Thursday, November 17, 2011

Destined by Jessie Harrell Character interview & GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the the official blog tour for Destined by Jessie Harrell.  A special thanks to Damaris over at Good Choice Reading for organizing the blot tour.  

Happy Book Birthday to Destined.  It releases TODAY.

Today on StuckInbooks, I'm very happy to be interviewing Eros from Destined.

Hey Eros, so glad you agreed to talk to me.  I must admit that Mount Olympus is a little intimidating for a place to meet.  You sure it’s okay that I’m here?

 *looks around and shrugs*  Sure, why not? Just be glad we're not over at my mother's place. Now that would be intimidating.

Well then, I’m glad we’re here.  So anyway, the first time you met Psyche you didn’t seem so impressed.  But I’m not sure you portrayed how you were really feeling.  Tell us what your first impression of Psyche was?

You don't beat around the bush, do you? *shifts on his tripod* 

I know it’s personal but I really want to know.

No, my first impression of her wasn't the best.  Mostly because I'd been hurt before.  I wasn't interested in repeating that experience.

Your mom suggested that Psyche looks like the “her” from your past.  Is that true?  How would you compare the two?

*clears throat* That gets back to your last question. See, Psyche does look a lot like the "her" that we'll leave nameless. Only Psyche is far more beautiful - inside and out. Really, I can't even compare them.  It'd be like comparing a candle to the sun.

Awe, how sweet.

That first touch between Psyche and you didn’t go so well but there was something there.  What was that like for you?  Were you surprised?

Completely surprised. Her touch shook me. Reminded me of feelings I thought I'd buried. And at the same time... well, again...  I was committed to controlling my own heart back then.

Can you describe Psyche in 5 words or less?

*pauses only a heartbeat before he knows the perfect answer*  Divine even before immortality. 

Being a God and all, you could easily have a perfect day.  Describe your perfect day.  Who’s with you?  Where are you?  What are you up to?

*runs his fingers through his hair* Interesting question. I think I've already had one perfect day, but I don't want to spoil the ending of the book by giving out details. The next most perfect day? The day I stand next to Psyche while she's wearing her scarlet wedding gown and I get to promise myself to her for eternity. Frankly, I don't care who else is there. I won't see anyone but her anyway. 

Oh,nice.  I did notice the scarlet wedding gown thing in the book, is that some Greek tradition I didn’t know about?

Yes. Red is the customary color of wedding gowns in Greece. At least, back in my time it was.

Psyche is certainly lucky to have you be in love with her.  But what about that temper of yours.  What calms you?

*wry, dimple-inducing smile appears* Now who told you that? 

Well, it might have showed up in the book a time or two.  Really, what helps calm you, Psyche perhaps?

Yes, I’d like to think my temper has subsided since Psyche came into my life. A glass of ambrosia doesn’t hurt either.

Random stuff:

Blue, green or brown eyes? *looks quizzically*  green

Blond or brunette? If you'd ever seen Psyche you wouldn't be asking me these questions. Brunette, obviously.

Oh, I’ve seen  Psyche.  Just double checking to make sure I was right.

Favorite food?  I'm partial to calamari.  

Didn’t you feed that to Psyche once?  

Excellent memory you have. *winks*

Favorite color? I'm going with green for Psyche's eyes.

Favorite activity? *shifts again on tripod*  I am the god of Love. How about we leave it at that?

Yes, let’s definitely leave it at that.  Thanks so much, Eros, for talking to me today.  Umm, I was wondering if you could help me find my way out of here? 

Actually, Valerie, I'm sure Hermes would be happy to fly you back.  *leans in to whisper*  I'm afraid I can't use my arrows to help you out with him though.  You're on your own there.

Eros, please be careful with those arrows!

Check out the rest of the tour.

