Friday, March 29, 2013

"Vengeance Bound" by Justina Ireland ~ author guest post

The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge… no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.

Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.

Guest Post!
Facts About Vengeance Bound
by Justina Ireland
·         Vengeance Bound was originally entitled Blood Guilt, due to the main character’s fear of blood.
·         Most of the places in Vengeance Bound, especially West County, are fictional.  But the locations are partially based on where I live in Pennsylvania.
·         In early drafts my main character Amelie (Cory is her alias) was a serial killer.  But she was so scary she gave me nightmares, so I changed the storyline.
·         Although the Furies live in Amelie’s head They can’t read her thoughts.  They can sense very strong emotions, which is part of the reason she tries to fight her feelings for Niko.
·         Alekto, the third Fury, left her sisters long ago.  This is why the remaining Furies use Amelie as a host.
·         Saint Dymphna, who lends her name to the mental health facility Amelie escapes from, is the patron saint of mental disorders.  Her real life story is also the inspiration for the Grimm’s Fairytale “Donkeyskin.”

About Justina Ireland:  Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. Vengeance Bound is her first novel.

Tour Giveaway:  There is a really cool giveaway with this tour! Here is what you could win. 

(2) Hardback copies of VENGEANCE BOUND plus a Swag Pack - US/Canada Only

(5) Vengeance Bound Swag Packs - US/Canada Only
Swag pack includes:

Deluxe Bookmarks
Rubber Bracelets
Nail polish
Lip gloss

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. I love the sound of this book! I love Dexter, and I can't wait to read The Goddess Test, so this is right up my alley! :D

  2. i used to live in pennsylvania years ago so this would be fun to read to see if i recognize anywhere familiar!


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