Friday, October 11, 2013

DEATH, AND THE GIRL HE LOVES ~ DARYNDA JONES -- BLOG TOUR WITH GIVEAWAY





Blurb

The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister.  Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul.  And on top of that she’s seeing visions.  This is nothing new for Lorelei.  But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world.   Lorelei must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril.  Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil.




Author Bio

NYTimes 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. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com


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Excerpt:

    “Lorraine?”

     My lids fluttered open and I peered into the darkness,
waiting for my eyes to adjust. When they did, I saw a pale
face with round- rimmed glasses and a light dusting of freckles.
Crystal gazed down at me, her blue eyes huge with worry.
I lay there a moment, trying to gain my bearings, then bolted
upright, almost head- butting her in the process. The world
was about to end and I was napping. Napping!

     Crystal almost fell back, her arms flailing for something
to grab on to. She regained her balance, then said hurriedly,
“I’ll get you some water. Would you like some water? I’ll get
you some water.” She jumped up to grab a cup just as reality
crashed through the surface.

    “Someone’s trying to kill me!” I said, staring straight
ahead in astonishment. “And the world is going to end.”
She paused, bit her bottom lip in thought, gestured toward
the cup. “So, no water?”

     I swung my legs over the side of the cot and she hustled
forward to help me stand. After swaying a little, however,
I sat back down, the effects of the visions still weighing
heavily.

     “Should I get the nurse?” she asked.

       I closed my eyes. Inhaled. Fought to regain my balance.
This had happened before. The worst was when I saw a
classmate die of thirst in the desert. Death by dehydration
was not a good way to go, and I was thankful when Crystal
drew me a cup of water anyway.

      She put it in my shaking hands before sitting beside me
on the cot. “Did you say someone is trying to kill you?”


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34 comments:

  1. Can not wait to read the book. Darynda is awesome!!

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  2. Mandy--Me, too! I have it on my kindle, just haven't had the chance to read it yet...ARGH! Darynda rocks my world. I LURVE her face :)

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  3. I love this excerpt. "The world was about to end and I was napping. Napping!" Good stuff. Darynda is fantastic!

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    1. Sapphyria~ Me, too. It showcases D's talent so well. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the tour!

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  4. Thanks C.S. For this fantastic giveaway and prize!

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    1. Muzz~ You are so welcome. Enjoy the tour !

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  5. Love Darynda's books!! Can't wait to read this one!!!

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    1. Lheanne~ LURVE D!~ and her books ain't half bad, lol. :) Enjoy the tour

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  6. Thank you, I love all things Darynda!

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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    1. Crissy~ You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the blog tour.

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  8. Darynda is FABULOUS!!!! She never disappoints...........LOVE LOVE HER!!!

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    1. Donna~ Darynda is a joy, and her books always puts a smile on my face.

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  9. Just finished last night! Great series. I can't believe we're at the last book already! So looking forward to more of Darynda's books in the future. She rocks!

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    1. Amber~ I am DYING to start this book. I have had a few reviews come up that was mandatory to read....but now that I am somewhat caught up, I cannot wait to jump in!

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  10. Can't wait to read! Love Darynda's books...

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  11. Love DJ! Read her books if you haven't! <3

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    1. Sizzle C...Darynda has a special place in my heart as well as on my bookshelf :)

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  12. Terrific excerpt! For those that haven't read this story yet, I am positive you all will LOVE IT! Darynda is AWESOME!

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    1. Marie, Darynda is an auto-buy author for me. Enjoy the blog tour.

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    1. Vicki~ That is awesome and I am sure that made D squee a bit :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing! I think everyone needs to read these books, they are fantastic! I can't wait to start this one. :-)

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    1. Misty~ You are so welcome and I couldn't agree more!~

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  15. Love Darynda and all of her writing.

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    1. Zanna~ Darynda is truly gifted, funny, and has a huge heart. LURVE her face. Thanks for stopping by for her blog tour.

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  16. I love Darynda. And I absolutely adored this book!!!

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    1. Redheaded Bookworm ~ She is the awesomesauce. Enjoy the blog tour~

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  17. I'm taking my time reading this book I just can't rush beauty and once this is done I know I will cry cause I won't have anything new to read from Darynda. So far I'm in love with this book

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    1. Tiffany~ that's the only down side to reading such a talented author....her books go down smooth and easy and before you know it, you're done and anxiously awaiting the next one.

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  18. I started DGH<3 last night and am loving it!!! But then it's Darynda Jones...how could I not?

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    1. Traci, I couldn't agree more. I will read anything Darynda publishes, cause I roll like that, lol :)
      Enjoy the blog tour.

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