Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Blitz {excerpt+ Bio+ Giveaway} I Am Alive by Cameron Jace

 Woo-hoo! Another book blitz for another awesome author. 
Today we have an excerpt from Cameron Jace's new book, the alternate covers for said book, a little bit about the author, and everybody's favorite- a giveaway. Lets get to it! :D

As always, I like to start out with a little bit about the author. After all, he worked so hard to write these stories for your enjoyment. 
                                 Cameron Jace:
Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters. I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.

 I don't know about you guys, but anybody that chases unicorns is Ok in my book. :)

THE BOOK! :D (yay, book!)

I Am Alive by Cameron Jace
I Am Alive # 1
May 23rd, 2012
Author Note: starting 12/1/2012 this is a newly professionally edited version 


(The you-tube link is a soundtrack song! :D click! click!)

Every girl dies - not every girl really lives.
Sixteen-year-old Decca Tenderstone feels captivated when she meets gorgeous and reckless Leo, who is arrogant, silent, beautiful, and shoots almost every one he meets.
the usual boring girl meets badboy story... hmm... with a twist ...
They live in a dystopian future in Los Angeles where every sixteen-year-old is ranked on a scale from one to ten to determine their future. Outranks, who are considered a danger to society, are forced to attend the Monster Show, a brutal sacrificing ritual that is  broadcasted worldwide on live TV, where rebellious teens are labelled Bad Kidz or Monsters and get to fight for their lives in deadly games.

To prove that you're still alive you have to scream I Am Alive every six hours. Lower your voice, and you're dead.

Deccaa doesn't need Leo's company. She has a secret of her own. While they both can't stand each other, she will find out why she doesn't fit into any rank.

Nothing will stand in her way as she has to make choices concerning love, life, staying alive, growing up, and finding out who she really is.


You guys. O.o. I was given three choices for my excerpt to share and lemme tell you... I could not choose one. *ahem* so I.. put them all on here. :D this first one one is my FAVORITE. I have to read this book.. solely based on this one small excerpt. 

from chapter 22:

I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not my sleeping problems. I am not my stress. I am not my fears. I am not how I look like. I am the very essence of me. I am my will. I am my passion. I am my beliefs. I am how much I can give and receive love. I am infinite and possible. I am my soul. How can the iAm ever measure this?
Most important of all, I am not that predictable.

Are you freaking kidding me? I LOVE that. I wanna kick some butt after I read this! I want to start a fight! I want to throw some ninja stars and do some karate chops! I want to.. to... sit down before I hurt myself.  (I have never been in a legit fight in my life. lol. The thought is ludicrous. Who says ludicrous?)

 from Chapter 1:

I am going to surprise you. You have no idea…

Every time the bus hits a patch of uneven pavement, it jostles me from side to side. I am holding on to the overhead railing while on my tiptoes, trying my best to keep my balance. Faustina, the school’s queen bee, laughs at me, checking out her fingernails. She must be calling me a dork under her breath. She is predicted to become a Nine today, and Nines are always mean to me.
I live in a world where every teen is ranked on a scale from five to nine. Nines are the luckiest and highest rank in our nation, and Fives are the lowest rank allowed. I’ve been told that I would make a perfect Seven.
The bus stops in front of my school, Cubberley High. I wait for the Nines and Eights to get out first. Nines are usually the most beautiful. Eights are the most elegant. Predicted Sevens like me have to wait in line. At least I get to get up before the Sixes and the Fives.

Is it just me, or is this book sounding better and better? Well, at least they start the ranking at 5. I would hate to be a 1... Heck, they would probably have to create a new rank specifically for me. I am THAT amazing *ahem*. moving on. But seriously, I want to read this NOW. 

from Chapter 28

The first thing I see when I wake up is a pair of beautiful green eyes. It’s Leo.
He is holding a bar of chocolate in his hand, and he doesn’t have a sleeping bag. I crawl sleepily out of mine.
“Are you okay?” he asks.
“I had a bad dream,” I yawn.
“Really? I thought I heard you cry out.”
“So? Can’t a girl have some privacy in a bad dream? Why are you awake?” The rest are asleep.
“Just checking on you.” He smirks, a little better than usual, with a smile hidden somewhere. “I brought you chocolate,” he offers.
I take it abruptly. “You found my weak spot.” I bite hard. The chocolate tastes funny. “So what’s yours?”
“Your weak spot.”
 “I don’t have one,” he says bluntly.
“Not even me?”
“That, we have to talk about when we get out of here alive.”

Excuse Me? Waking up to a green- eyed boy holding chocolate out to me. Who cares what he even looks like. If he doesn't have a sleeping bag, he can share mine. OMG I did not just say that! KEEP IT PG, Snyder. 
*D: ashamed* Mr. chocolate holding green- eyes started it! I mean, seriously


one lucky winner from my blog will win:

--One (1) I Am Alive bundle (3 books in 1), and,
--One (1) Grimm prequel pack that includes all six Snow White Sorrow prequels. 

:) :D O.O O.o o.o  :{D <---mustache

Ok, since they are eBooks, that means that the giveaway is international. 

HOWEVER!!! There is a disclaimer: These are only available on Kindle format, but can be read through any Kindle app available free (here) for Macs, PCs, iPads, and iPhones. 

Personally, I like reading on Cloud in my browser. But that's just me. well, other than that, remember to check out the books or add them to your TBR piles. They all sound pretty freakin awesome. Good Luck!

oh, wait. I have pictures of the prizes:

(note, during the blitz, the bundle pack for I am alive is only .99c!)


  1. Poor Nook people. D: lol
    Good thing I have kindle on my computer. ;D

  2. I like the scream-I-Am-Alive!-or-you-die part and I like all things fairy tales too, be it retelling, spin-offs etc.
    I like anything that will keep me at the edge of my seat, so if I had to choose which one I'm more excited to win, I think I'll choose I Am Alive.
    Both packs sound like something I'd definitely enjoy!

    Thanks for the giveaway! ;))

    1. haha. That would be my choice, too. It just sounds like it would be awesome with some dark humor. :)


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