Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones: Office Tour, Excerpt & Giveawayon October 7th, 2012
Hi everyone! Today is my stop on the Death and the Girl Next Door tour, and there is a lot to share with you. Darynda Jones is going to give you all a look into her new office, an excerpt of the book, and a giveaway! So here you go!
Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on.
High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school’s designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can’t have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones’s first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.
Thank you so much for having me today! I had wanted to give a tour of my new writing space but suddenly realized it’s not finished yet. Not even close. So, I figured I’d give a tour of what I have so far.
I’m just thrilled I’m getting a new office, even though mine isn’t that old. Basically, my sons moved out, then one by one (I only have two) they made their way back home. Not sure how they found us, but there you have it. That means that my lovely office is going to be turned back into a bedroom. And I am out in the cold. Metaphorically.
That got my husband to thinking. What if we partitioned off our formal dining room, a room that is used twice a year at the most, and put my office in there? Worked for me! Desperate times and all. So, we got busy remodeling out house around my writerly needs. Being a diva takes so much work.
Here’s what we have so far. Decorating suggestions are very welcome.
We added French doors to close off the area to make it more writer friendly.
I had to get a new desk. Here is the bottom half. This also shows the gorgeous colors we chose. I really wanted warmth. The fact that it’s fall could have a lot to do with that decision. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.
Here is the top half of my desk. It’ll look better when it’s not upside down. And this is the wall we built to split the living room and my sparkly new office. Isn’t it lovely? Very . . . wall-like.
And last but not least, this will be my view into the kitchen once it’s all said and done. Sadly, I don’t need a view into the kitchen. The kitchen and I are old friends. We are way too fond of each other. But there you have it. Again.
So, that’s my new-ish writing space in an unfinished nutshell. It will have black bookcases, wood blinds, and two-point-five dogs when it’s finished.
Now it’s your turn! Any decorating tips? Must-have items you’d like to suggest? As soon as this thing is finished, I will send the lovely Christy an update.
Thank you again!
Thanks, Darynda! I love that your new office looks so open with the French doors and then the window straight through.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
- This is a tour wide giveaway
- One winner will win a copy of Death and the Girl Next Door
- Open to US/Can only