When things changed for my books several months ago, I didn’t want to put them in a drawer and forget about them. But moving forward meant big changes. And so, my debut novel, previously published as Fear My Mortality, has become… Beyond the Ever Reach.
It’s out now on Kindle and in paperback.
The cover is designed by the very talented Zen Agency who were great to work with and also designed the cover for the sequel… Beneath the Guarding Stars. Which brings me to the cover reveal 😀
Beneath the Guarding Stars picks up right where we left Ava and Michael at the end of the first book…
In a world where nobody can be killed, one girl will change it all… Ava and Michael have fought their way to Starsgard, but crossing the border comes with a price and their home country is ravaged by fear and hatred of mortals. They soon discover that peace is an illusion and danger is closer than they feared.
And now to the cover reveal…
Beneath the Guarding Stars releases on November 18th and is available to pre-order now. Having said that, I’m going to see if I can release it earlier. Please sign up to my newsletter if you want to be the first to hear all the news.
My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has been so supportive of my books and this change.
Beneath the Guarding Stars, the sequel to Fear My Mortality, is coming soon. I’m hoping for an October release with specific date coming soon.
It continues Ava and Michael’s story from the moment we left them. Here’s a short excerpt…
Seth’s eyes and the set of his jawline and his hands told me that this moment wasn’t about dance—it was about whether or not I was accepted into a group that didn’t accept just anybody. He pulled me close to him in a final move that saw me leaning backward, one leg extended. My old dance teacher’s voice rang in my mind. “Perfect lines,” she’d sing with a clap of her hands—the closest she’d get to a compliment.
Except that this boy didn’t want me here, and his arms didn’t tingle with the energy of the only boy I trusted, and the last time I danced I was spiraling through a room full of covert operatives holding mortality weapons. I froze and my hesitation was all that Seth needed to lean in close, pressing me up against him, his mouth at my ear, a whisper on his lips. “I guess you do know how to dance.”
Many wonderful bloggers took part in the blog tour for my debut novel, Fear My Mortality. Here’s a roundup of the second and final week of the tour… And my gratitude to all the readers for being part of the tour with me!
Kindle and Me – Ava’s playlist and a really insightful review of the book
Addicted Readers – Where I chat about the world-building
Novel Novice – A fun flash interview, including the song that can always get me dancing
Whatever You Can Still Betray – Another fun flash interview, this one about the story
Wishful Endings – Mortal among those with immortality and a great review.
Thinking to Inking – An interview including my advice to aspiring writers
Reviews this week
Book-Keeping – “SO UNIQUE and awe-inducing… READ THIS BOOK.”
The Page Unbound – “a gripping journey of life and death”
Between Books – “this book was fantastic, from the very beginning I was drawn by it.”
Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps – “completely different from most stories involving immortality”
The Young Folks – “Ava is an outcast in her society for many reasons. She’s afraid of death in society where it’s not supposed to be a big deal.”
Bookaholic Banter – “a thrill ride from beginning to end… The writing was easy to follow and flowed well.”
I’m incredibly grateful to all the book bloggers, readers, and reviewers who are taking part in the blog tour for Fear My Mortality.
Presented by Month9Books and hosted by Chapter by Chapter, there is a full lineup in the tour schedule with a massive giveaway for five winners to receive an electronic copy of Fear My Mortality.
- This week, I’ve had the opportunity to be a guest author at…
Rachel’s Book Reviews, who interviewed Michael Bradley, the love interest in Fear My Mortality
Once Upon a Twilight and the characteristics that all YA Heroines should possess
Two Chicks on Books with my top five favorite scenes from Fear My Mortality
BooksChatter – a really fabulous interview!
Cover2Cover and the Top Ten Benefits of Immortality
- And there are wonderful reviews of Fear My Mortality on …
Star Crossed Reviews – “I enjoyed every single page of this book.”
Dark Faerie Tales – “Action packed adventure full of romance, suspense and an intriguing premise!”
Hidden Worlds Books – “A 5 star fantastic YA read, I can’t wait to read the sequel!”
Bibliobibuliya – “a fresh take on the alternative history plot” and “a creatively rendered plot that will leave you begging for the sequel.”
BookHounds YA – on Ava and Michael: they “connect and learn to trust each other in the best possible way. SWOON.”
- And in addition, I was also separately interviewed by Swanky Seventeener, Jilly Gagnon. The Swanky Seventeens are debut authors whose first books will be released in 2017.
It’s been a thrilling week and I’m looking forward to the second week of the blog tour coming up!
My debut novel, Fear My Mortality, is set in an alternate world.
It’s a version of what the world might look like today if human beings were immortal from the beginning.
Immortality changes the way the people in Fear My Mortality live their lives and what they believe and value. But with any variation of events, there are a thousand possible outcomes and so many different ways a world like that could operate.
I wanted to write a version of the world that looks a lot like our world today but with some distinct differences, the biggest ones being war and morality, with their technology not so far from ours.
And I wanted it to have a cracking pace 🙂
Some other alternate world books I’ve read and loved – or would love to read – are …
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik;
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman; and
Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
Thank you everyone who took part in the Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt. I hope you had heaps of fun hunting!
I had a blast meeting new people and talking books. Thank you to all my new followers and everyone who helped spread the word about my YA sci-fi Fear My Mortality.
I’m always happy to hear from you, whether it’s a tweet or a facebook comment, or contacting me on my website’s contact form.
You are all aweseome!
AND THE WINNER OF MY BONUS GIVEAWAY IS …
As part of the hunt, I gave away a signed ARC of my YA sci-fi Fear My Mortality plus swag.
Fear My Mortality is set in an alternate world where everyone is invincible but one girl could change it all.
And the winner is … *throws confetti* …
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I’m super excited to be part of the YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016!
There are nine teams of 20 authors and so many books to be won!
I’m team red and here are the other authors who will be joining me on the team:
The I Am A Reader blog is giving away a massive $250. Join my mailing list via the Rafflecopter in this post to enter. And good luck!
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Some lovely bloggers will be featuring Fear My Mortality (and me) this month and you can find out more about the book, the world, and its characters.
Here’s the line up:
March 7th – Celebrating Debutantes 2016 hosted by Fragments of Life
March 7th to 12th – The Sweet Sixteens will be hosting a Twitter giveaway
March 9th – Fifty Shades of Book Boys on Dark Faerie Tales – a scene from Michael’s point of view!
March 11th – #Friday Fandom on the Hidden Worlds Books Blog
March 18th – Keep an eye out for something special on Young Adult Books Central
March 20th – Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
March 24th – Writing and Wellness hosted by Colleen M. Story
I can’t wait to get started!
I’m excited to be featured as a guest author on The Story Reading Ape’s Blog today, where I talk about how I was inspired to write Fear My Mortality.
If you have a moment, please check it out at the link below: 🙂
Source: #Read about Guest #Author Everly Frost | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog