25 October 2013

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

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/trivia 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!

It's day SIX in the week long event and I have another set of amazing authors and their characters, another THREE authors who are dropping by. Take a look, and don't forget to enter to win the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below!

Title: Dominus (Requiem #3)
Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: 220 pages (October 10th 2013)
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Order online here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: Sometimes death is the only way to save a life.

Nesy knows who she is now, knows what she's lost. Determined to save Aydan from his fate, she confronts the only one she blames for everything - Azza. But how can she fight the devil when she is nothing more than human.

The fate of Celestium, Infernum and humanity rests in Nesy's hands. Can she find the strength to confront demons she's never imagined, face fears she's never voiced, and release the one things that has held her world together - her love for Aydan. Some sacrifices should never be made...even for love.

Christine, a HUGE welcome to the blog and thanks for passing my questions along to your characters! 

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

I thought Ien, the main character from Transcend, would be the best one to answer this. So, from Ien Montgomery:

I would never want to spend the night in a haunted place. I live in one every day. My mind. There is nothing more terrifying than the tricks my mind can play on me.  I can never tell what’s real and what isn’t. And the worse thing, some of the most horrific images from my mind turn out to be real. Very real.

3 or more of your characters – please discuss various candies and why they love it. (Kind of like arguing what candy is the best?)

This is definitely a question for the angels of Celestium in the Requiem Series:

Nesy – Yes, candy. One of the few things I love from humanity. What kind? Dark chocolate with mint. So good.

Zane – Mint? Are you crazy? Mint is never good. Peanut butter - now that’s good. Like in a peanut butter cup. Delicious.

Nesy – You’re nuts. Literally Zane. Mint trumps Peanut Butter all the way.

Zane – Absolutely not. I think you’ve been spending too much time vanquishing dark creatures, you’ve lost any sense of what’s good.

Nesy – At least I’m working against evil and not sitting on the sidelines, eating peanut butter.

Cas – You both need to shut it! Everyone knows Twizlers are better than any chocolate candy on Earth.

Mikayel – Can you believe this, Gabriel? They actually think they know about human candies. Clearly they never tasted Turkish Delight. If they had, they would never bother with these more modern choices.

Gabriel – You really think Turkish Delight is the best sweet treat humanity has to offer over the centuries? I’m with Zane – you Sentinals are clueless! I think caramel is the very best humanity has to offer.

Nesy – There you go...I guess there is no way we will ever be able to agree on candies!

About the Author: 

Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.

When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.

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Title: Killer's Instinct
Author: Dawn Dalton, Judith Graves
Publisher: Leap Books
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No order links at the time of posting
Synopsis: Where there is NO life – there's Hope...

Hope has always been a bit of a freak. But when her mother crawls from her grave and her undead corpse goes MIA, Hope's last thread of normal snaps with a vengeance.

Enrolling in a militia-style school for monster slayers seems the only course of action. And the best bet at tracking her mother down.

Dawn! Welcome back! It's been way too long since you've visited. Happy Halloween to you and your characters!

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

HOPE: I have this kind of sixth sense, which means pretty much everywhere I go is haunted. Yeah, I see dead people.  Sometimes it sucks.

KAIN: I am fascinated with spirits and would enjoy the opportunity to investigate such a location.

HYDE: Hellz ya. Bring it on. I ain’t afraid of no ghost.

CADDOC: *glances away* Yeah, I mean, what Le Manoir recruit wouldn’t, right?

3 or more of your characters – please discuss various candies and why they love it.

Hope dumps the box of Smarties on their usual table at the junior ranks. Round pieces of candy-coated chocolate roll across the surface, spin to a stop. “Take what you want. Except the red ones. They’re mine.”

Caddoc raises an eyebrow. “Because you're a blood-thirsty monster hunter?”

Hope snorts. “No, because they’re awesome, you tool. I’m definitely a red Smarties girl. It’s the best of all worlds – candy and chocolate and my favorite colour.”

“Huh.” Hyde pops a blue Smartie into his mouth. “I’m more of an M&M guy. Same concept, but they melt in your mouth, not in your hands. Besides, I figured Kain would be the one all over the smarts.”

Kain frowns. “Actually, I prefer the Caramilk chocolate bar. The mystery of how they get the caramel in the center fascinates me.”

Hope leans back in her chair. “Yeah, we should have seen that one coming. How about you, Caddoc.” She snickers. “Big Turk?”

Caddoc flexes, ignoring the slight. “Mr. Big, baby. All the way.”

The rest of the unit groans and fires their uneaten candy at Caddoc’s grinning face.

About the Author: 

Dawn Dalton wrote her first monster book at the age of eight when she discovered writing about them was way less scary than looking for the beasties under her bed. Since then, she's still leery of things that go bump in the night, but she'd like to think her creepy storytelling skills have improved. After earning a degree in Journalism, Dawn ventured into communications, marketing, and public relations. But her heart has always belonged to fiction.

Though she'll always be a BC, girl, Dawn now lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, teenage stepdaughter and three bullmastiff hounds. You know, just skulking around.

Dawn also writes adult thriller and paranormal fiction under the last name IUS.

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Title: Demonosity
Author: Amanda Ashby
Publisher: Puffin, 250 Pages (August 15th, 2013)
Add to: Goodreads
Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil

The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .

Amanda, welcome back! I have a could of questions for you, so how about we get started?

You write about many different supernatural/horror creatures, do you have any in particular that are your favourite?

I have a real fondness for djinns because they aren’t necessarily good or evil (though in my little word they are annoying. Very, very annoying). The thing I like most about them is that they aren’t bound by any earthly rules so they can use whatever kind of magic they want. Plus, there is the whole flying carpet thing, which is too cool for words!

What supernatural being would you want to be, or hate to be?

I would love to be a ninja, which I know isn’t strictly a supernatural being but in head they are. In fact I see them kind of like Buffy but with roomier clothing and I would definitely ensure that I could jump from roof top to roof top. As for what I would hate to be—basically anything that isn’t a ninja! Though top of the list would be a vampire or werewolf.

About the Author: 

I was born in Australia but after spending sixteen years living between England and New Zealand I've finally settled on the Sunshine Coast. When I'm not moving country I like to write books (okay, I also like to watch television and eat chocolate but let's keep that between ourselves!!)

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