Friday, September 13, 2013

Heirs of War Blog Tour Kick Off!

Today kicks of the Heirs of War blog tour! I am so excited! There are so many great stops along the way, and I am so thrilled by how many people signed up to host.

As some of you might already know, I decided to push back my release date from today to October 13. Before I share the blog tour calendar with you, I'd like to let you know why. Put simply: Kriscinda Everitt is an amazing editor who has a knack for knowing exactly how to get through this hard head of mine. One of the biggest problems with Heirs of War has been POV. At first, it was head jumping. After I fixed that, I still had too many POVs. Some people had issue with this, but others didn't. On my last rewrite, I narrowed it down to eleven POVs. Eleven.

That's still pretty crazy. Unless you are George RR Martin. (Hint: I'm not.) I didn't know what to do with this problem. Write it off as "to each his own"? Rewriting would ruin all the little suspenseful tidbits I feed the readers through POVs like the Cynewards and Kyle.

Only...those POVs might be ruining that suspense. There is such a thing as giving the readers too much information, as it turns out. And I am definitely guilty of this. Kriscinda explained it all very well, and she gave me the choice of keeping the book as is to meet my release date, or rewriting it to narrow down the POVs to just the five girls (Terrena, Isauria, Rhaya, Zelene, and Ariana). I chose the latter because I agree that this will make the book so much better.

So there you have it. I did my rewrites during Dragon Con (sometimes waiting in line for hours can be a good thing for productivity). I'm applying the previous edits now, and then Kriscinda will get another go at it. Come October 13, a much better book will be released.

Up until the release, I have some very cool tour stops planned. I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of my hosts and reviewers for taking part. You guys are awesome, and I am overwhelmed by the amount of support I have behind me as I move forward.

Heirs of War is on Goodreads and available for preorder on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. It will be available through Amazon and other retailers after the release date. You can still find the previous version, with all eleven POVs, on Wattpad.

And now, the tour calendar:

September 13:
Heirs of War Blog Tour Kick Off
Mara Valderran

September 15:
Carolyn Brown
Guest Post on Music Inspiration

September 16:
Priya Kanaparti
Guest Post on POV

September 17:
Sharon Bayliss
Guest Post on World Building

September 18:
Vicki Trask

September 19:
Jaycee DeLorenzo

September 20:
Beth Winokur

September 21:
James Wymore
Guest Post on Music Inspiration

September 23:
Katie Teller
Character Interview

September 24:
Moonlight Reviews

September 25:
Crystal Collier
Truth or Lie

September 26:
Thea Gregory

September 27:
Kai Strand
Character Interview

September 28:
Kate Roth
Guest Post on World Building

September 29:
Lisa Swallow
Guest Post on World Building

September 30:
Jason King

October 1:
Leigh Statham

October 2:
Vicki Trask

October 3:
Aja Hannah
Guest Post on Publishing

October 5:
Courtney Young

October 6:
Britni Hill

October 7:
L. Blankenship

October 9:
Kate Tilton

October 10:
Katy Sozaeva
Guest Post on Music

October 11:
K.L. Schwengel
Character Interview

October 12:
Katy Sozaeva

October 13:
Jamie Ayres
Guest Post on Music Inspiration


  1. I'm excited to be a part of this tour! :) yay

    1. I am so excited for the guest post on your blog, Kate. The theme is perfect and so fitting for my book! Thank you so much for hosting. =)