Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas with Destiny Blaine!

Good Morning Readers,
Please make welcome my very special guest, Destiny Blaine who is hosting her Twelve Days of Christmas and I'm so lucky to be sharing one of those days right here on my blog site. So...welcome, Destiny!


Hi, Tabitha!


Thank you for allowing me to be your guest today. I wanted to stop by and tell you about my new novel. Waking up the Arguably Dead is available now at Passion in Print.

Waking up the Arguably Dead is a Dark Paranormal MFM Romance with comic relief elements. Readers will get a glimpse inside my hometown of Blountville , Tennessee as they flip the pages of this Passion in Print novel. They’ll see what I see while driving down Main Street and they'll discover a country store, while somewhat fabricated, where many of us pop in for an ice cold soda and good conversation.

Waking up the Arguably Dead introduces readers to Granny Myrtle, a spunky little old woman who is several characters all wrapped up in one. I created Granny from a few country grandmothers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at least once. As for Addison: Well, I don't know anyone quite like Addison but she sure is one lucky gal. Read the book and find out why a lot of girls in these parts might be a little envious.

In this novel, you’ll meet Melissa, the LPN over at the local physician’s office. I’m happy to say she is true to form. No, there isn’t a Dr. Michaels in Blountville, but Melissa lives here. She’s a saucy little vixen who knows what she wants and doesn’t care to tell everyone how much she’s enjoyed getting it. The first name has been changed to protect the promiscuous and as far as I know the real ‘Melissa’ never worked a day in her life. You'll like her though. She's full of surprises.

Step inside Waking up the Arguably Dead. Meet my characters. Then, drop an email and let me know what you think. What would you do if you were in Addison’s shoes? destinyblaine@yahoo.com.

 
Waiting to Die Can be Such a Drag


Blurb:
Martin Cartwright's neighbor receives disheartening news. She's dying. As far as Martin can tell, Addison has never looked better, but when daily sightings of his beautiful neighbor become few and far between, Martin realizes Addison isn't too keen on living. And he decides to help her get on with dying.

Martin plans to scare Addison into living. Unbeknownst to him, someone is watching with similar goals. Only Drake Valentine's interests in the lovely Miss Deveraux vary from Martin's ambitions. Soon, Addison must choose between living in the shadows of sickness and stepping into the darkness where she's always been drawn.

Waiting to Die Can be Such a Drag




Blurb:



Martin Cartwright's neighbor receives disheartening news. She's dying. As far as Martin can tell, Addison has never looked better, but when daily sightings of his beautiful neighbor become few and far between, Martin realizes Addison isn't too keen on living. And he decides to help her get on with dying.



Martin plans to scare Addison into living. Unbeknownst to him, someone is watching with similar goals. Only Drake Valentine's interests in the lovely Miss Deveraux vary from Martin's ambitions. Soon, Addison must choose between living in the shadows of sickness and stepping into the darkness where she's always been drawn.


Excerpt:

Addison Deveraux stared at her family physician for several minutes, unable to speak and incapable of processing the information he relayed. She focused on the white walls around her. She skimmed over the medical licenses and board certifications, eventually narrowing her gaze on the overstuffed plastic brochure rack housing material about common medical problems. The entire time, she remained faintly aware of her doctor’s monotone voice. An avid movie enthusiast, Addison disconnected from the moment and recalled a recent flick she’d watched.

She remembered one scene in particular where a woman learned of her life-destroying health circumstance. Thanks to modern day technology, the character slipped into a mindboggling funnel surrounded by noise typically found in a seashell. The echo intensified and the room scrambled into spinning pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

On the big screen, the actress sobbed. The doctor calmly provided information about the disease for which she’d been diagnosed and the woman finally zoomed in on those fated words: “You’re dying.”

Addison blinked. “I am?”

“ Addison ,” Dr. Michaels began gently, “Haven’t you heard a word I just said?”

She swallowed. “No, I was…” Thinking about dying.

“ Addison , this isn’t something you should take lightly,” Dr.Michaels stressed, leaning over his desk. An older man with salt and pepper hair, Dr. Michaels wore tinted large-rimmed glasses and resembled someone who might have been chosen to portray a physician delivering detrimental news.

Addison watched his mouth move. His words hummed all around her, beating into her ears like a hollow drum. “Treatment is something we should discuss together. This isn’t the end and that’s it.”

Boom. Boom. Boom. The maddening tempo gained momentum.

