Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sounds Bites by Rachel K. Burke Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway

Hello my crunch Tots! 

Today I'm very excited! The Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story blog tour makes a stop here TODAY! And they come with GREAT GOODIES!!! We have a lovely excerpt and a special surprise! A GIVEAWAY!! Very exciting!!!

by Rachel K. Burke

Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it's too late.

Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.


I told the cab driver to drop me off atthe corner of my street, figuring I could use a five-minute walk to clear myhead. I hopped out and started walking towards my apartment, taking note of thesad fact that every single building on my street looked exactly like mine.There was no diversity, no unique structure, just one identical building afterthe other. Something about it made my heart hurt.
I’d almost reached my apartment when Inoticed a man sitting on my front steps. He looked young, possibly my age, butit was hard to tell when the inside of my head felt like a tilt-a-whirl. He wasstaring down at the steps, fiddling with a twig, looking lost in his own sadworld of thoughts. I wondered if he was locked out of his apartment. I’d nevernoticed him before, but then again, I had been so wrapped in Dylan that Iprobably could have tripped over him in the hallway and not remembered him.
“Excuse me,” I called to him as Iascended the stairs. “Do you need me to let you in?”
As soon as our eyes met, the panic thatshot up my spine stripped me of all powers of speech. I stood there in a stateof shock and wondered if my eyes were playing tricks on me.
This can’t be happening, I thought tomyself. This isn’t real. 
But as soon as he started to speak, Iknew it was him.

Fantastic right?

And here is the best part! The giveaway!!!

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Be sure to check out all the stops on this tour HERE!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A HAWT Interview with Brodi Ashton & Giveaway


So guys I have a very special treat for you Tots today!!! I know I'm a bit late with this, but I spent the weekend dying and coughing up my lungs! Damn colds! But last week I went to another NYMBC event (I can't tell you all how amazing these really are!! They get better and better every time). This one was A Very Steamy Evening with Bree Despain, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton!!! I was given the amazing pleasure of interviewing Brodi for NYMBC and all my lovely Tots and to say I was excited was an understatement!!! I was nervous because I had only done one other interview and that was through email. Hehe so I was going to have to control my fangirl (which didn’t work) and what not! But Brodi was AMAZING! And a super big sweetheart! I even got a big ol hug! (DAY MADE!) So without further a due, here is my epicness with Brodi!
TT: Is me
BA: Is Brodi



TT: Hi Brodi, How are you today?

BA: Doing good! I'm glad I get to meet you!
TT: (FANGIRL MOMENT) Hhehehe THANKS! I'm excited for tonight! Been waiting all month! So let's get started!


Thehehehe, So um, yea, I photo bombed Nancy's photo!!
heheeh this is still making me giggle!

TT: What inspired you to write? 

BA: I was never a writer when I was younger. I wasn’t a person that wanted to do that. But I majored in journalism. And then my grandmother passed away and I started to write stories about my memories with my grandma and then that lead to short stores about women having kids (which is what I was going though at the time) and eventually I wrote my first book in 2008. 


TT: How do you get into the mind to be someone else, like your characters? Do they talk to you like an interview to get to know them or do you just become another person? 

BA: Haha neither! I get really involved in the scene that I'm working on. And what’s funny is I’ll have a conversation within that scene with my character but it’s totally one sided. I’ll pick one character to be and then have the conversation. I talk out loud but it will only be part of it. 


TT: Can you tell us what to expect with the rest of the series? 

BA: Well I just got approved to go a Novella. So that is going to come out before book two. And it’s going to be from Cole’s POV right after book one ended.

YES!!! I so did this!
TT: Oh excuse me, I'm having a moment 
BA: Haha and from how book one ended, we know where Nikki has to go so she will go there. 
And Cole dies. 
BA: Haha JK. 
TT: Oooo Brodi the jokester! 

TT: And here are a couple teasers from her EVER-novella that she posted on FB and her blog!!!
Before EVERBOUND comes out (in January), HarperCollins will release an e-book set in the EVERNEATH world. Written by me. (Not sure I needed to specify my authorship, but just in case...)

Here are three things about the e-book:
1. It will be novella length. (About a third to a half of the length of a full novel).
2. It will be told from Cole's point of view.
3. It doesn't have a title yet.
4. It will start immediately when EVERNEATH ends. Kind of like a bridge book. 
5. You do NOT have to read it to understand EVERBOUND. 
I'll share some of my favorite quotes from EVER-Novella so far:

Quote #1 "It's not worth it. You think you're bartering with your fingers, but you'll end up losing an arm."

