** GIVEAWAY ** NO EXIT by Taylor Adams ** GIVEAWAY **

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THIRTEEN HOURS, FOUR STRANGERS, ONE MISSING CHILD.

A KIDNAPPED LITTLE GIRL LOCKED IN A STRANGER’S VAN. NO HELP FOR MILES. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

In Taylor Adams new novel, NO EXIT (WilliamMorrow), Darby Thorne is a Colorado college student stranded in a blizzard, also known as Snowmageddon at a highway rest stop, in the middle of nowhere. She doesn’t have snow tires, her windshield wiper has snapped off and she left her phone charger back at the dorm. She’s on the way home to Provo, Utah to see her mother, who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Four strangers are already hunkered down inside the facility. Wandering around in the snowy parking lot she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper. Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her and live?

Fast-paced and full of shocking twists and turns, NO EXIT will have you flipping pages racing to get to the end. You’ll find yourself rooting for strong female protagonist, Darby. She’s one tough chick and one unlikely heroine. I read it in one sitting and felt the chill of the blizzard even though I live in Miami.

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Taylor Adams directed the acclaimed short film And I Feel Fine in 2008 and graduated from Eastern Washington University with the Excellence in Screenwriting Award and the prestigious Edmund G. Yarwood Award. His directorial work has screened at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and his writing has been featured on KAYU-TV’s Fox Life blog. He has worked in the film/television industry for several years and lives in Washington state.

Adams is the author of EYESHOT, OUR LAST NIGHT, and NO EXIT, published by Joffe Books (http://www.joffebooks.com/).

We have one copy of NO EXIT to giveaway. Just tell us your worst winter story. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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73 thoughts on “** GIVEAWAY ** NO EXIT by Taylor Adams ** GIVEAWAY **

  1. Scary winter storm: heavy snow, cars stranded, no heat or power, trying to keep 2 adults and 3 kids alive – we made it but was scary and cold.

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  2. I’m afraid I have no winter snow stories as terrifying as this one sounds! I once got my mother’s VW bug stuck in a snowbank on my second or third day with a license, miles and miles from where I was supposed to be. Back in the day, hence no cell phone, etc. Luckily, a car full of guys came along and literally lifted the car from the snowbank. Whew.

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  3. In early 2016, I went to a book event in the city. When I got back to the suburbs, the streets were a mess from snow and no one salted so people were slipping and sliding all over the place. I could barely move my car without it sliding. I was stuck in there for a few hours and then people got me to a parking garage. I ended up waiting in a woman’s car for someone with better tires to pick me up. Then it was still treacherous and I ended up having to walk part of the way. It was such a nightmare evening that I NEVER want to repeat.

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  4. On December 25, 2000 we suffered a terrible ice storm. When we went to bed we heard trees snapping all night long. My 12 year old son climbed in the bed with us. We lost power. Roads were blocked. We didn’t have water or any power. It was the first time I was without plumbing. There were things we had to do that we normally wouldn’t do. The house was extremely cold. Finally after eleven days our power was restored and the roads were cleared for safe travel.

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  5. My husband our very young son& my brother were coming home from my sisters in Allentown Pa.Dark out we took the wrong turn wound up in the mountains a snow storm was blowing spun out had to be towed stayed in hotel true emergency& rode home next morning with the tow truck.Never drove in snowstorm again.

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  6. I lived most of my life in the extreme north where winter is lengthy, severe and dangerous. I was exposed to this harsh climate ever since I was very young. I walked home alone from school backwards during blizzards and survived. I was stranded for hours after work since the storm arrived during the day and the roads were impassable. I got home at 2:00 a.m. Another storm occurred another winter and I had to leave my car and trudge up a hill and then come back another day to shovel out my car. What a life which required a great deal of stamina, endurance and strength. Then there was the ice storm of the century, another experience which was scary and difficult. No power and we had to be evacuated to a shelter since homes were considered unsafe.

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  7. 6 years ago my parents just had to go hear a children’s choir.. Winter weather was settling in our area.. I advised her to stay home.. They were 78..slid off into a revein and was stuck on an old county road.. A truck just happened to pass thru and his lights saw my parents van.. Thank goodness.. A Christmas I’ll never forget.

