Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Tour - Canary by Rachele Alpine - Promo & Giveaway

Title: Canary
Author: Rachele Alpine
Release date: August 1, 2013
Publisher: Medallion Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.

By Rachele Alpine

  • CANARY wasn’t the book’s first title.  I queried it as UNTIL SOMEONE HEARS YOU and also suggested ALL MY TRUTHS with my publisher, but they wanted to keep CANARY.

  • The main character, Kate, swims at night in the dark.  The reason she does this still breaks my heart, and when I wrote the scene that explains her reasons, I was crying so hard I couldn’t go back to it to revise for at least a week.

  • Kate secretly writes poems on a private blog  You can go to that site and read her blog posts in real time.  Each will post on the date and time that she posts them in the book.

  • Before she quit basketball, Kate used to be a really good player.  So good, in fact, that I have no doubt she could beat her older brother in a game of one on one.

  • Kate loves graham crackers and peanut butter.  It’s one of my favorite snacks in in the world.  When I was young, my mom used to make graham cracker sandwiches with peanut butter and vanilla ice-cream in the middle.  

Rachele Alpine is a lover of sushi, fake mustaches, and Michael Jackson. One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. By day she’s a high school English teacher, and by night she writes with the companionship of the world’s cutest dog, Radley, a big cup of coffee, and a full bag of gummy peaches. Rachele lives with her husband in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.
(3) Print Copies of Canary (will be signed if winner lives within the Continental US) – International
(1) Swag Pack - International

To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here or the tour button below.


  1. Thanks for featuring CANARY and being a stop on the tour! : )


  3. Looks like I'll try peanut butter and graham crackers ;D Nice stop!

  4. Congrats on the new release!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  5. Congrats on the new release! I am very excited to read this book, I think it sounds great and very powerful. Unfortunately it is a reality that happens too many times.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Crystal Guidroz