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Thursday, August 2, 2012

BLOG TOUR: The Pack by LM Preston - Cover Reveal + CONTEST!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers…the place that has turned into Grand Central BOOK Station this week for tours but is enjoying every minute of it.

Today, we have another blog tour guest, author LM Preston…but this time there’s no guest post or review to speak of (I know, I know…it’ll be okay, tomorrow’s another day….), simply a chance to enchant, mesmerize and entice you to check out an EXCITING YA lit series you may have missed!  (Oh, and did I mention there’s a contest?  Silly me…there is!  Keep reading…) 


Original cover

Book 1 was released a few years back and I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing it right here on the site.  It was an adventure to say the least featuring a unique heroine for our time….a kick-butt teen female who just so happens to be blind; oh and possess a power internally that could either plow through all the bad guys or destroy HER.  Cool stuff, right?  You don’t even know the half of it.  Why are we revisiting this book if you’ve already reviewed it?  Good question!  You see, the celebration for book 2’s release is about to commence NEXT MONTH (of which I’ve already partaken and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you) and with it a makeover was overdue for the first installment, cover wise. 

That’s right!  Book 2 went in a different direction with the cover and so it was determined that they should be made a matched set.  Ready to check it out?  Here it comes.  The NEW cover….along with the book synopsis….


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By
LM Preston

Shamira is considered an outcast by most, but little do they know that she is on a mission. Kids on Mars are disappearing, but Shamira decides to use the criminals most unlikely weapons against them the very kids of which they have captured. In order to succeed, she is forced to trust another, something she is afraid to do. However, Valens, her connection to the underworld of her enemy, proves to be a useful ally. Time is slipping, and so is her control on the power that resides within her. But in order to save her brother's life, she is willing to risk it all.



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So, what do you think?
Like it?  Love it?  Indifferent?
I’m all ears….as for me, I'm a fan; though I do wish her eye color was reflected...they're suppose to be really light blue if I remember correctly.  Anywho, while you’re puzzling your puzzler on that answer, here’s an excerpt from book 1 because you know, the author and I are just cool like that…. (^_^)….plus it will wet your whistle for the contest that you KNOW you want to enter.



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“Hmm… I guess the handicap girl can’t find her way. Want some help? Need a seeing eye dog?” Kim asked loudly and with a sarcastic inflection in her voice. She spoke to her like she was born deaf.

“I can hear just fine, Kim. How about you?” Shamira replied loudly like Kim. She couldn’t help herself. Playing weak was getting harder and harder the stronger the power grew inside of her.

The energy around her changed again when Kim and her other two friends pushed her between them. Shamira stood in the middle of the circle and tried to appear off balance. Although, when Kim spat on her, the dam of her control broke, and Shamira decided she would play the invalid no more. She punched Kim lightly on the chin and then back-kicked her taller friend Megan in the chest. Megan fell to the ground.

Shamira barely held her anger at bay while she remembered all the times she had allowed them to beat her up just so she could keep her secret abilities hidden. She held Kim firmly by the neck, careful not to choke her. Figuring she would be gentle with Kim, unlike Kim was with her. She felt the air shift when Kim’s friend Shannon tried to run away. Shamira threw all pretense of gentleness away and slammed Kim down with the hand that she held firmly to Kim’s neck in order to quickly pull at Shannon’s flapping braid.


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Hiyah!
Take that little miss nasty…humphf.
*dusts hands off*

Seriously, Shamira is someone that is great to have on your side but pitted against her?  NO thank you!  If you were drawn in by the action but need a little more to determine your interest, feel free to check out my review.  If on the other hand you’ve already decided that you simply MUST have a copy of your own, here are a few sites to get you started….


Amazon    |    Barnes & Noble    |    Books-A-Million    |    Smashwords



Now, for the crème de la crème….the author was in such a FABULOUS mood over the new cover, and really, who could blame her, she has permitted me to give YOU a chance to win a copy of the “newly dressed” version of book one!  Here’s the scoop….


The prize…


(1) print or ebook copy of book 1, The Pack by LM Preston



How to enter…
Fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!


a Rafflecopter giveaway




The rules…
Entries accepted beginning Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 through midnight Sunday, August 12th, 2012 CST.  Open INTERNATIONALLY; no P.O. Boxes please.  You MUST fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter…though comments are welcomed!  ^_^



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So there you have it.
Another exciting YA series to check out with the promise of more still to come!  Be on the lookout for more on book 2, The Pack:  Retribution, this September.

Special thanks to author LM Preston for the opportunity to host a stop on this celebratory tour.  (THANKS!)  For more information about this book as well as her other works, feel free to visit her online, check out her blog, like her on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter.


Until next time…good luck….and happy reading!


3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Seriousssssssssssssssssssss improvement!
Well done!
(not an entry)

The1stdaughter said...

I love love love the new cover! LM Preston is fantastic, this is a great improvement on the original and I couldn't be happier for her. Fabulous!

Tribute Books said...

Gotta love, L.M.!

I have "The Pack: Retribution" waiting on my bookshelf to be read for next month's tour stop. Can't wait to read your review on it as well. I'll definitely be stopping by to check out your thoughts on it :)

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