Crash Into You Blog Tour: Interview with Jenny of Supernatural Snark + Giveaways

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When I was chosen to not only be a part of the CRASH INTO YOU Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring, but to kick the tour off, I was ecstatic. I absolutely love Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series and CRASH INTO YOU is my new favorite.

Noah and Echo are amazing, but Isaiah and Rachel are so unbelievably awesome together. I could not have been happier to learn that Isaiah was getting his very own story. And the story that Katie McGarry wrote for him was abso-freaking-lutely perfect.

I did get the chance to read CRASH INTO YOU, and I plan to read it again before it releases. Yes, I loved it that much. So when I learned that I was going to be interviewed and get the chance to share my thoughts about this book and get the chance to interview Jenny of Supernatural Snark for this tour I was super excited.

And while I’d love to share all those thoughts right now, since I probably shared a bit too much in my interview I will just say that I fell madly in love with this story, I adore Isaiah even more than I ever thought would be possible, and I cannot wait until everyone gets the chance to read this book so that I can talk about all those heartache-y, swoon-worthy, and totally yummy things that happened.

But for now I have an interview with the very awesome Jenny of Supernatural Snark to share. I could not agree more with almost every single one of her answers. And for those of you who have read CRASH INTO YOU, I’m curious if you agree, too.

As a part of this tour there are a couple of giveaways with some seriously amazing prizes – the most amazing being a copy of CRASH INTO YOU, IMO.

And… if you’d like to learn a little bit more about CRASH INTO YOU, the insanely talented author, or the other books in the series, I’ve included some information below along with places to find them online.

About Crash Into You

Crash Into You



From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane.

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

Series: Pushing the Limits #3
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 496
Formats: Hardcover, eBook



About Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of the full-length Young Adult novels PUSHING THE LIMITS and DARE YOU TO, and the e-novella CROSSING THE LINE. Her debut novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, is a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and an RT Book Reviews 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel.

Writing has given Katie an excuse to pursue her passions. Research for her books has provided her with the amazing opportunity to train with baseball players, ride along in a drag car at ninety-six miles per hour and experience boxing and mixed martial arts. The most memorable moments for Katie are when she speaks to groups of teenagers about her research, writing and the truth that no dream is out of reach. Katie would love to hear from her readers.



The Interview

I am so happy to welcome Jenny of Supernatural Snark to the blog today to answer a few questions about Katie McGarry, her Pushing the Limits series and especially CRASH INTO YOU.



How did you first come to hear about Katie McGarry’s series and what made you decide to add it to your reading pile?


I actually first heard about PUSHING THE LIMITS at BEA 2012. There was a lot of buzz about it, but I’m typically not much of a contemporary reader and will almost always pick up something paranormal instead, so I hadn’t planned on reading it. A friend managed to snag an extra copy of it though and gave it to me, and once the positive reviews started pouring in I figured I’d give it a try and then promptly fell in love. 🙂


What is it you love most about this series, in general, or each of the books – PUSHING THE LIMITS, CROSSING THE LINE, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU – in specific?


I’m a character girl. I live for characters when I’m reading and tend to be way less interested in a story that’s more plot driven than character driven, and Katie’s characters suck me in every single time. I’m also mildly obsessed with romance and this series never fails to thoroughly satisfy in that area. *dreamy sigh*


What was your reaction when you first heard that Isaiah would be getting his very own book and love story?


HAPPY DANCE!!!!!! Any announcement about books-to-come from Katie are usually met with spastic flailing, and Isaiah’s story was no different.


If you had to describe CRASH INTO YOU in five words or less how would you describe it?


Dark. Hopeful. Thrilling. Complex. Tragic.


What did you love most about CRASH INTO YOU? Was it the love story? Was it learning more about Isaiah? Was it getting to meet Rachel? Was it the writing? Or was it everything?


My first instinctual response to this question is to say the love story given my aforementioned obsession with romance, but I think the relationships in Katie’s books only work so beautifully as a result of many other things: The backstory and rich character development, the supporting characters (Rachel’s family in particular in this book), and the emotional and physical challenges the protagonists each face. So basically, everything. 🙂


What is your favorite quote/passage from CRASH INTO YOU?


