Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Integration Virtual Tour and Giveaway


Integration
Bonfire Book 2
By Imogen Rose

Second Haiku warning:

A boyfriend missing
A lover must pay in blood
A princess must die

Welcome back to Bonfire Academy.




The Interview:

1. What is your favorite thing about writing paranormal fiction?

I love that there are no rules and that I get to explore feelings and reactions without normal human moral restrictions.

2. Where did the idea for your book originate from?

The Bonfire Chronicles saga started with the book Faustine. And Faustine began with a photograph I took of my younger daughter. I felt the urge to use her picture on a book cover, and when I started playing around with it on Photoshop, Faustine was born in my imagination. I had no idea who the character was until I started writing the book. Once I was done with Faustine, questions about her life at the Academy and her relationship with Ryker spurred me to take a look at that aspect of her life. I wanted to write the book from an older student’s perspective, and Cordelia obliged.

3. Do you have a playlist?


4. What is your favorite character in the series?

I love Cordelia; she is my favorite in the Bonfire Academy series.

5. Tell us about the most difficult scene you ever had to write and why.

My books write themselves. I don’t sit down and plan any scenes out. I laugh and worry for my characters as they go through the various scenes. Without giving away any spoilers, losing a character is always difficult.


6. What are you working on now?

I am currently writing Fusion, which is the fifth book in the Portal Chronicles. I am also having some of my books translated into several languages.



A Teaser Excerpt

Broken. I couldn’t think of a better word to describe it. I felt as if I’d been torn to bits, maybe even shredded. I was suffocating, surrounded by a wet tightness of skin and flesh all crusted together. My body was home to excruciating stabs of pain searing about randomly before a final thrust of sheer agony. I couldn’t tell if the source of the pain was within me or if I was being repeatedly sliced open with a knife. Did it matter? I felt as though it was only a matter of seconds before my thoughts would end.

“Cordelia!”

My name. I flinched as the same voice repeated my name again and again. Why? Who was it? It—he—sounded familiar. I heaved as the voice triggered the memory of his face. Then, not being able to stop the bile from traveling up my throat, I gagged and purged, emptying my stomach completely. The next time he muttered my name, his voice was laced with disgust. But his revulsion couldn’t compete with my utter repugnance and disbelief at what he’d done. Him. Someone I had trusted with my life, even though the rule was clear:

Trust No One






Overall:

This book seriously made me lose some sleep time. I love that! Thankfully, I work a late shift so I could stay up and read into the night. There are some time jumps that are a little distracting, but overall, Cordelia is a character that you grow to love. The book has a dark undertone, but that only makes me want to go and read the rest of what Imogen has written, especially the first book in this series, so I have a little more background into the story and the characters. I love the world building and it brings to mind Harry Potter, but with some really cool demon princesses with snarky attitudes and awesome clothes. 

Watching to see what was happening with Jagger and Cordelia was very interesting and kept me on the edge of my seat. Does she want Quinn or Jagger? Will the synching with Jagger be the determining factor? Not telling...no spoilers!

The Bonfire Academy is the prequel to The Bonfire Chronicles. I can't wait to go back and read more!

4/5



About the Author:

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, the Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this series, can't wait till Intergration comes out..

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