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Book & Author Details:
by Kristin Smith
(The Deception Game, #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: November 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.
With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.
In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.
Catalyst is a thrilling adventure of danger, romance, intrigue, and deception.
Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her at kristinsmithbooks.com.
Guest Post by Kristin Smith: An Inside Look at My Writing Space
My writing space has evolved over time, much to the relief of my back and wrists. I used to write here:
But now I write here:
I’m a sucker for all things girly, sparkly, and pretty, so when I was designing my space, I knew I wanted it to reflect who I am and what I’m about. I love inspirational quotes and sayings and since this writing thing has always been a dream of mine, I figured focusing on the “dream” aspect would be a good thing. Plus, the arrow decor is a hot item right now, and I’m a big fan! Obviously.
You can’t have a writing space without a sturdy desk and a comfy chair, and I think I found the best for my budget.
And a writing desk isn’t complete without a little chocolate pick-me-up for those long writing sessions.
And a writing session isn’t complete without a cup of herbal tea or hot chocolate for those chilly winter days.
My Make it Happen board keeps me focused on what I need to get done that week and reminds me of my daily goals.
Oh, and can’t forget about the perfectly placed copies of my book that inspire me every time I sit down to write. Hello, beauties!
Well, that’s my writing space in a nutshell. Where do you write?
My desk is not tranquil like yours, or ever that neat. This is my imagination spread out on my tiny desk. To the left are printed copies of my book with hand written notes, above it are previsouly printed versions. There are envelopes of my comic book GLITTERBOMB. Above that are my remaining journals. they go back as far as elementary school, and I fight with myself about throwing them away because sometimes when I read them I am embarassed about the girl I was.
There are photos of people I love and a laminated book I wrote in 3rd grade. Behind my screen are prayers, and printed out quotes from Kurt Vonnegut, Cheryl Strayed and Rumi. I’ve got my breakfast- a yogurt and my coffee to my right are bills and inspirational ideas and emotional charts. I have Star Trek and Dr. Who Funko figurines and one baby Groot everywhere in the bookcase. There are mason jars of sea shells and sculptures of things my girl made when she was in pre-school. One shelf is dedicated to books that inspire me to write.
What does your desk look like?