Friday, January 10, 2014

19 Blog Tour for THE KILL ORDER by James Dashner plus Giveaway!

We are beyond thrilled to be a part of James Dashner's blog tour for the paperback release of THE KILL ORDER! We were fortunate enough to be able to interview James, and he shared some fun facts about himself.


James Dashner
Paperback Giveaway

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

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James Dashner
Hardcover Giveaway

An all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure from James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.

Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

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Fun Facts about James Dashner

Q: What's your weirdest writing habit?

A: "I don't know if this is weird, but it's the only real habit: I like to listen to movie soundtracks while I write. Gets me in the mood."

Q: What's the most common question fans ask you?

A: "Oh, that one's easy: Where do you get your ideas? Sadly, I have no clue what the answer is!"

Q: What is your favorite writing treat?

A: "Cashews and Diet Coke."

Q: What recently published books do you wish you'd written?

A: "Harry Potter. JK! I think Gone Girl or Night Film."

Q: If your series wasn't written for YA, how would it be different?

A: "Honestly, not much. I never write "down" for my audience or pull any punches. I just write to my instincts, the coolest, best story I can. This is how it comes out. I think others are that way, too, which is why the YA market has taken off with adults."

Salty or sweet?
A: Salty

Night or morning?
A: Night

Drafting or revisions?
A: Drafting

Pantser or plotter?
A: Panster

Q: Doctor Who or Game of Thrones?
A: Game of Thrones

Star Trek or Battlestar Gallactica?
A: Star Trek

Q: The Matrix or Terminator?
A: The Matrix

Hogwarts or Narnia?
A: Hogwarts

Q: Mac or PC?
A: Mac

Q: Drive or walk?
A: Drive

Dog or cat?
A: Dog

Q: City or countryside?
A: City

Library or amusement park?
A: Library

Write or read?
A: Read

Make sure to check out the other stops on THE KILL ORDER blog tour!
1/6/14 No More Grumpy Bookseller
1/7/14 Alice Marvels
1/8/14 A Dream Within A Dream
1/9/14 Book Twirps
1/10/14 Adventures in YA Publishing
1/11/14 Lytherus
1/12/14 Skiffy and Fanty
1/13/14 Suvudu
1/14/14 Sci Fi Chick
1/15/14 Evie's Bookish

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  1. Dashner is an excellent author, and The maze Runner is a GREAT book. In fact, some years ago,I believe a blogger first called it "Lord of the Flies of the 21st Century" and he couldn't have been more right. ;o)

  2. Loved Maze Runner, can't wait to read these.

  3. Don't we all wish we had written Harry Potter. The Maze Runner is a really outstanding book. I wish I had written it.

  4. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win these books!

  5. The Maze Runner series continues to be my favorite YA series because of its ability to have a great story without making the whole plot about love or romantic relationships. It's just as enjoyable being able to read about these intense and crazy experiences. Love your writing, James!

  6. I have been waiting to read Dashner's newest book and cannot wait to see The Maze Runner movie.

  7. Wow so exciting! I love that he liked the book Night Film. It was great.

  8. I really these already and they are by far my favorite books

  9. Love the interview answers. Very fun.

  10. I've read all of Dashner's books, I think, and they were all very good. =)

  11. I haven't read this series yet but am dying to...and am looking forward to the movie coming out!

  12. Dashner is awesome and this is a great giveaway! Can't wait to read these.

  13. Great author, can't wait for the next book in the Morality Doctrine series

  14. That giveway is international? :)

  15. Anetta SiemianowiczJanuary 12, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I love Maze Runner!

  16. I'm so excited, I LOVE the maze runner!

  17. I completely love James Dashner! He is definitely one of my favorite authors! I was so excited for the movie (which could of been out next month) but the movie was postponed to September! I was so frustrated.
    But, Dashner did say to trust his judgement and that the movie being postponed would be for the best. [sigh] "Good things come to those who wait."


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