Friday, May 13, 2016

Excerpt Tour: Lies I Live By by Lauren Sabel

 Lies I Live By
by Lauren Sabel


GENRE: YA Thriller



These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.

At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.

Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.


EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):

There are some clich├ęs that are true.

One of them is that people are like books, full of adventure and romance and dark moments. But if we are all books, my book is more fiction than nonfiction. Even the index is all lies; each chapter is invented to make me look like a normal girl.

The truth is that I’m the kind of book most people never open. I don’t blame them, not really. According to my boyfriend, Charlie, I don’t allow anyone to get close enough to me to let them peek inside. Unlike him. Charlie is one of those people with nothing to hide. He assumes the world is an open book, a place where all is revealed if we just read it. That’s one of the things I love about him.

He’s easy to lie to.

These are the basic facts about me:

I am seventeen.

I live in San Francisco.

I work for a secret government agency.

I spend many hours a day out of my mind.

I am a psychic spy.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing OUT OF MY MIND. Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.

Social Networks:

Twitter: laurensabel
Instagram: laurensabel

Book Purchase Links:





Lauren will be awarding $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
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  1. Have you considered writing in another genre?

    1. I love writing picture books. I find it incredibly fun to dig into the mind of a 5 year old!

  2. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    1. Yes, I do occasionally. When it happens, I do the following:
      Take a long hot bath.
      Go for a long walk.
      Eat chocolate.
      Drink mochas.
      Talk myself into believing in myself again.
      Writer's Block is just Self Doubt-- and once we get past that, we are no longer blocked.

  3. I was wondering when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

    1. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was seven years old. That was when I fell in love with words, and their power to create stories that took me to faraway places. I've been following that path ever since.

  4. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

  5. Which comes first for you--the story or the characters?

  6. Sounds like an awesome book - thanks for sharing!

  7. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  8. Have a fun filled Saturday and thank you for the giveaway

  9. psychic spy? That sounds amazing, I want to be a psychic spy :3

  10. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

  11. Wishing you a blessed Sunday and thanking you for the giveaway

  12. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!