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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: In Tune by Yeyet Soriano

Genre: young adult, romance, contemporary

Diversity tags: author of color (filipino author), poc representation (all-filipino cast), lgbtqiap+ representation (not specified), miscellaneous (low income)

Publication date: 13 November 2020

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Janus Aragones-Zate


Synopsis:


FIRST SET:


Between fulfilling family obligations and navigating the tricky social climate at her private school, Sydney Mendoza tries hard to keep a balance.


Himig Raymundo, on the other hand, knows the feeling of living in the shadow of his successful parents and the agony of being with schoolmates who won’t let him forget.


When Sydney and Himig get “volunteered” to be the stars of High School Night by their batchmates who want to see them fail miserably, they band together to prove everyone wrong, and, in the process, find the one silver lining in the prank—each other.


SECOND SET:


In the midst of college applications and entrance exams, Sydney finds herself at a crossroads: work abroad to earn money for her family or continue on to college on an all-expense-paid scholarship. Ironically, Himig, the school campus’s reluctant star, becomes the rock that anchors her so she won’t get lost in the fray.


No longer bound in anonymity, Himig gets a chance to finally step out of his famous parents’ shadow and show everyone who he really is, as Sydney reveals to him her most hidden secret.


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Bullying in private school due to social status, sexual orientation, physical appearance
  • Slight family bullying where kids are pressured to do what parents tell them to to
  • Teen pregnancy and single motherhood (MC’s sister)
  • Working while underaged (MC)

About the Author

Yeyet Soriano is a multi-genre author who writes speculative fiction, crime fiction and contemporary romance. She started writing first as an angst-ridden teenager, then continued to do so as a single working woman, then as a married working woman with kids. Though the themes of her written works have changed over the years, she held on to one truth—she needs to write to keep the voices in her head at bay.

About the Tour

The tour for In Tune accommodates book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as Filipino. Its official hashtag is #InTuneTour.

The tour will run from November 9th to November 13th. Reviews are optional, while you are encouraged to produce creative or promotional content of your preference.

Digital galleys of In Tune will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

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!

SCHEDULE: More Than We Bargained For by Fiona West

Genre: adult, romance, contemporary

Publication date: 09 November 2020

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Seth Smith

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Synopsis:


Wanted: renter for rural Oregon mountain lodge. Single mom divorcees named Starla preferred.


Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there’s no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he’s easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes her swoon. But in the midst of a divorce, her only romance is the bookish kind. Worst of all, crashing with her bestie won’t be an option soon, especially since her final fling with her husband had one very specific unintended consequence…


Regaining consciousness with his head in the cute librarian’s lap was a rude awakening; Sawyer thought his health problems were under control. Sans driver’s license, there’s no way he can live in his little cabin alone…or keep up with the anonymous book donations he’s been leaving to make Starla smile. When he finds out she’s struggling financially, he proposes a trade: his housing for her driving. Surely he can keep his feelings a secret for a few more months…


He’s given up on his dreams; she’s just figuring hers out. When the rumors start, will it push these two misfits together…or drive one of them out of Timber Falls for good?


About the Author

Fiona West lives in the Pacific Northwest. Writing romance is her favorite thing, followed closely by reading, knitting and drinking tea while looking out the window. When she’s not doing those things, she’s spending time with her husband and two kids. Her debut novel, The Ex-Princess, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named one of their Best Books of 2019. The first book in her romantic comedy series, Could Be Something Good, also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Tour Schedule

November 9
@abooktrotter
@pillowreader
@Scorpioreader_

November 10
@bansheesbookstagram
@blithesquesttoread
@thebookishfae

November 11
@chaibooksandthemoon
@miss._.bibliomaniac
@pretty_little_bibliophile

November 12
@fortheloveoffictionalworlds
@readwithoiza
@tastingpages

November 13
@coleendeanne
@ernest.bookingway
@readingatmypace

SCHEDULE & GIVEAWAY: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 13 October 2020

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

Cover artist: Laura Benton

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Synopsis:


“Listen well. Soon, the blue moon, the rarest of all moons will be on the rise. At its waxing offer up one of your creations and by moonlight they will be given breath. Choose wisely who to awaken.”


