Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Shudder by Samantha Durante

Shudder (Stitch Trilogy #2)
by Samantha Durante
Genre/Keywords: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult, New Adult
Expected Release Date: June 15th, 2013

Shudder Synopsis:  It’s only been three days, and already everything is different.

Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.

And then there are the visions.
The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and now she can’t shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers – and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world’s sorry history – will soon leave Alessa reeling…
The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante’s shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.

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Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. The Stitch Trilogy is her debut series. Learn more about Samantha at www.samanthadurante.com.
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Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
by Samantha Durante
Published August 1, 2013

Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's 

powerless to move.
Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.
You can see my review of Stitch here.  
Stitch Purchase Links
Amazon (print $9.99, Kindle $2.99)
Also available to borrow for FREE from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (Amazon Prime members only).

Enter the Giveaway HERE!!!


  1. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I really enjoyed the first book and I am looking forward to this one also.

  2. I like the covers in this series. Really interesting. Now I have to start reading the first book.

    1. It is. I think it would be something you'd like Shane.

  3. Thanks so much for the compliments, Erin & Shane! Hope you guys enjoy the books! :-)

    -Samantha Durante, author of the Stitch Trilogy

  4. I saw someone else post about the first book in the series recently. They really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I like the covers! They draw me in.

    1. They are cool aren't they, and it is a really good series.

  6. I absolutely LOVE these covers. I have had Stitch on my TBR for a while now. I can't wait to start reading it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love this book cover I would have to say that this is what caught my eye about this book. I would really love to read this because it sounds like a great read!

  8. I haven't read Stitch yet, but I looked it up on Goodreads and it looks like something I would just absolutely love! =) I hope to get to it soon so I can read the sequel! It had glowing reviews from all my friends, so I'm expecting to love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Marie @ Marie's Bookworm Blog

  9. I am DYING to read this series!! I haven't read the first book but its definitely on my TBR and wish list!! I am so excited about this giveaway for the chance to win this awesome book!!!

  10. Both books have really eye catching beautiful covers!


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