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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Masquerade Tour Stop

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I am honored to have Cambria Hebert, author of Masquerade, drop by Xpresso Reads today for a very interesting guest post: She’s going to announce her dream cast for the characters in Masquerade as well as a fantastic giveaway that you do NOT want to miss!

Before we begin, let’s see what Masquerade is all about:

Cambria Hebert
Release date: December 16th, 2011
by Otherworld Publications

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Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching.

Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes me realize that I don’t know anything. He makes me see that my scars don’t matter. That they never mattered. I can’t help but fall for him, completely unknowing that he knows exactly how I got this way. Not knowing he was involved.

Heven has no idea how closely death stalks her. She has no idea what I have done to keep her alive. I fear the day she learns my secrets, finds out what I really am. But even then I cannot stop, I vow to make things right. Finally her hunter will be hunted, Heaven and Hell, faith and sin will battle, and we will be victorious. But first, Heven must learn to be what she never imagined. I know her strength is there – I feel it. If we are to overcome all odds, she must push past her flaws – her frailties – to become much more.

You can get Before, the prequel to Masquerade, for FREE until January 31st!

Without further ado, I’m giving the floor to Cambria.

Hey Peeps!
I am so glad to be here today at this most awesome blog! So Giselle has asked me to do a unique sort of post… If Masquerade was ever made into a movie (that would be cool, lol) who would I want to play the cast??

Let me tell you this is not an easy decision! In fact, I have been having trouble coming up with people! LOL. But as they say in Hollywood: The show must go on! (they do say that don’t they?) And so I will give you my ideas for the cast of characters…

I have thought of quite a few actresses for this role – and really no one sticks out over the other. I really think that whoever would play Heven will really have to nail her personality and her gestures (the way she hides and tries to be invisible). But… here are two actresses that I think have the right look for Hev :


Candice Accola
as Heven

This is Candice Accola she currently plays Caroline on The Vampire Diaries. I think she has the perfect innocent yet “sexy without really trying” look. She has a great look and I really like watching her on VD.


Another girl I thought about to play Heven is:

Amanda Seyfreid
as Heven

 You have seen her in a ton of movies like Red Riding Hood.
Both girls are beautiful and I think they could play the part well.

Now how about Sam?? The resident hottie! I only have one guy in mind for him – though there are a ton of hotties out there but this is who I think would be good:

Cam Gigandent
as Sam


Do I really need to say anything else about this… fine piece – I mean this very nice looking gentleman??

The girl I think would make a good Kimber:

Emma Roberts as Kimber, Heven’s best friend

 Emma Roberts. Recenlty seen in Scream 4.
I think she has a good look and carries off red hair well.

How about Cole?
He’s been really tough for me to decide and I almost didn’t put anyone because the guy I do like is also on the Vampire Diaries – yeah – I already picked someone off that show as part of the cast (obsess much? Lol) but hey its my book and my pretend movie so there! LOL. Here’s who I think makes a great Cole:

Michael Trevino
as Cole

 Its Tyler from VD. AKA Michael Trevino (that’s his real name)


Another possible guy I thought of? That dude from teen wolf. He’s HOTT! AKA: Tyler Hoechlin.

Tyler Hoechlin
as Cole

So there you have it. My picks for who would make a great cast for Masquerade if it ever became a movie.  But you know, there are probably some great unknown actors out there who would make a great character as well…. I’m really open to anyone as long as they look the part.

So who do YOU think would make a great Heven, Sam, Kimber or Cole? Agree with my choices or not so much? Tell us what YOU think!!

Thanks so much Giselle for having me by Xpresso Reads today!

I don’t know about you, but I think that cast is awesome! I love every one of them and they’re just as I pictured them – especially Kimber she has that sassy look that Emma Roberts can nail!
Thanks so much for dropping by Cambria I had a BLAST getting to know you and I can’t wait to see the rest of the tour!

 Cambria’s Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

Cambria Hebert is an author who wrote her first book at the age of fifteen. It was terrible. But the passion for writing never went away so years later when she opened her laptop and started typing she worked until she wrote a book -Masquerade- that she hopes everyone will be as excited about as she is. Cambria is obsessed with werewolves and is terrified of chickens (they are creepy!) She is an animal lover that would choose coffee over food and her favorite TV show is the Vampire Diaries (Hell-O Damon!) When she isn’t writing you can find her stalking the young adult aisles at Barnes and Noble.

