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Blog Tour: The Fearless by Emma Pass

April 30th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

Emma PassPlease welcome author Emma Pass to Dark Faerie Tales! Her new stand-alone YA novel, The Fearless, is a fast-paced futuristic thriller that is perfect for fans of The Hunger GamesDivergent, and The Passage. This novel is filled with nonstop action, chilling secrets, and romance and was released on April 14, 2015 from Delacorte Press!

About Emma:

EMMA PASS has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. ACID was her first novel, and her second is The Fearless. By day, she works as a library assistant and lives with her husband and dog in the North East Midlands. Visit her online at EmmaPass.com or on twitter at @EmmaPass.

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

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The Fearless Blog Tour

Dream Character Casting for The Fearless

Cass: Emma Watson

Cass Hollencroft is smart, versatile and fearless (in the good sense), and so is Emma Watson, who found fame as the equally smart and fearless Hermione in the Harry Potter films. I think she’d be perfect to play Cass!

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Myo: Mysterious guy from the internet

There’s more to Myo than meets the eye – he has a secret and wants to hide it from the world at all costs. I don’t actually know this boy’s name, and I don’t even know if he’s an actor; I found this photo by accident when I was looking for something else. I knew straight away that he was Myo, so I guess I’d have to insist whoever was casting the film find him and beg him to take on a starring role!

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Sol: Colton Haynes

Sol’s good looks hide a dark personality. He thinks Cass should jump at the chance to be his girlfriend, and can’t understand why she’s not interested, with terrible consequences…

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Jori: a young Rupert Grint

Jori is a typical cheeky kid brother, full of mischief and always getting into scrapes (even before his disastrous visit to the Shudders when he gets kidnapped by a Fearless). He’s a little bit younger than Rupert in this photo, but I reckon a young Rupert Grint would play a brilliant Jori.

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Captain Denning: Ryan Gosling

Captain Denning loves order and efficiency, and woe betide anyone who gets in his way. In this photo, Ryan Gosling has the same take-no-prisoners look I imagine Captain Denning gets any time anyone questions his authority.

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Colonel Brett: Vin Diesel

Colonel Brett is on a mission to round up the Fearless… but he doesn’t want to kill them. He’s got something even more sinister in mind. Who better to play him than tough guy Vin Diesel?

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THE FEARLESS BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
4/20 – Addicted Readers – Interview
4/21 – My Book Muse – Review and Signed Giveaway
4/22 – Xpresso Reads – Playlist Post
4/23 – A Dream Within A Dream – Review and Signed Giveaway
4/24 – Chapter by Chapter – Review and Top Favs Interview
4/27 – Pandora’s Books – Interview
4/28 – The Irish Banana – Guest Post
4/29 – SciFi Chick.com – Guest Post
4/30 – Dark Faerie Tales – Review and Dream Character Casting
5/1 – Mundie Moms – Guest Post
5/4 – Supernatural Snark – Guest Post
5/5 – Ex Libris – Guest Post
5/6 – Step Into Fiction – Review and Signed Giveaway
5/7 – IceyBooks – Quote Candy
5/8 – A Life Bound By Books – Interview

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The Fearless

Available April 14, 2015 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers

About this Book:

When the Fearless invaded, they injected everyone in their path with the same serum that stripped them of humanity. Life became a waking nightmare. Cass has the invasion seared in her memory. Seven years later, she and her brother, Jori, are living on Hope Island in a community of survivors. No one can enter, and no one can leave. It’s the only way to stay safe.

But when Hope Island’s security is breeched and Jori is taken by the Fearless, Cass will risk everything to get him back.

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Giveaway: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

April 23rd, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 24 Comments »

Courtney SummersWe have a exciting giveaway today! All the Rage by Courtney Summers is a young adult novel that tackles what happens when a girl is raped and no one will believe her. It is a mystery/thriller. This novel was released on April 15, 2015 from St. Martin’s Griffin.