Quote #2 Meredith: "He gave up his philandering ways to be with her."Cole: "He's in high school. Teenagers don't have 'philandering ways'."
Quote #3 "There's no such thing as 'epic love'. But there is such a thing as 'epically bad decisions based on something believed to be love, but is most likely lust'."

Thanks Nancy, for catching my fangirl moments.
I didn't even know she was taking photos!
TT: If you had to describe Cole and Nikki in one word, what would it be? 
BA: Ahh oh crap, can I come back!?!?! 


TT: If you could describe Jake and Nikki in one word, what would it be? 

BA: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww 
(Seriously people, she got all sappy love song on me!) 


TT: What is your favorite place to write? 

BA: My study 
TT: No not where you write, you favorite place? 
BA: Well it was Borders (sad moment) but I go to Bree Despain's house a lot and it’s great. I also need music or TV on while I'm writing. 
TT:What kind of music? 
BA: Alternative mostly 
TT: Have you ever tried to listen to movie scores while writing? When I was studying for nursing, I need something besides total silence. But because I was reading, I couldn't have music with people singing because I have ADD so bad. So picked up listening to movie scores! I love them so much!
BA: You know, I haven't but I might try it.
TT: It's great because you also get to see the movie again! Some of my fav are the Harry Potter ones!


TT: Tell me a secret… 
BA: I play the organ 
And almost daily, at least weekly I have a dream about the Tennis star Rafa Nadal and we are totally BFF and everything. It’s totally out of left field! 
TT: Hahaha I had a dream about zombies last night (I'm so not kidding here people!!! Total zombie apocalypse thing going on. I went on to tell her about my dream, which was CRAZY detailed)
Brodi Ashton and I
BA: You know I have crazy detailed dreams also! My husband is like I had a dream (pardon my Tangled moment here) and that’s it. For me its all super detailed and I pick up on super tiny things. 


TT: What do you hope your readers take away after reading your books? 

BA: I never think about that. Honestly. I don’t put some message in my books or hope that my readers get a specific message. That’s what’s so great about reading and literature is that everyone that reads the same book can have a different experience. I usually like to ask my readers this question. 


BONUS QUESTION 

So I took this question out of the Q&A during the event because it was pretty cool! 

TT: What is your inspiration for Cole and his band? 
BA: Haha I have no idea! While I was writing, I was kind of obsessed with an Elvis Costello song and it kind of just went from there. Elvis Costello turned into a zombie and then it turned into Elvis Presley as a zombie. And I had a buddy of mine do the drawing (UM WHICH IS AMAZING) for it and there you have it, the Dead Elvises.

The Amazing Bay Area Bloggers!
Top Row: 
Tara (ME)NancyMindy, Patricia, JaimeDebbieJean

Bottom Row: Bree Depain, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton
 
ALSO! My other home girls, Jaime and Patrica from Two Chicks On Books got to interview Cynthaia and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads got to interview Bree!!! So please check them both out because its great! And also, Follow NYMBC on FB and Twitter and tell them that you love that they include bloggers so much with their events and give them such great opportunities with these events! Seriously!!! They are Fantastic!

Check out all my photos from the event, they are quite funny!

So what is totally amazing, aside from getting to interview and hang with Brodi, you Tots get a treat also!!! I did manage to pick up a signed copy of Everneath to share with one of my lovely Tots!!!
So here is the deal:
Open US only (sorry guys, gotta ship it myself. If you are international and want to pay for shipping I'm all for it!)
I’ll leave this open for a while! Ends June 30th
Must be 13 years or older
Must fill out form below
Winner will get 1 signed copy of Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (29): Unchained

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own. 


by J. Lynn
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Entangled Select

Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just… wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm. 


Mortal enemies, the fact that Lily and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary. Even she can build a laundry list of why getting close to him is career suicide, but she can’t shake her not-so angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy. 


As if Lily already didn’t have enough problems, the hits just keep coming. Blindsided when a traitor is discovered working from within the Sanctuary, Lily is shocked to find he's determined to get her kicked out. Her relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion, and she quickly finds herself being hunted by well, everyone. Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything—and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her … or destroy her. 


Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

Why I need this: For those who don’t know, J. Lynn is J. Armentrout, it’s her pen name! And what else you might not know, is that this is gonna be for adults!! You know what that means: STEAM! And you all know how much I love some STEAM in my books. You also know how much I love JLA!! So the two together is Tater’s dream come true!!!! SERIOUSLY!!! And it’s about angels. For some reason, I all over angels right now. Maybe it’s because of how sexy Sweet Evil was!!! I'm feeling the whole sexy angel thing right now. So yea, I pretty much need this like I need new lungs right now (yes I'm still fighting the evil sickness!!! The things coming out of my lungs makes me believe in the supernatural so much more!! It’s just not natural!!!) 
And a special treat, Jennifer shared a teaser and a smexy photo from Unchained on her blog!!!


She flicked a fry into her mouth and then froze. The feeling snaking down her spine was undeniable. He came so close, so fast, that she knew it was him.

“Damn it,” she muttered. Solitude and the actual ability to eat her food in peace couldn’t even be gained on a damn clock tower without interruption.

Ignoring him would be pointless endeavor. The sensation grew as Lily peered onto the observation deck below, and like every time before, the mere sight of him stole her ability to form an intelligent thought. Having a name Lily couldn’t even begin to pronounce or spell, she’d always known him as Julian.

And when he wasn’t around, she knew him as the pain in her ass.

“Hello, my Lily.”

She closed her eyes. Damn his voice to Hell and back. The sound, the deep timbre of the way he’d said her name, crawled all the way down to the pit of her stomach, where it started to smolder.

Lily pried one eye open.

Julian’s lips formed a smile. A full bottom lip and a thinner one on top curved in a way that was downright sinful. Those lips whispered promised pleasures, and they also carried an intensely real threat.

She needed to remember that.

Her wry gaze flickered over his face, and she bit back a sigh. She knew he was bad. Oh, he was so bad that half the demons feared him. And the other half? They wanted to be him. That knowledge did nothing to dampen her appreciation of his beauty. Male or female—both were in awe of Julian.

After all, Julian had been an angel.

Tonight, he wore black trousers and a buttoned down white shirt. He must have grown bored with the buttons, though. Only half of them were done, and hard, pale flesh peeked through.

She found an ounce of common sense along with her voice. “What do you want?”

His smile widened. “Isn’t that a loaded question?”

She rolled her eyes, taking a bite of her burger. “I’m on lunch break. So if you expect me to chase you off, you’re mistaken.”

Julian inched closer, the soft breeze tugging at his shoulder length blond hair. “What kind of Nephilim doesn’t chase a fallen angel?”

“A hungry one,” she retorted.

You can preorder it from one of the many amazing online vendors! The end of this year is going to be JLA/JL CRAZYNESS!!!

What are you waiting for?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (29): Onyx


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can tease others. 


Here’s how: 
  • Step 1: Grab your current read. 
  • Step 2: Open to a random page. 
  • Step 3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others. 
  • Step 4: Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles!
And that’s now you make a successful tease (as far as a book goes). 

So today I am suffering fighting a damn cold! Seriously, it's disgusting and nasty, and I feel like doing nothing! Which is what I have been doing, aside from dying and coughing up things that are from an Alien movie. So my reading has taken a hit. I haven’t pick up a book in over a week! I feel like such a bad blogger, but I just cant seem to muster up the energy to do anything! So I'm going to post a tease from the book that everyone seems to love! Hehe as if I didn’t post enough (actually I didn’t!! And I still have more teasers I could share) here are a few more Daemon moments!!

