Sunday, January 22, 2012
The 2012 Multicultural Book Challenge
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2012 Multicultural Book Challenge
Welcome to the 2012 Muti-Cultural Book Challenge hosted by One Page
at a Time and Truly Bookish blog sites. The hosts thought it would be great to highlight the fabulous YA books written by
muti-cultural/ethnic minorities OR featuring multi-cultural/ethnic minorities as main characters.
The goal of this
challenge is to read 12 minority YA books for the year. The books can be newly published or been around for a long time.
Every month, I will be featuring a book or author that meets the criteria. For the month of January, I'll be reviewing
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. In February, both the host of the contest and the Seraphine Blog will be hosting a Native American-themed
interview and giveaway. I'm looking forward to that!
There'll be chances to win ebooks and other goodies during
the review post weeks which will happen on the first Monday of each month beginning in February. These are truly great books
by some very fine authors and I do hope you take time to check into the ones mentioned here.
1) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
2) In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane
3) Tiger’s Curse by
4) Living Violet by Jaime Reed
5) Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
6) Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare
7) Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper
8) The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by
9) The Bully by Paul Langan
10) One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
11) Lily of the Nile
by Stephanie Dray
12) Angel Fall by Susan Ee
Check back in a few days to see the review for Shatter Me and
a detailed description as well as buy links for the book mentioned above.
Yours in Prose,
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Who is the Dark Seraphine?
Hello Fallen Friends,
11:16 pm est
happy to announce that When Copper Suns Fall will partner with Sizzling PR to begin the official tour for the paperback release.
During this fabulous tour through bloggerland, fans and followers will have the chance to get many great prizes related to
the book. Also, there'll be a mini tour called the Dark Seraphine beginning on February 7th and ending on February 14th. After
all, Valentine's Day is the other cupid-themed holiday, right? What better way to celebrate than to release a short story
based on the fantasy world in Copper Suns?
Also, the cover reveal for my new
paranormal suspense novel, Hacienda Moon will happen on the 14th. To find out which blog will be hosting the cover art and
to win a fabulous prize in the process, you'll need to keep your eyes open for clues during the tour. The fun starts
on January 17th at Author Lia Davis's blog. See the tours page for more information.
Yours in Prose,
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Seraphim Alliance
Hello Fallen Friends,
9:31 pm est
I have several things I'd like to
mention tonight. First, I'd like to say thank you to the 1012 people who entered When Copper Suns Fall's goodreads giveaway.
I was blown away by the interest. 2012 is definitely off to a good start. Second, I'd like to inform everyone who lives
in a country overseas that there will be an international giveaway as well. WOOT!! I got so many letters from so many wonderful
bloggers who live in foreign countries. I can't let you all down so there will be an international giveaway happening sometime
after the second tour gets closer to the end.
What's next? My book/movie/life
issues review site called the Seraphine Blog has a host of interesting authors lined up for the next couple of months. I hope you take time to stop by and read about
the goodies I've found. Especially the authors of the 2012 Multicultural Book Challenge. 12 books either written
by authors of a minority group or whose MC is a minority character will be featured in reviews over the next 12
months. I'll be starting with Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me, a cross-genre type of story about a girl fighting for her freedom
while learning to deal with her strange supernatural powers. You can find out more about this interesting challenge by clicking
on the button below these posts.
Finally, and I'm probably saving the best
news for last, I'm recruiting a few good people to help form a Copper Suns fan club on goodreads. Three wonderful readers
fell in love with the story and have decided to help me get the street team together. Your notes, encouragement, participation
during the ebook tour, and just all-around awesomesauceness has inspired me to do this. Now, if only my host os this website
could fix my comment issues, we'd be all set. LoL
As usual, thanks so much for
stopping by, your great comments and reviews on goodreads, and thank you for participating during the Bewitching Book tour.
Yours in Prose,
Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year Fallen Friends!
9:34 am est
to start this post off by saying, Wow! You guys visited me almost 5000 times last month. Woo Hoo! I'm so happy. Thank you
so much. Want to know something even more intriguing? Almost every blog host at each tour stop has reported an increase in
traffic during a Copper Suns's visit. That means you all are following me and enjoying what you see, it seems. The indie
author road is a bumpy one. It means constant promotion, continual touring, tons of work. I had someone ask me the other
day how sales are going. Well, I'll say that I'm not at the Amanda Hocking or John Locke stage just yet, but I have a core
group of loyal fans that could actually make that a reality. How? Because I've realized one important thing: the
readers, and the fans are the ones who make me.
You see, during these times of excess
and self reliance, we must stop to remember what's important, who is important. Don't fall into the "me hole". You
know the place, a dark abyss where the main attraction is...well, yourself. Always take time to tell someone thank you. I've
had a few bloggers who have written some very nice notes during a tour stop. Why? Simply because I took time to write to them
and say thank you.
Building a fan base as well as an author platform takes time, yes.
But remembering the people that help you is the key to many things well beyond that author base. In a couple of days, I'll
be re-posting an article that got me published in a popular literary journal. It's personal, it's funny, but I think you'll
enjoy it. That article talks about my grandmother's last few days, and the strong life lesson she taught me. She viewed
life as a bowl of karmic requests. And guess what? If you approach life that way, then it'll return the favor.
I wish all of you a very happy and safe 2012. Resolve to be an enigma, an agent
of fabulosity! Remember the people who matter most. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.