One lucky reader will win a copy of All the Rage. A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for today’s giveaway! This contest is open to US & Canada residents only.

About Courtney:

Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada, where she divides most of her time between a camera, a piano and a word processing program. She is also the author of What Goes Around, This is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, Cracked Up to Be, and Please Remain Calm. 

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

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Available April 15, 2015 from St. Martin’s Griffin

About this Book:

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything-friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time-and they certainly won’t now-but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

April 21st, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off

RoniLorenAuthorHeadshot2Please welcome author Roni Loren here today for the release of her novella Nice Girls Don’t Ride. It is a contemporary romance short story about a girl following the straight and narrow but learning to become free. This novella was released today, April 21, 2015 from Penguin Intermix! Want to know our thoughts on this story? Read my review here.

A huge thank you from Roni Loren for today’s giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

About Roni:

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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

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NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE Excerpt

Chapter One

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday, dear . . .

I groan and lean back against the guardrail, shielding my eyes from the piercing sunlight. How exactly should I finish that?

Girl who currently smells like sweat and roadkill?

Girl about to go broke paying for this mess?

Girl whose boyfriend will not answer his goddamned phone?

My fingers move over the screen as I text Caleb again. Where r u???

I stare at my phone, willing a response out of it, but the screen goes black before there’s any answering ding. Caleb had warned me that he was going to be cutting it close for our date tonight. And I know his internship at the local campaign office sometimes runs late when they’re prepping for a rally, but he should be out by now.

My fingers move over the screen again. R U secretly Superman in ur off hours? Come on, u can tell me. If ur saving the world, I’ll understand.

Of course, there’s still no response. And now my neck is prickling with not just sweat but anxiety. What if something happened to him? What if he was in an accident? What if—?

I stop myself before the thoughts spiral, closing my eyes and taking a deep breath. Cool it, Nat. But that little exercise only gets me a lungful of the dead skunk that’s roasting in the heat a few yards away from me on the side of the highway. Blech. I press my fingers over my mouth, fighting a wave of nausea.

I check the clock on my phone for what seems like the hundredth time. The roadside-assistance lady said they would contact a local garage and get me a tow right away. But it’s been over an hour, and the only cars that have passed by have either ignored me or sent catcalls flying my way. Because, of course, my piece-of-crap car had to break down when I’m all dressed up in a low-cut dress and heels for my birthday dinner. Yay for timing.

One guy had at least offered to help and had seemed nice enough, but I’ve seen how those horror movies end. Girl on the side of the road accepts help from a seemingly harmless stranger, only to have her organs carved out later that night. No, thanks.

A grinding of tires on gravel draws my attention upward. A black tow truck rolls past me on the road and pulls to the side, sending a cloud of dust in its wake. I keep my phone clutched in my hand, quickly check the can of Mace in my purse, and then push off the guardrail. The side of the truck says Billy’s Custom Cycles and Auto Repair. There’s a tattoo-style logo of a motorcycle on fire, and I know that it’s definitely not the name of the repair shop the roadside assistance service gave me. It had been some big chain—AutoPlus or something like that. A little shimmer of nerves goes through me and I stop where I am, my heels sinking into the gravel.

The front door of the tow truck opens and a tattooed arm appears before anything else. For some reason, my eyes lock onto pieces of the man instead of the whole—like I can’t handle the entire view quite yet, only snapshots. That muscular arm as the driver slides out of the truck. The worn black motorcycle boots that hit the ground. I force myself to look up, tracking along the faded jeans and fitted black T-shirt, until I collide with a dark blue gaze.

“Looks like you need a ride.”

The deep voice startles me for a second and snaps me back into the moment like a slingshot. Ping! Pay attention, Nat. Now is not the time to let my guard down. “No, thank you, I don’t. I already have another shop on the way.”

His gaze tracks over my dusty dress, slow and lazy like, before he lifts a dark brow. “How long have you been waiting? It’s pretty hot out here.”

