Monday, 6 February 2012

Dark Seraphine Tour

Join When Copper Suns Fall as it tours through various blogs over the next couple weeks. This is a mini scavenger hunt.

Can you find the answer to this question: Who is the Dark Seraphine?

If so, then you can enter to win a prize package that includes a paperback copy of the book, a bookmark, an item related to the story, and a $40.00 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes&Noble. Plus, the bloggers get a chance to win something too. Tell us where you first learned about the Dark Seraphine Tour (KaSonndraleigh.com not included) and your favorite blogger could win a prize as well. Simply comment on this blog post, head over to http://kasonndraleigh.blogspot.com/ and fill out the form by 11:59p.m. on February 23rd to be entered for a chance to win on February 24th.

Most of all, have fun and enjoy the hunt!

Clue for Dark Seraphine hunt: The letter L









Interview with one of the most beloved characters in When Copper Suns Fall.


I'm honoured to invite Faris Toulan to the present (2012) for an interview. Man, you can't even begin to imagine how difficult that was. But it was all worth it! *sneaks a glance at Faris and smiles*.  Without further ado, let's give Faris Toulan some love.

1. Can you introduce yourself to us? 

Name’s Faris. Faris Toulan. I’m a Caducean, a demon slayer. There isn’t really much else to say. **Glances at me with a set of intense gray eyes that shimmer inside the irises. I wonder if they’re really gray, or could they be silver** People around you might not understand why my skills are necessary in this day and time, but they will. You’ll be glad you had this interview with me.

2. In what way are you connected to Chela? 

Hmm. **massages the back of his neck as he thinks about this** Our connection is, well…difficult to explain. You see, if I tell you about it, then you’d be at risk. **I’m dying to know what he means. Before I can say anything, he continues.** That means I’d have to take a part of your memories. I can do that, you know. **I suck my breath. Did he just read my mind?** I’ll do anything to protect Chela. Our connection is beyond words.

3. What can you say about your life?

I told you, there isn’t really much I can say. But I will tell you to be happy with what you’ve got today. Your blue skies, clean air. **he glances toward the window beside us, staring at it a long moment** Are those birds outside? 55 years in the future, that would be in this world after the Tidal Years, there are no birds. They’re gone. Poof. Vanished. You have robots. Big, black, ugly crows with cameras for eyes. They’re looking for me. Or rather, people like me. I’m an outcast according to the new leaders. They blame the Caduceans for what happened in the past: wars, earthquakes, hurricanes. **A distant look clouds his eyes. I want to know what they’re seeing**

4. What do you think of the present world? (2012) 


You’re lucky. Very lucky. See my last answer if you need proof of that.

5. What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen here so far? Why? 



Everything about this world seems strange since the last time I was here. In my world, you get used to seeing dark stuff everywhere. Black waters, black beaches, gray skies. **I wonder what he means, but I’ve learned to be patient with him.** I’ve been here before, you know. How is that possible? I can hear your thoughts so easily. **He smiles a drop-down-dead-gorgeous smile with one dimple on the left cheek. My cheeks are probably blushing tomato red** You’ll have to read about my story to see how I got here. And your outdated cellereaders crack me up. **He means my cell phone lying on the desk beside us. He’s giving it a look of pure pity. I tell him this is the 4G version of the latest Droid. And I’m kinda mad because I used six months worth of my wages to buy it.** The screen doesn’t have enough pixels. You can’t even read thumb imprints with that thing. Anybody could steal it and use it. **again, he has a point. Sigh sigh** 

6. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve seen here? Why?

As I said, I’ve been here before. But I don’t remember hearing so much laughter. What surprises me is all the happy-smiley people you have here. In the future, smiles are an endangered species. Enjoy them while they last.


7. If you had a chance to choose between living in our world and in yours, which one would you choose? Why? 

The mirrorlands, that’s what we Caduceans call your world, can’t touch mine. Ours is older than yours. I don’t mean to sound conceited. But it’s true. My world Bardonia is on the other side of the doorway. It’s parallel to this world. The skies are clear. The waters are sapphire blue and jade green in some places. There’s even this island where the waterfalls flow toward the sky. No pollution. No disease from contaminated waters. So tell me. Which one would you choose? **Does he even need to ask?** 

8. Can you name one thing, event or custom that reminds you of your world?

Bonding. That type of connection Chela has with me, it’s the same way at home. But the thing is I’m not at home. I can’t go back to Bardonia. I’m exiled, cursed to live in the mirrorlands. And not a pretty little place like your 2012 world. In the future, I’m hunted like an animal by the humans. And targeted by our enemies, the Tainted. I guess the answer could be violence, too. That really hasn’t changed much over time. **he sighs deeply, lowers his head, and stays quiet** 



Wow. *wipes eyes discreetly* Thank you, Faris. It's been a pleasure having you here with us. 


Don't forget to stop by Kristina's blog @ http://kristinaaziz.blogspot.com/ for the next clue. Have fun!

Romancing The Valentine Giveaway Hop Feb 6 -13


Romancing the valentine giveaway hop

The Romancing Valentines Giveaway Hop is being hosted by Reading Romances!

What is Valentine without the celebration of love, a hug to/from your loved one, a kiss to your beloved. 
It's a given. Everyone needs love, and is a necessary addition diet to our every day lives. So go on then, share that love!
My theme song for this particular occasion is one of my fav's Freddie Mercury's I was born to love you. 



What you can win here: 

 eARC (pdf, mobi, epub) of Shilpa Mudiganti's Always You to be released on 6th March, 2012 by Inkspell Publishing

 eARC (pdf, mobi, epub) of  My Contemporary Romance novella Truly, Madly, Deeply, You to be released on 21st March, 2012 by Inkspell Publishing

                                           
Four days before Valentine’s Day, Liese Hansfeld is determined to shut the door to her house, as well as her heart, for her annual four days of mourning her one true love. Little does she know her best friend Freytag Meier is just as determined to keep her from her ritual. He’s ready to pick the lock to her apartment door and camp in her living room if that’s what it takes. 

What Freytag isn’t prepared for is the surge of deep-rooted emotions he feels for Liese, but two things stand in his way: the grief and guilt she still clutches close to her heart, and a man who threatens to snatch Liese from under Frey’s watchful eye. Frey is determined to distract her into forgetting her pain. But is that enough to ease her grief, or help her see he can be more than her best friend?







Lyla has to move on. She’s been stuck in a rut since her heart was broken five years ago. Trying to decide about life with her fiancé, Nick, she resolves to finish one last project before moving to Spain and starting a new life. That is until she is face to face with the one man who broke her heart all those years ago, Alexander Knight. 

Five years ago, when Alex and Lyla meet at his friend, Andrew's grave, they fall deeply in love. But, Alex is hiding a secret that will destroy his relationship with Lyla and does. What Lyla doesn’t realize is that Alex has changed since their break-up, because of her love, only she still has hate in her heart towards him.

But now, fate has brought them together in such a way that they have no option but to remain dangerously close - dangerous enough for Lyla to fall in love with him again. How can she? Not after what she knows about Alex and what he did to Andrew.

It’s true that love can change people for the better. But is it enough? What will happen when two broken people with a past come together? Can they forgive and heal?


Number of winners: 4

Open to: International



How to enter: 

Share with us your Valentine's Theme song is.
Leave your name and email address in the comment box. 

You must be 16 or older to enter. Giveaway is open internationally. Prize is choice of  eARC per winner. Four winners to be chosen. The winners have 72 hours after notification to respond or another winner may be picked in their place. 

Looking forward to discovering more Valentine themed songs. :) 
Thank you for hopping by. :)  Hop and enter the other giveaways!