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Friday, May 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Dare You To by Katie McGarry [Character Interview with Noah + Giveaway]

It's almost here!!! Dare You To by Katie McGarry (the companion to Pushing The Limits) hits the stores on May 28th! Are we excited?! HELL YES, we are! Pushing The Limits was one of my favorite reads last year and I am desperate to get my hands on a beautiful finished copy of Dare You To!

(Gosh, how hawt is that cover?! *_*)

Meanwhile, to get your apperites going, I have an awesome character interview with the sweetest, hottest not-entirely-bad-boy in YA lit, Noah Hutchins!

Character Interview with Noah Hutchins!
What is the best part about having Beth in your life? The worst?

Beth makes me feel like I have family. She’s that person that I can be mad at and she can be mad right back, but we’ll still stand by each other at the end of the day. It’s unconditional on both sides.

While I love that about her, she has a way of making my life complicated. She’s wary of anything or anyone new and she gives my girlfriend Echo a harder time than I’d prefer.

Did you think that Beth would wind up with Isaiah?

I did, but it was like watching two trains on the same track minutes away from colliding. They care for each other without a doubt, but Isaiah’s gasoline and Beth’s an already out of control wildfire. They wouldn’t have been good together.

What do you think about Beth and Ryan?

They’re good together. Would I have ever seen Beth with a jock, especially with what’s happened in her past? No way, but he’s patient with her. More patient than I am and you can tell by how he looks at her that he’s one hundred percent in love.

Do you wish Beth still lived closer or are you happier for her to be living with her uncle?

Beth’s exactly where she needs to be: away from all the mess of her previous life. Sometimes, people have to leave in order to start over again.

Finally, what’s new with you? Will we be seeing more of you and Echo in any future books?

I’m in college and Echo and I are still together. We always make time for our friends, especially when they’re in trouble, so I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be there when Isaiah needs us.
Thanks for stopping by for a chat, Noah *bats eyelashes* Hope to see more of you and Echo in the future!

Dare You To 
Hardcover, 462 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
An emotionally-charged roller coaster ride that will keep you turning the pages well into the night, DARE YOU TO tells the story of seventeen-year-old Beth Risk, who finds her life turned upside down at the beginning of her senior year. Forced to leave the mother she’s always protected and the only friends she’s ever known, Beth must start over at a new school, in a new town, with an uncle she hasn’t seen in years.

The last thing she wants is to catch the eye of the town’s golden boy, popular jock Ryan Stone, who seems determined to win her over for all the wrong reasons. But when she discovers that Ryan has secrets of his own, Beth is drawn to him despite herself. Soon she’ll have to make a choice—between the past that beckons her back, and the life she never dreamed possible.

With PUSHING THE LIMITS, Harlequin TEEN introduced a singular new voice that continues to resonate with teens and adults alike. With DARE YOU TO, Katie McGarry cements her place as a master of contemporary young adult fiction. 

Pushing The Limits 
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again..
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About the author:
Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of the full-length Young Adult novels PUSHING THE LIMITS and DARE YOU TO, and the e-novella CROSSING THE LINE. Her debut novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, is a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and an RT Book Reviews 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel.

Writing has given Katie an excuse to pursue her passions. Research for her books has provided her with the amazing opportunity to train with baseball players, ride along in a drag car at ninety-six miles per hour and experience boxing and mixed martial arts. The most memorable moments for Katie are when she speaks to groups of teenagers about her research, writing and the truth that no dream is out of reach. Katie would love to hear from her readers.

Contact her via her website,, at Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
Connect with Katie:
Goodreads | website | Facebook | Twitter
Novels by Katie McGarry
  • Pushing the Limits (available now)
  • Crossing the Line (e-novella, available now)
  • Dare You To (available June 2013)
  • Crash Into You coming soon...

Contest Info: There are TWO giveaways! The first is for the chance win a either of PUSHING THE LIMITS or DARE YOU TO. The second is unique DARE YOU TO Grand Prize Package full of goodies, including an iPod nano, iTunes Gift Card, Baseball Jersey, Leather Bracelet and a copy of PUSHING THE LIMITS and DARE YOU TO.

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Tour Schedule:

Monday, April 29th – Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, April 30th - Harlequin Blog
Wednesday, May 1sh – The Irish Banana 
Thursday, May 2nd – Review - Tyngas Reviews
Friday, May 3rd – Evie Bookish 
Monday, May 6th - YA - Bibliophile
Tuesday, May 7th – Review - Real of Fiction
Wednesday, May 8th – Book Swarm 
Thursday, May 9th – Review - Book Nook
Friday, May 10th – Alice Marvels
Monday, May 13th - Xpresso Reads
Tuesday, May 14th – Review - Chapter by Chapter 
Wednesday, May 15th – Book and A Latte 
Thursday, May 16th – Review - Blog Girl 
Friday, May 17th – Supernatural Snark

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