Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{Blog Tour and #Giveaway} The Light Tamer by Devyn Dawson

Hey everyone and welcome to The Light Tamer Blog Tour hosted by These Paper Worlds. Today I have an excerpt to share with you, plus two extra special giveaways! 

Title: The Light Tamer
Author: Devyn Dawson

Jessie moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly single mother and Jessie move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teen in a retirement area, is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left them as he went on a quest to be an artist in Greece.

Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.

Jessie and Amber become fast friends. Amber is a no frills girl, her snarky comments and sassy attitude will raise a few eyebrows and have you laughing out loud. Amber is rough around the edges, a light tamer with only two years left to find the one she is bound to. Her father's surfing accident left her dad paralyzed and her brother dead.

This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie.


The girl that answers the door is about five foot two with chin length hair. I’m surprised that a private school would allow multi-colored hair or a scene kid at all. The top of her hair is white with blue tips. The peace sign covered tie-dye sundress cinched around her waist with a belt makes her pixie-ish. My mom would kill me if I had on a dress that barely covered my butt, I think to myself. Her complexion is slightly pimply but nothing a little Zap-A-Zit couldn’t fix. “You’re shittin’ me, this is Jessie?” The girl asked. “No wonder you didn’t want to hook up with me, she’s adorable,” she said.

“You’re going to scare her off with that mouth Amber. You going to let us in or do we have to sit on the porch,” Caleb asked. “Jess, this is Amber, Amber meet Jessie.”

I put my hand out to shake her hand; I’d never met anyone like her before.

“Oh shit, you haven’t told her that we can’t touch have you? Ha! Get your asses in the house before my dad comes in here pitchin’ a holy hell fit,” she said and scoots out of the way allowing us to enter.

The entry opens up to a beautiful great-room and I was totally thrown off. The dark wood floors have a high-gloss finish that shines like no tomorrow. A beautiful stair case with wood stairs and an intricate banister graced the right side of the room. I’d never been in a manufactured house before and was blown away at how beautiful it was. I look over at Caleb to figure out what she was talking about.

“Dad! I have company! We’re going up to my room! If you need me, let me know! Deloris, could you bring up three Cokes for us?” Amber shouts out. “You do drink regular soda don’t you? Don’t tell me you’re one of those skinny-ass girls that think they need to be on a diet are you?” She said accusingly.

“Ah, no, I like regular Coke, that’s fine, thank you,” I said.

“Her dad is in the study most likely. He was in a surfing accident last year and is paralyzed from the waist down. Deloris is their maid and care-taker of him,” Caleb whispers in my ear.

“What the hell, can’t anyone acknowledge me? Caleb, take her and go up to my room, I’ll go get the drinks. Can’t get good help anywhere,” she says exasperated.

I wasn’t prepared for someone that is so blatantly crass. The hallway at the top of the stairs led to six doors. Caleb walks to the last door on the right and opens it up to the most chicked-out room. The pink walls and giant white canopy bed throw me off. “This is her room?”

Caleb laughs quietly. “She is very girly, at home that is. Her mouth, well she likes to cuss. She is trying to work on it, so if you hear her shout out some strange word…that is her idea of not cussing. She’ll calm down in a minute. She is a little anti-social at school, and I’m not allowed to act like we’re good friends because she likes her reputation. At school, she has this bad-ass attitude, it is her defense mechanism to keep people away.” 

She bangs open the door with a tray full of chips and drinks for us. “You two just gonna stare at me or give me a hand over here? I’m not a damned waitress you know. Your decision, of course,” she said sarcastically.

After we grabbed the drinks off her tray, she set it down on the glass coffee table. Caleb and I sit down on a pink canvas loveseat. Directly in front of the loveseat are two pink and white candy-striped chairs. The entire room looked like something out of a fancy magazine. I lean over and grab a cookie off of the tray, basically to prove I’m not dieting.

Amber sat Indian style in her designer chair and popped open a Coke. She pointed a finger and shook it back and forth at Caleb and me. “So, what’s this all about? Didn’t you two meet like five minutes ago or something?” Her perfectly arched eyebrows raised a little as she gave us a wide-eyed look.

“We didn’t meet five minutes ago, and what’s it to you?” Caleb said matter-of-factly.

I could feel my face warm up as I blushed in embarrassment.

