Book Tour & Giveaway: Chattin’ it up about the star-crossed love between The Eternity Cure’s Allie & Zeke
Who luuurves Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series?
These gals! And that’s why we are super psyched to be on The Eternity Cure book tour! This tour features 100% blogger-written content, and who doesn’t love chatting about young love? Especially when it’s of the star-crossed-lovers variety and one of them is a vampire. Grab a glass of wine, put on your jammies, and let’s talk girl talk! So what are you having? Here are my vices:
- Wine-o-the-night: Orange Muscat from La Nebbia Winery (yum!)
- Jammies: Comfy cotton blend with sparkly panda print
Don’t be shy! Tell us your girl time vice-o-the-day and what you think of Allie and Zeke’s forbidden romance in the comments! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway – there’s a wicked cool tour-wide prize!
First things first… how much did you ADORE Zeke in The Immortal Rules? If you’re thinking “it’s on my TBR”, then bump that baby right up to the top, because if you’re a fan of vamps and urban fantasy, you’re gonna love this series! Check out our review of The Immortal Rules here to see what All-Star Reviewer Rachel had to say about it!
Right, so Zeke. Disciplined, controlled, authoritative, a natural leader, loyal, and has a killer smile and sense of humor. Then there’s Allie. Turned only to avoid death at the hands of rabids, she’s determined to make the most out of her new life and still hold on to her human morals. Oh yeah, and she’s badass with a katana. A heroine like that needs a solid male counterpart, and Allie and Zeke are just about perfect together!
Except they can’t be together, not really. Allie constantly wars with her inner beast and Zeke has to fight the urge to kill her for what she is. That one giant roadblock is what makes their relationship so addicting and keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. It’s dangerous for them to even consider being together. He hunts vampires and shepherds lost humans to safety. She feeds on humans (granted, not the same type of “good people” he protects, if she can help it) and is ever-trekking through dangerous territory inhabited by vicious packs of rabid, mindless vampires trying to find her sire. They even differ in their life philosophy and moral compass. Zeke was rigidly raised to respect the rules and take no shortcuts and Allie, having barely survived as a human on the fringes of a vampire city all of her life, takes chances when she gets them and has no compunctions about cheating the rules as long as it won’t hurt anyone.
Those differences, though, are also what make them so good for each other. Allie brings out the best in Zeke when she pushes him to wake up and face the real world… a world that doesn’t always play by a set of rules or do what’s expected. She helps him see value in the soul of a person, whether that person is human or vampire. And Zeke, he keeps Allie grounded in all the reasons why structure and camaraderie are a good thing, shows her what she can have if she’s brave enough to tame the beast inside and accept that she can do some great things with all that supernatural speed and strength.
The biggest kicker though, is that Allie will always hunger for his blood and she will never stop killing. That’s just what she is. And Zeke will always be the leader Jebediah Cross raised him to be, stalwart and strong, with the stanch belief that the world is more black and white than it has shades of grey. The biggest danger each of them faces is not from their own personal demons or being predator and prey. The one thing that seems so insurmountable in The Eternity Cure and makes their love feel so much like Romeo & Juliet is that loving means dropping your shields, letting that person in… and opening yourself to the greatest pain, because all it takes is one misstep and someone dies. Allie and Zeke would rather deny their feelings than take even the smallest risk of harming the other.
Aaah! It kills me! What do you guys think? Are they destined to be together or apart?
How do you face the end of eternity?
In Allison Sekemoto’s world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood.
She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie’s birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever-and possibly end human and vampire existence.
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what–and who–is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa’s dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
The Immortal Rules was chosen as one of GraveTells April 2012 Books of the Month!
About the author
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.
Julie is giving away two sets of prizes: one at each tour stop and one tour-wide! Check out the prizes and enter to win below!
One commenter on today’s post will win their choice of The Immortal Rules or The Eternity Cure.
Leave us a comment revealing your girl time vice-o-the-day and what you think of Allie and Zeke’s forbidden romance
then fill out the Rafflecopter below…
The grand prize is a really snazzy Blood of Eden inspired Travel Package including: a beautiful handmade Leather Travel Journal, handmade pencils, a copy of The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure and a vintage Leather messenger bag “Alison Style”. Entries into the daily giveaway will also count toward the grand prize give-away! Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
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