With her puppet-maker father imprisoned and the land of Tavia on the brink of war, Pirouette does not have a choice other than to follow the ruler’s whims. But when he discovers her secret – that she was once a puppet brought to life by the magic of the blue moon—he demands that Pirouette create an assassin out of wood and then make it come alive.


Fighting against forbidden magic and racing against the rise of the next blue moon, Pirouette cannot help but wonder, if she is making a masterpiece…or a monster. And if she is making a monster, what does that make her?

About the Author

Lisa DeSelm lives happily with her husband and two daughters in the wilds of suburban South Bend, Indiana. When she is not writing, you will find Lisa working as an art director and designer, most likely daydreaming with a cup of tea in hand. The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice is her first novel.

Schedule

October 12
Her Book Thoughts
Lauren Marie’s Musings
Reading On A Star

October 13
A Bookworm’s Chapters
B for Bookslut
The Reading Fairy

October 14
Chronicles of a Fantasy Writer
Endless Pages
Paperbacks & pen, Kajree

October 15
Books in the Skye
dinipandareads
Mind of Luxe

October 16
leosthetics
Pirouettes And Pages
The Writer’s Alley

Giveaway

For this tour, we are giving away three (3) hardback copies of The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm!

This giveaway is open to US-based readers or individuals with a US address. It will be accepting entries until 18 October 2020 (12:00 AM, Philippine time).

SCHEDULE: Unicorn Hunting by A.R. Hellbender

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Publication date: 19 March 2016

Publisher: Self-published

☕ Add this book on goodreads
☕ Purchase on amazon


Synopsis:


Caught between her family’s expectations and her own conscience, reluctant unicorn hunter Caoilinn “Cal” Valderan questions the morals of slaying these mystical creatures, and finds herself in a position where she must choose between them and humanity… In this coming of age story, Cal must not only defend her principles and values, but also figure out her crush on the girl next door, as she finds herself caught in a battle between light and darkness, but she must find answers to what others dare not even to question.


About the Author

A.R. Hellbender is the author of Unicorn Hunting and Unicorn Revenge. She lives in Washington with two cats, three dogs and a gecko.

Tour Schedule

October 26
Shomeret: Masked Reviewer
Spooky KidLit

October 27
Shans_Shelves
Stormy Reads

October 28
It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile
Scorpioreader

October 29
Starlit Shelves
WolfsbaneBooks

October 30
decklededgess
Dinah’s Reading Blog
Pirouettes And Pages

SCHEDULE: All or None by Aurora Thornton

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: lgbtqiap+ representation (demisexual cis main character, pansexual cis main character, demisexual trans, bisexual cis, pansexual cis, asexual cis, pansexual polyamorous cis, pansexual polyamorous cis)

Publication date: August 2020

Publisher: Self-published

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☕ Purchase on amazon


Synopsis:


In a world where everyone has a soulmate, uniquely powerful mage Royiora and reluctant assassin Kalo collide in the worst of ways.


Royiora Daralkaen, the only mage alive able to use all five kinds of magic, has a near idyllic childhood in the country of Porescalia – before war breaks out with their antagonistic neighbors, Kloria.


Kalo Porla, a naturally magic-proof individual known as a Null, is trained to be as an assassin by the authoritarian empire known as the Domain.


When Kalo and his partner assassin are sent to kill a mage and his apprentice, it starts a journey neither man was prepared to begin.


About the Author

Aurora is a nonbinary, asexual writer with a new goal in life: to write the queerest books possible. (And yes, xe means gay, but also weird is good too.) Xe loves dragons and fantasy, and someday hopes to complete a (soft) science fiction novel as well. Currently, xe lives with xyr two cats.

