I am so thrilled that author Cecily White stopped by to share a totally wicked cool guest post for the PROPHECY GIRL tour. If I didn’t think she was awesome before I saw this post, I couldn’t help but think so after having read her commentary that accompanies each of the quotes she chose.
But I had read her bio. And I knew just from that she totally rocked. Of course, I was also totally clued into that fact from her book’s description. Which sounds utterly amazing. And which I would have read already if my schedule hadn’t been so crowded. Though I plan to add PROPHECY GIRL to the pile at the end of the month… that is if I can wait that long.
Because I’m loving her character Amelie’s voice. There’s the perfect amount of sarcasm in the passages the author chose to reveal that is so very appealing to me as a reader. And if that appeals to you too, then you’ll definitely want to check out the guest post below.
If you haven’t yet read the description for PROPHECY GIRL you’ll want to take a peek at that first. It mentions demons, a hot boy, a whole lot of chemistry and explosive powers. Oh and it mentions something about solving murders and a vampire uprising. Yeah. AWESOME.
This tour also includes a giveaway, but as the tour ends soon, so does the giveaway. So if you are interested in entering for a chance to win a print copy of the book, be sure to enter below before you leave.
And if you want to learn a little bit more about the author or the book, or listen to some of the songs on the PROPHECY GIRL playlist, be sure to visit some of the other stops on this tour. The schedule at the end of this post directly links to all the stops prior to mine.
Anyway… I’ve blathered long enough. There are much more exciting things to read below.
About Prophecy Girl
Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.
I was born to slay Crossworld demons.
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.
Then he shows up.
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right?
Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult.
Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.
About Cecily White
Cecily Cornelius-White, Psy.D. makes a habit of avoiding boredom whenever possible. She has enjoyed careers as a hand model, GAP salesgirl, movie projectionist, psychotherapist, yoga instructor, university professor, artist, dance choreographer, eating disorders specialist, psych diagnostician, book reviewer and copy editor. None of which are as much fun as writing novels.
She currently lives in Springfield, MO with two FABULOUS kids, and a schizophrenic yet well-mannered cat. She can swear in Klingon, take down an alien aggressor using only her mind (or a pair of chopsticks), and kill giant spiders without getting schmutz on her shirt.
When not singing to herself, she spends time creating new worlds and thinking up ways to make this one better…
Don’t Quote Me On That…
Okay, much as I love writing YA, I’ve got to say my favorite part – the absolute bomb-diggity about it – is the dialogue. Seriously, if I could just sit around and write the talky bits, occasionally peppering in some action scenes and kissy snippets, I think I’d die happy. SWOON! That’s one of my favorite things about inhabiting Amelie in writing this book. Every word of her narrative is like a dialogue with the reader. She talks to us rather than talking at us, and most of the time says the crap we all want to say but feel is inappropriate.
Ergo, most of my top quotes are either Ami’s inner dialogue or possibly a droolworthy guy being a smartass. (I do love my smartass heroes… Can you tell?)
So here you go… my top five:
(BTW, I’m only allowed to say this because I have family from North Louisiana. If anyone else wants to talk smack about my people, I will go swamp girl on your ass… Just sayin’.)
(I like this because it represents several years of backstory collapsed into two sentences. Say it with me fellow authors… “WOOHOOO!”)
“How’d your deposition go?“Eh.” Dad shrugged. “I have to deliver another appeal in Baton Rouge tomorrow. You have no idea what kind of monsters show up in the legal system.”
“Do any of them have claw-tipped wings and cloven feet?”
I smiled. “Then I win.”
(Again, I’m allowed to say this since I come from a long line of cloven-footed, claw-winged southern lawyers.)
A twinge of dread curled in my belly as I looked at the chandelier, now a dangling black skeleton of twisted metal. Oh, yeah. This would go down on my permanent record.
(It’s a Van Halen reference. Get it? Hot for Teacher? Anyone? Ah, sigh… at least I amuse myself.)
(Okay, fine. This one isn’t especially clever… but it is true.)
So there you have it! My top five.
Now I’m DYING to find out what your fave Prophecy Girl quotes are! (And don’t forget to visit my website at www.cecilywhite.com and tweet those quotes to enter the contest. You could win a brand new Kindle Fire!!!)
The awesome folks at Entangled are offering up for giveaway 3 paperback copies of PROPHECY GIRL (US Only).
The giveaway ENDS on April 12th!
Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter and enter below…
The Tour Schedule
Be sure to check out all stops on the tour for some awesome reviews, guest posts, top ten lists and a super fun music playlist.
April 1 – Anatea’s Bookshelf – Review
April 2 – Fade into Fantasy – Guest Post
April 3 – Bookalicious – Review
April 4 – Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Top 10 List
April 5 – Bibliophilia Please – Review
April 8 – Hope, Love and Happy Endings – Review
April 9 – Two Chicks on Books – Music Post – Playlist for PROPHECY GIRL
April 11 – Fiktshun – Top 5 Favorite Quotes
April 12 – Books and Needlepoint – Review
April 12 – Fantasy Book Addict – Interview