something to do with his mother, Janice Kelly, recently escaped from the insane asylum.

 

As the rebel group known as the Lifers continue to use brute force to send a message to the government, Benson’s twin, Harrison Kelly, seeks to exploit a loophole that could be the key to freedom for his brother. All that’s required is a simple act of murder.

 

Meanwhile, Population Control’s attack dog, a sadistic cyborg known as The Destroyer, closes in on Benson and his family. His directive: Kill them all.

 

Faith, family and love will be pushed to the limits in the GRIPping sequel to Slip.


Sound exciting? Buy Grip HERE!!

 

And if you didn’t already enter HERE for the world tour giveaway for the book blitz Slip for tons of great prizes such as:

1) Winners choice of book to the value of $15.00 U.S. from The Book Depository

2) A signed copy of SLIP plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

3) A signed copy of BREW plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

4) 3 ebook packs with three David Estes ebooks of your choice

5) 4 signed packs of bookmarks

 

ONLY 9 days left guys!!!


 

About the Author

Author of popular YA dystopian series, the Dwellers Saga and the Country Saga. Voted books to read if you enjoyed the Hunger Games on Buzzfeed and Listopia.
Join 2,400+ David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite in David Estes’ official fan group at:

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David EstesDavid Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David’s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
You can find and contact David here:

– Website: http://davidestesbooks.blogspot.com

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Davidestesbooks

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidestesbooks

– Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3167424.David_Estes

 

 

Slip Series-Slip and Grip by David Estes

So I have decided to get back on the blogging wagon and what better to celebrate my welcome back but a book blitz by a recent favorite author of mine: David Estes.

 

Below is the cover and blurb of Slip and two excerpts from Slip as well as information about a tour wide giveaway that’s prizes are:

1) Winners choice of book to the value of $15.00 U.S. from The Book Depository

2) A signed copy of SLIP plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

3) A signed copy of BREW plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

4) 3 ebook packs with three David Estes ebooks of your choice

5) 4 signed packs of bookmarks

 

 

Tomorrow I will be posting information about Grip the next book in this exciting series.


Slip coverSlip (Slip #1)

By David Estes

Release Date: 1 December, 2014

 

Blurb:

Someone must die before another can be born…

 

As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.

 

But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?

 

And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?

 

In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.

 


 

Excerpt from Slip by David Estes

 

Michael Kelly’s stomach is in knots.

It’s no different than he’s felt since his promotion to Head of Population Control, except that the knots seem to tighten with each word that his second in command, Corrigan Mars, speaks. “Finally,” Corr says slowly, “we’ve got a Slip.”

Damn, he thinks, but he can’t say that. “What do we know?” he asks instead. As usual, he’s playing his role and playing it well.

“Not much,” Corr says. “Except she’s young, maybe three or four years old, female.”

“The doctor?” Michael says.

“Dead. He was particularly good at keeping secrets, even under our most sophisticated interrogation procedures. His mind was stronger than his body.”

Michael knows exactly what that means, and it makes him cringe inwardly. Torture. But he doesn’t show his revulsion on his face, his false expression stalwart and emotionless. “Just one child slipped through the cracks though, right?” Michael’s chest tightens when he realizes his mistake. His loose tongue. He called the Slip a ‘child.’ A child born illegally is no child, is nothing more than an enemy of the state, something he should know better than anyone.

Corr blinks once, but if he notices the error he doesn’t show it. Instead he only nods in confirmation. “There were others, but none had reached the age of mobility. The doctor started doing illegal births a few years back. He began slowly, as most of them do, but then ramped up operations as he gained confidence. She was his first.”

“How’d we catch the others?”

“After the first, the doc started keeping records. He used code names and misdirection, but we managed to crack the code during his interrogation. From there it was relatively easy. The Hunters tracked every last UnBee down.”

UnBees, Michael thinks, hating the slang term more than ever. Unauthorized Beings. “How many?” he asks, wishing he didn’t have to. Wishing he could walk out and never return.

“Dozens.” His old friend says it with a smile, like killing more children than can be counted on two hands is something to be proud of. When did the gap in their beliefs widen into an eternal chasm?

“Good,” Michael says, bitterness coating his tongue. “Catch the Slip. Use every resource we have available. Our careers may depend on it.”

The smile never leaves Corr’s blood-red lips. “Don’t you worry, Boss. We’ll catch her and we’ll kill her. Her parents, too.”

The moment Corrigan Mars exits his office, Michael Kelly slumps back in his chair, his body shaking with regret.

