Starseed by Liz Gruder Blog Tour

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Author: Liz Gruder
ISBN: 978-1937178291
Publisher: WiDo Publishing
Published: February 2013


Starseed concerns a sixteen-year-old girl who falls in love with a starseed boy who reveals that she, too, is half extraterrestrial, and is forced to choose her allegiance between Earth and her star family.

Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker at school, she finds out just how different.

Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana’s Bush High to learn human ways. But Jordyn didn’t count on meeting someone like Kaila.

When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as the real purposes of the starseeds unfold.

As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves inexorably forward, Kaila and Jordan, caught in an impossible love, must determine where their true loyalties lie.


“After reading Starseed, my faith in YA sci-fi has been restored! … I didn’t want to put it down … it had enough mystery and suspense to keep me going, page after page. Superb job 4.5 out of 5!”
— The Forbidden Library Book Reviews

“I would recommend this book to all sci-fi lovers and, to those who aren’t into it, take a chance. Who knows? You may love this book just as much as I did! Liz Gruder is definitely an author you should keep a look out for as she has great talent in writing and a huge imagination. Starseed was a wonderful read and very different from other books I’ve read. It was a very nice change from what I usually read and kept me enticed all the way.”
–Starlight Book Reviews

“Interesting read. A lot like Roswell, but different. Gruder does a great job building the dark mystery of what the aliens are really up to on earth.”
–Charity Bradford, sci-fi author, “The Magic Wakes”

“The story caught me off guard and won me over after the first chapter. The main conflict is a personal one for Kalia. Will she embrace her alien side or continue life as a human?”
–Pixie Dust Book Reviews

Starseed is a fun sci-fi read with romance. It brings light to the cliques of high school, and challenges the main character, Kaila, to be herself, instead of how others expect her to be.
–Kerri Cuevas, YA Author “Deadly Kisses”

“Liz Gruder’s characters come alive through youthful, spunky narrative, and her headstrong heroine, Kaila Guidry, elicits a reader’s encouragement from the first page. Fans of P.C. Cast will find themselves similarly transported into Gruder’s exploration of the dark sides of faith, love, higher dimensions, and, of course, high school.”
— Jadie Jones, YA author “Moonlit”


Author Liz Gruder

As a youth, Liz Gruder saw a series of UFOs with her best friend while riding bikes. Ever since, she’s held a fascination for the stars. An avid reader, she used to hide under her covers and read with a flashlight. She has degrees in English and Psychology from Tulane University, a nursing license and a yoga certification. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Liz realized how short life is and is now slowly fulfilling her bucket list: she’s been to the Egyptian pyramids (totally awesome and thought provoking) and is now teaching yoga and writing speculative fiction. Starseed is her debut novel.

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Tour Schedule
March 13th
Book Blast

March 18th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Guest Post
A Casual Reader’s Blog – Spotlight
Book Bliss – Tens List
Heather’s Book Chatter – Guest Post
izz “pingle” bookish place – Spotlight
Author Cindy C. Bennett – Excerpt

March 19th
waiting on sunday to drown – Tens List
Blkosiner’s Book Blog – Interview
A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight

March 20th
Crazy Four Books – Review
Laurie’s Thoughts – Character Interview
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
The Busy Mom’s Daily – Guest Post

March 21st
Anatea’s Bookshelf – Excerpt
Crafty Zoo with Monkeys – Guest Post
~Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review
Books for YAs – Review

March 22nd
Books and Needlepoint – Review
Of Thoughts and Words – Guest Post

March 23rd
Recent Reads – Review
Free Ebooks Daily – Interview
Sher A Hart – Guest Post

March 24th
Indie Author How-to – Tens List
Cuzinlogic – Interview
Clean Teen Reads – Spotlight

March 25th
The LUV’NV – Review
Peace from Pieces – Interview

March 26th
A Writer’s Dream – Review
Books for YAs – Guest Post

March 27th
A Blog Hop Place for Books – Spotlight
Me and Reading – Guest Post

March 28th
Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
Mel’s Shelf – Review

March 29th
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile – Spotlight
3PsinaPod – Tens List
Mommasez… – Review

March 30th
Mythical Books – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview

March 31st
Contessa at the Crossroads – Tens List
Forbidden Passion Reviews – Excerpt

April 1st
Musings of a Writer – Review
Literary Sweet – Excerpt

April 2nd
Musings of a Blogder – Spotlight
A Writer’s Dream – Guest Post

April 3rd
Ever & Ever Sight – Review
Crystal’s Random Thoughts – Review
Spellbindings – Tens List

April 4th
My Random Life – Spotlight
Life of a YA Girl – Review
The Reading Diaries – Review
Girl *Hearts* Books – Book Soundtrack

April 5th
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile – Guest Post
Book-Marks the Spot – Review