This event takes place August 22 – 29, 2016
Welcome to another exciting tour with Novel Publicity. This time with author Cara Bertrand and her series The Sententia & the release of the third book in the series, Tangled Thougths!
This tour is classic Novel Publicity event, featuring a rafflecopter with special swag, paperbacks from the author and an Amazon gift card as well as spotlight posts, reviews from bloggers and more! Since this book is a series, we’ve recruited bloggers and readers from around the web to read and review all the Sententia books & help the author celebrate the release of Book 3, Tangled Thoughts!
Check out the book tabs below to learn more about the books, and keep reading to the end of the post to enter in the rafflecopter!
What Bloggers are Saying About Lost in Thought
Lainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy. Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died—or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that. At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy. Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret too. Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose—recent Academy graduate and resident school crush—while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage. Now she has a real secret. Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself.
“Simply put, Lost in Thought is an absolute must. You’ll fall in love with the shocking story and amazing ending. Be sure to pick up a copy when it hits shelves April 25.”
~ Girls Life Magazine
“Lainey gets her first taste of high school drama, which also melds with her suddenly supernatural life. Bertrand infuses the book with plenty of mystery surrounding the main character’s family history and the Sententia’s governing body. She ups the ante and tension by finally revealing the protagonist’s and Carter’s more dangerous talents.”
~ Danielle Serra, School Library Journal
What Bloggers are Saying About Second Thoughts
The continuing adventures of an ordinary teenage girl with extraordinary mental abilities, perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril.
Secrets, lies, and looming deaths—all things Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high school. In her senior year at Northbrook Academy—a New England boarding school where the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted—Lainey has even more to worry about. Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her surprise, Lainey finds one worry she can cross off her list, namely Senator Daniel Astor, the leader of the Sententia. After a shocking discovery when they finally meet, Lainey realizes maybe she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her refusal to work for him after graduation. But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered: Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever.
“Like many a romance novel, the question of will they or won’t they have sex is at the heart of Second Thoughts. But since this is a paranormal-romance novel, there is an equally important question: Will the heroine and her boyfriend kill each other first? Bertrand writes smoothly, and her characters, if improbably perfect, are engaging enough to keep the pages turning quickly and the demand for the next in the series high.” ~ Booklist
“This has to be one of the most exciting Paranormal Romances to be released in a long time. Unique, filled with adventure, romance, heartache and many twists and turns, I loved everything about this read.” ~Roxy Kade
What Bloggers are Saying About Tangled Thoughts
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High school graduation is a time for goodbyes, new beginnings, and if you’re Lainey Young, narrowly escaping with your life. Forced to leave behind both Northbrook Academy and Carter Penrose, Lainey believes she’s earned her freedom—from the eyes of the Perceptum and Daniel Astor’s schemes. Meeting handsome and very persistent Teaching Assistant Jack Kensington the first week of college complicates everything, including her feelings.
College and flirtations with Jack help Lainey put all things Sententia behind her. But when her aunt arrives for a visit, with an unexpected guest and even more unexpected news, Lainey’s tenuous control over her life snaps. Once again, she’s linked to everything she thought she left behind. And this time, there’s no escape.
Growing up, Carter Penrose thought he knew a thing or two about heartbreak—namely that it sucks—but he never knew exactly how much until losing Lainey. His life moves in a totally unplanned direction and he finds himself with a new home, new job, and even a surprising new girlfriend, all thanks to Daniel Astor. But just when Carter feels settled in the DC world of politics, a visit home to Northbrook brings up unexpected questions—about what happened at graduation and everything he believed about his Uncle Dan.
When tragedy brings Lainey and Carter face to face for the first time since summer, their lives have never felt more separate. Lies drove them apart. Will the truth bring them together?
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Love the books and can’t wait for more? Did you know about these two extras? Check out the two extra shorts author Cara Bertrand has written for the series below!
We even have a few extra reviews to share with you from our readers!
Thoughts Point to Yes Reviews
Check out this excerpt from Chapter 1 of Tangled Thoughts
“Welcome, latecomer,” called the TA, whose back was to the door as he finished scrawling an office location and time below the name J. Kensington on the white board.
