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    THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Interview with Rachel Vincent

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    Just one more day until THE FLAME NEVER DIES releases and I can’t wait! If you haven’t yet ordered your copy you may still have time to grab it online and get it on release day if you live in an area with same day delivery. Or you can grab an eCopy and it will download at Midnight tonight!

    Anyway… today is the FINAL day of the blitz, so I’m sharing the last post – a Q&A between Rachel Vincent and her daughter “Melody.” Scroll down to check it out below!

    I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

    For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

    Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE and the author, Rachel Vincent!

    And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – excerpts and quote graphics – look for other blogger participants through today on social media #TheFlameNeverDies.

    AND…


    THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

    Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.


    About THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Flame Never Dies Vinc_9780375991547_jkt_all_r1.indd

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: August 16, 2016
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

    Description…

    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

    ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

    In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
    Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


    Q&A with Author Rachel Vincent

    Interview with Rachel by her sixteen-year-old daughter (Codename: Melody), who’s thinking about actually reading her mother’s book.

    Melody: So, this is a series is about demons, right?

    Rachel: Sort of. Not really. A century ago, Nina’s world was invaded by residents of another reality who can only remain in our world by taking over a human body. People called them demons, because that’s the only association they had for the concept of possession.

    Melody: So these “demons” aren’t actually bad?

    Rachel: Oh, no, they’re totally bad. They’re entertained by the suffering of humanity. They’re just not the residents of hell most people think of when they hear “demon.” But that’s all I can say without spoiling anything from THE STARS NEVER RISE!

    Melody: Okay. But if they’re not religious demons, why is the government in this world run by the Church?

    Rachel: Because people assumed that only the Holy could fight the unholy. So a fictional “Church” stepped in to do just that. To fill the power vacuum, when secular government couldn’t protect the people.

    Melody: So THE STARS NEVER RISE is a book about faith?

    Rachel: No. It’s a book about false faith. About the frailty of untested beliefs. About how accepting everything you hear as the truth can mean living a lie. That’s true with every predatory situation, from abusive relationships to investment scams. I just chose to tell that story on a larger scale, where the entire world has accepted a lie because it was easier to believe a hero has come to save us than to stand up and fight our own battles. Take from that what you will… 😉

    Melody: Wow, Mom. That was deep. (Teenage eye roll.)

    Rachel: (shrugs) There’s also lots of fighting, kissing, and setting demons on fire.


    About Rachel Vincent

    Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


    About THE STARS NEVER RISE

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    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: June 9, 2015
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

    ***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

    Description…

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

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    THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Quotes #2 + Giveaway

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    Yes, I’m sharing all FIVE sets of content from the blitz here on the blog. I love this series so much and I just can’t help myself. So if you want to see what else is being shared, stay tuned…

    I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

    For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

    Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE, the author, Rachel Vincent, and to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardback set of these two amazing books!

    And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – excerpts and an interview – look for other blogger participants now through August 15th on social media #TheFlameNeverDies or stop back here.

    AND…


    THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

    Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.


    About THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Flame Never Dies Vinc_9780375991547_jkt_all_r1.indd

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: August 16, 2016
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

    Description…

    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

    ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

    In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
    Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


    Quotes from THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Check out just a few of the ahhh-mazing quotes from THE FLAME NEVER DIES! Feel free to GRAB and SHARE them on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media outlet using #TheFlameNeverDies!


    About THE STARS NEVER RISE

    TheStarsNeverRise

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: June 9, 2015
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

    ***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

    Description…

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


    About Rachel Vincent

    Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


    The Giveaway

    Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED hardback set of THE STARS NEVER RISE + THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on August 14th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Share

    THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Quotes + Giveaway

    TFNDBanner

    Yes, I’m sharing all FIVE sets of content from the blitz here on the blog. I love this series so much and I just can’t help myself. So if you want to see what else is being shared, stay tuned…

    I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

    For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

    Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE, the author, Rachel Vincent, and to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardback set of these two amazing books!

