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Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Crossroads Blog Tour - Win a Kindle Fire!

10 Common Misconceptions About Vampires
1.  We sparkle in daylight.
                We are in fact allergic to daylight.
2.  You can become one of us by drinking our blood.
                Ridiculous! As if we’d willingly let you feed on us like livestock.
3. Vampires are made, not born.
                Real vampires, pure bloods, have bloodlines dating back to the dawn of time and are perfectly capable of procreation although we do not propagate as easily as humans and rabbits.
4.  One bite is sufficient to transfigure a human, making them a mixed blood vampire.
                Incorrect, again. If everyone we fed on was turned, your species would no longer exist.  Obviously.
5. We are actually demons from hell who cower at the sign of the cross and burst into flames when on holy land.
                Fun fact, we made that up to help you sleep better at night. It worked.
6.  You have to invite us in.
                Yeah, we made that up to. So gullible!
7. We do not age and live forever.
                Kind of slow, aren’t you? See #3. Not only can we procreate, we can age-- very slowly.
8. Vampires cannot eat human food.
                Correction-- We do not need it to survive. However, we are a highly evolved species with a fully developed digestive track. Wine and chocolate. Need I say more?
9. We sleep in coffins.
                This is a pathetic measure of the desperate few. Most of us have enough self-respect and wealth to avoid sleeping in a wooden box.
10.  Vampires do not cast a reflection and cannot change their appearance.
                Thankfully, not true. Imagine spending the next 700 years with the same hairstyle? Now that is a  scary thought!
As if high school isn’t miserable enough, try being uprooted and dropped fangs first into an uptight prep school where everyone knows your name and they’ll stop at nothing to uncover the secrets of your past.

When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren’t exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds’ most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble.

But Katia will do her time at Crossroads. After all, she’s only enrolled at the prestigious school for pure blood vampires to fulfill a promise to her Great Uncle Aldo. Tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Katia hopes to shed the demons of her past and focus on her education. Raised blissfully unaware of the entire vamp world, she’s got a lot of catching up to do.

As Katia learns more about this dark society and her own legacy, protecting her past becomes increasingly difficult. Bodies start turning up in nearby Rutland and Katia is sucked into a twisted web of danger and deceit. Haunted by nightmares she can’t explain and a thirst for blood that is never sated, Katia will do whatever it takes to keep her past buried. What choice does she have? Exposure will shake the Elder’s Council to its core and likely result in a death sentence at the hands of the Linkuri.

Nothing at Crossroads is what it seems and Katia’s secrets may be the darkest of them all.
For this tour stop, one lucky commenter will win a digital copy of Crossroads. 
All tour comments will be counted to win a KINDLE FIRE with a Crossroads Gel Cover. 

1. Be a follower and comment to win!
2. One random comment will be selected to win a digital copy of JJ Bonds Crossroads
3. All comments will be counted to win a KINDLE FIRE with a Crossroads Gel Cover
4. Collect Clues along the tour for a chance to win
5. Comment at each tour stop for extra chances to win
6. Tweet and use #crossroadsbooktour for extra chances to win along with random drawings to win digital copies of the book
6. Collect clues to find the final entry to win the Kindle Fire
7. Winners will be selected January 31st

Be sure to check out the other tour stops to comment and win!


rainie72 said...

God I love these kinds of giveaways...they make me work for it so I can feel like I earned it if I win!!
Follow as ~ Rainie


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Na said...

I'm liking all these misconceptions about vampires as they are my favorite paranormal beings. It's a good thing they can still enjoy human food! If I turn I wouldn't want to give up steak ;)


Robin said...

following the tour

Robin said...

Following the Crossroads tour

Lady D said...

Loved this interview!!!! :D Snarky, fun, and educational! xD


Timitra said...

Crosswords sounds like a really great read!!!!!


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I loved that interview, nice to see that sparkle is only a myth ewww sparkle boy


sienny said...

the 10 misconceptions actually make sense don't you think?? especially 'bout the bite, coffin n mirror

i'll try my best to follow the tour :)

sienny (smile_1773@yahoo.com)

LadyRed said...

Awesome sounding book and interview! Gotta say my hubby's biggest beef with vampires (a la Twilight) "How can a vampire propagate if they are "undead"? They have no heartbeat, thus no blood flowing to the sexual organs". My response "Honey, it's just fiction" and he says "Well it should at least be BELIEVABLE fiction" LOL! green eyes red hair at gmail dot com

Anne said...

Love the vamp POV in the misconceptions, but what's up with #2 and a little quid pro quo?

GFC Anne38

Imajicasnow said...

Sounds great!
Imajicasnow aka Christina Cessna

Joanne said...

Interesting and informative interview. You learn something new every day. Sounds like a great read. I follow with GFC (Joanne B), Networked Blogs and email.


Sophia Rose said...

Ha! Witty Ten Misconceptions! And the plot sounds good.

Thanks for the post and for the giveaway opportunity.


In Julie's Opinion said...

Now, THAT was very informative!! I will never let a vampire get one over on ME again, that's for sure!! Thanks for the tips:)

GFC: Julie Witt

jwitt33 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

You know, I spent years watching Buffy and Angel, thinking that should Angelus ever show up at my doorstep I'd know not to invite him in. . .thanks for ruining my delusion! Ah, I'm more freaked out by zombies anyhow. ;-)

Fictional Candy said...

