Lailah by Nikki Kelly
Styclar Saga #1
Release date: October 7th 2014
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.
On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.
In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?
Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.
Hey guys! Today I have a very special Ink & Batter edition, because it is part of the 12 Days of Lailah celebration! You might be wondering what the 12 Days of Lailah are? Well, it's a special tour organized by the founder members of the Styclar Street Team and Nikki Kelly herself!You can discover many new tidbits about the book and the characters, find you awesome Xmas music and drool with Lailah themed cupcakes and cookies!
For my own stop I couldn't choose anything else but Lailah inspired decorated cupcakes! I went with chocolate & vanilla cupcakes (half & half so to speak!) with vanilla cream cheese icing, since it'd would also give a nice contrast in looks as well as in flavour! And then did a few fondant decorations that highlight some key details in the book: angel wings, Lailah's ring, the chess game, fangs, a few country flags and let's not forget the Xmas tree that Lailah and the others decorate!
And don't miss out on any of the days either past or present of the 12 Days of Lailah!!
*Sunday, December 14th: Beth at Curling Up With a Good Book shares a Lailah-themed Christmas playlist.
*Monday, December 15th: Brittany at Please Feed the Bookworm matches Lailah characters to their fitting ugly Christmas sweaters.
*Tuesday, December 16th: Rachel at A Perfection Called Books shares exactly what to get the Lailah, Gabriel and Jonah for Christmas.
*Wednesday, December 17th: Patricia at The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club shines some light on exactly how Gabriel and Jonah would celebrate the holidays in their respective realms.
*Thursday, December 18th: Pili at In Love With Handmade whips up some Lailah holiday cupcakes.
*Friday, December 19th: Andrew at Endlessly Reading showcases Jonah and Brooke's potential Christmas outfits.
*Saturday, December 20th: Jessica at The Book Bratz hosts a guest post by Lailah author Nikki Kelly where she shares her favorite Christmas traditions and memories.
*Sunday, December 21st: Ri at Hiver et Cafe releases some exclusive Lailah quotes and shares her take on what Lailah would wear for Christmas.
*Monday, December 22nd: Andrew at Endlessly Reading hosts a character interview with author Nikki Kelly, Lailah, Jonah and Gabriel.
*Tuesday, December 23rd: Genissa at A Story Diary hosts a guest post from Nikki Kelly about the Christmas scene from Lailah.
*Wednesday, December 24th: Dana at Dana Square bakes some Lailah-inspired Christmas cookies.
*Thursday, December 25th: Amber at The Book Bratz releases a brand-new rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas - Lailah style.
You are fabulously talented!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, La! *blushes*Delete
They're so cute!! If I ever get any cupcakes looking like these, I'll seal them inside a glass case so I can look at them everyday~ReplyDelete
I have a few of the many that I've made in the cupboard where we have the nice china on display! ;)Delete
Thank you Eileen!
Those cupcakes look delicious as usual, Pili! *grabby hands* I especially love the one with angel wings. OH, and chocolate and vanilla. <3 Really want to read Lilah as well!ReplyDelete
Thank you Aimee!! The angel wings I actually made wrong, because they are two left wings! *d'oh!*Delete
I hope you'll get to read Lailah soon!
INK AND BATTER IS BACK!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Love, love, love these Pili! Absolutely gorgeous as usual, and I'm of course now craving baked sugary goodness. *sigh*ReplyDelete
YESSSS, IT'S BAAACK!! Hopefully if not every week, every other week! =DDelete
Thank you Jenny!!
I kinda want to win the cupcakes. :-)ReplyDelete
^that just made me grin! I wish I could find a way to ship them safely all over the world!Delete
Sigh. <3 I adore all your cupcakes. You make them so gorgeous :D And they look pretty delicious too, hih. <3 Thank you so much for making them and sharing them :) You are the best.ReplyDelete
Thank you Carina dear!! I wish I could send some to you!Delete
Omg I so love to see your new cupcakey creations!! If you lived near me I would hire you to do all of my kids' party cakes haha! I love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Giselle! I'd love to bake for all your family needs! ;)Delete
Yum! The cupcakes look delicious. :)ReplyDelete
Oooo, I really like the chess one! I didn't like the book, but I love these cupcakes! Excellent job, as always!ReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
Thank you Alyssa! I was so worried about the chess game, it was not easy to do the knight and pawn!Delete
I've never read this book before, I'm going to have look it up! It sounds great:) A girl that doesn't age...ooohhh! That has me wondering.ReplyDelete
I love the cupcakes. The union jack is my favourite, but they're all awesome. I need some of those!
Thank you Kat!Delete
I hope you check out Lailah, it's got a very interesting mix of paranormal creatures too!!
OMG EPIC CUPCAKE SKILLZ!!!ReplyDelete
THANK YOU DANA!!Delete
These are so awesome!! :D Glad this feature is back, I love it!ReplyDelete
P.S. Send me one? I'm totally drooling ;) Kidding, lol.
Thank you Lili! I wish I could send them!Delete
I haven't read Lailah yet, so your cupcake theme went right over my head, although I was able to get the general gist of it. That point aside, they still look ooh so good! It's fantastic that Kelly has such a wonderful Street Team. Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Carmel @ Rabid Reads
Thank you Carmel! Happy Friday to you too!Delete
I hope you'll give Lailah a chance in 2015! ;)
OMG girl you are so talented!! Everytime i see the cakes i want to eat them all!!! They look so cute! i love the chess board too! Great job!ReplyDelete
Thank you Britt!! *squishes*Delete
Pili you are making me crave cupcakes! I have missed your Ink and Batter posts and these are amazing :DReplyDelete
Thank you Jeann!! I'm quite happy to have Ink & Batter back! =DDelete
Girly, those look delicious !!!!!!! Great job!!ReplyDelete
Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books