Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Sorceress and the Squid BLOG TOUR WRAP-UP + GIVEAWAY WINNER


 In the magical land of Perth, divisions between the Old Kingdom and the New have waged for centuries. The humans have long harbored a mistrust of the spell-casting Fae and vice versa. In the midst of this conflict, Estrella the Sorceress lays waste to the Training Academy for Human Warriors, making an enemy in the soldier, Jalen. During their standoff, Jalen is turned into a squid and Estrella, unable to restore him to his original form, takes pity on him and travels west across the Sea to bring him to the Wizard in hope he can be saved. But is there more to the unrest in Perth than meets the eye?

  Wow, can't believe it's the end of the week already! This release has flown by and it's been so much fun interacting with people from all over the blogosphere. The response to The Sorceress and the Squid has been incredible and so encouraging! I was honestly a little nervous about all of this whole process - and even a little embarrassed - but it's been so great (because of people like YOU) and I can't wait to do it again.

  If you're interested in checking out all the blog posts from this week (and I encourage you to do so cause they're great), here are the links to all of them below:

  I had a great time with all these guys, they left great reviews, came up with great questions and were overall just lovely people helping to shed some light on my week-old novel! Go over and check them all out because they're awesome.

  At this point, I've gotta say if you haven't decided to pick up my book yet YOU TOTALLY NEED TO. Listen to all these guys tell you so and just DO IT. xD The links to purchase are below, along with the Goodreads link just one more time cause I'm super excited okay

  Now, before I finally finish spamming you and let you get on with your life, I have one last announcement to make. Those who joined my Launch Team or took part in the Blog Tour were entered in a draw for a signed paperback copy of The Sorceress and the Squid, along with a copy of The Abolition of Man by CS Lewis (fantastic book, fantastic author). I did the draw today and have come up with a fabulous winner to share with you all and shout CONGRATULATIONS from the hilltops, ready?

The Fabulous Prize!!

  Drum-roll please....

  The Giveaway winner is....


  Lisa was an incredible member of both Launch Team and Blog Tour. She got a digital ARC to read and left me one of the coolest reviews ever and just got me super excited about the whole thing even more than I was already. She was fantastic and I'm so happy to be able to give these books to her as a big "thank-you!"

  But, I do want to take the time now to also thank everyone else, team members or not, for their enthusiasm, interest, and encouragement. Honestly, this was such a smooth and easy process for the most part, and SO SO FUN! You guys are all incredible. Thank you for making my first publishing experience an absolute blast!

  At the end of the month I'll be doing my usual monthly wrap-up with a few announcements for what you can expect over here on the blog in the coming months, be sure to check that out later this week!

  Now I guess I'll just leave you with a commission: GO READ THE SORCERESS AND THE SQUID (and let me know what you think)!! XD

  Happy Summer, everyone and thanks again!


  1. *is astonished* *waves arms around wildly* hey, it's me! That is so cool and awesome and whoa! You know, I just never take draws seriously because there is usually only a tiny chance of winning but, hey - surprise, surprise! (And yes it's true, I was SUPER excited because I've been hearing about tSatS for as long as I've been reading this blog, and plus, first ARC ever, first blog tour :D) *grins ridiculously widely*

    1. I was so glad when your name was drawn! Your books are in the mail! Thank you again for being such a great part of this whole publication process. :DD

  2. You did a great job with the publication and launch of your first novel, Emily!! So excited for you :) No matter what happens from now on, you'll always be an author! Can't wait to order w copy if your book :D

    1. Thank you! Honestly, all your helpful hints and tricks saved my life. XD I'm glad I had such a good example to follow. What a great encouragement, thank you for it! And thank you for all your hard work and help. :)

  3. Ahh! I'm so glad that the whole blog tour went so well! :D It was so much fun to be a part of it. :)

    Congrats again, Emily, for finally getting published! So exciting! I'm so happy for you!! :)

    1. Thank you, Karyssa! It's been so great to have you! I'm really glad to have met and gotten to know you better through this experience.