Saturday, November 5, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

Today I'm very excited to be helping Tor Teen promote a zombie-alien mashup that was released last month! Normally I don't do spotlights anymore, but I wanted share this novel with you guys! Although not really my type of story, it definitely sounds interesting, and I hope it's gotten on your radar if it hadn't been before. :D


Title: The Rains (Untitled, #1)
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: October 18th, 2016!

From Goodreads...
In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek’s Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.  
Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen—and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away.

Determined to save Patrick’s life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation. 

“The alien-zombie mashup that science-fiction fans won't want to miss…. This zombie-esque sci-fi novel will feed the needs of readers looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story with elements of horror.” —Kirkus Reviews

In his first book for teens, Hurwitz (Orphan X) crafts a tense, disturbing tale that’s simultaneously a story driven by brotherly love and the determination to survive against impossible odds. It’s a grim affair, the fight scenes brutal and visceral, and the cliffhanger ending will have readers desperate for answers.” Publishers Weekly

“Gregg Hurwitz is a writer’s writer, fast on his feet, quick with the perfect turn of phrase. The Rains is one of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories that leaves you looking in your backyard for the next strange weed to poke through the ground. Chilling!” —Ridley Pearson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Kingdom Keepers

The Rains is a brilliant, terrifying, rule-breaking reimagining of the zombie novel. Hurwitz pulls no punches and takes no prisoners in this gripping teen novel. Highly recommended!”  —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times-bestselling author of Rot & Ruin


About the Author:
GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 thrillers, most recently Orphan X. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 27 languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel and DC. Additionally, he's written screenplays to many major studios and written, developed, and produced television for various networks.  Hurwitz resides in Los Angeles. Find out more at:


And thanks to Tor, I've got a giveaway for you guys! One lucky winner will receive a finished copy of The Rains. Open to US and Canada residents! Good luck. :D

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