Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Run To You Series by Clara Kensie

Welcome to the Official BLOG TOUR for the Run To You Series by Clara Kensie!

 Run To You is a serial published by Harlequin Teen, and will be released in three episodes.  Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Each episode is novella-length, and the three parts together make up one full-length book of 86,000 words, or 350 pages.

Clara Kensie - RUN TO YOU Excerpt: At the Park

Please enjoy this excerpt from RUN TO YOU. Sixteen-year-old Tessa and her psychically gifted family are on the run from a killer hired by the government, and they flee from town to town, hiding behind aliases to stay alive. In this scene, Tessa and her psychokinetic sister are at the park, and they spot the boy Jillian wants to set Tessa up with.

Doubt, mixed with the tiniest bit of hope, pumped through my veins as Jillian and I headed home. We cut across the park, where squealing preschoolers raced down the slide at the playground. Parents rooted for their Little Leaguers on the baseball field to the left, and on the soccer field to the right, a group of little kids surrounded a tall, broad-shouldered boy in a light yellow T-shirt.

Tristan Walker.

He juggled a soccer ball from his feet to knees to ankles, up to his head and back again, to the delight of the kids watching him.

“Hey Tristan!” Across the park, a bushy-eyebrowed boy whistled and waved a tennis racquet in the air. With a powerful kick, Tristan sent the ball soaring over the kids’ heads and into the soccer net across the field. He gave each of the kids a high five, then picked up a racquet from the grass and headed to the tennis court.

“How was lunch today?” Jillian said, blinking innocently at me.

“Horrible. Please stop trying to set me up.”

“But you like him, right?” A little red leaf blew in front of me, making a heart shape in the air.

I swatted it away with the back of my hand. “Stop that. We’re in public. And no, I don’t like him. Not like that.”

“He doesn’t have to be your boyfriend. He can just be a friend.” The leaf made a series of wide swoops before skidding onto the grass. “It would make Mom happy too. She’s just sick that you won’t make friends.”

I picked the leaf up and held it by the stem. Crimson on one side, brown on the other. I twirled it between my fingertips until it became a colorless blur. “They can’t be real friends when we can’t even tell them our real names.”

Then I crushed the leaf into tiny little pieces and let them flutter to the ground.

Published by Harlequin TEEN
© Clara Kensie 2014


Part One: First Sight
(available February 1, 2014)

Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…


*My Thoughts*
As the synopsis states, Sarah (Tessa) and her family is on the run. Each place they moved to starts new lies they have to tell with new names. One truth is that Sarah's family is gifted. Sarah works hard to stay invisible until she meets Tristan...and it all changes. It seems that there is more to this family than what is revealed in this first part of the Run To You serial! I was completely on edge with each turn of the page. At the end, I found myself holding my breath! Well, on to Part 2: Second Glance.


Part Two: Second Glance
(Available February 8, 2014)

Part Two in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Tessa Carson has unlocked her heart and her secrets to Tristan Walker—but Tristan has secrets of his own, and his might just mean the end of Tessa’s family. Unaware, Tessa embraces falling in love and being herself for the first time since she was attacked when she was only eight years old. But secrets can’t be run from forever, and sometimes love is too good to be true…


*My Thoughts*
Tessa is finally getting that normal teenage life that she has been deprived,of since her family has been on the run, until she met Tristan. However, Tristan hasn't been totally honest with Tessa either. Tessa soon learns that there are more secrets behind the "truths" that she knows. What a thriller! I have caught myself catching my breath with each turn of the page! Talk about revelations! Who can Tessa trust!?! What is the truth!?! 


Part Three: Third Charm
(Available February 15, 2014)

Part Three in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
Betrayed, heartbroken, and determined to save her family, Tessa Carson refuses to give in to Tristan Walker’s pleas for forgiveness. But her own awakening psychic gift won’t let her rest until she uncovers the truth about her family and her past. And Tristan is the only one who can help her sift through the secrets to find the truth hidden in all the lies…


*My Thoughts*
Whoa! What a reveal! Tessa definitely struggles to sift through everything she knows to be true and what they are telling her. All the while, Tristan struggles to gain Tessa's trust back. Through all the secrets and lies, Tessa finds that she's not as "neutral" as she was made out to be. Oh my gosh! What a romantic thriller! I was gasping as the "truths" were being revealed to Tessa! I just couldn't stop reading until I got to the end! Now, I am definitely excited for Part Four, Five & Six...coming this June 2014! Can't wait!


**About the Author**
Clara Kensie has always been fascinated by the dark side. As a teen, she read the darkest books she could find—everything by Stephen King, John Saul, and V.C. Andrews—and she watched horror movies alone at night, just for the thrill (this is the part where Clara’s parents would remind her that she was so scared after watching Poltergeist that she slept on their bedroom floor for two weeks). The complexities of family, friendship, and love have always intrigued Clara. Wanting to study human nature, in college she triple-majored in psychology, sociology, and social services, then threw in a criminal justice minor for good measure. She interned at a group home for troubled teen girls. She visited prisons. 

Today Clara lives outside Chicago with her husband, their two kids, and their trouble-making cat, appropriately named The King of Chaos. She’s poured her obsession with the dark side into writing fiction—twisty mysteries and chilling thrillers for young adults, to be precise. Her books also explore dysfunctional families and teens who ultimately find strength within themselves, and they always have a breathtaking love story too. When Clara’s not torturing her characters, she’s on Twitter and Tumblr, reading YA lit, or looking for her keys.

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***The Giveaway***
3 winners will receive a package of Harlequin TEEN books which includes:
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (print)
Indio Awakening by Jordan Dane (print)
a Soul Screamers volume by Rachel Vincent (print)
All three parts of Run To You Book One (ebooks)
Part One: First Sight
Part Two: Second Glance
Part Three: Third Charm

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 18 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today, Jasmine, and also for the lovely review!

    I hope everyone enjoys the excerpt, and best of luck for the giveaway!

  2. It was my pleasure Clara! I totally enjoyed reading the first 3 parts of Run To You! I look forward to reading the next 3 parts! Is it June yet!

  3. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! Run To You series has always been on my list to read!