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Friday, January 16, 2015

Velicious by Shelique Lize ♥ Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Paranormal Romance)

Justice Morel always had her life perfectly planned. Her goals were to graduate from the University with exceptional grades and get into the best law school Canada has to offer.
Then one day, Justice tried to kill herself. Well, not her technically. It may have been Justice Morel's body, but those actions weren't intentional and the suicidal thoughts were not hers. Or, so she keeps telling her therapist and family.
Justice is afraid she’s losing her mind and just wants to forget everything. But when her best friend is murdered, another one is being mind-screwed by a Vampyre, and her ex is back in town, looking as scrumptious as ever and very suspicious, maybe she isn't all that crazy!
Just when she thinks that life couldn't throw her anymore curve balls, Justice figures out that she is Vampyre Doll and there's a vampyre who seems very familiar to her, but she can't figure out from where.
Justice is suffocating and drowning in a dark world she's been tossed into, forced to survive. It’s a world she never wanted to know about and would love to ignore, like it doesn't exist. But, with every passing day, she's pulled deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole, wishing for everything to go back to the way it was.
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In your own words, please describe your book.
Velicious is about Justice Morel who is being drawn into this dark world where Vampires, hunters and government experiments gone wrong, all exist. She’s being drawn in like a moth to flame by sheer coincidence, or she thinks as her friends turn on her, Vampires try to kill her relentlessly and as hard as denies, she finds herself attracted to this mysterious stranger, who seems very familiar to her but she can’t figure out from where. Like in a distant dream.

What genre/genres does your book fall under?
Paranormal romance, action, thriller

Is this book part of a series?
Yes. However Velicious is the 1st installment.

What was the inspiration behind your book?
My inspiration behind writing this novel was the fact that I love vampires, I love romance and I tend to gravitate towards doomed lovers. Star crossed lovers to be specific. Buffy and Angel(Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Tristan and Isolde. Cole Turner and Phoebe Halliwell(Charmed). Romeo and Juliet.

What led you into writing? Was it a lifelong ambition, or the result of some type of turning point in your life?
I always had a crazy imagination. First it started out with drawing stories, then as I got older, I would write but I was a closet writer, lol. What really got me into writing was when I was in high school and our teacher gave his class a half finished story and for the assignment we had to finish it. Needless to say my teacher really loved what I wrote, which helped to boost my confidence in writing.

So far, what has been the greatest moment in your writing career?
I found it very exciting seeing my book in the Amazon store and the few reviews that I have so far, encourage me in many ways.

Are you self-published or published through a small-press? Can you tell our readers what led up to that and your publishing experience?
At the moment, I am self-published. I know very little about the traditional way and even less being an indie author. I'm the kind of girl who doesn't like to wait on anyone to determine my fate and so I paved my own path. The ride has been fun so far, I have met some really cool people and I'm still learning my ins and outs.

What are you working on now?
Re-writing book 2 to my Velicious series
In your own words, please tell us about yourself.
I'm a 20-something year old mama with two baby girls, and wife to the luckiest man on the planet. I loved and still am a huge fan of sailormoon. I love reading, paperbacks I would prefer over any e-book format. I've been in love with the paranormal world since I watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer and I was like 8 years old, lol. I enjoy meditating, photography, Lactose intolerant but I loves cheese pizza. Shopaholic and I'm an Aries.

What are some of your likes and dislikes?
Likes: Positive people. Nutri-bullet. American Horror Story. Orchids. Christmas. Romantic movies. Dislikes: Those without common sense. The government. Clowns. Laundry.
How can readers connect with you?

Tell us one thing about yourself that we wouldn't know?
I never used to like to read, like back in elementary school.

