October 16, 2013

Blog Tour Post: Death and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones

at 10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM


The fate of the world is not something a girl wants on her shoulders, and that is especially true for Lorelei McAlister.  Unfortunately for her, that is exactly where the world’s fate has decided to take up residence. Lorelei has seen firsthand the horrors that lie beneath our everyday world. And those horrors are getting her friends killed. Because of this, she agrees to leave the sanctity of her hometown and is sent to a different world entirely. A boarding school. But even here she is being watched. Someone knows what she is. What she carries inside her soul.  And on top of that she’s seeing visions.  This is nothing new for Lorelei.  But these visions are something more: death, destruction, and the end of the world.   Lorelei must face the fact that there are people who want her dead, and no matter where she goes, no matter how far she runs, the lives of her friends and family are in mortal peril.  Lucky for her, her friends and family include the handsome Angel of Death, a fiercely protective half-angel, and a ragtag group of loyal supporters who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty in the name of fighting pure evil. 

After releasing a loud sigh to emphasize my annoyance,
I settled onto the countertop and touched my fingertips to
the picture. I concentrated on clearing my mind, relaxing
my muscles, focusing on the lines, the blurriness of the
man’s face, the wind cutting through the air. Then I heard it.
The wind. I felt it against my skin, and the ripple that had
quaked through my fingertips before did so again.
A tightness wrapped around me as the wind roared around
me, and my first thought was of my parents— the scene so
real, I fought to breathe under the weight of it. I was back. I
was at the ruins where my parents disappeared. It had been
ten years, but I was there. I looked around frantically, wanting
to see them, praying I’d see them, but they were already
gone. I’d entered the scene too late. I looked on as a beast
stood before me. He was as tall as the trees around us. His
shoulders as wide as the horizon.
Fear gripped me so fast and so hard, I was catapulted out
of the picture.
“Lorelei,” Brooklyn said, her voice muffled as though she
were underwater. “Lorelei, it’s me.”
I pushed at her, held out my arms to keep her back, kicked
out. Then I realized where I was. I’d scrambled for a corner
of the girls’ restroom and found myself wedged between a
wall and a trash can.
“Lor, are you okay?” Brooke’s eyes were like saucers, wide
and uncertain. “Lor,” she said right before collapsing into
my arms. “I thought you had a seizure or something.”
“What happened?” I asked.
“You fell and flew back against the concrete.”
That would explain the splitting headache I suddenly had.
“And your eyes rolled back. I thought— Oh, my God—”
“I’m okay,” I said, soothing her, hugging her back. I realized
then that Kenya had come in. She stood in the doorway,
her expression wary.
“I did it,” I said breathlessly.

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

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Stacie Mcadams on October 16, 2013 at 5:53 AM said...

Hello!! ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Alicia Grundhauser on October 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM said...

I love daryndas books

Alicia Grundhauser on October 16, 2013 at 6:15 AM said...

I love daryndas books one of my face new authors

Sara Reynolds on October 16, 2013 at 6:38 AM said...

I love your books they are so awesome

Sarah on October 16, 2013 at 6:53 AM said...

I cannot wait to read this one. I've loved all of Darynda's work so far!

Lesia Ubben on October 16, 2013 at 7:08 AM said...

Love all your books!!

Marie Brown on October 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM said...

Awesome excerpt! People looking for a fun read with paranormal elements and hot angels will no doubt be VERY pleased with this book.

Amber Hughes on October 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM said...

Great series! Such a fan of her books! She rocks! :-)

Cindy on October 16, 2013 at 7:51 AM said...

oh this books looks so good :) i haven't read yet but are the number one in my list

Orsika on October 16, 2013 at 8:22 AM said...

Love these series

Carey Sabala on October 16, 2013 at 8:45 AM said...

Love this blog!

JB DarkScythe on October 16, 2013 at 10:01 AM said...

Can't wait to read! Love Darynda's books...

Traci Horton on October 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM said...

Wow...what a way to end it :)

AquarianDancer on October 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM said...

Yay, Darynda! Congrats on the "new" release.

Crissy on October 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

GLORIA on October 16, 2013 at 4:43 PM said...

Darynda is amazing! Thank you for having her here :)

maricris dimla on October 16, 2013 at 7:33 PM said...

I love Darynda Jones' books!! ^_^ Thank you for the giveaway!

Byung Ha Park on October 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM said...

She's really amazing! I love all her books!

Marianne Dimla on October 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM said...

The Best Author Ever! Im in love with all her books!

Tiffany Rarrick on October 17, 2013 at 3:28 AM said...

Ok I just finished this book and can I just say Mind Blowing! I didn't think it would be like that but let me tell you well worth the wait. If only I could talk Darynda to write more to this series bc the way she left it she so could write more. I love Darynda Jones and just can't get enough.

KacieCole on October 17, 2013 at 6:24 AM said...

Love Darynda! This Book Was Fantastic! You Laugh, You Cry, And You Say WTF Is Going On? A Great Ending To A Great Book!

jkhubbard on October 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM said...

Love Darynda and giveaways too!

Vicki Wilson on October 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM said...

Thanks Lisa! Love this series! And everything else about DJ. :)

Zanna on October 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM said...

I love so much about all of this that all I can say is I love it.

Kamla L. on October 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM said...

I've only read the first book in the series so far and loved it. With book 3 out this month, I definitely have some catching up to do quick, fast and in a hurry! :) Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

Mandy Jamerson on October 22, 2013 at 5:19 AM said...

Thanks for the great excerpt. Love Darynda and her books!

Redheaded Bookworm on October 26, 2013 at 6:12 AM said...

I want more! Please Mrs. Jones write more!!!


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