The Dark Unwinding Blog Tour

I am so excited to get to kick off Sharon Cameron’s The Dark Unwinding Blog Tour! I was lucky enough to get to meet Sharon last December where I heard about her book from Ruta Sepetys. Today I am lucky to get her here on the blog to introduce herself and her book to everyone!

Photo by Rusty Russel (2011)

Hello to all!

I’m Sharon Cameron, and many, many thanks to Hannah for organizing the blog tour for my debut novel The Dark Unwinding. I think of myself as an “accidental” writer, meaning that while I’ve always been a reader, I’m not one of those authors that has known since childhood that they wanted to write. In fact, it never occurred to me! I started writing the first page of a novel on a sheer whim almost eight years ago now, and it took exactly forty-five minutes in front of the computer to decide that I was changing my life. I wish I’d come to it sooner!

The Dark Unwinding begins when seventeen year old Katharine Tulman is sent to her uncle’s remote and bizarre estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, she finds a child-like, genius inventor with his own set of rules, employing a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine is torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving her uncle’s peculiar world that she has come to care for deeply, a choice made even more complicated by a gray-eyed apprentice, and the strange visions and nightmares that have her secretly fearing for her own sanity.

But at its essence, The Dark Unwinding is really just a great big conglomeration of everything I find fascinating. Eccentric minds, hidden tunnels, ancient, enormous. dilapidated houses, and the Victorian age, a time when technology was in its infancy, and nothing seemed beyond man’s limit. The story pulls heavily from the gothic, atmospheric tales of those years, especially the Brontes. I think of it as Jane Eyre with gears. In other words, I had a ton of fun writing it! Follow the blog tour for lots more information, and I hope you enjoy reading The Dark Unwinding!

Find Sharon at:
Her Web Site, Facebook, and on Goodreads

Sharon has also provided a giveaway for all the blogs!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Throughout the tour we have a number of participating websites, each with giveaways, and each with their own activities. We have a variety of interview with Sharon, interviews with the characters of The Dark Unwinding, and various guest posts.

Follow the tour and visit participating websites!

August 26
Hannah @ The Book Vortex
Guest Post- Introduction

August 27
Marielle @ Book Thoughts by Marielle
Interview with Sharon

August 28
Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter
Guest Post: Favorite Real Life Mystery

August 29
Amy @ Denim Jacket Librarian
List: 10 Pieces of Advice

August 30
Lauren @ The Housework Can Wait
Interview with Sharon

August 31
Tirzah @ The Compulsive Reader
Character Interview: Mary

September 1: RELEASE DAY!

September 2
Alli @ Magnet 4 Books’ Reviews
Guest Post

September 3
Emily @ The Ninja Librarian
Interview with Sharon

September 4
Christina @ A Reader of Fictions
Character Interview: TBA

September 5
Jessica @ Wastepaper Prose
Waste Paper Prose
Guest Post

September 6
Sara @ Through the Looking Glass
Interview with Sharon

September 7
Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog
Character Interview: Lane

September 8
Jessica K @ The Cozy Reader
Guest Post: A Discussion on the Novel’s Setting

September 9
Linda @ Mission to Read
Interview with Sharon

I hope you all enjoy this tour as much as I did planning it! Review for The Dark Unwinding Coming soon!


  1. Lili says:

    I have had this novel on my TBR list for forever! I CANNOT WAIT for September 1! Counting down the days and I can’t wait for the rest of this tour!

  2. Alyssa Susanna says:

    Woohoo! The Dark Unwinding! I can’t wait to read a steampunk, historical fiction novel! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  3. Christina K. says:

    Thank you! This one sounds awesome:)