Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis (Blog Tour Tens List & #Giveaway)

I'm welcoming Erika Lewis to my blog today to share some tips for traveling
to her fantasy world. Read what she has to say and enter the giveaway below...

Game of Shadows
by Erika Lewis
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 400 Pages
February 28th 2017 by Tor Books


Ethan Makkai thought that seeing ghosts was the worst of his problems. Between his ethereal gift and life with a single mother hell-bent on watching his every move, he feels imprisoned. When Ethan sees a chance to escape, to leave the house by himself for the first time in his life, he seizes it, unaware that this first taste of freedom will cost him everything.

Ethan is thrown into a strange and eerie world, like nothing he's ever seen. He's assaulted by dive-bombing birds and rescued by a stranger who claims to be his bodyguard. His apartment is trashed, and his mother is kidnapped to a place Ethan never knew existed—a hidden continent called Tara.

Travelling to Tara in search of his mother, Ethan discovers that everything he knows about his life is a lie. His mother is royalty. His father is not dead. His destiny is likely to get him killed.

Confronted by a vicious sorcerer determined to destroy the Makkai family, Ethan must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother and all the people of Tara, including the beautiful girl he’s fallen for.

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Praise for the Book

“A fantastical journey that I didn’t want to end!” ―Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“It’s impossible to put this riveting page-turner down!” ―Stan Lee, author, editor, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics

“This book’s got heart . . . a wonderful adventure.” ―R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunters Blades novels

“One of those thrilling tales you can’t put down . . . the perfect blend of imaginative world-building and nonstop action wrapped up in a compelling mystery.” ―D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and The SYLO Chronicles

“We were hooked. This is an adventure story for the ages.” -- John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman, authors of the Hollow Earth trilogy & Conjuror

“Riveting from the start.” ―Steven Gould, author of Jumper

“Lewis has created a whole new world that is at once exciting and affecting. . . . She weaves a web of mythology that is both reminiscent of the Celtic world and redolent of the unique creation of a rich and fertile imagination.”―Dara Hellman, Lecturer, Celtic Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley

Ten Tips to Travel to Tara

1. For the trip to Tara, wear a life jacket. I know large poofy orange vests are not great fashion statements, but trust me—you’ll thank me later.

2. Eat when you can. As soon as food is offered, take advantage of it. McDonald’s hasn’t found a way in yet. Ethan finds this out the hard way.

3. If you haven’t learned how to ride a horse, you should before going to Tara.

4. If you’re planning to camp, rather than stay at the inn in Coventry, bring matches. There are none available for purchase, and unless you’re experienced with a flint, you’ll be eating smores without melted marshmallows.

5. If you begin your vacation in Landover, and decide to enter Bramblewood Forest, as Ethan did, DON’T LEAN ON THE TREES!

6. Additionally, the borders of Landover in Bramblewood Forest are to be heeded, and never crossed without permission from the other realms PRIOR to entry. Dangerous spies lurking in the trees patrol Gransmore’s border, and King Fearghus does not take kindly to surprise visits. The border with Primland needs no watching. Sawney Bean has left a deadly trap that keeps away visitors if they’re smart. Thinking back, I probably should’ve mentioned that to Ethan.

7. Weather can change abruptly from realm to realm. When embarking on a jaunt across the continent layer clothing. If you don’t pack properly, by the time you reach Algidare extremities may freeze and fall off.

8. Battles break out frequently. After all, this is a place filled with Celts who love a good fight. If you find yourself trapped between blades, keep a calm head, and you may keep it on your shoulders.

9. If you can gain permission to enter Gransmore, I highly recommend it as a destination. The Fomorians know how to throw a party!

10. Oh, and a final word of WARNING: once in Tara, you won’t be able to leave without taking an oath of secrecy that will kill you if you tell anyone in the outside world of its existence.

Happy travels!

About the Author

Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Math. And what do you do with a degree in Math? You become a writer of course… eventually…

She moved to the west coast following her dream to work in television. And after fifteen glorious years developing and producing for truly awesome places, like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fireworks Television, 20th Television, that’s a division of Fox if you didn’t know that, and then at G4, where she could finally be free to be the nerd she had always been. She had more collectible toys in her office than even the famed executive producers of ATTACK OF THE SHOW and XPLAY. At least that’s the way she remembers it.

So how did this circle back to the beginning of this bio? A Math major becoming a writer? Because she’d actually always been a writer, she just never told anyone. She would write and write, edit and edit, then realize that it wasn’t good enough and go back in for yet another pass. And when she finally had several projects she really loved, that’s when she knew it was time to unleash them to the world.

Her first project, a graphic novel, THE 49TH KEY, is currently being featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and will be released in trade in summer, 2017. Along with her amazing partner, Jessica Chobot, she’s currently working with LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics on FIREBRAND, an ongoing comic series. Her first novel, GAME OF SHADOWS hits the bookstore shelves February 28th, 2017 from TOR/Forge Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

There are several other really exciting projects that you will be hearing much more about soon, but if she leaked them now, she’d get in big, big, big trouble. She resides in the sunshine state of California. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she’s usually playing with her big fluffy Golden Retriever, or running, or at one of the bookstores or comic shops by her house. And always drinking coffee.

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