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected publication: August 14, 2012 Entangled Teen
“What was that?” he whispered, eyes narrowed. There was no mistaking the amusement in the tilt to his lips, though. “Very bad kitty…” ~ ARC p. 67
“You look tired.”I crept closer. “I didn’t sleep well last night.” “Thinking about me?” he asked in a hushed voice.There wasn’t a moment of hesitation. “Yes.” His eyes widened slightly with surprise. “Well, I was preparing this whole speech about how you need to stop denying that I consume your every waking thought and haunt your dreams. Now I'm not sure what to say.” Leaning against the wall beside him, I could feel his body heat. “You, speechless? That’s one for the record books.” Daemon lowered his head, his eyes as deep and endless as the forest outside. “I didn’t sleep well last night, either.” I moved closer until my arm brushed his. He stiffened ever so slightly. “Last night—“ ~ARC p. 200-201
“Maybe they’re getting some bow-chicka-pow-wow.” I looked at him. “Ew.”He flashed his teeth. “She’s definitely not my type.” His gaze dropped to my lips, and parts of me quivered in response to the heat in his gaze. “But now I totally have that on my mind.” I was breathless. “You’re a dog.”“If you pet me, ill—““Don’t even finish hat sentence,” I said, fighting a grin. Smiling only encouraged him, and he needed no extra reason to be a terror. ~ ARC p. 257
I hope you enjoy!!! Now if only I had a sexy alien by my side to make me better! Or I had super alien powers to bring things to me! Oh a girl can dream!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sh*t Tater Got (26): The One With Starling and Major Signage


S*it Tater Got is a culmination of Stalking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and every other incarnation of showing off what your postman brought you. It's purpose is to encourage those lovers of books to share what came their way, by way of wining, begging, borrowing or buying. 



Hello to all my Tots!!! (hehe so I'm going to start calling my readers Tots, like Tater Tots!! Hehe besides, tots always make people happy and you all make me happy!!!) I didn’t have much to show last week so I skipped a video but this week I had amazing things to show!!! I hope you enjoy my cheesiness on the video this week!!! 



Blogs Mentioned 

Bought 
Gilt by Katherine Longshore 

Got Signed 
Unearthly, Hallowed by Cynthia Hand 
Everneath by Brodi Ashton 

Won 
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein Thanks to Library Thing

Borrowed 
Starling by Lesley Livingston Thanks again Jamie!!!


Like I said, I'm working on getting the interview just right before I post it! There is just so much epicness in it I have to make sure its just right! Maybe I will get it up for Monday!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful week and are enjoying your holiday weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (28): Dangerous Boy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you have a chance to let other know what you can’t wait to claim as your own. 

by Mandy Hubbard
Expected publication: August 30th 2012 by Razorbill

A modern-day retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a chilling twist.

Harper has never been worried about falling in love, something she is skeptical even exists. But everything changes when Logan moves to town, and to Harper's shock, the two tumble into an intense romance. It's everything she never thought she wanted.

Then she meets Logan's twin brother, Caleb, who was expelled from his last school. True, he's a bad boy, but Harper can't shake the feeling that there's something deeply sinister about him--something dangerous. When Logan starts pulling away, Harper is convinced that Caleb's shadowy past is the wedge being driven between them. But by the time she uncovers the truth, it may be too late.

The author of Prada & Prejudice, You Wish, and Ripple delivers a modern-day retelling of a famously gothic tale, full of suspense, lies, and romance.

Why I need this: I have her other book, Ripple (which is another book with an AMAZING cover). But I haven’t read it yet. However this book just sounds so AMAZING!! And I'm totally in love with the cover. Hot twins, intense romance, and a retelling of a crazy amazing story?!?! A total winner for me!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (28): Of Poseidon


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can tease others. 

Here’s how: 
  • Step 1: Grab your current read. 
  • Step 2: Open to a random page. 
  • Step 3: Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others. 
  • Step 4: Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles! 
And that’s now you make a successful tease (as far as a book goes). 

So for today’s teaser, I have a special treat! This book I read a little bit ago but it was just fantastic!!! I really want to share it with you!! And its out TODAY people so go and pick up a copy!! And because this book is so amazing, I'm going to break the rules (I think I should just rewrite them because I have NEVER followed them!) and do two teasers. One shows the funny side of this book (not kidding, I was totally snort laughing though this book!) and the steamy side (oh baby! Galen, please come swim in my sea!!)

by Anna Banks
I am … embarrassed? No. Embarrassed is when you spill ketchup on your crotch and it leaves a red stain in a suspicious area. Mortified? No. Mortified is when you experiment with tanning lotion and forget to put some on your feet, so it looks like you're wearing socks with your flip-flops and sundress. Bewildered? Yup. That’s it. Bewildered that after I screamed at him—oh yes, now I remember I screamed at him – he picked up my limp body, carried me all the way to the office, and stayed with me until help arrive. Oh, and he held my hand and sat beside himself, too. ~ARC p. 63
And now for the steam...
“Should you sleep, though? Everything I read about head injuries said you shouldn’t go to sleep.” Even as he says this, he allows me to pull my legs closer, to nestle my shoulder into his armpit and scoot higher on his lap. He secures my new position with tight arms. The heat simmers between us and wraps around me link a winter coat. Snuggling up to a sculpted block of granite just should be this comfortable. ~ARC p. 88
Fantastic right?? Seriously, go pick up this book if you like steam and humor! You will be fanning yourself and laughing at the same time!

