Monday, December 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard

   Hello and welcome to the Bloodcraft Blog Tour! Today I have a few fun things planned for you, including a Dream Cast from Amalie Howard, and a giveaway for a Kindle Fire! 

Blood craft by Amalie Howard

Release Date: December 15th, 2015
Series: The Cruentus Curse, #2
Format: Paperback, 380 pages

Description from GoodReads:

   All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.

   But the worst is yet to come …

   In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.

   When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.

   But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.

Check out the book that started it all!

Bloodspell by Amalie Howard

Release Date: June 1st, 2011
Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Series: The Cruentus Curse series, #1
Format: Paperback, 394 pages

Description from GoodReads:

   The spell was simple...

   Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)

   But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?

   Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.

   What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...

   Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself? 

Dream Cast from the Author!

Victoria & Christian (Main Characters)

I’ve had the dream cast of the main characters in my head for a while ever since I wrote Bloodspell four years ago. However, since BLOODCRAFT is releasing a few years later, I had to go re-cast most of them because of the age of the actors. These are teenagers, after all. I’ve chosen two for each—which are your favorites?

Character Casting and Profiles

Victoria Justice OR Naomi Scott

Likes: My favorite colors are red and silver. I love hanging out with my friends. I also love listening to music. My favorite season is winter because I love curling up in front of a roaring fireplace with a good book. I enjoy reading and travelling to different places. 

Dislikes: Bullies. Being told what to do. People (or familiars) who hover. Politics (especially vampire politics). 

Favorite quote:  Dance like nobody’s watching. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like it’s heaven on earth. 

Colton Haynes OR Alex Pettyfer

Likes: I like discovering new places all over the world. I enjoy people watching and seeing how they interact with each other. The human condition fascinates me. I also spend a lot of time reading books and watching movies. I enjoy all manner of musical instruments, but particularly like the violin. I love Victoria’s smile. 

Dislikes: Not being able to walk in the sun. Agendas. 

Favorite quote: Live the life you think you deserve. 

AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.

An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was  a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.

agold-authorShe is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.

  • Kindle Fire giveaway is open to US residents due to shipping restrictions. 
  • Paperback copies of BLOODSPELL & BLOODCRAFT are open to US and INT readers.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Amalie Howard. 
  • Leading up to the release of BLOODCRAFT, more entries/options will be added to the rafflecopter to double your chances! 

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   Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more awesome posts from the author and others!

December 7th
Readers Live A Thousand Lives,
Live To Read ~Krystal,

December 8th
Bookwyrming Thoughts,

December 9th
The Cover Contessa,

December 10th
Curling Up With A Good Book,

December 11th
Whatever You Can Still Betray,

December 14th
Crystal's Chaotic Confessions,
Two Brains of Book Reviewers,

December 15th
A Dream Within A Dream,
A Cupcake and a Latte,

December 16th

December 17th
Good Choice Reading,

December 18th
Pixie Vixen Book Reviews,

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