November 22, 2012

Blog Tour: The Lies That Bind by Lisa & Laura Roecker – Guest Post with G!veaway

Hey guys!  Thanks for stopping by for our tour stop for

The Secrets & Lies Blog Tour

presented by Sourcebooks featuring

Lisa & Laura Roecker’s, The Lies That Bind (The Liar Society #2)!

Today we are so excited to have main protagonist, Kate Lowery,
stop by the blog to talk about

Top Ten Stupid Mistakes Villains Make!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace–who’s supposed to be dead.

Another Sister Gone

A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there’s no way she’ll let them get away with it twice. It’s up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing’s as it seems, who can she trust?


 The Lies That Bind (The Liar Society #2) by Lisa & Laura Roecker
Publication Date:  November 6, 2012
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire
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Top Ten Stupid Mistakes Villains Make

Kate dissects and lists the mindless mistakes that Pemberly Brown’s secret societies make while attempting to sneak around the campus.

Kate Lowry here from THE LIES THAT BIND. Today, I want to share with you my top ten list of stupid mistakes villains make.

10. Leave doors/windows/cars/lockers OPEN. Villains are busy people. Or perhaps they were raised in a barn. Either way, if the door’s open, I’m going in. Don’t mind if I do…

9. Loud talkers. Villains missed the day of preschool when the teachers reviewed inside voices. Plus, voices carry in those tunnels. I don’t even have to put my ear to the hatch!

8. Lose their cool around girls. I’m not proud of it, but sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do and sometimes that means showing a little skin. I’ve gotten entire secret maps of Pemberly Brown by merely unbuttoning one button.

7. Carry baggage. Student files are fascinating. And often thick. My best friend works in the office. What do you expect?

6. Hang with the wrong crowd. Be careful who you trust, bad guys. Who knows, they might even be worse than you.

5. Perform not-so-secret ceremonies in not-so-private places. The clock tower again? Really? How have you not seen me crouched behind these low shrubs?

4. Have no respect for property, even if it is a dilapidated building of Brown. Lists of names on walls? Check.

3. Twirling moustaches. Whenever I have a doubt over who the real bad guy is, I can usually identify them by their telltale mustache. Thanks Headmaster Sinclair!

2. Forming secret societies. Um, guys, hate to break it to you, but NOTHING stays secret at Pemberly Brown. At least not while I’m around.

1. Messing with my friends. I might not be the most popular girl in school and I’m definitely not the toughest (Bethany, I’m looking at you), but you mess with my friends and I will throw down. Justice is tough to find at Pemberly Brown, but I won’t rest until I find it.

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About the Authors:

From Authors’ website

Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing partners with a passion for good books, pop culture and Bravo programming. Not necessarily in that order. Lisa has always been a phenomenal liar and Laura loves to write angsty poetry, so writing for young adults seemed like a natural fit. The sisters live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn’t agree to a duplex.

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  1. Marlena Fein

    Yes I agree with the mistakes that villains make that are posted and they made me LOL. Going to add book one to my wish list right now!

    Thanks for the chance to win book 2.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  2. Merisha

    okay i think the villians get too cocky. I also agree with the ones listed.

  3. Cassie

    Villains are pretty dumb, but that’s what makes it work. :)

  4. Cassie

    Villains are pretty dumb, but that’s what makes it work. :)

  5. Amber Hsu

    I think the mistakes listed on this post pretty much sums it up~ :)

  6. Alicia B.

    I like this list :)

    I remember one from a list that was circulating a while ago – the Evil Overlord list that involved making sure that when one captures a hero they should also capture whatever little pets that they have to avoid allowing the hero to be freed by a cute little critter – that one still makes me laugh.

    Thanks for the info and giveaway!

  7. Christiane C.

    I agree with all of Lisa’s suggestions but I also think villain’s are stupid when they catch a hero and leave the room so that the hero can die by themselves but usually end up escaping in the Thanks for the chance to win :D

  8. Christiane C.

    Oops i Meant Kate’s suggestions!

  9. Samantha D

    Loud talkers! Def an amature move! :/ Another is staying at the place you commited the crime OR no since of hurry. This one neighbor’s house got broken into and the crimmal stayed in the house to eat some left overs! Seriously man its called to go!

  10. Courtney

    They underestimate the protagonist

  11. Kirsten W

    Mistakes villains make? “Now that I’ve got you tied up, I’m going to give a lengthy monologue about my schemes and how dumb you are! mwahaha!”

  12. Rose. P

    I agree with the all of the mistakes on that list.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Zed

    they underestimate their opponents…and always blurt out their secret by accident!

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