I am so excited to be apart of the Kimberly Richardson Blog Tour. I met Kimberly for the time two years ago at Fandom Fest where I picked up Tales From a Goth Librarian. I really enjoyed that one and it was one that was not like anything I had read before. Then I saw her again at this years Fandom Fest and discovered she does beautiful photography as well. I jumped at the chance to be apart of her tour.
This tour includes her books The Decembrists and Mabon and Pomegranate. For this tour I read The Decembrists. But I will include a synopsis for both.
Genre: Mythic Fiction
What would you do if you discovered that your dreams were real? Monica had no idea that moving to the small town of Mabon would be the answer to her prayers, and yet so much more...
Alexandra has it all: a great job, a wonderful husband, and very few worries in the world. Yet, when a black clad stranger enters her life, she is suddenly thrust into a world of myths and legends all contained in the skin of an infamous fruit.
The Decembrists by Kimberly Richardson
Genre: Modern Gothic
Sophie Joyce, a young writer, soon becomes a part of best selling author Hilliard Ravensdale's elitist world. Yet, what she desperately wants comes at a terrible price, revealing a secret from Hilliard's past that will threaten to destroy them both. Award-winning author Kimberly Richardson turns her literary eye to the world of sex, control, uprisings, secrets, and lies, all wrapped within a story worthy to be called modern Gothic.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After found as an infant crawling among books in an abandoned library, Kimberly Richardson grew up to become an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, reading books, speaking French and Japanese, playing her violin and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces. Her first book, Tales From a Goth Librarian, was published through Kerlak Publishing and named a Finalist in both the USA Book News Awards for Fiction: Short Story for 2009 and the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story in 2010. Ms. Richardson is also the Editor of the award winning Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam, the award winning sequel, Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, and the upcoming Dreams of Steam III, all published through Kerlak Publishing. Other short stories and poetry by Ms. Richardson have been published through Sam’s Dot Publishing, Midnight Screaming and FootHills Publishing. Her first full-length novel, The Decembrists (Kerlak Publishing), will be out in 2012. Her other book, Mabon and Pomegranate (Kerlak Publishing), will be out in 2012 as well.
The Decembrists was a fast read for me. It was a book that is stated to be Gothic and I would tend to agree with that. The book was kind of dark and twisty. I never really know what a book by this author will bring and I like that it makes life and books more interesting. Richardson is as interesting as her writing and makes the whole thing a nice package. This one had an in-depth plot and even though it is a short novel it is intense and Richardson's writing is very poetic.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Kimberly Richardson Tour Dates:
12/14 - Books à la Mode – Guest Post
12/15 – Come Selahway With Me – Character Post/Character Interview
12/16 – Fangs for the Fantasy – Review
12/17 – Library Girl Reads and Reviews – Guest Post
12/18 – Workaday Reads – Guest Post
12/19 – Book in the Bag – Review
12/20 – Lost Inside the Covers – Review
12/22 – Earth's Book Nook – Review
12/24 – Beauty in Ruins – Review
12/25 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
12/26 - Once Upon a Time – Character Post
12/27 – Bee's Knees Reviews – Review
12/28 – WTF Are You Reading – Review
12/29 – The Independent Review – Review
12/30 – Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews – Top Tens Guest Post
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”