Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Initiation Book Tour



Initiation
By Imogen Rose
Genre: paranormal YA

DESCRIPTION: Welcome to Bonfire Academy!

Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

WARNING: This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.

Check out what the reviewers have to say:

Let me lay it out for you. This is a five star book. Period. Heck, I think nearly all of Imogen Rose’s books are five stars in my eyes so far. It’s kind of crazy. Did the author make a deal with the devil or something to get this level of pure talent or what? Or maybe one of these demons from this book? Hmmm… Candy Beuchamp (Candy’s Raves)

‘It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville


That one phrase changed my life, AND my perception of what people expected. So I wrote it down, in a little black book, and put it in my purse. Now, I can't tell you exactly how many times I have read that 1 phrase since I wrote it down, but every time I read a book, and then bask in the brilliance of it's originality I think of Herman and his wise advice. THEN...I think of the authors that exude this quality more than most. Imogen Rose is one of these authors.- KindleObsessed

A Red Adept Select book (voted "Outstanding in Genre"-YA)

Book Trailer:

A Character Interview with Jagger

I have to be honest. I approached this interview with some hesitation, perhaps even a little trepidation. After all, even though I feel I know him a bit through Cordelia, I’ve never experienced Jagger directly. As he sits before me, I can empathize with Cordelia. He is impossibly magnetic, his aura both powerful and dangerous, the only release, a hint of humor gleaming in his silver-gray eyes. 

IR: Jagger, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Are you excited about starting a new year at the Academy? 

JR: My pleasure. I am, though I’m not exactly sure what my role will be this year. I guess I’ll find out when I get there. 

IR: So, you’re not heading back as the Student Council President? 

JR: I wouldn’t think so. That position is usually only awarded for a year. Plus, my time at the academy is officially over. 

IR: Why are you going back, then? 

JR: Mainly to keep an eye on my brother, Ryker. 

IR: And Cordelia? 

JR: Yes, hmm. You said that you had some questions from my fans... 

IR: I do! Here is one from Sean Sweeney. He wants to know what you got Cordelia for Valentine’s Day. 

JR: Myself. However, like any girl, she obviously needed a “token” as well. I got her a little secret something from Harry Winston. 

IR: Nice! The next question is about Cordelia as well. Al Kunz, the infamous celeb book blogger, aka The Snake, wants to know what really happened on the slopes. He wants details. 

JR: He couldn’t handle the details. 

IR: LOL! There you have it, Al! Moving on... Michelle Cable wants to know what you thought when you first saw Cordelia and what you thought of that electrifying kiss. 

JR: That she’s stunning is apparent to all who are lucky enough to behold her. I was struck by her beauty as soon as I saw her, when she first arrived at the academy. It was my policy to stay away from demons, though. Every kiss with her is electrifying, but I’m guessing you mean our very first kiss. I was shocked, but immediately realized what had happened. 

IR: Too bad that doesn’t happen to humans. Synching sounds unbelievably intimate... 

JR: It is, but the realization that one is bound forever to this one being frightening, too. That’s unnatural in the supernatural world. 

IR: I can see that. Faustine seems to bridge the gap between the human and the paranormal worlds. My daughter Lauren wants to know what you think of Faustine, and Vickie Boehnlein wants to know if you’re scared of Faustine. 

JR: I love Faustine. She’s like a little sister to me. I feel very protective of her, even though I know that she can take care of herself. And yes, I’m scared of her. I’d be stupid not to be. She’s one of the most powerful demons I’ve ever come across. 

IR: Demons seem to like their food, meat in particular. Lynn O’Dell would like to know if you prefer filet mignon or T-bones? 

JR: I’m not a demon, but I do prefer Filet Mignon. 

IR: That doesn’t surprise me. I have a last question from my friend Allirea Brumley. She wants to know what’s going to happen to you next? 

JR: I’m not a Wanderer, so a trip into the future to answer that is not possible. Say “hi” to her from me, though. I love her name... Allirea. Is she a faery? 

IR: Ha, ha. No, I don’t think so. Thank you so much, Jagger! 

About the author: Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten years.

For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.

PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.

The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. The Bonfire Chronicles is Imogen’s new YA paranormal series.

Imogen is a self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict who enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah.

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Giveaways:

  • 4 signed paperback copies of INITIATION
1 of each:
  • Inititation Sack Pack
  • Initiation Bear
  • Initiation Toiletry bag
  • Initiation Gym Bag
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7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on your awesome blog!

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  2. Love the character interview! I definitely have to check out this book!

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  3. Series sounds very interesting and the interview with Jagger was quite humorous :)

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  4. Ahhhhh. My favorite kind of book. This book sounds really good.

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  5. Sounds like a fantastic read!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  6. Great interview! The book sounds great. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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