“Amber, we’re bonded remember? It isn’t like she and I just met. Every summer until three years ago, we went to the beach with her grandma and my mom. We need to get her up to speed, tell her what you told me about the Sliders,” Caleb said and patted my hand.


So now you want to know about the giveaways, right?

The first giveaway is open internationally! 
~One ebook of The Light Tamer by Devyn Dawson

The second giveaway is open to US citizens only.
~A cute tote with a heart print
~Two The Light Tamer Trading Cards

(I have no idea why Blogger keeps turning the bag sideways...that's not the way it downloaded. Anywhoo...you get the idea, right?)

To enter either giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me about the most exotic place you've ever visited or lived in. Be sure to leave your email address and tell me whether you live in the US or internationally. Contest ends April 30th at 11:59 PM CDT!

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  1. Hi This book sounds so awesome:) The most exotic place i ever visited was a small town in china. It was too too fancy, but it was cool bc it was something new:) US subscriber:))

  2. Hawaii is as exotic as I got. :D And I loved it!

  3. This is probably really sad, but, the most exotic place I've ever been is Florida *blushes*. And not even the gorgeous parts of Florida that has the clear turquoise surf. I really need to travel more.


  4. Florida is probably about the most exotic place i've ever visited.

    fareal812 (at) hotmail (dot) com
    from U.S.

  5. Hi! Thank you so much for hosting my book today. I hope you enjoyed the excerpt - that is one of my favorite scenes.... I'm not entering to win - obviously but the most 'exotic' place I've ever been.... well, I was lost in little town Oklahoma and asked the guy at the gas station what there is to see in town. A person told us about a cemetery that is for witches - I couldn't help but go see it. Honestly, it wasn't any different than any other cemetery but it was interesting.

    Happy reading! xoxo Devyn

  6. I know I don't explain this well but somewhere in WV by a town called Kingwood is a road that will take you up a twisty mountainside, only it's like you walk into the center of it. So at any rate if you drive part way up this mountain and go down into it you come to this deep pool of water that has a small waterfall and cave overlooking it. The cave itself doesn't go in very deep and the waterfall isn't high but it's just so peaceful and it almost seems like you could be anywhere in the world vs. in the US. You can swim in the pool and go behind the falls. It's just beautiful:)
    Im in the US and my email is christinabahr2008 at yahoo dot com

  7. I think it would have to be when I lived in Miami for 2 months. lol The weather was amazing and the palm trees were all over the place. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    Lmackesy @ gmail.com

  8. The most exotic place I've ever visited is Monaco. It was beautiful.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tobisummers@writeme.com (I live in the US)

  9. My hubby and I went to his work convention to the Don Cesar Hotel in Florida. It was for rich people. The hotel was pink, but that wasn't really what was so special. We were waited on hand and foot. There was a photo shoot going on for a catalog there. The pool was next to the beach. At the pool was Farah Fawcett and her hubby and child. When we walked to the beach, it was topless so we went to the pool. Any whoooo.... thanks for the giveaway and
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  10. I Haven't Been Any Where Exotic But I Have Any Ways Wanted To. Thanks For This Giveaway. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

  11. Just stopping by to visit the other blogs on the tour. Nice site. :)

  12. I haven't done much travelling but Western Canada is exotic for me. I like seeing the mountains up close and the wildnerness is breath-taking. Lots of exotic animals to be seen. Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. The most exotic place i have ever been to was the Bahamas. Very pretty place! Thanks for the giveaway!!


    US resident


  14. France

  15. I haven't traveled like at all the only other place I've ever been other then NH which is where I live is Florida! Anyways I can't wait to read this book =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  16. Whoops forgot my email!

  17. I was raised in the US but my family originated from East Asia, so I would say that's the most "exotic" place I've visited. Africa and the Middle East are actually more "exotic" to me, but I haven't visited there.

  18. I was born and raised in the same state for over 30 years, I lived always within 30 miles of the hospital that I was born in. I finally went on an actual vacation and fell in love with Florida. The sun, the sand, the ocean. Beautiful Days almost everyday, the exotic smells of the floral blooms all year long. I am living in the most exotic place for me and I am so glad I made that move. Next stop, Europe.

  19. Forgot my e mail

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

  20. YAY, my Tote & cards showed up today!!! Thank YOU:)



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