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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ensnared by A.G. Howard

December 5th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 184 Comments »

AG HowardIf you are a huge fan of the Splintered series, we are revealing Chapter 1 of Ensnared! It is the third and final book in the Splintered series. Ensnared will be released on January 6, 2015 from Amulet/Abrams.We are a huge fan of this series at Dark Faerie Tales. Want to know our thoughts on this series? Read Bridget’s review for the first two books in this series, Splintered & Unhinged by clicking on their respective titles.

We have two giveaways today! Ten winners will have a chance to receive a hardcover of Ensnared! This contest is US only!

The second giveaway is for an entire signed ARC set of the Splintered series! This contest is international!

About A.G. Howard:

A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she’s not writing, A.G.’s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

You can visit A.G. around the web here:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr Pinterest | Goodreads

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Welcome to the final day of the Ensnared in a Winter Wonderland Tour. Hope you’ve had fun seeing glimpses of the Splintered Series third and final book.

Today I’ll share the biggest teaser of all: the entire first chapter of Ensnared.

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read chapter one!!***

 

Want to read the rest of the book? You can preorder Ensnared online now at any of these these venues:

Abrams
Amazon
Kindle
Barnes & Noble
Nook
Powells
Books a Million
Indie Bound
Indigo
Kobo
 

You can also enter the rafflecopters below.

There are ten hardbacks up for grabs for domestic participants.

But I’m also throwing in an INTL prize: A signed ARC set of the entire series.

Thanks for hanging with us on the tour and good luck with all the giveaways! Prize winners will be announced in three weeks on December 20th. Have a great weekend!

Ensnared Tour Schedule

12/1/2014- Fiktshun Morpheus Post

12/2/2014- Two Chicks on Books Jeb Post

12/3/2014- All The Write Notes Playlist

12/4/2014- Adventures of a Book Junkie Jeb Post

12/5/2014- Dark Faerie Tales Ch 1 Reveal

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This contest is provided by Rockstar Book Tours & A.G. Howard!

Ten winners will have a chance to win a copy of Ensnared!
(US only)

One Signed ARC set of the Splintered Series!
(International)

ENSNARED

Available January 6, 2015 from Amulet Books

About this Book:

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world–a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Falling for the Enemy by Samanthe Beck

December 3rd, 2014 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off

Samanthe BeckWe are once again excited to host Samanthe Beck here today at Dark Faerie Tales! Falling for the Enemy is the 3rd novel in the very *hot* Private Pleasures series! This novel was released on December 1, 2014 from Entangled Brazen. Want to know my thoughts on the second book in this series, Light Her Fire? Read my review here.

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Light Her Fire & Private Practice, a Bead Bracelet and a $50 Amazon gift card. A huge thank you to Samanthe Beck for today’s giveaway! This contest is limited to US only addresses.

About Samanthe:

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their elementary-aged turbo-son. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

You can visit Samanthe around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Samanthe Beck?

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Falling for the Enemy Excerpt

Shaun groaned and let his head fall back, and all she could do was cling to the edge of the sink while he gave her exactly what she asked for. Thrusting, withdrawing, and thrusting again in thrilling succession, using the angle of their bodies to ensure he hit all the right spots along the way. The room spun behind her closed eyelids. A heady mix of pheromones, body heat and sex stormed her senses. With frightening speed, he had her trembling at the brink again, panting and shivering and striving for relief from the pressure building inside her. Her pulse pounded, setting off a surprisingly loud echo in her ears.

She nearly jumped out of her skin when Shaun called out, “It’s occupied.”

Holy crap, the pounding in her ears wasn’t her pulse. Somebody was knocking on the restroom door. A voice from the other side said, “Hurry up in there buddy. I gotta get back on the road.”

Shaun didn’t bother with a reply, but drove into her with renewed energy, dragging her agonizingly closer to the edge of control. Her body clenched around him in a fruitless effort to cling to the moment—to a semblance of sanity—but he thrust again and sent sanity hurtling out of reach. The pressure tightened, pulsed there for one heartbeat…two…she whimpered in the face of what waited for her, and a big, calloused hand gently covered her mouth to suppress the noise.

He withdrew and rocked forward again, then froze. His eyes drifted closed, and a groan rumbled from somewhere deep in his chest.

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The pounding on the door came again. “What the hell, man?”

