21 August

Destined for Doon – Exclusive Sneak Peek

Hello Blink Readers!

If you’ve crossed the bridge into DOON with us, you know the sequel, DESTINED FOR DOON releases September 2! The second book in the series focuses on Kenna and Duncan’s continuing story…

*Spoiler Alert* If you haven’t read DOON pick up the first book. (The eBook is only 99¢ right now!) Links below!

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Pick up the Doon eBook for 99¢!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/RYEn2H
B&N: http://bit.ly/1pHBj8V
Google: http://bit.ly/1oaFndb
Apple: http://bit.ly/1i3qKKo

The Synopsis of Destined for Doon


In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake in choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she’s received her Calling—proof she and Duncan are each other’s one true love—and it’s pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen and Kenna’s best friend, Veronica, needs her to return, Kenna doesn’t have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee must battle a world of nightmares in order to protect the kingdom. But it will take the ultimate test of courage for Kenna to salvage her happily ever after.

To celebrate, and whet your appetite for the release, we’re posting an exclusive excerpt from DESTINED FOR DOON! Read below and pre-order your copy today!

  Destined for Doon by Blink

We hope you enjoyed this preview of DESTINED FOR DOON! Cross the bridge with us again on September 2! And be sure to check out our website: www.doonseries.com where you’ll find a schedule of upcoming signings, Doon bonus scenes, a rafflecopter giveaway and our Dooniverse newsletter signup!


Carey & Lorie

14 August

Lorie Ann Grover Street Team

Hey, Blink Readers!

I’m making an Open Call for the Lorie Ann Grover Street Team! But first let me fill you in on my upcoming release…

Back in 2004, my daughter’s best friend, Sarah, was walking to her bus stop. In the crosswalk, under a streetlight, she was struck by a vehicle and thrown through the air. Sarah needed emergency brain surgery.

My daughter and I sped to the hospital in Seattle and sat in witness to the family living through the difficult trial. Permissions were given for the operation, hours ticked by as surgery was performed, fears rose, discussions sparked and fizzled. And then there was post-surgery recovery, Sarah’s altered appearance, and the unknown long term damage. The rippling effect from one teen’s pain was felt throughout the entire community.

Ten years later, I release my novel Hit—a work of fiction inspired by Sarah’s accident. With the family’s permission, the names have remained largely unchanged as I wove a story in, around, and through their experience. It is true that the real story had just as much drama, but my friends had far more grace than my characters. However, I believe my characters make for a better novel. 🙂

In reading Hit, I hope you fly through two days of Sarah’s experience. May you find hope in a girl finding her truth and making difficult choices to better herself in the midst of disaster. I hope you find the sweet red seeds in your own difficulties. I believe they are always there. You just need to look for them.

Alright, how about a Hit synopsis?


After receiving a scholarship to Mills College, Sarah’s future is clear … until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life at UW seems very appealing, and Sarah begins to use her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Mr. Haddings. Convinced he is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket—saying how she really feels.

Mr. Haddings has been noticing Sarah’s attention, and he decides to end all speculation that morning. But everything changes when he feels a thud on his front bumper and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.

And finally, here are the details to join my Street Team!

First off, email me at lorieanngrover(at)clearwire(dot)net with the subject: “Street Team.” Please include your full name, address, city, state and zip code.

Before the release of Hit on October 7th, you will receive (while supplies last):

—Access to a NetGalley version of Hit for your e-reader (preferred) or one of up to 100 printed Advanced Reading Copies—for Team members in the USA.
Note: NetGalley can transmit to an e-reader, run through a free Kindle app on your computer, or be accessed through your smart phone.

—2 posters—1 for you and 1 for a local bookstore.


—Be sure you are up-to-speed on Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook.

—Like my author Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

—Be ready to post a review on the Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads.com product pages as soon as they allow you to do so. (I’ll let you know when you can!)

—For a review, think 3-5 sentences of what you liked best about the book. No need to summarize, just be careful not to leak spoilers of what happened. 🙂 Feel free to copy and paste your review to all three sites.

—Facebook-share and tweet about Hit in September and October.

—Take posters to a local bookstore and library, share the love, and ask them to order the book.


AND THEN THERE ARE PRIZES, THANKS TO BLINK! Woot! Listen to what they have to say!


Once you’ve done EVERYTHING, email lorieanngrover(at)clearwire(dot)net again, with the subject: “Street Team Review,” with your user name on each site and date you submitted the reviews. When Lorie Ann hears from you, we’ll send you the following prizes:

—Signed finished copy of Hit hot off the press

—A copy of Firstborn, her first book with Blink YA Books up for the Kirkus Prize

—10 bookmarks to hand out to friends

—A Blink YA Books T-shirt


Is that not the best? So now you have the skinny. I hope you have time to join my Street Team. I’d love to have you and would really appreciate your support. Thanks for thinking it over! Happy reading!

~Lorie Ann Grover

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