Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted October 28th, 2014 in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 38 comments

Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Welcome to the Divincus Nex Chronicles Blog Tour. I saw these covers and read these blurbs and I was hooked. I have to read these books. They sound so fun and wild. I hope you guys enjoy the guest post below where the Kirks talk about the secrets behind the series, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end.

cover demons at deadnight by A&E Kirk

For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle. 

DEMONIC DESTINY 
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti. 

CHARISMATIC KILLERS 
The Hex Boys–mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction–have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move. 

LETHAL ALLIES 
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway. 

cover drop dead demons by A&K Kirk

Survival. It’s an on-going battle.

GOING ON A TREASURE HUNT…
Aurora Lahey finally knows why supernatural slayers salivate to slaughter her, but how to stop them? Not so much. Sure, she’s discovered her own lethal powers, and has six sexy, super-charged, demon hunting Hex Boys watching her back–the hottest one watching every part of her. But when a seductive stranger delivers a deadly ultimatum, Aurora and the Hex Boys plunge into a do-or-die hunt for a legendary Mandatum treasure, which will finally shift power in their favor. Or unleash hell on earth.

NEX MARKS THE SPOT…
Pursued by demons of mythical proportions, Aurora and the Hex Boys race deeper into the shadowy world of a centuries-old mystery and brutal conspiracy, where no one and nothing is what it seems. Where love and betrayal go hand-in-hand, and trusting the wrong person not only breaks your heart, but gets you killed.

DEMONS ON YOUR TAIL…
Uncovering shocking secrets from the Hex Boys’ past, hiding her Divinicus Nex identity, lying to her pretend-wish-he-were-real boyfriend, dodging demons, breaking into ancient tombs, taking the unexpected side trip to the dark depths of the Waiting World, tracking a traitor, and passing Physics…Aurora could do that in her sleep. Or more likely, die trying.

DON’T GET CAUGHT!

Demons at Deadnight: Goodreads | Amazon & Drop Dean Demons: Goodreads | Amazon

Guest Post

The Secrets Behind Divinicus Nex Chronicles

by A&E Kirk

 

1.) Demons at Deadnight’s original title was Demonic Attractions. You know, because Aurora attracts demons? Yep. But we were told it was too dark. So we happened to be listening to ABBA’s Man After Midnight – Mama Mia was Alyssa’s first musical! – and got the idea for Demons at Midnight, which we then changed up to Demons at Deadnight for a sinister vibe. Mwahaha!

 

2.) When Alyssa was conceptualizing the characters, Ayden and Jayden were originally Chase and Chance, blond haired, blue eyed, tan from days spent at the beach. Fortunately, Alyssa got into anime hardcore and all her favorite characters were of the bad boy, wear all black, cool, calm, collected, super awesome fighter variety, and that love inspired more exotic looks and better names. Although Jayden is still a beach lover and has that whole “brah” look going on. So something actually did stick from the first creation!

 

3.) Alyssa gave her little brothers a heart attack when they caught her on baby name websites. Only after nine months had passed and a book had appeared did they believe she was using the websites to name characters and not naming their future niece or nephew.

 

Divinicus extra pic4.) Ayden’s name means “little fire.” Tristan means “sorrowful” or “tumult” which seemed to fit since he’s always panicked and worried about something. Aurora and all her siblings’ names have meanings relating to light.

 

5.) Logan’s physical appearance was inspired by the anime Bleach’s Captain Hitsugaya. Only Logan’s way paler. Have we mentioned Alyssa likes anime?

 

6.) We originally named someone with Aurora’s power a Seeker – never liked it. Then we came up with Divinicus Nex which derives from Latin. Divinicus (divine) and Nex (death) which roughly translates to “divine death” or a “death inspired by the divine” for the demons. Go get ‘em, Aurora!

 

7.) Gloria was inspired by Alyssa’s aunt/Eileen’s sister, Sharon, a hairdresser who constantly changes her look. She also likes to fence. She’s feisty! Admittedly, we’ve never seen her in go-go boots, fishnets, and orange hair.

