11.27.2012

The Farm: Escape Is Only The Beginning Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Welcome to The Farm blog tour, where escape is only the beginning...and for some, it's the end. 
*cue evil music*

As you can see in my review of The Farm, this book totally took me by surprise. It's a book I really enjoyed reading, and one that I didn't want to end. Which is why I am so excited to bring you a part of an exclusive interview with Emily McKay, the author of The Farm. In it, we asked her to name her top 5 favorite quotes from The Farm. Here are her answers:
1. “Some days, you just want to let the bad guys win. My mom, the pro bono lawyer, used to say that to me sometimes, back in the Before. That’s how you know you’re doing the right thing—it’s so hard you want to give up. I really hoped she was right, because today was one of those days. Of course, my mom lived in a world where the monsters were greed, ambition, and questionable ethics. That all ended when the Ticks swarmed across the Southwest, eating every human in their path. My sister Mel and I live in a whole different world and the monsters here are less . . . metaphorical.” ~ Lily
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2. “If we were in a life- or-death situation and saving Mel meant tossing Joe or McKenna to the Ticks, I’d do it. Probably without thinking twice. What kind of monster had I become?” ~Lily
3. “Carter hated like hell that he’d tranqed her for her own good. Yes, it was true, but it didn’t sit well with him. It reminded him all too much of the times his father had meted out harsh punish- ments for his own good.“ ~ Carter
4. “The Greens I harvest from Farms are all marinated in fear. Their blood is bitter. Un- pleasant. However, the hormonal condition humans call love is quite delightful on the palate.” ~ Sebastian
5. “I worry about Lily, sluggish as she is. Will she see Carter’s truths? Will he tell her? God knows she won’t hear them. She’s moving too fast to hear anyone’s music but her own. She’s so set, but I know he could make her settled. I tried to sync their noise into music, but they both pushed back. Too obdurate to be obliging. Silly Lily. How can she resist someone who brings gum and sounds like math?” ~ Mel

See more of the interview with Emily McKay tomorrow, over at Read Now Sleep Later, where you'll find the next stop in the blog tour! 

About Emily McKay
Emily McKay loves to read, shop, and geek out about movies. When she’s not writing, she reads on-line gossip and bakes luscious deserts. She pretends that her weekly yoga practice balances out both of those things. She lives in central Texas with her family and her crazy pets. Though she’s never been much of a joiner, she somehow still managed to join multiple group blogs. (A pathological need to be part of any group of that wants her? Best not to analyze this too deeply.) So you can visit her at the Jaunty Quills, Harlequin Desire Authors, or Peanut butter on the Keyboard. She also co-write young adult rom-coms as Ivy Adams.

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Enter below for the chance to win a sweet prize pack, courtesy of Penguin! 

The prize pack includes:
A copy of The Farm
A vampire apocalypse survival kit

Open to residents of the US only. Must be 13 or older to enter.

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Want another chance to win a prize pack? Head on over to Read Now Sleep Later tomorrow, for the next stop in the tour! 

38 comments:

  1. Hi Penelope,

    Thanks for having me here today! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

    Btw, I noticed you're from Utah. A good part of the second book takes place there. Maybe I can pick your brain. :-)

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    1. Thank YOU for writing such an awesome book! :) And you can definitely pick my brain. Utah is the best. I completely forgot to mention in my review, how cool it was that (SPOILERS!) a certain group in the book settled in Utah. I'm so excited to see what happens there!

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  2. If the vampire Apocalypse comes I would need lots of flame throwers and bow and arrows. Get together big groups and store up supplies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Good idea, Jennifer! Definitely want you on our side of the rebellion! :-)

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    2. I'm joining your team! I'm a fan of flame throwers. And shooting things Katniss style. ;)

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  3. I would stock up on whatever would actually work to deter or kill them, stakes, garlic, etc. Learning to fight should probably be put on the to do list, too.

    I was able to read an ARC of this book a few months ago and I agree with you; this one caught me by surprise and I really liked it. So much so that I can see my buying a finished copy, even though I've read it already.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I'm so glad you liked the book!
      And, yes, learning how to kill them is huge!

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    2. So glad you liked it too, Cheryl! I can see myself buying a finished copy of it as well, if I don't get it for Christmas. It's on my wish list.

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  4. Hi, Emily! Love the quote from Sebastian!

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    1. Thanks, Jane! My friend Tracy Deebs helped me pick out the quotes and suggested the one from Sebastian. She was totally right!

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    2. It is a good quote. I especially like the 'marinated in fear' part.

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  5. Stockpile food and weapons. But honestly I would probably just end up dead, or turned!

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    1. Stehpanie,
      My friends and I debate this all the time... they all say it's better to be taken out in the first wave. I'm all for fighting. :-)

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    2. I hear you! Sadly, I would probably be the first to die. *sigh* Although I would definitely be fighting for life!

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  6. I'd probably run and find some group to band together.... That's just too of mind though and also why I did not write this book. ;)

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    1. Lol, Erin.
      But, yes, friends always help, right?

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  7. I think in a vampire apocalypse ..we are all...screwed...lol

    sandy(at)thereadingcafe(dot)com

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    1. Lol, Sandy!
      You know, that line of thinking is pretty much what got me started on the book.

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  8. Scary thought. Reinforce my house as much as possible and stockpile. Geez, would that even work?

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    1. Elie, see this is what has me pausing every time I wander past those huge bags of rice at the grocery store. I always think, "maybe I should pick up a couple ... just in case."

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  9. A vampire apocalypse? I've never considered this happening before. I guess my best bet would be to either attempt to make my own underground catacombs or find some that already exist and live down there? I don't know. Haha. :P

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    1. You know, Julia, this is one of the reasons I have the book start in Texas. No one here has storm cellars or basements or anything. We have no where to hide ...

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  10. I probably wouldn't make it. I'd be okay if they turned me though.

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  11. move underground and stock up on lots of garlic and wooden stakes! thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Definitely get plenty of food and water. Then shelter and weapons. Make sure I have sturdy shoes.

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  13. Grab my closest friends and relatives (esp. those with guns), stockpile food and plenty of fire-starting material, and find somewhere easily defendable.

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  14. I'd hide? lol Love the title of this book! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  15. I'd find as much food and water as I can and then haul ass to maybe a cave or underground. Oh, and I would find my family and them with me.

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  16. Firs thing I'd do is take down my wooden fence and get as many pieces of it as possible. Then I'd be packing up food and supplies and taking the family and pets up to the woods as deep as we can go. Basically, I'm getting the h*ll out of dodge lol.

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  17. Hoard supplies and try to barricade myself in somewhere for as long as possible. I kind of doubt I'd last long though :(

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  18. There's no way to charm and disarm the vampires is there? *g* Well, it probably wouldn't work in my case anyways. I have excellent running shoes, a hiking backpack, an earthquake kit full of food, maybe a couple of handheld weapons ( I'd just shoot my foot with a bow & arrow).. and I'd get the hell outta dodge.

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  20. I would first call my closest friends and relatives to gather, and aim to get on whichever airplane and fled to the next country for assistance.

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  21. If the whole sunlight thing is true, I'd move to the sunniest place I could find and arm myself to the teeth!

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  22. I'd probably protect myself with every possible cliche! I'd hold a stake in my head, garlic in the other, spend as much time possible in blazing sunlight.... Haha.

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  23. I'd probably just hide until I could figure out what in the world to do LOL.

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  24. Sometimes I really regret the fact that I live international. I'm dying to read this book. It sounds so good and I love the creepy cover. The quotes only make me more anxious to get a copy as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  25. Find somewhere to hide

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