Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: A Violet Fire (Vampires in Avignon #1) by Kelsey Quick

Welcome to my stop on the virtual blog tour for A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post. There's also a tour wide giveaway to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
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Title: A Violet Fire
Series: Vampires in Avignon #1
Author: Kelsey Quick
Publication Date: December 9th 2019
Print Number of Pages: 346
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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"A vampire tale with a heady mix of defiance and doubt, rebellion and romance." — Kirkus Reviews

"There is not a single dull moment in this book... A Violet Fire has all the ingredients to become the next Hollywood movie about vampires." — Readers' Favorite

In the Vampire Stratocracy of Cain, human blood is scarce. For centuries, councils have sought to assuage the blood shortage by enslaving and breeding humans, turning them into profitable supply units for the rich and the abled.

Today, eighteen-year-old Wavorly Sterling is officially a supply unit, bound to serve her blood willingly to her master for the rest of her life. One of only few humans that was not bred in Cain, Wavorly knows freedom better than anyone, and she is determined to escape the clutches of her oppressors—despite the allure of forbidden love.

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EXCERPT:
He grabs the hair on the back of my neck and pulls down, exposing the breadth. My mind leaps to my years of night terrors; to that vampire from ten years ago; to my mother changing before my eyes into one of the fallen. I nearly forget to breathe while terror floods my veins.

He’s going to turn me into one of them!

“No! You can’t!” I scream as he lowers his face to the crook of my neck and shoulder, his hot breaths sending chills along my skin—as if each and every inch knows the horror that lies ahead.

“I can,” he says.

My fingers grasp at his immovable arms that have me locked against him. I pull and push with as much might as my hands can muster, to no avail. If I am dirt, he is steel.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kelsey Quick is a novelist, artist, and businesswoman who loves her husband, huskies, and video games. Since the age of two, Kelsey has been bound and determined to create. From traditional impressionist paintings, to digital comic creation; from fanfiction to full-length novels… her desire for crisp and prime escapism is never-ending. A Violet Fire is her debut novel, harboring the idea she’s had and held dear to her heart for over a decade.

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GUEST POST:
If I could be any paranormal creature, I would definitely have to be a vampire… mainly because I’m promoting a vampire tale and it would feel weird to say anything else (just kidding!). I’ve actually got three legitimate reasons why I would probably be a vampire over anything else. Ready? Here goes.

Since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the Victorian and gothic sub-culture. When Hot Topic was still a “weird” store; the blemish on the face of the two-story malls in the early 2000’s, it was my store of choice. I remember saving up to buy Tripp pants with my friends, gushing over lace chokers, and fawning over everything black and macabre. Dark fantasy, dark romance, dark anything was right up my alley which brings me to reason number two.

I thrive at night. I’m not a morning person, but more than that I prefer to sit in darkness, work in darkness, and exercise after the sun goes down (my nightly runs under the moonlight put some of my family members on edge). One of my coworkers actually calls me “the vampire” because I have dim lamps in place of the harsh, fluorescent lighting of the office. I never turn on those lights, they are just too bright!

The final reason why I would be a vampire is because, well… by popular culture’s standards, if I become a vampire, I get assigned a level of immortal sexiness and who doesn’t want that? I suppose a werewolf or elf would also achieve this effect, but I’ve never seen an elf or wolf knock back red wine quite like me. However, I’ve seen a vampire knock back an entire human body of blood so… vampire it is!
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GIVEAWAY:
Kelsey Quick will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, be sure to leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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42 comments:

  1. Love this and love in insight we get! Thanks for sharing 💚

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  2. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  3. Thank you for hosting Heather, and All the Ups and Downs! I really appreciate it. This guest post was a hoot to write. I HAD to be a vampire you know? There's no way around it. :)

    You guys are the best, I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

    Sara, I know I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

    Lottie, thank you so much girl!<3

    And thank you James!

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  4. thanks this sounds really interesting

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  5. This sounds like a great read.

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  6. Wow. Intriguing....adding to my Christmas wish list

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  7. Love the paranormal Q&A ~ I too would be a vampire LOL.
    Glad this is on my TBR, thanks for the great find

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  8. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  9. I love the cover. It really sets the mood for the book.

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  10. Beautiful cover.. adding this to my want for Christmas list.....

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  11. Great cover, thanks for the chance!

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  12. Thank you everyone! I hope you have a chance to check it out. Heather, you've been great at getting my book out there and for that I'm so grateful. If any of you have any questions for me regarding my writing or A Violet Fire, feel free to reach out. <3

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  13. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  14. I have been looking for a new vampire book and this sounds great! Added to my TBR!

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  15. I love the cover and I am excited to read this book!

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  16. Congrats on your debut as an author, do you have any future works in the works?

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  17. Oh wow. The cover caught my attention and had me reading the blurb.

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  18. Happy, happy football Sunday!

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  19. what do you like about christmas

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  20. What an intriguing excerpt!! Can't wait to read more!!

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  21. Hope you are having an amazing week!

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  22. Happy Wednesday!

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  23. I love a good Vampire story. I will certainly give this book a read.

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  24. sounds like a fun one

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  25. When you sat down to write, did you know how the story would play out?

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  26. Here's to a super weekend!

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