Blog Tours

Posted by Suzanne Lilly

Twitter @suzannelilly

July 1-7, 2013

I’m having one last hurrah with Untellable before my next book, A Thousand Little Secrets releases next month, and you’re invited!

I hope you’ll join me on this YABound book blog tour, hosted by some super fantastic bloggers. Each site will feature a review of Untellable, or one of five specially chosen excerpts. Enjoy!

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What Untellable is all about:

Aspen Dwyer, recently emancipated from foster care, is searching for a place to hide from a past with secrets too dark to share. Honey Creek, Ohio, presents itself as the best place to start a new life and stay undercover. There she meets Colton Moraine, a man with strong family ties and an even stronger sense of loyalty. His boisterous, loving family welcomes Aspen with warmth she hasn’t felt in years. She’s surprised at how quickly and deeply she falls for Colton. When a dangerous criminal comes to Honey Creek, intent on his revenge against her, Aspen must choose between two options. She can stay and risk her life and the rejection of the people she’s grown to love or she can run again, leaving behind any chance of a happy future.

What people are saying about Untellable:

  • Deeply detailed characters fill this sweet and suspenseful story about an emotionally wounded girl who has to choose between life or love. ~~~Long and Short Reviews
  • Untellable is a delightful mix of mystery, suspense, and love. Lilly creates characters that are warm, memorable, and a bit quirky. I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to Lilly’s next book. ~~~Brenda Maxfield
  • This is the second book I’ve read by Suzanne Lilly, and I LOVED it! ~~~Ashley Maker
***Blog Tour Schedule***
July 1:
The Book Rogue – http://the-book-rogue.de/ – Review
Donnie Darko Girl – http://donniedarkogirl.blogspot.com – Review
Chocolate Coated Reviews – http://chocolatecoatedreviews.blogspot.com – Excerpt #1
The Book Lover’s Report – http://thebookloversreport.blogspot.com – Review
Buried Under Books – http://cncbooksblog.wordpress.com/ – Review
 
July 2:
The Page Turners – http://www.futuresuns.blogspot.co.uk – Review
Mom With A Kindle – http://momwithakindle.blogspot.com – Excerpt #2
Book Nerds Anonymous – http://avasmith.org – Review
 
July 3:
Reading to Stay Alive – http://readingtostayalive.blogspot.com – Review
Addicted Readers – http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/ – Excerpt #3
Two-Tall-Tales – http://two-tall-tales.blogspot.com/ – Review
Stephanie Parent YA Author – http://www.stephanieparent.blogspot.com – Review
 
July 4:
#BookNerd – Http://booknerdash.blogspot.com – Review
Gabic Reads – www.gabicreads.blogspot.com – Review
Andi’s Young Adult Books – http://andisyoungadult.blogspot.com – Review
Burning Impossibly Bright – http://burningximpossiblyxbright.blogspot.com – Review
 
July 5:
Leisure Reads – http://www.leisurereads.com – Excerpt #4
Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict – www.pinkfluffyhearts.blogspot.com – Review
The Makeup Mother – Www.themakeupmother.blogspot.com – Review
 
July 6:
A Diary Of A Book Addict – http://adiaryofabookaddict.blogspot.com/ – Review
Paulette’s Papers – http://paulettespapers.com – Excerpt #5

Past blog tours

Shades of the Future is available for sale now, and its blog tours have begun. I’d be thrilled if you’d follow me through the tours and perhaps occasionally comment. Each week I’ll post a schedule so you’ll know where to find me and when.

Free Designer Glasses!

In honor of the sunglasses Mariah Davis uses to see the future, I’ll be giving away a pair of designer aviator sunglasses from Shoebuy.com to a commenter at the end of July’s tour stops. I’ll do the giveaway again at the end of August’s tour stops.

Cover of Shades of the Future by Suzanne Lilly

Final days of Shades of the Future Blog Tour,

August 20-28, 2012

We’re coming into the final seven days of the Shades of the Future Blog Tour. It’s been a wild ride, and it’s going to get even wilder! This week I’m giving you some twofers. (Two blogs a day for three days!) The Ring of Power blog circle is hosting me in addition to my regular blog stops. So please be sure to visit both sites with me on August 22, 23, and 24. I’m looking forward to seeing you! 

