Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ECHO Blog Tour - Alicia Wright Brewster's TOP FIVE AUTHORS + Giveaway

I have the absolute pleasure of welcoming Alicia Wright Brewster, author of ECHO, on my blog today. Before getting to her guest post, here is a little bit more about her.

About the Author: 

Alicia Wright Brewster is a mild-mannered lady of average height and above average paranormal obsession. By day, she works in an office. At night she is an author, an electronics junkie, and a secret superhero. (Please don't ask what her superpower is; that's not very polite.)

In her virtually non-existent free time, she loves to read, watch movies, and eat food. She is particularly fond of the food-eating and makes a point to perform this task at least three times per day, usually more.

Where to stalk her:

Website              Facebook              Twitter



~*~ Alicia's Top Ten (FIVE) Favorite Authors ~*~

This is actually a Top Five list. I hope that’s okay. If I write about ten authors, I could ramble on for ages! And my “top” five probably change on a daily basis, so let’s call it a Top-ish Five list.

Now that I’ve completely changed your post topic (I know, I know: I’m the worst guest ever; it’s like I came into your house and propped my dirty shoes on your coffee table), here are my top-ish five authors in no particular order:

Laini Taylor: This woman makes me swoon with her words. Each word is the carefully placed stroke of a master painter. She makes me see not only her settings, but also the feelings, with just the way she crafts her words. Daughter of Smoke in Bone may be my all-time favorite young adult paranormal romance.

Brandon Sanderson: He builds worlds and magic systems that are completely unique and original. On top of that, he can craft the most amazing action scenes that utilize his unique settings. This man is a genius. Sometimes, I consider dropping by his house to sing him a special selection of my favorite songs. He deserves it! Of course, I wouldn’t want him to have to take out a restraining order…

J.K. Rowling: Speaking of world building, I must give a shout-out to the queen, Ms. Rowling. She created a magical world that could so easily fit into our world. Who’s to say whether there are magical creatures, witches, and wizards hiding among us, and we mere muggles are ignorant of it all?

Michael Crichton: My freshman year in high school, Crichton introduced me to speculative fiction in the book medium. His novel Sphere was perhaps the first science fiction book I ever read that wasn’t assigned to me at school. Crichton will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace.

Ilona Andrews: The Ilona Andrews writing team authored one of the first urban fantasy books I ever read, Magic Bites. Although I was on the fence about this first book in the Kate Daniels series, I’ve continued to read and each book amazes me more than the last. The way Andrews took Atlanta and morphed it into a destroyed, magic-ridden version of itself awes me—especially since Atlanta is my home.

See how much I wrote about just five authors? Now aren’t you glad I didn’t do a Top Ten list? Thank you so much for having me on your blog today.


For the record, you definitely are NOT the worst guest ever!!! I am almost embarrassed to admit I haven't read a single book by J.K. Rowling, and right now I feel like I should go and hide in a corner somewhere. I have read a few of Michael Crichton's books, however, and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

Thank you so much for sharing your Top Five Authors with us today, and I would be more than happy to welcome you back on my blog any time.


About the Book:

Goodreads Description:

The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.

ECHO is available NOW:

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Check out the tour schedule below for all the other stops:

April 29th
Good Choice Reading - www.goodchoicereading.com Character Highlight
Curling Up with a Good Book, http://curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.comInterview
April 30th
Must Read Faster, http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.comReview
A Dream Within a Dream, http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.comExcerpt
May 1st
Paulette’s Papers, http://paulettespapers.comGuest Post
Frankie Blooding’s Bookshelf, http://frankieblooding.wordpress.comCharacter Highlight
Zach’s YA Reviews, http://zachsyareviews.comGuest Post
A Book Lovers Review - Teaser
May 2nd
Reads and Thoughts, http://karlaamaemaglaoy.wordpress.comReview
Bookish Things & More, www.bookishthingsandmore.comTeaser
May 3rd
Finding Bliss, http://www.laurahoward78.blogspot.com,Interview
A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books, http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.comReview
May 6th
Cherie Reads, http://cheriereads.blogspot.comCharacter Highlight
Reading Under the Stars, http://readingunderthestars.blogspot.co.ukReview
May 7th
The Solitary Bookworm, http://thesolitarybookworm.comTeaser
Smiling_Ina’s Bookish Corner, http://smiling-ina.blogspot.caGuest Post
May 8th
Deal Sharing Aunt, www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.comReview
Shortie Says, www.shortie-says.comExcerpt
May 9th
Turner’s Antics, http://turnersantics.blogspot.comGuest Post
Good Choice Reading: Interview
May 10th
Turning the Pages, http://www.turningthepagesx.blogspot.comReview
I’m Luvin’ Books, http://ya-im-lovin-books.blogspot.co.ukCharacter Interview
Musings of a Blodger, www.novacritiquesebooks.blogspot.comInterview
Books and their Worldly Realm, http://booksandtheirwordlyrealm.blogspot.comExcerpt


  1. Thank you for hosting me, Ina! Good to know I'm not the worst guest ever. To stay on your good side, I'm not even going to give you hard time about not reading any of the Potter series. :)

    1. Any time! :) Haha, well, now I'm relieved. I did watch all the movies, but could never get myself to pick up the books. It's a shame, really. ;)