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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meet The Newbies- Featuring Elizabeth Briggs & FUTURE SHOCK & A Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting Elizabeth Briggs for the Meet The Newbies Event! I freaking LOVED FUTURE SHOCK! I have a Q&A to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below! 

Haven't heard of FUTURE SHOCK? Check it out!

Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Pages: 272
Publisher: AW Teen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life--or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life.

Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates.

Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself. 
Now on to the interview!

Hi Elizabeth! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I am so happy to be hosting you for A Perfection Called Books Meet The Newbies Event! I can’t wait to read FUTURE SHOCK and I can’t wait for my readers to either!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about FUTURE SHOCK and the characters?

FUTURE SHOCK is about five teens with special skills who are sent to the future for twenty-four hours, but discover something terrible is going to happen to them when they get back to the present. With the clock ticking down, they have to figure out how to change their fate - if they can.

Four of the teens, including the main character Elena, are in foster care. The final one, Adam, is a genius with his own secrets. Elena has an eidetic memory, meaning she never forgets anything, which is why she was chosen for the time travel experiment despite her dark past and her temper.

Is it a standalone? If not do you have a title for book 2 yet and if so what are you working on now?

FUTURE SHOCK is part of a series, but each book has its own time travel mystery, so they all stand alone (and there are NO cliffhanger endings!). I’m working on book 2 now! It’s called Future Threat and will be out Sept 1, 2016!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

No, although tiny details about different characters were taken from real life people. For example, Adam wears glasses and does origami, and so does my husband. A lot of the details about the foster kids were inspired by kids I mentored, many of whom were in foster care or living in other difficult situations.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

Elena was my favorite character to write because she doesn’t take crap from anyone! She’s very determined and resilient despite the struggles she’s faced in her past and throughout the book. Least favorite to write would be the scientists involved in the project…they’re shady!

What is your favorite passage/scene in FUTURE SHOCK?

Probably the scene in the rain when Elena and Adam open up to each other and finally kiss!

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I did a lot of research on the effects of foster care, on what it would be like to have an eidetic memory, and on what the near-future would be like in terms of technology. My favorite part was learning about self-driving cars and how they are already legal in some places!

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I’m reading THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US by Emily Skrutskie – it’s so good!

Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?

Tarver from These Broken Stars

What inspired you to write YA?

I love reading YA, so it seemed natural for me to write it – plus my voice and ideas just seem to be a good fit for it.

Lightening Round Questions

If you were to be sorted by the Sorting Hat, which Hogwarts House would you be sorted into?


Twitter or Facebook?


Favorite Superhero?

Jessica Jones

Favorite TV show?

Jessica Jones ;)

Sweet or Salty?


Any Phobias?


Song you can’t get enough of right now?

“Thousand Eyes” by Of Monsters And Men

Upcoming Movie you’re most looking forward to?

The Ghostbusters reboot!

Thanks so much Elizabeth for answering my questions!

Check out the book playlist!

About Elizabeth:
Author Most Likely To Cosplay At A Comic Book Convention

Nickname: Lizzilla
First Day of School: April 1, 2016
Homeroom: Albert Whitman & co
Grade: Sci-Fi
Extracurricular Activities: Fangirling, dog rescue, guitar, video games, mentoring teens
Favorite Class: Advanced Lightsaber Training
Favorite Quote/Motto: "I'll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color."

Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online at:www.elizabethbriggs.net

Giveaway Details:

1 Pre-Order or Finished Copy of Any Debut Novel Featured on Meet the Newbies, International (as long as The Book Depository ships to your country)
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Tour Schedule:

  1. Rachel - Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw  - f
  2. Danielle - Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
  3. Shannon - Crossing The Line by Meghan Rogers
  4. Alyssa - These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
  5. Rachel - A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  6. Nori - Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey
  7. Sarah - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  8. Jess - The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M Parker - f
  9. Rachel - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  10. Eileen - My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
  11. Jessica - Beyond The Red by Ava Jae
  12. Crystal - A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  13. Rachel - The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter  
  14. Jaime - Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
  15. Nori - Emerge by Tobie Easton - f
  16. Crystal - Stone Field by Christy Lenzi
  17. Shannon - The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
  18. Alyssa - Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan  
  19. Rachel - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
  20. Shannon - After the Woods by Kim Savage
  21. Jaime - Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse
  22. Lisa - Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods - f
  23. Rachel - The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  24. Alyssa - Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
  25. Eileen - Dreamology by Lucy Keating
  26. Aentee - Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor
  27. Nori - Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
  28. Crystal - Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor
  29. Jess - This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - f
  30. Lisa - Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider

  1. Jaime - The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
  2. Rachel - The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
  3. Liran - The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry --
  4. Nori - Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers
  5. Shannon - Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
  6. Rachel - Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie - f
  7. Jessica - Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  8. Lisa - The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
  9. Shannon - The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
  10. Rachel - The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
  11. Kristen - Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  12. Danielle - Jerkbait by Mia Siegert
  13. Brittany - Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims - f
  14. Rachel - The Reader by Traci Chee
  15. Lisa - 26 Kisses by Anna Michels
  16. Rachel - Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
  17. Alise - Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
  18. Rachel - The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  19. Lisa - The Way I Used To Be  by Amber Smith
  20. Rachel - Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake - f
  21. Liran - Firsts by Laurie E. Flynn
  22. Rachel - Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
  23. Danielle - Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
  24. Jaime - Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  25. Kristen - The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  26. Rachel - The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele
  27. Eileen - Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace - f
  28. Rachel - Of Blood and Shadow by Kerri Maniscalco
  29. Aentee - Revenge and the Wild  by Michelle Modesto
  30. Rachel - Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  31. Liran - All The Feels by Danika Stone

  1. Shannon - How It Ends by Catherine Lo
  2. Andye - Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost send info
  3. Empty f
  4. Alise - The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
  5. Sarah - Signs of You by Emily France
  6. Brittany - The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani
  7. Rachel - How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather
  8. Sarah - SLIP by Kara Bietz
  9. Danielle - Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  10. Andye - Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley - f
  11. Rachel - Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  12. Alyssa - Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  13. Jaime - Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  14. Alise - Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche
  15. Rachel - Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
  16. Nori - Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Penaflor send info
  17. Rachel - Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally - f
  18. Kristen - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  19. Shannon - Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
  20. Danielle - Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
  21. Rachel - The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill
  22. Andye - Bound By Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
  23. Rachel - Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill
  24. Shannon - Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee - f
  25. Danielle - Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  26. Jess - The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
  27. Rachel - Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
  28. Empty
  29. Nori - A Song to Take the World Part by Zan Romanoff
  30. Alise - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess


  1. I have this one at home to read. I love when there are playlists with the books. It adds something extra to the mood of the story.

  2. I love strong female POV characters. This book is on my must read list!

  3. I've heard of this book. It looks really good and I like the cover.

  4. Sounds great. Thanks for the post!

  5. Great interview! Loved the lightning round questions! I've heard about this book and now I'm looking forward to that kissing scene!


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