June 18, 2013

The Summer Solstice Blog Tour: Giveaway + Character Spotlight - Shayne


Hi! P. J. Hoover here, author of the upcoming dystopian/mythology YA novel, Solstice (Tor Teen, June 18, 2013), and today is a Character Spotlight from Solstice! Character spotlights are divided into two groups: Team Myth and Team Dystopia. Up today is Shayne from Team Myth!


Character: SHAYNE

Three Things About Shayne:

1) Can stop time
No, really. The guy can stop time. Tell me, how many guys do you know what have that trick up their sleeve? That’s what I thought. Stopping time is handy when you want a little bit of time away. And Shayne’s the perfect guy to spend that time with. But if time has been stopped, then is it really time that is being spent?

2) Won’t tell Piper the truth
Shayne has some secrets. And the longer he keeps the secrets, the harder they are to spill. Why? Because he knows if he tells Piper the truth, people will get hurt. Maybe even die. And Shayne’s not willing to risk that.

3) Amazing kisser
This pretty much says it all.

I’d love to hang out with Shayne for a bit. He’s far from perfect, but he tries so hard. And the scenes when he and Reese fight are such fun : )

Thank you for following along on the blog tour, and thank you for reading!

Title: Solstice
Author: P. J. Hoover
Publisher: Tor Teen 
Release Date: June 18th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Mythology

Piper's world is dying. 
Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. 
Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.

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Author Bio:
P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek. Her first novel for teens, Solstice (Tor Teen, June 18, 2013), takes place in a global warming future and explores the parallel world of mythology beside our own. Her middle grade novel, Tut (Tor Children's, 2014), tells the story of a young immortal King Tut, who's been stuck in middle school for over 3,000 years and must defeat an ancient enemy with the help of a dorky kid from school, a mysterious Egyptian princess, and a one-eyed cat. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website:

PJ is having a MASSIVE giveaway on her blog with 42 books total up for grabs!
She is grouping them into 6 sets of 7 books. 
That means 6 chances to win!!!!
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25 Finished Copies of Solstice
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  1. Thank you so much for featuring me and SOLSTICE!

  2. That's not how I pictured Shayne at all, I must admit.

  3. Cant wait to read this


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