Tour Page: The Dragon Scale Lute by J.C. Kang (April 4-15)

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Welcome to the tour page for The Dragon Scale Lute by J.C. Kang! This is a mature young adult multicultural epic fantasy. The tour runs April 4-15 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts.

Schedule:

4/4

Solafide Book Club – Interview

Second Run Reviews – Interview

4/5

3Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!– Spotlight

Candace’s Book Blog – Review

4/6

WS Momma Readers Nook – Excerpt

Fiction Dreams – Excerpt

4/7

Aja Hannah – Spotlight

BookhoundsYA – Interview

4/8

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – Excerpt

Curling Up With a Good Book – Guest Post

4/11

G. Jacks Writes– Review & Excerpt

5 Girls Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

4/12

Rachel’s Book Reviews– Review

Maureen’s Books – Review

4/13

Deborah Jay Author – Mystery, Magic and Mayhem – Review

Brooke Blogs – Guest Post & Excerpt

4/14

Cover2Cover – Excerpt

Books for Thought– Excerpt

4/15

Rainy Thursdays – Review & Excerpt

The Desert Bibliophile – Review

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TheDragonScaleLuteCoverAbout the Book:

Kaiya’s voice could charm a dragon.

Had she lived when the power of music could still summon typhoons and rout armies, perhaps Cathay’s imperial court would see the awkward, gangly princess as more than a singing fool. With alliances to build and ambitious lords to placate, they care more about her marriage prospects than her unique abilities.

Only the handsome Prince Hardeep, a foreign martial mystic, recognizes her potential. Convinced Kaiya will rediscover the legendary but perilous art of invoking magic through music, he suggests her voice, not her marriage, might better serve the realm.

When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan– Kaiya’s childhood friend and his half-elf sidekick (or maybe he’s her sidekick?)– discover mere discontent boiling over into full-scale rebellion, Kaiya must choose. Obediently wedding the depraved ringleader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.

 

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About the Author:

A Chinese Medicine Doctor and Martial Artist by trade, JC Kang would have never started writing fantasy stories save for two fluke coincidences.

In the Christmas of 2010, while cleaning out childhood junk from his mom’s house, he came across his old Dungeons and Dragons campaign world.  Before relegating the binder of maps and notes to the trash where it belonged, he decided to peek back and see what his 13-year old self had created.

He couldn’t help but laugh at the silly ideas that had crossed his teenage brain.  Rivers flowed uphill.  Empires produced resources out of thin air.  However, a few interesting premises had potential.

For the next six days, he redesigned his world, taking into account things he’d learned over the last 25 years.  Advanced stuff like gravity,  evolution, and supply and demand.

On the seventh day, he rested.  Looking at his glorious creation, he was hit by the realization that he’d never play D&D again.

A month later, the second event occurred:  three weeks of major snowstorms.   Stuck indoors for days at a time, he used his skills as a professional technical writer and pumped out a 120k word novel set in this world… only to find out that fiction writing and technical writing were two different beasts.

He set off to study the craft, and learned advanced ideas like characterization, point of view and tension.  After revising the first book, he wrote a prequel.  After the prequel, he wrote a sequel.  And finally, he wrote the prequel to the prequel:  the Dragon Scale Lute.

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Tour Page: Stinger and Bow by Orren Merton (Feb. 15-26)

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Welcome to the tour page for Stinger and Bow by Orren Merton. This is a young adult urban fantasy. While its the fourth book in the Sedumen Chronicles it’s a spin off and the first in this new portion of the series. You do not need to read the other books and this is a good starting point.

The tour runs Feb. 15-26 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts.

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SCHEDULE

2/15

Spotlight – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy , Too!

