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Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell


Today is release day for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One). I'm so excited to kick off this serial fiction ☺

In this post you'll find all the info about the book, and a variety of ways you can be involved in the launch.

Be part of the Virtual Book Tour:

To be part of the Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant all you have to do is pick the content you'd like to use from this post and create a post of your own on your own blog. Then you just post the link to your post in the linky below.

You just pick and mix from the selection here to create the sort of post that you think works best on your blog. I've included a variety of different graphics, a sample interview, all the book info, and even a rafflecopter giveaway. You can even schedule a series of blog posts if you want e.g. post the interview one day, and the next day post a book showcase with the giveaway. Which ever you prefer.

The book cover:

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell


About the series:
KOSMOS is a serial fiction of 12 episodes. A new episode of this time travel adventure will be published on the 1st of each month. 

About the book:
Teenager Matthew Smith feels like his life is a mess. Since his dad died he keeps arguing with his mum, and is being bullied at school. Worst of all he has a crush on a girl who doesn't seem to know he's alive. Just when he thinks things couldn't possibly get any worse he finds a strange pendant that changes his life forever.

Where is the book available? 

The Pendant is currently on sale in kindle format from all Amazon sites.


ASIN: B01N32IN1N


About the Author:

Jo Linsdell is the author of numerous books, including; How To Be Twittertastic, Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home, Italian for Tourists, A Guide to Weddings in Italy, Out and About at the Zoo,  Fairy May and The Box. She is also the illustrator of the A Birthday Clown for Archer series (written by Kathy Mashburn) and the Jasmine Dreams series (written by Maria Rochelle).

She is the founder and CEO of Writers and Authors and Promo Day. Linsdell studied A-levels in Business Studies, History and Art and has won several awards in her career. She was named the Who's Who in the writing industry in 2009.


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Author photo:

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell


Click to tweets:



A boy finds a pendant that sends him on an adventure through time in The Pendant (KOSMOS Ep. 1) by @jolinsdell http://amzn.to/2kEVxBJ #TBR


Sample interview:

Tell us about KOSMOS
KOSMOS is a serial fiction of 12 episodes. Each episode is a bite sized story about a teenager who finds a strange pendant that sends him on an adventure through time. A new episode will be released on the 1st of each month.

Where can people get a copy?
The Pendant is available at http://amzn.to/2iGvHMY

What made you want to write serial fiction?
I have a huge list of ideas for books I want to write but never seem to find the time to get round to. The story of KOSMOS was one of them. In 2016 I read a serial fiction called Remade and realised that my idea for KOSMOS would work perfectly as a series of short stories. It's also a fun way of experimenting with new genres.

Writing a full novel is a big task that takes a considerable amount of time. Writing short stories is much more manageable. I'm a big fan of writing challenges like NaNoWriMo and find they do wonders for my productivity. This year I decided to take part in the A Story A Week challenge, during which I'm writing the episodes of KOSMOS.

Tell us a bit about the main character?
Matthew Smith is a sixteen year old boy with a lot of emotional baggage. Since his dad died a few years ago life has not been good. His relationship with his mum has become strained, he's being bullied at school, and has become a bit of a loner. He has a crush on a girl but she doesn't seem to know he exists.  He feels like nothing is going right, but everything changes when he finds a strange pendant. As he travels through time he learns a lot, and not just about history. He learns a lot about himself too, and grows as a person throughout the series.

Did you do a lot of research for the series?
Yes. KOSMOS is a fictional series but it has lots of historical information in it too. In each episode Matt travels to a different period of time. In episode two, for example, he finds himself in London in 1605 and gets caught up in a plot of assassinate King James.

It was important to get the details right for the time period he finds himself in to make the story believable. I therefore, did research into the Gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes, the type of clothes people wore back then, and other elements to help bring the story to life.

When will episode two be released?

A new episode will be released of the 1st of each month. Episode two, Gunpowder will come out on 1st March 2017.

Extra graphics:

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell
Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell

Virtual Book Tour for The Pendant (KOSMOS Episode One) by @jolinsdell


 GIVEAWAY:

Win a copy of The Pendant + an ARC of Gunpowder

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Copy the code to embed the giveaway on your blog

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I've also set up a Facebook event page for the tour so hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/events/1397216433643392/ and join in the fun there too. There will be exclusive giveaways and content for those who attend ;)

Join the linky:

Want to be part of the tour? Just post the link to the blog post you created here:

If you'd like to host me on your site but would prefer to send your own interview questions drop me an email with the details. I'm also happy to do live Twitter chats, Facebook wall chats, etc... so just give me a shout if that's your thing ;)

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