How will you tease me?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

30 Days of Daemon: Favorite Moments

So today I get to be the stop on the 30 days of Daemon!!! AHHHH you know I'm so excited for this AND I have one of the best post possible!!! I get to tell you all my favorite Daemon moments!!! Seriously! It's not like I don’t do that with EVERYONE I talk to!!!! AHHHH!!! It’s so amazing! Seriously! So I'm going to go all fangirl for a while! And I know you will all enjoy it!!! So lets get started shall we!!! I don't think I posted any spoilers, but there might be some moments you don't want to know about yet, so this is your warning!

Daemon is your hot, not the boy next-door, typical smart ass alien. There is just something about him that makes all the girls crazy!
Deadly and sweet—that was what daemon was; two very different kinds of souls rested in him, fused together. Onyx ARC p. 419
That lovely little bit is from Onyx (oh yea everyone, I read it and will be including tidbits from that book as well) and man! It’s such a perfect description of Daemon!! So since I will be doing BOTH books here, ill separate them! So first up are my favorite moments from Obsidian.

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*pg numbers from the mass market paperback edition*


Calling Katy Kitten
I can go on for days and days about how I love his nickname for Katy. I just love it every time! (if you clck on the photo, you will be taken to a magical place where amazing fans created some SEXY Hey Kitten photos!)

“You’re kind of dirty, Kitten” p. 29

Bonus points
I love this whole him earning bonus points. It’s the start of us seeing his softer side. I would love the chance to let daemon earn bonus points!

“It was a last minute thing.” He uncrossed his ankles and one foot started to tap an unheard rhythm. “And the only way she’ll tell me where the keys are hidden is by me earning bonus points. See, my sister has this thing about bonus points, ever since elementary school.”
I started to smile. ”Okay…?”
“I have to earn bonus points to get my keys back,” he explained. “The only way I can earn those points is by doing something nice for you.”
I bused out laughing again. The look on his face was awesome. “I'm sorry, but this is kinda of funny.”
“I'm supposed to take you swimming tomorrow. If you do that, then shell tell me where my keys are hidden—and I have to be nice.” p. 38-39

His pen poking
You all know you wish some hot alien hottie would take an interest in you and just piss you off and poke you with a pen during class! Oh major swoon!! And a super secret from Onyx, there was a day he didn’t poke her!!! OMG!!! Total shocker I know!!!!

I hastily averted my eyes to my notebook, but I still knew he’d taken the set directly behind me. The entire length of my back tingled. A second later, I felt something poke me in my back. Biting down on my lip, I glanced over my shoulder.
His smile was lopsided. “How’s the arm, Kittycat?”
Excitement and dread warned inside me. Did he write on my back? I wouldn’t be surprised if he had. I felt my cheeks redden at the sparkle in his green eyes. p. 117

The question scene at the lake
This is my ABSOLUTE favorite part of this whole series, even more than the laptop scene, even more than his POV waking up next to her feeling her up, even more than all the stuff that happens in Onyx. This one scene is pretty much my favorite scene out of any book I have ever read. I could REALLY use this scene from Daemons POV!! Oh god that would just kill me!

“So, you guys are like us in other, uh, departments?”
Daemon sat up, scrunching a brown. “Come again?”
I felt my cheeks flush. “You know, like sex? I mean, you guys are all glowly and stuff. I don’t see how certain stuff would work.”
Daemons lips curled into a half smile, and that was the only warning he gave. Moving unbelievably fast, I was on my back and he was above me in a flash. “Are you asking if I'm attracted to human girls?” He asked. Dark, wet waves of hair feel forward. Tiny droplets of water fell off the ends, splashing against my cheeks. “Or are you asking if I'm attracted to you?”
Using his hands, he lowered himself slowly. There wasn’t an inch of space between our bodies. Air fled my lungs at the contact of his body against mine. He was male and ripped in all the places I was soft. Being this close to him was startling, causing an array of sensations to zing though me. I shivered. Not from the cold, but from how warm and wonderful he felt. I could feel every breath he took, and when he shifted his hips, my eyes went wide and I gasped.
Oh yea, certain stuff was definitely working.  p. 188-89

His love for his family
Daemons ability and his capability of love for his family is something that we all want to see in others, and Daemons just makes you swoon!! PLEASE! Read Shadows, because you really see it there!!

