Monday, December 23, 2013

Day Twenty-Three: THE MURDER COMPLEX + Giveaway!

Book Profile

Name - The Murder Complex (Goodreads)
Author - Lindsay Cummings
Genre - YA Futuristic Thriller
Release Date - June 10th 2014

An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Available - The Book Depository | Fishpond | Amazon | Barnes and Noble 

The Insider's Scoop

1) The Murder Complex was always the original title! I was so happy that it never changed.

2) Meadow Woodson is me…Zephyr James is my husband. (Except I don't murder people, and my husband doesn't do that MAJOR thing that Zephyr does to change his and Meadow's life.) We have all the same character traits, personality ticks, and looks.

3) Originally, The Murder Complex was only 50,000 words long! When it sold, I added about that much to it!

4) It took me 2 weeks to write the first draft of TMC….and then 2 years to edit it.

5) While I was writing TMC, I carried a knife around with me, so I would know how Meadow always felt carrying her weapon.

6) THE FEAR TRIALS is a Murder Complex prequel novella, from Meadow's point of view. It's coming out a month before book 1 :) So you guys will get a taste of the world ahead of time. That book is all about Meadow's training!

To find out what early readers are saying about THE MURDER COMPLEX, check out these sites!

Evie Seo- HERE
Rachel from Canada- HERE


Lindsay is giving away (2) TWO preorder of THE MURDER COMPLEX and THE FEAR TRIALS (the TMC prequel novella)!
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  1. I'm really looking forward to The Murder Complex. Had no idea there was going to be a novella.

  2. i love mystery and thriller;s novels....
    thx u for hosting :)

  3. The Murder Complex is a great title and it definitely piqued my interest when I first heard about it. I'm glad they never changed it!

  4. I so can't wait to read this. Awesome that the title stayed the same. That's rare.

  5. Wow only 50K and you doubled it! Crazy! Can't wait to read this, it sounds so bad @ss!

  6. You know what happens to REALLY good series? The last book makes you wish for oblivion. It ends up being like, "that's it? wow." I sincerely hope this series is going to be epic. Because of the blurb which is making me WANT TO READ.

  7. Eeeee!!! Every new thing I find out makes me even more excited to read it!!

  8. Love the cover! Thank you for the amazing giveaway, can't wait to read it :)

  9. Yes, I agree the cover is AMAZING!!

  10. Oh wow, 2 years to edit! TMC is one of my most anticipated 2014 releases so thanks for the giveaway!

  11. 2 years?!! Wow! I've been looking forward to this book. The title is just really catchy as well.

  12. #5- Really??? Wow, that's dedication! And I LOVE the title, glad it stayed!

  13. Intense story, no doubt, and I like the idea of reading the novella too.
    Two years of edition? It that the usual thing? It reminds of Patrick Rothfuss ;-)

  14. Really nice! Interesting plot, can't wait for this one! :)

  15. This series sounds absolutely fantastic, and I'm quite excited about it! I already have the novella preordered too!

  16. Wow, this books sounds amazing, love thrillers and it doesn't get better than this. Interesting cover too.

  17. I seriously can not wait for this book even though I've been waiting for a while ahah

  18. I love that she carried a knife around with her. That makes me laugh... and maybe a little anxious! But the best part is definitely that the characters are modeled after the author and her hubby. Very cool!

  19. On #5 I was thinking to myself that while the author was writing with a knife in her hand to get a feel of the character-what if she got caught up into writing and someone had got the author startled.... This book sounds good and im dying to read it!!!!

  20. This is definitely one of the most anticipated 2014. releases, can't wait to grab a copy.
    I really like the idea of wearing knife to get a feel of it, I always appreciated authors that make a great effort in researching their characters.
    Congrats on your debut novel Lindsay! :)

  21. HAHA My name is Charlee! Ive wanted to read this book ever since i found out about it! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  22. I can't wait to read The Murder Complex! It sounds amazing and I read a teaser excerpt and it was fantastic! I'm so excited for this book.

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