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.
If you’re interested in being the first to learn about blog tour announcements, then I highly encourage you to sign up as an official coffee bean, which comes with the perk of being the recipient of email invitations to events organized by Caffeine Book Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Diversity tags: Asian author (Indian), POC representation (Indian), LQBTQIAP+ representation
Publication date: 03 September 2019
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Synopsis: One kingdom. One crown. One family.
“Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.”
Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail?
As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole.
The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.
ABOUT THE BLOG TOUR
The official hashtag for this blog tour is #ATourOfRageAndSorrow (witty hashtag suggested by everyone’s favorite tita, Kate!), and it will run from August 19th to August 23rd. Because I am based in the Philippines, it will follow my country’s time zone (UTC+08:00).
This is a promotional, international blog tour that accommodates all book bloggers, regardless of where they are located (be it inside or outside of the United States). Asian (#ownvoices and non-#ownvoices) readers are highly encouraged to participate. (However, it should be noted that the slots for this blog tour are limited, and filling out the form does not guarantee anyone a slot.)
Sign-ups will close on June 23rd, and the selected participants will be contacted via email a few days after. All official tour hosts will receive review copies of A House of Rage and Sorrow and will be expected to post a review for the blog tour. Although this is a review-required tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.
This promotional blog tour is in cooperation with Sangu Mandanna (the author) and Sky Pony Press (massive thanks for agreeing to work with me!). Hence, review copies will be distributed via Edelweiss. This means that you need to have an Edelweiss account in order to participate. It is also preferable that participants have already read A Spark of White Fire, which is the first book of this trilogy, as review copies for the first installment may be limited in number.
For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!
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