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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Silver Dagger 2 year Celebration & Giveaway

Most of those book posts I've been doing lately have been part of the Silver Dagger Book Tours. They're celebrating their second anniversary, even though I've only been posting about them about a month or so. Read on about the founder then be sure to enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card or PayPal. Ends 10/1. Good luck.


Silver Dagger Book Tours is now 2 years old this month!


Believe it or not, Silver Dagger Book Tours was created and is mainly operated by just one person!
I used to be just an internet crawler looking for new books and giveaways and stumbled upon book tours. After indulging in many dozens of tours, I decided I'd like to try my hand at blogging in my spare time (with absolutely no blogging experience at all!) I was a book blogger for several companies (and still am) and stuck with it for over 3 years. In that time, I learned all the ropes and became a pretty efficient blogger, but there was still something missing- I wanted to make my posts stand out a bit! So, I started creating small graphics like “about the book” and the other standard graphics that you see in all my tours nowadays and started jazzing my posts up.
I became pregnant with my second child in the fall of 2015 and me and my hubby decided to try to purchase our first home finally, so I quit my waitressing job to pack up everything for the move and never looked back!
It took several months of trying to get the ball rolling and was quite difficult at first to get authors to tour with me. Thus, I had an idea to let everybody pay what they can comfortably afford instead of set rates as I thought what some other companies charged were just outrageous!
Since then, I have done over 1000 tours and worked with hundreds of amazing authors – many who come back for repeat tours! I have 2-3 tours kick off every weekday with occasional tours on the weekends and EVERY tour is required to have a giveaway so readers can gain a little something and have fun while they enjoy learning about new books.
I have an absolutely amazing group of bloggers that share my tours on their sites and really couldn't have gotten this far without their continued support and would like to thank each and every one of them! Ya'll are amazing! I also have two assistants that help me check links and keep up with blogger activity – Janet, who's been with me over a year, and Laurie, who is a new addition. Ya'll ladies are spectacular and I couldn't do it without you!
Absolutely everything else is completely run solely by me though and I really enjoy organizing tours and helping new authors get discovered. I don't discriminate and host ALL fictional genres in ALL age ranges as me and my bloggers have a broad range of readers that enjoy many different genres.
After two years of astronomical tours, I am going stronger than ever now and growing on a daily basis with plans to continue hosting tours for many many years!

If you are an author interested in booking a tour with me, you can see a general FAQ page and booking HERE!


If you are a blogger interested in joining some of my tours, you can see my current sign ups HERE!
And sign up for email invites HERE!





A third generation local of the historic town of Fredericksburg, TX, I was born and raised among the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country where the beauty of the landscape is breathtaking and town is  famous for the Main Street historic shopping district, the best peaches in the world, wildflowers and wine. I really can't imagine living anywhere else!
A country girl through and through, I grew up hunting, fishing and digging for Indian artifacts, all the while enjoying the many rivers and swimming holes around town. I'm a stay at home mom with three beautiful boys, ages 9, 2, and 1 that encompass my entire world!
A bookaholic from birth, I have always had a deep passion for reading and spend many late nights devouring books into the wee hours of the morning. My “real” book collection numbers over 3000 books and take up an entire small room in our house with custom bookshelves built by my husband that I call my “book cave”. I've been building this collection since my childhood and will keep on adding to it for the rest of my life. Of course, I also have a similar collection of ebooks as well as I finally went digital a few years ago.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing with my kids, doing DIY renovation projects with my husband, cooking, and relaxing on my back porch with a good cup of coffee while I watch the massive axis deer herd come through the yard.










Disclosure: Java John Z's did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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52 comments:

  1. Havnt read books in long time had no time back to enjoying it

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  2. I really enjoy reading YA fantasy books written by Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare, etc. I read Percy Jackson & the Olympians
    Novel series at least twice a year. I also generally enjoy cozy mysteries, e.g. Bethany Blakes books.

