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    SWEET PERIL Blog Tour: ‘This…That…or The Other’ Guest Post + Giveaway

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    I am so excited to have a stop on the SWEET PERIL Blog Tour. I am also so sad that today is the last day of the tour. It’s been almost a year, to the day, since the author stopped by for the SWEET EVIL Blog Tour for an interview and “this or that” grilling. (If you’d like to check it out, it’s HERE.)

    This time around I let Wendy, Anna and Kai off easy. I only asked just a few questions. Because the author needs to get back to writing and editing SWEET RECKONING so that the agonizing wait for its release doesn’t get worse due to missed deadlines and delayed release dates. And Anna and Kai need to get back to….

    Anyway….

    I read – and love, love, love, love, loved – SWEET PERIL. I even managed to wrangle my thoughts for my review. But only just barely. There is some rambling involved.

    I’m now just hoping this next thirteen or so months moves very, very quickly so that I can find out how this amazing series ends. Not that I want it to, of course. With all the world-building I could totally see this as a five-book series. At least.

    While my “This… That… or The Other” guest post isn’t the longest of posts, it is so full of win. Wendy Higgins’ answers just make me grin, Anna’s make me smile and Kai’s make me blush. I’m so very curious if you’ll feel the same.

    So, I’ll stop rambling. And I’ll let you discover it for yourself. Some questions do reference SWEET PERIL but they’re not in the least bit spoiler-y.

    But first here’s a little bit about this just released second book in The Sweet Trilogy. The guest post follows, along with some information about the author, the very awesome giveaway and the other stops on this tour.

    Oh and I just have to say thank you to the amazing Wendy Higgins for stopping by, for sharing her characters for a few brief moments, and for writing a series that is unforgettable.

    About SWEET PERIL

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    Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

    Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

    When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

    GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY | FACEBOOK

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    Guest Post

    This… That… or The Other….

    …and why

    Wendy Higgins…

    BOOK: SWEET EVIL, SWEET PERIL or SWEET RECKONING

    Wendy – Sweet Evil has my heart a smidge more than the others, probably because there were no deadlines or pressures to “get it right” – just pure inspiration for fun.

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    LOVE STORY (yes I’m asking again with a twist): Eternal love, unrequited love or forbidden love

    Wendy – Forbidden love!!!

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    SCENE: In the kitchen, in the closet or on the island

    Wendy – In the kitchen, baby!

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    ENDING (yes I’m fishing here!): Happily ever after, unhappily ever after or tragic but hopeful

    Wendy – I’m a HEA kind of girl, but the road to the HEA must be paved in heartache.

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    BAD BOY: Dark and dangerous, like candy – hard on the outside but with a soft center – or all bark but no bite

    Wendy – Is there a question here? ‘Cause I like all that. 🙂 Especially dark and dangerous…like candy…

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    LOVE SCENE a.k.a. sexy times: Hot and steamy, a tantalizing tease or sweet and innocent

    Wendy – I’m torn between Hot and Steamy or Tantalizing Tease. I’m going to go with TT to build tension.

    Anna Whitt…

    On the road, cooking dinner on doing laundry

    Anna – I do like cooking, but on the road is where it’s at. 🙂

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    Dark and mysterious, wicked but redeemable or sexy but sweet

    Anna – Sexy but sweet. I am SO over mysterious, lol!

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    Blake, Kopano or Jay (and no you can’t say Kai!)

    Anna – Oy vey! You’re going to get me in trouble… *whispers* Kopano…

     

    Fiktshun – I sort of guessed you’d say “on the road.” But you seemed to have a lot of fun doing laundry. 😉 And LOL sorry about the last question. I just had to ask. I mean, ya know, after….
     

    Kaidan Rowe…

    All night, all day or always

    Kai – Yes, yes, and yes. Must I choose?

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    Love, lust or infatuation

    Kai – Is this a trick question? What would you do if I said love, eh? Would you even take me seriously? ha

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    By the pool, in the bedroom or against the washer

    Kai – Damn. I…hm. Wow, that’s hard. Okay then. Right. Against the washer, luv.

     

    Fiktshun – Noooooo… you don’t have to choose. And I would totally take you seriously. I mean, my blog is called Fiktshun for a reason. Reality does not have to enter the picture. And… um… hard you say?
     
