Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tour Stop: Blog tour for Dead Harvest by Tracet Phillips and Jeanette Battista. Character Interview and GIVEAWAY


Today I’m really pleased to be a stop for The Dead Harvest Blog Tour. I’ve got a character interview and a giveaway at the end.  

Dead Harvest by Tracey Phillips and Jeanette Battista .


Someone’s been raising the dead and it’s J’s job to find out who. As a detective operating in the Underworld, J—with her powers of shadow manipulation—is uniquely equipped for the job. What she isn't counting on is the help of an escapee from a mental institution who seems to attract trouble just by existing.

 It’s up to J and T—two very unlikely allies—to find the necromancer and bring him before the Underworld Balance Magistrate for judgment before the human world gets wise to the dead walking among them .





T is one of the 2 leads of the book - an escapee from a mental institution with weird powers and an odd outlook on life (to put it mildly). The UBM (short for Underworld Balance Magistrate) is an ancient hellgod tasked with making sure all of the creatures of the Underworld don't break the Balance by running amok Above and letting humans know that monsters exist. He is also immensely powerful and evil, but in that mellow way where you're not sure what's happening until you find yourself being flayed and set on fire. J (the other lead, and an Underworld native) is rightly wary of the UBM. T thinks he's kinda shouty (he talks in all caps), but otherwise an okay guy. T is, as usual, very, very wrong. Five Questions with the Underworld Balance Magistrate, by T.

 The Interview 
I'm here with the Big Cheese himself, the Underworld Balance Magistrate, who has agreed to answer five questions about the Underworld, the Balance, and being the Magistrate. Well, actually this isn't a formal interview. It's just a transcript of five questions that I asked him (and taped the answers to) over a period of weeks when J and I went to meet him about different cases. He would probably get all weird about it if I told him I wanted to do an interview, so let's just keep this between us, okay? He's really touchy about this whole Balance thing.

1. How did you get to be Magistrate, anyway?
YOU ARE NEW HERE, SO I WILL HUMOR YOU. I ASCENDED TO THIS POSITION IN THE USUAL WAY, BY OUTMANEUVERING MY PREDECESSOR.

2. Oh, so you won an election?
NO. I ATE HIM AFTER A FIVE-DAY PITCHED BATTLE INVOLVING MAGIC, TROLLS, AND THE JUDICIOUS USE OF FIRE. HE WAS DELICIOUS, IF A BIT FATTY.

3. So what do you do all day?
I DECIDE WHO TO LET LIVE.

4. What's up with this Balance deal, anyway?
IF THE BALANCE IS NOT KEPT, BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO EVERYONE IN THE UNDERWORLD, INCLUDING ME AND YOU. THINK "'END OF DAYS, FIERY CATACLYSM" TYPE BAD THINGS.


5. But you're the most powerful being in the Underworld. What's out there that could inflict that kind of damage on you?
(SILENT GLARE). What, you don't know? (EYES NARROW, GLARE INTENSIFIES, TEMPERATURE IN ROOM GETS INEXPLICABLY HOTTER)

Well that doesn't make any sense....what? Oh, J says we have an urgent call to get to, so we really have to go now...Ow! You don't have to grab my arm that hard, J. I'll bruise! So, um, see you around, Magistrate-ness!



Eeks, this Underworld Balance Magistrate sounds incredibly creepy. Run T. Run


The Giveaway 

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41 comments:

tracey gibbons on January 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM said...

no read others

Miss. Lucinda Fountain on January 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM said...

I would like to thank you so much for this fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading!
I adore the YA genre, but i do also love everything fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi and 'different' including adult books too. This really does sound like a facinating read. x

Lynsey Buchanan said...

i read others

Val Swift on January 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM said...

I do read other but I prefer YA

Bex on January 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM said...

I do read other genres as well as YA :)

Helen Moulden on January 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM said...

I do read YA, as well as others!

Kerry Locke on January 12, 2013 at 5:33 PM said...

I read Everything I can get my hands on xx

Mickie Bull on January 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM said...

I read everything

Karen on January 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM said...

I read all types of books. Love reading. It's my passion.

zbody on January 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM said...

I read everything, but get YA for Jay who adores the amount of fantasy in it .(Mark Whittaker)

Piper and Daisy on January 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM said...

don;t really read YA books. I read the twilight series but otherwise I prefer more adult fiction

diva1977 on January 16, 2013 at 8:32 PM said...

i read whatever takes my fancy

sheridarby on January 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM said...

I read anything I can find

claire on January 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM said...

I do read others, as im 33, but YAs are fantastic sometimes, really surprise you, so i never overlook them!

NICOLA TERRY on January 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM said...

I'm willing to try most genres of books

Foulds Charley on January 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM said...

I read YA!!!!!

sweetiepie82 on January 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM said...

I read YA but that's not ALL I read. I read anything really :)

patanne1 on January 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM said...

there isn't much I won't have a go at reading...have discovered some amazing book gems by reading obscure titles I've found on my travels

Lexxie Lin on January 18, 2013 at 11:29 AM said...

I read so many different kinds of books I would have difficulty to mention them all. YA is great, and I also love chick-lit, romance, thrillers, etc.

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway :)

Gillian Holmes on January 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM said...

No I don't

Rachel on January 18, 2013 at 3:43 PM said...

No, read all types of literature

natz101 on January 18, 2013 at 7:48 PM said...

I read anything I fancy!! :)

dobbie999 on January 18, 2013 at 7:57 PM said...

I always read YA but sometimes other genres for a change

WeeWillieWilkie on January 18, 2013 at 9:12 PM said...

I like to read a range of genres. Love YA but like a change now and again :)

Helen McCarron said...

I read anything and everyting, including YA

Pretenna on January 19, 2013 at 2:09 AM said...

I read anything I can get my hands on!

Linzi2484 on January 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM said...

I read anything

BeX on January 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM said...

DON'T READ OTHERS

Alisa Moore said...

I read others...

karen on January 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM said...

i read all types of books

zeenie on January 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM said...

i read everything!

Sophie Hedley on January 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM said...

I read all sorts :)

samantha_ripley on January 19, 2013 at 9:39 PM said...

i read anything and everything

Raspberrykiss on January 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM said...

I read various genres :) xo

littleread1 on January 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM said...

I read YA & Adult, whatever I feel like at the time. :-)

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