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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fallout Blog Tour {Guest Post and Giveaway}


I'm so thrilled to have The Fallout Blog Tour stopping by today! Below you'll find out more about this book, a yummy guest post by the author, and a giveaway...

The Fallout
(The Compound #2)
by S.A. Bodeen
9/24/13
Macmillan

In this long-awaited sequel to The Compound, Eli and his family can run but they can't hide.

After barely escaping from the compound where Eli’s dad kept his family for six years, they’re learning to acclimate to “normal” life—whatever that is for them. It seems like the entire world wants to know what happened to this high profile family.

Slowly they begin to make their way back into the world, but Eli can’t escape the creeping feeling that they’re being watched everywhere they go. But by who?

Eli’s anxiety is heightened as unnerving information continually surfaces about Eli’s dad’s company. Not to mention the sketchy new friend his twin brother Eddy has. Nothing seems to be “normal” anymore. New people are entering their lives—but who can Eli and his family trust?

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Food for the End
by S.A. Bodeen
Whenever I have a new novel come out, I try to send a little gift to my editor, usually involving some of the items from the book. For The Compound, I think the gift involved Snickers, Tic Tacs, and of course, a roll or two of Tums. My husband always asks why my books have so many snacks in them and I’ll tell you what I told him. I like snacks. And because my books typically have a lot of unpleasant things in them, why shouldn’t they also contain things that I think are nice, like foods that I myself enjoy? In The Gardener, I put my characters through a lot, but I did let them have a quiet moment with some cold Yoo Hoo. And in The Raft, a bag of Skittles has a starring role, and I’m often asked about the recipe for my Better than Anything cake which is described in detail by the main character of that book. (In real life, I make that cake a lot. I’ve actually heard my kids and their friends discuss that cake.) So, you may ask, is there any food in The Fallout? Come on, how could I not have food in The Fallout? Not only is there food, there may or may not be a trip to the Costco food court, the mecca of snack-lovers like myself. (I cannot leave a Costco without vanilla fro-yo. Cheapest brain freeze ever.) And, I suspect, after The Fallout hits the shelves, there may be a rush of emails in my inbox asking for my Kalua pork recipe…
S.A. Bodeen
Stephanie is the award-winning author of the Elizabeti's Doll series of picture books, as well as several others. Her first young adult novel The Compound was released in 2008 and recently won the Maryland BlackEyedSusan Award, Nebraska Golden Sower Award, and the Indiana Young Hoosier Award. Her second YA The Gardener was featured on Good Morning America as a Best Summer Teen Read, and her third YA The Raft was recently named a 2013 Tayshas list title. The Fallout will be released September 2013 from Feiwel and Friends/MacMillan

OTHER LINKS
See S.A. Bodeen on the September Fierce Reads Tour!
Read an excerpt of The Fallout.

Win a copy of both 
The Compound and The Fallout!
Macmillan has generously offered one paperback copy of The Compound and one hardcover copy of The Fallout for one winner.
Details
-US/CAN only
-will end 9/30
-must be 13+, one main/free entry per person
-winner will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours
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5 comments:

Denise Z said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release of the second installment in this interesting sounding series and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy :)

trixietraci said...

I cannot wait for The Fallout! I LOVED The Compound & thought it was one of the most original books I've ever read.
I too, love snacks, BTW. I should probably start hoarding them now...

TY for the giveaway!

peter kenneth said...

OMG!! I cannot hold back my excitement!!
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jag291431 said...

I added both to my TBR so happy to learn of you today!!! I can't wait to read your work!!!

Holly Anne said...

This series seem perfect for October. I can't to read them!