Friday, July 31, 2009

The Kindling of GreenFyr by Mark Freeman

Here's the tour list you have until. 6 PM (EST) to let me know if you need to be added or taken off. After that, no changes will be made.
Also, the tour people who I emailed for your addresses...did you receive the book?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Another Note

I just noticed that there's been some people signing up for specific tours without actually signing up to be a part of this group. It's great that people are taking an interest but before you sign up for a tour you must email me at to say you want to join the group.

When I'm making up the checklists I don't always check to see if everyone is a member because there's so many but this won't work as well if people do sign up. (If you need more info, check out the "About" page at the top.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards

Here is the list for the tour. Please let me know if you signed up and your name isn't here or if there's any changes you'd like me to make within the next day or so.
Melanie - book review
Sandy - book review
Willow Raven

Friday, July 24, 2009

Eyes Like Stars Tour

Hey, everyone! Here's the list for the Eyes Like Stars tour. If your name is not on the list, but you signed up, please email me. Also, if you're on the list and didn't sign up, email. =) Thanks.

1)Kristin - book review
6)Kate (Never Ending Bookshelf)
8)Pirate Penguin
9)Collegiate Bookworm
10)Mark Freeman

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blogger Info


Here's a list of everyone who's involved in the 1 ARC Tour.

Lilibeth - Chica Reader
Sarah - Sarah's Random Musings
Megan - Simply Books
Kiki and Tashi - Taste Life Twice
Hillary - The Book Reader
Mik - I Am Nonfiction
Kerleisha - Collegiate Bookworm
Sharon - Sharon Loves Books and Cats
Sandy - Pirate Penguin
Lauren - Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Andrea - So Many Books, So Little Time
Shelly - Write of a Reader
Shalonda - Shalonda's Blog
Katie - Katie's Bookshelf
Melanie - Melanie's Musings
Yan - Books By Their Cover
Kristen - Bookworming in the 21st Century
Erica - The Book Cellar
Genevieve - Genevieve's Blog, Something Bookish
Mariah - Reading Adventure
Lizzie - The Book Obsession
Hope - Hope's Bookshelf
Kristin - Feed Your Imagination
Carrie - Carrie's YA Bookshelf
Khy - Frenetic Reader
Shayla - The Book Explorer
Kate - Never Ending Bookshelf
Lizzy - Cornucopia of Reviews
Emily - Red House Books
Rachel - The Obsessive Reader
Reagan - Reagan Reviews
Crystal - My Reading Room
Darcy - Library Lounge Lizard
Michelle - Flying Soloo
Samantha - Harlequin Twilight's Book Blog
Sab H - Crystal Reviews
Kay - SeriouslyReady
Mitali - Alley of Books
Amber - Just Your Typical Book Blog
April - Reading Is The Spice of LIfe
Jordan - Inside the Mind
Lisette - TV and Book Addict
Tara - Eye Feathers
Kelsey - The Book Scout
Tina - Fantastic Book Review
Catt - The Dreamer Reader
Brina - What Bri Reads
Kathy - The Brain Lair
Eli - Tainted Poet
Kelly - Stacked Books
Steph Su - Steph Su Reads
Sara - The Hiding Spot
Jess - Jess Loves a Good Story

If you haven't sent in an email with your name, blog URL, and email, please do so ASAP.

--If you don't see your name up here but have e-mailed the info, don't worry. It will be added as soon as I go through and re-check the email inbox. =)--

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Duplikate Tour List

I just wanted to post this here to make sure that I have everyone who signed up on it since emails were sent about it too. If you signed up but you're not on the list, let me know, and if you're on the list but didn't sign up, let me know too. Thanks!

1.) Harmony - book review
2.) Andrea - book review
3.) Carrie
4.) Tashi
5.) Mitzy
6.) Genevieve
7.) Melanie
8.) C. Bookworm
9.) Kristen
10.) Lizzy
11.) Mariah
12.) Katie
13.) Mark

(I'll be sending out the Beautiful Tour checklists soon!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beautiful Tour List

Here is the order for both Beautiful Tours. I'm posting it here before emailing the checklist because I want to make sure I have everyone who was interested since it got confusing with people sending emails, leaving comments, and everything else.

Tour 1
1. Harmony
2. Shayla
3. Sharon
4. Lauren (Crammed Bookshelf)
5. Carol
6. Shalonda
7. Hillary
8. Cindy
9. Kristen
10. Kerleisha
11. Tashiana
12. Nicole

Tour 2
1. Shelly
2. Lizzie
3. Lisette
4. Yan
5. Tirzah
6. Crystal
7. Erica
8. Lauren (Shooting Stars)
9. Diane
10. Genevieve
11. Andrea

If you emailed or left a comment to sign up but you don't see your name on the list, let me know. Or, if you are on the list but don't think you signed up, let me know too.

Thanks for being patient while I get everything set up!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Our next tour will be for Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev.


All her world’s a stage.

Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater..
She’s not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.

Enter Stage Right

NATE. Dashing pirate. Will do anything to protect Bertie.

COBWEB, MOTH, MUSTARD SEED, and PEASEBLOSSOM. Four tiny and incredibly annoying fairies. BERTIE’S sidekicks.

ARIEL. Seductive air spirit and Bertie’s weakness. The symbol of impending doom.

BERTIE. Our heroine.

Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the actors of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.

Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.

To Join please leave a comment by July 17th. Thanks!

