Saturday, June 13, 2015

Countdown to UtopYA Author Spotlight Series Day Four: Meet Katie McGarry

Hello friends and welcome to an exciting week here at One Guy's Guide to Good Reads. For the next week, my beautiful bookish soul-mate, Christina Marie from LuLo Fangirl and I will be hosting an incredible new feature series to get everyone PUMPED for UtopYAcon in Nashville, TN next week!

After WEEKS of deliberation, Christina and I have hand-picked FIFTEEN of our favorite authors attending UtopYA and will be spotlighting one each day for the next 7 days. These posts will include an interview with 15 special guests, ranging from seasoned literary vets to first-time debut authors. Each post will also feature a quick spotlight of the authors latest or upcoming works. You are not going to want to miss out on this awesome series!

Each day Christina and I will feature a different author on one of our blogs and will be cross promoting between the two. We really want to get the word out to all of our readers. As a special incentive, we are offering an exclusive UtopYA giveaway for a signed book from ANY participating UtopYA author! How exciting! We can't wait to share this awesome series with you all and look forward to an awesome time in Nashville!

Happy Reading!


Day One: Meet Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry

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, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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Intro to Katie McGarry:

I'm just going to be completely honest with you guys. I new to the awesomeness of Katie McGarry. I had the amazing pleasure of meeting Mrs. McGarry at the Austin Book Fest back in March thanks to Christine at iHeartBigBooks who had some books for me to get signed for her! Katie and I really hit it off and I was blown away by how nice of a lady she was. We spoke at great length about male readers and what it means to be a male fan of YA literature. It was a great experience for me to hear her thoughts. She suggested that I check out her upcoming Thunder Road series as she tried to appeal to readers of both sexes. And she did. I read Nowhere But Here (review to come) and fell in love with Katie McGarry. I fell hard. Such an amazing read! I know this is the beginning of an awesome bookish friendship. I cant wait to read the rest of her works!

Let's learn a bit more about Katie and her work:

Recent Release by Katie McGarry

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.


I don't have enough words to say how incredible this read was!

Also by Katie McGarry


 I've heard some AMAZING things about Katie's Pushing the Limits series too!

Exclusive UtopYA Interview with Liz Long

1. Tell us about your experience with UtopYA. What's your history with UtopYA and why do you attend?

This is my first year attending UtopYA and I'm extremely excited!

2.What is your favorite Nashville attraction and why? If this is your first time attending UtopYA/visiting Nashville, what are you most excited to see?

There is a bar in downtown Nashville called the Trailer Park and they have the best live country music!

3.What makes UtopYA different from any other book convention/signing?

As this will be my first time attending, I'm super excited to be in Nashville and to be at UtopYA!

4. When not attending the conference, where will you be spending your week in Nashville?

I plan on spending a lot time at the conference meeting lots of new people and catching up with old friends!
5. What are you reading right now?

I'm currently reading Huntley Fitzpatrick's The Boy Most Likely To. So far, the book is amazing!

6. What are some of your favorite summertime reads? What recs do you have for your readers to check out this summer?

I typically read The Stand by Stephen King during the summer as that is a favorite of mine. I recently read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and it was fantastic!

7. What can we expect next from you?

I'm currently working on the second book of the Thunder Road series. Walk the Edge is Razor's story and it will be released in March 2016.
Quick, don't think!

-Favorite summertime beverage? Lemonade!

-Favorite Ice Cream flavor? Chocolate Chip

-Favorite part about summer? Blue skies.

-Lounging on the beach or summer road trip? Road trip.

-Favorite 'song of the summer’? Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean.

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Alright readers, that's all I have for you today during our UtopYAcon Author Spotlight Series! I hope you've learned a lot about our featured author, Mrs. Katie McGarry! She's awesome and I cannot wait to see her again next week!

Don't forget that Christina is also hosting an amazing spotlight over on her blog today, her guest was Miss Becca Vincenza ! Click the LuLo FanGirl banner below to check out Christina's post!

Be sure to enter the giveaway before you leave! You won't want to miss another surprise guest tomorrow! Until next time, Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. This will be my third year attending UtopYA con and I love it. My favorite time though was last year because I took my mother and both sisters for an amazing girls trip.