I've been a bad, bad boy.
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, I have not read the book for this month's blog tour, which is Fearless by Robin Parrish.
Oh, I could make all sorts of excuses as to why, such as I couldn't get ahold of the books (since this is book two in a trilogy, you know). Or I could go for the sympathy factor and say that I had my appendix out recently and haven't been totally "with it" for two weeks (but really, that's no excuse since you don't need your appendix to read a book). Or I could say that my mind has been elsewhere (like Hogwarts).
But those aren't good enough.
I especially feel bad after seeing this:
After watching this trailer, I realized that this is the sort of book that I'd probably get a bang out of reading.
But this brings up an interesting question: when's the last time you saw a trailer for a book? When I interviewed Sharon Hinck back in April, she mentioned that her son was putting together a YouTube trailer for one of her books and that just struck me as odd. But then, after watching the trailer for the Fantasy Tour and now this one, it's making sense.
We need to get the word out about our often overlooked genres. If that means producing viral videos, so be it!
I don't know what I'll do tomorrow. Maybe some more grovelling. Or maybe I'll take a spin through the other blog tour participants and see what they're up to.
Of course, you can always steal my thunder by doing that now:
Wayne Thomas Batson
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Lost Genre Guild
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Daniel I. Weaver