New Reviews for EOLYN and SWORD OF SHADOWS

As much as I enjoy blog tours, I have to admit: I breathe a sigh of relief every time they’re over. The past three weeks with Goddess Fish Promotions has been awesome, and now I’m ready for a break.

In lieu of a formal blog post this week, I want to share some highlights of the tour, as well as a new review of Eolyn, Book One of The Silver Web. 

New Review for Eolyn

I was so happy to see this pop up over the weekend:

“Gastreich is truly masterful in weaving powerful themes throughout the story. A tale of female oppression, prejudice, and even deadly seduction, Eolyn touches on issues that are deeply relevant in our own society. At times both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, the story warns young women about the ways in which the world will try to take advantage of them—but it does so in a way that never denies them their magic. Women and men alike will be moved by the strength, compassion, and raw human emotion it takes for a young woman to thrive in a society that has hunted her since birth.” 4 stars

You can read the full review either at Apex Reviews, or on Goodreads.

New Reviews for Sword of Shadows

Awarding the novel 4.5 stars, Libri Amori Miei describes Sword of Shadows as “wonderfully written, with vivid descriptions, engaging characters and a unique storyline.” One of two reviews that were given as part of the Goddess Fish tour, you can read the full text here.

The White Sky Project also gave Sword of Shadows 4 stars, noting “I especially love that this trilogy has such intriguing women playing significant roles on both sides of the story…” You can read the full review by visiting The White Sky Project or on Goodreads.

Highlights of the Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tour

My favorite interviews:

Books Chatter asked pretty much everything under the sun. Visit this site if you want to listen to the play list for The Silver Web, meet my dream team for the cast of Sword of Shadows, or just find out what it took to bring this epic tale to press.

A long-time fan of Eolyn, Queen of All She Reads tailored my interview to some very specifics about how the trilogy was developed, and the place of Sword of Shadows in the larger arc of the trilogy. You will also get some tantalizing hints as to what’s in store for Daughter of Aithne if you visit this site.

Popular posts:

I’ve left five practical and important tips for aspiring authors at Writers and Authors.

And – think you’re ready to self-publish? Take this easy quiz at Sharing Links and Wisdom to find out!

That’s what I have for you this week. Next week, we start our countdown to Halloween with a series of haunting posts inspired by the novel I’m currently reading, The Witch of Cologne, by Tobsha Learner.

SWORD OF SHADOWS Virtual Book Tour, Endgame and Fall Equinox Celebration

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This is it! The last week of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of Sword of Shadows, Book Two of The Silver Web.

Giveaways and promotions are ongoing. This week is your last chance to

  • enter the virtual book tour giveaway for your chance to win a $15 B&N/Amazon gift certificate. The more stops you visit, the more chances to win!
  • enter the Goodreads giveaway for your chance to win a signed copy of Sword of Shadows. The Goodreads giveaway ends on September 21 at midnight.
  • purchase Eolyn, Book One of The Silver Webat a special reduced price of $1.99 on Kindle.

All giveaways and promotions will be over by the end of this week, so make sure to take advantage of them if you haven’t already.

And now, here’s the list for the third and final list of tour stops on my Goddess Fish virtual book tour:

September 19 – My guest post at Writers and Authors provides five practical and important tips for aspiring authors.

September 20 – A long-time fan of Eolyn, Queen of All She Reads hosts a very special author interview  uniquely tailored to the story of how The Silver Web came to be.

September 21  – Think you’re ready for self-publishing? At Sharing Links and WisdomI’m posting an easy 3-question quiz designed to help you decide whether to query first or simply forge ahead with your self-publishing dream. September 21 is also the last day that you can enter the Goodreads giveaway for a free signed copy of Sword of Shadows. 

September 22 – Happy Fall Equinox! The White Sky Project has promised a review for Sword of Shadows on their blog. Keep your fingers crossed that they’ll like it!

September 23 – My Goddess Fish Tour will end on a lighter note, with a fun, fictitious interview with the main characters of my novel: Eolyn and Adiana. Check it out at Book Lover Promo.  This will also be your last chance to enter the the virtual tour giveaway for a $15 B&N/Amazon gift card.

