You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Monday, June 30, 2014

Giveway Guest Post REBEL NATION by SHAUNTA GRIMES @shauntagrimes @penguinusa #BlogTour


Author: Shaunta Grimes
Publisher: Berkeley Trade
Pub. Date: July 1, 2014
Pages: 320

Sixteen years ago, a plague wiped out nearly all of humanity. The Company’s vaccine stopped the virus’s spread, but society was irrevocably changed. Those remaining live behind impenetrable city walls, taking daily doses of virus suppressant and relying on The Company for continued protection. They don’t realize that everything they’ve been told is a lie…

Clover Donovan didn’t set out to start a revolution—quiet, autistic, and brilliant, she’s always followed the rules. But that was before they forced her into service for the Time Mariners. Before they condemned her brother to death, compelling him to flee the city to survive. Before she discovered terrifying secrets about The Company.

Clover and the Freaks, her ragtag resistance group, are doing their best to spread the rebellion and stay under The Company’s radar. But when their hideout is discovered, they are forced, once again, to run. Only this time, The Company has special plans for Clover, plans that could risk her life and stop the uprising in its tracks…

About the Author:

Shaunta Grimes has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller. No matter which direction she strays, however, she always comes back to storytelling. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches, and perpetually studies at the University of Nevada. Viral Nation is her debut traditionally-published novel.

How to Connect with Shaunta:



Mango, the service bulldog, is one of my favorite characters in Viral Nation and Rebel Nation. He's such a good, loyal friend to Clover. He loves her unconditionally, and I think everyone deserves that. She loves him the same way. Her social awkwardness doesn't get in the way when she's with Mango. He's also the one proof she has that her dad loves her, since she gave him to her. Mango is her bridge to the rest of the world, and he was an absolute joy to write.
This past year we've adopted a rescue dog that we named Maybelline Scout. I really wanted to name her Scout, after one of my favorite literary characters of all time, but she'd had the name Mae while she was being fostered by a veterinarian, and was already used to it.
When Mae was picked up by animal control, she had a bad cut on her leg, which is why the vet was fostering her. Sometimes I wish I knew what her life was like before. Did she have a family? Does she still miss them? How did she end up a stray in the first place? Why didn't anyone come looking for her? She's so attached to us now, it's hard to imagine her living with anyone else!
My office is a converted bedroom and has a closet in it that doesn't have a door. Mae loves to curl up on her blankets and pillows in the closet and keep me company while I write. She is the most laid-back dog ever, which is just what a writer needs in a companion pet! Taking care of her during the day keeps me from getting so lost in my stories that I don't stand up for hours at a time, too, which is awesome.

Giveaway details:
5 finished copies of Rebel Nation International.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/23/2014- A Book Obsession- Review
6/23/2014- Word SpelunkingInterview
6/24/2014- Reading with ABCReview
6/24/2014- Pieces of WhimsyGuest Post
6/25/2014- bookaholics anonymous onlineReview
6/25/2014- Fire and IceInterview
6/26/2014- Cold Tea and CrumbsReview
6/26/2014- Such a Novel IdeaGuest Post
6/27/2014- modern-assassinReview
6/27/2014- Page Turner BlogInterview

Week Two:
6/30/2014- Buried Under BooksReview
6/30/2014- Bookhounds YAGuest Post
7/1/2014- The Demon LibrarianReview
7/1/2014- Library of the SeenInterview
7/2/2014- Crystal in BooklandReview
7/2/2014- the Windy PagesGuest Post
7/3/2014- My Dear BibliophageReview
7/3/2014- The Book MonstersInterview
7/4/2014- Books, Bones & Buffy                - Review



  1. That is a neat-looking cover, very ominous and I like the shades of brown. Extra points for the cute dog, hope he's a big part of the story.

  2. Not only is this cover really striking, the story sounds right up my alley!

  3. I really loved the first book. Now I'm looking forward to reading the sequel! ^_^

  4. I'm guilty of choosing books by their covers. I definitely choose "Rebel Nation"! Can't wait to read it!



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