Monday, September 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Invisible by Dawn Metcalf

The inspiration for the character, Ink?

In the beginning, there was a rant. And it was good.

No, really, I was getting a little fed up with all these stories about immortal guys falling for sixteen year old human girls and swooping down to “show her the way to love.” I thought, “Seriously?!” That’s how it started.

The truth is I’ve always had a little crush on the wide-eyed guy who completely and utterly falls for someone like a hammer to the heart and then hasn’t a clue what to do about it. He is vulnerable, open, honest, a little afraid, maybe too truthful and absolutely adorable, alluring as all hell in his innocence. Hence, Ink.

Sometimes, people don’t get this, so I like to fall back on my love for analogies, which is a close second to my love of baking. Combine the two and you get:


Take one part classic Peter Pan.
Add a heavy dose of Johnny Depp as Benny in Benny & Joon and Edward from Edward Scissorhands
Shake vigorously.
Spoon some sappy heart-on-the-sleeve boy vibe from any movie Michael Cera’s ever done.
Fold in gently.
Mix together a youthful Joe Black from Meet Joe Black and a dash of laissez-faire from Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington ala The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Sprinkle to coat.
Whip up something aspiring to the mythic otherworldliness of Neil Gaiman’s Endless in Sandman and a heaping spoon of Roiben from Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tales.
Finally, add a twist of wry, boyish smirk. Reeve Carney’s will do.
Simmer slowly. Serve immediately.
Stand back, ladies, it’s hot!

Series: Twixt #2

Some things lie beneath the surface.
With the power to change everything.
Joy Malone wants it all—power, freedom and the boyfriend who loves her. Yet when an unstoppable assassin is hired to kill her, Joy learns that being the girl with the Sight comes with a price that might be too high to pay. Love will be tested, lives will be threatened, and everyone Joy knows and cares about will be affected by her decision to stand by Ink or to leave the Twixt forever.
Her choice is balanced on a scalpel's edge and the consequences will be more life-altering than anyone can guess.

About Invisible:
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Series: Twixt #1

Some things are permanent. 
And they cannot be changed back. 
Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye.
Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep and a life that will never be the same. 
Now Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his somethingfor the foreseeable future and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes there are no mistakes.
About Indelible:
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About Dawn Metcalf:

The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett Smith, hair by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I’ve been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humor and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.

Win a copy of either INDELIBLE or INVISIBLE, and one lucky grand prize winner will receive a grand prize package including the following HarlequinTEEN titles: INDELIBLE, INVISIBLE, GHOST HOUSE, THE AFTERMATH, and WITCHRISE. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.

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  1. It's definitely an intriguing recipe for characters! thanks for sharing!

  2. YES! Thank you for coming out and saying that bit about immortal guys & guy girls. I 100% agree, plus I love a good rant! Recipes can make for the most interesting of guest posts while providing great insight into the story in few words. It looks like I've found a new author to stalk. :D

  3. Loving the recipe for these books. With one part Edward Scissorhands how could this series fail?

  4. LOVE this post! Her recipe for Ink is swoon-worthy indeed:) I adore those characters that are a little too truthful at times, they just make me smile. Thanks for being a part of the tour Melissa!

  5. I love analogies, too, and the recipe one is fantastic. Works perfectly for the adorableness that is Ink.

  6. Peter Pan + Johnny Depp + Michael Cera equals something I have to get my hands on asap! I'm all about following tried recipes, and this sounds like a winner.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I had so much fun with this post. Now this is a recipe I can get behind. LOL Thanks for coming on da blog! :D

  8. Love the steamy recipe you stirred up. :) I hadn't heard of these books, but they're on my TBR list now!

  9. I haven't started this series yet but the more I read about it, the more excited I am about it!

  10. Yes that was a steamy recipe. My mind got stuck on Brad Pitt from Meet Joe Black.... I read the first book, and I need to get around to this one

  11. I adore the covers for this series and your recipe has me excited!

  12. I haven't read this series and I would love the opportunity :) thanks for the fun post and giveaway!!!

  13. That is quite the recipe for a heartbreaker! :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. That sounds fantastic. A friend sent me the first book but I haven't gotten to it yet. *moves up reading pile*!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  15. Love it! All the pieces of different characters. This series sounds pretty good!

  16. Oh my gosh. That totally made me smile. So true on that little mini rant. :D

  17. I have been waiting for this book Invisible after reading Endelible.

  18. Hey Mel! Fantastic giveaway, lady! I haven't read these yet but they look marvelous!
    Hope you're doing well!

  19. What a great giveaway! The book sounds great!

  20. This is a series that I need to read. Thanks for the giveaway!


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