Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LACRIMOSA blog tour - Christine Fonseca

My blog is being taken over today by angels and demons.  Why?  Because the ever-fabulous Christine Fonseca is here to discuss LACRIMOSA.  You don't want to miss it.  I've got my lemonade.  Grab your sip of choice and let's enjoy!  Take it away, Christine :-)

First, thank you Angela, for hosting another leg of the tour for the launch of my debut novel, LACRIMOSA. Before we get started with the tour post, here is a little blurb about the story:

It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule. 
As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. 
He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. 
Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes.
Today I am continuing with Nesy's chapter, bringing you part 2 of my reading of the first chapter of LACRIMOSA:



Miss part 1 of the chapter? You can catch it on Rebecca Enzor's blog from Monday.

You'll have to wait until Thursday for the final part of the chapter. Until then, check out tomorrow's post on Laura Diamond's blog for a special interview with Nesy. And be certain to check out the entire schedule for the tour here - there are special giveaways throughout the tour...

including the EPIC Nesy Prize pack filled with her favorite things:

Just complete the form below.



You can enter up to twice daily (through the tour and my blog).

And there's more - collect the daily clues to enter the EPIC grand prize giveaway that includes books, swag and a special surprise.

Today's clue - MIKAYEL
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Author Endorcement(s):
“LACRIMOSA reaches out, grabs readers by the heart, and takes them on an emotional journey from the first page to the last. The last novel you’ll need to read to understand true sacrifice.”
~Elana Johnson, Author of POSSESSION

Availability:

Publisher: COMPASS PRESS
ISBN: 0984786368 (ISBN 13: 9780984786367)
Hardback and Digital formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and fine retailers.
Kindle
Nook


Additional Titles in the series include DIES IRAE (a Requiem Novella), LIBERA ME (Oct 2012) and REQUIEM (March 2013).


LACRIMOSA book trailer


About Christine Fonseca
School psychologist by day, critically acclaimed YA and nonfiction author by night, Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to explore humanity. Her debut YA Gothic series, The Requiem Series, including DIES IRAE and LACRIMOSA, examines the role of redemption, sacrifice and love. Her nonfiction titles include 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS and EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS.

When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can be sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. Catch her daily thoughts about writing and life on her blog.

For more information about Christine Fonseca or the series, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.


~Folks, I don't know about you, but I'm so excited, I could dance a jig*!!!!
*anyone caught videotaping said jig will receive more than just my evil eye.  And if you somehow get to put it on Youtube, don't put it under the heading, Whales Gone Wild lol!!!!!!

Anywho, there's lots many of us have done for love.  There was a short time my friends didn't recognize me, I was so far gone in love.  What of you?  How much would you sacrifice for love?

38 comments:

  1. love love love this book! :) congrats on the release!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! You've known Nesy and Aydan since the beginning!

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  2. "Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to explore humanity."

    Totally agree with you there. ...And I enjoyed the reading.

    What would I sacrifice for love?
    My college scholarship...when I switched schools to marry my sweetie. But it all worked out. He takes good care of me. :)

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    1. Aw, thank you Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed the reading. I LOVE your "sacrifice" story - that is AWESOME!

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    2. That is too sweet. That is a true sacrifice for TRUE love. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  3. How cool is that? I just finished reading her novella. I'm posting about it tomorrow. Thanks for hosting Christine, Angela! :)

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    1. I LOVED Dies Irae. I worked as a perfect prequel for Lacrimosa. Can't wait to read your post about it.

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    2. I am excited to read about your thoughts too! Hopefully you will read LACRIMOSA as well.

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  4. Fun book trailer, I love the music, very epic!

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    1. The music is very captivating.

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    2. Thanks! I am a music freak - it is always the FIRST thing I put together

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  5. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Angela! I'm entered! Now if I could ever win.....haha. How's your week going?

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    1. Good luck, Nadja :-)

      My week has been busy, a good kind of busy. Lots of reading and writing. My mind is in a happy place. Hoping your week is going well.

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    2. Thank YOU Nadja for entering. *finger crossed*

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  6. Fabulous giveaway, Angela. I'm adding Christine's new book and her novella to my TBRSoon list :-) Spreading the word too!

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    1. Cool, Angela. Thanks! Got to love speading the good new about good books.

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    2. Forgot to mention, that you got a cool award on my blog - visit tomorrow (Wed) to see what it is :-)
      Hugs.

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    3. An award for me? Really? Awww...will check it out tomorrow :-)

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    4. EEP! Thank you! I hope you get a chance to read them and ENJOY

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  7. I've been seeing a lot about this book around the blogosphere. It's on my to-read list.

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    1. Get ready for an emotional ride. It's a really great read :-)

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    2. Thank you both! I have loved this story for a long time, so I am thrilled to get it out into the world!

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  8. *dances jig...stops because everyone is staring.* I love Christine's reading of her chapter. It gives me chills to hear an author's voice with their work. Love it!

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    1. You know, when she mentioned doing a vlog of her reading, I was so stoked. I enjoyed it as well.

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    2. Thank you both! Be sure to check out the blooper reel of Friday - man the vlogs have been challenging!

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  9. It is so cool to see Christine reading her own book - definitely gets the excitement up!

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    1. Christine mentioned a blooper reel. I can't wait to check that out.

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  10. Loving the author reading; Still very intrigued; & Thumps Up for a guy (Aydan) in a band--figured he be the lead singer =D. I look forward to hearing the rest on Thurs.

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    1. Thanks Joanna! I am so glad you liked it

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  11. Good luck Christine with everything! I've seen you out and about at other blogs too. Best wishes to you!

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  12. I love when I hear an author reading their own book. I feel it goes more at the pace intended.

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    1. Aw, thanks. I had a really good time with this one

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful story. Good luck, Christine. :-)

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    1. Thank you. I am thrilled to have this out!

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  14. Congrats on your release, Christine. I love stories about angels and demons. Great idea, videoing a reading.

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    1. Thanks Cate - I hope you will consider reading LACRIMOSA.

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