Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Death Doom and Detention Blog Tour!

I am very excited to be taking part in the Darynda Jones death, doom and dentention Blog Tour.
Welcome to the Book Bin Darynda!

Book Description: The normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.

It went out with a bang.

Goodbye normal.

Hello dark and eerie.

While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before it’s too late?
Chapter One

“Is this class ever going to end?”

My best friend, Brooklyn, draped her upper body across her
desk in a dramatic reenactment of Desdemona’s death in Othello.
She buried her face in a tangle of arms and long black hair for
effect. It was quite moving. And while I appreciated her freedom
to express her misgivings about the most boring class since
multi-celled organisms first crawled onto dry land, I wondered
about her timing.

“Miss Prather,” our Government teacher, Mr. Gonzales, said,
his voice like a sharp crack in the silence of study time.

Brooklyn jerked upright in surprise. She glanced around as
our classmates snickered, either politely into their hands or more
rudely outright.

“Is there something you’d like to share with the class?”

She turned toward Mr. Gonzales and asked, “Did I say that
out loud?”

The class erupted in laughter as Mr. G’s mouth formed a long
narrow line across his face. As though a miracle from heaven,
the bell rang and Brooklyn couldn’t scramble out of her seat fast
enough. She practically sprinted from the room. I followed at a
slower pace, smiling meekly as I walked past Mr. G’s desk.
Brooklyn stood waiting for me in the hall, her face still frozen
in surprise.

“That was funny,” I said, tugging her alongside me. She fell
in line as we wound through the crush of students, fighting our
way to PE. I wasn’t sure why. I didn’t particularly enjoy having
my many faults and numerous shortcomings put on display for
all to see, so why I would fight to get there was beyond me.

“No, really.” She tucked an arm through mine. “I didn’t mean
to say that out loud.”

I couldn’t help but smile despite the weight on my chest, a
weight that seemed to be endless. “Which is why that was funny.”
I did that a lot lately. Smiled. It was easier than explaining
why I wasn’t.

“You don’t get it,” she said. “This is exactly what I’ve been
talking about. Everything is weird ever since . . . you know.”

I did know. Ever since Jared Kovach came to town. Ever
since he’d saved my life after a huge green delivery truck
slammed into me. Ever since we’d found out he was the Angel
of Death and he had been sent not to save my life but to take it.
To tweak the timing. To take me sooner than nature— or a huge
green delivery truck— had intended.

And ever since I found out I’d been possessed by a demon
when I was six years old.

Still, that wasn’t the worst part of that day all those years ago.
The worst part was the fact that my parents were gone. Vanished
in a whirlwind when some guy— we still had no idea who—
opened the gates of hell. And I’d led them straight to it. The fact
that a demon—Malak-Tuke, to be exact, Lucifer’s second in command—
escaped from his fiery pit and decided to crash at my
place was just the icing on the cake. But I didn’t know any of
this until two months ago.

I’d been living with my grandparents since the disappearance,
but my semi- normal existence changed forever when I was
knocked into the street by a skateboarder and hit by that truck.
That near- death experience taught me a valuable lesson:
Never get hit by a huge green delivery truck if I can help it. But
if I hadn’t, if my life hadn’t almost ended that day, then Jared
Kovach would not have been sent. And oddly enough, Jared Kovach
was definitely worth the risk.

The events that followed were both terrifying and life changing.
I learned that there really was a heaven and a hell. That
there really were angels and demons. That I was a prophet, the
last prophet in a long line of incredible women, descended from
a powerful woman named Arabeth. And I’d learned that I had a
demon inside me, that I’d had him inside me for years.

Even Jared had never seen anything like it. Most people possessed
by evil spirits were lucky to survive. People possessed by
demons— a rarity, from what I’d been told— never survived more
than a month. Ever. And yet here I stood. As possessed as a girl
with a demon inside her could be.

And, yes, things had been weird.

Bonus: Character Interview for Lorelei

Hello, Lorelie! I’m so excited to have you here today!

I'm excited to be here! Thanks so much for having me.

  1. What was your life like growing up with grandparents?

I don’t think it was any different than anyone else’s. I was simply raised by my grandparents the way others were raised by their parents. And my grandparents are pretty cool when they want to be, but lately our relationship has been more tension filled than usual. They want me to stay away from Jared just because he’s the Angel of Death. They forget that he saved my life when he was supposed to take it. I think that counts for a lot.

