Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Lies That Bind Blog Tour: Guest post from Lisa and Laura Roecker & Giveaway

Today I have the pleasure of taking part in The Lies That Bind blog tour organized by Sourcebooks Fire. I have a fun guest post from the authors and some great videos for you. I was supposed to have a review of  The Lies That Bind (book #2) but my post office decided they didn't feel like delivering it to me apparently. If it does ever find it's way to me I will post a review of it though. I will give you the info on both books and then the guest post and videos.

  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 368
Since when do the dead send emails?

Kate Lowry's best friend Grace died a year ago. So when she gets an email from her, Kate's more than a little confused.

To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu
From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu
Subject: (no subject)
I'm here... sort of.
Find Cameron. He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell. They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace's death was more than just a tragic accident. She teams up with a couple of knights-in-(not-so)-shining armor-the dangerously hot bad boy, Liam, and her lovestruck neighbor, Seth. But at their elite private school, there are secrets so big people will do anything to protect them-even if it means getting rid of anyone trying to solve a murder...

  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 320
Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace--who's supposed to be dead.

Another Sister Gone

A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there's no way she'll let them get away with it twice. It's up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing's as it seems, who can she trust?

Guest Post

The Only Way to Keep a Secret is by Using a Dead Language – 

Lisa & Laura discuss why they used secret societies to drive the mystery in The Liar Society Society series. Plus, learn their opinions (we know Kate’s!) about secret societies. You’ll find out if they believe secret societies improve campus life, history, involvement—Or, if they encourage exclusion and dangerous happenings.

There are three girls in the Roecker family and when each of us turned thirteen, we were sent to board at an all-girls’ school in upstate New York. It was within these prep school’s walls where we first fell into secret-society-like all-girls’ clubs. This experience is no doubt the inspiration behind not only Pemberly Brown, but the secret societies as well.
Just kidding.
All of us graduated from Solon High School. Picture scuffed tile floors, institutional grey walls and those uncomfortable chair/desk units that make your butt fall asleep. Solon was a fabulous school system and we were more than prepared for college, but we wore regular clothes, hung out with regular people and learned regular things (Latin? Um…no). We weren’t exactly infiltrating secret societies in order to solve the mystery of our best friend’s death. More like applying concealer to the gigantic pimple on the tip of our nose.
But that’s the whole point. Pemberly Brown is for all the girls (and boys!) out there who go to those boring high schools. Anything can happen at PB and every time we write a new story, the school grows larger and a bit more magical. Kate stumbles upon the Sisterhood and Brotherhood in THE LIAR SOCIETY because we wanted to play around with sororities and fraternities at the high school level as well as hazing and competitiveness.  The societies stand for everything Kate wants to destroy because they inadvertently killed her best friend, but you’ll see in THE LIES THAT BIND, the struggle she faces when she’s not sure who to trust. She gets it wrong. She’s not perfect. And even though she’s fighting much greater problems than we faced in high school, she’s relatable and fun. Plus, she makes us thank our lucky stars we weren’t sent away to that boarding school in upstate New York. 

 Now for a few great videos

Why they love Kate Lowry

Lies that Bind Goes Hollywood 

Lies that Bind Fashion Faceoff 

Lies that Bind Farewell 

I loved these vlogs. They are so fun to watch! Before you go, don't forget to enter the giveaway for Lies That Bind (Book #2) I'll make it nice and simple with just a few ways to enter.

US/CAN only
Not responsible for lost or damaged items
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen

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  1. hahaha i agreee! The vlogs are funny!! I think these books would be my cup of tea!! Thanks for the giveaway as well Amy!!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

    1. I was so sad that the book never showed up. I am still waiting on numerous packages in the mail and have called my P.O. a few times about it. *sigh* I like Kate's character. She's fun!!

  2. Such great vlogs! I loved the fashion face off one when they are rocking the blue wig in the beginning. This one sounds really good! For some reason Sourcebooks books rarely make it to me either, not sure why. I hope the book finds its way to you!

    1. The vlogs were so fun to watch. I wasn't going to include all of them, but I couldn't decide which ones so I put them all haha!! They are so entertaining. I was so sad that the book didn't show up. I actually am waiting on 7 packages to get here. USPS sucks with my packages.

  3. Thanks for the awesome vlogs and giveaway!

  4. This seems like such a fun series! I live the vlogs. You can tell that the authors are fun and I'm sure thats reflected in the books . Thanks for sharing, chickadee!!

  5. Totally a fun looking series!! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Liar Society was such a fun book so I am totally entering this one! Love the idea of sister authors :)

  7. Great post! I have this series on my list and hope to read it soon. It sounds great and I love the covers!

  8. This series sounds wicked cute! I saw book two on Netgalley and was super bummed that I hadn't heard of it before.

    1. I read the first one and it was so fun! I didn't do a review for it though. Every once in a while I read books and don't post reviews, not because I don't like them (because The Liar Society was great) but I just have so many other things to post.I don't like to have too many things posted each day if I can help it. I was supposed to review this one with my post, but since USPS sucks I never got it.

  9. I'm on this blog tour too and had issues with receiving the book!! I only JUST received the 2nd one yesterday after they re-sent it... so crazy!

    1. OMG yeah, they sent out another one to me so I can hopefully review it still even though my tour stop has already passed.

  10. Very nice post and vlogs.


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