Guest Post & Giveaway: Julie Kagawa on her vampire Kanin & win signed THE IMMORTAL RULES

April 26, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 80

We are welcoming back Julie Kagawa who is here to talk about THE IMMORTAL RULES and introduce us to one of her vampires: Kanin. This is the first book in the new Blood of Eden series about a world where vampires rule over humans. If you missed Abigail’s review of THE IMMORTAL RULES (available now from Harlequin Teen) , she described it this way: “Take the social structure of Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series and add the vicious, post-apocalyptic world from the Daybreakers movie and you get THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa.” Want to see how fun this book is for yourself? Enter the giveaway below to win a signed copy courtesy of Harlequin Teen via Media Masters Publicity. And check out the book tour details below for more giveaways & info on winning the GRAND PRIZE: Kindle Touch with with a special Immortal Rules cover!

Meet Kanin
Julie Kagawa

Who is Kanin? The mysterious vampire that turns Allison into a “blood sucker” and becomes her mentor intentionally keeps details about himself to an absolute minimum. However, if Kanin was in search of companionship, we think his personal ad might read something like this:

Tall, pale and handsome “night owl” seeks partner for moonlight adventure. Lightening quick reflexes, excellent combat skills and a wry sense of humor. Prefers “take out” vs eating at home. Loyalty and street smarts a must.

Please visit the next stop on The Immortal Rules blog tour.

Julie will be making appearances at three bookstores near her hometown:

* Tuesday, April 24th at 4pm – Barnes & Noble Livonia, Louisville, KY
* Saturday, April 28th at 2pm – The Bookstore, Radcliff, KY
* Monday, May 7th at 5:30 pm – Lincoln’s Loft, Hodgeville, KY

Don’t miss a stop on THE IMMORTAL RULES tour:

Each stop will have a unique look at a different aspect of the Blood of Eden series AND a giveaway!

About the author:

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time. Her third novel, The Iron Queen, became a New York Times bestseller and her debut novel, The Iron King recently won the RITA award for best young-adult fiction novel of 2010.
Julie now lives in La Grange, Kentucky, with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive papillon.

Visit Julie Kagawa online: Website|Blog|Twitter
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Giveaway provided by Harlequin Teen
One signed hardcover copy of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)
Available now from Harlequin Teen

You will kill. The only question is when.
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to the fringe, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

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80 Responses to “Guest Post & Giveaway: Julie Kagawa on her vampire Kanin & win signed THE IMMORTAL RULES”

  1. Katrina T.

    I really want to read this! Is the giveaway international? Almost all the other Immortal Rules blog hop giveaways are only open to US/Can.

  2. [email protected] GREAT read

    Ooh tough. Just saw Tynga's answer and think that's true for me. As an unregistered I wouldn't likely survive.

    But to be a pet?? That might be harder. I think I would be an unregistered and try to find a group to live with.

  3. dani_nguyen

    Is there a 3rd choice? Neither of those sound very appealing. I guess unregistered if I have to choose…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Emily E

    Probably pet. Would hope to be strong enough to be unregistered. But face it, I don't deal with uncertainty well.

  5. Melissa Driggers

    I think both would be difficult in different ways, but I think I would attempt to be an unregistered. Thanks for this opportunity!

  6. Gi-Gi

    I would choose to be unregistered. I don't like people telling me what to do so no being a pet for sure.

  7. Kt Clapsadl

    I'm not a very brave person. At all, so I'd have to be a pet, even if the "safety" is false, it would still be better than having to completely rely on myself for food. Besides, even if I was brave, I could risk my children starving, so it would be registered all the way for me.

  8. Anne

    I'd probably choose unregistered despite the danger. I can't see myself letting someone gnaw on me.

  9. Maghon

    I am one of those crazy, big mouth, don't-do-well-with-authority types, so I would have to be unregistered, as someone would kill me after a few hours of being a "pet", strictly b/c I would not listen 🙂

  10. PuttPutt1198Eve

    I would have to choose unregistered. I enjoy my freedom too much to give any of it over to something as dirty/horrid as a vampire! Or anyone/thing who would actually want to take my freedom.

  11. Rain Maiden

    I don't know, I would probably be unregistered. Then again it's not fun to be hunted all the time. Thanks for the giveaway, can't wait!

  12. Lora1967

    I would choose to be a pet. Im not real good at being Hungry LOL

  13. Angie

    I would choose to be a pet. I want to live without trouble and starving. Yes, I am a weakling…

  14. Sophia Rose

    I would wish to be an unregistered, but when push came to shove I'm not sure that I might not accept the life of a pet.

    I love the little dating service description for Kamin.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  15. Anonymous

    I want to say unregistered, but I have absolutely zip survival skills so, pet.


  16. Kelly

    As much as I would like to think I'd be an unregistered. I am a coward and would be a pet!

  17. Escape2Books

    *Sigh* This is hard to say, but I would be a pet. In books and daydreams the thought of being living such a tough but free life away from the rule of vampires is a great thought. But it is only a thought, I know myself (a little too well, sadly) and I dont have the courage or the personality to rough it. (Don't judge!!) I can easily see myself being hunted and picked off by vampires. I would rather live a cowardly life than not live at all!

  18. Muggle Madness

    Id prefer to be an Unregistered….Being a pet wouldn't fit into my categorized personality….I'd probably be dead in a heart beat if I were a pet LOL I can't control my bold personality

  19. ThesePaperWings

    I wish I could say that I would want to be an unregistered, but I'm not really someone whole likes conflict, so I would probably just end up as a pet anyways o.o

  20. Charlotte

    i want to say im gunna be tough and choose unregistered, but to be honest, i really don't know how tough i'll be living in that world.
    so probably just pet.
    who knows, maybe i'll escape and be a rebel. mwahaha

  21. Carl

    It would depend. I'd probably try to get by unregistered but no doubt I'd end up a pet anyway. Thanks!