Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beautifully Broken Blog Tour & Giveaway



Reader Girls is the stop today for the Beautifully Broken Blog Tour. Author Sherry Soule has interviewed one of her characters from her YA novel, Beautifully Broken, and is offering a copy of her other YA novel, Thirsty, to one lucky commenter.

First, let's share with you what Beautifully Broken is all about.


Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them.
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been normal, and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
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 An Interview with Shiloh Ravenwolf

Hi Everyone! I thought it might be entertaining if I did an interview with one of the the main characters from my recent release, Beautifully Broken. I decided to interview the quirky, Shiloh Ravenwolf
If you’ve already read the novel, this interview should be amusing and insightful. If you haven’t read the novel yet, hopefully the character interview will pique your interest.
Synopsis: They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms.
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been normal, and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she's willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

Please state your name: 
Shiloh Nahimana Ravenwolf
Astrological sign: 
Leo
Age:
16
Vehicle:
Jeep Wrangler
Dog/Cat:
Siamese cat
Favorite food:
pizza
Describe yourself in three words:
out-spoken, hopeless romantic, survivor
Wardrobe/Personal Style:
I have my own quirky, artsy style. I like to wear fayed jeans, a hoodie over a tank, with my hot pink Doc Martens boots.
What do you do for a living?
High School Student
Are any other people living with you? Who are they?
My dad, Jackson, and my mom—Jillian.
What were three things you liked to do when you were younger?
Me and my friends would sneak onto the Ravenhurst property and dare each other to stand on the porch for five minutes. I won twice. Although, my gaze caught eerie shadows swooping menacingly within the shrubs and trees.
What makes you happy?
Being with Trent Donovan
What is your greatest fear?
That I will succumb to darkness
What would you change about yourself if you could?
Uh, I would not blurt things out so much. Stop saying what I’m thinking all the time.
What is it that you have never told anyone?
Wow, tough question. About the darkness locked away inside me, trying to claw its way out.
What's the worst thing you've ever done? Why?
I lied about my gift of Sight. Only my Aunt Lauren knows.
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
Oh!—I’d like to be a raven and be able to fly!

To learn more the characters in the Spellbound series, please go here: http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/p/character-gallery.html
About the Author:
Sherry Soule has won numerous awards for her short stories and now writes full-time. She adores cats, loves scary movies, and lives on peppermint mochas. Sherry writes young adult, horror, and paranormal, but no matter what genre she's writing, there has to be an element of romance. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and her black cat, Charm.
Where you can find Sherry Soule:
Official website: http://sherrysoule.com/
Book Trailer/YouTube: http://youtu.be/5uqVXKygvUs



Giveaway Details

Sherry is giving away one pdf copy of her

YA vampire romance novella

Thirsty

To one Lucky Reader


Thirsty

Eighteen-year-old, Draven Scarlatti has always relished in his nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle until he moves in with his uncle’s family after his adopted father dies. One look at Charisma Chase ignites an unquenchable thirst within him. And not just for her blood. Somehow, this beautiful girl imprinted herself on his black little heart.

Leave it to a cocky immortal to break the boredom of long school days plaguing seventeen-year-old Charisma Chase’s life. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Charisma opens up to him and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. After a love bite, she’s soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and eager passion. Draven’s kisses promise endless nights of eternity in his arms yet demand a choice: Embrace the darkness of eternal life or remain a sun worshipper with a very human mortality.

Complicating Charisma’s decision is her best friend, turned amateur vampire hunter, Justin Taylor. Risking his life to save the impetuous teenager from becoming a creature of darkness, Justin still can’t decide what he wants to do more…kill Charisma's new vampire boyfriend or take the girl on a date.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert and Charisma’s father suffers from a strange animal attack, Charisma realizes that when it comes to tough decisions, the only thing you can rely on is your heart. Unless there are pointy stakes lying around. Then, well, it sucks…

Excerpt:

Her sweet smelling blood called to him every night since he'd moved into the mansion. He’d been walking in the gardens when he heard her footsteps from the second floor. Draven sighed and listened with his keen vampire ears. The musical beat of her heart beckoned him in velvety timbres of unrealized passion, until it had drawn him to stand beneath her open window.
He breathed in her pungent and very human scent. He imagined her silky blonde hair and dancing violet eyes and his dark soul stirred with longing. And a deep thirst he could no longer ignore. Although he was often thirsty.
One small taste. One dark kiss will do no harm.
Draven sighed again, trying to battle the emotions raging within him. It had been so long since he had felt this way about a human. Or another vampire for that matter. He had been immortal for over sixty years and during that time he’d had many girlfriends both human and vampire, but they had never penetrated his heart like this.
He watched her silhouette from the upstairs window of her bedroom and it took everything in him not to go to her and take what he wanted. Her heart, her soul, her blood. 
He could use his influence on her. But what would be the fun in that? No fear, or screaming, or running away in terror once his prey realized what he was—a demon. He smiled at the thought.
He’d always been exhilarated by his vampiric abilities and being born of Italian descent, he soon became a rebel among the brooding vampires of Europe by embracing his demon-side, a much more impulsive and violent nature. And why not?
He loved eternal life. He loved the night. He loved the rush that accompanied stalking his prey, like a cat chasing a mouse, although he did not always take human life. But mostly he loved the taste of human blood.
Draven was gorgeous, exceptionally clever and, unfortunately for vampire hunters and everyone else, almost formidable. However, staring up at Charisma in her room, he felt weak. Vulnerable. More alone than he’d ever felt in his immortal life.
Somehow, this human creature had firmly imprinted herself into his black little heart.
Draven stretched and yawned. He pulled the shadows toward him, relishing in his powerful nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle. One last glance and he turned away, pushing the thirst down into his belly. Walking back to his hidden chamber, he crookedly smiled.
Why shouldn’t I take what I want? It has never stopped me before...


10 comments:

  1. Wow! These both sound amazing! I've added both to goodreads to read!

    Great interview as well, I'd love the chance to read Thirsty!

    Carrierules @ hotmail . co . uk

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  2. Loved the character interview with Shiloh and I am really looking forward to reading Beautifully Broken. I would love to win Thirsty, too. It sounds great!
    Laurie
    Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

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  3. Both these books look like a fantastic read!

    wbbusby(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://hypnoticallyentranced.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for hosting!

    bookrants(dot)reviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Great post! I love the excerpt of book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  6. Thank you for having me and Shiloh as a guest!

    ~Sherry

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  7. Woo whoo! thanks for the giveaway, please count em in!

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  8. Count me in!!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. They both sound great! Thanks for the chance to win Thirsty!

    Mary_Reiss @ hotmail.com

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  10. Sounds like some great reads! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    Lisa :)

    lgrissinger2003@yahoo.com

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