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Thursday 25 August 2016

☀ City of Hope and Ruin: Fractured World [1] - Kit Campbell and Siri Paulson

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for City of Hope and Ruin, a Fantasy with LGBTQ romance by (, Turtleduck Press, 254 pages).

This is the first book in the Fractured World series.

Don't miss our interview with author Siri Paulson.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Authors Kit Campbell and Siri Paulson will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Authors | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Every night the monsters hunt.

A city that is the whole world: Theosophy and her companions in the City militia do their best to protect the civilians from the monsters, but they keep crawling from the Rift and there’s nowhere to run. Theosophy knows she’ll die fighting. It’s the best kind of death she’s seen, and at least she can save lives in the meantime.

They say the Scarred carve you up while you’re still alive.

A village in the shadow of a forest: Refugees from the border whisper about the oncoming Scarred, but Briony can’t convince her brother to relocate his children to safety. Briony will do anything to protect them. She owes them that much, even if it means turning to forbidden magic.

When Theosophy and Briony accidentally make contact across the boundaries of their worlds, they realize that solutions might finally be within reach. A world beyond the City would give Theosophy’s people an escape, and the City’s warriors could help Briony protect her family from the Scarred. Each woman sees in the other a strength she lacks—and maybe something more.

All they need to do is find a way across the dimensions to each other before their enemies close in.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Briony edged out from behind the tree, shuffling slowly backward, making sure she hadn’t attracted anything’s attention. There was another crack. She took refuge behind a sizeable bush as a large group of something moved out of the dark and mist. Briony put one hand on Poes to calm him and pulled him closer. Poes’s light coat sometimes made him painfully obvious.
     As the group got closer, Briony could tell they were human. She narrowed her eyes, keeping hold of Poes. People, this deep in the forest? Hardly anyone came in here, especially not this deep. Her mother had made sure she and Jael knew the forest’s ways, but their land backed up to it and Briony needed it for her medicinal draughts. Most people in Westenaedre avoided it unless absolutely necessary.
     There was something unnatural about their movements. As they got closer, Briony could make out their features through the gathering dusk. Her breath caught in her throat. People they were, yes, but their faces were covered by some sort of horrific mask that hid their features and gave them insect-like appearances. Tubes twisted from the masks into metallic canisters on their backs. Now she could hear their breathing as well, rough and much too loud. Every whispered tale from the refugees flitted through her head. The Scarred. But they shouldn’t—couldn’t—be here. They were still at the border.
     What did it mean that they weren’t?

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About the Authors

|| Kit Campbell || Siri Paulson ||

It is a little known fact that Kit was raised in the wild by a marauding gang of octopuses.  It wasn't until she was 25 that she was discovered by a traveling National Geographic scientist and brought back to civilization.  This is sometimes apparent in the way that she attempts to escape through tubes when startled.

Her transition to normalcy has been slow, but scientists predict that she will have mastered basics such as fork use sometime in the next year. More complex skills, such as proper grocery store etiquette, may be forever outside her reach.

Kit can be found cavorting about the web at her blog or website, on Pinterest, and even occasionally on Twitter.

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Siri Paulson writes all over the fantasy and science fiction spectrum, including (so far) secondary-world fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, Gothic, historical paranormal, and YA with spaceships.  She is also the chief editor at Turtleduck Press (

Siri grew up in Alberta, Canada, but now lives in an old house in Toronto.  By day, she edits non-fiction for the government.  Her other current passion is contra dance, a social/folk dance done to live Celtic and roots music.  Her favourite places in the world are the Canadian Rocky Mountains and a little valley in Norway.

Siri's short fiction and the anthologies she has edited can be found on Turtleduck Press.  She blogs and tweets.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $50 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway 9 June 2016 Giveaway: Enter to win a $50 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow City of Hope and Ruin's tour at: Jul 14: Christine Young
Jul 21: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Jul 28: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Aug 4: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Aug 11: Liz Gavin's Blog
Aug 11: The Reading Addict
Aug 18: HarmonyKent
Aug 25: BooksChatter
Sep 1: Louise Lyndon Romance Author Hear Me Roar
Sep 1: T's Stuff
Sep 8: Romance Novel Giveaways
Sep 15: Deal Sharing Aunt
Sep 22: Long and Short Reviews
Sep 29: It's Raining Books

9 June 2016 Blast

1: Booklover Sue
2: BooksChatter
3: Deal Sharing Aunt
4: Fanatical Paranormal Romantical
5: Harlie Williams, Writer
6: Kit 'N Kabookle
7: Liz Gavin's Blog
8: Mythical Books
9: Full Moon Dreaming
10: Readeropolis
11: Readsalot
12: Robyn Bachar: Paranormal and Sci Fi Romance Author
13: Romance Novel Giveaways
14: StarAngels Reviews
15: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
16: T's Stuff
17: The Avid Reader
18: The Recipe Fairy
19: The Snarkology
20: Wake Up Your Wild Side
21: Books Are Love
22: Natural Bri
23: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart
24: Writer Wonderland
25: Wicked Readings by Tawania
26: Up Against a Wall
27: My Odd Little World
28: Living a Dream, One word at a time
29: House Millar


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Awesome giveaway and I am appreciative of you giving us the chance to win

Kit Campbell said...

Thanks for helping us get the word out!

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting! Best of luck with your sick kitty.

Siri Paulson

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Nikolina said...

Shared on G+, have a great day!