A Spark Unseen Invitation

It’s that time again! Time to bring a new blog tour to all of you! The tour will be an exciting treasure hunt with a variety of smaller prizes and one grand prize. There will be 10 groups each with 5 bloggers. Each group will have their own links to each other with a small prize for each group. When all groups have posted readers will be able to have access to a larger code and enter in to win the grand prize. Winners will be chosen on September 24. Each post, with the exception of the Quotes Then and Now, will also include a quote box provided by Scholastic.

IMPORTANT: Bloggers must be the US or Canada.

Here are the group and activity options.
NOTE: Schedule will be updates periodically so you can see what is still open.

Group One: September 9, 2013
Review
Author Interview- Marla
Playlist- Lauren
Character Fun Facts- Hannah- Mary
Quotes Then and Now- Alyssa S- Lane

Group Two: September 10, 2013
Review
Character Interview
Location Scouting- Megan
Quotes Then and Now
Character Fun Facts- Kari

Group Three
: September 11, 2013
Review
Author Interview
Playlist
Quotes Then and Now
Location Scouting

Group Four
: September 12, 2013
Review
Character Interview
Character Fun Facts- Stephanie W- Katherine
Location Scouting
Playlist

Group Five: September 13, 2013
Review
Author Interview
Quotes Then and Now
Character Fun Facts
Location Scouting- Kristen

Group Six: September 16, 2013
Review
Character Interview
Playlist
Character Fun Facts
Location Scouting

Group Seven: September 17, 2013
Review
Author Interview
Location Scouting
Quotes Then and Now
Character Fun Facts

Group Eight: September 18, 2013
Review
Character Interview
Playlist
Quotes Then and Now
Location Scouting

Group Nine
: September 19, 2013
Review
Author Interview
Character Fun Facts
Location Scouting
Quotes Then and Now

Group Ten: September 20, 2013
Review
Character Interview
Character Fun Facts
Location Scouting
Quotes Then and Now

A Little Bit More
Character Interviews: Choose from Katherine, Lane, Uncle Tully, Henri, Mary or Mrs. Hardcastle. Is willing to add or substitute any of those with Napolean III.
Playlist: A Youtube link to a song, plus description from Sharon on how it relates to A Spark Unseen.
Character Fun Facts: Choose from Katharine, Lane, Uncle Tully, Henri, Mary, Mrs. Hardcastle, Mr. Wickersham, and Napoleon III. Mrs. Cooper can be used as a substitute.
Location Scouting: Choose from Welbeck, Plymouth Harbor, The Tuilleries, The Catacombs -2 different posts, Rue Trudon, Charendon Lunatic Asylum, The Morgue, and the Sainte-Merri chapel. Would include a paragraph from Sharon about how the location is used in the book, some fun facts, and a visual.
Quotes Then and Now: Choose from Katherine (2), Lane (2), Uncle Tully (2), Mary, Mrs. Jefferies/Mrs. Cooper. This would be a quote from The Dark Unwinding paired with a quote from A Spark Unseen, showing a change in the character or story.

If you wish to participate in the A Spark Unseen tour please email me at Hannah_TBV@yahoo.com with your top three choices of date/group and your top three choices of activity along with your address for the arc. I will do my best to match everyone up to your choices. Everyone who participates in the tour will also receive an arc of A Spark Unseen from Scholastic. If you do not receive a review date we ask that you post your review in August or September and link to review in your post. We would also ask that you rerun your review for The Dark Unwinding ahead of the tour. If you do not wish to rerun the entire review please send me your link and I will promote it for you. If you could also link back to the review in your post for A Spark Unseen that would be wonderful.

IMPORTANT: You can still participate in the tour even if you have NOT read The Dark Unwinding. Let me know in your email and you will also be provided a copy of The Dark Unwinding.

We’d love to hear from you by by August 12 so that Sharon and I will have time to effectively prepare your posts.

About THE DARK UNWINDING
When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle’s world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it.

About A SPARK UNSEEN
The thrilling sequel to Sharon Cameron’s blockbuster gothic steampunk romance, THE DARK UNWINDING, will captivate readers anew with mystery and intrigue aplenty.

When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.

But the search for Lane is not easy, and Katharine soon finds herself embroiled in a labyrinth of political intrigue. And with unexpected enemies and allies at every turn, Katharine will have to figure out whom she can trust–if anyone–to protect her uncle from danger once and for all.

Filled with deadly twists, whispering romance, and heart-stopping suspense, this sequel to THE DARK UNWINDING whisks readers off on another thrilling adventure.

About Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages.

Praise for Sharon Cameron

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, 2013

Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of 2013

The Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award, 2013, SCBWI

ABC Best Books for Children, 2012

Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award, SCBWI, 2009

“Haunting thrills unfurl. . . .” –ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Utterly original, romantic, and spellbindingly imaginative.” –USA TODAY

“Cameron’s eerie and suspenseful first novel offers gripping twists, rich language, and an evocative landscape.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Cameron, through wry, observant Katharine, spins a deliciously gothic tale. . . . By turns funny and poignant, this period mystery is a thoroughgoing delight.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Cameron has produced a ripping good read with all the drama, intrigue, and romance of a Victorian pot-boiler with mystery, suspense, and hints of the supernatural thrown in for good measure.” –VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES

I hope to have you on board!