This month I am participating in the Orangeberry Summer Splash Mini Book Tour Marathon; 100 authors, and 100 blogs. Featured genres include fantasy, science fiction, historical romance, romantic suspense, mystery, thrillers and more.
The event is expected to raise awareness about the growing Indie publishing movement and offers readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how imaginary worlds and characters are created. The event includes interviews, book reviews, guest posts, a Kindle Fire giveaway and much more!
I finally got a chance to peruse the book tour myself and was excited over what I saw! Here are some of the highlights that stuck out for me:
Prettiest Participating Blog – Always a Book Lover
Once I clicked on Victoria’s book blogging website, I knew I had to include it on my favorites list. Website design and the imagery bloggers put across their sites always amazes me, and Victoria’s is straight out beautiful!
Favorite Participating Book – Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti Tyler
I had the chance to read this one a few months ago, and was instantly captivated by this world Pavarti created! I won’t rehash my review here, but check out the blurb:
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
Would Most Like to Read:
The book tour has a lot of interesting reads to offer; two in particular are at the top of the list for me:
Best Author interview – Lisa Scott, author of 15 Shades of Pink
There are a lot of interviews to go around. Authors answered 20 questions or more from a list of hundreds, and there are also ‘twitterviews’ all throughout August. By far, I thought Lisa’s interview was the best – it had me laughing all the way through!
Best New Feature: Page 99 Test
Okay, not sure if this is exactly new to book tours, but I’d never heard of it before. The Page 99 Test is an excellent way for readers to judge the writing of a book before buying it. See page 99 for my book, ‘Water’, here.
A huge thanks to Pandora Poikilos for organizing the Orangeberry Summer Splash, and for the twitter blasts and twitterviews (see them by following @PandoraPoikilos).
Pandora Poikilos is the international best-selling author of ‘Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out’, along with several other novels and short stories. She is also the founder of Orangeberry Book Tours, and a social media enthusiast (close to 150,000 twitter followers), who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world.