The Compulsive Reader: Frozen Blog Tour: Love in an Instant

Monday, October 7, 2013

Frozen Blog Tour: Love in an Instant

Welcome to the Frozen blog tour! We at Penguin are thrilled to introduce the first book in the Heart of Dread series by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston. Follow along on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next three weeks as Mel and Mike share their thoughts on everything from the end of the world to romantic partnerships they love (other than their own, of course!).

Love in an Instant
Melissa de la Cruz

A Drinking Song by WB Yeats

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

Everything we know about love is in this poem. "Love at first sight" is a scientific phenomenon. Studies have shown that people decide in less than three minutes if someone is a potential mate, that we are "programmed to spot 'the one'." In FROZEN, Nat and Wes are instantly attracted to each other, but each fights the compulsion, as love is an obstacle to what they think they truly desire. (Silly children!) J

I have written almost thirty books, most of them with a romantic edge, and in them, people fall head over heels in love in an instant. One moment, they were skeptical, or innocent, or guarded, or just not looking. Then everything changes. A spotlight descends. On one person. It's magnetic, electric, undeniable, insane. Take it from Night Ranger, The Search is Over.

As the sages say, when you know, you know. I'd dated beautiful male models, aggressive Wall Street bankers and charismatic writers. But I'd never fallen in love until it happened all of a sudden, all at once, in an instant. Mike and I met at a party on a Friday, and by Sunday we knew we would be together for the rest of our lives. Almost twenty years later, that spark, that zing, that electricity, those pheromones that drew us together in the first place haven't let us down yet.

He was everything I never knew I always wanted.

But that's another story. For now, please read FROZEN. =)

About Frozen:

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

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About Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston:

Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, and the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series. She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire,Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! andSeventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews. Michael Johnston is Melissa de la Cruz's husband and co-creator of the Blue Bloods and Witches of East End series, and the co-author of the Wolf Pact series.

Melissa and Michael collaborate in every capacity in crafting their books, from plot outlines to character sketches and dialogue, from first draft to final polish. They have a daughter and live in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.

Follow along the Frozen blog tour to see all of Mel and Mike’s guest posts!

9/23 Lytherus

9/25 Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews

9/27 Fiktshun

9/30 Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

10/2 Word Spelunking

10/4 Owl Always Be Reading

10/7 The Compulsive Reader

10/9 Poisoned Rationality

10/11 There’s a Book

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