If there was one thing you could tell your readers, what would it be?
I want them to know how grateful I am for the support!
Awakening hot, sweaty and trembling, I sat up erect, utterly distracted by my surroundings, and engrossed with feeling antsy for no particular reason. There was a giddiness building inside of me but yet a darkness loitering.
My fingers mauled over the dewy, bleak cement beneath them and, gaping in confusion, I stared off into the rouge lit darkness to find a dozen thick rusting iron bars standing in front of me, as if condemning me to this small confinement.
Behind me, I knew there were iron shackles built into the stone wall to hold prisoners. To the left and right of where I sat was another set of stone barriers growing muck that I could not see but the musty, tangy odour has not gone unnoticed. I sneezed, realizing that I could sensibly taste the fungus growing and that was new to me; but there was also another scent, so heavenly and sapid that I wanted to bathe myself in the fragrance.
Peering off into the opening, beyond the iron doors was where the rouge lighting was coming from, an opening from high up in the ceiling to allow some light in for the captives and/or a torturing device—however you want to look at it.
These dingy cells had no windows but the red glow outside reminded me of blood, mostly because of the essence that enraptured my physical, and for a short while I entertained my exhilarated self with the thought that the red glow was a pool of blood. How delightful that would be.
Nevertheless, rouge lighting? Isn’t that quaint? I wondered, feeling my hair rising on my nape, arms, legs, everywhere in which hair resides pulsing through vivacity, so intense and pure, my fingers curled into fists giving it no outlet.
My vision began to darken; I felt myself slipping and I stood up hastily which made it worse because I fell right into the hands of wooziness, stumbling into the sleety iron bars, cursing.
The cursing was followed promptly by bitter laughter as I mulled over my own situation, grasping the irony of where I was and knowing that I was most likely being punished because of her. My thoughts lingered on her swarthy pale brown face, her soft, supple lips and defiant dark brown eyes.
Zachariah will kill her for sure for my one slip, my one weakness, and gripping the bars tightly I laughed aloud with lucidity clinging to my harmony… And that’s when I heard her—Amelia.
“Who’s there?” her voice so shaken and quiet. I felt the need to go to her, and figure out why she sounded so distressed. However the main question at hand was why is Amelia down here?
Slowly, against the implacable force of zeal pulsing through every vein, muscle and artery, the essence of what works in-sync to keep a being like me going was all elevated and the ethereal smell still idled. My fangs extended then, automatically, like her voice were a fang charmer, and I followed impulsively, thinking about blood.
Blood, blood and more blood. I thought of biting Amelia, monstrously, tearing through her flesh and veins, reaping blood. All that was running through my mind was the red substance, it was taking over and, for the first time in a long time, I was scared.
Amelia repeated her question as I walked past the iron bars, narrowing my sudden burst of hunger on her gaunt face, under the red moonlight from above. Amelia's curly hair swallowed her petite face as she took a step back; her dress wrapped around her legs sparingly, moving closer to the shade of obscurity.
“Dante…” Amelia said my name, quivering as her brown eyes studied who was before her in fear and confusion. Her thoughts tried to make sense of the monster before her and questions populated her mind.
Amelia's heartbeats increased, breaths shortened and her eyes widened with definite fear as her brows pulled tightly together; she shook her head nimbly. She whispered, “So the rumours are true...” Her scent engulfed me like a tornado and I knew I didn’t want the darkness to take over, so I fought and another flash of dizziness came at me, my vision blurring, and I knew it wanted Amelia.
I'm just a stay at home mother, who has finally found the courage to share her crazy paranormal universe with the world. I enjoy reading, obviously writing. Proud Canadian. Inspirational quotes keeps me positive. I'm an amateur photographer. Movie holic. Lactose intolerant but loves cheese pizza. Vampires and things of a sort I adore. Shopping is my therapy and I'm an Aries.
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  1. Loved the premise, the blurb, the trailer, and the excerpt. Will definitely be reading this one!

    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed all of the above =)

  2. Love the trailer!!! Sounds really good :) I love PNR books!
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway

  3. Sounds like a great book, put it on my must read list.

  4. Thank you for participating on the tour =)


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