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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PSC: Guest Post & Giveaway with Tiffany Trent

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To celebrate the release of The Unnaturalists, first book in a Steampunk YA series, I am extremely happy to welcome author Tiffany Trent!

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Ghost Storm
By Tiffany Trent

I’ve had many paranormal experiences, to be honest, but my summer camp experience happened when I was a Girl Scout. Our camp was situated at the base of a mountain not far outside of town. We were always warned to stay in our cabins at night (as is normal, but is seldom followed) and especially not to go up the mountain, as the old McLeod homestead was up there. We could easily get hurt.

Naturally, the five of us didn’t listen. One night, we snuck out of our cabin, got as far as we could in the dark before turning on our flashlights, and then went up to the sagging house on the ridge. The pines whispered and creaked as we crept toward the house. Two of our number gave up right then. Leaving only three intrepid and rather stupid girls to climb into an open window with our wavering flashlights.

There had been many stories about this place and the people who lived and died here. Tales of a murder and the vengeful ghosts that skirted the edges of the pine forest. I wanted to know if any of it was true. I found myself secretly hoping that the ghosts would come to me first.

But if I thought I’d see any evidence of ghosts inside—though how one can judge that on appearances, I’ve no idea—I was disappointed. There was a sunken clawfoot tub in the bathroom. Scattered, warped 45” records. Ratty blankets and molten candles and more I didn’t want to know about.

It was when I put my foot on the first stair to the second story that the wind sprang up. The entire house moaned and shook. Light flashed from the upper-story windows. And that was all my cabin-mates needed. They were off. I tried to get them to stop, but they had had enough.

As we struggled through the underbrush toward the path, a great bolt of lightning hit one of the pines that leaned close to the house. I can remember how that white flash ripped the night in half, how I thought perhaps this was the ghosts’ special way of warning us to steer clear.

Deaf and nearly blind, we ran all the way back to our cabin and were thoroughly drenched by the thunderstorm by the time we got back. Our two chicken cabin- mates were asleep warm and cozy in their beds, but that didn’t deter us from wringing water out of our clothes onto their pillows.

Years later when the mountain caught fire and I watched it from the passenger seat of my dad’s Corvette, I’d wonder whether some girls had snuck up there during summer camp like we did. Maybe the McLeods were having their final revenge.

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More about The Unnaturalists:

The Unnaturalists

In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.

Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals.

As the danger grows, Vespa and Syrus find themselves in a tightening web of deception and intrigue. At stake may be the fate of New London—and the world.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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giveaway

Tiffany is offering one (1) copy of The Unnaturalists to one lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Open Internationally 

Ends Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
(like all of our Paranormal Summer Camp giveaways)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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More books by Tiffany Trent:

Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Ste...The Mammoth Book of Vampire...Willful Impropriety: 13 Tal...In the Serpent's CoilsBy Venom's Sweet StingBetween Golden JawsMaiden of the WolfQueen of the MasqueradeOracle of the Morrigan

 

 

Tiffany Trent is the author of the forthcoming young adult steampunk novel THE UNNATURALISTS and the HALLOWMERE series. Her first book, In the Serpent’s Coils, was named a BookSense (IndieBound) Children’s Pick in Autumn 2007 and a New York Public Library Book of the Teen Age in 2008. She was also the recipient of the 2008 SCBWI Work-in-Progress grant, and has won awards and fellowships for her nonfiction. Her short story “Blackwater Baby” in Magic in the Mirrorstone was given Honorable Mention for the Year’s Best Horror 2008.

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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64 People left their mark' :

  1. Well , this looks really interesting!
    definitely something new that I have not read before.

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  2. I love Tiffany Trent. The Hallowmere series is my favorite YA dark fantasy, so I am sure I will love her steampunk!

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  3. I don't read much YA but steampunk now...

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  4. I would like to read this book because I like Tiffany Trent and I've never tried steampunk before but it sounds good :)

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  5. i've just discovered the steampunk genre last month and i would like to continue discovery new authors and series so this book would be pergfet

    thank you for the international giveaway

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  6. I am a huge steampunk fan so this caught my eye months ago. I've definitely had it on my wishlist. Really excited to read this one.

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  7. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I love, love, love steampunk and I'm always looking for new authors :)

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  8. I just think this sounds like a really interesting story.

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  9. I want to read The Unnaturalists because I don't read any Tiffany Trend book yet, and this one sounds really great ;D

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  10. Great giveaway. I am just getting into steampunk, and I am loving it. These books sound really interesting. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. I enjoy steampunk, and several authors & bloggers I enjoy & trust have nice things to say about Tiffany & The Unnaturalists (sounds like a girl-band, HA!) So, this book is on the TBB... :)

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  12. I'd like to read it because I like steampunk and looove London; I'll even take any alternative London an author wants to throw at me.

