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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Illusion by Martina Boone

Martina BooneI am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Illusion by Martina Boone! Illusion is the third and final book in The Heir to Watson Island series! It is a beautiful gothic story with a few paranormal aspects and it is set in the mysterious south. It will be released on October 25, 2016 by Simon Pulse! Keep your eyes peeled for a review of the book very soon! We have a wonderful guest post about what we can expect to see from Martina next and there is also a wonderful giveaway at the end of the post.

About Martina:

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the author of SIBA Book Award nominated Compulsion, book one in the romantic Southern Gothic trilogy, the Heirs of Watson Island, which was an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Bookstores Alliance, a Kansas State Reading Circle selection, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month and YA Best Book of the Month, and an RT Magazine Best of 2014 Editor’s Pick. The second book in the trilogy, Persuasion, will be published in October 2015.

She’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, the CompulsionForReading.com book drive campaign for underfunded schools and libraries, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to the discovery and celebration of young adult literature and encouraging literacy through YA series. She is also a founder and permanent mentor at 1st5PagesWritingWorkshop.com, helping to shepherd aspiring writers into the publication process and help them find the right starting point for their novels in progress, Locally in her home state of Virginia, she is on the board of the

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, helping to promote literacy and adult education initiatives.

She lives with her husband, children, and a lopsided cat, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

You can visit Martina around the web here: Website | BlogBlog | Series Site | Tumblr | FacebookPinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Feedly | Google+ | YouTube

Want to read more from Martina Boone?

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Guest Post:

How it feels to finally finish a series and what can we expect next from Martina?

Being done with this series is bittersweet. I’ve loved sharing this journey with readers, and I adore the world of Watson Island. Plus I love these characters, so I really hate leaving them. I also feel like the book is really relevant right now.

The series is ultimately about girls and their place in history and in the world today, about anyone who isn’t the majority. Even now, too many voices are silenced in overt ways and in subtle ways, and people are constantly put in boxes or told how we should look or behave or think. It’s so easy for anyone who is vulnerable to feel as though they don’t matter, as if they should be happy to put themselves second. But strength comes in many forms. Beauty comes in every shape and color. We all need to find who we are and celebrate our differences. We need to search for the magic within ourselves and in everyone around us, and build bridges of understanding instead of walls. That’s Barrie’s journey in the series, and I feel like that part of the story is finished. I hope that it can inspire young women to have the courage to fight for their own voices and identities, because that is needed now as much as it ever has been.

What’s next for me? That’s a hard question to answer. I’ve got three stories in the works, but right now I’m not sure which one will make it into book form faster. I’m having a ball with a secret project, and that’s the one I’m rooting for because I can’t wait to share it!

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Illusion Blog Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/17/2016- Just Commonly – Review-Compulsion

10/18/2016- Kayl’s Krazy Obsession – Guest Post

10/19/2016- Always Me – Review-Compulsion

10/20/2016- YA Book Madness – Guest Post

10/21/2016- The Young Folks – Review-Compulsion

Week Two:

10/24/2016- The Cover Contessa – Review-Persuasion (repost)

10/25/2016- Good Choice Reading – Guest Post

10/26/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book – Review-Persuasion

10/27/2016- Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Guest Post

10/28/2016- A Dream Within A Dream – Review-Persuasion (repost)

Week Three:

10/31/2016- Here’s to Happy Endings – Review-Illusion

11/1/2016- Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post

11/2/2016- Bookish Lifestyle – Review-Illusion

11/3/2016- Dark Faerie Tales – Guest Post

11/4/2016- Book Briefs – Review-Illusion

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contest

This contest is provided by Martina Boone!

Two winners will receive hardcover sets of COMPULSION, PERSUASION, & ILLUSION
(US Only)

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Available October 25, 2016 by Simon Pulse

About this Book:

Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy.

Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.

With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

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