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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blog Tour: EMPTY by K.M. Walton - Mega Prize Pack Giveaway

Happy Release Day!

I'm so excited to announce that EMPTY is available to the world today. I have a couple surprises for you. I hope you enjoy them. Oh. Don't forget to enter to win the super groovy giveaways I have to offer. One EMPTY Grand Prize Pack. Which includes a finished - signed copy of EMPTY, Swag and a Purple Post-It Dispenser. The second which will be posted a little later consists of a finished - signed copy of K.M. Walton's first novel, CRACKED, some fabulous swag and a super awesome surprise item.

Dell is used to disappointment.

Ever since her dad left, it’s been one let down after another. But no one—not even her best friend—gets all the pain she’s going through.

So Dell hides behind self-deprecating jokes and forced smiles. Then the one person she trusts betrays her. Dell is beyond devastated.

Without anyone to turn to for comfort, her depression and self-loathing spin out of control.

But just how far will she go to make all of the heartbreak and name-calling stop?

"I intended Dell’s story to serve as a window into her soul—the soul of a broken human being. I wanted you, precious reader, to feel the pain of the bullied, the neglected, the heartbroken, and the humiliated. I wanted you to experience the absolute power of hateful words – whether said or typed online. Words count." --From the Author's Note

"I must have listened to "Codex" by Radiohead and "Paradise" by Coldplay a million times while writing EMPTY, and with each listen I put myself in Dell's shoes. In my mind, "Codex" is for her and "Paradise" is about her." -K.M. Walton

K. M. Walton is the author of Cracked (Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster 2012) Empty (Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster 1-1-2013) and the co-author of Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking (Corwin Press 2011 - lead author Margie Pearse) for mathematics teachers K - 8.

As a former middle-school language-arts teacher she's passionate about education and ending peer bullying. 

She gives school presentations on the topic "The Power of Human Kindness." 

She lives in PA with her husband, two sons, cat, and turtle. 

Visit the author at or follow her on Twitter .

*Throughout the day on Tuesday January 1st I will having several surprise giveaways on both Twitter and Facebook in celebration of EMPTY’s release day by K.M. Walton.*

Empty by Ray LaMontange 


- Shake it Out by Manchester Orchestra- 
- Codex by Radiohead 
- Paradise by Coldplay 
- Angel by Sarah McLachlan 
- Empty by Ray LaMontange 
- The A Team by Ed Sheeran
- If I Die Young by The Band Perry

More from K.M. Walton:


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EMPTY Blog Tour Schedule

Dates: January 1st – January 7th

January 1st – Release Day Blast including – Playlist, Misc Info. and Multiple Giveaways

January 2nd – Review and Author Interview at Libby Blog with Ange Schmelzer

January 3rd – Review and Author Interview at Bookish with Evie Seo                        

January 4th – Review  at Kaidan’s Seduction with Taneesha

January 5th – Review at Uniquely Moi Books with Jodie Baker

January 6th – Review at Novel Thoughts Blog with Jennifer Dee

January 7th –Review, Playlist, and Giveaway with Amy


  1. I finished Cracked not that long ago, and it was phenomenal, so I'm very much looking forward to Empty!

  2. My favorite tough issue book is probably Go Ask Alice or Wintergirls. Loved both!

  3. The fault in our stars left me speechless.

  4. Hate List by Jennifer Brown is so good.

  5. The Fault in Our Stars. Read it in May 2012, still not over it.

  6. I just read ALMOST by Anne Eliot. It was really good. It is not as heavy as some books out there..but it still touches on a tough subject.

  7. Waking Rose by Regina Doman is my favorite.

  8. I *loved* SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington. I am not sure if this counts as "tough issue" in content, but it deals with bullying because of sexual orientation. I LOVED this book so much.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. October Breezes and Summer Sunsets by Rachel Marie Hooley

  10. to be honest, the only one i have read is the iceberg hermit. surviving alone in the wilderness seems pretty tough if you ask me.

  11. Tough Issues...probably some old reads for me, when the YA genre seemed to resonate more, like Go Ask Alice...I've been wanting to read the Fault in Our Stars though, I just haven't worked up the nerve.

  12. The Sea of Tranquility and Hopeless. Very serious issues tackled but the books still manage to be romantic and uplifting in spite of the serious hardships endured.

  13. Flawed by Kate Avelynn is my favorite tough issue book. That book was so hard to read, but it was so beautiful and heartbreaking. Also I just read Suicide Watch by Kelley York and that was amazing too.

  14. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.

  15. I have a hard time with any real life stories. Especially ones that involve kids. As a mom, all the horrors that await my children in the world scares me. I know that there are children going through the worse kinds of hell every minute of the day. I encourage my 13 yr old to read real life books so that she is not oblivious to the world around her.

  16. These types of books are some of my favorites...a few that I loved: Crank/Glass/Fallout by Ellen Hopkins (well, any of the YA books by Ellen Hopkins, really), Rape Girl by Alina Klein, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher...

  17. My favorite tough issue book would have to be either Wintergirls or Thirteen Reasons Why.