Guest Post & Excerpt – abookwithbea

Excerpt – Coffee, Books and Art

Excerpt – Driftless

2/16

Interview – SolaFide Book Club

Excerpt – Books for Thought

2/17

Review – Rachel’s Book Reviews

2/18

Review & Excerpt – Cover2Cover

Interview – BookHounds YA

2/19

Excerpt – Alpha Fangirl Book Blog

Guest Post – Cover2CoverBlog

2/22

Review – Candace’s Book Blog

2/23

Excerpt – Deal Sharing Aunt

Excerpt – WS Momma Readers Nook

2/24

Review & Interview – A Page to Turn Reviews

Review – Deborah Jay- Mystery, Magic and Mahem

2/25

Review & Excerpt – 5 Girls Book Reviews

Review – Donnie Darko Girl

2/26

Excerpt – CBY Book Club

Review – Book Lovers Life

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Stinger needs a new crossbow.

Thirteen year-old Rachel Silver—or as she’s known to the world, Stinger—needs a new crossbow. Her last bow failed her when she needed it most. Besides, Firebird Alex, her aunt and fellow Seduman—half-human, half-spirit being—wields a Sedu blade, made with spirit magic.

So Stinger designs herself a magic crossbow, then convinces her best friends to accompany her around the world and into the universe of Sediin to find the right craftsmen to have it made. Trouble is, warriors attract people who want to challenge them, whether they’re ready or not. Stinger is still tormented by her last battle—she’s suffering night-terrors, shakes, and cold sweats. When the situation turns deadly, will she be able to come to grips with her trauma and become the warrior she needs to be to save her friends?

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About the Author:Orren Merton

Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few loud and moody bands, culminating in his current project  Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

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Blog Tour Page: The Zimmah Chronicles by Scott King (Dec. 1-11)

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Welcome to the tour page for the Zimmah Chronicles by Scott King! This is a middle grade fantasy series. The tour runs December 1-11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts.

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SCHEDULE

12/1

Excerpt – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Too!

Review – Jemima Pett, Author

12/2

Interview – SolaFide Book Blog

Review – Where Connor and JT Go

Excerpt – fuonlyknew

12/3

Review – Book Lovers Life

Review – Cover2CoverBlog

12/4

Excerpt – Alpha Fangirl Book Blog

12/7

Excerpt – The Girl with Book Lungs

Excerpt – Deal Sharing Aunt

12/8

Excerpt – Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

Review – Sher A Hart: Written Art

12/9

Review – WS Momma Readers Nook

12/10

Review – Born Bookish

Review – 5 Girls Book Reviews

12/11

Review – books are love

Review – Candace’s Book Blog

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Zimmah the djinn isn’t evil. He simply thinks the world would be more fun if everything was made of desserts. So when ten-year-old Karim Jacobs makes a wish to fix his parent’s marriage it’s not Zimmah’s fault that he twists the wish. He couldn’t help himself. Candypunk airships and cupcake castles are cool!

Of course Karim isn’t happy about his wish going astray, specially when running into fantastical creatures like gummy-grizzly-bears and rock candy beasts; and although he desperately wants to go home, he finds himself in the middle of a war between the Cupcake Kingdom and Brownie Kingdom. With his parents lives in danger, its up to him to stop Zimmah and restore the world to normal.

 

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Zimmah the wicked djinn thought he was so smart. He thought nothing could stop him, let alone a mere child. That was until he met Whitney, a devilish girl who used his own powers against him.

A wish gone wrong sends Zimmah, Whitney, and Karim to The Otherworld, a magical land where Mermaids and Unicorns are caught in an epic war. All Whitney wants is to save her sick mother, all Karim wants is to get home, and all Zimmah wants is revenge on the children who have tricked him.

