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Guest Author: Kari Stewart (Guest Post & Giveaway)

My guest today is author Kari Stewart whose debut urban fantasy novel A Devil in the Details recently hit shelves on July 6, 2010.  A Devil in the Details is also part of my Debut Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge.  You can read an excerpt here.

One lucky commenter has a chance to win a copy of A Devil in the Details.  As always, details are listed at the end of the post.

Villain Love

by Kari Stewart

I have a confession to make.

While Jesse Dawson is my protagonist, and the star of my little show, I have to admit that he’s not my favorite character in these novels.  I mean, he’s awesome, don’t get me wrong.  But…secretly… I’m in love with his demon.

That’s right, I said it.  I love Axel.  There.  Now the world knows.  I get downright giddy when I know I’m coming up on one of Axel’s appearances.  I love to see his snarky, shameless evil spread across my computer screen.

Lest the torch-and-pitchforks crowd come for me, rest assured that I adore Jesse.  He’s a good man, a devoted husband and father.  He works. (yes, I’m at the stage in my life where simply being employed is a selling point)  He has a strong moral center, and he does laundry.

So with all that to compare him to, what is it about Axel that just gets my motor running?

I mean sure, he’s not precisely handsome. A blond mohawk and enough piercings to bankrupt several small countries… Not really my cup of tea.  In fact, most of the time, he’s tiny and furry.  Possessing local wildlife will do that to you.  I don’t really find demonic squirrels sexy. (If you do, cool, that’s your thing.  To each his/her own, and all.)

He’s also quite a bit creepy.  Always popping up where you least expect him, and between you and me, I think he’s been peeping in bedroom windows when nobody’s looking. (I am apparently not alone in my Axel-love. Beta Reader #1 says “He can peep in my windows any time!”)

And yeah, Axel really is just after one thing, like most guys.  It just happens to be a different “one thing”.

Maybe it’s the fact that he’s totally unrepentant about what he does.  He’s not pretending to be a nice guy.  He’s not even sorry about who and what he is.  He revels in his wickedness.  You can depend on him to only be out for himself.  There are no surprises, no abrupt switcheroos.  He’s perfectly honest (mostly) about what he expects from you.  See, who wouldn’t fall for a totally honest, completely dependable guy?  Even if he is just after your soul.

He has this air of mystery.  Mystery always gets a girl going.  What’s he really up to?  Who is he?  Does he like long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners?

He has an air of menace.  He’s dark, he’s edgy.  At exactly what point is he going to flip out, become all the demon he can be?  Whose throat is gonna get torn out when that happens?  Risk is thrilling! (Well, ok, maybe not so much with the throat ripping. But you know what I mean.)

It’s also possible that my personal love for Axel stems from the fact that I know more about him than you do.  I know what’s going on in that demonic little brain of his, and I know how his story goes.  His future, his past, it’s all there, and I’m soooo anxious for you all to discover it.  I feel like he’s sitting in the back of my head, mimicking Jack Nicholson’s Joker.  “Wait ‘til they get a load a me!”

Author Bio:

K.A. Stewart has a BA in English with an emphasis in Literature from William Jewell College.  She lives in Missouri with her husband, daughter, one cat, and one small furry demon that thinks it’s a cat.

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

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

One lucky commenter will have a chance to win a copy of A Devil in the Details.

To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question:

Whose soul would you fight for and why?

1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

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

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. and Canada residents only.

5. Please include your email address in your comment.

6. Giveaway ends Friday, July 30th at 11:59 PM EST.

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


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26 Responses to “Guest Author: Kari Stewart (Guest Post & Giveaway)

  1. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    This might sound selfish, but I think I’d fight for my own soul before anyone else’s, because if I don’t, who will?

    I’m a blog follower.
    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. Stacey SmithNo Gravatar
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    such a interesting book.Can’t wait to read it.I would Fight for My Nieces Souls I love those Girls so much like thay where my Own two Girls.
    +1 For ?
    I’m a follower
    +3 for Blogging about this on my myspace here is the link
    http://www.myspace.com/sasluvbooks

    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

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  3. Chas @ LLL in the 808No Gravatar
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    Employed and does laundry- that’s like winning the lotto in this day and age!=)

    Aloha kari!! I just love your post! Your excitement for this novel is infectious!
    On the release date i went down to my Borders and they do not have your title stocked in store! I was major bummy. I like to pick my own books out of the line up- you know, to make sure there are no nicks, bending or tears!! *ugh* But yay!! I will enter this contest!!

    +1 Whose soul would I save?
    I would fight tooth and nail for those who cant fight for themselves. What is life worth living if I am able to safe someone but then neglect to act.

