Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book Tour: Cursed by Trakena Prevost- Guest Post & Giveaway

Today I'm pleased to be participating in the book tour for Cursed by Trakena Prevost thanks to Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours! Yesterday I posted a review of Cursed thanks to Trakena and today as part of the tour I have a fabulous guest post where Trakena shares some interesting facts you might not know about Cursed & I have a giveaway to share.
Half-succubus Jazz Watkins spends her days navigating the halls of Moreland High and her nights knee deep in Chicago drug dens hunting Suecai – an evil kind of incubi and succubae who devour the souls of humans. But when a leader of the Suecai curses her, Jazz has to track him down. Either she kills him before the curse burns through her, or she’ll become a full-fledged, out of control, soul sucking monster.
She’s got a handful of weeks, absolutely no leads, and her sexy best guy-friend and team member, Khan, covering her back. But will the growing attraction she feels for Khan get in the way of her mission to save her own life?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cursed
by Trakena Prevost

1. My concept for Cursed came from me asking myself a simple question, “What if the drug problems of the world had a supernatural cause?”

2. The first scene where I envisioned my main character, Jazz, was the first scene of the book that I wrote. In that moment, I fully understood who Jazz was and she was so vivid to me.

3. Writing Cursed was probably one of the easiest books I’ve written because all of my characters and their motives were so clear to me.

4. I like to outline before starting a new story, and Cursed changed dramatically from the outline. The first kiss between Khan and Jazz came about 3 chapters early, and was a complete surprise.

5. I had a difficult time getting one of the guards names down in my first draft, and had to go back to make sure that I decided on one name in the end.

6. In my first outline, what fueled the love triangle was a lie told by some people close to Jazz (who were not really there to tell her the lie, but were illusions). But I made some changes and didn’t apply that to Jazz.

7. When researching Chicago for Cursed, I relied heavily on a close friend who lives there. She supplied pictures and insight into the warehouse district I was mainly focusing on. It was a great help!

8. I originally wanted the Dorgai headquarters to be in the old Chicago Post Office in the center of downtown. I saw the building when visiting my friend in Chicago. We were riding through downtown and passed through the bridge that goes through it…and it was beautiful! I decided to go another way, but I definitely plan to use the building in some way eventually.

9. My favorite relationship in Cursed, besides Jazz and Khan’s of course, is what Jazz has with Gorde. They have such a great camaraderie that I can’t help but to enjoy their every interaction.

10. To be completely honest, I’m not fully sure who Jazz will end up with in the end. I like both Khan and Cal for different reasons. And I like not knowing. I think it’ll give a realness to her confusion if I’m right there with her.

Trakena Prevost was born and raised in the great state of Texas, where everything IS bigger and the people are very friendly. She spends most of her time oscillating between being completely obsessed with reading and Korean dramas (to her wonderful boyfriends chagrin) and writing down the fantastic tales rumbling around in her head. When not reading and writing, Trakena spends her time working in HR for a major medical system in Houston, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Trakena has always loved the many worlds she's found in books, where everything was possible. As a child, you would often catch her enjoying a good story in the comfort of the AC, instead of wilting in the Houston heat (she showed great intelligence...even then). It didn't occur to Trakena that the fanciful stories she made up for fun could one day be out in the world, but now that they are she can't imagine it any other way!

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read a good book about a succubus thus far but this sounds like it'll be great because of the action and of course the love interest :).. Thanks for sharing!


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