Monday, February 25, 2013

Tour Stop - Purpose of Review Copies. And the Neumarian Uprising

Tour stop today - I am visiting Carol Kilgore at The Tiki Hut. Want to know the purpose of review copies and how they work? Then visit Carol today.

In the meantime, there’s a rebellion going on…

Neumarian Uprising

We need your help! Thanks to our spy, Ciara Knight, we are able to communicate with you today via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Neumarian uprising has begun. We are fighting for freedom and equality for all, but we need your help. Ciara informed us that you might want to know more about the uprising and why we ask you to risk your lives for our cause. To answer these questions I’ve agreed to let Ciara tell my sister’s, Raeth’s, story about her captivity. It will be free for you on a site called Amazon until March 1, 2013.

Our spies have told us this will help spread the word and find more recruits for our rebellion against the tyrannical queen. You can help by simply downloading a free copy of Weighted, a prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles. If you are intrigued and wish to follow our uprising, Escapement, book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.

Escapement is told by Princess Semara. Don’t hold the fact Semara is a princess against her like I did, there is more to her than you can possibly imagine.

Here is a brief explanation of her telling of our uprising:
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.

What people are saying about Escapement:

“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk -- leavened with a dash of romance -- ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”
-- Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper's Daughter

“A riveting tale of justice, mercy, honor and love. Take a deep breath and hold on, because you'll be turning the pages of Escapement quickly. Three unlikely comrades, Princess Semara, Ryder, and his sister Raeth, embark on a journey that will alter their lives forever. The beautiful love story nestled into these action-packed scenes will make you sigh and remember why you love to love. After reading the prequel Weighted, I knew this story would be amazing, and it was. Ciara Knight truly has a gift for creating awesome worlds and characters you won't forget.”
--Lindi Peterson--Award winning author of Summer's Song.

“Betrayal, secrets, and a rebellion send readers on a grand adventure, caught in the plight to discover Semara’s gifts and purpose.”
--Alex J Cavanaugh, author of Amazon best sellers CassaStar and CassaFire

“The most unmissable series ever! I couldn't stop reading, the action and romance too breathtaking to break the spell!”
--ARC review by Sudah on Goodreads

"A courageous heart-stopping journey by young people to save their kind."
--Hildie McQueen, bestselling author of Where the Four Winds Collide

If you’d like to see a peak into our world, please view this short clip on YouTube.

If you are now ready to join our fight, please add Escapement to your TBR shelf on Goodreads here.. Shout out on all your social media sites, and tell everyone you know to stand up and fight.

Be Bold.
Be Brave.
Be Free.
In the name of the rebellion,
Ryder Arteres

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Escapement can be found at Amazon.

$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0

Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle UK, and Powell’s.


  1. Thanks so much for participating in the uprising! Ryder wanted to stop by, but he is so busy today with organizing all the new recruits.

  2. Yay, Ciara!

    Off to Carol's...

  3. Ciara, I've seen the book all over, so I'm sure he is very busy.

  4. Congrats, Ciara. Great cover!

  5. I see Ciara's making the internet buzz today! Congrats to her.

  6. Yeah for Ciara! And already visited Carol this morning.

  7. Thanks for blogging with me today, Diane. Free virtual margaritas for all today at the Tiki Hut!

  8. This is a really great cover! I like the sound of this book.

  9. Congrats to Ciara and I'll have to stop by The Tiki Hut later on. :)

  10. Been seeing this beautiful cover all over the blogosphere today.

    Congratulations, Ciara!

    ~VR Barkowski

  11. Ciara has been busy! Love her release strategy!!

  12. Woot for Ciara!

    Happy Monday, Diane :D

  13. Ciara has made a great showing today. Well done.

  14. Congrats to Ciara. Love her book cover.

  15. I caught you over at Carol's, and I'm loving running into the Uprising everywhere today.

  16. Good luck to Laura on yet another book. This girl can really out them out!

  17. Congrats, Ciara.

    And that was a great article, Diane. :D

  18. Ciara is so imaginative. The brains and creativity in this blogosphere ever impress me. Thanks, Diane. I'll go visit the Tiki Hut.


  19. A mass uprising has hit BloggyVille! Yay for Ciara!

  20. Just love this cover. It's stunning!

  21. Congratulations all around! Enjoyed both posts - here and at The Tiki Hut:)

  22. Yes, Congrats to Carol and Ciara!!
    Well done ladies ;D

  23. What a clever and entertaining marketing strategy. Ciara, you are definitely someone we're going to check out.

  24. I've seen so many blog posts and FB posts about these! She's doing a great job!

  25. Ciara came up with something really unique.

  26. Still cruising, but wanted you to know how excited I was to see you at the Book Em writers conference! This was an easy way to do it--when I received a blog notice in my e-mail box. Thanks for letting me share (promote!) your new book on promotion, too!
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  27. Hopping over to The Tiki Hut!

  28. Diane,

    Just picked up your pub/promote book. Wished you'd pub'd it months ago. Would have saved us a lot of time if we'd read the early chapters first (and some great tips and advice there).

    Fortunately for us, your later chapters on networking and promoting are just in time!

  29. Ciara's book sounds amazing and I'm hopping over to the tiki Hut right now. :)

  30. The book sounds really interesting and fast-paced. I'm off to the Tiki Hut now.

  31. Really cool reviews. Made me want to read the books.