Scott Tracey is here today with a Word Association post courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for his debut release, Witch Eyes. It released this week, so go pick up your copy in stores now! Thank you for being here today, Scott! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!Okay, so I went with the first thought or image that popped into my head. Some of them are a little weird, so...you've been warned. ;)
Deatheater: Where can I sign up?
Scars: are cool. (had to have at least one Doctor Who reference)
The dog days of Summer: Werewolf hunting reality show. Winner is the one who kills all the werewolves before they kill him/her.
Rogue Angel: Sounds like a band that's playing while backstage an illicit deal between a Faerie and a demon is going down for harvesting rights over the club.
The Witching Hour: A television talk show for witches, where the hosts drink tea and talk about new spells that celebrity witches have been seen using, etc.
Toast: Toast popping up out of the toaster wakes a teenager, who leaves his room to find the rest of his house completely emptied of furniture (except for the toaster) and no signs of his family. Does he eat the toast?
Leah Clifford: Epic confrontations over who gets the last cup of coffee. Think in terms of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World or The Matrix.
Corral: If you stand them up and pack them in like sardines, you could fit a lot of people into a corral. Then you could put a roof over top of them and start a whole new stack above. That's a lot of people. (And now I'm wondering more about who would stack the people up like that).
Words: Addiction. Have to have them. Need them now.
Cat: My roommate has a cat. Sometimes I think about what it would be like if my roommate did not have a cat.
In a pickle: Who came up with this saying, anyway? In a pickle? Have you ever tried to fit in a pickle? It's not happening. At least when you say "in a jam" I suppose you could fill a bathtub with jam and then climb in. But pickles? Ridiculous.
Vampirates: I need a book about this RIGHT NOW.
Villa Toscana: Under the Tuscan Sun (which also makes me think, I would LOVE to buy and restore some gorgeous Tuscan villa). But then I realize that if I were to buy a Tuscan villa, there would probably be some sort of unnamed demonic entity buried under the rose garden...and that's just not a good look on me.
Mythbusters: It totally counts as research and not slacking off if I watch 12 hours at a time!
Kleenix: "The only trace they found of him was a Kleenix containing three drops of his blood."
Braden: Is not miserable enough. How can I make his life worse?
Toe jam: Eww (which was my literal first thought). And then I thought, "I would seriously break up with someone if they kept talking about toe jam. It's just gross." Blame NCIS for that one. They were talking about toe cheese so I just had to throw it in the list. ;)
Aslan: Where was Aslan when Mustafa got killed, I mean seriously! Slacker.
Softball: Evil cheerleaders in the bleachers. I knew their hair was too perfect. God only knows what's in those pom-poms.
Eyes: A woman looks at her friend and says, "I love your blue eyes. I wish I had eyes like that. " The camera pans away, and there's the sound of a scuffle. When it comes back, the woman is looking directly into the camera, and says, "And now I do."
Thank you for being here today, Scott and giving us your first impressions of these words and phrases!
Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.