1-Nov Once Upon A Twilght -  Book Trailer +Interview Ebook giveaway
2-Nov Books With Bite - Interview Ebook giveaway
3-Nov Living in Literary La La Land Guest Post Ebook giveaway
4-Nov I am a Reader, Not a Writer Guest Post Ebook giveaway
5-Nov Paper Hangover Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Nikki Katz Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Fictional Distraction Review Ebook Giveaway
7-Nov Daisy Chain Book Review Interview Ebook giveaway
8-Nov MundieMoms Review + Short Story Ebook giveaway
9-Nov Safari Poet Guest Post Ebook giveaway
10-Nov Good Choice Reading WOW CONTEST + Review Ebook giveaway
11-Nov LM Preston Guest Post VLOG - Read a Scene Ebook giveaway
12-Nov An Avid Readers Musings Interview VLOG Ebook giveaway
13-Nov Skyla11377 Review Ebook giveaway
14-Nov Dark Readers Interview Ebook giveaway
15-Nov Shortie Says... Character GUEST POST Ebook giveaway
16-Nov A Cozy Reader's Corner Reviews  Guest post - Sneak Peek Ebook giveaway
17-Nov Stuck In Books Character Interview Ebook giveaway
18-Nov From A to Z Review  Ebook giveaway
19-Nov Turning Pages Interview Ebook giveaway
20-Nov A Tale of Many Reviews Guest Post Ebook giveaway
21-Nov Read My Mind - AliseonLife Interview Vlog Ebook giveaway
22-Nov S.A.Larson Review Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Starry Sky Books Prize pack giveaway + Guest Post Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Angels and Demons and Portals. Oh My! Prize pack giveaway Ebook giveaway

If you leave your e-mail address in your comment, you'll be automatically entered to win an e-copy of Destined. The contest will stay open for 48 hours after the post goes live, and then Jessie will use to select a winner. Available formats include .mobu, .epub and .pdf. And please be sure to visit the other stops on Destined's official blog tour for chances to win copies of Destined and other goodies.

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  Check the comments for the winner. 


  1. Oh wow thanks for the giveaway! Been waiting for this one to come out.

  2. Happy Book Birthday Jessie! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to win a e-copy of Destined. :)


  3. thank u for the giveaway! been curious about this book
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  4. Happy release day! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. Awesome interview! Love it =D *swoons*

  6. "Divine even before immortality."

    WOW, love that. *sighs* Love that Eros. Such a catch.

    No entry, here. This is a FABULOUS book - my favorite re-telling and my favorite that I've read lately! I'm so excited for the release today!

    Congratulations Jessie Harrell!

  7. Hahaha I love Eros! <3 Wonderful interview (don't enter me in the giveaway just wanted to comment)

    Xpresso Reads

  8. Thank you, everyone! Eros makes me swoon too. :)

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to meet Eros and Psyche :)

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to read this book!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I love retellings :)
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  12. Woo hoo! Love Greek mythology. heather . c . self (@) gmail .com

  13. I love this character interview! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  14. Happy Book Birthday to Destined!!I can't wait to read the book :)

    Thanks for the giveaway :) I would love to win a e-copy of Destined!!


  15. Oh, this is great. I'd love a .pdf format!

  16. I would really love to read this book. Would love an ebook copy of Destined.

  17. I cant wait for this book! It looks awesome! Thanks!


  18. Awesome interview!
    And thanks for the giveaway, I'm so excited to read this book!


  19. I enjoyed the interview :

  20. Haha I pushed post comment too soon maibyers at gmail dot com

  21. Love the interview I can't wait to read this book. I am already in love with Eros. Ha love the God of Love that's awesome lol. I love the Greek myths and I'm very happy this book is based on one of them. Ooh I'm just so excited lol.

  22. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  23. I'll love to win a copy of this book enterme please!!! thanks for the giveaway.

    flaka.077 at gmail dot com

  24. My e-mail is :) Destined sounds super interesting--I've been wanting it for ages. Plus, Eros . . . ;D

  25. I can't wait for this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  26. Would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

  27. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  28. thanks for the giveaway!! would love to win!!


  29. What more can you expect from the god of love? :) I would love to win a copy of Destined, and thank you for the giveaway!


  30. I can't wait to read this! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  31. Hahaha, I loved this interview! Eros is so hilarious. I'd love to win a copy of this book. :)


  32. Can't wait to read this one!

    dancislove27 At gmail DoT com

  33. What a fun interview! This makes me want to read DESTINED even more!

    My email is abackwardsstory (at) gmail (dot) com :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Great interview! Destined sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it. Thanks!

  35. Love the cover :)
    Thanx for the giveaway.

  36. Awesome interview!! He he that Eros . . . so hot! Great questions Valerie :-)

  37. EPIC giveaway!!! I've totally been wanting to read this one!!

  38. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. :)

    Terri M

  39. Thanks for the giveaway!


  40. Congrats to Caitlin, who won the e-copy of Destined on this blog tour stop. For everyone else, thank you for entering. Please pop by the rest of the tour stops through Nov. 23rd for daily chances to win!

  41. really looking forward to this book! <3