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Hi hey hello! I’m Shealea, and if I’m being perfectly honest, it’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. It’s been nearly a year, I believe.


My embarrassingly rusty skills aside, it brings me so much joy and pleasure to introduce all of you to the official website for Caffeine Book Tours!


Some of you have been right by my side and have worked with me since my first blog tour in 2017 (and yes, I’m talking about the one for Helen Scheuerer’s debut novel, Heart of Mist), while some of you joined me after I formally launched Caffeine Book Tours as a company and book tour service in early 2019.


Regardless, whether you’ve been with me since Day 1 or whether you accidentally stumbled upon CBT this year, welcome! I truly appreciate you being here, celebrating this milestone with me. 💛


After a year of tirelessly establishing CBT’s presence on social media and in the book community, I finally found the time, energy, and above all else, the motivation to work on an official website. In just a year, Caffeine Book Tours has grown so much(!!!), and I’d like to believe that my smol brainchild has evolved into something far bigger and more impactful than I could’ve ever imagined. I’ve received so much positive feedback and heartwarming stories from both authors and bloggers alike. And because of all your overwhelming support, it finally felt like the right time for me to legitimize CBT as a company.


So, for that and for all the things that I cannot possibly mention in a single sentence, thank you very much! Truly, none of this would have been possible without you.


I know that this site, in its current form, is far from fancy or extravagant — and I know that you probably expected a lot more from me. But unfortunately, as a recent college graduate without a job, I cannot afford the luxury of a self-hosted website with a paid, sophisticated-looking theme. (Plus, I’ll be frank with you: A book tour company focused on own-voices and diverse books? It’s difficult to make a significant profit from it, especially since majority of the time, I organize blog tours for free.)


Nonetheless, I’m already proud of the fact that this little space on the Internet finally exists. I’m proud that I’ve taken a huge step towards further establishing Caffeine Book Tours and its vision within the online book community.


This is only the beginning, and I’m cautiously optimistic about CBT’s future. ✨


Please take a look around, maybe check out CBT’s upcoming book tours, and enjoy a cup of coffee with us. ☕

SIGN UP: Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy

Genre: middle grade, fantasy

Publication date: 14 September 2021

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Rebecacovers

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


What would you do if you found out that magic and monsters were real, and you were born to stop them?


14-year-old Keisha Alighieri thought she was just a normal teenager and that her biggest problems in life were what outfit to wear to school. But when her mother is kidnapped by an evil society, secrets get revealed that will change Keisha’s life forever.


Keisha finds out that her papà, Dante Alighieri, and his bloodline are hunters and protectors of the Inferno world. Keisha decides she will do anything to rescue her mother…anything.


She is joined by Verona Maro who acts as her guide and mentor as they pass through the portal to the Inferno realm. There, they will face monsters that she never thought actually existed.


However, even more trouble is just around the corner. The Monarchs are plotting to turn Keisha to evil and use her abilities to unlock an ancient power that will help them control the world.


Will Keisha and Verona be able to overcome the impossibly dangerous obstacles that stand in their way? And will Keisha be able to save the Inferno and become the Legacy she was born into?

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • loose adaptation of Dante’s Inferno for kids
  • parent kidnapping (shown and mentioned)
  • death of a parent (mentioned not seen)
  • PG fighting
  • the word damn (used once)
  • racism (theme)
  • mistreatment (mentioned)
  • the word killing (not graphic or gore)
  • blood (mentioned and seen—not gore)

About the Author

T.R. Tells chose the pen name created as a play on words “T.R “TELLS a story”. She’s a book-lover for anything fantasy (but will try any genre) and created her first story at 11 years old. She currently lives in upstate New York with a Bachelors in Fiction and Creative writing. In her free time when she’s not creating infinite worlds in her writing, you can find her binge watching Netflix and being an Otaku (anime) lover.

Her first Middle-Grade Debut “Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy ” combines her love of anime, fantasy, and the Black and LGBTQIA+ representation.

About the Tour

The tour for Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy accommodates book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators. The tour’s official hashtag is #InfernoVerseTour.

