Blog Tour: Terra by Gretchen Powell + Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours…

gretchen-001Hello there! My name is?Gretchen Powell. I am 24 years old, half-Chinese, and the owner of two adorable miniature schnauzers. I am an occasional drinker of classy wines, and I wrote a book.

By day, I work for a government contractor in our nation’s capital.
By night, I binge on episodes of Doctor Who and sleep fitfully.
Sometime in the mid-afternoon, I write another blog called?Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen!?about weight loss, food, fitness, and my life.
Some of my favorite things include polka dots, Harry Potter, pretty much any TV show that airs on Thursday nights (yep, I’m talking Vampire Diaries #notashamed), and playing the ukulele.


Terra (Terrestrials, #1)Terra

by Gretchen Powell

Paperback, 286 pages

Published December 12th 2012 by Hopewell Media


A broken and desolate Earth. A young girl struggling to survive. A lost boy with a powerful secret.

A discovery that will change everything.

In the distant wake of a plague that has decimated the Earth’s population, humanity is split in two: The rich and powerful live in skycities that float overhead, while those who remain on the ground have gathered in settlements strewn across a dying planet. Eighteen-year-old Terra Rhodon is a terrestrial–a denizen of the barren groundworld–who makes her living as a scav. Long abandoned by her father, her caregivers gone, Terra supports herself and her younger brother, Mica, by scouring the earth for discarded scraps and metals to recycle for profit. One day, while on a routine scavenging run, she discovers something that shocks her home settlement of Genesis X-16. When the value of her discovery is revealed, Terra’s world is turned upside down.

Terra suddenly finds herself asking questions no one will answer. Her search for the truth leads her to Adam–a beguiling skydweller unlike any she has ever met. But Adam has secrets and a quest of his own, and with him by her side, the world Terra thought she knew begins to unravel. Soon her discoveries unearth a terrifying conspiracy that has the potential to shatter everything–a revelation that will test the bonds of loyalty, family, and love.



Terra Collection #1:


You find yourself in Genesis X-16. What is your eye color?




It’s not his fault he was born into a life of privilege,?I tell myself.

“Three, it’s clear you’ve hardly spent any time in the sun without a UV filter over your head. And lastly, even if all of those other factors weren’t present, your eyes would still give you away. I’ve never even seen eyes that blue down here.”

Adam cocks his head to the side.

“You should probably get back up top soon if you want to keep them like that, by the way,” I tease. “Sure, right now it’s early days. But stay down here too long and you’ll end up with a set of greeners. Or maybe a light hazel. And if you’re truly unlucky, you’ll end up with these muddy things for the rest of your life.” I widen my eyes and blink purposefully into his face, affecting an angelic expression.

“Noted,” he says with a laugh.

In?Terra‘s world, resources are scarce and many people make their living as “scavs,” hunting for scraps to turn in on Collection Day in exchange for credits. For this tour, YOU are a scav, and there are scraps all over the blogosphere for you to find! On each participating blog, there will be one of 9 possible questions. Answer the question to receive a keyword that will get you an extra entry in the awesome giveaway!




Giveaway April 1 – 26

One lucky scav will win a?Terra?prize pack!?Get a signed copy of?Terra, along with three exclusive (and gorgeous!) bookmarks, as well as a delicate silver watch–just like Terra’s!–all packed up inside a scav bag of your very own!?US only.


An additional five (FIVE!) winners will get a digital copy of?Terra?in the format of their choice.?International.

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Gretchen Powell. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Terra on Tour!!

April 2013

Check out the Reviews of Terra!! And become a “scav” and track down all the answers to the Collections questions hidden in the excerpts. ?? ?Plus, celebrate Gretchen’s birthday by bringing something fun to the party!!

1 – April Fool’s Day LAUNCH!


I Am a Reader, Not a Writer?Excerpt 1

fuonlyknew?Excerpt 2

2 – A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner?Review

?– Pause TimeReview

3 – Jessie’s Book Place?Excerpt 3

4 – Mel’s ShelvesReview

–?The Reading Diaries?–?Excerpt 4

5 – Lovin’ Los LibrosReview

7 – Christy’s Cozy CornerReview

Total Book Geek Excerpt 5

8 – The Quiet ConcertReview

9 – LDS & Lovin’ It?– Review

10 – Jessabella ReadsExcerpt 6

11 – Gretchen’s Birthday Party!!

Passion & Life?– Excerpt 7

12 – Tressa’s Wishful EndingsReview

14 – Living a Goddess Life?– Review

Books, Books and More BooksReview

15 – Marked by BooksExcerpt 8

16 – Blood, Sweat and BooksReview

My SerynitiReview

17 – Bookworm LisaReview

Mortality BitesExcerpt 9

18 – Getting Your Read OnReview

?–The Broke Book Bank?Interview?10

19 – Grand Finale Blast!!


  1. Day is getting better and better ??

  2. Dana Attwood says

    I’m wonderful, thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Peggy Hopkins says

    I am excellent, thanks for asking. How are you?

  4. Kim Pinch says

    I am happy and full of chocolate!

  5. Kim Pinch says

    I am full of chocolate and very happy!

  6. Could be better, a new book would help.

  7. puttputt1198eve says

    I’m great! And how are you?

  8. Les Johnson says

    I am doing well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I am totally stressed out! I’ll be moving to Oregon from California. And having to go through boxes in the garage and throwing away stuff I don’t need. I hate moving!! This is going to be my last move. My ex-husband just retired from the Marine Corps so I’m moving to be around my family. I can’t wait to get there its just the unpacking I’m not looking forward to.:) Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!

  10. I’m good…just a little crabby since I did too much today:p Thanks!

  11. Doing great! Thanks for asking ??

  12. I am absolutely fabulous today! Thank you for asking! How are you doing? (howlofwolves@yahoo.com)

  13. Evette T. says

    Good question! I’m doing good. Thanks for asking. ??

  14. Anita Yancey says

    I’m doing pretty good. Hope you are too.

  15. I’m doing quite well; teen is on spring break which means I am too so we can stay up late and sleep in late! Saw an afternoon movie and going to see another one tonight…yes, life IS good!! ?? Barrie

  16. I’m good just tired as usual. I really want to read this book

  17. What a nice rafflecopter comment prompt! I’m very well, thank you ?? I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve heard it’s fantastic! Great giveaway!

  18. I am great and you?

  19. I am happy because I am entering tons of giveaways and got a lot of reading done today! Yay!

    Marie @ Marie’s Bookworm Blog

  20. Happy because I have been entering a ton of giveaways and got a lot of reading done today!

    Marie @ Marie’s Bookworm Blog

  21. i’m good, really want to read this book!

  22. karlatrx says

    I have a terrible cold

  23. Doing well. And you?

  24. I’m doing great and super excited about these giveaways!!!!

  25. Jannetta says

    I’m just dandy!

  26. I’m pretty good how are you?

  27. I’m good but I could be better! (HINT HINT)