Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis

We are thrilled to take part in the exciting Blog Tour for Erika Lewis' Game of Shadows! Today, we will be sharing with you "Random Things about Erika's College Years!" Plus, we are celebrating its book birthday today! Check it out and grab your copy today! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Fantasy/Mythology Romance
Publish Date:
February 28, 2017
Tor Books

Ethan Makkai thought that seeing ghosts was the worst of his problems. Between his ethereal gift and life with a single mother hell-bent on watching his every move, he feels imprisoned. When Ethan sees a chance to escape, to leave the house by himself for the first time in his life, he seizes it, unaware that this first taste of freedom will cost him everything.

Ethan is thrown into a strange and eerie world, like nothing he's ever seen. He's assaulted by dive-bombing birds and rescued by a stranger who claims to be his bodyguard. His apartment is trashed, and his mother is kidnapped to a place Ethan never knew existed—a hidden continent called Tara.

Travelling to Tara in search of his mother, Ethan discovers that everything he knows about his life is a lie. His mother is royalty. His father is not dead. His destiny is likely to get him killed.

Confronted by a vicious sorcerer determined to destroy the Makkai family, Ethan must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother and all the people of Tara, including the beautiful girl he’s fallen for.


Random Things About Erika Lewis's College Years
  1.  I was a math major who took a lot of theater classes.
  2.  I was in a sorority.
  3.  I had a roommate who used to hollow out the center of a peanut butter jar and drop those chocolate covered caramel Rollos in, swirl, then eat for breakfast.
  4.  I ate way too much pizza and drank too much beer, and gained a lot of weight. I don't recommend doing that. Took forever to lose it.
  5.  I saw REM play in a tiny bar next to campus on a random weekday night, fairly typical for Nashville.
  6.  Hair bows were popular. I just cringed.
  7.  Will Purdue, the basketball player, lived in my freshman dorm. He was always in front of me in the cafeteria. He was so tall and I was so short that I was forced to stare at his booty for those 10 minutes a day. Not that I'm complaining.
  8.  I took a media class where the professor showed us naked pictures of himself. I think that would be defined as inappropriate nowadays.
  9.  I loved taking Abstract Algebra. Don't judge!
  10.  I took a semester abroad that led to  me writing Game of Shadows!

What others are saying about Game of Shadows!

“A fantastical journey that I didn’t want to end!”Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“It’s impossible to put this riveting page-turner down!”
― Stan Lee, author, editor, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics

“This book’s got heart . . . a wonderful adventure.” R. A. SalvatoreNew York Times bestselling author of The Hunters Blades novels

“One of those thrilling tales you can’t put down . . . the perfect blend of imaginative world-building and nonstop action wrapped up in a compelling mystery.” ― D.J. MacHaleNew York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and The SYLO Chronicles

“We were hooked. This is an adventure story for the ages.”  John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman, authors of the Hollow Earth trilogy & Conjuror

“Riveting from the start.”Steven Gould, author of Jumper

“Lewis has created a whole new world that is at once exciting and affecting. . . . She weaves a web of mythology that is both reminiscent of the Celtic world and redolent of the unique creation of a rich and fertile imagination.” Dara Hellman, Lecturer, Celtic Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley


**About the Author**
Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Math. And what do you do with a degree in Math? You become a writer of course… eventually…

She moved to the west coast following her dream to work in television. And after fifteen glorious years developing and producing for truly awesome places, like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fireworks Television, 20th Television, that’s a division of Fox if you didn’t know that, and then at G4, where she could finally be free to be the nerd she had always been. She had more collectible toys in her office than even the famed executive producers of Attack Of The Show and XPlay. At least that’s the way she remembers it.

So how did this circle back to the beginning of this bio? A Math major becoming a writer? Because she’d actually always been a writer, she just never told anyone. She would write and write, edit and edit, then realize that it wasn’t good enough and go back in for yet another pass. And when she finally had several projects she really loved, that’s when she knew it was time to unleash them to the world.

Her first project, a graphic novel, The 49th Key, is currently being featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and will be released in trade in summer, 2017. Along with her amazing partner, Jessica Chobot, she’s currently working with LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics on Firebrand, an ongoing comic series. Her first novel, Game Of Shadows hits the bookstore shelves February 28th, 2017 from TOR/Forge Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

There are several other really exciting projects that you will be hearing much more about soon, but if she leaked them now, she’d get in big, big, big trouble. She resides in the sunshine state of California. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she’s usually playing with her big fluffy Golden Retriever, or running, or at one of the bookstores or comic shops by her house.

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