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Cover Reveal: The Liberator (Dante Walker #2) by Victoria Scott

Yes, you read it right! We are revealing the cover for the second Dante Walker novel, right about now. Are you excited? I sure am, and I haven’t even read the first book yet. Crazy, right? Well, you wouldn’t think so if you’d read the blurb for The Collector.

Wait. *Stares*

You haven’t read about The Collector, yet? *Gasp* Where were you? Living under a rock? Okay, that’s harsh. Mostly. But true. Anyhow. We don’t have a blurb for The Liberator as of now, but we’ll be getting one in April, excited much? YES! Still, here’s a note from the author, Victoria Scott that’ll get you by until you get to read the first book and then maybe, just maybe, help you cope with waiting for the second 😉

Hey guys! While I can’t reveal many details yet, I will say this book was enormously emotional to write. More action, new characters, higher stakes, and a whole lot of sexy. I hope you enjoy reading the next chapter of Dante Walker’s story!

By the way, Dante wants me to tell you…”Things only get darker from here, doll. Might want to hold my hand for this.”

Okay. I admit it, it might not be a very good help on the coping situation but it’s something. Right? *Shrug*

Are you wondering why I’m still talking? Yes? Have you guessed why? No? Well, it’s because Dante is MINE, so you better remember this as you take a peek at the newly released cover for The Liberator.  Remember it!

Now, without further ado, check it out! Continue reading

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Teaser: The Collector by Victoria Scott

If you can’t wait to read The Collector by Victoria Scott, then get ready to be ten times more excited. Here’s an exclusive excerpt Victoria has shared with the VMafia, and that now we are sharing with you.

The Collector: Excerpt #2

Apparently, Charlie Cooper doesn’t have a car. But don’t worry, she tells me, we can walk to school from here.

Thrilling.

It’ll only take a few lifetimes, what with her mad limp and all.

Charlie carries a brown lunch bag in one hand, and every few minutes she digs Skittles out of her pocket and pops them into her mouth. I have no idea how this girl survives high school. She’s a disaster. It’s kind of tragic. Why is she still alive while I’m a walking corpse?

I can’t stop staring at her mouth. It’s the only part of her that’s passable yet it never stops moving.

“Don’t you think?” she asks.

I meet her eyes. “What?”

She nudges me with her shoulder like we’re long lost pals. “Someone’s been daydreaming. Want some sugar?” Her open palm is a stained Skittle mess.

“I’ll pass,” I answer. I’m not sure how this chick stays so tiny. She eats like a hippopotamus. Deep in my pocket, I rub circles over my lucky penny. I’m trying to figure out how to corrupt this girl, and she keeps asking me questions.

Focus, Dante.

I narrow my eyes and do what I’m trained to do. At first, her body is exactly the same, short and skinny, like a weed that needs plucking. But then it changes. The familiar warm yellow light crawls over her skin and flickers.

Ah, soul light. If I could drink it, I would. The color of a human soul is the same for everyone. It’s the seals that make the difference. I count how many she has, then clench my hands into fists. There are twelve seals on her soul. Only twelve. And they’re not even big. Great. I’ve come to collect Mother Teresa.

Still, the fact that she has even twelve seals means Boss Man has probably had Charlie watched for some time, or at least the Peachville area. Looking at her, his reasons are lost to me.

But it doesn’t matter. I’ve got to collect her either way. If I don’t and she dies, she’ll go to Judgment Day, and Boss Man obviously doesn’t want to take chances.

Inspecting her soul closer, I notice some of Charlie’s seals are dark blue, others green or orange or whatnot. Every collector can place seals, and you can tell who sealed a soul by the color. Most of hers are green. That’d be Patrick’s work. Naturally, I was the one to train him.

Her soul is clear of any of my red seals. But that won’t last for long cause Papa’s come to play. “How much further?” I ask.

“Just on the other side of this hill,” she chirps. “Like I was saying, I’m not sure if you’ll be able to enroll this late in the semester, but at least you can see the school and stuff.”

“I wouldn’t worry about it.”

Charlie glances at me, and her eyes crinkle at the corners. “I think you’re nice, Dante.”

“That’s cause I am nice.”

She looks ahead and walks in silence for almost a full minute. It suddenly feels strange to be near her and not hear her speak. The massive trees hang in a canopy over the road, stretching to greet one another. Their leaves are dead.

