blo Teens Read and Write: Blog Tour & Giveaway! ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD Author Kendare Blake

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway! ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD Author Kendare Blake

 Please welcome ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD author, Kendare Blake, who is visiting as part of her Kismet blog tour. Kendare has been here before when she hosted a Bromance showdown between Harry Potter & Ron, and Aragorn and Legolas. She's always inventive and hysterical and we love having her!

Today she's guest posting about which relationships she thinks are most important in ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD.
The relationship between Cas and Anna is the driving relationship behind the book. It’s the catalyst for most of the action, and it’s probably the one I thought most about. They’re very adversary-ally. I really enjoy the things that they bring to each other, that level of respect. There’s challenge there, and admiration. There would be no book without that dynamic.
The friendship between Cas and Carmel and Thomas is also really important. Loners don’t let their walls down that easily. Cas has always been the type to let people get only so close. When he finally accepts help, he’s surprised by how much he needs it.
And perhaps just one more: the relationship between Cas and his mom. It’s got to be a little weird, raising a son who kills things in the dead of night, risking life and limb, but she does it well. In lots of ways, she’s all he’s got in the beginning, and they really trust each other. He couldn’t do what he does without her help.
Thanks for stopping by! ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD with it's awesome cover is available now and be sure to enter the contest for a fabulous Kindle. Here are the details.
Who is about to take on Anna next? Each day during the first week, a new ghost fighter will be introduced and invited, by Anna herself, to come to Thunder Bay and try to defeat Anna. Follow the tour for the next three weeks to find out who the other ghost hunters are, which of them accept Anna's challenge and who among the five is the one who will enter Anna's house on the last day of the tour!
On that last day of the tour, a link will be provided where you can enter the ghost hunters name for 15 entries into the contest to win a Anna Dressed In Blood skinned and loaded Kindle 3! Open to US/Canada.
Here's the latest challenge letter!

For an extra points in the meantime, you can gain +1 point a day by tweeting the following:
Who will make it to Thunder Bay? Join the contest to best Anna and win an Anna Dressed In Blood Kindle! Follow #ADIBtour @KendareBlake


About Kendare Blake - website, facebook, twitter
 Kendare Blake lives and writes in Washington state, with cats and a husband who critique the work. Her first literary novel, Sleepwalk Society, recently won a 2011 Indie Excellence Award for crossover fiction. Her second novel, Anna Dressed in Blood, is YA horror, and released 8/30/11, with a sequel to follow in 2012.
Tour Schedule:
Here are all the tour stops or you can check out the ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD tour page.  
Monday, September 12th - Rachel, Parajunkee
Tuesday, September 13th - Stacey, A Reader's Record
Wednesday, September 14th - Alyssa, Teens Read and Write
Thursday, September 15th - Heather, Buried In Books
Friday, September 16th - Jenny, Supernatural Snark

Monday, September 19th - Melissa, I Swim For Oceans
Tuesday, September 20th - Tawni, The Book Worms
Wednesday, September 21st - Alice, Alice Marvels
Thursday, September 22nd - Julie, That's Swell
Friday, September 23rd - Angela, The Reading Angel

Monday, September 26th - Julia, Rex Robot Reviews
Tuesday, September 27th - Ashley, Smash Attack Reads!
Wednesday, September 28th - Britta, I Like These Books
Thursday, September 29th - We Fancy Books
Friday, September 30th (Anna's 1 month birthday!) - Kristi, The Story Siren

Tuesday, October 4th: 
Announcement of the big prize winner on Kendare's Site!

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.


Jenny said...

I loved this book so much! Anna and Cas were outstanding, I love an adversarial relationship that grows into something more, and this one did that beautifully. Thanks so much for this post Alyssa!

Na said...

Man, Anna is one gutsy girl..err ghost! She's taking on everyone and now Madame B. I am really looking forward to this book. It's different from what I usually read in a good way.

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

This is so cool! I have this one on my review tbr and can't wait to get to it. Love the contest. Sounds like fun!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Wow! Each relationship sound intense in it's own way!

Can't wait to read this book!

Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds like a great read!

Krysykat said...

This book looks interesting, I must keep following the tour :)


Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Can't wait to read Anna Dressed In Blood. The characters sound amazing :)

Sonia said...

Wow, interesting! I always love reading about the author's perspective on relationships. Characters are the most important thing for me and if their relationships are well thought-out, I'm much more likely to enjoy the novel. Thanks! :)

A Canadian Girl said...

I like the sound of all the relationships, especially Cas and Anna's. Looking forward to reading this one!

Lola said...

LOVED this book! :)

YA Book Queen said...

I loved this book and the relationships in it. They all seemed so authentic :)

Krystal Larson said...

I can't wait to read this book! I love the premise already and I can tell Anna is going to be an awesome character to read about. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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