Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book blast tour stop for Lucid by Natalie Roers

Today is a one-day virtual book blast tour for Lucid by Natalie Roers, a YA paranormal fantasy available from Twilight Times Books. This is just one of numerous stops for the tour.

Natalie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or BN.com gift card to one randomly drawn commentor today. To be entered to win, enter an e-mail with your comment below, so you can be contact if you're the winner. And if you'd like to increase your chances of winning, visit other stops and comment there. 


Blurb:  
Being hailed by critics as an intelligent new voice in young adult fiction, Roers' debut novel tells the anything but ordinary, coming of age story of a small town, teen aged, misfit named Travis Hunter.

Disfigured at birth and ostracized at school, Travis dreams of acceptance and secretly yearns for the affection of a beautiful young woman named Corrine. When a mysterious doctor promises to help Travis through something called lucid dreaming, Travis suddenly finds himself ushered into a secret society called "The Lucid", a collection of social outcasts like himself, who have created their own world inside of dreams.

When Travis discovers he is able to bring Corrine into these dreams, he gets more than he ever bargained for and soon finds himself learning the secrets of love and life in a fantastic unconscious world.

An instant classic, Lucid is a timeless story of self-acceptance with a fresh paranormal twist. 

Excerpt:
Corrine’s breathing quickened and she pushed against my chest to break the hold.

Not wanting to let go, I grabbed at her waist again, but she stopped me.

“What did you do that for?” I asked, my voice low and raspy. Even I couldn’t  tell if I was asking why she kissed me or why she had stopped.

Corrine stepped back even further and looked down at her legs.  That’s when I saw it. The shin of her left leg was starting to fade.

“Travis, I don’t know you,” she said softly. “If this is real, though? If it’s really real, like you say it is? I want to meet you. Do you understand me? I want you to come and find me as soon as you wake up.”

The light around us changed. It was sunset. Amazing reds, golds, and purples, streaked across the sky.

Review soundbytes:
"Roers' debut novel heralds the arrival of an intelligent, heartfelt voice in the world of young adult fiction. The rich characters, emotional complexity, and confident prose are matched only by the landscape of dreams that Roers sets them against... a landscape brought vividly to life by the author's seemingly boundless imagination. This is a novel that respects its readers as much as its characters, and that's a beautiful rarity."
~ Mike Flanagan, Filmmaker, Absentia and Oculus

"Natalie Roers' debut novel is both riveting and relevant. More than a paranormal/fantasy/thriller, this is a complex tale that cuts to the very of heart of issues facing young adults today. Well sculptured characters and powerful imagery propel Roers' fascinating narrative."
~ Jason Tinney (Award-winning freelance journalist, musician, actor and the author of the story collection Bluebird.)

"Lucid is an interesting story and a fun read."
~ Amy Carol Reeves, author of Ripper and Renegade

"Natalie Roers' voice is amazingly confident for a first novelist. Her journalist's eye for human detail draws you in, and makes you care about the people who populate the LUCID world. The more I got to know them, both awake and asleep in the world of lucid dreaming, the more time I wanted to spend in their world."
~ Jeff Howard, writer for Film District and Focus Features.



Author information:

Natalie Roers is a veteran writer, voice artist, and on-air personality. A journalist by trade, Lucid is her first work of fiction. She is busy at work on her second novel and hopes to raise money and social awareness for worthy causes with each book she writes. Natalie plans to donate a portion of every sale of this book to her favorite anti-bullying organizations. She lives with her husband Cory, and son Austin, in Columbia, South Carolina.


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Special note: You can download this book for only $4.99 this month! That price won't last!





Readers, remember: Natalie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card to one randomly drawn commentor today. To be entered to win, enter an e-mail with your comment below, so you can be contact if you're the winner. And if you'd like to increase your chances of winning, visit other stops and comment there. 




5 comments:

Ingeborg said...

I love the premise of the book.

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Natalie Roers said...

Thanks for hosting me! Thanks to Ingeborg for the sweet comment as well. Putting your name in the hat for the drawing:)

Keep Dreaming,
Natalie Roers

Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for this excerpt. Book sounds really good.
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

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