Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AMBER EYES by S.D. Grimm // Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway

HELLO, MY LOVELY DRAGONSES. Today, I am thrilled to be sharing an AMAZING new series with y'all -- S.D. Grimm's Children of the Blood Moon! Book two, Amber Eyes, released a couple weeks ago, and I've some exciting content to share in celebration!


Book II of Children of the Blood Moon

Destiny can be cruel.

Darkness retreated from the light of the scarlet moon, but has since grown even stronger. The Mistress of Shadows has found a new pawn -- one that may be the key to unlocking the door to her underground prison. Now evil threatens to escape its shackles and destroy the land.

In the aftermath of loss and betrayal, Jayden's fight with the enemy still isn't over. But while she isn't sure she can stop the Mistress alone, leaving her friends might be the only way to keep them from being consumed by the darkness. With lives hanging in the balance -- and no time for error -- can Jayden make the right choice?


Hi, Sarah! Welcome to the blog! I'm so delighted to have you here! πŸ˜ƒ

I am SO excited to be here! Thank you for having me.

First off, would you mind sharing a little bit about yourself? Rain vs. snow, hot cocoa vs. tea, Marvel vs. DC...? πŸ˜‰

Rain vs. snow? Rain! I love both, but rain more. I've always wanted to wash my hair in it. And my main character of Scarlet Moon (Jayden) is a pluviophile like me.

Tea. Hands down. I don't really like chocolate. *ducks*

Marvel vs. DC? Totally both. I read both, love both, I call my husband Captain America, my first crush was on Dick Grayson, but my first comics were Dark Horse.

What was the inspiration behind your Children of the Blood Moon series?

A couple of things. I love animals and wanted to write about people who had a special bond with animals in which they could communicate. Second, the Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a. And third, one scene (that actually doesn't happen until book three!) that popped into my head while I was coming up with this story. But I can't tell you what the scene is! #spoilers

Who are your top favorite characters in Scarlet Moon and Amber Eyes, and why?

Gah. You had to go for a hard question! Okay. I love Ethan and Ryan. Guys. I love them. No spoilers... okay. Ryan has so much to lose. And his fighting spirit amazes me. Ethan is a protector to the core. And that resonates with me deeply. And the struggles they have with their dark sides punch me in the gut while I'm writing their stories.

Without any/too many spoilers, how are the stakes raised in Amber Eyes?

More than one new villain rises. Mwahahaha! New loved ones' lives are at stake, and basically, if our heroes fail, the evil that would be unleashed -- *shudders* -- would break the world.

Last question before you go: if you could meet any of your favorite authors, who would you meet, and why?

I have the pleasure of being friends with a few of my favorite published authors, but I would love to just hang out with CJ Redwine, Maggie Stiefvater, and Cornelia Funke. Their characters... the emotion in their books... I am just, yes. Just, that would be an awesome cup of chai in a coffee house that would hopefully last hours.

Thank you so much for your time, Sarah! πŸ’•

My pleasure!


S.D. Grimm's first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction, which is to be expected from someone who looks up to heroes like Captain America and Wonder Woman, has been sorted into Gryffindor, and identifies as rebel scum. Her patronus is a red Voltron lion, her spirit animal is Toothless, and her favorite meal is second breakfast. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency, her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog, and you can learn more about her upcoming novels at www.sdgrimm.com.


Calling all book readers! Join author S.D. Grimm as we chat about her fantasy novel Amber Eyes on January 30th from 8 PM to 11 PM EST (6 PM CDT and 5 PM PST). Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting, games, and giveaways. Special guest authors Nadine Brandes (Out of Time from Enclave Publishing, Fawkes from Thomas Nelson), Lindsay A. Franklin (Adored from Zondervan, The Story Peddler from Enclave Publishing), and Sara Baysinger (Black Tiger from StarFinder Press, The Vanishing Spark of Dusk from Entangled Teen) will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.


Want to dive into a new world? Enter to win a signed copy of both Amber Eyes and Scarlet Moon, a grimmlie dragon of the dragon on the cover (made by the author), a charm bracelet (made by her Captain America), and a $10 amazon gift card. (US only. Sorry!)


  • Monday, January 22nd
  • Book Review – Backing Books
  • Guest Post – Thinking Like a Fangirl
  • Tuesday, January 23rd
  • Book Review – Sheri Yutzy – young adult author
  • Book Review & Interview – Blooming with Books
  • Wednesday, January 24th
  • Book Review – Deeply shallow
  • Guest Post – dolphin18cb
  • Thursday, January 25th
  • Author Interview – Unicorn Quester
  • Friday, January 26th
  • Book Review – Sarah, Plain & Average
  • Book Review – Abba's Prayer Warrior Princess
  • Saturday, January 27th
  • Author Interview – Jebraun Clifford dream.write.repeat
  • Monday, January 29th
  • Book Review – The Artisan Penguin
  • Tuesday, January 30th
  • Author Interview – Liv K. Fisher
  • Review – Reality Reflected
  • Facebook Launch Party!
  • Wednesday, January 31st
  • Author Interview – So Few Books
  • Thursday, February 1st
  • Book Review – Lands Uncharted
  • Guest Post – Quills & Inkblotts
  • Friday, February 2nd
  • Book Review – Thinking Like a Fangirl
  • Saturday, February 3rd
  • Book Review – Tricia Mingerink
  • Book Review – Blushing Bibliophile
  • Book Review – RJ Metcalf
  • Monday, February 5th
  • Blog Tour Wrap-Up – Unicorn Quester

Eeeeep! I'M SO EXCITED. Are you excited? 😍😍😍

Scarlet Moon is SUCH a unique story; S.D. places terrific, original spins on her characters, the setting is captivating, and the magic of her writing... *sighs happily* Go read Scarlet Moon and Amber Eyes, my friends. You shan't regret it. πŸ’–

What say you, Dragons? Have you read any S.D. Grimm books? Who's your favorite character in Scarlet Moon or Amber Eyes?


1 comment:

  1. Such a great interview, Liv! :D I recently read Scarlet Moon and Amber Eyes, and totally agree with S.D. that the stakes are sooooo much higher in Amber Eyes! ;)

    Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour!


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