Sunday, June 8, 2014

Grand Finale Blitz: The Dystopian Tour

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A Prism Tour with Prism Book Tours

It's the Grand Finale for
THE DYSTOPIAN TOUR!
What will the future bring? We've featuring several possibilities. Did you miss any of them? Check them out now!!

May 28: What Tomorrow May Bring #1

Tomorrow becomes today.
What will it bring?


Our potential for good is matched by that of destruction. At any moment, change can fall on the world, people fight and die, and our comfortable lives can be lost to corrupt leaders. These are circumstances we can’t imagine, but places like this exist in the world today.

What if tomorrow brings that grave reality to us, and we wake to find our lives in flux, poverty and confusion? Perhaps humanity’s insatiable appetites drive us to the brink of survival where sanity is redefined and life, as we know it, changes forever.
Tomorrow, our lives could be very dark.

Dystopian tales take us to these lightless places where suffering is a daily chore. But they also show us that in the deepest part of the night, pitched against a backdrop of despair, a beam of hope will shine brighter than ever before. And in our darkest moments, it can show us the way back.


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Follow 11 authors into 11 dystopian tomorrows, where the dark portions of our humanity have taken hold of today, where the fabric of society is torn and greed consumes us all. Follow us down a dark path.


May 29: Terra by Gretchen Powell: 

Creating the Cover of Terra: A Behind-the-Scenes Look


No matter what anybody says, it’s pretty much a fact that people do judge books by their covers. And can you blame them? After all, book covers are an art in and of themselves these days – the beautiful images, illustration, and typography that are blasted across the internet pique our interest and drive our readers’ minds. The cover is a reader’s first impression of what your book will be like. It only takes a second for that instant connection to be made: Bad cover, bad book. Great cover, great book. 

Now, that doesn’t always hold true, of course, since I myself have read plenty of incredible books with terrible covers, and vice versa. But it doesn’t change the fact that—especially as a self-published author—covers matter. And I knew from the get-go that I wanted the cover for TERRA to stand out, but still feel appropriate for the genre and would “fit in” with its traditionally-published book brethren. So here’s an exclusive scoop on what went into creating my debut novel’s cover.

 
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Terra follows protagonist Terra Rhodon through a dystopian future where the planet’s natural resources have been depleted and the rich and powerful have fled to cities in the sky.


May 30: Stitch & Shudder by Samantha Durante

**What Everyone Had To Say About This Series**


“Seems like your normal, seemingly average university cross paranormal romance story... until the dystopian sci-fi comes in. Everything from there changes… I am gobsmacked.”
Behind the Pages

“Quite incredible… grips the reader and won’t let go. Officially entered a good book hangover.”
Parajunkee

  

Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's powerless to move.


June 1: Contributor & Infiltrator by Nicole Ciacchella

Unexpected Favorites


One of the things that consistently surprises me when I write is how fond I grow of some characters, especially when they start out as little more than a nebulous concept. Contributor is no exception. When I was peopling the world, I thought a lot about Dara, her parents, her boyfriend, Jonathan, and her mentor, Letizia. I certainly gave consideration to the other characters as well, but this was the core group I focused on, and so imagine my surprise when I developed a major attachment to a couple of the characters I thought would just be minor players.

The first is Javier Gutierrez, one of Dara’s rivals for the position of Assistant to the Head of Engineering...

 
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When the Great Famine threatened the existence of mankind, the Creators saved humanity. Humanity has been their loyal subject ever since.


June 2: What Tomorrow May Bring #2

THE DYSTOPTOMISTS: PART 1

WHAT TOMORROW MAY BRING, the YA Dystopian boxed set, is a collection of dark yet hopeful stories from eleven different authors. Each wrote a short essay on dystopian fiction calledMy Thoughts On Tomorrow, to introduce their novels. Here are excerpts from six of those essays, the full versions can be found at The Hunt For Tomorrow.

Meet The Dystoptomists: Shining Light on a Dark Future...

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Follow 11 authors into 11 dystopian tomorrows, where the dark portions of our humanity have taken hold of today, where the fabric of society is torn and greed consumes us all. Follow us down a dark path.



