Monday, August 20, 2012

Noctalis Blog Tour Stop - Guest Post, Scavenger Hunt, and More

Welcome to my stop on the Noctalis Series Blog Tour hosted by SupaGurl Tours.  Today, I have a guest post by Author Chelsea Cameron entitled "Lay of the Land."  In this post Chelsea discusses "Miller's Diner," which is featured in her books.  

Lay of the Land: Miller's Diner
Miller's, the closest diner to Sussex with the best reputation, was the kind of place people had been going to for sixty years and where the only thing that ever changed were the prices to match inflation. We always order something horrible and fattening, drenched in butter or sauce or fried.

There's something so comforting about a diner. They seem like they're taken from the past, when girls wore poodle skirts and a Coke was five cents. Miller's Diner that I wrote about in The Noctalis Chronicles is based on a real place, called Moody's Diner, which is located in Waldoboro, Maine.

Moody's is owned by the Moody family, and is named for them. I've been going there since before I was born, and it is my go-to restaurant. The food has pretty much been the same forever, with the addition of sweet potato fries and eggplant parmesan, which happen to be two of my favorite things.

The other thing about Moody's that I love is that the waitresses are the same women who worked there twenty years ago. Whenever I eat there with my family, one of them talks about the time some of the waitresses thought I was so adorable that they took me into the kitchen. I was probably about nine months old at the time and they still remember it.

I love that it hardly ever changes, it's a constant in a world that is ever-changing. Much like the cemetery, it is a place you can feel safe. Nothing really bad could happen to you in a diner. I feel like the diner is a symbol of something we've lost in modern society. We're all about change and go go go, but the diner isn't like that. They've managed to survive the economy going up and down, wars and natural disasters. Even when the zombie apocalypse happens, there will still be diners.

Author Information
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

She has two books out now, Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first and second books in the Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy. The third book, Numb will be out this August, and the fourth in the winter. Her other book, Whisper, about a girl who is alive, a boy who isn't and the complications that go along with their relationship, released June 16 and is the first in a trilogy. Follow her on Twitter: @chel_c_cam, her blog, or on Facebook.

Twitter: @chel_c_cam
Book Description
Seventeen-year-old Ava-Claire Sullivan isn’t one for doing the expected. Especially when she finds out her mother’s cancer is terminal. After a crying session in the local cemetery where she’s attacked by one strange guy and saved by another, she doesn’t call the cops. Because those guys definitely weren’t your average hooligans.
And the one who sort-of saved her? Well, he’s odd. He doesn’t seem to breathe or smile or have anything better to do than wait in the cemetery for Ava to come back. Which she does. Call it morbid curiosity. Even after he warns her that he’s dangerous, she can’t stop wanting to see him, talk to him, be with him.
There’s something about Peter that provides a much-needed escape from her mother’s diagnosis and her tenuous relationship with her father. Even her best friends Jamie and Texas don’t know what it’s like to face death. But Peter does. He already has. He also made a promise a long time ago that could destroy both of them.
When everything in your life is falling apart, what are you willing to give up to hold onto the one thing that could last forever?

Book Description
Ava-Claire Sullivan still doesn’t follow the rules. She shouldn’t have let Peter Claim her, turning her into his own personal blood bank. She shouldn’t have told Tex Peter was immortal because now her best friend won’t shut up about hooking up with Peter’s equally immortal brother, Viktor. And she shouldn’t have fallen in love with Peter.
Too late.
Sometimes, love kills. One promise Peter made nearly a hundred years ago could do it. A kiss, a touch could be the end of him. So all she has to do is not let him fall in love with her. Easier said than done.
But Ava’s going to find a way for him to be free, even if it kills her. Or makes her immortal. There’s no way she’s losing Peter in addition to her mother. No freaking way.
What would you do when the one you love would die if they loved you back?
Are you participating in the Noctalis Scavenger Hunt?  If you are the word you are looking for is TRICK 

 On Aug. 30th SupaGurl Tours will be having Nocturnal Night with Chelsea Cameron!! A huge Video Chat that everyone is invited to :) We will be chatting about EVERYthing. There will also be some giveaways going on... here are the deets you need to include please ...
Join us for Nocturnal Night on August 30th 8pm EST / 7pm CST for a LIVE Video chat with Author of Nocturnal and Nightmare Chelsea Cameron.

We will be chatting about everything from her books, the writing process, to Edward v/s Jacob *grins* There will be some giveaways going on too. Don't have a webcam? No worries you can still totally join in with text chatting. You will be able to see everyone else. Shy? Don't be we are all eager to meet you!! Join us for a night of Awesome.

You can preregister at the above link. Which would be amazing or you can just show up... 

On that night be sure to enter the chat with this link *Will also be up on SupaGurl Books*


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