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The chaotic magic of hundreds of djinn are destroying San Francisco. Dinosaurs. Butterfly volcanos. Buildings made of jello– If someone can wish it, it’s happening. Unable to access his own powers, Zimmah the former djinn, must rely on Karim and Whitney’s help.
Standing in their way is Alkema, Zimmah’s murderous father, an almost omnipotent ifrit who enjoys watching the suffering of others. If not stopped he will not only destroy the city, but plunge the entire world into total madness.
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About the Author:Scott King
Scott King is a writer and photographer. He was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in film from Towson University, and his M.F.A. in film from American University.
“DAD! A Documentary Graphic Novel,” King’s first book was published in Fall ’09. He is also the creator and writer of “Holiday Wars” and he is known for his board game photography, specifically his annual calendar that highlights tabletop and hobby games.
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Tour Page: Sky Chariots Saga by Emily Mah (Sep 21 – Oct 2)

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Welcome to the tour page for Sky Chariots Saga by Emily Mah!  This is a YA/NA high fantasy series.  This is a series tour with three books. The tour runs September 21 to October 2 with reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts.
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 SCHEDULE

9/21

Excerpt – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, Sissy, Too!

9/22

Excerpt – Jael’s Reviews

9/23

Interview – SolaFide Self-Publishing And Book Blog

Review – Book Review @ Athena

9/24

Review – The Travelogue of a book addict – The Book Drealms

9/25

Review – Born Bookish

9/28

Excerpt – Rainy Thursdays

9/29

Interview – Curling Up With A Good Book

9/30

Excerpt – Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

10/1

Excerpt – Alpha Fangirl Book Blog

10/2

Interview & Excerpt – Turbulence In The Eye Of The Storm

Review – Candace’s Book Blog

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About Restless Earth:

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For over a thousand years, the Tanoa have relied on their Earth Shamen to bring rich harvests, temper stone tools and weapons, and imbue pottery with strength like metal. Now, though, the bloodline has dwindled to one Shaman, Tuwa, who is trapped high in the mountains, holding bedrock together to prevent a volcanic eruption while the rest of her people flee to safety. The only way to save the village is for her to sacrifice herself and buy them the time they need to evacuate.
But her grandson, Ahote, refuses to abandon her to die. Rather than do as she asks—marry and bear daughters who might inherit her gift—he sets out to find the one person who might be able to save Tuwa’s life.
Kasha is a Tanoa girl in who lives in Solace, a city of the pale-skinned Andalanos. If the Engineers Guild ever discovers her gender or race, they could order her execution—for in violation of the King’s law, Master Engineer Seamus trained Kasha as his apprentice. She is a genius in all things mechanical and earned her master certification when only fourteen years old. Since Seamus’s death, she has been discreetly working his job as the City Engineer.
She knows there is no machine or technology that can save Tuwa. In order to complete this task, Kasha must invent a vehicle unlike anything the world has ever seen, and risk exposure and death in the process.
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About Blessing Sky:

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Master Engineer Kasha lives in hiding. As a Tanoa and a woman, she has no legal right to her title, and risks expulsion or even execution if the Guild discovers her identity. For over a year she has served as the City Engineer of the Andalano city of Solace, home to the Winged Riders and their pegasus mounts.
Now, though, her people need her. The last of their Earth Shamen is trapped in the mountains, holding back a volcanic eruption so that the rest of her people can escape. It is a job for only the greatest of all engineers, and that happens to be Kasha.
But when her kinsman, Ahote, breaks the most sacred law of the Winged Riders, an alliance with him means certain death. Kasha must work alone to solve the most difficult engineering problem of all time before the summer months are done and winter comes to claim the life of the Shaman and the hope of her people.
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About Cleansing Fire:

CleansingFireKasha has lived her life in hiding, working the job of the City Engineer of Wingmount, in a society that lets neither women, nor any member of the Tanoa race work trades. Finally, she has been offered the chance to work for her own people, who must evacuate their beloved Earth Shaman from the slopes of an active volcano. No other engineer in history could build the craft that Kasha has designed for this task: the sky chariot.

However, in order to fly it, she and her cousin, Ahote, will breach the most sacred rules of the Andalanos, the pale skinned race of people who govern their nation. Once, Kasha thought she would not mind betraying them. They had only given her grief.