June 3: Among the Joyful by Erin Eastham

Q&A: Among the Joyful

Q: What was your inspiration for Among the Joyful?
A: I happened to see an article about smile surgery, which is a real thing. Some young women in South Korea have a procedure done so that their default facial expression is a smile, no matter what they’re feeling. It made me think about the pressure we all feel at times to act like things are fine when they’re not, to present a happy appearance to the world no matter what’s going on inside. That was what prompted the idea for the world of Among the Joyful, where negative emotion has to be hidden if you want to be a functioning member of society.

Q: What makes Among the Joyful different from all the other YA dystopias out there?
A: I wanted to create a dystopian society that could just as easily be described as utopian. The original founders weren’t setting out to oppress people—they wanted to make life better, and in many ways they succeeded. They created a culture where service to others is valued, where citizens contribute to the public good and take care not to have a negative impact on their community. Of course, there’s a price, and that’s where it gets interesting.


Everyone knows that it’s a citizen’s duty to smile; negative emotion is a social contagion, an aggressive act against society. For Alaire Larkin, staying positive has never been a problem.


June 4: The Annihilation of Foreverland & Foreverland is Dead by Tony Bertauski

AUTHOR's INTERVIEW

Have you written in any other genres besides ya dystopian? What drew you to you this genre?

I’ve been fascinated by consciousness, identity and what this all means since I was young. I would read my grandfather’s science fiction books with elements of artificial intelligence and wonder what happened when they died? I suppose that’s why all of my writing deals with the big mysteries of life in one way or another. In a way, I write for my own exploration, in a sort of thought experiment approach, pulling apart our identities, exploring what makes us who we are. If I lost my memories, would I still be me? If I had my body parts replaced with synthetic replications, at what point would I not be me? Do I even need a body? What am I?

A few years ago, I figured I’d write a romance novel. Since all of my books have a romantic element, I thought it would be fun. Halfway through the novel, I found myself thinking more and more about the next project—a dystopian idea. So 40,000 words in, I scrapped the romance novel and got back to what I love.

 

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When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds.



June 5: The Breeders & The Believers by Katie French

Take 10 - Author Interview


What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’ve always wanted to be a back-up singer for some awesome artist. You’d get all the joy of meeting fun people and performing, but do not have to lose your freedom or worry about tabloids and paparazzi.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Brad Pitt. It would be a really weird, concept movie.

Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?
All the time. Right now I’m pretty sure I’m Jessica Day from TV show The New Girl. But without the cute bangs. Man, I should really get some bangs.

 
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Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race.

June 6: What Tomorrow May Bring #3 

Meet The Dystoptomists: Shining Light on a Dark Future.


WHAT TOMORROW MAY BRING, the YA Dystopian boxed set, is a collection of dark yet hopeful stories from eleven different authors. Each wrote a short essay on dystopian fiction called My Thoughts On Tomorrow, to introduce their novels.

Part 1 featured excerpts from six of those authors.

Here, with Part 2, are excerpts from the remaining five. The full versions can be found at The Hunt For Tomorrow.

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Follow 11 authors into 11 dystopian tomorrows, where the dark portions of our humanity have taken hold of today, where the fabric of society is torn and greed consumes us all. Follow us down a dark path.


Tour-Wide Giveaway
Ends June 15th.

US Only Giveaway
Print copy of Terra + bookmarks
Print copies of Stitch & Shudder + bookmarks
Print copy of Among the Joyful

Internationally Open Giveaway
Amazon GC $15 (Megan) + $10 (Erin) + $10 (Samantha)
11 ecopies of What Tomorrow May Bring
Ebook of Terra
Ebooks of Stitch & Shudder
10 e-book copies of the complete Contributor trilogy, including book 3 (Kindle only)
Ebook of Among the Joyful
Ebooks of The Annihilation of Foreverland & Foreverland is Dead
Ebook of A Taste of Tomorrow Boxed Set
5 ebooks of The Breeders & The Believers

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Prism Book Tours

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Skyler Tower by Khelsey Jackson







Skyler Tower
AUTHOR NAME: Khelsey Jackson
BOOK GENRE: Suspense Romance
PUBLISHER: Self Published
PUBLICATION DATE: 4-15-14
PRINT LENGTH: _286____ pages
AVAILABLE FORMATS: 
Ebooks, Kindle, Nook, Ibooks, and Smashwords

She is terrified of relationships…. 

