Tour Sign-Up: The Moreva of Astoreth

August 4, 2016 All Tours 4

Tour Sign-Up: The Moreva of AstorethThe Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland
Published by Blackrose Press on November 1st 2015
Genres: SciFi
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In the world-building spirit of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist and healer Moreva Tehi, the headstrong granddaughter of a powerful deity who is banished for a year from her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of Peris for neglecting to perform her sacred duties, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.


This book is touring 9/7 – 9/26.

The author is open to: Guest Posts, Interviews, Reviews, Spotlights, 10’s Lists, & Excerpts


Sept 7th

Our Wolves Den – Spotlight

Louise Wise – Guest Post

Sept 8th

Cheshire Cat Looking Glass – Excerpt

Book Cover Junkie – GP

My Bookish Pleasures – Spotlight

Sept 9th

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

As the Page Turns – Interview

Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic – Spotlight

Sept 10th

JE Thompson Novel – Interview

Sept 11th

Mythical Books – Excerpt

Alex the Shadow Girl’s Blog – Guest Post

Sept 12th

Blogging With A – Excerpt

Writer’s Life eMagazine – GP

Plug Your Book – Excerpt

Sept 13th

Lisa Haselton Reviews & Interviews – Interview

As the Pages Turn – Spotlight

Story behind the Book – GP

Sept 14th

Read My First Chapter – Excerpt

Deal Sharing Aunt – Review

Beyond the Books – Spotlight

Sept 15th

Page Hungry Bookworm – Guest Post

Sept 16th

The Cubicle Escape – Spotlight

Sept 17th

Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Review

Sept 18th

Dark Phantom Reviews – Spotlight – Guest Post

Sept 19th

My Crazy Bookish Life – 10’s List

As the Pages Turn – Spotlight

Sept 20th

A Page To Turn – Interview

Lo’s Low-Down On Books – Review

Sept 21st

Sharon the Librarian – Excerpt

Sept 22nd

My Library Card Wore Out – Spotlight

Sept 23rd

Indie SciFi Fantasy – Interview

Sept 24th

The Serious Reader – Review

Beyond the Books – Spotlight

Sept 25th

TMBA Corbett – Excerpt

Sept 26th

Katies Indie Book Blog – Review

Hello Book Lover – Review

About Roxanne Bland

I’ve been a fugitive from reality since forever. As a child, I constantly made up stories—some would call them lies—about my family, friends, neighbors and even strangers on the street. I had friends that only I could see. Oh, the adventures we had!

Learning to read was a revelation. Words fascinated me. Whole new worlds opened up, and since my parents forbade nothing, I read everything. Some of it I didn’t quite understand, but I didn’t mind. I read it anyway. I even read the dictionary. When I was a little older, I was big on mysteries–English cozy mysteries, like Agatha Christie, were my favorites. Then I graduated to horror. Whenever a new book came out by Stephen King, Peter Straub or Dean Koontz, I was first in line. I was reading a little science fiction at this time—Robert Heinlein and authors like him—but I really didn’t get into it until I was in college. The same with fantasy. I really got into high fantasy—Lord of the Rings style—at that time.

All the while, I was still making up stories, but not writing them down. They were private. Besides, I thought my family and friends would laugh at me, chide me for wasting my time. The only story I recall actually writing was one that won a contest when I was in elementary school. No one laughed, but no one encouraged me, either.

So anyway, life goes on. I went to law school. After I graduated and entered the workforce, I finally started writing down my stories. I wrote a bit here and there, short stories that never saw the light of day (which was probably a good thing). Then I fell ill. I was out of the office for a month. Bored out of my skull, I started writing a piece of fan fiction, though I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. Upon my recovery, I showed it to a friend of mine who encouraged me to finish the story. All right—she browbeat me until I succumbed.

Well, that piece of fan fiction fell by the wayside, but in its place came a manuscript that would eventually become my first book, The Underground. I absolutely adored writing it. I absolutely adore writing, period. Slipping into that alternate reality for hours on end, there was a time in my life when it was called daydreaming and I got into trouble for it. Now it’s legitimate. And that’s the best part of all.

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