I said the first thing that came to mind. Probably not the smartest, and normally I wasn’t the type of person to fire right back, but this guy got under my skin and made me see red. “And I don’t give two shits what you like.”
One second he was standing next to Dee and the next he was right in front of me. And I mean, right in front of me. He couldn’t have moved that fast. It was impossible. But there he was, towering over me and staring down.
“How…how did you move…?” I took a step back, words failing me. The intensity in his eyes sent shivers down my arms. Holy crap
“Listen closely,” he said, taking a step forward. I took one back, and he matched my steps until my back bit into one of the tall trees. Daemon bent his head down, his unnatural green eyes taking up my whole world. Heat rolled off his body. “I'm only going to tell you this one. If anything happens to my sister, so help me—“ he stopped, taking a deep breath as his gaze dropped to my parted lips.  My breath caught. Something flickered in his eyes, but they narrowed again, hiding whatever had been there. 
The images were back. The two of us. Hot and sweaty. I bit my lip and tired to make my expression blank, but yet again I knew he could tell what I was thinking when his expression turned annoyingly smug. Beyond annoying.
“You’re kind of dirty, Kitten.” p. 29

Daemon’s moments of pure swoonworthy amazingness
We all love daemon for being cocky, confident and totally sexy. But what makes us fall hard for him is the moments between the hard shell where he downs us the soft chewy center.

“I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect.” His eyes searched mine, intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. “The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. Its just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.” p. 66

Daemon turned his head towards me. Our eyes locked. There was so much regret in that one look. His face faded out, blurred and unrecognizable. He couldn’t hold his human form. Seconds later, and he was in his true form. The shape of a man encased in the most beautifully intense light.
One arm extended out towards me, forming fingers. Heart breaking, I reached out and my fingers disappeared in his light. Warmth encircled my fingers, the slightest pressure of daemons hand wrapping around me. He squeezed, as if to reassure me, and a sob caught in my throat. p. 319

I watched as daemon lowered his head. He rested his forehead against mine. His form faded out and he slipped into his true body. My eyes fluttered shut against the intensity of his light. The heat was almost too much.  I was too close to it.
Hold on. Don’t let go. His voice came though. Just hold on. p. 321


            What am I doing? If they find out what I’ve done but I cant lose her. I cant. 


Please. Please. I can’t lose you. Please open you eyes. Please don’t leave me. p. 322

 
Daemon's POV from Obsidian

But it was for the better. It was. She could hate me—she should hate me. Then shed stay away from us. I’d warn Dee. And that was that. It could be any other way, because that girl was trouble. Trouble wrapped up in a tiny package, complete with a freaking bow.
And worse yet, she was just the kind of trouble I liked. p . 9

Most of all, I wanted to go back and change the way I acted towards her. Because now, as she shuddered on the damp ground, as death loomed over us all, I was willing to acknowledge I never wanted to push her away. As selfish as it was, I was glad she moved here. It was too late for use, but I cared for her… more than I should, but I did.
Too late to tell her how I felt, to touch her, to just hold her, to make up for every terrible thing id done and said. It was too late for me. p. 18


by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected publication: August 14, 2012 by Entangled Teen
*all quotes are from the uncorrected ARC*

Daemon turning up his charms
So what I can tell you about Onyx without getting killed by either Jen or Liz for being to spoilie, is that the Daemon we knew in Obsidian is gone, replaced by SUPERDAEMON! It’s the same Daemon we know and love, but with the volume turned up to eleven!

