Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Crimson Shard Blog Tour 3rd October - 14th October

Well, it had to happen at some point... Templar's last young adult novel to be published in 2011 is almost here but we're definitely ending things on a high with The Crimson Shard, the fantastic time travel adventure sequel to The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin.

Teresa Flavin

This sequel to The Blackhope Enigma is imbued with alchemy and intrigue. During what seems like an ordinary museum visit, tour guide Throgmorton lures Sunni and Blaise through a painted doorway into eighteenth-century London. When Throgmorton demands secret information from the pair about their Blackhope escapades, they attempt to flee, encountering body snatchers, art thieves and forgers in this gripping time-travel adventure.

Read an extract!

Teresa will be visiting 8 exciting young adult and children's book blogs to drop off some fantastic guest posts, provide the As in some Q&As and of course, it wouldn't be a proper blog tour without the odd giveaway...

3rd October

First up Teresa with be at Nayu's Reading Corner to talk about where, or rather when, she would go if she had a magical painted doorway through time.

4th October

Teresa picks out her favourite books over at Serendipity Reviews on day 2: time travel books, historical books, books that inspire and books that must be on her shelf at all times!

5th October

Readaraptor has the first giveaway and the first interview of the tour so head here if you want to find out how Teresa's work as an illustrator influences her writing and perhaps what her favourite dinosaur is too...

6th October

You can find Teresa's next guest post at Our Book Reviews Online where she will be talking all about the inspirations behind the magical worlds of the paintings in her books.

7th October

The tour's next interview will be hosted by Heaven, Hell and Purgatory Book Reviews so head here for more juicy insights!

8th October

Heading into the weekend, Teresa will be dropping off another guest post for Steph Likes Books - you'll just have to wait to find out what it's about!

9th October

Lyrical Reviews will be hosting the third and final Q&A and here is the place to find out more about Teresa's research, who her favourite artist is and what she thinks of the cover designs for her books. There will also be a giveaway so make sure you enter to win a copy of The Crimson Shard.

14th October

Don't think that is it! There's one more stop a few days later with Tall Tales and Short Stories who will be hosting Teresa's last guest post and also your last chance on the tour to bag a copy of the new book - definitely not one to miss!


Teresa was born in New York and studied Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Since 1993 she has illustrated a number of picture and chapter books for children and young adults.

In 1995 she moved to Glasgow, Scotland, where she began writing her own stories to illustrate. She was awarded a 2006 Scottish Arts Council New Writers Bursary to work on her first illustrated novel for 9-14 year olds, The Blackhope Enigma, of which The Crimson Shard is the sequel. Teresa is currently working on her third novel.

Find out more about Teresa Flavin on her website or follow her on Twitter!

1 comment:

  1. I cant wait to see all the great posts! Thank you for letting me be a part of this! :D