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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hosting First Book Tour for Bloggers: Rising Shadow

Hi ladies & gents! I am so excited! This will be my first time hosting a book tour for bloggers. I am honored to help promote Jacquelyn Wheeler, a talented and creative self-published author. So far she has written the first two books in her Soterian series, Rising Shadow and Merger. The first book that will travel through the U.S. will be Rising Shadow.


Author Information:

Jacquelyn has worked as a professional writer since 1991. She has received numerous awards for her technical writing, but creative writing was always her passion. After writing poetry, children's stories, and screenplays, Jacquelyn embarked on The Soterians series, a series of five fantasy novels for young adults. You can read the first novel, Rising Shadow, for free on her web site ( or purchase the paperback. As an advocate for volunteerism and service, Jacquelyn donates 20% of her royalties to the charities listed on her site. In her spare time, Jacquelyn enjoys martial arts, triathlons, skiing, playing music, and volunteering. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their daughter.

For more info on Jacquelyn, visit her site(s):

Books by Jacquelyn:
-Rising Shadows (The Soterians, Book #1)
-Merger (The Soterians, Book #2)

Want to go to a Jacquelyn Wheeler book signing and reading? Don't miss this opportunity in Barnes & Noble in San Bruno, California on June 12!! I wish I lived in Cali, sadly I'm across the country :( Press link for address information:


Book for Tour:

Rising Shadow (The Soterians, Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release date: Available Now
Publisher: Self-published
Pages: 378

Ashlyn Woods just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can't wait to start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.


Rules for Book Tour:

1) The book will be passed from one blogger to the next. Please ship through the Postal Service with a Delivery Confirmation so that way I can track where the book is heading.

2) At the end of the book tour the book will be shipped back to Jacquelyn Wheeler.

3) You are more then welcome to leave notes in the book just as long as it doesn't effect the reading material for the next blogger.

4) You can only keep the book for a week then it must be passed on to the next blogger.

5) I will be e-mailing all participants the list of bloggers on the tour.

6) First blogger and so on to receive Rising Shadow in mail must e-mail me at when they received it.

7) When you are ready to ship out the book to the next blogger please again e-mail me at so I can give you the next blogger's address.

8) Once you ship out the book please e-mail me at with the Tracking number. So that way I can update records.

9) Reviews must be posted within a week of shipping out the book to the next person. Also, I will have Mr. Linky below so once your review is posted please add the link.


1. Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages
- Shipped 5/20/10 - DC#030903300001074467122
-Received on 5/24/10
-Shipped to Stephanie on 6/1/10 - DC# 03091830000212557888

2. Stephanie
-Received on 6/3/10
-Shipped to Kate on 6/8/10 - DC# 03100480000159108028

3. Kate
-Received on 6/9/10
-Shipped to Tara on 6/15/10 - DC# 9102150134711217492127

4. Tara
-Received on 6/19/10
-Shipped to Dahlia on 6/22/10 - DC# 420285129405503699300269027687

5. Dahlia
-Received on 6/25/10
-Shipped to Alex on 7/6/10 - DC# 0310048000034678 5285

6. Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover)
-Received on 7/10/10
-Shipped to Khelsea on 7/19/10 - DC# 03071790000068850565

7. Khelsea (Once upon a review... )
-Received on 7/21/10
Shipped to Jessica on 8/4/10 - DC# 03101230000142400898

8. Jessica
-Received on 8/6/10
-Shipped back to Jacquelyn on 8/18/10 - DC# 9102010521297686984237

9. Back to Jacquelyn Wheeler
-Received on 8/25/10

Jackie's blog is officially over, thank you all for participating!!


Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Please include me Eleni!


Melissa @ Flourish {and} Blotts said...

This is great, Eleni! I would love to participate ... I'm in NC! :)

flourishxblotts {at} gmail {com}

Anonymous said...

Me too!


I'm in CT!

Thanks, Eleni!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...


alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

Christina T said...

Oops, sorry Eleni. I didn't read your comment before putting using Mr. Linky. I apologize profusely!

Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

c_thurairatnam (at) hotmail (dot) com

I am in Ohio

Kate said...

Please include me! :)

kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kate, CT

Jessica said...

I'd love to participate!

Jessica (CA)


Once upon a review... said...

I would LOVE to participate Eleni!
Great idea!

Khelsea, TX


Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

It's great that you are helping promote a self-published author. No need to include me as I've already read and reviewed Rising Shadow. You guys are in for a treat!

Cheryl said...

I would like to be included. I haven't ever done a book tour, and I am excited for the opportunity!

Dahlia said...

Sounds cool, count me in. :)

Is it okay if I don't post my state here? I don't like to put info like that where everyone can see it.

eclecticdahlia [at] aol [dot] com

Tara said...

Count me in! I really like reviewing books from smaller presses or from self-published authors.


Tara, VA

Khadija said...

x.x can't beleive i missed the chance- well maybe next time this is really cool and i'm going to read the books :)

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