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Blog Tour: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

February 2nd, 2017 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 2 Comments »

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Welcome to the blog tour for S. Jae-Jones debut novel Wintersong! This novel is about a young woman’s journey to discover her true self amidst the dark, disconcerting setting of a goblin world. Fans of the movie Labyrinth may love the little easter eggs throughout the book. I know I did! I had hoped to have a review to post today but unfortunately I’ve been sick and my poor dog also had to have major surgery so I haven’t had a chance to type it out yet. Check back for my review soon. In the meantime, check out the first 47 pages of the novel here. You can also check out the Wintersong glossary below as this novel deals heavily in the German language and music.

Jae-Jones, S_NO CREDITAbout S.:

S. Jae-Jones (called JJ) is an artist, an adrenaline junkie, and erstwhile editrix. When not obsessing over books, she can be found jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, co-hosting the Pub(lishing) Crawl podcast, or playing dress-up. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in North Carolina, as well as many other places on the internet, including Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and her blog.

You can visit S. Jae-Jones around the web here:

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Wintersong

Available February 7, 2017 from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan

About this Book:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

January 31st, 2017 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 2 Comments »

natalie-c-andersonNatalie C. Anderson is here today at Dark Faerie Tales to talk to us about her debut novel City of Saints & Thieves. This novel is set in Kenya with the main character trying to solve the mystery of who killed her mother, except for the fact that she knows exactly who did it and she wants to destroy him. This novel portrays the horrors of war in Africa. I was really shocked with the twists and turns that this novel took. At the end of this post, enter for your chance to win a copy of this fantastic novel. City of Saints & Thieves was released on January 24, 2017 from Penguin books!

Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) finished copies of City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie Anderson (ARV: $18.99).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on January 16, 2017 and 11:59 PM on February 3, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about February 8, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

About Natalie:

You can visit Natalie around the web here: Website | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Dark Faerie Tales: To start things off, will you tell us a little about City of Saints and Thieves and where you got the inspiration to write it? 

Natalie: City of Saints and Thieves is a murder mystery set in a fictional city in Kenya. It started out as a bit of a Robin Hood story, if Robin Hood was an African refugee girl. I was based in Nairobi for several years, and traveled for work around the continent doing thousands of interviews with refugees who were being considered for resettlement to the U.S. The stories I heard were just so intense. I knew I wanted to weave the refugee background into the story, but I didn’t want it to be so in-your-face. The stories are haunting and I think you have to tread carefully in telling them in a non-sensationalized way. Hence, it starts out with the current day, years after Tina and her mother fled Congo, but inevitably winds it’s way back to the events that so hugely shaped Tina’s life.

DFT: I love, love, love that the book is set in Kenya, but it is definitely a unique setting for a YA book. What made you pick that particular country as your setting?

Natalie: I started writing the book when I was on a work trip back to Kenya after a few years of being away. Just stepping off the plane was such a jolt to my senses! Everything seemed so full of life – from the jungle-like gardens to the bustling streets to the packed markets. I wanted to set a street-savvy girl in a place like that where she’d really have to hustle to stay afloat. And I wanted Sangui City to feel both exotic and accessible. For anyone who knows the area, I like to think of it as having the coastal beauty and culture of Mombasa with the verve and edge of Nairobi.

DFT: Tina has had a very difficult life full of many trials but that has made her who she is. Out of all her amazing qualities, which one would you say is her best?

Natalie: Ooo, that’s tough! I think she would say that her best skills are as a cat burglar – those are the ones she’s worked so hard to hone. But I think underneath her tough exterior, and even though she makes her living in a morally questionable way, I’d say her best quality is that at her core she wants to make things right in her complex world. She lives by “rules,” that give her a sense of control. Every bad thing that happens leads to a rule, so she won’t make the same mistake twice. She’s super strict on herself. She desperately wants to know the truth about what happened to her mother, and set it right. She feels a huge sense of responsibility to make sure her sister is safe. But all of this rigidity, of course means that when she breaks, she breaks hard. Can’t say anymore without spoilers!

DFT: Out of your entire cast of characters, who do you personally relate to the most and why? 

Natalie: Ha! I think I’m probably the most like Michael. He’s a little naïve, a little love-struck, torn in his loyalty to competing interests (his family vs. Tina). And at the end of the day, he probably wants everyone to just get along and play nice. Of course, that would make for a boring story, wouldn’t it? Sorry, Michael.

DFT: I imagine that to write a book like this it took a great deal of research on your part to make it accurate. But I’m curious while performing your research, what was the craziest piece of information you came across? 

