Welcome to the Night Speed Blog tour!!! We are happy to be kicking off the tour for Chris Howard’s latest book, Night Speed. You may know Chris from his Rootless trilogy, he’s now back with a little darker urban adventure. If you’re into Blindspot or Quantico I think you might just like Night Speed.
Only those young enough can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous and addictive new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed. Alana West has been trained to use the drug so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power—criminals like the breakneck who nearly killed her kid brother.
On tetra, Alana is unstoppable. The rush makes her an explosive blur as she surges through New York City, battling to bring down breaknecks before they leave more people dead or injured in their wake. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush…when just one more dose will prove deadly.
Supported only by her strong and steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to stop the supply of their drug. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem—especially Ethan, the artistic boy whose bottomless brown eyes seem to see the truth inside her. With her own dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie before the rush ends. Forever.
Four our tour stop, Chris provided a play list for us to share! We hop you enjoy learning a little more about the book through the music that inspired Chris while he crafted the story.
The Night Speed Playlist
My original NIGHT SPEED playlist is about nine hours long but I’ve edited it down to about ninety minutes. I rarely listen to music when I write (and there can never be words or I get way too distracted!) but I always make playlists for the various projects I’m working on. I’ll listen to them when I’m brainstorming and to get in the creative zone, and I love to crank the tunes up really loud anytime at all… whether I’m driving or cooking or brushing my teeth. The music that soundtracks NIGHT SPEED for me is noisy and swirly there’s a lot of uptempo stuff… and I love it 🙂
I hope you might enjoy some of it, too.
Thanks to HaperCollins we have a finished copy of Night Speed to giveaway to you! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. This giveaway is US only (it’s being shipped directly from the publisher) and NO PO Boxes. All of our other standard rules apply.