Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Red by Alyxandra Harvey Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


 Alyxandra Harvey
Published: March 10th, 2015

Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

Bad girls burn hot…

Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair.

It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble.

And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.

When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood.

Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries.

But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn't stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family…


Kia Alcott has been expelled from school on suspicions of arson and sent to live with her grandmother Abby. Abby works on the Blackwood Estate which hold more secrets than any high school hallway. Kia has to navigate archaic rules, Ethan Blackwood, and her own uncertain powers over fire.

Kia’s “Middle of Nowhere”.

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The Blackwood Estate:

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The Gorgon Headed magical wards that protect the Blackwood secrets:

 Photo Credit: Rick Casey

Blackwood Forest:


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Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.

Among her favourite books are ‘The Wood Wife’ by Terri Windling, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, and of course, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. Elizabeth Bennet is her hero because she’s smart and sassy, and Mr. Darcy is, well, yum.

Aside from the ghosts, she also lives with husband and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and books.

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  1. Thank you for the post and the giveaway! I liked the excerpt and the new concerpt of the story!

  2. Love the cover of this one. Love the pictures to give some visual images for the story. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I kind of like the color play with the characters. Red defines one by her hair/temper/'skill' if not by name. Then you have the name of the family - Blackwood. Red and black, neither of which are light, fluffy colors. Maybe this is a darker novel. Regardless, I really like the premise, the cover, and all the photos posted that help you visualize Kia's world. Very cool :)

  4. This book sounds great! I have always loved red heads!

  5. i enjoyed reading it. sounds like a good book


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