Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway--Seventh Grave and No Body
We are so stoked to be a stop on Darynda Jones's blog tour in celebration of the release of Seventh Grave and No Body, which hits shelves and e-readers tomorrow! Natalie has already devoured it, and loved it. Check out her review below, as well as an excerpt from the book. Then enter Darynda's giveaway, vote for the Saucy Wenches for the Blog Of The Day, and gear up for tomorrow's release.
Seventh Grave and No Body:Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
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Meet Darynda Jones:NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.
Follow us through the jump for an excerpt from Seventh Grave, Natalie's Review, and your chance to win great prizes!
Excerpt:Still covered in duct tape, he turned on his side to face me, his flesh straining against the binds.
“You would tell me if something were wrong, right?”
“What do you mean? Of course, I would.”
“So, if you knew something could happen to you, you’d let me know.”
Where was he going with this? “Yes. Nothing is going to happen to me. Well, unless the Twelve get ahold of me. Other than that, I should be fine.”
He nodded in thought. “Reyes, what is it?”
“I think you keep secrets from me.”
“You keep secrets from me,” I said, teasing. “Seems only fair.”
He leaned forward and nibbled on my ear. “We can decide who gets to keep secrets and who doesn’t later. Until then, want to do it?”
“Reyes!” I said, appalled. “You just had your arm nearly ripped off at the shoulder.” That and the fact that a grown man asking me if I wanted to “do it” was hilarious.
“We can still do it.”
I giggled. “No, we can’t.”
“I’m very creative with my mouth.”
“I am well aware of that.”
“You should sit on my face.”
A bubble of laughter escaped again. “I am not sitting on your face. Oh, my god.”
“Just sit on my face. I’ll make all your dreams come true.”
“You really need to practice humility,” I said. “Humility is overrated.”
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The reason for my extensive introduction to Seventh Grave and No Body has a lot to do with how thoroughly engrossed I've been in my reading that I totally forgot plot points from Sixth Grave on the Edge. I know that forgetting plot points is a horrible terrible unforgivable sin and I do not deserve to be locked up with Reyes as my jailor…shame on me! I mean I really totally 100% spaced out and forgot the Grand Canyon sized cliffhanger that was at the end of book 6. For those of you who read book six and remember the details you know that it was a cliff that has our favorite Grim Reaper unable to drink the nectar of the Gods…coffee. I’m still trying to figure out how I could totally forget this fact. Even if key points were forgotten a refresher is quickly given and I was brought back up to speed in the first chapter of Seventh Grave and No Body. For the start of the book finds us on an investigation with Charley, Reyes, Agent Carson, and Charley’s ex-BFF and the newly crossed over Jessica. It is in this car that we see Charley’s irritation with Jessica and are reminded that for the sake of her little coffee bean that is growing that she is not drinking her beloved coffee and far more irritable because of it in the most humorous of ways.
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I find as I am writing this review that I am struggling to accurately express my feelings for the book because of my love and devotion to both the characters and the author. I don’t want our Wenchy readers to think that I was disappointed, as that is far from the truth. The book is well worth devouring while at the same time I feel a little bloated as if I gorged on too much of my favorite comfort food. Just like my favorite comfort food, though I've had too much for the moment, I will be back for more. I look forward to book eight and will always keep coming back to get my Charley fix.
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