Unsanctioned Eyes Giveaway!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
pictures courtesy of brianna's sister, lillian.

Hello everyone!

Wow, it's been awhile since I've last posted on this blog. It's been a good break, but I'm excited to be back. And I'm starting the return with a giveaway! Those who have been following this blog for awhile know that I don't do many giveaways unless I'm really excited about them.

And I'm really excited about this book. ;) 

I met the author, Brianna Merritt, last year at Realm Makers (during lunch, actually. there's something about food that can form fabulous friendships.)


Now she's publishing books and being all amazing and I can't be happier for her. Before we get to the fun interview and giveaway and about the fantastic book, WATCH THIS BOOK TRAILER. Alea Harper made it (who was also at that food-bonding lunch table at Realm Makers) and if this doesn't make you want to buy the book, I don't know what will.


INTERVIEW

what was the first book that made you cry?

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. The ending of the book is just... AHHH! So emotional!

what does a typical writing day look like for you?

A typical writing day for me looks like a trip to the kitchen to get a cup of tea, flipping through my social media accounts (including a trip through my Pinterest boards for the WIP I'm writing on that day), and then choosing my music. After that it's just a matter of letting the words flow. :)

if you could spend a day with any of your characters, which one would it be, and what would you do?

Tough question. I think I would choose Garrett. He's a very mysterious, very deep guy and I think it would be fun to get to know him better. We'd probably end up going for a drive to get coffee and then spying on the rest of the Unsanctioned Eyes crew.

tea or coffee? 
TEA ALL THE WAY!

plotting, writing, or editing?
Writing, though all three are enjoyable.

morning or night writer?
Night writer.

introvert or extrovert?
Introvert with the insane super power of coming across extroverted when I need to be. ;)

UNSANCTIONED EYES BLURB
Her death was just the beginning.
Quinn Rogers doesn't exist. There are no records of her name. Her DNA has no match. She is a ghost. A phantom killer no one can trace. The perfect assassin. Or so she thinks.
At the top of her game, Quinn's no longer looking over her shoulder. Her master will protect her, save her, like he always has. But there are forces at work neither of them suspect.
Can Quinn find the truth in a world of lies? Or will her unsanctioned past catch up to her in the end?
find Unsanctioned Eyes on Amazon and Goodreads! 
GIVEAWAY

Brianna is most graciously giving away a copy of Unsanctioned Eyes, along with a matching bookmarks and a notebook! I'll be very happy for whoever wins, but I also might be a bit jealous. :P JUST LOOK AT THOSE PRIZES. *stalks mailbox waiting for my copy to come*

This giveaway is US only
(sorry... BUT I've heard rumors from Brianna herself that she plans to do an international one in the future, so make sure to follow her so you don't miss that :D) and ends July 7th. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brianna grew up in a small town in Oklahoma learning the language of the wind and trying to survive the heat of summer. She fell in love with all things literary at an early age and the journey from reader to writer followed. With the help of One Year Adventure Novel, she finished her first novel in 2012 and hasn't been able to stop creating new worlds and adventures since.

As well as writing, Brianna is addicted to tea, chocolate, and music. When she isn't reading or writing, Brianna teaches Ballet and Jazz.

She lives in Virginia with her family and spoiled Dalmatian, Valentine.


Connect with Brianna on her social media!

30 comments :

  1. Ooooh that book sounds so cool. *adds it to TBR and hopes the stack won't fall on my head* I can't get over how cool that blurb is. *flails*

    I shall definitely stalk in case of an international giveaway. *nods*

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    1. I knoww, my TBR is in danger of falling as well. xD

      DO ALL THE STALKING, JANE. :P

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  2. Yay! You're back! I've missed your posts so much. This sounds so cool! Those snippets are wonderful. I'll have to enter the giveaway. Thanks for sharing, Katie!

    ~ Pip

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    1. Awwh, it's good to be back! :D
      And the giveaway is up, now. I had some small technical difficulties going on. :P

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  3. Katie! You're back! Missed you qute a bit! This book sounds so amazing, I read all about it on Alea's blog :D

    Also, while you were gone, I started a blog! Thanks for being one of those who encouraged me to begin :)

    - Lisa
    thisinkwell.blogspot.com

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    1. I missed being here! I'm glad to be back. :D

      OH MY GOODNESS YOU STARTED A BLOG? Eeep! I'm running to go look at it now!

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  4. Good to see that you're back!! This book looks amazing, as does that trailer... Can't wait to enter! (just waiting for the entry box to load. XD lovely slow internet)
    jeniquablog.wordpress.com

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    1. IT'S UP NOW. I thought it was my slow internet that it wasn't loading, but it turned out to be a mess up in the coding, so now it's fixed. Sorry. xD

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  5. I'M SO GETTING THIS BOOK BECAUSE THAT BLURB IS AMAZING AND I ALREADY LOVE IT!!! *collapses from the beautiful cover*

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  6. YES UNSANCTIONED EYES! EVERYONE MUST READ THIS! (Also, yes Brianna is amazing and those Realm Makers meals were fabulous with both Brianna and Katie.)

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    1. YESS EVERYONE MUST LISTEN TO ALEA! :P

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  7. Okay, I think I have to read this. Just when I feel like I'm catching up on my TBR, something like THIS shows up xD

    <3
    audrey caylin

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    1. I'm a little sorry since I understand the struggle, but... EH. *shoves all the books in your face* :P

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    1. Isn't it?? I can't wait to see it in person!

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  9. KATIE'S BACK *hugs*. I missed your posts!

    And OH MY, do I need this book - Alea Harper's been RAVING about it and it looks AMAZING. If I don't win the giveaway, I'm going to have to ask my library to get some copies of it instead so that I can still get my hands on the gorgeous thing xD.

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

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    1. *hugs* :D

      I know she's the best fangirl. xD YESS ASK YOUR LIBRARY BECAUSE IT DESERVES ATTENTION.

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  10. Okay, I am now intersting in this book. I'll join Jane in stalking for international giveaways.

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    1. DO THE STALKING. I hope an international giveaway is posted soon for your sake. :D

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    1. Isn't it? Thanks for checking it out!

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  12. Eeeep! I'm SO CRAZY EXCITED for this book!!!! Aaaaaah!

    ~Liv
    livkfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. ME TOOO! It looks so amazing. I'm so proud of Brianna. :D

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  13. I'm so excited to find out a fellow OYANer is published. Can't wait to read her book!

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  14. Hey Katie Grace!
    Sooooo, I know you literally just said you don't do many giveaways. BUT, since you do them at all, I thought I would ask :). You see, I have an Etsy shop, and I sell this canvas for booklovers (and also some bookmarks :)...)... and I was just wondering if you would like to hold a giveaway for it since it really matches your blog theme :D? You can see it here; www.etsy.com/listing/529833405/word-art-canvas-gift-for-bookworm-dragon . And I understand if this isn't something you are interested in. But if you are, maybe you could message me on google+ to talk about details and what compensation you would like ;).
    Blessings,
    Bri :)

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