Monday, February 8, 2016

Thief of Lies ~ Character Tour Launch

Welcome to Brenda Drake’s THIEF OF LIES Character Tour kick off! Each stop will feature a character profile from book one of the Library Jumpers Series! There is a tour wide giveaway so be sure to check out all the characters for chances to win. You can find a list of the tour dates HERE. Today, we’re getting to know Bastien.

Bastien was one of my most favored characters from Thief of Lies, his humor and compassion towards Gia and the events that unfolded was amazing. It was fun not only reading but connecting with him as a character. I hope everyone enjoys finding out a little more about him.

~About the Book~

Title: Thief of Lies {Library Jumpers #1}
Author: Brenda Drake 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Length: 400 pages
Description:"Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed"

~Thief of Lies Character Tour — Bastien~

Bastien(1)  ~ Bastien Renard~
Age: 18, Novice Wizard Description: High wizard’s son, good looking, somewhat arrogant, and compassionate.  

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers Series Book 1) quote: “I'm falling for you, Gia, and with time, I'll prove to you we belong together.” 

Bastien is the “rock star” of the Mystik world. He was born in the France haven of Couve. His father is the high wizard. Bastien is a novice wizard and about to turn a senior wizard. He’ll become a master wizard when he’s twenty-five and has been tagged for high wizard consideration. His people love him and want him to receive this appointment. Gia and Bastien are connected by a promise made when they were born. Bastien confuses Gia—at times, he’s arrogant, yet his people love him and he shows kindness to them. He faces tragedy with strength and a sense of duty. We can’t help but wonder what’s up with him and how he’ll handle the situation he faces in book two.  

Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers Series Book 2) teaser with Gia and Bastien:
 Leave Mantello tonight. Do not attend the proceedings tomorrow.
I yanked open the door and searched the hall.
I flew across the hall and pounded on Bastien and Nick’s door. Bastien stood in the doorframe, his undershirt off, pants unbuttoned, and toothbrush hanging from his mouth.
“What’s the matter?” he said around foamy paste.
“Um …” My eyes scanned his bare chest. “Um . . .” I couldn’t speak so I held out the card.

  ~About the Author~

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

Get in touch with Brenda through:
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I hope you enjoyed meeting Bastien. Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaways for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card with an eBook copy of THIEF OF LIES or a signed hardcover copy of FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn below.


Rafael said...

Thank you! I would love to read those books. <3

Veronica Bartles said...

Bastien is my favorite!! I can't wait for more of him in book 2! <3

Leandra Wallace said...

I'd totally be wordless if a guy answered the door like that too, lol!

Brooke Showalter said...

Oh, I really want to get to know Bastien! Thank you for sharing this character post. I can't wait to read Thief of Lies.

Unknown said...

Ohh now I'm not sure if I'm more excited about Gia's character or Bastien lol. But it really makes the book sound even better.

Mandy said...

I'm excited to read this book. I've been stalking it on Goodreads for awhile now.

Danielle H. said...

Thief of Lies and Forget Tomoorw both sound so exciting. And the covers are stunning!

Penny said...

A French Wizard! Bring it on! Thanks for the intro!

Unknown said...

Definitely adding it to my to read list

Unknown said...

I'm a big fan of brenda drake's creations. This one also gonna be a hit for me.

Unknown said...

I would love to read Thief of Lies & Forget Tomorrow, both on my to-read list ! :D

AmburHostyn said...

I'm definitely all about Gia and Arik, but I can't help but find Bastien super sexy! ;) He really is a wizard rock star! Thanks for introducing him to us! :)

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