Blue Hearts of Mars Blog Tour

Tour Schedule

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas

Retta Heikkinen knows the unspoken rule of society: love between androids and humans is forbidden. A simple enough edict until Hemingway Koskinen spends an evening charming her with his intense gaze, bewitching smile, and sparkling conversation that hints at so much more than the usual obsessions of high school boys. Rules were meant to be cast aside, especially when love beckons.

If only it were as simple as being in love.

Trouble is brewing, not just for Hemingway–for all androids. Secrets have been kept, lies propagated, and Retta soon discovers that a frightening future awaits thousands of androids if she doesn’t do something to stop it. Worse yet, she will lose the one love she’s ever endangered herself for: Hemingway.


“Nothing like I’ve read before. A true original story! Everything is so well described. Now if they could make a follow up book and movie, that would be great!” ~Mrs. Z (Amazon)

“I was addicted to this book from the beginning. Life on Mars was very real and not at all a sci fi world I didn’t understand . . . I found myself rooting for Retta and Hemingway from the very beginning. Easy reading, couldn’t put it down and had it read in a weekend. Waiting for a sequel!” ~TNielsen (Amazon)

“The ending of this book is exceptional. While it was different from what I imagined, the way the author brought in a shocking revelation was amazing. I probably reread the last chapter 3 times letting it sink in and the meaning behind it. It was truly beautiful . . . I would love to see more of Retta and Hemingway!” ~Kat Meyer, (Goodreads)

“I love how the author populated Mars . . . so descriptive and comprehensive . . . I could clearly picture everything as if I was seeing the movie &/or was along for the ride. . . . Retta, the main character, is strong, opinionated, and a great champion for her cause.” ~Megan (Amazon)

“I had been in the worst reading slump ever and came across this on Goodreads and thought I’d give it a try. Well, I was pleasantly surprised on how funny and exciting and mysterious it was . . . Mei, Retta’s bff, had me laughing out loud quite a bit as well as Retta herself. I’d definitely hang out with those two.” ~Deanneluvbooks (Goodreads)

Blue Hearts of Mars has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Readers are invited to download the excerpts (here) and rate and comment on the entries. So please, if you want to contribute, download and rate Blue Hearts! Your support is incredibly appreciated!

Or purchase the full version of the book here: Amazon

Author Nicole Grotepas

Nicole wrote her first fantasy novel in 7th grade on her mother’s old Brother typewriter. It was never finished but it strongly resembled a Dragonlance plot and she’s forever wondered what happened to the manuscript and Tonathan–the handsome elven protagonist. After living in Nashville where she worked as an editor, she returned to the Utah desert where she was raised. Nicole now lives near the Wasatch mountains with her husband. She writes and raises her son and three cats full time.

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash (Internationally)
Signed Copy of Cinder & Blue Hearts of Mars (US only)
Ends 4/19/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Tour Schedule

March 28th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Magical Manuscripts – Guest Post
Brooke Blogs – Spotlight

March 29th
Word to Dreams – Review
Book Bliss – Spotlight
Good Choice Reading – Interview

March 30th
Geolibrarian – Review
Pieces of Whimsy – Spotlight
Crafty Zoo – Guest Post

March 31st
Izz “Pingle” Bookish Place – Spotlight
Cuzinlogic – Interview
Curling Up With a Good Book – Tens List
Peace From Pieces – Interview

April 1st
Jess Resides Here – Tens List
Mom with a Kindle – Guest Post
WTF Are You Reading? – Review
Rebecca Talley – Guest Post

April 2nd
Heather’s Book Chatter – Excerpt
Mythical Reads – Review
Julie Antonovich Reece – Excerpt

April 3rd
SMIBookClub – Review
Author Cheri Schmidt – Spotlight
Books4Tomorrow – Excerpt

April 4th
Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
Getting Your Read On – Review
Jenni Merritt – Review & Interview
Blkosiner’s Book Blog – Interview

April 5th
Frankie Blooding’s Bookshelf – Review
Nazish Reads – Excerpt
LovLivLife Reviews – Guest Post
Books Complete Me – Review & Guest Post

April 6th
Once Upon a Book – Excerpt
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
Me & Reading – Review

April 7th
Read-A-holicZ – Review
Reader Girls – Tens List
Sweeping Me – Spotlight

April 8th
A Writer’s Dream – Guest Post
Books and Needlepoint – Tens List
A Blog Hop Place for Books – Excerpt

April 9th
Simply Infatuated – Guest Post
In Libris Veritas – Review
Book- Marks The Spot – Review

April 10th
Books Beside My Bed – Spotlight
Sher A Hart: Writing Art – Excerpt (post tour review)
Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Review & Character Interview

April 11th
Books, Books, the Magical Fruit – Excerpt
Books and their Wordly Realm – Spotlight
Fantasy Books – Review

April 12th
Sarah Ballance –  Tens List
Recent Reads – Review
Clean Teen Reads – Review

Paperback Princess – Excerpt