Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: In The Blood (Sara Hantz)

Author: Sara Hantz
Pub. Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 154

For seventeen years Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.
His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.
In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…

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Sara Hantz comes from the UK and now lives in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). With a background in education, she lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family business. She is also the author of Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up, and The Second Virginity of Suzy Green. Visit her online at

What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I had been watching on TV and reading in the press about these heinous crimes being committed and it made me start to wonder about the families of these criminals and how it affected them. There never seemed to be anything written about them. It seemed to me that they were also victims, even though it was in a different way. So I had the idea to write a book about one of them and their struggles. When I approached my critique partners with the idea for In The Blood they were very dubious and weren’t convinced that my decision to write it was the right one. However, I couldn’t let the idea go. It really felt like the book of my heart. So I kept on writing, and as it turned out, the more I wrote and sent to them, the more they were convinced that I’d made the right decision.

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
11/4/2013- Buried Under Books- Review
11/5/2013- Workaday Reads- Interview
11/6/2013- Dark Novella- Guest Post
11/7/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post
11/8/2013- Fictitious Delicious- Review

Week Two:
11/11/2013- Paranormal Book Club- Interview
11/12/2013- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post
11/13/2013- Consuming Worlds- Review
11/14/2013- My Daily Romance- Interview
11/15/2013- Such A Novel Idea- Review
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  1. I think the news is great for sparking ideas. And how wonderful for you to run with it like you did! So many people say, I should write that story, but they never do. You did!

  2. Wow this looks like it is going to be a roller-coaster of a suspenseful read. Thank you for sharing it with us and for the treat of a giveaway opportunity.

  3. This book sounds wonderful. I cannot imagine dealing with such circumstances, but I would love to read about it.

  4. Suspenseful.. intriguing best way to describe what I've seen so far. ;))

  5. Great excerpt is intoxicating can't wait.