Next stop on the Heven and Hell tour: 

Someone is going to be extremely happy at the end of this giveaway! Cambria is very generously offering up a massive prize pack to ONE winner. Here’s what’s up for grabs:
  • One signed paperback of Masquerade
  • A gold Christmas stocking that includes:
  • A Masquerade keychain
  • A journal with the Masquerade cover
  • A signed Masquerade bookmark
  • A poster of the cover of Masquerade
  • A Masquerade sticker

Giveaway details:
Open to US residents only
Open for the duration of the tour – Ends on December 31st
Use the Form below to enter

WINNER IS: Melanie @bookobsessed84

Interview & Giveaway T.P. Boje

Posted by on 12/10/2011 • 13 Comments

TP, author of the Afterlife series, is dropping by Xpresso Reads today for an interview. She has also generously offered up a few copies of Beyond, the first in the series, to some of my lucky readers.



BeyondTP BojeReleased September 9th, 2011

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Have you ever wondered where you go when you die?

Meghan is 16 when it happens to her. She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle. She meets Mick who helps her through a difficult time in a different world filled with heavenly magic. One day she finds a mirror in the cellar of the school and goes through it. She…

Giveaway: The Magi by Kevin M. Turner

Posted by on 12/05/2011 • 7 Comments

The Magi Kevin M. Turner


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Thirteen-year-old Elijah Hawk has never heard of the Magi. He doesn’t know about the secret power they have. He has never been to Savenridge, the Magi city hidden deep inside the northern forests. Most of all, Elijah is unaware of the dangers hunting him, in search for something he has. After one terrifying night, however, all of that changes!

On a quest to solve the murder of his parents, Elijah stumbles upon the land of the Magi. Learning their secrets and training with their power is the least of his problems. In order to find out why his parents were killed, Elijah learns that he must…

Giveaway: Awakening by Karice Bolton

Posted by on 11/21/2011 • 15 Comments

AwakeningKarice BoltonReleased September 27th, 2011

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Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream. 

On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub… The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him. Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins…

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Posted by on 11/17/2011 • 385 Comments

Xpresso Reads is happy to be a part of the Gratitude Giveaway hop. The hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All Consuming Books and with over 300 participants, there are a lot of goodies to be won! To thank you all for being so wonderful, a winner will get to pick one of these great November releases.


Giveaway details:Open Internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)All you have to do is be a GFC followerLeave a comment with your GFC follower name and email address to enter.  Giveaway ends November 27th, 2011 at 11:59pm AST.

Winner will be picked by random number generator.Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new…

Pyxis Tour Stop: Interview & Giveaway

Posted by on 11/14/2011 • 14 Comments

Xpresso Reads is thrilled to be part of the Pyxis blog tour and happily welcomes KC Neal today for an interview. She is also offering an ecopy of Pyxis for a giveaway. You don’t want to miss this debut novel, and for those who have read it, read carefully because she gives us some hot teasers about book two!


Pyxis (Pyxis, #1)KC NealReleased November 4th, 2011(Paperback released on Dec. 2nd)by StoneHouse Ink

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Two worlds… one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.

The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason…

Review & Giveaway: Become by Ali Cross

Posted by on 11/07/2011 • 27 Comments

BecomeAli CrossRelease date: November 11th, 2011

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Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

*A copy was provided by Ali Cross for review purposes*

 Become is not your average YA paranormal. We’re thrown into an intense novel about the battle between angels…

Interview & Giveaway with Belle Whittington

Posted by on 10/24/2011 • 43 Comments

Belle Whittington, author of Cicada, is stopping by Xpresso Reads today to answer a few questions about her debut novel, the first in a planned trilogy. She has also generously offered an ecopy of her book for giveaway.

Before we get started on the interview, let’s take a look at Cicada: Cicada Belle Whittington Released July 14th, 2011Add to your Goodreads to-read shelf

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For 17-year-old Blair Reynolds and her friends, being the bearer of secrets is getting really old. But it’s something she learns to deal with, because there’s no other option. If the people in her small town ever found out what she and her friends discovered in the woods and hid in the storage room, the whole town…