SIGN UP: Blog tour for Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan

SIGN UP: Blog tour for Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan

I really hope y’all are not sick of Caffeine Book Tours yet because ya fave Southeast Asian girl is back at it with another international blog tour that’s set to run within the month of August. This marks my 8th blog tour for the year — and what do you know, August is coincidentally the 8th month! Ahhh!

Allow me to get really sappy really quick: thank you for all the enormous, generous amounts of love and support so far! My little brainchild, Caffeine Book Tours, is already six months old and I can hardly believe it! I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities that allow me to get great, wonderfully diverse books into the hands of the right readers who might not have as much access or resources as more privileged individuals. This means so much to me on a personal level, and I cannot adequately describe how grateful I am.

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Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 3): Queer books you can buy for $2.99 or less

Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 3): Queer books you can buy for $2.99 or less

The essence of Quick Kindle Steals is pretty simple and straightforward: hunt down any number of discounted (preferably $2.99 or less) or free e-books (either permanently or time-limited prices) and share these finds on my blog. Hopefully, doing this will help introduce struggling readers, such as myself, to more titles that they can afford!

This isn’t a weekly feature, but I lurk around Amazon so frequently that I’ll definitely be doing more volumes of this! I also make Twitter threads about limited-time Kindle deals so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check out the #QuickKindleSteals hashtag. Also, please take note that you need to have the free Kindle app installed in your device before purchasing any of these books.

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SIGN UP: Blog tour for A House of Rage and Sorrow

SIGN UP: Blog tour for A House of Rage and Sorrow

As much as I love supporting first-time authors by working with them to promote their books on my humble little online space, I think it is also incredibly, incredibly important to continue boosting sequels and succeeding installments of books written by authors as well. Authors of color, in particular, need consistent love and support from their readers in order to continue their careers in writing and in publishing.

With all that said, I am extremely ecstatic to announce that I was given the high honor of organizing a blog tour for several of my most highly anticipated sequels from Asian authors that are due to be released within this year! Around a week ago, I opened the sign-up form for Jade War by Fonda Lee. This time, I’m happy to finally invite all of you to A Tour of Rage and Sorrow, which will feature A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna.

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Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan: The literary love child of steampunk & supernatural

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan: The literary love child of steampunk & supernatural Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon
by Mary Fan

an ARC review (paperback)
published 11 June 2019
young adult, fantasy, & science fiction

tagged for authors of color (asian authors), #ownvoices, POC representation (chinese), & disability representation (dyslexia)

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When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when the viceroy selects her as a bride, but with the fate of her people at stake, she sees no choice but to consent. Anlei’s noble plans are sent into a tailspin, however, when a young thief steals the River Pearl for himself.

Knowing the viceroy won’t protect her village without the jewel, she takes matters into her own hands. But once she catches the thief, she discovers he needs the pearl just as much as she does. The two embark on an epic quest across the land and into the Courts of Hell, taking Anlei on a journey that reveals more is at stake than she could have ever imagined.

With incredibly vivid world building and fast-paced storytelling, Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon is great for readers who are looking for something fresh in epic fantasy.

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SIGN UP: Blog tour for Jade War by Fonda Lee

SIGN UP: Blog tour for Jade War by Fonda Lee

If you’ve been following me for a while now, then this wouldn’t be your first time hearing (or seeing???) me mention an adult Asian-inspired fantasy entitled, Jade City by Fonda Lee. It’s a brilliant novel that I read because of CW’s persistent recommendation and I loved it so much that it comes as no surprise that its sequel, Jade War, is my most highly anticipated release of this year.

Having said that, I am extremely pleased and honored to announce that, in cooperation with Orbit Books, I am organizing an international blog tour for Jade War!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in June!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in June!

Another month, another opportunity to share a bit (or a lot of) love for books written by Asian authors. In other words, a new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Yay!

If you’re currently participating in this fun reading challenge, then use this post to share all the Asian books you read for the month of June. I’m sure everyone, including me, is interested in which titles you picked up! Plus, read on to find fun challenge prompts and book recommendations (that just might help you with those prompts).

On the other hand, if this is your first time to hear about YARC 2019, then read on anyway and learn how you can join in on all the fun!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in May!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in May!

First and foremost, I’d like to extend my most sincere apologies to everyone for the huge, huge delay with this month’s link-up post for the Year of the Asian reading challenge. May has not been kind to me at all, and I think that’s reflected in the near absence of blog posts throughout this month. To make up for the delay, the closing of link-up submissions has been moved to a latter date, namely, June 25th. Hopefully, this will be the first and last time an incident will happen. Again, I’m very sorry.

If you’re currently participating in this fun reading challenge, then use this post to share all the Asian books you read for the month of May. I’m sure everyone, including me, is interested in which titles you picked up! Plus, read on to find fun challenge prompts and book recommendations (that just might help you with those prompts).

On the other hand, if this is your first time to hear about YARC 2019, then read on anyway and learn how you can join in on all the fun!

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