Friday, August 15, 2014

The Aftermath by Jen Alexander Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop in the AFTERMATH by Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring. Today on my stop we have an Excerpt from AFTERMATH + an awesome Giveaway!!


Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Published: September 2014 
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Fighting for survival, battling cannibal hordes and tasked with grueling missions that test her mental and physical endurance, Claudia Virtue learns that her world is not what it seems in THE AFTERMATH (Harlequin TEEN, September 2014), book one of a new series by debut author Jen Alexander.

The year is 2036 and teen Claudia must eke out existence in a nightmarish landscape where food and water are in short supply and danger lurks in every shadow. Though Claudia is the leader of a scrappy group of scavenging survivors, she can’t control her own dreams, which get more disturbing every night. Claudia soon realizes that there is more to her waking world than she can see – has her mind been taken over by an unseen foe? Are the lives she saves and the formerly-human monsters she destroys all a part of someone else’s twisted game? Perhaps the most frightening realization of all: the more Claudia fights for her life, the less human she feels inside. Can she solve the puzzle of her existence and find a safe, secure place in the world before losing her grip on her sanity and her humanity?

With its fast-paced, high-stakes story, THE AFTERMATH will appeal to gamers, geeks and all fans of The Maze Runner and Ender’s Game. Plus, Claudia is a tough, smart, assertive heroine in the mode of Katniss from The Hunger Games and Tris from Divergent, the kind of character that male and female readers of all ages respond to with overwhelming enthusiasm.


"Quit. It. Claudia," he says between clenched teeth.

This can't be how it ends for me. I'm unsure if this makes me a coward or sensible, but I don't want to die today. My breath hitches, and suddenly, I'm inhaling heavily. Rasping. Broken breaths that shake my entire body.

The noises coming from me are so loud and pitiful, I almost miss what he says next.

"I'm not going to kill you, because I need your help. Do what I tell you to do, and I'll personally show you the border."

"And if I don't?" I ask.

He laughs again, but this one isn't teasing like before. It's harsh. Serious. Lethal. "Don't and I'll turn you in...and I have no doubt you'll die a horrible death."



 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jen AlexanderThe character of Claudia and the starting point for the THE AFTERMATH came to Jen Alexander in a dream. She couldn’t shake the disturbing idea of a person trapped inside a live-action video game until finally her husband pressed her to write the story down. A former personal trainer, Jen’s background definitely influenced the physically powerful main character Claudia and the action-packed plot twists.

A native of North Carolina, Jen Alexander spent her childhood with her nose buried in either a book or a video game, and sometimes both at the same time. Jen now lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.

~ Monday, August 4th ~
 Two Chicks on Books - Guest Post

~ Wednesday, August 6th ~
 Supernatural Snark - Author Interview

~ Friday, August 8th ~
 Kimberly Faye Reads - Guest Post ~

~ Monday, August 11th ~
 Good Choice Reading - Guest Post

~ Wednesday, August 13th ~
 Nose Graze - Author Interview

~ Friday, August 15th ~
*** Addicted Reader - Excerpt ***

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  1. I am a gamer so this is really an interesting idea, and so unique too! I am excited to read it!

    1. YES, I am a gamer also, well use to be, but I LOVE the idea of this book and I am super excited to see what it's all about!!

  2. This book would be an awesome present for my birthday! And since it is released on the August 26th, don't you think I deserve it? (since it's my birthday after all) ;)

    1. Happy early Birthday, Cecilia! :) And yes, you do deserve it!!! I hope you win!! Good luck! :)

  3. Used to be a bigger gamer than I am now. Wish I had more time, but all of my free time goes to books!

  4. Yes I am a Gamer, and I do love video games. In fact I spend more than most of my time playing them. I would love to read this book because since I am so into video games, I believe that it would be very interesting to actually be inside one.

  5. Yes I am a Gamer, and I do love video games. In fact, I spend more than most of my time playing them. I would love to read this because since I am so into video games, I believe that it would be very interesting experience actually being inside one.

  6. I'm reading this book right now on my Kindle and love it. Can't wait to see how it ends. I'd so love to win a print copy to pass on to my daughter.

  7. I like dystopians, so of course I would like to read this. Sounds great!

  8. I don't really consider myself a "gamer" but I occasionally play them. The book sounds so, so unique and interesting in general, I cannot wait to read it!

  9. I'm not a gamer, but I do love video games. It's a bit weird but I have a sense of . . . appreciation for them. I play them occasionally. I guess it has to be for my love of graphics. Hope to read & thanks!


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