Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Row Releases Today!

You guys! I'm so excited for today! My new book, THE ROW, is finally out in the world! Scroll down past the awesome cover-ness to see my giveaway!

Both of my Macmillan covers were created by the wonderful Andrew Arnold. I love them!

A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl's hunt for the truth.

Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. 

Then, a month before the execution date, Riley's world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she cannot forget what he's told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she's believed about the family she loves. 


And also out today, the paperback of CUT ME FREE!

Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn't as lucky. Now she's trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she'd have to experience alone. She's hired a techie-genius with a knack for forgery to remove the last ties to her old life. But while she can erase her former identity, she can’t rid herself of the memories. And her troubled history won’t let her ignore the little girl she sees one day in the park. The girl with the bruises and burn marks.

That’s when Charlotte begins to receive the messages. Threatening notes left in her apartment--without a trace of entry. And they’re addressed to Piper, her old name. As the messages grow in frequency, she doesn’t just need to uncover who is leaving them; she needs to stop whoever it is before anyone else she loves ends up dead.


For those of you who haven't had a chance to read CUT ME FREE yet, as of today, it's out in paperback for $9.99! The new paperback edition also has a sneak peek chapter of THE ROW and an interview with me! 


Today, I'm feeling very grateful for all of you. I'm thankful for my community of fellow writers and for all of my readers. I get to live out my dreams every day because of you. 

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So, I'm doing a Thank You Giveaway! Enter below and celebrate with me. Order your copies of THE ROW and the paperback of CUT ME FREE today! 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2016!

Hey there, Scavenger Hunters! 
I'm J.R. Johansson, welcome to my blog!

A couple of things about me:
~ I write YA Thrillers.
~ I have a degree in marketing.
~ I have a magical hot tub and his name is Valentino.

You're currently following the Team Green track of the hunt.  

I'm hosting my own giveaway here (which you can enter down below). And you'll have to keep looking through the hunt to find my exclusive content which is *drumroll please* 

a sample chapter of my new book that releases in ONE WEEK: 
The Row!

If you'd like, you can read more about The Row here.


I'm excited to tell you which author I'll be hosting, but first 
The YA Scavenger Hunt Rules:

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GREEN, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!)


Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form HERE to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 9th, 2016 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. 

On this hunt, you not only get access too exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast! This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on October 9th, 2016!


The author I'm hosting is the fabulous 
Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.

Random fact: I've known Aprilynne for about five years now (but it feels more like 77). So I was very excited to hear I'd be hosting her for the hunt!

The book Aprilynne is showcasing for the YA Scavenger Hunt is Glitter!


Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.


Ooh...that sounds awesome! Can't wait to read this one! 

Top Secret Scavenger Hunt Material

Aprilynne is giving us access to almost 5k words worth of deleted newspaper articles from Glitter that didn't end up making it into the book. These are only available here people! *gasp*

Or better yet, Preorder it now here

And follow Aprilynne for more information on her and her books on her Website, Twitter or Facebook pages!


Now For My Giveaway!

Enter here to win a copy of THE ROW in hardback 
and CUT ME FREE in it's new paperback format! 

After you enter, scroll down below the rafflecopter for the link to the next blog in the hop!

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And now on to the rest of the hunt! 
Next stop: C. Lee McKenzie

Happy Hunting, Everyone!