Friday, February 9, 2018

Assassins of Truths ~ ~ Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway!

Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3)
By Brenda Drake 
Publication Date:  February 6, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen


The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers. And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.
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How Libraries are Important to Me
Guest Post by Brenda Drake

I have many wonderful memories of visiting libraries as a young girl. It was our local public library that made me a reader. I remember going to story times as a girl at our library. When I was ten or so and was searching for a book to read but couldn’t decide on one, it was a librarian who asked me if I liked stories set in a fantasy or the real world. I told her fantasy. She rushed off and returned with a book she thought I would love. It was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. And she was right. I instantly fell in love with the story and checked it out many times over the next few years. Fantasy books had become an escape for me. Whenever things were tough, I’d get lost in them. It was because of this book and the librarian who suggested it that I became a fantasy author.

Not only do librarians select and shelve books, they inspire reading and have a great wealth of knowledge about books. Need to know something? A librarian can find it for you. Librarians are guides into other worlds via the books they share with others. Librarians can change lives by just suggesting a book. I know it changed mine.

Without librarians there wouldn’t be libraries. The libraries in the Library Jumpers series are beautiful. Some hold the oldest books from history. But it’s the public libraries in our communities that inspire and educate visitors about art, literature, history, and music. Our school librarians provide books to students who can’t afford to buy them and wouldn’t read otherwise. Librarians help authors get their books into the hands of readers who may not be able to buy them at a store. Libraries are the gateways and librarians are the gatekeepers to our imaginations.

Which is your favorite library? Do you have a special memory about a librarian or library?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother's animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. With kids of all ages populating Brenda's world, it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical for both younger readers and the young at heart. And because she married her prince charming, there's always a romance warming the pages. Her favorite books are The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Kings Row by Henry Bellamann, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. When she's not writing, she hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. In her free time, Brenda enjoys hanging out with her family, haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or just reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

(Open Internationally. Ends 3/5/18.)

Week 1:
February 5, 2018 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Spotlight
February 5, 2018 – A Dream Within A Dream – Review
February 5, 2018 – BookHounds YA – Interview
February 5, 2018 – Novel Nerd Faction – Review
February 6, 2018 – The Reading Life – Spotlight
February 7, 2018 – Chapters through life – Review
February 7, 2018 – Writer’s Alley – Guest Post
February 7, 2018 – What Is That Book About – Spotlight
February 7, 2018 – Realm of the Sapphired Dragon – Review
February 8, 2018 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Guest Post
February 8, 2018 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Spotlight
February 8, 2018 – Taking It One Book at a Time – Review
February 8, 2018 – Chapter by Chapter – Guest Post
February 9, 2018 – Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Spotlight
February 9, 2018 – jrsbookreviews – Review
February 9, 2018 – Hall Ways Blog – Guest Post
Week 2:
February 12, 2018 – Bitches n Prose – Spotlight
February 12, 2018 – Blushing Bibliophile blog – Review
February 12, 2018 – Confessions of an ExBallerina – Guest Post
February 13, 2018 – Bibliobibuli YA – Guest Post
February 13, 2018 – The Page Unbound – Review
February 14, 2018 – Ali’s Bookshelf – Guest Post
February 14, 2018 – La libreria di Beppe – Spotlight
February 14, 2018 – Sincerely Karen Jo – Spotlight
February 15, 2018 – BookCrushin – Guest Post
February 15, 2018 – Port Jericho – Review
February 15, 2018 – Diana’s Book Reviews – Spotlight
February 16, 2018 – Becky on Books – Interview
February 16, 2018 – The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Review
February 16, 2018 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post

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