Blog Tour: Stones for My Father

Next week, we will be hosting Trilby Kent’s second Blog Tour (click here to see the first)! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for her newest novel, Stones for My Father.

TRILBY KENT was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in cities on both sides of the Atlantic. After completing degrees at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she worked for a time in the rare books department at Bonhams before turning to journalism and writing novels for children and adults. Her first book, Medina Hill, is also available from Tundra Books. Trilby Kent lives in London, England.

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A Call for Blog Tour Participants: Stones for My Father

Trilby Kent is back for her second blog tour and we want you to join! We had a fantastic time touring Medina Hill the first time around, click here to see the wonderful response we got, and the book even got a starred review from Booklist Magazine.

What is a blog tour?
Similar to a book tour where an author travels from store to store across the country, a blog tour is when an author virtually visits a series of blogs during a consecutive number of days. Click here for some examples.  The tour dates for Trilby Kent’s are April 25-29 2011.

What do I need to participate?
First of all, you will need a blog. Second, a love for reading! Third, a commitment to host the author on your scheduled blog tour date.

How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be given an advance copy of Stones for My Father to read and contact with Trilby Kent. On your scheduled posting date, you should post your review of the book for tour followers to see. If you don’t want to do a review, you can also post an author interview, a home-made book trailer, or collaborate with Trilby Kent on an unique post! We highly encourage creativity here!

We will be promoting the blog tour, so your blog will see an increase in traffic. Tundra will be sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too. Feel free to post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.

Where do I sign up?
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Stones for My Father
Written by Trilby Kent
Hardcover | Ages 11+ | 176 pages
ISBN 978-1-77049-252-3
eBook 978-1-77049-260-8
Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers.

But Corlie’s world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps.

Will Corlie’s resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had….

TRILBY KENT was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in cities on both sides of the Atlantic. After completing degrees at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she worked for a time in the rare books department at Bonhams before turning to journalism and writing novels for children and adults. Her first book, Medina Hill, is also available from Tundra Books. Trilby Kent lives in London, England.

BlogFest 2010

Welcome and thank you for joining us for BlogFest 2010! From our host and organizer, A Journey of Books:

What is BlogFest?
BlogFest is a massive carnival of giveaways with a great collection of participating blogs. Each blog has a giveaway and the idea is to hop from blog to blog, entering all the giveaways your little heart desires. Hopefully you might even come across a few blogs you might want to bookmark and continue visiting.

How do I enter to win?
Each blog has their own giveaway and their own rules. The giveaways will start at midnight EST on the morning of September 10th and run through 11:59pm on the night of the 12th. That’s a whole 72 that you get to visit as many blogs as you want and enter their amazing giveaways.

Are you ready for our giveaways? This is what you could win:

Prize Pack of Novels!
Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
Me & Death by Richard Scrimger
No Moon by Irene N. Watts
Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar
Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz

    

Prize Pack of Picture Books!
All Aboard! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Bill Slavin
Splinters by Kevin Sylvester
Lulu’s Piano Lesson by Arlene Alda, illustrated by Lisa Desimini
A Night on the Town by Caroline Merola
Humpty Dumpty and Friends illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko

    

To enter our BlogFest Giveaway:

  • Please leave a comment telling us which prize pack you’re hoping to win! Yes, you can enter for both!
  • Let us know if you do the extra ballots in your comment.
  • We will ship to Canada and the U.S.A. – so keep in mind you will need a Canadian or American mailing address to receive the prize.
  • The giveaway closes on September 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Tundra Books is not responsible for entries that are lost or misdirected.
  • The winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by e-mail.

Extra ballots:

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  • +1: Follow us on twitter!
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  • In your comment, remember to tell us if you subscribed, followed, or liked.

