{teen} Book Scene Tour–Meet Nick from Daniel Marks’ Velveteen

 

Thanks to {teen} Book Scene, hunky Nick from Daniel Marks’ edgy Velveteen dropped by for a short visit. 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Hey, Nick, what three words best describe you?

[Nick] Uh…are there three words that mean awesome? I’ll go charming, thoughtful and flexible. Though if you asked Velvet, I’m sure she’d come up with different ones, probably of the four-letter variety.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us what you think of your new co-worker, Velveteen?

[Nick] She’s pretty scary, but I’m into that, apparently. I don’t think I would have ever thought twice about a girl like her when I was alive. We just wouldn’t have run in the same circles, but now that I’m with her all the time. I can’t stop thinking about her. She says it’s Stockholm Syndrome, that I’m only into her because I’m stuck with her. I don’t really care. She can hold me hostage forever.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Empty your pockets right now – what did you have in them?

[Nick] Lint. Ash. There’s always ash in Purgatory. You gotta ask me that question when I’m possessing a dead body. It’s crazy what people shove in their loved ones’ pockets when they think no one will ever see. Crazy. I found a petrified mouse one time, and I thought at first it crawled in on its own, until I saw it’s collar.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Is it hard being the hunkiest guy in City of the Dead?

[Nick] Well. That sort of comes naturally. No. I’m kidding. I’m absolutely not the hottest. I’m the second hottest. So when he moves on to wherever he goes, then. Then. I’ll be golden. Nah. I dunno. That’s weird.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Nick, if you had a theme song, what would it be?

[Nick] Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. My mom loved old 70s rock and that song really says it all, doesn’t it? Because there was no reaper, get it. Okay. Stupid joke.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you! I know you are a busy guy, so I’ll let you get back to business.

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About the book:

Readers of Carrie Ryan and Richelle Mead will love this dark revenge fantasy.

At sixteen, Velveteen Monroe was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in the City of the Dead. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven either. Grey, ashen and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do there. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.

Bonesaw.

Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment he deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.

It’ll be brutal…and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting could actually crack the foundation of her new world, not to mention jeopardize her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

Bio:

Daniel Marks writes young adult horror and fantasy, spends way too much time glued to the internets and collects books obsessively (occasionally reading them). He’s been a psychotherapist for children and adolescents, a Halloween store manager, and has survived earthquakes, volcanoes and typhoons to get where he is today, which is to say, in his messy office surrounded by half empty coffee cups. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Caroline, and three furry monsters with no regard for quality carpeting. None. Velveteen is his debut YA fantasy (Delacorte/Random House Kids). Follow the author on Twitter: @dannymarksya Check out his Youtube channel! youtube.com/dannymarksya