14 Feb 2016

BLOG TOUR: THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake \\ Character Tour + #GIVEAWAY

ThiefOfLies_CharacterTour Welcome to Brenda Drake’s THIEF OF LIES Character Tour! Each stop will feature a character profile from book one of the Library Jumpers Series! There is a tour wide giveaway so be sure to check out all the characters for chances to win. 
You can find a list of the tour dates here

Today, we’re getting to know Jaran

But first, let's learn about the book!


Author: Brenda Drake
Series: Library Jumpers #1
Age: Young Adult 
Publisher: Entangled TEEN 
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Number of Pages: 400 
Genre: Fantasy, Romance 

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. 

While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound. Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed. 
Jaran Turay 
Age: 16 
Sentinel Battle Globe: Blue (Water) 
Description: Caring, optimistic, and a friend to all. 
Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers Series Book 1) quote
“I will fight until my last breath for all that is good.” 

Jaran is from Tiebele, Burkina Faso in West Africa. Isolated from the outside world, the village’s clay hut homes are decorated with frescoes and geometric patterns. Jaran is a descendant of the royal court of the Kassena people who live here. Jaran is a quiet person and doesn’t share personal things with the other Sentinels. A loyal friend and strong fighter, Jaran would risk his life for what he believes in. His water globe can cause major floods if he isn’t careful. Sometimes in a rush to save others, he gets careless with it. In book two, Jaran and Gia grow close and he helps her through some major changes. 

Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers Series Book 2) teaser with Gia and Jaran: 
 I made a move to go pair up with him, and Jaran stepped in my way. “Want to match up?” he asked. “No, I already have a partner,” I said. He must’ve noticed the fury in my eyes because he shook his head. “I don’t think that’s a wise decision.” “Why? You think I’ll kill him?” “Actually, that’s exactly what I’m thinking.” I released an exasperated breath. “He’s more of a match for me.” Jaran acted wounded, placing his open palms across his heart. “Now, that just hurt my feelings.”   

I hope you enjoyed meeting Jaran. Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaways for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card with an eBook copy of THIEF OF LIES or a signed hardcover copy of FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn below. 

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment). 

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  1. I'm loving these excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and for telling us a bit about Jaran! :D I can't wait to learn more about all of the sentinels in book 2!

    THIEF OF LIES Character Tour: Gia! #Giveaway #ThiefOfLies #BrendaDrake

  2. I have been seeing this book, once again, on plenty of blogs and it has started to catch my eye more and more although originally I wasn't too convinced DD:


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