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  3. My favourite book is The Shining by Stephen King. I reread it every once in awhile. :) thanks!

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  4. My favorite author is Stephen King. Good thing I live in Maine, lol.

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  5. I haven't read any books lately but i plan on starting soon!

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  6. I love spy novels and anything from Stephen King.

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  7. My all time favorite author is John Steinbeck.

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  8. My favorite is The Notebook by Nickolas Sparks

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  9. I love historical books my wife loves romance novels

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  10. My favorite bo0ks are memoirs. I also like everything Joyce Meyer's writes.

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  11. I read EVERYTHING but my favorite books are DARK in some way! My favorite author is Ker Dukey!

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  12. My latest favorite author is Achy Obejas as I read the Days of Awe takes me back to my homeland.

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  13. my favorite author is george r r martin.

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  14. Mary Balogh is my favorite author. Thanks for the giveaway

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  15. My favorite book is The dream daughter

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  16. One of my favorite author's is Kathryn Casey.

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  17. My favorite author is Tom Clancy

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  18. Favorite book is the Poisonwood Bible

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  19. my favorite book is time at the top by edward ormondroyrd!

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  20. right now, I cannot get books by Julianna Baggot or Claire North fast enough! Wow Loving their books.

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  21. I've always been a huge fan of Stephen King and Anne Rice, but my all time favorite series is The Chronicles of the Cheysuli by Jennifer Roberson. Billie R.

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  22. Currently reading The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

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  23. I love anything by Nora Roberts/JD Robb.

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  24. My favorite book it Lolita by Nabokov.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite author is Marc Levy ;)

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  26. I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you! One of my favorite authors is Amy Harmon

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  27. My favorite book is The Notebook by Nickolas Sparks

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  28. Silver Dagger does a lot of great tours and I wish them a Happy 2 Year Anniversary. I've found a lot of great authors and books while following along their tours and I thank them for it. Not sure I can nail down one favorite author though. That's like asking what is your favorite star shining in the skies. So many great authors and books. Thanks for the chance to win as well.

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  29. It looks like an interesting read.

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  30. Absolutely LOVE Stephen King. Definately my favorite author.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  31. Congratulations on 2 years and thank you for giving us the gift in the chance to win!

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  32. While I love just about every genre of books, my favorite is fantasy. My favorite author is Terry Brooks (and I was thrilled to be able to meet him).

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  33. Favorite book(s) are the twilight series. Dont bash me but honestly they were amazing to me haha

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  34. I'm from San Antonio and I really enjoy your blog! Congrats on 2 years! I read everything, but I'm a True Crime fan at heart.

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  35. Congrats on your 2 years!!! :) I love a good mystery and thriller. R.L. Stein has been my favorite author since I was little.

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  36. I got so much PayPal spam I can't trust them anymore.

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  37. I have to say Stephen King is my favorite writer. I try to read all of his books

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  38. I love The Ancient One by T.A. Barron

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  39. i loved the hunger games trilogy

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  40. I don't read much anymore, but I would love to win the Amazon Gift Card.

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  41. I like drama books and romantic books anything from Coe Booth

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  42. My fav book is Little Women. It was the firs real grown up book I read. I read it a dozen times growing up. I wanted to be one of their sisters.

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  43. I have to many favorite books to say just one would be driving me mad LOLL . I am looking forward to reading more of your delights..
    @tisonlyme143

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  44. I like to read mostly nonfiction. Whatever I read leads me into additional authors and ideas so I do not stick with just one favorite. Lately I have been reading Jordan Peterson and Malcom Gladwell.

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  45. My favorite book is The October Country by Ray Bradbury.

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  46. I don't really have a favorite book ��

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  47. my favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King

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  48. I have a lot of favorite authors and love to read new releases and old books too. I'm currently reading The Catcher in the Rye because I never got to it before and was curious. One of my all time favorite authors is Shirley Jackson.

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  49. My favorite author is Andy Andrews

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  50. My favorite book and author is Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

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