Saturday, June 17, 2017

Starr Gone by Kim Briggs - Book Tour + Giveaway

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A Starr gone. A team betrayed.
Starr Gone
STARR GONE
Kim Briggs
Series: Starr Fall Book 3
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, YA Romance, YA Thriller
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Publication Date: June 3, 2017
A Starr gone. A team betrayed.
You never know who your true friends are until a gun’s pointed at you. One will take a bullet, and the other will pull the trigger. Starr learned that lesson the hard way.
The perfect smile. A killer attitude. General Treadwell wanted nothing more than to turn Starr Bishop into the ideal assassin, but she’s far more valuable as Jessica Chamberlain, granddaughter and heir to Chamberlain Chocolates. Luckily, he’s found two enthusiastic replacements. They lack Starr’s intelligence, but no matter, they possess their own weapons of persuasion along with a flair for the dramatic, and that’s never a bad thing.
Di, along with Christian, Frank, Ben and Coda, are determined to keep Starr safe, but the depths of betrayal crack the very foundation of the team. When Starr becomes a pawn in a game of power, money, and manipulation, Di channels her WWSD (What Would Starr Do) to rally the team. She owes her best friend that much. No... More.
"I love this book so much and this series just won't stop getting better and better!"
- Meggan Turner, Goodreads Reviewer

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Di
Ding-dong the bitch is dead. Which old bitch? The wicked bitch… and her flying monkey, slack jawed next to her. ’Tis a night to remember is what it is. ’Tis a night to remember. Well, except for Frank. I wish I could forget that nanosecond that he leaped in front of Starr as Sami pulled the trigger.
Now, I blot Starr’s hoodie into his wound, staunching the blood, praying to any god who will listen to save this heroic man.
The EMTs burst into the room behind Ben. They hurry over to the tangled bodies of Sami and Jody, but Ben stops them before they drop their bags. He points. He motions. They argue. Shake their heads. Pump their fists. He points again. At Frank. At me next to Frank. Covered in blood.
Eyes wide, they rush over. I lift the hoodie away from the wound. Blood slowly seeps out, but it’s not the geyser of a few minutes ago when Starr was still here, when Frank professed his undying love for her. She would have stayed. She would never have left Frank’s side. If not for Christian physically removing her, she’d be here still. She would have risked it all—her life, her freedom for Frank, but she won’t be a martyr. Not with her team here.
Sami and Jody will take the fall for their hand in this sordid mess. So will the Organization and General Treadwell if I have my way. The story I have begun to weave will lead the authorities exactly where I want them to go.
I don’t know what happened to the girls, Officer. I came into the room, saw Frank, and dialed 911. The girls were already on the floor.
Law enforcement doesn’t need to know about my Taser. The thrill of firing it into two bitches is one I will not give up without a fight and a full body cavity search.
The EMTs roll Frank onto a stretcher. I follow behind, past the two prone bodies, past the two officers talking to Coda, and out into the ambulance. “I’m his sister,” I say to the seated EMT.
She raises her eyebrow. She raises her hand to stop me as I climb in. “In the front. Ashley, passenger coming!”
I climb back out. The metal stairs made for someone with far more reach than me. I drag my hand along the side of the ambulance as I go. The smooth, flat, unforgiving surface reassures me that Frank’s safe. That no one will get him in there. No one would dare try. I climb up on the running board and swing myself into the cab. The driver, not a woman as I assumed with a name like Ashley, fixes his large amber eyes on me. They seep with kindness, removing any stereotypes I may have garnered with name, gender, and common decency. “Buckle up,” he says. He flicks the siren on, then hits the gas. My body smacks against the back of the seat. “I warned you,” he chuckles.
I shoot him a glare as I slip the buckle in.
 

