Sunday, May 20, 2012

CHARADE Blog Tour



Welcome to this stop in 
Cambria Hebert's
CHARADE Blog Tour!


Congratulations to Cambria
on the release of her new installment
in the Heven and Hell series!!

I am very pleased to welcome the author
to A Night's Dream of Books
for a guest post today!








Hello, everyone!

So great to be at A Night's Dream of Books today, as part of the Heven and Hell Tour, celebrating the release of Charade (Heven and Hell #2)!  As we all know, I am a writer, a blogger, and a latte sipper.  You know I am terrified of chickens (eep!), and obsessed with werewolves.  BUT there are things that you don't know about this author (ahem, that would be me).  Think of me as a masked mystery that slinks in the shadows, always watching...  No, I am not Batman. *sighs*  OR...maybe I am... *wags eyebrows* 

In the spirit of getting to know the author behind the book, I thought I would tell you 5 things you always wanted to know about me (you know you want to know), and 5 things you don't want to know, but I am going to tell you anyway.  LOL.  Also, in the spirit of my latest book, Charade, I will also add 5 fun facts about the book and its making.


Five Things You Always
Wanted to Know About Cambria


*My first car was a red convertible (it was an old model), and a few kids at school called me "Barbie".  A few of the other kids called me "Troll".  (Sadly, that is true.)

*My first major in college (I had about four) was in mass communications.  I wanted to write a TV commercial for Pepsi that involved a spider.

*I have an original David Bromstad painting (a designer on HGTV).  My husband emailed him when he was in Iraq, and David painted me a painting and mailed it to my house.

*My daughter (she was 3 at the time) once locked me in the basement, and my husband was out of town.  I had to use a hammer, a hacksaw, and a drill to get back upstairs...the door did not survive.

*I once had a job driving a beverage cart (AKA a golf cart with a cooler full of soda and beer) on a golf course in the middle of winter to serve golfers beverages.  LOL.


Five Things You Never Wanted
to Know About Cambria


*I have a ceiling fan above my bed with dark wood blades.  The first night we stayed in my house, I woke up in the middle of the night and the fan was off, so I thought there was this dark shape up on the ceiling.  I thought it was a Ninja dressed in black dangling over my bed, and I started to scream.  (Yes, this is true.)  We now sleep with the fan on every night.

*I always forget to take the recyclables to the curb every week, so the inside of my garage looks like an episode of hoarders.   (He, he, he.)

*I am allergic to elephants.

*Once when I was out for a morning run on a golf course (my grandmother lives on one, not me), I was challenged by a deer.  I almost peed my pants.  I refuse to run alone now.

*The last time I went to the zoo, a goat started eating my belt (it was a scarf), and I got into a tug-of-war contest with it.  I won.  =)


Five Fun Facts About CHARADE


*Sam's POV wasn't in the original draft.  I went back through and added it in.

*My editor had to edit out my "text speak", meaning, I text so much that my abbreviations made it into the manuscript.  Example: I would write "thru" instead of "through". 

*My husband Beta-read this book.  He hasn't read Masquerade.

*The new character Gemma's looks are inspired by my daughter.

*The model on the book cover is my cover designer's brother.

And those are ten facts you now know about me...and prove that I am crazy.  LOL.  And also, five facts you probably didn't know about Charade, but now you do!

Now it's your turn!  Tell us something about yourself in the comments section below!

Thank you all for being here today!  And a special "thank you" to Maria for hosting this stop on the tour!

 


Thank you so much for
guest-posting today, Cambria!!

Be sure to visit today's
other tour stop, at






Cambria Hebert
Paperback, 331 pages
Otherworld Publications
May 18, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance; Urban Fantasy


Book Synopsis
(from Goodreads)

Dying at the hands of a psycho was a shock. Having my life returned to me by an angel was incredible. Being named a Supernatural Treasure and being given Sam as my guard was pretty darn awesome. Acquiring a debt for it all—well, I should have seen it coming.

Now here we are, fighting demons from Hell, caring for a boy that I just don’t trust, and traveling to faraway places to return a treasure to its rightful place. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone wears a mask; everyone puts on a charade. It’s up to us to separate the truth from the lies and reality from fiction. A hard task when my new reality involves fallen angels, witches and dragons… and did I mention Hell?

Anchoring me down through it all is Sam. Sam, who must face tragedies of his own and is put to the test again and again.

If we fail in our task, life as we know it—life as you know it—will end. Forever.




You can order the paperback edition of
Charade directly from the publisher,
since neither Amazon nor B&N
has it available yet.
The Kindle edition is already
up on Amazon.



 









12 comments:

  1. Omg what a hilarious post! Ninga fans and attacking deer.. i am glad you got out of the basement!

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    1. Hey, Kimba! Yes, this was totally hilarious!! Glad you enjoyed it! I was really laughing out loud as I posted everything Cambria wrote.

      Thanks for the comment!! : )

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  2. Thanks Kimba!! Being trapped in the basement was quite an experience. Lol. Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanksnfor stopping by!

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  3. Thank you Maria for putting together such a great post! I appreciate all the time tou took to post! This tour has been really fun so far! Glad you could be part of it!

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    1. Hey, Cambria!!

      Oh, you're more than welcome! I really enjoyed reading all of your hysterically funny 'adventures'! LOL. But you know, the Ninja thing sounds like something that could happen to me, too!

      Yes, the tour has been really FUN, and I can't wait to visit all the other tour stops! I, too, am very happy to be part of it, and that's thanks to YOU!! You got me in there!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment!! : )

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  4. LOL! Wow all around! Cool blog and cool post! Cambria, some secrets are meant to remain in the closet...specifically the 3rd "fun fact about Charade" ;) ...though I didn't read Masquerade yet, I was fortunate enough to hear your inside scoop on a daily basis while you wrote it...I'd take that opportunity over reading any day! :) love you!

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    1. Hi, Shawn!

      Hey, thank you so much for the compliments, especially the one about my blog!! I work really hard on it, so it's really nice when someone appreciates that! As for the post, Cambria deserves all the credit -- all I did was publish her hilarious anecdotes, after adding some information about the book and a purchase link.

      Thanks for the GREAT comment!! : )

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  5. I loved this one. How on earth do you know you are allergic to elephants? A Pepsi commercial with a spider..what? A ninja on the ceiling? I would love to see your garage. Thanks for the laugh!

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  6. OMG this was the most hilarious post ever! I really wanted to know all of these stuff. :)

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  7. Thanks everyone!!! Yes, all my secrets are exposed now.... LOL. This was a really fun tour stop. :)

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  8. Thanks Maria, this is a great tour post. Bahaha, Ninja ceiling warriors! Cambria, you are hysterical.

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    1. You're welcome, Steph, and thanks for your comment!! And yes, Cambria IS hysterical! Lol. : )

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