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Blog Tour & Excerpt: Master of Freedom by Cherise Sinclair

April 12th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour No Comments »

x-defaultWe are really excited to have an excerpt from Cherise Sinclair’s upcoming novella, Master of Freedom. This novella is a part of the Mountain Masters & Dark Haven series and it is also featured in the 1001 Dark Nights series. I have been really fascinated with the 1001 Dark Nights compilation series, there have been many awesome authors featured and I look forward to reading the books in this series. Master of Freedom will be released on April 15, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated. Please enjoy the excerpt below. Want to know my thoughts on this novella, read my review here.

About Cherise Sinclair:

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

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

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His eyes narrowed as he assessed her face, her shoulders, her hands. “It does take a high degree of trust to let someone bind you and suspend you. Maybe that’s why I enjoy doing it so much.”

The mere thought brought on the shivers. She felt her head shaking a no even as she tried for a light tone. “I suppose the sex part is a side bennie?”

He didn’t answer but a smile lightened his face.

This Dom could get females anywhere he went. The knowledge made her feel even more unsure of herself. She shoved aside the dismal attitude. She was pretty and smart and nice, with a good figure. Educated. Held a job. She wouldn’t let herself feel unworthy because her “date” for the night was past scorching on the hotness scale.

Relationships got corrupted when one party didn’t feel worthy. He—or she—would denigrate the other to feel better, to assure himself that no one else would want his significant other. She’d seen it often enough. One poor person—usually the wife—ended up feeling like dog meat because her beloved cut her down all the time.

Or, in Gin’s case, she’d work her ass off to prove she was worthy.

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“Interesting thoughts going through your head.” Atticus drew her attention back with a touch on her cheek.

“Uh, no. Not really.” Under his level gaze, she blurted out, “I was reassuring myself I wasn’t dog meat.”

His stare of surprise made her laugh.

She might as well say it. “You’re very hot, Detective Ware. I feel outclassed.”

“Thank you.” His grin could stop traffic—especially if the drivers were female. “But, you’re off base. There isn’t an unattached person in this place who doesn’t envy me.” He stroked her hair for a second. “You’re beautiful, magnolia, but a Dom wants more than merely physical attractions. You have kindness, intelligence, and an unexpected sense of humor.” He bent and his lips against her ear whispered, “And your willing surrender has a beauty I can’t explain.”

His words left her breathless. “But…”

“Or did you want to know that any Dom here would enjoy bending you over a hay bale.”

“Don’t be crude.” She considered thumping him and decided against it.

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Available April 14, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

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Detective Atticus Ware gave up his beloved Idaho to start again in the mountains of California, close to his imprisoned brother. He has a rewarding job and friends, but the experienced Dominant wants more than the Do-Me submissives who flock around him. He needs a woman who will give her heart as well as her body.

Virginia, “Gin,” is damn good at her challenging career as a prison psychologist. However, one problem inmate is mired in misery and unable to overcome his guilt at causing a friend’s death. To clear her mind, she joins a friend’s kinky backpacking excursion, planning to hide in her tent during the evening BDSM pursuits. But Atticus lures her into the activities. She’s read about BDSM, but submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she’d imagined. She doesn’t trust men, doesn’t want a relationship, and yet…wants more from him.

Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. But she’s not only his brother’s therapist, but also works in a prison. How can he tolerate his woman walking into danger every single blasted day?

Gin knows she has no future with Atticus Ware, but still, hope is rising in her heart.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

April 3rd, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off

Paula StokesWe are once again so excited to have the wonderful Paula Stokes back to the blog today! Her novel Liars, Inc. was released on March 24, 2015 from HarperTeen. Liars, Inc. is a young adult mystery novel Liars, Inc.  Want to know our thoughts? Read Bridget’s 5 star review for Liar’s Inc. here!

We have an awesome International giveaway! Must be 13 & older to enter. A huge thanks to Paula Stokes & Jean Book Nerd! 1 Deluxe Swag Pack includes (1 Black or White T-shirt, 1 Notebook, 1 Signed Postcard, 1 Magnet, 2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Signed Bookplate, and a Mini Shark’s Tooth Pendant) all wrapped in crime scene tape and packaged in an official evidence bag!

