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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

CSFF November Book Offer

Hi, All,

Book Offer. I’m so excited to announce that our November/December tour, will feature The Fatal Tree, the conclusion of Stephan Lawhead’simpressive Bright Empires series. See the details below.

But there’s more. To help promote the book the publisher has created some very cool temporary tattoos, using the symbols imprinted on the book covers, and they will give these to anyone willing to post a picture of you (or someone else) sporting the tats.

Two more cool things. Because this is the end of the series, and some people wait for the whole series before starting in, the previous four books are going on sale next week. So anyone who has missed out and would like to get on board before reading the last of the series, now’s your chance to get the books at a discounted price. And please help get the word out about the sale.

One more. The publisher is also giving away a small number of complete sets of the series. I’m currently discussing with the PR contact how we can determine who should get these books. I’ll let you know when we decide for sure. Obviously, first point should be, you don’t already own the series and you’d like to.

OK, here’s the offer: you can request a review copy of The Fatal Tree by itself or you can request a review copy plus the temporary tattoos. As always, if you request a book, you are expected to post a review during the tour, and are encouraged to discuss the book or related subjects on all three days. If you also request the tats, you’re also expected to post a pre-tour picture (and of course you may choose to post pictures during the tour as well) of you or someone else wearing them. If you want the book only, don’t mention the tattoos. If you’d like the book and the tats, simply request both or tats too. Include your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) no later than Tuesday, 9:00 AM(Pacific time).

 

And now the details:

Series: Bright Empires (Book 5)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 28, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595548084
ISBN-13: 978-1595548085


Kit stared at his fellow questors. “Is this it . . . the End of Everything?”

It started with small, seemingly insignificant wrinkles in time: A busy bridge suddenly disappears, spilling cars into the sea. A beast from another realm roams modern streets. Napoleon’s army appears in 1930s Damascus ready for battle. But that’s only the beginning as entire realities collide and collapse.

The questors are spread throughout the universe. Mina is stuck on a plain of solid ice, her only companion an angry cave lion. Tony and Gianni are monitoring the cataclysmic reversal of the cosmic expansion—but coming up short on answers. And Burleigh is languishing in a dreary underground dungeon—his only hope of survival the very man he tried to murder.

Kit and Cass are back in the Stone Age trying to reach the Spirit Well. But an enormous yew tree has grown over the portal, effectively cutting off any chance of return. Unless someone can find a solution—and fast—all Creation will be destroyed in the universal apocalypse known as The End of Everything.


Remember, I’ll need your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please). For those wishing the tattoos, ask for both or add the words tats too. ;-)

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Blog Tour,Blog Tour Members

Welcome

Another warm welcome to another new member!  Please head over to her website and say hello!

L.S. King
URL: http://loriendil.wordpress.com/

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Blog Tour Members

Welcome to our newest members!

Please take a few moments to head over to their websites and welcome them.

Kimberly Rogers
URL: http://kimberlyrogerscfwriter.wordpress.com/

Katie Clark
URL: http://www.katieclarkwrites.com/apps/blog/

Simone Lilly-Egerter
URL: http://inspirationsbysimone.blogspot.com

Elsie Lansberry
URL: http://confessionsofabachaddict.blogspot.com

Bethany Baldwin
URL: http://ramblingsbybethany.blogspot.com

Ashlee Willis
URL: http://ashleewillisauthor.wordpress.com

Mark Carver
URL: http://www.markcarverbooks.com

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Rebels Tour Links

51VCByhE72LI apologize for not being more organized this month. I love the book we’re featuring and so want this tour to be top notch, which makes my tardiness getting you the links even worse. Be that as it may, here’s what I intended to send you this weekend.

Tour Details. Our tour for Jill Williamson’s Rebels, book three of the Safe Lands trilogy, begins today Monday, September 29, and runs through Wednesday, October 1. For those of you who received review copies of the books, please remember to include a disclaimer such as the following: In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Please consider posting your review in multiple places, including the Speculative Faith’s library  — http://www.speculativefaith.com/submit-a-novel-review ).

