Shadows Blog Tour: Day 1

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Today, we begin our blog tour for Shadows by Paula Weston! We hope you’re excited, because we are! The tour stops for today are:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

  • Wendy kicked off the tour with a giveaway and a guided tour of the setting with Paula Weston on The Midnight Garden while K. shared a review calling Shadows a “world of war between fallen angels and demons manifests into a woven tapestry of lust, sin, and redemption.”
  • Jo Ann at Journey of a Bookseller said “being the first in the series, this one wets your appetite for the next one.”
  • Crystal at WinterHaven Books interviewed Paula Weston about the Rephaim series . . . wait, what’s this about cliffhangers!?
  • Alexandra at Collections said “Shadows was easily one of my most anticipated titles this year, and it lived up to all my expectations. I’m even more pumped now for the sequel Haze!”
  • Lee at Rally the Readers noted that the “. . . tension between Gaby and Rafa was fantastic. . . . There were many times when I wanted to assist Gaby in smacking the smugness out of him” We couldn’t agree more!

Links will be updated to the direct post as they go live. Don’t forget, you can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the amazing bloggers on twitter!

You can also follow along on facebook at: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim

Tuesdays with Tundra 32

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Death of a KingDeath of a King
Written by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Hardcover | 304 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-398-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-399-5
Twelve-year-old Alex, determined to get to the bottom of his parents’ disappearance, sets out on a quest to find them. An ambitious time-travel novel set in Scotland at the time of William Wallace, Death of a King explores the turbulence of the bloody late thirteenth century after King Alexander dies on his way to Kinghorn without leaving an heir to the throne. The country is thrown into chaos, and Alex must overcome many obstacles along his path.

Little Red LiesLittle Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-313-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-314-8
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants – to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn’t want – to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her veteran brother’s failing health and repugnance at her mother’s unexpected and unwanted pregnancy drive her to seek solace from a seemingly sympathetic, but self-serving teacher.

ShadowsShadows
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | 400 Pages | Ages 14+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-547-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-549-4
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous . . .

Touched by FireTouched by Fire
Written by Irene N.Watts
Hardcover | 208 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-524-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-525-8
Teenage Miriam gives a first-hand account of the excitement everyone feels about going to America, the “Golden Land,” the journey in steerage, the arrival at Ellis Island, and the discrimination the immigrants feel while seeking employment. When Miriam finally lands a job at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company as a cuff setter, she believes her future in the New World is finally secure. But on March 25, 1911, the fire that starts from overflowing bins of material scraps rages into what becomes known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and Miriam’s life is forever changed.

My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
ISBN: 978-1-77049-301-8
Based on the life of a real boy, this warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Baraka, a young Kenyan boy with a physical disability. Baraka and eight cousins live with their grandmother. She gives them boundless love, but there is never enough money or food, and life is hard – love doesn’t feed hungry stomachs or clothe growing bodies, or school keen minds. Baraka is too young, and, with his disability, needs too much, and she is too old. A difficult choice must be made, and grandmother and grandchild set off on a journey to see if there is a place at the orphanage for Baraka.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new September 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, September 16, 2013!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Lori who has won a copy of My Name Is Blessing!

Shadows Blog Tour

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Next week, 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 debut novel, Shadows. Have a look at who will be blogging in 7 days!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

Paula Weston lives in Brisbane with her husband, Murray and their pets, a retired greyhound and a moody cockatiel. She reads widely, and is addicted to paranormal stories. Shadows, book one of the Rephaim series, is her first novel.

You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter!

We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim

A Call for Blog Tour Participants: Shadows

Dear Readers,

You are invited to join Paula Weston on her North American blog tour! She had a lovely UK blog tour earlier this year, but it’s time for North America to experience the Rephaim series! Here’s what some of the bloggers had to say about Shadows:

Shadows by Paula Weston is one of the best YA novels I have ever read.” – Dark Readers
“Honestly, it’s one of the best paranormal/angel books I’ve ever read.” – Wondrous Reads
Shadows stands out in a crowded market of YA books about angels and is an impressive debut novel from Paula Weston.” – Feeling Fictional

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 . . .
ShadowsShadows
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | 400 Pages
Pub Date: September 10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77049-547-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-549-4
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die.
In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant.
It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts.
And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous.
Who is Rafa?
Who are the Rephaim?
And who is Gaby?

How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be sent a finished copy of Shadows 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 Paula to answer. On your tour date, post the interview on your blog.

Option 3: Guest Post
You can provide a topic or Paula will come up with her own. 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. 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 post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.

When is the blog tour?
The blog tour will be starting on Monday, September 16, 2013 and ending on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Where do I sign up?
We have temporarily closed the sign-up form. The response has been amazing so we almost have a full roster now! But if you want to check if there’s still room, you can e-mail me the following with your answers:
1.) Your choice of dates between September 17, 19, or 20, 2013. (Your top two picks in case the first date becomes full. There’s only 1 spot left on those dates. Monday and Wednesday are FULL.)
2.) Your blog’s name and URL. And your twitter account, if you have one.
3.) Which of the three options you prefer.
4.) Your mailing address for us to send the book to.

You can e-mail me (sychan@randomhouse.com) or leave a comment below if you have any questions. Thank you!

Cheers,
Sylvia

PS: Trust me, this is one book you don’t want to miss! And the second book, Haze, will be releasing September 2014!

BookExpo America 2013

BEA LogoWill you be going to New York for BookExpo America? Tundra will be there! Visit us at booth #2856. Alison Morgan, Tara Walker, and Pamela Osti will be there to let you know about our new and upcoming books. If you’re shy, come browse and pick up our Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), posters, mini catalogues, imprint cards, bookmarks, and tote bags. Follow us on twitter @TundraBooks and we’ll be using the hashtag #BEA13

AVAILABLE ARCs:

Little Red LiesLittle Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 10+
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77049-313-1
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants – to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn’t want – to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse. Ultimately, she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begins.

ShadowsShadows
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | 400 Pages | Ages 14+
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77049-547-0
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous. Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And who is Gaby? The truth lies in the shadows of her nightmares.

AUTHOR EVENTS:

BEA_LegendsDowntown Author Stage
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Music legend ROBBIE ROBERTSON and his son, composer SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON, will be interviewed by ALAN LIGHT, former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Spin magazines about their forthcoming book Legends, Icons & Rebels (October 8, 2013). The interview will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

Booth 2856
Saturday, June 1, 2013
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Music legend ROBBIE ROBERTSON and his son, composer SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON, will be signing at the Tundra Books booth.

BEA AT HOME

MoAre you sitting at home? Are you sad that you’re not in New York City browsing the exhibits with a bunch of book lovers? Well, we didn’t forget about you! In the comments below, tell us why you love New York and you could win:

  • an ARC of Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston
  • an ARC of Shadows by Paula Weston
  • and a Mo’s Mustache tote bag for all your books!

This giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Review our rules here.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended, Congratulations to A.J.!