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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Book Waitress: Serving Up Evil Blog Tour stop!

Today marks the first day of The Book Waitress Blog Tour! I hope everyone has as much fun participating as we did putting it together. A big thank you to Shelley and Kathryn of TSK TSK What To Read for co-hosting this tour with me! I couldn't have done it without y'all!

Some of you might not know, but it was Deena's first book, Trinity, that kick started my reviewing career. If not for Deena, I wouldn't be where I am today. So, I'd like to say thank you. Thank you, Deena, for all you have done for me. You've given me so much, it's time I gave something back to you. Congratulations on the release of The Book Waitress. I know that people will love it because everything that you write is wonderful just like you! I'm so happy to call you my friend. <3 Enjoy the tour!


What inspired you to write The Book Waitress? 

I used to call myself a book waitress when I worked in my college's library. Partner that up with my love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and an idea formed.

How long did it take you to write it? 

It took a few weeks to write the first draft.

Who is your favorite character? 

I think my favorite character is Camille Dutton. She has the quirkiness of Temperance Brennan, from  Bones, and the snarky sense of humor I love.

Are any of the characters based on people you know?

Yes, Nancy is based on a library supervisor I once had the distinct pleasure of meeting. 

Describe the book in 3 words? 

I need 4! Dark intense romantic adventure

Did you listen to any music while writing TBW? 

Yes, I actually did, which is unusual for me. I listened at times to Gregorian chants, instrumental rock, Celtic thunder, hard rock, and good old white noise.

What can fans expect for the next books in the series? 

Oh, the next book is so intense! Take a good deep breathe before diving down into the darkness to read it! *smacks hands together and grins wickedly*


“Coming! I’ll be right with you!” Camille dashed over to her circulation desk to find a tall, blonde-haired man in loose-fitting jeans and a plaid shirt standing there with slips of paper in his hand, a beat up backpack slung over one shoulder.
He turned and their eyes locked as she scurried around the desk and pasted on a professional smile. Thank goodness she’d been rushing about. It masked the true reason for her breathlessness- his heart-stopping, blue-green eyes. “How can I help you, today, sir?”
“I’d like to take these out, please, but I don’t know where to find them.” He flashed a pearly white grin. “I’m hoping you can help me.”
“Sure.” Looking at his order slips, she noticed they were all for newspapers. They were kept in a different place from the journals. She looked on the floor plan taped to the desk and located their home. “Follow me, please.”
She joined him around the front of the circulation desk and walked to the far end of the room. Archived newspapers were in a small room off the main area. His slips listed local and national newspapers for June of the last six years.
“I’m usually self-sufficient in a library, but I’m new to the island and this place is quite different from the ones I’ve been to. So thanks for helping me.”
“No problem. I’m new here, too, actually. Just arrived about an hour ago, in fact.”
“And you’re on the job already? Wow. That’s what I call dedication.”
“Here we are, sir.” She opened the door and ushered him inside. “Newspapers are organized by name, alphabetically, then by year, month, and day. They cannot be signed out, and I believe they must remain in this room.”
“Please, call me Derek. You’ll be seeing me here a lot from now on doing research, so it’s only right.”
“Okay, Derek. Please keep all food and drink out of the vicinity of the reference materials.”
“Yes, ma’am or…” He stood there, waiting. For what, she didn’t know.
“Or what?”
“Or maybe you could tell me your name so I don’t offend you by using that old lady term again.”
“Ah, well, uh, my name is Camille. It just so happens the term ma’am, originally used in the 1660’s, is really a sign of respect when addressing a lady who is married. So it makes sense not to use that term for me since I am not a married woman. If you need anything further, I’m at the circulation desk. Good luck with your research.” She stepped toward the door.
“I learn something new everyday, Camille. Thank you. It’s important work I’m doing here, you know.”
“I’m sure it is. I’m just gonna head out now. New ‘round here. ‘Gotta learn the ropes.” She backed out of the room and closed the door, hurrying back to her desk where she touched her hands to her cheeks. A full-on flush had erupted on her face and neck. She could tell just by looking at her reflection in her computer screen.

The Book Waitress
Camille Dutton learned early in life Satan was not to be trifled with. Escaping his evil clutches as a child, he’s come back with a vengeance for her now.
Derek Galloway’s inquisitive nature has led him to be an award-winning investigative reporter and straight into the path of pure evil.
When a child vanishes from a sleepy island town, Camille, its subdued librarian, becomes embroiled in Derek’s investigation. A satanic cult has plans for the child, while Satan has plans for Camille and the rest of the world. Amidst evil of the most supernatural and human kind, Derek and Camille find a shred of light and goodness in the form of their budding relationship.
First in the Book Waitress Series, the portal between Hell and Earth will be torn asunder, and it will take everything Camille and Derek have and then some to close it. Satan won’t go down easy, but nothing worth everything ever comes without a price.

Tagline: Nothing worth everything comes without a price.

Deena's Bio:

It was the mystique of Arizona’s history and landscape that called to Deena and catapulted her career as an author. When she’s not writing romance novels and poetry in the wee, small hours of the morning or in the deep, dark of night, Deena teaches language arts to middle school students. She currently lives in Gilbert with her husband and two children, but New Jersey will always tug at her heartstrings. She loves connecting with her fans, so find her at 

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Happy Reading!


  1. Kristina, I'd just like to say how honored I was that you wanted to coordinate this blog tour for me. You've been with me from the beginning, and I cherish your honest take on my work. I also cherish the friendship that has grown and look forward to many happy years of writing and reading with you! Much love!

  2. love the synopsis cant wait to read it no matter what.:D

  3. Congratulations, Deena! It sounds intriguing, and I love the concept of a book waitress!

  4. EEEP I love the name of this book! CANT WAIT TO READ IT!!!!

  5. Hey there, ladies! SO happy you're as excited as I am about this series! We're in for a BUMPY ride! Woohoo! :D

  6. Sounds like another fantastic read !! I'll be reading this very soon ! ;) happy release day Deena ;)

    kat !

  7. Thanks ever so much, Kat! <3 I think you're gonna LOVE it... ;)

  8. I bought the ebook today and read it already. Wow couldnt put it down. Anxiously waiting for the next one. Great job

  9. congrats Deena on the release of your new book! thank you very much for the copy. it was a very pleasant surprise. <3

  10. myboo63, thank you so much for saying so! Big hugs to you! :D Book 2 will be out in a few months. :)

  11. Ao, you are very welcome! Thanks for being a part of this tour!