Blog Tour: Guest Post & Book Giveaway – Destined by Jessie Harrell

Welcome to Author Jessie Harrell


By day, I’m an appellate lawyer. By night, I’m a wife, mother of two, and author/lover of all things Greek mythology. I’m a native Floridian, frustrated world traveler, unrepentant dreamer, lover of acoustic music and not-so-closet geek. Destined, being released November 17, 2011, is my first novel. Stay tuned for Beneath the Surface, co-written with the amazing Nikki Katz.

Guest Post:
Greetings, fellow readers! Kathy’s letting me borrow her blog today as part of my official Destined blog tour. I’m really excited for you to get to hear about my book, BUT FIRST, I wanted to talk about others’ books. Specifically, my favorite YA novels of 2011. (Note – there are others that I read and loved this year, like Anna and the French Kiss, that actually came out last year, so they’re not on the list.)

10. TIE: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell and Hourglass by Myra McEntire

9. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

8. Chime by Franny Billingsley

7. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

6. TIE: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liana Taylor

5. Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins

4. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

3. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

2. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

1. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Now that you know what types of books I loved this year, maybe you’ll have a better idea if Destined is the kind of novel that you’d like to read. After all, we authors tend to write what we love.

Destined by Jessie Harrell

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear. 
As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 
Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

Blog Tour Stops:
Once Upon A Twilght –  Book Trailer +Interview Ebook giveaway
2-Nov Books With Bite – Interview Ebook giveaway
3-Nov Living in Literary La La Land Guest Post Ebook giveaway
4-Nov I am a Reader, Not a Writer Guest Post Ebook giveaway
5-Nov Paper Hangover Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Nikki Katz Interview Ebook giveaway
6-Nov Fictional Distraction Review Ebook Giveaway
7-Nov Daisy Chain Book Review Interview Ebook giveaway
8-Nov MundieMoms Review + Short Story Ebook giveaway
9-Nov Safari Poet Guest Post Ebook giveaway
10-Nov Good Choice Reading WOW CONTEST + Review Ebook giveaway
11-Nov LM Preston Guest Post VLOG – Read a Scene Ebook giveaway
12-Nov An Avid Readers Musings Interview VLOG Ebook giveaway
13-Nov Skyla11377 Review Ebook giveaway
14-Nov Dark Readers Interview Ebook giveaway
15-Nov Shortie Says… Character GUEST POST Ebook giveaway
16-Nov A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews  Guest post – Sneak Peek Ebook giveaway
17-Nov Stuck In Books Character Interview Ebook giveaway
18-Nov From A to Z Review  Ebook giveaway
19-Nov Turning Pages Interview Ebook giveaway
20-Nov A Tale of Many Reviews Guest Post Ebook giveaway
21-Nov Read My Mind – AliseonLife Interview Vlog Ebook giveaway
22-Nov S.A.Larson Review Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Starry Sky Books Prize pack giveaway + Guest Post Ebook giveaway
23-Nov Angels and Demons and Portals. Oh My! Prize pack giveaway Ebook giveaway

Ebook Giveaway:
1 copy of Destined
Open Internationally
Ends 11/27/11

EBOOK WINNER: Melissa (Books & Things)