Saturday, April 14, 2012

Vlog Post with Kimberly Derting


Photo Content from Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER seriesTHE PLEDGE trilogyTHE TAKING trilogy, and UNDRESSED (her first book in The Men Of West Beach series). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find the things they say buried in the pages of their mother's books, or on Twitter for the world to see.

        



THE LAST ECHO QUOTES

“In the end, all that's left is an echo.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“Maybe she'd just say she ran into a door; that seemed infinitely more plausible than the truth.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“As if their actions were synchronized, they both jumped off the swings at the same moment, Jay racing toward the laddered steps as Violet rushed to reach the bottom of the slide.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“Some days the rain just seemed to fit, and today felt like one of those days. The morning sky was dark, layered with the kind of thick black clouds that promised showers.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“At some point, during the early hours of the morning, the dreams found their way in.
they were dark dreams, treacherous, submerging Violet in their murky depths until she incapable of finding her way to the surface. At first the images were harmless, like some sort of crazy kaleidoscope, drifting in and out of focus, colliding and splintering and reforming again.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo



Violet grinned. It was just a note—a single line, really—but even his notes made her pulse race. Ridiculous, she thought as she ran her fingertips over his words, committing them to memory.” ―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“Violet could see the fear in his eyes. “I have to tell you, the idea of losing you scares the hell out of me, Vi. You know that, don't you?" He sighed heavily, still holding on to her as he stared back at her. "Promise me, no more gang fights.” 
―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo

“And then, shrugging, she mused, “I was just thinking about us.” She leaned her cheek against her hand as it clutched the chain.
Jay nudged his swing sideways, so it nearly brushed Violet’s. “What about us?”
“I was just thinking how cute we must have been, when we were their age.” She glanced toward the kids, who were racing up the ladder again.
His arm snaked out, capturing her before the momentum of his swing could drag him away again. When the swing did pull, they both moved in that direction. “We’re still cute,” he said, but his voice was low and filled with unspoken longing.
She lifted her chin, their faces just inches apart now, and Jay’s grip around her waist kept them together. “Yeah?” she breathed. “You think so?”
His other hand moved to rest on the side of her face, covering her bruise . . . not concealing it but cradling it. His thumb shifted, stroking the tender path of skin. “I do, Vi. I think we’re perfect.” 
―Kimberly Derting, The Last Echo


In the end, all that's left is an Echo.

Before, Violet's morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she's working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people—whether by saving a life or catching a killer.

Although she's relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?


Praise for THE LAST ECHO

"As always, this author writes a gripping tale...With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans." Kirkus Reviews

"The suspenseful ending will have readers tucking under blankets and imagining horror-movie scenarios. Tell them not to read this one right before bed." School Library Journal

"Derting is a masterful writer, expertly ratcheting up the suspense and creepy quota." Romantic Times

"Violet's character is extremely well developed, with the supporting cast also consisting of believable teenagers dealing with their own issues...Fans of Derting will appreciate this third volume." VOYA


Kimberly Derting never ceases to amaze me. She has an aptitude for crafting such an array of spine-chilling characters. In The Last Echo, we are introduced to “The Girlfriend Collector”, who is downright very menacing and disturbing. What is even more amazing is that she gives us a glimpse of the killers’ viewpoints. Being able to dive into their minds and get a sense of their sinister planned acts is quite distressing. Her writing etiquette compliments the creepiness factor when she describes these very eerie thoughts and menacing plans.

The main character in The Last Echo is Violet, who is able to see the dead which assists her in finding the killer. She comes to a realization that she’s not alone as she meets others with the same ability. Now she’s able to release some of the stuff that she’s been bottling up. She has confusion with her ability and specifically its intention. But with the others who know what she’s going through, she’s able to accept who she is and appreciates it.

Derting has delivered another heart-racing, plot-twisting in every direction, dazzling romance book. Each page was an edge-of-your-seat situation, not knowing what to expect, just to find out that the next page is creepier. Like the first two installments in The Body Finder Series, The Last Echo is a wonderfully frightening story that cannot be missed.


