by: Joelle Charbonneau
As I am frantically typing the final chapters to GRADUATION DAY (book 3 of The Testing Trilogy), I have found that my ability to multitask has become severely impacted. Getting to THE END tends to give me tunnel vision. Nothing exists but completing the story. Then the fun of editing will begin. I look forward to that part a great deal and can't wait to dig in.
Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, I will have reached the final moments of this trilogy. This has been an unusual project for me since I will finish writing and revising the third book long before the first book comes out on June 4th. Hopefully, readers will embrace Cia and that I have done justice to her story. She is a heroine I have loved watching grow and change.
To celebrate my (almost) completion of the final book, I am going to give away an ARC of THE TESTING.
It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five
Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think
about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United
Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become
possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is
chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of
The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely
heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever.
Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.
THE TESTING is a bit different from my adult mysteries. No camels or angry standard poodles. No singing and dancing or roller skating. But I'm hoping you'll still like it. Please leave a comment below to enter (US and CANADA only - sorry!). I'll choose the winning commenter on Friday. Also please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
Okay - back to racing to THE END!