October 18, 2017

Sublime Karma Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway

Sublime Karma
Author: Peyton Garver
Publication Date: May 28, 2017 
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing  
Pages: 302 
Formats: Paperback eBook 


When Brie's stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it's not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school's star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she'd overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her? 
 Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake's romantic histories with the girl next door and the school's queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past? This is an edgy YA with issues of bullying, self harm, and attempted suicide...with an HEA ending.  

Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads

As a child, Peyton called places like Livorno, Italy; Orléans, France; and Augsburg, Germany home. She has since settled in Maryland, where she earned her degree in education at Towson State University, married her sweetheart of two years, and became an instant mother to three spirited young boys before adding another son to the brood. And, with their yellow lab George, it's no stretch to say she's outnumbered.  

When not writing, Peyton is a full time teacher. Inspired by the individual spirits, heartaches, and triumphs of her students, Peyton has developed characters who resemble real world teens dealing with real issues: relationships, jealousy, bullying, and depression. Her newest novel, Sublime Karma, is a contemporary story filled with emotion, depth, wit, and suspense. Sublime Karma was published in the fall of 2016 by Soulmate Publishing. 

When asked if she actually involves her students in her stories, Peyton answered that her stories are completely fictional, but then admitted to an activity in which she does involve them. "One quirky, fun thing I like to do with students who have read my book is develop a dream cast for my characters. That all started when a group of girls were arguing over which actor they thought best fit the character Four in Veronica Roth's novel Divergent. They then turned their efforts to my manuscript.  I've since added those dream casts to my website." 

When she's not teaching or writing, Peyton enjoys traveling. The Caribbean Islands have become a favorite vacation getaway for Peyton and her husband. "Nothing is better than sitting on a beach, in front of the crystal clear sea, enveloped in the warmth of the tropical sun with a frosty piña colada and a good book that I just can't put down."  

(1) winner will receive TWO signed a finished copies of SUBLJME KARMA 1 for them and one for the high school of the winner's choice to be dedicated in their name and a $10 Amazon Gift Card - US Only!

Tour Schedule: 

Week One: 
10/9/2017- Bookish In Bed- Review 
10/9/2017- Howling Libraries- Review 
10/10/2017- BookHounds YA- Guest Post 
10/10/2017- Blushing Bibliophile- Review 
10/11/2017- YA/NA Book Divas- Review 
10/11/2017- Bibliobakes- Review 
10/12/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland- Interview 
10/12/2017- The Phantom Paragrapher- Review 
10/13/2017- Cindy's Love of Books- Guest Post 
10/13/2017- Caffeine and Composition- Review 
Week Two: 
10/16/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Excerpt 
10/16/2017- YA and Wine- Spotlight 
10/17/2017- Portrait of a Book- Interview 
10/17/2017- Reese's Reviews- Review 
10/18/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Spotlight 
10/18/2017- Why I Read- Review 
10/19/2017- MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Book Reviews - Excerpt 
10/19/2017- Novel Novice- Guest Post 
10/20/2017- Books at Dawn- Excerpt 
10/20/2017- Wonder Struck- Review 



  1. The cover is gorgeous & I really like what I have read about this book!

  2. I will admit (I'm often described as "helplessly honest," so there's that...): I've read very, very few YA books. (I'm not a Y. A. myself. :p ) But this-- this I like, and would like to take a peek at. I'd also want to pass it along to my sister, who is 6-7 years Y-er. I know she'd be interested, too.
    Thank you!