I’m not typically a reader who marks passages or highlights favorite quotes so I pretty much fail this question. I will say one of my very favorite scenes though is one of the very last ones between Rachel and Isaiah where there’s some physical distance between them that they’re attempting to close. I don’t want to say more due to spoilers, but I’ve reread that moment an embarrassing number of times!


After having met Isaiah earlier in the series and then getting to know him better in CRASH INTO YOU, have your opinions/thoughts about him changed? If so, how?


He just about ripped my heart out in DARE YOU TO. I so desperately wanted him to be with Beth after PUSHING THE LIMITS, and while it became clear in her book why Ryan was a better fit, my heart just broke for him. This book then was a treat for me, seeing Rachel catch him off guard and smooth some of his sharp edges. I wouldn’t say my opinion of him has changed at all since I first “met” him in book one; I simply love him even more now.


Was there a specific moment in this story or in a previous book in the series when you fell for Isaiah? If so, what was that moment?


For me there are sometimes characters who just leap right off the page and worm their way into my heart with very little effort. Isaiah was definitely one of those characters. There’s nothing specific he did or didn’t do that made me fall for him, I just sort of blinked and he snuck his way in before I even knew it.


What do you think about Isaiah and Rachel vs. Isaiah and Beth?


At first when Katie announced Beth’s story and I found out her love interest wasn’t Isaiah I was hugely disappointed. I thought for sure the two of them would be together, but I absolutely loved Rachel in this book and now can’t imagine him with anyone else. Rachel complements him, a light to Beth’s dark, and I think Isaiah desperately needed a little light in his life.


Whose story is your favorite so far? Which character do you wish had a story?


I think this series gets better as it goes, so while Noah and Echo will always have a special place in my heart since they came first and proved to me that I could fall in love with contemporary books, Isaiah’s is my favorite to date.

I found Rachel’s family to be fascinating and appalling at the same time, so I’m crazy excited for her brother West’s story next. There’s a lot we don’t know about that family yet, and I can’t wait to dig even deeper with him.

Or_Dots_DividerI just have to say thank you again so much to Jenny for answering all of my questions. This was such a fun interview to conduct. And I love knowing that this was her favorite book in the series too, that she is just as drawn in by Katie McGarry’s characters as I am, that Isaiah snuck up on her, and that she agrees that Isaiah needed a little light in his life – that light being Rachel.

While I’m sure Jenny needs no introduction, for those of you who may not be aware of all of the places she hangs out online, here are some of the places you can…



Other Books in the Series

Pushing the LimitsTitle: PUSHING THE LIMITS (Pushing the Limits #1)

Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Pages: 416
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with freaky scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.



Crossing the LineTitle: CROSSING THE LINE (Pushing the Limits #1.5)

Publication Date: April 1, 2013
Pages: 67
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Formats: eBook


Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…

Lila McCormick, Echo’s best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.



Dare You ToTitle: DARE YOU TO (Pushing the Limits #2)

Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Pages: 480
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. “Dance with me, Beth.”

“No.” I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again….

“I dare you…”

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….



Title: TAKE ME ON (Pushing the Limits #4)

Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Pages: 304
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Formats: Hardcover (currently available to pre-order)


Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it’s his fault his family is falling apart. He can’t change the past, but maybe he can change Haley’s future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they’ll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.



The Giveaways


There are TWO very awesome giveaways included with this tour.

A DAILY Giveaway for a copy of CRASH INTO YOU, so be sure to visit each stop on tour for another chance to win.

A GRAND PRIZE Giveaway for a Harlequin TEEN tote bag full of bookish goodies, including 2 copies of CRASH INTO YOU, and a copy of PAWN, HOOKED, SPEECHLESS and an ARC of HEARTBEAT.

Giveaway is US/Canada Only.

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The Tour Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Fiktshun
Thursday, Nov. 7th – Swoony Boys Podcast

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Harlequin Blog
Thursday, Nov. 14th – Xpresso Reads

Tuesday, Nov. 19th – Supernatural Snark
Thursday, Nov. 21st – Paper Riot

For more details about the tour and to check out its official tour page, visit Kismet Book Touring.


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