Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Welcome to the release day blitz for An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir! I'm so excited to share this book with you all! Check out some neat graphics and a few words from Sabaa, and enter to win!

About the Book:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Official Summary:

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

A Note From The Author:

Dear Readers,
Today, my “baby” AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is final
ly out in the world! From inception to pub date, this journey took eight years. And what a journey it was: writing, rewriting, revising, editing, querying, submitting; Meeting other debuts, bloggers, booksellers and librarians, and hearing their thoughts on EMBER. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the radness.

And now, the book is here! I am so excited to see it in the hands of readers. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. To celebrate release day, I’m giving away two signed, first-edition hardcovers of the book. Details below!

All my best,

About the Author:

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

The Trailer:

The Giveaway:

2 winners will receive a signed hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. US Only.
3 winners will receive a hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and a Sword Letter Opener! US Only.

Ends on May 9th at Midnight EST!

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  1. Finally I can get my hands on this book! I've read so many raving reviews, I need to have it!!!
    Carolina M

  2. I'm soooo sooo excited for EMBER! A stand alone fantasy is quite rare.

  3. I always love reading about local authors. Hope to meet at a convention one day! This book sounds fantastic!

  4. This is not a book I would have picked up had I seen it on the shelves, but it sounds really interesting. Kudos!

  5. My friend is reading it and is in LOVE! She barely let me even touch it......

  6. I really enjoyed this book! Really hoping this series goes far :)

  7. Yes, this read is gonna be brilliant!

  8. I saw the book in a magazine earlier :D I'm way too excited!

  9. I've been seeing this book a lot! I can't wait to have my own copy! I love the cover and the plot seems very intriguing! Thank you so much for this chance!

  10. Yay :D Gorgeous post Alyssa. <3 I'm so excited for this book. Sigh. Just nervous, thinking that I might not love it, ack :) But I hope.

  11. I absolutely can't wait to read this!

  12. Sounds great! Can't wait to give it a try!

  13. This book looks so interesting! I love to read historical fiction.


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