December 29, 2017

White Knights Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Author: Julie Moffett
Genre: YA Spy Mystery


My name is Angel Sinclair. I’m the youngest senior at Excalibur Academy for the Technologically Gifted and Talented in Washington, DC. I was pushed ahead a year because of my high IQ and considerable prowess behind the keyboard, making me an outcast even among my own peers. I’ve been looking for my dad all my life. A brilliant mathematician and cryptographer, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances when I was 18 months old. Although my mom tells me I must put him in my past, it only makes me more determined to find out what happened to him. When weird accidents start happening at my school and the vice-principal is involved in a deadly accident, I don’t see it as a coincidence. After launching my own investigation, with the aid of an unexpected set of allies calling themselves the White Knights, I discover a threat far greater than I ever could have imagined. I could take my discoveries to the authorities, but my own investigative methods would be at risk. Can anyone say hacking? No, it’s up to me to set things right. My objectives are straightforward. Clear the name of the vice-principal, learn the truth about my father, and stay alive. In other words, save the day and try not to look too much like a dork while doing it.   

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On the 5,802nd day of my existence, my safe virtual life exploded into reality.

I should have seen it coming—I’m smart enough. My name is Angel Sinclair and I’m a geek. For most of my nearly sixteen years, I’ve lived online, roaming the information highway—hacking, gaming, and manipulating the environment to suit my every whim. The Internet is my world. I control kingdoms and maintain important and critical alliances. I don’t need real-life entanglements, friendships with people who will come and go, or a boyfriend so I don’t feel alone. I’m never lonely online.

I’m not bragging when I say I’m good at what I do. When I was eleven, I broke into my school’s computer system, just to see if I could. At thirteen, I changed the Twitter profile of a well-known gamer to read “Geek Girls Rule” after he posted a particularly sexist and ugly meme about women in the tech field. Later that same year, I hacked into the local police department looking for information on my father. I’ve hacked a lot of places since then, getting better and faster each time. I’m not into cracking—hacking with malicious intent. But I’m not above a hack when I feel it serves the greater good.

My older sister, Gwen, is always getting on my case to go out, hang with people, be social off the computer. Why would I? The girls at my school are always talking about guys or taking selfies to make sure they post the best angle of themselves. Who cares how you look while you’re eating in the cafeteria? I’d rather connect with the people who do matter via my phone or laptop. Online I’ve got constant access to what and who is important, and it is way less stressful than a face-to-face conversation.

So, my plan for my senior year of high school was this—survive by keeping my head down, restricting my social life to online, and not making any waves.

Simple, right?


I desired invisibility but would have accepted peaceful coexistence.

Instead, they brought me war…on the very first day.

Julie Moffett is a bestselling author and writes in the genres of mystery, historical romance and paranormal romance. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Mystery & Mayhem Award for Best YA/New Adult Mystery, the prestigious 2014 HOLT Award for Best Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virginia Author (twice!), the 2016 Award of Excellence, a PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel AND Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002, and the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel. She has also garnered additional nominations for the Bookseller’s Best Award, Daphne du Maurier Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Julie is a military brat (Air Force) and has traveled extensively. Her more exciting exploits include attending high school in Okinawa, Japan; backpacking around Europe and Scandinavia for several months; a year-long college graduate study in Warsaw, Poland; and a wonderful trip to Scotland and Ireland where she fell in love with castles, kilts and brogues. Julie has a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Language from Colorado College, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.Ed from Liberty University. She has worked as a proposal writer, journalist, teacher, librarian and researcher. Julie speaks Russian and Polish and has two sons. She greatly enjoys interacting with readers at her website: You can also follow her by clicking on the following social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Check out each blog spot for an individual giveaway for an ebook of WHITE KNIGHTS and a magnet to each winner (US only) 

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Grand Prize Giveaway:  
A paperback copy of White Knights and a "The Princess Saves Herself" magnet (US only)

The Tour: 
December 18th
Spilling Words – Spotlight Post

December 19th
The Book Beacon – Guest Post

December 20th
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post

December 21st
YA/NA Book Divas – Spotlight Post

December 22nd
YaReads – Author Interview

December 23rd

December 24th
Eru Books and Recs – Review

December 25th

December 26th
Crossroad Reviews – Spotlight Post

December 27th
Roxy’s Book Reviews – Spotlight Post

December 28th

December 29th
A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight Post

December 30th

December 31st

January 1st

January 2nd

January 3rd
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post
Lisa Loves Literature – Interview

January 4th
books are love – Review

January 5th

January 6th

January 7th


  1. Based on the excerpt, I love the first person POV and this geeky, snarky character! This is a voice I will love reading.

  2. What's not to ❤love❤ about this super exciting, brand-new, , YA spin-off series?!!?! It's been in my wish list on Amazon, so thank you for the chance to win a copy!🎉 C'mon...where else can we get a 1st in series, YA spy mystery to solve, filled with hacks, action, and a 💯geek girl💯 to save day? No where, except from Julie! Congrats, Julie, on your recent release of White Knight and keep up the amazing work! #GeekGirlsRule ☺

  3. Like it! Would be a great read for my twin teens :-) right up their alley with the theme. Info bonita7878(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Ooh looks so good. It’s been a while since I read a good teen detective story and this might be the ideal read to sink my teeth into. I like how she put Geek Girls Rule on that guy’s twitter profile, lol.