Blog Tour ~ When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn ~ Excerpt + Giveaway

Blog Tour ~ When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn ~ Excerpt + Giveaway


A demonic welcome to the Blog Tour for When Life Gives You Demons, the newest book by Jennifer Honeybourn.  Demons, exorcisms, a dash of romance, and more!

For today’s tour post I got an excerpt, but I also got information on the book + the author. Lastly, at the bottom you can find a giveaway (US/CAN only, sorry).

Let’s get this tour started! cheers

Some people have school spirit.

Shelby Black has real ones.

Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy―a Catholic priest―has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent, but ohmygod, he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time.

But Shelby knows how to keep a secret―even a big one. Like the fact that her mom left under mysterious circumstances and it’s all her fault. Shelby is hellbent on finding her mom, no matter what it costs her―even if what it ends up costing her is her soul AND a relationship with Spencer.


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About the author:

Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

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Time for an excerpt

“…..inimícos meos confuses vidit óculos meus.” I can’t keep the smile off my face. I made it through the entire incantation with no prompting! There is no way Uncle Roy can find fault. For once, he has absolutely nothing to criticize.

I hold my hand out, waiting for him to slap my palm. But he just leans back in his chair, crosses his arms and says, “Again.”

Seriously? I’ve recited the incantation ten times in the past hour. I’ve also spent two hours practicing my handcuffing technique. Uncle Roy may be seventy years old, but he’s very strong. He fights as hard as any demon.

“But I just did it perfectly!”

He shrugs. “Then you should have no trouble doing it perfectly again.”

Fine. He wants to hear the incantation again? I’ll do it again.

“Deus….in….nómine….tuosalvum….-” I speak as slowly as possible. In a bad Cockney accent.
Uncle Roy sighs, exasperated. “Shelby, if you’re not going to take this seriously, then we can—”

He’s interrupted by a knock on the door. A tiny, owlish-looking woman pokes her head into the office. “Father Roy?”

“Mrs. Harris, come in. We’ve been expecting you.”

We have?

“Come in, come in.” He waves her inside.

Mrs. Harris crosses the carpet and settles into the armchair across from Uncle Roy’s desk, clutching her black patent-leather purse to her chest. Her dark hair is pulled back with a wide red headband and she’s wearing a floral dress that is really doing nothing for her.

“You wanted to speak to me about your son, Shane? You believe he’s under an evil influence?” Uncle Roy asks.

“Um…well, yes, but…” Mrs. Harris glances at me. “Maybe it would be best if we spoke in private. I don’t want anyone to know about my son’s…problem.”

“No need to worry about Shelby,” he says. “She’s my apprentice. There’s nothing she hasn’t heard before.”

I give Mrs. Harris a reassuring smile, but she does not seem to be reassured.

“It’s not something I want getting around the school,” she says, giving me the once-over.

Wait, what? Just because I’m a teenager, she assumes I’m not a professional? That I can’t keep a secret?


“Lydia, I assure you, your case will be kept completely confidential,” Uncle Roy says. “I trust Shelby implicitly.”

Mrs. Harris takes a minute to consider this before giving him a curt nod. I guess she figures she can’t argue with a priest. Not when she needs his help.

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