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Deadly Destinations: Dawn Metcalf’s Consuela on The Flow

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour of Club Eden from Andrea Cremer & a chance to win WOLFSBANE**

Today’s Deadly Destination takes us to an unusual and shifting world layered over our own.  Dawn Metcalf’s Consuela is here to give us a tour of the Flow.  You can read about Consuela’s unique ability to shed skins and more about the Flow in Luminous, which was released on June 30, 2011.  Thanks to Penguin Group/Dutton, one of you who comment on this post will win a copy of the book!  See details below.

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The Flow

by Consuela

There’s a door.

Go ahead.

Knock.

“Oh, hi! Come on in. Good to meet you! Have a seat.

“My name’s Consuela, but around here, folks call me ‘Bones’. The blond girl over by the computer is Sissy. Say hi, Sissy! Um…sorry, she’s a bit distracted right now. She lost something important and trying to track it down through UPS. This could take a while. Is it okay if I give you the tour? Great. Come on, follow me.

“What? Oh. Well, let me just say that I’m never going to use the phrase ‘I’d give my right arm’ for something again! This way.

“Oops. Um…don’t worry, Sissy’s office always opens up into a wildflower field. You don’t have allergies, do you? Just step right over the threshold and there—see? No problem. Everything here sort of exists right next to each other so it’s easy to get around and real easy to get lost, so it’s important to travel slow at first. You’ll get the hang of the Flow soon enough. That’s what we call this place: the Flow. Why? Good question. I guess because everything flows from one thing to the next. It’s kind of fluid and hard to explain, but just step where I step and you’ll do fine. Ready? One, two, three.

“Whoa, steady! Ha ha! Still in one piece? This is one of my favorite places to hang out: palm trees, warm breeze, white sun chairs, and if you go behind that counter with all the fluffy towels? There’s a bottle of suntan lotion that smells like pineapples. I like to sit in the sunshine, just soak it up. And the best part? It never changes. No, really. There’ll always be a half-bottle of suntan oil, there will always be piles of fluffy, folded towels and there will always be sunshine with a light breeze. In this corner of the Flow, anyway. Sorry, no sunglasses. Too bright? No problem! I know just where to go. You ready to travel? This way…

“Here we go: I think this is Phoenix at night. Or at least what Phoenix would look like if there wasn’t anybody downtown, but the lights of the city are nice against the dark sky and trust me, you don’t get to see this many stars over Chicago—too much light pollution. That’s where I’m from, originally. The Flow is sort of…everywhere. And nowhere. I know that doesn’t make sense, but the Flow isn’t really part of the world, more like another world running alongside it, but some people—like you and me and Sissy—we can cross over. That’s why we’re here: to keep people from dying before their time.

“Woops! Didn’t mean to freak you out. Sorry! I’m not really the one to do this intro thing. That’s usually Sissy. She’s the Watcher, which means she keeps track of all of us in the Flow. There’s a guy, Abacus; he’s trying to make a map of all the people we’re help but, honestly, when he talks, it hurts my head. Want to see what I mean? Check this out…

“Okay. Stop. You see that, there? That big hill made of crystals? That’s Abacus’ place. He actually made it out of the Flow. I have no idea how. It’s just…there. Most of the places here are pieces of our old world, places we brought with us when we crossed over here and then they just sort of stay. So if you have a favorite place to hang out—the beach, a park, a playground, a forest at night…there’s probably something like that around. But be careful, because there’s a lot of other places too, places no one wants to see. Like the edge of the Flow itself? Brr. It gives me the creeps!

“So, last stop: ready for it? One, two… Hey, you’re getting good at this! Grab a plate and take anything you want. Can you believe someone brought the dining hall of a cruise ship? Best. Vacation. Ever! I highly recommend the chocolate mousse.”

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About Dawn:

I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving, suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies, and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I was clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humour and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky, and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.

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

Want to read more from Dawn Metcalf?

Luminous

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This giveaway is provided by Penguin Group/Dutton

One winner will receive a copy of Luminous by Dawn Metcalf

Available on June 30, 2011 from Penguin Group/Dutton Books

About the Book:

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela’s way home.

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1. Leave a comment for Dawn.