“Resistance if futile, Kitten.”
“So is your charm.” p. 2

Daemon laughed. “I'm only at the service of one person in particular.”
My cheek flamed as I scooted my chair over. “You are not servicing me in any way.” p. 4

“Cookie?” he offered, holding a cookie full of chocolate chips.
Upset tummy or not, there was no way I could refuse that.
“Sure”
His lips tipped up on side and he leaned toward me, his mouth inches from mine. “Come and get it.” come and get …? Daemon placed half the cookie between those full, totally kissable lips
Oh, holy alien babies everywhere… p. 6


“It’s actually, ‘I howl and I whine, I'm after you.’ And not blah or whatever.”
Startled by the deep voice, I shrieked and whipped around.
My foot slipped on a section of well-cleaned wood and my butt smacked on the floor.
“Holy crap,” I gasped, clutching my chest. “I think I'm having a heart attack.”
“And I think you broke your butt.” Laughter filled daemons voice.
I remained sprawled across the narrow hallway, trying to catch my breath. “What the hell? Do you just walk into peoples houses?”
“And listen to girls absolutely destroy a song in a matter of seconds? Well, yes, I make a habit out of it. Actually, I knocked several times, but I heard your… singing, and your door was unlocked.” He shrugged.” So I just let myself in.”
“I can see that.” I stood, wincing. “Oh, man, maybe I did break my butt.”
“I hope not. I'm kind of partial to your butt.” He flashed a smile. “Your face is pretty red. You sure you didn’t smack that on the way down?”
I groaned. ”I hate you.” p. 99

Daemon being totally swoonworthy
Daemon is still TOTALLY swoonworthy in Onyx, even more so I think!

“Because I know.” Daemon appeared in front of me, eyes narrowed. He thumped his hand off his chest, directly above his heart. ”Because I know what I feel in here. And I'm not the type of person to run from anything, no matter how hard it is. Id rather face-plant against a brick wall than live for the rest of my life wondering what could’ve been. And you know what? I don’t think you were the type to run either. Maybe I was wrong.” Stunned, I pulled my hands out and brushed my hair back.  p. 154
 *ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS!!! This is like the best thing EVER*

Daemon being totally cocky and confident!!!
Again, still the same sexy alien we all love, with turned up a few notches!

“You said I could stay.” He faced me, his gaze drifting to the bed. The room suddenly seemed to small, the bed even smaller.
“I didn’t think you meant staying on the couch.” Now I wasn’t even sure what id meant. I sighed. What was I doing?
Crossing the room, he stopped in front of me. “I'm not going to bite.”
“That’s good”
“Unless you want me to,” he added with a devilish grin.
“Nice,” I muttered, side-stepping him. Space was defiantly needed. Not that it did much good, heart pounding, I watched him kick off his shoes and then whip of his shirt. He moved to the button of his jeans. My eyes widened. “What—what are you doing?”
“Getting ready for bed.”
“But you’re getting naked?”
He arched his brow. “I do have boxers on. What? Do you expect me to sleep in my jeans?”
“You did last time.” I felt the need to fan myself.

Daemon laughed. “Actually, I had pajama bottoms on.” and he had a shirt on, but who was keeping track? I could’ve told him to leave, but I turned away, pretending to be engrossed with a book on my desk. Chills shot straight to my core when I heard the bed groan under his weight. Taking a shallow breath, I turned around.  He was in bed, arms folded behind his head, an innocent look on his face. “This was a bad idea,” I whispered.
“It was probably the smartest idea you’ve ever had.” I rubbed my palms on my hips. “It’s going to take a lot more than thanksgiving dinner and a Christmas tree to get laid.”
“Damn. There goes my whole plan.” p. 169-170

“Kitten,” he said again, voice strained. ”You don’t get to do that and then stop. That’s now it works.” I started at him, my breath stalling in my lungs.
“Not when you’re mine.” Daemon backed us up and slid down the wall, pulling me onto his lap so I was straddling him.
“And you’re mine.” p. 336

This… this was more than okay. And it took me several tried to speak, because my throat was burning with emotion. “I think I might love you.”
Daemons arm tightened around me as he kissed my flushed cheek. “Told you.”
Not what I expected as a response.  p. 319

His love for bloggers and readers
We all know we love him for loving Katys blog in Obsidian, and in Onyx he goes a few steps further! I swear Jen, I want to see that IMM video!!!!

