Blog Tour: #Giveaway to #Win The White Rose by @AmyEwingBooks @harperteen ~ with interview

Week One:
9/28/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandInterview
9/29/2015- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsReview
9/30/2015- A Book and a LatteGuest Post
10/1/2015- Dark Faerie TalesInterview
10/2/2015- FiktshunReview

Week Two:
10/5/2015- Andi's ABCsReview
10/6/2015- Once Upon a TwilightGuest Post
10/7/2015- Le' Grande CodexReview
10/8/2015- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
10/9/2015- Fiction FareReview

Author: Amy Ewing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Pages: 320
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.

Read book 1 before The White Rose hits shelves!

Author: Amy Ewing
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Pages: 358
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

Seeing Double In Neverland Q&A with Amy

1. I know you had tried to pursue acting and then decided to work on your writing career. Do you think you will ever go back to pursuing acting?

Oh, absolutely not! I loved acting, I did, and it benefited me in so many ways, but I would be terrified to be on stage again. Plus, I don’t think the actor’s lifestyle would suit me. I am very happy to sit on my couch and make up my own little worlds. And it’s so much fun to be able to look at every character’s motivations, to feel like each one of them is your own. Though a friend of mine is a terrific director and if she ever asked me to be in anything, I would definitely consider it. But auditioning? No way!
2. The Jewel was your debut published novel. Did you write any books before it, that are unpublished and that you may consider trying to get published?

I wrote one book before The Jewel that I sent out to agents and it got soundly rejected. It’s pretty straight up high fantasy, which is my heart and soul, and there are so many characters in it that I love. So maybe one day I’ll go back to it…But for now, I have a few new projects in the works that are demanding my time.

3. I read that you received your MFA in creative writing for children. Have you always wanted to be a writer or loved writing, and especially for children?

I never, ever imagined that I’d be a professional writer. I used to write stories for fun when I was a teen, but I never took it seriously as a career path. But when I lost my job in 2008 after the economy collapsed, I had a lot of time to think about what I really wanted to do, and I decided I really wanted to write a YA fantasy novel. And I did—I wrote the book I just described in the previous question. And it was pretty terrible. So I decided I should probably learn about writing, applied to The New School’s MFA program and got accepted. The New School has a writing for children concentration and that appealed to me so much. I knew I wanted to write for teens. That time period is so fraught with emotion, with learning new things and how you fit into the world, falling in and out of love, struggling to be your own person while still being seen as a child. There’s so much juicy stuff to write about!

4. Will you be doing anymore short stories on any of the other characters in The Lone City series?

Yes! Aside from Raven’s novella, The House of the Stone, there will be another novella released between books two and three from Garnet’s perspective. Garnet! He was so much fun to write. I love his cockiness. He’s a great mood lightener. The novella doesn’t have a title or a publication date yet, but I will definitely be announcing on social media when it does!
There’s also a short story from Ash’s perspective in the paperback version of The Jewel. I am immensely proud of that little piece and was so grateful I was able to tell a little bit of what Ash’s life was like in the companion house.

5. What can we expect from the final 2 books that we may be surprised about, that may be different from the first? With out spoilers of course!

Hahaha, yes, no spoilers! Well, in The White Rose you will get to see the other circles of the city that we haven’t seen yet—the Bank, the Smoke, and the Farm. And there are some fun new characters! One in particular plays a very major role in the latter half of the book and she is just my favorite. I can’t wait for everyone else to meet her!

As for the third book, I’m keeping mum on that because I just sent off my first revision to my editor and I don’t know how it will change yet. But I can say that I am very, very excited about it.

Book Trailer:

About Amy:
Amy Ewing earned her MFA in Writing for Children at The New School and received her BFA at New York University. The Jewel started off as a thesis project and became her debut novel. She lives in New York City. You can visit Amy online at or on Twitter @AmyEwingBooks.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of THE WHITE ROSE. US Only.

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  1. I already had this on my tbr! :) I love the covers. They are so pretty.

  2. The covers are stunning and I'd definitely pick your books off the shelf to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The cover looks stunning! And when I finished watching the trailer, it made me more excited to read this book!

  4. I really enjoyed The Jewel so I can't wait for this one! :)


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