We all have those authors who we’ve been following FOREVER because we absolutely love their books! Julie Kagawa is one of mine! I am thrilled to have her here today to talk a little about Japanese-inspired fantasy series plus she’s giving away a signed copy of Soul of the Sword! Soul of the Sword (Book 2) releases June 25th!![Read more…]
Hi everyone! I had the pleasure to attend the tour stop for Aurora Rising May 7th, release day! Susan Dennard was the stand-in Amie since Amie was home prepping for baby! Susan is always such a delight and did an awesome job moderating. Enter my awesome giveaway! It ends tomorrow! [Read more…]
Hi everyone!!! Welcome to my blog stop on the When Summer Ends blog tour! This book takes place in a little Michigan tourist town and as a fellow Michigander, I LOVED reading a book set in my home state! If you’re looking for a cute summer romance, definitely pick up this book! It releases on Tuesday!!! Today I am sharing with you a mood board I created after reading the book and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! [Read more…]
Hi everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye. Evelyn was gracious enough to stop by a quick Q&A about her magic system, gemina bonds and what to expect with this series! I loved her answers and don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway at the bottom of the post![Read more…]
Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop on the 12 Days of Holly Chase Blog Tour! Check out my top 5 reasons to read The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand and enter to win an incredible Christmas Prize Pack! Make sure to enter below and pick up a copy of this book, you won’t regret it!
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be kicking off the AS SHE ASCENDS blog tour along with Alexa from Alexa Loves Books! We are dual posting today because are featuring the pair of best friends in The Fallen Isles trilogy with their special dragons!
I am featuring Mira and her dragon Lala and Alexa has Ilina and Crystal! You’ll want to visit both our sites for fun tidbits about these girls and their dragons along with our Top 5 Reasons to read As She Ascends!
DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE AMAZING PRIZE PACK!!!
Hello everyone! I am REALLY excited to be sharing about a giveaway I’m running on Twitter! As many of you know, Gilded Cage by Vic James has become one of my favorite series and I wanted to spread the love. Thanks to Del Rey, I have been provided with a paperback copy of Gilded Cage and an advanced copy of Tarnished City to give away! Thanks Del Rey!
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!
Hi everyone! Well, I’ve made it 3 years! I wasn’t so sure I was gonna make it to be honest. This last year has been one of the toughest years I’ve had for blogging and even reading. Personal life got busy along with losing motivation to blog in general because of many reasons. But, I’m glad to still be here and mostly active on Twitter where I love interacting with other fellow bookworms!
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…]