Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shudder by Samantha Durante Cover Reveal & Giveaway!!

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It’s only been three days, and already everything is different.
Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.
And then there are the visions.
The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and now she can’t shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers – and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world’s sorry history – will soon leave Alessa reeling…
The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante’s shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.
I'm very excited to see the cover for Shudder! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Stitch, so I'm excited about getting my hands on Shudder! You can read my review for Stitch here.  Shudder is supposed to be released on June 15, 2013 so mark your calenders! If you haven't read Stitch, you still have time to before Shudder is released!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. The Stitch Trilogy is her debut series. Learn more about Samantha

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  1. I haven't read the first book but its on my wish list to get. And I CANNOT wait to read both of them!!! The story line sounds so good and very interesting. And I just love the covers for both books. This is a great giveaway and thank you so much for being a part of it!!

  2. Thanks so much, Lisa! I hope you enjoy them!! Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. I haven't read the first book YET, but I pretty much knew as soon as I saw the book and read the blurb that I would love it. Sci-fi/fantasy has always been either #1 or #2 of my favorite genres, and it's something that I've yearned for more of since I got back into reading YA over a year ago. So I was thrilled when this book first came out and, yes, tried to win it in several giveaways :) I actually have it now as an ebook, BUT I'm excited to say I'm taking part in the "traveling book" program we're doing through the Goodreads group Lovers of Paranormal, for which Samantha's book STITCH was chosen as the very first book to travel!! So, I will be getting the print copy of the book that's traveled all over the country - and even outside of it! - sometime soon! I can't wait to read it, see what others have written, and make my own notes in the margins! (Isn't that such a fun idea?!) Anyway, I'm eagerly awaiting my turn and just know I will love STITCH and, when it arrives, also SHUDDER. Thanks for being part of the blog tour, and thanks to Samantha for being so open to her fans and interested readers!!!


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