Thursday, May 31, 2018

Silver Hollow Tour Stop Excerpts: Days 8-9

It's the official release day of Silver Hollow! More about that at this link. Back to book tour updates, today I wanted to share another digest, before we conclude in the next two days. Tomorrow is chalk-full of fun blogs to hop. So before we begin the farewell portion of our tour, I hope y'all will take a gander at the lovely blogs featured below:

1. The lovely Nicole of Nicole's Book Musings, shares an exciting excerpt on her blog. Check out more at her site: CLICK ME

The train jolted, nearly throwing her off balance. Amie scrambled to her feet and ran for her compartment. She banged her fingers trying to slide the door shut. Fear would win over logic this time, it seemed. She was half embarrassed with herself for freaking out. But her voice betrayed her terror as she leaned her forehead against her compartment door and said, “Come on…get a grip!”
  “Actually, you might want to duck,” a familiar voice called from over her shoulder.
  Amie pivoted round so quickly she had to shove aside her unruly curls. “You!”
  “Aye, me,” he replied from her former seat.
  “How the hell did you get in here? Who are you anyway and just how long have you been stalking me?” The questions came barreling past her lips while her eyes remained fixed on his and all she could think was the way he cried her name when the knife entered her belly.
  Why did you call me Nimue? The question was on the tip of her tongue when he stood, suddenly alert and concerned.
  “Clearly we have a sizzling conversation ahead of us. Now you really should duck, lass,” he said, his black eyes darting to the doors and back to her.
  “What do you mean…” Amie sputtered when he threw himself flat against the narrow space between the seats.
  He lifted his head and groaned with exasperation, “What do you think I just said? Are you truly that daft?” He then threw his arm over her head and yelled, “DUCK!”
  She did not remember tripping, but her feet flew up behind her, nonetheless. And she landed in an ungraceful heap on top of the strange man the same time the world exploded with sound. A rain of bullets showered overhead and poked noisy holes out the window. Amie threw her hands over her head and an embarrassing shriek escaped her.

2. Becky On Books interviewed me, and concurrently made me confess more of my not-so-secret nerdisms ;p Check out her blog, and her quilts! She's amazing, folks, seriously.

Becky: What 5 things should readers know about you?
  1. I am an unapologetic nerd. I know way too much about Blade Runner, Star Trek, Star Wars & Game of Thrones. I have also read almost everything Tolkien I could get my hands on and used to write fanfiction for it in high school.
  2. I am the youngest child in an older family. My parents were 40 when I was born the youngest of my three brothers is 11 years older than me. So not only did I always get along better with older people, I’ve been raised on a lot of things my peers were ever-confused about.
  3. Because of the older brothers thing I mentioned, I grew up with an unhealthy obsession with the 80s. Lucky brothers got to be teenagers during that time, so watching John Hughes movies was like watching their experience. Also…honorable influence mention due to the old fantasy flicks like Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Neverending Story.
  4. I’ve been in love with trees since I was a child. We live in a 100 year old farmhouse in the middle of a forest. Some people may find that isolated but for me it’s pure freedom.
  5. My friends called me the “soundtrack guru” all through high school and college. When we go to the movies, I can tell who composed it usually in the first refrain. For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing music, check out the scores of some of your favorite films and prepare for some epic chill.
Becky: OMG, I love movie soundtracks! Listening to them while I wrote papers kept me sane during my undergraduate degree. What is this “unhealthy obsession with the 80s” you speak about? Obsessing over the 80s is TOTALLY normal, right? Right?!? 😉

3. Next, I'm excited to share a new review from Locks, Hooks and Books! See what she has to say about the new Silver Hollow:
Silver Hollow is a little different from my normal go to genre. However, it is a perfect reminder why I should do that more often. I thought it was pretty good. I liked Amie from the start and was fascinated with her story. She experiences horror and tragedy and then a twist I did not expect it all.

I give Silver Hollow four stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy paranormal romances. Such a beautiful and magical tale. 

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

4. Sometimes bloggers go the extra mile, like What's Beyond Forks. Not only did she take the time to interview me today, she also shared her honest review! Read an excerpt of both below:

What was the weirdest thing you had to google while doing research?
Some of the words in Silver Hollow are odd, as you’ll notice. What most people may not realize is about half the words in the Glossary are Medieval English. A few personal favorites include:
- Chitty-face: A person with a thin, pinched face; a term of contempt.
- Kiss the Hare’s Foot: To be so late as to miss dinner; to eat left-over scraps.
- Waghalter- A rogue likely to swing in a gallows.

Which of your characters do you relate to most and why?
Amie, beyond a shadow of a doubt. I wrote this book for myself and my twin best friends originally, based on ourselves. It was obvious wish-fulfillment fantasy for me in 2012. I longed to have the courage to go on adventures, to take risks. Amie is much more her own character this time around, but some of her experiences also reflect my personal journey. And I think many 20-somethings can relate to that feeling of disillusionment.

What's Beyond Forks 4 Star Review

Silver Hollow is the first book in the Borderlands Saga by Jennifer Silverwood. This is certainly an interesting & magical little world. I enjoyed Amie as a character, and it was just as much of an adventure for me as it was for her as she figures out her heritage and who she really is. As the reader, you'll figure it out long before she does, but it's still fun. There are many secrets. You'll meet several characters through this story, but be careful who you trust! *wink* I'm excited about this series, and I'm already looking forward to the next book!
Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood was kindly provided to me by Prism Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Tour Giveaway

PRIZE PACK #1: 1 winner will receive new Silver Hollow swag, themed bookmarks, stickers, bookish themed tote, and B&N Illustrated Hardcover Editions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Story of King Arthur & His Knights (US only)
PRIZE PACK #2: 1 winner will receive signed swag (mainly Silver Hollow and Wylder Tales), ebooks of the Wylder Tales Collection, and a free voucher for Bound Beauty to be published later in 2018 (open internationally)
ENDS: June 6th

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