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Welcome to Our Website!

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: Planet Dead by Sylvester Barzey

Genre: adult, horror, fantasy/paranormal

Diversity tags: author of color (black author); poc representation (black female lead; bipoc characters; lgbtq+ characters)

Publication date: 06 August 2017

Publisher: Self-published

Cover design: Ravenborn Covers

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Synopsis:


When the world goes to hell in a zombie handbasket, you find out that true evil hides among the living!


Catherine Briggs is having a messed up year. Her car got stolen. Her family thinks she’s dead. There’s an unwelcome late night visitor at her door.


Oh yeah! And the world’s become infested with zombies!


Catherine is on a mission to find her family, no matter the cost. Yet, fate seems to have other plans. Flesh eating zombies, Killer Clowns, and a number of other batshit problems await her in… Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Mature Language
  • Blood & Gore
  • Sexual Violence
  • Violence

About the Author

Sylvester Barzey is a best selling horror and fantasy author who grew up in Bronx, NY and was later transplanted to Lawrence, GA. A military veteran with an addiction to all things horror, Sylvester’s goal is to shine a spotlight on BIPOC characters within the horror/fantasy genre.

About the Tour

The tour for Planet Dead accommodates book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to applicants who identify as Black, POC, and/or LGBTQ+. The tour’s official hashtag is #PlanetDeadTour.

The tour will run from May 17th to May 21st. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of Planet Dead 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: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Genre: adult, mystery/thriller

Diversity tags: authors of color (filipino-american author), poc representation (filipino-american, pakistani muslim american, korean-american, mexican-american, japanese-american, black american), and lgbtqiap+ representation (lesbian, bisexual, queer)

Publication date: 04 May 2021

Publisher: Berkley

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Synopsis:


When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She’s tasked with saving her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case.


With the cops treating her like she’s the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila’s left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block…

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • indications of evidence planting and police intimidation
  • drug use
  • fatphobia
  • racism
  • domestic violence (implied, not on the page)

About the Author

Mia P. Manansala is a writer from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture.

She is the winner of the 2018 Hugh Holton Award, the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, the 2017 William F. Deeck – Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America/Helen McCloy Scholarship. She’s also a 2017 Pitch Wars alum and 2018-2019 mentor.

About the Tour

The tour for Arsenic and Adobo accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It will be held from May 3 to May 7. Priority will be given to applicants who identify as Filipino, Filipino-American, and/or Asian American. The official hashtag for this tour is #ArsenicAdoboTour.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Print ARCs will be distributed among US-based tours, while digital galleys will be available for international hosts.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the 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: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: authors of color (indian author), poc representation (indian, south asian), and lgbtqiap+ representation (lesbian, f/f pairing)/p>

Publication date: 11 May 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

Cover art: Micah Epstein (illustrator), Lauren Panepinto (designer)

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Synopsis:


Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters — but is now little more than a decaying ruin.


Priya is a maidservant, one among several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, so long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides.


But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne. The other is a priestess seeking to find her family. Together, they will change the fate of an empire.

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • Explicit violence including immolation and self-immolation
  • Colourism, xenophobia
  • Gender-based violence/violence against women (this does not include sexual assault)
  • Homophobia and internalised homophobia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-mutilation
  • Abusive family dynamics
  • Child murder
  • Body horror (plant-based, cosmic)
  • Forced drug use and depictions of addiction/withdrawal

About the Author

Tasha Suri was born in Harrow, north-west London. The daughter of Punjabi parents, she spent many childhood holidays exploring India with her family, and still fondly remembers the time she was chased around the Taj Mahal by an irate tour guide. She studied English and creative writing at Warwick University, and now lives in London where she works as a librarian. To no one’s surprise, she owns a cat. A love of period Bollywood films, history and mythology led her to begin writing South Asian influenced fantasy. Tasha Suri has won the British Fantasy Society Best Newcomer Award and Starburst Brave New Words Award.

