Thursday, October 22, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Burned by Natasha Deen

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Burned by Natasha Deen.  Please leave a comment or question for Natasha to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, where Natasha will award one (1) $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You can follow all of the stops on Natasha’s tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your chances of winning.  

By Natasha Deen
Retribution, Book 1

Publisher:  Orca Book Publishers
Release Date:  October 13, 2015
Genre: YA Fiction (Ages 12-18)
Format: Print/eBook (ePub only)
Length:  168 Pages
ISBN:  978-1459807266

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google Play | Orca Book

About the book: 

Two years ago, Josie Smith’s life went up in smoke. Literally. Everyone and everything she ever loved burned in a fire—one set by a crooked cop. To survive, Josie’s been living under the radar as a homeless kid while trying to find a way to knock the cop down a few notches and put her on the other side of the prison bars. But time’s running out. A pimp’s got his eye on Josie, and if she doesn’t get off the streets soon, she’ll be the one brought down. Her salvation and the key to the cop’s undoing seem to lie with a car thief and a rich kid. Trust and teamwork don’t come easily to Josie—in fact, they don’t come at all—but if she can’t find a way to make the team work and find justice for her family, she will get burned all over again.


The wind coming off the ocean turned the night chilly. I tucked my bag close to my chest and hurried down the street. A sub and dessert for dinner. Last night, I’d had some pizza that someone had dumped in the garbage. Tonight, I wanted to eat by the ocean, to enjoy the rare joy of eating food that hadn’t been pre-chewed, to sit and watch the waves and pretend—just for a minute—that I was a normal kid with normal problems.

I walked down Hastings to Gore Ave. At least, I meant to. As soon as I approached the corner, my skin flashed cold. I caught a glimpse of a big, bald guy, and a two-headed eagle tattoo. It extended above the collar of his shirt and encircled his neck. He looked up, stepped forward. The action cast a shadow over the person he was with, left them a faceless figure. Every instinct told me to run. Twisting on my heel, I did a 180. A few steps down, I breathed a sigh of relief. Whatever was going down on the other side of the street, I wasn’t the target..

Then I heard the footsteps behind me.

Heavy, hard, and coming up fast.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Natasha Deen is the author of over a dozen books and divides her time between writing, presenting at schools, and speaking at conferences. Her previous novels include the CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens and 2015 Sunburst Award nominated Guardian, and the True Grime series. In her spare time she cuddles on the couch with her furry and non-furry family, and thinks the best way to beat writer’s block is with tea and cookies. Visit her at

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  1. New author to me, looks like a good book

    1. Hi Melissa, thanks for that and for stopping by!

  2. Great excerpt~I could feel the cold wind coming off the ocean. Terrific book tour!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me! Also, wanted to let everyone know about a great (& easy!) way to win a $100 gift card from Orca Books Publisher. Head here for details

  4. Sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

    1. Yay! Delighted you enjoyed it—thanks for taking the time to post a comment!

  5. Bailey dexter Can't wait to read the book after reading the EXCERPT!

    1. Woo! That's what authors LOVE to hear! Thanks for dropping in!

  6. Really great excerpt, can't wait to read the book. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Dooble woo!! Thanks so much for stopping by—thrilled you like the excerpt!

  7. Thanks for stopping by Rita--glad you liked the excerpt!

  8. How would your friends describe you?