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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins - Book Tour + Giveaway


 

Join Us for This Tour from  November 26 to December 17!

Book Details:

Book Title Blind the Eyes: A Dystopian-Gothic YA Urban Fantasy by K.A. Wiggins
Category YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 300 pages
GenreUrban fantasy, crossover to dystopian, paranormal, contemporary fantasy, gothic and post-apocalyptic.
Publisher:  K.A. Wiggins (Imprint: Snowmelt & Stumps)
Release Date: June, 2018
Tour dates: November 26 to December 17
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. No on-page sex, low romance, minimal bad language, underage drinking, significant fantasy violence, scenes containing emotional manipulation, depression, and (light/brief) physical abuse.
 

Book Description:

A haunted teen outcast and her snarky ghostly best-frenemy outwit enforcers, monsters, and the scars of the past in a race to take expose a deadly conspiracy and escape a bloody end. A lush, award-winning debut to a captivatingly eerie YA Urban Fantasy trilogy. Discover a labyrinthine, post-climate-collapse dystopian Vancouver overrun by monsters and magic in this intricate and startlingly original journey of discovery, restoration, and revenge.

It's hard not to be a little obsessed with survival when your only "friend" is an unruly ghost and the wrong thought could get your soul devoured by eldritch horrors. Haunted 17-year-old outcast Cole wants nothing more than to hide her forbidden fascination with the monster-taken and blend in with the (dreary) scenery. Her plans for a peaceful life take a turn for the deadly when a mesmerizing stranger and his dangerously tempting offer drive her into the middle of a grisly conspiracy.

But Cole hasn't yet uncovered the biggest secret of all, and it might just have something to do with the mysterious threads tugging her into horrifying visions—not to mention the shimmering boy at their dark heart. Uncovering the truth will cost her dearly as she fends off scheming enforcers, dreamjacking ghosts & soul-sucking nightmares in a desperate quest for survival and retribution. Can she escape the scars of her past and expose the lies before she's the next to die?

Blind the Eyes is the first book in a lush and labyrinthine trilogy of paranormal-meets-gothic-dystopian YA Urban Fantasy filled with glittering underworlds, delicious-and-deceptive strangers, and facing down the voices in your head. This slow-burn fantasy with an edge leads readers on a captivatingly unexpected journey of self-discovery, reclaimed identity, and conflicted sisterhood for those who like a little sparkle with their monsters (it glistens so nicely on all the blood.) Fans of post-climate-collapse dystopias, monsters-and-magic, and genre-bending dark fantasy will love this award-winning series starter in a complete and 100% binge-ready trilogy.

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Guest Post

Horror, but make it Fantasy

 I didn’t set out to write horror; it just happened that way. And I’m clearly not alone; there are a lot of YA fantasy debuts on the darker side of things these days. Often the much-darker side. If we’re not defying death, we’re making out with him.

After all, who isn’t up for some deliciously terrifying monsters, eerie or entrancing ghosts, or gleefully bloodthirsty fae? Yes, paranormal romance has been a thing (a BIG thing) for a while now, but I’m not talking vampires and werewolves here. The current crop of gorgeously gothic YA fantasy is taking things in a whole new direction.

 Only, I’m not great at subgenre. Or tropes. So my gothic fantasies get a little extra: dystopian setpieces, climate apocalypse backstory, ecopunk escapism, and urban fantasy worldbuilding. But very much yes to all the eerie, atmospheric vibes: toxic mist, dark waters, ominous towers, gilt and silk and velvet, ashen wine and nightmares come to life.

 And, while the faded splendour and tattered shreds of the once-glorious past are a definite hook, whether the cast is fae, spectral or fanged, it’s the heroines that carry gothic fantasy. Kickass urban fantasy provides lots of escapist fun, but I feel like we don’t talk enough about the relatability of gothic heroines.

 Consider: trapped in a crumbling world they don’t fully understand, their pasts stolen, surrounded by secrets and exploitation, and just trying to get by. They might be forced to play the victim at times, they might run, but they endure. They get by, surrounded by ghosts and monsters and toxic, manipulative people who want to take everything from them. They face down the truth, however dark. They unweave lies and delve into the stolen past, and they do it with style. And then they drag themselves to their feet, they steal back their power, they take on darkness that swallows everyone else whole. What could be more aspirational?

 And on that note, I invite you to join me at kawiggins.com (join the newsletter for your first few dark and delicious short reads free!) or @kaiespace on social to discover lush and labyrinthine tales of a broken world, misguided monsters, and shattered girls taking back their power, from beyond the grave, if necessary.

Meet the Author:


K.A. Wiggins (Kaie) writes award-winning speculative fiction for young people and adults that explores the tangled webs of society, environment, and identity through intricate, dreamlike tales of monsters and magic.

Her debut novel was a Page Turner Awards 2020 Book Spotlight Prize winner and a Barnes & Noble Press "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018," kicking off a celebrated and recently completed YA Urban Fantasy trilogy set in a gothic-dystopian post-climate-collapse Vancouver. Her short fiction has appeared in small press anthologies, genre magazines, and in translation for international audiences.

She's also the President of the Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia society, co-founder of marketing and business services consultancy The Creative Collective, and a creative writing coach with the Creative Writing for Children society, and was recognized in the 2021 Arty Awards, taking first place in Literary Arts category.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

Nov 26 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 26 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – GivernyReads – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 - booking.with.janelle – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 2 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 3 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Dec 6 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 7 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 8 – The Bookshelf Scout – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 9 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 10 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 13 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Dec 14 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 14 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 17 – Kam's Place – book spotlight
Dec 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 17 - Girl with Pen - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

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BLIND THE EYE by KA Wiggins Book Tour Giveaway


 

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