    And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – more shareable quotation graphics, excerpts and an interview – look for other blogger participants now through August 15th on social media #TheFlameNeverDies or stop back here.

    AND…


    THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

    Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.


    About THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Flame Never Dies Vinc_9780375991547_jkt_all_r1.indd

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: August 16, 2016
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

    Description…

    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

    ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

    In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
    Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


    Quotes from THE STARS NEVER RISE

    Check out just a few of the awesome quotes from THE STARS NEVER RISE! Feel free to grab and share them on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media outlet using #TheFlameNeverDies!


    About THE STARS NEVER RISE

    TheStarsNeverRise

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: June 9, 2015
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

    ***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

    Description…

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


    About Rachel Vincent

    Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


    The Giveaway

    Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED hardback set of THE STARS NEVER RISE + THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on August 14th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Share

    THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Excerpt #2 + Giveaway

    TFNDBanner

    Yes, I’m sharing all FIVE sets of content from the blitz here on the blog. I love this series so much and I just can’t help myself. So if you want to see what else is being shared, stay tuned…

    I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

    For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

    Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE, the author, Rachel Vincent, and to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardback set of these two amazing books!

    And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – shareable quotation graphics and an interview – look for other blogger participants now through August 15th on social media #TheFlameNeverDies or stop back here.

    AND…


    THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

    Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.

    Please note that at the time of this post some stores may not yet have updated their sites to the promotional pricing. If they haven’t, be sure to check back for this awesome not-to-be-missed deal!


    About THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Flame Never Dies Vinc_9780375991547_jkt_all_r1.indd

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: August 16, 2016
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

    Description…

    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

    ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

    In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
    Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


    The Excerpt

    Here’s a sneak peek from chapter two of THE FLAME NEVER DIES…

    Download (PDF, 63KB)


    About Rachel Vincent

    Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


    About THE STARS NEVER RISE

    TheStarsNeverRise

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: June 9, 2015
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

    ***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

    Description…

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


    The Giveaway

    Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED hardback set of THE STARS NEVER RISE + THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on August 14th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Share

    THE FLAME NEVER DIES Pre-release Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway

    TFNDBanner

    I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

    For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up – and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

    Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE, the author, Rachel Vincent, and to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardback set of these two amazing books!

    And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz – shareable quotation graphics, excerpts and an interview – look for other blogger participants now through August 15th on social media #TheFlameNeverDies.

    AND…


    THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series – THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

    Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.

    Please note that at the time of this post some stores may not yet have updated their sites to the promotional pricing. If they haven’t, be sure to check back for this awesome not-to-be-missed deal!


    About THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Flame Never Dies Vinc_9780375991547_jkt_all_r1.indd

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: August 16, 2016
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, eBook

    Description…

    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

    ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

    In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
    Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


    The Excerpt

    Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter of the first book in the series THE STARS NEVER RISE…

    Download (PDF, 68KB)


    About THE STARS NEVER RISE

    TheStarsNeverRise

    Add to Goodreads

    Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
    Author: Rachel Vincent
    Release date: June 9, 2015
    Publisher: Delacorte Press
    Pages: 368
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

    ***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

    Description…

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


    About Rachel Vincent

    Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.


    The Giveaway

    Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…

    • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED hardback set of THE STARS NEVER RISE + THE FLAME NEVER DIES

    Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on August 14th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Share

    Top 10 of 2015: Best Book Covers of 2015

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    Welcome to Day Two of the Top 10 of 2105

    A WEEK OF LOOKING BACK…

    …AND LOOKING FORWARD

    As I mentioned yesterday…

    This is my fifth year co-hosting this event with Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, my fourth year co-hosting with Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and my second year co-hosting with Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader. Wow that’s a lot of years. But this event is so much fun, that I’m thrilled to be able to do it again in 2015.

