BLOG TOUR: Matchbox Girls by Chrysoula Tzavelas

I’m so excited to be involved with the blog tour for MATCHBOX GIRLS. It’s such an unusual storyline. I love the paranormal genre, but sometimes when you run across a new-ish author, the story sounds a little like something you’ve already read, maybe not a copy, but the bones are similar. This story, not so much.

Below are a few goodies to celebrate the release of this book (2/21/12). The cover and blurb, to get you started, followed by the book trailer, then a “Character Backstage” interview with MATCHBOX IRLS’ characters Severin & Tinker Chime. You’ll also be able to read my review partner Shellie’s review of MATCHBOX GIRLS, and read the first to chapters, by clicking here.

First… the visuals…

Marley Claviger is just trying to get her life together. Stumbling into an ancient conflict between celestial forces is going to make that a whole lot harder…

When Marley wakes up to a phone call from a pair of terrified children, she doesn’t expect to be pulled into a secret war. She rescues them from an empty house and promises to find their missing uncle. She even manages to feed them dinner. But she barely feels competent to manage her own life, let alone care for small children with strange, ominous powers…

And when a mysterious angelic figure shows up and tries to claim the girls, it all falls apart…

Plagued by visions of disaster, Marley has no idea what she’s gotten herself into, but she knows one thing: magical or not, the kids need her.

And now… I’d like to welcome you to “Character Backstage”. A series of interviews along the MATCHBOX GIRLS’ blog tour.

Today’s interviewer at Character Backstage is Severin. In-story, he plays the role of “monster.” He’s interviewing Tinker Chime, a dreamscape figment in the shape of a male pixie.

Severin: Hello… Tinker Chime, is it? Cute. I’m so pleased to be chatting with you today.

Tinker Chime: Sure you are. [calling offstage] Weren’t these interview assignments supposed to be random?

Severin: Oh, of course. Totally random. Are you ready to get started?

Tinker Chime: I’m not convinced you’re really a randomly chosen interviewer. I demand a re-draw!

Severin: You don’t really think you’re getting away, do you? That’s not how it works.

Tinker Chime: …Fine. What do you want to know?

Severin: How does it feel to be so delicious?

Tinker Chime: Are you serious?

Severin: That was a warm-up question for you. I don’t really care how you feel about being delicious. I know how I feel about you being delicious.

Tinker Chime: I hate to break it to you, but you don’t actually eat people.

Severin: You have been out of touch a long time.

Tinker Chime: Well, you don’t need to eat people, I know that.

Severin: I needed a hobby to pass the time.

Tinker Chime: …Actual people? Their flesh?

Severin: Nah. Flesh is the least part of a person. Although I should have expected that question from you.

Tinker Chime: Flesh has its uses.

Severin: You disgust me.

Tinker Chime: I thought I was delicious?

Severin: Well, see, it’s all in the seasoning. It takes some work to tease the deliciousness out of the disgusting mess squirming on the ground. That’s why I’ve been so looking forward to this interview.

Tinker Chime: I’m not squirming!

Severin: You are, a little. You’ll squirm more. I’ve been waiting so long to talk to you about so many things.

Tinker Chime: Things we’re not allowed to talk about Backstage!

Severin: Allowed? Who cares about “allowed?” Certainly not you.

Tinker Chime: Stop it. Your tricks aren’t going to work on me. I’ve got my own magic.

Severin: And I’ve got other tricks.

Tinker Chime: Hey, no grabbing me! Put me down! Hey, isn’t anybody watching in the wings?

Severin: They’re all busy. It’s just you and me, pixie. Delicious, delicious pixie.

[Cut to black]

Don’t forget to join the discussion here and then stop by the Candlemark & Gleam blog to get your entry in our Matchbox Girls Prize Pack giveaway!

So… what do you think?? I loved the interview… lots of fun, with just a tinge of “eww, gross”, hahahaha! It’s nice to see a fresh, new idea come into the urban fantasy world. I’m really excited to see what comes next from Chrysoula! If you’d like to check out MATCHBOX GIRLS for yourself… leave a comment below with your first impression of the book. One commenter will be randomly chosen to win an ecopy of the book. This contest is international, and will end at midnight (pacific) on March 1st, as the blog tour comes to a close with Jo The Booky. Please remember to leave your first name and email address in your comment so you can be notified if you win. Good Luck!!

**Don’t forget to click over to Shellie’s review of MATCHBOX GIRLS, and read the first two chapters of this incredible, unique fantasy.**


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  2. Comment by Patti:

    I really love that trailer, and this interview was fun. They’ve all been fun, actually.

  3. Comment by rainking187:

    Wonder if he does eat him.

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