Monday, April 18, 2016

Cover Reveal for Catalyst


Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present the official cover reveal for CATALYST by Kristin Smith.  
This is the first book in the thrilling new Deception Games series coming November 21, 2016!

Title: Catalyst (The Deception Game, Book One)
Author: Kristin Smith
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YA near-future thriller

Book Synopsis:

Too pretty.

Too smart.

Too perfect.

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teens, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she's ever known and loved changes in an instant.

With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.

In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.



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About the Author:

Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels with enough kissing to make her mother blush. She's a beach lover and a Just Dance guru who enjoys belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). As a self-professed chocoholic, Kristin is a firm believer that if a dessert doesn't have chocolate in it, then it's not considered a dessert. (Except for crème brûlée. She can always make an exception for crème brûlée.) Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to scarves, you can connect with her at the links below.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Rogue One

It’s been a while since I posted and things have been a bit crazy lately to say the least, but I figured I’d get back into the groove with something genuinely worth blogging about. And today, I’m still geeking out about the newest standalone Star Wars film coming out this December. Rogue One!

Nuts as it sounds, I think I’m actually more excited about this next Star Wars film than the new trilogy they’ve started. I really love the new trailer and the actors in it, and even the way they use the alarm effect from the imperial star destroyers. I especially love that they’re making a genuine effort to fold this story into the larger original trilogy with tact and accuracy.

In addition, I really like that the film is intended to be a standalone. I’ve got nothing against sequels, but sometimes I think a film is done better if they try to actually make a plot that begins and ends all within the same movie. So this December, I know what motion picture I’ll be going to see, how about you?