I’m sure we’ve all heard the “did it hurt when you fell from heaven” line at some point, whether in real life or as a joke, but we couldn’t help ourselves.
Rafa knows that Gaby’s the most heavenly body he’ll find on earth!
And when Gaby first meets Rafa, she can’t tell if he’s an angel or a demon from her dreams.
Heaven knows we picked some punny lines, but we’d love to hear yours! Comment below telling us your favourite line or pick one from our e-cards. Our two favorites will win hardcover copies of both Shadows and Haze, the first two books in the Rephaim series. You have a week to enter, the contest will end on Thursday, February 19, 2015. US and Canada mailing addresses only.
You can even make your own cards using these templates!
Update: Congratulations to Laura S. and mrsmonnandez! Thanks to everyone who participated, you’re all very punny!
Next month, we will be hosting Paula Weston’s North American blog tour (click here to see the UK one)! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for her second novel in the Rephaim series, Haze. Have a look at who will be blogging:
That’s not all! We are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! The prize? A signed copy (YES!) of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. We have THREE sets of these!!! You’ll be well on your way to catching up before Shimmer and Burn is published.
What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze blog tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.
Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! Spamming doesn’t count, only thoughtful comments on the blogs please.
Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.
You are invited to join Ellie Marney on her North American blog tour! Here’s what reviewers have to say about Every Breath:
“Readers will be elated to find out that a sequel is on its way from Down Under. A smart, contemporary take on a timely classic that is sure to please Sherlock aficionados of all ages.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Ellie Marney has what it takes to captivate a young adult audience… Every Breath moves at a blistering pace, made even more intriguing by the strong characters… a powerful crime novel entwined with a sizzling romance.” – Buzz Words Magazine
“The mystery is engaging while still maintaining an excellent balance between plot and character development. …put this on your TBRs and get excited, this book is absolutely fantastic for fans of character-driven mysteries. Every Breath has a comfy new home on my favourites shelf and Marney has officially landed on my Authors To Watch list.” – Cuddlebuggery Book Blog
So what is a blog tour?
Similar to an author tour where the author travels from store to store across the country, a blog tour is when a series of blogs post about the book during a consecutive number of days.
What do I need to participate?
Three small things! First of all, you will need a blog. Second, a love for reading. Third, a commitment to post on your scheduled blog tour date.
OK, tell me about the book . . . Every Breath
Written by Ellie Marney
Hardcover | 352 Pages
Pub Date: October 14, 2014
Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be. James Mycroft is her neighbor, an intriguing and troubled seventeen-year-old genius with a passion for forensics.
When Mycroft asks Watts to help investigate a murder, she knows it’s probably a very bad idea. But Mycroft’s hard to resist when he’s up close and personal— and before she knows it, Watts has joined him on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer.
But what happens when this brilliant bad boy becomes murder suspect number one?
How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be sent a finished copy of Every Breath to read. On your assigned posting date, please schedule the post about the book for tour followers to see.
Option 1: Book Review
On your tour date, post your review of the book.
Option 2: Author Interview
Send in some questions for Ellie to answer. On your tour date, post the interview on your blog.
Option 3: Guest Post
You can provide a topic for Ellie to write about. She’ll send you the text/images and on your tour date, post it on your blog.
We will be promoting the blog tour by sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. Ellie will also be sharing your posts on her blog, facebook, and twitter page. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too! Feel free to post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or other online retailers.
When is the blog tour?
The blog tour will be starting on Monday, October 20, 2014 and ending on Friday, October 24, 2014.
Where do I sign up?
Sign up form is now closed. Thank you for everyone who signed up to participate! If you still want to join our tour, please e-mail me!
You can also leave a comment below if you have any questions. Thank you!
My Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
“This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. It’s difficult to broach poverty, disability and custody issues in so few pages without sounding maudlin, but Walters manages by speaking simply. . . . With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms.” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
The Rainforest of Reading Award is a book festival featuring award-winning children’s books from Canada; it has planted roots in every primary school in Saint Lucia, Grenada and Montserrat. It is the largest literacy initiative ever undertaken in a region still reeling from infrastructure damage caused by Hurricane Ivan (2006) and Hurricane Tomas (2010) and the economic impact of a global recession.
Congratulations to the other nominees as well! Don’t Laugh at Giraffe written and illustrated by Rebecca Bender Willow Finds a Way written by Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells Skink on the Brink written by Lisa Dalrymple, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo Postcards from Space: The Chris Hadfield Story written by Heather Down Gabby written by Joyce Grant, illustrated by Jan Dolby And the Winner is … Amazing Animal Athletes written by Etta Kaner, illustrated by David Anderson Pterosaur Trouble written by Daniel Loxton, illustrated by Daniel Loxton with Jim W. W. Smith Mr. Flux written by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Matte Stephens Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior, illustrated by Laura James Kenta and the Big Wave written and illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Little Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 10+
“Johnston has crafted a beautifully written, low-key, yet emotional story of a family dealing with the return of a son at the close of war….” — Starred Review, Booklist
“Filled with bumbling characters who achingly love each other, this coming-of-age tale rises above a crowded field to take readers on a moving journey of discovery.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Congratulations to Julie Johnston! Congratulations to the other shortlisted authors for their titles as well: Ultra by David Carroll; The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten; Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault; and Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow.
About the Award
The award, made possible by the Ruth Schwartz Foundation, is presented annually to the authors/illustrators of two outstanding works of Canadian children’s literature – a picture book and a young-adult/middle-reader title. The award is administered jointly – the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) oversees the jury process and publicizes the award and the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) publicizes the award.
The 2014 winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Aldergrove Public School in Markham, Ontario.