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Friday, November 30, 2012

Blog Tour: The Farm by Emily McKay

Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

Q & A With Emily McKay

Lightening Round:
1) Favorite literary heroine? Lizzie Bennet
2) Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires
3) True Blood or Vampire Diaries? True Blood
4) The Notebook or Pretty Woman? Pretty Woman
5) Best way to spend Saturday night? Cuddling on the sofa with my family
6) Best way to spend Sunday morning? Eating at Café Brazil
7) How do you take your coffee? Light and Sweet … and caffeinated
8) If you had 3 things to take with you on a desert island, what would they be? My Nook, Chocolate-covered almonds and a satellite phone
9) If you won the lottery, how would you spend your money? I would buy a vintage Tesla, a diamond tiara and solar panels for all my friends.  And after that I’m pulling a J.K. Rowling and giving a ton to charity.

PREVIOUS STOP @ Katie's Book Blog
NEXT STOP @ Wastepaper Prose on Dec. 3rd

Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of The Farm and a Vampire Apocalypse Survival Kit to give to one winner.  

1. Contest is open to the USA only.  ( your package will be coming directly from the publisher)
2. No P.O. Boxes (your package will be coming directly from the publisher)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Blogger Emily McKay said...

Hi Amy,

Thanks for having me here today! I enjoy your blog, so I'm super happy to be here.

November 30, 2012 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hmm, I think I would survive. I imagine it would terrifying, but I think I could handle myself. Great question! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

November 30, 2012 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm pretty sure I could survive.
I'd never really thought about it!

November 30, 2012 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger erin said...

Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Emily on the new release! It sounds fantastic :) Nope... not even a remote chance of survival unless an army platoon takes pity on me :)

November 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Oh ah, I've read and watched the Twilight series and have seen all the Vampire Dairies episodes. Plus, all the books I've read that have vamps in them. Just don't get caught up in the myth stuff.

November 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

I would like to think I could survive, but I've got to be prepared.

November 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

It's very unlikely that I'd survive. I'm rather spoiled.

November 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I think I could survive if I wasn't alone. Tore923@aol.com

November 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Vivien said...

I THINK I could...but....survival would be tough.

November 30, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Drew said...

Yes. I have two kids to live for and that is all the incentive I need.

November 30, 2012 at 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I could hold out for a while, but not forever.

November 30, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I would survive but I wouldn't like not having some one I could trust and rely on. But you do create an intriguing story.

November 30, 2012 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Danielle D said...

Think I could survive for a while.

November 30, 2012 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Jenna D. said...

No, but I would politely ask that they turn me and not devour me. :)

December 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Lori L. Clark Art said...

What an interesting premise. I haven't read a good vampire book in ages. Doubtful... I'd scream and run away like a little girl.

December 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Lori L. Clark Art said...

What an interesting premise. I haven't read a good vampire book in ages. Doubtful... I'd scream and run away like a little girl.

December 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger magic5905 said...

Nope, I would probably not survive.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

December 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Is it bad to say I honestly don't think I would?

December 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I think I could...

December 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I'd hope so! Bring on the Vamps!


December 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Curling Up With a Good Book said...

Oh yeah I would definitely survive!!!! ;)

December 5, 2012 at 5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put me in the camp of " I probably don't think I'd survive.. but if I have to go down, I'll go down fighting and take as many with me as I can."

So.. there ya go. lol :) Sounds like a fascinating book. It's definitely on my xmas wishlist.

December 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

I don't think I would survive at all. lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. =]

December 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yeah, I doubt I'd be able to survive.

I might get lucky and take one with me or at least serve as a distraction for other people to get away.

That sounds depressing but I don't do guns and only know basic self-defense. Plus vampires are super powerful and all that.

I'd be so screwed unless I got really, really lucky or somehow pushed through the terror and ineptitude. This is why I like games like Left 4 Dead, I get to win. =) LOL

December 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM  

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