Friday, August 31, 2012

Exalted Tour

Opening scene: Kathryn and Shelley are sitting, nervously fidgeting and eagerly awaiting today's guest. Why are they so nervous you may ask?
Well, let's just peek in and see...

Shelley whispers LOUDLY to Kathryn: "He's coming! He's coming!!! OMG! He's even more gorgeous than I imagined! OMG! OMG!!!" *wiggles excitedly in her chair*
Kathryn: Oh he is STUNNING! Shhh! *touches finger to lips* He's close. He  can probably hear us. Gawd! Settle down and sit still. Don't embarrass me again."
*Shelley shoots Kathryn a hard glare, fixes her hair and attempts to regain some composure. *
Kathryn: "Hey everyone! Welcome back to the blog! We have a very special guest for you today. Cayne from Ella James' Stained series is here to shed some light on his awesomeness and hopefully, his hot and heavy relationship with the series heroine, Julia."
Shelley: "Did you say "hot and heavy"? *snorts* He'll love that!"  
Kathryn: "Anyway...Cayne is a great guy. Uber sexy. Uber strong. And beyond intriguing. Let's get this interview started so you can see why we're so enamored with this rebel with a cause..."

TSK TSK:  Welcome, Cayne.  We're very excited to have  you here with us today.  Let's start off by saying we don't pussyfoot around the hard questions.  We have inquiring minds...and we want to know.
So, we'll jump right in...
TSK TSK:  What is your biggest fear?

Cayne: seated in a fold-out chair, looks right up into our eyes with his amazing green ones.. "Losing Julia - Without a doubt."

TSK TSK: Do you believe you are Julia are meant to be?

Cayne: shrugs "I believe we're going to be."

TSK TSK: How difficult is it dealing emotionally with someone as young and petulant as Julia?

Cayne: "She's young, but I don't consider her petulant.  No more than other girls her age.  When we first met, she was kind of..." He shakes his head, like he won't say whateverr he was thinking.."Let me tell you a secret: I liked her sooner than I let on."

TSK TSK: If you could change one event in your lifetime, what would it be?

Cayne: rubbing his together and frowns, "Just one?"
TSK TSK: nods
Cayne: eyes flashing, "I'd change something I can't change."
TSK TSK: "What's that?"
Cayne:  "My father."

TSK TSK: Is there something you miss from the old days?

Cayne:  bitter expression on his handsome face, "I used to like the Falls of Dochart."

(TSK TSK asked Ella James about this after the interview.  She says he has a good reason for being pissed off about this, and about his dad, but you'll have to read Exalted to find out more.)

TSK TSK:  What is the most difficult of your traits or instincts to control?

Caayne:  "The most," looking annoyed and then a little rueful, "Try all of them.  I'm not used to...rules.  I find them very encumbering."

TSK TSK:  How much do you love flying?

Cayne:  "I love it, it's...relaxing."

TSK TSK:  If you could love anywhere, where would you choose?

Cayne:  "Julia said she wants to live at the beach.  There's some good places in Australia.  South America." shrugging..."Anywhere lacking other people."

TSK TSK:  What is your favorite thing about Julia?  Your least favorite?

Cayne smiling, a true-blue, all-out smile, the kind someone has when they're about to eat a chocolate chip cookie..
TSK TSK:  thinking....we'd forgotten how handsome his smile is...
Cayne:  "My favorite thing?" looking thoughtful "She's kind.  Very forgiving.  Very loving." looking more seriously "Whatever happens to her, she works around it.  I admire that."
TSK TSK:  There must be something about her that you don't like.
Cayne:  "There is.  I don't like worrying about her."

TSK TSK: Do you think you can prevent an all-out war between the Chosen (Stained) and the Nephilim?  Between Heaven and Hell?

Cayne sits for a few seconds, looking down at his hands, which are clasped loosely between his legs...
TSK TSK:  getting the feeling he doesn't want to answer, he finally looks up at us with his beautiful green eyes.  They are serious and maybe a little sad...
Cayne:  "No."

Shelley: "Beyond amazing answers! Thank you so much for opening up. We know a few of these questions were uncomfortable and difficult to answer. But, WOW! We're so glad you trusted us enough to be honest and candid."
*Cayne grunts, nods once, and gracefully and swiftly takes his leave*
Shelley: "Wow! I thought I was gonna pass out from all that deliciousness!"
Kathryn: *chuckles* "I know he was pretty amazing! I'm actually surprised he indulged us on a couple of those." 
*Shelley nods* "Uh. Huh." *tries to collect herself, again*
Kathryn: "Well, we think you can see why we find Cayne soooo fascinating. He's (as we've already mentioned),  beyond hawt, honest, charming, a bit disarming and insanely complicated."
"If you haven't checked out the Stained series...what are you waiting for????  You need to find out even more about Cayne, Julia and follow them on their exciting, scary and exhilarating journey! If you're already a fan...GO!...RUN! Get your copy of Exalted (Stained #4), NOW!!!"
Shelley: "We seriously love Cayne and Julia and we're certain you will too. Thanks so much for joining us again!"

Thank you, Ella James for allowing us so many liberties with Cayne. For letting us be a part of the Exalted blog tour. And for being so awesome yourself. <3
Ta, ta for now! Happy reading! ~TSK TSK

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia's home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.
*Nominated best debut novel at UtopYAcon 2012.*

Stolen (book 2)
With Cayne's fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.

Chosen (book 3)
Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders and desperate to escape her fate, Julia and her friends journey to the Swiss Alps, home of a rogue Chosen clan. In this snowy haven, all hell breaks loose. Someone is traitor. Someone changes sides. Someone is dragged to Hades. A new romance blossoms. An old romance is damned. And The Three will stop at nothing to recover the weapon that will help them regain power.

Soon to be released...

Ripped apart by the betrayals of two friends and ensnared by their respective celestial captors, Julia and Cayne are poised to fulfill their fatal role in The Three’s return to power. Their Chosen friends will move Hell and Earth to win their freedom, but how will they fight fate when more sinister forces take control? The net will come down. Someone will be sacrificed. A dear friend will die. And a mighty celestial battle will play out on Earth, with everything—and everyone—at stake. 

All about....

Ella James lives in Alabama with her amazing husband, energetic baby, and mopey dog. Her books have been nominated best debut novel and best sci-fi/fantasy at utopYA Convention 2012, received a Flamingnet Top Choice Award, and been featured on numerous Amazon bestseller lists. She is the author of the popular Stained Series, the Here Trilogy, and Before You Go—all YA romance—and has four more titles forthcoming in 2012. 

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get exact dates on her upcoming releases, friend her on  Facebook and follow Ella's blog. Questions or comments? Tweet her @author_ellaj  or e-mail her at

And now for our special giveaway...
Cayne has graciously offered one of his feathers in a form that you can wear and keep close to your heart!  Fill the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this awesome prize!

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Make sure you check out.... A Diary of a Book Addict for Ella's next tour stop!! 

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