{Blog Tour | Q&A | Giveaway} Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Posted June 6, 2016 by Liza in Blog Tour, Giveaways / 9 Comments

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Pride and Prejudice you said?  I’m sold! So excited to participate in the tour for Julie Eshbaugh’s book Ivory & Bone.  Stick around for the Q&A with Julie, an opportunity to win a copy and to check out the rest of the tour 🙂

ABOUT IVORY AND BONE

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A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.

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About Julie Eshbaugh

Julie Eshbaugh is the author of the upcoming Ivory and Bone (HarperCollins, 2016). She used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. Julie eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives with her husband, son, cat and dog. Her favorite moments are when the unexpected happens and she cheers loudest when the pitcher gets a hit.

Q&A

Q: Can you describe Ivory & Bone in five words?

A: Adventure and romance in prehistory.

Q: When I hear the words Ivory & Bone, the picture of a mammoth comes to mind. Was that the intent?  (By the way, I love the cover!)

A: The title actually refers to something specific in the story, and yes, it has to do with mammoths, but not directly. It’s more symbolic, and it’s also tied to the image on the cover. I’m so glad you love it—I really love the cover, too!

Q: Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books ever! Were you inspired by the chemistry between Lizzie and Darcy when you created Lo and Mya?

A: I definitely was inspired by Pride and Prejudice when I created the characters in Ivory and Bone, and Darcy and Lizzie were the inspiration for the relationship between Mya (who is in the Darcy role,) and Kol (who is in the Elizabeth Bennet role.) It’s not a re-telling, but readers who know the Pride and Prejudice story will see where there are echoes of it in Ivory and Bone. It’s not terribly obvious—and it’s gender-swapped—but if you know to look for it, you will definitely notice it.

Q: Prehistoric times is a very unusual setting for YA. What made you choose that setting for the series?

A: I’m fascinated by prehistory. Even before I had the idea for Ivory and Bone, I had the habit of reading everything I came across that talked about new archaeological finds or the latest theories. I also love to visit museum exhibits where ancient artifacts are on display. The idea for Ivory and Bone actually first came to me at the Museum of London, but I refined the idea when I began to read new theories about the first people to come to the Americas across the Bering Land Bridge. Reading about these people led to the story of Ivory and Bone.

Q: Can you give us a hint about the next book?

A: It picks up the story right after the first book ends. That’s about all I want to say!

Q: Cake or Pie?

A: Pie

Q: Tea or Coffee?

A: Coffee!

 

Thank you so much for having me here today!

Visit the Rest of the Tour!

Week 1:

6/6: Quite the Novel Idea – Q&A

6/7: Alexa Loves Books – Review

6/8: The Forest of Words & Pages – Guest Post

6/9: Swoony Boys Podcast – Review

6/10: Avid Reader – Fashion Inspirations

 

Week 2:

6/13: The Irish Banana Review – Review

6/14: Such A Novel Idea – Guest Post

6/15: No BS Book Reviews – Review

6/16: The Book Cellar – Top 10

6/17: That Artsy Reader Girl – Review

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3 Finished Copies of IVORY & BONE (US Only)

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Liza

About Julie Eshbaugh

Julie Eshbaugh is the author of the upcoming Ivory and Bone (HarperCollins, 2016). She used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. Julie eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives with her husband, son, cat and dog. Her favorite moments are when the unexpected happens and she cheers loudest when the pitcher gets a hit.

Liza

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9 responses to “{Blog Tour | Q&A | Giveaway} Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

  1. Hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on! A *PREHISTORIC* *FANTASY* with nods to *PRIDE AND PREJUDICE*?! HOW AM I ONLY HEARING ABOUT THIS NOW?! (Granted, I HAVE seen this cover floating around the blogosphere, but it’s only now that I’m hearing about the plot. My own fault.) BLEEEEESS YOU FOR THIS BLOG TOUR!

    It’s a little embarrassing how well I know Pride and Prejudice (I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies recently, and I was saying the lines alongside them verbatim – because a vast majority had been lifted from the book verbatim. It was quite a READ-SOME-OTHER-CLASSIC-FOR-A-CHANGE-LEXIE eye-opener.) And it’s equally embarrassing that I’ve read, um… NO prehistoric fiction? EVER? At all? If I have, none comes to mind. So BRING ON IVORY AND BONE!

    (And seriously, bless you for this post, Liza.)

    • Liza
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      I do love P&P and all the movies… and any Jane Austen, who am I kidding 🙂 I haven’t read the Zombie version though, but I see nothing wrong with loving a book and fangirling about it 😉 Have you read any other Austen? My second favorite is Persuasion.

  2. Judy Cox
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    I have already put this on my TBR list as good as I started hearing and seeing it was coming out. I love the cover and really can’t wait to read!!

  3. I am honestly so excited for my pre-order of Ivory & Bone to arrive. The author is absolutely lovely and I, too, have a fascination for everything prehistory. I love it when people find old remains of these times millions of years ago.

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