Thursday, June 02, 2016

Blog Tour: Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (Interview + Giveaway!)

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Hello, Lovelies! It's Rin and welcome to my stop on the Ivory and Bone (by Julie Eshbaugh) Blog Tour! Today, the wonderful Julie Eshbaugh is stopping by for an interview.  This is a very exciting post for her new book and I'm very anxious to get my hands on this book *punches air in happiness*. Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post! This blog tour was hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club

I hope you enjoy!

pub. 6/7/16
find this book on: 
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Ivory and Bone 
by Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Ivory and Bone #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance

A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.
1. Hi Julie! Welcome to Under Covers, thank you so much for being here with us! Let’s start with introductions: Favorite book? 
I have lots of favorites! Wuthering Heights is one of my all-time favorites. For YA, The Hunger Games is a book I will read again and again. My favorite book from childhood would probably be A Wrinkle in Time. Favorite Ice cream flavor? Coffee! Or banana! (Or even better—a scoop of coffee with a scoop of banana… yum.) What do you like to do when you are not reading? I love to go to the movies, and I’ll go see just about anything (except horror… I’ll have nightmares!) If it’s summer, it’s hard to convince me that anything will beat a trip to the beach.
2. Did you map out the plot of this book or did you “go with the flow”?
I’m definitely an outliner. I knew how the book would end from the very beginning.
3. Did you like writing or editing Ivory and Bone?
I enjoy drafting far more than I enjoy editing and revising. Still, revising with my editor was pretty exciting because I could see the book improving.
4. Without spoilers, what is your favorite part about Ivory and Bone? (i.e. characters, places, etc.)
My favorite part of the book is probably the relationships between the characters. Not just the romance, (though I love that aspect!) but also the family relationships. There are a lot of sibling dynamics, and I hope readers see a little bit of themselves reflected in the relationships in the book.
5. Thank you so much for being here! My final question is: What came to you first about this book- The setting, character, or plot? 
The setting came first! I’m very interested in prehistory, and the original idea for the book came to me while I was at a museum. I also read a lot about the first people to cross the Bering Land Bridge and settle in the Americas. I was fascinated by the challenges they faced—scarcity of food, the elements, the need to stay in touch with other clans to survive—and all of those things influenced the story of IVORY AND BONE.
Thank you!
Thank you so much for having me!


Julie Eshbaugh is the author of the upcoming Ivory and Bone (HarperCollins, 2016). She used to have trouble staying in one spot, having lived in places as varied as Utah, France, and New York City. Julie eventually returned home to the Philadelphia area, where she now lives with her husband, son, cat and dog. Her favorite moments are when the unexpected happens and she cheers loudest when the pitcher gets a hit.
Win a pre-order of IVORY AND BONE by Julie Eshbaugh (INT)
Win a pre-order of IVORY AND BONE by Julie Eshbaugh (US Only)

*The international prize will be gifted through Bookdepository while the US Only pre-order will be gifted through So make sure you can receive the copy before entering the giveaway.

A Note From Julie, 
Everyone who pre-orders the book before June 7, 2016 and submits a valid proof of purchase will receive the Pre-Order Gift as a THANK YOU from me! (You will also receive my appreciation and affection!!!) This gift is for ALL PRE-ORDERS--print and e-book--international included!
In addition to the Pre-Order Gift, everyone who pre-orders will be entered to win a PRIZE!!! There will be THREE levels of prizes:
  • FIVE Second-Place Prizes,
  • FIVE First-Place Prizes, and
The prizes include tote bags, posters, and even an American Express gift card worth at least $60 US dollars! (The value of the gift card has been increasing as the number of pre-orders increases.)
For all the details on the Pre-order Gift and Giveaway, please visit

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