One of the best things about being a blogger is the wonderful people you meet and interact with along the way. Many of these have become firm friends and one such lady is author Olga Gibbs. Right at the beginning of my blogging ‘career’ she got in touch to ask if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her book, Heavenward. I read the blurb, loved the sound of the story and eagerly agreed. I went on to share my review and along with it made a fabulous friend in Olga.
Fast forward several months and after much discussion Olga has entrusted me to organise a Blog Tour to promote her newly revamped Young Adult book – it may yet be a decision she regrets! Without blowing my own trumpet too much, organisation is my forte and something I enjoy doing so helping with the tour has been more like fun than anything else.
Life is tough for Ariel. A childhood, filled with domestic violence, neglect, abuse and the recurring nightmare that plagues her every night, for as long as she remembers, questioning her sanity, and a secret, which she doesn’t want anyone to know and is so desperately to forget herself. Now she’s locked away in a rural town in a Northern England, with her life as dull as the town itself.
But when three new students appear in a sleepy town’s school, Ariel doesn’t suspect that her life is about to change forever, as she is drawn into an ancient celestial conflict, that is bigger than her, and which she needs to survive to remain herself.
But would you chose to protect humanity that broke you or would you take revenge?
It’s a story of a survivor, who’s refusing to be a victim and is prepared to fight until the end.
About The Author
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She lives with her husband Richard, their two daughters and the ginger cat Fluffy.
Olga has been writing since the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.
All of her books and stories feature a strong female protagonist. This she hopes will help shift attention away from strong, powerful able male characters, showing readers that women can be equally powerful and capable. Olga has written these strong females to inspire not only her own daughter’s but all young women, allowing them to believe in the enormous strength and power they possess within themselves. By doing this she hopes to challenge the over-sexualised, male dominating messages society sends which often expect young women to behave and obey in a certain way, seeing them only as pretty trophies. If she only inspires one girl, even a little, she will be happy!
She is currently writing a second book in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book with two other books in the pipeline
Heavenward is the first book in the Celestial Creatures series with book two, Hallow, due for release next May – Pre Order a copy here! – Amazon Pre-order will be available early 2019. In the New Year I will be organising a Cover Reveal and Publication Tour for Hallow, if you are a blogger and would like to take part please register your interest by completing this form.
The Heavenward Tour runs from the 29th November until 19th December with a brand-new blogger featured every day! We have heaps of reviews plus a couple of spotlights and an exclusive interview with Olga – check out the dates and blogger stops below for more details. I’m super excited to read everyone’s reviews over the next 3 weeks and I hope you will check them out too.
29th November: Spotlight with Perpetual Fangirl
30th November: Hannah’s Bookshelf
1st December: A Lovely Book Affair
2nd December: Like Herding Cats
3rd December: A Mixed Up Mummy
4th December: Fraternal Philosophising
5th December: Come back and visit me here at Fraser’s Fun House for an exclusive chat with Olga about her dream movie cast.
6th December: Spotlight with The Forsaken Cellar
7th December: Read Yourself Happy
8th December: Completely Chelle
9th December: Ezzie’s Bookshelf
10th December: The Writing Finch
11th December: Paperback Adventures
12th December: Booking Good Read
13th December: A Book Devourer
14th December: Rambling Mads
15th December: Rainy Days With Amanda
16th December: Lozzy’s Things
17th December: Exclusive Author Interview with Books In The Skye
18th December: Floral Cars
19th December: Bookish Fawn
Fancy reading the book everyone will be talking about? Well you can for FREE! Simply sign up to the Celestial Creatures Club and you will receive a digital copy to enjoy, exclusively as part of the Blog Tour.