I’m thrilled to be a part of the tour for Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley. I have a feature of Sebastian the Saint today, along with a giveaway. Also, Meet Sebastian the boy at Vampire Book Club today as well :) And be sure to check out my review of Precious Blood, which will later today :)
Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed “ghostgirl“ book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames. Her new young adult trilogy, THE BLESSED, begins with Precious Blood.
Everyone knows the infamous saint picture of the perfect guy, nearly naked, tied to a tree and pierced by arrows. This is the image of Saint Sebastian. The character Sebastian in Precious Blood shares many qualities with his namesake — bravery and fearlessness most of all. A captain of the Praetorian Guard martyred in the Third Century AD, his superiors were unaware that he was secretly a Christian. When he was discovered trying to convert others, the Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered him executed for treason and he was led to a field and tied to a wooden stake where archers shot him full of arrows. Miraculously, he survived the assault and was nursed back to health only to persist in his taunting of the Emperor who ultimately had him beaten to death.
Sebastian is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes and of a holy death. He is the subject of some of the most iconic medieval and renaissance portraits in the history of art.
About Precious Blood: From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.
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Also, feel free to check out the super awesome trailer for the book :)
Now I have a super awesome giveaway to go along with the tour as well. One person will receive
- Earbuds (courtesy of Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music)
- Sunglasses (courtesy of Lucy, Patron Saint of Sight)
- Essie Chastity Nail Polish (courtesy of Agnes, Patron Saint of Chastity)
- Copy of Precious Blood
- AND winner’s choice of an Agnes, Cecilia or Lucy t-shirt
Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only. Prizing & samples courtesy of Simon & Schuster.
Feel free to follow along with the rest of the tour and meet the rest of the characters as well :)
Friday, June 21: In Bed With Books has a Q&A with Tonya.