Madly in Love: The Evolution of Mara Dyer Tour Stop & Giveaway!

 I am so lucky to be a stop on the Madly in Love tour put together by Jenny at Supernatural Snark and the girls at Bewitched Bookworms.  I absolutely LOVED the first book and so am honored to be a part of the epic tour for the second, The Evolution of Mara Dyer.

“How long do you want me?” he asked.
How long can I have you? I thought.


There’s significance to Mara and Noah’s initials when put together. Were their initials planned entirely in advance, or were they something you noticed had potential when writing and thereby adjusted their names accordingly?

It depends what you mean by “in advance.”

Mara was Mara before I even put pen to paper, but I initially planned for Noah’s last name to be Dyer (an homage to Troy Dyer, of Reality Bites fame – one of my favorite characters ever).

But a few chapters into the story, it just wasn’t working for Noah, so I tacked it onto Mara’s name and, boom, it fit. Noah inherited his last name before I was halfway through the first draft of The Unbecoming, in July 2009, and Mara inherited her middle name at about the same time; I didn’t realize what their initials spelled out until I was writing notes for my first revision and they were staring me in the face.

Sometimes, your books are kind enough to give you gifts.

Mara, if you recall, what was the first thing you thought when you met Noah for the first time?

I’m just shaking my head right now. I can’t.

About “The Evolution of Mara Dyer” – Goodreads, amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Book Depository

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

About Michelle Hodkin – website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | pinterest

At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, her first novel which is available now. The sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves October 23, 2012, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves Fall 2013. Michelle currently lives with her three pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life.

Contest Info: During the Tour one of you can win 1 Copy of The Evolution of Mara Dyer and some epic Super Secret Swag of Awesome!
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 Tour Schedule:

Monday, October 15th – Supernatural Snark
Tuesday, October 16th – Mundie Moms
Wednesday, October 17th – The Book Swarm
Thursday, October 18th – Refracted Light Reviews
Friday, October 19th – Dazzling Reads

Monday, October 22nd – Candace’s Book Blog
Tuesday, October 23rd (release day) – Bookish Type Reviews
Wednesday, October 24th – Page Turners
Thursday, October 25th – Pure Imagination
Friday, October 26th – Bewitched Bookworms

Monday, October 29th – Books and Things
Tuesday, October 30th – Alice Marvels


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  1. Candace I don’t understand the first “comment”, its to obviously comment here and Michelle’s (on her blog)? Where else do I need to comment before I can click that I’ve done it on Rafflecopter?

  2. LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH CANDACE! And I might die if Noah ever asked me that question. *swoon* Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!!!

  3. I really really want to read this series and I can’t believe I haven’t read the first book yet, I was dying to read it and just haven’t found the time. Great tour post and yes you are super lucky to get on board with that tour! Have a great Monday!

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