20 October 2013

Welcome to the Crossroads!
The Crossroads Blog Tour for 2013!

This year we have 23 authors that I'll be featuring over 7 days and each day you'll have a chance to enter to win! There's also a scavenger hunt going on, so be sure to check out The Crossroads Tour Post HERE to see what questions will be asked, what blog you'll be able to find the answer on and enter to win!

So, today I have three amazing authors to kick things off. Take a look, you might see some characters popping in to answer some questions and enter to win the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below!

Title: The Liberator (Dante Walker #2)
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen, 331 Pages (August 27th, 2013)
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Order Victoria's Books Online here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Check out my review for: The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)
Check out my review for: The Liberator (Dante Walker, #2)

Synopsis: Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard.

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

Have more questions about the romance in THE LIBERATOR? Read a note from the author about Aspen's involvement in the story: http://tinyurl.com/asl8qyy

Hi Victoria! Welcome back to the blog for The Crossroads Blog Tour! Today I have two questions that are for your characters.

What are your plans for Halloween?

I’m going to seal a crap ton of souls. Halloween is my favorite holiday because my job becomes very easy. – Dante Walker

Can you tell me a bit about the last scary movie you watched? (Were you alone? What snacks you had? What movie you watched? Did it scare you, etc.)

Oh! I watched The Departed with this cute boy who I never thought would ask me out but he finally did and Hannah and I nearly died when it happened. Boy and I made popcorn. Well, I made popcorn, but whatever. I kept thinking he was going to try and kiss me. He didn’t. Why do you think that is? Annnd…go. – Tella Holloway

About the Author:

Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe. She's the author of THE COLLECTOR trilogy (Entangled Teen) and the FIRE & FLOOD series (Scholastic). Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.

Find Victoria Online: 

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Title: The Sweet Dead Life (Sweet Dead Life #1)
Author: Joy Preble
Publisher: Soho Teen, 244 Pages (May 14th, 2013)
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Order Joy's Books Online here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: “I found out two things today. One, I think I’m dying. And two, my brother is a perv.”

So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad eighth-grade year. Her single mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was eight. Her 16-year-old brother, Casey, tries to hold together what’s left of the family by working two after-school jobs— difficult, as he’s stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead.

Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn’t survive the accident at all. He’s an “A-word.” (She can’t bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn’t just dying: she’s being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother’s mysterious depression and father’s disappearance.

Hi Joy! Welcome back again for another year of Crossroads posts! I have a couple questions for your characters, please feel free to see who might like to answer.

What are your plans for Halloween?

Well, I decorate, of course! I just can’t resist doing it up for Halloween! Beyond that, I think we may be celebrating my husband’s birthday since it’s the next day on 11/1 but on that day I’ll be at Houston Book Rave! He gets Halloween birthday cakes a lot, my guy.

Can you tell me a bit about the last scary movie you watched? (Were you alone? What snacks you had? What movie you watched? Did it scare you, etc.)

I have this love/hate affair with scary movies! Like those trailers for The Conjuring? I seriously have to close my eyes!! It scares the pee out me. So I prefer my scary movies not so scary… like Warm Bodies, the zombie/Romeo and Juliet story.  Or World War Z which had a few startling moments but nothing you had to hide your eyes from.  Hmmm. Maybe zombie movies are just less scary to me than movies where people are haunt/stalked by evil spirits. Actually, that’s very true.

About the Author:

I live in Texas. I write YA novels (with crazy witches and malevolent Russian mermaids and stoner guardian angels) and eat guacamole. My books include THE DREAMING ANASTASIA series (Sourcebooks), THE SWEET DEAD LIFE (Soho Press), and its forthcoming sequel, THE A WORD (Soho Press, May 2014). And then there's my Bravo Channel addiction...

Find Joy Online:

Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Title: Gated
Author: Amy Christine Parker
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers, 352 Pages (August 6th, 2013)
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Order Amy's Books Online here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

Hey Amy! Welcome to the blog! It's great to have you visiting! I have two questions for any of your characters that might like to answer...

Would you ever want to spend the night in a haunted location? If so, why?

Lyla’s answering this one: No. Never. I’ve had enough of dark and creepy places to last me a lifetime. (she stops talking, looks over at Pioneer anxiously)

How about for 3 or more of your characters? Please discuss various candies and why you love it.

Lyla: Um, well, I don’t know…my mom makes caramels at Christmas time, so maybe those? I don’t really get the chance to eat candy that often…at all, really…(she fidgets, pulling at a tiny string attached to her pants, slowly unravels it)

Pioneer: Don’t tell them that!  They’re Outsiders. Tell them how we live and they’re liable to offer you some of their poison—gum and licorice—all of it sinful. If they can get you to like it what’s next? What other part of your life or heart will they try to corrupt? He looks up.  Of course, you people should feel free to indulge…your time is so limited on this earth that it will hardly be your biggest health concern.  (His mouth slowly turns up in a grin.)

Marie: (stares off into space for a moment and then lets out a small, humorless laugh) I used to like gummy bears. I would get them at the corner store with my brother when my mom took us there to buy milk. They were cute and colorful and so yummy.

(Pioneer shoots her a look and she stops talking immediately.)

Pioneer: I think we’re done answering your questions. Girls, come along.

Lyla (sighs so quietly it’s barely audible): Yes, sir.

Marie (to the interviewer): So, what kind of candy do you like?

Pioneer: Enough! (he grabs the girls’ arms and drags them from the room)

About the Author:

AMY CHRISTINE PARKER writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat. Visit her at amychristineparker.com and follow her on Twitter @amychristinepar.

Find Amy Online:

Website | Twitter


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  1. I don't think you can beat Stephen King.

  2. I love Stephen King's It and the Stand. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  3. I love Stephen King's It and the Stand. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  4. Man, this could be a landslide. For my money it's Stephen King as well. His longevity, quality and diversity are a big challenge for any other author to meet. Thanks for the cool tour, I'll be back.

  5. I know everyone is saying Stephen King but he's the only scary/spooky writer I know. I'm totally open to reading any kind of spooky books though. Just need to get my hands on some. Thank you tremendously for the giveaway.

  6. Stephen King is pretty much the master for scary/horror, but Dean Koontz is right up there. He's written sometimes seriously creepy books that have spooked me.


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