Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Day Twenty-Five: NIL + Giveaway!

Book Profile

Name - Nil (Goodreads)
Author - Lynne Matson
Genre - YA Science Fiction
Release Date - March 4th 2014

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days--to escape, or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s lying naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that to save their future, Charley must first save him. And on an island rife with dangers, their greatest threat is time.

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The Insider's Scoop

1) The original title of NIL was DAYWATCH, because the kids are watching the days, but the more I wrote, the less that title fit. Plus, DAYWATCH sounds a lot like BAYWATCH, which is SO not what I was going for.;) 

2) NIL was born in Hawaii, on the big island. My husband had won a trip with his company, and it was our first real getaway from our four boys, EVER. After we landed, as we left the airport, we drove through miles of ancient lava fields. Broken red rock stretched endlessly on each side, gorgeous and desolate. There were no roads, no buildings, no people–just the sound of wind blowing over the barren rocks. The surrounding silence was powerful, like it had a presence all its own. I remember thinking how creepy it would be to wake up there, all alone, and I remember thinking how much it all looked like an alien planet (think DUNE). And I remember thinking how scary it would be as a teenager, to wake up by yourself, not having a clue where you were or how you how got there, and what if–because isn’t this every person’s worst nightmare?!–what if you woke up naked? NIL was born in that moment. 

3) NIL is told from a dual POV, and the timeline is continuous with one exception: the scene where Charley and Thad first meet. That one moment is seen through both character's eyes. 

4) Characters come from all over the globe, which I felt was important to the core of the story.

5) Not every character escapes….
*runs away before I spill ALL THE SEKRITS* :)


Lynne is giving away SIGNED Hardback Copy of NIL + Swag!

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  1. This sounds and looks really good! I love books and movies where people have to try to survive, so this sounds PERFECT!

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  3. I really do love the new title better :D

  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! There's something about survival themed books that I really like. <3

  5. This is the first I have heard of this book . It sounds great.

  6. This is the first time I've heard of Nil. Thanks for that, Lisa! :)

    The quest for freedom and survival sounds good and I'm looking forward to read a book packed with action and a bit of romance.

  7. Lol Daywatch did remind me of Baywatch! :P I like the change in name, more mysterious and simple :)

  8. I do like the final name better too :) It sounds fantastic!!! Congrats to Lynne on the new release!

  9. Never heard of this before...Sounds mysterious!

  10. I am dying to read this book! I love the new cover and the tagline for it is awesome!

  11. I can't wait to read NIL it sound amazing! I'm a big fan of duel POVs. Loving the new blue cover and how the title is half in the water. I think you made the right choice NOT going with Daywatch. Nil is catchy and more mysterious

  12. Lisa,

    Thank you SO MUCH for having me! And thanks, everyone, for stopping by and taking the time to comment--and for the NIL love.:) Happy New Year! xo

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm so excited for the book!

  14. Sounds sooo good and I am very much looking forward to reading this one! And Nil is definitely better than Daywatch!

  15. Thank you very much for the giveaway :)

  16. I'm glad you changed the name to Nil! Daywatch really did remind me too much of Baywatch. Also, I like the fact that the first scene where they met is told in dual pov :)

  17. Sounds really good! I would love to read it :)

  18. Well those lines on the cover leave me wanting the book more :))

  19. o0o0o Survival in utter seclusion. The story seems very interesting.

  20. Super excited for this one! :) Sounds really, really good and I prefer this title, gives it a mysterious vibe. Congrats on your debut novel Lynne! :)
    Thanks for a giveaway!

  21. Thanks again y'all! "Survival in utter seclusion" = LOVE! That's totally it! Plus a high creep factor and cute boys and RUNNING and tigers.;) Thanks everyone for stopping by & taking the time to comment. And again, thanks Lisa, for your bloggery awesomeness!:) It's been so fun being a debutante!

  22. haha My name is charlee! I am so excited for this book!

  23. The book looks amazing! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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