2 Mini Swag Packs includes (2 Signed Bookmarks, 1 Magnet, 1 Signed Bookplate)!

About Paula:

Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of THE ART OF LAINEY, INFINITE REPEAT, LIARS INC., and several other forthcoming YA novels. When she’s not writing, she’s kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. Paula loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.

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

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Available March 24, 2015 from HarperTeen

About this Book:

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV’s How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called “Captivating to the very end,” Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

April 2nd, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 13 Comments »

Michelle ZinkWe are super excited to be hosting a giveaway for Michelle Zink’s Lies I Told. This is Michelle’s first contemporary YA novel about a girl dealing with all the lies that she has told other people and herself. This novel will be released on April 7, 2015 from HarperTeen.

A huge thank you to Michelle Zink for today’s giveaway! One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Lies I Told, a peacock pocket mirror and a bookmark!

About Michelle:

Michelle Zink is the award-winning author of six published novels and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels and a Booklist Top Ten YA novel. It was also on the Lonestar List, New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, is the recipient of the Best Villain Award from the Teen Read Awards, an award won in competition with Lord Voldemort. Michelle’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and published in over twenty countries. She lives in New York in an old converted barn with too many teenagers and too many cats.

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

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The house was dark when I pulled up in front. It wasn’t until I stepped into the foyer that I saw the flickering blue light of the TV coming from the family room. I hesitated, guessing at my chances of making it upstairs without being noticed. I wasn’t up for conversation. Wasn’t up for giving an account of my night with Logan. Right now, it still belonged to the two of us. Once I let my mom and dad and Parker in on all the details, it would be just another move on the game board. I wondered if its magic would hold up to the harsh light of day.

But I couldn’t avoid them. Whoever was up was waiting for me to get home. Trying to sneak past them would only look suspicious. Sighing, I left my bag on the table in the hall and headed for the family room.

Parker was on the sofa, his shadow backlit against the TV.

“How was it?” he asked without turning around.

“Fine.” I dropped next to him on the couch. “How was hanging out with Rachel?”

I kept my tone even hoping Parker wouldn’t guess I was evading the question.

He reached for the remote and muted the TV. “Uneventful, more or less.”

“More or less?”

He looked around the room, like he wanted to make sure no one was around.

“Don’t,” I warned, wanting to head off anything that might be against the rules outside of the War Room.

He nodded. “I can’t quite get a handle on her.”

I didn’t know whether to be relieved or even more worried than before. On the one hand, at least I wasn’t the only one having trouble with Rachel Mercer. But if she was being careful around Parker, too, it could only mean she didn’t trust any of us.

“She invited you to hang out,” I reminded him.

“I know,” he said. “Which is why it’s weird.” We sat in silence for a minute until he spoke again. “So? What about Logan?”

I shrugged. “It was nice. We made popcorn, watched a movie.”

His look was knowing. “That’s not what I’m asking.”

I took a deep breath, casting a glance at the stairs. “Parker…”

We couldn’t talk in the family room, and Parker knew it. But if I was honest with myself, I’d have to admit that I was relieved. Relieved that being outside the War Room gave me an excuse to keep private the details of my night with Logan, even if it was just until tomorrow.

He nodded, his jaw tight.

“We’ll talk tomorrow,” I promised, rising from the couch. And we would, whether I wanted to or not. Parker wouldn’t be the only one asking questions about my night with Logan. I looked at the TV, still on mute. “You coming up?”

He kept his eyes on the screen. “In a bit.”

“Okay, goodnight.”

“Night, Grace.”

I made my way upstairs, trying to stuff down the lump in my throat. For the first time since we’d become family, I was keeping things from Parker. They were piling up between us, making it hard for us to see each other like we used to. Now we were peering around our secrets, around all the things left unsaid, trying to figure out if there was still someone on the other side.

I hated it. I just didn’t know what to do about it.

