Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) by Victoria Scott

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Tour Stop
Guest Post

The Collector (Dante Walker #1)
by Victoria Scott
From Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
400 pages

Book Description

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Welcome to my stop on the ‘2013 Belongs to Dante’ blog event hosted by YA Bound
Click HERE to see the rest of the blog tour schedule!

Guest Post

What it Feels Like to Be Famous
By Victoria Scott

People ask me all the time, “Hey, Victoria, how does it feel to be famous?” And I say, “It feels awesome, what do you think?”

The thing is, if I’m being honest, it can be a bit exhausting. For example, this morning, the paparazzi were on me before I could even leave the house. They were blowing up my telephone (Why doesn’t anyone say telephone anymore? I’m bringing it back), and they were all, “Oh, Victoria, we want interviews and photo opps and quality time with your cats.” And I’m all, “Look, my chauffeur is here. Gotta run. Ciao.”

When you’re famous, you have to look good all the time. Though it’s easy when you have a staff of stylists. And don’t worry, you can easily afford said stylists because you’re rich. Because you are an author. Obvi. Also, when you’re famous, you’re required to have autograph pens on you at all times. Everyone will ask for your John Hancock: your waiter, your dry cleaner, your mom. Though personally, I don’t do autographs for my mom. Or dad. I’m too famous for parents now.

Being famous can feel like a burden. But it’s a burden I have to carry. In fact, it’s a burden every author has to endure. Because we wrote a book, and that my friends, is big time.

Gotta run. Michelle Obama is blowing up my telephone. I think it’s because she heard that I’m an author now.

Err, never mind. It was my husband calling. He said he’ll be home in ten and are there any groceries and why didn’t I go to the store and was I pretending to be famous again?

I don’t like his tone.

I’m way too famous for his tone.

Victoria Scott adores all things dark and creepy, and gets her best ideas while strolling through the eighteenth century cemetery near her home. She’s the author is THE COLLECTOR trilogy (Entangled Teen) and the FIRE AND FLOOD trilogy (Scholastic). Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and adores cotton candy. You can visit her online at: www.VictoriaScottYA.com.

Book Two
Available August 27th


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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  2. Haha! That guest post was hilarious!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  3. Hahaha!!! Awesome post!! Victoria is so great! I can see that Dante is rubbing off on her. ;)

  4. LOL I have this book on my Nook waiting to be read..after that awesome guest post I am moving it up to my next read!!!

  5. Will recommend these to the grandson for gifting his girlfriend.

  6. What a fun post! Victoria has such a great sense of humor.

  7. Loved the book! Especially Dante!!

  8. Heard about this book, it sounds so good!

  9. Have that wonderful book sitting right next to me, and I am hoping to start it tonight! Also, loved the humor that Victoria posses!! XD

    Magen Corrie

  10. Love it!! Thanks for the great giveaway

  11. Thanks so much for the post & giveaway! The Collector sounds good :)

  12. What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  13. That gave me a good laugh for the day! Just think, if you ever get tired of writing you could do stand-up comedy. I bet you would be just as great at it as you are at authoring. I haven't read The Collector as yet but I'm dying to. I've got to get my hands on the book before this Kermitty green color becomes permanent:)! Thanks for awesome giveaway!