Jul 16, 2012

{Blog Tour: Guest Post + Scavenger Hunt} The Darkest Day by Britt Bury

Today on Seeing Night Reviews we have a special treat and special guest from The Darkest Day by Britt Bury!
By: Izel Campbell—Heir to Campbell Clan Fionns.
Thanks so much Kristen for having me! Britt couldn’t make it today…something about Ryo setting her car on fire…

Anyway! It’s been a crazy few weeks. Running around Scotland with nasty-ass creepers after you can wear a girl out. But, I’ve been digging through my grandfather’s journal and stumbled upon some interesting facts regarding the origins of the Fionns and Pookahs. My grandfather use to tell me he was one of the first sons of the Fionn race. I didn’t know how literal his words were until reading this little gem of info.

Origin of the Fionn
When the earth was still young, gods and goddesses watched from the heavens as man warred, suffered, loved and died. After a brutal battle, only three men remained; united brothers by heart, but not blood.
Upon seeing the fierce warriors fall, three gods swooped to earth to heal them. One whispered in their ears and persuaded their lungs to take breaths. One touched their wounded muscles, coaxing them to mend. The last god pressed his bloodstained finger to the men’s chests, over their heart, and called for magic to make them rise.
And so, the immortal Fionn was born. Three men, harboring three cast of magic.

But a man, even an immortal one, is not without weakness. When the warriors found their fated mates, then they were truly complete. They fought not for their own lives, but for their female’s. In turn, each woman bore the warrior a son. And each son harbored a single Fionnic trait. The house of Campbell, the house of MacAvoy and the house of Thompson watched their sons grow and thrive. With magic in his voice, the Poet son of MacAvoy persuaded their enemies to retreat. With magic in his muscles, the Warrior son of Thompson fought viciously against any foe. And with magic in his blood, the Mystic son of Campbell cast his wrath down on any who betrayed the clan. The Fionn race grew, producing sons and daughters with a single trait. Forever a faction to be respected and feared.

Origin of the Pookah
Since the beginning of time, savage beasts have roamed the earth, hunting man. But one warrior refused to cower. He killed the bear that stalked him, the Razorback that charged him, and the Wolverine that clawed him. Surrounded by his kills, the warrior fell, his skin littered with bites. Admiring his ferocity, a god soared from heaven and bestowed immortality, forever fusing the instinct of the beasts within.
Upon scenting his mate, the Pookah was claimed for eternity. Bound to love and protect the only female that soothed the beast within him. She bore him triplet sons. Each male a fraction of his father’s thrice animalistic instinct. The Razorback, the Wolverine, and the Bear Pookah grew to men, each thriving—struggling—with the beast within. All were strong, yet guided in different ways. The darkness ruled the Razorback. The coaxing pheromones from the Wolverine brought waves of desire and despair. And the internal rage of the bear trapped him within a body he couldn’t control.
It is said, only the mate of a Pookah can tame the wildness within.

Follow the Tour on Britt Bury's Site for all the questions on each of the seven blog stops!
Scavenger Hunt Question: 
Izel Campbell, the heroine in The Darkest Day, is unique because she is the last _______________on earth? 

Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills fo persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.
A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .

1 comment:

  1. I think that I would be attracted to a Bear Pookah, I just love big ol'bears and their temperments. Probably cause I am married to a Grizzly! Lol. I love this book and thought I'd stop by and tell you that I am waiting impatiently for Book 2!