Blog Tour! The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan (Character Spotlight & Excerpt)

The Book Hookup is so excited to have

Rachel Morgan,
author of
The Faerie Gurardian (Creepy Hollow #1)

stop by with a character spotlight and excerpt from Violet’s POV.
enjoy 🙂

 From the publisher: Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

And now, onto Violet….

Name: Violet

Age: 17

Family: Both my parents died on separate Guild assignments and left me with a grand total of zero siblings.

Likes: Training, reading, my pet Filigree, my bow and arrow, rainbow lollipops, training … and more training.

Dislikes: Failure, Ryn, having to kill an assignment, having to talk about my feelings.

Current life status: Training with the Creepy Hollow Guild. Will be graduating in two months.

Current purpose in life: Prevent a human boy from being attacked in his bedroom by a half-naked, scaly-skinned fae woman. Oh, and don’t get killed. That one’s kind of important too.

Plans for the future: To graduate as the top guardian of my year and then probably get a job with the Guild.

Special skills: You bet! Of the dangerous-fae-butt-kicking kind. Think … ninja-gymnastic-attack skills.

Anything else you’d like to add: Um … Some people think I’m a snob, but I’m not really. I’m just super dedicated to my training, which doesn’t leave much time for hanging out. They may also think it’s weird that I’m so close to my mentor Tora, but she was the only one who was really there for me when my father died and I had no one else left, so … yeah. My mentor rocks!

Excerpt: (Told from Violet’s point of view)

“So why would you want to do it?” asks Nate.

“Do what? Be a guardian?” He nods. Hmm. This is my chance to say something noble, like how I want to save people’s lives. And that is part of it, but if I’m going to be completely honest . . . “I love the life. I love the thrill, the risk, the energy. I love how alive I feel when I’m fighting, or even just training. It doesn’t matter what it is—weapons practice, close combat, sprinting, swinging around bars, practicing flips and somersaults—I love it all.”

Nate stops walking and stares at me.

“What?” I ask.

“You can do all that?”

“Well, it’s not like I just made that all up. And, like I told you before, I want to be the best.”

Apparently Nate can’t think of anything to say to that, so after a few more seconds of staring, we keep walking. We should be moving faster—it isn’t good to linger outside at night—but I find that I’m not in as much of a hurry as I thought I was. In fact, I think I’m almost enjoying talking to Nate.

We come to a stream that snakes between the trees. We could jump to the other side if we had to, but the forest has created a way across: Roots like gnarled fingers reach from both sides of the stream, twisting and tangling with one another, interweaving to form an uneven bridge. Wary of what may be lurking in the dark water, I grasp Nate’s hand and pull him quickly across, dropping his hand the moment we reach the other side. We continue our journey between the trees, and I wait for Nate to fill the silence between us.

Stay tuned for  Ana and Celeste’s review at the end of the month!

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About the author:  Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults.

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Posted November 6, 2012 by celeste in Blog Tour, Character Spotlight, Fae, Fantasy, Guest Poster, Series, Young Adult / 0 Comments

0 responses to “Blog Tour! The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan (Character Spotlight & Excerpt)

    • Ana

      Glad to hear! Celeste and I will be posting our review of The Faerie Guardian later this month. Come back and tell us if you agree with our comments!!

  1. This gives a great sneak peek into Vi’s world and her personality. It makes me want to dive back into Creepy Hollow. Thinking about who I can share it with for Christmas…

    By the way, just wanted to let you know that your security feature for commenting means you can’t comment on an iPhone because you can’t drag items. Or perhaps I just couldn’t figure it out. I’ve transferred to my computer to write this… 🙂

    • Ana

      Thank you so much for making the extra effort to comment! Glad you were successful on your computer. I did a small test and found that I couldn’t drag items on my iPhone either but if I tapped the item it automatically moved over. I hope you’ll stop by again soon and try commenting again via the iPhone! And…lucky friends who get books for Christmas!! 🙂

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