GIVEAWAY and CHARACTER PROFILE: Honey Queen by Christina Mercer
Published on 05/31/14 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . .
Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family’s ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won’t let the same fate that killed her father befall another. She refuses to allow her goddess-created bloodline to continue. But there’s no easy way out, especially after the curse turns her into the Honey Queen—savior to honey bees—intensifying her charms.
To help her fulfill the curse’s demands in the least harmful way, her grandmother takes her to mate with terminally ill Boyd. But Boyd’s gay. And an expert in mythology. Instead of having sex, Melaina learns how she might summon the goddess who created the first ancestor bee-charmer and cursed her bloodline. Melaina's magic—tears to save honey bees from endangerment—could be enough to persuade the goddess to end the curse. But an unexpected discovery soon changes that hope, spinning Melaina into a swarm of love, friendship and death.
It’s my stop on the HONEY QUEEN blog tour! What a beautiful cover! I love it! This book sounds very interesting. I hope I have time to read it very soon. Thanks to YA Bound and Christina Mercer for the promo opportunity!
SAM (Love Interest)
NAME: “SAM” SAMSON FARLEY LEONARD
WHY THAT NAME: Samson of the Bible ate honey from bees nesting inside a lion he battled, he loved a dangerous woman, and his hair held power (Sam’s dad shaved his head as a child). Farley means “meadow of the bulls” (Sam raises cows). Leonard means “brave lion” (goes with Samson & the lion).
GREATEST ATTRIBUTES: He’s deeply sentimental; He cares about animals; He works hard/runs a ranch
GREATEST CHALLENGES: Melaina’s resistance to their love; An abusive father and difficult mother
3 RANDOM FACTS: He plays baseball; He saved his 4-H ribbons; He’s allergic to honey bees
1 $10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
1 “Honey Bee” swag pack (USA). Swag will be bookmark, buzz card, beeswax lip balm, honey sticks, honeybee charm.
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