“I’m…not…done yet,” he growled, and unleashed a series of quick, jerky thrusts. The sink rattled on its pedestal. Between her legs, the clenching became spasms. Shaun cursed, and then groaned again, a low, long sound vibrating with relief. Hard as she tried to hold it back, her own jagged moan escaped, merging with his, outlasting it, until the high-pitched cry reverberated in the tiny room and slowly subsided.

The voice came again from the other side of the door. “Forget it. I don’t know whether you ought to burn a candle when you’re done, or set fire to the place, but I know I’m not going in. See a doctor, or something.”

Brown eyes opened and stared into hers, and she detected a gleam of humor in their depths. She returned his stare while footsteps retreated across pavement. After a moment, a vehicle door slammed and a big engine rumbled to life. Picturing some disgusted trucker opting for a nice, private outcropping of limestone along the Double A over what he imagined awaited him at the Gas ’n Go had her laughing on her inhale. The result was an inelegant snort.

He grinned down at her. “Admit it, I provide a refreshing break from rose petals and satin sheets.”

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This contest is provided by Samanthe Beck!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Light Her Fire & Private Practice, a Bead Bracelet and a $50 Amazon gift card
(US only)

Sam Prize

Falling for the Enemy

Available December 1, 2014 from Entangled Brazen

About this Book:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

Caught between a rock and a rock-hard body…

Salon owner Virginia Boca has declared herself celibate…at least until she wins the election for mayor of Bluelick, Kentucky. No hot men. No sex. And her plan to play the good girl might have worked—if the mysterious, hard-bodied stranger she’s seen around town hadn’t pulled her from the street and saved her life. The least Ginny can do is offer her savior a free haircut.

But when an innocent haircut turns into hours of wickedly hot sex, former Navy SEAL Shaun Buchanan knows his plan to keep a low profile is shot. Especially once Ginny finds out he’s the current mayor’s son. With her reputation and the election on the line, Ginny seems determined to keep their nightly sexcapades a secret, but Shaun’s not willing to stay in the shadows forever…

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

November 20th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 148 Comments »

Maggie StiefvaterHere at Dark Faerie Tales, we are huge fans of Maggie Stiefvater. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is an amazing book that we loved and obsessed over. Make sure to read the accompanying review post to see what Michelle has to say about that. Blue Lily, Lily Blue is available now!

One lucky reader will receive The Raven Boys,  The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue PLUS Limited Edition Maggie Stiefvater Major Arcana tarot deck. A huge thank you to Scholastic for the giveaway! This giveaway is only open to US addresses only.

About Maggie:

Entertainment Weekly has called Maggie Stiefvater, “one of the finest YA novelists writing today.” Maggie Stiefvater is a writer, artist, and musician and the New York Times bestselling author of Shiver, hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as, “a lyrical tale,” and byBookPage as, “beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages.” There are more than 1.8 million copies of the Shiver trilogy in print. Since publication, rights to thirty-six foreign editions of Shiver have been licensed. Linger, the second book in the Shiver trilogy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The Scorpio Races (2011) was named to the following best of the year lists for 2011: Publishers WeeklySchool Library JournalThe Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews. In addition, The Scorpio Races was named a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association and a New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Time Magazine called, The Raven Boys, Book #1 in Stiefvater’s latest New York Times bestselling series The Raven Cycle, “A flirtier kind of horror-fantasy, aimed at teens clutching tattered Twilight and Sandman paperbacks….Stiefvater’s quirky prose has ample nerdy pleasures.”Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her family.

You can visit Maggie around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

The Raven Cycle Official Site

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If you have been following The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour, you will have seen some amazing interpretations of the Major Arcana 22-card tarot deck that Maggie Stiefvater has designed for this campaign. Each tour stop has featured one tarot card from the deck. Not only do readers get an insight between the relationship of the Tarot card to the books in The Raven Cycle series, but one winner will win a copy of one of the Limited Edition Maggie Stiefvater Major Arcana tarot decks!

The tarot is a divination system that uses a deck of cards to gain insight. Most decks are comprised of 78 cards divided into the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana, with each card being symbolic of an energy or spiritual truth. The Major Arcana are known as the “trump cards” because they impart messages of greater weight and significance than the Minor Arcana.

