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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Springsweet Blog Tour: Guest Post with Author Saundra Mitchell & a Giveaway

"Do you know what I've missed since coming here? Books. I do miss reading novels, don't you?" -Zora, The Springsweet

Pretty much every writer started out as a reader; now that we're writers, we can't help but write about people who love books. Sometimes IN the books. It's meta upon meta, but it makes perfect sense to us. 

To celebrate books, Saundra Mitchell's blog tour is all about sharing two great things that go great together: books + free.  We're working the historical connection today—there's just something about corsets and magic that go great together. 

Today, you can enter to win a copy CLOCKWORK ANGEL, and a signed set of Saundra's THE VESPERTINE and THE SPRINGSWEET. All you have to do is comment in this entry, and leave an e-mail address where we can contact you. (US & Canadian residents only, please.)

And tell us about your favorite book, too. Growing a TBR pile is the best gardening there is!

A Companion to
The Vespertine
by Saundra Mitchell
Hardcover & E-book

“A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. (T)he author conjures a convincing picture of life on the Oklahoma prairie, painting an absorbing portrait of the landscape and of the people there. A high-quality, absorbing drama.”

It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.

When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar.
But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young “sooner” whose fertile land is coveted.

As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a “springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.

Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.
is available at Indiebound |Amazon| Barnes & Noble
Saundra Mitchell has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer and a layout waxer. She's dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. She teaches herself languages, raises children, and makes paper for fun. She's the author of Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine, The Springsweet, and the forthcoming The Elementals and Mistwalker. She's also the editor of the forthcoming YA anthology Defy the Dark. She always picks truth; dares are too easy.

Must Have Middle Grade Monday

Welcome to this week's edition of Must Have Middle Grade Reads, a weekly feature here on Mundie Moms where I spotlight last week's middle grade books I reviewed on Mundie Kids. This week's Must Have Middle Grade reads are: Sadly I didn't get much read this past week with my son being sick with the flu, but I was able to feature some fabulous MG authors.

Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams stopped MK's to talk about their newest release Medusa The Mean. You can read my interview with them here and enter to win a copy of Medusa The Mean here

Author Lisa Graff stopped MK's to talk about her newest release, Double Dog Dare. Be sure to stop by and read my review here. It's a great MG read! I'll have my review up shortly on MK's.

Return to Exile author, E.J. Patten also stopped by MK's last week to talk about his book and new series The Hunter Chronicles. I featured book 1, Return to Exile. You can read my interview with E.J. here


Middle Grade Monday:
Don't miss my Marvelous Middle Grade Monday meme on Mundie Kids, a weekly meme hosted by author Shannon Messenger's. You can check out this week's Mundie Kids feature here

Mundane Monday #131- COLS Teaser

Happy Monday!! Today's Mundane Monday is Cassie's recent COLS teaser!! Enjoy......

Image of Magnus, Alec & Izzy found here

“I had a dream,” Magnus said, his eyes distant. “I saw a city all of blood, with towers made of bone, and blood ran in the streets like water. Maybe you can save Jace, Shadowhunters, but you can’t save the world.” - City of Lost Souls Teaser, posted by Cassie