Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 SerendipiTEA Tour Featuring When Planets Fall Author Abby Reed + Giveaway!

I've always wanted to have a chance to host a book tour on my blog, for as long as it's been alive. Right now, not only do I get to do that, but this is also a tour that I in part created. It was an honor and privilege to work with these sixteen debut authors and put together a beautiful and packed tour of their novels. Today I'm extremely excited to be focusing in on WHEN PLANETS FALL by Abby Reed, who I consider a friend.

Here's a little bit about this book:

“In this richly imagined start to a new sci-fi series, Reed brings optimism to the goal of solving entrenched violence in a galaxy far, far away. . . A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war.” –Kirkus Reviews
If you enjoy books with disabled characters, sibling relationships, moral greys, body modification, and don't mind a bit of blood . . . in space . . . then you might like WHEN PLANETS FALL!
Breaker's home is cleaved by blood. The three tribes on the planet Scarlatti, whose only difference is their blood color, each want to exploit Breaker's valley for themselves. The feudal tension has already claimed red-blood Breaker's leg and his older brother. Now all this 18-year old wants is to maintain the tenuous peace in order to keep his little 'stroid of a brother alive. Malani, a red-blood raised blue, is a kidnapped POW and only wants to return to her adoptive home with her dangerous blue secrets. Luka, a red-blood stewing for trouble, wants to right wrongs done to his family and bathe his home in justice.

All three intersect when Breaker discovers a wrecked starship and is given seven days by the green-bloods to fix and hand it over as a weapon. Breaker must decide if aiding his enemies is worth the home he knows and his family's life. War is coming. And war respects no boundaries. And war leaves no survivors."

This is book #1 in STARS FALL CIRCLE series.

You can purchase it here:

A little bit about Abby Reed!

Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be published in May 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing.
Abby lives in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy pups. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint. Find her online at

A little bit about her tea life! 

This photo should sum up my tea life: 

Yeah. Did I mention I like tea?

I like the caffeine. I like that it's water (I live at high-altitude!) I like the flavors. It's like eating a scent, and since scents are strong memory triggers, it's like eating a memory. Every time I drink something rose-based, I'm reminded of the way I felt when I visited the Queen's Rose Garden in England. I feel at peace, surrounded by beauty, even if I haven't left my office.

All about her tea contribution:

My WHEN PLANETS FALL tea is a custom cinnamon vanilla roobios mix. It smells very warm and makes me think of home. With rooibos as a base, there's no caffeine. And, fun fact: rooibos is supposed to be good for headaches!

Cinnamon is a very important scent to Breaker. To him, it's a scent that symbolizes his brother's death, loss, and a never-ending cycle of violence. I knew that had to be a main part of the tea. The vanilla is representative of the pupal fruit that grows on Scarlatti. It's a main part of their diet and has a sweeter taste. I chose rooibos because a) it's red, and the color red is huge in Breaker's world. B) Rooibos is supposed to be inflammatory, which is good for migraines, and Luka, one of the POVs, gets migraines.

What's included in the giveaway prizes?

Delicious Giveaway Link Below!!

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Follow the Serendipitea Tour online!

April 1st–The Regal Critiques: JM Sullivan with THE WANDERLAND CHRONICLES

April 2nd–Ohana Reads: Leah Henderson with ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL

April 3rd–YA and Wine: KM Robinson with GOLDEN

April 4th–The YA Book Traveler: F.M. Boughan with CINDERELLA NECROMANCER

April 5th–YA Wednesdays: Linsey Miller with A MASK OF SHADOWS

April 6th–Bibliobibuli YA: Leslie Hauser with CHASING EVELINE

April 7th–Rattle the Pages: Gwen C. Katz with AMONG THE RED STARS

April 9th–Pirates and Pixie Dust: Amber Duell with FRAGILE CHAOS

April 10th–lollipopsbooks: Abby J. Reed with WHEN PLANETS FALL

April 11th–SimplyAllyTea: Carrie Ann DiRisio with BROODING YA’S HERO GUIDE

April 12–Bookish Fan Girl: Amanda Hanson with SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

April 13th–For the Sake of Reading: Rosalyn Eves with BLOOD ROSE REBELLION

April 14th–Redd’s Reads: Meg Eden with POST HIGH-SCHOOL REALITY QUEST

April 15th–Tales of the Ravenous Reader: Kristin L. Gray with VILONIA BEEBE TAKES CHARGE

April 16th–Little red bookshelf: Chelsea Sedoti with THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT

April 17th–Emily Reads Everything: Shaila Patel with SOULMATED