There Once Were Stars Book Tour
Melanie McFarlane is one of my new favorite authors. When there was another book tour for her book I was excited to help in any way I could. I already read and reviewed There Once Were Stars. So this time around, I have a guest post from Melanie herself. There is also a link to my review in this post if you would like to read that as well. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for your own copy at the bottom of this post. Enjoy! 🙂
Published by: Month9Books
Publication date: April 26th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?
See My Book Review I previously wrote HERE
Guest Post With Melanie McFarlane…
10 Things People Don’t Know About There Once Were Stars
The title was inspired by Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains.
Jak is based on a real life person.
Nat is meant to be incredibly naïve in the beginning. Living in a dome under an oppressive government does not allow much room for independent thinking.
There was going to be a Last Banquet, but the scene didn’t work in later edits and was removed.
Alec has a much bigger role in Book 2, Here Skies Surround Us.
Evan has motivations deeper than we realize, and we’ll find out more in Book 2, Here Skies Surround Us.
The insta-love is more like insta-like. It is intentional, as sometimes we are attracted to those who are as desperate as us when we feel alone.
There is no love triangle. Seriously. Obsessed old friend, maybe.
The Director and Delegates are based on real life politicians. Not one in particular, but groupings of those who’ve made the news over the last few years.
Book 2 takes a crazy turn. Nat is braver, stronger, and has to make difficult choices.
About the Author:
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
Five e-books of There Once Were Stars