Tuesday, April 28, 2015
I am so excited that AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Sabaa herself!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Sabaa Tahir, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copies of the book and some of those awesome sword letter openers we’ve seen around courtesy of Sabaa, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
A letter from Sabaa Tahir.
Today, my “baby” AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is finally out in the world! From inception to pub date, this journey took eight years. And what a journey it was: writing, rewriting, revising, editing, querying, submitting; Meeting other debuts, bloggers, booksellers and librarians, and hearing their thoughts on EMBER. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the radness.
And now, the book is here! I am so excited to see it in the hands of readers. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. To celebrate release day, I’m giving away two signed, first-edition hardcovers of the book. Details below!
All my best,
Title: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Pub. Date: April 28, 2015
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.
LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
Check out the book trailer!
Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
2 winners will receive a signed hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. US Only.
3 winners will receive a hardcover of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and a Sword Letter Opener! US Only.
Ends on May 9th at Midnight EST!
Sunday, April 26, 2015
RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY BELOW: Anyone who purchases a mother's day tart, or any candle (besides the scent of the month) will be entered for my personal giveaway for my customers to receive a $10.00 voucher code toward their next purchase. In addition to the giveaway listed above. Good Luck Everyone! Customers will be tagged by their ORDER ID# and entered into a randomized generator, which I will post a pic of when I announce the winner. If a friend orders a Mother's Day Lots Of Love tart, or candle (not scent of the month) you will also be given an additional entry into the $10 giveaway. Giveaway Ends At Midnight On Mother's Day for the $10 voucher code! Refer 5 friends giveaway who leave a note in comments section before checkout ends on June 1st. Link to my personal online store is tabbed at the top of this blog or copy and paste this link here to order: https://www.jewelryincandles.com/store/love-me-books-and-stuff TO BE RELEASED ON 4/28/15 7PM- KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS a Rafflecopter giveaway
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Can I receive more than jewelry in my candle? Bonus Prizes***** For even more excitement, we have bonus jewelry candles identical to every other candle, that could arrive in your order containing hi-tech electronics, gift cards, vacations and other grand prizes yet to be announced. These candles will have a certificate with instructions how to redeem your prize. Can I receive a candle with no jewelry? We have specifically designed our processed and procedures to ensure that there is jewelry in EVERY candle & tart. It is impossible for there to be NO jewelry. All of the steps below outline our processes. (If the jewelry was missing, the next stage could not be completed!) Let us explain. Our entire process for making the candle is based upon the jewelry being present. It is not possible for us to complete the candle without the jewelry. Have you ever heard of any JIC customers getting a candle with no wick, no wax, no label or no lid? The answer is No. But with jewelry, we receive dozens of claims every week saying "there is no jewelry in my candle"... an easy score, right? (Did you know, a candle that has been burned, the walls of the jar are nearly BLACK with stains from the flame (can be easily wiped off)? But every picture we receive of "no jewelry" the jars are completely wiped clean, presumable to hide where the foil and glue were removed leaving an obvious void of the stains from the burning flame.) First. The jewelry is manually sized for accuracy, placed in a plastic bag, then wrapped in colored foil representing the size and type of jewelry. Next, the foil-wrapped jewelry is glued to the inside of the jar to make sure that it stays in place and is placed at an exact level so it is near the top after the wax is poured. (if the foil was empty it would be very noticeable (visibly and physically) when the jewelry is pressed against the side of the jar). Next the wicks and wick holders are installed. Each jar is inspected to make sure wicks and jewelry are present. You can't miss the colored foil in an empty glass jar! Next, our employees are instructed to use the jewelry as the marker to fill the wax. The wax just covers the jewelry so when you, the customer, melts the candle, the jewelry can be quickly discovered. If there was no jewelry to pour the wax to it would be a huge red flag! Next, our label people use the jewelry location (still easily visible through the glass jar) as the location to place the label, covering the jewelry with the label so it is hidden from view. If there was no jewelry they would spin round and round searching. If not found, the employees are instructed to discard the product. As you can see, we could not even finish making the candle without jewelry being present. It is not our policy at JIC to replace "missing" jewelry, as it is extremely difficult to verify such a claim. If you receive a candle that you believe has no jewelry, please burn the candle to the bottom as the jewelry may have fallen in the process. Shipping - International sales and shipping fees Does JIC ship product international? YES. - Unless your specific county has a trade embargo with the USA then we cannot ship. How much does international shipping cost? We have been asked many times why shipping seems so high. International shipping is expensive, especially for candles. They are large and heavy. We have contacted every major shipping company and we are told this is the cheapest method. We charge the exact cost charged to us by the shipping company. We are continuing to review new options to lower shipping cost. Other shipping companies charge $100 or more for a single candle to some countries. What are the exact shipping cost? The best way to find out exact pricing for your location/country is to add product to your cart and start the checkout process. We are assigned a rate class with USPS that gives us a fixed discount from their standard pricing so we do not know the exact cost to every country, city, state, etc... *****AND MORE*****