TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Double, double toil and trouble; Secrets, threats, and nightmares bubble. Here’s the recap from today’s blog tour hosts:
“…this book focused on the twins and the other Rephaim relationships and dynamics. Furthermore, we do learn more about the other players in the conflict, and once again it appears that things are not as the initially appear. All of this makes Shimmer a necessary addition to the Rephaim series.” – Lynne at Words of Mystery
“I love the action in this series, and Book 3 doesn’t disappoint…. I also love the intrigue that runs as the backbone of the story…. There were definitely secrets and lies and all the threads on those haven’t been untangled yet. Fortunately for us, the final book Burn is due out this summer so it won’t be too long of a wait to find out what really happened!” – Laura at If It Has Words
“As this is book three and I’m new to the series, I was concerned that I won’t be able to break in. But that wasn’t a problem because there’s a who’s-who character list at the front of the book and the prologue offers a review of events…. Weston is skilled at writing action…. The suspenseful last chapter makes me yearn to read book four Right Now!” – Leanne at Author Leanne Dyck
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Welcome! We’re excited to see what the first day brings to our Shimmer blog tour. Book three in the Rephaim series, this is what our tour hosts think:
“We have another winning installment in this series here! If you haven’t checked out The Rephaim yet, I urge you to do so. I’ve read quite a few angel books that just didn’t do anything special with such a rich mythology, but Paula Weston has created a thrilling, compelling series that I will miss very much once it’s concluded.” – Lee at Rally the Readers
“After reading the first two books in the series, I’ve come to expect an adrenaline rush of a read in Shimmer and that was exactly what I got: crazy, kick-ass action, full of unexpected twists and turns and some secrets revealed, fully fleshed out cast of characters, a heroine I can get behind of and root for, sexy, sexy Rafa, the sexual tension between Gaby and Rafa **fans self**, and that cliff-hanger ending that was all kinds of frustrating” – Michelle at Undeniably Book Nerdy
“The Rephaim series keeps getting better by each new book. This is the third book in this series and I honestly can say that Weston doesn’t seem like she’ll be slowing down…. It honestly reads like a movie. There is never a dull moment when it came to the plot and I honestly can’t recommend it enough because I have not read a series that had the complete package…. Honestly all three books, Shadows, Haze, and Shimmer have been excellent.. I can’t really tell you which I liked more because I enjoyed them all immensely.” – Juhina at Maji Bookshelf
Next week, we will be hosting Paula Weston’s North American blog tour for the long awaited Shimmer! We have a wonderful line-up of tour hosts for her third novel in the Rephaim series. Have a look at who will be blogging:
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
If I Had a Gryphon
Written by Vikki VanSickle
Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
“VanSickle’s rhymes are unflaggingly exuberant as the girl puts up with noisy harpies, biting chupacabras, and mischievous fairies, and Atkinson fills the pages with visual comedy. In one of the funniest scenes, a dopey-looking kraken grins innocently as its tentacles snag an ocean liner and a rather perturbed whale.” – Publishers Weekly
Noni Speaks Up
Written Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 3-7
“Young readers will definitely enjoy this beautiful picture book! Noni Speaks Up would be particularly useful for parents and teachers as a read-aloud…. The story will provide the basis for lively discussion with parents, caregivers or teachers on topics such as bullying, peer pressure, friendship, responsibility and caring for others. Highly Recommended.” – CM Magazine
Written by Meaghan McIsaac
Hardcover | 275 Pages | Ages 12+
“McIsaac is definitely onto something with this Terminator-like young adult series, and I hope that young readers will have access to Movers in classrooms and libraries alike. This is a strong start to what I hope will be a powerhouse trilogy.” – CM Magazine
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new February 2016 release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, February 15, 2016!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Brenda who won a copy of If I Had a Gryphon!
You are invited to join Paula Weston on her blog tour! It’s time for North America to experience the finale to the Rephaim series! Visit our previous blog tours to see what readers had to say about the first two books, ShadowsandHaze.
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?
Just three little things! First of all, you will need an active blog. Second, a love for reading. Third, a commitment to post on your scheduled blog tour date.
How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be sent a finished copy of Shimmerand/or Burn to read (depending on which tour you sign up for). On your assigned tour date, please post a review about the book for tour followers to see.
We will be promoting the blog tour by sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. Paula will also be sharing your posts on her website, facebook, and twitter page. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too! Feel free to re-post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.
When is the blog tour?
The Shimmer blog tour is tentatively scheduled for March 14 to 18, 2016.
The Burn blog tour is tentatively scheduled for June 13 to 17, 2016.
Where do I sign up?
The sign up form closed on February 23. Thank you!