About the Tour

The tour for The Jasmine Throne accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It will be held from June 7 to June 11. Priority will be given to applicants who identify as Indian, South Asian, and or wlw (e.g. lesbian). The official hashtag for this tour is #JasmineThroneTour.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of The Jasmine Throne will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the 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: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: own-voices, authors of color (nigerian author), poc representation (black, african), lgbtqiap+ representation (nonbinary, pansexual/polysexual), and disability representation

Publication date: 11 May 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

Cover art: Dan Dos Santos (illustrator), Lauren Panepinto (designer)

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Synopsis:


A young scholar’s ambition threatens to reshape an empire determined to retain its might in this epic tale of violent conquest, buried histories, and forbidden magic.


In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever but disillusioned scholar who longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected of the city’s elite. A way out presents itself when Lilong, a skin-changing warrior, shows up wounded in his barn. She comes from the Nameless Islands–which, according to Bassa lore, don’t exist–and neither should the mythical magic of ibor she wields. Now swept into a conspiracy far beyond his understanding, Danso will have to set out on a journey that reveals histories violently suppressed and magic only found in lore.

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • Ageism
  • Bones
  • Colourism/discrimination
  • Emotionally manipulative relationship
  • Fire
  • Misogyny
  • Pain
  • Pregnancy and miscarriage/abortion
  • Violence, blood and murder

About the Author

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of speculative fiction inspired by his West-African origins. He is the author of David Mogo, Godhunter and his shorter works have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons and other periodicals and anthologies. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona where he teaches writing while completing his MFA in Creative Writing. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else.

About the Tour

The tour for Son of the Storm accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It will be held from May 10 to May 14. Priority will be given to applicants who identify as African, Black, disabled, nonbinary and/or pansexual/polysexual. The official hashtag for this tour is #NamelessRepublicTour.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of Son of the Storm will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the 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!

SCHEDULE: The Unbroken by C. L. Clark

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (black author), poc representation (bipoc cast, north african-inspired world), lgbtqiap+ representation (f/f pairing, m/m pairing, nonbinary side character)

Publication date: 23 March 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

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Synopsis:


Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought.



Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne.



Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Depictions of colonial violence (physical and emotional) and destruction
  • Gore
  • Past attempted rape
  • Threats of rape
  • Threats of torture

About the Author

Cherae has been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world. When she’s not writing or working, she’s learning languages or reading about war and post-colonial history. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, FIYAH, PodCastle and Uncanny. The Unbroken is her debut novel.

Tour Schedule

March 29
Birdie’s booktopia
Justice For Readers
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf

March 30
mac n’ books
Paper Procrastinators
WOC READ

March 31
Camillea Reads
Sophie and Their Stories
What Polly Reads

April 01
Bookathon
Moonchild Lexicons
Love, Paola
The Reading Chemist

April 02
Evidently Bookish
Inkhaven
Phrases & Pages

SIGN UP: The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S. Villoso

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: own-voices, authors of color (filipino author), poc representation (filipino characters)

Publication date: 04 May 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

Cover artist Simon Goinard

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Synopsis:


The stunning finale to the Chronicles of the Bitch Queen trilogy where the queen of a divided land must unite her people against the enemies who threaten to tear her country apart. K. S. Villoso is a “powerful new voice in fantasy.” (Kameron Hurley)


Queen Talyien is finally home, but dangers she never imagined await her in the shadowed halls of her father’s castle.


War is on the horizon. Her son has been stolen from her, her warlords despise her, and across the sea, a cursed prince threatens her nation with invasion in order to win her hand.


Worse yet, her father’s ancient secrets are dangerous enough to bring Jin Sayeng to ruin. Dark magic tears rifts in the sky, preparing to rain down madness, chaos, and the possibility of setting her nation aflame.


Bearing the brunt of the past and uncertain about her future, Talyien will need to decide between fleeing her shadows or embracing them before the whole world becomes an inferno.

