Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell

Our next tour is for Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell.

Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by October 6th:

1. Kate
2. Mariah
4. Amber
5. Lilibeth
6. Lizzy
7. Falling Off The Shelf
8. Leslie
9. Froggy
10. Jordan
11. Britt
12. Samantha
13. Tirzah
14. Erica
15. Crystal
16. Genevieve
17. Jill
18. Book Dragon

Friday, October 2, 2009

News + Updates.

Please pay attention to this post and read the whole thing in it's entirety.

First, we're having trouble sending out e-mails to people. Email accounts are recognizing our e-mail address as spam. Please please please make sure we are added into your address book or your e-mails with most likely get bounced back to us and not go through. This will mean you'll be missing out on important update emails and all of the checklists! That's badbadbad. So, PLEASE make sure we're added to your address book!

Secondly, if you get a checklist for a book which you have received after signing up, email the person above you to let them know that you will be off the list, so they need to send it to the person under you. Also e-mail Harmony and I to let us know what's going on.

Third, and last, please make sure you are e-mailing us or posting in the C-Box when you ship a book out. This helps us keep track of where the books are and how long the tours have left.

Thank you for reading, and please keep all three of these things in mind! If you have any questions at all about the tours, please e-mail us at onearctours[at]yahoo[dot]com.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him.

In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.

Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.

Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by October 4th:
1. Lori
2. Melanie
3. Lea McKee
4. Casey
5. Amber
6. Sara
7. Erica
8. Stephanie
9. April
10. Crystal
11. Samantha
12. Jacqueline
13. Kelsey
14. Mariah
15. Sandy
16. Falling Off the Shelf
17. Kate
18. WillowRaven
19. BookMac
20. NatalieRenae
21. Brit
22. purplg8r
23. Kristen
24. Kara
25. Jessica
26. Shel
27. Lilibeth
28. Steph Su
29. The Brain Lair
30. Emily
31. Lauren
32. Jill
33. Tara
34. Shannon
35. Jordan
36. Cindy
37. Emilee
38. Genevieve
39. SerieslyReady
40. Eli
41. Froggy
42. Hope
43. Tirzah
44. Paradox
45. Alexandra
46. AngieGirl

When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton

Jimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in "the Platoon," and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season— no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover the mysteries behind it! But it is a midnight encounter with a train that shows Jimmy the man his father really is.

Newcomer Fran Cannon Slayton's powerful first novel captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of Jimmy's life. But at its heart, this is a story about a boy and his father in a time when trains reigned supreme.
Here's the list for this tour. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made by October 4th:

1. Jordan - book review
2. Shel
3. Crystal
4. Jill
5. Gina


First off, I wanted to say that you guys NEED to have the tour email in your address book. Because we send out so many group emails, certain servers have started classifying us as spam and the emails are bouncing back. So if you want to get any of the checklists or anything, PLEASE add the tour email. (Also - Lilibeth, I tried to answer you but the reply bounced back too.)

Secondly, I (Harmony) have a LOT going on this month, including the Super Secret Project, which should be revealed later today. So Hope and Erica will be taking over the tours for the most part. I'll still be here over-seeing everything and nothing should change (all emails still go to the tour email) but I just wanted to let everyone know.