Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day Twenty-Three - All About Pivot Point + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - Pivot Point (Goodreads)
Author - Kasie West
Genre - Contemporary Paranormal
Release Date - February 12th 2013

Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

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

The Insider's Scoop

It’s fun to find out some “behind the scenes” making of a book. So I thought I’d share a few tidbits of how Pivot Point became Pivot Point.

1) My husband named my book. I had no idea what to call it.

2) The ending of the book was changed multiple times because apparently I was being a little too mean to my poor MC and my editor thought we needed a more hopeful ending. I kept trying to add as little as possible and she kept calling me out on it. I’m very happy she did because I love the way it ends now.

3) Another reason to thank my editor? She thought the big kiss should be sooner so there could be more kissing. I agree. More kissing is better.

4) My favorite character to write was Laila, the tough best friend of Addie. She was so much fun and had such a strong voice that part of book two is told through her POV.

5) Pivot Point takes place in Texas. My husband and I once had a 6 hour(!) layover in Dallas and decided to explore the city. There are a few nuances in book 1 and a scene in book 2 that are lifted straight out of that exploration.

Check out what reviewers have to say about Pivot Point - Publisher's Weekly | Kirkus


Kasie is giving away a Preorder of Pivot Point!

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  1. I love the concept for this book :D

  2. I think this book is going to be really good! It has an interesting plot and story to it. I can't wait to get this one!

  3. I can't wait to read this book. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Pivot Points sounds so good! I can't wait to read it. Also, fun fact that your husband named the book! Thanks for this giveaway.

  5. Absolutely loved the idea of this book! And the name fits it perfectly!

  6. I love books about alternate futures. I like the title, it really suits.

  7. I fell in love with the cover months ago!!! The title is perfect :D

  8. I love the concept of this book and with it probably a great way to make me okay or fall in love with a love triangle. I'm not a big fan of those in general but everything else about the story makes this a must read.

    I must admit though, what really sold me on the book wasn't the cover. I like it but what really got to me was the sentence "Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . ."

    I seriously couldn't agree with that more.

  9. I have to say I love the concept but even more than that I adore the cover!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win. There are so many exciting titles to come in 2013.

    Stiletto Storytime

  10. I can't wait to read this and have heard some great things about it. Thanks!

  11. Such a drool worthy cover! And a really cool sounding plot!

  12. I love kissing scenes! :) And when I did Nano, I found the ending hard to write. So excited for this!

  13. God, how I wish I could win this one! Great giveaway.

  14. Bahaha! Her husband named her book! I'd do the exact same thing. I'm creative to the point of writing, but I CANNOT come up with names for the life of me!

  15. This book sounds very interesting! And different. :D thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I can't wait to read this book, it sounds really good.

  17. LOL The summary sounds really great:) Excited for this:)

  18. I WANT THSI BOOK SO BAD. Seriously! Yay for awesome men you step in when girls are brainless! :D

  19. Yay for hubby! And yes, more kissing is always good.

  20. I am so excited for this book!! It sounds like it'll be pretty awesome : )

  21. i hope i'm the lucky one who win this book..
    thx u :)

  22. I want this book soooo badly! It is one of most anticipated of the year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. The cover looks amazing, I was hooked just by looking at it and tied down when I read the synopsis

  24. Love the storyline and the cover! It's on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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  26. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. I really like this book.Thank you for the chance to win.

  28. Pivot Point sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it! Also, yay for more kissing and your smart editor ;)

  29. I hope this time I can win this book :)

  30. I read an e-arc but would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a finished copy.

  31. Awww! I think it's so sweet that your husband came up with the title! :D Also, more kissing is always better. Thanks Kasie's editor!!

  32. Pretty interesting synopsis!
    And tanks for the giveaway!

  33. This book has been on my TBR list from the moment I stumble upon it's cover - gorgeous! Also, I heard only great things about it from friends that were lucky enough to already read it. Super jealous about it, btw!
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  34. This is a definite must read. Thanks for this amazing giveaway. :)

  35. Interesting. Great cover. Perfect! Thanks for the giveaway

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