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • Ableistic language (not direct, relayed from Yeshin)
  • Death
  • Cutting of Limbs
  • Violence Against Children
  • Threatening Child
  • Described Blood
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Misogyny
  • Rape (off screen)
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Lifechanging Injury
  • Execution
  • Torture
  • Mutilation of Corpses
  • Gore
  • Probably decapitation (it’s Tali after all)

About the Author

K.S. Villoso was born in a dank hospital on an afternoon in Albay, Philippines, and things have generally been okay since then. After spending most of her childhood in a slum area in Taguig (where she dodged death-defying traffic, ate questionable food, and fell into open-pit sewers more often than one ought to), she and her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they spent the better part of two decades trying to chase the North American Dream. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her family, children, and dogs in Anmore, BC.

About the Tour

The tour for The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. Tentatively, it will be held from May 3 to May 7. However, depending on the number of sign-ups, the tour might be extended to run for two weeks, which will be divided into two parts: one week for Filipino hosts and another week for US-based and international folks. Priority will be given to Asian, especially Filipino, applicants. The official hashtags for this tour are #BleedForTheDragonthrone and #SandugoSaBayan.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based. For those who haven’t read the first and second books yet, digital galleys of The Wolf of Oren-yaro and The Ikessar Falcon can also be provided upon request.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the 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: In the Jaded Grove by Anela Deen

Genre: new adult, portal fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (biracial); poc representation (filipino main character); lgbtqiap+ representation (queer secondary characters)

Publication date: 15 April 2021

Publisher: Fine Fables Press

Cover artist: Jenny Zemanek

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Synopsis:


Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of conflict between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his bloodlust longs for peace. Hoping to secure a ceasefire, Simith arranges a meeting with the troll king—and is ambushed instead. Escape lies in the Jaded Grove, but the trees of the ancient Fae woodland aren’t what they seem, and in place of sanctuary, Simith tumbles through a doorway to another world.


Cutting through her neighbor’s sunflower farm in Skylark, Michigan, Jessa runs into a battle between creatures straight out of a fantasy novel. Only the blood is very real. When a lone fighter falls to his attackers, Jessa intervenes. She’s known too much death to stand idly by, but an act of kindness leads to consequences even a poet like her couldn’t imagine.


With their fates bound by magic, Simith and Jessa must keep the strife of his world from spilling into hers—except the war isn’t what it appears and neither are their enemies. Countless lives depend on whether they can face the truths of their pasts and untangle the web of lies around them. But grief casts long shadows, and even their deepening bond may not be enough to save them from its reach.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Violence
  • Trauma
  • Torture
  • Grief
  • Death of a loved one (in the past – not on the page)

About the Author

A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.

About the Tour

The tour for In the Jaded Grove accommodates book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to applicants who identify as Filipino. The tour’s official hashtag is #KindredRealmsTour.

The tour will run from April 26th to April 30th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of In the Jaded Grove 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: Songs of Insurrection by JC Kang

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (chinese author); poc representation (asian-coded characters)

Publication date: 04 January 2021

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Binh Hai

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Synopsis:


Princess Kaiya’s voice could charm a dragon.


Had she lived when the power of music could still summon typhoons and rout armies, perhaps Cathay’s imperial court would see her as more than a singing fool. With alliances to build and ambitious lords to placate, they care more about her marriage prospects than her voice.


Only the handsome Prince Hardeep, a foreign martial mystic, recognizes her potential. Convinced Kaiya will rediscover the legendary but perilous art of invoking magic through music, he suggests her voice, not her marriage, might better serve the realm.


When members of the emperor’s elite spy clan– Kaiya’s childhood friend Tian and his half-elf sidekick (or maybe he’s her sidekick?)– discover mere discontent boiling over into full-scale rebellion, Kaiya must choose. Obediently wedding the depraved ringleader means giving up her music. Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Torture
  • Misogyny
  • Racism and racial microaggressions

About the Author

JC Kang’s unhealthy obsession with Fantasy and Sci-Fi began at an early age when his brother introduced him to The Chronicles of Narnia, Star Trek, and Star Wars. As an adult, he combines his geek roots with his professional experiences as a Chinese Medicine doctor, martial arts instructor, and technical writer to pen epic fantasy stories.

He currently lives in New England, where he works remotely for a social justice theater company.

