Now that PitchWars is over, I am FINALLY breaking my 3-month-long blogging hiatus and I am back to enthusiastically shriek about books on the World Wide Web – starting with TAROT by Marissa Kennerson!
Which, you know, is quite exciting. Predictably, my reading progress for the last fourth of 2018 and the first couple of months of 2019 absolutely SUCKS because apparently, it’s kinda impossible to multitask and write a big-ass novel (it’s 80K and still growing hELP) and also read novels. But that’s over (for now, even though edits are still strangling me to death) – and I’M BACK, Y’ALL.
Anyway! I’m excited to kick off the restart to this wonderful shindig that I call a blog by being a stop on the blog tour for Marissa Kennerson’s TAROT, which includes an author guest post (!!!!!) that I am ridiculously excited for. But first – book info, to give y’all some context.
Her fate is so much more than the cards she was dealt.
Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the tyrannical King’s archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and dreamers–the exact opposite of the King’s land of fixed fates and rigid rules–and weaves them into four glorious tapestries.
But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday and her promised release from the Tower, Anna discovers her true lineage: She’s the daughter of Marco, a powerful magician, and the King is worried that his magical gifts are starting to surface in Anna. Fearing for her life, Anna flees the Tower and finds herself in Cups, a lush, tropical land full of all the adventure, free-spiritedness, and creativity she imagined while weaving.
Anna thinks she’s found paradise in this world of beachside parties, endless food and drink, and exhilarating romance. But when the fabric of Cups begins to unravel, Anna discovers that her tapestries are more than just forbidden expression. They’re the foundation for a new world that she is destined to create–as long as the terrors from the old world don’t catch up with her first.
Author Guest Post – Marissa Kennerson
Marissa Kennerson received her B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Before earning her master’s degree in psychology and art therapy, she worked for Wired and Glamour. She’s the author of the YA cult-suspense novel, The Family, which she did not write from personal experience, since the only cult she’s ever been in is the cult of YouTube makeup tutorials. She lives in California with her husband and son. Visit her at marissakennerson.net or follow her @MarissaAlexK.