Monday, November 18, 2019

Book Blast and Giveaway: ExtraNormal (The ExtraNormal Chronicles #1) by Suzanne V. Reese

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for ExtraNormal by Suzanne V. Reese. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: ExtraNormal
Series: The ExtraNormal Chronicles #1
Author: Suzanne V. Reese
Publisher: Valarian Press
Publication Date: April 22nd 2012
Print Number of Pages: 332
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense
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They told me it would be easy—just blend in, observe, and keep to myself. They didn't tell me that failure would cost me everything.

Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Which is why it's a shock when she's selected ahead of six hundred other candidates to be the first student ever to travel from the planet Nreim to Earth. Even though she’s only there to observe, she’s given what feels like a million rules that are mostly intended to keep her away from the planet’s primitive males. But after she finds one mysterious boy too irresistible for stupid rules, she realizes they have a connection that transcends their two planets—and puts both their lives in danger. When a series of serious accidents makes it clear that someone wants to force her return, Mira decides her only hope is to uncover the truth to why she, the most mediocre of candidates, was actually chosen for this assignment—before the agency discovers her secret and sends her back home.

- Author's Note: Because this is my ten-year cancerversary, I will be donating author proceeds during launch week to cancer research - The Huntsman Cancer Research program, where 100% of donations go towards research. They are also the center that treated me.

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EXCERPT:
The room circled around us, lights falling across our intertwined bodies. bodies. The rich musical notes surrounded us in full crescendo. The world and all the forces pulling against us fell away in that bright, singular moment.

I imagined him in his bedroom, tormented and desperate, composing and playing each of those harmonic parts separately, then blending them together. Even on my world, I would consider him brilliant. I never imagined my love for him could grow this much.

Jesse released me when the haunting strains of the music died away. I caught my breath—and wanted to ask him to start it again. But he would have to walk away to do that. Another—far lesser—song began. We moved again with our feet side-by-side, wrapped in each other’s arms, our bodies close. I’d often wondered why he was so different from other boys—so pure in his love for me. But with that kiss, I understood that he did long to be close to me. Not in the empty and greedy way of other boys from this world, but simply to express his love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A decade ago, author Suzanne V. Reese had a string of land-mark events—published her first novel, outlined her second novel (while daydreaming in a university science class), graduated from that university, became a grandmother, and then topped it all with a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis.

That second novel, ExtraNormal, YA speculative fiction, became her therapy during a long and difficult treatment program. It was published a few years later with the encouragement of her incredibly supportive friends and family. Despite little marketing, the book quickly became an Amazon best-seller.

Suzanne then made the difficult decision to ensure her long-term existence by focusing on her health rather than continue with the series. Happily, to celebrate her ten-year survival and end-of-treatment mark, she is releasing an updated version of the best-selling novel ExtraNormal, this time to be soon followed by the remaining books in the ExtraNormal Chronicles.

Suzanne has a degree in communications from Utah State University, as well as certifications in nutrition and holistic health. She is the founder of Story Igniters, which offers courses that help readers find their real-life superpowers. She lives with her husband in Draper, Utah, where she enjoys doting on her seven grandchildren.

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GIVEAWAY:
Suzanne V. Reese will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop participating in the book blast each day. Good luck!
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43 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

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  2. Thank you for hosting and introducing ExtraNormal! It's an honor. I'll be around today if anyone has questions. =)

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  3. This sounds like a really good read. Cool cover!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  5. Thanks for the chance, I like the cover.

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  6. Thanks for all the great feedback guys. Sorry my first comment was "anonymous" lol. But let me know if you have any questions!

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  7. HAPPY MONDAY I LOVE THE COVER AND LOOKSLIKE GREAT REad

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  8. Very happy you were able to beat cancers a$$ sweetie! Congrats and cheers to many more years of inspiration!

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  9. This sounds like a great read.

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  10. Love the cover and the storyline is unique and sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Which of your characters was easiest to write for?

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    1. My main character's best friend Geery. She's loveable and loyal and funny. I don't know if I'd call her the easiest, but definitely the most fun.

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  12. I like the combined genre of sci fi and suspense. Really nice cover for this storyline.

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  13. Interesting story! How did the author come up with it?

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    1. Good question Sandra! I had to take one science class to graduate, so my final semester I chose evolution, which seemed like the least intense science-wise of all the options. The professor said something about evolution that caught my interest - basically that all the sci/fi stories get it wrong - the way evolution works, if there is life on other planets they'll either be totally different or exactly the same, but we wouldn't likely see little green men. From there I kind of stopped paying attention and started developing my next story. :)

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  14. This looks like an interesting read! I like the cover artwork!

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  15. How many books do you write in a year?

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    1. I haven't been able to write as much as I'd like because of my health, but since I've gone full-time my word count has increased dramatically. My goal for 2020 is a new book every 4 months.

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  16. I love the cover! The use of color is amazing.

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  17. An intriguing cover, synopsis and excerpt. This is a must read book and series for me. One that I can share with my granddaughter as well. Thank you for sharing your book and author details.

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  18. sounds like a fun one

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  19. I am new to Suzanne V. Reese, but I am always so happy for intros to new authors. I can't wait to read this.

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