Haze Blog Tour: Day 5

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Say it isn’t so! Months of planning and reading and having pure fun with this series and we’re on the last day of the tour already?

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

  • Joy at Joyousreads was reading “at a frenetic pace and had to constantly fight off the urge to skim to get to the juice of the story. I was an addict who couldn’t stop reading.”
  • Crystal at Crystal in Bookland is “OBSESSED. It’s FANTASTIC. NOW GO BUY IT!!! Since I am absolutely OBSESSED with this series.”
  • Andrea at Cozy Up With A Good Read praises the characters, calling them “amazing … each of them is tough, especially some of the newer characters, and yet they have a vulnerability to them as well, making them very well-rounded.”
  • Kristen at My Friends Are Fiction “loved this second installment even more than the first and if you’ve not started this series I consider it a must for paranormal fans.”

Don’t forget, we are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! There are three prize packs that include a signed copy of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. Three lucky winners! Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! So if you commented on all four blogs today, that’s four entries!

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.

For fun, I made a few colleagues take the Rephaim character quiz because I thought you’d be intrigued by what kind of publishing house Tundra is!

JasonPublisher Alison is most like Jason!
Managing editor Liz is like Maggie!
Editor Samantha is most like Daisy!
Your blog tour hostess, Sylvia, is like Ez!
Administrative assistant Peter is most like Jones!
Our intern Sarah is like Daisy!
Publicity manager Pamela is most like Jude!
Production Val is like Mya!
The lovely ladies online, Jess is like Daisy, Lindsey is Jude, and Aliya is Maggie!

What do you think? Don’t we have a great team?

Here‘s the full tour schedule if you want to take a look back at all the posts. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim. Need a refresher? Check out our blog tour for Shadows.

Haze Blog Tour: Day 4

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Oh no, we’re on the second last day already! But let’s not feel sad, because these bloggers are posting today!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

  • Bethzaida at Bookittyblog writes, “There were lots of things that I loved about Haze. One of them being the characters. Rafa and Gaby were my favorites…. One of the things that I really enjoyed was that Rafa didn’t try to take on the role of Gaby’s protector. He knew she was able to kick demon ass and even pushed her a bit to show her that she could be the badass Gabe she doesn’t remember.”
  • Krystal at Krystal’s Stellar Book Blog swears that “I read while holding my breath! The fast-paced, intense, action packed scene with that cliffhanger at the end? Really?! It was just too much! … If you haven’t read this series, you might want to! Even if you don’t love angels and hellbeasts and hellions, you’ll find something in Paula Weston’s Rephaim’s series that you will love!”
  • After the flailing, Jaime and her sister Erin at FictionFare took some time to interview Paula Weston. Find out “What is the weirdest thing you googled while researching for this series?” “What has been your favorite scene to write and why?” and “Were there any scenes that had to be cut that you wish would have stayed in?” to name a few.
  • Bec Stafford at Marianne de Pierres’s Escape Club interviews Paula and they talk about the appeal of Rafa!
  • Christina at The Paperback Princesses says, “There is some serious pulse-pounding, heart-thumping action! Things start to get very involved as we see the relationship between Rafa and Gaby develop.”

If you’ve read Shadows and are familiar with the character, visit the links to see which Rephaim the bloggers are most like! We are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! The prize? A signed copy (YES!) of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. We have THREE sets of these!!! You’ll be well on your way to catching up before Shimmer and Burn is published. What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze blog tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! So if you commented on all five blogs today, that’s five entries!

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.

Here‘s the full tour schedule if you want to see who else will be blogging this week.  You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim. Need a refresher? Check out our blog tour for Shadows.

Haze Blog Tour: Day 3

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What?!?! Halfway through the tour already??

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

  • Visit Summer at MissFictional’s World of YA Books for some musical inspiration!
  • Love it! Great wrap-up as Jillian at Centre of the Universe says Shadows and Haze, “are charged with sexual tension, psychological tension, physical conflict, and liberal doses of sarcasm and sparkling humour.”
  • Jen at Perogies & Gyoza tells us that “Gaby is such a great central character. Her disconnect between her current self and what people tell her about her past self, and especially her past morals, makes her vulnerable despite her physical strength….”
  • Did you hear that? Crystal at WinterHaven Books says that “Haze was definitely one of my most anticipated sequels of 2014.”
  • Lisa at Turning Pages adds that “The story was completely action packed, and no moment was ever dull or boring. While we did get a few small tastes of romance here and there, Haze mainly focused on the task at hand.”

If you’ve read Shadows and are familiar with the character, visit the links to see which Rephaim the bloggers are most like! We are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! The prize? A signed copy (YES!) of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. We have THREE sets of these!!! You’ll be well on your way to catching up before Shimmer and Burn is published. What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze blog tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! So if you commented on all five blogs today, that’s five entries!

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.

Here‘s the full tour schedule if you want to see who else will be blogging this week.  You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim. Need a refresher? Check out our blog tour for Shadows.

