Saturday, April 21, 2012

THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa Blog Tour: Red Lung Disease & Giveaway

Today, we have the extraordinary pleasure of being a part of THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa blog tour. To say I loved this book is a major understatement, so I'm beyond thrilled to participate in this tour. Stay tuned for my glowing (i.e. raving) review to come next week. 


THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa (Goodreads)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Amazon / B&N / Harlequin / Indiebound

About: In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

So, now, my question to you is, are YOU infected with Red Lung Disease? Read below to find out more! 

Stop #6 - Red Lung Disease

Symptoms

Red Lung begins with the onset of flu-like symptoms including fever, aching, nausea, coughing, and fatigue.  These symptoms persist for several days and then begin to escalate.  Within one week of exposure, necrosis sets into the lung tissue, causing lesions and open sores.  This, in turn, results in bleeding into the lungs, causing difficulty breathing, and the bloody coughing that led to the name “red lung.”  Once lesions in the lungs begin, they proceed rapidly, ultimately resulting in death, generally within forty-eight hours.  Death is most often ascribed to asphyxia from fluid accumulation in the lungs.

Mortality and Contagion

Red Lung is an airborne virus, spread through viral droplet nuclei transmission – minute samples of the virus are transferred when an infected person coughs or sneezes, spreading mucus-coated virus molecules.  The comparatively slow progress of the early stages of the virus and the mundane nature of the initial symptoms allowed Red Lung to spread through the population before public health officials could institute policies to curtail travel or quarantine suspected carriers.  By the time world governments realized a problem existed, Red Lung was already rampant and spreading throughout all of the industrialized nations.

Before the public health systems crumbled, Red Lung mortality rates were measured at greater than 70%, on par with the worst outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague.  The rare cases of recovery conferred immunity on the survivors.  This immunity was found to be passed down through genetic bloodlines.  Unfortunately, the death rate far exceeded the birth rate, leading to a rapidly declining population.

***Official THE IMMORTAL RULES Trailer***

Check out Paranormal Romance to enter for a chance to win a Kindle Touch with a super cool THE IMMORTAL RULES cover!


Stop by the official Blood of Eden Website for great extras & fun interactive surprises!

If you're in or near KY, make sure you don't miss these awesome tour stops with Julie! 

        * Tuesday, April 24th at 4pm - Barnes & Noble Livonia, Louisville, KY
* Saturday, April 28th at 2pm - The Bookstore, Radcliff, KY
* Monday, May 7th at 5:30 pm - Lincoln's Loft, Hodgeville, KY

Please visit http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/ for the next stop on The Immortal Rules blog tour.

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to Harlequin Teen, we're also offering you a chance to win a signed, finished copy of THE IMMORTAL RULES. It's open to U.S. & Canadian readers only.


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10 comments:

  1. How awesome! This totally freaks me out!! haha. I'm super excited to read this!

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  2. Is there not a contest at this blog stop?

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  3. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. For some reason the giveaway form wasn't showing up before, but it's updated now. :-)

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Looks exciting! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  7. This fully freaks me out!! haha. I'm super excited to read this!

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  8. Cannot wait to read this, it seems so different from her other series.

    Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  9. How hard to believe! This exceedingly freaks me out!! haha. I'm super excited to read this!

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  10. This is quite unbelieveable. This gives me relief. I am very excited to read this post.

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