Terra On Tour - Scavenger Hunt

On Tour with Prism Book Tours... 

gretchen-001Hello there! My name is Gretchen Powell. I am 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. I am an occasional drinker of classy wines, and I wrote a book.
By day, I work for a government contractor in our nation’s capital.
By night, I binge on episodes of Doctor Who and sleep fitfully.
Sometime in the mid-afternoon, I write another blog called Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! about weight loss, food, fitness, and my life.
Some of my favorite things include polka dots, Harry Potter, pretty much any TV show that airs on Thursday nights (yep, I'm talking Vampire Diaries #notashamed), and playing the ukulele.

Terra (Terrestrials, #1)Terra
by Gretchen Powell
Paperback, 286 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Hopewell Media


A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth's population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial--a denizen of the barren groundworld--who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra's world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam--a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything--a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.


Mica stares at me, his brown eyes squinting in scrutiny. People still tell us that we wouldn’t even look related if it weren’t for our perfectly matching eyes. Where his hair is a light, sandy color, mine is so dark brown that it’s almost black. Though my skin is tan and freckled from years of scavenging, he is still spotlessly pale. And where Mica inherited our mother’s flat Exodusian nose, I was the lucky recipient of our father’s: thin with a high bridge and rounded tip. But our eyes.

Color-wise, everyone in Sixteen ends up with pretty much the same muddy brown. Even if they aren’t born brown-eyed, they end up that way as their eyes adjust to the atmosphere down here. It’s one of the many reasons skydwellers hate being assigned to jobs on the groundworld—eventually, their precious baby blues get affected, too. But even though all terrestrials share a similar eye color, people still point out that there’s just something different about Mica’s and mine. Almond-shaped, long-lashed, with the subtlest flecks of gold echoing out from the middle. Like little starbursts, Gran used to say.

In Terra's world, resources are scarce and many people make their living as "scavs," hunting for scraps to turn in on Collection Day in exchange for credits. For this tour, YOU are a scav, and there are scraps all over the blogosphere for you to find! On each participating blog, there will be one of 9 possible questions. Answer the question to receive a keyword that will get you an extra entry in the awesome giveaway!

Giveaway April 1 - 26

One lucky scav will win a Terra prize pack! Get a signed copy of Terra, along with three exclusive (and gorgeous!) bookmarks, as well as a delicate silver watch--just like Terra's!--all packed up inside a scav bag of your very own! US only.

An additional five (FIVE!) winners will get a digital copy of Terra in the format of their choice. International.
Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Gretchen Powell. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Terra on Tour!!
April 2013

Check out the Reviews of Terra!! And become a "scav" and track down all the answers to the Collections questions hidden in the excerpts :-)  Plus, celebrate Gretchen's birthday by bringing something fun to the party!!

1 April Fool's Day LAUNCH!
I Am a Reader, Not a Writer Excerpt 1
fuonlyknew Excerpt 2
A Tiffyfit's Reading Corner Review
Pause Time - Review
Jessie's Book Place Excerpt 3
The Reading Diaries - Excerpt 4
Mel's Shelves - Review
Lovin' Los Libros - Review

Christy's Cozy Corner - Review
Total Book Geek - Excerpt 5
The Quiet Concert - Review
LDS & Lovin' It - Review
10 Jessabella Reads - Excerpt 6
11 Gretchen's Birthday Party!!
Passion & Life - Excerpt 7
12 Tressa's Wishful Endings - Review

14 Living a Goddess Life - Review
Books, Books and More Books - Review
15 Marked by Books - Excerpt 8
16 Blood, Sweat and Books - Review
My Seryniti - Review
17 Bookworm Lisa - Review
Mortality Bites - Excerpt 9
18 Getting Your Read On - Review
The Broke Book Bank Interview 10

19 Grand Finale Blast!!

Total Book Geek

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