Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Release Party: Frost by Kate Avery Ellison! Dream Cast with Lia + G!veaway



ABOUT THE BOOK

Frost
Kate Avery Ellison
In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person might end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing weather and threat of monster attacks, or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and treachery just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest, a young man from beyond the Frost named Gabe, Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in serious trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel, and her village has nothing to do with them. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle her farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but each move she makes puts her in greater danger. Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?
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DREAM CAST: LIA


  • Age - 18

  • What they are wearing or tend to wear – homespun clothing, a ragged, pale blue cloak, a knife, boots, snow blossoms necklace (to keep the monsters away)

  • Hobby – doesn’t have time for hobbies, but if she did, it would probably be reading

  • Best memory – A time when her parents were still alive and everyone was safe and well. Her mother was teaching her brother Jonn to play the wind flute, and her father was teasing Ivy about her animal rescues.

  • Worst fear – losing her siblings to relocation because she can’t meet quota and run the farm on her own

  • 1 thing they would do differently if they could – she would change the way everything operates in the Frost so that her brother could have gotten medical care when he was injured as a kid, and so she and her siblings didn’t have to work so hard.

Lia is roughly eighteen years old. It was hard to find an actress that I felt adequately represented her—she is pretty but not a supermodel. Her skin is fairly pale and she has brown-blonde hair. She’s the kind of girl that most people wouldn’t notice right away—she isn’t physically stunning, but there’s a quiet, steely determination and strength in her eyes that sets her apart from everyone else. I think Hannah Marks would work well for the part if she dyed her hair a little lighter, almost to a reddish-blonde-brown.

Typically Lia wears homespun dresses with a pale blue cloak to keep her warm. Like everyone else who ventures out into the Frost, she wears a necklace strung with blue snow blossoms to keep the monsters away.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kate Avery Ellison loves long walks, late night phone calls, and reading while it rains. She thinks ice cream cake is the perfect combination and she has a love/hate relationship with the sultry climate of her hometown, Atlanta. FROST, her third book, is a YA fantasy/dystopian tale of love, sacrifice, and suspense.




GIVEAWAY

You can win 1 Frost-inspired artistic print signed by the artist and the author
Giveaway is open for US & Canada Residents Only
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31 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've never heard of it before, but it sounds really good!

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  2. This sounds like a great book! I just found out about it now reading this post but I am excited about reading it. Congrats on this new release!

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  3. This sounds like a good book and what could be the beginning of a fun series!

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  4. I hadn't heard of it until today but I am really excited about it!! Sounds so good!!

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  5. the cover is gorgeous and i'm super excited to read it!

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  6. Happy Release Day!

    I'm very excited to read Frost. Lia sounds like a promising and strong character that I'm terribly excited to meet!

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  7. I am! I loved the cover that is what first drew me in. In some ways my mind thinks about The Village (movie by N Night Sham... Can't spell his name) when I read this. I love dystopian stuff and I like strong female leads! Yep, I want to read this bad!

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  8. I love the premise and the characters sound awesome!

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  9. I really like the cover and I'm very excited to read it!!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  10. HAPPY BOOK BDAY!

    I haven;t heard of this book before but the cover is just STUNNING. The summary has be intrigued sounds like a paranormal novel one of my faves!

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  11. It sounds very good and I am very excited to read it!

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  12. i love the cover and this sounds like an amazing book and i am very excited to read it : )

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  13. I loved the sound of it and read the excerpts from all the blogs on the tour. It was new for me so wanted to find out as much as possible before adding to my wishlist.

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  14. I love coming across a new read that has a different twist and Frost certainly does. I want to know more about the monsters and the new chilly world that is portrayed in this book. I find I have to know what happens LOL Thank you for sharing about it today. My wishlist is growing :)

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  15. I am definitely intrigued by this book. I have really been enjoying dystopian books lately. Thanks for the chance to win this unique giveaway!

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  16. Congrats! This sounds so good! :) Im very intrigued to read this! Cant wait! Thanks!

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  17. I love the cover, it looks amazing and the books sounds very interesting.

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  18. I like the experts, it sounds really cool. I can't wait to read it.

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  19. I'm excited to read it. It sounds awesome.

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  20. Cool, thanks for the giveaway. I'm adding this book to my TBR

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  21. I am very excited about the book. It sounds awesome. I can't wait to read it. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. Frost sounds like such an interesting and UNIQUE premise! Nowadays in the world of YA, it is hard to find anything that deviates from the "Norm". I am genuinely excited about this book, and look forward to reading it, whether I am the winner or not. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Jaime Lynn

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  23. I am really excited to read this book, it sounds awesome!

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  24. I'm very excited to read it. It has a great blurb and I absolutely love the cover. It's so intriguing and haunting.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

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  25. I Think this book looks very good, I can'r wait to read it!!!

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  26. I want to read this! I wasn't able to get it from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program so I'm really hoping to win one of these giveaways. I especially like the cover; it goes very well with the title of the book.

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  27. I'm really excited for Frost! It sounds like a fantastic story. :D I just recently learned about it when a friend on Goodreads added it...and now I seriously can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  28. I am beyond excited for Frost, it looks awesome!!!!! I'm on the hunt for all giveaways possible so hopefully I will be successful in one :)

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  29. So excited. The cover is so beautiful and it sounds like it's going to be great.

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  30. I'm really intrigued by the premise. The cover is just PHENOMENAL!!!!

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