Friday, December 23, 2016

World of Shadows Tour Wrap-Up

Hello, my lovely readers! Today marks the end of my World of Shadows launch tour. Did you get a chance to visit all my friends over the tour? If not, you can follow the links here to catch up:

To start our tour, author Zara Hoffman hosted me to talk about the dream that inspired World of Shadows in my guest post "What's in a Dream."

Laura shared a fan trailer she made for the book at her blog, Hope Through the Pages. Then she interviewed me!

A music-loving Mennonite friend published the first review of my book at Singing Menno.

Another friend shared an excerpt from the first chapter of World of Shadows at Marvelous Happy Things.

Alexa at Verbosity Reviews invited me over to discuss the elements of my own life I wrote into this book in my guest post "Finding Me in a World of Shadows."

At Pens and Scrolls, I dream-cast the stars I'd choose if World of Shadows ever made it to the big screen.

Mariella posted another excerpt at Storylight.

I joined my Mennonite friend at Singing Menno again to share some tracks from the playlist I listened to while writing this book.

For my guest post "Life in the Tunnels," Mariella invited me back to give readers a look into the story's magical underground world.

Finally, my friend at Pens and Scrolls shared their review of World of Shadows.

And that brings us to today! Here, now.

 I've shared all sorts of behind-the-scenes extras, and my friends have told you plenty about the book. We've partied hard and had our fun. There's only one thing left to do, and that's announce our giveaway winners!

 The paperback copy of World of Shadows goes to... Keturah L.!

The exclusive short story "Louna's Noel" goes to... Kimberly G.!

The $5 Amazon gift card goes to... Laurie L.!

Aaaaand finally, the World of Shadows ebook goes to... Leora E.!

Thank you to everyone who hosted the tour! This wouldn't be possible without you. And a huge thanks to my lovely readers, who made the tour worth running in the first place. :) That's a wrap!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

World of Shadows: Launch Day! Party Time!

Good afternoon, my lovely readers! Today is the day! The moment is here. Are you ready?

In this urban fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, modern-day teenager Beila Durand is plagued by nightmares that lead her to discover - and wind up trapped in - a cursed underground world. The invisible people that live in this medieval village depend on Beila learning the truth behind their curse - and why she is the only one who can set them free.

In her quest for answers, however, all she seems to find are more questions. Where do the echoing screeching at night originate? Who is the isolated man that speaks with Beila from the shadows of his cloak? What does this New York girl have to do with any of it? And will she ever find a way back home?

It's time to blog party! Here's our lineup:

Dec. 11 - Kick-Off - You're here!
Dec. 12 - What's in a Dream - Zara Hoffman
Dec. 13 - Fan Trailer - Hope Through the Pages
Dec. 14 - Interview - Hope Through the Pages
Dec. 15 - Review - Singing Menno
Dec. 16 - Excerpt - Marvelous Happy Things
Dec. 17 - Finding Me in a World of Shadows - Verbosity Reviews
Dec. 18 - Dream Casting - Pens and Scrolls
Dec. 19 - Excerpt - Storylight
Dec. 20 - Playlist - Singing Menno
Dec. 21 - Life in the Tunnels - Storylight
Dec. 22 - Review - Pens and Scrolls
Dec. 23 - Come back and join me for a wrap-up session!

Giveaway time!

  Parties just aren't the same without presents, so of course I brought some to share!

  I hope you all have as much fun as I do!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

World of Shadows Coming Soon!

Hello, my lovely readers! I come to you today with more updates on my new young adult novel World of Shadows! The book launches on December 11, a date that's approaching quickly. Are you ready? I am!

First of all: World of Shadows is available for Kindle preorder now on Amazon!

This is so exciting! I can't wait until I hold the paperback in my hands, but I've already seen the Kindle copy on my ancient first generation Kindle. I love it!

I made a promo banner for my Facebook!

Next order of business: the blog tour!

Starting right here on Sunday, December 11, aka launch day, I and some of my book blogging friends will be hosting a blog tour. It's been a while since I've run a tour of my own, but I do so love how like a party it is - a party where you can stay at home and wear pajamas!

Some of the bloggers you might recognize as old friends here at Emily Rachelle Writes. We have some new names participating this year, too. I'm hyped. Are you hyped yet? If not, maybe this will help: we're having a giveaway! A blog tour just isn't the same without prizes, am I right? More details will be available when the tour begins, but exclusive behind-the-scenes content is involved.

Finally, come see me in person on December 20!

I'll be reading an excerpt from World of Shadows, signing books and offering an exclusive giveaway at the Youth Christmas Decorating Party at Centerville Public Library in Centerville, Georgia. I'd love to see you there! Contact the library for more information or to register for Christmas decorating.

P.S. A fun bonus: Thanks to the help of a writer friend and my college design class, my publishing imprint Red Geraniums Press has a new logo! What do you think? I much prefer it to my old logo. Nothing against the simplicity of a Paint sketch, but this feels much more professional. The timing is perfect, too, launching the new logo with my new book. Yay!