Today's guest is fellow DsP author Lily Velden. She's bringing you a treasure hunt--make sure to join!
Hi, All! Lily Velden, here!
As warned on my blog, I’m popping up everywhere again as I go on the Pre-Release Promo Tour for THE RACE IS ON, BOOK 2 of HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN!
I didn’t want you all falling asleep in your chairs reading yet another interview about me, so I decided to host the TRIO Treasure Hunt. Anyone wanting to know more about Book 1: Same Page or Book 2: The Race is On, please visit my blog!
I hope those that are here having participated in Clue # 1 are enjoying it thus far!
The lovely Chris T. Kat was kind enough to say yes to hosting the second stop of the Hunt – Thank you, Chris!
(For those stumbling across the TRIO Treasure Hunt for the first time Stop #1 was at WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE SCARF PRINCESS, and, yes, you can still participate – the TRIO Treasure Hunt is open until 9th August, 2013)
I’ve kept the rules and clues simple as I want it to be fun and not a chore, and I’ve tried to make the “treasure” worth pursuing!
There are mini prizes along the way as well as two major prizes at the end.
Mini Prizes: At each stop on the hunt you can enter the draw to win an open voucher redeemable with Dreamspinner Press of $6.99.
All you have to do is leave a comment!
Winner will be drawn within 7 days of my visit!
Major Prizes: By participating in the TRIO Treasure Hunt, collecting all four answers and logging them in on my blog by the 8th August you will be in the draw to win a $25 open voucher redeemable with Dreamspinner Press. There are two up for grabs!
COME AND JOIN THE FUN!
Okay, here goes!
TRIO TREASURE HUNT
There are only four stops on the Treasure Hunt.
16th July: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE SCARF PRINCESS!!!
23RD July: Here at THE FUZZY, FLUFFY WORLD OF CHRIS T. KAT
30TH July: ANDREW Q. GORDON’S LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
6th August: My Blog! LILY VELDEN GIVE ME FICTION. REALITY IS OVERRATED!
At each stop you will be given an excerpt to read from THE RACE IS ON (TRIO)
Contained within the excerpt is the answer to a question / clue which will be asked at the end, and don’t worry, I will make it easy!!!
Each answer will only consist of ONE word.
Each word/answer is part of a four word sentence that relates to THE RACE IS ON. By the end of the Hunt you will have the entire sentence!
Write that sentence in the comment box provided on my blog and you are in the draw!
Winners drawn and notified 9th August, 2013
(If anything is unclear or ambiguous, please make contact, and I will do my best to explain in plain English!!!!)
THE RACE IS ON: BOOK 2 HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
Hollywood heartthrob Jaxon Moncrieff and Liam Lassiter are finally on the same page: committed and in it for the long haul. Now they just have to prepare for the inevitable fallout when they reveal their relationship. Between Jaxon’s career and Liam’s need to prepare for a life in the limelight, they decide to wait until filming of Jaxon’s latest project has wrapped.
Unbeknownst to them, the relentless paparazzi photographer Rafael Cacciatore, aka the Hunter, notices a change in Jaxon and is determined to be the first to break the story of who has captured Jaxon Moncrieff’s heart. In the meantime, Liam and Jaxon have enough on their plate working out the not-so-little issue of how and when Jaxon will come out to his family. The paparazzi aren’t even on their radar. The race to out Jaxon is on, and Liam and Jaxon don’t even know it.
There’s something different about him. Leaning back in my chair, I stared at the two images of Jaxon Moncrieff smiling at me from the screen of my laptop. After taking a scalding sip from the steaming cup in my hand, I grimaced, more at the bitter taste of the instant coffee than from its heat. God, what I wouldn’t give for a cup of good Italian coffee—the fucking instant crap at this hotel will be the death of me.
Placing the offending cup beside my computer on the flimsy dining table I was also using as my desk, I leaned forward, studying the images. The one on the left was of Moncrieff as he exited the studios of Jimmy Fallon, which I’d taken a little over twelve months earlier. He looked relaxed, smiling as he chatted with a group of adoring fans, the button of his suit jacket open, his shirt untucked.
My gaze shifted to the photo on the right, which I’d taken that very morning. He was still relaxed, still smiling, but there was definitely something different about him. What is it? Several long minutes passed as I peered closely at the image, trying to pin down the change in him.
He looks… content?
TRIO TREASURE HUNT CLUES # 2
I’m in the 1st paragraph
In writing I am often used in conjunction with other words such as rather and other.
I am 4 letters long
I am word # 52 in the paragraph
I commence with the letter ‘T’
and I hope to see you on the 30th at Andrew Q. Gordon’s!
Interested in reading the first book? Have a look here:
SAME PAGE: BOOK 1 HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
He was like the only splash of color in a black-and-white photograph.
The man was beautiful.
At an exhibition opening in Sydney, jaded Hollywood heartthrob Jaxon Moncrieff lays eyes on publicity-shy artist Liam Lassiter for the first time and is immediately captivated. But he doesn’t get far into their first conversation before he realizes what he’s feeling is attraction, which brings him up short. Jaxon has always been a womanizer.
Despite his reservations, Jaxon makes a play for Liam, but Liam has his own issues. Unlucky in love and orphaned at sixteen, he is reluctant to open his heart to anyone, and dismisses Jaxon out of hand.
Driven by a need he doesn’t understand, Jaxon organizes a return to Sydney to film his next project. If he can’t be with Liam, maybe they can be friends. Of course, that creates a whole new problem. Now Jaxon is falling in love for the first time. How can he move their relationship from friends to lovers without destroying the trust he’s worked so hard for?
The Race is On
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Gay as Mardi Gras
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