Natalie: Definitely! Like I mentioned before, I’ve interviewed thousands of refugees – not just from Congo, but from all over Africa, and the stories I could tell would make your hair turn white. People entrusted me with those stories for very specific reasons, so I don’t disclose personal stories, but use the general details to fill in over-arching narratives. Maybe the craziest part – the most gut-punching part – is that in the process of helping people access resettlement, I discovered that the US has some seriously messed up rules and restrictions in place that prevent some of the most deserving refugees to access. For example, if you provide “material support” to terrorist organizations you’re barred from entry. Sounds like a good law, right? Until you find out that “material support” can include unwillingly “giving” your body as a sex-slave to a group of militia. Or maybe you were forcibly recruited at 9 years old to be a child soldier. You’re made to carry a gun, participate in violence. You were just a kid, and you were forced, but it doesn’t matter. You’re barred from resettlement. Or, on the other hand, maybe your government is terrible and corrupt and you sympathize with freedom fighters. If you so much as give a fighter a drink of water, boom, you’re barred. There are a lot of good people working to fix these laws, but I do worry that with this new administration, it could get even worse.

DFT: We all know that the editing process can be rather vigorous and at times scenes have to be cut whether you want them to be or not. If you can, without spoiling anything, share one of your favorite deleted scenes?

Natalie: Okay, well, after that rather dark digression, let’s talk about make-overs! I love a good Cinderella make-over scene, and I had a really fun one where Tina has to go to a fancy party with the Greyhills, and Boyboy decides to take her grooming into his own hands. He comes to the Greyhill’s mansion, strip-mines Michael’s sister’s closet, puts her in a gorgeous dress and does Tina’s hair, nails, the works. Sigh! It was so fun!

DFT: City of Saints and Thieves is your debut novel, can you tell us what your reaction was when you found out you were going to be a published author?

Natalie: Um, I stuck to the normal routine of running in circles and screaming my head off. A little crying, some dancing. Isn’t that what everyone does?

DFT: Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that City of Saints and Thieves is a standalone novel, so can you tell us anything about your current project you are working on?

Natalie: It is stand-alone, but boy I hate giving up these characters! Right now I’m working on a story that is set in the same world – Sangui City — but the MC is a refugee boy from Somalia who has to become a spy in order to save his family. Readers will probably find it a bit darker than City, but it’s a story I just can’t shake. One of those ideas that gets stuck in your head and demands to be written. And who knows, maybe there will one day be a story that overlaps both sets of characters! But nothing is in the works… yet.

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Available January 24, 2017 from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin

About this Book:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling YA murder mystery set in Kenya.

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn’t exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill’s personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.

With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder

January 27th, 2017 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour 4 Comments »

mariaWelcome to the start of the blog tour for Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder. I am a HUGE fan of the Study Series and being able to interview one of my all time favorite heroines is amazing. Dawn Study is the 6th novel in the series and it will be releasing on January 31, 2017! If you haven’t started reading this epic high fantasy you really should start now. You can check out my review for Poison Study here and my review for the rest of the series should be posting soon!

Down below you will get to see my interview with Yalena and there is also a fantastic giveaway for 10 finished copies of Dawn Study! There will be both U.S. and International winners!

About Maria:

Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn’t one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.

Maria’s research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.

Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.

Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.

Readers are welcome to contact Maria at the following email address: moc.redynsvairamnull@airam.

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

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Interview with Yalena

Dark Faerie Tales: Hi Yelena! Thank you so much for agreeing to meet with us today. To start things off will you introduce yourself so those of us who haven’t read your story yet will get a taste of your story?

Yelena: Thank you for inviting me! Ha! “A taste of your story” is very clever since you know that I started out by working for the Commander of Ixia as his food taster. It was either that or the noose, so I figured tasting foods for poisons might let me live long enough to figure a way out of my situation. Then my life became even more complicated when I found out I had magic—a crime in Ixia, and I started falling in love with Valek, the Commander’s security chief. I managed to discover a way to not be killed and was exiled to Sitia to learn how to use my magic. Of course things weren’t all roses and sunshine in Sitia and I had to deal with a magical serial killer, a Master Magician who hated me, a long lost brother who also hated me, and a very…quirky family that lived in the trees.  All the while, Valek and I stayed together and we’re still dealing with various problems, including the Commander’s recent decision to invade Sitia, which we’re hoping to stop, but, to tell you the truth, it isn’t looking good for us.

DFT: You have some very unique and special magical abilities at your disposal and you have been able to do some amazing things in your life. I’m curious what is your favorite thing about your magic and if you could have any other magical power what would it be?

Yelena: Well, I had those magical abilities and I’m hoping to get them back sooner rather than later as they would come in handy as we’re trying to stop a war. When I had my magic, I really loved helping others either by healing them or guiding their souls to find peace in the sky. I also loved communicating with my horse Kiki! I really miss “talking” to her and would love to hear her again – even if it’s just some cryptic horse advice. If I get my magic back, I swear I’ll never complain about her advice ever again!