Maggie Stiefvater Tarot Cards

To see each of the 22 tarot cards that has been featured on the tour, visit the This Is Teen’s Pinterest page for the tour, with a copy of the artwork and a link to each tour stop.

Dark Faerie Tales is please to present to you The Sun Card.

The Sun Tarot

The Sun is card number 19, and represents positivity and success. From reading The Raven Cycle books, we understand that interpreting a tarot card is based on what the original intention of a question is. We can look at the many connections that connect The Sun to The Raven Cycle series. Tarot reading is about learning a combination of knowledge and intuition, based on the symbolism of The Sun tarot card as well as the information we have from The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, and now, Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Let’s hold a reading of The Sun to interpret the meaning, as related to the past, the present, and the future. And while our interpretation could mean one thing, the tarot could tell an entirely different story for you.

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Past:

While The Sun tarot means fun, warmth, success and positivity, it is also an image of optimism and fulfilment . The Raven Boys is the introduction of such positivity. There was a commonality to search for Glendower. While Gansey drove the original thought, it quickly became something positive for everyone else. Glendower held a goal, with the hopes of achieving success. If we look at success in the other term of the word, we would then have to look at Gansey. Gansey, in particular is epitome of success. He seeks out, and he achieves.

“You’re as bad as Gansey,” Adam said, but he didn’t sound as if he thought that was very bad at all. “He doesn’t need anything but to know it’s real.”

In The Dream Thieves, success comes to the best of them. Whether the original instance was a positive or negative one, each single person had a version of success. They are one step closer to Glendower, and in reality, to the end. It was a little more difficult to interpret The Sun with The Dream Thieves. The book, overall, had a darker theme, and that may have clouded success and positivity, at least for us.

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Present:

In Blue Lily, Lily Blue, success was sought after, and success was taken. Without spoiling too much, there was much to categorize as success. An argument won, an item retrieved, or even an impossible task achieved. Stiefvater wrote Blue Lily, Lily Blue as an in-between book. And while many people may have not thought there would be much success written out, we felt there were many. Most of these successful instances were achieved closer to the end of the story, so we won’t spoil it for anyone. But just know, that they are there, and they were written really well.

Future:

As for the future, there can only be one outcome – positivity AND success. But the road to success won’t be easy. From reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the reader will discover many things that will prove that statement true. There will be sacrifices and eye-opening moments, but in the end, we feel that there will be success. For Glendower, for The Raven Boys, and even for Blue.

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One lucky reader will receive The Raven BoysThe Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue PLUS Limited Edition Maggie Stiefvater Major Arcana tarot deck!
(US addresses only)

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Blue Lily Lily Blue

Available October 21, 2014 from Scholastic Press

About this Book:

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

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Blog Tour: Month9Books Birthday featuring Jackie Morse Kessler

October 31st, 2014 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 4 Comments »

Jackie Morse KesslerHappy Halloween from Dark Faerie Tales!! Halloween is also the 2nd Birthday for Month9Books and we are celebrating today with an awesome giveaway and a Halloween themed guest post from Jackie Morse Kessler. Jackie’s novel To Bear An Iron Key is a young adult fantasy novel. This novel is available for purchase now.

There are some awesome giveaways to celebrate Month9Books Birthday Bash! One lucky winner will receive a new Kindle with Touchscreen loaded with all Month9Books titles! (US only) One lucky winner will receive 5 Month9Book titles in paperback! (US only) Two lucky winner’s will receive eBook copies of 5 Month9Books titles! (International)

About Jackie:

Jackie is the author of the acclaimed YA series Riders of the Apocalypse, published by Harcourt/Graphia. The first two books in the quartet, HUNGER and RAGE, are YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers; in addition, HUNGER has been nominated for several awards and RAGE is an International Reading Association YA Choice. RAGE, LOSS and BREATH are Junior Library Guild selections.

You can visit Jackie around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Jackie Morse Kessler?

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Welcome to Month9Books Birthday Bash! We’re so excited you’re all stopping by!

This is going to be an awesome event with many tour stops featuring our authors! The full schedule is below and make sure to stick around for the EPIC Giveaway taking place!

Here’s a quick note from Georgia McBride, owner of Month9Books!

“Month9Books is turning 2 this year and I could not be happier. We are living proof that if you have a dream to write, create and inspire, you should follow that dream and let nothing keep you from realizing it. Thank you to all the readers, writers, agents, partners and friends who have made this possible. We write for you.