2. +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

3. +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

4. Giveaway is open to U.S. only.

5. Please include your email address in your comment.

6. All Deadly Destinations winners will be announced on August 7th.

7. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

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29 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Dawn Metcalf’s Consuela on The Flow

  1. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I’ve been seeing your book popping up on blogs all over the place. It really looks like a good read. I can’t get over the beauty of the cover. How much input did you have? +1
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  2. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    The Flow sounds seriously strange and wonderful. I’m really looking forward to reading Luminous, it sounds fantastic.

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  3. Audra HoltwickNo Gravatar
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    I must have this book the cover alone is fantastic–please enter me for this one
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  4. Sarah E. CruzNo Gravatar
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    I want to read this book so badly!!! I have it in my Wishlist since I first saw it on Goodreads!!! Thanks for the Giveaway:)
    GFC Follower; [Sarah E. Cruz]
    Twitter Follower; [@saii15]
    I tweeted; https://twitter.com/#!/Saii15/status/90139461962313728

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  5. erinNo Gravatar
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    I have also seen this around the blogverse and it sounds wonderful! thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  6. Danielle GormanNo Gravatar
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    I love this cover. It’s just so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. Lisa CollinsNo Gravatar
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    strange and wonderful all at the same time…I want!

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  8. savanna ucinskiNo Gravatar
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    Awesome giveaway!

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  9. Low KeyNo Gravatar
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    This was most decidedly awesome. :)

    Thank you so much for the tour and giveaway.

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  10. AmyNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for the post and giveaway! The cover of Luminous is very pretty and eye-catching. I’m adding this to my wishlist.

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  11. StephanieNo Gravatar
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    I so love this cover, I have to read this!
    GFC follower

    +3 spread here http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/124676-deadly-destinations-dawn-metcalf-s-consuela-on-the-flow

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  12. VivienNo Gravatar
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    Fantastic! Thanks :)
    +1 GFC follower
    +3 spread here
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    The cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous!

    +3 follow here and on twitter @throuthehaze

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  14. ElizabethNo Gravatar
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    + 1 I LOVE the cover on this book and have been seeing reviews popping up all over the blogging community! Cant wait to read it!

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  15. Julie S.No Gravatar
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    I’ve heard great things about this author, so I’d like to read this book.

    +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

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  16. Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond)No Gravatar
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    Great post. I just recently discovered Metcalf. This lady is so funny. Everytime I am done reading her posts or interviews, I always have a smile on my face and this was no different. The Flow sounds like a very interesting place, really like the description of the Abacus’ place. A place made of crystals. Cool, but this place still sounds creepy. Great guide and giveaway again guys, thank you :)

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    The cover is outstanding. Glad to see a latina heroine in the YA market

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  18. lulilutNo Gravatar
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    Hi Dawn, I enjoy your humor and I read on your website that for the animated book trailer you picked America Ferrera as a reference for Consuela. I think she’s a great choice. Thanks for more insight into the character.
    I’m looking forward to reading Luminous.

    I am a follower.
    I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/lulilut/status/90884838114078720
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  19. AngieNo Gravatar
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    This book has been on my to-read list for ages. I must read this book………. Somehow………….

    I am a follower! As Angie.

    I tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/#!/darkestbooks/status/91306941959245824

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    The cover is gorgoues and an interesting concept. Thanks for stopping by

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    Sounds neat, and the cover is beautiful. Added to my need to get pile. moc.liamgnull@nierndnew

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  22. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a very interesting read and that cover is epic!

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    I am very curious about this book and must say that I love the cover.

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  24. Chen ChangNo Gravatar
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    LUMINOUS sounds like an awesome book! The concept of shedding skins sounds awesome!

    +3 GFC: cyc, Twitter: @nodizzies, FB: Chen Yan Chang
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  25. Meghan DzikNo Gravatar
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    great post, thanks for the amazing giveaway

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  26. Brittany HardyNo Gravatar
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    Looks as though Consuela’s adventures are a new type of paranormal YA. Going straight on my TBR list!

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    I enjoy finding new authors to read.

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  28. Amanda @ The Mortal's LibraryNo Gravatar
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    ooooh really want to read this one. Love the cover!
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    Beautiful cover.. thank you! I’m a follower.

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