blo Teens Read and Write: Elana Johnson - SURRENDER: A Game of Survivor + Giveaway!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Elana Johnson - SURRENDER: A Game of Survivor + Giveaway!

SURRENDER (Possession 2)
Elana Johnson
June 2012
Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…
Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque....
Reality TV lovers rejoice! The ever-awesome Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION and its sequel, SURRENDER (June 5), is stopping by today on her tour to offer up a bit of Literary Survivor. Enjoy!


by Elana Johnson

Okay, so today we’re going to be playing a little SURRENDER Survivor. I watch a lot of reality TV, and it’s always hard to be the first one voted off the island.

Today, I’m going to highlight three of the lesser known—or lesser liked—characters in POSSESSION/SURRENDER, and I want you to vote for the one you think would prevail in a survival battle to the death. (Okay, maybe not the death, but you know what I mean.)

Thane Myers: This is the Director father of Violet Schoenfeld. We see him in even more depth in SURRENDER as the Assistant Director of Freedom, and the Director of Technology for the city.

He’s sort of a mystery for Gunner, as Thane wears a thick gold ring—and jewelry is against protocol.

But Thane has shown that he’ll do what it takes to satisfy the higher-ups in the Association. He did brainwash his daughter and force her to Freedom…

Indiarina Blightingdale: Indy is the leader of the Resistance after Jag leaves the Badlands, before POSSESSION even opens. She’s served as his second for a while, and when he goes missing, she steps up. We get to read more about her in REGRET, and surprise, surprise, readers first meet her in POSSESSION (can you find her?)—and everyone will get to see her again in SURRENDER.

She doesn’t have any talents, but she has a fierce will and more than a few tricks up her sleeve, so don’t count her out just yet… She is the leader of the Union-wide Resistance after all.

Starr Messenger: Starr is one of the most talented mind powers in the Association—but she doesn’t want to brainwash others. She’s Indy’s contact inside Freedom, and you’ll get to meet her in REGRET and really get the low-down on Starr in SURRENDER. She’s matched to Gunner, and he describes her like this:
Starr hung with the tech-science geeks, even though she clearly possessed some high-class mind control. Her goal was a job in the Evolutionary Rise, and I had no doubt she’d run the place one day. No one has eyes as sharp as Starr. She’d spotted my near-obsessive crush on Raine after a single genetics class period. She sent me an e-comm, commenting that I might want to “take the staring down a notch.”
Starr held natural beauty in the bones of her face, and her hair fell in waves as dark as the night. Her eyes blazed with power, almost violet instead of blue.

Your call, but Starr probably already knows what you’re going to do. Just sayin’.

So based on this limited information—and what you’ve read in POSSESSION and REGRET (you have read POSSESSION and REGRET, right?)—who do you think would be first voted off the SURRENDER Survivor? Thane, Indy, or Starr? Who do you think would win it all? 


Leave it to the incredibly clever Elana to come up with a Reality TV tie in. The choices are tough! Can't wait to see who you pick! Thanks Elana for allowing us to be part of this fantastic tour! 
And she's offering a fabulous giveaway! Check below for all the details. 

Visit Elana: Website Blog Twitter Facebook


So this week, as part of the pre-release tour of awesome, you have the chance to win an ARC of SURRENDER before it releases on June 5. And not just one chance. SEVEN CHANCES.

That’s right! There are SEVEN (7!) ARCs available to win this week. Here’s what you can do to win one.

  1. Comment on each of the pre-release blog posts this week. (1 entry for each comment)
  2. Purchase the POSSESSION paperback (10 entries – no purchase necessary to enter)
  3. Purchase REGRET (5 entries – no purchase necessary to enter)
  4. Put the SURRENDER blog tour badge on your blog (3 entries) - code is below

Please fill out the Rafflecopter entry widget (below) with what you’ve done. This contest ends at midnight on Friday, May 11, is open in the US and Canada, and winners will be notified over the weekend. Good luck!

Click here for full details and schedule.

Pre-release blog tour badge
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Vivien said...

I'll go with Thane. I think the island wouldn't be too trusting of him and would think him a threat. Better to get rid of the threat than let him stick around.

Na said...

I like Indy and I think a fierce will can be just as good as a talent.

Blodeuedd said...

I'd say Thane cos he might be too much of a competition

Kimberleigh said...

My money's on Indy! The tough chicks shall always prevail! lol

Veray said...

I hope Starr gets to have her way. She has the power to bring the bad guys down.

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I'll go with Thane.

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