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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The House Millar series Scavenger Hunt & Book Tour

Geas Publishing is proud to present the House Millar series Scavenger Hunt & Book Tour. Some of my favourite blogs have come together to hunt to all the items on the scavenger hunt list. At the end of the hunt you will have 25 items to enter into the Rafflecopter.

How to Play:

This is how it works… all the blogs below will post a bit about one of the books along with a guest post, interview, character interview, spotlight, etc. along with their token on their scheduled date. You are looking for the special image included somewhere within the post that you will need to then enter into the Rafflecopter at the end. Make sure to enter your answer into the right slot on the Rafflecopter ;)

We are giving away a nice set of prizes – including free eBooks from the series; gift cards to Amazon, B&N, or ARe; swag; and more…

So, enjoy, hunt along with the various posts, and have fun. Best wishes to all!

Interview with Declán and Nicholas

Declán, wearing his leather Guardian attire – from the bracer on his wrist and, leather pants to his wicked looking executioner boots – just screams sexy and dangerous, settles down on the couch next to Nicholas.  It seemed to take him a little to decide to sit, having checked the area out first.

Nicholas, who seemed much calmer and more collected, simply smiles after resting his arm across the back of the couch, behind Declán.  He’s decked out in a charcoal gray, double breasted waist coat over a black silk t-shirt, with matching, tailored snug fitting slacks and converse hi-tops.

Please tell us about you, Declán: job, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.

“I don’t think I’m that interesting,” he said with a shrug. “I’m not really sure what to tell you.  I’m eighteen, an architecture student at Cornell, and I’m the blood kissed mate to a couple of crazy, human loving vaps.  I’m also a Guardian, though my take on what to do with my skills and drive is a bit different than the ones way back when.  I protect our family and any like me I can. 

As to what a Guardian is. . .  Guardians were once a group of natural born vampire hunters that traveled the world alone or in small groups.  They brought down any and all vampires they could find, or at least did until they were defeated.  Being defeated was kind of a permanent thing.  No vampire would leave one of us alive.” Pausing, he seemed to think for a moment. “Well, no traditional vampire, as Anya refers to them, would.  Some of the aberrations might, depending on the situation.  I don’t know what makes us what we are though.  My twin sister isn’t a Guardian.  I’m kinda glad she’s not. I’d go crazy worrying about her.

Nicholas, when and where did you grow up?

I was born in 1815 in Canada and love my country of origin dearly. Jonathan sired me in 1835, which is an interesting story but I won’t get into that right now.

Tell us about the first time you two met.

“I asked Anya to let me meet her friend before we were to go to a party all together. When he arrived she left us alone for a few minutes but I don’t remember her coming back, just kinda waking up with her hand on my face and both Anya and Nic looking at me worriedly. I couldn’t touch either of them without going into some kind of weird trance until Anya gave me the blood kiss. It fixed things with Nicholas too, thankfully.”

“I was amused by the request to meet Declán, but was unconcerned—he was only a human after all, or so I thought. But then Anya introduced me to this young, passionate, beautiful boy and I felt drawn to him, though nothing like how Anya was drawn to him. But the stasis or trance he mentioned terrified me. I could not understand how I had harmed him or how to fix it and knew Anya would be upset that I had done something to her human. And yes, sadly, that’s how I saw him at first but quickly got over it.”

What drew you to each other?

“That’s easy to answer, Anya,” Declán commented and smiles. “Nicholas isn’t what I was expecting though, and the longer I knew him, the more he got under my skin, even though Anya was my main focus. Heck, I didn’t even tell him I liked him until I kissed him the first time.”

“Dec is right about what brought us together being our Anya. I had not considered becoming involved with a human since I was one, but there was something about how fearless he was, how passionate and resolute, that intrigued and drew me in. Now I cannot imagine my life without either of my loves.”

What is your favorite part of Declán?

Nicholas chuckles. “Not sure I should answer that. But if you insist, I will go with his hair. I know that’s not what you were aiming for but one of my favourite things is to have him stretched out while we talk, his head on my leg and my fingers carding through his hair. It’s soothing yet enticing,” Nicholas added with a wink.

Favorite childhood memory?

“Me?” Dec asked. “The first year I was allowed to shop without the parentals for a gift for my twin sister, Kayla. I plotted and struggled forever on what to get her. She’s only a couple of minutes younger, but I’ve always wanted the best for her, gifts included. Seeing her face light up when she opened the box and then the tears come will be a precious memory no matter how old I get. I know, mushy, but hey, you asked. Ha-ha.”