Haze Blog Tour: Day 2

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We’re building momentum on our second day as we have five bloggers, but six posts!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

  • Lynne at Words of Mystery invites Paula Weston over to chat about fear.
  • Alexandra at Collections writes that “Haze was a wonderful follow-up to Shadows. Enough was revealed to keep me satisfied, but enough was kept hidden to keep me wanting more. I’m so glad this is a four-book series, not a trilogy. I couldn’t imagine everything being wrapped up in the third book.”
  • Leslie at Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks, interviews Gaby and gives Haze a glowing review!
  • Ashley at Book Labyrinth notes that “angel books generally don’t do it for me. This series? Huge exception. Haze has cemented the fact that The Rephaim is one of my favourite series. These books are exciting and ‘unputdownable’, an equal mix of quiet heartfelt moments and action.”
  • Just get over to Jen and Paula’s post at The Starry-Eyed Revue, you’re going to love it!

The bloggers also took a character quiz to see which Rephaim character they were most like. Visit their blog to see who they got! And that’s not all! We are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! The prize? A signed copy (YES!) of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. We have THREE sets of these!!! You’ll be well on your way to catching up before Shimmer and Burn is published. What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze blog tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! Spamming doesn’t count, only thoughtful comments on the blogs please.

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.

Here‘s the full tour schedule if you want to see who else will be blogging this week. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim. Need a refresher? Check out our blog tour for Shadows.

Haze Blog Tour: Day 1

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Today is the day! We have four fabulous bloggers kicking off the blog tour for Haze by Paula Weston. We’ve even heard from a few bloggers that if we’re doing a tour for the third book, Shimmer, they want to sign up right now because they just have to find out what happens next!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

  • Over at The Midnight Garden – Paula gives us a tour of the various settings in Haze and Wendy says, “Have you read the Rephaim series? If you’re a fan of books featuring sexy angels, you should definitely try this one!”
  • Jo Ann at Journey of a Bookseller shouts, “I HAVE TO READ THE NEXT BOOK! I need to know how the tale goes and I’m hoping for a happy ending. Ms. Weston has me addicted to this series and I want more. Do you feel the same way?”
  • Lee at Rally the Readers tells us that “the suspense only deepens in Haze, culminating in a cliffhanger that still pains me terribly when I think about it. You’d better believe that I’m counting down the days until Shimmer arrives in the US.”
  • Stephanie at The Bevy Bibliothèque praises the Rephaim, “this series continues to be a standout. There’s a certain energy to the atmosphere, characters, and writing that makes this so different from other paranormal series and I’m looking forward to seeing where the course of Gaby’s story goes next.”

As something extra, some of the bloggers took a character quiz to see which Rephaim character they were most like. This week, they reveal which character Paula assigned them!

That’s not all! We are also running a giveaway during the blog tour! The prize? A signed copy (YES!) of Shadows in hardcover and a copy of Haze in hardcover. We have THREE sets of these!!! You’ll be well on your way to catching up before Shimmer and Burn is published.

What do you have to do to enter? Follow the blog tour and leave a comment on any of the participating blogs, but it must be on their Haze blog tour posts. So go visit their posts! We will be updating the links daily to make it easier for you to follow the blog tour and enter the giveaway.

Details: Here’s the best part, you can leave a comment on ALL of the blogs and that will count as multiple entries! Spamming doesn’t count, only thoughtful comments on the blogs please.

Dates: Contest starts on Monday, September 15, 2014 and closes on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm EST. Three winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 22, 2014 to receive the prize.

Here‘s the full tour schedule if you want to see who else will be blogging this week. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @PaulaWeston, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook: Tundra Books, Paula Weston, and The Rephaim. Need a refresher? Check out our blog tour for Shadows.

Tuesdays with Tundra 42

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Bob's Hungry GhostBob’s Hungry Ghost
Written by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover| Ages 3-7 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-713-9
“Pets get bored when they have nothing to do. Dogs chew furniture and shoes, cat kill carpets and steal things, and apparently ghosts start consuming everything in sight. Children are going to enjoy seeing how Bob deals with his ghost problem, and they will appreciate why the ghost becomes a problem in the first place. There is a moral to this story: don’t neglect your pet, no matter what kind of creature it is.” – Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

HazeHaze
The Rephaim, Book 2
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | Ages 14 and up | 448 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-550-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-552-4
“The stunning sequel to the much loved Shadows, is filled with heart-racing action, enthralling plot lines and some very kick-ass characters that certainly kicked me into dazeville.” – YA Midnight Reads

Hope SpringsHope Springs
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | Ages 6-9 | 32 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-530-2
“It is a sweet story with a very powerful social message and makes a wonderful moral lesson for children. The illustrations too are beautiful…. I would recommend this book to children and adults – so that they can know more about the pressing problem of water shortage that farmers in Kenya face.” – Everyday Gyaan

