Thursday, March 14

Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones






Death, Doom, and Detention
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Darklight 
Paperback: 320 pages
Publication Date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
















Blurb:


The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?



Interview with Cameron


Hello everyone, today we have the fabulous Cameron for the Darklight series with us. 

Hi, Cameron!
Cameron: Sup?

I have some questions for you if you wouldn’t mind answering.
Cameron: Okay.

1.Have you always felt different?  Did you feel as if something was missing?
Cameron: I’ve always been different, so it doesn’t matter how I feel about it, I guess. The only thing missing was my mother growing up. She sacrificed herself to save me. I’ve had a hard time accepting that. Coping. Brooklyn says I have issues, but who wouldn’t?

2.When was the first time you saw someones aura?
Cameron: I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t seeing people’s auras, so I don’t really remember a first time. I thought everyone could see them. Imagine my surprise...

3.Why do  you live on earth?
Cameron: I was born here. I’m not sure I could live anywhere else since I’m half human. Oxygen is a necessity at this point, unfortunately.

4.What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?
Cameron: I love football but I can’t play. My dad is afraid I would plow down the other team and draw too much attention. He has a point. I always wanted to play for the UNM Lobos, though. I guess that won’t happen. I also like hockey, but we don’t get much ice here in New Mexico.

5.What is your favorite food?
Cameron: Pizza.

6.Do you have a TV show?
Cameron: Not really unless it involves a football or a hockey puck.

7.How do you really feel about Lorelei?
Cameron: I was created to protect her, so I think pretty highly of her. I think she’s a little crazy for crushing on the Angel of Death, but to each his own.

8.Can you speak to other angels?
Cameron: Sure, but they never shut up so I avoid that whenever possible.

9.Do you have a best friend?
Cameron: I like my truck a lot.

10.Do you think you can ever be friends with Jared?
Cameron: I’ve heard hell is getting a little chilly. Maybe when it freezes over. *evil grin* Nah, he’s okay. For an cherub.

Thank you so much for stopping by and answering our questions, Cameron.
Cameron: Thank you, Rose.



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Author Bio:




NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.



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Wednesday, March 13

Tour: Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix




Games of Fire

Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre :Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2013

Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Formats: ebook & paperback
Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content












Games of Fire Synopsis:

Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.

Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?



Excerpt


“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke.
“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.

“What?”

She shook her head. “Nothing.”
She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and felt his fingers flex.
“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?

She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke.
A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.

“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”

 


Character Bio: Games of Fire


BASIC INFORMATION

Full name: Sophia Marie Valdez
Nickname(s) or Alias: Sophie (Blondie/witch by Spencer)
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Birthday: June 12, 1996
Nationality: Caucasian/Hispanic/Irish
City or town of birth: River Port, British Columbia
Currently lives: River Port, British Columbia
Languages spoken: English
Relationship Status: Taken
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height: 5’5
Weight: 117lb
Figure/build: Athletic
Hair color: Dirty Blonde
Hairstyle:  Long and curly
Eye color: Green
Tattoos: None
Piercings: One in each ear.
Scars/distinguishing marks: None
Preferred style of clothing:  Jeans and T-shirts and sneakers
Frequently worn jewelry: None
HEALTH
Smoker?: No
Drinker?: No
Drug User? Which?: No
Addictions: Reading
Allergies: Pineapples
PERSONALITY
Likes:  Reading, hanging with her friends. Spencer.
Personality: Outgoing, fun, sarcastic, witty
Dislikes:  cigarettes, people that hurt other people and the guy after her.
Fears/phobias: Doesn’t like seafood with legs and fish with bulging eyes
Favorite color: Blue & purple
Taste in music: Simple Plan. Green Day. Our Lady Peace. Blink 182

EATING HABITS
Omnivore/Carnivore/Herbivore: Omnivore
Favorite food(s): Chinese
Favorite drink(s): Strawberry milkshake
Disliked food: Seafood
Disliked drinks: Beer
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents names: Mary and Benjamin Valdez
Are parents alive or dead?: Alive
Is the character still in contact with their parents?: Yes, she lives at home
Siblings? Relationship with siblings?: Only child
Partner/Spouse: Spencer Rowth
Children: None
Best Friend: Jessica Bishop. Lauren Woodrow. Joseph Blake.
Other Important Friends: Brian Fisher. Roy Paxton.
Pets: None
Enemies? Why are they enemies?: The shadow. They’re after Sophie and Spencer, wanting them dead.



