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Monday, September 29, 2014

Four Exquisite Nights: Night One | Sneak Peek + Giveaway of Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios!!

Tonight begins a four stop/four night blog tour celebrating the 10/7 audiobook release of EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios! Beginning tonight (9/29) and ending this Thursday (10/2), you’ll be able to listen to the first four chapters (one per day) of EXQUSITE CAPTIVE in their entirety and enter for a chance to win a digital download of the entire audiobook, performed by Erin Mallon! I’m so super excited to be kicking things off tonight by offering the prologue! 

Enter for your chance to win the full length EXQUSITE CAPTIVE audiobook by tweeting about the blog tour using the hashtag #exquisitenights and the url http://bit.ly/1xtgTWf. One winner will be randomly chosen from all who tweet and will be announced right here on Monday, 10/6 at 9:00 pm EST.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 9:00 pm EST to www.FallingForYA.com in which chapter one of EXQUISITE CAPTIVE will be offered! To see the complete list of tour stops, visit http://www.heatherdemetrios.com/blog/view/Four-Exquisite-Nights-2014-09-26

And trust me, you will want to go on to chapter one. . . and chapter two, and chapter three, and . . .
I am listening to this audiobook right now, and I am loving it. The narration is gorgeous and perfectly captures Heather's exquisite writing.
(You see what I did there. Eh? Exquisite. Eh?)

The awesome folks at HarperAudio want to share this excellent audio adaptation of Heather Demetrios' upcoming Exquisite Captive, so they've offered up an exclusive giveaway of the audiobook for each of the four nights of the Four Exquisite Nights campaign! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter, which includes a Twitter message entry; feel free to change the wording if you'd like, so long as your tweet still contains the hashtag #exquisitenights and the url http://bit.ly/1xtgTWf. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, and the winners of all 4 giveaways will be announced on the respective blogs on Monday, October 6th at 9pm EST.

Make sure to check out the next three chapters of the book, happening at 9pm EST for the next three nights on Falling for YA, Alexa Loves Books and Mostly YA Book Obsessed!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More about Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights, from Heather Demetrios:
We all know that stories can save lives, but this is literally true in the case of One Thousand and One Nights,the collection of ancient stories that inspired Exquisite Captive.The narrator of the story is Scheherazade, a Persian queen who manages to save her life through weaving a story that keeps her husband from killing her. Here's the deal: Scheherazade volunteers to marry a seriously insane king who kills all of his wives after spending just one night with them. That's right: he marries a virgin and the very next day has her beheaded. Then he marries another virgin...and so on. But Scheherazade comes up with a brilliant plan--one she is so confident will work that she volunteers to marry the king, hoping to spare the lives of the city's virgins. On her wedding night, she asks the king if she can tell her sister a bedtime story and he agrees, staying in the room to hear the tale. So begins The Arabian Nights,sensual tales that bring to life the world of the jinn, of thieves and princesses, and magic lamps. At dawn, when the king would normally be getting ready to have his new wife beheaded, Scheherazade does what every good storyteller decides to do when she wants to keep her audience: she stops in the middle of the story--a good old-fashioned cliffhanger. The king, who was entranced by her story, spares her life in order to hear the end of the story the next night. Scheherazade does this night after night for--you guessed it---1,001 nights. By then, the king had fallen in love with her and he made her his queen. Not only did the stories save Scheherazade's life, but that of all the women in her kingdom who would have been the king's victims.
Exquisite Captive comes out Tuesday, October 7th. Pre-order your copy today and receive a signed bookplate, pin, and bookmark. Pre-order here.

Not an audiobook fan, or don't have twitter for the main entry? Don't worry — I'll be giving away a hardcover copy of Exquisite Captive in November for the official Blogger Caravan Tour!!

Good luck everyone!


Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
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Fantasy, 480 pages
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Balzer+Bray
Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.


  1. That prologue grabbed my attention and now I want to know what comes next. Sounds like a gripping read. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

  2. I love the whole idea of the story and the prologue is perfect. It has hooked me in!


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