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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.

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).

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Tour Links-Warden and the Wolf King

20140515-193819.jpgWarden and Wolf King Participants,

Tour Details
. Our tour for Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Wednesday, July 23.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.

Special thanks to those of you who post your review in multiple places. Don’t forget you can also share your review at the Speculative Faith’s library  — http://www.speculativefaith.com/submit-a-novel-review .

Lastly, I appreciate the extra effort a number of you are making to visit at least five other blogs during the tour. Please keep up the community building.  All CSFF members benefit in the long run, as do the authors of the books we feature.

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

July Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows:
*
The Warden and the Wolf King -  http://www.amazon.com/Warden-Wolf-King-Wingfeather-Saga/dp/0988963256/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website http://wingfeathersaga.com (PLEASE NOTE: this is a different link from the one included in the opt in/out note. That link was to a different Andrew Peterson)
*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 July participants.

*indicates required link(s)

Participation List

<a href=”http://keananbrand.wordpress.com/“> Keanan Brand</a>
<a href=”http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/“> Beckie Burnham</a>
<a href=”http://paulinecreeden.com/short-stories/“> Pauline Creeden</a>
<a href=”http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/> Vicky DealSharingAunt</a>
<a href=”http://worthy2read.wordpress.com/“> Carol Gehringer</a>
<a href=”http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com/“> Victor Gentile</a>
<a href=”http://realmofhearts.blogspot.com/“> Ryan Heart</a>
<a href=”http://www.brucehennigan.com/“> Bruce Hennigan</a>
<a href=”http://www.jasoncjoyner.com/blog/“> Jason Joyner</a>
<a href=”http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/“> Carol Keen</a>
<a href=”http://krystinekercher.com“> Krystine Kercher</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://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/“> Rebecca LuElla Miller</a>
<a href=”http://annakindt.wordpress.com/“> Nissa</a>
<a href=”http://www.christsbridge.blogspot.com“> Writer Rani</a>
<a href=”http://dadscancooktoo.com/“> Nathan Reimer</a>
<a href=”http://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/> Chawna Schroeder</a>
<a href=”http://www.jojosutiscorner.wordpress.com> Jojo Sutis</a>
<a href=”http://www.rachelstarrthomson.com/“> Rachel Starr Thomson</a>
<a href=”http://www.shanewerlinger.com/“> Shane Werlinger</a>
<a href=”http://christian-fantasy-book-reviews.com/blog/“> Phyllis Wheeler</a>

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

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Opt In/Out – The Warden and the Wolf King tour

20140515-193819.jpgHope you are all enjoying a delightful summer,

Our July tour features The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson next week, Monday through Wednesday, July 21-23.

Not participating in the current tour? 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 DirectionsPlease 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 participateDO NOTHING.
  • IF your name is on the list and you do NOT plan to participateOPT 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 participateOPT 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 9:00 A. M. (Pacific time) on Sunday. I’ll send the list out that afternoon.

 

July Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows:
*
The Warden and the Wolf King -  http://www.amazon.com/Warden-Wolf-King-Wingfeather-Saga/dp/0988963256/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website http://www.andrewpeterson.com/books/
*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 July 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 (
Wayne Thomas Batson’s Dreamtreader) are listed below:

Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Christopher Hopper
Janeen Ippolito
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Nissa
Jalynn Patterson
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Tour Links

Dream Treader Participants,

Tour Details. Our tour for Wayne Thomas Batson’s Dream Treaders begins Monday, June 2 and runs through Wednesday, June 4. 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.

Special thanks to those of you who post your review in multiple places. Don’t forget you can also share your review at the Speculative Faith’s library — http://www.speculativefaith.com/submit-a-novel-review .

Lastly, I appreciate the extra effort a number of you are making to visit at least five other blogs during the tour. Please keep up the community building. All CSFF members benefit in the long run, as do the authors of the books we feature.

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

*Dream Treaders – http://www.amazon.com/Dreamtreaders-Wayne-Thomas-Batson/dp/1400323665/ (or some other link of your choice) (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website – http://www.enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.com/
*Participants’ links – must be included at least once in the body of your blog OR updated in your sidebar to show the May/June participants.

Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

Any corrections or changes to this list will be made on the CSFF Facebook page.

See you on the tour. ;-)

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Opt In/Out Dream Treaders Tour, Wayne Thomas Batson

DT1_v2Happy Summer, CSFFers

Our May/June tour features Dream Treaders by Wayne Thomas Batson next week, Monday through Wednesday, June 2-4A couple of you notified me earlier that your books had not arrived. If you never did receive your review copy, please let me know so I can adjust the participants’ list and so I can notify the publisher.

And speaking of books, this week I received my copy of Andrew Peterson’s The Warden and the Wolf King, so I’m hoping that means the rest of you have as well.

Not participating in the current tour? You may still need to opt out. Please keep reading.

Start by checking to see if your name is on the list below. If your current status will remain the same, you are not required to do anything, but if you are changing, you’ll need to either 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 and therefore may need to opt in.

Opting In/Out DirectionsPlease 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 participateDO NOTHING.
  • IF your name is on the list and you do NOT plan to participateOPT 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 participateOPT 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 9:00 A. M. (Pacific time) on Sunday. I’ll send the list out that afternoon.

 

May/June Tour Links. The links you’ll need this month are as follows:
*
Dream Treaders -  http://www.amazon.com/Dreamtreaders-Wayne-Thomas-Batson/dp/1400323665/ (or some other link of your choice)
Author Website http://www.enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.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 May/June 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 (
John Otte’s Numb) are listed below:

Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Nikole Hahn
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Rebekah Loper
Jennette Mbewe
Amber McCallister
Shannon McDermott
Shannon McNear
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Faye Oygard
Jaylnne Patterson
Writer Rani
Jojo Sutis
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

Book Offer, May/June Tour Dates

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Greetings, CSFFers,

Those of you who signed up for Wayne Thomas Batson’s Dream Treaders should have received your copy. Thomas Nelson did a great job getting them out to us. Still, I think it would take a little pressure off us at a time which is often busy, what with the end of school and the coming of summer. Consequently, we’ll hold the Dream Treaders tour June 2-4.

Book Offer. For our June/July tour, we’re offering Andrew Peterson’s book 4, The Wingfeather Saga, The Warden And The Wolf King. See the details below, then if you’d like a copy to review, respond with your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) no later than Monday, 9:00 AM (Pacific time).

If you request a review copy, please remember you are committed to posting during that tour, though you must still opt in if necessary.

The Warden And The Wolf King—middle grade/young adult fantasy
Series: Wingfeather Saga (Book 4)
Hardcover
Publisher: Rabbit Room Press (July 27, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0988963256

Be sure to include your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) with your review.

Blog Tour,Notes from Becky

CSFF Book Offer

Hi, All,

I trust you are all safe. With the storms and flooding back East, it’s a great concern. Still, it’s time for us to plan for the next CSFF tour. But first, an announcement.

CSFF Top Tour Blogger. Congratulations to our April tour Top Blogger Award winner Shannon McNear for her posts about Numb. If you missed her interview with John or her review, I suggest you stop by her site - http://shenandoahdawn.blogspot.com/  .

Book Offer. For our May/June tour, we’re offering Wayne Thomas Batson’s book, Dream Treaders. See the details below, then if you’d like a copy to review, respond with your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please) no later than Monday, 9:00 AM (Pacific time).

DT1_v2Dream Treaders by Wayne Thomas Batson

•      Age Range: 8 – 12 years
•      Paperback: 288 pages
•      Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2014)
•      Language: English
•      ISBN-10: 1400323665

Middle grade, fantasy

Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.

Rigby Thames, the new kid from England, builds a suspicious rock star-like following at Dresden High School a little too quickly. Even Archer’s best friend and confidant, Kara Windchil, seems taken in by the cool guy with the wild blond hair, which definitely rubs Archer the wrong way. Archer must face two foes in two worlds, but he cannot succeed alone. Archer sets off to find other dreamtreaders in a desperate attempt to defeat the enemy terrorizing his friends and family.



If you request a review copy, please remember you are committed to posting during that tour, though you must still opt in if necessary.

Looking forward to your review copy requests your name and mailing address (no post office box numbers, please).

Becky

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