BASIC INFORMATION

Full name: Spencer Mason Rowth
Nickname(s) or Alias: Spence
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Birthday: May 30, 1996
Nationality: Caucasian
City or town of birth: Richmond, British Columbia
Currently lives: River Port, British Columbia
Languages spoken: English
Relationship Status: Taken
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height: 6’2
Weight: 155lb
Figure/build: Lean
Hair color: Platinum blond
Hairstyle: short in the back, longer in front
Eye color: Gray
Tattoos: Full sleeves on each arm and claw marks on his chest
Piercings: silver hoop in his left ear
Scars/distinguishing marks: None
Preferred style of clothing: Punk/rocker
Frequently worn jewelry: Dog tags that belonged to his grandfather
HEALTH
Smoker?: Yes
Drinker?: No
Drug User? Which?: No 
Addictions: No
Allergies: No
PERSONALITY
Likes: Horror movies, video games, football. Sophie.
Personality: sweet, soft and kind once the walls come down, but otherwise, aloof, hurt, angry
Dislikes: Cheaters. The jerk after Sophie.
Fears/phobias: His food touching each other.
Favorite color: Black and blue
Hobbies: Playing sports
Taste in music: Black Sabbath. Iron Maiden. AC/DC. Arrowsmith
EATING HABITS
Omnivore/Carnivore/Herbivore: Omnivore
Favorite food(s): Pizza
Favorite drink(s): Coke Cola
Disliked food: Pot pie
Disliked drinks: Tea
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents names: Jackie and Mark Rowth
Are parents alive or dead?: Alive
Is the character still in contact with their parents?: He lives with his mom, but visits his father.
Siblings? Relationship with siblings?: Suzy (12), Jamie (20), Sylvia (2mo)
Other Important Relatives: Janice (stepmom)
Partner/Spouse: Sophie Valdez
Children: None
Best Friend: None
Other Important Friends: Roy Paxton
Pets: None
Enemies? Why are they enemies? The guy after Sophie.



Other Novels: :
~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook
~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) ebook
~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, Book 1) Paperback
~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) Paperback
~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook)
~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback)
~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (ebook)
~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (Paperback)



Author Bio


 
 
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids.
 She loves baking, gardening and reading.

Social Networks:
  ~ Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix)
~ Facebook
~ Design Page
~ GoodRead
~ Pinsterest
~ Author Site




Thursday, March 14

Death, Doom, and Detention by Darynda Jones






Death, Doom, and Detention
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Darklight 
Paperback: 320 pages
Publication Date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
















Blurb:


The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?



Interview with Cameron


Hello everyone, today we have the fabulous Cameron for the Darklight series with us. 

Hi, Cameron!
Cameron: Sup?

I have some questions for you if you wouldn’t mind answering.
Cameron: Okay.

1.Have you always felt different?  Did you feel as if something was missing?
Cameron: I’ve always been different, so it doesn’t matter how I feel about it, I guess. The only thing missing was my mother growing up. She sacrificed herself to save me. I’ve had a hard time accepting that. Coping. Brooklyn says I have issues, but who wouldn’t?

2.When was the first time you saw someones aura?
Cameron: I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t seeing people’s auras, so I don’t really remember a first time. I thought everyone could see them. Imagine my surprise...

3.Why do  you live on earth?
Cameron: I was born here. I’m not sure I could live anywhere else since I’m half human. Oxygen is a necessity at this point, unfortunately.

4.What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?
Cameron: I love football but I can’t play. My dad is afraid I would plow down the other team and draw too much attention. He has a point. I always wanted to play for the UNM Lobos, though. I guess that won’t happen. I also like hockey, but we don’t get much ice here in New Mexico.

5.What is your favorite food?
Cameron: Pizza.

6.Do you have a TV show?
Cameron: Not really unless it involves a football or a hockey puck.

7.How do you really feel about Lorelei?
Cameron: I was created to protect her, so I think pretty highly of her. I think she’s a little crazy for crushing on the Angel of Death, but to each his own.

8.Can you speak to other angels?
Cameron: Sure, but they never shut up so I avoid that whenever possible.

9.Do you have a best friend?
Cameron: I like my truck a lot.

10.Do you think you can ever be friends with Jared?
Cameron: I’ve heard hell is getting a little chilly. Maybe when it freezes over. *evil grin* Nah, he’s okay. For an cherub.

Thank you so much for stopping by and answering our questions, Cameron.
Cameron: Thank you, Rose.



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Author Bio:




NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.



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Wednesday, March 13

Tour: Games of Fire by Airicka Phoenix




Games of Fire

Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre :Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2013

Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Formats: ebook & paperback
Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content












Games of Fire Synopsis:

Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.

Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?



Excerpt


“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke.
“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.

“What?”

