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This month I am participating in the Orangeberry Summer Splash Mini Book Tour Marathon; 100 authors, and 100 blogs. Featured genres include fantasy, science fiction, historical romance, romantic suspense, mystery, thrillers and more.

The event is expected to raise awareness about the growing Indie publishing movement and offers readers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how imaginary worlds and characters are created. The event includes interviews, book reviews, guest posts, a Kindle Fire giveaway and much more!

I finally got a chance to peruse the book tour myself and was excited over what I saw! Here are some of the highlights that stuck out for me:

Prettiest Participating Blog – Always a Book Lover

Once I clicked on Victoria’s book blogging website, I knew I had to include it on my favorites list.  Website design and the imagery bloggers put across their sites always amazes me, and  Victoria’s is straight out beautiful!

Favorite Participating Book – Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti Tyler

I had the chance to read this one a few months ago, and was instantly captivated by this world Pavarti created! I won’t rehash my review here, but check out the blurb:

In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?

Would Most Like to Read:

The book tour has a lot of interesting reads to offer; two in particular are at the top of the list for me:

Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas and Bactine by Paul Krater

Best Author interview – Lisa Scott, author of 15 Shades of Pink

There are a lot of interviews to go around. Authors answered 20 questions or more from a list of hundreds, and there are also ‘twitterviews’ all throughout August. By far, I thought Lisa’s interview was the best – it had me laughing all the way through!

Best New Feature: Page 99 Test

Okay, not sure if this is exactly new to book tours, but I’d never heard of it before. The Page 99  Test is an excellent way for readers to judge the writing of a book before buying it. See page 99 for my book, ‘Water’, here.

Biggest Thanks

A huge thanks to Pandora Poikilos for organizing the Orangeberry Summer Splash, and for the twitter blasts and twitterviews (see them by following @PandoraPoikilos).

Pandora Poikilos is the international best-selling author of ‘Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out’, along with several other novels and short stories. She is also the founder of Orangeberry Book Tours, and a social media enthusiast (close to 150,000 twitter followers), who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world.

Connect with Pandora via e-mail (, on Facebook or at Amazon.


About Terra Harmony

Eco-Fantasy Author

Posted on August 8, 2012, in Interviews, Self-Publishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Great post! The Summer Splash is turning out to be a lot of fun.

  2. Hello Terra, thank you so much for considering my book as an interesting one.
    Being in the Summer Splash is certainly a thrill, as I have never done something like this before, but then – we all have to start somewhere.

    It is difficult to choose among all these amazing books that are participating. For me, “A world apart” by David M. Brown looks very interesting to dive into, and also Magnus Opum by Jonathan Gould. The former because it has pirates (can’t have enough pirates), and the latter one because it has humour. I love humour.

    I wish you and all the other authors and readers a terrific Summer Splash, with books in abundance!

    – Paul

  3. What a lovely compliment, Terra, especially from another Fantasy author. Thank you so much!
    The Summer Splash is great, so many books, so little time, so that makes being chosen so much more special! I hope you get to read it and enjoy it!

  4. Aww, I’m so happy you picked my blog as the prettiest one on the tour! 🙂 there’s so many blogs out there its so amazing to be selected! 😀 thanks so much! Credit cant go to me though, i didn’t create the blogskin myself! It was by Ray Creek Designs! 🙂

    I’m not really sure about my favorites, but Song of the Fairy Queen up there? The book cover’s amazing. I want to read it already:)

    • Thanks, Victoria! You’ll have to let me know how you like Song of the Fairy Queen – I plan on getting it myself. ‘Blogskin’ – good to know that terminology. I never know what to call it. I’m like, “you know, the pretty pictures at the top and down the sides…”

  5. Thanks for including me, Terra! This summer splash is quite a to-do! Lots of interesting books and authors are taking part. I’m quite taken with the cover for Double-Take Tales. And Pandora’s Frequent Traveller is very nice, too.

  6. Dawn DeAnna Wilson

    totally sweet. I’m stoked to be a part of this. and I also love the graphics for always a book lover as well….

    My interviews will be up late August…and btw, (insert shameless self promotion here) my book, “Ten Thousand New Year’s Eves” will be FREE every Saturday in August.

  7. What a great post! And I just downloaded a copy of WATER, too.

  8. Pandora Poikilos has been having trouble commenting here, so I’ll add her comment for her:

    This is an absolutely fantastic idea. It’s an honour for me to be working with so many talented authors and it’s difficult for me to pick out favourites.
    What I do love about the Splash is that it has brought out some fun-tastic interactions …
    1. Haiku Challenge by David Cooper
    2. First Lines – M Mancio
    then there’s the Blog Talk Radio chat (on 12th August). I could go on and on. :))
    Again, thank you for this special feature and for being part of the event. All my best.

  9. Hi Terra – this post is a great idea, and one of the many reasons why I love Indie authors. Innovation and entrepreneur-ship runs in their blood, and you personify it with this post! Well done.

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