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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Virtual Character Tour + Giveaway: Dark Seraphine
by Kasonndra Leigh

Hi, I am happy to be part of the Character Tour for Dark Seraphine by Kasonndra Leigh. I will be sharing a book trailer, excerpt, character interview and giveaway. So check it out and I hope you enjoy! 

YA Paranormal Romance
Title: Dark Seraphine
Author: Kasonndra Leigh
Date Published: October 21, 2012
Currently on sale for $.99

"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating Gia have of making it out alive.

Book Trailer:

Dark Seraphine Excerpt by KaSonndra Leigh:

There was no one in the classroom besides the two of us. To admit this girl made me feel a little shaky sounded weak. I put on a manly face, squared my shoulders, and sat in the desk behind her. The little kid in me still wanted to run away like a baby, though.
And then she laughed.
It was a high-pitched giggle, a normal girl’s sound. That wasn’t right. I don’t remember any of the other spirits laughing before.
“So you wanna run from me, huh? Go ahead. I’ll just find you like I always do, Caleb,” she said, still facing the chalk board in the front of the classroom. Her voice was smooth like a musical instrument, maybe a flute. Nah. It was more like a harp. I could listen to it all day.
But even her sexy pipes didn’t change the fact that she just read my mind. How did she do that?
“Are you going to run, or stay? I need a quick answer, because I have a lot to do today.” She turned her head to the side a bit.
“I don’t run from anything,” I said, trying to ignore the prickle in my underarms. Good thing I used my dad’s deodorant this morning. That old-timers stuff was strong enough to knock out anything.
She didn’t scare me as much as some of the other walkers, my nickname for them. But I wasn’t ready to get her digits either. As a baby, I remembered talking to a few of them. That ability disappeared sometime around my thirteenth birthday. This was the first time I spoke to one in four years.
“What are you people: angels, ghosts, or zombies?” I asked, my voice squeaking on the last syllable. What a dork.
“Can’t you be a little more creative?” She turned around in her seat to face me, an amused expression on her ridiculously gorgeous face. I sucked my breath. Her strange amber-hazel eyes pierced through me. The word beautiful didn’t do enough for this walker-girl.
“I thought I was pretty creative,” I said.
“Nope. Your ideas suck,” she said with a smug face.
“Nice. Thanks,” I said, getting annoyed.
“And I don’t sparkle in the sun, either. So scratch that one off your list too.”
I frowned. “Then tell me the right answer. And you can go ahead and explain how I won the honor of being stalked?”
“I’m a creative mix of many things. Feel better now?” She tilted her head. Blue-black hair flowed around her face as if it were made of silky thread. “So others have come before me?” She seemed to be talking to herself rather than asking me.
“Maybe,” I said. Why should I tell her everything? One thing I did know. At this rate, I was probably going to be committed to the loony ward on the first day of school.
“I’m going to need your help soon, Caleb. You have to be ready,” she whispered, her face suddenly serious. Right then, I knew my world was about to change…forever.

Who is the Dark Seraphine? Find out in September, 2012.

Kyle Wilkinson Interview:

What’s your favorite color?
I would say the default color. You know, blue, the one that all guys like to say. But I like purple. Don’t be laughing at me either. There’s nothing wrong with liking purple. It was the color that kings wore back in the day, remember?

What type of vehicle do you drive?
A black Mustang. I have a picture of it if you wanna see it. I just bought a set of sweet black rims to go along with it.

Describe yourself to me.
Tall, dark and handsome of course. **dimple grin**

How would your mate describe you?
Smooth, sexy, and someone who really knows how to make her go…eh-em. Okay. Let me be serious. She’d probably say I was a little annoying, but loyal in the end.

