Can you BELIEVE it’s the LAST DAY of the Stitch Blog Tour already?? I can’t, that’s for sure! We’ve got a whole TON of goodies to celebrate this milestone with, including stops at 4 amazing blogs with reviews, interviews, a great spinoff story and GIVEAWAYS: 3 e-book copies of Stitch at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace 3 MORE e-book copies of Stitch at Book.Mark.Belles And 5 SIGNED PRINT copies of Stitch at Reading Romances! (or e-books for our int’l friends) Head to those stops to
This content was originally posted on www.reading-romances.com as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. [Isaac & Alessa’s first night back together - This would fit in between Chapters 35 & 36 in Stitch!] Alessa numbly fingered the bare shrub at her feet as Isaac folded the letter and put it back in his pocket. He reached for her hand, squeezing through the thick gloves. “Less, it’s okay,” he pleaded, willing her to look at him. Alessa sighed, shifting uncomfortably on the fr
Second-to-last day on the tour here, and we've got a reviews and author interview for you! First, head over to Forever 17 Books for the review: At just over the halfway point, the story takes a totally 180 from everything I thought! I didn’t see it coming whatsoever. Everything you thought you knew about not only the plot, but the characters as well, gets thrown out the window with a spin that throws us into a totally different direction. I commend the author for pulling this
Hurricane Sandy has not knocked out my power here in the Upper West Side just yet, so the tour continues! Today we’re at Up In The Bibliosphere and Ed and Em’s Reviews for two reviews and an e-book giveaway! First, 4 stars from Up In The Bibliosphere: Wow. Stitch was an absolutely pleasant surprise. Like many others, I started the book thinking it’d be contemporary with a hint of paranormal. It is actually paranormal with a crazy dystopian twist! I have never been so please
What’s worth fighting for? That’s a question that Alessa and I have had to ask ourselves a lot over the course of the Stitch trilogy. Because when you’re faced with impossible odds, it’s easy to give up. It’s easy to say, “You know, this is not my job to fix. I think I’m going to sit this one out.” And for a long time, that’s just what we did. Swing by The Book Hookup for the rest, and remember to enter the e-book giveaway while you’re there! And our second stop today is
I’m a para-geek. There’s no denying it. Anything that has to do with anything paranormal just hooks my interest. As a kid, I played with Ouija boards and voodoo dolls, watched any scary movie I could get my hands on (October on the SyFy channel = AWESOME), even ran a lemonade stand in the local graveyard! Tim Burton was (and continues to be) my favorite director (Beetlejuice, anyone?), and whenever there’s nothing on TV, I always seem to find myself watching reruns of one of
I’ve read plenty of books where things aren’t always what they seem. I do manage to pick up little hints here or there that make me think. Stitch took me completely by surprise. Once settle in the book I thought, “Oh cool, a ghost story.” Psssh, NOT. AT. ALL. This little surprise in the book picked up my imagination like never before. Head over to Books With Bite to catch the rest today! And don’t miss the e-book giveaway starting today at Twisting Minds One Word at a Time!
Yesterday you found out which Stitch GOOD guy you’re most like, but today it’s time to go to the dark side… and learn which Stitch BAD guy you’re most like! Check out the quiz at Hey, Tara! 1. What was your favorite subject in school?
A. Computer Science.
E. Math. The rest of the questions AND an awesome 5-star review are up today at Hey, Tara! Next up is a 4.5 star review at Simple Books: At first I thought it would just be her trying
This content was originally posted on www.heyxtara.blogspot.com as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. Thanks so much to Tara for hosting the Stitch Blog Tour today! To help you get the know the characters from Stitch a little better, here’s a short quiz which will tell you which Stitch bad guy you’re most like: 1. What was your favorite subject in school? A. Computer Science. B. Biology. C. History. D. Economics. E. Math. 2. True or false: all people were created equal. A.
