Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I am tickled pink to be a part of Darynda Jones's blog tour!!

She is made of awesomesauce and puts the whip cream on my dessert. I gobble up her books as fast as she can get them published. 

Welcome, Darynda, to Where's My Muse?


The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her.

Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal.

As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition.

She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. 

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Chapter One


“Is this class ever going to end?”

My best friend, Brooklyn, draped her upper body across her desk in a dramatic reenactment of Desdemona’s death in Othello. She buried her face in a tangle of arms and long black hair for effect. It was quite moving. And while I appreciated her freedom to express her misgivings about the most boring class since multi-celled organisms first crawled onto dry land, I wondered about her timing.

“Miss Prather,” our Government teacher, Mr. Gonzales, said, his voice like a sharp crack in the silence of study time.

Brooklyn jerked upright in surprise. She glanced around as our classmates snickered, either politely into their hands or more rudely outright.

“Is there something you’d like to share with the class?”

She turned toward Mr. Gonzales and asked, “Did I say thatout loud?”

The class erupted in laughter as Mr. G’s mouth formed a long narrow line across his face. As though a miracle from heaven, the bell rang and Brooklyn couldn’t scramble out of her seat fast enough. She practically sprinted from the room. I followed at a slower pace, smiling meekly as I walked past Mr. G’s desk. Brooklyn stood waiting for me in the hall, her face still frozen in surprise.

“That was funny,” I said, tugging her alongside me. She fellin line as we wound through the crush of students, fighting our way to PE. I wasn’t sure why. I didn’t particularly enjoy having my many faults and numerous shortcomings put on display for all to see, so why I would fight to get there was beyond me.

“No, really.” She tucked an arm through mine. “I didn’t mean to say that out loud.”

I couldn’t help but smile despite the weight on my chest, aweight that seemed to be endless. “Which is why that was funny.” I did that a lot lately. Smiled. It was easier than explaining why I wasn’t.

“You don’t get it,” she said. “This is exactly what I’ve been talking about. Everything is weird ever since . . . you know.”

I did know. Ever since Jared Kovach came to town. Eversince he’d saved my life after a huge green delivery truckslammed into me. Ever since we’d found out he was the Angel of Death and he had been sent not to save my life but to take it. To tweak the timing. To take me sooner than nature— or a huge green delivery truck— had intended.

And ever since I found out I’d been possessed by a demon when I was six years old.

Still, that wasn’t the worst part of that day all those years ago. The worst part was the fact that my parents were gone. Vanished in a whirlwind when some guy— we still had no idea who—opened the gates of hell. And I’d led them straight to it. The fact that a demon—Malak-Tuke, to be exact, Lucifer’s second in command—escaped from his fiery pit and decided to crash at my place was just the icing on the cake. But I didn’t know any of this until two months ago.

I’d been living with my grandparents since the disappearance, but my semi- normal existence changed forever when I was knocked into the street by a skateboarder and hit by that truck. That near- death experience taught me a valuable lesson: Never get hit by a huge green delivery truck if I can help it. But if I hadn’t, if my life hadn’t almost ended that day, then JaredKovach would not have been sent. And oddly enough, Jared Kovach was definitely worth the risk.

The events that followed were both terrifying and life changing. I learned that there really was a heaven and a hell. That there really were angels and demons. That I was a prophet, the last prophet in a long line of incredible women, descended from a powerful woman named Arabeth. And I’d learned that I had a demon inside me, that I’d had him inside me for years.

Even Jared had never seen anything like it. Most people possessed by evil spirits were lucky to survive. People possessed by demons— a rarity, from what I’d been told— never survived more than a month. Ever. And yet here I stood. As possessed as a girl with a demon inside her could be.

And, yes, things had been weird.


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  1. Absolutely LOVE Darynda & all her books!

    1. awilliams--me too! I have a huge girl crush on her, lol. LURVE the way she "strokes" my funny bone.

  2. Love Darynda! She's one of my top authors. I finished DDD a few days ago and it's a terrific book!

    1. Traci~ D rocks! Love this YA series and her Charley Davidson series, too!

  3. LOVE DD&D! I am always amazed with each and every book she writes and i know her books will NEVER grow old!

    1. Marie~ You said it--D has a fresh voice and her heroes/heroines rock it!

  4. Thank you guys so much!!!! I'm thrilled to be here today. Thanks for being a part of this tour. <3

  5. D~ You wore your fuzzy slippers, lol! And I love the jammies you're sportin!
    Thanks for being who you are--which is truly a great person with a heart of gold.
    And has a kick-ass sense of humor!

  6. Love Darynda and her books. I can't wait to read this one!

    1. Redheaded Bookworm~
      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading D,D,&D. :)

  7. Thank you for sharing! I am almost finished with this book and the closer I get the the end the more I anxious I get. I just want to keep reading it's so good! :)

    1. Misty~
      Sorry it took me so long to reply--I've had some computer issues...UGH. I hope you enjoyed D's book and like you, I need more!

  8. I loved this book I really do wish it would not end with three books. A must read for anyone who loves Darynda Jones!

    1. Tiffany~
      Sorry about the long delay in answering your comment. I've had computer issues. Luckily, it happened during a lull on my blog, but now things are up and running.
      I totes agree--DDD is a great addition to the YA paranormal genre!


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