You can purchase The Last Echo at the following Retailers:
  

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you KIMBERLY DERTING for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a complete The Last Echo Swag by Kimberly Derting.
(1 Copy of The Last Echo, Signed Bookmark, Bracelet, Nail Polish & Sticker).
7 Winners will receive one Bookplate by Kimberly Derting.
3 Winners will receive one Nail Polish by Kimberly Derting.
2 Winners will receive one Signed Bookmark & Bookplates.
In addition, I will donate 2 Copies of The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting.
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44 comments:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365546650154058&id=195909643784427

    thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. Thank You for this Amazing Giveaway! ♥

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  3. Thanks 4 the giveaway! Liked Kim's page! Awesome giveaway!

    Lisseth @read-a-holicz.blogspot.com

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  4. I commented on her page: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365557373486319&id=195909643784427

    Thank you so much for the giveaway and great post!

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  5. Thannks for the giveaway!! I thanked Kim & I had already liked her page!! I love her books!! Ive got all of them but The Last Echo!! :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway!
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  7. Thanks for the interview and blog!!

    Good luck everyone!!

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  8. Thank you for the great giveaway

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  9. OH GOD! OH GOD!!! Kimberly Freaking Derting! I'm over the moon right now!! I had never seen her up close like that OR hear her voice for that matter!! I think I'm reaching nirvana right now or something!
    Thank you so much Jean and thanks Kim! I'll definitely will be looking those images up so I can imagine them like that when I read your book! I'm in serious need of a TBF reread marathon!!!

    I simply love you!

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  10. Thanks a million for the giveaway!!;))))))))))))

    bella

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  11. Thank you so so so much for this amazing giveaway. <3 I adore Kim :D
    Love, Carina

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  12. Thank you for the amazing and generous giveaway!

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  13. Thx for the awesome giveaway I loved the first 2 books in The Body Finder Series all I need to do is read book 3

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  14. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much :)

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  15. Ok so I'm kicking myself for never hearing of this series until now..seeing what others are posting I will need to get this series added to my collection

    Thank You for the giveaway :)

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  16. Thanks for giveaway. Here's my facebook thank you link: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=367543363287720&id=195909643784427

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  17. Thanks so much for the super awesome and generous giveaway!!

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  18. This is a great giveaway anyone who wins will be happy!!

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  19. thanks for this great giveaway and all the chances to win!!

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  20. thanks for the giveaway!! it's awesome!

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  21. I wish I win something here!! Maybe a nail polish!! I LOVED the first book The Body Finder, can't wait to get the rest!!

    Thanks Jean and Kim!!

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  22. :O) thanks for the wonderful VLOG !! and for the great giveaways !!!

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Nat.
    xox

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  24. Done :)
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  25. Thanks so much for such an amazing giveaway!

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  26. Thanks so much for all you do and the giveaway!

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  27. I left Kimberly a thank you on her page, but I'll say it again! Thank you both for the awesome giveaway!!

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  28. Thanked Kim on Facebook under name: Molly Nudo Frenzel. Thank you Jean for hosting another great giveaway!

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  29. Oh my gosh! This is like the best giveaway ever!!! I am dying to get my hands on this gorgeous nail polish - it's just soooo my color! *faints* Kimberly's vlog was awesome - I loved watching it! Thanks so much sharing it with us, Jean! And thanks to both of you for this fabulous prize pack filled with pure awesomeness! :D

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for this incredible giveaway opportunity :)

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway. I really hope I win, though best of luck to everyone else of course. I just really can't wait to read The Last Echo! I met Kimberly Derting at the RT Book Fair but was out of money and couldn't afford to buy the book :-(

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  32. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :) x

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  33. Thank you so much for the goodies! :D

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway, great post as well!

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  35. Thanks so much! I love this series and am currently reading The Last Echo! Haha :)

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  36. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  37. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway, Kimberly!! :)

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  38. Thanks a ton!!!
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  39. Thanks for this giveaway! Thanks to Ms. Kimberly for having such a fabulous giveaway swag! :)

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