Lastly, help build the CSFF community by visiting at least five other blogs during the tour. All CSFF members benefit in the long run, as do the authors of the books we feature.

September Tour Links
.
The links you’ll need this month are as follows (* indicates required link[s]):

*Merlin’s Nightmare –  http://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Safe-Lands-Jill-Williamson/dp/0310735777/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Websitehttp://www.jillwilliamson.com/
*Participants’ linksmust be included at least once in the body of your blog OR updated in your sidebar to show the September participants.

*indicates required link(s)

Participation List
<a href=”http://kinynchronicles.blogspot.com/“> Julie Bihn</a>
<a href=”http://tulipdrivenlife.blogspot.com/“> Thomas Fletcher Booher</a>
<a href=”http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/“> Beckie Burnham</a>
<a href=”http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com/“> Jeff Chapman</a>
<a href=”http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/> Vicky DealSharingAunt</a>
<a href=”http://projectinga.blogspot.com/“> April Erwin</a>
<a href=”http://worthy2read.wordpress.com/“> Carol Gehringer</a>
<a href=”http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com/“> Victor Gentile</a>
<a href=”http://backingbooks.blogspot.com/“> Rebekah Gyger</a>
<a href=”http://christianfictionaddiction.blogspot.com/“> Jeremy Harder</a>
<a href=”http://www.jasoncjoyner.com/blog/“> Jason Joyner</a>
<a href=”http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/“> Carol Keen</a>
<a href=”http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/?page_id=189“> Shannon McDermott</a>
<a href=”http://www.bloomingwithbooks.blogspot.com/“> Meagan @ Blooming with Books</a>
<a href=”http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/“> Melanie @ Christian Bookshelf Reviews</a>
<a href=”http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/“> Rebecca LuElla Miller</a>
<a href=”http://www.bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com/“> Joan Nienhuis</a>
<a href=”http://annakindt.wordpress.com/“> Nissa</a>
<a href=”http://www.christsbridge.blogspot.com“> Writer Rani</a>
<a href=”http://theloremistress.blogspot.com/“> Audrey Sauble</a>
<a href=”http://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/> Chawna Schroeder</a>
<a href=”http://www.jojosutiscorner.wordpress.com> Jojo Sutis</a>
<a href=”http://kerani-in-the-world.blogspot.com/“> Elizabeth Williams</a>

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Rebels Tour – Opt In/Out

51VCByhE72LNot participating in the Rebels tour? You may still need to opt out. Please keep reading.
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Greetings, CSFFers,

Autumn, school, football, and books! What could be better? It’s a great time of year.

Our September tour next week features Rebels, book 3 of the Safe Lands series, by another one of our CSFF members, Jill Williamson. We’ll post Monday through Wednesday, September 29 through October 1.

Check to see if your name is on the participants’ list below
. You’ll remain on it until you take yourself off. If you’d like to change your status, either by having your name added to the list or taken off, you’ll either need to opt in or out of this tour. See the Opt In/Out Directions below.

If you requested a review copy of the featured book, you are expected to participate in the tour. Also, please make your reviews count.Follow up your opinion with why. I liked the book because . . . Or I thought the characters were weak because  . . . We’re looking for the kind of excellent posts we had last month.

Opting In/Out Directions. Please follow these guidelines, whether you requested a review copy of the current book or not.

  • IF your name is on the list below and you plan to participate, DO NOTHING.
  • IF your name is on the list and you do NOT plan to participate, OPT OUT by replying with your name and “Opt Out” in the body of the email.
  • IF your name is NOT on the list and you plan to participate, OPT IN by replying with your name and “Opt In” in the body of the email.


Deadline. Notify me of your opt in/out status change no later than 12:00 P. M. (Pacific time) on Saturday. I’ll send the list out that afternoon.

