Wednesday 6 July 2011

Shadows on the Moon Blog Tour

I am very pleased to be part of the Shadows on the Moon Blog Tour which makes its stop on my blog today. In case you haven't heard of this book, Shadows on the Moon is a gorgeous read written by Zoe Marriott and is published on 7th July. I hope you'll come back and check out my review on release date but for now, here is an extract from the book...

It was the wrong thing to do. I knew it, even as instinct moved me. My brain screamed at me to be still, but my legs reacted before I gave them leave, pushing me out from under the table and turning me to the door. I had no choice. He would follow. I knew it. Terayama-san was a hunter, and from the moment he had seen me on the other side of that screen, I was his prey. He would chase me. He would catch me. He would never stop until I was dead. He was shouting, telling Mai to stay in the room. I cleared the doorway and was halfway down the corridor before he had finished speaking. The corridor was dark; the lamps had not yet been lit. My sock-clad feet made no sound on the tatami mats, but my long sleeves flapped with the movement of my arms, making a noise like the frantic beating of birds’ wings. The outer screen to my mother’s rooms slammed shut behind me, and footfalls thundered across the floor. It was like being in a dream, except that I was sweating, my heart jumping with fear. No nightmare had ever terrified me like this. I rounded the corner and flung myself into an alcove, tucking my body into the gap between the wall and a tall arrangement of spiny black branches and white flowers. I reached for the threads of an illusion – a familiar one – of shadows and nothingness. Frantically I wrapped it around myself, weaving it so thickly that my own vision went dim and grey. It was clumsy, but I did not have time to pick it apart and begin again. Terayama-san came into view, his posture tense and ready, leaning forward as if in anticipation. He was not holding a weapon. Not yet. There at the corner, not a full arm’s reach from me, he stopped. His eyes searched the corridor ahead and then he turned back to look behind him. “I know you’re here. Come out.”

Ooooooooh, and you know what? If you click here you can read EVEN MORE! And if that doesn't satisfy you and you're still hungering for more then I have a contest for YOU. You can win a very special prize pack consisting of a Japanese fan, Shadows on the Moon magnets and a postcard, all signed by Zoe. And you know what? Let's throw in a copy of the book with a signed bookplate. Trust me, you want this prize.

Because I'm kind to you and I like to keep things simple, all you have to do is watch the trailer and leave me a comment with your name and your e mail address. It's UK only but if you're an international person and can get the prize sent to a UK address then feel free to enter. The deadline is 14th July and I wish you all the best of luck! The winner will be chosen at random using some sort of high tech random winner picking device :)

The blog tour is still going on and tomorrow (release day) it will be at Zoe's blog which you can access here. To catch up on the rest of the posts (in case you missed some) here is the schedule...

Aaaaaaaaaaand last but not least, I present to you one of the most beautiful book trailers I have EVER seen and if this doesn't make you want to read the book, then I don't know what will!


  1. Wow! This is the first time I've seen this trailer and the book looks fantastic! I wanted to read this even before I knew what it was about because I loved the previous books by this author.
    Please enter me for the giveaway contest (I am in the UK and a follower of your blog)
    my email address is

    Thanks for this!

  2. I have to agree, what a beautiful trailer. Thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous prize!

    Carmen - whoopidoo[at]btinternet[dot]com

  3. What a beautiful Trailer! This is definetly a book to go on the wish list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. ooh now my heart is beating faster! What a beautiful trailer, I would love to win it!


    @iridessa76 on twitter

  5. The trailer is really lovely. I'm so intrigued to read it now.


  6. Really looking forward to reading this book! Also Amazing trailer, totally 5star! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. That is such a beautiful trailer! Thank you so much for the giveaway!