    If you haven’t yet heard of the Top 10 of 2015 week-long event, in a nutshell it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours over the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    Once again, we’re each hosting our own giveaways on four of the five days of this challenge – I’m hosting Day One’s giveaway, Two Chicks on Books is hosting today’s Day Two giveaway, Tales of a Ravenous Reading is hosting Day Three’s giveaway, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads is hosting Day Four’s giveaway. So be sure to check in with each of our blogs this week.


    Best Book Covers of 2015

    Today’s topic is:

    Best Book Covers of 2015

    There were so many interesting and beautiful and eye-catching covers in 2015 I wish I could share them all. But I had to pick only ten of my favorites for purposes of this post. And while, for me, in the past it was often about the girls in gorgeous dresses, this year it is all about covers that are bold and graphic and different and stunning.

    #1

    IceLikeFireCover

    ICE LIKE FIRE by Sara Raasch – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #2

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    RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #3

    SixofCrows

    SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #4

    TheStarsNeverRise

    THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #5

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    A SONG FOR ELLA GREY by David Almond – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #6

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    THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #7

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    ROOK by Sharon Cameron – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #8

    BlackWidowCover

    BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED by Margaret Stohl – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #9

    Firewalker_cover

    FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    #10

    DeathMarked

    DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess – AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


    Honorable Mentions

    For my honorable mentions I’ve opted to choose a few of my favorite covers for books I either haven’t yet read or haven’t yet reviewed.

    So those are my favorites. What are yours?


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    RYAR Review: THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent

    Previously published on ReadingYA.rocks


    ABOUT THE BOOK


    THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent
    Published by Delacorte Press on June 9, 2015
    Genres: Dystopian
    Provided by: Author
    Rating: 6 stars

    AMAZON | B&N | GOODREADS

    This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

    DESCRIPTION

    Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

    When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

    To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

    Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


    REVIEW


    THE STARS NEVER RISE is an incredibly exciting start to this original new series by Author Rachel Vincent set in a future where the battle against the demons left humanity cowering, living in constant fear, trapped in walled cities, hiding behind the protection of the Church, willing to obey their every command. And where only those deemed worthy can procreate, where the number of new souls is so limited sacrifices must be made to bring in new life, and where demon possession still threatens to consume every last soul.

    This bold and refreshingly different story is filled with surprising and at times horrifying twists and turns will keep readers on the edge of their seats. It’s a riveting and action-packed tale of good versus evil. It questions the decisions and authority of those in power, their humanity, their morality, their inflexibility and their honesty. It introduces a flawed but relatable protagonist who is immediately likable, who is fiercely loyal, and who is willing to do whatever it takes to fight for her and her sister’s survival.

    With a storyline that will instantly engage, a plethora of zombie-like demons whose level of putrefaction is shudder-worthy, clever and calculating demons who are chilling and malevolent, leaders who are heartless and vicious, saviors who are a mix of lovable, swoon-worthy, irksome and combative, surprises of the jaw-dropping variety, and an ending that promises more action, deadlier threats and a new setting, THE STARS NEVER RISE is an absolute must.

    Rachel Vincent has taken a risk with her new series and it’s one that has definitely paid off in spades in this first book. Her story is unique, yet still retains all those qualities that fans of the author love – appealing characters, a fast-paced and gripping plot, page-turning action and suspense, and superb writing. While the power and influence of the Church plays a large part in this story, it does not overshadow the story’s other elements or give it an overly religious feel.

    It is the ultimate battle of good and evil. It has a dystopian/post-apocalyptic setting. There are monsters with human faces. There are those with kick-ass abilities. There are moments of heartbreak. There are moments that will shock. And they all come together to create a story that is epic, unputdownable and unforgettable.

     


    TEASERS


    The monster roared, and its mouth opened too wide, its jaws unhinging with a gristly pop I could hardly hear over the horrific screech that made my ears ring and my eyes swim in tears. It watched me, and I stared back, frozen in terror.

    “It’s not the amount of time that matters, Nina. It’s what you do with it.”

    “What did you do with the time?” My voice was only half a whisper. That was all I could manage with him looking at me like that. As if nothing else in the world existed. As if there was only me, and this moment.

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