I threw on pajamas, washed my face and brushed my teeth. Then I climbed into bed and shut out the light. The night was mild, the curtains billowing at the open window. I breathed in the moist brine that seemed to hang in the air on the peninsula and thought of Logan. Was he laying in bed, thinking about me, too?

I replayed every moment of the night, from his grin when I’d arrived to the first moment his lips touched mine to the heat that had blossomed between us on the sofa. I tossed and turned, remembering the feel of his body against mine, the look in his eyes ­­ part desire, part tenderness ­­ as he’d gazed down at me.

I told myself that it was only natural to get worked up. I was a seventeen year old girl. Logan was hot. And nice. It felt good to be held. To be kissed. To be touched. It was biology, that’s all.

“He’s just a guy,” I whispered into the dark. A reminder. “Just a mark.”

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What if, after spending a lifetime deceiving everyone around you, you discovered the biggest lies were the ones you’ve told yourself?

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.

But it’s all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines’ biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught…including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.

Perfect for fans of Ally Carter, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Gail Carriger, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fall With Me by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

March 31st, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 3 Comments »

Jennifer L. ArmentroutToday is the release day for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Fall With Me!!! This is the fourth novel in the Wait For You series penned under the name J. Lynn. It is no secret that we are huge fans of Jennifer Armentrout’s work and we can’t wait to pick up her newest novel. Fall With Me was released today (March 31, 2015) from Avon books! Want to know just how much we like this series? Read Bridget’s reviews for Wait For You, Trust In Me and Be With Me by clicking on their respective titles. So what are you waiting for, buy yourself a copy of this series today! You won’t be disappointed!  :D

One lucky reader will win a signed set of the 1st three novels in the Wait For You series plus a $25 gift card! A huge thank you to Ink Slinger Blogger for today’s giveaway!

About Jennifer:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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

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Someone—was it Melvin?—catcalled as Reece led me down the hall, and my cheeks flushed. “Okay, heman, I can walk all by my little self.”

He cast a look over his shoulder at me as he opened the office door. “I’m sure you can.”

Then he pulled me inside.

My gaze flipped to the roses—the roses!—but before I could say a word, he closed the door and my back was pressed against it, his hands planted on either side of my head and his face right in mine. Like right there, within kissing distance.

Wow.

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“So, I was at my father’s place in New Jersey most of the day, and you know, he lives out near the Pine Barrens, so service is shit.”

I nodded even though I really wasn’t processing what he was saying as I was too busy staring at his mouth. Those lips, fuller on the bottom, drove me to distraction.

“I pull out of his driveway and I have all these messages from Dennis,” he continued, and I finally caught on to what he was talking about. “I honestly thought he was messing with me at first.”

I cringed. “He . . . um, he wasn’t.”

He shot me a bland look. “That much I figured out.” His hands slid on the door, stopping just shy of touching my shoulders. “What did he do to you?”

“What?” I blinked.

“What did that bastard do to make you throw a book through his windshield?”

Oh. Oh. My heart was now wiggling along with my stomach. “He really didn’t do anything. I just lost my cool. He wanted to talk to me, and I didn’t want to talk to him.”

“You don’t have to talk to him.”

“That’s what Dennis said, but I shouldn’t have damaged his car.”

A muscle flexed along his right jaw. “That’s true.” He shook his head. “Damn, Roxy, can’t say I’m surprised.”

My brows flew up. “You’re not?”

He laughed under his breath. “Babe, you’ve always had a hell of a temper on you.”

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Ah, that was kind of true. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”

Reece cocked his head to the side. “A sexy thing, but vandalism and destruction of property doesn’t look good on you, sweets.”

“No. It doesn’t match my manicure.” I raised my hands, flashing him the blue nails.

He laughed again and then he sobered up, just like that. Cop Face was on, and yeah . . . the low coiling in my stomach told me I found Cop Face arousing. “You’re lucky. He could’ve pressed charges, and this conversation would be going in a whole different direction.”

