Thursday, 19 March 2015

Liars, Inc. Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes. I really enjoyed reading this book, and I'm so glad to be a part of this super cool tour. Check out the FBI character profile below, and follow along with the rest of the tour! You can find the schedule here. Thanks to Jean at Book Nerd Tours for organizing this. Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

Check out my review of Liars, Inc. HERE!

Guest Post


Paula: Welcome to Day 4 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour. The first week is background profiles on the victim and suspects. The second week is FBI subject interview transcripts. Follow along to win fun swag and test your detective skills. Nothing in the content is directly spoilery for the book, but the info presented here might get you thinking about who's lying and who's telling the truth. Can you follow the clues and sniff out a killer? Make your guess and then read LIARS, INC. to see if you’re right!

CASE CA4153-228
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent

SUBJECT: Jacobsen, Jonas
AGE: 20
ETHNICITY: Caucasian
HEIGHT: 6’1”
WEIGHT: 180 lbs
HAIR: Blond
EYES: Brown

Jonas Jacobsen is a twenty-year-old male. He was born in Vista Palisades, CA. His current legal address is 4122 Concord Ave Apartment B in Vista Palisades, CA. Jonas is currently employed as a line cook at the Shrimp Shack and is being questioned in conjunction with the disappearance of Preston DeWitt.

CRIMINAL HISTORY: One count DWI and minor possession, two counts trespassing, one count assault and battery, two counts vandalism—all in the past two years.

MEDICAL HISTORY: Meningitis at age four requiring a two-week hospital stay. Appendectomy. Tonsillectomy. Wisdom teeth removed. Surfing-related near-drowning incident at age eight. Subject denies psychiatric disorders and tobacco use. Uses alcohol and marijuana recreationally.

ACADEMIC HISTORY: Attended Vista Palisades elementary, middle, and high school. Graduated with a general diploma. Frequent truancy on “good surfing days.”

WORK HISTORY: Car washer at Aaron’s Wash and Go from age 16 to 18. Line cook at the Shrimp Shack for the past two years.

SOCIAL HISTORY: Jonas states he has plenty of friends from school and his job. Is currently dating Abby Mendez, a server at the Shrimp Shack. Jonas has interacted informally at the beach with Preston DeWitt in the past, but never considered Preston a friend because “Richie Rich always acts too good to hang out with real surfers.”

About the author:

Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers.

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  1. YAY BLOG TOUR! My post goes up next week. This is one of the coolest blog tour ideas I've ever seen - awesome job with that, Paula!

    Not entering the giveaway, but good luck, everyone! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks Alyssa. Gah, I wanted it to be so much cooler, with audio or video recorded testimony and stuff. But the voice actors I could get for free didn't really fit the parts and it's totally not standard to embed audio on blogs and yeah, I had to go with the printed transcripts for the interviews which isn't as cool.

      But hey, I tried to do something different :)


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