The following are blogs participating in BlogFest 2010. Each should have an amazing giveaway in store for you:
1 Karissa’s Reading Review
2 Kritters Ramblings
3 From the Shadows
4 At Home With Books
5 icefairy’s Treasure Chest
6 Enna Isilee
7 I’d So Rather Be Reading
8 The Unread Reader
9 Tynga’s Reviews
10 Manga Maniac Cafe
11 Insane Hussein
12 Broken Teepee
13 Alisha’s World
14 JoJos Book Corner
15 Good Choice Reading
16 CMash Loves To Read
17 The O.W.L.
18 Leksi Designs
19 Blog de Suck
20 Every Last Page
21 Paperback Dolls
22 Creatively Green
23 Helen Smith
24 Smash Attack Reads
25 Mundie Moms
26 My Reading Room
27 Little Yayas
28 The Hiding Spot
29 Late Bloomer Online
30 From the TBR Pile
31 You Have How Many Kids??
32 Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
33 Confessions of a California Cheer Mom
34 Diabetic Snacker
35 Natural Diet Solutions, Healthy Recipes
36 Diva’s Bookcase
37 Reading Angel
38 Jodibee Designs
39 Book of Secrets
40 denise weber
41 A Little Hope…Amidst the Chaos
42 Dream For Your Life
43 To Read or Not To Read
44 Page Turners
45 DebsHere
46 Niki’s Book Reviews
47 KMN Books
48 Rae Summers
49 Play Smart Blog
50 Simply Ali
51 Books, According to Nicole
52 Wicked Readings by Tawania
53 Blkosiner’s Book Blog
54 Booksnob
55 Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks
56 Among The Muses
57 Love To Read For Fun
58 Musings of an All Purpose Monkey
59 Arena Blake
60 Say it Rah-shay
61 Young Adult Books Reviewed
62 Chronic Bookaholic-Strictly Happy Endings!
63 Once Upon a Twilight
64 The Hidden Haven
65 Baba’s Farm Life
66 Let’s Just Give It Away
67 Boo’s and rawr’s
68 Elephants On Trapezes
69 A and C Book Junkies
70 Oh My Books!
71 Cate Masters
72 Seductive Musings
73 true media solutions
76 Dream Books LLC
77 Crochetize world
78 Leontine’s Book Realm: A Naughty Romance Reader At Play
79 Candace’s Book Blog
80 Fang-tastic Books
81 Roxanne’s Realm
82 Si, se puede
83 Confessions of a Bookaholic
84 Tiffany’s Bookshelf
85 The Book Worm’s Library
86 vvb32 reads
87 Lovin’ & Livin’ Life Reviews
88 World According to Books
89 Chubby Cheeks Thinks
90 Survey Junkie
91 Surviving Motherhood
92 One Big Adventure
93 I Heart Monster
94 Review Retreat
95 Edgy Inspirational Romance
96 Lale on Lit
97 My Place by the Sea
98 Bitten by Books
99 Family Volley
100 Books with a Cup of Coffee
101 bitten by paranormal romance
102 Chrissy’s World Of Books
103 Farmgirl Writes
104 Being Tazim
105 Ex Libris
106 Ex Libris
107 Earl’s Daughter
108 The Many Thoughts of A Reader
109 Reading At The Beach
110 Gelati’s Scoop
111 Gelati’s Scoop
112 Country Bookshelf
113 Vampire Book Club
114 Supernatural Snark
115 Genre Reviews
116 Saving Obsession
117 Leeswammes’ Blog
118 The Bookkeeper
119 Tethered Mommy
120 Mom vs. the Boys
121 today & everyday
122 Writing is a Blessing
123 Dr. Bill’s Book Bazaar
124 Reader Girls
125 Still Blonde after all these YEARS!
126 I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!
127 A Moment With Mystee
128 noodleBubble niceBlog
129 Dark Faerie Tales
130 a book adventure
131 Ten Cent Notes
132 Patiently Waiting Books
133 Happy Birthday Author
134 The Smiling Pains of Novelist Destiny Booze
135 Fangs, Wands, & Fairy Dust
136 Life With 4 Boys
137 In the Hammock Blog
138 Crazy Cat Lady’s Library
139 Stiletto Storytime
140 margaret West Paranormal Romance Author
141 Rayment’s Readings Rants and Ramblings
142 Pure Imagination
143 A Mommy In Mayhem
144 Reading Through Life
145 Mom to Bed by 8
146 Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
147 Dollycas’s Thoughts
148 Minding Spot
149 Cherry Mischievous
150 Books and Things
151 Bluerose’s Heart
152 about happy books
153 Mommy’s Minute
154 Two Little Cavaliers
155 The Bibliophilic Book Blog
156 Malevolent Dead
157 Budget Savvy Diva
158 Brain Foggles
159 Amusing Reviews
160 starmetal oak book blog
161 Happy Mom Of 5
162 What Book is That?
163 A Blog about Nothing
164 Colloquium
165 Ashley’s Bookshelf
166 Book Dads
167 TheCouponQueenBee
168 girlsinthestacks.com
169 Authors By Authors
170 BookHounds
171 Marilyn’s Romance Reviews
172 Romance Author Buzz
173 The punching bag fights back
174 Girls Just Reading
175 Bookish Delights
176 Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing
177 Wendi Zwaduk: Romance To Make Your Heart Race
178 Eating YA Books
179 Reading, Reading & Life
180 Simply Stacie
181 Just Another New Blog
182 Book Obsessed
183 Books and Needlepoint
184 Brizmus Blogs Books
185 IB Book Blogging
186 Simplify with Sybil
187 PrincessReviews
188 Bookvisions
189 Graced With Books
190 Notorious Spinks Talks
191 bookmarked
192 Roof Beam Reader
193 Curling Up By The Fire
194 The Romance Reviews
196 Reflections with Coffee
197 Odyssey Books
198 A Reader’s Adventure
199 Reading Without Restraint
200 One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
201 MoonCat Farms Meanderings
202 Girls After Dark
203 JaMonkey
204 She Reads
205 Fiction Flurry
206 Inspiring Sisters
207 Travel The Ages
208 Lille Punkin’ Reviews
209 Novels On The Run
210 Alice Audrey
211 Cuzinlogic
212 Cleverly Inked
213 Not So Ordinary Girls
214 The Bibliophilic Book Blog
215 My Disorganized Ramblings
216 Darkly Reading
217 Peaceful Reader
218 Inspired by Fiction
219 Coffeelicious Bookaholic
220 BK Walker Books Etc
221 Walker’s Muse
222 Immortality and Beyond
223 An Avid Reader’s Musings
224 Rants n’ Rascals
225 {…is a book whore}
226 The Home of the Seven Tails
227 Mia Ma Miah’s Diaries
228 Crazy-for-Books
229 Book-lover Carol’s Reviews
230 A Bibliophile’s Paradise
231 Desperado Penguin
232 Sapphire Romance Realm
233 The Neverending Shelf
234 Chew & Digest Books
235 That’s Swell!
236 Madame Perry’s Salon
237 Allison’s Attic of Books
238 Biz Mommy
239 Once Upon A Chapter
240 Reading, Writing and Waiting
241 Talking with Tundra (You’re here!)
242 Harris Channing, Author of Erotic Fiction
243 Book Bookie
244 Review Blog 101
245 Read All Over Reviews
246 Krista D Ball’s Blog (Zombie-Free)
247 DK’s Everything Romance Books
248 a thousand Books with Quotes
249 Cherry Mischievous
250 Roof Beam Reader
251 Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist
252 Dollycas’s Thoughts
253 A Little Bookish
254 Jordan Deen
255 Narratively Speaking
256 Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

