Saturday, January 4, 2014

B2W2014: Salt by Danielle Ellison (GIVEAWAY + Interview & Excerpt )

The book I'm featuring today is 

Salt (Salt #1)

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own. 

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.

Publication: January 7th 2014 

The author of Salt was kind enough to provide an excerpt , giveaway and even answered a few of my questions.


 “Penelope, I knew you’d be here,” Connie says, walking up to us. Her voice trails off when she sees Carter. I don’t know how much longer we stand that way before he breaks our gaze.
“Who’s this?” Connie asks in our silence. She’s got that singsong tone to her voice like when she was up to something as a kid.
“Carter,” he says. He reaches out for my sister’s hand and kisses it awkwardly. She cocks an eyebrow while I just roll my eyes.
“And you are?” he asks.
“Connie,” she says.
“My little sister,” I add.
Carter nods toward her. She eyes me suspiciously as he lets go of her hand and clears his throat. “Tomorrow afternoon then?” he asks me.
Connie narrows her eyes in my direction. I see the question brewing in her mind. I don’t want another incident like the time I told her how Mike O’Connor kept borrowing my pencil when he had a whole bag full, and then she convinced him to ask me out because he obviously liked me. He didn’t; he liked my mechanical pencils.
I nod quickly. Please go away now. He flashes another bright smile from the corner of this mouth and he’s gone at least three minutes before Connie speaks.
“How do you know him?”
“I don’t,” I say. “He’s a stranger.”
“A hot one.”
“He could be crazy. I think he’s a stalker.”
“Again, a hot one.” She pauses. I shrug. “And you like him,” she says in my ear.
I shake my head and swat her away. It must be a rule that little sisters have to be irritating. “No. I don’t even know him, Con.”
She does this little huff like she doesn’t believe me. I stick my tongue out at her because I’m mature like that.

Why Salt? 
Why did I write SALT? Because it was fun and Penelope was loud and she had a story that she wanted to tell. 
Why is SALT the title? Penelope is a witch, and in her world, salt is one of the tools used against demons. 

I have to ask are you an Angelina Jolie fan?
You know, I’ve honestly only seen like 1-2 of her movies (love Mr. & Mrs. Smith) but I did hear after the fact that she’s in a movie called SALT. I haven’t seen it, but I can promise that it’s nothing like my book at all. 

Salt in one line?
Sassy, magical romance with kick-ass fighting, sarcasm, creepy demons, a hot boy and kissing.

Your favourite book?
It’s constantly changing depending on my mood, but I love HARRY POTTER, A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly and anything by Neil Gaiman.

Your favourite movie or/and TV show?
My favorite TV show is Supernatural! But I love TV—love it. I talk about it a lot, and watch more than one person should. 


The author was kind enough to offer up an ecopy of Salt and a Salt necklace for giveaway. 

As there are different restrictions on both the prizes please fill in whether you are US/Canada or INTERNATIONAL in the rafflecopter below. 

The ecopy of Salt is INTERNATIONAL.

The necklace can be won only by US/Canada.

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  1. Why I want this book? I've always been interested in witch stories and magic, and, let's be honest, if I can get a cute boy in prime... I can not miss this chance! Moreover, the story is very interesting.

  2. I want to win this book because I love witch books and shows (The witches of East End) and I've seen a lot of great reviews.

  3. I've heard so many things about this book! It looks really good.

  4. The blurb is promising. I would like to read this book !

  5. I absolutely love books and television shows featuring witches! Charmed, Sabrina, Witches of East End, Claudia Gray's Spellcaster trilogy. That's why I'm dying to read Salt - it looks like an amazing addition to the witch genre!

    Thanks so much for a truly awesome giveaway! *Crosses fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes.. And holds breath for good measure!*

    (PS: Sorry if you receive two comments from me.. I was in the middle of commenting when my computer spazzed and I think it might have submitted a half comment! Whoops!)

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