Thursday, 9 October 2014

{Blog Tour + GIveaway} Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick #BlackIce

20651947Black Ice 
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Publishers: Simon & Schuster  
Genre: YA Thriller 
Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

Becca Fitzpatrick's Favourite Books.

When I was given the challenge of listing my favorite books, I thought, “Wow. Favorites are hard.” Especially when it comes to books. The word favorite implies an elite few, and “few” and “books” are not two words I use in the same sentence! After much debate, I've managed to pull from my shelf some beloved books that changed my life. It's no surprise that many are children's books. After all, it was as a child that I learned to love stories and began absorbing and understanding the lessons they taught-lessons that formed the foundation of the woman I would become. 

Matilda by Roald Dahl 
What I learned from this book, at age nine, is that superpowers aren't limited to masked men in capes. Little girls can be every bit as powerful and exceptional, and can triumph over villains. 

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 
I read Speak years before I was published, and it had a powerful effect on me; not only did it make me want to read everything shelved in the YA section, it also made me want to write for teens. 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 
This book answered the question burning in my skeptical, twenty-something heart that asked: Does true, heart-stopping, steal-your-breath love really exist? 

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
My second-grade teacher gave me this book. I took it home and read it aloud to my younger sister. It had everything we wanted in a story: bears and jaguars. At its heart, Little House in the Big Woods is a story about family and love, but the bears will always be my favorite part. 

Christy by Catherine Marshall 
I skipped two days of seventh grade to read this book. I pretended I was sick so I could stay home and read in bed, and even though that meant I ate nothing but chicken broth for two days, the sacrifice was worth it. I was inspired by Christy's pluck and determination, and her desire to help others. Her story made me want to venture out into the big, unknown world and create my own adventures. 

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 
I was (and still am!) obsessed with this book about powerful obsession. The Phantom of the Opera was my gateway to other dark stories with twisted, confusing, and haunting relationships. I'm not particularly drawn to reading stories about so-called normal and functioning relationships—thankfully for me, real life offers enough of those. I'm much more inclined to read about obsession, violence, betrayal, and murder. Books are a safe place to explore our darker inclinations and fears, I think.  



To celebrate the publication of Becca Fitzpatrick’s hot new thriller, Black Ice, Simon & Schuster has set up a blog tour with a twist. To be in with a chance of winning a Black Ice goodie bag, all you have to do is visit each of the five blogs in the banner over the course of this week.

Each blog will have one question associated with its content. Take the first letter from the answer of each of those questions to reveal the identity of a character in Black Ice. For example if the answers each day were Log, Under, Chilling, Idaho and Emergency the final answer would be LUCIE.

When you have the name of the character, please send your answer to blackice@simonandschuster.co.uk with the subject header BLACK ICE BLOG TOUR. Entries will close at midnight on Wednesday 15th October.”

And so, today’s competition question is….The Phantom of the what, is one of Becca’s favourite book?

Becca FitzpatrickAbout the Author:
Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga.  Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in bookstores everywhere October 7, 2014. 

Website: http://www.beccafitzpatrick.com / 
Twitter username: becfitzpatrick

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