To kick us off today, head over to Novels on the Run for a super fun quiz to find out which Stitch GOOD guy you're most like! 1. Which pair of shoes can you not live without?
B. Flat boots.
C. Any pair of shoes will work for me, as long as they’re comfortable.
D. Heels! Next up, a review at Lisa Loves Literature! Each little odd thing that happened made you think as you were reading it. It kept you guessing right up till the end. Catch the rest at Lisa Loves Lit
The plot is full of seamless twists and turns, and just when I thought I had things figured out, I was completely knocked for six when things took a turn that I couldn’t even have imagined. The world-building was great for the first half, and only improved when the book took its first big twist and secrets started to be revealed, both to me and to Alessa. The pacing is spot on – it builds gradually and then reaches an action-packed climax at just the right time. The strikin
This is Sam Durante’s debut novel & I have to give her kudos for this story. It is quite clever & she knew how to “genre blend” like an old pro! To me that’s a sign of wonderful things to come. She had “it”, that “it” that infuses itself onto the pages of whatever she writes, like an essence that just wraps you up and settles you in for a long, enjoyable, ride. Aww, thanks Fran! (I’m blushing!) Next up, another rave review at Booking It With Hayley G: After reading Stitch,
****WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!****The Sixth Sense
Whoa, whoa! Bruce Willis has been DEAD this whole time?? And the kid knew??? Insane. I did NOT see that coming! That’s one thing I liked about Stitch and why I found it to be so unique. It can’t be pegged to one genre. While it may have started off as a paranormal romance, it drastically transformed into a dystopian sci-fi later on. Having elements of various genres really amplified the mystery and suspense. I did
This content was originally posted on www.crysbookreviews.com as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. Thanks so much to Crystal for hosting the Stitch Blog Tour today! Over the course of the tour, it’s been SO much fun for me to share my work with readers and hear reviewers’ reactions to the book. And in all the reviews and comments I’ve read, there’s been one common theme running through them all: “I never saw that coming!” Those five little words make my heart swell, becau
Isaac is, first and foremost, my best friend. I wish there were a better word to describe it, but there’s not. I hate the term “soul mate” – it sounds so cheesy and unrealistic – but that’s the closest I can think of. Isaac is like a part of me, like something buried deep inside that it’d be fatal to remove. I’ve always been an independent person – I’ve had no other choice – but I need Isaac in a way that I’ve never needed anyone. I rely on him to be there for me like I
This content was originally posted on booklabyrinth.blogspot.com as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. Thanks so much to Ashley for hosting the Stitch Blog Tour today! Below is a post from Isaac, one of the stars of Stitch, talking about his feelings for Alessa, the main character of the book. Readers have been appreciative of Isaac and Alessa’s unique bond, built on friendship, shared hardships, and the irresistible physical pull between them (no InstaLove here!). Since m
Stitch really blew me away with the awesomeness of the storyline and all the twists and turns. The layers of the story and the depth of the characters were revealed at a perfect pace. Samantha Durante did such an amazing job of continually surprising me so that Stitch became a book that I just didn’t want to put down. A fantastic start to the series!! STITCH has this same sense of a path being forged that will lead somewhere important, but there is plenty of substance in the
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 t
I'm super excited today to participate in the Haunted Halloween blog hop with an original spinoff story titled The Apparition. This is the tale of Alessa's very first encounter with the ghost! Check it out at A Life Bound by Books: Still rousing from her slumber, Alessa muddled through her feelings trying to figure out what had disturbed her. With a gasp, she realized she wasn’t alone.
Her heart in her throat, Alessa peeked through her eyelashes to see if she could find the
This interview was originally posted at Cocktails & Books as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. 1. Tell us about yourself. Thanks so much for hosting me, Shannon! My name is Samantha Durante and I’m the author of Stitch, the first book in a trilogy of young adult science fiction novels. Stitch is the first book I’ve ever written and I self-published it in August, so I’m just getting used to calling myself an author! Writing fiction is a hobby for me, so I’m also a business