Saturday, December 6, 2014

Compulsion by Martina Boone Book Blitz!!!

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to my first ever Book Blitz post! This Blitz is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours (Links on the button and banner!) and it's all about Compulsion by Martina Boone! In case you peeps didn't know, I am currently a member of the Martina Boone Street Team, and I felt very inclined and eager to sign up for this one. Another major thing: There's a giveaway!!! So what are you waiting for!


Title: Compulsion
Author: Martina Boone
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
PublisherSimon & Schuster, Simon Pulse
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Compulsion is available anywhere books are sold. Signed copies are available from One More Page Books. You can also order with the special “I have a Compulsion for reading” bookplate from Eight Cousins.


Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunts South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her familys twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isnt what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.


“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.”— Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series  

"A stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" — Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen 

"Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish." — Megan Shepherd, Author of  The Madman’s Daughter 


He took the candle from her and used it to light the lantern. The flame guttered, then steadied. Reflecting in the mirror at the back of the lantern, it gave off a surprising amount of light. Eight blew out the candle, turned off the flashlight, and tucked it into the waistband of his shorts. He reassembled the tinderbox before sliding it into his pocket.  “Ready?” he asked.  With the light and triumph playing across his features, he looked even more beautiful than usual. Things, and people, were always more beautiful when you were afraid to lose them.  


Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: Five things: 1) I'm from Prague, 2) I'm a reader, 3) I'm crazy about horses, 4) I'm essentially tone deaf, and 5) I'm actually pretty shy so I babble as a defense mechanism. I plan to outgrow that someday. But then I've been planning to do that for more years than I want to mention, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen.
Q: What authors do you most look up to?
A: The writers who make me want to slow down to savor every word, to think about a new idea or a new way of looking at an old idea. The writers who make me put together two thoughts in a way that I suddenly see a hundred connections and feel like I've learned something I don't know how I ever lived without knowing.
Q: Did anyone discourage you from writing?
A: A lot of people. Almost everyone. My family is very logical and practical, and the odds are definitely not in your favor as a writer trying to get published traditionally. But I'm living proof that you can get there. That you can do what you love. It doesn't matter how often you are told you, your writing, your art, or whatever isn't good enough. Keep going. Put your head down and work. The only thing you need to remember is that rejection, any form of failure, is nothing more than an invitation to try harder.
Q: What do you love about writing?
A: The moments where I write something and I have no idea where it came from.
Q: How do you keep going when you’re stuck?
A: That's where the butt in chair thing comes in. Or I curl up and have a binge of some television show I haven't seen because of the butt in chair thing and halfway through I realize I have no idea what's happening in the show because my brain is busy solving my problem. When I'm stuck—what people usually call writ-er's block—it's because I have taken a wrong turn somewhere and my subconscious is screaming at me to pay attention before I drive off a cliff.



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About the Author

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

She’s the founder of, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, a Tumblr site devoted to news, giveaways, and insider secrets of much-loved and up-and-coming YA series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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