But as she has grown in her talent for engineering, many Andalanos have supported her at great risk to themselves. Even high ranking government officials seek her counsel and beg for her aid in a costly war they fight on the coast, in a part of the kingdom Kasha has never seen and never thought she’d care about.

There is no way to help one people without betraying the other, and in this society, betrayal often means death. Kasha must decide where her loyalties lie, and whether she is up to the task of saving the last shaman of her people.

 

About the Author:

Emily writes as both Emily Mah (for science fiction and fantasy) and E.M. Tippetts (for chick lit). Her short stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Black Gate, and anthologies like The Dragon and the Stars, Shanghai Steam, and The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth.  Her E.M. Tippetts novels have been on the Amazon Top 100 numerous times, and her novel, Someone Else’s Fairytale was semi-finalist for the Best Indie Book of the Year –  Kindle Book Review, and a runner up in Romance for the Best of the Independent Book Awards – eFestival of Words.

She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy and Viable Paradise Writers Workshop, and she often teaches the unit on self-publishing at the Taos Toolbox Writers Workshop.When she is not writing or chasing small children, she manages E.M. Tippetts Book Designs, her company which offers formatting, cover design, and editing services to authors and publishers.

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Tour Page: The Lion’s Pride by Natalie Crown (August 3 – 14)

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Welcome to the tour page for The Lion’s Pride by Natalie Crown!  The tour runs August 3 – 14 with reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts.  This is a YA Fantasy/Alternate World book that releases on August 2nd. This is the second book in the The Semei Trilogy.

SCHEDULE

8/3

Interview & Excerpt – Kats Readin Corner

Excerpt – Book Referees

8/4

Excerpt – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, Sissy, Too!

8/5

Review – Cassandra Lost in Books

Excerpt – Hope To Read

Interview – Fiction Dreams

8/6

Interview – Curling Up With A Good Book

8/7

Mythical Books

8/10

Guest Post – Kimber Leigh Writes

Excerpt – Books Are Magic

8/11

Excerpt – CBY Book Club

Review – Candace’s Book Blog

8/12

Interview – WS Momma Readers Nook

Interview – Book Lovers Life

8/13

Review – Books and Ashes

8/14

Excerpt – The Little Crocodile

Excerpt & Review – Books and Authors

 

 

 About the Book:
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‘She is the reason your friends are dead. She should pay the price for that betrayal.’
Not long ago Kammy had led a simple existence, stuck on an island, with only her Gran and Jamie to care about. Now she knows she is half Semei and of royal blood, in possession of an item that could bring about a war that would destroy the world, and so the worlds within it. She cannot go back and, despite everything, she does not want to.But she is haunted by the man – the king – that shadows her.Bagor and his army wait. In three days he will march into Emire and he will take everything.Kammy and her friends have one hope. They must find Danorrah; a cursed city, lost to the memory of all. Bagor will hunt them, every step of the way, determined to claim the Key and to claim her. It is all well and good that Kammy does not want to go back to her old life, but she will need the blessing of the Mother if she is to elude Bagor and hang on to her new one.
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About the Author:

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I grew up in a village called Swilland, in the countryside of Suffolk, England. There wasn’t much around, other than farms and fields, but for the most part I loved it, and I still do. I’m a passionate person by nature. I don’t just LIKE things, I LOVE things. Whether it’s a book, a film, or a sports team. Once I decide to enjoy something, I enjoy it to the MAX.

I’m a terrible cook. I prioritise essential social media work over keeping my flat tidy, because I know best. I

Onto my love of reading and, consequently, writing – it was my dad that played a big role in encouraging me to read. He didn’t push me towards books necessarily; he simply read a lot himself. Then I would pick up his books and read them after him. I was reading high and epic fantasy from a very young age. I guess that might explain why I have always loved adventure stories with magic and intrigue and princes and princesses in.

