Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wisteria Blog Tour+Giveaway(INT)

Wisteria by Bisi Leyton:

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.


Bach must have blacked out, because the next thing he remembered was someone dragging him out of the quarantine center. After that, his next memory was waking up in a cell, handcuffed to a chair with no idea where he was. Too weak to break free, he tried anyway—to no avail.

A man in a white coat and one of the island’s guards walked into the room. Bach recognized the man in white from the school as Mr. Cheung, the mathematics teacher. Cheung walked up to Bach and injected something into his neck.

“What are you doing to me?” Back wanted to know.

“Just relax. This is going to keep you calm,” the teacher claimed.

“Is he secured now?” the soldier asked.

“He’s not going anywhere.” Cheung nodded.

The cell’s doors opened and Coles strode in with two more people dressed in white. One was Hailey’s father, Charles Davenport, and the other Bach didn’t know.

“What do you want from me, Coles?” Bach’s speech was slurred and he found it hard to think straight.

“This is the subject.” The unknown man walked up to him. “He’s stage three infected.”

“He looks remarkable. How come he’s not going crazy?” Hailey’s father asked.

“I have no clue,” Cheung replied. “Sir Charles, his blood work is clean, but when I looked at his DNA we realized there was something very wrong.”

“You saw his blood work, Tom?” Charles asked the unknown man.

“I rechecked it after Silas.” The other man nodded.

“Dr. Hindle saw the same thing that I did. He’s a post-stage three infected,” Cheung continued.

“What the hell is post-stage three infected?” Charles asked.

The teacher glanced at the island’s leader, and then at Dr. Hindle as if to say, that Charles was an idiot for asking the question.

“Stage one means he’s been exposed to the virus most likely bitten or has been kissed by someone infected. A stage one infected has no symptoms. Stage two, they get the fever and by stage three they’ve gone crazy and are dangerous to others.” Coles turned to Cheung. “There’s no other stage.”

“Well it looks like there’s one now,” Tom Hindle replied.

“Like I said, I have no clue as to what’s going on inside this boy, but it’s possible the mutation might make him immune to the disease,” Cheung said.

“At least that’s the theory. I’m pretty certain, but we need to do some more testing.” Tom nodded.

“You think we can get a cure out of this kid?” Coles gestured in Bach’s direction.

“If we’re lucky, we might get a vaccine,” Tom answered. “But he’ll give us something.”

“I cannot help you cure this disease which you gave to yourselves,” Bach seethed.

“We’ve a long way to go before we can even begin to understand what’s going on inside of him. Any talk of creating a vaccine is premature.” Cheung ignored Bach’s response. “He might not even survive that long.”

“You do know I can hear you?” Bach asked.

“I never trusted you, Bach.” Coles walked over to him. “There was something wrong with you. Doctor Hindle is going to figure it out and we’re going to unlock how you work.”

“Don’t provoke him, please, Major.” Charles signaled to Coles. “We don’t want him to become agitated.”

Bach lifted up his head and looked at the man while the room was spinning around him.

“You may be saving thousands of lives.” Cheung tried to reassure him. “You’ll save everyone, everyone including Hailey.”

“Leave her out of this,” Sir Davenport remarked.

“You do not know what you are doing. You could never help the people of this world even if you had all the scientists from before the outbreak working on this and someone gave you half a clue!” Bach seethed. “Greater men than you have tried to unlock the secrets in my Family and have failed. So will you. Your world is supposed to die.”

“You sound like you know an awful lot about this disease,” Charles Davenport remarked suspiciously.

“You know what I think?” Coles stated. “You’re scared and you’re trying to scare us because you think we’re a bunch of thirteen-year-old girls.”

“You’ve nothing to fear from me or these people. I give you my word, you won’t be killed. You will have to stay here, but you’ll be comfortable,” Cheung tried to assure him.

“So I am your prisoner?” Bach asked.

“You won’t be alone much longer, your friend Felip will soon be joining you,” Coles continued.

“No, he’s gone.” Bach grinned defiantly.

