I am totally stoked to be hosting today’s RELEASE DAY stop on the MADE FOR YOU Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I am such a huge fan of Author Melissa Marr and I am so unbelievably excited for this book. (And if you’ve taken a peek at the early scavenger hunt stops, I just know you’ll agree with me.)
MADE FOR YOU releases today. The wait is over. And I’m thrilled that everyone will finally get the chance to meet Eva Tilling, who I just recently had the pleasure of getting to know. You’ll get to learn more about her ability, find out whether it helps her and her friends, and discover whether she is able to stop a killer.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to visit the previous stops on tour to read the sneak peeks and grab the scavenger hunt words. There are also a few fab reviews, in case you want to know what other readers thought about MADE FOR YOU.
If you have checked out the earlier stops, then just scroll on down to my excerpt for the next peek and word. And be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win some pretty fabulous prizes.
About Made for You
Title: MADE FOR YOU
Author: Melissa Marr
Release date: September 16, 2014
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?
When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.
For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.
About Melissa Marr
Melissa grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures. After teaching college lit for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing.
Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the US (NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and Graveminder for adults.
Wicked Lovely was her first novel; it was simultaneously released in the US and UK by HarperCollins in 2007 (with translation rights also sold in twenty-some countries). It debuted as a NY Times Bestseller and evolved into a multi-book series with myriad accolades and international bestseller lists.
Her debut adult book, Graveminder, released to strong critical reception in 2011. Following that she has edited anthologies with Kelley Armstrong (Enthralled and Shards & Ashes) and with her friend Tim Pratt (Rags & Bones), and released a second adult novel (The Arrivals) in 2013.
With Kelley Armstrong, Melissa is the co-author of the Blackwell Pages trilogy (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), a children’s series about the Norse myth of Ragnarök.
Her upcoming HarperCollins 2014 release, Made For You, utilizes both her graduate degree in Southern Literature and her personal experience with stalkers in a story about a killer who terrorizes a small North Carolina town.
Her first picture book (Bunny Roo) will be released in 2015.
Currently, Melissa resides in Virginia with her spouse, children, and many dogs.
The Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Everyone, of course, means only our closest friends, but they’re the same people I’ve spent the past few hours with—really, the past seventeen years with if I want to get technical. They’re my friends, and I love them. Sometimes, though, I want to be just a girl with her boyfriend, not a girl, her boyfriend, and their dozen closest friends.
“Fine.” I blush a little before suggesting, “We could go to one of the bedrooms . . .”
“With all of our friends out here?” Robert looks at me like I suggested we have sex on the coffee table.
“Just to fool around,” I clarify.
He leans in and kisses me briefly, lips closed, and then he wraps an arm around my waist. “Come on.”
For a moment I think he’s agreed with me, but then I realize that he’s headed back to the sofa. He murmurs in my ear, “We can do that at your house any day. Tomorrow, I’ll meet you at Java the Hut, and then we’ll go to your house for a dessert.”
I nod. There’s no way to say that it isn’t really physical contact I want.
I want to feel swept away. I want to not sit here listening to gossip while Nate has sex in another room. I want to be wanted—and distracted. Instead, I sit next to Robert, our hands twined together, and resume the same routine.
“You totally missed it,” Piper gushes. “You will never believe what Davey Jackson just did!”
Nothing ever changes, not here, not for me.
This tour includes some seriously wicked cool prizes…
- ONE WINNER will receive a full paperback set of the 5 books in the Wicked Lovely series and the Wicked Lovely companion book and a hardcover copy of MADE FOR YOU – US only
- ONE WINNER will receive a paperback of GRAVEMINDER and ARRIVALS and a hardcover copy of MADE FOR YOU – US only
- ONE WINNER will receive a hardcover copy of MADE FOR YOU – US only
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The Tour Schedule
Sept. 8th – Katie’s Book Blog – Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Sept. 9th – Crossroad Reviews – Review
Sept. 10th – Fire and Ice – Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Sept. 11th – Reading with ABC – Review
Sept. 12th – BookHounds YA – Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Sept. 15th – Ticket to Anywhere – Review
Sept. 16th – Fiktshun – Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Sept. 17th – Seeing Night Reviews – Review
Sept. 18th – Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Scavenger Hunt Excerpt
Sept. 19th – Fictitious Delicious – Review