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Monday, 8 June 2015

☀ Choose Your Own Death - Marianna Shek

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Choose Your Own Death (, Rock On Kitty) a middle grade adventure by author Marianna Shek.

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below, we also have a couple of reviews and  Q&A with Marianna!

Marianna Shek will be awarding one "Choose Your Own Death" book mark and four postcards by the illustrator Tara Brown (can be sent internationally) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and one "Choose Your Own Death" book mark and four postcards by the illustrator Tara Brown (can be sent internationally) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts, also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Review | Author Q&A | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Goultown. The sort of place where kids could walk down the street in the middle of the night. Or accept sweets from strangers because strangers were just friends you hadn’t met yet. A place where grown-ups got tattoos of smiley faces and if kids graffitied, they were sure to do smiley faces too.

That was before the murders began. After Sally Ellerson drowns at the chocolate factory, you know there’s something weird going on. It’s time to take charge.

Choose Your Own Death is a path-picking adventure where every wrong turn unleashes an eldritch evil. If you don’t solve the mystery soon, the next death could be yours.

Teaser: Excerpt

Jessica draws back with a look of hurt in her eyes. You feel bad but instead of apologising, you slide open the drawer. Something leaps onto your face. Your cheeks are burning. You reach up and touch something smooth and hard as a nut.

One look at Jessica’s horrified expression and you start screaming, ‘Get it off! Get it off!’

You pinch at the nut-shaped creature and hurl it across the room with all your strength. Wisps of spun glass tangle in your hands. Angry welts appear where the fine threads touch your skin.

Thud. Shluuuuurrrrp.

It hits the wall and slides to the floor leaving a black smear on the paisley wallpaper. It looks like a prehistoric beetle, with golden pincers and bronze plates down the length of its body. For a moment, you think it’s over. You’ve killed it. Then, its spiny body rolls over and scuttles towards you. The others scream and leap out of the way. There’s no time for bug spray. You grab the scissors from the sewing kit and run towards the creature with a battle cry. There’s a loose nail in the floorboard.

‘Ooopfff!

You hold out your hands to break your fall. The scissors drive up into your stomach. As you lie there wheezing and gasping your last breath, you hear a reproachful voice.

‘Mummy doesn’t like it when you run with the good scissors.’

Choose Your Own Death - available NOW!

UK: purchase from Amazon.co.uk US: purchase from Amazon.com purchase from Barnes & Noble find on Goodreads

About the Author

Marianna Shek is a writer, reader and ideal eater.

She took a ridiculously arduous route to get there, dabbling in pharmacy before switching to animation and finally settling down as a writer.

She has a wonderful day job as a researcher and producer.

You can follow some of her crazy art and film projects at: www.theunreliablenarrator.com.au

 She rambles specifically about books and creative writing at: www.theunreliablenarrator.com.au

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Author Marianna Shek will be awarding one "Choose Your Own
Death" book mark and four postcards by the illustrator
Tara Brown (can be sent internationally)to a randomly drawn
winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and one "Choose Your
Own Death" book mark and four postcards by the illustrator Tara
Brown (can be sent internationally) to a randomly drawn host.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Choose Your Own Death's tour at:

June 8: BooksChatter
June 8: Books in the Hall
June 9: Booker Like a Hooker
June 10: Long and Short Reviews YA
June 10: FictionZeal
June 11: fuonlyknew
June 12: Kit 'N Kabookle
June 12: Andi's Middle Grade and Chapter Books

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