Character Interview–Meet Jade from Boone Brux’s Kiss of the Betrayer and Giveaway!

Today’s special guest is Jade from Boone Brux’s Kiss of the Betrayer!  After the interview, check out how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Kiss of the Betrayer!

Character Interview with Jade

Manga Maniac Café: Today we have Jade Kendal with us, heroine of Boone Brux’s new release, Kiss of the Betrayer. Thank you for joining us, Jade.

Jade: I’m happy to be here.

Manga Maniac Café: So Jade, let’s cut to the quick. Why did you try to kill Luc?

Jade: Kill is such a strong word.

Manga Maniac Café: You stabbed him.

Jade: Yes, but it was just a misunderstanding.

Manga Maniac Café:  So, you didn’t mean to stab him?

Jade: No, I did, but that was before we worked out our differences. We’re fine now.

Manga Maniac Café: I’d say you’re fine. Tell me what went through your head when Luc stripped down to his naked goodness and entered the hot pools.

Jade: Nothing went through my head. Nor could I breathe, nor speak, nor look away. *Telling pause* He’s very—pleasing to look at.

Manga Maniac Café:  Agreed! Let’s talk about your sister. She used to date Luc, didn’t she?

Jade: He did court her when they were younger, but that was a long time ago.

Manga Maniac Café: No sisterly rivalry?

Jade: A bit, but only because Rell was angry that I wouldn’t kill Luc.

Manga Maniac Café: Yes, I can see where that would put a strain on your relationship with her. Can I be blunt?

Jade: *nods*

Manga Maniac Café: : Your sister has a few—emotional issues.

Jade: That is an understatement. But to be fair, she had gotten a raw deal for most of her adult life. You’ll have to read the book to find out exactly why, but once you do, you’ll see she’s had cause to be a little snippy.

Manga Maniac Café: I don’t want to give away any of the exciting points in the story, but your sister had her own agenda, didn’t she?

Jade: I guess so. Her whole existence has been geared toward killing Luc. I’m fairly certain she never thought beyond that goal. It really wasn’t healthy.

Manga Maniac Café:  Let’s talk about something more pleasant. Are there wedding bells in your future?

Jade: I can’t really say. We’ve got a lot going on right now—an epic battle with the Demon Bane—healing my sister—finding a very important person that could change the course of our struggle—rescuing all the frozen Bringers from the Shadow World. Getting married is at the bottom of our list. There’s no guarantee that either Luc or I will come out of this alive.

Manga Maniac Café:  You’re tough and wily, I’m fairly certain you’ll be just fine. One final question. What do you think of the author, Boone Brux?

Jade: *Silently contemplates the question* Well, I’m a little miffed about the whole torture incident in the Shadow World, but she made up for it in the end. I like her—but I don’t trust her.

Manga Maniac Café:  Words to live by. Thank you for joining us and Merry Christmas to you and the rest of the Bringers.

Jade: Merry Christmas to you too and all the wonderful readers out there.

Manga Maniac Café: Thank you!

Giveaway Time!!!

Ready to enter for your chance to win a copy of Kiss of the Betrayer? Just fill out the widget below to enter! Earn extra entries for following.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Widget

Didn’t win? You can order a copy of Kiss of the Betrayer from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below:

About the book:

For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.

In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.

Find Kiss of the Betrayer on

Goodreads –

Barnes and Noble –

Book Depository –

About Boone:

As a multi-published and an award-winning author, Boone’s writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it’s not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, anyone and every event is fodder for one of Boone’s novels.

Find Boone Brux on

Goodreads –

Website –

Twitter –

Blog –

Waiting on Wednesday–Mirage by Jenn Reese

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I enjoyed Jenn Reese’s Above World, so I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Mirage.  In stores in March.

A thrilling sequel from an exciting new voice in middle-grade sci-fi tracks two ocean-born children braving the dangers of the Above World.
The desert is no place for ocean-dwelling Kampii like Aluna and Hoku, especially now that Aluna has secretly started growing her tail. But the maniacal Karl Strand is out to conquer the Above World, and the horselike Equians are next on his list. Aluna, Hoku, and their friends — winged Calli and Equian exile Dash — race to the desert city of Mirage, intent on warning the Equians. When they arrive, Strand’s clone, Scorch, has gotten there first. Now the Equian leader has vowed to take all his people to war as part of Strand’s army. Any herd that refuses to join him by the time of the desert-wide competition known as the Thunder Trials will be destroyed. To have any chance of defeating Scorch and convincing the Equians to switch sides, the four friends must find a way to win the Trials. The challenge seems impossible. But if they fail, the desert — and possibly all of the Above World — will be lost to Karl Strand forever. Here is the action-packed follow-up to Above World, which Kirkus Reviews called "a thrilling sci-fi adventure. Imaginative and riveting."

What are you waiting on?