Today, we’re thrilled to be participating in the official blog tour for Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast. If that name sounds familiar to you, it should: Kristin is one-half of the mother-daughter author team behind the best-selling House of Night series (along with Kristin’s mom, P.C. Cast).
For today’s post, we have ten random things about Kristin, from Kristin herself:
- I have 4 tattoos.
- I’m vegan.
- I twirl my hair when I’m tired or daydreaming.
- In middle school, I thought it would be super cool to have a retainer, so I begged my mom to take me to the dentist to get one. She did not.
- I can’t parallel park.
- I love pickles, but hate cucumbers.
- I have a hard time falling asleep if the TV isn’t on.
- Matt Smith is my favorite Doctor. (It may have something to do with my love for River, Amy, and Rory.)
- I jump on a mini trampoline for at least 10 minutes everyday.
- I’m always surprised by how beautiful the sky is.
There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.
Someone has opened the cage.
The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.
Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.
With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the House of Night series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.
“Amber Smoke is thrilling and funny with just the right amount of magic. Brilliant job, Kristin Cast!” —Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“I love Kristin Cast! In Amber Smoke, Cast’s wit, creativity and talent shine! I turned the pages at lightning speed, ready for more! What a tasty treat!” —Gena Showalter, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristin Cast is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves relaxing with her significant other and their dogs, and discovering new hobbies. This year she’ll work on swimming, yoga, and adding to her Doctor Who collection.
One winner will get: (One) signed copy of the book (print), $50 Nook gift card, temporary tattoo metallic (book inspired object). US only.