Megan LaCroix is hosting me on her blog. In this interview, I talk about magic systems, female friendships in YA, and my experience writing my second book.
Interview is HERE.
YA Books Central has me over for a chat, as well as an excerpt and giveaway. See their post here.
Krysti at YA & Wine has interviewed me about my writing process and how I came up with the concept for The Hundredth Queen. She’s also holding a giveaway for a signed copy of my book. Check out the interview here.
A Goodreads giveaway is happening all month long for The Hundredth Queen.
Who is my cover designer, and what would I be doing if I wasn’t a writer? I answer these questions and more! Visit the interview here.
I’m at Wild Mind Creative discussing motherhood, community, and of course, writing. Check it out!
What have I learned my debut year? A whole lot! If you ever want to publish a book (or learn more about the process), this post is for you.
From March 20-28, enter to win one of 50 copies of The Hundredth Queen on Goodreads.
COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY:
Clean Teen Publishing is pleased to share the cover reveal for the second book in the thrilling DECEPTION GAME series by Kristin Smith. FORGOTTEN is scheduled to release on August 21, 2017. Readers can grab a copy of the first book in this exciting young adult dystopian series at your local Barnes & Noble store, as well as at all online retailers. Check out the new cover for FORGOTTEN and be sure to enter the giveaway!
FORGOTTEN by Kristin Smith
The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series.
Seventeen-year-old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it’s different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one’s memories, and she’s determined to get answers.
The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government’s Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more.
When Sienna gets too close to uncovering dark Agency secrets, she’s framed for the murder of a prominent government official, sending her on the run. Sienna’s heart may be torn about who she loves, but none of that really matters anymore―because the only thing that awaits her now is a death sentence.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
BOOK ONE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE!
CATALYST by Kristin Smith
(The Deception Game, #1)
In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.
With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.
In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.
Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her at kristinsmithbooks.com.
I cannot believe this day has finally arrived. I have to admit, I never really dreamed of what it would be like to have a cover. That part is often out of an author’s control, decided upon by the publisher’s marketing department. But Skyscape has been so wonderful to include me in the design process, and I am delighted with the result.
My first cover took my breath away. The gold mehendi, the rich colored sari, and the bold title are simply gorgeous. I have to share it in the large file.
Thank you to Skyscape and the brilliant designer, M.S. Corley, for a truly stunning book cover!