DFT: A year ago I had the opportunity to interview your heart mate Valek and I thought it would be fun to ask you some of the same questions I asked him! I know you two have been together a long time now, but when was the first moment you found yourself falling in love with Valek?

Yelena: That’s a hard one to pin down. I started out being terrified of the man, but as we worked together, I realized he wasn’t as scary as he likes you to believe. And then when Dilana made that comment about Valek being sweet on me, I had to acknowledge that I had a crush on him. After I drank a little too much brandy for the Commander’s meeting, I finally relaxed enough to admit I had deeper feelings for him. I thought he wasn’t interested, but then we spent a few nights in a dungeon together and he confessed his love. Yeah, I know not the most romantic of places, but I did think I was going to die and we wouldn’t get another chance.

DFT: Valek and you have a very interesting story and you have now been together for many years. We as the readers have been with you for much of your journey together and we all have our favorite Valek/Yelena moments, but what is your favorite memory with Valek?

Yelena: Well, this is a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read the books, so if that’s you skip to the next question before you read anymore!  My favorite memory is when he asked me to marry him! He showed me the true depth of his feelings for me and how I was more important than the Commander. Again not the most conventional of proposals, but I’ve learned our lives will never fit the norm and we have to seize those moments when they come because we might not get another chance.

DFT: Valek is an amazing man and there are so many things I love about him! What is your favorite physical attribute of his and what do you think is his best quality?

Yelena: His best quality is his loyalty and how he will do anything, including risking his own life, to protect the people he loves.  My favorite physical attribute is his sapphire-blue eyes! The intense way he gazes at me as if nobody else in the world exists, just sets my heart on fire. And the rest of me too!

DFT: You have come a long way since you were a poison taster and I know you have learned much throughout your journey. If you could share one piece of advice to all of us what would it be?

Yelena: Don’t give up!  Don’t give up hope and don’t give up your efforts to overcome your problems. There is always a solution and it’s just a matter of using persistence and determination to find that solution.

DFT: I am so sad to know that your story has come to an end but I’m curious if you know what Maria is currently working on or what she has in store for us next?

Yelena: I believe Maria is working on a science fiction story for young adults. She’s waiting to hear back from publishers about when and if it might be available. There’s also another fantasy series she has sketched out and hopes to write as well.

Quick Fire Questions:

Favorite Weapon? My bo staff.

Favorite food?  Sweet cakes.

Favorite book? I’ve no idea! I haven’t had much time to read and all the books I’ve read tend to deal with espionage, spying, fighting, and reading body language!

Favorite season? The cold season! Having grown up in Ixia, Sitia is too hot for me most of the year. Besides, cuddling with Valek under a warm blanket in front of a roaring fire is one of my favorite things to do!

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/23/2017-a GREAT read– Interview

1/24/2017- Books for Thought– Review

1/25/2017- YABC– Guest Post

1/26/2017- Mundie Moms– Review

1/27/2017- Dark Faerie Tales– Interview

 

Week Two:

1/30/2017- Kindle and Me– Review

1/31/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

2/1/2017- Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne– Review

2/2/2017- Moonlight Gleam Reviews– Interview

2/3/2017- The Bibliophile Chronicles– Review

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Six lucky winners will receive a finished copy of Dawn Study, US Only.

Four lucky winners will receive a finished copy of Dawn Study, International.

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Available January 31, 2017 by MIRA Ink

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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.”

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Long Way Home by Katie McGarry

January 26th, 2017 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour 2 Comments »

I am so excited to be taking part in the review tour for Long Way Home by Katie McGarry! This is the third book in the Thunder Road series and it features hot guys from a motorcycle club! I am such a HUGE fan of this amazing series and I can’t tell you how much you need to read it! I adored the first two books in the series and this was wonderful as well. To check out my full review for Nowhere But Here go here and my full review of Walk the Edge here. To read my review of Long Way home just see the post below! Long Way Home will be releasing January 31, 2017 from Harlequin TEEN so do yourself a favor and pre-order it now!!!!

After the great excerpt we have there is also an awesome giveaway for a $100 amazon gift card.

About Katie:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of the critically acclaimed Pushing the Limits series and the Thunder Road series. The first book in this series is Nowhere But Here.

You can visit Katie around the Web here:  Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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VIOLET

“You can do this.” I take Brandon’s hand in mine and give a reassuring squeeze. “I know you can.”

Brandon swallows hard, but nods. A combination of nervous energy and pride rushes through my veins as he grasps my hand in return and fists the cash in his other hand. He’s going to face his fears. The lift of my lips is genuine now. My brother believes in himself, and I believe in him and maybe we’re both going to be okay.

