Chris Howard: Night Speed Q&A + Blog Tour Contest


Today, we are so excited to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for Night Speed by Chris Howard, a thrilling new futuristic YA novel — in stores now! We have a super fun flash Q&A with Chris, plus your chance to win a copy of the book — so be sure to keep reading for all the details.

Chris Howard author photoFavorite decade?

NOW… Or the 1960s so I could be a genuine first-generation hippy and see Hendrix play live!

The beach or the mountains?

Ah… tough one! I live in Colorado because I love the mountains, but… life is always good when I’m at the beach, so… beach!

Favorite Halloween candy?

I love chocolate, but I’m picky… Gotta go with 🙂

Skill you wish you possessed?

Kung Fu.

Can’t miss TV show?

Right now… there’s only one show I watch and it’s “The 100.”

Favorite villain?

Right now… Kylo Ren!

Pen or pencil?

Pen. Tis mightier than the sword and all that 🙂

Song you can’t get out of your head right now?

“Art Deco” by Lana Del Rey.

Most recent vacation?

Maui… We have family there. Hawaii is my spiritual home 🙂

Name 5 things currently on your desk (or in your writing space), and share a photo, if possible…

PHOTO attached!

Coolest thing on my desk is my replica of Han Solo’s blaster 🙂

Chris's Desk pic for Novel Novice


night speedOnly 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.

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about-the-authorChris Howard was born and raised in England, and it was there he first began writing stories and songs. He now lives in Denver, Colorado, where he and his wife enjoy mountains, music, and mugs of good coffee. Chris is also the author of the Rootless trilogy. Connect with him online at

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Week 1

  • 4/25: Pageturners Blog – Playlist
  • 4/26: Ex Libris – Review
  • 4/27: The Reader Bee – Review
  • 4/28: Icey Books – Review
  • 4/29: Brittany’s Book Rambles: Review and Q&A

Week 2

  • 5/2: Cuddlebuggery – Review
  • 5/3: Sci Fi Chick – Author Guest Post
  • 5/4: Forever Young Adult – Review
  • 5/5: The Irish Banana – “Alana West’s French Press Coffee Brewing Tips”
  • 5/6: Novel Novice – Flash Q&A

contestWe’re giving away one copy of Night Speed to a lucky winner, courtesy of Harper Teen. U.S. only. Contest runs through midnight (PT) on Friday, May 13th.

To enter, tell us in the comments below: what makes you feel unstoppable? Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below to complete your entry & earn more chances to win.

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3 thoughts on “Chris Howard: Night Speed Q&A + Blog Tour Contest

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  1. Rousing music makes me feel unstoppable, whether it’s the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, a blistering EDM track, or Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.”

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