Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

Welcome to the blog tour for The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman! This is the latest book of the talented author of Eon and Eona, one of my favorite duologies from when I was just barely a teen. I adored The Dark Days Club and I hope you all check out this new book!

My Top 10 Things I Can’t Live Without
By Alison Goodman

1. Coffee. The first thing I do when I get up is stagger to the coffee machine. I cannot function without coffee. I drink it black—no sugar, no milk. I don’t want ANYTHING to get in the way of my pure caffeine hit.  

2. The 2009 Romola Garai and Johnny Lee Miller version of Emma. Whenever I am feeling down, I watch this four-part adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Romola Garai is a gorgeous and charmingly flawed Emma and Johnny Lee Miller plays a brilliant Knightley.

3. A long walk. I often work out plot twists and scene plans while I walk, and if I am ever stuck on a scene, a long constitutional will usually shake things loose.

4. Roast potatoes. My husband cooks the best roasties in the world. Golden and crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and you’ve got heaven on a stick.

5. A good, hearty laugh. Preferably with friends or family. 

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6. Sunscreen. I live in Melbourne, Australia, which has a huge hole in the ozone above it, and I am very pale.  That’s why I wear 30+ sunscreen every day. Yes, EVERY DAY, even in winter.  

7. A furry someone in my life. This is my dog, Xander. His other names are Xanderpup, Xander Wonderpants, The Furry Lord of Darkness, Mr Disgusting, and Hey, Poss. He is the Hamlet of dogs: melancholy, thoughtful and prone to long soliloquys about the meaning of life.

8. Regency dancing. I learned how to Regency dance as part of my research for The Dark Days Club, and I loved it so much that I now teach it! Here is a pic of me mid-twirl at the Jane Austen Summer Ball in Bath.

9. Fashion blogs. Every morning, I visit a few favorite fashion/style blogs—it eases me into my day and I usually pick up a great style tip or a piece of interesting information. Here are two of my faves:, I also love the history blog which has excellent articles about historical fashion and lifestyles with a focus on the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras. 

10. Kindness. Whenever possible. It is my guiding principle. 

(Please note that Alyssa/The Eater of Books! does not own any of these images; contact Alison Goodman for source reference.)

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About the Book:

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Book One of The Dark Days Club series
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 26, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

The Giveaway:

5 winners. Ends 02/18. I think this is USA only. Good luck!

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Follow the Tour:

01/18 - Addicted Readers - Guest Post
01/18 - Book Nerd Addict - Review
01/19 - Love is not a triangle - Review
01/19 - The Social Potato - Would You Rather
01/20 - The Eater of Books! - Top Ten List
01/21 - Once Upon a Twilight - Book Soundtrack
01/21 - A Dream Within A Dream - Review
01/22 - Lili's Reflections - Interview
01/22 - The Starry-Eyed Revue - Review
01/25 - Gone Pecan - Guest Post
01/25 - Jessabella Reads - Review
01/26 - Fiction Fare - Interview
01/27 - Please Feed The Bookworm - 25 Random Things About Alison Goodman
01/27 - The Hollow Cupboards - Review
01/28 - WinterHaven Books - Interview
01/29 - My Friends Are Fiction - Character Playlist


  1. Coffee is in the appropriate place. :-) Great post.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Awesome Post Alyssa! Thank you for the great giveaway my friend.

  3. Awesome blog tour post Alyssa :D Thank you for sharing sweet girl. <3 Sigh. I need to read this book. Just waiting for my hardcover :D Super super super excited for it. <3 Just hope I will love it too :)

    1. I hope you LOVE this book, Carina! *crosses fingers*

  4. I'm aching to read this...just have to wait until the library gets a copy or my financial situation gets a bit better so I can buy it!

    1. Hopefully you can get it from the library ASAP, Amy!

  5. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I love the list of the what things the author can't live without. Love that she has laughing and kindness on her list.

    1. This is such a great book and lovely author! I hope you enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it. ^_^


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