Masters & Beginners Bookiversary Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Hello, everybody! Today I’m here with a post celebrating the bookiversary of Daley Downing’s amazing Masters and Beginners. I’m so excited to be a part of this blog tour and help celebrate the one-year anniversary of this fabulous indie fantasy book. Masters and Beginners is the first book in The Order of the Twelve Tribes series. The second book came out late last year, and a little bird tells me that we should be seeing Volume 3 sometime soon! 😉

What’s the story?

Toby Cover

When Sophie Driscoll’s grandmother dies, her parents take over running the Annex, a warehouse facility that stores magical artifacts and documents proving, and protecting, the existence of faeries. Sophie and her brothers, Flynn and Cal, happily adjust to a new house, new friends, and a new way of living, joining the ranks of generations who have kept the fey and mortal realms separate for centuries. Before the first month of their new life is over, they’ll encounter romance, elves, talking cats, ancient secrets, and potentially lethal danger. What could possibly go wrong…


The Order of the Twelve Tribes is an amazing YA fantasy series, perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or the Ashtown Burials books. Daley does a fantastic job of handling a large cast of characters, as well as deftly weaving Christian themes and messages into her fantastical story. I also love the healthy family relationships in these books! The sibling relationships and banter are on point, and I love the fact that the parents are super awesome and supportive. I don’t see nearly enough of that in many recent YA novels. Daley is also an #ActuallyAutistic author, and The Order of the Twelve Tribes contains some fantastic autistic rep as well.

If you want to check out my full review of Volume 1, you can find it over on Goodreads.


For my part in this blog tour, I’m doing a super special bookiversary giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win an autographed copy of Masters and Beginners (with the original cover featuring Toby the cat), an awesome letter ‘from’ one of the Order of the Twelve Tribes characters, and three special gifts (bookmarks, coasters, that sort of thing). This collection of prizes is a special throwback to the original promotional boxes that Daley sent out when Masters and Beginners was first released, and there’s only one available, so make sure you enter the giveaway below!

Please note: This giveaway ends at 12:00 noon on Saturday the 21st. Make sure you enter before then!

Availability: This is a US and Canada-only giveaway. Unfortunately, we’re not able to ship internationally right now. If you win the giveaway, I’ll put you in contact with Daley, who will mail you your special prize!

Click here to go to the giveaway page!

Blogger Shout Out! (My Top 5 Favorite Blogs of 2017)

2017, so far, has been a pretty great year. Besides completing multiple writing projects (yasss!), learning to play guitar (or starting to learn, anyway), and becoming a Whovian, I’ve really enjoyed getting more involved in the blogging community and meeting a lot of new blogger friends online. So, today I thought I’d give a shout out to my top five favorite blogs, so that you can go check them out and find some cool new blogs to read!

Here we go:

5. Feels Like Hope

Feels Like Hope is the brilliant, excruciatingly honest blog of Aimee Meester, writer and creator of the amazing The Bright Eyes Project sci-fi podcast, which I’ve been listening to and enjoying greatly. The blog is fairly new, but already it is shaping up to be fantastic, and I really love Aimee’s writing style. Her posts are also absolutely brilliant and she has some great advice for writers.

Visit Feels Like Hope

Say hi to Aimee on Twitter

Check out The Bright Eyes Project

4. The Invisible Moth

The blog of Christian author Daley Downing, where she blogs about reading, writing, spiritual growth, and more. One of my favorite posts by her is Some Writing Tips I Take Issue With, in which she talks about some bad writing tips that often circulate in the Christian writing community. You should definitely check out this post, and Daley’s whole blog!

Visit The Invisible Moth

Say hi to Daley on Twitter

3. Hannah Heath’s Blog

Another awesome Christian author with lots of brilliant writing advice. She has a new post every Friday, and I always love getting updates from her blog in my inbox. Check out this awesome post, where she looks at and explains the age-old adage “Write what you know”.

Visit Hannah’s Blog

Say hi to Hannah on Twitter

2. Tea with Tumness

Tea with Tumness is the blog of S. M. Metzler, a YA fantasy author. She has tons of brilliant posts about writing, and also wrote a hilarious Sherlock fanfiction called ‘A Visit to the Psychologist’. Her writing advice is always spot on and super smart, and I highly recommend you check out her blog.

Visit Tea with Tumness

Say hi to Ms. Metzler on Twitter

Check out ‘A Visit to the Psychologist’

1. Paper Fury

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably read some of my flailings over Cait A.K.A Paper Fury, who is probably one of my favorite bloggers of all time! She is an absolutely hilarious and lovely book blogger, with one of the most gorgeous blogs and Instagram feeds I have ever seen. She posts book reviews, blogging and writing advice, and also hosts the Beautiful People meme, which I have participated in for the past couple of months. Definitely check out her blog because it is awesome.

Visit Paper Fury

Say hi to Cait on Twitter

Check out the Beautiful People meme

Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it. Are there any bloggers on this list that you really like? Do you have any other favorite bloggers? Let me know in the comments!


Blogger Shout Out