 

September Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows:
*
Rebelshttp://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Safe-Lands-Jill-Williamson/dp/0310735777/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website - http://www.jillwilliamson.com/
*Participants’ links (list available no later than Sunday afternoon) – must be included at least once in the body of your blog OR updated in your sidebar to show the September participants.

*indicates required link(s)

Current Participation List.
Reminder: your name stays on the participants’ list until you tell me to take it off. Those who were listed as participants for the last tour (
Robert Treskillard’s Merlin’s Nightmare) are listed below:

Thomas Clayton Booher
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Jalynn Patterson
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams

Reminder: the deadline to send me your Opt In/Out change is Saturday 12:00 P. M. (Pacific time).

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Rebels Blog Tour Postponed One Week

CSFF’ers,

I apologize for this last minute change, but I’m postponing the tour for Rebels by Jill Williamson for one week. I’ll get opt in/out info and links to you byWednesday (at least that’s the plan.)

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Blog Tour

Merlin’s Nightmare Tour Links

Merlin’s Nightmare Tour Participants,

Tour Details. Our tour for Robert Treskillard’s Merlin’s Nightmare begins Monday, August 25 and runs through Wednesday, August 27. For those of you who received review copies of the books, please remember to include a disclaimer such as the following: In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Please consider posting your review in multiple places, including the Speculative Faith’s library — http://www.speculativefaith.com/submit-a-novel-review ).

Lastly, help build the CSFF community by visiting at least five other blogs during the tour. All CSFF members benefit in the long run, as do the authors of the books we feature.

August Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows (* indicates required link[s]):

*Merlin’s Nightmare – http://www.amazon.com/Merlins-Nightmare-Merlin-Spiral-Treskillard/dp/0310735092/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website – http://www.KingArthur.org.uk
*Participants’ links (list available no later than Sunday afternoon) – must be included at least once in the body of your blog OR updated in your sidebar to show the August participants.

*indicates required link(s)

Participation List

Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Vicky DealSharingAunt
April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Emileigh Latham
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirriam Neal
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams

I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts about this book.

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Opt In/Out – Merlin’s Nightmare Tour

Happy end of summer, Tourists. ;-)

Hope you’re getting ready to dive into the busy-ness of school and the fall season.

Our August tour next week features Merlin’s Nightmare by our own Robert Treskillard. We’ll post Monday through Wednesday, August 25-27.

Not participating? You may still need to opt out. Please keep reading.

Check to see if your name is on the list below. You’ll remain on the participants’ list until you take yourself off. If you’d like to change your status, either by having your name added to the list or taken off, you’ll either need to opt in or out of this tour. See the Opt In/Out Directions below.

If you requested a review copy of the featured book, you are expected to participate in the tour. Also, please make your reviews count. Follow up your opinion with why. I liked the book because . . . Or I thought the characters were weak because . . . We’re looking for posts with substance, ones that interact with the book’s themes as much as with the entertainment factor.

Opting In/Out Directions. Please follow these guidelines, whether you requested a review copy of the current book or not.

IF your name is on the list below and you plan to participate, DO NOTHING.
IF your name is on the list and you do NOT plan to participate, OPT OUT by replying with your name and “Opt Out” in the body of the email.
IF your name is NOT on the list and you plan to participate, OPT IN by replying with your name and “Opt In” in the body of the email.

Deadline. Notify me of your opt in/out status change no later than 12:00 P. M. (Pacific time) on Saturday. I’ll send the list out that afternoon.

August Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows:
*Merlin’s Nightmare – http://www.amazon.com/Merlins-Nightmare-Merlin-Spiral-Treskillard/dp/0310735092/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website – http://www.KingArthur.org.uk
*Participants’ links (list available no later than Sunday afternoon) – must be included at least once in the body of your blog OR updated in your sidebar to show the August participants.

