Are you guys ready for more giveaways? I have the list of stops for today....If you aren't entering these giveaways your are crazy! There are so many great books up for grabs and the giveaways tend be smaller, so better odds! So get moving!
Maja@The Nocturnal Library: Anne Aguirre: Outpost
Jenn@Indie Supporter: Cambria Hebert
Ali@My Guilty Obsession: E.J. Stevens: Spirit Guide Series
Kimmie@Kimmie's Bookshelf: Laura Elliot: Shadow Slayer
Now you are wondering what I have for you all? I have had ghosts and zombies so far this week so now about some demons and a squad of sexy demon hunters? Sounds good right? I am going to introduce you to the Kirk's, the mother and daughter duo behind Demons at Deadnight. There book introduces us to the Hex Boys....six boys with a special set of skills that allows them to hunt demons! They are a blast! The boys are stopping by today to tell you all what it would be like to date them....interested? First let me tell you a bit more about the Kirk ladies:
Anyone who says this mother-daughter team doesn’t mesh had only seen them trying to put out the fire from the stupid wires behind the television that should’ve been more clearly labeled.
Alyssa, the A in A&E, has gone from mucking out horse stalls and taping her eyes open during college lectures, to writing novels. When she’s not writing, reading, or running down the halls flapping her coat while singing the Batman theme song, she’s either dancing or immersed in anime.
Eileen has much more class. Even a degree. Fancy. Mother of three lovably peculiar children—all of which like to point out how short she is. Even though she really isn’t— they’re just freaking giants! Happily married, she enjoys escaping like a bat out of hell horseback riding at a leisurely speed around the mountains surrounding their home. Demons at Deadnight is their debut novel, and currently they’re eating bon bons and watching TV diligently working on the next epic Divinicus Nex adventure. Find them on their website, blog, on twitter and twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.
Alright, alright! The boys are clamoring for the spotlight...so here are The Hex Boys: Heidi, thanks so much for having us. For our guest post today, we thought we’d ask the Hex Boys – “What’s the best thing about dating each one of you?” Of course they had plenty to say!
BLAKE: Oh wow. There are so many good things about dating me I don’t even know where to begin.
MATTHIAS: Then don’t.
BLAKE: I’m beyond handsome. And look at these muscles! *Flexes massive arms* I can sweep a dozen girls off their feet with—
AYDEN: You’re forgetting the worst thing about dating you.
BLAKE: What’s that?
TRISTAN: They’re dating you.
BLAKE: Dude, that’s so a pro. You’re just jealous because when I kiss a girl, she feels the earth move.
AYDEN: You can use your tricks, but let’s not forget you failed the Seduction Course. BLAKE: I didn’t fail. I was kicked out.
LOGAN: Yeah, because that’s so much better.
AYDEN: One of the best things about dating me is that I not only passed the Seduction Course, I was top of my class.
TRISTAN: But you might light a girl on fire.
JAYDEN: As I understand it, most females look for a mate who will light their fire.
BLAKE: But not all of them would like Ayden’s handcuffs.
AYDEN: Shut up! That was a one time only—
TRISTAN: You’re making it sound worse.
LOGAN: *Points at Blake* If you say anything about me, you’re—
BLAKE: Logan’s a great dancer. And we all know a guy who can dance, is good in— LOGAN: *Puts hands over ears* La, la, la, la, la!
JAYDEN: I don’t know why you’re embarrassed. Sexual attraction is a key component to TRISTAN: Ugh! Please stop talking.
JAYDEN: But that’s my most attractive quality. I’m happy to communicate.
AYDEN: But half the time, no one knows what you’re saying. Including me, and I’m your brother.
JAYDEN: Since women are innately circumlocutory, I believe in this instance, you derogate their appreciation of my loquacious propensities.
AYDEN: *Sighs* You just proved my point.
BLAKE: And Jayden will be totally oblivious to her romantic advances. Unlike me. AYDEN: Who imagines them.
BLAKE: Hey! That’s not—
TRISTAN: Yes, it is. The only thing bigger than your ego is your delusion that you’re some sort of irresistible—
BLAKE: And what’s so great about dating you? A computer geek who never takes a risk on anything.
TRISTAN: That’s not true. I’d risk everything for the right girl.
BLAKE: And leave all the other girls as demon bait? Dude, that’s cold. I, on the other hand, risk everything for every girl.
TRISTAN: That’s not what I meant! Quit twisting—
MATTHIAS: Start bickering like school girls again and I’ll make sure you’re all demon bait.
TRISTAN: Fine, Matthias. Let’s talk about your fine dating qualities. Does dark and brooding count?
MATTHIAS: *Glares* We can leave me out of this, mate.
JAYDEN: And extremely well-read. Especially in regard to classical ro—
MATTHIAS: That’s enough.
BLAKE: He’s got whips.
MATTHIAS: Crikey! Shut it! *Grabs Blake in headlock*
BLAKE: Anger management issues!
AYDEN: When it comes to you, we all have anger management issues.
BLAKE: *Fails to break Matthias’ grip* Guys! *Wheezes* Little help?
AYDEN: I think we’d better end this before he makes us sound like kinky, hormonal maniacs.
LOGAN: Too late.
Personally, what we think the best part about dating any Hex Boy, is that one way or
another, you get them all!
Thanks again for having us!