Other Books by Kim Briggs

Don't miss the first two books in the Starr Fall series:
Starr Fall
STARR FALL
Series: Starr Fall Book 1
When the Organization decides Starr would make the ideal assassin, she needs to escape the island and disappear. While in hiding she meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but their lives are more entwined than either one realizes.
One Starr falls, and a killer rises!
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Starr Lost
STARR LOST
Series: Starr Fall Book 2
A Starr falls, and a family is found.
On the run from the Organization, Starr and Christian find safety on the Qualla Boundary with their friends, Ben and Coda, but Starr needs answers. She owes her dear dead friends, Sami and Jody, that much. She forms a team of her own to fight the general and his recruits.
Life becomes tense on the Qualla Boundary, sparks fly, and the Organization is about to smash in their door.
Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble
"Amazing, Amazing Must Read. Had me edging from my seat, wide eyed with what's going to happen with each turn of the page."
- Amazon Customer, Amazon reviewer

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Starr Gone Fun Facts by Kim Briggs

1.      Kissing & Pizza:
·         Starr either kisses or thinks about kissing 27 times. Well, it’s not all Starr and Christian kissing. Two others pair off too, but you’ll have to read Starr Gone to find out what romance blooms.
·         Pizza was used 18 times. Jude promised the team New York style pizza while at their headquarters in Asheville, NC. They never got to try it. I’ll never tell why though.
·         Wig: 8 times. A beauty salon session and a razor. A character is forced to wear a wig. Can you guess who?
2.      Stick to it: Di used Elmer’s Glue to spike her hair. When she’s in a rush, she uses Gorilla Snot, but Elmer’s glue is a Goth’s best friend.
3.      Dr. Martens: The ultimate ass kicker boot. Di wears them. Christian wears them. With a lifetime guarantee, you can’t go wrong with these babies. Biggest Secret: Probably the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever wear. 
4.      FBI Least Wanted: When in doubt: Google.
·         Use of Chloroform: In the movies, the bad guys always use a rag laced with some substance that causes the victim to pass out. When the victim comes to, they immediately try to escape. Research suggests victims throw up or develop a severe reaction to chloroform. In many cases, something else is used.
5.      Where is Starr? Asheville is a complicated labyrinth of city streets. Due to the geography and a warped sense of planning roads don’t run in grids, one ways are complicated, and any type of event at the courthouse or the park closes the city for what feels like miles in every direction.
6.      The Courthouse in downtown Asheville is the backup meeting location in case Team Starr’s headquarters is compromised. It was designed by architect Frank Pierce Milburn and built between 1924 and 1928. It’s a 17-story, steel frame building sheathed in brick and ashlar veneer. It is one of the most historical and architecturally significant courthouses in the US.
7.      In Cherokee, North Carolina, there are several shops that sell authentic Eastern Band of Cherokee made products including the glass bead necklace Christian gave Starr. Beware of imitations. These shops pay their artists fairly (and you can order online.)     
·         Qualla Arts and Crafts: http://www.quallaartsandcrafts.com          
·         Museum of the Cherokee Indian: http://www.cherokeemuseum.org
·         Talking Leaves Bookstore: (828) 497-6044
·         Medicine Man Crafts: https://medicinemancrafts.com
8.      Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is approximately 57,000 acres. It is not a reservation. It is a sovereign nation with a three-branch government: Executive Branch, headed by Principal Chief and Vice Chief; Legislative Tribal Council; and Judicial Branch.
9.      Starr Fall Series by the Numbers:
·         Rewrote beginning of Starr Fall 23 times.
·         Edited Starr Fall at least 10 times.
·         Wrote original version of Starr Lost in 1 month.
·         Rewrote Starr Lost in 1 month. (Edited multiple times)
·         Edited Starr Lost with editor 3 times.
·         Wrote Starr Gone in 5 months. (Edited multiple times)
·         Edited Starr Gone with editor 3 times.
·         Nov. 4, 2016 Starr Fall: Book One released.
·         Jan. 6, 2017 Starr Lost: Book Two released.
·         June 2, 2017 Starr Gone: Book Three releases.
10.  More Starr Fall By the Numbers:
·         # of Dark Chocolate Bars consumed per year? 36
·         # of rooms cleaned since I began writing? 0


About Kim Briggs

Kim Briggs
Kim Briggs once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.
An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides 17-year-old Starr Bishop is not only the model student, but the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim. Her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall released November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing, followed by Starr Lost in January 2017 and Starr Gone in June 2017. Her novella, Avalanche is part of the Valentine Kisses Anthology and released February 14, 2017.
When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snowdrifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.
Visit her website and sign up for updates: http://www.KimBriggsWrite.com
She shares writing love with her INK Sister Alison Green Myers at INK Sisters Write
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