February 5, 2014

[Blog Tour] Scintillate by Tracy Clark - Excerpt + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome to my stop on the tour! I am so excited to be a part of this tour and I can't wait to share with you what I have here! Make sure to read and stick around at the bottom for the giveaway!

Title: Scintillate
Author: Tracy Clark
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 304
Release Date: February 4, 2014

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

The man glided into the room, bringing the bright, white light with him so that the hall behind him darkened as he walked toward me. With every step he took, my heart picked up speed, churning to life like an accelerating train. An icy wind blew through me, taking my breath with it.

He stopped just out of arm’s reach and continued to stare at me with dark eyes. They had a crazy look to them, the kind of eyes you see in pictures of serial killers, deranged and remote. This man didn’t belong here. I knew he didn’t. What do you want? my brain screamed. I opened my mouth but couldn’t form words, could barely keep my eyes open. I struggled for air.

The light reached into me. I was being pulled out of my body. Evaporating. I crossed my arms over my chest, trying to hold me in. The man took a step back. A flicker of frustration passed over his face. He backed out of my room, his light retreating with him. From the doorway, he gave me one final look, a chilling smirk.

“A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.”

About the Author
Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.

She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat. Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.

Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.


Giveaway Details:
1 Prize pack of a key necklace and a signed copy of Scintillate. US ONLY
3 paperbacks of Scintillate US Only.
3 eBooks of Scintillate International.

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Tour Schedule
Week 1:
2/3/2014- Spare Reads- Review
2/3/2014- Flutters and Flails- Review
2/3/2014- Imaginary Reads- Guest Post
2/4/2014- Nette's Bookshelf Reviews- Review
2/4/2014- The Little Pink Book Boutique - Review
2/4/2014- Auggie-Talk- Excerpt
2/5/2014- Ficwishes- Review
2/5/2014- Book briefs- Guest Post
2/5/2014- Jump Into Books- Excerpt
2/6/2014- Watcha Reading- Review
2/6/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Interview
2/6/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Excerpt
2/7/2014- All in a Book- Review
2/7/2014- Addicted Readers- Guest Post
2/7/2014- Fantasy Book Addict- Interview

Week 2:
2/10/2014- The Demon Librarian- Review
2/10/2014- Cyndyrene- Review
2/10/2014- Stephanie Keyes- Guest Post
2/11/2014- BiblioJunkies- Review
2/11/2014- Fire and Ice- Interview
2/11/2014- Mom With A Kindle- Guest Post
2/12/2014- Curse of the Bibliophile- Review
2/12/2014- Such a Novel Idea- Interview
2/12/2014- Mythical Books- Excerpt
2/13/2014- The Girl Bookaholic- Review
2/13/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal Palace - Review
2/13/2014- Library of a Book Witch- Excerpt
2/14/2014- Fiddle Fadle - Review
2/14/2014- Books Are Magic- Review
2/14/2014- Page Turners Blog- Interview


Natasha said...

Sounds like an amazing read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

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