Monday, November 5, 2012

Secrets and Lies Blog Tour: Spotlight, Author Guest Post & Giveaway

Today I'm happy to be hosting one of the stops on the Secrets and Lies Blog tour to celebrate the release of LIES THAT BIND (Liar Society #2) from Sourcebooks Fire

Lies that Bind (Liar Society #2)
by: Lisa & Laura Roecker
Release Date: November 6th
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

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 disappearance 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 outsider 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 are sisters-turned-writing-partners with a passion for good books, pop culture and Bravo programming. Not necessarily in that order. Lisa has always been a phenomenal liar and Laura loves to write angsty poetry, so writing for young adults seemed like a natural fit. The sisters live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn’t agree to a duplex.

Connect with Lisa and Laura:

Character Guest Post: Top Ten Stupid Mistakes Villains Make 

Kate Lowry here from THE LIES THAT BIND. Today, I want to share with you my top ten list of stupid mistakes villains make.

10. Leave doors/windows/cars/lockers OPEN. Villains are busy people. Or perhaps they were raised in a barn. Either way, if the door’s open, I’m going in. Don’t mind if I do…

9. Loud talkers. Villains missed the day of preschool when the teachers reviewed inside voices. Plus, voices carry in those tunnels. I don’t even have to put my ear to the hatch!

8. Lose their cool around girls. I’m not proud of it, but sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and sometimes that means showing a little skin. I’ve gotten entire secret maps of Pemberly Brown by merely unbuttoning one button.

7. Carry baggage. Student files are fascinating. And often thick. My best friend works in the office. What do you expect?

6. Hang with the wrong crowd. Be careful who you trust, bad guys. Who knows, they might even be worse than you.

5. Perform not-so-secret ceremonies in not-so-private places. The clock tower again? Really? How have you not seen me crouched behind these low shrubs?

4. Have no respect for property, even if it is a dilapidated building of Brown. Lists of names on walls? Check.

3. Twirling moustaches. Whenever I have a doubt over who the real bad guy is, I can usually identify them by their telltale mustache. Thanks Headmaster Sinclair!

2. Forming secret societies. Um, guys, hate to break it to you, but NOTHING stays secret at Pemberly Brown. At least not while I'm around.

1. Messing with my friends. I might not be the most popular girl in school and I'm definitely not the toughest (Bethany, I'm looking at you), but you mess with my friends and I will throw down. Justice is tough to find at Pemberly Brown, but I won't rest until I find it.

To learn more about The Liar Society series check out

 BUT WAIT! There's more, a giveaway! Sourcebooks Fire is generously giving away a finished copy of Lies that Bind!
To enter fill out the Rafflecopter below, but please read the terms and conditions carefully!

Good luck to all!!!

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Special thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for allowing me to participate in this tour!

Happy Reading!!!


  1. I really want to start these books because they sound like a ton of fun!

  2. I want to read the Liar Society because the character interview on 10 stupid mistakes villains make was hilarious, and I love reading books that make me laugh! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The synopsis sounds like it will be an interesting mystery & enjoyed the 10 stupid mistakes snipet :) That had me chuckling ....

  4. Because I love a good lie ;) And this series sounds really fun and interesting!

    Thanks for a chance to win! tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Because I love it when a synopsis makes me want to grab a book - and getting messages from beyond the grave in a fortune cookie definitely makes me want to grab the book :).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  6. Ack! Only just noticed the teeny terms & conditions blurb after I'd taken part...please remove my entries as I'm from the UK.

    1. I'm sorry Michelle! But I do have some international giveaways going on, checkout my Current Giveaways page if you'd like to enter those! :)