Available NOW: “What Tomorrow May Bring” Box Set

What Tomorrow May Bring is officially available at Amazon!  For just $2.99, get 10 highly-rated full-length YA dystopian books (including Stitch!) straight to your Kindle.  This box set is only going to be available for a limited time run, so don’t wait or you might miss out on this incredible deal!

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Tomorrow becomes today.
What will it bring?

Our potential for good is matched by that of destruction. At any moment, change can fall on the world, people fight and die, and our comfortable lives can be lost to corrupt leaders. These are circumstances we can’t imagine, but places like this exist in the world today. 

What if tomorrow brings that grave reality to us, and we wake to find our lives in flux, poverty and confusion? Perhaps humanity’s insatiable appetites drive us to the brink of survival where sanity is redefined and life, as we know it, changes forever. 

Tomorrow, our lives could be very dark. 

Dystopian tales take us to these lightless places where suffering is a daily chore. But they also show us that in the deepest part of the night, pitched against a backdrop of despair, a beam of hope will shine brighter than ever before. And in our darkest moments, it can show us the way back.

On May 1

Follow 11 authors into 11 dystopian tomorrows, where the dark portions of our humanity have taken hold of today, where the fabric of society is torn and greed consumes us all. Follow us down a dark path. And find out what tomorrow may bring.  Just $2.99 on Kindle!

What Tomorrow May Bring, featuring:
Open Minds, Susan Kaye Quinn
The Moon Dwellers, David Estes
Prison Nation, Jenni Merritt
Daynight, Megan Thomason
Stitch, Samantha Durante
The Annihilation of Foreverland, Tony Bertauski
The Girls from Alcyone, Cary Caffrey
The Narrowing Path, David J. Normoyle
The Rain, Joseph A. 
Virulent: The Release, Shelbi Wescott
External Forces, Deborah Rix

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NEW! Get Stitch from the “Netflix of Books”

Oyster BooksHi everyone!  Wanted to share with you a great new service that I learned about on one of my favorite blogs, Realms of an Open Mind (thanks for the tip, Keely!): it’s called Oyster, and it’s basically the Netflix of books!

Netflix for books?” you say.  “But what ever do you mean??

Exactly what it sounds like: for $9.95 a month, you have unlimited access to a library of 200,000 books, including tons of bestsellers and (you guessed it…) the Stitch Trilogy!  Best yet, they offer a free one-month trial which you can sign up for at www.oysterbooks.com.

Only drawback (at least if you’re an ex-Microsoftie living in a strict anti-Apple household like me – what, no takers?) is that it’s currently only available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and only to users in the US.  Hopefully they’ll expand that to international readers and Windows Phone users sometime soon… (hey, a girl can dream!  My WP8 is the bomb, btw).

In other news…

Super excited about a new YA dystopian anthology that Stitch is going to be a part of!  It will include 10 highly rated YA dystopian books and be priced at only $0.99!  How can you beat that??  More details coming soon…

Also, I know you guys are all dying to know what the deal is with Stuck (Stitch Trilogy, Book 3)…  All I can tell you right now is that it’s in the works and still slated for a 2014 release.  As soon as I have more firm dates, I promise you guys will be the first to know!  Sign up to receive an email notification or follow me on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-the-minute on release announcements!

Announcing New Pages on SamanthaDurante.com – More Stitch Content & Writer Resources

Just wanted to take a minute to announce a couple new pages on the site:

First, we’ve got a new More Stitch Content page with links to all the great spinoff stories, character interviews, and other Stitch trivia available online!  Much of this content is originally from guest posts on the blog tour, so if you’ve been keeping up with the tour there might not be too much new, but if you’ve missed any of the stops, you might find something fun!  And, of course, I’ll be keeping this page up-to-date whenever new Stitch-related content becomes available.

The next page I’d like to announce is a dedicated to Writer Resources and includes handy links to my posts on the self-publishing process, marketing advice, formatting tips and tricks, and more.  Again, if you’ve been keeping up with the blog there might not be much new there, but if you’re a recent visitor to the site and are a new author looking for help, this should be your first stop!

“What’s Safe for YA”, Excerpt, 3 Interviews, 2 Reviews and an Ebook Giveaway @ Bex N Books, MoniqueMorgan.com, Laurel’s Open Page & Rai29BookReadNReview

Lots of excitement on the tour today!!  First up, a guest about sex, drinking, and cursing (“What’s Safe for YA”) plus an excerpt of one of the more ‘risque’ scenes from Stitch at MoniqueMorgan.com:

Cursing, drinking, and sex are, for many adults, parts of everyday life.  We throw back a few beers, make some crude jokes, get “lucky” every now and then, and it’s generally not a big deal.  And when it comes time to write a book about these things, that’s generally not a big deal either.  Unless of course your book is a YA novel, in which case the question becomes: how much is too much?

Don’t miss the rest and the excerpt at MoniqueMorgan.com today!  Next we’ve got a great review and author interview at Bex N Books, along with an e-book giveaway!

The character Alessa was a particular favourite of mine. She handled the vast amount of dramas in a way that I was immediately able to relate to her character. The way that Samantha Durante handled the construction and development of her characters is very impressive. They are well-rounded and wholly believable.

Check out the rest at Bex N Books today and remember to enter the giveaway while you’re there!  For our third stop today we’ve over at Laurel’s Open Page for another interview and review:

Is Isaac involved? What’s their connection? Is Alessa simply processing her grief over her parents, or is this real? Is Isaac even is a ghost, or is everything the reader has assumed so far actually wrong?  All of these questions and more are answered in Stitch, which I definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys YA lit, especially tales like The Hunger Games or Divergent.

Swing by Laurel’s Open Page to catch the rest!  And our final stop today is at Rai29BookReadNReview for one more author interview!

Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?  Oh, all the time.  I’ve read Pride and Prejudice probably 16 times.  I read the entire Harry Potter series at least 4 times.  I reread all of Twilight at least twice.  I have no qualms about rereading something I loved – it’s like visiting an old friend or a place from your childhood, very comforting.

Head over to Rai29BookReadNReview to read the remainder of the interview! HUGE thanks to Monique, Bex, Laurel, & Rachel for all their help getting these stops up today!!

Tomorrow we’re at Bookmark Reviews for a guest post about the Stitch theme of finding balance, and A Dash of YA for an author interview and giveaway!

“Am I YA?”, Giveaway & Review @ Word Spelunker & An Avid Reader’s Musings

Ever wonder what qualifies a book as “young adult”?  Check out today’s guest post at Word Spelunker to learn how Stitch ended up being classified as YA even though it breaks some of the rules!  Here’s a sneak peek:

What is ‘young adult,’ anyway?  For the answer, I turned to the greatest bastion of internet knowledge known to man: Wikipedia, of course.

Read the rest at Word Spelunker and don’t miss the e-book giveaway while you’re there!

Today we’ve also got a great review up at An Avid Reader’s Musings.  Check it out:

I soon found out that this book was so much more than just ghosts. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! …Durante does a wonderful job of introducing science into STITCH, without it seeming overwhelming… The author also had a wonderful gift of weaving the world building into her story. I find worldbuilding a key element for dystopian novels and Durante is a master.

Catch the rest at An Avid Reader’s Musings today!  Big thanks to Aeicha & Jenna for hosting!!

Tomorrow we’re heading to Beach Bum Reads and Darkest Addictions for a Stitch buddy review!  See you then!