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.

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This book is touring 9/7 – 9/26.

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

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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

Arvenig.it – 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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