Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Initiation By Imogen Rose Blog Tour Stop** Review & Character Interview & Giveaway

By Imogen Rose
Genre: paranormal YA


Welcome to Bonfire Academy!

Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

WARNING: This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.
Meet Imogen Rose

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten years.

For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.

PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.

The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. The Bonfire Chronicles is Imogen’s new YA paranormal series.

Imogen is a self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict who enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah.

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Character Interview - Jagger... *swoon*

I have to be honest. I approached this interview with some hesitation, perhaps even a little trepidation. After all, even though I feel I know him a bit through Cordelia, I’ve never experienced Jagger directly. As he sits before me, I can empathize with Cordelia. He is impossibly magnetic, his aura both powerful and dangerous, the only release, a hint of humor gleaming in his silver-gray eyes.

IR: Jagger, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Are you excited about starting a new year at the Academy?

JR: My pleasure. I am, though I’m not exactly sure what my role will be this year. I guess I’ll find out when I get there.

IR: So, you’re not heading back as the Student Council President?

JR: I wouldn’t think so. That position is usually only awarded for a year. Plus, my time at the academy is officially over.

IR: Why are you going back, then?

JR: Mainly to keep an eye on my brother, Ryker.

IR: And Cordelia?

JR: Yes, hmm. You said that you had some questions from my fans...

IR: I do! Here is one from Sean Sweeney. He wants to know what you got Cordelia for Valentine’s Day.

JR: Myself. However, like any girl, she obviously needed a “token” as well. I got her a little secret something from Harry Winston.

IR: Nice! The next question is about Cordelia as well. Al Kunz, the infamous celeb book blogger, aka The Snake, wants to know what really happened on the slopes. He wants details.

JR: He couldn’t handle the details.

IR: LOL! There you have it, Al! Moving on... Michelle Cable wants to know what you thought when you first saw Cordelia and what you thought of that electrifying kiss.

JR: That she’s stunning is apparent to all who are lucky enough to behold her. I was struck by her beauty as soon as I saw her, when she first arrived at the academy. It was my policy to stay away from demons, though. Every kiss with her is electrifying, but I’m guessing you mean our very first kiss. I was shocked, but immediately realized what had happened.

IR: Too bad that doesn’t happen to humans. Synching sounds unbelievably intimate...

JR: It is, but the realization that one is bound forever to this one being frightening, too. That’s unnatural in the supernatural world.

IR: I can see that. Faustine seems to bridge the gap between the human and the paranormal worlds. My daughter Lauren wants to know what you think of Faustine, and Vickie Boehnlein wants to know if you’re scared of Faustine.

JR: I love Faustine. She’s like a little sister to me. I feel very protective of her, even though I know that she can take care of herself. And yes, I’m scared of her. I’d be stupid not to be. She’s one of the most powerful demons I’ve ever come across.

IR: Demons seem to like their food, meat in particular. Lynn O’Dell would like to know if you prefer filet mignon or T-bones?

JR: I’m not a demon, but I do prefer Filet Mignon.

IR: That doesn’t surprise me. I have a last question from my friend Allirea Brumley. She wants to know what’s going to happen to you next?

JR: I’m not a Wanderer, so a trip into the future to answer that is not possible. Say “hi” to her from me, though. I love her name... Allirea. Is she a faery?

IR: Ha, ha. No, I don’t think so. Thank you so much, Jagger!


What a great ride! Great and different world Imogen has created in Initiation. You have Demons, Fey, Vampires, Shape shifters and more all thrown in an academy. I love reading these kinds of stories. The writing is spot on and flows well. The world building is there along the way and is creative.

Cordelia... She is a wicked amazing girl! She is smart, determined, and fierce you don't want to mess with her. Well developed throughout the story.

Quinn...Nice guy, longtime boyfriend to Cordelia. I liked him very much.  He's caring, friendly and just awesome. He's not just a random background character. 

Jagger...Oh I met him and was instantly entranced :) How could I not be... Super smart, fun, extremely good looking and protective! He is not the hover kind of protective either. I could not get enough of him.

Faustine... I loved her.. she is a spunky little girl who develops very well through out the story. I am not going to go into how/why as that would ruin everything for you.

Get this and get sucked into the drama and mystery of the Academy. It's a wicked good time!

Tour GIVEAWAY of Awesome!
  • 4 Signed Paper Back Copies of Initiation

    1 of each:

    Inititation Sack Pack

    Initiation Bear

    Initiation Toiletry bag

    Initiation Gym Bag

    8 winners

    Open to US Shipping

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Okay first off, I love this cover!! It's pretty awesome! Second, this book sounds absolutely fantastic! The characters sound great, the setting sounds fun, There are vamps, shifters, and fey... and you gave it a 5! How can I not want to read it?!

  2. Wow, you got me intrigued! I love your interview with Jagger. Sounds like a well rounded book. Oh, loving the book cover!! --Thanks for the chance to win this. :)

  3. Thanks for taking the time to review my book and hosting me on your blog!

  4. Uuuum I'm IN LOVE with this cover... Just sayin!

  5. I really like this cover and the book itself sounds great. This will definately go down as a TBR book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  6. WOW, the cover looks amazing! I can't believe I never heard of this book! Great interview and giveaway~

  7. this book looks great! i really need to stop reading reviews, i have so many books to read and not enough time lol

  8. After that review.. Added to "To-Read" shelve in Goodreads! =)


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