Sunday, February 15, 2015

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross - GIVEAWAY!

Hello! Today, we're really happy to be hosting Kat Ross, author of Some Fine Day! Her book is now available from SkyScape, in both ebook and paperback formats! This time, Kat's publishers have given her some really awesome things to give away in celebration of the launch of the paperback - including a custom Kindle Paperwhite with her incredible cover on it and copies of Some Fine Day! We've had a lot of fun in the past with Kat's Top Ten Hybrid Creatures (in smackdown form!) and her Favorite Disaster Movie, and we're really excited to be able to share this giveaway with you.

Before we get to the giveaway though, here's some information about the book and Kat! Be sure to read about Some Fine Day before filling out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

About the Book

Title: Some Fine Day
Author: Kat Ross
Publication Date: November 11, 2014 (Kindle)
February 17, 2015 (Paperback)

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She's smart and deadly and knows three things with absolute certainty.

She knows that when the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface.

She knows that the only species to thrive there is the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak.

Most of all, she knows there's no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades.

Jansin has been lied to. On all counts.

Faced with the truth in the form of a charismatic young survivor named Will, Jansin vows that her former masters will regret making her what she is…

About the Author

I've always loved to read more than anything in the world, especially so-called genre stories—mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, thrillers, horror. I like books that take you by the hand and lead you out of the mundane. That ease back the curtain and show you the wondrous and dark and unexpected lurking just around the next corner. I worked in journalism for a long time before I returned to writing fiction. The two things are very different (in most cases), but I think any kind of writing at all, if you do it consistently, builds up those mental muscles.

I took a circuitous route to getting published—travelling, working a lot of different jobs, having a kid; in other words, just living—but I did get there eventually. I don't have any fine arts degrees, I've never been a member of a writing group, and I've been to one conference in my life (SCBWI New York, a few years ago). Which is not to say that those things aren't useful; they can be, but I don't think they're a prerequisite. The only cast-iron requirement is dreaming and then writing it down. On whatever schedule you set, but a schedule—not just when you're in the mood.

I grew up in NYC but now I live far enough outside the city that skunks and deer wander through my backyard and I can take my bike out for a 14-mile ride without passing more than a dozen cars. I meditate for a few minutes every morning to keep my head on straight, or at least pretend to. I don't eat meat because I like animals. Mostly, I eat a lot of this.

I'm represented by the kind and brilliant Jeff Ourvan of Jennifer Lyons agency, and I'm a member of SCBWI and FallFourteeners. I also have an Amazon author page.

You can find Kat on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, and her website.

The Giveaway!

Grand Prize: Kindle Paperwhite with custom cover, preloaded with Some Fine Day
Second Prize (2): Signed copy of Some Fine Day
Third Prize (2): CD audiobook of Some Fine Day
This contest runs from February 7 to March 7.

--Ashley & Paul

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