Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the first day of this tour! Today I talk a little about My Plain Jane and am sharing my fan trailer I made. ALSO, don’t miss out on the 2 (!!!) amazing giveaways for this tour! [Read more…]
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!
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!
It’s funny how I ended up reading/listening to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Joey from www.afterthought.com invited me to participate in his year end Thinker Awards post where I get a huge list of categories and put in my favorites (check out the post here!) and when it came to favorite verse…I had nothing. I don’t ever read them so to make sure I did the best I could, I downloaded two audiobooks and Long Way Down was one of them.
Long Way Down by: Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins Unabridged
Release date: 10-24-17
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Purchase for $9.94 on Audible
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An ode to “Put the Damn Guns Down”, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times best seller Jason Reynolds’ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds – the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. [Read more…]
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!