The once-over makes me more than a little self-conscious. He can’t be all that much older than me, early twenties for sure, but something about him is intimidating as hell. “I don’t know. Not long. I’m sure they’ll be here any second.”

He crosses his arms over his chest and eyes my car, which has chosen this moment to start smoking from under the hood—as if it senses help in its midst and is crying out for it. “What shop is coming?”

I brush at the skirt of my dress, trying to give my nervous hands something to do. I don’t want to look worried or scared or show him that I’m melting in this brutal Texas heat. “AutoPlus, AutoMart . . .”

He scowls. “Autoland.”

“That’s it.”

“You might as well set up a tent then. They take forever to get to calls, and they’ll charge you twice as much as we would. Plus, they close at six. They’re just going to tow you in and then lock up for the night.”

“Says the guy who wants to make a buck on a girl stranded on the side of the road.”

The corner of his mouth lifts. “Hey, princess, I’m just trying to be a nice guy and get you to your”—he looks me up and down again—“sorority party on time. I get paid the same either way.”

Princess? Sorority party? My eyes narrow and I give him my own head-to-toe look, taking in the messy dark hair, the tattoos, the heavy boots, the finely shaped . . . I snatch the thought back before I can go there. “Look, Son of Anarchy, I appreciate the nice guy offer, but how do I even know you’re legit?”

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He snorts. “You think I drive a tow truck around for fun? Call the number on the side of the truck if you want. But otherwise, I’ve got better stuff to do than stand here in the heat, smelling roadkill. Two minutes, princess. I’ll be in the truck. You want a tow and a ride? You get in. If not, good luck with Autoland.”

He turns to go, and I feel a little dart of panic at being left alone again—even if he’s not exactly the company I want. This isn’t the best part of Austin, and the sun is on its way down. “Wait, what’s your name? You know, so I can verify.”

He doesn’t turn around but calls back. “Monroe.”

I dial the number to the shop and, of course, they verify that Monroe works for them and is driving the truck today. The guy on the phone sounds amused by my questions. And his reaction makes me realize that I’m being paranoid, that my nerves are officially frayed, and it’s making me act like a bitch. I thank the guy on the phone, hang up, and take a steadying breath. This is going to be okay. Not everyone is out to take advantage. Some people actually do things to be helpful without ulterior motives.

My mother would laugh her ass off at that logic. Everybody’s got an agenda, Nattie.

I straighten the neckline of my dress, hike my purse up my shoulder, and walk over to the tow truck with as much dignity as I can muster for a sweaty girl in a dusty dress. Monroe hasn’t climbed back into the cab, but is instead leaning against the front bumper and watching the cars zoom by on the overpass up ahead. He doesn’t look my way. “Verified that I’m not a serial killer?”

“Verified that you work for Billy’s. The serial-killer part is yet to be determined.”

He smiles out at the horizon. “Want to check the backseat for weapons or body parts?”

“I have a feeling you’d be too sneaky to leave such obvious evidence lying around. And if you aren’t that clever, I’m going to be seriously disappointed in myself if I fall victim to a dumb serial killer.”

He chuckles and it changes his whole face, warming it. When he turns his head, his blue eyes meet mine and my stomach tightens a little. I do my best not to let my reaction show on my face. Last thing I need is him thinking that I’m interested in him. Because, of course, I’m not. I’m totally not. If there’s an opposite of my type, it’s this guy. And plus, I have Caleb. Cute, smart, on-his-way-to-big-things Caleb.

Caleb, who won’t answer his goddamned phone.

Monroe pushes himself off the bumper. “I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or an insult, princess, but I’ll take it you’re going to ride with me.”

“Yes. But only because I can’t handle the dead-skunk smell for another minute.”

“I’m preferable to skunk guts? The flattery just rolls off you, doesn’t it?”

The jab lands squarely. I press my fingers to the space between my eyes and rub. “Sorry. I’m really not trying to be a bitch.”

“It just comes natural, then?”

My eyes snap open and I’m ready to hurl an insult back, but I find him wearing a playful grin and clamp my lips shut.