And…that’s the end of the tour! Thanks so much to everyone who has been following me these past few weeks. Next week, I’ll be taking a short break from blogging. After that, the Halloween season begins, and I’ll launch into a series of posts related to all things ghostly and ghoulish.

Oh – don’t forget the Goodreads giveaway! Here’s the link:

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sword of Shadows by Karin Rita Gastreich

Sword of Shadows

by Karin Rita Gastreich

Giveaway ends September 21, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 

SWORD OF SHADOWS Virtual Book Tour, Week Two

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This week, we continue our celebration of the release of Sword of Shadows, Book One of The Silver Web, in both Kindle and paperback editions. All of this week’s stops are listed below. Remember, the more sites you visit, the more chances you can have to win a $15 B&N/Amazon gift certificate.

Also, the first book in the series, Eolynis available this month at a special reduced price of $1.99 on Kindle. If you’re feeling lucky, you can also enter the Goodreads giveaway for a free, signed copy of Sword of Shadows.

Check out this week’s tour stops below, and please follow along to share your thoughts, questions, and insights.

September 12 – Find out about one of my favorite hobbies, dance, and how it has enriched my writing, on The Reading Addict

September 13 – My advice for aspiring authors? Shoot for the stars, but maintain a healthy dose of realism. Read more on this and other topics in my author interview at T’s Stuff. 

September 14 – An author interview, with a new set of questions about life, the universe, and everything, will be up at Libri Amori Miei. Rumor has it this site will also post a review of Sword of Shadows – Keep your fingers crossed!

September 15 – At The Silver Dagger ScriptorumI talk about how stories of women and war inspired me to write Sword of Shadows. And – I just might get another review at this site, too!

September 16 – Critique groups: Are they worth it? Discover my response to this question, and share your own thoughts and experiences, at Long and Short Reviews.

Don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway for your chance to win a signed copy of Sword of Shadows. Visit Goodreads to enter, or use the link below:

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sword of Shadows by Karin Rita Gastreich

Sword of Shadows

by Karin Rita Gastreich

Giveaway ends September 21, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 

SWORD OF SHADOWS Virtual Book Tour, Week One

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It’s that time of year again! We’re celebrating the release of Sword of ShadowsBook Two of The Silver Web in both paperback and Kindle editions, with a virtual book tour.

Over the next three weeks, I’ll be visiting a new blog every day, courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions. Look for fun interviews, thought-provoking posts, lively discussions, and great giveaways. Every stop you visit offers you an opportunity to win a $15 B&N/Amazon gift card.

For the duration of the tour, the first book in the series, Eolyn, is on sale for just $1.99 on Kindle. You can also enter a Goodreads giveaway for the chance to win a free signed copy of Sword of Shadows. 

Check out this week’s stops below. Hope to see you in the blogosphere!

September 5 – My author interview on Christine Young’s blog reveals what character from my books I’d most like to be, the best publishing advice I’ve ever received, and the blackest moment in Sword of Shadows. Read my answers to her questions, and don’t be shy about asking some of your own!

September 6 – My favorite interview for this entire tour will be appear on Books Chatter. They just asked so many great questions. Visit this stop, and you’ll find out about the (very eclectic) play list for The Silver Web, the inspiration for the cover art, and best of all, who would be my dream team for the blockbuster film adaptation of The Silver Web trilogy.

September 7Harmony Kent asked me to write a guest post about what I would do if I could be one of my characters for a month. Truth is, I don’t want to be any of the characters from Sword of Shadows, because they suffer a lot! But when forced to make a choice, I picked Adiana of Selkynsen, Eolyn’s good friend and sister in magic. Visit Harmony Kent’s blog to find out why.

September 8 – For Casey Moss and her readers, I was asked to talk about the best and worst writing advice I’ve received. Discover my answer, and share your own, on Casey Moss’s blog.

September 9 – Just like any other character in a story, mythical creatures have histories, desires, fears, and motivations. On Fabulous and Brunette, I’ll share my approach to crafting mythical creatures, with a close look at the special case of Naether Demons

That’s the schedule for week one. Please stop by as often as you can to share your thoughts, experiences, insights, and questions.

Also – don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway below!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sword of Shadows by Karin Rita Gastreich

Sword of Shadows

by Karin Rita Gastreich

Giveaway ends September 21, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway