YAmazing Race: It’s Over :(

Welcome to my stop in the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! I am so excited to be participating again. If this is your first time ‘hopping’ — welcome! If you are a seasoned vet, welcome back! And if you don’t know what I am talking about — maybe you popped by here because you know Blind Spot is minutes away from being released and that I’m going on a blog tour soon — lucky you! You stumbled upon a great opp to win some awesome prizes.

What it is: The Apocalypsies (a group of 2012 debut authors) is hosting a blog hop in which you go from one blog to the next, reading about each book, and then at the end of each leg of the race, you answer questions about the books to win some awesome prizes. Details and the race starting line can be found on the Apocalypsies site. The race officially starts at Noon (EST) on October 22, 2012—  so if you’re a tad early, just chill a bit 🙂

If the race has already begun, and you’re ready to race on, this is the next stop! Before you leave, be sure to enter your name in my Blind Spot giveaway! You can enter at the bottom of this post.



by Laura Ellen

What you can’t see might be murder.


Winter stops hiding Tricia Farni on Good Friday

When a truck plunges through the thinning ice of Alaska’s Birch River, Tricia’s body floats to the surface– dead since the night she disappeared six months earlier.

The night Roswell Hart fought with her.

The night Roz can’t remember.

Missing things is nothing new to sixteen-year-old Roz. She has macular degeneration, an eye disease that robs her central vision. She’s constantly piecing together what she sees– or thinks she sees–but this time her memory needs piecing together. How can Roz be sure of the truth if her own memory has betrayed her? Can she clear her name of a murder that she believes she didn’t commit?

Blind Spot releases this week (Tuesday, 10/23) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Ready to Hop to the next stop?

Make sure you’ve read the above synopsis carefully — you’ll be asked a question about Blind Spot at the end of this leg! The next stop is here, but WAIT! Before you go, would you like to enter to win a signed hardcover of Blind Spot? Two lucky winners will be drawn when my blog tour ends November 2. Enter in the rafflecopter below. I’m also giving away bags of swag at each of my blog tour stops beginning 10/24. See me blog tour schedule I’ll be posting 10/24 for details. Thanks for stopping by — Happy Hopping!

**Note– I understand what it’s like to have a full inbox 🙂 so I don’t use newsletter subscription as a bonus entry for prizes anymore. If you want to receive news from me about books, events, contests and more though, I’d love to share! Just subscribe here.

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15 Responses to YAmazing Race: It’s Over :(

  1. Michelle 10/28/2012 at 22:20 #

    This is great. I love this race. My girls are getting a chance to read about a whole new group of authors and their books. What a fabulous idea!

  2. Katy B 10/25/2012 at 18:32 #

    I just saw your book on Alice Marvels this week and instantly read it to my Plans to Read list on Shelfari. I can’t wait!

  3. Randi M 10/25/2012 at 09:30 #

    I loved the podcast with Authors are ROCKSTARS! I was crazy about Mary Higgins Clark books when I was a young adult. I also think hearing about author process is fascinating. And I could not deal with -60 degrees weather; I thought Iowa was cold in the winter…but we get down to maybe -10 or -15 with the wind chill. I would probably freeze to death in an Alaskan winter!

    And I had a lot of fun picking out my “dream cast” at Xpresso Reads. 🙂

    • Laura 10/25/2012 at 10:33 #

      So glad you enjoyed the dream cast picking and the podcast — yeah -60 is cold — it was 52 this morning (I live in AZ now) and I thought that was cold! I guess it’s all relative 🙂

  4. Christina K. 10/24/2012 at 11:26 #

    On this post http://www.authorsarerockstars.com/2012/10/laura-ellen-blog-tour.html Laura was interviewed at the conference, and she talked about what attracted her to the thriller genre, including Nancy Drew. She also told us she grew up in Alaska, which is where the book is set, and she did lots of creepy stuff to entertain and scare her sister.

    • Christina K. 10/24/2012 at 11:28 #

      Also, it’s so brave of Laura to talk about macular degeneration since it affects her. Interesting how she had to pull back to let her main character tell her own story.

      • Laura 10/25/2012 at 10:34 #

        Thankyou Christina!

  5. audrey 10/22/2012 at 23:00 #

    This looks like a good book. I have blind spots too so now I feel like I am being excitingly represented!

    • Laura 10/25/2012 at 10:35 #

      🙂 Thanks Audrey!

  6. laura jet 10/22/2012 at 19:49 #

    thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    • Laura 10/25/2012 at 10:35 #

      You’re welcome, good luck 🙂

  7. Tizzy Potts 10/22/2012 at 17:37 #

    Wow, I love the premise of this book, very intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Tammy Sparks 10/22/2012 at 13:28 #

    I’d love to enter your Rafflecopter, but I can’t see it all on the sidebar:(

  9. Stephanie Turner 10/22/2012 at 12:32 #

    hello Laura just wanted to let you know the rafflecopter is cut off in the side bar so I couldn’t get to the buttons to enter :/ not sure if others are having the same issue. Thanks for participating!


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