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Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Tour: THE LIAR SOCIETY: LIES THAT BIND by Lisa and Laura Roecker Guest Post and Giveaway!

Good morning! I am so very excited to have the authors of THE LIAR SOCIETY series,
Lisa and Laura Roecker, visit my blog today...

My review of both books will be up sometime in December :) 

The Only Way to Keep a Secret is by Using a Dead Language

Lisa and Laura discuss why they used secret societies to drive the mystery in The Liar Society series. Plus, learn their opinions (we know Kate's!) about secret societies. You'll find out if they believe secret societies improve campus life, history, involvement - Or, if they encourage exclusions and dangerous happenings. 

There are three girls in the Roecker family and when each of us turned thriteen, we were sent to board at an all-girls' school in upstate New York. It was within these prep school's walls where we first fell into secret-society-like all-girls' clubs. This experience is no doubt the inspiration behind not only Pemberly Brown, but the secret societies as well. 

Just kidding. 

All of us graduated from Solon High School. Picture scuffed tiled floors, institutional grey walls and those uncomfortable chair/desk units that make your butt fall asleep. Solon was a fabulous school system and we were more than prepared for college, but we wore regular clothes, hung out with regular people and learned regular things (Latin? Um... no). We weren't exactly infiltrating secret societies in order to solve the mystery of our best friend's death. More like applying concealer to the gigantic pimple on the tip of our nose. 

But that's the whole point. Pemberly Brown is for all the girls (and boys!) out there who go to those boring high schools. Anything can happen at PB and every time we write a new story, the school grows larger and a bit more magical. Kate stumbles upon the Sisterhood and Brotherhood in THE LIAR SOCIETY because we wanted to play around with sororities and fraternities at the high school level as well as hazing and competitiveness. The societies stand for everything Kate wants to destroy because the inadvertently killed her best friend, but you'll see in THE LIES THAT BIND, the struggle she faces when she's not sure who to trust. She gets it wrong. She's not perfect. And even though she's fighting much greater problems than we faced in high school, she's relatable and fun. Plus, she makes us thank our lucky stars we weren't sent away to that boarding school in upstate New York. 


A very big thank you to Lisa and Laura for visiting today;
And thank you to Sourcebooks for making it happen!

AND, a video on why Lisa and Laura Roecker LOVE Kate so much :)

More about THE LIAR SOCIETY series... 

The Liar Society
(The Liar Society #1) 
by Lisa and Laura Roecker 
Release date: March 1st, 2011
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult - Mystery, Thriller 


Since when do the dead send emails?

Kate Lowry's best friend Grace died a year ago.
So when she gets an email from her, Kate's more than a little confused.

To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu
From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu
Subject: (no subject)

I'm here... sort of.
Find Cameron. He knows. 
I shouldn't be writing. 
Don't tell. They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace's death was more than just a tragic accident. She teams up with a couple of knights-in-(not so)-shining armor - the dangerously hot bad boy, Liam and her lovestruck neighbor, Seth. But at their elite private school, there are secrets so big people will do anything to protect them - even if it means getting rid of anyone trying to solve a murder.

The Lies That Bind
(The Liar Society #2) 
by Lisa and Laura Roecker 
Release date: November 6th, 2012
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire 
Genre: Young Adult - Mystery, Thriller


Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace - who's supposed to be dead.

Another Sister Gone

A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearances is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there's no way she'll let them get away with it twice. It's up to quirky Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing's as it seems, who can she trust?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS - Lisa and Laura Roecker

Lisa and Laura Roecker are sister-turned-writing-partners with a love of all things Young Adult.
Some call it arrested development, but the sisters claim it keeps them young.
Plus, its cheaper than Botox. Lisa and Laura live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex.
THE LIAR SOCIETY is their first novel.

Official Website, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter

Enter to win a paperback copy of LIES THAT BIND (The Liar Society #2) 
by Lisa and Laura Roecker from Sourcebooks Fire!!!
- U.S. and Canada Only, sorry!
- Must be 14yo and older to enter. 

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1 comment:

  1. I had this same guest post on my blog lol!! They seem like really fun people. Did you watch any of the vlogs? I read the first one and really enjoyed it, but I never posted a review for it. If the second one ever comes in I look forward to reading that.


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