Book Blitz - Excerpt & Guest Post + Giveaway - Forgotten by Kristin Smith

Forgotten by Kristin Smith

(The Deception Game #2)

Published by: Clean Teen Publishing

Publication date: April 25th 2017

Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series.
Seventeen-year- old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it’s different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one’s memories, and she’s determined to get answers.
The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government’s Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more.
When Sienna gets too close to uncovering dark Agency secrets, she’s framed for the murder of a prominent government official, sending her on the run. Sienna’s heart may be torn about who she loves, but none of that really matters anymore―because the only thing that awaits her now is a death sentence.

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I believe she views herself differently because she isn’t genetically modified, but I hope she knows I don’t care about that. I’ve never met anyone like her, genetically modified or not.

Because it’s too tempting and because I’m tired of denying myself, I take her hand in mine, the warmth of it running through me.

“Listen, genetic modification is something I have. It isn’t who I am.” I turn her arm over and inspect the brown spots on her arm, the same ones that are sprinkled over her nose and along her cheeks. “Take these brown spots for example.”

She wrinkles her nose. “My freckles?”

“Yes, your freckles.” I’ve heard the term, of course, but haven’t been around many people who have them. Just one more thing I adore about Sienna—one more thing that makes her different. I rub my finger over her arm, the movie in the background creating dancing shadows. “These freckles are something you have, but they don’t define who you are.”

She tries to pull her arm away, but I won’t let her. “I hate my freckles,” she says. “They’re ugly.”

To prove a point, I lift up her arm and kiss one freckle and then another. “I like them. They’re unique. They’re beautiful.” I look at her then, and the lights from the movie turn her green eyes catlike. “Just like you.”

Guest Post by Kristin Smith:
A Letter From an Author

Dear Fabulous Reader,

Chances are, you don't know me. You probably have never heard of me or my books. But I'm sure the cover has intrigued you somewhat, and so here you are, reading a letter from an author you know nothing about, and probably care nothing about. But that's okay. I'm here to introduce myself.

My name is Kristin Smith, and I'm the author of Catalyst and its sequel Forgotten. To start off, there's one thing you need to know. I always dreamed of having a book baby, of holding it and flipping through its pages. But nothing can prepare an author for the thrill of people loving their work. For readers reaching out and declaring that the Deception Game is their new favorite series. It's like a Hallelujah Moment with angels singing in the background. It's seriously the coolest thing ever.

But on the flip side, I know some people aren't going to love it. Maybe the ending isn't for them, or they're not excited about the love interest (I haven't heard that one yet, but you never know!). Whatever it is, it all comes down to one thing—publishing is subjective. I may love one book and you may despise it. Every time we read a novel, we are bringing all of our own "baggage" to the table. Certain things we've experienced can be like triggers, causing us to have different reactions based off our different experiences. And you know what the great thing is? We're all entitled to our opinion. We can CHOOSE what we like and what we love and even what we hate.

When I first set out to write Catalyst, I had no idea I'd end up here. I mean, I'd hoped this would be "the one," but there was no guarantee. Once it was finished, though, I knew I had something pretty amazing. And like an uncut gemstone, I polished and polished that baby until it shone. Am I proud of what I've created? Yeah, I think I am. Do I think everyone should read it? Of course! It's a great story!

But then again, I AM a little biased. :)


 Author Bio:
Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of- nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her at

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