Quick Updates

Hey guys!

I'll have a new tour up tomorrow and I'm working on making the list for the Beautiful tour.

Since the email switch has been kinda confusing on my side, I'm asking for a little bit of help. If all the bloggers could send an email to with the following info, it would be a great help.


That way, I can add everyone's address to the new address book to make it easier to send emails out and I'm also going to make a post that links to everyone's blogs.



Sunday, July 12, 2009


Hey everyone! Yan here, I changed the format of the comments so let me know if it works now! I'm actually not allowed to post anything so don't tell Harmony (shhhhhhhh). Just wanted to make things easier on her end if this works.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Duplikate by Cherry Cheva

Our next tour will be for DupliKate by Cherry Cheva.

"Getting into Yale has been Kate Larson’s dream for years—and being overworked and under-rested is the price of admission. But when she opens her eyes after falling asleep on her keyboard one night, she comes face-to-face with, well, herself.

Meet Kate’s computer-generated twin. Kate doesn’t know why she’s here or how to put her back where she belongs, but she’s real. And she’s the last thing Kate has time to deal with right now. Unless. . .could having a double be the answer to Kate’s prayers?"

This will be released in September so reviews can go up whenever you like. Please let me know if you're interested by July 14th by leaving a comment.

Harmony - book review

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beautiful by Amy Reed

I sent the email out for this yesterday but since there's so many new members, I'll be posting about it here too. Here's some more about it:

"When Cassie moves from the tiny town where she has always lived to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. This is Cassie’s chance to stop being invisible and become the kind of girl who’s worth noticing.

Stepping into her new identity turns out to be easier than Cassie could have ever moment, one choice, will change everything.

Cassie’s new existence both thrills and terrifies her. Swept into a world of illicit parties and social landmines, she sheds her virginity, embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, and floats through it all, knowing that she is now called beautiful. She ignores the dangers of her fast-paced life…but she can’t sidestep the secrets and the cruelty.

Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral tinged with violence and abuse, and no one—not even the one person she thought she could trust—can help her now."
1. Harmony - book review

Thursday, July 9, 2009

About 1 ARC Tours


Purpose: To get more publicity for authors and get the book to a larger amount of book bloggers without an excess of ARCs being used.

More About It: Basically, I got the idea from Kay Cassidy when she mentioned that this was something Tenners did with their own books and also set it up for her “street team”. I loved the idea and decided to run with it because seriously, look around the internet and see how many new bloggers are popping up. There’s tons but ARC runs are still the same (or even cut smaller) and it’s impossible for authors to accommodate all requests, even if the blogger is worthy of receiving a copy.

Here’s How It Will Work: If in an author is interested, they will email me and we’ll discuss the options (more about this below). Once everything is okayed, they’ll either send the book to me to start the tour or, if it’s a book I’m not interested in, to the first person on the tour. I will make a post about it on the blog. Any bloggers who are interested should comment. I will make up a list in the order they reply.

For Authors: If you’re interested, please email me – onearctours[at]yahoo[dot]com with “ARC Tour” in the subject line. Please include some information about your book – title, summary, release date, etc. Also let me know if you have ARCs available.

Since it will take a while for each person to read it and then pass it on to the next, if you want most of the reviews to be up before the release date, there should be a couple of months before the release date. Even then, some reviewers still may not get the book before the release date. To speed things up, you have the option of a 2 or 3 ARC Tour which is the same thing except with 2 ARCs going around. This will split the tour into two (so if there’s 10 people signed up for the tour, 5 will get the first copy and 5 will get the second) which means that more people should read it faster, post reviews faster, etc.

**As of 11/12/09 we will be limiting each ARC to 20 reviewers due to high demands.

However, if you have a been that's already been released, we can still do a tour - the reviews will just be out after the release date.

If you want to do any interviews/guest blogs/contests/ etc you should contact the specific blogger about that. Aside from the book getting passed around, any contact between authors and bloggers is individual.

For Bloggers: If you’re interested in participating in any tours,fill out this form.We require that you've had a blog for a minimum of two months and that you make at least 2 non-meme posts per week.

Once you're signed up, you can sign up for any tours you want by leaving a comment on that post. However once you sign up, the following things are expected of you.

1.) You will read the book within one week.
2.) Mail the book out as soon as you finish reading it.
3.) Be considerate of the book. Remember that this book is going to get passed through quite a few people and then back to the author. If you break up the spine, it’ll be in pieces before the author gets it back.
4.) Review the book. Because we’ll be working with ARCs and you may get to read it months before it comes out, it is not required that you post the book as soon as you read it. But you must review the book. Preferably, it’d be good for a few people to get some early buzz going and then have everyone else review it in the month leading up to publication.

If you fail to do these things without a good excuse, you will be kicked off of all future tours .We can’t have people disrupting the tour, especially at the beginning.

I believe that’s all. If you have any questions, please email me. I’ll update this as necessary. Also, I’d really appreciate it if anyone wants to spread the word! Thanks!

The New Blog

I finally decided to set up a blog for this - I think it will help us be way more organized (though the disorganization is definitely my fault) and might get us more publicity.

From the Beautiful tour on I will be posting what I usually send in emails here. To sign up, all you'll have to do is comment. The checklists will still be mailed but I will post the order (minus the email addresses) here to keep everyone organized.

Also, I have switched to a separate email specifically for the tours so if you have questions, email me at