“Sor—” I started, and then the TA turned around. I half choked and had to start again. “Sorry.”
J. Kensington was hot.
“Not a problem.” He met my eyes and smiled. Blushing like a stupid freshman, I fumbled for my pen. “But try not to make it a habit. The sooner we start, the sooner we get done. Elaine, right? You’re the last one on my list.”
“Yes,” I squeaked and cleared my throat. “But I prefer Lainey. And sorry. Again. I’m not usually late, I swear.” I smoothed my hands across my notebook. I was literally the only student in the room without a laptop or something in front of me, as if the pen and paper were a set of my beloved antiques.
“Not a problem,” he repeated, handing a piece of paper to the student closest to him. “Pass this to Lainey, if you would. As I was saying, I’m Jack. Please don’t call me Mr. Kensington, ever. My info is everywhere—on the board, on that paper, and online. Believe it or not, I want to see you at office hours. Business relationships are developed in person…”
I was trying to listen, I really was, but J. Kensington—Jack—was distractingly attractive. TAs were supposed to look like…I wasn’t sure, but not like Jack: maybe six feet tall, medium-length dark hair styled just the right side of messy, brown eyes meant for staring at, and a dimple that came out whenever he lifted one corner of his full mouth.
He’d rolled up the sleeves of his slim button-down and wore a quirky tie that, paired with the dimple, made him basically adorable. I assumed he’d come to discussion straight from a GQ photo-shoot of Future Business Leaders of America. I couldn’t quite figure out if the letters running across his tie spelled something—
I dropped my pen when my neighbor touched my elbow at the same time Jack said, “It says, ‘Do not read this. Violators will be prosecuted.’” Once again, the entire group was looking at me. And laughing. Shit. It was just not my day.
Welcome to an exclusive Novel Publicity interview with the author, Cara Bertrand! Read on for a quick, fast, fun and quirky review & don’t forget to enter for some great prized in our rafflecopter below!
NP: If your book was a vehicle, animal and Hollywood star, what would it be and why?
CB: Half the time, the book is this car:
And the other half, it’s this one:
If you’ve read the first two books, you’ll know whose is whose!
NP: If you had to choose between an adventure in the Arctic and a sunny beach vacation, which one would you choose?
CB: Though an Alaskan cruise is on my ‘someday’ list, the answer is sunny beach vacation by a lot. I love beach vacations. Sun, sand, and surf = my happy place! It’s no coincidence they’re Lainey’s too 😉
— Cara Bertrand (@carabertrand) February 26, 2015
NP: What 3 things are sitting on your writing desk right now?
- Primarily, a mess. (A messy desk is the sign of a creative mind, or so the internet tells me!)
- A beginner’s calligraphy set, because I am optimistic about how I’ll use my free time.
- A big monitor + an ergonomic keyboard, to help keep my head UP and my wrist tendinitis DOWN!
NP: Are you a multi-tasker? How many thoughts…errr…tasks can you juggle at once?
CB: Actually, no. I am a procrastinator, and because of that, I have enough trouble getting anything done. If I try to multi-task, inevitably my instant-gratification monkey takes over with glee and I start many things while finishing none of them. So the answer is, sadly, one. When I need to accomplish something, I’m very linear. One thing at a time, one book at a time!
NP: What makes you jump up off the couch and shout for joy? Or do a happy dance, you know, the thing that makes you feel all bubbly inside and like you can’t contain yourself.
CB: I’d love to give a quirky/hip/accomplished answer to this, something like I collect vintage typewriters! or I play 12-string guitar in an indie band! or I give lectures on Elizabethan poetry! But, alas, I do none of those things. Honestly, I’m rather simple. Know that song My Favorite Things? (‘Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…’) That’s pretty much me. My kid learning something new, my husband coming home from a business trip, a walk with my dog on a sunny day, a new book, a boat ride at sunset,a glass of wine by the fire….these are a few of my favorite things.
This event takes place August 22 – 29, 2016
About the Author
Cara is a former middle school literacy teacher who now lives in the woods outside Boston with: one awesome husband, two large dogs, one small daughter and lots of words. Lost in Thought is her first novel and was one of three finalists for the 2011 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young Adult category.