Friday, September 28, 2012

Summer Fun & Giveaway with Gretchen McNeil

Technically, summer ended a few days ago, but, hey, the weather is still warm, so we've got one more installation of Summer Fun with Gretchen McNeil. Please leave a comment if you'd like a chance to win your own copy of Ten!
What's your favorite summer memory?
Hot summer days at the beach in Clearlake with my cousins. As an only child, it was fun to feel like I was a part of a large family!
Ice cream or popsicle? What's your favorite flavor? 
Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy.
What will you be reading this summer? 
I just finished DEMON EYES by Scott Tracey, then I'll be reading THE TURNING by Francine Prose and TOUCHED by Corrine Jackson!


And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives – three days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, both of which involve Kamiak High’s most eligible bachelor, T.J. Fletcher. But what starts out as a fun-filled weekend turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly, people are dying and the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


Gretchen McNeil is an opera singer, writer and clown.  Her YA horror POSSESS debuted with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins in 2011.  Her follow up TEN – YA horror/suspense about ten teens trapped on a remote island with a serial killer – will be released September 18, 2012, and her third novel 3:59, sci fi doppelganger horror is scheduled for Fall 2013.  Gretchen's new YA contemporary series Don't Get Mad (Revenge meets The Breakfast Club) begins Fall 2014 with GET EVEN, followed by the sequel GET DIRTY in 2015, also with Bazler + Bray.

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4's Code Monkeys and she sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk.  Gretchen blogs with The Enchanted Inkpot and is a founding member of the vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as "Monday."

 Please leave a comment if you'd like to win your own copy!
Contest ends on October 3, 2012.


  1. My son's an only child, too, and he also thinks a vacation at the lake with his cousins is the best part of his summer!

  2. I agree with your son Kelley. Maybe it's the lake? No definitely the cousins!!

  3. I super excited to read this book! I saw Gretchen Mcneil in NYC, but the book wasn't out then

    1. You're the winner, chosen by the random number generator! YAY!!!

  4. I sooooooooo want want want this book!!!

  5. I just read Posessed and I would LOVE to see what else she comes up with!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox