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Saturday, April 21, 2012

City of Lost Souls Celebration: Post #1

Welcome to the 1st post in the MM's COLS Celebration!! Now through May 7th I'll be posting some exclusive COLS content from Cassie. These posts will be spread out over the next two weeks and will include character posts, deleted scenes, the playlist and more. 


This time, when Clary rang the bell, instead of finding themselves in the dark corridor before the Queen’s chamber, she and Simon landed in a dank, mildew-smelling cave, the walls trickling with cold water, the ground muddy and brown beneath their feet. Several passages led off what seemed to be the main chamber. As she turned, Clary’s boots slipped on the wet stone, and she caught Simon’s arm to steady herself. 

He was glancing up, looking around at the walls of the cave, his dark eyes curious. He put a hand to the stone and took it away, showing her the way his palm was shining. “Look,” he said. “Phosphorescent moss.”`

“Faeries used to use it to make torches,” Clary said, remembering her Codex. “That, and trapped will-o-the-wisps in glass.”

“Come on.” Simon tugged her gently forward toward one of the darkened passages that tunneled into the wall.

“Do you know where you’re going?” 

“When in doubt, head upward,” he said. “I learned that in Boy Scouts. Besides, I can see perfectly well in the dark.”

“So can I, if I make a night vision rune — oh!” Clary gasped, and they both came to a halt as Meliorn appeared before them, his white armor shining like witchlight in the dimness. There was an unpleasant expression in his pale eyes. 

“So you have returned to our lands, human and liar,” he said to Clary. “You are either very brave or very stupid to desire to come before the Queen after the trick you attempted to play on her.”

“I wouldn’t say it was an attempt,” said Clary. “Last time I looked, it worked.”

“Yeah,” said Simon. Clary glanced sideways at him, and he shrugged. “Just backing you up.”

“What prevents me killing you here and taking the prize from you?” Meliorn inquired, emotionlessly. 

“Two things,” Clary said, ticking them off on her fingers. “One, I don’t have it on me. He does.” She indicated Simon. “Good luck trying to kill him. Two, if you do, the Queen will never find out what I wanted, and you know she’s curious. If she wasn’t, she would have taken the whistle away from me, not let me keep it.”

Meliorn sighed. “You are the worst kind of stupid. The kind that thinks it is clever. Very well, little human Nephilim. Follow me. Perhaps, if you are lucky, the Queen will let you live.” He turned and stalked off down the passage.

“Remember when we thought faeries were little creatures who lived in toadstools and wore buttercup hats?” Clary looked over at Simon as they both began to follow the faerie knight. “Wasn’t that awesome?”

Simon grinned, a flash in the darkness, and squeezed her hand. 


You can pre-order your special edition of COLS, and find out all the info to Cassie's COLS Launch Party here. Watch the COLS trailer!

Until I Die Blog Tour

I'm thrilled to be hosting Amy Plum's Until I Die Blog Tour, which kicks off TODAY! Now through May 12th you'll be able to visit a variety of blogs, read spoiler free reviews, excepts, interviews with both Amy and her characters, and guest posts, as well as take part in an Until I Die scavenger hunt. 

Each blog will be posting one letter (taken out of order) that is a scavenger related to Until I Die. For those that take part in this, and email Amy by the end of May, as this gives fans enough time to read Until I Die to help you put the puzzle together will be able to enter into a grand prize. Details are up on Amy's site

Along with the GrandPrize being giving away on Amy's blog on May 12th, each blog will be giving away a prize pack. Be sure to visit the following blogs:

The Giveaways:

One of the following prize packs will be giving away on each of the blogs above.

 * signed US pb copy of Die For Me

* signed bookplates with an Eiffel Tower keychain

* signed bookmarks with an Eiffel Tower keychain

* Grand prize giveaway: This lovely bag (be sure to visit Amy's site for more details)

About the book:

Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: May 8th, 2012
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Series: Revenants #2

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series -quoted from Goodreads

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Thank you Amber from Page Turners Blog for making both the tour's banner and the button (featured in my right hand side bar).