The Bird and the Blade Blog Tour

Posted June 4, 2018 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 2 Comments

The Bird and the Blade Blog TourThe Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
Published by Balzer + Bray on June 5, 2018
Pages: 336

As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father as they flee from their enemies across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless love.
Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.
Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of ... even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.
THE BIRD AND THE BLADE is a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets from debut author Megan Bannen.

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bookish candles:

I own Stub Tail Candle Co. and I enjoy making bookish and fandom candles. You can find us here. 

A few things I look forward when I am finding inspiration for a candle is what does the book say. The author has already done most of the work for me by writing their amazing book, so all I have to do it pay attention. Creating a candle is hard work but I find it quite rewarding once I have this perfect beautiful candle in my position. I strive to make sure it looks beautiful but also smells amazing. Everyone loves a candle that actually fills up the room with a lovely smelling scent.

I was so excited to dive in and start creating this candle. I wanted this candle to be bold and fierce.

What does The Bird and The Blade candle smell like?

scent guide:

Plums, Wine, Smoke

This book was a bit hard to come up with something because there really isn’t any scents that are described. I feel like the combination that I came up with fits the book pretty well.



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Tour Schedule:


May 30th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Post

May 31st

Vicky Who Reads– Guest Post & Mood Board

June 1st

A New Look On Books– Guest Post

June 2nd

The Reading Faery– Creative Option
Velvet Spade Reads– Review & Favorite Quotes
The Book Nut– Review

June 3rd

June 4th

Dazzled by Books– Creative Post
Wishful Endings– Review

June 5th

Utopia State of Mind– Review & Favorite Quotes
My Reading List– Review

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

2 responses to “The Bird and the Blade Blog Tour

  1. Wow. When did you start making candles? Fabulous! Love the post and adding the book to my TBR and your candles to my Etsy wishlist.

    • I started Making candles a little over a year ago when I needed something to do. At the time I was looking at the possibility of losing my job and needed a distraction.

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