Friday, September 26, 2014

Invisible by Dawn Metcalf Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

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Welcome to my stop in the INVISIBLE by Dawn Metcalf Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Blog Touring. Today on my stop we have a Guest Post by Dawn Metcalf + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!






Invisible #2





Invisible (The Twixt, #2)Invisible
Dawn Metcalf 
(The Twixt #2
Published: September 30th, 2014
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

 
Some things lie beneath the surface.

Invisible.

With the power to change everything.

Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.

Her choice is balanced on a scalpel's edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.
 




Indelible #1





Indelible (The Twixt, #1)
Indelible  
Dawn Metcalf 
(The Twixt #1
Published: July 30th, 2013
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy


Some things are permanent.

Indelible.

And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…

THE TWIXT
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BEHIND THE TWIXT

The Twixt is based on the idea that there is a place where our world and another world overlap; where magic, monsters and mysteries live just beyond the campfire edge, lurking somewhere in the shadows, hiding under our beds or folded inside a ring of toadstools. It is familiar, this magic—we know it from our storybooks. I’ve always loved to read about those places in different cultures and religions, fantasy stories (both ancient and modern), and those in-between spaces caught my imagination: Narnia and Oz, the drowned cities of IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma, the moors in THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab, the town of Gentry in THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff or the dual worlds in Laini Taylor’s DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE. (Although I’ll admit there’s a special place in my heart for the Bordertown books by Terri Windling et al, recently revived by Ellen Kushner and Holly Black.)

Anyway, back to your question: the Twixt is a place, or series of places, scattered throughout our world which are inhabited by otherworldly people known as “Other Thans” or “The Folk.” Imagine all the places in the world where strange things happen: the woods at night, the Bermuda Triangle, the mists of early morning, that spooky house on the hill, a Secret Garden, Stonehenge, Loch Ness. I wanted to tap into this belief that some places are inherently more magical than others and that those living there all belong to the same race of creatures bound by the same rules. In order to ground the Twixt in some sort of reality, I borrowed a lot from old fairy tales, Seelie and UnSeelie fae, Greek and Roman myths and even some vampire lore in addition to stuff I made up myself. I wanted there to be lots of layers of politics, promises and favors—sort of like mythology meet the Mob—and there would be a lot of subtle power plays at work behind the scenes, hence why Graus Claude is such a powerful character while Ink, and therefore Joy, are new at this game. They are learning as the reader is learning what this world is all about.

The Twixt, like the Folk, aren’t “good” or “evil” any more than humans as a group are “good” or “evil.” They are all individuals* and have their own motivations, alliances, fears and goals. It’s impossible to judge them as a whole, which is something no one should ever do with any group of people. (Is there such a thing as “Folkist”? If so, Stef is one of those!) That said, the Twixt is not some fairyland paradise with fluffy bunnies and chirpy birds—it’s closer to something primal, feral, a little bit dark and a little bit pissed off for having been shoved in the shadows, ignored for so long.

And now Joy’s made some cracks and the light’s pouring in.

* Requisite Monty Python aside: “I’m not!”





Each tour stop is offering up a copy of either INDELIBLE or INVISIBLE, and one lucky grand prize winner will receive a grand prize package including the following HarlequinTEEN titles: INDELIBLE, INVISIBLE, GHOST HOUSE, THE AFTERMATH, and WITCHRISE. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.



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http://www.kismetbt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Dawn-Metcalf.jpgThe role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett Smith, hair by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I’ve been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humor and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction. 





~ September 15th - Fiktshun - Character Interview (Joy)
~ September 17th - Istyria Book Blog - Author Interview
~ September 19th - Refracted Light Reviews - Guest Post
~ September 22nd - Books and Things - Guest Post
~ September 24th - A Book and a Latte - Author Interview
***~ September 26th - Addicted Readers - Guest Post***





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3 comments:

  1. I haven't read the first book yet but after reading this I really want to!

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  2. I haven't read either book yet but Indelible is really high on my to-read list!

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  3. I really want to read this series!

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