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  13. This sounds a little like a British TV show (guest starring Dr Who) that I saw awhile go - but I can't remember the name now. Love the idea. Can't wait to read it.

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  14. I love YA, London and steampunk and think it's awesome that a museum serves as a setting in the book, so I've been dying to read this.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  15. I was hooked as soon as I heard "alternate London." Add in steampunk and a great story and I'm off to add The Unnaturalists to my wish list immediately. :D

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  16. I just read the review below, and I am really hooked by it. I like the originality, paranormal creatures locked up in a museum? What will happen when they escape? What kind of creatures will there be? And of course, a great heroine.

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  17. Great guest post! I've read the Hallowmere series quite awhile back and I enjoyed it, so I would love to read The Unnaturalists :)

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  18. I would love to read it, it sounds very original and interesting.
    Thank you for the int giveaway :)

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  19. I've been looking forward to this book for a while. I love the idea of magical/supernatural creatures being referred to as "Unnaturals" & am very curios to see how they play out in this novel.

    p.s. You appear to have the wrong date for the end of the contest...

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  20. I love the sound of the museum and the magic:)

    It sounds so original:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  21. THE UNNATURALISTS looks absolutely amazing. I have heard great things.

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  22. Steampunk is a genre I didn't think I would enjoy, but turns out I do, so I'm now intrigued by it all. This one sounds great and I'd love the chance to win. Thank you.

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  23. It sounds interesting and I love to read new things.

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  24. I still haven't read a lot of steampunk books and I'm very intrigued by this one. Well I also love the cover (a big point as well). thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I'd love to read The Unnaturalists because it's steampunk, and I want to read more of that genre. Besides, it sounds very good :)

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  26. I`ve been looking for more steampunk books to be published and this book sounds like the perfect read.

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  27. I had been waiting for this book since last winter ;D

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  28. Love the cover...but I have a question about the date on the giveaway.

    It reads....ends...August 5..should this be September 5??

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  29. I adore steampunk and this book has been on my wishlist for a long time! :) Thank you for a gorgeous giveaway!

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  30. I would like to read this because I think it sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I am barely getting into the steampunk genre. I read Tiffany's short story in the Corsets and Clockwork steampunk anthology, and I just feel in love with her writing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Because it looks super good of course! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  33. I want to read it because it sounds very good.

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  34. I love reading steampunk books and can't wait to read The Unnaturalists. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  35. Partly because I want to meet the characters with such unusual names and partly to find out about Unnaturals and refinery slaves.

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  36. It's steampunk! I really enjoy reading books in this genre. It's just so interesting to read about.

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  37. I want to read it because of the Steampunk element :)

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  38. I would like to read this book because she is a new author to me, and I'm always looking for different books to read. Thanks for the chance.

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  39. I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I would love to read this book because it sounds steampunk. I LOVE STEAMPUNK! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  41. I would love to read this because I love Steampunk

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  42. I saw this book months ago on a cover reveal and I instantly fell in love with the cover and then with the story.

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  43. The cover is to die for and Tiffany is such a nice person! I wish her great success with her latest book.

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  44. The first thing what caught my eyes was the cover! It's beyond beautiful! And I love the plot! London is my dream city :D

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  45. Steampunk is one of my favorite genres. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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  46. I'd like to read it because the story sounds good.

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  47. I have absolutely no clue why I want to read this book. All I know is that all the brain drained out of my head when I got a look at the cover. PREEETTTYYYY *drools*

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  48. I can't get enough of Steampunk Novels and after seeing 'The Unnaturalists' the first time I knew I had to get my hands on it.

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  49. I would love to read this book because I've heard good things about Tiffany Trent.

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  50. i want to read this book because i love reading new authors i haven't read before

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  51. I loved this guest post and the book sounds awesome. I love steampunk novels. ;)

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  52. I just read my first Steampunk novel, The Iron Duke, and it was awesome. Now I'm obsessed! I can't wait to read this and share it with my students.

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  53. I've been wanting to read the book since my blogger friends' reviews..:D
    SO, I definitely want to read it too.>:D

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  54. IT sounds interesting, and it has a beautiful cover.

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  55. I would LOVE to read this book because not only did the synopsis draw me in but also the cover which is gorgeous! Another reason this novel drew me in was because London mixed with STEAMPUNK, can you say Awesome?!!! :P

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  56. I'm trying to branch into steampunk, and that seems like a lovely place to start. I mean, just LOOK at that cover! Also, I have a weakness for London and the word "Tinker" when used in a non-fairy sense.

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  57. I want to read The Unnaturalists because I enjoy Steampunk soooo much. And I want to know more about Vespa and Syrus!!

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  58. Steampunk is a genre that really interests me, and this story sounds unique and interesting. I'd love to read this book.

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  59. I want to read this because it sounds like something I would like.

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