Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blog Tour, Giveaway & Excerpt: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Today WinterHaven Books is participating in the blog tour for Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland hosted by AToMR.  Our stop includes a fun excerpt and giveaway.

Vengeance BoundVengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 2, 2013
The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge… no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.

Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.

On my way down the hallway I catch my reflection in the mirror. It came with the apartment, one of the items of furniture left behind by the previous occupants. I thought about junking it, since as a rule I dislike mirrors. The face that smirks back at me is nothing more than a cleverly crafted lie, and I hate seeing it. But I loved the wrought iron frame so much that I kept it. Now I stop and stare like I always do. Not because I’m vain, but because I’m watching, waiting for a sign that I have less time than I think. It was Alekto’s first lesson.
Your eyes are the windows to your soul. Use them to see what darkness lurks there.
Too much movement, and I risk losing my hold on Them. The hungrier They are, the more They crave Justice, the more visible They are within the iris of my eyes. If I don’t give Them what They want I risk Them trying to possess me completely.
Too little motion? Well, that’s never been a problem.
I stare into my eyes, searching the blue depths. My eyes twitch left and right. Seconds pass and nothing happens. Part of me hopes nothing will.
What would I do if I were free of the Furies? Maybe I could go live with relatives.  Someone would want me. Not my aunt and uncle. They never really forgave me for the part I played in their daughter’s death, an incident I was too young to remember. If they’d wanted me, I never would’ve ended up a ward of the State of Georgia.
Maybe I could travel the world. I visualize myself lying on a beach, the sand warm under my feet and the sun bright overhead. These mini-daydreams make me hopeful.
But hope is deadly, because just as I’m about to turn away I see it. A shadow flits across my left eye. It’s gone before I can track its progress. I wait, and a similar shape appears in the blue of my right. I hold my breath, and just as I feared, They come swimming back, sharks in the blue pools of my irises, whispers of madness in my mind.
In that instant, I hate Them.

Sounds Awesome right?!!  I can't wait to get my hands on this!  
 We also have a very special giveaway to share with you and don't forget to stop by the rest of the blog stop on the tour.  Just click HERE to see the line up.
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About the Author:
Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. Vengeance Bound is her first novel.


  1. This books sounds great and the posts you guys do as always are wonderful to give to oppertunity for us to win awesome books! :)

  2. Wow, this sounds awesome. Love the excerpt!

  3. Love the cover of the book..It also looks like a really good read..Thanks!!

  4. What a unique concept! Loving it and the eye catching cover and the excerpt has me wanting more :)

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! This book looks awesome!

  6. Great excerpt love it the book looks and sound amazing thanks for sharing and for the awesome givaway!

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    1. Not sure how I deleted my post....

      This book sounds awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on it. It's defiantly going on my tbr pile.

      Thanks for amazing giveaway!



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