Tour Schedule

March 15
Brooklyn Blogs Books
@chaibooksandthemoon
@nessietwihard02
Shut Up & Read

March 16
China Sorrows
The Plot Thickens
The Reading Corner for All
YA on my Mind

March 17
@bookish_india
Bookish Trisha
Love Yo Shelf
Papertea & Bookflowers

March 18
Binded By Letters
It’s A Funny Story
☕ @lovelessdegrees: bookstagram & booktube
Melancholic Blithe

March 19
Books and Bookish
Discover Elysian
jea reads
Rarevenclaw
Theeuphoriczat

SCHEDULE: The Sword in the Street by C. M. Caplan

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: disability representation (autism), neuroatypicality representation, lgbtqiap+ representation (gay, bisexual, m/m relationship)

Publication date: 03 March 2021

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist and designer: Felix Ortiz and Ken Dawson

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Synopsis:


Trial by battle is a holy rite on Hillside. Hired blades bleed their foes in savage duels, settling everything from petty grievances to the corporate laws that keep their citizens in line. Embroiled in these cutthroat political games is John Chronicle, an impoverished swordsman with no better prospects, seeking the duel that will free him from the Dregs.


Meanwhile, John’s boyfriend Edwin, an autistic university student, befriends a fellow scholar who claims to study the arcane art of thaumaturgy. When she offers to teach Edwin this subtle magic, he hopes that he can use it to bolster John’s skill with a blade. But thaumaturgy is a dangerous magic, and the forces that drive it have other plans.


The couple soon find themselves entangled in the web of intrigue surrounding the swordsmen and their sponsors, and they’re forced to question how bloody they’re willing to get to escape poverty — and they don’t come away with the same answer.

Content/Trigger Warnings

Shown on page:

  • Profanity
  • Violence
  • Ableism
  • Self-Harm
  • Addiction/Withdrawal

Alluded to:

  • Abuse – Never shown on the page, but an important aspect to the backgrounds of each main character, and talked about between them
  • Rape –  It is never directly depicted, though the victim recounts the events during a monologue about halfway through.

About the Author

C.M. Caplan Is the author of The Sword in the Street. He’s a quadruplet (yes, really), mentally disabled, and he spent two years as the Senior Fiction Editor on a national magazine – while he was still an undergrad in college. He has a degree in creative writing from Salem State University and was the recipient of the university’s highest honor in the arts. His short fiction also won an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Writers of the Future Contest.

Caplan’s introduction to fantasy came through J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin. He has a tattoo that roughly translates to Valar Morghulis, as written in Tolkien’s Elvish script, in an acknowledgment of that fact. Other influences include Robin Hobb, Ellen Kushner, N.K. Jemisin, Katherine Addison, John Irving, Ann Petry, K.S. Villoso, and Neil Gaiman.

He currently lives in New England, where he works remotely for a social justice theater company.

Tour Schedule

March 8
Cracked Spines
Never Hollowed By The Stare
@stillreadingat4am

March 9
The Broke Book Blog
Melancholic Blithe
Rambling Mads

March 10
Bookish Brews
Nine Tale Vixen
Papertea & Bookflowers

March 11
Al-Alhambra
An Ode to Fiction
jonna and her wails

March 12
leosthetics
YA on my Mind
Your Tita Kate

SIGN UP: The Unbroken by C. L. Clark

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (black author), poc representation (bipoc cast, north african-inspired world), lgbtqiap+ representation (f/f pairing, m/m pairing, nonbinary side character)

Publication date: 23 March 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

☕ Add this book on goodreads
☕ Pre-order on amazon


Synopsis:


Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought.



Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne.



Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Depictions of colonial violence (physical and emotional) and destruction
  • Gore
  • Past attempted rape
  • Threats of rape
  • Threats of torture

About the Author

Cherae has been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world. When she’s not writing or working, she’s learning languages or reading about war and post-colonial history. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, FIYAH, PodCastle and Uncanny. The Unbroken is her debut novel.

About the Tour

The tour for The Unbroken accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as Black, African, wlw (f/f), and/or are from once-colonized countries. Its official hashtag is #TheUnbrokenTour.

The tour will run from March 29th to April 2nd. Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of The Unbroken will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within next 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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