Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog Tour: (Guest Post) Angel Maker By Natasha Deen

I would like to welcome Natasha Deen to The Avid Reader today. Thanks for stopping by Natasha. Please be sure and check out Natasha's novel Angel Maker. Today on The Avid Reader Natasha will be giving us signs that will let us know if we are a writer.

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Book Title: Angel Maker

Series: True Grime, #2

Author: Natasha Deen

Genre: Urban-Fantasy, YA,

Publisher: Blueberry Hill Press


Pages: 302


Angel Maker



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Angel Maker

For the last two years, human Aponi Runningbear has been training to be part of Grime, the magical police division tasked with protecting humanity from SOAP terrorists. But things aren't going well. She's barely keeping up with her studies, failing the physical component, and her Generalized Anxiety Disorder is making her bad days even worse. When her team is given the chance to find a missing coworker and stop SOAP from producing a DNA-altering drug that's killing humans, Aponi grabs hold of the chance to show she's meant for Grime. But as the investigation heats up, she's forced to deal with the tormentor from her past, dead bodies, and the certainty that SOAP's going to win this battle. Humanity's dying, Grime's in trouble, and she's failing...does a foster kid really have what it takes to save the world and herself?


Angel Maker

Echo’s technology deflected the damage of the shot but it didn’t compensate for the power. The laser’s momentum rocketed me off my feet. I exploded into the air, my arms and legs pedaled helplessly. Spinning, twisting, the world whirled around me in a blur of colors and texture.

Gravity yanked me down.

Too late, I saw my destination: the cylindrical tank attached to a rig. I smashed into the hard metal. The force made my head snap back hard enough to break my spine, if not for the shield. My teeth chomped into my cheek. A disembodied chunk of the tissue rolled on to my tongue, bathed in my blood. I spit it out and fell twelve feet to the ground.

The fall left me stunned, seeing double. Two TJ’s, smiling with evil intent, came my way. I pulled out my gun, aimed, and fired. The shot went between them.

TJ laughed.

I closed one eye, and pulled the trigger.

He did the same and his laser beam devoured my shot with ease. “You’re too slow, Grime.” He twirled his gun. “Kill you or use you for information?” His lips pulled back from his teeth. “You have no usable intel, but it would be fun to torture you, all the same.”

I spit out the blood pooling in my mouth. God. Nothing pisses me off like an adversary who doesn’t think I have what it takes to beat them. First the aswang. Now him. I pulled the trigger, aiming for one of his hearts.


Signs You Might be a Writer - Natasha Deen

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy's hilarious "You Might Be a Redneck If…" I present my version, "You might be a writer if:"

1. If you've ever gotten into an argument with the grocery about their everyday prices versus their every day prices, you might be a writer.

2. If correcting the grammar errors in the newspaper takes more time than reading the articles, you might be a writer.

3. If you've ever started writing a complaint letter and found it morphing into a spy thriller, you might be a writer.

4. If you find yourself yelling "Plot hole!" at the television screen, you might be a writer.

5. If you've ever given anyone life advice and prefaced it with, "Your decisions aren't following the proper story arc," you might be a writer.

6. If the idea of rewriting a manuscript seven times fills you with glee, you might be a writer.

7. If you need to enter therapy because of the trauma of seeing "alot" instead of "a lot," you might be a writer.

8. If you've ever corrected a policeman's use of "its" while he's writing up a speeding ticket, you might be a writer.

9. If the smell of paper melts your brain with glee, you might be a writer.

10. If it takes you three hours to buy the perfect disposable pen in the stationary shop, you might be a writer.

There was only one thing Natasha wanted to be when she grew up: a superhero. Sadly, this goal was made moot when she realized that being a klutz was not, in fact, a super power, and her super-weakness for anything bright and shiny meant that a magpie with self-control could easily defeat her in a battle of wills. So, she turned to writing as a way to unleash her inner superhero. She doesn't get to live on a secret space station orbiting the earth (and thank goodness because she gets motion sick on a merry-go-round), but she still get to wear leotards, a cape and say things like, "STAND ASIDE! THIS IS A JOB FOR WRITING-GIRL!" Visit her at Natasha Deen and find her on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter


Angel Maker author

When I was little, there was only one thing I wanted to be: a superhero. Then I realized that being a klutz was not, in fact, a super power, and my super weakness for anything bright and shiny meant a magpie with self-control could easily defeat me in a battle of wills.

What was a superhero in training to do?

I turned to writing young adult, urban fantasy, and romance as a way to sharpen my mental super-hero skills, and as a way to bide my time until I can hone my klutzy nature into a superpower. I don't get to orbit the earth in a space station (and thank God, because I get sick on merry go round), but I do get to say things like: "Stand aside! This is a job for Writing Girl!!"





Be sure and check out all the other stops on the tour.


Nov. 26th- The Book Diva's Reads (Guest Post)

Nov. 27th- The Avid Reader (Guest Post)

Nov. 28th- Identity Discovery (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Nov. 29th- The eBook Reviewers (Excerpt)

Nov. 30th- A Book Lover's Library (Review)

Dec. 3rd- My Cozie Corner (Review)

Dec. 4th- Kristy Centeno (Interview)

Dec. 5th- I am, Indeed (Review)

Dec. 6th- Kaidans Seduction (Review/Giveaway)

Dec. 7th- Paranormal Romance Fans for Life (Guest Post)

Dec. 10th- TheFourHorsemenSeries (Interview)

Dec. 11th- BellaOnline Fiction Writing (Guest Post)

Dec. 12th- Tamara's One Stop Indie Shop (Interview/Giveaway)

Dec. 13th- The Stuff of Success (Excerpt)


This tour was put together by FMB Blog Tours


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for hosting me!!

RT Wolfe said...

That's quite a tour list. You're going to have a busy month. Good luck. Great post!
-R.T. Wolfe

Anonymous said...

Thanks, RT! Yeah, it'll be busy, but I enjoy touring--especially internet tours where I get to hang out with folks while wearing my flannel pjs. ;-)

Jessica E. Subject said...

Oh my gosh, I definitely find myself doing some of those. Great post, Natasha!!

Diane Burton said...

Your list is great, Natasha. Like Jessica, I kept thinking "I do that" to your items. When I see something in a movie that I just know will be important later, I'll say "foreshadowing" & Hubs will shake his head. I spoil more movies for him. :)

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, Jessica--was it the stationary/pen one? Went into Staples the other day and lost 45 minutes trying to find a pen (and walked out because I couldn't find one to my liking)...

Diane, maybe your husband and mine should start a support group. My guy's at the point now where even he'll yell, "What the--?! Plot hole!!" I'm not sure if I'm pleased he's come over to the dark side or feel guilty for not being able to keep my big mouth shut...

Jannine Gallant said...

How about this one - "If you're highly offended when your child's teacher marks something wrong on an essay you've proof read, you might be a writer." Love your list, Natasha!

Anonymous said...

BAAHAAHAA!!! OMG--right there with you, Jannine!

The Avid Reader said...

No, thank you Natasha I am glad that I had the chance. I love doing the tours. Oh and I love your signs.

Anonymous said...

The FMB banner? That was all Holly's genius. (Lurve the pink trees, BTW, and the sparkle!).

Leah St. James said...

Oh my gosh...I'm such a pen snob! I really could spend three hours picking out a pen. And I'm guilty of most of your others, too. Have you ever read the Great Typo Hunt about two guys traveling the country on a mission to correct typos in public places? Really fun book.

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