He angles a thumb toward the truck. “Get in . . .”

“Natalie,” I supply.

“Natalie. And kick the A/C on. Getting your car hooked up is gonna take a few minutes. You may want to call someone for a ride, too, because there’s no guarantee we can get this fixed tonight. I’m assuming you have plans.”

I glance down at my outfit, suddenly self-conscious about the sexy getup. It’s not my typical style, but tonight was supposed to be special, and I had wanted to knock Caleb on his butt. He’s been so wrapped up in work and school lately that I’ve felt a little like furniture. So I borrowed my roommate’s dress with its plunging neckline and treated myself to the new risqué lingerie I’m wearing beneath. I’m not exactly Ms. Vixen normally, so Caleb would’ve never seen it coming. Now it’s all a waste.

“I have a date with my boyfriend,” I say to Monroe.

“Right. So, he can pick you up?”

“He’s not answering his phone. But I’m sure I’ll get him soon.”

Monroe makes some noncommittal noise and nods. “I’m going to get to work. You go and cool off. There’s bottled water in the ice chest in the backseat.”

“Thanks.”

Before getting in the truck, I find myself watching Monroe walk back toward my car. He’s easily over six feet tall but doesn’t move in that awkward, hunched way that most of the taller guys on campus move. There’s an easy confidence to him, like he’s fully grown into his body and taken ownership—a man’s walk. My eyes follow him as he pops the hood of my car and leans over. The hem of his shirt lifts as he bends, exposing a strip of tanned, muscular lower back. I find myself wondering what it would feel like beneath my fingers and if he has any more ink hidden under there . . . I force my eyes away.

What the hell is wrong with me? I don’t have random illicit thoughts about complete strangers. Especially not strangers who have tattoos and call me princess.

I shake my head and pull open the door on the passenger side. Maybe I have heatstroke or something.

I lay my head back against the seat and close my eyes. But all I can see is the image of my new mechanic pulling his shirt all the way off, sweat dripping off him, me putting my hands . . .

I sit straight up.

Yep, definitely heatstroke. Has to be.

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Nice Girls Don't Ride

Available April 21, 2015 from Penguin Intermix

About this Book:

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Strange Skies by Kristi Helvig

April 20th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 13 Comments »

Kristi HelvigPlease welcome author Kristi Helvig here today! Her newest novel, Strange Skies, will be released on April 28, 2015 from EgmontUSA. Strange Skies is the 2nd novel in the young adult science fiction Burn Out series. Want to know our thoughts on Burn Out? Read Kaitlin’s review here.

A wonderful thank you to Kristi Helvig for today’s giveaway! One winner will receive a signed paperback of BURN OUT and a signed hard cover of STRANGE SKIES…plus swag! This contest is US Only.

About Kristi:

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. Her first novel, BURN OUT (Egmont USA), which Kirkus Reviews called “a scorching series opener not to be missed,” follows 17-year-old Tora Reynolds, one of Earth’s last survivors, when our sun burns out early. In the sequel, STRANGE SKIES, coming 4/28/2015, Tora makes it to a new planet only to discover a whole new host of problems—and the same people who still want her dead. Order Kristi’s books through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite local retailer. Kristi muses about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics on her blog at www.kristihelvig.com and Twitter (@KristiHelvig). You can also find her on Facebook. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and behaviorally-challenged dogs.

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DFT: Tora is definitely a firecracker. She has a strong personality. Where did you get inspiration for her character? When you’re writing scenes when she says or thinks something sarcastic, does her point of view flow easily?

Kristi: Tora’s character came very naturally to me, though she’s much tougher than I would ever be in her situation. My husband would definitely say that sarcasm comes quite easily for me. ;) As far as inspiration for her character, I had a vivid dream involving this scrappy girl that I’m sure was partly influenced by my years of working as a psychologist with teenage girls.

DFT: What are your thoughts on the covers of the books? I know that I’m impressed by the bright colors and cool silhouettes. How many tries did it take to get these covers right?

