Friday, May 30, 2014

Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki Blog Tour: Excerpt + Graphic Teasers

Welcome to my stop in the BRANDED by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki  Blog Tour hosted by Mark My Words Book Publicity. Today we have an Excerpt and awesome Graphic Teasers from BRANDED!


Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
(Sinners #1)
Published: February 18th 2014 (ReVamped Version)
Genres: New Adult, Dystopian
Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.



I turn on the faucet for a long while only to discover ice-cold water rushing out. The water never warms and I begin to understand. The Commander thinks he can wash away my soul by freezing me to death. He thinks he can destroy me by stripping away my possessions. But he can’t and I won’t let him take my memories, my ambition, and my pride.
He thinks I’m so easily broken.
The_Commander doesn’t know anything about me, what I grew up with, what I endured—the father I lost, the mother I hate, the brother who walked out of my life, and the stepfather I was forced to accept. He thinks since I was rich, making me poor will cause me to give up. What he doesn’t understand is that, after my father passed away, I grew up behind walls of hatred. I had nothing, but had everything at the same time. I owned expensive clothes, enjoyed good schooling, and lived in a nice home. But my body was just a shell protecting an empty, desperate heart. My life was a colorful façade.

I had so much time to sit and think. I spent the majority of my life between four walls. I was abandoned, neglected, starved, betrayed, and abused. I’ve already been treated like the scum of the earth, so the Hole is nothing new. He wants to erase every sign of my existence on this earth, but I won’t let that happen. He can strip me naked, but he’ll never reach my soul.

It’s personal, completely personal.




Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.






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    1. Thank you Hina! I'm so glad you like the material and the blog! I look forward to visiting your blog also! :)

  2. Cool pictures. This book sounds good. <3

    1. I love the graphics also!! And I read the first version of BRANDED. Not the new ReVamped version, but the first version was REALLY GOOD! I can't imagine how much better the second version is now that they tweaked it and made it better!

  3. This is truly an AWESOME post!! I LOVE how you've made the book's great points really POP out at the viewer! The graphics are just AMAZING!! I know I need to visit you on a regular basis, because I love blogs that make a GREAT visual statement, and yours definitely does!!


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