Tour Schedule: Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood #1) by Kim Smejkal

/ Dec 8, 2019


Ink in the Blood (Ink in The Blood #1)

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 11th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy
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Synopsis:

A lush, dark YA fantasy debut that weaves together tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.

Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine’s will and guide the actions of the recipients. It’s considered a noble calling, but ten years into their servitude Celia and Anya know the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison.

Their opportunity to escape arrives with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe. Using their inkling abilities for performance instead of propaganda, Celia and Anya are content for the first time . . . until they realize who followed them. The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to use Celia, Anya, and the Rabble Mob’s now-infamous stage to spread her deceitful influence even further.

To protect their new family from the wrath of a malicious deity and the zealots who work in her name, Celia and Anya must unmask the biggest lie of all—Profeta itself.


Kim Smejkal lives with her family on muse-satiating Vancouver Island, which means she’s often lost in the woods or wandering a beach. She writes dark fantasy for young adults and not-so-young adults, always with a touch of magic. Her debut novel, INK IN THE BLOOD, will release from HMH in early 2020, with a sequel to follow in 2021. She is represented by Daniel Lazar of Writers House.



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💠 G I V E A W A Y 💠 . . Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Bookish People! . . Do you have any tattoos? If yes, what do you have, where and level of hurt from 0 to 10? If not, would you have one and what? I have 3: A tiny ❤️ on my ankle (it hurt like a b***h), the #HarryPotter 🌟 from the books on my ribs and a Jane Austen book quote under them. . . Today I have a dark #YA fantasy novel. It is @kimsmejkal's debut novel, #InkInTheBlood and it is all you need this week to cure your book hunger. As described in the synopsis, this book has "tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon". Honestly, don't miss Celia and Anya's story! . . To make it easier to all of you, we have partnered with @hmhteen and @kimsmejkal to give you the chance to win a copy of INK IN THE BLOOD and some temporary tattoos. . . Entries for the giveaway: ▪︎Follow @theffbc & @whatmakespatri ▪︎Follow @kimsmejkal ▪︎Follow @hmhteen ▪︎Comment - Answer my question above ⬆️ #qotd . . Extra entries: ▪︎Tag a friend (each friend will be an extra entry). ▪︎Share on your stories about the giveaway (remember to tag me @whatmakespatri and @theffbc) ▪︎Follow @michellesulk & @artsyreadergirl ▪︎Follow any other FFBC team member participating in the tour (let me know who did you follow): @onemused @l.m.durand @theelizaaguilar @books_over_everything @novelknight @acourtofcoffeeandbooksblog @a_bookish_dream @karlaamae @kagunderman @thereadingcornerforall @not.just.fiction @storyeyedreview @bookcrushin @book.lyst @the.magicalpages @_the_indian_girl @booking_belle @portraitofabook @sometimesleelynnreads @starlight.reads @popthebutterfly @foalsfictionandfiligree @jessicabeckett @colbywilkens @kal_ventures . . #inkintheblood #roaring20sdebut #hmhteen #kimsmejkal #bookstagram #booksatgrammer #photosinbetween #readreadread #ilovereading #cozyreads #winterreads #bookshimmy #booksbooksbooks #bookcommunity #bookgram #yabookstagram #ireadya #booksatgrammer #bibliophile #bookphotography #booknerd #booklover #bookgiveaway
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