Aren't they fun!? I know, I know, you all want more...Okay well how about a chance to win your own copy of Demons at Deadnight! The lovely Kirk ladies are offering up two signed copies for U.S. winners and an ebook for an International winner. To enter skip reading The Contest Policies and fill out the Rafflecopter. Wouldn't hurt to send out some wishes, either. a Rafflecopter giveaway Here is my review:
Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles #1) by A & E Kirk
For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti. CHARISMATIC KILLERS
The Hex Boys—mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction—have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.Paperback, 404 pages Published January 7th 2012
Aurora and her family have just moved back to her childhood town. She is settling in
when out of the blue a demon attacks. She barely manages to escape, only to find
herself face to face with the handsome boy next door, and he doesn't exactly provide a
warm welcome... Life in her new town is certainly not going to be easy with demons
and the boys next door. Her first day of school isn't any better. Once again, she is
assaulted by a demon, and then abruptly rescued by the squad of six boys known as
The Hex Boys (two of them are the boys living next door). Despite her close moment
with the gorgeous Ayden, she and the Hx Boys don't get off to a friendly start, especially
after they steal her stuff and whack her on the back of the head. It seems, though that
their fates are thrust together like it or not. Aurora's guardian angel insists that she seek
the protection of the Hex Boys or run the risk of having her family die at the demons'
hands. The problem is Aurora doesn't trust the boys, and they don't trust her.....But with
the repeated demon assaults someone is going to have to give. Will Aurora survive the
Hex Boys and the demons?
What I Liked:
Loved the Hex Boys! This motley group of six boys are so much fun. They are all extraordinarily good looking, with unique demon hunting powers and they are funny, except for the brooding Matthias. Meshing six boys together with a girl who sees demons makes for a snarky adventure. Can I just say, I am a bit jealous of Aurora? I mean, what girl wouldn't want to hang around six gorgeous boys all day? It is hard to decide who my favorite Hex Boy is. I adored Ayden, but Blake always made me laugh, and Jayden with his quirky, intelligent dialect was interesting, and Logan....ok I could on and on...you just need to read this and pick your own favorite.
I liked that this book is fast paced and wickedly fun. There are so many snarky lines that will make you laugh. All in all, it is a good time and the action comes at you fast and furious, never a dull moment in this one.
I enjoyed Aurora. I appreciated that she was not swept off her feet and that she doesn't turn into a mindless, boy struck girl. She is slow to trust, stubborn and extremely determined to protect her family. On the hand, her stubbornness does get a little irritating after awhile, but better to have a stubborn girl than a push over!
I liked the writing in this one. For the record, this is a self pubbed book and I was pleased to find a clean read. The ladies demonstrate their talent with their wonderful similes and metaphors. I was impressed! The best part is that you can grab you on ebook for $.99! A bargain!
- The romance in this one is fun. It starts as one of those relationships where the characters are seemingly annoyed with each other, but deep down they are squelching those sparks of attraction. It is one of "looks", a brush of a hand, a touch that radiates heat and then the denial. It hasn't completely unfurled, yet so this is much more good stuff to come. I also loved that this book doesn't go into the love triangle territory even if there are six candidates. In fact, the authors even poke fun at the overuse of love triangles in YA literature. I loved that!
And The Not So Much:
The biggest problem for me with this one was that it moved so fast that it tended to skip over details and skip things that were important. I had so many questions and wished that it had slowed down a bit to explain and provide more explanations. For instance: Why did Aurora not remember the boys from her childhood? What was the deal with the school? What exactly are the guardians....pixies or fairies and what does their role as protector entail? Who really attacked Aurora? There were just a lot of niggling questions that never were answered.
As much as I loved Gloria, Aurora's guardian angel, she was also frustrating in that she popped in and out and never gave any answers. What is her deal?
- Over time I grew a little irritated with the standoff between Aurora and the boys. I kept thinking that one side would bend and I would get some answers, but the book was well over half way before there was even the slightest indication that the two parties might come together, and even then it was shaky. Aurora being head strong refuses to confide in the boys, and ignores their requests for her to stop diving head first into danger. You would think after dealing with demons alone for the majority of her life she would be wanting some answers, and the boys had them. Granted, I admired that she was smart not to completely trust them, but after her guardian angel advises her to go to them, she should be a little more trusting. Also, I found it a little hard to believe that the boys did not clue into the fact that Aurora is the Nex. All the signs are screaming at them and they should have caught on, but they don't. I was ready for everything to be out in the open and that doesn't happen.
Demons at Deadnight is a fun, quick action packed, snarky read that will leave you smiling. Set aside some time to dive in and meet all six of the drop dead gorgeous Hex Boys and prepare for a roller coaster ride. I enjoyed this one and I am eager to see where the story goes. Pick up your own copy while you can get it for the bargain price of $.99. This is a good solid intro to a new series!
"The demon did it" excuse, while more creative than "the dog ate my homework," was still as unbelievable."
"I gritted a tight smile and nodded, scarcely having time to mourn my reputation as it shredded into slutty strips."
"Perhaps the ghosts if crazies past still lurked in the corridors their madness infecting the very walls surrounding us and leeching into our bodies. That could explain why I felt like I was losing my mind."
"Hello." He drawled that one word in a low, smooth voice that caressed my entire body, wrapped around me like a thick towel straight from the dryer, warm against naked skin, chasing away every chill--"
"Boys and boobs. What're you going to do?"
"Uhhhh." My SAT vocabulary skills apparently missed their wake-up call."
I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
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