–Georgia McBride, Publisher and Owner of Month9Books”

While all of the posts are from our authors that have books out already we also want to look forward to some of the 2015 titles we can’t wait to share with you!

Here’s a slide show of some our 2015 books!

We have a ton of sequels coming as well as new books from awesome debut authors and we’re so excited to share them all with you! We have something for everyine from every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Paranormal and Horror!

Meet the Authors and amazing host Blogs!
All posts will be live on October 31st!

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Halloween Dress Up
by Jackie Morse Kessler

Halloween, oh Halloween. You’d think a writer would love Halloween, but it’s actually stressful for me. I never know what to dress up as. We have friends who do costume parties, so going as an author just doesn’t work. They actually want, you know, costumes. And so, creativity! Who would I dress up as for Halloween?

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go as The Doctor and River Song. These days, there are more Doctor Who costume options. But back then? Not so much. We tried four different costume shops, to no avail.

Finally, we went to a store that specialized in costumes for local theater troupes. My husband found a pinstriped suit, a tan overcoat, and a wig that kinda sorta worked. He already had the right sneakers and the sonic screwdriver.

Me, I rented a set of Army fatigues, bought trick handcuffs, and found a curly wig that was the absolute wrong color (platinum blond). Also bought colored hairspray to turn the wig a more brassy color.

Dr Who

(Yeah, I know, technically, Loving Husband should have gone as Eleven, not Ten, but we both prefer David Tennant’s run over Matt Smith’s. And we made it work because of wibbly wobbly timey wimey. So there.)

No one at the party knew who we were supposed to be. :)

Last year, I was a vampirate.

Vampirate

You don’t even want to know how long it took me to brush out that wig.

This year, my husband and I agreed to go as Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. (Cheap wig and all!) Had to add the gloves because of my Raynaud’s. But they’re unraveling, so I thought they were appropriate. :)

Jack and Sally

Maybe I should start thinking about next year’s costume. Hmm. Who to be?

Who are you dressing up as for Halloween?

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One lucky winner will receive a new Kindle with Touchscreen loaded with all Month9Books titles! (US only)
One lucky winner will receive 5 Month9Book titles in paperback! (US only)
Two lucky winner’s will receive eBook copies of 5 Month9Books titles! (International)

To Bear An Iron Key

Available May 6, 2014 from Month9Books

About this Book:

This richly-imagined universe from an acclaimed fixture of YA storytelling introduces a the young witch Bromwyn, a strong heroine who wields great power. Five years ago, Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything–their village, Bromwyn’s magic, and Rusty’s life.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

October 30th, 2014 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 19 Comments »

Claudia GrayPlease welcome author Claudia Gray here today! A Thousand Pieces of You is Claudia’s newest young adult science fiction novel! The first book in the Firebird series will be released on November 4, 2014 from HarperTeen. Bridget was able to sit down with Paul from ATPOY and get some sneak peek answers about the novel and his relationship with Marguerite. Please read below for this excellent interview. Want to know our thoughts on this novel? Read Bridget’s review here.

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU Prize Pack consists of a scarf with a quote from the book, a scented candle from one of the multiverses, and a signed book. This giveaway is International!

About Claudia:

Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)

I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.

If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.

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DFT: I’m so excited you agreed to join us today to answer a few questions. To be honest I am a pretty big fan so I can’t wait to get to know a little bit more about you! To start things off will you go ahead and introduce yourself and tell us three unique things about you?

Paul Leonidovich Markov: … you’re a fan of physicists? That is highly atypical, but I’m pleased you take an interest in Dr. Kovalenka’s research.

My name is Paul Leonidovich Markov. Very few traits are truly “unique,” and I possess none of them, but I can share some aspects that are distinctive, if that will work? If so: Although I’m only 19, I’m already pursuing my doctorate in physics. I go rock climbing on weekends, seriously enough that some fellow climbers have suggested I “go pro.” (Flattering, even if it is bewildering that people are able to earn a living doing something so solitary.) And I was born in the United States, but to parents who had immigrated from Russia so recently that they spoke only their native language at home. So Russian was my first language.

DFT: With the firebird you are able to travel into many parallel worlds that all contain you in one way or another. What was it like to see all the different versions of yourself? Which dimension was your favorite?

