It's POISON STUDY's 10th anniversary and I am so excited to revisit this favorite book with fans as well as maybe get some new people hooked! In a way I have Maria V. Snyder to thank for encouraging me to reach out to authors whose work I love. Without her I probably wouldn't still be blogging about books, meeting authors, and sharing my love of reading with others on the Internet. (But enough about that, you'll get more of that story from my first Read-Along post this Thursday!)
Anyway, you're probably here for the scavenger hunt, so here's what's going on.
Ten blogs are sharing posts and excerpts from Maria V. Snyder's Poison Study, and you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes! Make sure you read the excerpts--you'll need to spot a word and enter it into the Rafflecopter widget for an entry.
To celebrate 10 years of Poison Study, Maria is giving away 10 prizes. You must enter using the Rafflecopter near the end of the post below.
GRAND PRIZE: SIGNED hardcover first editions of POISON STUDY and MAGIC STUDY
FIRST PLACE: a SIGNED hardcover first edition of POISON STUDY
FIVE (5) WINNERS: a SIGNED cover flat of the original cover of POISON STUDY
THREE (3) WINNERS: a SIGNED original bookmark for POISON STUDY
About the Book
Choose: A quick death . . . or slow poison.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear...
About the Author
Maria V. Snyder changed careers from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.
Maria's research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.
Blog Tour Schedule
Here are the links to the participating blogs. If you're just getting started, make sure you visit all the stops for more content and scavenger hunt clues!
9/28/2015 - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Scavenger Hunt
9/29/2015 - a GREAT read - Scavenger Hunt
9/30/2015 - Seeing Double In Neverland - Scavenger Hunt
10/1/2015 - Two Chicks on Books - Guest Post
10/2/2015 - Alice Marvels - Scavenger Hunt
10/5/2015 - Fiktshun - Scavenger Hunt
10/6/2015 - Read Now Sleep Later - Scavenger Hunt
10/7/2015 - Mundie Moms - Guest Post
10/8/2015 - Tales of the Ravenous Reader - Scavenger Hunt
10/9/2015 - Parajunkee - Scavenger Hunt
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More on Thursday!