Friday, February 7, 2014

Scintillate by Tracy Clark Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway


Tracy Clark
(The Key Light Trilogy #1)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: February 4, 2014

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.


The author has made this awesome little Aura Card that shows what each color of the Auras mean!

What do Auras really mean, and what can they do in SCINTILLATE?

I’m so glad you asked about auras because it’s definitely part of the mysticism of the book and something I’m fascinated by. I hope readers are, too!

By definition, an aura is the energy field that surrounds all living things. Many believe this energy can be felt, measured, photographed and even seen by some highly sensitive people. There have been countless studies on its existence and many metaphysical books written about how to see them and what the various colors mean. There are so many sites online devoted to auras, you could spend hours investigating it!

SCINTILLATE is about a teenage girl, Cora Sandoval, who finds she can suddenly see auras. This gives her a unique way of looking at people, as auras can show someone’s true feelings and personality traits. Cora’s desperate to find out why her own aura is totally different from everyone around her and why she’s attracting some very dangerous people.

Whether you believe in auras or not, isn’t it fun to imagine being able to see people’s “true colors?” What are they are really feeling? Can the colors give clues to their personality and traits? Are they hiding secrets? Am I crazy or are they genuinely into me? Seems that if we could see auras, the world might be a more honest place because you couldn’t hide how you really feel. This idea fascinates me.

A very talented illustrator friend, Hazel Mitchell, created an aura color chart for me to include with some promotional materials. It’s a “prop” from the coffeehouse scene in the book. Cora is trying to learn about the colors and writes some notes on the card she got from Say Chi’s Bookstore. Check it out! (please link to Hazel’s website over her name and I’ve attached the picture of the aura chart to insert here.

I’ve always believed that we give off potent energy. I feel it! So, I don’t think it’s too farfetched to believe that some people can see that energy—auras—emanating from our bodies. I hope you enjoy reading about Cora’s experiences and that it sparks some interest of your own.

Tracy ClarkTracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self. 

She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat. 

Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.

Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.

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Giveaway Details: 
- 1 Prize pack of a key necklace and a signed copy of Scintillate. US ONLY
- 3 paperbacks of Scintillate US Only.
- 3 eBooks of Scintillate International.

Week One

2/3/2014- Spare Reads- Review
2/3/2014- Flutters and Flails- Review
2/3/2014- Imaginary Reads- Guest Post
2/4/2014- Nette's Bookshelf Reviews- Review
2/4/2014- The Little Pink Book Boutique - Review
2/4/2014- Auggie-Talk- Excerpt
2/5/2014- Ficwishes- Review
2/5/2014- Book briefs- Guest Post
2/5/2014- Jump Into Books- Excerpt
2/6/2014- Watcha Reading- Review
2/6/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Interview
2/6/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Excerpt
2/7/2014- All in a Book- Review
2/7/2014- Addicted Readers- Guest Post
2/7/2014- Fantasy Book Addict- Interview

Week Two

2/10/2014- The Demon Librarian- Review
2/10/2014- Cyndyrene- Review
2/10/2014- Stephanie Keyes- Guest Post
2/11/2014- BiblioJunkies- Review
2/11/2014- Fire and Ice- Interview
2/11/2014- Mom With A Kinde- Guest Post
2/12/2014- Curse of the Bibliophile- Review
2/12/2014- Such a Novel Idea- Interview
2/12/2014- Mythical Books- Excerpt
2/13/2014- The Girl Bookaholic- Review
2/13/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal Palace - Review
2/13/2014- Library of a Book Witch- Excerpt
2/14/2014- Fiddle Fadle - Review
2/14/2014- Books Are Magic- Review
2/14/2014- Page Turners Blog- Interview 

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