Friday, February 27, 2015

Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green BLOG TOUR & Giveaway

Soul Crossed (Of Demons and Angels, #1)
Release Date: 02/25/15
252 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
"A wickedly romantic story that will have you cheering for Lisa Gail Green’s addictive storytelling. SOUL CROSSED is devilishly delicious!" — Martina Boone, author of COMPULSION and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy

"Soul Crossed blurs the lines between good and evil with addictive characters and plot that will have you eagerly turning the pages." ~Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series.

One Demon.

One Angel.

One Soul.

Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam's beautiful friend, Grace.

Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.

It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.

And only one can claim Cam’s soul.

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Q: What was your inspiration behind writing this book?

A: I wanted to do a book about forbidden love, and what could be more innately forbidden than a demon and an angel? The idea grew from there. I wanted to show that Grace and Josh complete each other and that there are too many shades of grey in this world to make almost anything an absolute. I knew it was going to be tricky, despite avoiding religion as much as possible, but I wanted to make sure in my world it was about perception, belief, and choices and there was no simple answer to the ultimate questions. Frankly as soon as I started writing Josh and Grace took over and did what they wanted, which I know is hard to understand if you aren’t a writer! But hopefully that translates to them feeling just as real to you as they do to me. 

 Q: Do you think Josh and Grace belong together?

A: Every relationship goes through ups and downs, but I wouldn’t be a good writer if I didn’t do my best to put them through the worst. If they can stay in love after all I throw at them then YES! They deserve eternal love. 

Q: Did you have an “aha” moment when you came up with this story?

A: My biggest “aha” moment when writing Soul Crossed was during a very important scene in Josh’s apartment when Grace is ready to be with him. I had the book planned fairly well in my head but realized as I typed that the book was going to wrap up far too soon. I didn’t know what to do, so I thought, just keep going and you can revise later. Writers always revise so it wasn’t so crazy a thought. But what happened was Josh surprised me! He reacted in the opposite way I expected him to and it was perfect. Subconscious at work? Maybe. All I know is I love it when my characters surprise me because hopefully they do the same for you! Did I revise? Heck yeah. But that important moment stayed and still fit perfectly. Can you guess what it was?

Character Guest Posts
Guest Post with Josh:
So you’re here to find out why you should read Soul Crossed, huh? I figure the answer is pretty obvious, I mean I’m one of the main characters and, well, just look at me. *flashes baby blues*
Not enough? Maybe you want a hot girl too? Grace is hot. Hot like the sun. She burns so bright I feel like if I touch her I might disintegrate or something. But oh man, would it be worth it.
Can I tell you something? *leans close* I can’t stop thinking about her. I can’t figure out why she makes me want to be a better person. It’s a little too late for that, you know? I already died and went to Hell. I’m a Demon, for Lucifer’s sake. My lot’s cast so it’s unbelievably frustrating that she has that effect on me. Yet here I sit, “sharing” with you. Ugh. Some Demon. 
See what I mean? She’s driving me nuts. I wonder if she thinks about me. Hey, I know, you read the book and let me know. Deal? I can make it worth your while.
Gotta go. I have to meet Cam for target practice. *shudders* It’s part of the job. But I’ll check back in with you later. Remember – find out what Grace thinks.
Guest post with Grace:
Hi. I’m Grace. I guess I’m here to tell you about Soul Crossed, which is a little awkward since it’s a story about me. Not just me though! It’s also about Josh and Cam. Poor Cam.
Who’s Cam? He’s this soul I’m supposed to save, which is crazy since I just died myself. But apparently the whole world is depending on this, so yeah, no pressure, right? *sinks back in chair* *plays with hair*
It’s not all bad though. I did meet Cam’s friend, Josh. It’s more than just how cute he is…and cute doesn’t nearly cover it. He’s got this wounded puppy thing going on under that tough exterior of his and I want to bring down those walls so bad. I kind of wish I was assigned to save his soul instead of Cam’s. But that’s silly because Cam needs me. And I know I’m going to help him. I have to.

Anyway, enough about me. Um, I guess I’m supposed to say read the book again or something. I hope you like it. I hope I end up helping Cam and getting to visit my family again. I’m probably not supposed to know this stuff yet. Though I wonder if I can take a quick peek just to see what’s going on in Josh’s head

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About the Author
Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she's represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic. 

Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything. 

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