“I think reading is sexy.” Daemon smiled at himself.
My brows inched up my forehead. ”Do you now?”
“Oh, yes, and you know what else I think is sexy?” he leaned forward so his entire face filled the picture and nodded his head toward me. “Bloggers like this. Hot.” Rolling my eyes, I smacked his arm. p. 287

“What are we going to do kitten?”
My toes curled at the deep octave of his voice. ”I don’t know.”
“I have a few ideas.”
I cracked a grin. “I'm sure you do.”
“Wanna hear about them? Although, I'm much better at the show part rather than the tell.”
“Somehow, I believe you.”
“If you didn’t, I could always give you a teaser.” He paused, and I could hear the smile in his voice. “You bookish people love teasers, don’t you?” p. 340

So I hope you all enjoyed my favorite moments from the book. Well the ones that I could share without typing the whole book, because who are we kidding, THE ENTIRE SERIES include my favorite Daemon moments. But these are the ones that stood out to me!!!

So tell me, what are your favorite Daemon moments and which ones did I miss!?! I would love to hear them!

And check out the rest of the tour, it's AMAZING!


Check out the 30 Days of Daemon Tour for exclusive material, interviews, Onyx tears and giveaways, and tons of Daemon. 

Tour is being hosted by Entangled. 
May 15:
Mundie Moms – Launch post + giveaway
May 16: 
Pure Imagination – Dear Daemon post
Stuck in YA Books – Dear Daemon post 
May 17: 
Two Chicks On Books – Obsidian scene from Daemon’s POV
Book Kitty Blog – Obsidian Dream Cast 
May 18: 
Tater’s Tall Tails – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes
Book Loving Mom – Love Letter to Daemon 
May 19: 
Fiktshun – Daemon Interview
The Reading Geek – Music that reminds me of Daemon 
May 20: 
Basia’s Bookshelf – Dear Daemon post
J.A Belfield’s Blog – How To Tell You’re Dating An Alien 
Geek Girl’s Blog – Obsidian Review
May 21: 
Eleusinian Mysteries – Couples Questions post 1
Fairytale Nerd – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
May 22: 
Avery’s Book Nook – Couples Questions post 2
Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy – Love Letter to Daemon 
May 23: 
Books Complete Me – Couples Questions post 3
Audacious Reader – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
May 24: 
The Irish Banana – Couples Questions post 4
Crazed Bookie – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
May 25: 
Chapter by Chapter – Dear Daemon Post
Winterhaven Books – Music that reminds me of Daemon 
May 26: 
Novel Addiction – Dear Daemon
Nick’s Book Blog – Reasons Why I Love Daemon 
May 27: 
Refracted Light Reviews – Interview with Dee and Katy on Daemon
Fictional Distraction – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
May 28: 
YA-Sisterhood – Three Truths and a Lie with Daemon Black
Fable Faerie – Love Letter to Daemon 
May 29: 
The Book Goddess – Review of Obsidian
Electrifying Reviews – Onyx Teaser 
May 30: 
Goldilox and the Three Weres – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes
A Tale of Many Reviews – Dear Daemon Post 
Collections – Aliens in TV/Movies
May 31: 
Books Over Boys – Reverse Interview with Daemon Black
Nicole’s YA Haven – Dear Daemon Post 
June 1: 
Kindle and Me – Reasons Why I Love Daemon Black
The Lady Critic’s Library – Reasons Why I Love Daemon Black 
June 2: 
A Life Bound By Books – Top 5 with Daemon
Paper Cuts – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 3: 
Hooked to Books – Dear Daemon Post
Putting Pen to Page – Obsidian Review + Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 4: 
Nightmares Dreams and Summer – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes
Stuck in Books – Interview with Daemon and Seth from the Covenant Series 
June 5: 
Book Passion For Life – Onyx Teaser
Juliana Haygert – Reasons to Love Daemon 
June 6: 
Zoey’s Uncreatively Titled Blog – Dear Daemon Post
The Book Sisterhood – Obsidian Review 
June 7: 
Narratively Speaking – Dear Daemon Post
Creative Reads – Daemon Profile 
June 8: 
Planet Print – Onyx Teaser
Nicole’s Library – Obsidian Review 
Firestar Books – Music than Reminds Me of Daemon
June 9: 
We All Make Mistakes – Daemon Profile
K-Books – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 10: 
Realm of Fiction – Dear Daemon Post
Books to Brighten Your Mood – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 11: 
Romancing the Book – Onyx Teaser
Follow the Melody – Obsidian Review + Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 12: 
Love of Books – Dear Daemon Post
D For Darla’s Definite Reads – Favourite Daemon Moments/Quotes 
June 13: 
Once Upon a Twilight – Onyx Giveaway

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