Nov 15, 2016

Fate of Flames Blog Tour

Fast 5 with Sarah Raughley:

Last book you read: The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I actually had to teach it since I’m a teacher right now for African-American Women’s Writers so I re-read it. I recommend it to anyone out there willing to learn and grow, it can be soul-crushing, but incredibly powering. Can’t say it’s better than the movie though because I’ve never seen it!

Last thing that made you smile: Solidarity on twitter among marginalized communities. This is really important now more than ever, I think, with everything going on. People need to know that they matter, but this world often tells us the complete opposite. But if we uplift each other and support each other, we can transform the world for the better. I truly believe that.

Favorite memory: Going on long car trips with my whole family as a kid. Actually, in the second chapter of Fate of Flames Maia recounts a special memory she has travelling with her family and that derived from my own personal experiences (uh, without the monsters). When I lived in Timmins, Ontario, long trips to Toronto were seriously so epic and adventurous to the seven year old me!
Favorite bookish moment: Reading book 1 of Harry Potter as a kid for the first time and being mind-blown and near tears after I was done. Harry Potter has really inspired me and encouraged me to be a fantasy writer. Honestly, thank goodness for that series!
Best moment as an author: Having some PM me about how much my book meant to them! Something I truly can’t forget.

Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?

LINKS: Amazon | B&N


Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to be one. She is a huge fangirl of anything from manga to SF/F TV to Japanese Role Playing Games, but she will swear up and down that she was inspired by ~Jane Austin~ at book signings. On top of being a YA Writer, she is currently completing a PhD in English, because the sight of blood makes her queasy (which crossed Medical School off the list).

She is represented by The Bradford Literary Agency.

So far, you can also find her on Twitter, where work ethic goes to die.

LINKS: Website | Twitter | Tumblr

Tour Schedule:

3 Finished Copies of FATE OF FLAMES (US Only)


  1. Great post! The Color Purple is an outstanding novel that I think the whole world should read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the cover! I've always loved the idea of people being able to control the elements and have enjoyed books based on this idea in the past.


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