Sign up for the Secondhand Origin Stories (by Lee Blauersouth) blog tour!

Title: Secondhand Origin Stories
Author: Lee Blauersouth
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: 15 March 2018
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing

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Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest’s superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers.

But just after Opal’s high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who’s been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinel’s noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels’ leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they’ve unearthed?

About the author:

After about a decade drawing comics independently or with small presses, Lee started writing prose out of a combination of peer pressure and spite, then continued out of attachment to their favorite made-up people. They live in Minnesota even though it is clearly not a habitat humans were ever meant to endure, with their lovely wife/editor, the world’s most perfect baby, and books in every room of the house.

If you like categories, they’re an ENFJ Slytherin Leo. If you’re looking for demographics they’re an agender bisexual with a couple of disabilities. If you’re into lists of likes: Lee loves comics, classical art, round animals, tattoos, opera, ogling the shiner sciences, and queer stuff. Please have a look around and get to know their work!

About the blog tour:

When I first stumbled across Lee Blauersouth’s debut novel, Secondhand Origin Stories, and saw that it has yet to garner as much hype as it deserves, I felt compelled to step in. I mean, seriously, an absolutely kickass superhero novel featuring a diverse set of characters? Why would anyone want to sleep on this literary masterpiece? The little Marvel movie nerd in me screamed and wept and totally freaked out. Thankfully, the author was more than willing to allow me to help out with promoting their novel (and subsequently sharing my love for it) by organizing a blog tour. I can’t properly express how excited I am for this(!!!).

As a blogger based in the Philippines, the tour will follow my country’s time zone (UTC+08:00), but that shouldn’t stop you from signing up! The tour is open to all, and it will run from the 23rd to 27th of April.

Sign-ups will close on April 8th, and official tour participants will receive e-ARCs of the book, together with important tour materials, the day after. Although this is a review-only tour, you are free to add other content of your preference.

If you’re interested in signing up for this blog tour, look no further! Just click the image below:

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11 thoughts on “Sign up for the Secondhand Origin Stories (by Lee Blauersouth) blog tour!”

    1. You’re not the first person to ask me this, and you certainly won’t be the last. 😂 I should really get to writing my discussion/guide post on blog tours. But anyway.

      A blog tour works in the same way an author does traditional book tours, but instead of having bookstores as tour stops/destinations, a blog tour uses virtual stops/destinations (i.e. blogs). More specifically, within the timeframe of a blog tour, a number of bloggers (i.e. tour participants) will take turns to “host” the tour by posting about the book and promoting it on their blogs on the dates assigned to them. There are several ways to promote the book — i.e. writing book reviews, sharing excerpts of the book, publishing a guest post from the author, writing a feature on the book, interviewing the author. In other words, bloggers help market the books on their respective platforms.

      What this does is, an author’s book gets a ton of exposure on social media (as well as feedback from bloggers) in a span of time (usually 1 to 2 weeks), which helps generate hype and reaches out to potential readers. I hope that helps! 😊

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      1. OHHHHHHHHH. SO *THAT’S* WHAT IT’S ABOUT. I feel like I should know these things and then I end up just scratching my head, questioning my entire blogger-life’s existence. Charot!

        Hmm… I’ll probably join in next time (when the book’s not superhero-related cause those bore me to death) but I’m looking forward to your post on this (and other people’s as well). 🙂

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        1. It’s okay. I feel like blog tours aren’t /that/ popular of a thing. Haha. And I look forward to having you participate in one of my succeeding blog tours! There are def more to come! 😊

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    1. That sucks! This is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2018 so far. ❤️ Sign-ups last for a whole week, so if you happen to change your mind, there’s a spot waiting for you. 😊

      Good luck with your stuff though!

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