My own half smile slipped off my face. “I know. It’s . . . I was just with Charlie, and he’s . . .” Unable to continue, I forced a casual shrug I didn’t feel. “What are you going to do with me?”

His lips parted as his chest rose with a deep breath, then his gaze dropped to my mouth, and his expression tightened. He looked . . . he looked hungry. “I have lots of ideas.”

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Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

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Blog Tour: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

February 26th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour 4 Comments »

Melinda SalisburySeveral of the reviewers here at Dark Faerie Tales have been very excited about this book since the book cover was released, so naturally we were ecstatic to be a part of The Sin Eater’s Daughter Blog Tour! Want to know more about this book? Read our interview with Twylla from The Sin Eater’s Daughter below. The novel was released on February 5, 2015 from Scholastic Press.

Five lucky readers will win a copy of The Sin Eater’s Daughter! A huge thank you to Rock Star Book Tours & Scholastic Press. This contest is US only.

About Melinda:

Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, somewhere in the south of England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also likes medieval castles, non-medieval aquariums, Richard III, and all things Scandinavian. The Sin Eater’s Daughter is her first novel, and will be published by Scholastic in 2015. She is represented by the amazing Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White.

She tweets. A lot.

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Please welcome the wonderful Twylla from The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury!!!!

Dark Faerie Tales: I am so excited that you agreed to join us today for an interview. To start things off will you introduce yourself and tell us three unique things about yourself?

Twylla: You’re very kind. I am Twylla, the embodiment of Daunen, daughter of Næht and Dæg, the Gods who watch over us here in Lormere. That itself is a unique thing, it is not often that the embodiment of Daunen is amongst the people, but I pass the Telling each month to prove I’m truly she. Of course, one of the side-effects of the Telling is that the poison that proves me blessed remains in my skin, not killing me, but making me poisonous to the touch. Another unique thing – not many young women can kill with a caress.

The royal family alone may touch me, because they are also of the Gods, as I am. When I marry their son, Prince Merek, he will be able to touch me. That is a third unique thing about me. I was born to Eat the sins of the dead, and yet one day I’ll be the queen of Lormere.

DFT: I know that growing up you always thought that you were going to be the next Sin Eater because you were the first born daughter in your family and your mother is the current Sin Eater. That is no longer your fate, but do you ever wish you could go back and become the Sin Eater instead of living the life you currently have?

Twylla: That… that is an impossible question. How am I to answer it? Of course it would be wonderful to be with my sister once more. But I am here, I have been chosen. I can’t turn my back on the destiny I have now, now without deeply offending the Gods, and I would never do that. I may not always understand the path I’m on, but I have to trust that they love me, and will guide me. It’s a fool’s errand to wish away one’s life with imaginings of how else it might be… no matter how much you might want it. Or think you want it. Be careful what you wish for – you might just get it.

DFT: As the Goddess Embodied your touch is lethal to anyone you come into contact with except the royal family.  On top of that the Queen has made you an executioner for anyone that commits an act of treason.  I imagine that this would cause your life to be rather lonely, what is it you do to occupy all your time?

Twylla: I love to sing. My whole life I have loved always to sing, it is a miracle to me – that I can make music with my voice. When I was younger I was forever composing my own songs, about any silly thing that caught my eye and I loved to…

Forgive me, I forget myself. That was before I knew my voice was Gods-given, and not truly mine. Now I sing in their honour. I pray to them, asking them to watch over the people of Lormere, and keep us peaceful and prosperous. I pray for the health of my old family, and my new, the king and queen and Prince Merek. I like to walk in the gardens when the weather permits, I love nature and all the beauty of it. I embroider. I fill my time as the Gods will me to. How can I feel alone when I have them with me? It would be a sin for me to say I was lonely, look at what I have – I live in a castle, I’m to marry the prince, I am favoured by the Gods. I cannot be lonely. I cannot be unhappy. I cannot.

DFT: I know that you love to sing and you have a very beautiful voice.  You perform quite regularly for the court, but the Queen decides what you get to sing.  If you had the choice to sing whatever you wanted what song would you choose and why?

