Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog Tour: The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank. Guest Post and Giveaway.


The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.

The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.

As part of The Curse Keepers Blog Tour, today we have:

Three things Ellie Lancaster wants you to know about Collin and why.
1)      Collin Dailey is one of the most infuriating men I ever met.
Collin Fucking Dailey thinks he’s right in all things. He’s one of the most condescending people I’ve ever met—and trust me, I’ve met plenty of them working as a waitress in a tourist town. He’s also sexy as hell and he knows it, not that he seems the least bit interested in me. Collin’s extremely frustrated with me, which leads me to--
2)      Collin takes the responsibility of being a Curse Keeper very seriously.
Collin and his ancestors devoted their lives to waiting and watching for the Curse to break. He’s the mega-great grandson of Manteo, son of Croatan Indian chief.  Supposedly, I’m the great-great, etc granddaughter of Ananias Dare, son-in-law of the first Virginia colony governor, John White. You don’t see me lording it over him. So I forgot almost everything that has to do with the curse, but really. Who actually believes it’s real? Other than every descendant of Manteo and Ananias Dare, of course. Perhaps I should have been born in Missouri (the Show Me State) instead of on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
3)      Collin may be a commercial fisherman but I have yet to see him on a boat.
Collin says he’s a commercial fisherman and he’s borrowed a crap-ton of money against his boat, The Lucky Star, from a loan shark named Marino. But I’ve never seen the man near a boat, let alone with a fish. Based on the equipment he carries around in the back of his rust-bucket truck—which include bolt cutters and lock picking tools—I suspect Collin earns his money through less honorable means.
ABOUT Denise Grover Swank:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period.  Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.)  Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks.  She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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