I am so excited to be on the blog tour for FIRE & FLOOD and to be able to help spread the word about this amazing book. So. Freaking. Excited. And I’m just as excited to be able to share this post from Author Victoria Scott on the Top Ten Things Every Brimstone Bleed Contender Should Have.
Emphasis on the should.
Because sadly not all contenders have all (or even one) of these ten handy items. And I’m not entirely sure anyone has item #8. I suppose I’ll have to ask the author about why that is. Everyone should have those. Always.
Anyway… I’m not going to spoil what the ten items are that the contenders should have. You can read about all of that below. And I won’t spoil what happens to Tella – what happens on the Brimstone Bleed stays on the Brimstone Bleed.
I won’t reveal more about the Pandoras – how awesome they are, how much I adore them. I won’t talk about the very swoon-worthy boy – step aside Dante Walker there’s a new, fierce, and infinitely hotter boy your creator has introduced. I won’t give away any hints about the different ecosystems – certainly not about how deadly they are. I refuse to reveal who seems trustworthy – or if anyone does….
And I absolutely will not discuss what I think is going on behind the scenes of the Brimstone Bleed. Not that I know anything about THAT… Well, not exactly….
FIRE & FLOOD releases next week – less than a week to go, oh my gosh! – so the wait is finally almost over. But if you can’t wait until then to get more F&F goodness, be sure to check out all the other stops on this tour. And especially the stop in which a scene from Guy’s POV is revealed. It explains so much. SO MUCH!
And if you’re in the US and you’d like to try and win a copy, scroll down to the Rafflecopter form toward the bottom of this post and enter for a chance. There are TEN copies up for grabs.
But now, after that way-too-long introductory ramble, let me turn the blog over to Victoria Scott so she can share the list of Brimstone Bleed should haves. Take note. Because you never know if you’ll be
forced to be selected as a Contender.
Top Ten Things Every Brimstone Bleed Contender Should Have
by Victoria Scott
A Pandora – This bugger will keep you alive, so be sure and choose your egg carefully at the Pandora Selection Process.
Boots – Trekking. Get used to that word because you’ll be doing a lot of it. Jungle, mountains, desert, ocean—regardless of what ecosystem you’re in, you need footwear.
Good underwear – Other Contenders are going to see you in your skivvies. Make an impression.
Toothpaste – Your meals will now consist of smoked snake and the occasional beetle. Better come packing to wash that flavor out of your mouth.
A knife – Hopefully your Pandora will render this tool useless, but you never know.
Tissues – There might come a time when you hear from your loved one back home, who you are trying to save. Prepare for waterworks.
A Lie Detector Test – Contenders may not claim to be who they say they are. Better safe than sorry.
M&Ms – Not sure why on this one. It just sounds like something that might be pleasant when you’re at your wits end.
A Canteen – Water is your friend in this race. Trust me; you don’t want to rely on others for it.
Your game face – Because really, this is the Brimstone Bleed.
About Fire & Flood
A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own.
Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.
Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.
The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?
Series: Fire & Flood #1
Publication date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
About Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe of the Harvey-Klinger Literary Agency. She’s the author of the FIRE & FLOOD series published by Scholastic, and the DANTE WALKER trilogy published by Entangled Teen. Her books have been bought and translated in eleven foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Israel, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.
This tour includes an awesome giveaway for 10 finished copies of FIRE & FLOOD – US only.
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
The Tour Schedule
Feb. 17 – Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post
Feb. 17 – Curling Up With A Good Book – Review
Feb. 18 – No BS Book Reviews – Review
Feb. 19 – Fiktshun – Guest Post
Feb. 19 – Ketch’s Book Nook – Review
Feb. 20 – Step Into Fiction – Review
Feb. 21 – Bewitched Bookworms – Interview
Feb. 21 – Seeing Night Reviews – Review
Feb. 24 – Bookish – Interview
Feb. 24 – Nerdophiles – Spotlight
Feb. 25 – The Book Cellar – Review
Feb. 26 – The Irish Banana Review – Review
Feb. 26 – Cuddlebuggery – Guest Post
Feb. 27 – Obsession with Books – Review
Feb. 28 – Mundie Moms – Interview + Review
Feb. 28 – Icey Books – Review