    +2 Follower of blog and twitter @ lll808

    +3 posted on my sidebar:
    http://lll808.blogspot.com/

    Mahalo!!=)
    lllinthe808[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. SimchaNo Gravatar
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    If it was necessary I would fight for my kids’ souls because as soon as you become a parent you discover that you would do anything for your kids, no matter what.
    = +3
    Sounds like a great book and I can’t wait to read it.
    Simcha

    moc.liamtoHnull@ysatnaF-iFicSowTytroF

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  5. Natasha A.No Gravatar
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    Whose soul would you fight for and why?
    Well, my hubs, that’s for sure!!

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

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  6. Meredith MillerNo Gravatar
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    I’d fight for the souls of my boys, of course!

    I’m a follower!

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  7. debpNo Gravatar
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    I would fight for my son’s soul. I have had to fight for his whole life about everything else, so why would this be any different? +1
    moc.oohaynull@21dnikafoowt

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  8. PamNo Gravatar
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    I’d fight for anyone’s soul that would need me to.

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  9. Christy MNo Gravatar
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    i would fight for everyone’s soul. My boy’s first, but i would hate for anyone be denied Heaven!

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  10. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I would probably jump in to fight for anyone’s soul if I felt I could help and not get in the way. Don’t want to end up helping the wrong side!

    I follow both blog and twitter
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. Robin KNo Gravatar
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    My children’s. The “why” should be obvious.

    +1 entry for answering
    +2 follower of this blog and on Twitter
    +3 http://twitter.com/IntenseWhisper/statuses/18153870212

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  12. ThrouthehazeNo Gravatar
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    +1 I don’t really believe in souls…but that aside, I guess I would fight for my own and the people I care about.

    +2 follow here and on twitter @throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  13. Beverly @ The WormholeNo Gravatar
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    +2 follower
    +3 added to my sidebar – http://wormyhole.blogspot.com
    +1 – I would fight for my family’s souls, especially my children – without thought or care.
    gro.hcsednull@prahsveb

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  14. MinnChicaNo Gravatar
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    +1 I would fight for my husband’s soul. I can’t imagine not having him with me in whatever comes after this life!
    +2 Follow here and Twitter (@MinnChica)
    +3 http://twitter.com/MinnChica/status/18277603164

    Nicole(dot)healy(at)cox(dot)net

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  15. JulieNo Gravatar
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    Whose soul would you fight for and why?

    I would fight for my own soul, and that of my hubby’s.

    1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

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

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  16. bridget3420No Gravatar
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    Shared giveaway here:

    http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/other-blog-giveaways.html

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  17. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    I would fight for my family’s souls.
    +2 follower
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. AllisonNo Gravatar
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    I’d fight for my boyfriend’s soul – because he’s my soul mate. ;-)

    +2 Twitter follower

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Amber YoungNo Gravatar
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    +1 – I would fight for my bubby’s. Because I <3 him ridiculously.

    +2 – I'm a follower

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  20. Pam SNo Gravatar
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    My son’s soul – because he is my child

    follower of blog and twitter (pams00)

    tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/pams00/status/18859313575

    posted to facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329505888&v=wall&story_fbid=143381699006845

    Pam S
    moc.loanull@00smap

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  21. Vidisha SinghNo Gravatar
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    Whose soul would you fight for and why?
    hmm I would fight for my own parents soul…its because of them that i m in this world today
    1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

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

    moc.liamgnull@numahsidiv

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  22. Henry LumNo Gravatar
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    Whose soul would you fight for and why?

    Even though I’m still young , I would fight
    for my girlfriend’s soul. I would fight for my girlfriend’s soul because of the bond that we share. I’m not a good looking guy yet she’s an gorgeous young lady who loves me for who I am and sticks to me. She puts up about my rants , my struggles and beyond that , she’s always there for me. To add more , she even gave up her interview as Lead Editor for the local newspaper , just to see me in the hospital. I already picked out a ring. Just waiting and planning for the right moment. (smiles)

    -I’m a follower of the Blog and a follower on twitter. @kr4zi4ur0mg
    -I tweeted this giveaway contest
    http://twitter.com/Kr4zi4ur0mg/status/19064865521

    My email is moc.evilnull@yrnehakA

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  23. Carmen_RNo Gravatar
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    +1 I would fight for my son’s soul
    +2 blog and twitter follower Carmen_R

    hdtermite at yahoo dot com

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  24. Donna SNo Gravatar
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    I would like to say anyones. But I hate to say I am probably selfish enough to pick me and my families first.

    blog and twitter follower

    tweet – http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/19472009143

    post – http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/07/contest-links-for-724.html

    sidebar – http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  25. kjovusNo Gravatar
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    Whose soul would you fight for and why?
    MY LOVERS AND MY KIDS.
    +1 entry for answering the question (required).

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

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  26. Patsy HagenNo Gravatar
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    +1 I would fight for the souls of my son, my daughter-in-law and my grandson.
    +2 I follow via GFC.
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

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