Kristi: I love my covers! They had asked me for input on the covers and what I wanted and didn’t want, yet I still was blown away by my BURN OUT cover. Something about the color scheme inside the tunnel with Tora walking toward the sun gave me chills when I first saw it. Then I loved how the cover designer incorporated the new world of Caelia and made the cover of STRANGE SKIES to reflect the lush landscape that had died on Earth.

DFT: When you created this world, what was your goal? Was it a fun process thinking up the new technology that a dystopian world would have? How did you go about making this new planet, with its similarities and differences to earth? 

Kristi: My only goal was to tell Tora’s story the way I’d experienced it in my dream. It was so fun thinking up the technology, like the W.A.R. (water in air) machines in BURN OUT that people killed each other over. With the new planet, Caelia, in STRANGE SKIES, I had to start by consulting with an astrophysicist to make sure about things like planet size and distance from the moon affecting the rotation and daily cycles. My oceans in STRANGE SKIES are freshwater rather than saltwater and I had to make sure that was a possibility (it is!) The creatures in STRANGE SKIES are different than the ones on Earth but have some commonalities—and they all serve a purpose in Tora’s story.

DFT: You get the chance to sit down for dinner and have a conversation with one of your characters. Who is it? Why? Where do you go to eat?

Kristi: Ha…fun question. I’d go grab some Mexican food with Markus because he’s a trip. For those that have read BURN OUT, this answer will make much more sense after reading STRANGE SKIES. I grew to like Markus a lot more while writing the sequel.

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DFT: Say you were in Tora’s position with two guys vying for your attention. Are you the type of person who is interested in Alec, with his easygoing and friendly personality? Or do you like strong and silent James, with more baggage than he lets on?

Kristi: I tend to like hanging out with easygoing and friendly people in general, though I certainly went through my bad boy phase when younger. Tora’s young so I’m cutting her some slack. ;)

DFT: If you were in Tora’s position, how long would you survive (from the beginning)? Would you make it to the new planet or would you die on earth before she even went through everything in Burn Out? 

Kristi: Someone asked me this question at a book signing in Texas and I started laughing. I’d totally be dead at the beginning of the story—I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse either, so I think I’m just a wimp overall compared to Tora.

DFT: What scenes are the hardest to write? Action? Kissing? Which are the easiest?

Kristi: Hmmm…I didn’t find any scenes necessarily hard to write. Both books flowed out pretty quickly. I’d say that with the sex scene in STRANGE SKIES, I had to make sure to keep it rated PG enough for YA—which meant I totally had to take some things out. The action scenes were really easy to write because they played out in my head like a movie as I typed so I always knew what would happen next.

DFT: Who is your favorite character to write and who is your least favorite?

Kristi: With STRANGE SKIES, Kale and Markus were really fun to write for different reasons. It’s sometimes fun to write the bad guy, ya know? My least favorite character to write was a new girl who has her sights set on James. I cringed several times while writing her.

DFT: Was it nice to be able to write about trees, rivers, and oceans after the destruction that was Earth in Burn Out? Did it feel refreshing at all to get to move on setting-wise?

Kristi: YES! I’m such an outdoor girl by nature and live in Colorado where I love all things hiking, lakes, mountains, and trees. The setting of BURN OUT horrified me with its barren, dry Earth and I loved getting to create a planet from scratch so Tora could finally take a proper bath!

DFT: How emotional do you get when writing? Do you cry, and did you the ending of Strange Skies? 

Kristi: I do get emotional, but I’m not a big crier in general. However, I will say that when I sketched out the final, third book in the series, I did cry. And no, I won’t say why. ;)

Thanks so much for having me! :)

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Strange Skies Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/20/2015- Dark Faerie TalesInterview

4/21/2015- Curling Up With A Good BookReview

4/22/2015- Such a Novel IdeaGuest Post

4/23/2015- Addicted ReadersReview

4/24/2015- A Book and a LatteInterview

Week Two:

4/27/2015- Reading with ABCGuest Post

4/28/2015- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsReview

4/29/2015- Bookhounds yaInterview

4/30/2015- Library of a Book WitchReview

5/1/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

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This contest is provided by Kristi Helvig!

