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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. ☕

TOUR SCHEDULE: Across the Broken Tide by LaKase Cousino

Genre: new adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (black author); poc representation (black); lgbtqiap+ representation; religion representation (muslim)

Publication date: 01 June 2021

Publisher: Written in Melanin Publishing

Cover artist: Melissa Capriglione

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


In a world where the politics of court determines the future of every person in the kingdom, Dima has maneuvered her way not only into the good graces of the caliph as a tutor for his daughters, but into the heart of his son. However, when a prank goes a step too far, the childhood friends are separated in an effort to force them to grow into the people they are expected to become.


When a simple journey turns into a kidnapping, Dima is thrust into a strange land and must rely on a dark magical power that had been long buried in the sands of her home. But as her magic grows stronger and the tides of her new home rise, so do her darker temptations.


Caught between her heart and her magic, she finds herself struggling to choose who she will become. Through interactions with vikings, pirates, magical creatures who only speak in riddles, and forces hellbent on controlling everything she holds dear, Dima must discover who she is beyond the politics of the royal court.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Battle violence

About the Author

LaKase Cousino is the author of historical fantasy, a musician, and Medieval History obsessive from the Midwest. Her debut novel Across the Broken Tide is forthcoming from Written in Melanin Publishing. When not writing, LaKase can be found reading about the 10th century or playing fetch with the family dog Ife.

Tour Schedule

May 31
A Cascade of Books
The Litt Librarian
@luna_reads_

June 1
@belvaandthebooks
The Bibliophile Thoughts
@the.b00kreader

June 2
Binded By Letters
@thebookoffaerie
SepiaReads

June 3
@her.bookish.diaries
The Moonchild Pages
@svnshine.reads

June 4
Blackbookishbabe89
@farrahlives
@read_before_you_sleep

TOUR SCHEDULE: 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

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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.

Tour Schedule

May 31
@svnshine.reads
The Reading Chemist

June 1
Starred Pages
@ram_reads

June 2
@curlytopreads
Scorpioreaderword

June 3
Mae the Dreamer
White Sky Project

TOUR SCHEDULE: Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance

Diversity tags: author of color (bangladeshi american); poc representation (bangladeshi-american mc; black, indian, and chinese side characters); religion representation (muslim mc); lgbtq+ representation; mental health representation (mc with anxiety)

Publication date: 04 May 2021

Publisher: HarperCollins

Cover: Samya Arif (artist), Gigi Lau (art direction)

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


A reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy.


How do you make one month last a lifetime?


Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrificing her dreams. When her parents go abroad to Bangladesh for four weeks, Karina expects some peace and quiet. Instead, one simple lie unravels everything.


Karina is my girlfriend.


Tutoring the school’s resident bad boy was already crossing a line. Pretending to date him? Out of the question. But Ace Clyde does everything right—he brings her coffee in the mornings, impresses her friends without trying, and even promises to buy her a dozen books (a week) if she goes along with his fake-dating facade. Though Karina agrees, she can’t help but start counting down the days until her parents come back.


T-minus twenty-eight days until everything returns to normal—but what if Karina no longer wants it to?

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • In-depth discussions of mental health (specifically anxiety) and mentions of parental abuse (emotional and psychological)

About the Author

Tashie Bhuiyan is a Bangladeshi American writer based in New York City. She recently graduated from St. John’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, and hopes to change the world, one book at a time. She loves writing stories about girls with wild hearts, boys who wear rings, and gaining agency through growth. When she’s not doing that, she can be found in a Chipotle or bookstore, insisting 2010 is the best year in cinematic history. (Read: Tangled and Inception.)

Tour Schedule

May 17
beyond a bookshelf
Literary Delirium
This Bookish Life Of Mine

May 18
legenbooksdary
Sunshine N’ Books
thr4sam

May 19
Heart’s Content
MissMaddyChats
READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA

May 20
A Book and Chai
A Logophile’s Love
The Mind of a Book Dragon

May 21
KymieeTriestoRead
Love, Paola
With Love, Saoudia

TOUR SCHEDULE: 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: 8 June 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

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

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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.

Tour Schedule

Week 1

June 7
Chasing Faerytales
Specks Of Thoughts
Sun and Chai

June 8
In Want of Books
Open Pages

June 9
Bookathon
Paperbacks & pen
The Doc Reads Too Much

June 10
It’s A Funny Story
Rainbows and Sunshine Book Blog

June 11
Book Rambler
Miss Maddy Chats
Writers & Typewriters

Week 2

June 14
Not Just Fiction
Sapphire Bubble
Stories & Stardust

June 15
Mabookyard
Sunflowers and Stories

June 16
A Book and A Dream
ivy’s nook
My Bookish Banter

June 17
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Sohinee Reads & Reviews

June 18
Div Reads
Books.Bags.Burgers.
The Urban Reader

TOUR SCHEDULE: 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)

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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

Tour Schedule: 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

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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.

Tour Schedule

May 3
Books. Libraries. Also, cats.
mac n’ books
Vivienne Reads

May 4
Bookish Brews
Paola, a not-so-wicked which
Rainstorm Reads

May 5
Angele Reads books
Pages and Coffee Cups
The Queen Reads

May 6
Fueled By Chapters
Solace In Reading
Ysa, not Bella.

