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Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins Blog Tour - meet Blake!
Squeals!!! I can barely hold my excitement today because I’m having the Sweet Peril Tour stopping here today! Sweet Peril is the second book after Sweet Evil which seriously blew my mind last year!
and… now I’m being über-excited to have Blake here. Blake is the Son of the Duke of Envy, super gorgeous and he has everything other would dream of having.. Yeah, Duke of Envy! So, I had the change to meet Blake and for a super short moment I even forgot Kai..
Blake: Hey, no problem Danny! Thanks for having me. And, yeah, my pops goes a little overboard when he buys a house. But it’s all good. I enjoy it. Lots of parties and shiz.
Is.. uhm Kai around by chance?
Blake: Ah…I see how it is! *laughs*
Not that I wouldn’t like to talk to you alone… it’s just … you know … it’s Kai and I saw him outside while we were waiting… Uhm… *blushes*
Blake: Sure, sure. *winks* Yeah, he’s around here somewhere. Probably actin’ all broody and whatnot. He hasn’t been much fun since that summit in New York City. But even when he’s all grumpy, chicks still think he’s hot. What up with dat?
So Blake, how is it being the son of the Duke of Envy, isn’t it utterly demanding constantly being the best?
Blake: *stretches* Yep. It’s a tough life, you know? But someone’s gotta do it. Nah, for real, I have fun when I can, laugh when I can, hang with my Neph friends when I can, but there’s never a time when I’m truly happy or, like, at ease. Sorry to be a downer. I put on a smile, but stuff ain’t always what it seems.
Do you maybe envy even Kai? I mean…. he’s a chick-magnet isn’t he?
Blake: Please. Have you seen him surf? He freakin’ sucks. The kid’s got nothing on me! Haha. Man, come on. No straight dude in his right mind wouldn’t feel threatened and jealous of Kaidan Rowe. Girls can’t help but stare.
….and then there is Anna, I know their relationship isn’t the best right now, but we all know that they love each other *leans in conspiratorially*
Blake: Oh, do WE all know that? ‘Cause I don’t know crap when it comes to those two. They’re messed up. And I know how it is. I know how they feel. I like to tease Ginger when I see her and stuff, but the truth is, I’m glad she pushes me away, cause two Neph together is like lighting dynamite. Bound to blow up. Yeah, it hurts. It sucks. And I’m keepin’ my mouth shut. Stop tryin’ to get me in trouble, girl. ;-P
Blake: Mm-hm. And did you have to go and say the “D” word? *shudders in a manly way*
A lot has changed since Anna came into your lives. How do you feel about this? Is it time for a change or are you frightened about what’s to come…
Blake: Everything got crazy once Anna stepped on the scene. I love to mess with that girl. She’s so sweet and innocent, and freaking gullible. And if I’m being serious, she’s the hope we all need, but never thought we’d get. I ain’t skeered. Bring it on, baby!
If you would have one wish for yourself and for all of your Nephilim – what would you wish for?
Blake: I’d wish for no more “D” word. If they could disappear…yeah.
You’re sure Kai wouldn’t come and talk to me too?? … It’s just … uhm…
Blake: Trust me. He’s in a foul mood. Of course you’d probably think his frowny face was all cute and stuff, right? *grins* Man…freaking Kai. Lucky bastard.
*clears throat*… ..thanks Blake for talking to me and inviting me in. Would you mind .. showing me the rest of the house, it clearly is one of the most beautiful home I have ever seen…
Blake: Sure thing, babe. Come with me…
Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.
Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.
When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins was a fantastic sequel full of love, passion and heartbreak. Wendy Higgins delivered a perfectly balanced and super exciting sequel that comes with wonderful character development and a thrilling plot that will make you tear up!
Yeah, I am pretty much in love with this series!!!
After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.
The full Tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Thank you so much guys for organizing everything!
And last but not least, Wendy is having an awesometastic Giveaway for you guys!
1 Grand Prize Giveaway – engraved “Kaidan Rowe Sweet Peril” drumsticks, fruity scented lip balms, a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate
5 Winners for – a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate.
Giveaway ends May 10th at 12:00 a.m. PDT. All giveaways are US only. One entry per household. Must be 13 or older to enter.Books will be sent directly from the publisher. All other prizes will be sent separately.
