Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Farm Blog Tour and Giveaway

I'm pleased to be a part of the blog tour for The Farm, and to celebrate the release today! Read below for some exclusive content from author Emily McKay, and a contest for a copy of the book and a vampire survival guide (awesome, and necessary)!

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...

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You can learn more about The Farm and look for some giveaways on the book website: 

Exclusive Content from Emily McKay: 

Dear Reader letter from Lily:

I have one goal on the Farm: keep my sister Mel alive. She’s autistic and can’t stand up for herself. It’s my job to protect her. She and I are two of the millions of teenagers who were rounded up and quarantined for “our own protection.” On the Farm, every move we make is monitored: where we go, when we eat, how much blood we donate to feed the Ticks that prowl just outside the Farm’s electric fences. Any Green who steps out of line is punished by the Collabs—all guys who used to be bullies in the Before. Yeah, big surprise. All the jerks who picked on geeks like me and Mel are now betraying the human race. But Mel and I have one advantage over all the other Greens. We know a way out. We’re going to escape, before we turn eighteen. Before it’s too late.
That’s the good news. The bad news is we have no idea what’s on the outside the Farm. Are there still towns? Cities? Civilization? Are the Ticks everywhere? What happened to all of our families after we were brought here? Is there anyone out there? At all?
If you’re reading this letter, then you’re still on the outside. You know things about the world beyond these fences. If you know what we’ll need to survive on the outside, please find a way to get us the information. Because Mel and I are gathering our supplies. Soon, we’re going to make our escape. Help us if you can.

The next stop on the tour: The Reading Geek

The previous stop on the tour: Wasterpaper Prose

This contest is US only (it's being shipped from the publisher). 


Anonymous said...

I love how dangerous they have the capacity to be.

Emily McKay said...


Thanks for hosting me on your blog today!
The book is officially out today, so I'm very excited!

Emily McKay said...

Hi Kirsten!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tales of Whimsy said...

O sounds thrilling!

(not an entry)

Vivien said...

They're inhuman immortality. It's very....alluring.

Unknown said...

I love how lately they seem to be in nearly every paranormal YA novel.

Anonymous said...

I'm very much looking forward to reading The Farm. It looks fascinating! :D

magic5905 said...

I love that they are immortal.
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Unknown said...

I love vampires because of their danger and fear factor. I'm into more "be afraid of the undead powerful immortal vampire" than the "I'm just another kind of being, let's go on a date" kind of vampire. But that might just be because there's so many vampires tales and variations saturation the market right now.

Don't get me wrong, I've read and enjoyed plenty of the vampire romance or friend versions and liked them. There's just so much of it lately I kind of want to be afraid of them again, like the original vampire tales.

Lynne said...

The thing I love about vampires is that they are NOT real. LOL

Thankyou for this great giveaway!

Cheers to you and Happy Holidays :)
~Lynne (of tworeads.blogspot.com)

Bookish in a Box said...

I like vampires because of the night factor. I love being out at night when it's quiet, and the story of creatures who live entirely when the sun is down fascinates me.

Readsalot81 said...

The immortality factor is a big draw. Being able to live through various time periods and see technology change..*g* I don't care about the never aging so much as just getting to see things develop and improve. :)

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