Coming Soon!!! # PAPERBACK #RELEASE Blog Tour Party: The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone #YA #Fantasy

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Today, it is my pleasure to share some awesome news with you.

The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone will shortly be out in paperback. I have hit the publish button on Createspace and the paperback should be on Amazon within 3 – 5 working days.

I will be having a super duper blog tour. It has already begun with a wonderful advanced reader’s review post on 30th March with Samantha Murdoch:

Samantha made some amazing comments on her review so I created these Canva graphics:

She also sent me three lovely photos of her cats posing with The Curse of Time #1 Bloodstone which you can see above – Lily (who models for the black cat character in my book – Shadow,) Ting the Siamese and Charlie La Princesse.

The Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support #ABRSC pre-release/release launch tour begins today on my mother’s birthday 2nd April.  I dedicated the book to my lovely mum and dad who’ve done so much to support and encourage me so it seemed fitting that I should choose that date to begin the process of launching my paperback.

Carolina Russo is my blog tour host today. Carolina has created some stunning portraits of two amazing characters in my book: Esme The Mirror Girl and The Creature of The Crystal Cottage (Eruterac.)

Please pop over to Carolina’s blog to see her beautifully presented post:

And to all of my blog tour hosts. Give them some love!

#ABRSC Blog Tour Hosts:

Week 1:

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Week 2:

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Week 3:

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And then…

For my final week there will be a blazing blog tour with Jenny at Neverland’s Blog Tour Company – Neverland Blog Tours:

isn’t it exciting!

Scary too, there will be reviews… I never realised how anxiety provoking that can be. Just hope they like/love my book!

Do pop by today to share in my happiness. It’s taken me a long  while to get this far but I did it! Yay! I crushed the Procrastination urge!




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  1. Congratulations Marje what a wonderful collaboration we had for this book! I loved to create the watercolor paintings of Esme and The Creature! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Carolina. It has been such a wonderful experience collaborating with you. You have created the most perfect illustrations of Esme and The Creature Eruterac. I am so happy. xx

  2. Great news on getting the paperback out, Marje. Hope your blog tour brings you lots of readers. Lily the cat looks exactly like my cat, Bandit.

    1. Thank you Mary. I’m doing as much as I can for the blog tour as I haven’t had much time recently for marketing due to the demands of my full time job. I will be up in Edinburgh later in April. We must try to get together. Oh, I love your cat’s name that is so unusual!

      1. Her previous owner named her. We only learned when she came to live with us she’s a bandit when it comes to food! Will steal anything. I’m going to Canada on 27th April and have a lot on before I go. Do you know when you’ll be in Edinburgh. I’d love to catch up with you.

      1. Sadly I won’t be able to make it again this year Marje, which is such a shame. I will follow as much as I can on social media though! 🙂

  3. Always a pleasure to be able to share in the joy of one of my fellow bloggers and authors! I’m looking forward to having you over Marje!
    Congratulations again! <3

  4. Oh, and I have my glass of bubbly handy… it’s the school holidays so Monday isn’t a work night this week for me! 😉

  5. Very exciting news! So glad you plucked up the courage to hit the publish button….I know how scary that can be. Odd I found your site through Samantha’s as I am procrastinating about hitting the publish button for my own book lol A sign maybe???

  6. Woohoo! So excited, Marje 🤗 I’m proud to be a part of the blog tour and will be sharing this post on my social networks today. I love those review quotes too! Canvas is great, by the way, I only recently started making the most if it

    1. Thank you so much Samantha. I’m so glad that Gary introduced you to me! Otherwise I would never have found such a wonderful blogging friend and I wiuld never have found Lily, the cat model! Thanks so much for all your help and kindness. 🙂

  7. Yay!! Exciting times, Marje! There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you hold your book for the first time. That feeling never gets old. Congratulations, my friend! Wishing you much success! I can’t wait to have you on my blog.😃💕

    1. Hi Robbie. Thank you! Carolina did a wonderful job of bringing my characters Esme and Eruterac to life. I love the illustrations so much. Carolina is such a talented artist and a lovely person. 🙂

  8. Many congratulations on the launch of the paperback, Marje. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help with promotion of the book.
    Looking forward to seeing you next month at the Bloggers Bash.

    1. Thank you Hugh. Appreciate your kind offer. Shares, reblogs, etc so welcome. Hoping to spread the word a bit further with the launch of the paperback . Oh by the way any advice about doing a giveaway with Amazon vouchers? UK and /or International. Thinking of doing this…

      1. I ran two competitions for Glimpses, and they went very well, Marje. Somebody (I don’t know who) listed my posts on to a competition database website and the posts got loads of hits. Amazon vouchers as prizes are ideal as they can be emailed to winners. However, for any international winners, you’ll need to buy the ecard voucher from the Amazon site where the winner lives, as Amazon vouchers purchased from Amazon UK, for example, can not be used anywhere apart from the UK.

  9. I congratulate you on this great accomplishment and achievement, – your platform caught my eyes and brought much more inspirational to enjoy this presentation!!

  10. Thank you !!! for the opportunity…I would love to be a part of your blog party. This is the link to my blog … if you enjoy my blog… like, comment and follow me. Anxious to meet new bloggers and discover new blogs too. I follow everyone back!!!!if you enjoy my blog…

    1. Hi Annadine. Huge aologies as I just found this comment now. I shall pop over to your blog to say hi. My blog tour is over but I’m always looking for new bloggers to feature me so do get in touch if you’re interested.

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