The Double Blog Dare Tour

Alison Dare is going on tour!

We are hosting our second blog tour! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for J. Torres’ and J. Bone’s graphic novels, Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden.

Open Book: Toronto will be kicking off the tour and Sequential will be wrapping up the first week. Comics Worth Reading will start us up again on the second week while Confessions of a Pop Fan brings the tour to full circle. Each blogger will be helping Alison Dare go on tour by snapping a photo of her having a little (miss) adventure in their area. So stay tuned to see some awesome photography! In the meantime, here is the schedule of the tour stops:

DAY 1: Monday, June 7, 2010

DAY 2: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DAY 3: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DAY 4: Thursday, June 10, 2010

DAY 5: Friday, June 11, 2010

DAY 6: Monday, June 14, 2010

DAY 7: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DAY 8: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DAY 9: Thursday, June 17, 2010

DAY 10: Friday, June 18, 2010

Not only do we have a blog tour, we are also running a contest! We double-dog dare you to enter.

J. TORRES is a Shuster Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated writer whose credits include adaptations of Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E and CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, the comic book series Teen Titans Go and Wonder Girl for DC Comics, as well as the graphic novels Lola: A Ghost Story and the YALSA-listed Days Like This for Oni Press. He has also written for children’s magazines, books, and television.

J. BONE is an Eisner Award-nominated illustrator of several critically acclaimed comic books and graphic novels, including Spiderman: Tangled Web, Batman / The Spirit, and Paul Dini’s Mutant, Texas.

You can also follow @TundraBooks, @jtorrescomics, and our daring bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #AlisonDare

Let’s Tour Medina Hill: Round-Up

Medina HillTundra’s first blog tour came and went last week! We would like to give a HUGE round of applause to all the participating bloggers and readers who left comments. Thank you for being so accomodating in hosting a stop for Trilby Kent. Thanks again to the amazing team at Open Book: Toronto for kicking off with the first stop and for posting “Where is Trilby Kent Today?” for tour followers.

We would also like to use this chance to thank some of the people behind-the-scenes! Kathryn Cole for editing Medina Hill and Kelly Hill for the fantastic cover and design. There’s also Production, Rights, Marketing, Special Sales… Go Team!

Here is a quick round-up about Trilby Kent’s debut novel, Medina Hill:

  • “…fun and eccentric but completely believable.” – Carrie Anne, Another day, another thought… or two
  • “…captivating tale…” – Lauren, Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
  • “…intriguing plot and interesting characters.” – Melanie, Melanie’s Musings
  • “…looking forward to reading more by Trilby in the future.” – Cindy, Cindy’s Love of Books
  • “After reading Medina Hill, I’ll certainly be on the look out for whatever Trilby writes next. The main reason? Originality.” – Kerry, Shelf Elf
  • “It’s incredibly heart-warming…. ” – Carrie, Carrie’s YA Bookshelf
  • “I love a book that references other books or major historical characters as a main plot point… I think that was the book’s major success.” – Janssen, Everyday Reading
  • “…a satisfying, refreshing, unique tale…” – Khy, Frenetic Reader
  • “…a glorious read, full of warmth and extraordinary, vibrant characters.” – Eve, Vulpes Libris
  • “…well-researched and interesting…. A clever, richly texture book, both for modern children and traditionalists like me” – Sally, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure
  • “Medina Hill is a clever debut novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction….” – Jenny, Wondrous Reads
  • “This book is full of warm, well constructed characters…” – Luisa, Chicklish

With permission from Morgan at Books and Literature for Teens, here is the book trailer she created for Medina Hill:

A Note from Trilby Kent: I’m not sure that I’d have anything to add, other than to extend very sincere thanks to all the bloggers for taking part. Overall, the response seems to have been really positive, which is great!