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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - The Colony (A Rasper Novel #1) by Kathleen Groger

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The Colony by Kathleen Groger
(A Rasper Novel, #1)
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Trust no one.
Never go out in the dark.
Always have a weapon.

Sixteen-year-old Val lives by these three rules etched on her arm. Her rules and her gun are the only things standing between her and assimilation by hordes of human-looking aliens she calls Raspers.

By day, Val gathers supplies. By night, she hides and wishes she could go back in time…before her family died…before the annihilation…before the Raspers began stalking her and demanding she join their collective.

But when the Raspers attack in broad daylight, the truth becomes startlingly clear.

They’re evolving.

A fellow survivor crashes into Val’s life. Adam’s full of charm and promises—like rumors of a safe haven—but there’s something wrong. He’s survived with no supplies, no weapons…no plans. Time is running out. With the formula for survival shifting around her, Val must decide how many rules she’s willing to break to escape the Colony.

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 If someone gave you a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If someone gave me a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, I would go to the United Kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The area is full of history and incredible places to visit.

In England, I want to go to London, have a proper English tea, (Side note: I’m a tea addict with no plans for rehab.) see Windsor Castle, walk around the megaliths at Stonehenge. In Wales, I want to see the Snowdonia Mountains, Caernarfon Castle, and soak in the history. In Scotland, I want to see Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle (Anyone else seeing a theme here?), search for the Loch Ness monster, and enjoy the kilts. J And in Northern Ireland, I want to go to Belfast and marvel at where the Titanic was built, see a castle or two, and explore the Giant’s Causeway.

That’s just a sampler list of things I would like to experience. I have always been drawn to the United Kingdom. Maybe because it’s where my ancestors came from. Speaking of ancestors, I have a fun fact. One of my ancestors, and I keep kicking myself for misplacing her name, was tried as a witch and acquitted in the 1400’s in England. And I can’t say witch and England without thinking about Harry Potter.

There is one place in particular I would HAVE to go to – The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour. I am such a Harry Potter geek. I wish I could have gone to the Yule Ball they had last year. But the ultimate dream would be to have tea with J.K. Rowling, so if anyone has connections and can make that happen, let me know!

A trip to the United Kingdom would be a trip of a lifetime. If I ever get the chance to travel across the pond, I would have to bring an extra empty suitcase so I could fill it with treasures from my trip.

Now if I could have a second ticket to anywhere, I would go for a foodie experience in Italy!

Thank you so much for having me! Happy Reading!

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Kathleen wrote her first story in elementary school about a pegasus named Sir Lancelot. It had no plot or conflict, but it sparked a dream. After serving a fifteen-year sentence in retail management, the bulk in big box bookstores, she turned her love of reading into a full-time career writing dark and haunting characters and stories.

She lives by the mantra that a day is not complete without tea. Lots of tea. Kathleen lives in Ohio with her husband, two boys, and two attention-demanding dogs. When not writing or editing or revising, you can find her reading, cooking, spending time with her family, or photographing abandoned buildings.

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