Sunday, July 28, 2013

Spotlight: SONGSTONE by Lena Goldfinch

Today we're spotlighting SONGSTONE by Lena Goldfinch! First of all, let's check out a truly beautiful cover:
About the Book  
Kita can meld song into stone. In a world with no written word, storytelling—the ability to meld (or magically impress) song into stone—is greatly honored. The village honors her master as their medicine man, but Kita knows he's secretly a sorcerer who practices black magic using drops of her blood. She fears he’ll use her beautiful gift for a killing spell, so she conceals it from him. Each day, his magic tightens around her neck like a rope. His spells blind the villagers, so they can’t see him for what he really is.

Not that anyone would want to help her. She was found in the forest as a baby and would have died if a village girl hadn't brought her home. But the villagers saw Kita's unusual coloring and decided she belonged to the mysterious tribe who lives in the forests of the volcano, a people feared for their mystical powers. So they fear her too. Now seventeen, she can barely admit her deepest longing: to know who she really is and where she belongs.

Then Pono, a young journeyman, arrives from the other side of the island. He's come to fulfill a pact between their villages: to escort a storyteller back to his village—a storyteller who'll be chosen at the great assembly. Finally, in Pono, Kita sees her one slim chance at freedom and she'll risk her life to take it.

A dark, twisty tale of sorcery, tummy-tingling romance, and adventure, inspired by the folklore of New Zealand's Māori people.
About the Author

Lena lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. She writes fiction for young adults, mostly light fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance. You can visit her online at
Author’s Links
There's also a sweet summer giveaway in conjunction with the blog tour! The giveaway is open internationally, and one winner (randomly drawn) will receive:
·         A signed copy of Songstone (Paperback)
·         A sea glass necklace with turtle charm (Picture will be included on the blog tour home page and in the introduction post)
·         A $10 Dairy Queen gift card (U.S.) or a $10 gift card (international)
Click the following link to enter the giveaway: SONGSTONE giveaway
You can find Songstone on:
~ Amazon (Kindle)
~ Barnes & Noble (Nook)
~ Kobo
Thanks to @SeasonsHumility @lena_goldfinch for letting me share in the fun! SONGSTONE looks like it will be a great read!


  1. Thank you, Jennifer, for being a part of the tour! Lena and I appreciate your post. :) Hope you enjoy Songstone - it is indeed a great read!


  2. Thanks for the spotlight, Jennifer! :-)

  3. Thank you for letting me take part, Lena! Songstone looks excellent!