Right as Brandon takes a courageous step forward, two black leather vests slip in front of us and staring back at me is a half skull with fire blazing out of its eye sockets.

The world surrounding me turns red, and my blood begins to boil. “There’s a line and you just cut.”

Eli, one of my father’s once best friends, glances over his shoulder and winks at us as he pulls out his wallet. Like always, he has dark hair cut close to his head, plugs in his ears and a huge grin like we should be glad to see him. “I got you covered.”

Fabulous. Here comes the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club riding in on their black Harleys determined to save the day of people who really need to learn how to save themselves.

“No really, we got this,” I insist.

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I try to muscle my way past to pay, but Eli’s right hand man, Pigpen, plants himself in front of me like the towering sack of testosterone and annoyance that he is. Then he’s on the move and I somehow find myself away from the ticket booth.

“Surprised to see you here, Violet.” Pigpen is in his late twenties and thinks he’s all handsome with his blond hair and big muscles. Because he was a Navy SEAL or Army Ranger or something outrageous like that, he also thinks he’s awesome, but he doesn’t impress me. “Surprised you’re here, but happy to see you. You haven’t been at a game all year.”

“I’ve been busy,” I say.

“Is that what you call avoiding anyone from the Terror? Busy?”

“Works for me.”

“Hi, Pigpen!” Brandon is lit up like a firefly who was convinced the rest of his species was extinct. Eli, of course, enjoying the role of savior, has his arm around Brandon’s shoulder as they join us.

“Hey, Stone.” Pigpen calls my brother by the stupid nickname the club created for him. “How’s it going?”

“Good. They bought our tickets, Vi!”

“Yep, they sure did, because little ol’ me couldn’t’ handle the big ol’ ticket booth on my own.” Heavy on the sarcasm and then a hard glare at Eli. “Brandon was going to buy his own ticket.”

Eli rolls his neck like  he’s the one who owns the right to be annoyed. “Most people say thank you.”

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“You’re missing the point.”

Eli pats my brother’s back. “Why don’t you head in with Pigpen? I’d like to catch up with Violet.”

Brandon bounces like a damn puppy dog given a treat and then rushes off into the stadium, leaving me with Thing Two. And to think my brother called me Vi. The little traitor.

“Pigpen,” I call out. “Don’t leave him.”

I forced my brother to tattle today and while the football game will make him smile, I’m also taking a calculated risk that the people he told on won’t be here. If they are here, I’m betting they won’t mess with Brandon as long as I’m around.

“You worry too much,” Pigpen answers without glancing back.

When it comes to my brother, they don’t worry enough about the right problems.

Eli watches as Brandon and Pigpen go into the stadium. Instead of taking a left for the bleachers, they go right for the concession stand, and I’m contemplating how to stab Pigpen in the jugular. Concession food brings my brother into a near state of euphoria, and because of the crappy day my brother and I had, I wanted to be the one that made him happy with a hot dog, nachos and a slushy.

Motorcycle men around the world, as far as I’m concerned, can just plain suck it.

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Long Way Home

Available  January 31, 2017 by Harlequin TEEN

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Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

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Blog Tour: The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

January 17th, 2017 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour: The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

Kim LiggettPlease welcome author Kim Liggett here today! If you are a fan of horror then you will want to check out her newest novel, The Last Harvest! It is a story about a boy trying to learn the strange circumstances around his fathers death and why an old pact made by his ancestors could lead to the birth of Lucifer on earth. Kim is here today to talk about the top five influential movie/books that you need to watch/read before picking up The Last Harvest. Want to know my thoughts? Check out my review here.

About Kim:

At sixteen, Kim Liggett left her rural midwestern town for New York City, where she pursued a career in music and acting. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kim sang backup for some of the biggest rock bands of the 80s. After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a children’s art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians. She’s married to jazz musician Ken Peplowski, and has two beautiful teenagers.

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Five Influential horror books/films you need to experience before reading THE LAST HARVEST

1. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

I love this book. The low level tension is excruciating. And it has this strange hallucinogenic quality that makes every thing feel a little off kilter in the best way.

2. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

I go back to this short story, time and time again. It captures the creepy underscore of rural America with chilling perfection.

3. The Exorcist

One of my all-time favorite scary movies. I still can’t watch this one by myself. The score alone is absolutely terrifying.

4. Children of the Corn by Stephen King

Another short story from the heartland that burrowed its way deep into my psyche. Try reading this and then walking through a corn maze at night. I dare you.

5. The Omen

The 1976 version is my favorite. The antichrist reborn. What’s not to love?

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The Last Harvest HC

Available January 10, 2017 from Tor/Macmillan

About this Book:

“I plead the blood.”

Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad’s throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.

Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town’s looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won’t leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends.

Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity…or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

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