Saturday, October 27, 2012


The release date for DEVIANTS is almost here, so it's time to party!!

Over the next four days I'll be posting fresh content daily. There will be prizes, so come back often to increase your chances of winning! (And to help me celebrate, of course.)

Speaking of celebrating, help yourself to a cupcake!


In a nutshell... DEVIANTS is a post-apocalyptic supernatural thriller, set in a dystopian future, with dollops of horror and romance.

Scab-covered monsters! Hot hunky guys! Special powers! Kissing!

(I love how you can blend genres in YA!)

Here's the official blurb:

In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, orphaned, sixteen-year-old Glory must hide and protect her younger brother. If their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities. But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.

Outside in the ruins, they’re pursued by the authorities and by sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who are addicted to the lethal-to-humans dust now covering the planet. Glory’s quests to transport herself and her brother to safety make up the thrilling and fascinating first volume of The Dust Chronicles.

"A deliciously dark, harrowing world, brightened by dazzling characters and sparkling prose." --Kelley Armstrong

"A tense thriller with a strong, beating heart at its center. Glory and her impossible choices will keep you glued to the page. I'm still trying to catch my breath!" --Diana Peterfreund

"McGowan launches The Dust Chronicles with a bang, painting her post-apocalyptic world with a dark brush and featuring a strong-willed and determined protagonist. Readers will be immediately transported to this world where businessmen rule the job-based class system." --RT Book Reviews

"Exciting... McGowan keeps the suspense throbbing..." -- Kirkus Reviews

Read the first chapter!

Deviants by Maureen McGowan - Chapter One

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In my post-apocalyptic world, characters who are "Deviant" have genetic anomalies, some of which give them special powers. For example, Glory, the heroine of Deviants, can kill with her eyes, and the skin on her brother's torso and arms turns armor-hard when he's in danger. 
If you had a Deviance, what would you want yours to be? 


Where can I buy DEVIANTS, you ask? 
Why, right here at your favorite bookseller:

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  1. I'd want to be a chameleon. Blend into my surroundings.

    1. Oh, that's a good one, Mary! Just imagine the things you could see/hear. :)

  2. I'd like the power to transport myself and anyone I'm touching to anywhere I choose instantly.

    1. Barbara, Thanks for stopping by to help me party. :)

      A character in Deviants has that power! (But I don't want to say who, because it would be a spoiler.)

  3. I'd want to have awesome mind powers; telekinesis abilities perhaps?

    1. Telekinesis would be cool. Although scary too!

      Thanks for coming to the cyber party!

  4. To throw flames with my hands

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    2. Oh! Ouch! :) No one would mess with you, that's for sure. :)

      Thanks for coming to the party. :)

  5. Congratulations on the new series, Maureen! Great reviews. The chapter read was terrific. Good luck on the release and lots of sales!