Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have Alexandra Monir, author of The Final Six, here on my blog today to talk about her upcoming #ownvoices science fiction thriller where the world is collapsing from natural disasters and the world’s only hope is to send a team of six to Jupiter’s moon, Europa to start a new life there! Alexandra also asked me a few questions about my process of creating her official book trailer. Check it out and enter a giveaway to win this exciting book!
This is Livia Blackburne, and I’m thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue. Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story!
This story centers on Zivah, a talented healer with an incurable illness, and Dineas, a traumatized soldier. The two couldn’t be more different, and I had a lot of fun writing their unlikely love story. In order to work together, they both have to let go of their own prejudices and preconceptions. It’s a painful process, with fights and misunderstandings, anger, laughter and tears, but in the end, they both come out as stronger people.
The first in a duology, ROSEMARKED (Hyperion | On Sale November 7, 2017) by New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne follows a healer and a solider on a high-stakes mission to spy on the Empire to uncover a deadly secret. With sizzling chemistry and a heartrending ethical dilemma, this thrilling fantasy with nuanced characters will capture fans of An Ember in the Ashes and The Lumatere Chronicles.
New York Times best-selling author LIVIA BLACKBURNE has a PhD in neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neural correlates of reading. She still blogs on the intersection of writing and brain science, and she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. Livia is also the author of Midnight Thief, an Indies Introduce New Voices selection, and its sequel, Daughter of Dusk.
ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne
Also by this author…
New York Times Bestseller 2014
Indies Introduce New Voices Pick
2015 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominee
DAUGHTER OF DUSK
To celebrate the ROSEMARKED release, I’m offering 3 lucky winners a ROSEMARKED swag pack, which includes a copy of ROSEMARKED and a signed bookplate! Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate. Best of luck, and happy reading!
I am thrilled to be able to share with you my review and blog stop for Before She Ignites! This book has been near and dear to me this year because not only is it great, I got to help create many of the graphics used for the swag and promotional materials. One of my favorite book trailers I’ve ever made is for this book too! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! [Read more…]
Hello everyone! I am very excited to do the PROLOGUE & CHAPTER REVEAL today for The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen! These covers are gorgeous and I can’t wait to dive into Stolen Songbird!
Check out this chapter and also don’t forget to enter the AMAZING GIVEAWAY! It is open internationally! More info at the bottom! Also, you’ll find links for Danielle’s social accounts so you can connect with her. [Read more…]
I am so excited that LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana Gallagher is now out in the world!
“Want to share your own Lessons Learned?? It’s easy! Tell us about a time in your life when you persevered, despite a bad situation, and what lessons you learned from that situation. Share it however you like – on your blog, your social media, wherever! Submit your link to the Rafflecopter during the blitz and share the giveaway with your friends to win an annotated ARC!”
I’ve teamed up with some lovely ladies to celebrate the upcoming release of A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab with the Shades of Magic Blog Tour and Readalong! Participating blogs are listed below and follow us on Twitter #ShadesofMagicTour.
Today, I will be talking a little about Kell and how I see him. [Read more…]