Hi everyone! Super excited to be back from my honeymoon (which was lovely!) and to get started on the second half of the Stitch Blog Tour! Lots of new content coming over the next few weeks, starting on Monday 10/1. In the meantime, don’t miss your chance to enter a bunch of giveaways that are going on right now: 3 Ebooks at Reading by Kindle Fire (currently 18 entries) – ENTER HERE 3 Ebooks at Darlene’s Book Nook (currently 55 entries) – ENTER HERE 3 Ebooks at Hopelessly D
BIG STOP on the tour day! It's my wedding day (ahh!!), so to celebrate, we're having 3 stops today and doing a big giveaway at each of them: first, a signed print copy at Doodle’s Book Blog, next a 3 e-book giveaway at Wickedly Bookish, and finally another 3 e-book giveaway at Kindred Dreamhart. In addition to all that goodness, we’ve also got a bunch of other great content up today. There’s a great review up at Doodle’s Book Blog and a fun author interview at Wickedly Book
I think this book was a great setup novel for future books in the trilogy. Though I think I have an inkling into what some storylines will be in future books, I can’t wait to see the characters again. I hope we’re introduced to some characters again later *cough*Nikhil*cough* because I was definitely curious about a few of them. The rest is up at A Written Rhapsody – don’t forget to enter the e-book giveaway while you’re there! And remember to check out Hopelessly Devoted Bi
Today there’s a e-book giveaway and an interesting guest post up at Darlene’s Book Nook AND an amazing review at Behind A Million and One Pages. The guest post will walk you through all the gory details of how we came up with the design for the Stitch cover! Check it out: We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it: how can you not? I can tell you with certainty that the cover is a HUGE part of getting readers interested in the book. In fact, I w
The intricately crafted story allows readers to learn everything needed to understand the purely imaginative world proposed. There are subtle hints from the very beginning that all is not as it seems and Durante expertly executes the characters’ actions and reactions to create a strong, entertaining plot filled with mystery, romance, and danger. Tomorrow we’re going to Darlene’s Book Nook for a guest post about designing the Stitch cover and another 3 e-book giveaway, and the
This content was originally posted on ningsreadingparadise.blogspot.com as part of the Stitch Blog Tour in 2012. Samantha: Hey everyone! This is Samantha Durante, author of Stitch, and I’m here today with Alessa and Janie from Stitch to do a quick interview and help you get to know them better. Janie: Hi everybody! Alessa: Hey guys. (smiles) Samantha: Okay, let’s get started! Why don’t you guys tell me a little bit about the first time you met at Eastern State University? Ale
Today on the tour, first a review from Tea, Daydreams and Fairytales: The premise of the world Durante has built was very interesting and while it incorporated many aspects that have shown in other post-apocalyptic novels none have woven so many different threads and ideas into one story in such a unique way. Check out the rest at Tea, Daydreams and Fairytales, and don’t miss the author interview which touches on the inspiration for Stitch, why I self-published, and some juic
Hey everyone! Tons of great stuff up today over at Every Free Chance Book Reviews – we’ve got an amazing review, a guest post from yours truly on “Overcoming the Self-Published Stigma” AND a 3 e-book giveaway! Here’s a sneak peek of the review: I really enjoyed this book. I was riveted by Stitch…glued to my Kindle until the very end. If you haven’t guessed it, I read every free chance I had. Check out the rest over at Every Free Chance Book Reviews, and don’t forget to ente
Today on the tour I'm visiting WinterHaven Books for an interview and this awesome review! What a great debut novel by Samantha Durante! Stitch was nothing what I expected. I purposely stayed away from the reviews and blurbs because I wanted to experience this novel from a fresh perspective. So color me impressed when I thought I was jumping into a paranormal ghost story, then later to discover there was a dystopic twist to the world building, and ultimately deciding it was p
Today I'm excited to share a review and author interview at Little Hyuts: I LOVED this book! It has one of the best dystopian settings I have read. Samantha Durante is an extremely talented writer who has written an impressive debut novel. Stitch keeps you on your toes. Read the rest at Little Hyuts, along with an author interview that touches on dystopian rebellion, the challenge of world-building and twist-timing, and my favorite mid-writing snack. Head over there to check
Get ready for an incredible adventure that will blow your mind with every twist and turn. Wow. Samantha Durante knows how to shock readers, that’s for sure! Don’t miss the rest at Falling Books! Huge thanks to Sam for hosting!! Also, don’t forget that today is the last day to enter at The Cover Contessa for an e-book giveaway! Tomorrow we’re stopping by Little Hyuts for a review and author interview and Books for Company for a review – see you then! #blogtour #bloggers #giv
Stitch is another title I really don’t want to completely give away all of the info, (because I hate spoilers) but Durante’s created a dystopian world that exceeded my expectations. There are so many twists and turns that I was unsure what to actually expect or who was really who… [and it] brings in elements of physics and a nice dose of mystery. Read the rest over at Letters Inside Out today and don’t forget to enter for your chance to win! Thank you to Amanda for hosting!!
This interview was originally posted at Books for Company as part of the 2012 Stitch Blog Tour. Please describe Stitch in three words? Oooh, this is hard! If there’s one thing I’m NOT, it’s succinct, haha. Okay, here goes: Surprising. Twisty. Different. When did the idea for Stitch first arise and how long from having the idea till you finished the book? I got the idea just a few weeks before I started writing it, and I was so excited about it that I started planning the book
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Who doesn’t want to take a magic carpet ride around this place? Also, Jasmine was by far the coolest Disney princess. Why? Because her best friend was a tiger! Today is also the last day of the 3 e-book giveaway from Cynthia Shepp! There are currently 39 entries and 3 prizes, so chances are high! Tomorrow, keep an eye out for an author interview and another giveaway (1 print AND 1 e-
There are definitely a lot of exciting twists in Stitch and Alessa is pretty straight forward kind of character, I actually liked her and that’s saying a lot because I’m generally not a fan of younger female characters. Most times authors make them to bitchy or whiny or just bottom line too damn irritating. Alessa was not this and neither where any of the other characters. WARNING: There are some major spoilers in the review, so DON’T read this one if you haven’t read the boo
On the tour today, an interview and giveaway at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer: What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
This is from one of my little brothers, to reassure me I was doing the right thing when leaving my comfortable job at Microsoft to start my own company and become a freelance writer (which, given the disparity in pay and job security, no one seemed to understand why I was doing…): “Part of being an entrepreneur is having everyone tell you you’re crazy
This interview was originally posted at The Cover Contessa as part of the 2012 Stitch Blog Tour: 1. How long does it take you to write a book? I’ve only got my experience with Stitch to draw from, but I’ll give you the rundown on that one. I started planning the book over the Christmas holidays and filled up lots of pages with notes and outlines. Then I wrote 3-4 chapters a weekend from January through March and had a finished first draft at the end of March. I took a few wee