Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tour Stop: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Black City by Elizabeth Richards.  The tour is hosted by Good Choice Reading.  Today's stop features a character highlight for Emissary Buchanan and excerpt.  There is also a great giveaway going on in conjunction with the tour, which you can enter below.  You can check out the other stops on the tour here.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Black City 
By Elizabeth Richards
Publication Date:  November 13th 2012 

Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

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Character Highlight for Emissary Buchanan (Always YA at Heart)

Name: Emissary Siobhan Buchanan
Age: 42
Favorite color: Gold
Favorite food: Salmon
·         Purian Rose
·         Polly
·         Doctor Craven Eden
·         Money and power
·         Politics
·         Fashion
·         Red lipstick
·         Darklings
·         Reporters
·         Animals (unless she’s wearing them)
·         Workboots

“Do you know what time it is?” Mother says.
I innocently glance down at the antique wristwatch that used to belong to my father. The bronze casing is tarnished and the numbers faded, but the unusual ivory watch face still has a beautiful, golden sheen to it, like it’s been painted with a shim­mering varnish.
“Well?” Mother presses.
“Sorry,” I mumble.
“You’re sorry? I had half the guard out looking for you. Do you know how dangerous it is out there? We have a curfew for a reason. What if you got attacked by a Darkling?”
An image of the twin-blood Darkling boy pops into my head. I bite my lip.
“I thought you’d grown out of this silly business of sneaking out at night. I wish I knew what you were thinking sometimes, Natalie,” she says.
Then why don’t you just ask?

Who would play them in a movie: Madeleine Stowe

Bio:  Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist, who spent her early career reviewing videogames before making the bold (or crazy) move into travel writing, despite suffering from terrible travel sickness.

In her spare time, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls, where she got to interview many of her favourite bands, go to gigs and basically blag loads of free swag all in the name of ‘research’.

Elizabeth lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her husband. Black City is her debut novel.

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  1. Loved the character highlight and excerpt!!

  2. Love the excerpt...very much looking forward to reading Black City. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dislikes: Animals (unless she's wearing them) =) Love it! Thanks for the excerpt as well. I can't wait to read this book...I'm more and more fascinated by Natalie.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Great excerpt! Just added this one to my TBR! Thanks for sharing :D

  6. Ooooh, I love character highlights. Thanks for posting this and for the chance to win!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

  7. Character highlights are awesome! I enjoyed this book so this was really interesting!

    1. Character highlights and interviews are really fun aren't they. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Loved the character highlights, I've been watching Revenge and could totally see her played by Madeleine Stowe.

  9. I just finished reading this one on Tuesday. Dystopias are not my favorite genre but I really liked this one. She would be perfect! I love those characters that make it so easy for you to hate!

    1. I am glad you liked it. I am a big dystopian fan, but lately have found myself drawn to more contemporary romance. Thanks for stopping by!


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