Today the Saints and Sinners Blog Tour stops here at the Bookworms in celebration of the paperback release of Precious Blood (The Blessed Book 1)

Precious Blood (The Blessed, #1) by Tonya Hurley


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback release – June 25th, 2013
Pre-order the Paperback here: Amazon
Synopsis from Goodreads

Synopsis: From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?

Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief. The story begins in PRECIOUS BLOOD and continues in PASSIONARIES, available 1/7/14.

and now, please meet Cecelia!

What would you do if someone told you that you were a saint?  Would you believe them?

In my novel, PRECIOUS BLOOD this is the fantastical and life-changing proposition posed by the mysterious Sebastian, to Cecilia, Lucy and Agnes, three Brooklyn teenagers who are the heroines of the story.  Of the three, runaway rocker Cecilia, would seem the hardest to convince.  She believes in one thing, and one thing only, her music.


Photo Credit Natalie Shau

No-nonsense Cecilia Trent wears her heart, her scars and her ambition on her studded sleeves.  Already a trendsetting force on the super competitive Brooklyn indie music scene, she squeezes out sparks from her ratty electric guitar night after night in dive bar after dive bar, her music the only thing that fills the growing emptiness inside of her.  Music is in her blood, it’s her life.   She willingly shares a bottle and a bed with whomever she feels can offer a momentary comfort and maybe even a shot at the big time, or at least a living.  She is no stranger to the hard knock streets and determined to do whatever is necessary, paying whatever emotional cost to make it.  She never expected however, that the price of admission might be her soul.


Link up!

Photo Credit Kevin Mazu

About  Tonya Hurley

Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed “ghostgirl“ book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames. Her new young adult trilogy, THE BLESSED, begins with Precious Blood.


Praise for Precious Blood

“Our new favorite dark, sexy rock-n-roll thriller.” (

“Intriguing premise, fiery dialogue, and digs about celebrity-obsessed culture that moves at the speed of Twitter…” (Publishers Weekly)

“…Hurley brings her deadpan wit and blackest humor to the first tale in this trilogy about spirituality, sacrifice and supernatural romance.” (MTV Hollywood Crush)


Tout the rest of the Saints and Sinners tour

Monday, June 17: Meet Agnes the girl at Confessions of a Bookaholic and Agnes the Saint at Candace’s Book Blog.

Tuesday, June 18: Meet Cecilia the girl at Bewitched Bookworms and Cecilia the Saint at A Life Bound by Books.

Wednesday, June 19: Meet Lucy the girl at The Reading Date and Lucy the Saint at All Things Urban Fantasy.

Thursday, June 20: Meet Sebastian the boy at Vampire Book Club and Sebastian the Saint at The Book Cellar.

Friday, June 21: In Bed With Books has a Q&A with Tonya.

and now…


 The Patron Saints of Summer Prize Pack

One (1) winner receives:

  • ·         Earbuds (courtesy of Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music)
  • ·         Sunglasses (courtesy of Lucy, Patron Saint of Sight)
  • ·         Essie Chastity Nail Polish (courtesy of Agnes, Patron Saint of Chastity)
  • ·         Copy of Precious Blood
  • ·         AND a Cecilia t-shirt

Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only. Prizing & samples courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

Please enter via the Rafflecopter below!

Much Love,

danny Siggy

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Heather C. 6/19/2013

Please let me know when this giveaway starts because I really want to enter this. The book and the prize pack sound amazing =D but rafflecopter is saying “This contest has not started yet.” =(
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Karen H 6/19/2013

I wanna know when the giveaway starts too. The book sounds really good and I would like to read it :)

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erinf1 6/19/2013

Sounds awesome!!! T hanks so much for sharing!

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Christine 6/19/2013

I was so confused at first, because I knew that The Blessed had already come out last year (I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my TBR) and I didn’t understand why this book was listed as the first in the series. It’s strange how the name changed for PB release, but it’s a wonderful choice of title, and the cover is gorgeous :D

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may 6/19/2013

Pretty cover and sounds like a great book!

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Mary @ BookSwarm 6/19/2013

This sounds really intriguing — I like the saint take on things. Definitely a new approach to paranormal that I haven’t seen before. Plus, TONYA!!
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Vivien 6/19/2013

Sounds fabulous!!

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Jamie .M 6/19/2013

I have first book just have not gotten to it yet:( My pile of books is a mile long or more. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Tammy 6/19/2013

Love the cover, so eye catching!

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Mary G Loki 6/19/2013

omg im sooooo excited to read this!!! XD

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Victoria Zumbrum 6/19/2013

Thanks for the awesomem giveaway. I would love to read. Please enter me in contest.

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Kai W. 6/19/2013

The book has a great storyline. I would be very interested in reading the book.

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Len D. 6/20/2013

This looks amazing! Looking forward to this!
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Heather C. 6/20/2013

I so can not wait to read these books. I’ve been wanting to read The Blessed for awhile now. I really need to buy it!!
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Great post. I love how Cecilia does not come off as someone saintly but apparently is. Cool twist.
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Angela C. 6/20/2013

Thank you! It sounds great!

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Wow, I always come and check out reviews and stuff throughout the week when you post on Triberr. I never comment because I do it from my phone and cannot see the comment section, I am REALLY glad I did. I wanted to tell you how beautiful your blog is and this book sounds AWESOME! Thanks for having the giveaway too!
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Kayla Card 6/21/2013

Ooh, this book looks really great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :D

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Moonlight 6/21/2013

I love the cover, it’s gorgeous! It also sounds really AWESOME, thank you for the giveaway.

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