Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Dragonswood - Janet Lee Carey - Book Party

Before I begin about the fun ways we’re celebrating the Dragonswood book launch, special thanks to Corrine for hosting this post!

Book Tour

We’ve been celebrating Dragonswood in a number of ways beginning with Kari’s terrific blog tour for the book on The {Teen} Book Scene ( the day after Christmas. Now here we are at Lost for Words for the last book tour post. It’s flown by so fast.

Book Birthday

On the official book birthday (January 5th) I lunched with Justina Chen ( award-winning author of North of Beautiful, Girl Overboard, and Nothing But the Truth: and a Few White Lies. We “dined and signed” stopping by the local bookstore for me to sign fresh copies of Dragonswood. I love the cracking sound when I open a new book for the first time. Later that day I went canoeing on Phantom Lake and spotted a bald eagle soaring overhead = perfect way to spend a book birthday.
Giving Back

We like to celebrate a new book by giving back in some way. Since Dragonswood features the endangered fairies and dragons of Wilde Island, we put Defenders of Wildlife ( on the website ( supporting the protection of endangered animals in our modern-day world.

The Party

The celebration will continue when we throw our big Dragonswood Medieval Masquerade Party at Parkplace Books on February 25th. We always throw a huge party for readers, writers, and friends with delicious eats and treats. This year along with our traditional salmon, fresh bread, and chocolates, we’ll add seaweed to the table. Why? Because Tess and her friends eat seaweed when they’re on the run from the witch hunter, so guests will be asked to nibble some. Luckily I found the perfect seaweed treat.

Here are some party photos by Heidi Pettit.

It’s traditional for folk to come in costume.
 We’ll have our Dancing Dragon
Henna tattoos
Raise funds for Defenders of Wildlife. And along with dining and dancing, I’ll read a scene and sign copies of Dragonswood.
Of course the best celebration of all is a secret one. The moment a reader unknown to me picks up Dragonswood and slips into the story.

Thank you for sharing all about the book launch and party for Dragonswood, Janet!
Thank you so much for being here today!


Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends.

Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.

In this epic romance, an ancient prophecy comes true in a way neither dragon, fairy, nor human would have predicted.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

1 comment:

LoriStrongin said...

How fun! I wish I lived close enough to go to the Masquerade party because I'm down with any excuse to get dolls up in Medieval-wear. And what fun ideas for food! (Surprisingly, I like seaweed in soups and in sushi.)