Hey guys!  Today I wanna tell you all about the fourth book in the Stained Series by Ella James.

I am also featuring an interview with the series’ two main characters, Julia and Cayne.

We will also giveaway a signed, print copy of Stained!

First, let’s talk about the first books in the Stained Series!

Book Description

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.
*Nominated best debut novel at UtopYAcon 2012.*

Book Description

With Cayne’s fate in the hands of his enemies and Julia spirited away to the covert Stained compound, the two are separated by impenetrable walls and a gulf of unanswered questions. Soon Julia learns the truth about the Stained and the plans they have for her, the compound is attacked, and a new group is running from an unwanted destiny, searching the globe in pursuit of the knowledge that just might save them all.

Book Description

Julia has been chosen. While at the Stained compound, she was tapped as The One to win the war against the Nephilim and leashed with an illness that worsens each day she is away from The Three. Determined not to return to the frightening Chosen leaders and desperate to escape her fate, Julia and her friends journey to the Swiss Alps, home of a rogue Chosen clan. In this snowy haven, all hell breaks loose. Someone is traitor. Someone changes sides. Someone is dragged to Hades. A new romance blossoms. An old romance is damned. And The Three will stop at nothing to recover the weapon that will help them regain power.


Book Description

Ripped apart by the betrayals of two friends and ensnared by their respective celestial captors, Julia and Cayne are poised to fulfill their fatal role in The Three’s return to power. Their Chosen friends will move Hell and Earth to win their freedom, but how will they fight fate when more sinister forces take control? The net will come down. Someone will be sacrificed. A dear friend will die. And a mighty celestial battle will play out on Earth, with everything—and everyone—at stake.

Hey Julia and Cayne, thanks for joining me on my blog today.  I have a few questions for you guys.
First one is for Julia.  After your life was destroyed by the fire, Cayne LITERALLY came crashing into it.  What was your first thought upon seeing a hot guy randomly come through the ceiling?
It took me a second to see that it was a guy. As soon as I did, I just thought how weird it was. What would a guy be doing on the roof? Then I saw his aura, and all I could think about was how if I didn’t heal him, he would probably die. But even at the same time, I noticed he was really cute.  *blushes* 
And Cayne, you came down to fight Samyaza, not exactly to have a girl to protect.  What about that?
*shrugs* I wanted her gone. When I realized she had healed me, I knew I didn’t want to get tangled up with her. I just wanted her to get away.
You guys’ relationship was rather awkward at first–Cayne was rough and Julia was a bit clingy.  How did yall get through that?
Julia laughs. “I guess I was a little clingy. I was freaking out, though. Samyaza killed my family, then he threatened me. I needed to find out what was going on. And he didn’t want to tell me anything.”
Cayne shrugs again. “What can I say?” He winks at Julia. “I’m the strong, silent type.”
“I got the answers out of him,” Julia says.
Cayne puts his arm around her, giving us a rueful smile.
Julia, obviously Cayne was something…otherworldly.  Were you scared of him at all?
Sometimes I was, I guess. But not really. Overall, I knew he wouldn’t hurt me. I could kind of tell he was a good guy.
During the road trip, you guys seemed to bond a lot.  Cayne, was it hard opening up?
Another trademark Cayne shrug. He rubs a hand over his short hair, looking reticent. 
Julia elbows him gently in the side and leans her head against his chest. “Does it look like he has a hard time opening up?”
“I don’t have a hard time. I just don’t like it. Unless the person’s right.”

Is Julia right?
He nods once. “Yeah.”

What do each of you think the future holds?
Julia bites her lip. “I don’t know. Hopefully something good. More Cayne,” she says – though it doesn’t sound like she’s totally convinced. 
“As much as she wants,” he says, a shade too serious. 
“We just have to find a way to get around The Three,” Julia says quietly. 

At the beginning of Exalted, that’s looking harder than ever.

Thanks so much!!
About the Author

Ella James lives in Alabama with her amazing husband, energetic baby, and mopey dog. Her books have been nominated best debut novel and best sci-fi/fantasy at utopYA Convention 2012, received a Flamingnet Top Choice Award, and been featured on numerous Amazon bestseller lists. She is the author of the popular Stained Series, the Here Trilogy, and Before You Go—all YA romance—and has four more titles forthcoming in 2012.
To find out more about Ella’s projects and get exact dates on her upcoming releases, friend her on Facebook at and follow her blog, Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at

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You can win a SIGNED PRINT COPY of Stained, the first book in the series.


Tomorrow the tour continues over at Books 4 Tomorrow – – featuring a Q&A, snippet from Exalted, and a Chosen ebook giveaway.

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Posted on August 25, 2012, in book tour, books, Giveaway, interview, promo, reading. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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