  • Aug. 20 Today I have a guest post at Journey With Books.
  • Aug. 21 I’ll be at Sandra’s Blog, chatting about how I came up with the idea for Shades of the Future.
  • Aug. 22 This is a two stop day! First, I’m being interviewed at Rogue’s Angels where I reveal a little known fact about myself, and how I maintain my creativity. The next stop is a five question interview for the Ring of Power blogs with Terri Bruce. I’ll be answering five questions a day for five days.
  • Aug. 23 Another two stop day! Welcome to My World of Dreams asked me to give you a peek into my writing space complete with pictures. Welcome to my lair! Afterwards, come visit and read the second part of my Ring of Power interview with historical fantasy author T. W. Fendley.
  • Aug. 24 We have a two stop day again! I’m being interviewed at It’s Raining Books. I’ll tell you how I came up with my story idea, and you’ll get to read a blurb for my February 2013 novel, Untellable. Afterwards, I’m also doing part three of my Ring of Power interview at The Realms of a Fantastical Mind.
  • Aug. 27 This is the fourth day of my Ring of Power interview series, and I’m at the blog of Sandra Ulbrich Amlazan. I’m also featured at Night Owl Reads with a post about the inspiration for Shades of the Future.
  • Aug. 28 This is the final day of my Ring of Power interview series and I’m at Dean’s Writing Time.
  • Sept. 3 Simple Books interviews me. She gave Shades of the Future a 4 star review.
  • Sept. 10 I’m at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, answering some unusual interview questions.
  • Sept. 17 Dana Square asks me the question, “What would you do if you could see your own future?” I answer it, and then I ask you, the reader, “What would you do?”

Hot August Nights Blog Tour Week 2, August 13-17, 2012

Here we are heading into August and the Shades of the Future Blog Tour is heating up. There are interviews, guest posts, and a contest. Also, each time you comment on a blog, you’re entered to win a pair of designer sunglasses from Shoebuy.com. So far, Cathy C. Hall and Harley Brooks have won a pair of Rockstar Aviators. I still have one more pair to give away.  If you’re ready for a new pair of shades, come visit me on my book blog tour!
  • Aug. 13 I’m starting off the fourth week of blog touring being interviewed by TaraLen Walker who asks some fun questions about my favorite things.
  • Aug. 14 What are five things you can do with a pencil? Think quickly, then compare your answers to mine at Lindsay’s Scribblings. She also asks a fun question about getting locked in a closet with Johnny Depp. *swoon*
  • Aug. 15 Today at Hope Dreams Life Love, I answer some questions about who I am as a writer.
  • Aug. 16 If you’re looking for a way to spend a day pampering yourself to the hilt, come by the Guilty Indulgence blog. I’ll show you how it’s done. Of course, if you have some fabulously indulgent ideas to share, I’d love to hear them!
  • Aug. 17 At Moonlight, Lace, and Mayhem, I chat about the consequences of seeing into the future.

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS BLOG TOUR WEEK 1, AUGUST 4-10, 2012

  • Aug. 4 and 5 Long and Short Reviews has nominated my novel for their Book of the Month award. The reviewer wrote, “This is ultimately the coolest YA book I’ve ever read: You don’t have to be a teen to love this book!” Come by the LASRYA site to vote or see the results.
  • Aug. 4 and 5 If you’re on Goodreads, and you add my book to your “To Read” list on August 4th and 5th, you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Shades of the Future. I’ll be randomly selecting two winners.
  • Aug. 6 Long and Short Reviews  is hosting a guest post about what I learned from my heroine, Mariah Davis.
  • Aug. 7 I’m being interviewed at Bunny’s Reviews. She asks me about my favorite authors and how I name my characters.
  • Aug. 8 I’ll be at A Writer’s Life. If you visit today, you’ll get to know me better. She asks about my hobbies, my family life, and my secret obsession.
  • Aug. 9 I’m being interviewed by the Young Adult BookAddict. If you stop by here, you’ll find out about my quirks, my inspiration, and my February 2013 novel release, Untellable.
  • Aug. 10 I’m over at the Live to Read blog. Mariah Davis, the heroine in Shades of the Future, hijacked this interview. She’s like that. She wanted to tell you about an incident with the glasses that didn’t make it into the book. It’s sort of like a movie outtake with the main character.
Want to see more? Just check out the video trailer for Shades of the Future.
Read some of the reviews on my books page.
Try a sample of Shades of the Future, or get your own copy at these online locations.

