Monday, January 16, 2012

Crossroads Blog Tour: Guest Post and Amazing Giveaway: E-book & Kindle Fire!

The amazing J.J. Bonds and Parajunkee asked me to be included in the Crossroads Blog Tour and I'm very excited to bring you a guest post as a part of my stop. You can also enter to win an e-book by commenting and every comment automatically gets entered for the BIG prize at the end of the tour: a Kindle Fire!

For my stop I have a character profile of Nikolai Petrov... Ooooh, smoldering!

Hey there, beautiful. Haven’t seen you around here before. New at Crossroads? I figured as much. There’s no way I’d forget a face like yours.  What? Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t get it done, huh? Guess I’ll have to try a little harder to impress you with my boyish charm and stunning good looks. Alright, how about this? I’m a Sagittarius, I like long walks on the beach, and I enjoy romantic candlelight feedings.Wait! Don’t go. I’m just teasing. I can see that approach isn’t going to work though. You’re not like the other girls here. Most of them are rather superficial… and mind-numbingly boring.  What? Is there a nice way of saying they’re vapid, shallow, social mongers? No? Well, the truth hurts, doesn’t it? Besides, you can’t blame the kids. Byproducts of their elitist parents if they’re anything like mine. We may have some of the oldest and purest bloodlines in the world at Crossroads, but it doesn’t come without a price.You on the other hand, well, I’d be willing to bet you’re different. Don’t look so skeptical. I have a feeling about you and my instincts are quite good. I don’t want to brag, but I’m hardly ever wrong.Nikolai Petrov, by the way. And you are? Come on. Don’t be shy. I won’t bite. Not today, anyway.  We’re just getting to know one another after all. The real me? I’m only at Crossroads because it’s the furthest I can get from my parents and their conniving political aspirations. If I never saw them again, it might be too soon. I have a sister I love more than life itself and I’d do anything for her. My real passion is martial arts and I can’t wait to see the look on my parents faces when they find out I want to serve the Elder’s Council, not become a member. No way in hell am I going to spend my life being a political pawn. My future lies with the Linkuri brotherhood. I was born to hunt, to punish, to deal in justice. And if I get paid to kick a little ass in the process? I’ll consider it a bonus. After all, I’ve got a wicked spinning back kick. Relax. I may like to throw down, but I prefer to limit my training to the gym. I’m actually a teaching assistant in a couple of the MMA and self-defense classes. Surprised? I’m actually a pretty decent guy.Look, I get it. You probably think my friends are a bunch of tools and I don’t blame you. But if you knew them like I do, you might actually like them. They’re not so bad. And they’re loyal which is a trait I value above all else.Come on. That’s got to be enough to get us on a first name basis? Might as well tell me. It’s a small school and I’ll figure it out eventually. Besides, I’m not one to give up easily.

J.J. Bonds is an independent author who writes young adult and speculative fiction. Her debut novel, Crossroads, was released in fall of 2011. It is the first in the Crossroads Academy series. J.J. lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where her love of all things paranormal keeps life interesting. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious dogs and is expecting a new addition to the family in March. 

1. 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


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  1. Nikolai Petrov does sound intriguing. I wonder if he'll have a Russian accent. I find accents really cool in stories. Knowing martial arts can be a useful thing in his world.


  2. Ooh he sounds sexy! I've been seeing this book around I'm def. getting curious! Great post!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Nikolai is quite the charmer! I can't wait to get my hands on on this book and this sounds like a book that I could start and finish in a matter of hours (of course I may end up starving myself and foregoing bathroom breaks and sleep in the process) lol!

  4. Loved the character profile. Nikolai is charming and very sexy! Thanks for the post.

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  5. LoL!! The character profile is an amazing look into the Nikolai. I really can't wait to get my hands on this book. Thank you for the giveaway chance!
    DeAnna Schultz

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  7. I have started following this tour and think Crossroads sounds like a really good read. I love character interviews / posts; they get you in the mood for the book and they are no longer strangers when you begin the book. Thank you for participating in the fun giveaway opportunity :)


  8. Well, dang it....he's definitely too young for me. But he'll do very nicely for my daughter. ;) Great profile of Nikolai. Each little tid bit at every blog just intrigues me more and more.

    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

  9. I enjoyed meeting Mikolai. It will be interesting to read and see if he's obnoxious or not.

  10. Hello Nikolai! I don't mind being on a first name basis with you at all. *bats eyelashes* So, that was pretty much my attempt at flirting. I suck at it. The eyelash thing hardly ever works! Can't wait to read more about you, I have you waiting on my shelf:)

  11. HMMM, I think Nikolai Petrov sounds a bit cocky and obnoxious. Katia would be wise to stay away from him!


  12. I suppose there is something to be said about a young man who is not willing to give up easily LOL Thank you for the fun character sharing. Good luck with the rest of the tour and release! I would love to read The Crossroads.

  13. OOh, I'm loving Nikolai already :)

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

  14. Looking forward to reading this book!

  15. Nikolai sounds fun. I love his style
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  16. I definitely like this Nikolai! Can't wait to discover more about him.

    anya dot sandoval at yahoo dot com

  17. Thanks for the awesome give away!

  18. Great post and giveaway! New follower :)

    Books Ahoy

  19. This is a great post, Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. thanks for the giveaway!
    yes smoldering ha ha/whos the model


  21. Nikolai sounds awesome! I cant wait to read more! Thank you!

  22. This is going to my to-read list! :)
    &thanks for the giveaway! :)


  23. Oh wow! The cover is just so pretty!

    BTW, I am your 600th GFC follower! Congrats =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile