Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day Nine - All About Nobody But Us + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - Nobody But Us (Goodreads)
Author - Kristin Halbrook
Genre - Contemporary
Release Date - January 29th 2013

Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.

They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run.

Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger....

When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.

Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love...and how having love doesn’t always mean that you get a happy ending. 

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

The Insider's Scoop

Five Things About Nobody But Us you Won’t Find in the Book:

5. I love my cover. Zoe looks exactly like Zoe. Brilliant job, cover designers! Will’s a bit different in my head. He looks a lot like BBoy Legacy, to me. Will does not, however, breakdance. No one ever taught his. Like so much else in his life. (Legacy: HERE)

4. I drove the final stretch of the road trip in the book during my last round of revisions. At that time, I added some setting details, including a gas station whose location is perfectly suited for my story. The gas station was always there, though; the town with the roller coaster? That was a new addition. And is also real, out in the Nevada desert.

3. Someone asked me once if a certain character ends up happy, eventually. I can’t say which character (sorry!), but once you’ve read it, you’ll know it as the narrator of the last couple of chapters. The answer is yes, after some time and work, this character lives a happy, purposeful life. I believe in the power of healing.

2. The part where Will releases the van brake to move the car out of the driveway when he’s a teenager comes from real life experiences when my brothers or I would move the family van so we could play basketball or tennis against the garage door. Or butt’s-up. Nothing untoward ever happened when we moved the van in real life, thank goodness.

1. One of the hardest things about writing Nobody But Us, but also one of my favorite learning experiences ever, was making the voices as distinct as possible. Since this is a dual narrative novel, I wanted to voices to be distinct enough that the reader wouldn’t even need the chapter headings to know who is talking. I feel very well equipped to write dual narrative again in the future (which I very well might!). The best compliment is when early readers notice how distinct the voices are. I get all warm and snuggly when I hear that.


Kristin is giving away a Pre-Order of Nobody But Us!

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  1. Awesome giveaway! Really want to read this!

  2. This book sound so great and it's been on my TBR list for a while now! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    I follow you & Kristin on Twitter (@Butterfly_Ghost) and via GFC (Carmen Brack).

  3. Thanks for this giveaway! I'm really excited for Nobody But Us.

  4. It sounds like a wonderful story:) Love how she believes in the power of healing and hope and happiness:)

  5. Thank you so much for this chance! I'm really looking forward to read Nobody but Us :3

  6. I love when dual narratives work out!! They can really be some of the best books I read. Cannot wait to read this one!

  7. There is so much to say. I love love the cover. The colors are bright yet the picture is so sad. Huhu. I love books with dual narratives because you get two sides of the story. I like it that way. Cannot wait for this!

  8. BADASS. I LOVE THESE FEATURES. They are so fun and and and ♥

    ANYWAY. I, also, think the coveris fab, and it's wonderful seeing a cover model who actually looks like a teen and and and... I love :D

  9. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    I love the cover for this book!

  10. Omg this sounds sad! Really want to read this but sounds like there might not be a happy ending for both Will and Zoe?

    Looking forward to the release!

  11. Absolutely love the idea of the book. A guy and a girl running away from their past? I AM intrigued.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. Awesome giveaway, as usual. Thanks Lisa! x

  13. I would love to read NOBODY BUT US thank you. It looks & sounds wonderful.

    GFC: Mary Preston

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  14. When I was putting together my debut novel list for 2013, I knew I had to read this one! :D

  15. This is such a fantastic book. I just wanted to cuddle Zoe and tell her everything would be okay.

  16. The cover looks fantastic! I'd like to get to know these characters :)

  17. I am so interested on the plot. I am so curious if they get their happy endings. I hope they had. :)
    -riz b.

  18. +JMJ+

    I recently tried writing one story from two different perspectives, so I know it's not easy!

    Thanks for the giveaway. =)

  19. Another book I can't wait! Thanks for the chance! :)

  20. Will and Zoe both sound AMAZING! I think I'm in love already ;)

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Lisa and Kristin! ♥♥♥

  21. am i the only one who couldnt find the rafflecopter form on this page? yes? okay... :(

  22. I'm so glad when I hear author's taking the dual point of view seriously. I hate when characters all sound the same, instead of having their own voices and perspectives. I love reading alternate view points to see how characters view the same thing differently. I think it's a great way to get to know the characters, though it's extremely hard to pull off.

    Also, got to love how you drove the last stretch yourself. That kind of dedication and real life knowledge makes me feel really good about reading this book.

  23. Love these emotional reads! This looks beautiful and heartbreaking! thanks for the chance to win!

  24. This books sounds so good. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. This book sounds amazing, thanks Lisa for the very generous giveaway!

  26. I cannot wait to read this! thanks for the giveaway!

  27. This sounds like it's going to be a really good book! Can't wait to read it : )

  28. This book looks great ! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. This book really does sound good, can`t wait to get my hands on it :)

  30. Thanks for the giveaway... this book sounds interesting... :)

  31. Oh this book sounds so suspenseful!! I hope to read it so darn bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!