Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
Now on to the interview!
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Sure! My name is Ember Hill, I have a twin brother named Dante, I like surfing, action movies, volleyball, junk food, and fire. And flying. I guess I should also mention that I'm a dragon. But I'm not really supposed to tell anyone that, so you didn't hear it from me.
2. What's your favorite thing about being a dragon?
Flying, definitely flying. Nothing else really compares. Surfing is the closest I can come right now, but if I could be myself without fear, I'd go flying every day.
3. Why do you spend so much time in human form?
It's for our protection. We have to hide our true forms from the Order of St. George, who are crazy genocidal dragonslayers and who would murder us till we died from it. Also, if a twenty foot dragon walked into a gas station looking for munchies, there would probably be a panic.
4. Who is your best friend?
My brother, Dante. He can be a little...uptight, and doesn't like breaking the rules. But growing up, it was always us against the world, and I know he'll always be on my side. Even if he thinks I act crazy sometimes.
5. What are you looking forward to this summer, now that you'll be living among humans?
Just...well, everything, really. Waking up when I want to. Not having to be in Human Training classes all the time. Meeting other people my age. Finally having some fun. Yeah, sounds about perfect to me.
Thanks Ember for stopping by!
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.
Find Julie Online:
“Catch the Dragon Contest”: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, a dragon will appear on a different blog and stay there for 48hrs. Once you have found the dragon, click on it and you will be directed to a Rafflecopter entry form for the Grand Prize Giveaway! To enter, you must answer the daily question found at the tour stop!!!
Where could the dragon appear? On all Book Blogger Tour Hosts and The Harlequin Paranormal Blog, so go now and catch yourself a dragon! Will you find it? And will you be able to keep it?
“Catch the Dragon” - Question:
Which of Julie's swoon worthy male characters would you most like to meet in real life?
Each tour stop is offering up a finished copy of TALON!
Five lucky grand prize winners will receive one of Julie’s amazing dragon figurines as well as some fun signed swag. To enter for the grand prize, you MUST follow the tour each day, find and catch the dragon, and answer the daily question.
Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.
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Thursday, October 2nd – Harlequin Blog
Monday, October 6th – Jessica at Step into Fiction
Wednesday, October 8th – Katie’s Book Blog
Friday, October 10th – Page Turners
Monday, October 13th – Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, October 15th – Mundie Moms
Friday, October 17th – Fiktshun
Monday, October 20th – Two Chicks on Books
Wednesday, October 22nd – YA Interrobang
Friday, October 24th – Supernatural Snark