Hello there! My name is Gretchen Powell. I am 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. I am an occasional drinker of classy wines, and I wrote a book.
by Gretchen Powell
Paperback, 286 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Hopewell Media
A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.
A discovery that will change everything.
In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth’s population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial–a denizen of the barren groundworld–who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra’s world is turned upside down.
Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam–a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything–a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.
Terra Collection #1:
You find yourself in Genesis X-16. What is your eye color?
It’s not his fault he was born into a life of privilege, I tell myself.
“Three, it’s clear you’ve hardly spent any time in the sun without a UV filter over your head. And lastly, even if all of those other factors weren’t present, your eyes would still give you away. I’ve never even seen eyes that blue down here.”
Adam cocks his head to the side.
“You should probably get back up top soon if you want to keep them like that, by the way,” I tease. “Sure, right now it’s early days. But stay down here too long and you’ll end up with a set of greeners. Or maybe a light hazel. And if you’re truly unlucky, you’ll end up with these muddy things for the rest of your life.” I widen my eyes and blink purposefully into his face, affecting an angelic expression.
“Noted,” he says with a laugh.
In Terra‘s world, resources are scarce and many people make their living as “scavs,” hunting for scraps to turn in on Collection Day in exchange for credits. For this tour, YOU are a scav, and there are scraps all over the blogosphere for you to find! On each participating blog, there will be one of 9 possible questions. Answer the question to receive a keyword that will get you an extra entry in the awesome giveaway!
Giveaway April 1 – 26
An additional five (FIVE!) winners will get a digital copy of Terra in the format of their choice. International.
Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Gretchen Powell. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Check out the Reviews of Terra!! And become a “scav” and track down all the answers to the Collections questions hidden in the excerpts. 🙂 Plus, celebrate Gretchen’s birthday by bringing something fun to the party!!
1 – April Fool’s Day LAUNCH!
– I Am a Reader, Not a Writer Excerpt 1
– fuonlyknew Excerpt 2
2 – A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner Review
– Pause Time – Review
3 – Jessie’s Book Place Excerpt 3
4 – Mel’s Shelves – Review
– The Reading Diaries – Excerpt 4
5 – Lovin’ Los Libros – Review
7 – Christy’s Cozy Corner – Review
– Total Book Geek – Excerpt 5
8 – The Quiet Concert – Review
9 – LDS & Lovin’ It – Review
10 – Jessabella Reads – Excerpt 6
11 – Gretchen’s Birthday Party!!
– Passion & Life – Excerpt 7
12 – Tressa’s Wishful Endings – Review
14 – Living a Goddess Life – Review
– Books, Books and More Books – Review
15 – Marked by Books – Excerpt 8
16 – Blood, Sweat and Books – Review
– My Seryniti – Review
17 – Bookworm Lisa – Review
– Mortality Bites – Excerpt 9
18 – Getting Your Read On – Review
–The Broke Book Bank Interview 10
19 – Grand Finale Blast!!