Wednesday, January 04, 2017

In Truth & Ashes by Nicole Luiken Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the In Truth & Ashes blog tour hosted by YA Reads Blog Tours. Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule.

This is my first post for the year 2017. Happy New Year y'all! Very stoked for the blog tour and glad to say that 2017 is off to a great start! I'll be featuring a guest post! Be sure to scroll down and read the myths you're about to discover! Thanks for visiting my stop! Enjoy! :)

Through Fire & Sea (Otherselves, #1) by Nicole Luiken


There is one True World, and then there are the four mirror worlds: fire, water, air, and stone. And each has a magic of its own…

In the Fire World, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm’s most powerful lords. She’s hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods. But she has another gift…the ability to Call her twin “Otherselves” on other worlds.

Holly resides in the Water World—our world. When she’s called by Leah from the Fire World, she nearly drowns. Suddenly the world Holly thought she knew is filled with secrets, magic…and deadly peril.

For a malevolent force seeks to destroy the mirror worlds. And as Leah and Holly are swept up in the tides of chaos and danger, they have only one choice to save the mirror worlds—to shatter every rule they’ve ever known…





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Amid Wind & Stone (Otherselves, #2)

Author: Nicole Luiken

Release Date: Mar. 7, 2016

Genre: YA Fantasy

There is one True World, and then there are the four Mirror Worlds: Fire, Water, Air, and Stone.

Audrey and Dorotea are “otherselves”—twin copies of each other who live on different Mirror Worlds.

On Air, Audrey has the ability to communicate with wind spirits. As war looms, she’s torn between loyalty to her country and her feelings for a roguish phantom who may be a dangerous spy.

Blackouts and earthquakes threaten the few remaining humans on Stone, who have been forced to live underground. To save her injured sister, Dorotea breaks taboo and releases an imprisoned gargoyle. Brooding, sensitive Jasper makes her wonder if gargoyles aretruly traitors, as she’s always been told.

Unbeknownst to them, they both face the same enemy—an evil sorceress bent on shattering all the Mirror Worlds.

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In Truth & Ashes (Otherselves, #3) by Nicole Luiken

Author: Nicole Luiken

Release Date: January 2nd, 2017

Genre: YA Fantasy

What she can’t remember could ruin her life.

The Mirror Worlds are but dull reflections of the True World, where magic and technology blend together…

On the True World, Belinda Loring has known from childhood that she must Bond with the son of another noble First Family. Uniting the families ensures hers will hold onto its powerful position, and so she’s always pushed down the tender feelings she has for her best friend—gorgeous, steadfast Demian, who isn’t noble.

But when the ceremonial magic goes disastrously wrong, Belinda becomes a national disgrace. Scorned as Broken, she turns to Demian for help getting revenge on the man who ruined her: the radical Malachi.

But the seeds of Malachi’s murderous plans lie buried in Belinda’s past, in the dark days of her kidnapping—a period of which she has no memory. And Demian may hold the key to recovering all that she’s lost—and saving the worlds.





5 Myths About Myself

Myth #1: I had my first book published at age thirteen.

This one is almost true. I wrote my first book at age thirteen (on a manual typewriter), but my fourth novel was the first one published by Scholastic. I was sixteen at the time.
Authors sometimes talk about how they got The Call that their book has been accepted for publication. For me it happened like this: I heard the phone ring at 7:30 in the morning. I assumed it was for my mother and went out the door to catch the bus. So I’m standing out there at the end of the driveway--and it’s dark and freezing cold--and my mom steps out onto the porch and hollers, “Nicole, they’re going to publish Unlocking the Doors!” And then the school bus pulled up and I had to get on and go to school without finding out any more details.
Myth #2: I live in a frozen wasteland.

In fact, while Edmonton, Alberta is the farthest north of the Canadian provincial capitals (territories not included), it is located in a prairie-park region, not arctic tundra. While we did recently endure two weeks of -20 Celsius weather with worse windchill, we know how to deal with cold weather here (whereas I would not have the first clue how to deal with a hurricane) so buses, schools and businesses kept running. In fact my son walked to school all through it. (Properly dressed of course in winter boots, heavy parka, mittens, scarf and ski pants.) We did however complain about the weather. A lot. 
Myth #3: I have sixteen books published, therefore I must be famous. Or conversely, you’ve never heard of me, therefore this must be my first published book.

No, to both. Very few authors are famous. 
Myth #4: I read 100 books a year.

In fact, I read over 200 books a year. I set a goal of 230 books for 2016 on Goodreads and made it. How is this possible? I only watch TV about three times a week and am constantly falling behind on the six programs I watch. 
Myth #5: I only write young adult novels. 
While most of my published work is YA, I do have three adult novels published. Running on Instinct (my only hardcover) was a supernatural thriller published under the name N.M. Luiken. I also have a two book fantasy romance series from Carina Press: Gate to Kandrith & Soul of Kandrith.

About the Author

Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped. She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. Through Fire & Sea, book one of Otherselves, and Amid Wind & Stone, book two of Otherselves, are her most recent releases. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith. Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing.

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  1. Thanks so much for joining the In Truth & Ashes blog tour!


    1. You're welcome! I look forward to join more blog tours with YA Reads in the future! Thank you :)


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