Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan

Welcome to my tour stop for the Official Blog Tour for Gravel Ghost, the first book of the Valley of Death Series, by Charyse Allan!

Young Adult
Valley of Death Series, #1
Publish Date:
December 16, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Payton Morros is a killer. Adopted as a child, and groomed into the profession by her new parents, she longs for a normal life. But lethal assassins at the top of their game can’t exactly quit their day job. Her only escape from her predetermined destiny is spending time with her best friend Conner, if only for a little while.

When Payton is sent to Chile for an assignment, she discovers a devastating truth that challenges everything she knows about herself and her family. Abandoning the mission, and on the run, she must unravel the secrets of her past before she loses all sense of herself. Or worse, before she jeopardizes everyone she cares about.


           I realize he isn’t kissing me just because I’m hot or because he wants to get in my pants. No, he’s kissing me because he sees me. I’m so unbelievably transparent, and I should feel vulnerable, but him reacting this way makes me feel stronger than ever. I draw warmth and confidence from him.
A light knock on the door forces us to pull apart. His gaze is smoldering, and we’re both breathing hard. He tugs my shirt back down then leans his head back against the headboard, trying to catch his breath.
        “That’s the food.” I sound all breathy; I barely recognize my own voice.
        Getting to the door, I look through the peephole. You can't be too safe. A tall, thin man with dark hair and skin stands behind a cart of food. He’s wearing a suit, which appears to be a hotel uniform, so I feel safe letting him in. Opening the door, he greets me with a smile.
“You ordered room service?” he asks in a thick accent after staring at my bruised cheek for a long second.
“Yeah,” I nod, leading him inside the room.
He glances at Conner, and they nod at each other. Unloading the food from the cart, he silently places it on the desk. As he’s doing this, I go to the bathroom to get some money from my backpack for a tip.
“Payton!” Conner yells, sounding panicked. There’s a grunt then a loud thud.

I reach for the door but jump out of the way, falling into the tub as several bullets pierce the door. Shit! I have to get out of this bathroom. I have to protect Conner; that is, if he’s still alive. I shake the thought from my head; I can’t think like that. I stay in the tub while more rounds go off, splintering the door and piercing the wall, sending shards of tile and glass everywhere. The shots are muffled; he’s using a silencer. He’ll have to reload soon…hopefully. That will be my window. I close my eyes and breathe as the last of the bullets come. I can do this. I have to.


Check out Charyse's Dream Cast for Gravel Ghost!
For most of these, I based it strictly off of the way the actors or actresses look, so they are closest to what the characters of the book look like as I imagine them.

For Payton, the main character, I would love for Crystal Reed to play her, because she not only looks kind of like what I imagine, but she has also already played a badass chick on Teen Wolf.

For Conner, the sexy best friend, I would say Daniel Sharman is perfect. He looks almost exactly what I imagine Conner to look like, he was also in Teen Wolf and even played as Crystal Reed’s boyfriend for a little and he’s dreamy!

Had to go with the sexy surfer pic...you’re welcome ;)

For Cadmar, Payton's all-too-serious dad, I have to go with Luke Evans. First of all, because yum, but also because I can totally see him playing Cadmar!

Am I right???

For Scarlet, Payton’s hateful mom, I’m going to go with Eva Green. She’s not even blond, as Scarlet is in the book, but Eva Green is awesome at playing the bitchy woman.

Finally, for Reiley, the youngest of Payton’s four sisters, I’m going with Emma Roberts. She isn’t a redhead like our sweet Reiley, but she has that sweet, innocent look, while being able to portray a badass chick and she could probably pull off red hair :)


**About the Author**
Charyse Allan grew up in Arizona dancing and riding horses. She is an avid reader, but didn't become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing; however, it wasn't until a couple years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel.

When she isn't writing or reading, she can be found in Northern Arizona, tending her garden with her husband and best friend, while their two kids and two crazy dogs run around the yard. Charyse is also a big fan of Holy yoga, juicing and being a vegetarian--she misses bacon like nobody's business.

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