Advice slipped from his lips but the words ran together in a never-ending slur. “Think of diagnosis as a transition. By the time you’ve processed the information I’ve given you, you’ll be ready to face the days ahead. In the end, you’ll be much better off.”

She gulped. There it was. The dreaded statement, You’ll be much better off.

How many times had she attended a funeral for one of her grandmother’s friends and heard the same thing? Mary Lou Cornell went to a better place. Dan Bradley was much better off after both arms and one leg were amputated.

Carla Sue Davis found Jesus after living on the streets and working for some pimp who decided to repay her years of servitude with continual beatings. And Barbara Jo Jones faced death the same way she’d faced living; always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

No indeed, Addison refused to walk down the same road chosen by Granny Myrtle’s best friends, or her cousin Gertrude, who for some reason received her bad news and decided to kick the bucket, before the bucket smacked her upside her head. No way. Addison planned to do a little better for herself. She’d die on her own terms.

The way Addison met death was her decision. Since she had a choice in the matter, she planned to go on out there and greet death—take her fate by the horns and ride the daylights out of it.

Yep, it was time to get on with dying.




Waking up the Arguably Dead by Destiny Blaine

Coming to Passion in Print on December 11, 2010
MFM Paranormal-Vampire

Links: http://destinyblaine.blogspot.com/

http://www.destinyblaine.com/

Buy Link:

http://passioninprint.com/



Wow, Destiny,
This book sounds fantastic...Best of luck with sales and please return soon to be my guest....
Tabs

24 comments:

Destiny Blaine said...

Hi Tabitha,

Thank you for blogging with us on the tour! I'm excited to be here today. It's release day for Waking up the Arguably Dead. I hope readers will go take a look: www.passioninprint.com and let me know what they think!

I'll be back to post more a bit later.

Hugs,
Destiny

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Destiny,
Welcome to my blogsite...Ooh, girl, I LOVE your new cover and the title is sooo delicious...This one goes on my TBR list today...I'm so excited about this blog tour....Best of luck with your new book....Hugs...Tabs

booklover0226 said...

Good morning, Ladies!

Destiny - Waking up the Arguably Dead sounds great; I look forward in reading it. I like its cover. Did you work with a particular cover artist?

Hi, Tabitha! (waves)

Thanks and have a great weekend.
Tracey D

Missy Martine said...

Hi Destiny - Waking Up the Arguably Dead sounds great! Menage is my favorite and you can't get any better than paranormal menage. I'm gonna be all over this book.

I'd have been here sooner but book 3 of my A Wolfen Heritage trilogy, Changing Their Wolfen Heritage, just came out on Nov 15th at Siren and Boo2 2, Denying His Wolfen Heritage, just came out in print his week! It's kind of kept me hopping. You can check out my books and read some excerpts at my website www.missymartine.com

Good luck with your book, and I'll see you on Sunday at Love Romance Cafe!

Missy Martine
www.missymartine.com

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Tracey,
Always great to see u here and by the way, I'll be at the Love Romances Cafe Sunday, too...so be sure and drop in and say hi to all the authors gathering up there for a big shebang!

Jennifer Mathis said...

i was sent over FROM THE EXTASY HOLIDAY CHAT http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theexfactor

meandi09@yahoo.com

JoAnna said...

Happy release day Destiny!

Jessica Freely said...

Hi Destiny, Tabitha!

Congrats on Waking up the Arguably Dead, Destiny, it looks great.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's chat on Love Romances Café. Thank you for putting all of this together. I must say, your timing is excellent. I have a new book, The Ice Prince, coming out next Tuesday from Loose Id. :)

See you tomorrow!

Jessica Freely
http://friskbiskit.com

Destiny Blaine said...

Tabby—I’m excited about Waking up the Arguably Dead. Set in my hometown, Waking up the Arguably Dead introduces readers to some interesting characters!

Hi Tracey—I wasn’t formally introduced to the cover artist but I noticed the name of the cover artist is on Passion in Print’s website here: http://passioninprint.com/ShowBook.php?CR=DBWAKINGADEAD (Deana Jamroz)

Hey Missy—Congratulations on your best selling trilogy. I’m anxious to read your latest book. After the holidays, I hope to catch up on some reading-time and your latest tops my list!

