Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vlog Post with NYT Best Selling Author Kami Garcia

Book Nerd Vlog Post

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal & international bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures Novels (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption). Beautiful Creatures has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The Beautiful Creatures movie released in theaters on February 14, 2013.

Kami is also the author of Unbreakable, the first book her paranormal solo series, THE LEGION (coming October 1, 2013.

Kami grew up outside of Washington DC, wore lots of black, and spent hours writing poetry in spiral notebooks. As a girl with Southern roots, she has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes in lots of things “normal” people don’t. She’s very superstitious and would never sleep in a room with the number “13″ on the door. When she is not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke.

Kami has an MA in education, and taught in the Washington DC area until she moved to Los Angeles, where she was a teacher & Reading Specialist for 14 years. In addition to teaching, Kami was a professional artist and led fantasy book groups for children and teens. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, daughter, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

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The YA Legion Tour at Kepler's had a great turnout. Many arrived early to experience this gathering of amazing authors discuss their books and upcoming projects. The audience also had the opportunity to ask questions to their favorite authors. I was fortunate enough to be the social media ambassador and tweeted about the event as it progressed.

Ransom Riggs reading an excerpt from Unbreakable. 

From Left to Right: 
Ransom Riggs, Tahereh Mafi, Kmai Garcia, Marie Lu and Josephine Angelini

One lucky attendee won a swag of awesome things including a signed poster from all the authors and a $50.00 Gift Certificate at Kepler's. Ashley wanted to say how much fun she had and loved the Bracelet.

Click the Banner below to order Signed copies at Kepler's Book Store. 

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.

Kami Garcia’s Unbreakable embodies all things that are creepy. The horrors she delivers in this highly fascinating and compelling book are downright hellishly malicious. After finding her mother dead, Kennedy Waters’ world is turned upside-down. She doesn’t know what to make of the current happenings at first. She knows that it isn’t normal and gets her confirmation when she meets twins Jared and Jack who explain that she is part of a secret society of demon hunters. Kennedy learns that her mother and four others were part of a Legion that protected the world from a merciless demon. When all five members were murdered on the same night, Kennedy along with the twins and new Legion members, are determined to uncover the truth.

Sometimes there are a couple of things that makes a book really worthwhile and at times only one thing. However, I found all aspects of the book to be fascinating and absolutely engaging. The storytelling is another addition to that list as Kami Garcia’s writing is polished and very well-developed. Readers will dive into the book with a goal of reading a chapter or two for the day, but find themselves immersing themselves into the characters and story and go well beyond their intended target. The visual representation that the writing conveyed is simply amazing. It was easy to visualize everything and be part of the action, even parts that were too horrific

The horror is prominently on the forefront for the feel of this book. Kami takes readers through a spine chilling tale that will resonate well after it is read. It is nicely paced as a single dull moment stands no chance of making an appearance. It was a nice shift from Kami’s previous novels and it just showcases her versatility when it comes to writing amazing stories. If you have been on a reading slump, Unbreakable will surely get you over it.
You can purchase Unbreakable at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Kami for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Unbreakable Poster & Bookmark by Kami Garcia.
1 Winner will receive a Signed Poster & Bookmark by Kami Garcia.
2 Winners will receive a Poster & Bookmark by Kami Garcia.
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  1. Thanks for the donation and for the giveaway! So awesome!

  2. Thanks Jean and Kami for this giveaway!!!

  3. Love the book! Thanks for having this amazing giveaway! Love all these authors...Kami Garcia, Josephine Angelini, Tahereh Mafi, Rasom Riggs & Marie Lu