Saturday, October 22, 2011

Smokeless Fire Blog Tour


Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Smokeless Fire Blog Tour! I absolutely loved this book! And I hope you all will too! Plus on my stop, you get to get inside the head of one of the hotties... Charlie! :)

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- The Book -



Synopsis:
For the last two years Ari’s life has been anything but normal and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again.

Ari’s real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human.

They are myth.

They are Smokeless Fire.

They are Jinn.


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- Charlie's Interview -

It’s apparent that Ari considers you her best friend. Do you feel the same way about her?

C: We were best friends but we really haven’t hung out in the same circles lately.

Is that because of what happened to your brother?

C: I don’t talk about Mike.

What about Ari? How do you feel knowing she’s part of the Jinn world?

C: I was shocked, you know. I didn’t want to believe it but I couldn’t ignore my own eyes. It’s all real.

Does it change your relationship with Ari?

C: Nah, not at all. In fact I think it’s kind of cool. I don’t know. On the one hand I feel better knowing there are some things completely out of my control, and on the other hand it scares the crap out of me knowing the kinds of things that are in Jinn control.

Speaking of being wary of the Jinn… you seem wary of Jai. Is there any particular reason, or is it just because he’s Jinn?

C: What can I say? The guy just rubs me the wrong way. He’s a superior pain in the ass who thinks he knows what’s best for Ari.

You’ve known Ari since you were in diapers. What’s the best memory you have of her?

C: There’s not just one. Most of my best memories from being a kid feature Ari in them somewhere.

If there was one thing in the world you wish you could change about your life what would it be?

C: What happened to Mikey. If I could I’d make a wish to change that in a heartbeat, damn the consequences.

Finally, if you were stranded on a desert island what one person, one book and one refreshment would you take with you?

C: If I’m stranded I can’t exactly pick and choose who and what I’m stranded with. If I get to choose who and what I’m stranded with, shouldn’t I get to choose if I want to be stranded at all?


Shortie Says: Aw, don't you just love Charlie?! I know I do! :)


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- My Review -

Let me start of by saying, I started this book in the afternoon and finished it that same night. I couldn't stop. I could not put it down. It seems like I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. Jinn is a concept I really didn't know much about or have ever read about, so it intrigued me so much to learn something new while reading a story I was incredibly enjoying. Smokeless Fire touches on so many real and raw issues and emotions, shows so many real things, yet there's still the fantasy side to it.

Ari is the all-around protagonist I couldn't help but love reading about. When she felt alone, I felt alone. When she laughed, I laughed. When her heart was sinking into her stomach, mine did as well. When she triumphed, so did I. I just felt so connected to Ari and related to her so much. What she deals with, with Charlie I felt like it slammed right into my gut. I've been there. I'm sometimes still there. I loved watching her come into her heritage, and enjoying the ride. And, I loved her interactions with Charlie and Jai... hoping for even more of those in the future ;).

To read my complete review... CLICK HERE.
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- The Giveaway -

Because Samantha is so awesome, she is giving away TWO eBooks of Smokeless Fire! And believe me, you will LOVE this book! :)

- There will be TWO winners.
- The giveaway will last until the blog tour is over, which is  October 28th. And the winners will be chosen on October 29th.
- International
- Winners will be chosen randomly

This Contest Is Closed.
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Make sure you continue to follow the  whole tour! You can find a list of the whole tour HERE. But, the next stop is Monday the 24th over @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

11 comments:

  1. Gah! Love the cover and the synopsis is promising. Great interview and review and thanks for the gaveaway,

    - Megan

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  2. Love the cover,Great interview and review and thanks for the gaveaway,

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  3. I love Samantha's books - and this one sounds as unique as her many others! Yay for Sam!

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  4. I can't wait to read this one! I just read your review of it and it sounds like such an amazing read! And yes, I do love Charlie. :)

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, Jena!

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  5. Oh wow I love this cover!! I've never heard of this book before either.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. I thought I'd love Charlie forever, but my loyalty is now with Jai, but this is a GREAT interview.

    This only makes me want to know more about him, though! Grrr, we're months away from reading the next book aren't we?

    And I love how the background of your blog matches so perfectly with the Smokeless Fire cover, which is gorgeous!

    Am going to check out your review now!

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  7. I'm so intrigued by this! Sounds great!

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  8. thanks for hosting this giveaway. i want to win lol joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds really promising. :)

    - Sam Bella

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  10. I really really liked this!! Thanks and it's so great!!!

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  11. i really like the cover and it's a great giveaway!

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