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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog Tour ELUSION by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam and a Giveaway!

I am so excited to take part in the ELUSION Blog Tour! I loved this book and can't wait for you all to read it! Check out my guest post below and make sure to enter to win a awesome prize pack!

Haven't heard of ELUSION? Check it out!

Author: Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 400
Pub. Date: March 18, 2014
Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions.

So I asked the ladies.......If you had Elusion what worlds would you visit?

ELUSION is a novel set in the near future where a new device called ELUSION has just been released. By simply downloading an app and slipping on the visor, wristband and earbuds, people can select from a list of “escapes” and transport themselves into a perfect virtual reality.

So which one of these escapes would we go to if we had the choice? Every. Single. One. Seriously, we’d both be E-fiends (as we refer to the Elusion addicts), no doubt about it.

But our favorite escapes would have to be some of the ones we wrote about, like the Thai Beach escape. If we were looking for some R & R, that’s where we’d want to be. Purple sun, tie-dyed, sparkling sand, pink clouds, blue-feathered palm trees and a refreshing silver sea…in fact, let’s go now!

But, if we were looking for fun for the whole family, we’d pick the Universe escape. Those in the family who like to take it easy can float through space while admiring the blazing, bigger than life planets. Those of us who prefer a more active vacation can zoom around the stars on a flaming comet.

If we’re looking to go somewhere WITHOUT the family, maybe go somewhere with that someone special, then the obvious choice would be the crystal cave in the Mt. Arvon escape.  It’s like being in a sparkling glass palace. And with the soft red moonlight turning the whole place into a pastel colored rainbow…sigh. No wonder our hero and heroine like it there so much. J

For a peek into the world of Elusion, please check out our book trailer 

About Claudia and Cheryl:
Claudia Gabel was born in Roanoke, VA, raised in Binghamton, NY, and moved to Manhattan after studying abroad in London during her senior year in college. She received her Masters of Arts degree in English and American Literature from Hofstra University, and planned to pursue her doctorate, until a side-job as an editorial assistant at a large book publisher permanently redirected her career course. Claudia worked as an editor in the adult divisions of several major publishing houses, then made the move to children's books, where she hoped to inspire, educate, and entertain young readers. Along the way, she began writing novels of her own. Her first series, IN OR OUT, was based on her experiences as a freshman in high school. She wrote her mash-up novel, ROMEO & JULIET & VAMPIRES, for readers who were looking to indulge in a fun twist on William Shakespeare. And her latest novel, ELUSION, co-written with fellow author Cheryl Klam, is a glimpse into the near-future, where a girl discovers that a popular alternate reality app is not exactly what it seems. Claudia lives in New York City with her husband Ben.

To contact Claudia, try:  
Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  | Tumblr   

Cheryl Klam is the author (along with Claudia Gabel) of the young adult futuristic thriller, ELUSION. She is also the bestselling author of several other novels for adults and teens, including THE PRETTY ONE, which was nominated for an Isinglass Teen Read Award. Her work has been published in more than a dozen different languages. She grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. When she was a teenager she starred in Sam Raimi's first short horror movie, later appearing as a "fake shemp" in Raimi's cult classic: THE EVIL DEAD.

To contact Cheryl, try:  
Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  

Giveaway Details:
5 Prize Packs of a hardcover copy of the book along with an "Equip" (wristband, earbuds and Visor/sunglasses.) US ONLY

1 finished copy of ELUSION. US Only
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Tour Schedule

Week One:
3/10/2014- The Irish Banana ReviewReview
3/11/2014- FiktshunGuest Post
3/12/2014- Jenna Does BooksReview
3/13/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
3/14/2014- Fire and Ice- Interview

Week Two:
3/17/2014- Supernatural SnarkReview
3/18/2014- BookishReview
3/19/2014- The Book CellarGuest Post
3/20/2014- Parajunkee's ViewInterview
3/21/2014- Fangirlish - Interview



  1. The universe escape does sound cool. I wish Patrick was the hero though!

  2. Gosh, I'm dying to read this novel! The cover is amazing and these worlds inside the novel sound intriguing!

  3. I've been dying to get my hands on this book for a long time now the cover is just gorgeous! thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. I can't wait to read this one!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. This sounds so good! It'd be nice to be able to get away sometimes without having to actually physically go somewhere. Which makes me sound really lazy lol

  6. this looks and sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Been seeing a lot of this book this week and the cover just pulls me every time!


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