Smokeless Fire Blog Tour: Character Interview & Giveaway

"For the last two years Ari Johnson's life has been anything but normal, and on her 18th birthday, when her friends surprise her with a gimmick genie claiming to grant wishes, Ari discovers the truth. The tragic and strange occurrences surrounding her 16th birthday were not coincidental and her life is never going to be the same again.

Ari's real parents are not normal. They are not loving. They are not human.

They are myth.

They are Smokeless Fire.

They are Jinn."

Today the Smokeless Fire Blog Tour stops by Reading Away The Days! Smokeless Fire is the first book in a new YA Paranormal Romance series from author Samantha Young!  Today on Reading Away The Days we have a character interview with Ari the main character in Smokeless Fire plus a giveaway! Enjoy the character interview and check out the giveaway below!

You seem to have difficulties deciding what to do with your future but if you really had to choose between going to Business School and embracing the Jinn world, what would you choose?

Uhh...that's like the opposite of Sophie's Choice. You're asking me to choose between boredom and probable death...Can I choose neither??

If there was one thing in the world you wish you could change about your life what would it be?

I'm not making wishes these days. They lead nowhere good.

You mention you played Little League when you were a kid. Are you a baseball fan and if so what team do you support?

Weeelll...if you ask my dad he'll tell you we're both Cincinnati Reds fans... but I may have a secret Yankee's cap hidden in my closet somewhere. Let's not tell my dad, though. We'll just add it to the ever growing pile of stuff that my dad is completely oblivious to.

I noticed you're a huge Harry Potter fan. Do you think if you were Hermione you would have fallen for Ron or would you have pursued the title hero himself?

Harry is a lot more straightforward than Ron. Ron kind of gives Hermione the runaround a few times so....going by my track record? Yeah, I probably would have fallen for Ron too. I seem to have a thing for guys who play hard to get and are hard to read. What is that?! Guys are such tools sometimes.

You seem harder on Jai than you are on Charlie. Is that because you consider Charlie a friend but Jai the enemy?

There's a lot of history between Charlie and me. If I seem easier on him (even when he is being a douchebag) it's because I know deep down he's a good guy just going though a rough time. As for Jai... I don't mean to be hard on him. And he's hard on me! We've come to an unspoken mutual agreement to try and irritate the life out of each other. It's a lot more fun than I would like to admit...because, honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about Jai. He's not the enemy. I know he's trying to protect me... but does that mean I can trust him? remains to be seen I guess.

When you were in the realm if the Jinn you said you were freaked out and scared but you also seemed to be in awe of it. Is there a part of you attracted to the Jinn world?

Would it make me a masochist if I said a tiny little part of me? OK , OK, 98% of me is like "ahhhhhh, run for your life, Ari!" but standing on that balcony looking over the emerald mountains of Mount Qaf... I was a little bit impressed. OK, a lot. OK it was frickin' beautiful. 2% of me is attracted to the Jinn world! That's not so bad. I'm not masochist. I just like things that sparkle...the correct answer should have been no, right? Can I have a do over? No? Crap.

Your friends and your dad don't know anything about the Jinn world. Would you tell them if you could?

No. Definitely no. It's bad enough some of them have been inadvertently drawn into it. I wouldn't put my dad and the rest of my friends in danger by sharing this secret with them. It would ruin their lives. Plus...I'd have  to enlist Jai to demonstrate Jinn enchantment to get them even to believe me and I already owe him a bunch of favors. If I find myself too much in his debt I might actually start to trust him. The horror.

Finally, if you were stranded on a desert island what one person, one book and one refreshment would you take with you?

One person? Well that's not fair, Jai is permanently glued to my side because of this whole guardian business. I'd have to take him! What if I wanted to take Charlie? Or my dad? Hmm.... I'd be stranded on a desert island with Jai so I'd need a really good book to distract me. OK, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It's my favourite. And refreshment? A six pack of Diet Coke. Jai, The Handmaid's Tale and Diet Coke. Well at least two out of three of those things will make a desert island bearable.

Thanks to Samantha for the awesome character interview!

Smokeless Fire is available October 21st! Check out the Fire Spirits website

Tomorrow's stop on the Smokeless Fire Blog Tour is over @ the slowest bookworm's with a review and a giveaway! For the rest of the tour schedule click here!

Samantha's Blog
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Giveaway Closed

Samantha has kindly offered TWO Ebooks of Smokeless Fire up for grabs. All you have to do to enter is be a GFC follower of my blog!

Extra Entry:

+2 Tweet : "#Smokelessfire by @SYoungSFauthor releases October 21st @teamwolf1988

Please leave GFC Follower name plus an email address so I can contact you if you win. Also leave the twitter link if you tweet!

-Giveaway is International
-Giveaway is sponsored by Samantha Young
-Two winners with each receive a Ebook of Smokeless Fire
-You must be 14+ to enter
-Giveaway ends October 28th


  1. I have almost all of Samantha Young's books so this would be a great addition :)

    rockchick531 at gmail dot com

  2. Fantastic interview! Ari is such fun. I have all of Sam's books in ebooks and am lucky to have two of the three Lunarmorte trilogy in paperback, signed no less. Yay me, lol. Obviously, I'm a pretty big fan. I've been anxiously, that's putting it mildly, awaiting this release. What a great storyline and yet another fantastical world she has created. Could I use fun and fantastic any more? Lol
    Thank you for the fun interview and awesome giveaway. I'm following as BellaBunnell on GFC
    and my email is:

    Shelley (Bella)

    Not sure that this link is right, but I did share on twitter, my twitter name being Erhart_S and my email Thanks for the giveaway. This is one book I'm going to get no matter what! Can't wait to read Smokeless Fire! Sarah Erhart on GFC,

  4. BTW, I said on your 600 follower celebration giveaway that I would comment on Ari's interview. So here I am. I loved reading this, great job! Can't wait to see more of Ari!

  5. Got this to read! Yay for the Handmaid's tale, that's on my pile too ;)

    The Cait Files


    GFC name: CYP @ A Bookalicious Story

    I can't wait for the release of Smokeless Fire!!

  7. Yay, would love this book!
    GFC: kara-karina
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  8. i want to enter in the giveaway too ^^ thanks for the great post. i would love to read the book.

    GFC: Yto

    witchvela at web dot de

  9. Thank you for the giveaway! It sounds great.
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC - Memrie
    Tweeted -!/darkangel231988/status/126928842853060608


  11. Thank you for the giveaway!
    GFC follower as sweety

  12. I love teh sound of a genie book - count me in!

    GFC name - Mel S

  13. wow the book look great and then
    itsound like great read

  14. Cover looks inviting. I'm not familiar with the author so it would be good to get to know her writing style by winning and reading Smokeless Fire. Thanks for the opportunity! ;)

    New GFC Follower (Mauie via Twitter)

    +2 for tweeting:!/travelingreadr/status/128771268555194368

  15. GFC: blackwolf

    thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

    +2 for tweeting:!/DarleneBookNook/status/129038120514633728

  17. Thanks so much!!

    GFC Lisa Manning

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  18. Ohhh! I love Samantha Young!

    Emma Michaels