Sunday, April 08, 2012

PAF: Interview with Stacia Kane + giveaway!

Paranormal April Fools

Today, our Christine is interviewing the talented Stacia Kane! Stacia's visiting the blog to talk about her new release, SACRIFICIAL MAGIC, the fourth book in her Downside series.

Stay tuned to learn more about this fantastic series and enter to win your very own copy of SACRIFICIAL MAGIC from Random House!

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Welcome back to Tynga's Reviews, Stacia! For all those those who haven't read your latest release Sacrificial Magic yet, can you describe in three words what they can expect?

Mystery, darkness, complications.

Who is the most important person in Chess's life?

Oh, Terrible, absolutely. No one matters more than he does.Oh, Terrible, absolutely. No one matters more than he does.

So far, Chess has been able to manage her addiction and her job quite well. Will that last?

Now, that's a big spoiler. :-) She's certainly going to try, unless she just gives up and stops trying. Heh.

Are you afraid that reading your books might play down drug addiction and drug dealing in the eyes of the readers?

Not really, no. I don't think anything I put in a book is going to change anything in the real world. And if it does? Well, it's nice to think maybe someone out there is realizing that there are actually millions of functional addicts in the world, people just like the rest of us, and addicts are still human beings.

If you could live in the world you created, where would you want to live or work? Downside or Church grounds?

Definitely Downside. It'd be scary but much more fun.

The last question is pretty simple (for me): if you could choose, who would you rather date, Lex or Terrible?

It is simple. Terrible for me, too. :-)

Thanks very much for visiting us, Stacia! It's been a pleasure.

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Here's the scoop on SACRIFICIAL MAGIC:

Stacia Kane Sacrificial MagicREADING, WRITING, AND RAISING THE DEAD

When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.

Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.

As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.

Christine's review

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Click on the cover to find out more about the first three books in the series:

STacia Kane Unholy Ghosts Stacia Kane Unholy MagicStacia Kane City of Ghosts

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Stacia KaneStacia Kane is the author of the gritty dystopian urban fantasy “Downside” series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass ’69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.

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Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

38 People left their mark' :

  1. I LOVE this series. Terrible is the best. I SO want to read this asap. Count me in:)

    Thanks!

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  2. I would not want to upset a zombie. They're really hard to kill. lol
    Lauren

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  3. Anything with claws, teeth and a nasty disposition should not be upset. I think that's rather a lot of them. :D Then again, I don't like to upset human people either. . .

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  4. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I just discovered this series and I'm getting ready to dive in :)

    I'd have to agree w/ Niko... I don't want to disturb anything that has claws, teeth, fangs, magic or is much stronger than me. So I guess that would include... all of them. I'm kinda a wimp so I'm a keep my head down, don't draw attention, in fact.. just stay inside kinda girl :)

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  5. I would not want a ghost on my back, you can't get rid of them. Thank you for the giveaway, I need to catch up on this series.

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  6. Ooh yeah, would so not want a ghost to be mad at me! They could make life h-e-double hockey sticks! Imagine never getting a wink of sleep at night! Plus if they are as vicious as Stacia's ghosts, not getting any sleep would be the least of my problems!

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  7. This series is just full of the awesome. I love Terrible and his Chessiebomb! I think I'd want to avoid a zombie, too. The squick factor is just too high for me!

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  8. I wouldn't want to upset a demon.

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  9. I've read Stacia's first series and loved it, but have not read this one yet. I've heard that it's really good. In answer to the question, I wouldn't want to upset a Dragon Shifter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. I would not want to upset a Demon, they're pretty darned powerful and scary.

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  11. I would stay away from demons for sure.

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  12. I wouldn't want to upset a demon-there always seem to be so many loop holes in dealing with them that they'd probably bring a world of hurt to you if you messed with them!

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  13. I wouldn't want to upset any of them.But mostly I'd say a demon.

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  14. I pretty much think I'd be damn pleasant to any supernatural being, but demons especially freak me out, so I'd say I would tread lightly with them:)

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  15. I probably wouldn't want to upset a demon.

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  16. I wouldn't want to upset a werewolf.

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  17. Thanks for the interview ladies, I enjoyed reading it. And I want to know who Terrible is!

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  18. I wouldn't want to piss off a witch! can you imagine all the things at her disposal? She can cast a finding spell to locate you and do things from a distance. be nice to witches! :) thanks for the fun give away

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  19. I wouldn't want to upset any of them since most could mop the floor with me or make life really unpleasant.

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  20. I wouldn't want to upset any of them! They all have unique abilities that would allow them to easily take me out of the equation, lol.

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  21. Thanks for the interview, looking forward to reading this! I would not want to upset any of them, I know what's good for my health!

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  22. I would not want to upset a dragon

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  23. I don't think I'd want to upset any of them. I'm not a fan of pain or living in fear...but I definitely wouldn't want to piss off a demon.

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  24. The Abominable Snowman, I don't like the cold!!!! BRRRRRRR

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  25. I don't think I want to upset a Demon. Come to think of it, I don't think I want to upset any of them.

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  26. Since I have no powers- none of them!

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  27. I think the one I would most like to avoid ticking off would a witch .

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  28. a demon, a djinn, or a powerful witch.

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  29. A demon. Masters of pain and torture. No thanks.

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  30. I would say a werewolf or a demon. Yeah, that would be some scary stuff.

    - Beckie

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  31. I wouldn't want to upset any zombies. Then again, can they even be upset? I guess they are going to come after you regardless of whether you annoy them. They want your brainzzz no matter what.

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  32. Hi!
    Thanks for this giveaway!
    I wouldn't want to upset a demon, because they are unpredictable, they got unknown powers and we can't be sure about they flaws so T think it's the one supernatural creature that I don't want to upset!

    Proserpine

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  33. I would have to say vampire or a shifter. I wouldn't want to upset them, way to fast. Well, I pretty sure I wouldn't want to upset any person/being that has super powers/abilities. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. really any kind of demon. anything that could come after me with teeth or claws i would hope to keep happy!

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  35. I think I wouldn't want to upset a werewolf. Those teeth and claws could me very scary.

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