I wanted to promote Butterfly Swords, not only because it is a good book, but because it is a book that is set in a non European locale with non European characters. Not that I don’t love a good UK set romance. I do, but there is a plethora of them. And given all the struggles that authors have had trying to bring multiculturalism to fiction (think of the passing by big chains of Cindy Pon’s Phoenix Rising), I think it’s quite brave of Harlequin to buy this book, put some marketing muscle behind it (it was the only Harlequin Historical offered at NetGalley), and place an in-your-face Asian chick on the cover.
I contacted Kobo Books and asked them if they wanted to partner with Dear Author in promoting this book and they offered up a super generous giveaway. Kobo will give away one Kobo Reader to a random customer who buys Butterfly Swords during the month of October. So from October 1 through October 31, if you buy Butterfly Swords from KOBO BOOKS, you will be entered to win a Kobo Reader.
Dear Author will also be hosting a bookchat for Butterfly Swords here on one of the following dates to be determined by your poll answers (poll will close tomorrow at 5 am CST).