Friday, November 5, 2010

Branded Tour Interview + Giveaway

Branded: Fall of Angels by Keary Taylor 


Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Summary from Goodreads:

Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will puller her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

Today I'm getting up close and personal with Main Character Jessica!

1. How would you describe your life on an everyday basis?

I spend a lot of time by myself so I’ve become a bit of an obsessive cleaner. I love playing the guitar. I also spend a lot of time with Sal. Every day is just a struggle to cope. I try to just take everything one day at a time. Now that Alex is in the picture things are looking a lot brighter…

2. How many people have actually seen the scars on your back?

Alex and my ex, Jason. Believe me, it wasn’t easy hiding them from my parents when I was little.

3. I figured out that sleep really isn't your thing, so what are your favorite things to do while trying to stay up?

I’ve done a lot of reading, research to try and figure this thing out that I’m dealing with. I go on movie watching spurts, I don’t really have a reason for it and I know it’s a bit creepy but I tend to research the people from my nightmares. I guess it just seems barbaric to simply forget them.

4. What is your attitude towards death?

I’ll admit it, death terrifies me. I know what happens after you die. Um, next question please…?

5. If there was a fire in your apartment, what is the one thing you couldn't leave behind?

Oh that’s a hard one. Probably the bracelet Alex gave me on Valentines. But then it’s always on my person. Or maybe my GTO, I’ve grown a strange attachment to my muscle car.

6. Would you describe your last relationship as Bliss, A Disaster Waiting to Happen, or Utterly Dull?

My relationship with Jason Walker? Definitely a disaster waiting to happen!

7. What was your first thoughts upon seeing Alex?

Well the first time I saw Alex was in the middle of the night. I nearly attacked him with a baseball bat. I thought he was a burglar. Second thought was just shock at the situation. Third? Drool and stare…

8. How do you feel about Angels?

Well since they’ve terrorized me for as long as I can remember, so not too positively. I think it would almost be better if angels were more like vampires, where no one really believed they are real. That way they wouldn’t crop up in churches, on gravestones, at every Valentines and Christmas. Most of the time I’d rather pretend they didn’t exist. But, in light of recent events, I’ve had to change my opinion just a bit…

9. Describe your relationship with Sal.

Sal is one of the sweetest women I know. But after her ex-husband beat her nearly to death it left her not quite all the way there. She needs help sometimes. And she doesn’t mind my little oddities. As strange as it sounds, she’s one of my best friends, as good as family. I’ll always be there for her and help her however I can.

10. Anything else you'd like us to know about you?

Um… I’m not a cat person? I once ate a worm cause a boy dared me to. I like ketchup way too much. I’d shave my head if it was socially acceptable (hair is such a pain…) and if I didn’t know that Alex liked it so much. And I’m not as sweet and timid as most people think I am…

Thanks so much for joining us! Check back on November 18th for my review!

Want to know more about Keary and this hot new series? You can stalk her on her Website and on her Blog. Now on to the Giveaway:

One winner will receive an autographed copy of Branded!

  • Fill out the form below to enter
  • Open to US residents only
  • Contest ends November 30th        


  1. I've never heard of this book but it sounds really really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Wow! I stopped by as part of my first blog hop and found a rockin contest! Woot. Already tweeted and excited to have found your blog!

  3. Some of these answers are pretty much me in a nutshell. I feel the same way about hair. I loathe it.

  4. Great giveaway thank you very much and I really enjoyed the interview!


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