Tour Schedule

October 26
Scorpioreaderword
Wilder Girl Reads

October 27
Luminosity Library
Rainbow Reads

October 28
Booksnkoffee
Forever in a Story
YA on my Mind

October 29
Bees and Books
Forthenovellovers
Metaphors and Miscellanea

October 30
decklededgess
Nerd Alert
The Reading Faery

SIGN UP: The Chimera Code by Wayne Santos

Genre: adult, science fiction, thriller

Diversity tags: author of color (filipino author), poc representation (filipino-irish lead), lgbtqiap+ representation (nonbinary lead)

Publication date: 23 July 2020

Publisher: Solaris

Cover artist: Gemma Nicole Dawn Sheldrake

☕ Add this book on goodreads
☕ Purchase on amazon


Synopsis:


Neuromancer for a non-binary age: an action-packed techno-thriller with a side of magical realism.


Everything’s for hire – even magic.


But when they’re hired by a virtual construct to destroy the other copies of himself, and the down payment is a new magical skill, Cloke knows this job is going to be a league harder than anything they’ve ever done.



Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Violence
  • Murder
  • Implied sexual assault

About the Author

Wayne Santos has been an ad copywriter, a TV scriptwriter, a magazine contributor, an editor, and a freelance writer for too many things on the Internet to count. He grew up in Alberta, lived in Singapore, and settled down in Ontario with his wife and an ongoing rotation of two household cats. He is a multi-disciplinary geek with a double major in science-fiction and fantasy, specializations in novels, comics, anime, TV and film, and a minor in video games. Under no circumstances should he be approached to discuss 80s pop culture unless you are fully aware of the toll this will expend on your remaining lifespan.

About the Tour

The tour for The Chimera Code accommodates book bloggers, bookstagrammers, and booktubers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as Filipino and non-binary. Its official hashtag is #ChimeraCodeTour.

The tour will run from November 9th to November 13th. Reviews are optional, while you are encouraged to produce creative or promotional content of your preference.

Digital galleys of The Chimera Code will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

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!

SIGN UP: King of the Rising by Kacen Callender

Genre: adult, epic fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (black author), poc representation (all-black cast), lgbtqiap+ representation (asexual)

Publication date: 01 December 2020

Publisher: Orbit Books

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


Synopsis:


The second novel in the Islands of Blood and Storm series set in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression—perfect for fans of R.F. Kuang and Tasha Suri.



A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor-or doom it to failure.


Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism
  • Slavery
  • Death
  • Torture
  • Violence
  • Rape/sexual assault

About the Author

Kacen Callender was born two days after a hurricane and was first brought home to a house without its roof. After spending their first eighteen years on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kacen studied Japanese, Fine Arts, and Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received their MFA from the New School. Kacen is the author of the middle grade novel Hurricane Child and the young adult novel This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story.

About the Tour

The tour for King of the Rising 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 and/or Caribbean. Its official hashtag is #KingOfTheRisingTour.

The tour will run from November 30th to December 4th, which falls within the book’s release. 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 King of the Rising will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based. For those who haven’t read the first book yet, digital galleys of Queen of the Conquered 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 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!

SIGN UP: More Than We Bargained For by Fiona West

Genre: adult, romance, contemporary

Publication date: 09 November 2020

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Seth Smith

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


Wanted: renter for rural Oregon mountain lodge. Single mom divorcees named Starla preferred.


Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there’s no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he’s easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes her swoon. But in the midst of a divorce, her only romance is the bookish kind. Worst of all, crashing with her bestie won’t be an option soon, especially since her final fling with her husband had one very specific unintended consequence…


Regaining consciousness with his head in the cute librarian’s lap was a rude awakening; Sawyer thought his health problems were under control. Sans driver’s license, there’s no way he can live in his little cabin alone…or keep up with the anonymous book donations he’s been leaving to make Starla smile. When he finds out she’s struggling financially, he proposes a trade: his housing for her driving. Surely he can keep his feelings a secret for a few more months…


He’s given up on his dreams; she’s just figuring hers out. When the rumors start, will it push these two misfits together…or drive one of them out of Timber Falls for good?


