Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Thorn and the Sinking Stone Blog Tour

The Thorn and the Sinking Stone
Release Date: March 2015
Entangled Teen
313 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Warring families. Forbidden love. And danger they can’t escape…

Daggers. Roses. Cowboys. Boat Men. Survivors of Earth's Last War, four “families” vie to rule the dreary streets of Rain City through violence and blood. Valencia Hara, Princess of the wealthy Black Roses, is raised in warrior ways with sharpened steel. But she is no ordinary Rose. She is Cursed—tainted with the ability to see seconds into the future…

To avenge his father's death, Sebastian Leold, of the rival gang Two Daggers, must face off against the Black Princess, he with his dagger, she with her katana sword. Yet a secret from a shared past leaves him unable to kill beautiful Valencia; nor can she kill him. For they once knew each other beyond their blood feud…and they have more secrets in common than they know.

But in a world filled with vengeance and violence, there can be no room for love…

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As soon as I started reading this I felt like I stepped into a Romeo and Juliet story with a futuristic/dystopian spin. Yes,I'm a huge Romeo and Juliet fan so I captivated by this right right away! The Earth was devastated by war.Survivors of different nations came together in what is now Rain City.Now after much bloodshed the city is broken into four sections ruled by four different families.The top two families,the Two Daggers and the Black Roses, have been stuck in a constant war,always wanting tit for tat and demanding blood for blood.Revenge always their game,but when revenge for the death of leader and father of Leold,which was in turn revenge for the death of the Hara family leader and father,things don't go as plan. When the Black Princess and the middle brother,one of the Dagger Prince,are thrown into battle (see what I mean by forever fighting,this is a never-ending family feud but what else do you expect from a rendition of Romeo and Juliet?)their lives become more at risk than just from each other.The city Watchmen catch wind of the street fight and if the Black Princess is captured and discovered to be Cursed,it will be the end of her life as she knows it or even end of her life period.But there are more than just her that are hiding their Cursed status,and an uneasy alliance to keep all safe from discovery and capture is the biggest risk that can ultimately prove their greatest downfall. And for two of these love they never anticipated may either destroy or save them.

About the Author
While attempting to navigate life as a responsible human being, CJ graduated from university with a B.Comm and worked her way along as marketer, copywriter, and graphic designer to earn a paycheck while pursing her passion for creating fantastical stories set in dark and wondrous corners of the world.  Born amongst the wheat fields and open skies of the Canadian prairies, CJ’s imagination has always run wild, taking her on adventures across the world from modeling in Seoul, South Korea to backpacking through Europe and surfing (poorly) in Hawaii.

After wandering through ancient cities and civilizations, learning from diverse cultures, and surrounding herself in new experiences, CJ was inspired and began work on her debut Young Adult novel THE THORN AND THE SINKING STONE, to be published by Entangled Publishing 2014/15. CJ currently resides in Calgary, Alberta Canada – home of the Canadian Rockies – and keeps one hand on her passport and pen at all times, ready to pick up, see the world, and weave her experiences into stories. 

CJ is represented by Marlene Stringer of the Stringer Literary Agency LLC.

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