I am super excited to be a part of Gina Damico’s ROGUE Blog Tour. As you may or may not know I’m a bit of a fan of Reapers… well, the fictional kind anyway. So, when I first heard that the author’s series was about Reapers I ran to Amazon to add the earlier books in the series to my collection and pre-order ROGUE, the third and final book in the series, which releases tomorrow!
And while I haven’t yet had the chance to meet Lex and Uncle Mort, visit the town of Croak or see just why Lex’s abilities are so scary to the other Grims, I can’t wait to do so. These books sound like they will be incredibly entertaining reads and I’m excited to discover the entire series all at once.
Which is why I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of this photo/scavenger hunt tour and introduce this author and her awesome-sounding series on the blog today.
I’ve included some information about each of the three books in the series below, but if you’ve already been introduced to CROAK, SCORCHED and ROGUE and watched the books’ trailers, then be sure to check out the author’s short guest post which gives some information about the photo hunt and reveals the photo she’s sharing on my blog today.
There is also a giveaway for a CROAK Prize Pack and it’s open internationally. You can enter in the Rafflecopter below.
And if you’d like to visit all the other stops on the tour to collect the letters for the grand prize giveaway, just click on the banner above or at the bottom of this post to be taken to the author’s website which has the full schedule with direct links to each of the stops.
But first, if you’d like to know a little more about ROGUE here’s some information…
About ROGUE (Croak #3)
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
Teenage Grim Reaper Lex’s power to Damn souls is getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.
The gang heads for Necropolis, the labyrinth-like capital city of the Grimsphere. There, they discover that the Grimsphere needs a reboot. To do that, the portals to the Afterlife must be destroyed…but even that may not be enough to fix the damage. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.
Hey hey Croak fans! Welcome to my blog tour / photo hunt / Roguestravaganza!
From now until ROGUE’s release on September 10th, each stop on the tour will reveal an image that represents a chapter in the book – could refer to setting, plot, an important object, mood, or whatever other diabolical visualizations with which I feel like tormenting my dear readers. Each image also contains a hidden letter…though really, they’re not that well hidden. (If you have eyes, you should be able to spot them.) Collect the letters every day, and at the end of the tour I’ll hold a contest, the winner of which will receive signed and annotated copies of the complete trilogy.
For a complete description of the contest, tour schedule, and links to the stops you might have missed, check out the blog tour page on my website.
This photo is for Chapter 20. I will let the image do the talking.
Thanks for having me! Good luck everyone!
About Gina Damico
Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe, which may or may not have sparked an interest in wildly improbable bloodshed. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger.
Croak was her first novel, Scorch is her second, and the third and final book in the trilogy, Rogue, will be out September 10th, 2013. Gina lives outside Boston with her husband, two cats, one dog, and a closet full of black hoodies.
Release date: March 20, 2012
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape.
But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice – or is it vengeance? – whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again.
Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?
Release date: September 25, 2012
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But after inadvertently transferring her ability to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home.
To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop Zara once and for all—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?
What’s Up for Grabs
The author is offering up for giveaway a CROAK Prize Pack which includes 3 signed bookmarks, 3 signed bookplates, 3 magnets and a scythe pendant to ONE Winner.
- Must be 13 or older to enter
- There will be ONE winner
- Giveaway is International
- Prize will be sent by the author
- Giveaway ends September 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
- Winner will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter
- Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter and notified by email
- Winner has 48 hours to respond with their details
There are no requirements to like or follow, just leave a comment about what you think the photo that Author Gina Damico provided means for the story. And there are a few extra entry opportunities if you want to earn a few more chances to win.
Just enter in the Rafflecopter below…
To check out all the stops on the ROGUE Blog Tour click the image below to be taken to the schedule on author Gina Damico’s website.