May 7
Bookish Trisha
Jea Reads
Roving Savant
The Bookworm Daydreamer

SIGN UP: Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan

Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance

Diversity tags: author of color (bangladeshi american); poc representation (bangladeshi-american mc; black, indian, and chinese side characters); religion representation (muslim mc); lgbtq+ representation; mental health representation (mc with anxiety)

Publication date: 04 May 2021

Publisher: HarperCollins

Cover: Samya Arif (artist), Gigi Lau (art direction)

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


A reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy.


How do you make one month last a lifetime?


Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrificing her dreams. When her parents go abroad to Bangladesh for four weeks, Karina expects some peace and quiet. Instead, one simple lie unravels everything.


Karina is my girlfriend.


Tutoring the school’s resident bad boy was already crossing a line. Pretending to date him? Out of the question. But Ace Clyde does everything right—he brings her coffee in the mornings, impresses her friends without trying, and even promises to buy her a dozen books (a week) if she goes along with his fake-dating facade. Though Karina agrees, she can’t help but start counting down the days until her parents come back.


T-minus twenty-eight days until everything returns to normal—but what if Karina no longer wants it to?

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • In-depth discussions of mental health (specifically anxiety) and mentions of parental abuse (emotional and psychological)

About the Author

Tashie Bhuiyan is a Bangladeshi American writer based in New York City. She recently graduated from St. John’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, and hopes to change the world, one book at a time. She loves writing stories about girls with wild hearts, boys who wear rings, and gaining agency through growth. When she’s not doing that, she can be found in a Chipotle or bookstore, insisting 2010 is the best year in cinematic history. (Read: Tangled and Inception.)

About the Tour

The tour for Counting Down With You exclusively accommodates book bloggers. It is open to both US-based and international bookish creators, with priority being given to applicants who identify as Bangladeshi-American, Muslim, and/or a person with anxiety. The tour’s official hashtag is #CountingDownTour.

The tour will run from May 17th to May 21st. 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 Counting Down With You 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!

TOUR SCHEDULE & GIVEAWAY: 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

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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.

Tour Schedule

May 3
Beneath A Thousand Skies
Phrases & Pages
Utopia State of Mind

May 4
Anxious Nachos
Bookathon

May 5
Camillea Reads
thisbellereadstoo

May 6
mac n’ books
Papertea & Bookflowers

May 7
morena monologues
The Last Reader

May 9
Trihoes Live Show

May 10
In Between Book Pages
These Vicious Delights
Your Tita Kate

May 11
a cup of mouie
Gerald the Bookworm
Inkhaven

May 12
Accio! Blog
jonna and her wails
Pages in Waves

May 13
bookdragonism
Musings of a Cynical Potato
The Paper Reels
Rarevenclaw

May 14
Afire Pages
herbookishside
Trishupaper
Yna the Mood Reader

Giveaway

In celebration of the trilogy’s completion, we are giving away The Literary Culture‘s Revenge of the Bitch Queen collection to two winners! One winner from the Philippines, and one international-based winner.

The collection will include the following:

👑 An exclusive Tapestry that will feature the characters of the series
👑 An exclusive book sleeve featuring characters
👑 And more Chronicles of the Bitch Queen themed fandom items that will be useful and very much Filipino!

SIGN UP: Across the Broken Tide by LaKase Cousino

Genre: new adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: author of color (black author); poc representation (black); lgbtqiap+ representation; religion representation (muslim)

Publication date: 01 June 2021

Publisher: Written in Melanin Publishing

Cover artist: Melissa Capriglione

☕ Add this book on goodreads


Synopsis:


In a world where the politics of court determines the future of every person in the kingdom, Dima has maneuvered her way not only into the good graces of the caliph as a tutor for his daughters, but into the heart of his son. However, when a prank goes a step too far, the childhood friends are separated in an effort to force them to grow into the people they are expected to become.


When a simple journey turns into a kidnapping, Dima is thrust into a strange land and must rely on a dark magical power that had been long buried in the sands of her home. But as her magic grows stronger and the tides of her new home rise, so do her darker temptations.


Caught between her heart and her magic, she finds herself struggling to choose who she will become. Through interactions with vikings, pirates, magical creatures who only speak in riddles, and forces hellbent on controlling everything she holds dear, Dima must discover who she is beyond the politics of the royal court.

Content/Trigger Warnings

  • Battle violence

About the Author

LaKase Cousino is the author of historical fantasy, a musician, and Medieval History obsessive from the Midwest. Her debut novel Across the Broken Tide is forthcoming from Written in Melanin Publishing. When not writing, LaKase can be found reading about the 10th century or playing fetch with the family dog Ife.

About the Tour

The tour for Across the Broken Tide 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, Muslim, and/or LGBTQ+. The tour’s official hashtag is #AcrossTheBrokenTideTour.

The tour will run from May 31st to June 4th. You are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference. Digital review copies of Across the Broken Tide 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: 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

☕ Add this book on goodreads


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!

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