Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Replacement Tour!

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Hello Everyone! I am very lucky to be part of Brenna’s Tour for Replacement and today you’ll be able to read a DELETED SCENE from The Replacement! How cool is that? And, like it wasn’t already great, there will also be a giveaway =) But first let’s learn a bit more about the book!

 

 

 

 

replacement_us Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement—left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl named Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Now onto the deleted scene! Please note that this scene is copyrighted to Brenna Yovanoff and can’t be reproduced.

Brenna's note: This originally took place at Starlight, in a section of the book that already spans several chapters. The Starlight really didn't need more clutter, so I wound up cutting it and I'm glad I did. The scene isn't necessary to Tate's character, because she can act out stubbornness and independence in a lot of other ways, and Nick wound up being entirely superfluous. (I thought he might figure in later, but wound up with nowhere to put him.)

The guy was named Nick Sheffler and he was standing by the pinball machines with Tate.  They were so close to each other that the toes of their shoes were almost touching.

    He smiled, leaning in, saying something I couldn't hear.  The stage-lights made him shiny in the face, ugly with shadows.  She was looking up at him with the strangest expression.

   I was about to write it off as two people enjoying some privacy, when she put both hands against his chest and shoved, hard.  She had her chin stuck out like she was ready to take a punch.  “Go away.”

    “Easy, tiger.”  He said it in a loud, friendly voice, coming in close again, putting his hands against the wall on either side of her head.

    “Has being an anabolic moron impaired your hearing?  Go away.”

    His face got red and he wasn't smiling anymore.  “Maybe you should quit talking to me like a bitch, bitch.” 

    He was standing way too close.  He had her trapped in the corner next to the pinball machine.  I came up behind him and grabbed his arm. 

    “Hey.  Hey, Nick.”

    He glanced over his shoulder.  “Yeah, what's the problem?”

    “Maybe you should leave her alone.”

    Tate didn't look relieved or grateful.  She glared at me.  “I don't need your help, Mackie.  It's a noble thought and everything, but I'm perfectly capable of handling this all by myself.”

    “I know,” I said, holding up my hands.  “I know.  But you looked like maybe you weren't in the mood.”

    She crossed her arms and didn't look at me.  “Yeah, well, this isn't your thing, so leave.”

    Nick had taken his hands away from the wall, but he was still standing way too close, and he was much bigger than her.  

    “I'd rather stay.”
    “Fine,” she said.  “Fine, whatever does it for you.”

    Nick smiled in a way that was supposed to show this was all just a whole lot of innocent fun.  “Come on, Doyle.  We're fine.  Tate knows I'm just screwing around.”

    She gave him a long, slow look.  “Oh, is that what you're doing?  And here, I thought you were being a huge pain in the ass.  Look, do me a favor and go screw around someplace else.”

    He was holding out his hands, laughing in that jerky, uncomfortable way that means nothing is funny.  “Come on, Tate.  I'm just messing with you.”

    “Obviously, we are not understanding each other.  Go [something totally impolite].”

    Then, she ducked under his arm and stalked off in the direction of the stage, without looking at him again, and without even glancing at me once.

I hope you enjoyed!

Now you all wanna know what the giveaway is right?

Brenna is offering a themed charm bracelet to one lucky reader!

Open to Canada & US

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment and your email addy (If it’s not in your profile) so I can contact you.

Ends Nov 17th!

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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22 People left their mark' :

  1. I heard about this book from another author and its been on my wish list since! I can't wait till next month (I should be getting it for my birthday its what I told my friend I wanted.LOL)

    Lane

    moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. I read the book - it's pretty good, I enjoyed it a lot. I also reviewed it.


    Even though Nick's scene didn't stay in the book, it's still fun to read now. Thanks!

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  3. Wow Im First. Thanks for the giveaway. I have not read this book yet. But ive heard so many good things about it. I have 6 children and we have our own little library here, Moneys tight but it is one i want to add to the library as soon as we can. We are big on illiteracy here. and the lack of. My dad only had and 8th grade education and couldnt read.I dont want me kids to be that way. I will add your book eventually.
    Thanks
    Lora
    Chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  4. this cover is one of the creepiest out there and I mean that in a good way . Love it. The story sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it!

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  5. I am a follolwer and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds really good. It is on my tbr list. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. Follower! Lucky you to have a deleted scene. I have always wondered if writers keep those - like they movie directors do. Thanks and enter me plz!

    jenbigheart(at) yahoo.com

    Jen @ I Read Banned Books.

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  7. That's pretty cool sharing a deleted scene, I always wonder what the book was originally like when I read a published version.

    This book sounds really cool, I'm a follower so definitely enter me

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Loved the book! Would enjoy the bracelet!

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  9. I've read The Replacement and I can see her reasoning for deleting this. It's still fun to read things like this though.

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  10. The Replacement sounds great. What a nice cover. Thank you for sharing the deleted scene.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

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  11. This sounds like a deeply touching story when he is torn by two worlds.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  12. I have heard so many good things about this book. I want someone to read it and tell me about it because I don't enjoy scary stories.

    joanna_102693(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  13. I won this book in a contest. and though I haven't gotten around to reading it yet my son has and he loved it. Says he's looking forward to more stories from you.

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  14. This is my favorite book of the year, so far. I absolutely loved the dark/macabre feel to it. I wish more authors would go in this direction. Don't get me wrong, I still like fluffy books, but I just was floored by this one. And the cover is phenomenal. Perfect!! I love Brenna's writing style. Thanks for the deleted scene. It's great to see something new :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  15. Tate hasn't lost that special charm of hers, lol.

    I would love to win a bracelet! Thank you for the giveaway.

    piratepenguinreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I'm excited to read this book! It seems really different and creepy and I'm excited to see how it all turns out. Thanks for the sneak peak at your writing style, even if the scene didn't make it to the final product.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Brenna!

    soccer_pam[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  17. Thanks for the deleted scene. :) I really love how this book takes a different view of changelings and the people around them. Also probably one of the best covers I've seen this year.

    geckyboz[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. No need to enter me but enjoyed the deleted scene - just makes me love Mackie more!

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! This book is on my TBR.


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  20. I heard about this book. Whenever I went to the bookstore and saw 'The Replacement' I always wondered if it was good. Maybe I ought to get it now XD (YAY a new book to read :D)

    teito@hotmail.ca

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  21. I'm waiting for this one from the library. I can't wait to read it 'cause it sounds really good. And that book cover is awesome.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  22. I'd loved to win the charm bracelet because I just love charms and the Replacement was one of the best books I have read in a long time. The idea alone is fantasic and I just love all the characters. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    morgynmjoubert(at)hotmail(dot)com

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