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  8. I was out with 4 friends for my 40th birthday. It was supposed to snow after midnight so we thought we’d be fine. We were in the middle of dinner a little after 8:00 and the snow started so heavy we could barely see. By the time we were done with dinner almost 5″ had accumulated and it was snowing furiously. This was a mountainous area and every road we tried to get home was impassable. We only lived about 40 minutes away but it took 7 hours to get home. The sun was coming up when we got home. The snow finally stopped after about 12 inches.

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  9. Lost my brakes on ice that was under some fresh snow going down hill, slid right out into a busy intersection and was hit a few times before coming to a rest against a tree. Luckily no one was hurt. I haven’t driven in the snow since which is quite a feat living in Connecticut.

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  10. Back in Rochester, NY in 1991 I woke up to what I thought were gunshots it wasn’t. What was happening was an ice storm and with the weight of the ice the trees were snapping. My house was ice cold no heat. That lasted 14 days. We were very lucky that our friends had electricity and invited us (4) to stay with them. It was the worst winter thing that I can think of.

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  11. I was living in Kansas and there was a bad ice storm. I had a sloped yard and driveway. I had to literally squat down and slide to get to the street to walk to work.

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  12. We don’t get a bad winter where I live but one year we had a bad ice storm. It knocked out the electricity and we could hear branches falling off trees from the weight of the ice. Our family stayed camped out in front of the fireplace for two days . Finally the lights came back on. The boys thought it was fun b3caysecthey liked camping out with us in the living room.

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  13. When my kids were small we had an ice storm with lots of snow. Lost power for over a week, had to heat the house with the oven and a mr buddy heater.

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  14. Getting stuck in a blizzard on our way to a lodge in New Hampsgire. Besides the snow, it was so cold that all the car windows froze and we couldn’t see where we were driving. Made it somehow without going off the side of the mountain!

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  15. I was 9 months pregnant and living on Staten Island,NY, but working in Brooklyn, NY. In the ‘70’s, those Boros did not have good snow removal. It took me 3 hours to drive to work bc most streets had cars, buses that were stuck. And I was driving a Vega (remember those horrible cars)? Finally got to work. When my boss saw me he said to go home . I broke down crying bc I couldn’t face the trip back!

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  16. About six years ago Chicago was hit with a blizzard during the work week. Luckily, I got home from work before the storm hit, but we got 22 inches of snow and people got stuck at work and had to spend the night there.

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  17. My winter storm stories are pretty tame; the most dramatic one would probably be getting my mom’s minivan stuck in a parking lot when I was a teenager and still on my permit. Fortunately some kind strangers helped me get it out!

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  18. 1 of the many times I’ve been caught in white-out conditions ❄❄❄ and have had to drive home at 5 miles an hour and thats when I was feeling brave or when I started sliding backwards down a hill and on one side is a cliff or steep mountainside ⛰

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  19. A blizzard in Indiana when I was in high school. My mother couldn’t make it home the first night but decided the next day when it had stopped snowing that my sister and I should walk the 1-2 miles to get her to walk home. Cold, wet, mom fell in a snow drift . . . . I now live in California. No snow unless you want to drive to it.

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  20. We were on our way home from a 7-day cruise and while at the airport in Miami, we learned our area of Maryland was expecting 1-2 feet of snow. Our 8 year old son was staying at our home with his grandmother. Our flight was delayed, she panicked about getting back home to Pennsylvania, so she left our son with our neighbor (who happened to be my best friend, but she didn’t know them) and headed home. Needless to say, the storm shifted to the south and we didn’t get one flake of snow! To this day, we don’t know why my mother in law was in such a hurry to get home! 😕 Homesick much???

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  21. My son’s, aged 6 and 9, were playing in the snow with neighbors while I was shoveling. My younger son came home and I went in to check on him and asked where his bother was. He said they had gone into the woods behind one of the other houses and his brother didn’t come out. So I, panicking, went looking for him as it was getting darker and still snowing.
    The other parents helped as well as the other boys and fortunately my son was found. The boys had disagreed how to exit the woods and my stubborn son insisted his way was right and off he went alone.

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  22. A few years ago in Dec had went for a nice vacation at the beach. Come home on a Saturday to a very cold house. Furance had went out. Wow looked to find a repair man at night. Not the most fun night. Total electiric home, so no heat until Monday.

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  23. I was on my way home from work one time, and it was storming, and my car did a 180. Thank goodness nothing was coming and no one was behind me!

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  24. A snowstorm hit just as school dismissed. I’m a teacher, so I had to help with getting the kids on their buses and in their cars before I could leave to pick up my son from daycare. When I got there, he was running a high fever and looked like he had an ear infection. I didn’t want him to be miserable for days if we were snowed in, and the roads weren’t too bad yet, so the pediatrician saw him right away. When we left the doctor’s office, the roads were iced over and so many cars were stranded! I made it close to our neighborhood, but couldn’t get my van up the hill to enter the subdivision. I loaded up my little boy and we were going to walk up the hill — when a huge tree fell over the road! Thankfully we hadn’t gotten close to it yet, so we were okay. I was so scared. We huddled in the car until an emergency vehicle moved the tree and allowed cars to pass (one lane) — still couldn’t drive up the hill, but my husband was able to come pick us up and get us home. It was so scary, and I’m now afraid to drive when the weather is bad.

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  25. I remember the Bizzard of 77 and 78 in Dayton, Ohio area. I just remember living in a mobile home with the wind blowing and so cold. Thank God no trouble like some of the comments I have read.

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  26. Mt twins were born in the blizzard of. Dec 95 in NJ. We got alot of snow. I made it to the hospital, but my family had trouble making there to see the twins.

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  27. I live in Iowa and we have a lot of bad winters! I have a lot of stories but the one that sticks in my mind is the time I was coming home from work and the roads suddenly turned to ice. The car did a complete turn and we ended up in a deep ditch! Of course, we were about a mile from a house and we had to walk in the awful weather. I had three people with me and this was before we all had cell phones! I used the phone from the farm house and called my husband to come pick us up. Then we had to get a wrecker to pull my car out! It was a nightmare but nobody was hurt and the car was fine!!

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  28. The family drove to Michigan for the holidays from Illinois and on the way home there was lots of snow and ice. A car trying to make a lane change in front of us went rolling into the ditch and landed upside down. We kept moving afraid to stop and some of the exits were closed due to a pile up of cars. One had 70 piles in one exit. We finally got near to where I lived and my parents ended up staying with us until it cleared up since they had another hour and a half drive to go.

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  29. I drove from MD to PA once and RT70 was so bad with snow. My headlights on my car were set back a bit in the car and that little hole filled with snow and ice so I basically had no headlights. Thank goodness there were many cars out there and I just strictly followed the one in front of me as a point of reference until I got to the PA Turnpike. I was by myself so I was quite nervous/scared the entire time.

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  30. Many years ago pre Cell phone for me, they were out but I didn’t have one. I was working a little up state NY about an Hour & a half away from home and a snow storm occurred and I left around 12 pm to head home and it took me 7 hours to get there I had to keep taking a chance on stopping on the highway to clean off my windshield wipers as they kept getting so snow covered that I couldn’t see. It was the most harrowing driving experience I ever had, I think my hands and fingers were in a steering wheel grip for weeks after! I did buy a cell phone after that it was the size of a small shoe compared to what they look like today LOL

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  31. I remember a blizzard in high school where there was over 2 feet of snow in NJ and I didn’t have to go to school for two weeks, because I lived on a dead end road and we were the last to get plowed out! Of course I loved it being barely a teenager, but I think my parents must have been going nuts!

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  32. I didn’t have any experiences like these. I was a kid & we would get snowed in. It just meant no school & board games that went on for days. Snow forts & snowball fights.

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  33. Born and raised in Southeast Texas so snow is an oddity! My first big snow experience was visiting my in laws in Vancouver Washington and getting snowed in with them …so much fun, NOT.

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  34. The worst ice storm ever. Trees and power lines down all over the place. No power for a week, my newborn kitten died, just awful!

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  35. My worst winter story happened 28 years ago. I had just gotten my driver’s license the day before, and I was with a friend driving home from a hair appointment, and it started raining, then it started freezing on the ground. I had to drive down a hill in order to get home, and I hit a telephone pole. We were both fine, but the car had a lot of damage. To this day, I’m terrified of driving in the rain during the winter.

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  36. I was alot younger, Blizzard of 78. People with no power, couldnt get out of your house until people snowmobiled in to dig out your door. People up to 50 ok maybe less gathered in homes in country around wood stoves, that paticular family I know well, one of their neighbors who was hunkered in their house had a baby, a little girl. I lived in town, our house caught on fire, luckily we had been shoveled out, everyone was safe. Ive never seen so much snow. It was almost eerie.

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