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.
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’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!
Despite my announced blogging hiatus on Twitter (I did not have the time nor the energy to sit down and write a long post as to why I need a quick break from blogging, if I’m being honest), I am momentarily back to introduce to y’all an upcoming YA fantasy debut that is guaranteed to knock your
adorably printed socks off! And guess what?
Your favorite Southeast Asian girl is organizing another blog tour for this fantastical beauty of a book! Personally, I don’t think this debut has reached the radars of most readers and book bloggers so I’m hoping to change that. I can’t wait for all of you to learn more about A Shifting of Stars and its incredible author!
Okay, is it just me or have there been a lot of blog tour sign-ups on this blog lately?
And there will be more to come soon — okay, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I hope y’all aren’t sick of them yet because the tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly is an extremely special one!
For one thing, I am organizing this alongside two of my closest blogging friends, Kate @ Your Tita, Kate and Cara @ The Little Miss Bookworm, and the four of us have been plotting this tour since December last year! And nope, I’m not miscounting — because the author herself, Gail D. Villanueva, was the one responsible for reaching out to us and offering this incredible opportunity (Love you, Gail!). Gail’s been really involved throughout the planning and preparation for this tour, so I guarantee that all of you are in for a treat!
Hello, friends! As y’all know, when I’m not championing books by Asian authors, I like to hunt for underrated literary gems — a lot of which are found in the indie or self-published side of this virtual town. Aside from Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (I’m giving away a couple of copies here!), I absolutely adore The Oremere Chronicles by Helen Scheuerer.
With morally gray characters your heart will loyally root for, an immersive plot that’ll always keep you on your toes, and a terrifying fantasy realm where magic is forbidden, this trilogy truly has it all! I easily fell in love with Heart of Mist, the first book in this YA fantasy series, and I was left even hungrier for more after finishing its sequel, Reign of Mist. With that said, I am incredibly happy to reveal the third and final book to all of you!
Keeping this news hush hush — well, almost hush hush (of course, I had to tell a few close blogger friends to keep myself from exploding) — was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done as a book blogger. It comes as no surprise that Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is one of my most highly anticipated releases this year, and the moment this incredible opportunity dropped onto my lap, I wanted to scream about it into the world. But I digress, and I think I’m getting way ahead of myself.
With the unceasing support from the author (seriously, Elizabeth, you are a rockstar) and the much coveted blessing from the publisher, I am extremely humbled and honored to announce that I am organizing an international blog tour for Spin the Dawn! YAAAAS!