Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The In Between blog tour



‘The In Between’ Blog Tour

The Book
The In Between
By: Catherine Converse

Synopsis
Two girls with opposing backgrounds join a secret intelligence agency located deep in the earth, where their psychic dreams are used to prevent murder. As the girls form a unique friendship, they begin to dream about the same serial case, triggering a chaos that spirals through the agency tunnels, and proves the lives they need to save are their own.

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I asked our AMAZING author Catherine Converse for an interview with the character that was the hardest for her to write.

I now present to you DANNIKA!


CATHERINE: What made you join Impire Intelligence Agency?

DANNIKA: You got a better idea for a girl like me? Everyone thinks I'm trouble, nuts, going nowhere. When Bethie approached me, I figured, what do I have to lose?

CATHERINE: Do you think you made the right decision?

DANNIKA: Are you kidding me? IPA is way better than life up in the city. People might think I'm crazy down here, but they respect my gift. I offer something valuable to them. And they take care of me. And, quite honestly, Bethie is way more of a mother than either of my own have ever been.

CATHERINE: How was it wanting to be with Bain all those years, that computer screen the only thing between you?

DANNIKA: Ha! Okay, so I know I'm blushing at that question. Not even sure I'm okay with you asking, but well, I guess it could qualify as our version of internet dating, only more intense, and we had to work together. To save lives. And we almost always succeed. There's a lot of adrenaline in that, so I guess, our emotions are pretty amplified toward one another most of the time. But getting to see him in person, in real life, touching him, seeing his face in person. It all just solidified what I already knew. He's my man, no doubt about it.

CATHERINE: So what about the Ram? What do you think about that whole situation?

DANNIKA: Well, clearly, the Ram is a complete idiot. He was careless, and downright evil. To be honest, I'm more worried about his accomplice, Rens. He seems to have a unique intelligence about him. Something different. I can't really place it, but he was the one who escaped, so he's the one I would watch.

CATHERINE: What's the deal with ring you gave to Adie?

DANNIKA: Well, from what I know, my birth mother sent Daylea and me gifts on our 'sweet' sixteen, if you can really call it that. Daylea got some gorgeous necklace and I got the ring. I asked my adoptive mother if that meant I might get to meet my birth mother, and she said, "No, she just wanted you to know that she still cares about you." Whatever! I kept the ring, but couldn't accept that my birth mother would send us a gift, but not give us the gift of herself.

CATHERINE: What did you really think of Adie, when IPA first brought her on?

DANNIKA: That girl was ridiculous. So, I don't know, ordinary. I thought she was going to be nothing but a big pain. But turns out, she was the only one who let me just be myself, and sort through stuff. That girl has been there for me more than anyone else has ever been that I can ever remember. Her friendship style is different, not distant, but, like, reflective. She just sits there quietly while I sort through stuff, even if it's not always pretty on my part. I admire her. Don't want to be her or anything, she's way too goody goody and honestly, kind of boring, for that, but I admire the heck out of her.

CATHERINE: Do you hope to find your real mother someday?

DANNIKA: I don't know. Maybe? I guess so? Would I be a bad person if I didn't? I dream about her all the time. And it freaks me out. Because, I have psychic dreams, right? About people who are murdered. And every time I dream about my birth mother, she is murdered. Yet that dream is the only one where we don't run interference, and yet it keeps coming back, and my mother might still be alive. It's just...hard.

CATHERINE: Where do you see yourself at IPA in ten years?

DANNIKA: Working above ground. In the field. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the underground Headquarters and the Wilderness, and have a lovely new friend at Research, but Bain can't work down here, and I want to be with him, so I guess, ultimately, I want a life with him, and that will have to be above ground.

CATHERINE: Well, Dannika, thanks so much for your time. I'm so happy for you to be with us. I hope everything at IPA works out the way you are hoping!

DANNIKA: Yeah. This was cool. Thanks. I hope IPA gets a clue, about where I am most valuable, and where I belong.

CATHERINE: I imagine they've figured out that's worthwhile. I'm willing to bet what you have to offer is more than worthwhile.

DANNIKA: Thanks. Seriously. I hope you're right.



Genre
Young Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy Action Suspense

Recommended Age Group
For Readers Aged 13 Years & Up

Length 
297 Pages

Publisher
Golden Dot Publishing 
Average Rating
4.5 of 5 Stars

What People Are Saying About It
"...immediately captivated. There are only a handful of books that
have done this to me in the past and they have become BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES
(Harry Potter Series, Twilight, and Hunger Games). I hold this book in
the same regards as these others...The imagination of this author is unbelievable!" -Amy Dewey, NC, Amazon Reviewer

"... a riveting page-turner filled with unexpected twists, action, suspense, raw
emotion, and thankfully some romance that is refreshingly engaging and
sincere. I'm eagerly awaiting the next adventure!" -Michael, MT. Amazon
Reviewer.

"The way that the "Visionaries" can see the future and try to stop murders is very cool...and then it gets all twisty and action-packed. I was riveted to my Kindle from the first page to the last and OMG that was a crazy ending!! I need the next one NOW!" --Indie Book Reviewer

"..."FREAKINFFANTABULOUSLYAMAZING" I don't feel that totally says it about it, ...I loved this book, words can't describe my amazement towards it." -Cassie, Goodreads Reviewer

"The In Between takes you on a thrill ride reminiscent of The Matrix and The
Hunger Games. The author draws you in through the two widely disparate
lead characters...you find yourself breathless to see what happens
next." -- J. Lake, Montana

"I loved this book! I read so much YA paranormal/fantasy/ sci-fi it all starts to seem sorta the same after a while. Not with this book! Author Catherine Converse creates a wholly original world and characters that felt refreshingly new." --Indie Book Reviewer

"...Converse captures the reader's hearts with characters we can all relate to, while providing vivid descriptions of locations that makes you yearn to be there. You won't want to miss out on this exciting tale that easily warrants you to keep the pages turning."
-- K. Gardner, Montana

Links
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092QF3UA
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/TheInBetweenSeries?fref=ts
Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15869701-the-in-between
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The Author
Catherine Converse

Biography
Catherine Converse lives with her husband and four amazing children in beautiful Montana. She studied Business at Carroll College and graduate work in Marketing Communications at West Virginia University. Her love of writing took off in her years working as a marketing consultant using creative writing to sell. Now she uses it to take readers on an adventure, or to share her passions. If not writing, seeking out readers, interacting and thanking her amazing supporters, or musing on motherhood chaos, Catherine loves most to be playing with her family – indoors and out, and focusing upward to show God her gratitude for such a blessed life.


Links
@catconverse
Amazon Author
The Schedule
December 1
Andi’s Young Adult Books
http://andisyoungadult.blogspot.com/

December 2
A Little Bit of R&R

December 3
Author Jinni James

December 4
Universana

December 5
Indie Designz
http://www.indiedesignz.com/blog

December 6
Book Nerds Across America

December 7
Ever and Ever Sight

December 8

Book Crazy

December 9

Books, Brownies and Barkers

December 10

Dina's Thoughts

December 11
Krystal Clear Book Reviews
http://krystalclearbookreviews.wordpress.com/

December 12
R&M Fab Book Reviews
December 13
The Library at the END of the Universe

December 14
Sassy Cassie's Reviews

December 15
Bex 'n' Books

December 16
Brianna Lee Book Reviews

December 17
Kerri Williams- Writer of Romance

December 18
Recent Reads

December 19
Books Complete Me

December 20
Read Between The Lines

1 comment:

  1. Love the character interview, great questions and that is one heck of a "character" there.

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