Twylla: Oh! I would sing everything! I love the songs the king has taught me, Fair and Far especially. I would love to sing it more, it’s so much like the songs I would make up before I came to the castle. But I think, the song I would most like to sing is very modern, I have heard it but once, sang by a maid who wouldn’t not dare sing it to me when I asked. It is called Shake It Off, by a young woman named Taylor Swift. It is a song about not letting people rule you, not letting yourself be controlled by the bad thoughts and deeds of others, and I find that very inspiring. I think this Taylor Swift must be a very courageous young woman and I would sing her song cheerfully. Perhaps one day I shall.

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DFT: The Queen is a very cruel woman and all her subjects fear her.   She has turned you into a person you never wanted to be, but she also saved you from a life you never wanted to live.  I know that you despise the Queen, but are you also grateful to her for all that she has done for you?

Twylla: How dare you. I, of course, do not despise the queen. She has given me everything – even her only son. To suggest she is anything other than just and good is treason, and I am the punishment for treason. Who told you to ask these questions? Are you some kind of spy, or trickster? I pass the Telling each moon, which means the Gods still favour me and they would not, could not, if I were to disappoint them.

So even if I were to hate her for making me into a killer, even if I longed to turn back the clock and refuse her offer, it would be a small, temporary thing. The weakness of a girl who isn’t wise enough to trust in her Gods.

DFT: The King is a good man and has always treated you kindly, but he is a very passive person. He lets the Queen do whatever she wants, and very rarely does he ever stand up to her.  What do you think the Kingdom would be like if it had a more aggressive king on the throne?

Twylla: Again you flirt with treason and try to make me complicit. You go too far, you will bring ruin on us both. Besides, we had an aggressive king in Rohese, Prince Merek’s father, and the Gods saw fit to take him early and place the queen’s cousin, Terryn, on the throne beside her. So the kingdom is as it should be, as the Gods willed it to be. To try and imagine otherwise is a sin. Do you even believe in the Gods?

DFT: Merek is the Crown Prince of Lormere and the man you have been engaged to since you came to the castle years ago.  He has been traveling for the last few years so you haven’t really had a chance to get to know him all that well, but out of what little you do know about him what is your favorite quality he possesses?

Twylla: Prince Merek is… I admire his conviction. He is a clever, thoughtful man and will make an excellent king for Lormere when the Gods decide the time is right for it. Prince Merek is a good man. And goodness is a quality so often overlooked.

DFT: Lief is your new guard, and the first person to treat you like a normal girl in a very long time.  You soon strike up a friendship that quickly turns into something more. Out of all the moments you spent with Lief which one is your favorite?

Twylla: He took me once, to a garden. It’s funny, I’ve lived here for four years and yet I know so little of the castle, I see so little of it. But he took to me the apothecary garden and I got to see so many flowers and plants I thought I’d never see again. It was a quiet, lovely place. Don’t misunderstand me, I am so grateful for what I’ve been given. But I did treasure those few moments when it was just me, the sky and the flowers. And him.

DFT: The ending of your story was a little heartbreaking and I am really intrigued to see where your adventures take you next.  Is there any way you could give us a few hints as to what we can expect in the next installment of your story?

Twylla: What started in Lormere will have far reaching effects, for Lormerians and Tregellians alike. Some things are best left sleeping…

Quick Fire Questions:

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

Music? Joy

The Telling? Tyrek

Sin Eating? Despair

Merek? Goodness

Lief? Freedom

Lormere? A cage

Tour Schedule

Week One:

2/16/2015- Fiktshun Interview

2/17/2015- Katie’s Book Blog Review

2/18/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads Guest Post

2/19/2015- Beauty and the Bookshelf Review

2/20/2015- Novel Novice Interview

Week Two:

2/23/2015- Fiction Fare Review

2/24/2015- Supernatural Snark Guest Post

2/25/201- YA Bibliophile Review

2/26/2015- Dark Faerie Tales Interview

2/27/2015- Two Chicks on Books Guest Post

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The Sin Eater's Daughter

About this Book:

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

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