July 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf – Guest Post and Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by for our Tour Stop for

Indelible (The Twixt #1) by Dawn Metcalf

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Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

You can check out our review HERE!


Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…


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Indelible (The Twixt #1) by Dawn Metcalf
Publication Date:  July 30, 2013
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

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Top Favs with Dawn Metcalf

You’re home alone, there’s a fire! Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire.


– My children
– My cats
– My photo albums

Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why


– Samuel Clemens for his unflinching look at the world with biting humor, wit, human decency and black despair. He was in all ways a gift to the rest of the world and I’m glad we got to share him.
– Spider Robinson and Mercedes Lackey both showed me a world where people were kind to one another, welcome and wanted, despite being strange or different—or even because of it—and that spoke something to my heart that I’d believed my entire life and it was a great relief to see it there on the page, in the world-I-wish-were-true and one which I could help (in some small way) make real.
– Neil Gaiman for his dark magic of prose and quirky vision, for creating worlds made of myth and magic and half-remembered things that never were. He makes all the beautiful underbelly things come to life on delicate wings.

Top 3 Favorite books that inspired you to write and why


– IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN by Maurice Sendak that took me by the back of the neck and transported me to a child-dream world of wonder again and again and again.
– TIME TRAVELERS STRICTLY CASH by Spider Robinson because it had the kind of characters and setting I wished were real and that, to me, was what a good book should be.
– UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld because this was the book that I wished I had written, but was so glad he did.

Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why


– Take a shower or wash the dishes: a routine, physical activity frees your mind and lets it wander to the places that you can’t reach while sitting staring at the screen/page.
– Go for a hike or a karate class: more strenuous physical activity lets you turn off your brain for a while, gives it a rest, while the rest of your body and senses get a well-deserved workout! Blood moves to the brain and helps you think!
– Talk it out. Have at least one friend who you can kidnap and drive around in the car or sit down with a cup of tea and blab it all out. Soundboarding and hearing the half-formed ideas said aloud lets you see the problems and the blank spots and also (if you’re lucky) the solutions to all those questions that look insurmountable in your head!

Top 3 favorite normal animated movies of all time and why


– SNOW WHITE by Disney wa the first movie I remember staring at the moving characters and the hand-painted gel backgrounds, layers and layers of beautiful details, and being absolutely gobsmacked. It was like watching a painting—a series of paintings in a hall of mirrors—come to life. It thrilled me and scared me and made me laugh and made me sigh and all the feelings a little girl artist can feel, being captured both in the story and out.
– TOY STORY by Pixar was ground-breaking animation that had jaw-dropping effects (for its time) and a storyline that tugged at my heartstrings throughout its historic trilogy. I can’t get enough of this movie, which I say is tied for the best trilogy of all time with STAR WARS (for historic value) and
– THE LORD OF THE RINGS by Peter Jackson. As a Tolkien fan, a genre fantasy geek, and someone who once dreamed of making miniatures for film, I was won heart, body and soul by this work. I watched every single extra reek to soak in all the attention to detail and stand in awe of the final product and the vision it took to get there. Truly, this is one of the greatest and I saw it in my lifetime.

Top 3 favorite “cult classic” animated movies and why


– ANIMALYMPICS by Steven Lisberger with the voices of Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer and Michael Fremer. This once-every-four-year favorite was a staple in my house and the idea of animals staging their own Olympics was a gateway to giggles.
– ROCK AND RULE by Clive Smith and music from Debbie Harry, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop and Earth, Wind & Fire. I cannot adequately express my love for this post-apocalyptic, drugged-up mutant rocker save-the-world scifi hodge-podge story, but I can tell you I’ve shown it to just about everyone I’ve ever met.
– WIZARDS by Ralph Bakshi. Another post-apocalyptic sick-and-twisted scifi fairy tale with early live-film manipulated animation and gobs of World War 2 overtones/undertones/up-your-nose-a-tones. It is terrible and wonderful and snarky and scarring and has some of the best one-liners this side of GHOSTBUSTERS (and ROCK AND RULE). I wouldn’t press this on anyone unsuspecting, but if they pass the HEAVY METAL test, then this one’s a go.

Top 3 favorite movie moments and why


– SAY ANYTHING: Lloyd (John Cusack) holding a boom box over his head blasting “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel because he hasn’t the words he needs to say to Diane (Ione Skye) so that she understands. I think all of us know this feeling.
– WHEN HARRY MET SALLY: The moment when Billy Crystal starts running at the countdown to midnight. When that penny drops, we’re with him. It reminds me of my favorite moment in the comic HOPELESS SAVAGES, too. These are the things we want so much to happen in real life.
– TOY STORY: when Woody watches all his friends crowding around Buzz with awe and praise and his best friend, Slinky, compliments his commanding voice and nay-sayer Mr. Potato Head sneeringly adds that Woody only has a scratchy pull-string voicebox and we see Woody’s hand reach behind him and self-consciously cradle that pull ring in his hand…yeah, that’s our most human, vulnerable moment right there and there is no other scene in the world that hit me as true as that one did.


The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett Smith, hair by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
I have no good excuse for the way I write. I lived in a normal, loving suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, I’ve been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humor and graphic novels. As a result, I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.
Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this tour!
Monday, July 8th – Harlequin Paranormal Romance blog
Tuesday, July 11th – Reading Teen
Wednesday, July 10th – Coffee Books and Me
Friday, July 12th – fiktshun

Monday, July 15th – Refracted Lights Reviews
Wednesday, July 17th – Two Chicks on Books
Friday, July 19th – Good Choice Reading
Monday, July 22th – Parajunkee
Wednesday, July 24th – Chapter by Chapter
Friday, July 26th – Rainy Day Ramblings

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  1. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    YES!!! I am DYING to read this book!!! It sounds so so so good!!! I’m loving the cover! The colors, the rose, everything….its gorgeous! I’m so excited about this book and so looking forward to reading it!! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!!!

  2. Brooke

    This looks good!

  3. May

    It sounds like an amazing book!

  4. Erika

    Sounds like a great book! Interesting cover too! Thanks!

  5. Brynna

    I like reading through the top 3 lists posts. It’s lots of fun to see what inspires writers and if we have anything in common!

  6. Nora-Adrienne

    An interesting story which I hope to have the opportunity to enjoy. The gift pack would be the bonus to the read.

  7. Great post!! Thanks for sharing. And I have to admit… I love that scene in Toy Story too. :)

  8. deb p

    I love that movie, When Harry met Sally, great date movie.

  9. Aza

    I really cant wait to read this book!!! So excited to dive into the world of the twixt.

  10. Kathy L.

    I have been wanting to read Indelible for awhile. It will be interesting to see if any of Dawns answers show through in the book!

  11. bn100

    Fun favs

  12. Mary G Loki

    Awesome!! Love the fun favorites!!

  13. Veronica Vasquez

    This book sounds awesome! Must-read it!

  14. Kai W.

    Great book description. I would like to know more about the world of fae.

  15. Dayna

    Thank you for the fun post. This book sounds awesome & I’m buying it when for my 1st ever Kindle :)

  16. Amy Pollard Woolard

    I cannot wait to read this book!! I really love the synopsis!!

  17. Alison H.

    OMG, Thank for the giveaway!

  18. January

    This book looks amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D

  19. Kayla C

    Each tour stop gets me more and more excited to read this! Thanks for hosting! :)

  20. Brooke

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Brooke

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Dayna

    I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds sooo good and the it’s been getting really good reviews too!

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