*indicates required link(s)

Current Participation List.
Reminder: your name stays on the participants’ list until you tell me to take it off. Those who were listed as participants for the last tour (Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King) are listed below:

Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Nikole Hahn
Bruce Hennigan
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Nissa
Jalynn Peterson
Writer Rani
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

Should be a great tour. In case you didn’t know, Merlin’s Nightmare is the end of the Merlin Spiral trilogy, but not the end of the stories about Merlin and Arthur. Robert has a second trilogy in store for us, so if the end of this book seemed somewhat open-ended, you’ll one day be able to read what happens next.

Reminder: the deadline to send me your Opt In/Out change is Saturday 12:00 P. M. (Pacific time).

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Tour Schedule Change

CSFF’ers,

I’m sorry to throw you a curve. Hopefully it won’t foil your plans.

When I sent the PR contact our lists of August and September book requests, I heard back that Rebels by Jill Williamson would not be available to ship until the end of the month. Because Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard published earlier, those books were shipped immediately.

Seems like the logical thing is to reverse those two tours.

In fact, UPS delivered my copy of Merlin’s Nightmare yesterday. I trust the rest of you requesting the book also received your copy. Please let me know if you didn’t.

I’m also going to move the August tour back a week so we have time to read without being rushed. So now our schedule looks like this:

August 25-27—Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard
September 22-24—Rebels by Jill Williamson (dates subject to change based on when we receive the books)

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for understanding about the schedule switch.

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Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Two Book Offer – Quick Turn Around

Hi, All,
Hope you’re managing to stay safe this summer. What a turbulent year. All the more reason for us to feature good books that offer hope in the midst of crisis or loss. We have a couple good ones coming up, both from CSFF members!

CSFF Top Tour Blogger. Congratulations to our July Top Tour Blogger Award winner Bruce Hennigan for his posts about The Warden And The Wolf King. You can read his articles at http://www.brucehennigan.com/ .

Book Offers. We’re offering TWO books today, one for August and one for September, and as I mentioned, both are by CSFF members. Please review the details of each, then respond with the required information: your name, mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) and the title of the book you are requesting. If you’d like a copy of each, you may replace the titles with “Both.” I’ll need to hear from you no later than Thursday, 9:00 AM (Pacific time).

August Offer
The latest from long time CSFF member Jill Williamson—Rebels, third in the Safe Lands series, releasing late August.

The remnant of Glenrock has been scattered. But they are not beaten.

The Safe Lands have long kept the true meaning of Liberation secret from their people. But after being sentenced to Liberation themselves, Mason and Omar soon discover the truth.

Levi watched his brothers’ public sentencing and tries to hold out hope they are still alive. He is forced to focus his attention elsewhere, however, when his new wife, Jemma, is captured and made the Safe Lands’ newest Queen. His only choice to save Jemma may be to take up Omar’s old role of undercover vigilante, leading the rebels in their quest to overthrow the government. But will Levi’s new role be enough?

Meanwhile, Jemma’s sister, Shaylinn, is ready to give birth to the “Safe Lands’” children … but not even Ciddah is sure they can be delivered safely in the midst of a rebellion. And Mason must face the fact Omar’s illness could be fatal.

If they can all unite their efforts, together they may be able to expose the Safe Lands’ lies to the people. But if they fail, they will all surely die.

September Offer
Also by one of our long time CSFF members, Robert Treskillard—Merlin’s Nightmare, third in the Merlin Spiral series.

Arthur is now eighteen, and Merlin, tired of hiding and running from his enemies, wants nothing more than to spend his days with his family and train Arthur for his rightful place as king. But when Arthur goes missing, a desperate Merlin must abandon all other quests to find him before a shadowy pursuer catches Arthur first.

Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxenow hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west.

At the same time, Mórgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive—without unleashing an even greater evil?

Please remember: if you request a review copy of either book, you are committed to posting during that tour, though you MUST STILL OPT IN if necessary.

Looking forward to your requests for review copies with your name, mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) AND the title of the book you are requesting (or “both” if you wish each book).

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