 

8.) The Gossamer Falls High School mascot is a Gargoyle.

 

9.) Mandatum, the name of the secret society, is also derived from Latin and means mandate, command, decree, sanction. The society is mandated to rid the world of evil!

 

10.) Jensen (Jenny) was so named because of our love of Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester from TV’s Supernatural). Sometimes we simply pull names from our favorite actors.

 

11.) When we write Sheriff Payne, Matthias’s dad, we always envision actor Hugh Jackman. Hmmm…more actor connections. Yes, yes, we watch way too much TV and movies.

 

Thanks for having us, Jennifer! We hope you enjoyed these behind the scenes secrets about our world of the Divinicus Nex Chronicles! Any secrets you’d like to know?

 

author A&R KirkAbout the Authors
This mother-daughter duo were in and out of inter-dimensional paranormal prisons until they finally quit making up cover stories for secret societies and started writing novels. The Supernatural Continuum Warlords of the Supernatural Continuum Warlordian High Command had pity upon them, and instead of having them slaughtered by the slow, tortuous flesh eating underwater, earthworm squid, they transported them into a habitationally friendly dimension called OOARCHTOHUTHLAMADILFRUMP, also known as 21st Century Earth.

Due to a demon infestation in their sleepy mountain California town, and a lack of sexy Hex Boys to stop them, Alyssa and Eileen were forced to relocate to Los Angeles. The Amazon best seller, DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT, is book one in the DIVINICUS NEX CHRONICLES series, and the first of their exclusive re-creations of supernatural society secrets. You can uncover more paranormal, inter-dimensional classified information at AEKIRK.com and Facebook.com/AandEKirk.com.

Citizens of Earth, you are welcome.

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Giveaway

Each week of this tour will feature a unique Divinicus Nex prize package giveaway, so be sure to follow along for more chances to win! The weekly prize packs:

WEEK 1: Choice of ebook (book 1 or 2), celtic cross necklace, feather hair clips
WEEK 2: Choice of ebook, (1 or 2), Signed Hex Boy Heaven Poster, Love letter from a Hex boy
WEEK 3: Choice of ebook (1 or 2), Signed Hex Boy Poster, Divinicus Nex earrings
WEEK 4: Choice of ebook (1 or 2), Hex Boy Heaven Mug

Tour-Wide Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a grand prize package consisting of a $100 Amazon gift card AND the chance to name a character in the third installment!

At each tour stop you will find a daily question. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must answer at least 4 different daily questions. So go and visit the other tour stops, check the amazing content and answer the daily question!

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.

Daily Questions: Guardian Angel Gloria wears some whacky, wild, and colorful outfits, including various neon hair colors/streaks. She loves costumes! What outfit would you like to see her in next? (Get creative! Your choice may show up in Divinicus Nex 3!)

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38 Responses to “Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Ashley

    I really love that artwork, especially on the cover of book 2! Whenever I see a piece like that it makes me want to take up digital painting again…

  2. Linda

    Something knee lenght, wide skirt and bright flowers all over =)
    Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read more,
    thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
    //Linda

  3. Emily

    I love leaning these little easter eggs about the books, and you know what, I watch Bleach, one of my fav. animes. And I totally pictured logan as Captain Hitsugaya, it was the first thing that popped in my head when he was first introduced. You nailed it!

  4. Veronica De Luna

    Loving this tour! Love to hear any & everything about the Divinicus Nex Chronicles.

  5. Maria Villatoro

    I would love to see Gloria in leather!!! Omg that would be hilarious. I think that she should wear leather because of Ayden 🙂 who is my favorite character even though I love all the others!!!!

  6. Jaclyn Canada

    I love it when that much effort goes into naming characters and places in stories. I think the title turned out inspired. Thank you so much for sharing! I hadn’t seen this one before 😀

  7. Olivia

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! I think the book sounds pretty cool and I would like to try it at some point. It’s always cool to find out some secrets behind a book and I like the way she discovered the title ^^ Even if I didn’t enjoy the Mama Mia movie too much myself.

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