One winner will receive a signed paperback of Burn Out and a signed hard cover of Strange Skies…plus swag!
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Strange Skies

Available April 28, 2015 from Egmont USA

About this Book:

Action, adventure, and romance are heating up in this sequel to the futuristic science fiction thriller Burn Out. Perfect for fans of Across the Universe and The Memory of After.

Caelia is the new Earth. That’s what the Consulate told everyone and, against all odds, Tora finally has made it there. She can’t see the ocean from her cell in the Consulate’s containment center, and she doesn’t know what happened to the weapons her father died for and she’s risked her life to save.

But as she plans her escape, she runs into the last person she ever expected to see-her dad. The Consulate has kept held him prisoner in a complicated plot designed to lure Tora out of hiding. Now Tora has a new purpose: break free, get the guns, and save her father.

But first she’ll have to navigate a strange new planet, track down James (whose loyalties still remain questionable), and find Kale…before he finds her first.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan

April 16th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 3 Comments »

Page MorganToday we have the lovely Page Morgan and an entertaining interview with Luc and Vander from The Dispossessed Trilogy! We are huge fans of this series here at Dark Faerie Tales. The Wondrous and the Wicked is the last book in the series and was released on April 15, 2015 from Delacorte Press! Read Bridget’s reviews for The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost by clicking on their titles and give this series a try if you haven’t already!

A huge thank you to Page for today’s contest! There will be 3 winners total! One winner will win a personalized paperback of The Beautiful and the Cursed. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Lovely and the Lost. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Wondrous and the Wicked. This contest is US only.

About Page:

I’m the author of The Beautiful & The Cursed, a young adult novel about two sisters who, on their mission to find their missing brother, discover a veiled world of gargoyles and demons in the city of Paris. I’m currently writing the second and third novels in this series, which saps most of my brainpower. I live in New England with my husband and our three children, along with our ancient dog and arrogant cat, quickly sap the rest of it. I accept virtual gifts of coffee, chocolate, and cupcakes.

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

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Dark Faerie Tales: Today we have the great privilege of having two of my all time favorite characters from The Dispossessed series by Page Morgan. Please welcome Luc and Vander!

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Hi guys, I am so excited that you were both able to come and visit us today.  I know that you have a pretty strained relationship at times so I am really glad that you both agreed to be courteous to each other and answer a few questions for us! For my first question I want you each to introduce yourselves and tell us something unique about yourself so those that haven’t met either of you yet will get an idea of what to expect when reading your story?

Luc: I’ve been a gargoyle for the last three centuries. That means I shift from my human form to my true, gargoyle form whenever the humans in my assigned territory require my protection.

Vander: And I’m a demon hunter with the Alliance here in Paris. Luc and I both protect humans in that capacity.

Luc: *looks sideways at Vander* I’m better at it.

Vander: *sighs*

DFT: This next question is for Luc. You happen to be a gargoyle and you protect any humans that live inside of your assigned domain. I know that being a gargoyle isn’t really something you wanted, but are there are good perks about it?

Luc: Being able to fly, maybe. Though I can only do that at night. There are some gargoyles that prefer this existence, but I’m not one of them.

DFT: This next question is for Vander.  You are known as a duster, which basically means you have special powers that you inherited from demons. What do you think is the most useful thing about your special gift? If you had the opportunity to pick any duster gift what would it be and why?

Vander: Yes, I have mersian demon blood—which means I can temporarily absorb the abilities of other Duster’s I come into physical contact with. I think I’m lucky to have mersian blood. It isn’t violent or dangerous, like Ingrid’s lectrux blood or Grayson’s hellhound blood. I wouldn’t choose another duster gift—this one suits me just fine.

