Today’s blog post comes to you from Lynne Matson, author of NIL. She’s here to tell you about her book, invite you to join the #NILtribe, and give you a chance to win her book, three 2013 YA novels she loved, and some sweet island bling! Without further ado, here she is:
Today is December 4, 2013…
which means my debut novel, NIL, comes out in EXACTLY 90 days!!!
*runs around house screaming in excitement* *breathes*
Of course I’m counting the days. I can’t wait for you to meet Charley and Thad and the rest of the NIL cast, including the island itself–a mysterious place, where days are so important that each one is counted.
Before I spill ALL THE NIL SEKRITS, here’s the synopsis:
On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days–to escape, or you die.
Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing Charley remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.
Lost and alone, Charley hunts for a way out. She discovers desolate beaches and human remains, but no sign of civilization–until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with hidden dangers, their greatest threat is time.
They can’t stop the clock. They can only hope to beat it.
Think SURVIVOR meets LOST and THE MAZE RUNNER, plus lots of feels. ☺
You’ll find out Charley and Thad’s fate on March 4, 2014. Ahhh! 90 days! I know. So far away, right?
But since I can’t stop the clock–or rush it!—in the meantime, you can join the #NILtribe. It’s full of NIL book goodness.:)
First, a definition.
tribe: noun \ˈtrīb\*: a group of people who have the same job or interest
So . . . do you like thrillers? Islands? Sekrits? All the feels? Then the #NILtribe may be for you! All you have to do is tweet . . . or post to Facebook . . . or post on your blog . . . or comment on my blog: “I joined the tribe!” and add the #NILtribe hashtag. And that’s it! You’re in.:)
Over the three months, follow the #NILtribe hashtag on Twitter and Facebook for chances to win galleys of NIL, copies of other YA books I love and sweet NIL swag . . . and to discover NIL sekrits. Each day I’ll tweet using the #NILtribe hashtag. I’ll share cool facts about the characters, island sekrits, author interviews, giveaway links, etc. Each month will bring more opportunities to win NIL galleys, and after NIL’s release, signed hardbacks.:) And in the last month before release, all #NILtribe members will get swag-to-be-revealed… just by joining the #NILtribe.:)
And to all those readers-who-love-thrillers-and-islands-and-sekrits-and swoon? Feel free to use the #NILtribe hashtag as often as you like! Post anytime using the hashtag! You can countdown to Nil’s release, repost any of my posts, or post about why you’re excited for NIL, Waiting on Wednesday style. Just remember to use the #NILtribe hashtag, and you’re golden.
So join the tribe! Head over to my website to enter the first #NILtribe giveaway for a chance to win a galley of NIL, some cool NIL bling, and a pack of other fantastic 2013 YA debuts that I loved. And warmest wishes for a very happy holiday!
Books make the best presents, don’t you think?
* Thank you Merriam-Webster free on-line dictionary.:)
NIL is available on 3/4/14!