Book Blitz: Orenda by Ruth Silver! Giveaway + Interview!

Happy Wednesday!

Ah, today is going to be a long day. I've been in school since August 11th and it's already hitting the nine weeks exams. I'm doing pretty good in science and history, but it's the stupid math that just makes me want to grab the text book and fling it off my balcony! But you know what? I'm going to open my can of whoop ass and ace all of my exams. God, help me..

But to brighten my day and hopefully yours as well, please enjoy a fun interview with the author Ruth Silver, and go on and enter her giveaway! 

Title: Orenda (Orenda #1)
Author: Ruth Silver
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: April 13, 2014
Publisher:  Patchwork Press
Buy Links: | Amazon | B&N |
Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages.

Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.. 

1. What books inspired you to write your genre?

The Hunger Games is the first YA book that I read that really made me want to read more YA novels. Shortly after I read 100 different dystopian, fantasy, and paranormal titles that inspired me to write my own stories in the YA genre.

2. Do you prefer a certain point of view in fiction?

If written well, third person can be as engaging as first person point of view. I love third person because you can focus on multiple scenes throughout a story. New writers just have to be careful of head hopping.

3. How do you get your book into a library?

Contact local librarians and offer them a review copy. Ask them if they’d like you to speak with their group (teens, book club etc).  If you live too far from the library, consider Skype or Google Hangouts. I’ve met a lot of great librarians this way.

4. Can you give some advice or tips on how to write a book review?
Be constructive. Don’t rehash the entire plot (or give away spoilers). This isn’t school where we’re told to write a book review and prove we read the book. Instead give comments on what worked for the story (plot, characters, theme, writing style, etc) and what didn’t.

5. Audiobooks, love them or hate them?
Narration can make or break an audio book. I thought The Fault in Our Stars was well narrated. It captivated me, drew me into the story. There have been other audio books that made me want to fall asleep. Three chapters in and I couldn’t tell you one thing that happened.

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Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

 She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004.

Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.

Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling. Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.

                                                           Connect With Ruth Silver! 

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Don't forget to leave me a comment telling me your thoughts on this book! 

Happy reading!



  1. I've been hearing some pretty awesome things about this one! Her answer to the audiobook question was so spot on haha. It really depends on the narrator, just like a movie depends on its actors. Great post! :)

    Jules @ The Book of Jules

    1. So have I! I'll have to pick up a copy soon. Exactly! I was nodding my head while reading her answer to that one. Thank you for stopping by! :)

  2. This will be going on my TBR indeed... :-)

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

    1. Glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Awesome interview! I thought it was cool to finally know how authors sometimes get their books into libraries, and even distant ones. I guess you learn something new every day! And I would have to agree with the first point, reading is the best way to get inspired.

  4. I agree too. I always like to read to get inspired. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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