{AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT} Thanksgiving Author Hop: Kristen Simmons


It’s DAY NINE of our Thanksgiving Author Hop! Each day we are featuring one of our favorite authors and their books so you can get to know them a little bit better. Today is all about Kristen Simmons. Kristen is a regular around here, and for good reason. Her boys are swoony, her leading ladies kick ass, her writing is perfection, and she is one of the kindest, sweetest, and most adorable people we have ever met.

Today she’s sharing a Thankful Top 10 List with you that’s all about Colin from Metaltown! We are also sharing a little about her and one of her amazing books at the bottom of the post. While you’re here don’t forget to enter our giveaway. A copy of Metaltown will definitely be included! Are you ready to get to know her a little better? Let’s get started…

Top Ten Things 10 Things Colin Is Grateful For

by Kristen Simmons

  • 10. Friends who kick some ass.
  • 9. Street Rules, that say if someone’s got your back, they got your back.
  • 8. A best friend you’d start a war for – who you’d die for if it came down to it.
  • 7. My moms. Both of them.
  • 6. The Brotherhood thugs – for donating their smug, thieving, meathead selves as a workout for my fists.
  • 5. Rosie’s Bay. Someday I’m getting there, just you wait.
  • 4. Pretty greenback girls with spines of steel and smart ideas who are tough enough to go up against the big boys of the River District. Who often wear gloves. And sometimes tight pants. What?
  • 3. Clean food and water that’s not contaminated.
  • 2. The Small Parts Charter and the press that’s going to change everything for the Metaltown workers.
  • 1. Cute bloggers who like to ask me what I’m grateful for. *wink* You ever been to Metaltown? Maybe I can give you a tour…


***Meet Kristen Simmons***

Kristen SimmonsKristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.

Find Kristen Here:
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{AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT} Thanksgiving Author Hop: Kristen SimmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Also by this author: Article 5, Breaking Point
Published by Macmillan, Tor Teen on September 20th, 2016
Genres: Sci-Fi
Pages: 380
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Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.



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  1. This Is Our Story looks so good! That’s definitely one of my top picks out of the giveaway!

  2. Kristy Petree says

    I loved her Article 5 series, but haven’t read her other books yet. I think I have The Glass Arrow on my Kindle though. Colin’s top 10 list is cute. Thanks for these chances to win great books!

  3. Karen Maldonado says

    I have been a fan of Kristen since her Article 5 days, I have all of her Article 5 books, 2 copies of the Glass Arrow and Meltdown. Looking forward to her next book.

    Some years back she did this characters interview with you guys and Sean and Chase were adorably hilarious. Best character’s interview ever.

  4. Kristen Simmons’ Article 5 series in on my wishlist!

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