Toothy Jack O’ Lanterns sit on porches and watch us pass. One looks like it’s mocking me, so I flip it off. Charlie sees me. She throws her head back and laughs long and hard. The sound startles me.

I wonder what it would feel like to laugh like that—with complete abandonment.

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Yes, you may say it. Eeek! As is I needed another reason to die waiting for this book, huh? And for that reason exactly is why I’m sharing this with you, so we can all freak out together! 😉

How did you like that?

Also, don’t forget to add it to Goodreads and pass by Vicoria’s blog. She has a poll on which cover she should use for The Collector, and it’s your call! You can check that out here.

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Are you ready for more Dante Walker?

Hey guys! Guess what I’ve got to share with you today!

Dante Walker Series, Book #2!!

Yay!

Okay. Wait. Not the actual book, since the first one isn’t even out. Yeah, I know, bummer, but still. What I’ve got for you is our very own Victoria Scott telling us not only the release date for book 2, but also the TITLE!

Let’s hear what she’s got to say:

How do you like that?

THE LIBERATOR!

Epic, huh? Yeah. I agree.

Giveaway:

Oh, yes. We are not done here just yet. Victoria also has a special giveaway for us all. Check it out:

THE COLLECTOR Swag

Yup, Victoria has some serious swag to give away. All you have to do now is fill the Rafflecopter form below, and you’re in!

Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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Q&A with Victoria Scott

Hello everyone!

I’m here to present to you a little interview that Victoria Scott, author of THE COLLECTOR, has made for all of you. She answered a few questions from her readers, including which is her favorite pie! Because she’s awesome like that.

Without further ado, here you have it:

You don’t what The Collector is? Were you living under a rock?!

Okay, yes I was just kidding, but please do check it out:

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment: Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

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Cover Crush: The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

 Cover Crush is a meme hosted by On The Shelf. It features beautiful and eye-catching covers.  Any cover can be showcased whether it is old or new, read or still sitting in your TBR stack. Join in, link up and enjoy some beautiful covers!

My pick:

Once again, here I am with some Cover Crush. And once again here I am featuring THE COLLECTOR. Though, now that I think about it this isn’t so much a cover crush as a cover lust! Oh, if you knew Dante you’d feel the same way, but sadly for you and me, and all humanity, we’ll have to wait until March of next year to get a taste of that.

But I’m getting carried away. Dante does that to me sometimes. Just stare at the cover for a few seconds and you’ll feel it too. In its simplicity it doesn’t stop being undeniably hot! After all, he makes good girls… BAD! 😉

So, what is your Cover Crush for this week? Link me on the comments and I’ll make sure to check it out!

Oh! And check the trailer, will you? If the cover doesn’t do it for you, the trailer surely will! And don’t forget to add it to goodreads! We’re trying to reach a goal here, and if we do we (my V-Mafia family) will get a teaser, which means you’ll get it too!!

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Waiting On Wednesday: The Collector by Victoria Scott

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

This week’s selection is:

Book: The Collector (Dante Walker #1)

Author: Victoria Scott

Release Date: March 12th 2013

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Book Description:

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Why I’m waiting:

Do I even need to explain? I don’t think I fell for a book as fast as I fell for The Collector. I’ve been swooning over it since I found it months ago. AND because I’m lucky (and Victoria is awesome) I’m part of the V Mafia Family, as you can see on the sidebar. Which is like huge for me! [Click on the Badge if you want to find out more about it]

And now, because I’m as much of a tease as Dante is (you’ll learn soon enough that he is plenty, if you haven’t already) I’m going to make you want the trailer. Mhmm. Watch it!

So, what are you waiting on?  Leave a comment with your WoW link below and I’ll make sure to check it out!

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Special post: The Collector a Dante Walker novel

Yes, it’s special post time. And today I’ll be talking about The Collector.

It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a book that’s months away from being released. It’s a little over five months away, actually one-hundred sixty days, and fifteen hours… not that I’m counting or anything.

Anyway. I thought I could share with you all my excitement, and who knows? Maybe you’ll get excited too, and we can share our misery while we wait!

I’m only kidding… mostly.

Let me present to you now, Dante Walker The Collector, by Victoria Scott:

Book Description:

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried. Continue reading

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