Evangeline Skyler has acquired everything she wanted in her life, she is a successful C.E.O. of Sky Tech. The only thing she doesn't have is a love life. When she meets a gorgeous dark haired man in a grey suit he starts to unravel her. 

Angelo Giovanni is there to interview the beautiful but secreted Ms. Skyler. When he sees her he is stunned, her pictures don’t do her justice. He will do anything to be the one she turns to. 

Someone is stalking her… 

But when someone starts stalking her and sending her creepy messages she turns to her long time driver and friend Axel Roberts. 

Who will be the one to steal her heart, and the one to break her trust?

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05-FVK3HRhI

AVAILABLE FROM:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Skyler-Tower-Khelsey-Jackson-ebook/dp/B00JPGCEVI/ref=la_B009EX0F3Q_1_8_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400773856&sr=1-8
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/skyler-tower-khelsey-jackson/1119169999?ean=2940045820288
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/skyler-tower/id859250946?mt=11
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/427238


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Khelsey hails from the Sunshine State (California) but moved to Minnesota when she was 11 years old. Her grandmother raised her and her brother. When she was 18 she did what any sane teen would do and moved to the city of sin, Las Vegas NV. There she met her handsome husband and the rest is history. She loves to read, and will read almost anything guess when you have read just about everything, the only next logical step is to write

Website: http://khelseyrjackson.wix.com/khelseyjackson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/khelseyrjackson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KhelseyrJackson
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6427017.Khelsey_Jackson


SCHEDULE - Khelsey Jackson's SKYLER TOWER Blog Tour
6/02 Book Monster Reviews (Book Spotlight)
http://bookmonsterreviews.com

6/03 Read More Romance (Book Spotlight)
http://ReadMoreRomance.blogspot.com

6/03 True Story Book Blog (Book Spotlight)
http://www.truestorybookblog.com

6/04 Night Owl Reviews    (Book Spotlight)
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Skyler-Tower-by-Khelsey-Jackson

6/05 Book Lovin' Mamas   (Guest Post)
http://booklovinmamas.com

6/05 Musings From an Addicted Reader (Review)
http://musingsfromanaddictedreader.wordpress.com/

6/06 Wicked Women Book Blog     (Book Spotlight)
http://wickedwomenbookblogs.blogspot.com/

6/08 Angels With Attitude Book Reviews     (Interview)
 http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com

6/09 Eclipse Reviews (Book Spotlight)
 http://eclipsereviews.weebly.com/

6/10 Babbling about Books, and More!  (Guest Post/Review)
http://kbgbabbles.com

6/12 Perusing Princesses (Book Spotlight)
http://www.PerusingPrincesses.com
6/13 Mythical Books (Guest Post)
http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/

6/15 The Lusty Literate  (Book Spotlight)
http://thelustyliterate.com/

6/16 Romance Junkies (Interview)
http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog

6/17 Book Liaison (Book Spotlight)
http://www.bookliaison.net

6/18 For the Love of Bookends (Book Spotlight)
http://loveofbookends.blogspot.com/

6/19 For Whom The Books Toll (Guest Post)
http://forwhomthebookstoll.blogspot.com

6/20 Karen Swart (Book Spotlight)
http://authorkarenswart.blogspot.com

6/23 Darkest Cravings  (Interview)
http://www.darkestcravings.weebly.com/
6/25 Sassy Book Lovers  (Book Spotlight)
http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com/

6/25 Wicked Readings by Tawania (Book Spotlight)
http://wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com

6/26 Reader Girls (Book Spotlight)
http://www.readergirlsblog.com

6/27 The Reading CafĂ©  (Guest Post)
http://thereadingcafe.com

6/28 In The Pages of a Good Book (Guest Post/Review) 
http://inthepagesofagoodbook.com

6/29 You Gotta Read  (Book Spotlight)
http://yougottaread.com

6/29 Book Bliss   (Book Spotlight/Review)
http://lbookbliss.com

6/30 In Shadows (Book Spotlight)
http://brynnainshadows.wordpress.com

6/30 Books are Love (Book Spotlight/Review)
http://hello-booklover.tumblr.com

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:
GRAND PRIZE: $10.00 gift card to Amazon & Signed Book (international winner will get eBook & gift card)
RUNNER UP:  one runner up will receive a $10.00 gift card to Amazon