Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beacon Blog Tour! (+$75 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Beacon
Author: Angela Brown
Series: Ripped Ties #1
Pages: 222
Date Published: November 20th 2014
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal YA
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Tsunamis reduced the USA into a shell of itself, called The Fold. Surviving humans and vampires joined forces to form The Colony, where registered citizens do as they're told.

They donate blood quarterly and dream of being chosen as Attendees for the Jubilee celebrations, that is, everyone except Macie Breen. With high school graduation near, she’s anxious to ditch the rules in hopes of starting a new life with Thane, an unregistered and also her best friend.

Her hopes fizzle when Macie is selected as an Attendee, forever registered. Any future with Thane…impossible. Being chosen comes with another unexpected price.

Truths about The Colony blaze into ashes and lies when she discovers the vampires haven't kept their part of the bargain. Worst still, Macie’s life unravels as her stint in the city of Bliss forces her to face daunting truths about who, and what, she really is.

~Guest Post!~
A Snow Patrol Girl
Beacon is a novel with action, adventure, discovery, romance and some understandable angst. For seventeen-year-old Macie Breen, angst isn’t just about being a teen. It’s missing her parents for the past eight years, the pain of not knowing their fate, the pain of wondering if township gossip of her abandonment could have any truth, the pain of never fitting in. But there’s one person in her life, one person who took her under his wing when others cast her aside. She became his best friend. But to her, he became so much more. Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” would certainly be Macie’s theme song, especially when it came to Thane. She lacked the words and confidence to express her emotions. He did something to her just looking at her. But she didn’t lack the feelings or the hope that one day, maybe, just maybe, they could take a step beyond the friend-zone. Until then, leave it to Snow Patrol.
~Try an Excerpt!~
"We’re not kids anymore, Macie. You’ve learned what little The Colony had to say about the vampeer, wights and devil spawn. There’s something else they’ve hidden from you. From all registered citizens. I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time why we met. Just how special you really are. But you won’t want to be my friend anymore once you know the truth. Losing you would be…”

Words trickled from my mouth unfiltered. “I, what do you mean I wouldn’t…”

He turned to me, chewing his bottom lip. The last time he did that was the day I broke first blood.

We were playing at knight warriors, a favorite of ours since we were kids. I thrust my wooden sword forward. It clattered to the ground as I doubled over from a sharp spasm in my stomach. I tried to shoo Thane away, deal with the pain on my own. But, noticing the grimace on my face – I really tried hard to be quiet, but I cried out anyway – he wouldn’t have it. When he glanced at my yellow cargo pants, he chewed his bottom lip, eyes wide. My gaze trailed down to the bloody mess I’d become. My face couldn’t have flashed hotter if I set it on fire.

Now he was doing it again, chewing his bottom lip. What could he possibly have to say? He opened his mouth to speak when the tent flap ripped away. We jerked our heads around to face a tall being covered in shaggy, brown fur from scalp to hoof. A shadowy glow encircled it like a dirty aura. Two arms protruded from both sides. Jagged teeth crowded its mouth. Drool leaked down its chin. Reptilian eyes shone bright white with a red slit down the middle. One set of eyelids blinked side to side as the second set followed up and down. It snarled, spat and drooled some more. My bladder felt one moment away from losing it.

“Frag me,” I whispered as my world collapsed into a nightmare.
~Meet Angela!~ 
Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home. She's a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary - mostly young adult - fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Angela will be awarding a $75 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.


  1. This sounds like it's going to be a great series.

  2. Thank you for having me here today to share a little inside angst about Macie.

    1. It's been lovely having you here! I'm mid-way through and going to review sometime in march! Yay :D

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

  4. I've added Gandhi's quote to my growing collection of "words to live by". Thanks!

    1. That quote is a huge reminder of the importance of making everyday count :-)

  5. Wow, this really sounds like a great story. I loved the excerpt.

    1. Awesome! If you get a chance to grab it, I hope you enjoy the whole story :-)

  6. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. It's a fun excerpt!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

    1. I hope you get a chance to check out the book to discover more. It would be interesting to get a reader's perspective of their favorite excerpts from the book.

  8. Great excerpt, thanks! Sounds like a great book!

  9. I enjoyed reading about the author!

  10. I like the author bio the most and especially the quote she lives by.

  11. OMG, luv tghe excerpt. . OMG. Wow, prize Amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the Amazon gc to shop and eat again.

  12. Fantastic excerpt. Thank you for sharing this.

  13. I always love reading about the author for me it is interesting. I loved the except and cant wait to find it in my local bookstore ty for the giveaway