Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Blog Tour: #TheCobbogothSeries by @hannieclark #YA #fantasy #giveaway @kismetbt

Reader Girls is today's stop on The Cobbogoth Series by Hannah L. Clark Blog Tour. The first two books in this YA fantasy series are on my Kindle to be read as soon as I can. Aren't the covers absolutely beautiful? I love the striking visuals and the color palette is fantastic. The author is sharing a Guest Post with us today and there is a tour-wide giveaway to enter. Thanks to Kismet Book Tours.

Uncovering Cobbogoth (Cobbogoth #1)
by Hannah L. Clark
YA fantasy
Paperback/eBook, 320 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 
(first published January 1st 2011)

Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something far more sinister.

When she turns to neighbor and only friend James Riley for help, she realizes that not only is their bitter-sweet past haunting her every step, but James is keeping dangerous secrets. Can Norah discover what they are before its too late to share her own.


The Lemorian Crest (Cobbogoth #2)
by Hannah L. Clark
YA fantasy
Paperback/eBook, 436 pages

Published August 23rd 2015 by KinStone Publishing, LLC

After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; a mere kiss can seal two souls as one; and, of course, a stone is never “just a stone.” Her Uncle Jack’s stories never could have prepared her for the magical and dangerous place her native realm is turning out to be.

When the Gihara’s promises begin to crumble, her best friend and soul-mate Jamus (a.k.a. James Riley) is in more danger than ever. Then when his father Lylend abandons her to search for an ancient relic called The Lemorian Crest and she is taken captive by the very people she’s risked everything to save, Noria begins to lose faith in the Cobbogothian gods and the mission they sent her home to accomplish.

Only when a series of new friendships and loyalties are forged in the most peculiar of places, does Noria dare hope again. Hope for Jamus’ safety, for their future together, and for the survival of the entire Cobbogothian race.


The Pros and Cons of creating your own fantasy world – what are the most fun and challenging aspects?

This is a fun question. I’d say the pros of creating your own fantasy world are:

1)   You get to make up your own rules and therefore don’t have to play by the rules of our world.
2)   You get to create your own power system. So fun.
3)   You can combine all of those fantasy lands from your childhood imagination (within reason) and hang out there with super cool characters that you also get to create.
4)   If you do it well enough, you can set more than one story in your fantasy world and readers will want to keep coming back.

The cons:
1)   You actually have to do the work required to create your own fantasy world.
2)   You have to make sure that although it’s fantasy, it’s still believeable.
3)   You have to make sure that all of your laws/magic systems are logical within your fantasy world—they still need to follow rules that don’t ask your reader to suspend their belief too much.
4)   Finally, you have to keep it all straight in your brain while you’re writing your story.

For the record, regardless of the cons, I have to say that creating a fantasy world is one of the coolest most magical things I’ve ever done. J Totally worth all of the cons. 
About the author 

Hannah L. Clark lives with her husband and two children in the Rocky Mountains. She has always known she would be a storyteller. In 2006 she graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in English and immediately began writing her first novel.

Uncovering Cobbogoth was Clark’s first book in the seven book Cobbogoth series—a YA fantasy series based on her mythological brain-child, The Legend of the Cobbogothians. It was released in May 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Book 2 in the series, The Lemorian Crest will be released in Summer 2015.

Clark loves running, mythology, singing while playing the guitar, herbal tea, escaping into imaginary worlds, and being with her peeps. Like her heroine Norah, she also kind of believes that trees might have souls, but must clarify that she has never hugged a tree. The closest she has ever come to that kind of bizarre behavior was the time she hugged the pillars outside Harry Potter Land. Which, all things considered, is not bizarre at all if one takes into account how exquisitely happy she was to finally be there.


Hannah is generously offering up a $120 gift card (Amazon, B&N or iTunes) to one lucky winner! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.
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  1. Loved the pros and cons list... and though I'm not an author I can imagine that letting your imagination run wild and creating whatever you want is a pretty amazing feeling :)

  2. I like the pros and cons list. I have never as a reader thought of this while reading a book no matter the genre. I thank you for this while I read any book again I will be able to think on what the author has to go through for the book.

  3. It is a very interesting list. A lot of hard work, but fun too I imagine.

  4. These are glorious covers! I did love the pros and cons list. When I think of world building I always think of Tolkien. Can you imagine building that big of a world and all the appendixes, songs etc. It hurts my head:)

  5. Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for featuring The Cobbogoth Series on your blog.