Monday, November 21, 2016

My Book Baby Releases Today! And a Giveaway!


Today is the day! Catalyst officially releases into the world today, and I couldn't be happier! I want to thank all of you who signed up for my Book Blitz through Xpresso Book Tours. I really wanted to do a list of everyone participating and link it to your blog, but when I found out that I had over 115 people sign up, I didn't think it was possible! I will, however, do my best to visit all of the blogs throughout this week—thank you so much!!

Also, for those of you who may not follow me on social media, I have the BEST NEWS EVER! Barnes and Noble picked up Catalyst and will be stocking it on their shelves nationwide, coming in December!

Here's a look at the Catalyst book trailer for those who might have missed it before...


Welcome to the world, my beautiful book baby!



Catalyst
Kristin Smith
(The Deception Game, #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: November 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult


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 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.

Catalyst is a thrilling adventure of danger, romance, intrigue, and deception.


**Look for Catalyst on the shelves of Barnes and Noble stores nationwide, coming in December!**




Here's what best-selling authors are saying about Catalyst: 


"A gripping thriller with a tough, but vulnerable heroine who must fight against a corrupt underworld. High stakes and non-stop action paired with terrific writing will have you turning the pages late into the night.”

~Kimberley Griffiths Little, award-winning author of the Forbidden trilogy (Harpercollins)


"An amazing young adult thriller! Full of intrigue, high stakes, and danger, this read will keep your heart racing and your mind turning deep into the night."

~Jessie Humphries, best-selling author of The Ruby Rose series


"An action-packed sci-fi thriller filled with romance, danger, and twists you won't see coming, CATALYST provides a glimpse into an eery future depicting what can go wrong when those in power attempt to make things right.”

~Ilima Todd, author of Remake





I have to thank my dear friend and critique partner, Leandra Wallace, for making me this next awesome graphic. It's perfect because Sienna, the main character in Catalyst, rides a Harley. I printed this graphic out, framed it, and I'm planning to use it Tuesday night at my Launch Party in Charlotte. Thank you, Leandra! :)



These Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Kristin Smith


Books. Sunsets. Reading to my children. Cuddling with my husband. My laptop. Sleeping in. Surfing the internet. Dinner with friends. Sushi from Coral Sushi (has to be from here!). The beach. Christmas. Halloween. Fall decorations. Fires in fireplaces. Making s'mores around a bonfire. Deltaville. Kissing. Snow. Gelato. My pool. Sledding. Music. Watching movies with my family. Chick flicks. People who care. Lazy days. Cake (any kind). People who listen. Playing the piano. My bed. People who show up at my door with cookies. Zumba. Dancing. The electric slide. Date nights. My family. Binge-watching Netflix. Gilmore Girls. Hot cocoa. Dreaming big. Root beer. Vampire Diaries. Blankets. Sweaters. Boots. Reign. Chocolate (in any form!). Amazon. Pinterest. Vacations. Las Vegas. Book stores. New books. The Selection Series. Planning parties. Supportive friends. The Hunger Games. My wonderful husband. My sweet boys. Chips. Diet Mountain Dew Code Red. Dinner with friends. Scarfs. Glitter. Make-up. Inspiring stories. My readers.


Author Bio:
 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.




Enter the Giveaway to win a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box!


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Thanks for stopping by and celebrating my book launch with me! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

25 comments:

  1. Yay, yay, yay, & YAY!!! Your day is finally here. Happy Book Birthday!

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    1. Thank you!!! It still feels a little surreal... :)

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  2. Congratulations, Kristin! Wishing you and your book baby all the best! :)

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  3. Congratulations Kristin. Super happy for you. Wishing you loads of success :)

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  4. Today's the day! *blows noise-maker and tossed a hand of glittery confetti* You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. And I can't wait to see pics of how the party turns out, I know it's going to look fantastic and be so awesome. I'll be there in spirit! =)

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    1. Aw, thank you. I wish you could be there for real. I'll take lots of pics!

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  5. Yay Kristin!!!!! Can't wait to read this soon. (Must get through my TBR shelf faster!)

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    1. Yay! I know what you mean about that TBR shelf—mine is looming! :)

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  6. This is excellent news! Congrats on being picked up by Barnes & Noble.

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    1. Thank you! I'm super excited about it. :)

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  7. Congratulations!!! I got my copy this morning.

    What an awesome list of loves. :)

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    1. You did?! Awesome!! Can't wait to hear what you think! :)

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  8. YAY! Congrats!!! So excited you'll be in B&N!

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty excited too. I may have screamed when I found out... :)

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  9. Hard to believe Catalyst is out already. And it's going to be in Barnes & Noble, too?! Wow, that's beyond awesome. Many congrats, Kristin! ~\o/~

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I appreciate all of your support through the years! :)

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  10. Big CONGRATS! So happy for you, Kristin:)

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    1. Thank you, Mark!!! I can't believe the day has finally come and gone! Lol.

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  11. Congratulations on the book! Sounds interesting story as well!

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  12. Congratulations!!! Your book looks awesome and I've been seeing it around the web!

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  13. Wow! So exciting! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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