Review blog tour July 30-august 2, 2012

Video preview of Shades of the Future:

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Cathy C. Hall is the proud new winner of the first round of the blog tours. She won a pair of designer aviator sunglasses. Congratulations! You can follow Cathy on her blog or on Twitter as @cathychall.

Blog Tour attractions for July 16 – 20, 2012

  • July 16: I’ll be at Taryn Rae’s website, doing an interview. Taryn Rae is the author of Castaway Hearts, also from Turquoise Morning Press.
  • July 17: I’m doing a guest post about pets, and my mostly adorable granddog at Doctor’s Notes. Since Mariah, my main character, works at the Happy Paws Pet Rescue, I’m giving 10% of the royalties from this book to a pet rescue organization.
  • July 18: Read an exclusive new excerpt from Shades of the Future at the TeacherWriter blog. It’s all about Nothing Beats Chocolate Beet Cake, a specialty of Bess Beale, owner of the White Cottage Restaurant in Honey Creek.
  • July 19: The Selkie Reads Stories is Thursday’s stop on the book tour. You’ll get to know Mariah Davis better in this creative interview.
  • July 20: I’m at Jo Ramsey’s blog, with a post about what it’s like to have a premonition. Have you ever known about something before it happened? Come by and chat about it.

Week Two Attractions July 23 – 27, 2012 on the Shades of the Future Blog Tour

  • July 23: What was your first car, and whatever happened to it? I’m warning you right now, this post at My Pathway to Books isn’t pretty. It isn’t about the cute little Volkswagen or sexy Camaro some of you might have driven as a first car. No, it’s quite hideous. I hope you’ll come by and share in the misery of my first car.
  • July 24: The Dream Seekers Adventures blog is the sensational stop of the day. I’m chatting about how to get kids reading and how to get them to love it. I’m going to tell you about my Magic Bullet for creating readers.
  • July 25: Today I’ll be at the TeacherWriteBookaholic blog sharing a story about the intersection of dreams and waking life.
  • July 26: Today we’re going to lighten up and have some fun with an interview on the Aside from Writing blog. I’ll tell some little known facts about myself, including my favorite candy, my favorite social media, and the book I always wish I’d written.
  • July 27: I’m thrilled to be on The Daydreamer blog talking about what your daydreams can tell you about yourself.

Book blurb for Shades of the Future to give you a hint of what the story is about:

What would you give to see the future? Would you make your dreams come true? Would you change the things you didn’t like?

Mariah Davis loves animals, running, and her hunk of a boyfriend, Kevin Creamer. Everything looks bright for her until the day she finds a pair of sunglasses that allow her to see the future.

When she glimpses a disaster looming, she tries to avoid it but fails. She has a car accident that lands her in a wheelchair, smashing her hopes for a running scholarship to the veterinary program at Ohio State University. She pushes Kevin away, thinking he’ll want to end their relationship now that she can’t walk.

Will she ever learn to trust and love again? She could search for an answer in the sunglasses. But she’s afraid what they reveal might destroy her.

Read more sample pages!

You can get a short excerpt of the book by sending an email to shadesofthefuture {at} gmail {dot} com. I won’t use your email address for anything but an announcement once or twice a year.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you on the blog tour stops.

Purchase Shades of the Future at  Amazon for Kindle, Barnes and Noble for Sony Nook, Smashwords for all digital formats including Apple.

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