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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Lies I Live By
These are the facts: My
name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I
love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a
psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is
perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who
enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.
At seventeen, Callie is
the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and
weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins
the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If
she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could
lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.
Richly painted against
the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel
captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.
Enjoy an Excerpt:
“But what would I say even if I did find him? I’m the
daughter you abandoned fifteen years ago?” I shake my head in disgust. I’m
expecting Charlie to agree with me, but instead, he turns his head away, and I
see that he’s barely managing to hold back tears.
“Why do you ask?” I continue, more gently now.
“I just thought about
how much I miss my dad, and how I’d trade anything . . .” Charlie trails off.
He spreads his fingers in the sky so they cover all six of the visible stars,
and then moves each finger like he’s pushing the buttons of stars one by one.
“My dad will never see my show,” he says, choking up.
photography show next week. That is what this is about.
“He’ll never know
that what he taught me paid off, all those hours we spent,” he continues,
struggling to catch his breath. “I wish he could be there.”
“He will be,” I say
quietly, which I know is cheesy, but it’s the only thing I can think of, especially
since my mind is screaming at me, At least you got to know him. I blink the
tears back from my own eyes. “And I’ll be there, and your mom, and Colin. We’ll
all be there to support you.”
Charlie mumbles a response, but I’m not listening. I’m
thinking about how much I wish I could go with him to New York next fall, and
how as much as I’d have trouble leaving Mom, I can’t tell him the real reason I
can’t go: the government is depending on me. If I’m not around to find deadly
radioactive weapons, no one will be.
Giveaway: Lauren will be awarding $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
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Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing LIES I LIVEBY. Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.