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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blog Tour_ RIDERS by Veronica Rossi Meet Gideon (WAR) and A Giveaway!


I am so excited to be hosting a spot on blog tour for RIDERS by Veronica Rossi! Veronica is a dear friend and I love that I can help her celebrate her newest book!!! I have an intro to Gideon/War to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a finished copy of the book! 


Haven't heard of RIDERS? Check it out!

Title: RIDERS
Author: Veronica Rossi
Pub. Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Amazon | Barnes& Noble | iBooks | Goodreads

Order a signed copy of RIDERS from Rakestraw Books where Veronica will be having her launch party, Friday March 11th at 7 pm. Also if you're local stop by the launch party! We'll be there!
For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen--Conquest, Famine, and Death--are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now--bound, bloodied, and drugged--Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for--not to mention all of humankind--he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?


Now meet Gidoen!





Meet Gideon Blake, aka War, of RIDERS

One of the things that drew me to write RIDERS was the opportunity to work with the four horsemen – Conquest, War, Famine, Death – as metaphors.

Though they all occupy a special place in my heart, War, aka Gideon Blake, took the cake – which is why the story is told from his point of view. Gideon’s voice was probably the reason I wrote RIDERS. He had such a distinctive, dry wit. I couldn’t resist it.

To give you a brief description: he’s an eighteen-year-old recent high school graduate from California who has enlisted in the Army, following in the steps of his father, who is deceased.

Now, when you first meet Gideon, it’s possible he’ll come across a little brash. Gideon has opinions and he’s not afraid to state them. He’s also not always right (but who is?) But, as you spend a little time with him, I think you’ll discover a guy with a ton of heart. A guy who loves his family, his country, and his friends with every fiber in his being. Who’s been through some pretty tough things in life, but who is absolutely a survivor. And who has a unique and comical view at the world.

I won’t say much more since Gideon is the star of RIDERS and getting to know him is part of the fun. I’m very excited for you to meet him. I hope you end up loving him as much as I do!



About Veronica:

VERONICA ROSSI is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.
Her work is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.






Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a finished copy of RIDERS, US/Canada Only.




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Check out the complete tour schedule!


Monday: Marcus/ Death

Tuesday: Jode/ Conquest

Wednesday: Sebastian / Famine

Thursday: Gideon / War
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Friday: Daryn, the Seeker

11 comments:

  1. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BOOK!!!

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  2. The premise is really cool. Would love to read Riders. Thanks for the chance!

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  3. I feel that this book really showcased Veronica's range as an author--she's so incredibly talented. RIDERS was so different than her other series; I was surprised! War is such a unique character, and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  4. The cover immediately caught my attention--a fire horse!! I love the way the author talks about her characters--like they are real people--so I know they are well-rounded and will not let me down by being stereotypes. This is a must-read for me!

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  5. Congrats on the release! I am so stoked to read this! =D

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  6. I'm so excited to read this book! It looks so amazing!

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  7. Can't wait to read it!!! The cover is beautiful!

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  8. This cover and synopsis are so epic I can't wait to read it!!!

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  9. Love how different this story is. I can't wait for the chance to read this!

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  10. This book sounds great and the cover is awesome!

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