About the Author

Fiona West lives in the Pacific Northwest. Writing romance is her favorite thing, followed closely by reading, knitting and drinking tea while looking out the window. When she’s not doing those things, she’s spending time with her husband and two kids. Her debut novel, The Ex-Princess, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named one of their Best Books of 2019. The first book in her romantic comedy series, Could Be Something Good, also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

About the Tour

The creative tour for More Than We Bargained For is exclusively for bookstagrammers. It is open to both US-based and international creators. Its official hashtag is #MoreThanWeBargainedForTour.

The tour will run from November 9th to November 13th. For this tour, hosts are encouraged to come up with fun and creative content (e.g. moodboards/aesthetics, author interviews, makeup looks), while reviews are optional. Regardless of the hosts’ chosen content, everyone will receive complimentary e-copies of the book.

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!

SIGN UP: Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby

Genre: young adult, science fiction

Diversity tags: lgbtqiap+ representation (pansexual main character, non-binary, bisexual, lebian, transmasculine)

Publication date: June 2020

Publisher: Self-published

Cover artist: Kassio

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Synopsis:


My name is Dylan Taylor, human incarnation of the burning dumpster gif, and this is my life.


I always wanted to be an X-Man. Except people and me never got along, and apparently you need social skills to run a successful team. Cue Emma Hall’s party. One hot make out session with the host herself, and I can talk to objects like my pillow (who’s far too invested in my love life) and my baseball bat (who was a pacifist before I got hold of him). Now there’s a whole group of us with strange abilities, including super hot ice queen Dani Kim who doesn’t approve of how reckless I can be. The bigger problem is a mysterious mutant causing unnatural disasters, and we’re the ones who have to stop him. Except trying to make a difference makes things blow up in my face and the team’s on the verge of falling apart. Can I bring them back together in time to stop the villain from taking revenge? Have I mentioned I’m not a people person? Magneto help us.


About the Author

SJ Whitby lives in New Zealand with their partner, as well as various children and animals. They are predictably obsessed with X-Men and spend too much of their free time writing.

About the Tour

The book tour for Cute Mutants is exclusively for book bloggers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as pansexual and queer. Secondary priority will be given to those who identify with any of the listed lgbtqiap+ representation. Its official hashtag is #CuteMutantsTour.

The tour will run from November 30th to December 4th. 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 will be distributed among all tour hosts.

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!

SIGN UP: Privilege by Bharat Krishnan

Genre: adult, political thriller

Diversity tags: ownvoices, poc representation (all indian-american cast)

Publication date: October 12 2020

Publisher: Self-published

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Synopsis:


In this epic saga about privilege and power, Rakshan Baliga will have to choose between the American Dream…and his own.


New York’s drug problem is Rakshan’s solution. Getting his hands on a super drug called WP could earn him glory, power, and a chance to win back his ex. But stealing it from the Top 1% is costly, and if Rakshan isn’t careful he’ll pay with his life.


Discover how Rakshan’s journey sets off a chain of events that changes his city, his country…and the world. This ensemble political thriller is perfect for fans of Ocean’s 11 and House of Cards.


About the Author

Bharat calls himself a professional storyteller and amateur cook. After 10 years of working in politics, he tried to explain how the country went from Barack Obama to Donald Trump by writing Confessions of a Campaign Manager. Then he wrote Oasis, a desert-fantasy novel that examined what makes a family and how refugees should be treated. Bharat is always looking to make a political statement with his writing because he knows politics seeps into every aspect of society and believes we can’t understand each other without a firm, constant understanding of how politics affects us in all ways.

About the Tour

The book tour for Privilege is exclusively for book bloggers. It is open to both US-based and international creators, with priority being given to those who identify as Asian American, especially Indian American. Indian and South Asian creators will also be prioritized. Its official hashtag is #PrivilegeTour.

The tour will run from November 16th to November 20th. 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 will be distributed among all tour hosts.

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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