Monday, November 3, 2014

Shades Of Chaos Tour & Giveaway with Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan

Guest Post

The First Kiss, by Alexia Purdy


The first kiss in Reign of Blood is sort of awkward. It’s not lasting, it’s short and quick, almost confusing, because it’s April. She’s the definition of awkward, indecisive and loves to deny herself any kind of fulfillment. She’s doom and gloom, always expecting the worst of the world, just like a warrior who has been there done that around so much death. She knows the deal. So why would the first kiss be any different?


“I wanted to know him, to know who he was before the outbreak, what he did, what he liked and what had made him happy. I didn’t want to feel this way about anyone but I knew that it was now too late to stop it.” ~April


As you can see, April wants Rye, badly. But oh how she fights it to the last drop of life. She’s so determined to not fall in love, she tells herself she doesn’t really want it. If you’ve read the story before this point, you’d find out just why she does this. How’s that for denial? This kiss doesn’t revolve just around her and Rye, it involves everyone and everything that she’s loved and lost to this point in the apocalypse. So why assume love is a good thing in the after world? She sure as heck doesn’t. But then…


“His lips came closer as his words left them, brushing against mine. My lips burned at his touch.

Desperately our kiss deepened. Our lips sought out one another like a desert plant seeking out the slightest drop of water.”


So she does want him! Aha! I love to show readers how confused this girl is because, she is. She’s a teenager for crying out loud. One that has faced death more often than a kiss from a boy. How does one adjust to that kind of world? It’s kind of crazy so her reaction, though frustrating and also unexpected, is actually a more natural reaction to her situation in that alternate universe than it would be in our normal mundane world.


But of course, it ends in a most different way than most kisses. But to that, I’ll let you read it for yourself….
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Shades of Chaos (Boxed Set)
Authors: Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan
Publication date: June 11th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!
Best for ages 16 and up~

I AM Alive: I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation: Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human’s world. It’s kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension: In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope: After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city – looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by…

Rex Rising: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant: As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood: April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they’re not truly alone.

Released: After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse they could have ever imagined.



Cameron Jace

Katie Salidas

Chrystalla Thoma

Alexia Purdy

Megan Duncan


  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. Shades of Chaos looks like an intriguing collection!! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!!

  3. Thank you for hosting our boxed set today!!

  4. I love first kisses. Sounds fabulous.