Posted by ~Cerys
(I know I write erotica and erotic romance and all of that, but I just got The Hunger Games in the mail today and I wanted to use a similar line for my post title. Does it make me a bad erotic literature writer if I read YA fantasy novels? Haha.)
(There’s a giveaway a little lower on this post, so keep reading! Or be a cheater and just scroll down a bunch.)
The blog tour will run from 4/22/13 – 5/3/13
Tour Stops so far (updated daily as they show up):
Meet and Greet (Reading Addiction Blog Tours)
Review – The Steamy Side
Review – Amber’s Reading Room
Guest Post – Jessica Loves Books
Review + Interview – Faerie Tale Books
Review – Author EverLeigh
Review – Sweet n’ Sassi
Review – Gimme the Scoop Reviews
Review – Busy Mom Book Reviews
Review – Fetch Me My Fainting Couch
Review Wrap-Up – Reading Addiction Blog Tours
Hello and welcome! This is the beginning of my blog tour! This is actually the second day, sort of, but the first was more of a Meet and Greet as opposed to a typical tour stop and review. It’s still a great stop and you should check it out to get some neat inside into my inner thoughts. If you want to get insight about my inner thoughts, at least(is that a thing people like? I think it’s neat when I read other writer’s interviews, but I’m still a little new at this. Bare with me![that last part was an erotic wordplay joke >.> ]).
Seriously, though, Cami’s been so wonderful and helpful and I really enjoyed doing the Meet and Greet with her, so I’d love if you checked it out. You can find more similar styles of things on her Tour Blog site, so if you want to check out previous authors Meet and Greets or keep an eye out for new ones, that’s definitely the place to go.
The blog tour is basically like a virtual book tour. I’ll be making stops at a variety of different blogs over the course of 12 days(one day in the middle is a break/empty day, though), with reviews from book bloggers at each. A few stops also contain guest posts written by me on a variety of subjects(I wrote a bunch and let them decide which they want to use, so I’m not sure exactly what will be where yet, but I’ll post any that they don’t use on this blog sometime after the tour is done).
The reason I wanted to do this tour is because this is my first full-length novel. It’s true that the Princess Miri series has been available in a section/serialized style of format(though all of my stories are standalone, too, so you don’t -need- to read them all in one). A full-length novel is a really big endeavour(I like British spelling), though. It’s a risk for readers, too. I’ve priced the Princess Miri novel competitively, so even if you don’t like it, it’s not much of a loss, but I really feel like that’s a bad way of putting it. Mostly, I want you to like it if you buy it. If you aren’t going to like it, I don’t want to be that person who doesn’t care and just takes your money. I write a lot of different things and I’m positive you’ll like -something- I’ve written, but I’m not going to delude myself into believing everyone should like everything. Life just doesn’t work that way.
So this blog tour is for that. I’ve offered free copies to various book blogs in exchange for a review and a spot on the tour(or, Cami set it up mostly, because she’s awesome like that. I followed her lead). These are people who read books with a critical eye and will gladly inform you of exactly what they liked or disliked, found odd, or any of that. My purpose is to write and sell my books, so I’m biased and I understand this, but these reviewers are a great unbiased source of information that I wanted to offer to you all so you can see if this book is something you’d like or not. You’ll have both sides of it all(mine and theirs), and I’ll tell you right now that some of them disliked certain parts of the novel, while others found those same parts interesting, or disliked other parts.
You’ll get it all, anyways! If you’re on the fence and unsure about the book, this blog tour is for you.
Also, I’m doing a signed/inscribed book giveaway, which I’ll add in right here. Click the part below to reveal the giveaway thingy(like a scratch-off lottery ticket!):
In addition, I’ll be doing a Goodreads giveaway for a signed/inscribed version of the book after the tour is done, too. The Goodreads giveaway will only be for a couple of days(estimated for 5/7, 5/8, and 5/9), so keep an eye out for that(and sign up for Goodreads if you haven’t already! You can find me on there too and I’d love to make new friends, so feel free to send me a friend’s request.
If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask! Here or at one of the tour stops is fine. I’ll answer everything as best I can.
What do you think of the tour so far? Is this anyone’s first tour, too? Nervous? (I might be, haha).