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Excerpt two from Slip

There’s a reason why very few UnBees escape detection long enough to become a full-fledged Slip. The entire city is set up to track its citizens. Although holo-ads are designed to sell products, the Department of Population Control has a direct feed to the information they provide. Any anomaly or aberration pops up as an alert, and Crows and Hawks converge on the location like flies on fresh feces.

Sticking close to each other’s sides, Benson and Luce make their way down the lighted city streets, hugging the shadows near the buildings. As each holo-ad passes by, Benson covers his eyes with a hand while Luce takes the retinal scan. “Lucy Harris, would you like the chance to win a trip to the northern border? Speak ‘I want to win!’ now.”

“Go to hell,” she says.

“Next time you might want to go with ‘no, thank you,’” Benson whispers.

“That would raise an even bigger red flag,” Luce says. “I’m never that polite to the holo-ads.”

It’s a good point. “What if they’re looking for you, too?” Benson asks.

Luce lowers her voice as a holo-ad whizzes by, ignoring them, likely heading back to the company for reprogramming or repair. “I doubt they’ve linked us together yet,” she says.

Linked us together. Benson likes the sound of that. If only. As they turn a corner, he searches for an opportunity to slip away. Slip away. Ha.

Laughing internally at his bad joke, Benson notices a flash of yellow above him, dangling from a street light. A kite, complete with a long tail decorated with red wings. Not unlike the kites he used to see flying overhead from his fenced-in backyard. He’s never seen a kite in the city. Never. It’s like every aspect of his past is finally catching up with him, forcing itself to be heard—to be remembered.

“Where is this guy you know that can remove your fake retinas?” Luce asks, drawing his attention away from the stuck kite.

Benson cringes. “Well, I don’t exactly know him,” he says.

“What? You said you know a guy.”

“I said I know of a guy,” Benson says.

Luce stops and turns on him. Uh oh. He can practically feel her wrath pulsing through her skin, coming off in hot waves. Is this her being scared again? Sometimes he wishes her version of scared was a little more timid and less I-want-to-rip-your-head-from-your-shoulders. “What if we find this guy and he turns us in for the reward money? Surely he won’t take a risk on aiding a Slip.”

Benson has already thought of that. “He has a reputation to maintain. In his line of business, client anonymity is everything.”

“No,” Luce says. “Money is everything. And staying alive. This is a bad idea.” Benson watches in morbid fascination as her hands go to her hips.

“I can’t keep running around the city hoping my eyes don’t get scanned,” Benson says.

Her stance remains rigid for three more beats and then her body relaxes. “I know. You’re right. It’s just, there has to be a safer way.”

“Check would know what to do,” Benson says, feeling a pang of fear in his chest. What if the deranged cyborg and his rogue Hunters find his friends instead of him? What lengths will they go to in order to find him? Would they hurt his friends? Would they kill them?

“We have to keep moving,” Luce says, blocking a holo-ad that floats too close.

“Lucy Harris…female…sixteen years old…do you have a boyfriend?”

“None of your damn business,” Luce says to the screen. “Leave me alone.”

The holo-screen attempts to get around her and Benson shields his eyes, seeing the red scanner beams squirming between his fingers.

“I said leave me alone,” Luce growls, trying to push between the hover-screen and him.

The floating ad bumps his shoulder. What the heck? As annoying as the ads can be, they’ve never touched him before.

“Pushy bugger,” Luce says, and Benson hears a crash. He peers through his fingers to find Luce standing over a shattered holo-screen.

An electronic static-filled voice says, “Destruction of public property is a criminal offense.”

“Add it to the list,” Luce growls.

“Lucy Harris, do you have a boyfriend? If so, the perfect gift is our new fragrance for him, ‘Thunder.’ Add the perfect storm to your relationship today.”

With a heavy stomp, she crushes the screen under her foot and it finally goes silent. “I’ve always wanted to do that,” she says, turning to Benson.

 

Love it yet? I do and will be adding it to my collection of pretties soon!

 

BUY SLIP HERE!!!!

 


 

Now for the giveaway.

I want to remind you guys the prizes include:

 

1) Winners choice of book to the value of $15.00 U.S. from The Book Depository

2) A signed copy of SLIP plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

3) A signed copy of BREW plus bonus swag- U.S. entrants only

4) 3 ebook packs with three David Estes ebooks of your choice

5) 4 signed packs of bookmarks

 

AND IT ENDS IN JUST TEN DAYS so enter to win now.

 

ENTER HERE!

The Iron fey series and quick recap

So complete and total fail on the posting two to three times a week already. I promise I been trying but for some reason I been getting this weird error message the “oauth2 token is invalid” whenever I try posting pictures which has been getting on my nerves for days. Finally lightbulb went off and I realized it’s something specifically with the app (If you guys don’t know I do most of my post from my ipad) so here’s to hoping my images publish okay!

Any who back to business, so I had originally thought to post about this series when I was done but as I am now approaching the end I thought I’d do a quick teaser of the book.

If you couldn’t tell by the title of the post this posting is referring to the Iron Fey series which consist of these little pretties.

 

Iron fey pretties by Julie kagawa

I love the entire series honestly mostly because of the concept (shoutout o all the Midsummer Night Dream by William Shakespeare lovers) it has great reference to the classic prankster Puck. It also awesomely spins this wonderful story of Faeries and different realms and does just what I loooveeee seeing out of books! It creates this wonderful world that is so real you can almost see the beauty in it and shiver when you witness all the creepy.

 

I will defeintely be posting my review in the next one or two days when I’m officially complete with the series but I wanted to include this excerpt from the Harlequin teen publishers website.

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Free ebook to all and quick update

I have decided if I’m going to do something I have to do it right. So I have decided I’m going to tend to my blog more often and my new blog schedule will be 2 to three postings a week. I’m still hammering out the details as far as the days, but when I know you guys will know as well. The difficulty I have with setting actual days for when I post is that I work nights, so when I get home I usually only have time for quick snack and it’s bedtime.

What am I currently reading? Talented by Sophie Davis

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By clicking the title of the book above you will be linked the website http://www.sophiedavisbooks.com/talented/ where you can find the book currently being offered for free for all e-readers and reading apps.

So far it’s shaping up to be an awesome book, I was fortunate enough to get an autographed copy and was just admiring her signature. I love when writers take the time out to include a small design when signing books especially when at a book signing where authors get back to back book signing.

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Book blurb:
When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible for their deaths: Ian Crane. Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves… Talia, herself.

Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia’s talents prevent her from both shutting off the mental connection she shares with her questionable boyfriend and blocking out the thoughts of a beguiling fellow recruit. But Talia can’t afford to have the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl, when her life is far from normal.

She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane. And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she’ll still have to find the strength it takes to pull the trigger.

If James Bond and Sookie Stackhouse had a love child with a yearning for vengeance, her story would be TALENTED: an adventure about powerful teenagers who aren’t afraid to embrace their fears and fight for what they believe in.

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Monthly recap and new giveaway

It’s been awhile, lately I have been revamping my blog including a new background and an about me section which everyone told me is a definite must have for bloggers. It’s a tad bit generic right now but does include a broad overview of the person behind the blog post.

This blog post will feature the book many have been raving about the recently released the beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost the first book in the broken destiny series.

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Book Blurb
In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. The one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side, Adrian on the other, and nothing but ashes in between…

Review

Frost is a very well known author but this was actually the first book I read that was by her. I received this book during the BEA months ago and was actually waiting for the release date to giveaway copies of this book more specifically two the details of which can be found at the end of is blog post. I must say I had mixed feelings about this book, I somehow just wished during it that it was longer and more details about the characters were included. I feel like even though this is the very first book in the series I never really got to know Ivy outside of what was happening in that moment. I must say the entire novel reminded me of an episode if Supernatural a series which I LOVE but I felt like I wanted more description if the characters individually even the moody Adrian. In ever book I always feel like I fall in love with the books heartthrob a feeling I didn’t get as he was described and big burly, moody and just a man with many secrets which I found to be a definite turn off with this book.

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Overall though the fight between angels and demons along with the heartthrob is a great idea in concept and perhaps the second book in this trilogy will provide more details in the characters and leave me with that wonderful satisfied feeling.

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BEA day one

First day at the BEA today and I must say it was pretty awesome!! Even though I felt I was completely awkward most of the day, as I wasn’t sure how to approach people, I did get to meet some pretty great authors and score some pretty great books in the process.

Despite my awkwardness I did get to meet and even completely fan girl over one author R.L. Stine!

 

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I was really excited to meet him as he is just one of those legends you read about even as a kid, and who my children will in the future probably read as well. R.L. Stine is just a great author overall. Overall I was pretty awkward today and had some real shy girl problems, but my impressive book haul made it totally worth it.

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This was in addition to the two shelves I had already filled.

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Overall I’m really excited to go again tomorrow and getting even more great books. If anyone sees and recognizes me feel free to say “Hi!”

Quick update

This is a quick update just to announce my excitement over my business cards that are expected to arrive by Tuesday (fingers crossed). Also I am excited to announce I will be going to the Bea conference this year. Many many giveaways coming very soon.

 

the winner of my most recent giveaway is Tiffany! Congratulations Tiffany