Paul: I found the experience of inhabiting other selves – fascinating, though at times intimidating. Some of my other selves were skilled in ways I’m not; others had flaws I may well share.

My favorite dimension in terms of general interest was what we have come to call the “Oceanverse,” where I was able to pilot a submarine and see a vastly transformed earth. In terms of emotional attachment, however, my favorite world was the “Russiaverse.”

DFT: What made you decide to become a physicist? What is the best thing about your job?

Paul: The sciences always fascinated me, and for me theoretical physics is the most challenging and invigorating – the exploration of the fundamental reality of the universe. The best thing about my job – I’ll say two things. One is the ability to ask the biggest questions possible and throw myself into the search for answers. Two is finding mentors like Dr. Kovalenka and Dr. Caine.

DFT: So we don’t spoil anything I’m just going to state that your relationship with Marguerite Caine is very complicated :-) ! What do you think is her best quality? What is her best physical trait?

Paul: “Complicated,” yes. Marguerite’s best quality is her original perspective; she looks at the world differently than anyone else I’ve ever known, and finds insight and beauty where I least expect it.

Marguerite has large dark eyes, which I find beautiful.

DFT: My favorite moments between you and Marguerite is either your time spent in Russia or the time you cooked Thanksgiving dinner together.  If you can without spoiling anything would you tell us what is your favorite moment with her?

Paul: Cooking together was fun. Russia was … intense. My favorite moment came in what we call the Triadverse, at the train stop by the San Francisco airport. It was the first time I’d ever spoken to her where I felt like I said the right thing.

DFT: You and Theo were like brothers. You were both assistants to the Caine’s and helped to develop the Firebird, but besides that you couldn’t be more opposites. Theo is outgoing, charming, and flirtatious. You are reserved, shy, and on the quiet side (which I loved by the way :-) )! Even with all the differences you had you two were still very close, how did you develop such a strong friendship?

Paul: On one of the first days Theo and I worked together, I pointed out an error in one of his equations. At the time he took it very badly. However, the next day, he said he’d feel safer if I were on his side.

Theo deserves the credit for our friendship, from that moment on. I’ve never spent much time with people my own age, and I know it makes me – awkward, and strange sometimes. Theo says he’s cool enough for both of us. His ego is made bearable by his kindness toward others, including me.

DFT: While we know very little about your family life growing up it didn’t seem like it was the best experience, and you currently have very little to no contact with your family.  I know that Henry and Sophia Caine were your bosses but they also basically adopted you.  What is your fondest memory with them?

Paul: One detail I must point out – Sophia and Henry have not yet married, so she remains Dr. Kovalenka. (They insist they intend to get around having a wedding eventually; despite their brilliance, they easily become distracted.)

My fondest memory of Henry and Sophia is probably my 19th birthday. Sophia made me a cake. It had been a long time since anyone made me a birthday cake.

DFT: I personally can’t wait to get to know you better in the next book in the series.  Is there any way you can give us a few hints on what we can expect to see from you in the future?

Paul: You’ll learn what Henry and Sophia said when Marguerite talked to them about me, after our return from the journeys in ATPOY. I still can’t decide whether their reaction was funny or horrifying. Both, maybe.

Quick Fire Questions:

(What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read each of the following)

Marguerite? Her sitting at her easel.

Russia? My mother saying everything was better there.

Firebird? How to explain it when I defend my dissertation later this year.

Painting? Marguerite mixing colors and frowning at her canvas.

Home? Henry and Sophia sitting at the rainbow table.

Fate? Mathematics.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/27/2014- The Midnight Garden Guest Post

10/28/2014- Tales of the Ravenous Reader Interview

10/29/2014- BookHounds YA Review

10/30/2014- Dark Faerie Tales Interview w/ Paul

10/31/2014- Reading YA Rocks – Review

Week Two:

11/3/2014- Parajunkee Interview

11/4/2014- Two Chicks on Books Guest Post

11/5/2014- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads Guest Post

11/6/2014- Me, My Shelf and I Review

11/7/2014- Page Turners Blog Guest Post

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This contest is provided by Claudia Gray!

One lucky reader will win A Thousand Pieces of You Prize Pack consisting of a scarf with a quote from the book, a scented candle from one of the multiverses, and a signed book!
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A Thousand Pieces

Available November 4, 2014 from HarperTeen

About this Book:

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

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