Hi guys! So excited to be part of the Shudder blog tour by Samantha Durante. We have a special guest post from the author herself (check them below) plus find out more about the book Shudder. 🙂
Sayings SMACKDOWN with Janie & Lizzie
by Samantha Durante, author of the Stitch Trilogy
Welcome everyone to today’s exciting edition of Sayings SMACKDOWN featuring Janie and Lizzie from the Stitch Trilogy!
“What is Sayings Smackdown?” you ask? Well, ladies and gents, you’re in for a treat. Sayings Smackdown is a fun, quick game where your favorite characters will weigh in with their opinions on common idioms and proverbs. You just never know what they’re going to say next!
Okay, let’s get started!
Round 1: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Janie: Well no one’s ever gifted me a horse so I can’t speak from experience, but yeah, you should be grateful for whatever gifts come your way. Otherwise you’re just plain rude!
Lizzie: Agreed. Living in a post-apocalyptic society, you come to appreciate the little things. Every day here is a gift, even when it’s hard.
Round 2: All’s well that ends well.
Lizzie: Sure. As long as things work out okay for everyone involved, it doesn’t matter how you got there, right?
Janie: I’m not so sure I agree with that… Just because things end up okay doesn’t mean that some seriously messed up things didn’t happen to get to that point. Just look at Paragon – sure, maybe our leaders mean well, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all suffering anyway. Hey! I’ve got another saying for you: “Anything that’s worth doing is worth doing well.” That applies here, I think.
Round 3: What goes up must come down.
Janie: Um, I pretty much failed physics, so I’m going to sit this one out…
Lizzie: Haha, I don’t think they’re looking for a science lesson here, Janie. I’d say this is true. Sometimes things are good, sometimes they’re terrible, but in the end, hopefully it should all balance out to some semblance of normal.
Round 4: Bad news travels fast.
Lizzie: Uh, after spending a semester in a sorority, I can promise you that this is unequivocally true!
Janie: Ditto. 🙂
Let’s have a round of applause for our contestants! Big thanks to Janie and Lizzie for joining us for this edition of Sayings SMACKDOWN. And stay tuned to the Shudder Blog Tour all summer long for future episodes featuring more of your favorite characters from the Stitch Trilogy!
check out the book!
Series: Stitch Trilogy Book 2
Author: Samantha Durante
Release Date: June 15, 2013
Sample Chapters: Ch1-4 (31 pages)
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Also available ($2.99 e-book) in the iTunes store, Kobo, and wherever e-books are sold
It’s only been three days, and already everything is different.
Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.
And then there are the visions.
The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and now she can’t shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers – and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world’s sorry history – will soon leave Alessa reeling…
The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante’s shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.
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