DFT: I know that you both care deeply for Ingrid. She has a lot of amazing qualities so I can see why you both fell for her.  Can you tell me when was the first moment you realized that you were falling for her?

Vander: When I saw her in my uncle’s bookshop the morning after she arrived in Paris.

Luc: When I showed her what I truly was and she didn’t run away.

DFT: Since you are both in love with the same girl what do you think is the one advantage your have over the other when it comes to Ingrid?

Vander: Well…mine’s obvious. I’m human.

Luc: *shifts uncomfortably* He does have that. I can keep her safe, and yes, I love her, but other than that… I don’t have anything to offer a human.

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DFT: This next question is just for Vander.  You are an important member of The Alliance, which is a group that hunts demons.  Why did you decide to join the Alliance and what do you think is the best part about being a member?

Vander: I joined because I knew I was different, and I knew I could help them. I needed a reason to be what I was. I think the best part is belonging somewhere. Alliance members may not be Dusters like me, but they accept me anyway.

DFT: This next question is just for Luc. Because you are a gargoyle you have been alive a very long time, 327 years to be exact. In all those years I imagine you have seen many things what would you say is one of your favorite memories from your time of being a gargoyle?

Luc: I don’t have many favorite memories, but I have enjoyed flying over Paris and seeing it change and grow. I can still look down and find the spot where my family’s farm once stood. I can remember the city the way it once was.

DFT: Like I said earlier you two aren’t really huge fans of each other, but you actually work really well together if you can tolerate it.  Can you each tell me something that you envy about the other?

Vander: Luc’s strength.

Luc: His…humanness, I suppose.

DFT: For those of us that haven’t yet read the ending of your story can you give a few hints as to what we can expect from The Wondrous and the Wicked?

Vander: Though they are not all happily-ever-after’s, everyone’s story does has an end of sorts.

Luc: *trying to suppress a smile* And some stories have another beginning.

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Quick Fire Questions (Favorites)

DFT: Favorite food?

V: Toast

L: I don’t eat.

DFT: Favorite thing about Paris?

V: The culture, the history, the architecture—

L: She said ‘thing’ not ‘things.’ I like my territory.

DFT: Weapon of choice:

V: My crossbow.

L: My talons.

DFT: Favorite time of the year?

V: Spring

L: Winter

DFT: Favorite Ingrid moment?

V: I don’t think I should say—

L: No, you shouldn’t. Though our answers are probably the same.

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The Wondrous and the Wicked Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/6/2015- The Cover ContessaInterview

4/7/2015- Bookhounds yaReview

4/8/2015- A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post

4/9/2015- The Irish Banana ReviewReview

4/10/2015- A Book and a LatteInterview

Week Two:

4/13/2015-FiktshunReview

4/14/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

4/15/2015- Mundie MomsReview

4/16/2015- Dark Faerie TalesInterview

4/17/2015- Alice MarvelsGuest Post

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contest

This contest is provided by Page Morgan!

One winner will win a personalized paperback of The Beautiful and the Cursed. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Lovely and the Lost. One winner will win a personalized hardcover of The Wondrous and the Wicked. (US only)

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Available April 15, 2015 from Delacorte Press/Random House

About this Book:

For fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series comes the exciting conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost. The Waverly sisters must save themselves before all is lost.

Since the Waverlys arrived in Paris, the streets have grown more fearsome by the day. As Ingrid learns to master her lectrux gift, she must watch Axia’s power grow strong enough to extend beyond her Underneath hive. By all indications, the fallen angel’s Harvest is near-and the timing couldn’t be worse.

Targeted by vengeful gargoyles, Gabby has been exiled to London for her own protection. Meanwhile, the gargoyle castes are in disarray, divided between those who want Luc to lead them and those who resent him and his fondness for humans. The Alliance is crumbling from the inside as well, its members turning against one another, and possibly against the Waverlys, too.

Axia has promised that the world will burn. And now, unable to trust the Alliance, separated from Luc, Gabby, and her twin, Grayson, Ingrid is left to face the demon uprising alone.

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