Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Scintillate (Tracy Clark)

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A mighty flame follows a tiny spark
Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.
As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.
There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

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Displaying Tracy.jpgTracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self. She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat. Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction. Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.

My eyes blinked heavily as my energy plunged. People faded in and out of focus, and I swayed on my feet, my legs rubbery. A heaviness spread through me, as though an iron anchor had been cast inside my body. I rolled my gaze over my shoulder, that simple movement causing my stomach to lurch. Behind me, the same dark eyes that had stared coldly in the hospital stared at me again. The man, who was shrouded in a solid cloak of white light, stood a few feet away, and an invisible rope of taut energy stretched between us. It was as though he were tugging on it, pulling me out of myself. I felt the same weightlessness, the same sense of bleeding invisibly as I had in the hospital. But when I opened my mouth to cry out, I was unable to make any sound. Feeling a snap of release, I pitched forward, and the man walked out of the building into the bright morning. 

My heart thumped as I waved off people’s offers to call someone for me and stumbled out into the morning sun. I looked up and down the street for the man before collapsing into a metal patio chair. Breathing deeply, I willed myself to calm down and think rationally. What in the hell was that? I had thought, maybe, the hospital incident had been a delusion brought on by fever, delirium. But that was the same man, affecting me in the same terrifying way. I was sure of it.

The same man who had frightened me by whispering about fire and sparks.

Tour Schedule
Week 1:
2/3/2014- Spare ReadsReview
2/3/2014- Flutters and Flails- Review
2/3/2014- Imaginary ReadsGuest Post
2/4/2014- Nette's Bookshelf ReviewsReview
2/4/2014- The Little Pink Book Boutique Review
2/4/2014- Auggie-TalkExcerpt
2/5/2014- FicwishesReview
2/5/2014- Book briefsGuest Post
2/5/2014- Jump Into BooksExcerpt
2/6/2014- Watcha ReadingReview
2/6/2014- Fade Into FantasyInterview
2/6/2014- Curling Up With A Good BookExcerpt
2/7/2014- All in a Book- Review
2/7/2014- Addicted ReadersGuest Post
2/7/2014- Fantasy Book AddictInterview

Week 2:
2/10/2014- The Demon LibrarianReview
2/10/2014- CyndyreneReview
2/10/2014- Stephanie KeyesGuest Post
2/11/2014- BiblioJunkiesReview
2/11/2014- Fire and IceInterview
2/11/2014- Mom With A KindeGuest Post
2/12/2014- Curse of the BibliophileReview
2/12/2014- Such a Novel IdeaInterview
2/12/2014- Mythical BooksExcerpt
2/13/2014- The Girl BookaholicReview
2/13/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal Palace - Review
2/13/2014- Library of a Book WitchExcerpt
2/14/2014- Fiddle Fadle - Review
2/14/2014- Books Are MagicReview
2/14/2014- Page Turners BlogInterview

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  1. congrats to Tracy on the new release! Sounds awesome :)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! The cover is beautiful!