Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Ember in the Ashes Book Blitz!

Today I have the honor of sharing the news of the An Ember in the Ashes release by Sabaa Tahir! There's even a letter from the author in this post, so keep reading! At the way end, there's a giveaway for a signed copy of the book and a pretty awesome sword letter opener!

A letter from Sabaa Tahir.

Dear Readers,

Today, my “baby” AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is finally 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,


Author: Sabaa Tahir
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 464
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.

Check out the book trailer!

About Sabaa:
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.

Giveaway Details:

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. Oh my gosshhh, I'm DYING to get my hands on this book.. unfortunately, I don't live in the US :(
    This is a very generous giveaway though♥

    PS, I'm a new follower of yours, your blog is amazing!

    - Jumana @ http://booksbyj.blogspot.com/

  2. I am so excited about reading this one!

  3. I am really excited to read this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. Oh man, I'm SO excited for this book! Already pre-ordered it, but I'm betting I'll be wanting to give it away to people as gifts. Wouldn't mind an extra copy! ;)

  5. I've been wanting to read this. I really hope I like this one!

  6. Gaaah, I want this so much. Not out for ages longer in the UK though.

  7. I'm hoping it will go on the best sellers list so it will be 40% at my bookstore! It's killing me not to have it in my hands ahhhh. Love the book trailer though!

  8. I cannot wait to read this whenever my library gets it in! It sounds so interesting, and I am always up for some fantasy!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project


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