Monday, 7 March 2011

Blog Tour: Detour 2 Death - J.R. Turner

I have to start by saying a HUGE sorry to J.R. Turner as I completely scheduled this stop for the wrong day - it's totally my fault so a big SORRY!

Anyway, I have the lovely J.R. Turner here today to celebrate the release of her new book, Detour 2 Death. The book's already received some fantastic reviews and I'm really excited about reading it for myself. There's also a competition to win an e-copy of the first book in the series, so leave a comment at the end of this post to be in with a chance of winning!

And now I'll hand over to our lovely guest author:

Thank you so very much for having me as a guest on your blog, Carly!

I’m excited to share that Detour 2 Death has now gone live in ebook at Omnilit: The coolest part of writing Detour 2 Death was playing with the different attitudes about life and death, the natural and the supernatural, and the mysteries of the human heart—Kaylee’s to be precise.

I didn’t intend to delve into the complexities of a relationship where abuse happens. Davey is such a great character, so loyal to Kaylee and her very best friend as they were growing up. Now that they’re getting older, that friendship is taking on a more romantic angle. When Kaylee enters Feverland, the place his coma has locked his primitive self, she finds a wildly moody version of Davey—one who reacts violently when angered.

So here I have this teenage girl I absolutely adore being abused by a hero I absolutely adore. The situation left me fearing what my fans would think. On the other hand, it read as real to me, the way our subconscious selves can be sort of primitive and highly emotional, but our conscious selves curb those instincts with logic, insight, compassion, and understanding. What would any of us be like if we were freed from the constraints of our waking minds?

In the end, Kaylee didn’t have to just battle three reapers and two versions of Davey to survive this novel, she had to battle the growing awareness of the nature of her love for her best friend, and the archangel who has taken a distinct interest in her—Raphael. These elements are gaining strength and will continue to grow over the course of the series.

Thanks so much for having me here, Carly, to share my series with your readers. I’d very much love to offer a free electronic download of the first book, DFF: Dead Friends Forever, to a reader selected from the comments.


Summary: There are worse things than death, but not at Marsden Memorial hospital.

Kaylee Hensler knows her best friend Davey is on the brink of death. She knows this because she’s a psychic. When she flees the girl’s reformatory to get to him, she has no idea the special sort of hell waiting for her.

Reapers are collectors and they come in many forms. In Feverland, the world created by Davey’s sickness, the red reaper goes by the name of Molok, an ancient evil with deep roots. In Shadowland, the dark side of the hospital, a black reaper promises torture and torment to lost souls. The white reaper is the most fearsome, giving Kaylee three days before he collects both her and Davey’s souls.

Kaylee has one secret weapon, one she doesn’t fully understand. Her abilities will be tested, her loyalty betrayed, and her love misplaced. No one escapes Death.

J.R. Turner Bio: Award-winning author J.R. Turner lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She began writing in high school, and after a decade working as a commercial artist, started her first novel in 1999. Aside from crafts, camping and cooking, she loves holidays. A favorite is Halloween, a combination of spooky supernatural fun and chocolate. Visit her at to learn more!


So remember to leave a comment below this post to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Dead Friends Forever - do make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win!

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