Sunday, July 29, 2012

PUSHING THE LIMITS: Interview with the author!

It's Book Birthday time here at YA Fusion, and I'm so pleased to announce that tomorrow, July 31st, our very own Katie McGarry will release her debut novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS, out into the world!

Congratulations Katie! 

New to Katie's work? Well, let me tell you a little about it.
(From Katie's website)

In Pushing the Limits, two teens, brought together by their court ordered therapist, work together to learn the secrets of their case files, but neither foresaw the shattering consequences of learning the truth regarding their families or of falling in love.
Want to see the trailer?


I can tell you from personal experience that this is not a book you want to miss. It's steamy, heart-wrenching, and absolutely addicting from start to finish. It's the kind of book you carry with you all the time, so even if you have two minutes in the line at the supermarket you can sneak a page or two. Not that I would ever do such a thing...hehe.

I'm lucky to say that Katie and I have a very special friendship. We talk a lot. Maybe a little too much. Sometimes we even finish each others sentences! So in honor of PUSHING THE LIMITS Week, I present you with Kristen and Katie's sentence completions! (Katie's answers are in blue)

Katie, if I say...

The grass is always greener... 
I would say, on the other side of the septic tank. Sorry, couldn’t help it.

You say tomato, and I say...the little cherry ones that go on salads? I love those.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...shame on me. I can’t mess with that sentence. That statement is one of the rules I live by.

Just a spoonful of not enough to make my fudge brownies taste good.
(So true, my friend. So true)

Sometimes, when everyone else is asleep, music videos online. I particularly like the ones that tell the story of the song. Like High Enough by Damn Yankees.

She's dressed in yellow, she says "hello, ....." “Come sit next to me my fine fellow.” Yes, I’m totally quoting Bust a Move. You want it, you got it. 

Ok, we're back.

The most important scene in any book is...kissing. I love a great kiss scene.

Speak softly and carry...a book or a computer. People will generally leave you alone if you look busy.

This little piggy...became a part of my ham and cheese sandwich from Subway.

Pushing the Limits is the best book in the history of the known world because...Kristen Simmons said she liked it.

Katie is also going on a blog tour this week and you should totally check it out because there are books and swag being given away all over the place! Here's where she will be:

Monday, July 30th

Tuesday, July 31st * Book Bday* –

Wednesday, August 1st –                                                                                                                      

Thursday, August 2nd –          

Friday, August 3rd –      

Monday, August 6th – 

Tuesday, August 7th –   

Wednesday, August 8th –   

Thursday, August 9th –     

Friday, August 10th –

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! This week Katie is giving away a grand prize of a KINDLE FIRE on her website! Click here for more information.

Remember, PUSHING THE LIMITS goes on sale tomorrow, July 31st and can be purchased at any major retailer. Congratulations Katie!


Alyssa Susanna said...

Congrats Katie! I can't wait to read Pushing the Limits! I've heard so many great things and read so many wonderful reviews about this book. Thanks for the interview!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Katie. I've been seeing your book all over the place. Love your trailer. Can't wait to read your book.

Kristin Lenz said...

Fun interview, Kristen, and congrats, Katie! Lots of hard work by you, and it looks like Harlequin has provided a good amount of promotional support - very nice to see. Thanks for all your time organizing this blog, and I can't wait to pick up your book!

Colette Ballard said...

Great interview, Kristen! So excited for you, Katie-it's finally here!!: )

Miss Knight said...

I'm participating in the Bewitched Bookworms Read-A-Long. Ironically enough, it was their review that convinced me to buy a copy tomorrow.

I'm really excited to get it!

Lisa Tapp said...

YAY! This birthday is finally here. I can't wait to read it, Katie.