Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Asleep for the Winter

1 ARC Tours is currently "asleep" for the winter with hopes to return in late spring. But don't despair! There are LOTS of other tour sites you can participate in. I made a post about them a few months ago on my personal book blog, hope you find some you like!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Phasing Out

Yes, you guys probably saw it coming. 1 ARC Tours is phasing out day by day. We now only have 2 active tours, and both of those will probably end this month.

There's nothing that can be done or said to stop it, I apologize. We weren't getting many/any donations. And those that we were getting, people weren't signing up for.

Who knows? Maybe we'll come back in April-ish, when school is over. But as of right now there are PLENTY of other tour sites y'all can participate in that are FAR more active and organized than this one.

Good luck, and happy holidays.

~Enna Isilee

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Quest for Merlin's Map-- W.C. Peever

Release Date: December 25th, 2010
Publisher: Savant Books & Publications LLC
Donated by: Author
Summary (Goodreads):
Charlie is an awkward twelve-year old living a normal life till he is abducted and thrust into a world of ever-looming danger, a world of Magic, of Angry Gods, and Creatures that are should only exist inside of fairytales.

Charlie and his three friends must unravel the mysteries of their new found abilities, save the father Charlie has never known, and uncover a secret that will change their lives forever.
SIGN UPS OPEN. Leave name and state.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trickster's Girl-- Hilari Bell

Release Date: January 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Donated by: Author
Summary (jacket flap):
A century after 9/11, in a high-tech, high-security world, magic is the last thing on anyone's mind. Something bad is happening. Trees are dying. People are getting sick. Fifteen-year-old Kelsa's father died from cancer--a particularly aggressive case, the doctors said. Science has no answers. Then Kelsa meets a boy. He's the most beautiful boy Kelsa's ever seen, but he's also very strange. He claims to be Raven, the mythological creature. He keeps going on about magic and an impending ecological disaster and that Kelsa must help him save the world. Maybe he'd crazy. Or maybe he's telling her truths people have forgotten. And maybe she should help him, even if doing so means risking her own life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Solid-- Shelley Workinger

Release Date: July 9, 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Summary (goodreads):
Eighteen years ago, a rogue Army doctor secretly experimented with a chromosomal drug on unknowing pregnant women. When he was killed not long after the children were born, any knowledge and evidence seemed to die with him - except for the living, breathing, human products of his work. Almost two decades later, the newly self-proclaimed "open-book" military unearths the truth about the experiment, bringing Clio Kaid and the other affected teens to a state-of-the-art, isolated campus where they soon discover that C9x did indeed alter their chromosomes, its mutations presenting as super-human abilities. The military kids, who come from across the nation and all walks of life, come into their own as lighter-than-air 'athletes'; 'indies' as solid as stone walls; teens who can make themselves invisible and others who can blind with their brilliance. While exploring her own special ability, forging new friendships and embarking on first love, Clio also stumbles onto information indicating that the military may not have been entirely forthcoming with them and that all may not be as it seems...
  1. Ashley (ID)
  2. Tara (IL)
  3. J.P. (NC)

The House of Dead Maids-- Clare B. Dunkle

Release Date: September 14th, 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt
Donated by: Enna Isilee
Summary (goodreads):
Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. The ghost of the last maid will not leave Tabby in peace, yet this spirit is only one of many. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave?

As Tabby struggles to escape the evil forces rising out of the land, she watches her young charge choose a different path. He is determined to keep Seldom House as his own. Though Tabby tries to befriend the uncouth urchin, her kindness cannot alter his fate. Long before he reaches the old farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, the boy who will become Heathcliff has doomed himself and any who try to befriend him.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tour Removal

Did you ask to be removed from some/all tours?

Chances are I forgot to take you off.

If you'd like to be removed from any/all tours, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT

Red Moon Rising-- Peter Moore

Release Date: February 15th, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Donated by: Jen
Summary (goodreads):
Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to the genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing.

Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds.

For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist.

But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms -- fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon.

Even though it's tempting to live in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out.
SIGN UPS CLOSED. If you want on, e-mail me ( and we'll see if we can add you on.


Mailed to Amy 10/28 DC# 0310 1230 0000 6601 8001
  1. Amy (NY) Rec'd 11/1 Mailed 11/8 DC # 03101230000007498480.
  2. Damaris (NJ) Rec'd 11/10 Mailed DC# 0310 1230 0000 3240 8522
  3. Celina (FL) Rec'd 11/27 Mail by 12/4
  4. Enna Isilee (UT)
  5. Lesa (OR)
  6. Back to Jen

Delirium-- Lauren Oliver

Release Date: February 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Donated by: JL Hill
Series: n/a
Summary (goodreads):
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
SIGN UPS CLOSED. If you want to be added, send me an e-mail ( this tour will only be running for 2 months. We'll get through as many as we can.

This tour will run until the end of December. We'll try to get as many people as we can. Because of this timeframe, this book will be EXTREMELY closely monitored.

MAILED: 10/28 DC# 03102010000021346090.
  1. Simply_Megan (PA) Rec'd 10/29 Mailed 11/5 DC# 0306 0320 0001 9345 4514
  2. Amy (NY) Rec'd 11/8 Mailed 11/17 (2 days late) DC# 03101230000016965706
  3. Tina (MI) Rec'd 11/19 Mailed by 11/27 (1 day late) DC# 03100480000079747819
  4. Mad Scientist (WI) Rec'd 12/1 Mailed 12/6 DC# 0309 3220 0001 1683 0752
  5. Sam Ripley (FL)
  6. Amber Skye (TX)
  7. Ashley (ID)
  8. Lesa (OR)
  9. Katy F. (CA)
 Back JL by the end of December

Monday, October 18, 2010

Updated Tours

Hello everybody!

I have gone through and updated the tours (something I REALLY needed to do!). So here's news on our active tours, retired tours, and lost books.


Guys! We only have 10 tours going right now! That's pitiful. This site is driven by your donations! If you have an ARC lying around PLEASE consider donating it! PLEASE!


I've gone through and marked all of the tours that are finished. Yup. This section is simple.


We have EIGHT books missing! I know where some of these are, but if you have one of these PLEASE let me know! I believe I have contacted everyone who has these, but have gotten very few responses. If you have one of these PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If we work together to get them out quick, you won't be penalized. Please hurry! Here are the books we're looking for:

Kiss Me Deadly
BOTH of our copies of this book have been lost. I know who has them. If you are one of the people, please contact me so that you can get these back on track.

Forget Her Nots
I have contacted the person who has this. It will hopefully be mailed out soon.

This book apparently never arrived at its last tour participant. The author would like it back, so if you have it PLEASE let me know!

This Gorgeous Game
This book still has half its tour to go. Let's get it moving!

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
This went to hope, who I haven't heard from in months. Dunno if we'll get it back.

The Deadly Sister
This may have been mailed out without the sender giving me DC. If you have it, please let me know!

This book vanished. Help anyone?

You Wish
I have contacted the person who has this. It will hopefully be mailed out soon.

Despite all the hard work running this site takes, I really enjoy it. HOWEVER it can't run without your help! Please be sure to e-mail me for next address IMMEDIATELY after you recieve the book. And mail on time. And DONATE ARCs! We can't run without them.

Thanks guys!

~Enna Isilee