Yesterday was June 15 - which means mid of the month and mid of the year! So I decided I would to a quick Top 10 Reads of 2012 for the first half the year!
And I decided to include books I read this year, which means some of them were published last year but I just got now to read them, also some are books that will come out soon, but were way too awesome not to mention them now! I looked through all the 5 star reviews on goodreads and took the 10 I loved the most, so …
here they are, my Top 10
love this new cover so so sooo much!!!!! It’s epic!
Quote from my Review:
This was a phenomenal book that totally left me speechless with how much I adored it. The writing is so amazingly beautiful and so incredibly full of emotions I had tears in my eyes nearly throughout. I felt everything Juliette felt. Adam is the swoon-worthy boy that makes the story well-rounded and simply perfect!
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Dark and thrilling with incredible real and hauntingly beautiful characters! The Immortal Rules is the perfect preface into a new exciting series full of kick ass characters you are going to care and cheer for and that has a gripping story which leaves you graving for more! It sucks you in and won’t let you go until you read the very last page! Julie Kagawa is a Rockstar in the YA Paranormal World and The Immortal Rules is epic awesomeness for sure!
But, I loved this book so much and reminded me of my favorite TV show : Friday Night Lights! I loved Jordan and the romance was cute and hot and absolutely full of butterflies! Staling Parker is the next book from Miranda Kenneally and it is as awesome if not better. (Was a tough decision between those two books…)
Quote from my Review
Smashing, Cute and Sexy. From What I Remember… is a excitingly beautiful story with love, self-discovery and a thrilling set of characters. If you look for a lovely coming of age novel, that will touch your heart, make you laugh and cry – then you most definitely should pick this one up. This book is movie material, explosive and romantic!
Review to come ..
Quote from my Review on goodreads:
This was epic fantasy - thrilling, gripping and beautiful. With mysteries to be discovered and a promise of more epicness to come! I loved every second I spend with Celaena and I can’t wait to step back into her live and follow whatever journey lays ahead of her!
I’m amazed and In love!
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Storm by Brigd Kremmer is a phenomenal kick off in a new paranormal series that has everything we all love in this genre. Brilliant cast of characters, explosive fast paced story – twists that keep you on edge and not one, but 4 hot boys! Clearly, be ready to fall for those boys!
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Elizabeth Norris created with Unraveling a thrilling tale that is full of intrigue, suspense, drama, heartbreak and sweet love, perfected with beautiful and wonderful characters that will need a place in your heart! Unraveling took my by surprise, I loved every second I spend between those pages and that I spend with Janelle, Ben and Jared. It was full of twists and turns, I didn’t see coming and twists that broke my heart! Don’t miss out on this unique and fresh YA story with a wonderful mix of genres!
Review to come…
Quote from my Mini-view from goodreads
This was a phenomenal debut! It was raw intensive, emotional, heartbreakingly sad and beautiful at the same time. This is the story of two characters that lived through something horrible and together they find a way back to life and to hope. I was sobbing a few times throughout the book. It was touching, emotionally raw and it left me wishing those two will finally find peace.
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Of Poseidon was epic and a pure wonderment! Anna Banks created a tale that was heart-melting, mysterious funny and just fanfreakingtastic! The characters were amazing with a heroine who was smart cute and snarky and Galen the boy who stole Emma’s heart but will also steal yours! Of Poseidon will get a place on my special-awesomeness shelf of epic tales and I hope it will get a place on yours!
Quote from my Review
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins is a highly seductive read, with intense and memorable characters which will suck you into their tale and occupy your mind even after finishing the last page. Anna is an adorable heroine perfect for a tale of good and evil and Kaidan is her perfect counterpart who will enter your dreams and won’t let you go! *dies of this epicness*
That’s my list of awesome! And … just looking at these books and reading my reviews again remembered me how much I love these books and yes, I would totally (like right now) read them again! I am super excited to see what else is to come for this year.. It has to be really really good to top my list right now!
There are tons of books I’m looking forward to so let’s see what epicness hides behind those pages!
