Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fire Baptized Blog Tour: Excerpt + Review + Giveaway


Kenya Wright!
About Kenya

Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.

However, writing has been the only constant love in her life.

So here we are Kenya is publishing her first book, Fire Baptized, the urban fantasy novel she always wanted to read. This novel is the first book in a series.

Will she succeed? Of course.

For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.

Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.

--Cited from the Author's Website

And her amazing novel:

Fire Baptized
Habitat series #1
The Blurb

Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.

Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.

Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.

While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?


An Excerpt from Fire Baptized

Hours later, I lounged on Zulu’s couch, my stomach full of roasted duck, watching the NSFL championship on his 6DTV. He’d recorded it earlier. I grabbed the couch’s pillows as he massaged my feet. Pleasure spread throughout my body. I’d lost a bet that the Buddhist Monks would be in the lead before halftime. Being that he had a foot fetish, he chose massaging my feet as his reward. I found it to be a win-win situation.
As far as the kiss in the garage, neither one of us brought it up. It was too closely linked to the asshole Air Witch. It had taken the whole dinner to calm Zulu down.

“Tackle him!” Zulu yelled.

The game’s images floated throughout the room. The 6DTV had just come out on the market. Two Air Witches had patented the spell. A football flew past my head. The referee’s whistle blew right next to me. I covered my ear.

“Could you turn the weather effects down?” I said as the wind from the stadium blew into the living room.
Zulu grabbed the remote control and stuck it on his X brand. The cold breeze disappeared. Several players ran off the field and sat on the bench next to me. A horrid funk floated off the players. I covered my nose.

“Zulu, we’re too close to the action.” Sweat sprayed on my neck as a player flung off his helmet. I wiped it away.

A boy walked through me with a barrel of water.

“Come on, tackle him!” Zulu yelled.

I looked in front of me and froze. The Monk’s quarterback raced toward me. Ten feet away. Dust flew under his feet. Eight feet. My heartbeat increased. Six feet. I could see five Santeros behind him. Four feet. I dove off of the couch and onto the carpet as the Santeros slammed into the quarterback and pushed him into the place where I’d been sitting. They fell through the couch. Helmets crashed. The quarterback grunted.

“Yes!” Zulu yelled and cheered.

I stood up, shaking my head as a commercial came on.

A blonde vamp with huge breasts slid her hands up and down a Burglar beer can. Words floated, stating that all raccoon blood was extracted humanely.

What I had to say about Fire Baptized:
"FIRE BAPTIZED was an unexpectedly captivating novel! I haven't been enjoying the books that are provided for the blog tours that I've signed up for for the past few months, so I wasn't expecting much from FB initially and was even a little prejudiced toward it at the start, somehow convincing myself at page 2 that I will not like the book. But imagine my shock when, as I continued flipping its pages, the flippin' got faster and faster, and I just had to finish it in one sitting (I did it in two, actually, because I still need my beauty sleeps at night:P).


I was honestly hooked to FB while I was reading it, and felt so sorry when the epilogue came up. I even chanced reading it in class! There was that steamy hot love triangle that I was seriously not expecting, and a complicated murder case that was mind-blowing. The suspense was intense, and the plot scared me a little for awhile, and I LOVED it."


Giveaway Deets

Kenya will be giving away a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour as well as to the host whose post receives the most comments (excluding Kenya's and the host's).

See anything that caught your eye? If so, then you can find out more about Kenya and her novels here:

Or you can see the full tour schedule HERE. :)


  1. I've been following your tour for a while, and it just keeps getting better and better. What an awesome sounding book.

    1. Hey, thanks! Haha, yeah, I haven't been enjoying the tours that I've been joining, and I was intending to stop joining any for awhile. Well, that was until this one! It was honestly so good! Haha. :)

  2. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I love your blog, too.

  3. What a terrific review, CYP. It makes me want to read Fire Baptized. Thanks for the honest assessment.

    1. Hey, thanks!!! (I squeal everytime someone compliments my reviews. :D:D) Haha, it's like the best compliment any reviewer can get. Thanks and welcome, Catherine!:)

  4. FIRE BAPTIZED does look like an amazing read.


    1. It is. I recommend it to readers who like paranormal romance with a little mystery/thriller. :)

  5. it's always good to discover a new title! I love paranormal romance and mistery, so this sounds just perfect for me.

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

    1. Yes, it is! I'm always excited and a little daunted to find new titles of the genres I like. Daunted because, well, my TBR pile is already infinitely high, so, yeah, scared to make it even higher. :/ But still excited. :)

  6. Hilarious excerpt! Now I really want to read it!

    6DTV? I wonder what other 3 dimensions does it add to the TV.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. They were watching a football match, right? The players can run OUT of the screen! I think that's where the other 1-3 can come in. Lol, I've never really been sure of the dimensions thing. (Physics: fail) XP

  7. Great tour! I liked the excerpt, sounds like an interesting read. Love the "burning girl" on the cover!

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

    1. Yes, I love it too! It's so unique, and it was what captured my attention. Oh, and if you're wondering, Lanore can actually light her whole body on fire like the cover. I loved the parts where she used her powers cause those are AWESOME! Just saying. :P

  8. Sounds like a great book and I love the cover!

    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  9. That cover is amazing. Just AMAZING. I have been wanting to read the book so long T_T

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

    1. Haha, the book IS amazing. :) The paperback version is kinda expensive......But hope you get to read it soon! I really enjoyed reading it!

  10. What an interesting world Kenya has created. Will there be many more books set there in the future?

    nayjf at yahoo dot com

    1. YESYES!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D The sequel is called The Burning Bush ---> http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13330073-the-burning-bush


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Cyp's Abbreviation Dictionary

DNF = Did Not Finish
HEA = Happily Ever After
PNR = Paranormal Romance
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult

Erotica Reference

BDSM = Bondage/Discipline, Dominant/Submissive, Sadism/Masochism
f/f = female/female
m/f = male/female
m/m = male/male


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