The tour will run from November 8th to November 12th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy will be distributed.

Sign-ups will close within this week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

Tour Schedule: Shadows of Our Sins

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 5 June 2021

Publisher: Self-published

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


What is your deepest desire?


A strange phenomenon has given people the power to manifest their deepest desires. However, this blessing comes with an unknown curse: demons that manipulate aspirations into sin.


After losing her brother to a school shooter under demonic influence, seventeen-year-old Aliyah Dawn yearns for a better tomorrow in a city of violence and corruption. In hopes of protecting her family, friends, and her boyfriend, she is granted the power to purge demons and undo the curse before the city succumbs to its own sins.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  •  Attempted suicide
  • Mentions of rape and abuse
  • Bullying
  • Death
  • Vulgar language
  • (Gun) violence
  • Predator character appearance (no sexual content)

About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, N. Phillips spends his free time devouring horror movies like junk food and playing video games/watching anime with his fiancée.

While trudging through university to earn his MA in Digital Marketing, he wrote the Shadow Purgers series: stories that weave social commentary into fast-paced commercial fiction. It wasn’t until he worked as a new media consultant for an author did he muster the courage to hit that shiny Publish button, and the rest is now unwritten history.

Tour Schedule


Bibliomanaic Aza
Caitlyn In The Rye
with love, salma
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf
@curlytopreads

TOUR SCHEDULE: Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (chinese); poc representation (chinese-coded characters); lgbtq+ representation (gay and sapphic side characters)

Publication date: 12 October

Publisher: HarperTeen

Cover: GUWEIZ (artist)

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


In an empire on the brink of war . . .


Ahn is no one, with no past and no family. Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child.


When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her arcane magical abilities.


But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.


Ferocious action, shadowy intrigue, and a captivating romance collide in June CL Tan’s debut, a stunning homage to the Xianxia novel with a tender, beating heart, perfect for fans of The Bone Witch and We Hunt the Flame.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • self-harm (gouging, eye horror; non-graphic)
  • child abuse (physical, verbal, emotional manipulation/gaslighting)
  • parent death (implied, off-page)
  • character deaths
  • mentions and descriptions of fantasy/magical violence (blood, war, political violence)
  • mentions and descriptions of physical symptoms that might be triggering to those with emetophobia
  • alcohol consumption

About the Author

June CL Tan grew up in Singapore where she was raised on a diet of classic books and wuxia movies, caffeine and congee. After obtaining three degrees, she decided she had enough of academia. Thankfully, those degrees were somewhat related to telling stories and now, she resides in New York City, writing under the watchful eye of her crafty cat. Jade Fire Gold is her debut novel.

Tour Schedule

October 11
Bibliosini
Birdie’s booktopia
Dear Rivarie
READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA

October 12
B for Bookslut
_half.blood.reader
Tender Curiosity

October 13
Colour Me Read
Doodles and Chibis
Magical Reads
My World of Books

October 14
A Bolt out of the Book
The Caffeinated Rareder
Lyrical Reads

October 15
Books with Joy
The Bibliophile Thoughts
thisbellereadstoo
Papertea & Bookflowers

SIGN UP: The Fallen in Soura Heights

Genre: adult, thriller

Publication date: 15 March 2021

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Troy Cooper

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


Fey Anderson has dreamt about Soura Heights and how picture-perfect it appears to be. What she never expected was for her husband’s body to be found in the forest. Determined to find out the truth behind his death, she moves there and finds herself weaving into the fabric of the small town.


But things aren’t always as they seem. As she learns more about Bruce’s “accident,” she unravels secrets about the town and its people she wishes she never learned. It’s all about survival in Soura Heights. Will Fey uncover what happened and bring justice for her husband, or will she be the next to fall?

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Mild language
  • Mild violence
  • Insinuated animal cruelty

About the Author

Amanda Jaeger has always had an interest in true crime, suspense, and mystery. As a long form copywriter, she has always had a hand in writing creatively for businesses to boost their income.

