I’ve hosted several blog tours over the years and made the same mistake with several of them — I didn’t post a recap blog post at the end of the tour. I think recap posts are important because they bring all the links together in one handy place for people who are discovering the blog tour after its over and so I’m working backward and creating those posts for past blog tours that are without. The very first tour to get a schmexy new recap post is Sirens: The Blog Tour.
Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky. Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but also allow for modern re-imaginings, plucking the sirens out of their natural elements and placing them at a high school football game, or in wartime London, or even into outer space.
Featuring stories by Kelly Sandoval, Amanda Kespohl, L.S. Johnson, Pat Flewwelling, Gabriel F. Cuellar, Randall G. Arnold, Micheal Leonberger, V. F. LeSann, Tamsin Showbrook, Simon Kewin, Cat McDonald, Sandra Wickham, K.T. Ivanrest, Adam L. Bealby, Eliza Chan, and Tabitha Lord, these siren songs will both exemplify and defy your expectations.
I love this anthology, so to celebrate and help spread the word about its release I hosted a contributor-centric blog tour. These were the stops:
- The Sound of Sirens
- The amazing ‘launchcast’ of Sirens. This is a one-off podcast all about Sirens. It includes interviews and readings and was so much fun. Organized, directed and brought to life by the amazing Cat McDonald.
- “Notefisher” Alternative Opening by Cat McDonald
- Four (and a half) Things I Learned While Writing “Threshold” by K.T. Ivanrest
- Notes on “We Are Sirens” by L.S. Johnson
- Literary Crush by Michael Leonberger
- “Listen and Repeat” flash fiction by Tamsin Showbrook
- Voices in My Head by Tabitha Lord
- The Horrors in the Closet by Adam L. Bealby
- The Drama in Japanese Dramas by Eliza Chan
- Why I Wrote “Safe Waters” for the Sirens Anthology by Simon Kewin
- Of Sirens and Sorrow by Amanda Kespohl