Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rockstar Book Tours, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Exile For Dreamers (Kathleen Baldwin)

Author: Kathleen Baldwin
Pub. Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: Hardcover, eBook

A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure "completely original and totally engrossing."

Tess can't run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief, and Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother. Until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her friends at Stranje House from Lady Daneska and her lover, the Ghost-agent of Napoleon, who has escaped from Elba. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?

A School for Unusual Girls is a great next read for fans of Gail Carriger's Finishing School series and Robin LaFevers' His Fair Assassin series. 

"Enticing from the first sentence." -New York Times Book Review

Find it:

"I love adventure in books and in real life. I've roamed the Rocky Mountains, wandered the desert, enjoyed way too many classes in college, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, fell in love at least a dozen times, finally met and married my very own hero, and together we've raised four free-spirited children."
Award-winning author - Kensington published four of Kathleen's Regency romantic comedies, including MISTAKEN KISS, a Holt Medallion finalist. DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER, was a Golden Quill finalist. Her upcoming Historical YA series with TorTeen, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and won a Marlene.
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What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

My young nephew inspired the basic Stranje House series concept. He insisted I should write a book about girls learning to be warriors. He was very specific, too. The girls should go away to a school and there should be an older and wiser mentor teaching them. Clever little dude got my creative water wheel turning and soon I couldn’t stop the ideas from flowing. 

The girls in my story aren’t just learning to be warriors, they’re becoming spies in the war effort against Napoleon. Being a warrior is all part of a more complex training.

EXILE FOR DREAMERS, though, is specifically based on my own experiences with dreams. I’ve always struggled with my dreams and deciphering their meaning . . . Tess’s dreams are an amplified version of that problem.Writers draw can only from what they know. So, in a way every character, every storyline is a little bit of our souls inked onto the page. 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of EXILE FOR DREAMERS. 
US/Canada Only.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

5/23/2016- Once Upon A Twilight- Interview

5/24/2016- Stories & Sweeties- Review

5/25/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post

5/26/2016- Lisa Loves Literature- Review

5/27/2016- The Cover Contessa- Interview

Week Two:

5/30/2016- The Best Books Ever - Review

5/31/2016- A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post

6/1/2016- Wishful Endings- Review

6/2/2016- BookHounds YA- Interview

6/3/2016- Pandora's Books- Review

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