14 October 2012

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 Hello readers of the Haunted Halloween blog event!

I have a special treat for you. Macmillan has given me permission to release a small excerpt from Monument 14: Sky On Fire. I've chosen a scary little scene for this scary blog event! For those of you who haven't read Monument 14 - BEWARE - this section will for sure act as a spoiler.

Sky On Fire (Monument 14, #2) will be released June 2013 from Macmillan Imprint - Feiwel & Friends

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This is from Alex's point of view, about 60 pages into the book...

"Oh, Dean.

It’s so bad.

It’s so bad what happened.

We took the toll road and we were making good time. We’d reached Parker, so that means we had gone about half-way to DIA.

I saw something standing in the road.

The light from the headlights bounced off it and it was a gleaming shape. Like a ghost.

“There!” I said. “Something white.”

I wiped at the plexiglass windshield and squinted out. I saw it was a girl.

She was wearing a white coat, somehow it was not too dirty, and her face was uncovered.

“Stop! It’s a girl,” I shouted.

She had long blonde hair. That white-blonde like Max has.

She held up her hands for us to stop. Her hands were bare.

Niko slowed but didn’t stop.

He honked the horn.

“Niko, you have to stop!”

“No!” he shouted. “It’s too risky.”

The girl opened her mouth and I could see she was screaming for us to stop, though I couldn’t hear her.

“Stop!” Sahalia shouted.

The kittle kids joined in too.

Niko slammed on the brakes.

“I don’t like it,” I heard him say.

I opened the door mechanism.

“Get in!” I shouted to the girl.

Then I saw them coming.

The darkness started moving, is what it looked like. And then shapes came out of it and I saw they were boys. Teenage boys in camouflage. Their faces had been painted, or maybe they’d used mud.

Three of them rushed at me and I pulled the door back closed. They banged on it.

Niko tried to back up, but they’d got something behind the bus. I didn’t know what. But he kept trying to reverse and crashing into something over and over.

(It was 2 motorcycles.)

Two of them rolled a dead motorcycle in front of the bus.

We were trapped.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak from Sky On Fire. The book will come out in June, 2013. Please get in touch with any comments or suggestions here or at emmylaybourne.com. And I'd LOVE to meet you on Twitter!

Title: Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1)
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, 295 Pages (June 5th, 2012)
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Synopsis: Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

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A HUGE thank you to Emmy and Macmillan for allowing me to post this excerpt from Sky On Fire! Such a thrilling chance to share this with everyone, so thank you! Also, Emmy thank you for the generous donation of the audio book copy of Monument 14 for this giveaway. 

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  1. OMG....I seriously cannot wait for book 2!!! Need more excerpts please :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. Lol - same here! I was literally *OMG* when I saw that cover! Just read Monument 14 and cannot wait to get my grubby little hands on Sky on Fire (adding this to my wish list right now) :D
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
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  3. Haven't heard of this one! Sounds awesome!


  4. I love how the covers match. They really pull me in.

  5. Loved that excerpt!! I can't wait to read this!! Thanks for the giveaway =)


  6. I didn't know there was a sequel!!!! YAY! I LOVE that cover too - really creepy. Great teaser!


  7. I have heard such amazing things about this book! I admit I skipped over the exerpt because I haven't read book 1 yet. I tend to wait till I have at least 2 books in a series before I start it because I get a little impatient.

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  8. WOAHHHH!!!! Book 2's cover and tite are so cool!!! Awesome!!! Monument 14 was pretty awesome!!! I couldn't get used to the fact that it was narrated by a guy though. I really found the internal monologue very feminine. That's just me though. Thanks for the post and giveaway!!!


  9. I have been wanting to read Monument 14 for quite some time

  10. thanks for the giveaway


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  11. Oooh, thanks for the excerpt, I cannot wait for this book to be released. I love the cover too.

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