Friday, February 26, 2016

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios Blog Tour + Giveaway

Blood Passage
Author: Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

A jinni who's lost everything.
A master with nothing to lose.
A revolutionary with everything to gain.
When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.
Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.
Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle.


1. Virus (Bjork)

This one is a Malek song. He’s like a virus in Nalia’s life, totally in love and obsessed with her. He just won’t give up when it comes to her. I also like the fragility of this song, the gentle lullaby quality of it. Here are the lyrics because they are just perfect:

Like a virus needs a body 
As soft tissue feeds on blood 
Some day I'll find you, the urge is here 

Like a mushroom on a tree trunk 
As the protein transmutates 
I knock on your skin, and I am in 

The perfect match, you and me 
I adapt, contagious 
You open up, say welcome 

Like a flame that seeks explosives 
As gunpowder needs a war 
I feast inside you, my host is you 

The perfect match, you and I 
You fail to resist 
My crystalline charm 

Like a virus, patient hunter 
I'm waiting for you, I'm starving for you 

My sweet adversary 
My sweet adversary 
My sweet adversary 

2. I Choose You (Sara Bareilles) 
This is an expression Raif uses when professing his love for Nalia in all three books. This song is so sweet and joyful. It’s very Nalia and Raif. 

3. Shake It Out (Florence + The Machine) 
I put Nalia through the ringer in this book. This song is all about not dwelling on the past and getting up again. She uses the expression it’s always darkest before the dawn and that is very true for Nalia. Her happy endings are hard won. 

4. Green Eyes (Coldplay) 
I had to put this one on there for Raif and his emerald eyes. I feel like this song would make Nalia think of him. It’s a very romantic very sweet song. 

5. Lasya (Anoushka Shankar) 
This is a gorgeous sitar piece that brings to life the world of the book. It’s set in Morocco and when I hear this it just takes me back there with Nalia, Raif, and Malek on all their adventures.

About the Author 
When she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, and I’ll Meet You There. She is the founder of Live Your What, an organization dedicated to fostering passion in people of all ages and creating writing opportunities for underserved youth. Find out more about Heather and her books and, or come hang out with her on Twitter (@HDemetrios) and any number of social media sites.

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