Monday, February 4, 2013

Breaking Point Blog Tour: Ten Favorite Things & Giveaway!


~Welcome to the next stop in the Breaking Point Blog Tour!~
I hope you've enjoyed all of the great content among the blogs.

Today I have Kristen Simmons "Top Ten Favorite Things".

Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband Jason and their precious greyhound Rudy in Tampa, Florida
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Article 5 Synopsis: 

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Breaking Point Synopsis: 
The second installment in Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series.

After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.
Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….
Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.
Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.
With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

Top 10 Favorite Things with Kristen Simmons 

Favorite Author (dead or alive): I LOVE Patrick Ness. I think he’s so amazingly talented and such a great storyteller. The Chaos Walking books are some of my favorites.
Favorite Chocolates while writing: Oh boy. Um, any chocolate will do. I’m currently on a Tolberone kick.
Favorite books that inspired you to write: When I was little, Madeline L’Engle’s books (A Wrinkle in Time) really inspired me to write. She opened the door to worlds where anything could happen. I loved her books.
Favorite songs to listen to while writing: Well, I’ve got an infant at home, so currently I listen to such timeless hits as Little Bunny Foo Foo and Rockabye Baby while writing. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is my favorite though.
Favorite destination to live: I loved Louisville, Kentucky. You wouldn’t know this if you haven’t been there, but they have the best restaurants. Also some of the friendliest people (although Tampa’s pretty friendly too!)
Musicians/bands/groups: JJ Grey and Mofro. And on a somewhat unrelated note, I have a huge fangirl crush on Adam Lambert. 
Favorite movies of all time: For laughs: Tommy Boy. For romance: The Man from Snowy River. For a cryfest: The Notebook or What Dreams May Come. For any other time: Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (aka, best movie ever).
Favorite TV program/series: I love Modern Family, but it’s probably tied for first with The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy. Homeland is pretty amazing too. As you can tell, it’s hard for me to pick favorites. I like lots of stuff. J
Favorite movie moments: When everybody sings “It Feels Like Christmas” in the Muppets Christmas Carol. Also when they sing “Grease Lightning” in Grease – both times I’m compelled to stop whatever I’m doing and dance. When Bruce Willis sends Ben Affleck back to the space shuttle in Armageddon (So. Sad.). When Robin Hood (Kevin Costner) tells Maid Marian “I’d die for you” in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.
Favorite actors/actresses: Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy! He’s so dreamy. And Claire Danes is so good in Homeland. She’s such a great actress!
Favorite gadgets: I never thought I’d love my iPhone so much, but I really do. I love to talk text and ask Siri questions!
Favorite dream destinations: I want to see the castles in Europe. We almost did that for my honeymoon but got stuck in London (because there was literally SO MUCH to see). Next time we go, I want to see the castles! 

Now its time for the giveaway!! 
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  1. Thank you for being part of the tour!!!

    1. Your welcome! Thanks for the opportunity to participate! I can't wait to read this book now! lol

  2. Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour! I appreciate you. Hope you enjoy the book. :)

    1. You are quite welcome! I am really enjoying Article 5 right now, though I really wish I had it in print! I'm not sure I like audio books that much. I also can't wait to get Breaking Point as well!

  3. Great post Rose! I love the favorite things posts they are always fun

  4. Thank you for being a part of the tour & Thank you for the giveaway!