“We know. Blair saw him scaling the outer wall. We’ve got patrols looking for him. If we can find him, we’ll bring him back safely,” Sir Davenport added.

“You will not find him,” Bach stated.

“Then you’re going to be down here alone. It makes no difference to me,” Coles retorted and started to leave the room.

“Wait, Major Coles…Sir?” Bach pleaded.

The soldier paused to look back at him, still looking irritated.

“Let me say goodbye to my friends. I do not want her to feel I have abandoned her!”

“No, you leave my daughter out of this!” Sir Charles yelled.

“She’ll get over you, don’t worry,” Coles added.

“Wisteria, can I see her?” Bach ignored Sir Charles. “Please, I am asking you for a favor.”

Coles’s jaw clenched and he turned to the other soldier in the cell. “If he mentions her name again, I want you to cut out his tongue.”

Praise for Wisteria:

“I love the buildup of this story, getting to know the characters and watching their connection grow. I had no idea which way the story was headed and I was kept in suspense right up to the very end! It has plenty of action and a fascinating plot and I can’t wait to see what Bisi Leyton has for us next!!” 
Naomi Hop 

“There are a lot of great things in this book, so much more than zombies and a struggle for survival. At it’s base core it is about star-crossed lovers, literally and the supporting characters roles… Ms. Leyton brings to Wisteria a mixture of science fiction, fantasy, dystopic world with a twist to the paranormal romance angle!”

“The book was full of nonstop action from the beginning until the end, and I did not put it down until I had finished it. I loved the book.” 


Book Trailer:

Author Bio

Author Bisi Leyton:
Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.


Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 1/31/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Tour Schedule

January 10th
Book Blast

January 11th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Tour Kick Off Post
Peace from Pieces - Interview
My Escape - Review
Just a Book Lover - Tens List
Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews - Character Interview

January 12th
Oh Chrys! - Tens List & Excerpt
Book-A-Holic - Review
Wanted Readers - Review
Vonine's Reading Corner - Review

January 13th
OMFG!Books - Excerpt
The Edible Bookshelf - Review
Ever and Ever Sight - Review
Tenn Readers Diary - Excerpt

January 14th
Monique Morgan - Guest Post & Excerpt
Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Tens List
Library of a Book Witch - Guest Post
My Library in the Making - Review & Tens List
Indie Author How-to - Interview or Guest Post

January 15th
Wordpaintings Unlimted - Excerpt
Reviewing Shelf - Review
Writing My Own Fairy Tale - Review
3Ps in a Pod - Interview

January 16th
The Cozy Reading Blog - Interview or Tens List
A Dream Within A Dream - Review
Crafty Zoo - Guest Post
Literary Getaway - Review

January 17th
Jessabella Reads - Excerpt
Anatea's Bookshelf - Review
The Reader's Commute - Review
Night Owl Reads - Interview or Tens List

January 18th
Megan Likes Books - Tens List
Fiction Prediction - Excerpt
Mom of 2 Dancers - Tens List & Review
Books Books & More Books - Interview & Review

January 19th
icefairy's Treasure Chest - Excerpt
Promiscuous Diva - Interview
A.D. Duling's Diddley Doodle Dandy Writings - Review

January 20th
Books Beside My Bed - Excerpt
Parsimonious Pash - Interview & Review
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia - Tens List

January 21st
Magical Manuscripts - Tens List & Review
Pieces of Whimsy - Review
Beck Valley Books - Guest Post

January 22nd
Book Worm Brandy - Review

January 23rd
Dark & Dreamy with C.C. Marks - Guest Post
Blkosiner's Book Blog - Interview
Oh! The Books You'll Read - Review
Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance - Review

January 24th
Debbie's Inspectations - Review
Froze8's Blog - Guest Post
Bookworm Brandy - Tens List
Fiction Playground - Guest Post

January 25th
b00k r3vi3ws - Review
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books - Guest Post & Review
A Casual Reader's Blog - Review
Lizzy's Dark Fiction - Guest Post

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