Monday, March 10, 2014

~Cover Reveal & Character Post~ Collide by Christine Fonseca + Giveaway

I LOVE Christine and getting to release this cover as part of IGM is so flipping
EXCITING!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I hope you guys do too <3


First, I want to thank Tiffany so much for inviting me to be part of the fun on her blog this March! When Tiffany asked which book to spotlight and talk about I was planning on talking about the Requiem Series (a series Tiffany LOVES). Of course, that was BEFORE I announced the news that I would actually be releasing COLLIDE in late March/early April. Since Tiffany has been a long time supporter of my work, I decided to introduce all of you to COLLIDE and the main character, Dakota Harrison.

Before I get to the interview, I want to tell you a little about the book and Dakota:

The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.

When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life.

CF: Tell the readers out there a little about yourself.

Dakota: Me? Well, there’s nothing really to tell. I live in a tiny town; go to school like every other 17-yr-old and yea. That’s about it.

CF: Is that really all?

Dakota: Um, yea. Okay, well no. That isn’t all. I sorta have weird dreams. A lot. And an occasional panic attack. Maybe even a mental breakdown or two. Okay, fine...I’ll tell you all the truth. My parents took my brother and me into witness protection forever ago because of some crime or something they witnessed. They didn’t tell me my life was a lie. Not until they told me I had to move. That’s all I know about it.

CF: Okay, moving on. What do you want more than anything?

Dakota: A few days ago I would have said I just want out of this boring town! Me, my BFF Jenni and my boyfriend Jake (Okay, ex-boyfriend). Now that I’m being forced to leave, now that I know my whole life is a I just don’t know what I want.

CF: What are your thoughts about paranormal activity and psychic phenomenon?

Dakota: What? Like the show? Or....

CF: Tell the truth Dakota. Remember, I actually know your thoughts on this stuff.

Dakota: Okay, fine. I think there is a lot more reality to psychic abilities than most people are willing to admit. In fact [she leans forward to whisper] there are times I think I can see the future. Or make people do what I want them to. I know that makes me sound like a freak.

CF: Last question—

Dakota: Finally

CF: What do you want readers to know about COLLIDE?

Dakota: COLLIDE is a YA thriller made for the cross-over, mystery reader. It’s a rollercoaster ride, with tons of action, crazy psychic phenomenon and a touch of government intrigue. Think X-Men meets the Bourne Identity with a touch of Nikita and you’ll have it. Christine and I can’t wait to give it to you all and get your thoughts on it!

There you have it, my recent interview with Dakota about my upcoming release COLLIDE. 

The Requiem Series

How far would you go to save the one you love?

Nesy is the best of the warrior angels called Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. 

He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. 

Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. 

Some sacrifices should never be made...even for love.

Suggested Reading Order for the Requiem Series:

· LACRIMOSA, Book #1
· Dies Irae, A Requiem Novella about Mikayel and Azzaziel
· Mea Culpa, A Requiem Novella about Zanethios
· LIBERA ME, Book #2
· Enigma, A Seer Novella about Lorelei, Tristan, and Ellie
· DOMINUS, Book #3

Series Reviews:

LACRIMOSA, Book #1 –

"Lacrimosa reaches out, grabs readers by the heart, and takes them on an emotional journey from the first page to the last. The last novel you'll need to read to understand true sacrifice." ~ Elana Johnson, author of Possession 

"Fans of Melissa Marr will enjoy this tale of Aydan, a fallen angel and Nessy, the heavenly warrior tasked with destroying him. Fonseca tackles the issues of love and human emotion in her characters while they deal with the added complication of navigating the waters of teenage angst. Her characters are vibrant and the writing is heartfelt." ~Amanda Bonilla, author of Shaedes of Gray

"Gorgeous writing, intense characters, edge of your seat action sequences, SWOON and a to die for love story..." ~ Leigh Talbert Moore, author of Rouge and The Truth About Faking 
"This book was dark, suspenseful, and not at all what I expected. Gritty, dramatic..." ~ Tracy E. Banghart, author of By Blood

LIBERA ME, Book #2 –

 "An emotional ride that kept me guessing at every turn, dip, and upside down whirl. Love, sacrifice, redemption, damnation, hot angels and demons, it has it all and so much more!" ~ Heather McCorkle, author of To Ride A Puca and The Secret of Spruce Knoll 
"Christine has written yet another emotional roller coaster. I held tight for the ride from beginning to end. Darkly beautiful." ~ Angela Brown, author of Neverlove

"The writing is beautiful, fluent and absolutely mesmerizing. Even those that are wary of Angel novels will most likely love this book because it is so much more than just an Angel story. This is a book about friends, truths and the fight that we have within ourselves when it comes to love." ~ Tiffany M., book blogger with Escaping...One Book @ A Time
"Christine Fonseca is a master of words. She truly has a way of creating a scene and making you feel like you are right there with the characters, feeling their feelings and fighting their battles." ~ Kait L., book blogger with The Reading Vixens

DOMINUS, Book #3 –

"A thrilling end to a fantastic supernatural series!" 
~Leigh Talbert Moore, bestselling author of The Truth About Faking

"For any fan of angels, and demons, I highly recommend this fast paced, heart wrenching, emotion producing, masterpiece that Fonseca has crafted and put to paper." 
~Brooke D., book blogger with The Cover Contessa

"The emotions, passion, sacrifice, pain, everything were portrayed such genuinely that it brought life to the characters and to the plot itself." 
~Satarupa, book blogger with Curse of the Bibliophile

"...gripping from beginning to end and I found it hard to put down." 
~Naomi, book blogger with Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

About the Author

Christine lives in the San Diego area with her husband and children. When she isn't crafting new books, she can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at the local coffee house, or exploring the world with her family.

For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her online:

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I LOVE Christine's writing!! She has kindly offered up a choice of ebook
to a lucky winner!! You can pick anything from her Requiem Series, Transcend...
Basically anything from her YA fiction!!  Good Luck!!



  1. I love the cover of your new book, sounds good too :). I have read Lacrimosa, Dies Irae and Mea Culp. Loved all three! Still need to pick up the last 2.

    1. Thanks Kris! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed them!


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