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Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog Tour- Into the Dark by Bree Despain

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain’s The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.

1) How did you get the idea for the Into the Dark series?

The series was inspired by both the song “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Deathcab for Cutie and also by my love for all things mythology. The song got me thinking about the idea of following someone into the unknown for the sake of love—which then lead me to think about the Greek myths of Hades and Persephone, and also Orpheus and Eurydice. Because what’s a scarier unknown than the Underworld?

2) What are you currently working on? Can you tell us anything about it?

I am currently working on revisions for the second book in the Into The Dark series. I can’t spill much about it, but I can say that I am hoping there will be a couple of big twists that will take readers by surprise.

3) I've asked you before your favorite Jelly Belly flavor (it was watermelon), so now I'd like to ask your favorite snack to have while writing, or as a reward for writing?

Cinnamon Bears! I think they’re a Utah/Western US thing. For anyone who hasn’t had a cinnamon bear before, they’re kind of like a gummy bear but they’re spicy cinnamon flavored with a touch of sweetness. I especially like them dipped in melted dark chocolate. My doctor is trying to get me to give up my cinnamon bear addiction—but I really don’t think I can write without them!

4) What book(s) are you currently reading, or are about to start? Any 2014 books you're excited to read?

I’m currently reading SCARLET by Marissa Meyer and then the new Veronica Mars book is next in line. The 2014 book I am most excited about is SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch.

Bree Despain is the author of The Dark Divine trilogy: The Dark Divine, The Lost Saint, and The Savage Grace. She rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off from college to write and direct plays for at-risk, inner-city teens from Philadelphia and New York. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo. You can visit her online at www.breedespain.com.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. (And, oh, Snow Like Ashes looks cool.)