“Nowhere but Here” by Katie McGarry Release Day Blitz

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NY Times Best-Selling author, Katie McGarry launches a new book in a new series that looks like it will follow around a biker gang. The first book follows a member, Oz, as he falls for the girl who comes from a different world, Emily.

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An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible 

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. 

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. 

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.



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WIND BLOWS IN FROM THE NORTH AND A FEW pieces of Emily’s dark hair sweep across her face. One min­ute Emily’s a bright flame, then a gust snuffs out her light. Her body sways like a top at the tail end of a spin and I lunge forward.

Emily’s knees give out and her eyes roll back into her head. I catch her inches before she crashes onto the porch. She’s light as I swing her into my arms and her head circles onto my shoulder, reminding me of one of those rag dolls Violet used to play with when we were kids.

“Emily!” Eli’s on top of me, attempting to yank her out of my arms. “Open your eyes.”

Her eyelids flutter, but remain closed as her hand limply clutches my shirt. Eli rams his arms underneath mine and he makes Emily a rope in a tug-of-war. I should let her go. I should want to let her go, but then Emily goes and screws it up for me. “Oz.” 

It was a damn whisper, but I heard my name on her lips and so did Eli. His eyes flash to mine and Cyrus’s words repeat in my mind. That girl trusts you. And screw us both for that.

“She’s exhausted,” I say. “Hasn’t slept at all tonight.”

Eli’s expression hardens as he glares at me. I’ve seen Eli throw a coma-inducing punch for less defiance and I readjust the sleeping girl in my arms. A reminder if he decks me now, he’ll be putting his daughter at risk.

Temporarily surrendering, Eli cups Emily’s face in his hands and angles her toward him. “Emily, please open your eyes.”

She does. It’s barely a crack and they’re completely glazed.

“Everything’s going to be okay,” Eli affirms.

“I want my mom and dad,” she mumbles.

“You’ll see them tomorrow.” Eli pushes a strand of hair from her cheek. “You’re safe here. I promise.”

She rejects Eli by curling into me. Her head fits perfectly in the crook of my neck and I loathe the wave of protective­ness that rumbles through my body. Emily’s fingers tighten their grip near my shoulders and the impulse is to shield her from the guys gawking at this intimate scene. Yeah, this is club business, but Emily never asked for any of this.

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Katie McGarry Bio

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Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON,  BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.


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Pre-Order Bonus

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If you had pre-ordered your copy of Nowhere but Here and registered the pre-order, then you will be able to get access to Chasing Impossible (a book from the Pushing the Limits series). You will get this e-book on July 1st.


Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.

Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.

Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.

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Book Review – “Breaking the Rules” by Katie McGarry – Echo and Noah go from teenagers to adults

breaking the rulesFormat: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of 3 of the Pushing the Limits series
Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content, dark themes
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21859363-breaking-the-rules?from_search=true

In this book, which takes place between the first and second book, we get to see what happened with Noah and Echo during that summer road trip that they took together. They have to come with terms with the ghosts of their pasts while starting to shape their futures and the people that they are going to become.

Noah and Echo use this road trip across the country as a way to try and change for the better. They were both spiraling down and thought a change of scenery would do that. It doesn’t take long for them to see that leaving doesn’t make the problems go away. Echo still needs to deal with what her mother did and Noah has new issues about his mother’s past to deal with.

McGarry continues to develop these characters and show that transformation that we all go through from a child to an adult. Echo learns who she is in this world just as a person while Noah has to learn to trust that everything is going to be ok instead of expecting the worst.

Their relationship is challenged in ways it hasn’t been before but they come out stronger then ever. They give to each other everything that they have as they both learn what it takes to make a relationship work.

Echo grows so strong in this story. We get to see that broken girl that believed she didn’t deserve love or happiness. She finally sees that she does deserve to get it. With the help of Noah, she chases after her dreams and learns not to let anyone push her around. For Noah, he comes to terms with his parents’ death and why his mom’s past is a secret. We watch as he turns into a man and learns that Echo is not going anywhere.

It’s an amazing, beautiful, wonderful story that you won’t be able to put down once you start reading. You will be rooting for Echo and Noah as you hope that they have what it takes to make it.

It’s recommended that you re-read the first book before reading this one. There are things that McGarry hints at or talks about that you might have forgotten, considering it was three books ago.

Rating: A

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The Pushing the Limits series

Book 1 – Pushing the Limits
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Book 1.5 – Breaking the Rules
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Book 2 – Dare You To
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Book 3 – Crash Into You
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Book 4 – Take Me On
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What did you think of the book?