Did you do a list of your Top 2012 book so far? Please leave a link in the comments so that I can check them out, I’d love to see your list!!
Let me know about your favorite books!!!
Wanna hear it!
What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels inÂ Sweet Evil.
Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. Sheâs aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isnât until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. Heâs the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
You know why I love reading? It’s because of books like this! This book seriously blew me away with it’s epic awesomness! Remember last week when I was raving and fangirling over Of Poseidon? Be aware, this will happen again, right now!
*takes a deep breath*
Sweet Evil is a story about evil and an epic forbidden love story! Anna was always able to see the aura of other people and she knew she was different, yet she never knew why. It’s when she meets Kaidan … *pause*… that she begins to discover who and what she is. And… its not pretty!, it’s terrifying and shatters Anna’s world!
The whole story was fast paced, never boring and I especially loved the time frame. This first book spans around 8 month of Anna’s Life and it gives so much room for development which is what I especially loved! There is so muchÂ happening, yet never overwhelming. (Although, I wasÂ admittedlyÂ and constantly overwhelmed by Kaidan’sÂ presence..)
Anna was such an incredible wonderful character and I wanted to hug her simply for being her. She’s the sweetest and nicest girl you can imagine, there is nothing considerably bad about her. You might say this sounds boring andÂ stereotypeÂ much, yet it is simply Anna’s nature to be so sweet. It’s pure her and it feels utterly genuine and real. I loved Anna with her naivety andÂ innocenceÂ and she as a character worked absolutely perfect for this story!! Anna never felt wrong to me and it’s due to Wendy Higgins talent that I fell in love with this adorable girl!
Kaidan .. *pauses* is the perfect and exact opposite to Anna. He’s alluring, mysterious, thrilling and he is seductive. (*oh my… he’s Seductive with a Captial S) Oh and I should mention his british accent -*swoons*. He is one of those characters thatÂ instantlyÂ made an impression and you cannot turn away from him, being utterlyÂ fascinatedÂ by this boy the instant he enters to the stage! In all honesty, I have no words to describe the effect Kaidan had on me. He featured everything I love in paranormal novels including hisÂ outrageousÂ attitude, seductive hotness, strong package and the promise that there is more inside him which needs to be discovered.
In Kaidan, there is no innocence, he’s the bad boys girl fall for and get broken. He uses girls, throws them away, yet he mostly comes outÂ unscathed. Anna is the first girl who is not falling for his charm instantly - she’s simply not the girl who likes to play games.Â At the same time, Anna is the first girl that ever wants to look into his soul and his heart - something incredibly frightening for Kaidan. There is something about Anna that will Â ruin everything he has everÂ believedÂ in …
He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy. - Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC pg.10
Good gracious, heÂ was sexy - a word that had no existed in my personalÂ vocabularyÂ until now. Â - Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC, pg. 18
This whole story was incredible emotional and Wendy Higgins has this incredible talent to make you feel what their characters felt. I was right there with Anna, feeling her emotions instead of reading them, absorbing them and making them my own. THIS is why I read, this is what I want! I want to feel the butterflies when they kiss I want to feel the heartbreak and I want to shed tears with them! Sweet evil is all that and more! Moreover, Sweet Evil is incredibly sexy - it’s hot, it’s steamy yet it still stays suitable for an older YA readership. We never get too far, although this teasing was driving me nuts!
*yes! it’s the magic rating of wonderment!*Â
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins is a highly seductive read, with intense and memorable characters which will suck you into their tale and occupy your mind even afterÂ finishingÂ the last page. Â Anna is anÂ adorableÂ heroine perfect for a tale of good and evil and Kaidan is her perfect counterpart who will enter your dreams and won’t let you go! Â *dies of this epicness*Â
I had the incredible pleasure talking to Kaidan, and yes IÂ embarrassedÂ myself - much! So, please come back on Wednesday to meet Kaidan win a copy (yes of course we have a copy for you) and some swag!Â Seriously, you don’t want to miss this! Â Also, I personally request this to be made an audiobook with non one else than Phil Gigante giving Kaidan his voice!
And here is the awesome Trailer, but, I personally think the boy does look nothing like Kaidan!!!
Have a steamy start in the new week!
Much Love, yours