Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Extraction by Stephanie Diaz Interview + Giveaway

Hey my awesome people visiting Addicted Readers! Today I have Clementine, the main character in newest release EXTRACTION, stopping by for a quick chat! Oh, there's a giveaway too! ;)



(Extraction #1)
Published: July 22nd, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
"Welcome to Extraction testing."

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.

What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.

Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.

With urgent writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.

Don't miss out on the 2nd book in the Extraction Series, REBELLION releasing February 10th, 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

 Rebellion (Extraction, #2)


- Hi Clementine, it's so nice to finally meet you! :)

Yeah, it's nice to meet you too. We'd better make this quick, though. I need to be back in my shack before the officials come around for morning inspections. 

ALICIA: - I'm so happy you could sneak out of the work camp and make it here today. I hope I didn't get you in any trouble with the guards? :/

CLEM: During the night it's the cam-bots I have to watch out for, but I'm pretty good at avoiding them.

Photo: Teaser #1

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ALICIA: - Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

CLEM: I'm sixteen. I've been stuck in this camp my whole life. I have one shot at getting out, when I take the Extraction test, but I'll be competing against all the others my age. I hope I'll beat them. I really don't want to die in this place. 

ALICIA: - Clementine, I want you to know how very, very, sorry I am that you and the other young adults have been treated so poorly in the work camps there on planet Kiel. I've read your story, so I know how bad your life is. I wish there was something I could do to help, but unfortunately, I'm helpless because this is your story!

CLEM: It is unfortunate, but it's not your fault. The Developers are the ones who threw us into these camps. They're the ones who need to pay. 

ALICIA: - Can you share a little bit of history behind what happened on the planet of Kiel, and what is the extraction system, and how does it work?

CLEM: They teach us in school that the camp system was created a couple hundred years ago, to keep us contained after the Great Rebellion. Extraction is a way for the Developers—the five old people who make all the rules on Kiel—to save a couple of us from each of the camps every year, those of us they think are smarter or stronger or more useful to them than the rest. We take a test, and those of us they pick get to transfer to the Core. That's the only truly safe sector in all of Kiel. No one who lives there starves to death, or is replaced at age twenty, or lives in fear of the moon's acid. It's better than the Surface in every respect.

ALICIA: - What is it like to be worked all day and night, then be expected to either earn enough Promise to make it onto the core, or *Gulp* transferred to elimination? That's got to be hard knowing there's no gray area. You either have Promise, or your eliminated, eventually.

CLEM: It's horrible. We don't have any choice but to live like this. There's nowhere to run, even if we could get past the fence, and there are too many officials patrolling the camp for us to manage a successful resistance. 

ALICIA: - Lets lighten the mood a bit. You have a boyfriend, right??? :) What's his name....Logan, I think? Please don't attack me, but he's a hotty!! ;) Can you tell us about your relationship, without the juicy parts, wouldn't want to get the audience into a!

CLEM: *blushes* Um, yeah, Logan is great. He's been my best friend ever since I was little. I don't know how I'd survive in this place without him.

Photo: Extraction Teaser #4!

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ALICIA: - If you were given the opportunity to start over, start fresh with no boundaries to what you could do. ANYTHING, no matter the limit. What would you want to do, and how would you picture your life being like? 

CLEM:  I would fly somewhere far away from here, to some other world with no people. I'd take Logan and everyone else in the camps with me, and we'd make our own society. But it's foolish to dream about. I doubt there is a such a place.

Photo: Extraction Teaser #3!

We're getting soooo close to the release!!! *flails with nervous excitement*

ALICIA: - Clementine, thank you so much for taking the time out to chat with us today. And I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we are keeping our finger's crossed that your testing goes well and your finally approved for Extraction!! I really hope your able to get down there and insert change, because we all know you guys need it!!! 

CLEM: Thank you. I hope I can too.

  ALICIA: - Please come back and visit us again. Hopefully you'll be safely underground, where you're protected from the toxic air! :) 

 Photo: Teaser #2!

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Prize: ONE Winner will receive an ARC Extraction by Stephanie Diaz.

Contest runs: August 20th, 2014 to September 2nd, 2014 11:59pm

Open to: US ONLY.

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter Giveaway below.

Terms and Conditions: ONE winner will be randomly chosen through the Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email, then they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who does not follow the rafflecopter's instructions.

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Stephanie  DiazStephanie Diaz is 21. She grew up in sunny San Diego, wishing for rain. She studied film production in college. When she isn't lost in other worlds, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fangirling over television shows.

Her work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong. The first book in her debut YA sci-fi EXTRACTION trilogy will be published by St. Martin's Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in July 2014.

You can follow Stephanie on twitter: @StephanieEDiaz.

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i read your review and liked it, and now really want to read the book!! :)

    1. I'm so glad you liked it my review! It really is a great book! I hope you win!

      Good Luck, Cindy :)

  2. I have been SO excited to read this book, and reading that you enjoyed it makes me want to read it even more! Thanks for the giveaway :)


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