Monday, January 28, 2013

The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Guest Post by Myra McEntire + Giveaway

Welcome to Stop #5 on the Triple Threat Blog Tour featuring Myra McEntire, Kate Ellison and Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Today we welcome Myra McEntire author of Hourglass series. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for a great giveaway I am hosting and for details on the Triple Threat Blog Tour grand prize giveaway!

First, we have a great and insightful guest post from Myra McEntire!

Kaleb’s Playlist 

Author Myra McEntire gives us some insight into Kaleb – the rebellious, gorgeous, complicated “badboy” in the Hourglass series – through music.  Go ahead – read below, hit play and check it out for yourself.

From Myra: 
“I tried to keep it spoiler free, by using code names and so forth. If you’ve read the book, you’ll get them. Links are to iTunes!”

I listened to the Black Keys for the majority of the time I wrote Timepiece. I could make every single one of their songs into a story.

Kaleb has some unhealthy vices …

I never thought I'd end up here
Never thought I'd be standing where I am
I guess I kind of thought it would be easier than this
I guess I was wrong now one more time”

… as well as a strained relationship with his dad.

“Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface … every step that I make is another mistake to you”

Kaleb connects with Em for a solid reason. Broken recognizes broken.

An angry song, the kind you’d listen to while driving to the gym.

Sadly, at the beginning of Timepiece, a life motto.

When Kaleb realizes Em isn’t his …

“I close up my mouth
When you’re around now
Suffocating in doubt
I can’t make a sound”

I actually have a playlist called “Angry Songs” thanks to Kaleb. Here’s another.

Can’t exactly put lyrics here, but it sums up Kaleb’s opinion of himself pretty accurately.

Kaleb meets a certain waitress …

… and realizes he might be in trouble.  

Oh yeah. He’s in trouble.

This is a teasing, playful song, and it references Nashville. Tiger Girl brings light and life to Kaleb, and here’s a hint of it.

It’s about the Mississippi. I grew up singing this!
“Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again”

In the truck in the rain.

A song so sexy it possibly set a whole town on fire.

(I suggest you buy the acoustic version, as well as the Vampire Diaries Remix. Yes, I love the Vampire Diaries. No, this is not why I used this song.)

About the author:
Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories.
She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best. (taken from Myra McEntire's website)
Connect with Myra:

Hourglass (Hourglass #1)
One hour to rewrite the past . . . 
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Timepiece (Hourglass #2)
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...
Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most. 
Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

Are you as excited as I am for the third book in Hourglass Trilogy?! :) I hope you are, because thanks to the wonderful people at Egmont USA, we have a very delicious prize pack to give away to one lucky reader today! :)

You can win a copy of Hourglass and a copy of Timepiece! Giveaway is open to US/Canada only! Please enter via Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt and GAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!!!

Great news! We also have an exciting scavenger hunt to celebrate the cover reveal of Myra McEntire's third book in the Hourglass Trilogy, Infinityglass!

And (drumroll, please) there is a GRAND PRIZE that you can win if you complete the hunt and submit your answer on time! :D And trust me, it's super exciting!!! 


* There are a total of 15 pieces to the puzzle - one for each stop on the tour. 

* Collect all 15 pieces to reveal the cover of Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (pubbing in July)

* Submit the assembled cover via the following link  by no later than 2/12 at 10pm ET. You will be entered to win the 6 book Grand Prize Giveaway of: Jennifer Lynn Barnes' Nobody and Every Other Day, Kate Ellison's Butterfly Clues and Notes from Ghost Town and Myra McEntire's Hourglass and Timepiece

* The puzzle can either be assembled electronically or a picture of the assembled printed pieces is also acceptable

* The winner and completed cover will be posted on Myra McEntire's blog on 2/13.

My piece:

Blog Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, January 22nd – Read for Your Future
· Wednesday, January 23rd – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer
· Thursday, January 24th – Pageturners
· Friday, January 25th – Read, Breathe Relax
· Monday, January 28th – Evie Bookish
· Tuesday, January 29th – Reading Teen
· Wednesday, January 30th – Cari’s Book Blog
· Thursday, January 31st – YA Books Central
· Friday, February 1st – Once Upon a Twilight
· Monday, February 4th – Bookhounds
· Tuesday, February 5th – Luxury Reading
· Wednesday, February 6th – Good Choice Reading
· Thursday, February 7th – I Read Banned Books
· Friday, February 8th – All Things Urban Fantasy
· Monday, February 11th - Supernatural Snark
· Tuesday, February 12th – 8-10 pm ET LIVE book chat on Mundie Moms


kristina shields said...

I have read Hourglass and loved it. It was an interesting book and I would love to read from kaleb's pov in timepiece. thx for the giveaway!

KMichelleC87 said...

i havent read any of these yet but i really want to


Videoclimber said...

I haven't read these books yet. They sound great, can't wait to get a chance to read them.

Anonymous said...

It's fantastic when authors give more insight into characters, especially awesome ones like Kaleb.

I've only read Hourglass but Timepiece is on my shelf, waiting for me.


Vivien said...

Myra is such a sweetheart!! I love this series :D

Karen said...

OMG that playlist is so good! Makes me want to read Timepiece again.

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love that playlist! I read Hourglass and it is one of my favorite books. I can't wait to read Timepiece and see Kaleb's point of view, he is my favorite character!
-Cali W.

Carl Scott said...

I have not begun to read the series yet but the look of it has always knocked me out. I'd love to win this giveaway and get started on the series. Thanks!

Denise Z said...

I have not read Hourglass yet, but have been intrigued by he cover for a while. Definitely liked the playlist - thank you so much for sharing with us.

bashashhazbaz said...

i love what she contributed! sadly i have not read them yet!

Julie S said...

I've had the Hourglass books on my to read list for a while but I haven't read them yet. I've heard such great things though. Thanks for the guest post!

Amy said...

I have Hourglass, but haven't read it yet. It sounds like a great series though and hope to get to it soon. I love the playlist. So many really awesome songs and it really makes me interested to get to know the characters and understand the song choices. Great post!

erin said...

thanks for the great post and giveaway! I haven't read this series yet but I would love to!!!

Jessy said...

I have the first book. I just don't want to start any new series before all the books are out. The wait in between books is killer.

Unknown said...

I havent read the series yet but I would love to very much.

Kelly said...

Enjoyed the playlist. I have the first book, I just haven't had the chance to read it yet. I have heard lots of good reviews.

Kassiah said...

Great post. I've read HOURGLASS and can't wait for the cover reveal for INFINITY GLASS

Tiffany Holme said...

So I just funny enough ordered Hourglass today! Seriously have wanted to read this series for way too long!! Girl you rock! Thank you for the giveaway <3 good luck everyone!

juliababyjen said...

I loved Hourglass, and I can't wait to read Timepiece! Thanks for the giveaway!

gracelo said...

I've read both of Myra's wonderful books, and can't wait for Infinityglass! Love the guest post!

beingbold said...

I love these books...and I love Kaleb!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Holly Letson said...

Nice playlist. I'd love to read your books.

Anonymous said...

Love this series so much! Kaleb's playlist is completely awesome—so eclectic and well rounded. I knew the boy would have good musical taste! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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