Residing in Virginia, you can bet on Amanda listening to true crime podcasts, watching cold case documentaries, and playing with her kids. (Not simultaneously.)

About the Tour

The tour for The Fallen in Soura Heights accommodates book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators. The tour’s official hashtag is #SouraHeightsTour.

The tour will run from November 1st to November 5th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of The Fallen in Soura Heights will be distributed.

Sign-ups will close within this week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

TOUR SCHEDULE: TJ Young and the Orishas

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 19 June 2021

Publisher: Self-published

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


TJ Young has been surrounded by magic his entire life, yet he has never tapped into it… until now.


Fourteen-year-old TJ grew up normal in a secret community of gifted diviners in the heart of modern-day Los Angeles. His powerful sister was ordained to lead his people into a new age of prosperity, but her mysterious death in Nigeria threatens to destroy the very foundations of TJ’s world.


Desperate to pick up where his sister left off and uncover the secrets behind her questionable death, TJ commits himself to unlocking the magical heritage that has always eluded him. So he enrolls in Camp Olosa—a remedial magic school for the divinely less-than-gifted in the humid swamps of New Orleans.


But little does he know, TJ is destined to cross paths with powerful spirits of old thought lost to time: the orishas.

About the Author

Antoine Bandele is an Amazon bestselling author in action adventure fantasy, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, African American fantasy, and African literature.

He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and cat. You can find him producing videos all over YouTube, including his own channel (which you should totally check out). He is also an audiobook engineer.

Tour Schedule

September 28
Theeuphoriczat
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf

September 29
@_._the_booknerd_._
deepireads
@wanderingreadingsoul

September 30
@curlytopreads
Shomeret: Masked Reviewer

October 01
DIPPED IN INK
Eye Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

TOUR SCHEDULE: I Survived the Attacks by Lauren Tarshis

Genre: middle grade, graphic novel, historical

Publication date: 03 August 2021

Publisher: Scholastic

Cover artist: Pencils and Inks by Corey Egbert, Color Art by Chi Ngo

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his family. A powerful addition to the gripping I Survived series.


The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad’s best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas’s parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It’s a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle’s firehouse, everything changes — and nothing will ever be the same again.

About the Author

Lauren Tarshis’ New York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!) tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the attacks of September 11, 2001, and other world events.

Lauren is also the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 25 classroom magazines. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world.

Tour Schedule

September 27
Amy’s Bookish Life
Literally Booked Solid

September 28
Woven From Words
Inkhaven

September 29
BeverleyABaird
The Reader’s Game

September 30
That Reading Gnome
heyaditya
Nil

SIGN UP: Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (chinese); poc representation (chinese-coded characters); lgbtq+ representation (gay and sapphic side characters)

Publication date: 12 October

Publisher: HarperTeen

Cover: GUWEIZ (artist)

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


In an empire on the brink of war . . .


Ahn is no one, with no past and no family. Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child.


When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her arcane magical abilities.


But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.


Ferocious action, shadowy intrigue, and a captivating romance collide in June CL Tan’s debut, a stunning homage to the Xianxia novel with a tender, beating heart, perfect for fans of The Bone Witch and We Hunt the Flame.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • self-harm (gouging, eye horror; non-graphic)
  • child abuse (physical, verbal, emotional manipulation/gaslighting)
  • parent death (implied, off-page)
  • character deaths
  • mentions and descriptions of fantasy/magical violence (blood, war, political violence)
  • mentions and descriptions of physical symptoms that might be triggering to those with emetophobia
  • alcohol consumption

About the Author

June CL Tan grew up in Singapore where she was raised on a diet of classic books and wuxia movies, caffeine and congee. After obtaining three degrees, she decided she had enough of academia. Thankfully, those degrees were somewhat related to telling stories and now, she resides in New York City, writing under the watchful eye of her crafty cat. Jade Fire Gold is her debut novel.

About the Tour

The tour for Jade Fire Gold accommodates book bloggers and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to applicants who identify with the following representation: Asian, sapphic, and/or gay. The tour’s official hashtag is #JadeFireGoldTour.

