Today we are hosting a blog tour stop for the Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford where she talks about the classic “bad boy.” Who doesn’t love a bad boy?! There is also an excerpt and giveaway for a chance to win a fantastic swag package!
Entangled by Nikki Jefford
Two months after dying Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body. As a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her back to life? Now Gray’s stuck sharing her sister’s body every 24 hours.
The race is on for Gray to find a way back inside her own body before Charlene purges her from existence.
Move Over Mr. Moody Broody
I don’t go for moody, brooding vampires in paranormals or soft-spoken gentlemen in historicals.
Give me a wise-cracking, quick-witted scoundrel any day so long as he’s dependable.
That said, bad boys have to be done right; if he’s a complete jerk the deals off!
Warlock Raj McKenna is by far my favorite character creation: misunderstood, tormented by the past, sarcastic, sensitive (but won’t show it), big hearted, and loyal. But the poor guy keeps getting blown off by his love interest, Graylee Perez.
After Gray is brought back from the dead, she must pretend to be her twin sister Charlene because her classmates don’t know she’s a witch or that she’s stuck inside her twin’s body. Raj, Mr. Faithful, is helping her find a way back inside her own body.
Being Charlene means hanging out with her friends and worse: Charlene’s jock of a boyfriend, Blake Foster.
In the following excerpt, Raj catches Gray joking around in the hallway with one of Charlene’s snotty friends.
“Making new friends?” Raj asked when Gray crossed the hall to his side.
Gray really did grimace this time. “Hardly. Maintaining Charlene’s façade is all.”
“Looked like you were having a good time playing the role.”
“Don’t be a jackass. I’m just good at hiding my inner cringe. Anyway, I bet you’d think a lot better of Brittany if you knew she declared you ‘doable.’”
Raj laughed. “In her dreams.”
“Look at you all puffed up. Imagine what it’d do for your ego if I told you that even my own dear friend Thea said as much to me before I kicked the bucket.”
Raj craned his head toward Gray. “Thea Johnston thinks I’m doable?”
“You know her or something?”
“We have some classes together. She’s always seemed really cool.”
“Then why don’t you ask her out or something?” Gray snapped. Her frown stretched to her chin. Why shouldn’t Raj think Thea was cool? She was really cool.
“Whoa, who said anything about asking anyone out?” Raj lifted his hands. So far his lighter hadn’t appeared in either hand. Gray kept expecting him to retrieve the blasted thing and start snapping it open and closed. Heck, she felt like flicking the dang Zippo a few times herself. “I’m still processing this information.”
“That’s right, gloat all you want—two girls at McKinley vote Raj McKenna decidedly doable.”
“And you don’t?”
Gray pressed her lips together.
Raj chuckled the longer she refused to speak. Gray picked up the pace. “Speaking of doable, I have to go get my morning embrace with Blake over with.”
Raj caught Gray’s arm. She was about to demand he let her go, but the words died on her tongue when their eyes met.
“I don’t like him touching you.”
“It’s not me he’s touching.”
Raj stared deep into Gray’s eyes. “It is you.”
She swallowed. “Don’t worry. I can look out for myself.” Gray pulled free from his grasp.
“I don’t like it,” he repeated as she hurried down the hall.
Find out what happens next by downloading your FREE copy of Entangled during one of three Amazon promo days this Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday (May 23, 24, & 27).
Thank you to Kat and Stephanie for having me at Cuddlebuggery!
Thank you for stopping by, Nikki!
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://cuddlebuggery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120520-114942.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Alaska Anchorage and married the love of her life, Sébastien, after a whirlwind romance in France. Their lives now revolve around a Westie named Cosmo.
Visit her: Website | Twitter | GoodReads[/author_info] [/author]
Entangled‘s book trailer:
Book two, Duplicity, releases this week. And don’t miss the Cover Reveal of book three, Enchantment, at designer Najla Qamber’s review site: Unputdownable Books on June 7th.
Duplicity’s book trailer:
Enter to win the SPELLBOUND SWAG PACK!
- Evil Eye Amulet and Bracelet: In Duplicity, Gray wears an evil eye pendant, also known as a nazar, to protect herself from a spell that’s causing havoc over the witches and warlocks in her coven. The evil eye (a Turkish amulet) is used for both luck and protection against envy.
- Two Headed Quarter: Two Grays are better than none and two heads are better than one, especially when flipping over who gets to choose which movie to watch with a trick coin. Adrian returns in Duplicity and opens a magic shop.
- Entangled bookmark
To enter, please fill out Nikki’s form below. The giveaway ends June 8th.
We ask that all entrants be at least 13 years or older to enter.
- The giveaway is open to everyone, US and international!
I’m so excited! I loved Entangled and had no idea the next book was coming out this week! Thanks!
Katie @ Blook Girl
Kat & Steph, y’all ROCK MY FACE for hosting Nikki on your blog <3 This gal is amazing and I really loved Entangled 🙂 I also have a soft spot for Raj McKenna myself and had fun re-reading this excerpt. Just got Duplicity and am starting it today!
Jenni @ Alluring Reads
Great article! I absolutely loved Entangled and I’m cuurently about halfway through Duplicity and it’s AWESOME too.
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I thought that Raj came across as sensitive too! Good call
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Though, I bet the series is great, the trailers stink.
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