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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Giveaway + Q&A with MEGAN THOMASON author of DAYNIGHT @megan_thomason

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PLEASE WELCOME MEGAN TO BOOKHOUNDS!




1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
2. What are you reading right now?


A re-read of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (it’s been a long time since I first read), plus Moon Dwellers by David Estes and I have about 25 samples and at least 50 sequels to good series loaded on my phone.
3. How does your garden grow?

It doesn’t. I have a black thumb. Seriously, it’s pathetic how unskilled I am at simply sustaining a plant’s life. My proudest accomplishment recently was ‘nurturing’ a bulb in a small pot that a family friend dropped off before Christmas… I actually got it to bloom (for all of 2 days, then it withered up and died). Typically, green items do not fare well in our home. Even my kids laugh about our floral curse. My nine-year-old son: “Why’d dad even bother getting you flowers? They’ll be dead by tomorrow.”4. What is the last thing you Googled?


Elizabeth Banks and Tina Fey… was trying to figure out which I’d pick to play me in the dark comedy adaptation of my life. I gave the slight nod to Elizabeth, though I love them both.
5. What makes you cringe?

Bad drivers. Slow drivers. Bugs (and I tell you, our house attracts them, including 2 killer bee swarms that came in to die from the attic). Word misuse or grammatical mayhem. Plot where girl and boy go from hating each other to loving each other in a nano-second. The current state of my house (Christmas is still alive and not-so-well, sigh). Paperwork of any sort. Call from the principal’s office (or equivalent).






daynight by Megan Thomason

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance™. Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is Megan Thomason’s debut young adult dystopian novel and first in the daynight series.



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Praise

“Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story” —Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

“The writing is impressive and the story is a real page-turner. So many twists and turns… I’m hooked… I can’t wait for the next installment to come out…4.5 out of 5 stars”—Self-Publishing Review

“Delicious humor, intelligence, and sparkling dialogue” —Amazon reviewer

“Strangely brilliant and imaginative”—Amazon reviewer

“Grips you from the first page and keeps you wanting more”—Amazon reviewer

“Plot twists kept me reading till late at night”—Amazon reviewer

“Every page a thrilling experience”—Amazon reviewer

“Hooked from the first chapter and could not put it down”—Amazon reviewer

“It's like a CW fantasy TV show in a book with a really interesting environment.”—Amazon reviewer

“I'm a little tired of dystopian novels, but Daynight has a unique and fresh story line that didn't have any trouble keeping my interest.”—Amazon reviewer




Author Megan Thomason

Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone—over 600 in the last year—or attending to the needs of her family. Megan’s fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac. Daynight is Megan's first published novel, but fourth written one.











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Blog Tour Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Signed copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Signed copy of daynight

Ends 2/7/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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