Tabby—I’m so glad you’re joining us at LRC tomorrow. I included the list of authors/publishers joining us:
Secret Cravings Publishing
Dark Castle Lords
Changeling Press
Samhain Publishing
Siren-Bookstrand
Manlove Romance/Passion in Print
Aspen Mountain Press
Evernight Publishing
Kiki Howell
Jennifer Campbell
Desiree Holt
Ginger Simpson
Jessica Freely
Nicole Morgan
Jillian Chantal
Barrie Abalard
Christie Gordan
Missy Martine
Eternal Press
Damnation Publishing
Realms of Fantasy Magazine
Whispers Publishing
Gianna Bruno
Giselle Renard
Melody Layne
Sayde Grace
Natalie Acres
Addison Avery
Christina James
James Hatch
Sam Cheever
Bethany Gaines
Skylar Sinclair
Lex Valentine
Ariel Tachna
Sandy Sullivan
Selena Illyria
Lizzie T. Leaf
Selena Kitt
Cammie Eicher
Trinity Blancio
Tess MacKall
Cynthia R. Arsuaga
Tabitha Shay
Michele Hart
Laura Tolomei
JJ Keller
Jenika Snow


Hugs,
Destiny Blaine

Destiny Blaine said...

Hi Jennifer,

Congratulations on your win from Amazon! I hope you enjoy your $10 gift card and thanks for joining us today!

Hugs,
Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

Hi JoAnna,

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for joining us today and we'll see you tomorrow at LRC. :)
I'm heading over to LooseID to see what I can find out about your upcoming new release--The Ice Prince.
Hugs,
Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for joining us today and we'll see you tomorrow at LRC. :)
I'm heading over to LooseID to see what I can find out about your upcoming new release--The Ice Prince.
Hugs,
Destiny

SiNn said...

Hi tabitha and Destiny! you both rock

Des sent me from
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/theexfactor

I love those excerpts and blurbs sounds awesome ty for posting

Estella said...

Waking up Arguably Dead sounds like a great read. I enjoy a good menage, and a bit of humor.

Tabitha Shay said...

Thanks to all the authors and readers who've dropped by to say hello, promote their books. You guys/gals r wonderful...Can't wait for tomorrow to begin...Fun! Fun! Fun!

Destiny Blaine said...

Sinn and Estella,

Thank you for being here!

Hugs,
Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

CONTEST ALERT:

Buy Waking up the Arguably Dead between now and midnight 12/15 and drop an email to destinyblaine@yahoo.com with RECEIPT for Waking up the Arguably Dead in the subject line. In the body of the email include that you visited here at Tabitha Shay's blog and I'll send you TWO new releases from Destiny Blaine Productions (E-formats).

Get those receipts in and receive two bonus books from me!

Hugs,
Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

Tabitha,

Thank you for allowing me to be your guest today. I enjoyed blogging with you and your friends.

Hugs,
Destiny

Destiny Blaine said...

I almost forgot--one winner will receive a HUGE bonus at the end of our Destiny Blaine's 12 Days of Christmas blog tour. Go to TRS BLUE BLOG for details and follow along. Leave comments at the 12 participating blogs. At the end of the blog tour, one lucky winner will walk away with a HUGE grand prize delivered to their door after the last day of blogging. Prize is valued at over $200 AND includes some of my favorite things.

That's your hint for the day. Bloggers, go to TRS BLUE BLOG to find out more. In the meantime, everyone is invited to join us tomorrow at LRC. We're giving away thousands of dollars in books, e-prizes, gift cards, promo items, and many other FAVORITE THINGS. This is one chat you don't want to miss!

Hugs,
Destiny Blaine

hotcha12 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS LADIES! I'VE READ SOME OF DESTINY'S AND SLOANE'S BOOKS! PURRRRRRRRRRRR

Amy S. said...

This book sounds so good!

amysmith98@gmail.com

Destiny Blaine said...

Hotcha--Thank you for reading my books! I appreciate you. :))

Amy--Thank you for your support during the tour!

Bloggers~

A special thank you to those of you who posted on Destiny Blaine's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour. For those of you who posted here, I have a special prize for you.

Drop an email to destinyblaine@yahoo.com with DESTINY BLAINE PRODUCTIONS NOVEL in the subject line.

In the body of the email include TABITHA SHAY'S BLOG. I won a DESTINY BLAINE PRODUCTIONS NOVEL!

This is very important. Without that statement, I can't send your e-book surprise!

Our GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced today at 2 PM at http://melissasimaginarium.blogspot.com

So hurry over to Melissa Bradley's blog and find out who won over $200in prizes!

Hugs,
Destiny Blaine

Destiny Blaine said...

A special thanks is extended to you, Tabby, for allowing me to blog with you. Thank you for promoting my blog spot here!

Merry Christmas!
Destiny