The tour will run from October 11th to October 15th. Although book reviews are required for this tour, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Digital review copies of Jade Fire Gold will be distributed through NetGalley. This means that you need a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within this week and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

SIGN UP: Shadows of Our Sins

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 5 June 2021

Publisher: Self-published

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


What is your deepest desire?


A strange phenomenon has given people the power to manifest their deepest desires. However, this blessing comes with an unknown curse: demons that manipulate aspirations into sin.


After losing her brother to a school shooter under demonic influence, seventeen-year-old Aliyah Dawn yearns for a better tomorrow in a city of violence and corruption. In hopes of protecting her family, friends, and her boyfriend, she is granted the power to purge demons and undo the curse before the city succumbs to its own sins.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  •  Attempted suicide
  • Mentions of rape and abuse
  • Bullying
  • Death
  • Vulgar language
  • (Gun) violence
  • Predator character appearance (no sexual content)

About the Author

Born and raised in New York City, N. Phillips spends his free time devouring horror movies like junk food and playing video games/watching anime with his fiancée.

While trudging through university to earn his MA in Digital Marketing, he wrote the Shadow Purgers series: stories that weave social commentary into fast-paced commercial fiction. It wasn’t until he worked as a new media consultant for an author did he muster the courage to hit that shiny Publish button, and the rest is now unwritten history.

About the Tour

The tour for Shadows of Our Sins accommodates book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to those who identify with the book’s representation. The tour’s official hashtag is #ShadowPurgers.

The tour will run from September 20th to September 24th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of Shadows of Our Sins will be distributed.

Sign-ups will close within this week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

SIGN UP: TJ Young and the Orishas

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 19 June 2021

Publisher: Self-published

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


TJ Young has been surrounded by magic his entire life, yet he has never tapped into it… until now.


Fourteen-year-old TJ grew up normal in a secret community of gifted diviners in the heart of modern-day Los Angeles. His powerful sister was ordained to lead his people into a new age of prosperity, but her mysterious death in Nigeria threatens to destroy the very foundations of TJ’s world.


Desperate to pick up where his sister left off and uncover the secrets behind her questionable death, TJ commits himself to unlocking the magical heritage that has always eluded him. So he enrolls in Camp Olosa—a remedial magic school for the divinely less-than-gifted in the humid swamps of New Orleans.


But little does he know, TJ is destined to cross paths with powerful spirits of old thought lost to time: the orishas.

About the Author

Antoine Bandele is an Amazon bestselling author in action adventure fantasy, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, African American fantasy, and African literature.

He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and cat. You can find him producing videos all over YouTube, including his own channel (which you should totally check out). He is also an audiobook engineer.

About the Tour

The tour for TJ Young and the Orishas accommodates book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to those who identify with the book’s representation. The tour’s official hashtag is #TJYoungTour.

The tour will run from September 13th to September 17th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of TJ Young and the Orishas will be distributed.

Sign-ups will close within this week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

SIGN UP: I Survived the Attacks by Lauren Tarshis

Genre: middle grade, graphic novel, historical

Publication date: 03 August 2021

Publisher: Scholastic

Cover artist: Pencils and Inks by Corey Egbert, Color Art by Chi Ngo

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his family. A powerful addition to the gripping I Survived series.


The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad’s best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas’s parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It’s a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle’s firehouse, everything changes — and nothing will ever be the same again.

About the Author

Lauren Tarshis’ New York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!) tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the attacks of September 11, 2001, and other world events.

Lauren is also the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, where she oversees more than 25 classroom magazines. In her more than 25 years with Scholastic, Lauren has helped transform the company’s print magazines into the powerful learning tools they are today. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world.

About the Tour

The tour for I Survived the Attacks accommodates book bloggers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators. The tour’s official hashtag is #SurvivedTheAttacksTour.

The tour will run from September 6th to September 10th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of I Survived the Attacks will be distributed.

Sign-ups will close within this week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

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