Hello, there! Welcome to the book tour for The Perfect Tear, by Connue Lansberg! In this post, you’ll find overall info about book and author, an excerpt, the book trailer, my cover analysis and a giveaway!
The Perfect Tear
by Connie Lansberg
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 11th, 2015
Eleanor, a timid orphan, is a Singer. Her songs keep nature in balance, but when they are stolen from her the grey mist descends, and her world fails to thrive. This timid orphan is forced into a course of action she never asked for, nor envisioned.
Eleanor grapples with crippling self-doubt and fear until she learns these are far more perilous than the physical dangers she faces moment to moment on her terrifying, puzzling and often funny search for The Perfect Tear, a crystal which contains the Third Vibration and able to heal the land. She is horrified to discover that she must defeat an inter-dimensional being or become his accomplice in the destruction of she loves.
But Eleanor is no savior, just a simple girl with strong instincts and she must learn to trust them. Just like the notes of a song must form connections to create a melody, Eleanor must discover the connections needed to create the harmony required to truly save her world.
Eleanor clutched her stomach and wretched into a bucket. The violent winds tossed the vessel about like a child’s toy, and she wondered how the tenuous intersection of wood and cloth could withstand such fury. Edward held her hair until she had finished, then led her to a small bunk. If she looked anything like how she felt, she didn’t want Edward looking at her. Eleanor took the cup of water he held out to her and drank, grateful to be rid of the rank taste in her mouth. She never imagined anyone could feel so ill and live. She laid her head back against the wall of the tiny cabin and made an effort to smile at Bella when she bleated and jumped up next to her.
“Better?” Edward asked.
She nodded. “I’ll be alright. Is Audrey still on deck?”
Edward grinned. “She’s with the captain and his first mate. John hasn’t left her side. She doesn’t seem to mind the rain and the wind one bit. When I left them, the captain was teaching her about knots.”
Eleanor managed another smile although her stomach still jumped and churned with each roll of the ship. She pressed her cold hand to her flushed cheek and closed her eyes. “Where exactly are we going?”
“We’re following the route my father’s ships sail once each year. The lands across this sea have yielded more grain than our own. Many men go, but they don’t come back.”
Eleanor’s stomach dropped again, but this time with fear. She lifted her head.
“Your father is strong, and if anybody has the will to survive, it’ll be him.”
Eleanor leaned back again, and Edward sat beside her.
“You could not be more green,” he said.
Eleanor rolled her eyes.
Edward frowned, but his eyes twinkled and leaned into her. “Green is my favorite color.”
She laughed out loud then, moaned. “Quick. Get the bucket.”
It pains me to talk about this cover. I don’t usually like illustrated covers when we have human like creatures and I can’t say I liked the concept or the mix of pictures with the illustration. Too many elements, wrong placing, no “free” space on the borders… Nope, not for my tastes at all.
Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter and now author based in Melbourne Australia. She’s had her original songs placed in some of Australia’s best loved TV shows that play around the world and The Connie Lansberg Quartet is a fixture in the Melbourne jazz scene. Her most recent original musical project is Tsera’s Gift, written especially for The Perfect Tear and she performs these songs throughout Melbourne. This is Connie’s first novel and the movie is coming. The record will be out soon. Connie has received several grants from the Victoria Council of the Arts for the development of mobile phone games that she created.
Connie joined the Melbourne Writers Group in 2010 to work on ideas and scripts and during this time the idea for The Perfect Tear began to develop and take shape. She continued her education by taking scriptwriting classes at the Australian Film and Television School in Melbourne. She has two more stories to complete The Perfect Tear Trilogy and is hoping to have the second book finished in 2017.
“The first thing anybody tells you about this business is to say what makes you unique and different, but I couldn’t and the very idea of it never sat well with me and after much deliberation, I finally realized why. Because, I’m not unique or different-I’m exactly like you and I love that. We each have a unique filter through which we interpret the world, and with this filter in place, I write stories and songs and you might find them surprising or intriguing or confronting, you may relate or you may not. They may make you laugh and sometimes, even cry. You may or may not understand what I’m trying to say and you may not understand me, however, rest assured, once we get past the filters, at our core, we are wonderfully and beautifully, exactly the same.”
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