2.                  Do you enjoy school? What is your favorite subject?

School’s okay. I mostly like it because I get to hang out with my friends. I’m not great at Math or Science like Brooklyn is, but I like my science class because of my teacher, Ms. Mullins. She’s fun even though her tests are hard. History is kind of cool and English is okay, but I think I like lunch the best. :)

3.                  How would you describe your personality?

Unfortunately, next to Brooklyn and Glitch, who are both brimming with personality, I’m pretty dull. I’m not the most coordinated person at school and my comebacks lack the sparkling sass of Brooklyn’s, but I do okay in a pinch. I like to think I’m kind. I guess that would be my strong point.

4.                  What is your favorite food?

My grandma’s green chile stew. And nachos.

5.                  Who are your closest friends?

For years it’s just been Brooklyn and Glitch, but now we have Jared and Cameron in the gang. they are both supernatural beings so they certainly make life interesting.

6.                  Who do you love?

I love them all: My friends, my family, the members of our church, but sadly I am IN LOVE with Jared Kovach. It makes life complicated and while life would be a lot easier if that were not the case, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The fact that he likes me too boggles my mind. I’m not the kind of girl guys who look like him fall in love with.

7.                  What’s your greatest talents? Sing? Dance?

Drawing is my favorite thing to do on Earth. Besides that, I sing in the shower and dance in my underwear when no one is looking. Neither of those are things I would do in public.

8.                  What would you do if you had no electricity for a week and could not use your cell or the internet?

Probably go through withdrawal.

9.                  Who is your favorite author?

I love Jane Austen and Stephen King. It’s hard to choose between the two.

10.              What song do listen to the most on your ipod ?

Right now I’m completely enamoured with Come Along by Vicci Martinez.

11.              What prank or crime would you most likely pull/commit with your best friend?

I’ve always wanted to break into abandoned buildings and explore them, but I would get caught. I always get caught. Other than that, I would love to put blue dye in Glitch’s toothpaste.

12.              What do you collect?

Bruises. I’m not very coordinated. And I’m pasty.

13.              What are your 3 most prized possessions?

A necklace that Glitch gave me for my birthday, my memories of my parents before they disappeared, and the apricot blouse I was wearing when I got hit by a big, green delivery truck and Jared brought me back to life. It’s proof, in my mind, that it all really happened.

14.              What is your favorite movie?

Brooklyn, Glitch and I just watched the Breakfast Club. I think it’s my favorite right now.

15.              How do you feel about your new found powers?

I don’t like them. I wish they would go away. They are becoming too strong for me to control and I’m seeing things I never wanted to see, feeling things I never wanted to feel.

Thank you for being here, it's been so much fun!

It has been loads of fun! Thanks again!

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

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  1. What a fun interview with Lorelei!!! Reading DD&D right now & loving it!

    1. Welcome to the Bin! I hope you enjoy the book.

  2. LOVED hearing from Lorelei! DD&D was a fun, snarky, mysterious, and sometimes steamy read that i just want to read over and over again.

    1. Welcome to the Bin and I'm so glad you loved the book/interview!

  3. Great post! I love character interviews, especially if they're from Darynda's books! :-)

  4. What I love about YA books is the raw emotion. A lot of times there is a lot of honesty in the feelings not a lot of the confusion/complications that adults can throw up in a relationship. Other than that, I just think a lot of the stories are really well done, entertaining, smart, funny, sad, etc. I think it has to be harder to hold the attention of a YA for an entire series then it would be to hold the attention of an Adult. That is just my opinion however. Thank you for this opportunity!

  5. Awesome interview from Lorelei!!! Fell even more in love with her in DD&D :)

    1. Welcome to the Bin and I'm so glad you loved the book/interview!

  6. Thanks for having Lorelei on today! So fun!

    1. Thank you so much Darynda for allowing me to be a part of this fun event!

  7. Great interview. I just watched The Breakfast Club, LOL!

    1. So glad you could stop by for this fun event.

  8. This was neat! Had fun reading your interview with Lorelei. Reading DDD right now and I am really enjoying it. :) P.S. - You have a FABULOUS name! Love that I share it with you. ;)

    1. Thank you for stopping by. The names grown on me over the years, but I think I'll keep it. It is cool to meet another Misty!

  9. I love this book and can't wait for the next and great interview!