Blog Tour with Promo Post and Giveaway for 'Honey Queen' by Christina Mercer

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                                                              Honey Queen
                                                         by Christina Mercer
                                                      Release Date: 05/31/14

                                                   Summary from Goodreads:

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.

                                                     Praise For HONEY QUEEN

“HONEY QUEEN will leave you tingling. Mercer delivers an unforgettable character connected directly to nature with a twist of mythology that exemplifies the power of love, and with enough courage, the power to change ones destiny.” Rachel Allen Dillon, award-winning author and illustrator of Through Endangered Eyes

In prose so delicious, you can taste it, Christina Mercer’s HONEY QUEEN captures the genuine angst and yearning of YA fiction with a powerful honey-sweet twist of Mythic proportions. Readers will catch the buzz of Melaina’s riveting journey to convince a Goddess to save her bloodline, the love of her life, and all the bees. A wonderful reminder of the indelible bond between humanity and nature.” -Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of Forged in Grace, Night Oracle and Make a Scene

                                                                                ~~~ PROMO POST ~~~                                               
                                                                     MELAINA (Protagonist/Heroine)


WHY THAT NAME: Mel is from the Latin for honey. Maris means “of the sea” (she has ties to an oceanic goddess). 

AGE: Turns 17 early in the book (a birthday which makes her a Taurus “bull”—ties to Sam and his cows, and a milk & honey theme)

GREATEST ATTRIBUTES: Refusal to harm others; Her connection with honey bees; Her ability to time travel to the island where Melisse—her first human ancestor—lived 

GREATEST CHALLENGES: Her family’s goddess-imposed curse; Loving Sam; Losing her mother

3 RANDOM FACTS: She drives her late father’s 1968 Chevelle; She’s a vegetarian; She loves the ocean

About the Author

 Mercer is an award-winning author of fiction for children and young adults. Honored titles include Tween Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST and its sequel ARMS OF ANU, and YA Fantasy/Romance HONEY QUEEN. Christina enjoys life in the foothills of Northern California with her husband and sons, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees.

            For more about her and her writing, visit: 

                                                  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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