Monday, August 27, 2012

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight: Blog Tour Intro & Giveaway


Welcome to the Day 1 of the EMBERS & ECHOES Blog Tour! This week will be a series of awesome exclusive excerpts and reviews from Karsten Knight's  brilliant sequel to one of my favorite books of 2011, WILDEFIRE. 

Below you'll meet one of the fabulous characters from EMBERS & ECHOES, Lucy. Each stop on the tour will introduce you to another character from the book, so be sure to stop by each blog to meet them all! 

We are kicking off the tour today here at BCM, but there are 4 more stops. Check out the line-up:

Monday, August 27th - Books Complete Me (Us!)
Tuesday, August 28th - Fiktshun 
Wednesday, August 29th -I Heart YA Books 
Thursday, August 30th - A Good Addiction 
Friday, August 31st - Page Turners Blog

***Twitter Party***

Join us tonight at 9 p.m. EST for a live twitter chat with Karsten! We'll talk about the books, and there will be chances to win both books as well. 

Follow @BooksCompleteMe & @KarstenKnight to follow along. Use #EmbersParty when you tweet! 


***About the Books***

WILDEFIRE by Karsten Knight
Release Date: July 26, 2011 
Publisher: Simon &Schuster 

About (from Goodreads): Every flame begins with a spark.

Blackwood Academy was supposed to be a fresh start for Ashline Wilde. A secluded boarding school deep in the heart of California's redwood forests, three thousand miles from her old life--it sounded like the new beginning she needed after an act of unspeakable violence left a girl in her hometown dead.

But Blackwood is far from the peaceful haven Ashline was searching for.

Because terrifying, supernatural beasts roam the forests around campus.

Because the murderer from Ashline's hometown--her own sister--has followed her across the country.

Because a group of reincarnated gods and goddesses has been mysteriously summoned to Blackwood...

...and Ashline's one of them.

EMBERS & ECHOES by Karsten Knight
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

About (from Goodreads): Every flame casts a shadow.
 
Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire.

Ash isn’t without help, however.

 Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.

Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.


***Meet Lucy***


The door is just slightly ajar when you come to it. You close your eyes and let the heat rise to the top of your skin. Your white dress, the one that cost so much yet you’ll never wear again, smokes, and then crackles, and then ignites. You kick off your shoes.

You step into the room, feel the cool puddle of water against the bare soles of your feet. Just the thought of what sort of pleased expression he has right now watching your wedding dress burn off makes you smile.

You open your eyes.

And you scream.

He lies bare chested on top of the patchwork quilt. Only he’s not waiting in eager anticipation. He’s not even looking at you.

He’s staring at the cannonball-size hole in his chest. The one right where his heart used to be.



***Find Karsten Online***


WILDEFIRE: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

EMBERS & ECHOES: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

 
 ***Giveaway***

Thanks to Simon & Schuster we are giving away two prize packs of WILDEFIRE and EMBERS & ECHOES. To enter, you must fill out the rafflecopter form below. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only. 

And don't forget to join us TONIGHT (8/27) at 9 p.m. EST for more chances to win! 

16 comments:

  1. These books both sound great! I started to enter the giveaway then realised it was US only, so please re-choose if my name gets picked, thanks.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read Wildefire since it first came out!

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  3. Ooh yay! Thank you! :D This is exciting.

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  4. Both of these books sound wonderful and extremely interesting. I would love to read them. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  5. So excited to finally have Embers & Echoes here to read! I loved Wildefire. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. So excited for the sequel!!!! Thanks :)

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  7. I'm very excited about this sequel! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Oh my gosh, I don't even know what to say about this excerpt. I can't talk about it without totally spoiling the book. But let's just say there may have been tears.

    This was such an incredible scene in the book. And even out of context it's totally amazing. But... Okay, I'll just stop talking now. Lips sealed.

    Thank you for putting together such an amazing tour. And I have to thank the author for choosing such awesome scenes which aren't too spoiler-y but... aw shoot, can't say that either.

    I am so super excited for the Twitter party tonight. I hope I'll be done with work on time to join in!

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  9. Thanks for the preview and for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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  10. Yay!! I loved Wildefire and I cannot wait for the next one!! My library isn't getting it and I have no money so thanks bunches for the opportunity to win it! :D

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  11. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I was always the 3rd person to answer on Twitter -- lol!

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  14. I've been wanting to read Wildefire. Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I've just learned about these books and now I must read them! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. These two books sound amazing, can't wait to dive in! Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win

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