November 25, 2015

Forbidden Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway
Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the FORBIDDEN blog tour! I have a guest post by the author to share with you today - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, check out the schedule at the end of the post!

Author: Eve Bunting
Genre: YA Historical/Gothic
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook


In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

Where did the inspiration to write FORBIDDEN come from?

The setting for Forbidden came to me first. I have always loved stories about old, creepy house in an isolated place, on a cliff perhaps or set deep in dark woods. I also love stories of the sea. I had read once about "wrecking" and the horrors of that profession stayed in my mind. The two came together in my thinking . I reread Daphne Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn and I was hooked. 

Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting. 

Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works. 

Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work. 

In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California. 

Giveaway: (3) winners will receive a finished copy of FORBIDDEN - US Only 

Tour Schedule:

Week One: 

11/23/2015- The Cover Contessa- Interview 
11/24/2015- Book Briefs- Review 
11/25/2015- A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post 
11/26/2015- Zach's YA Reviews- Review 
11/27/2015- BookHounds YA- Interview

Week Two: 

11/30/2015- Just Commonly- Review 
12/1/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Interview 
12/2/2015- Novel Novice- Review 
12/3/2015- The Reading Nook Reviews- Guest Post 
12/4/2015- Mundie Moms- Review

1 comment:

  1. I love the setting and the pretty book cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.