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    About Wendy Higgins

    Wendy Higins
    After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.

    She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

    WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS | PINTEREST

    The Giveaway

    This tour comes with some wicked cool prizes…

    GRAND PRIZE Giveaway – engraved “Kaidan Rowe Sweet Peril” drumsticks, fruity scented lip balms, a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate. (ONE winner)

    And there will be FIVE winners for a paperback copy of SWEET PERIL and a signed SWEET PERIL bookplate.

    Both giveaways are US Only.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    The Tour Schedule

    There are some seriously, seriously awesome posts on this tour. If you’ve missed any of them, they are all linked below. Be sure to check them out.

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    Week One

    Apr. 22nd – YA Sisterhood – Review + Deleted Scene

    Apr. 23rd – Tater’s Tall Tails – Kaiden Interview

    Apr. 24th – Supernatural Snark – Review + Band Tour Posters

    Apr. 25th – Books with Bite – Anna Interview

    Apr. 26th – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Inspirational Images

    Week Two

    Apr. 29th – The Book Cellar – Kopano Interview

    Apr. 30th – Two Chicks on Books – Music Post

    Apr. 30th – Curling Up with a Good Book – Review

    May 1st – Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Top Ten

    May 2nd – Bewitched Bookworms – Blake Interview

    May 3rd – Fiktshun – Guest Post

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    Book Watch: Sweet Peril

    Sweet Peril CoverSWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in paperback, audio and eBook formats.

    It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in print and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 384 pages.

    SWEET PERIL is the second book in Wendy Higgins’ The Sweet Trilogy. The third book in the series, SWEET RECKONING, is slated for release in June 2014.

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    Choosing a book to watch for the week of April 30th has been absolutely impossible, because there are two amazing books releasing that week that I would love to put in the spotlight. But as I can only choose one, I had to wrestle with the decision for what seems like forever.

    In the end, though, I decided to choose SWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins as the book to watch over THE ETERNITY CURE. In part because I’ll be posting my review for that book next Tuesday and in part because I have known and loved Anna and Kaidan for just a little bit longer than Allison and Kanin.

    And no, it doesn’t escape me that both character pairs share the same initials….

    But I have loved this series since long before the first book’s release. I have suffered the agonizing wait for news of SWEET PERIL’s publication. I have endured the even longer wait since I read SWEET EVIL to get my hands on a copy of this sequel.

    And I’ve chosen to torment myself even more by delaying my read until closer to release date so that the wait for the final book in the trilogy won’t be as torturous.

    Wendy Higgins has created a story that is so wonderfully exciting. She took a fresh approach to the genre when developing her characters and building her world. And with an underlying darkness to her story, she has created a series that I absolutely love.

    So I’ve been more than eager to return to it. To find out what will happen with Anna and Kai in this sequel. To learn whether Anna does “embrac[e] her dark side.” To see for myself whether something more develops between Anna and Kopano. And to discover just what the “steamiest of temptations” is that Anna and Kaidan must overcome.

    The description asks whether love is worth risking one’s life and I say, “Yes! Yes, absolutely yes!” Though I am a little nervous about just whose life is at risk in SWEET PERIL….

    And while it may not have been the easiest of decisions to make, I am so happy that I opted to put SWEET PERIL in the spotlight this week. Because it is the book I’m just dying to read. Because the characters are ones I am madly in love with… and have loved for such a long while. And because the wait for its release is one I’ve had to suffer the longest.

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    Places to Watch

    The author on TWITTER

    The author on FACEBOOK

    The author’s WEBSITE

    The author on GOODREADS

    The author on PINTEREST

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    About the Book

    Goodreads description:

    Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

    Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

    When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

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    Other Amazing Books to Watch

    Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of April 30th:

    THE ETERNITY CURE (The Immortal Rules #2) by Julie Kagawa

    THE WARD by Jordana Frankel

    THE PROGRAM (Program #1) by Suzanne Young

    LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike

    BELONGING (Temptation #2) by Karen Ann Hopkins

    THE LOOP by Shandy Lawson

    THE LAST ACADEMY by Anne Applegate

    THE BOYFRIEND APP by Katie Sise

    ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce

    OUR SONG by Jordanna Fraiberg

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