Friday, March 29, 2013

Blog Tour #Giveaway #GuestPost Vengeance Bound by @tehawesomersace Justina Ireland

Title: Vengeance Bound 
Author: Justina Ireland 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers 
Release date: April 2, 2013 



The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge… no matter how far it takes her.  Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.  Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.


Why I Wrote Vengeance Bound 
By Justina Ireland 
Why do boys get to have all of the fun? 
That was the thought that prompted me to write Vengeance Bound.  I was pretty big into reading YA and had happened upon a string of paranormal romance novels that felt very familiar.  It’s not that I thought I could write something better or that I didn’t enjoy them.  It was just that I was struck by how many times it was the guy that got to be special.  The female lead was Plain Jane high school student and the boy?  Well, the hero was a vampire or an angel or a werewolf or a merman or a knife juggling demon-clown…whatever.  And time after time the girl was kind of standing on the sidelines waiting for the ultra-special guy to notice her, to invite her into his world.  You know, after much reluctance on his part. 
And that made me feel kind of less than happy.  Why shouldn’t the girl be special?  Why shouldn’t she have the super special zing that captivated the boy? 
Why couldn’t she have issues like sneaking out at night to kill bad guys because mythological creatures were living in her head? 
So I started writing Vengeance Bound.  Of course, YA has evolved and changed in that time period, and I like to think that paranormal is giving equal time now to both guys and gals being special and having issues besides life in general. 
Luckily, Cory is here to make sure it stays that way.

About the Author:

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. Vengeance Bound is her first novel.

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  1. This book sounds cool. I love mythology and of course I love a strong female heroine! But why, oh why does it have to be a "new school, mysterious guy" thing. Seems very cliche to me. I guess some trends are hard to get away from.

  2. Pati- Great inspiration though these days I think boys and girls are getting about equal attention. The story seems fascinating and the main character seems o rockin awesome!

  3. Yay, this sounds AWESOME!!! Looking forward to reading this one :)

  4. I've been hearing great things about this book. Thanks for sharing!