Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 Debut Authors Bash: Guest Post with Ryan Graudin (and GIVEAWAY!)

Welcome to the 2014 Debut Authors Bash, hosted by YA Reads! Today, I'm featuring the lovely Ryan Graudin! I've read Ryan's debut, All That Glows, and I'm reading The Walled City soon. Hopefully the same goes for All That Burns! So, here is the lovely post that I have prepared for you, with Ryan! She wrote haiku, and she has a giveaway for you all! Check it out!

Meet Ryan!

Here are the haiku Ryan wrote - one for each of her novels!

Eternity is
its own sort of emptiness.
Have I outlived it?
(All That Glows)

City of darkness.
Walls lead nowhere. Trapped inside.
Escape lies in you.
(The Walled City)

Here we go again.
Is anything worse than love?
Hearts fall, kingdoms burn.
(All That Burns)

About the Author:

Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at

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About Ryan's debut novel:

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
Book One of the All That Glows series
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: February 11, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

Check out Ryan's other books!

(Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads page)

The Giveaway:

Ryan has offered a fantastic prize for USA residents! Win a signed copy of All That Glows and a signed ARC of The Walled City! USA only, please read the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

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  1. I love the haikus! I remember them being some of my favorite poems to write! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Bri Veneziana in Rafflecoptor

    I've always found haikus to the the most difficult type of poetry to write, hats off to the lovely ones Ryan wrote! And thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I think the first one is very fitting for All That Glows. I haven't read The Walled City yet, but the haiku makes me even more excited by it.

  4. I have never heard of haikus before right now (that is quite embarrassing)! These were beautiful! Thank you Ryan for putting so much thought into your post, and thank you for the giveaway!!

  5. I loved the Haikus, I remember back when I was in school and we had an assignment in English where we had to make a poetry book. At least two haikus and countless other poetry styles. The haikus for me were a bit harder. But I really enjoyed the assignment I think I actually still have the book hanging around somewhere...Maybe today I'll go looking for it. lol Thanks for the giveaway chance and getting to read your great post. :D

  6. I need to read one of Ryan' s books, haven't had the chance yet. Wonderland haiku's, takes me back to Jr High English class.

  7. Ooooh, those haikus are great! What an unique idea for a guest post!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed All That Glows and I can't wait for the sequel :) I'm reading The Walled City for a tour in November.

  9. Thanks so much Ryan! Also, beautiful haikus!

  10. Those haikus were great! I love it.

  11. I love the haikus! Haikus are so fun. Thanks to both of you for the interview and the giveaway!! :)

  12. I love how the haikus were of the books! Thank you for this amazing giveaway. I am really looking forward to reading The Walled City! :)

  13. Hello Ryan i liked your haikus, and thanks for stopping by. Thank you for the giveaway.


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