I was aware that I wanted to ‘be a writer’ from a very young age. I was convinced I would be the first best seller that hadn’t reached double figures in age yet! I wrote about the Danshees, furry creatures that lived through a mirror. I wrote about a Sand Bottle that transported a boy into a world of magic. I wrote about a sick girl finding a music boy that healed her, but transported her back in time. (Wow, I always have loved alternate universes…)

When I was eight I wrote my first novel called The Land of No Return. Despite the title, I am determined to return to it one day. I feel like I owe it to my past self. So, as you can see, I have always been writing. There have been times when I have gone weeks without scratching down a word. Then there are days where I churn out multiple chapters and only my body’s silly desire for sleep and/or food can stop me.

I write because I enjoy it. I write fantasy because I enjoy it. I try my hardest to put something of myself into my writing. I like to think my characters have depth, I like to think that my fantasy worlds reflect upon the real world in some way. You guys will be the judge of that but even if you don’t agree I know that I at least try and I can do no more than that.

These days I live in North London and I love it. I work full time and London is a hectic city. Juggling work, writing and a social life is tough but nobody is forcing me to do it so I can’t complain. The dream is that writing will be my career one day but it doesn’t matter if I never quite make it. I love writing too much to ever pack it in.

I am desperate to get a dog. My mum suspects I miss my cats at home more than I miss her. I am a devout Arsenal/Ferrari/Rafael Nadal fan. I get all mad when confronted with a case of social injustice and then I get all mad when people take the fight for social justice too far. I mostly keep those thoughts to myself and simmer with rage. I watch good TV and bad TV, because I can. What I can’t do is enjoy bad books (subjective opinion of course). I just can’t.

 
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Tour Sign Up: The Banished Craft by E.D.E. Bell (August 18 – September 1)

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Welcome to the tour sign up for The Banished Craft by E.D.E. Bell!  The tour runs August 18 – September 1 with reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts and giveaways.  The Banished Craft is a fantasy novel and is written for adults but is appropriate for mature young adult readers.   This is the first book of the Shkode series and is released on September 1, 2015.

Review copies are available in ebook formats worldwide and limited paperback ARC’s are available to US addresses.

 

SCHEDULE

August 18

Excerpt – Kats Readin Corner

Excerpt – Blog for readers, writers and bloggers by Daniela Ark

Review – Candace’s Book Blog

August 19

Excerpt – Mythical Books

Excerpt – Deborah Jay

Review – Girl of 1000 Wonders

August 20

Excerpt – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy Too!

August 21

Interview – WS Momma Readers Nook

August 24

Review – Fangirls Read it First

Review & Excerpt – Maureen’s Books

August 25

Guest Post – Girl with Book Lungs

August 26

Review – Jen’s (Round) Corner of the Blogosphere

August 27

Review – Cover2Coverblog

Review & Excerpt – Terry’s Book Addiction

August 28

Interview – Curling Up With A Good Book

Review – Bibliobibuli YA

August 31

Review – Let’s Talk About Books

Review – Matryoschka Heritage

September 1

Excerpt – CBY Book Club

Guest Post – Hope To Read

 

 About the Book:

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The Banished Craft is a genre-bending fantasy saga that follows the adventures of Cor, a woman caught in a dying world that does not accept her, and Atesh, a dragon scientist who’s been asked to violate his own ethics or put the lives of his family at risk. Follow their trials as they deal with a shattered world, mired in political upheaval, while they try to rediscover a lost magic. The Banished Craft begins the Shkode trilogy: a quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
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About the Author:

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Author E.D.E. Bell is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an MSE in Electrical Engineering, and works as an advisor in technical intelligence. A vegan and enthusiastic ignorer of gender rules, she feels strongly about issues related to human equality and animal compassion. Married with three children, she decided to pursue her dream of writing and is excited to share that vision with fans of epic fantasy.

 
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