What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
Aw man. Come on, that’s like a trick question for a dude. Besides, I’m only 16. I don’t think you really wanna hear about what touches my soul. **waggles his eyebrows**

What's the one thing you have always wanted to do but couldn't? What would happen if you did do it?
You’re killing me with these questions. But this is a whole lot better than that soul question. I want to bungie jump. But not just a regular jump, nah. I want to do something crazy like bounce off the Empire State Building. Two guesses on what’ll happen after I do that, right? **umm, yeah**

Describe your ideal mate. 
Gorgeous, long-legged. I got this thing for redheads, but my girlfriend is hardly that. I guess you wanna hear about something deeper than looks, huh? Umm, hm. Well, she needs to be smart. My girl, Shani, is super smart. She’s going to be an English professor and that’s about as smart as it gets, right?

What are you most afraid of?
Mice. Don’t even ask. What guy isn’t?

What's the most important thing in your life?
Aw, come on. Didn’t you see my excellent answer to that ideal mate question?

What do you consider your special talent?
My K-9 treatments. You’re probably saying: “What the freak is that?” Right? It’s advice that I give my closest friends. You know, that embarrassing kinda stuff you wouldn’t tell a flea? That would be what those are.

How did you meet the hero/heroine?
Hey! As far as I’m concerned, I am the hero of this story. But Caleb might feel differently. He did save me from that thing in the water. Man, it was something that looked like a little kid with shark teeth. Freaky!

Was it love at first sight or did it develop slowly?
Again, I’m only 16. So, I’m not sure that I believe in all of that love stuff yet.

What did you like/dislike about him/her when you first met?
I disliked everything about Caleb. He can be a real smart a**. Sorry, didn’t mean to curse. But he’s cool no, though. Besides, he’s too love-struck to act any other way. **dimple grins again**

If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
Three meals a day, a mint collection of surf boards, and another thing that I just won’t even mention on here, okay? :D

Thanks so much for stopping by today Kyle. You seem like a really fun person.
And thanks to you for having me on your blog today. I’ll come back and chat anytime you like. You can check out some pictures of my boards here:

Excerpt Featuring Kyle:

So it’s like this,” Kyle said, “Caleb and I are on a team. You and the mouth over there are on the second one. First dude to reach the reef tags his partner.”
“Deal,” Ethan said, meeting Kyle’s gaze with a knowing look. Right, so that did it. A lot of stuff was happening that I obviously didn’t know about. I intended to find out what that was before I headed out into the ocean again.
“Alright, stop! Hold up. What’s going on here?” I asked Kyle who had a murderous look on his face as he stared at Ethan.
“Whoa! That’s kinda rude, dude. How could you not tell your butt-buddy about what happened between me and your girl?” Ethan teased, a smile spreading across his face. Kyle clenched his fists and his body shivered.
Oh snap! Now, I understood Kyle’s rage. Shani cheated on him with Ethan.
“Please don’t do this, Kyle. It’s too dangerous,” Shani pleaded. “He doesn’t mean anything to me. He never did.” She narrowed her eyes at Ethan. Oh boy. I missed out on everything.
“Sweet. You didn’t seem all distracted this way when you were calling out my name a few months ago,” Ethan cooed.
“Shut up, Ethan,” Shani hissed.
Kyle started toward him. I moved in his way and held him back. “Save it for the waves, man. Let his skills make up for that mouth.”
At this point I knew the choice was no longer mine. For Kyle, this whole deal had turned into a rescue operation, the kind that saved your face after experiencing something humiliating like what Shani just confessed.
For me it was just plain suicide.
Crazy mission or not, I was going to have to ride the waves with my friend. 

Author Bio:

KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Her two sons have made her promise to write a boy book next. 

She holds the MFA in creative writing, and loves to play CLUE, Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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  1. I like the post describing the book with exerpts. It gives me a better idea of what the book is like. Thanks!

    1. I'm glad it helped you get a feel for the book. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out :)

  2. This book sounds great. I love the excerpts. Thanks.

    1. I thought the excerpts were great too. Thanks for checking it out!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for spreading the word on twitter. I'm glad everyone is enjoying the excerpts.

    All the best,
    KaSonndra Leigh

    1. Thanks for sharing your work with us! It sounds great and I can't wait to read it! Best of luck with your new book :)


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