Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hey All!!!
So my publisher, Evernight Teen, is turning the big 1 today, and is having a great contest to celebrate!!! You can enter to win on the Evernight Teen Blog here.

The grand prize is a $100 gift card from iTunes, which is always a good find.

I'll also be giving a $10 Amazon gift card to a winner on my blog! Just leave the answer to the below question in the comments section of this post.

1) What does Jazz ask Khan to do if she ends up turning Suecai?

You'll find the answer below, so make sure to keep reading!

Just a little info on the fabulous book I published with Evernight Teen. Cursed is about one young girl’s journey to fight the darkness within herself. The main conflict is Jazz’s fight to maintain a sense of humanity in spite of the growing hunger that starts to take over her. This journey also forces her to open her eyes to new possibilities – to the love she’s always had for her closest friend, Khan.

You'll find a blurb from my book that's hot, hot, hot below:

When he walked out the bathroom, the nerves I’d thought I’d turned to steel started to quiver. What if he refused me? Khan was just as stubborn as I was. How could I possibly ask this of him? How could I get him to understand?

I took a deep breath and looked at him. “Khan, we need to talk.”

“Uh oh, that’s never what a guy wants to hear from his girl.”

My stomach fluttered, but I refused to give into the distraction. “I have a plan…in case we don’t find and kill the Gunshi. But I need your help to pull it off.”

He didn’t look taken aback, just more determined than anything. “Jazz, it’s too soon for you to give up now. We’ve got some really good leads, we can do this!”

I shook my head. “I’m not giving up, Khan. I never give up…you know that.” I smiled at him and was rewarded with one in return. “But…being a leader means having to think outside of myself…you and my dad taught me that. We have to prepare for all possibilities – even this.”

His dark eyes flashed and, for a second, I thought I was in for a long and hard fight. Then understanding washed over his features and he nodded. “As long as you promise this doesn’t mean you’ve given up.”

“Not even close – and giving in doesn’t even sound like me.”

He snorted. “That’s for sure.”

I rolled my eyes. “Okay, I think we can do this, but if not…I have a forgetting tonic to erase my memories. That way, in the very least, the vermin can’t use my knowledge against everyone I love.”

Khan jerked. “Where in the hell did you…?” Then he groaned. “Claudine.”

I couldn’t help but smile. “She always has been good at knowing what I need.”

His face was hard. “Okay, so I’ll make sure to wipe away your memories. I’ll erase everything that makes you, you – everything I’ve grown to know and care about. We done?”

I paused. “Not quite.”

He flinched. “I figured something more was coming when you said, ‘In the least’.”

I almost didn’t have the guts to continue. “Think about it, Khan. You can’t just leave me there, a newbie Suecai with the urge to feed. What if I came across my mom one day? Or your dad?

“You might not be able to do it immediately – there’s no telling how strong I’ll be at first or how protected – but eventually you’ll have to take me out! I shuddered at the thought. “What else can we do?”

The rage flew through his features even more quickly than when I’d told him I couldn’t be his Valentine in the sixth grade.

“Anything, Jazz,” Khan whispered. “We fight. We search. We keep pounding the pavement until we find that bastard. We do anything and everything.”

Words escaped me. A boulder set squarely on my chest and wouldn’t budge. I should’ve known this wouldn’t be easy – hadn’t I spent my entire life traipsing around Chicago with Khan? I shouldn’t have expected anything else.

Khan seemed to take my silence as an opportunity to change my mind. “You could learn control, Jazz, become a full-fledged Dorgai.” There it was, that secret hope I held deep in my heart that I was too scary to speak out loud.

“Khan, that’s impossible. There’s no way I can learn control if I’m forced into feeding too fast. The only way we halfers manage it is by taking an entire year to ease into the process. All of Dad’s advisors are agreed that I’ll become an uncontrollable Suecai.”

“I can’t believe that, Jazz. It can’t happen. Not to you.”

I couldn’t focus. My need to be rational kept battling the little girl within me reaching for a solution, any solution.

I didn’t notice Khan moving until it was too late.

Before I could say something to break the bubble, Khan stood over me, his face inches from mine. His eyes were warm and I could feel the heat of his breath, minty from his recent trip to the bathroom. My heart stopped. And then he was kissing me, slow and deep at first, and then with a heat and passion I’d only guessed he possessed.
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Happy reading and writing!!!


  1. Wow that was one great excerpt I found myself wanting more! Going to add this to my TBR list! The answer to your question is for Khan to take her out (kill her)
    Thanks and have a great day!

  2. Hiya

    I also want to add this book to my must read pile. Great excerpt. The answer to your question, is for Khan to kill her.... etc take her out.

  3. Wow,
    That excerpt left me wanting more. So intense and so well written. Congrats on the book and Happy Birthday to Evernight. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the hop.
    The answer to your question is: Jazz asks Khan to "take her out" or kill her should she turn!

  4. Great excerpt...peaks my interest! Jazz asks Khan to "take her out" if she ends up turning Suecai!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  5. The answer is Jazz asks Khan to "take her out" or kill her should she turn.

  6. The answer is to kill her :) Thanks and following by email

  7. take her out or kill her
    Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. A very great excerpt. Exciting. Answer: Jazz asks Khan to "take her out."

  9. She wants him to take her out (kill her).

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  10. Great excerpt! "take her out"

  11. She asks him to take her out. cjlps23 at gmail dot com

  12. "take me out!"
    This sounds like a great sci-fi

  13. Take her out.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  14. This sounds like a very intriguing read. Definitely left wanting more!

    1. Forgot my email address:

    2. Guess I should answer the question too! The answer is "to take her out" and Congrats!

  15. She wants him to take her out--Kill her, so she does not feed on those she knows and loves. Thank you for being a part of the birthday hop! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

  16. She wants him to take her out (kill her.)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  17. I love any type of paranormal story! This sounds very interesting with a lot of suspense. The answer is she wants him to take her out (kill her) thanks for sharing.

  18. She wants Khan to take her out if she's turned because she doesn't want to hurt her family or him. Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway and for participating in the hop!


  19. Happy Birthday Evernight Teen :)
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