Book Blitz: Ruby’s Fire by Catherine Stine + GIVEAWAY!

Today on the blog I’m helping promote the book Ruby’s Fire by Catherine Stine! This book was just released yesterday, June 26th, so it’s hot off the presses! It’s the 2nd installment in Ms. Stine’s Fireseed series, however it can also be read as a standalone. Here’s some info about it:

ruby's fireRuby’s Fire by Catherine Stine
If everything about you changes, what remains?

Seventeen year-old Ruby, long-pledged to the much older Stiles from the Fireseed desert cult, escapes with only a change of clothes, a pouch of Oblivion Powder and her mute little brother, Thorn. Arriving at The Greening, a boarding school for orphaned teens, she can finally stop running. Or can she? The Greening is not what it seems. Students are rampaging out of control and as she cares for the secret Fireseed crop, she experiences frightening physical changes. She’s ashamed of her attraction to burly, hard-talking Blane, the resident bodyguard, and wonders why she can’t be happy with the gentler Armonk. She’s long considered her great beauty a liability, a thing she’s misused in order to survive. And how is she to stop her dependence on Oblivion to find a real beauty within, using her talent as a maker of salves, when she has nightmares of Stiles without it?

When George Axiom, wealthy mogul of Vegas-by-the-Sea offers a huge cash prize for the winner of a student contest, Ruby is hopeful she might collect the prize to rescue her family and friends from what she now knows is a dangerous cult. But when Stiles comes to reclaim her, and Thorn sickens after creating the most astonishing contest project of all, the world Ruby knows is changed forever. This romantic fantasy set in 2099 on earth has a crafty heroine in Ruby, and a swoonworthy cast, which will surely appeal to the YA and new adult audience.

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Check out this excerpt from the book:

Hard crunches explode by my right ear—a wild beast charging? I snap upright. And see it. A large human in an iguana skin suit with an arrow pointed at my heart.

“Hey!” I cry. “No!”

The owner of the arrow steps forward. He grazes the sharp tip against my forehead above my molded burn mask. The guy’s dark eyes blaze out at me from his own mask. The little I see of his exposed skin is bronze and his long black hair gleams even under this dank tarp. Despite his fierce gaze, he doesn’t shoot the arrow. “Lift your mask,” he orders.

Thorn is up and clutching at my cloak. Am I this man’s dinner now, my brother his dessert? Why didn’t Thorn give me a sign earlier? My heart pounds through my ribs….

About Catherine Stine

Catherine Stine writes YA, new adult, and middle grade fiction. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One (illustrated by the author), won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted a 2013 Bronze Wishing Shelf Book Award and a 2013 Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA novel Refugees earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Middle grade novels include A Girl’s Best Friend.

More and more, Catherine enjoys writing speculative tales where her imagination has wild and free reign. She has taught creative writing workshops at the Philadelphia Writing Conference, Missouri University Summer Abroad, The New School, and in her own ongoing NYC writing workshop. She loves her readers and enjoys blogging.

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I have two, that’s right TWO giveaways for this book! The first is a giveaway just for you, the readers of this blog – and guess what? It’s open to ALL (US and International) legal residents 13 or older (although the prize does change depending on where you live). Entries are open until 12:01am on July 13, 2013. One winner will be chosen and notified by July 14. Prize will be sent the week of July 17.

The second is a grand prize giveaway that the author is hosting, which is open to all legal residents of the US, Canada, and the UK who are 13 or older. Feel free to enter one or both! You can find the author’s giveaway over on her blog, Idea City!

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Hi. My name is Shannon and I like books. And photography. And video games. I use this space to talk about books, review books, and generally participate in badassery.


  1. Kelley

    Waaahhh that excerpt makes me want to keep reading so bad! >_< That's what I get for coming to this page and learning about another new book! Now my TBR list is even longer! :D

  2. Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

    This look so interesting! I definitely want to read it. I haven’t heard of any of her other books but I’ll have to check her out!

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