Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Recapping my recent blog tour
About two weeks ago I launched my most recent title brought out by Dark Continents Publishing, Inkarna, by running a short blog tour. Now I *could* have gone the route of tracking down some high-traffic book-bloggers' sites and, while this would no doubt have given me a bunch of fresh minions, I opted instead to have five very special ladies host me on my official tour. Why? Each of them are very dear to me and I'd like an opportunity to shine the spotlight on them while I'm at it.
I kicked off on Amy Lee Burgess's blog with a brief introduction about the origins of the novel. Now Amy and I have known each other for ages, but I'd like to make mention of her series that's currently available at Lyrical Press. I absolutely adore these tales about Stanzie, a wolf shifter. The story is quite unlike what one would expect for the paranormal genre. I can guarantee you'll be sucked right in.
Then there's Sonya Clark, one of my best finds during my stint as editor at Lyrical Press. She writes from the heart, combining two of my favourite topics: vampires and music. She's currently got a novella and a novel available, and her writing is magic, pure and simple. She graciously allowed me to chat about the Egyptian conception of the afterlife on her blog.
I absolutely adore Icy Sedgwick and totally believe that she's going to achieve greatness. Her writing thrills me the same way Neil Gaiman and JK Rowling do. A master storyteller, she has a way of bringing out the magical and whimsical in her works, and she gave me space on her blog to chat about the conflict between the rival Inkarna Houses in my novel.
Not only is Synde Korman a dear friend I've recently gotten to know, who's been there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on, but she's a book blogger with a love for books and music--a magical combination. Not only that, but she makes kick-ass jewellery (and I wear a custom-designed necklace she made for me almost every day). She gave me space to chat about my protagonist's development.
And on the final day, my dear friend and co-writer, Carrie Clevenger had me over. She's the mastermind behind the Crooked Fang phenomenon. Once again, we have a strong link: music and writing, and I consider Carrie to be a force to be reckoned with in literary circles. Watch out for this lady. She's going places. For the last day of the blog tour, she gave me a space to chat about location, location, location!
Once again, I'd like to thank these ladies for having me over, and for offering their friendship. You're all amazing and I'm honoured to know you.