Nicholas, what’s your favorite vacation spot?

“I love to take Anya to the falls near our home. We spend time under the stars, hunt together, and simply share the quiet. The forest and falls near Ithaca, NY are stunning.”

Declán, what is your favorite eye color?

“Hmm… that would be a toss up between green and blue. Anya has emerald green eyes and Nic has blue eyes the color of the water in snorkeling areas around the Caribbean. Both are mesmerizing.”

Care to share future plans, either of you?

“For me, I plan to finish my architectural degree and work in that field. I will also continue to train and serve as a Guardian, though I hope to one day find other hunters like me. Jonathan says I’m the only one left, but I just don’t believe it. Other than that, I plan to spend how long my life is with Anya and Nicholas.”

“Train Declán, protect those around me, love my mates, and have some fun. Forever is a long time if you don’t let yourself truly live.”

It’s been great having you two fine specimens of men today. Any parting words?

“Thank you,” they say together and the bust out laughing.  “Sorry,” Nicholas continues.  “Thank you for inviting us.  I hope your readers enjoy our story.”  Nicholas takes Lia’s hand, bending to kiss the back of it before giving her a fanged smile on his way out.

Rising to leave, Declán extends his hand to shake and wishes Lia well.  “Thanks, this was fun.   Also, if any of them have questions, let them know we will stop by later today and answer any they leave for either of us.”

Author: Áine P Massie
Publisher: Geas Publishing
Series: House Millar, #1
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Length: Novel

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.
Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.
This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Buy Links

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Praise for Blood’s Voice

 “Aine’s love for her characters shines in Blood’s Voice. She gives you a reason to become invested in their well-being. The definition of love triangle takes on a whole new meaning in the House of Millar. I was surprised in a most pleasant sort of way. This book does not contain the constant bickering and whining that are found in a lot of YA literature…a refreshing change. And, before I forget…a big thanks to Aine for her inclusion of alternate lifestyles in a very compelling manner.” – Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

“I like the issues of LGBT that are brought up in the story and felt they were just enough of a sample of that lifestyle to not offend close minded individuals. It was very realistic and I enjoyed reading more about it. There is a ménage de trois alluded to in the book so some people may be a bit uncomfortable with that part of the story. From my point of view, it was very well written and only enhanced the book. I give this a 4 fair review as it was a very romantic story with paranormal elements that drew you in with the intricate plot.” – Heather @ Earth’s Book Nook

“Most of the vampires in this series have some type of unique ability. Especially Anya. She gives a new meaning to the coin phrase of “I get whatever I want”. You follow her on her adventures of trying to fit in with humans and seemingly thwarted by her own kind almost every time. She begins to have feelings for Nickolas, as well as Declan but they are different and easy to separate. At least for her. She loves whom she loves. Towards the middle of the book I grew a little envious of her situation.” – Nikki @ CEWTNK

“This is one book I could not put down at all and this is really one I want to read book #2 as soon as I can. Very well written and a great Young Adult book. If you are into Young Adult vampire books I think you will most likely like this book.” – Chantale @ Geeky Girl Reviews

“The author did a great job keeping my interest and making me want to finish the story to find out what happened next. They’re lots of surprises along the way and some things that truly didn’t expect but that just made it better than I thought the ending was going to be!” – Christina @ Intoxicated by Books

“This was an absolute pleasure to read, and an easy story to get into. I had no trouble getting lost in the pages and the storyline. Aine P. Massie has a very unique writing style which I found very pleasant. The characters never once got on my nerve. I quite enjoyed reading about them.” – Kyanara Night @ Kyanara’s Mad Reviews

“It’s a really easy book to read, I literally swallowed it in two days, and I really liked it! I recommend this book to all those who love vampire stories with romance, and those who like to learn new languages and cultures… Yes? Why? Well, because the author will delight us with a sweet romance full of phrases and words in Irish. : ) Happy Reading!” – Idris @ Throwing Books

About the Author

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specialization in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
A lifelong reader, Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction. Blood’s Voice has been a long time in coming and with its publication (June 2011) Áine embarked on a new chapter in her life.

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  1. Oh My Goodness! You are THAT Lia Davis....Carrie Ann's friend! Yay!! I have finally 'met' you!!! Carrie Ann talks about you all the time and I am so excited to read Forgotten Visions! I know it will be a HUGE success!

    Loved the interview...I am having a very good time following the Scavenger Hunt and Blog Tour! And now I found you! Yay!!

  2. Nice interview. I like that vampires are immortal.