Monday, May 27, 2013

Blog Tour {Giveaway}: The Golden Couple by Stephanie Karpinske

The Golden Couple by Stephanie Karpinske
Release date: February 23, 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Romance/Thriller

In this action-packed second installment of The Samantha Project series, Samantha and Erik go on a search to find a way to save themselves from the genetic time bomb ticking away in their cells. Along the way, they discover a shocking secret--one they wish they were never told!

Although Samantha's boyfriend, Colin, is back now, her feelings for Erik are getting stronger by the minute. It isn't long before she finally learns the real reason why she can't resist Erik. But only after she's gone too far with him! So far that Colin may never forgive her.

GlobalLife Genetics continues to pursue Samantha and they'll stop at nothing to get her. Sam still doesn't understand what GlobalLife's plan is for her but she knows it's something big. And she knows it isn't good.


A former editor for a publishing company, Stephanie Karpinske has worked on several bestselling nonfiction books. Now she freelances full-time, writing for a variety of books and national magazines. The Samantha Project is her debut YA novel and is the first in The Samantha Project series. Stephanie lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

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6 Words for The Golden Couple: 

Golden. This signifies the Golden Ratio, an ancient mathematical formula found in nature, including human DNA. For centuries, art, architecture, and other objects have been created using the golden ratio because it is said to be pleasing to the eye. Some believe that the golden ratio represents perfection. 

Love. Are Samantha and Erik destined to be together? Are their feelings for each other real? These questions are addressed in The Golden Couple as Samantha deals with her conflicting feelings over Colin and Erik. 

Control. Throughout this book and the entire series, Samantha wonders who is really in control of her life. Is it GlobalLife, the corporation who created her? Does her genetic make-up define her future? Can she override the software constantly running in her cells? 

Powers. Samantha and Erik have unique nucleobases in their genes that the rest of us don’t have. Those nucleobases give them superhuman powers. But what is the source of these nucleobases? Where did they come from? This is one of the secrets that GlobalLife has been keeping from Samantha and Erik.

Perfection. Samantha was created to be a perfect model of the future human. Her enhanced genes are programmed at the cellular level using microcomputers to ensure that her body (and personality) perform the way GlobalLife intended.

Couple. Samantha and Erik were drawn to each other the instant they met--even before they met. What is causing this attraction and why is it so strong? And are they the only two people in the world with enhanced genes? Samantha and Erik will soon find out.

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