Tuesday, June 8, 2021
BLOG TOUR: Constellations of Scars by Melissa Eskue Ousley
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Constellations of Scars by Award-winning Author Melissa Eskue Ousley! Coming tomorrow, June 9, 2021! Today, on our tour stop, we have a Q&A with the author! Plus, to celebrate the upcoming release, we also have a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out and pre-order your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE.
June 9, 2021
Not all gifts are a blessing. Some are a curse.
When Amelia turned 12, she began growing pearls. Every month, a crop of beautiful pearls bursts from the skin on her back. Her mother, Denise, believes her daughter is blessed, and sells the pearls to put food on the table. Amelia sees her condition as a curse. As the pearls form, her body aches and her skin grows feverish. The harvest of pearls brings temporary relief from the pain, but leaves her back marred by scars. Denise hides Amelia away from the world, worried that Amelia’s gift will be discovered and she will be abducted for the wealth she can provide. Now a young woman, Amelia realizes she has become her mother’s captive, and plans her escape. When she runs away from home, she finds a new family in a troupe of performers at a museum of human oddities. She soon discovers the world is much more dangerous than her mother feared.
*Interview with Melissa Eskue Ousley*
Praise for Constellations of Scars
“An indelible story of loving yourself in a world of dreadful realities.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The perfect dose of dark, gritty, and creepy! A must-read for those looking for a unique, intriguing read.” – Elle Beaumont, author of The Dragon’s Bride
“Constellations of Scars is a rich tale exploring what makes us human in a world where Mother Nature sometimes twists the physical body into something monstrous. As Amelia Weaver struggles to form a new life after being forced to hide from the world because of her own freakishness, she must come to understand that outward appearances can belie what lies within. This book takes the reader on a journey both warm and chilling. It’s one you won’t want to miss.” – L. Lee Shaw, author of the award-winning Aging Out
**About the Author**
Melissa Eskue Ousley is an award-winning author living on the Oregon coast with her family, a neurotic dog, two charming cats, and a piranha. Her suspense novel, Pitcher Plant, is set in Seaside, and won a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. Her young adult novel, Sunset Empire, debuted in a bestselling boxed set. Her short stories have been included in Rain Magazine, The North Coast Squid, and various anthologies. When she’s not writing, she can be found volunteering for her local wildlife center, caring for injured owls and hawks.
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Giveaway Open Internationally
￫ 3x print copies of Constellations of Scars (U.S. only)
￫ 5x ebook copies of Constellations of Scars (INT)
- ends June 17, 2021
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