Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Weather Witch Guest Post

From the Author:
My character Jordan has to do some growing up throughout the Weather Witch series, and she's reluctant to do so. She's had a decent life so far, living up on The Hill on some of Philadelphia's most prized real estate. This is an acrostic poem from Jordan's point of view. 

Whichever the battle and what-
Ever my fear
All that I wish is
That you find me here.
Here stays the heart pinned
Ever to my sleeve
Resting, nestled, and cool
Where no one can see.
I wait for the rescue 
That might never come
Clutching your gift,
Here, betwixt forefinger and thumb.

About the Book:
In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.

About the Author:
Shannon Delany has always been surrounded by books! Her aunt was a head librarian and her father was always trying some new creative endeavor. She grew up with a fierce love of history and studied social studies education and foreign language and culture in college. After substitute teaching in every grade level and subject area in Pennsylvania and Maryland she taught for five years in Florida and then moved back north to be around family. With the birth of her son she decided to become serious about writing and worked freelance jobs until she landed a contract with St. Martin's Press for the 13 TO LIFE series--all because of a contest one critique partner warned her against!

YA Book Nerd Contest:
  • a signed mini poster
  • a signed postcard and more story-related goodies
  • Open Internationally
  • Please leave a comment on this post before Sunday July 14th at midnight EST

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Shannon Delaney will be giving away the following to a luck winner (international entries allowed)
  • a signed copy of Weather Witch
  • a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies (all connected to the story)
  • signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
  • a handcrafted mask
  • a special metal and crystal bookmark
  • a mini top hat
  • a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by me (it'll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).

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Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Great poem! I'm very intrigued by this book - especially since it's historical (and I'm sucker for stories with witches)!

Fabulous post!

Bethie Boop said...

My teens would love, LOVE, *LOVE* these items!

Bethie Boop said...

My teen librarian customers would love, LOVE, LOVE these items! Choose us!