Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book Blitz: The Dark at the End (Tunnel Vision #2) by Susan Adrian!

The Dark at the End (Tunnel Vision #2)

by Susan Adrian

Genre: YA Thriller

Release Date: September 27th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Continuing the critically acclaimed story of TUNNEL VISION: 

Jake thinks he has only one more step and he’ll be free: he has to get the serum to stop his ability to tunnel—to find and control people through objects. But Jake’s contact has been killed, and there's no sign of the serum. Then Jake’s mom and little sister Myka are kidnapped, right under his nose. With the government, his power-mad father, and the terrifying Mr. Smith all after him while he still has his power, he doesn’t have anywhere to turn. 

What will Jake do to get his mom and little sister back? 


Excerpt 2:
I take a deep, strong breath of night air and let myself imagine it. Captive. In someone else’s hands. Last time Smith sold me to Dad, and I thought I was saved, only to find out Dad wanted to lock me up too. Everyone wants to lock me away and force me to tunnel for them. With Liesel it was tunneling to fugitives, terrorists…and occasionally kidnap victims, like that little girl. Locating them fast before something even worse happened. That part wasn’t so bad. I was helping people. Could I do that again? Could I consider doing that, voluntarily, to save my mother and sister?
I let my hands fall, feel the damp, alive grass under them. The tree at my back. Look at the sky, stretching wide behind the trees, the few dots of stars.
In Montauk I was never allowed outside. I couldn’t even see the sky. Dad wanted to keep me underground too, for “safety.” He wanted to experiment on me. I shudder. It was worse, when it was Dad. It was betrayal. I hate him for that.
If Smith sold me to either one of them I could be shuttering myself away from sky forever.

But it’s my family. It’s Mom and Myka. I hurt them before, letting them think I was dead. I hurt them now; they were taken because of me. To stop that, to make it right, I could give up everything again. I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t.

Book One (click on image for Goodreads link):

About the Author

Susan Adrian is a 4th-generation Californian who somehow stumbled into living in Montana. In the past she danced in a ballet company and worked in the fields of exotic pet-sitting, clothes-schlepping, and bookstore management. She’s settled in, mostly, as a scientific editor. When she’s not with her family, she keeps busy researching spy stuff, learning Russian, traveling, and writing more books.

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THE DARK AT THE END Interview with Susan Adrian
  1. Tell us a bit about yourself!
    By day I'm a scientific editor. I edit other people's words, do layout of reports and publications, do marketing and publicity, and manage a staff. I live with my husband and daughter in Montana, and get to do all the full-time mom stuff too! I write in the early mornings and on weekends, and am part of a great, supportive community of YA and MG authors. Short answer: I keep busy.
  2. What's the publication story of THE DARK AT THE END?
    TUNNEL VISION came out in January of 2015 and did really well, but for various reasons, as is quite common, the publisher didn't pick up the sequel. However, I left the ending of TUNNEL VISION a bit ambiguous on purpose, and I definitely had an ending I wanted for Jake and his family and friends. It was important to me to get that story out to the readers who enjoyed TUNNEL VISION. Since THE DARK AT THE END was already drafted, I did the rest of the work and released it myself!
  3. Tell us about that cover. It's so dark and ominous!
    I'm so proud of that cover. I designed it myself, with some help from my fabulous agent, Kate Schafer Testerman. When I saw that photo, I just knew that was IT. It was absolutely Jake, staring into what should be the light at the end of the tunnel and wondering how it still went wrong. And the font fit perfectly too.
  4. TUNNEL VISION is a twisty thriller, with lots of surprises. Are there any surprises in DARK?
    Of course! I can't resist twists. And surprise deaths (whoops). And surprise characters, who shake up everything you knew before….THE DARK AT THE END also has a little more romance, since Rachel is in it a lot more. Though she and Jake still don't have an easy time!
  5. What's your favorite part of the book?
    The ending! No question. That's the ending I had in mind since the very beginning, and I'm so, so glad I got to get it out there for readers. I hope you like it too!


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