Shadows_PaperbackShadows
The Rephaim, Book 1
Written by Paula Weston
Trade Paperback | Ages 14 and up | 400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-769-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-549-4
“Piece by piece, characters offer Gaby truths about her past, and piece by piece, we readers are taken aback by the genuinely surprising twists Weston has set up…. There is a girl, a boy, war, love, angels, demons and blood. What more do you need?” – The Midnight Garden

The SwallowThe Swallow: A Ghost Story
Written by Charis Cotter
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-591-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-593-7
The Swallow: A Ghost Story, is such a wonderful, special book that I would pretty much recommend it to anyone…. The Swallow is the best of books, a middle grade novel that will appeal to adults as well as children, and a book that takes its readers into the creative space of imagination, in which anything is possible.” – Read This Book

Who Needs a DesertWho Needs a Desert?
A Desert Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-386-5
“Another great ecosystem introduction. This can be a difficult ecosystem to understand. The introduction pulls young eyes into the biodiversity of the desert with interesting plants and animals then goes on to explain why the desert is the way it is with weather patterns.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Who Needs a PrairieWho Needs a Prairie?
A Grassland Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-388-9
“I read this book to a group a kids aged 4-8. Younger kids loved the pictures and finding all of the plants and animals in the pictures that were mentioned in the text. Older kids liked learning about the different animals and how they lived.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Who Needs a ReefWho Needs a Reef?
A Coral Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-390-2
“This is a great introduction to a coral reef ecosystem. I loved that it revealed why coral reef ecosystems are important as well as the biodiversity of plants and animals that it contains. I liked that there were many tie-ins with curriculum, information on food chains, habitat and why we should preserve this special habitat.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Zombie ElementaryZombie Elementary
The Real Story
Written by Howard Whitehouse
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 256 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-608-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-610-1
“The characters were all very realistic and immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. I could immediately remember a person from my past who fit the description of nearly every person in this book with startling clarity. The nostalgic feeling, and the instances of humour that made me laugh out loud really made this a fun read. Then we add in zombies, hilarious zombie tropes, references to almost every amazing zombie movie… and Chuck. Love. Him.” – A Cozy Couch and A Good Book

You know what else releases today? Our newly packaged L.M. Montgomery paperback books!!! With gorgeous cover art from Elly MacKay:
01_Anne of Green Gables 02_Anne of Avonlea 03_Anne of the Island 04_Anne of Windy Poplars 05_Anne's House of Dreams 06_Anne of Ingleside 07_Rainbow Valley 08_Rilla of Ingleside 09_Emily of New Moon 10_Emily Climbs 11_Emily's Quest

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new September release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, September 15, 2014!

Finalists for the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has announced the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards – the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, John Spray Mystery Award, and the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The following Tundra titles have been chosen:

MARILYN BAILLIE PICTURE BOOK AWARD

My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-301-8
“This story of an African boy plagued by disability, poverty and prejudice, and ultimately saved by love, is unfailingly respectful… Every child can be enriched by the unsentimental, honest and enlightening text and be carried away by the beautifully realized art suffused with the burnt orange tones of the African Savannah… The turn of phrase reflected in the title is highly poignant.” – Jury Comments

Where Do You LookWhere Do You Look?
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Hardcover | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-376-6
“A series of wonderful double-entendres that introduce language concepts in a playful way, this book contains few words but hours of fun… The playful joys and puzzles of language are presented with exuberant high spirits, in cleverly chosen words and brilliantly patterned collage illustrations reminiscent of folk art… This mother-daughter team brings artful layers to a seemingly simple concept.” – Jury Comments

Congratulations to the other finalists in this category: Fox and Squirrel by Ruth Ohi, How To by Julie Morstad, and The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Dušan Petričić.

NORMA FLECK AWARD FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-301-8
“This picture book explores the universal feelings of fear of rejection and joy of acceptance… Based upon a true story, My Name Is Blessing details the plight of a young boy in Kenya living with a physical disability and challenging living circumstances… Eugenie Fernandes’ colourful renditions of the young boy’s family and changing circumstances compliment Eric Walters’ direct narrative with an understated grace.” – Jury Comments

Congratulations to the other finalists in this category: Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington, A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Qin Leng, The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato, and Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis.

GEOFFREY BILSON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Little Red LiesLittle Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-313-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-314-8
“Set in the aftermath of World War II, Little Red Lies includes many elements that contribute to the theme of hiding secrets… Unflinchingly honest, Julie Johnston’s story of a 13-year-old girl living in post-World War II Canada will resonate with young adult readers… On the surface, the novel is about a soldier’s return from war, but under the layers of work, school and relationships linger the extraordinary truths held by Johnston’s characters…” – Jury Comments

Congratulations to the other finalists in this category: Brothers at War by Don Cummer, Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass, The Manager by Caroline Stellings, and Me & Mr. Bell by Philip Roy.

Thank you to the judges for their considerations and again, congratulations to our authors, illustrators, and our hardworking publishing team! The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards Gala on Thursday, November 6, 2014.