Monday, April 18, 2016

Cover Reveal~CATALYST by Kristin Smith & A GIVEAWAY!

This is a SPECIAL YA in the Alleyway ALERT

Normally I spotlight young adult literature on Wednesdays, but this one couldn't wait. My dear, dear, wonderful cyber mommy-of-a-ton-of-kiddos/writer/sistah/CP is having a cover reveal for her YA book! I've read it. It's awesome! And I can't tell you how proud I am of her. She's a bright light in the dark sea of the publishing world. She's strong. And bold. And relentless. And I'm so stinking happy for her!!!

Here it is: 

Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present the official cover reveal for ...

by Kristin Smith.  

This is the first book in the thrilling new Deception Games series coming November 21, 2016!

Release Date: November 21, 2016
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YA near-future thriller

Book Synopsis:

Too pretty.  Too smart.  
Too perfect.

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 teens, 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.


About the Author:

Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels with enough kissing to make her mother blush. She's a beach lover and a Just Dance guru who enjoys belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). As a self-professed chocoholic, Kristin is a firm believer that if a dessert doesn't have chocolate in it, then it's not considered a dessert. (Except for crème brûlée. She can always make an exception for crème brûlée.) 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 scarves, you can connect with her at the links below.

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  1. Congrats to Kristin on an awesome cover. Especially cool since she's your CP.

    1. Thanks, Natalie! I'm so lucky to have Sheri as my CP—she's the best!! :)

  2. Amazing cover. Congratulations to Kristin.

  3. Aw, Sheri, that was seriously the best intro EVER! You're gonna make me cry! :) Love you, girl. Thank you so much for everything!!! <3

  4. Congrats Kristin! I love your cover. It's beautiful. :-)

    1. Thanks, Misha! I love how it turned out. :)

  5. Great cover! Congrats on your launch and all my best.

  6. It is an interesting plot with wealthy parents getting pick the characteristics of their children. Could be interesting to see what people would pick. Sounds like a great story and an awesome cover! Good luck to the author!

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