This sounds like such a fun contest, and the book sounds great!

I'm a follower (Liz @ Fictional Candy)

I tweeted about the contest

Thanks for the great giveway!

Leagh said...

Amazing sounding book. I never read YA but I might just have to try this one out. Thanks for letting me know about this great event.

I am a follower (Leagh Christensen)

Romance Book Craze

Leagh said...

Amazing sounding book. I never read YA but I might just have to try this one out. Thanks for letting me know about this great event.

I am a follower (Leagh Christensen)

Romance Book Craze

SacredmOOn said...

HA! This interview today is a riot! So much snark and funny I loved it. This blog tour is so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win!
Old Follower ~ DeAnna Schultz
Tweet ~ https://twitter.com/#!/SacredmOOn1/status/155418544920727552

Library Lady said...

Really enjoyed the vampire misconceptions. It would definitely be a bummer to not be able to change your hairstyle for 700 years. It sounds like a great book.
GFC follower Library Lady
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Allison W said...

I love the sound of this book, definitely adding to TBR.

Maria D. said...

I'll admit I don't usually read YA books but Crossroads sounds like something I would definitely read and enjoy. I loved the "10 Common Misconceptions".

junegirl63 at gmail dot com
GFC - Maria D.

J.J. Bonds said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks so much for participating in the tour and giving me an opportunity to do a guest post for your readers! I'm glad to see everyone enjoyed the read even if it did ruin a few illusions!

C.S. Maxwell said...

This sounds really great-and I'll end up putting it on my list to buy. Great giveaway!
I am following as cs maxwell.

Weibley Photography said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Unknown said...

I loved your clarifications on Vampires! I always thought that "sparkling in sunlght" was really crazy!! Crossroads sounds like a great school but I doubt my bloodline is exclusive enough to qualify admittance. Love my Kindle and would love to win the Kindle Fire.

vadeluna07 said...

Sounds like a great book! Great giveaway too! Thanks so much!

GFC: vadeluna07

Carla63 said...

Great interview.interesting tidbits.thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

Catherine Lee said...

Thanks for the Vampire primer. Congrats on the debut! The blurb and the trailer look great.

GFC follower: Catherine


wickster72 said...

I love the question and answer segment. I love the attitude of the answers. I can't wait to read the book

BooksandPolish said...

Love the interview. Excited about this giveaway.

ML said...

Awesome blog tour!!

mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com
Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/155772102937559041

fishgirl182 said...

Ha what a fun list. Good to know the misconceptions about vampires. And thanks for the giveaway!

sweety said...

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

Tweet ~ https://twitter.com/#!/sweetyindia/status/155944457617944576

GFC name - sweety


Trudy said...

Whew! I'm glad to have my misconceptions addressed.
Thanks so much!!!

Maloup said...

Vampires that don't sparkle, procreate, don't live forever, and can see themselves in the mirror? What's not to love!

GFC: Maloup
email: maloupviana(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sariah said...

This book sounds great! I like the 10 misconceptions of vampires! Going to try and follow the tour. Adding this to my ever growing list. :) Thanks for the chance.

I am a follower
sariahwalters at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love how this book sounds, I love the kindle giveaway!!! woooo!!!!!!

GFC: red_tigergirl2
email: red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love the conversational tone of this - very awesome! Adding this to my to-read list for sure now!

~Marie (writepaniclive@hotmail.com)

Unknown said...

thanks for the giveaway. This is going to be fun!

Lioness said...


Kali Skittles said...

Kali Skittles

itsmylife69 said...

Sounds like a great one and can't wait to read.

Christy said...

Very fun... lol love the vampire attitude. christina_92 at yahoo.com

Kim S. said...

LOL Too funny! And very informative! ;)

thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the vampire facts and look forward to this book.

Follow - Andrea I


Mary @SweepingMe said...

Sadly I haven't read many vampire novels everyone tells me I should!

GFC-Mary @SweepingMe

mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

Unknown said...

WOW! this book sounds good :) adding to the TBR list whooot!

Thanks muaaahhh !

Lovey Dovey Books said...

I love how every vamp story has a different set of rules about vampires. I always look for it :)

Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this tour. I am certainly glad to have all of those points cleared up, some were preying on my mind :) I would really like to read The Crossroads.
GFC Denise Zaky
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vadeluna07 said...

Having fun following this tour. Thanks so much for a great new read!


RoseD said...

Fantastic interview! I am a follower and appreciate the opportunity to win a copy of the book as well as a Kindle Fire....thank you


Unknown said...

I havent read many books on vampires. I never even thought about them having babies. At each tour stop I am getting more intrigued
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Anya said...

I definitely have Hungry Eyes for this book and awesome giveaway doesn't hurt the eyes either, lol!

anya dot sandoval at yahoo dot com

p.s. Just had to include the "Hungry Eyes" since I am currently listening to it.

Crystal said...

Awesome! I'm a GFC follower!


Shadow said...

Sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway!
gfc- shadow_kohler
tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/LuvToRead09/status/161331552507281409

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