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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Dualed by Elsie Chapman - Guest Post and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Dualed blog tour, hosted by Sarah at The Book Life! Dualed is an exciting, fast-paced dystopian and the debut novel for author Elsie Chapman. We're so excited to be promoting Elsie and her book and we are so grateful to you for stopping by to join in on the fun! If you've already read and loved Dualed, feel free to help us spread the love. If you haven't read it yet, then we hope we can get you excited for it!

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Was music a part of your writing process? Do you have DUALED playlist that you can share?

I listened to music constantly while I was writing DUALED, actually, and still do now! Except I tend to listen to the same songs over and over again while writing or editing, simply because I need my music to become white noise. I do this with movies, too, where I’ll watch the same one multiple times a day and just tune it out while I work. It drives my family nuts, to tell you the truth.
It’s been so long since I wrote DUALED that I can’t remember all the songs, and I never did remember to write up a list. But I listened to a lot of Snow Patrol, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, The Killers, and Arcade Fire.
Some great songs from Elsie’s DUALED bands:
Snow Patrol – “Set Fire to the Third Bar” (feat. Martha Wainwright)
Arcade Fire – “Rebellion (Lies)”
Coldplay – “The Scientist”
Kings of Leon – “Crawl”
Have you read DUALED yet? What are some songs you thought of while reading??

------------------------------------------------ABOUT THE AUTHOR-------------------------------------------

Elsie grew up in Prince George, BC, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature. She currently lives in Vancouver with her husband and two kids, where she writes to either movies on a loop or music turned up way too loud (and sometimes both at the same time).

She's repped by The Chudney Agency, and her debut novel, DUALED, published by Random House is out NOW! The sequel, DIVIDED, will be published February, 2014.

Find Elsie on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

She's also a contributing member of Friday the Thirteeners and The Lucky 13s group author blogs.


2/25/13 Sarah @ The Book Life – Tour kick-off and Interview w/ Elsie

2/26/13 Jenna @ Making the Grade - Guest Post

2/27/13 Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves - Review

2/28/13 Anna @ Literary Exploration - Guest Post

3/1/13 Inky @ Book Haven Extraordinaire - Review

3/2/13 Joli @ Actin’ Up with Books - Guest Post

3/4/13 Sara @ Forever 17 Books - Review

3/5/13 Tara @ Hobbitsies - Guest Post

3/6/13 Lilian @ A Novel Toybox - Guest Post

3/7/13 Kayla @ Bibliophilia, Please - Review

3/8/13 Emily @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf - Review

3/9/13 Michelle @ Passionate Bookworm - Review
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  1. I'm really exited to read Mila 2.0.

  2. I love Snow Patrol! Elsie is like the only one who's ever heard of them aside from me!

    I am super excited for Dualed! And I'm excited for Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum! Robots? How can I not be excited?

  3. Oh God, "The Scientist" makes my eyes produce rivers. Great song choices, now I have to open Spotify and listen to them :D

  4. I'm looking forward to Nantucket Blue. It just looks really cute.

  5. I'm looking forward to The Rules for Disappearing, and Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea!

    "Set Fire to the Third Bar" is BEAUTIFUL! But then again, I love most of Snow Patrol's songs. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  6. This looks like an interesting premise. I am also excited for Mila 2.0, Level 2, gosh there are soooo many.

  7. I'm most excited for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea!!!! Looks so good!

    YA Sisterhood

  8. I cannot think of any at the moment! I feel like last year was the year of the debut and this year is the year of the Sophomore novel/trilogy ending. I'm sure there are plenty I'm excited for which will come to mind as soon as I post this comment.

    Anyway, DUALED looks awesome. I saw the girls talk about it on Tea Time a few Wednesdays ago.


  9. Frost Burned and Lover at Last!


  10. That is honestly one of the toughest questions to answer. Right up there with favorite book ever questions. I am very much looking forward to a ton of books. One is Pivot Point, Another would be Boundless. One at the top of my list is Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Well I was looking forward to and totally loved reading Splintered by AG Howard in 2013 . . Other 2013 releases I would love a copy of are Dualed of course but also looking at The Archived by Victoria Schwab,Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson,and a lovely author friend Patti Roberts has a new book called The Witchwood Estate which I am looking forward to read.

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