She shook her head. “Nothing.”
She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and felt his fingers flex.
“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?

She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke.
A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.

“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”

 


Character Bio: Games of Fire


BASIC INFORMATION

Full name: Sophia Marie Valdez
Nickname(s) or Alias: Sophie (Blondie/witch by Spencer)
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Birthday: June 12, 1996
Nationality: Caucasian/Hispanic/Irish
City or town of birth: River Port, British Columbia
Currently lives: River Port, British Columbia
Languages spoken: English
Relationship Status: Taken
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height: 5’5
Weight: 117lb
Figure/build: Athletic
Hair color: Dirty Blonde
Hairstyle:  Long and curly
Eye color: Green
Tattoos: None
Piercings: One in each ear.
Scars/distinguishing marks: None
Preferred style of clothing:  Jeans and T-shirts and sneakers
Frequently worn jewelry: None
HEALTH
Smoker?: No
Drinker?: No
Drug User? Which?: No
Addictions: Reading
Allergies: Pineapples
PERSONALITY
Likes:  Reading, hanging with her friends. Spencer.
Personality: Outgoing, fun, sarcastic, witty
Dislikes:  cigarettes, people that hurt other people and the guy after her.
Fears/phobias: Doesn’t like seafood with legs and fish with bulging eyes
Favorite color: Blue & purple
Taste in music: Simple Plan. Green Day. Our Lady Peace. Blink 182

EATING HABITS
Omnivore/Carnivore/Herbivore: Omnivore
Favorite food(s): Chinese
Favorite drink(s): Strawberry milkshake
Disliked food: Seafood
Disliked drinks: Beer
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents names: Mary and Benjamin Valdez
Are parents alive or dead?: Alive
Is the character still in contact with their parents?: Yes, she lives at home
Siblings? Relationship with siblings?: Only child
Partner/Spouse: Spencer Rowth
Children: None
Best Friend: Jessica Bishop. Lauren Woodrow. Joseph Blake.
Other Important Friends: Brian Fisher. Roy Paxton.
Pets: None
Enemies? Why are they enemies?: The shadow. They’re after Sophie and Spencer, wanting them dead.



BASIC INFORMATION

Full name: Spencer Mason Rowth
Nickname(s) or Alias: Spence
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Birthday: May 30, 1996
Nationality: Caucasian
City or town of birth: Richmond, British Columbia
Currently lives: River Port, British Columbia
Languages spoken: English
Relationship Status: Taken
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height: 6’2
Weight: 155lb
Figure/build: Lean
Hair color: Platinum blond
Hairstyle: short in the back, longer in front
Eye color: Gray
Tattoos: Full sleeves on each arm and claw marks on his chest
Piercings: silver hoop in his left ear
Scars/distinguishing marks: None
Preferred style of clothing: Punk/rocker
Frequently worn jewelry: Dog tags that belonged to his grandfather
HEALTH
Smoker?: Yes
Drinker?: No
Drug User? Which?: No 
Addictions: No
Allergies: No
PERSONALITY
Likes: Horror movies, video games, football. Sophie.
Personality: sweet, soft and kind once the walls come down, but otherwise, aloof, hurt, angry
Dislikes: Cheaters. The jerk after Sophie.
Fears/phobias: His food touching each other.
Favorite color: Black and blue
Hobbies: Playing sports
Taste in music: Black Sabbath. Iron Maiden. AC/DC. Arrowsmith
EATING HABITS
Omnivore/Carnivore/Herbivore: Omnivore
Favorite food(s): Pizza
Favorite drink(s): Coke Cola
Disliked food: Pot pie
Disliked drinks: Tea
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES
Parents names: Jackie and Mark Rowth
Are parents alive or dead?: Alive
Is the character still in contact with their parents?: He lives with his mom, but visits his father.
Siblings? Relationship with siblings?: Suzy (12), Jamie (20), Sylvia (2mo)
Other Important Relatives: Janice (stepmom)
Partner/Spouse: Sophie Valdez
Children: None
Best Friend: None
Other Important Friends: Roy Paxton
Pets: None
Enemies? Why are they enemies? The guy after Sophie.



Other Novels: :
~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook
~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) ebook
~ Touching Smoke (Touch Series, Book 1) Paperback
~ Touching Eternity (Touch Series Beginning) Paperback
~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook)
~ Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback)
~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (ebook)
~ Midnight Surrender Anthology (Paperback)



Author Bio


 
 
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids.
 She loves baking, gardening and reading.

Social Networks:
  ~ Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix)
~ Facebook
~ Design Page
~ GoodRead
~ Pinsterest
~ Author Site