September 20, 2013 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Purple Moon Blog Tour and Giveaway

Purple Moon
Author - Tessa Emily Hall
350 pages
Time It Took for to Read - 3 Days
Rating - 4.0 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend to My Students: Yes
Selena's life isn't turning out to be the fairy tale she imagined as a kid. 

That hope seemed to vanish long ago when her dad kicked her and her mom out of the house. This summer might finally hold the chance of a new beginning for Selena ... but having to live with her snobby cousin in Lake Lure, NC while waiting for her mom to get out of rehab wasn't how Selena was planning on spending her summer. She soon begins to wonder why she committed to give up her "bad habits" for this.

Things don't seem too bad, though. Especially when Selena gains the attention of the cute neighbor next door. But when her best friend back home in Brooklyn desperately needs her, a secret that's been hidden from Selena for years is revealed, and when she becomes a target for one of her cousin's nasty pranks, she finds herself having to face the scars from her past and the memories that come along with them. Will she follow her mom's example in running away, or trust that God still has a fairy tale life written just for her?

Character Sketches

 Character Sketch Contest

Join the fun! Enter the Character Sketch Contest for “Purple Moon” for your chance to win prizes, including an autographed copy of “Purple Moon”.

Contest Details:
Everyone who participates in this contest automatically receives three extra entries for the “Purple Moon” Prize Pack (however, you cannot win the prize pack if you are placed in the contest). Everyone who wants to participate must follow the rules (below) and create a Pinterest board of 5 actors/actresses whom you think should play the above characters if “Purple Moon” were to become a movie.

Contest Rules:
            You must create a board on Pinterest and title it “Purple Moon: Character Cast Contest”.
            You must re-pin the above photo from my Pinterest by clicking here (this is how I will know if you’re participating in the contest).
         If you are NOT on Pinterest, simply send me a list of the actors/actresses by email (christiswrite [at] gmail [dot] com).
           Once you’ve created your Pinterest board, repin a picture of 5 actors/actresses whom you think could play the above roles. Be sure to include the names of the actors/actresses underneath the pictures, as well as which role they could be casted as.
         The deadline is October 24th and the winners will be announced the following day at Inspiring Daring.


1st place: Free autographed copy of “Purple Moon” + PM bookmark + your choice of a PM mug or sketchbook

2nd place: Free autographed Kindle version of “Purple Moon” via AuthorGraph

 About The Author

Tessa Emily Hall is a 19-year-old author of Purple Moon, her YA Christian fiction novel to be published September 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She is also the editor over the faith department for Temperance Magazine, a column writer for Whole Magazine, a contributing writer for More To Be, as well as the PR for God of Moses Entertainment. Other than writing, Tessa enjoys acting, music, Starbucks, and her Teacup Shih Tzu—who is named Brewer after a character in her book, as well as her love for coffee.

Purple Moon Giveaway

“Purple Moon” Prize Pack! Two people will receive the below prizes--however, I will also be giving away one more prize pack (as well as two signed copies of my book) at my virtual launch party on Sept. 24th. RSVP by clicking here! a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Purple Moon Blog Tour Stops

Wednesday, September 18th: Purple Moon Blog Tour Launch: The Story Behind the Story: Christ is Write
Thursday, September 19th: 5 Facts about Purple Moon: Kim Vandel
Friday, September 20th: Character Sketches + Character Cast Contest: Who YA Reading?
Monday, September 23rd: Behind the Scenes: Why I Chose Lake Lure: Words to Dreams
Tuesday, September 24th: Release Day! Selena’s Diary Entry + Creative Photo Contest: Writing for Young Adults
Wednesday, September 25th: Austin’s Diary Entry: Amy’s Book Blog
Thursday, September 26th: Q & A: Notebook Sisters
 Friday, September 27th: Purple Moon Playlist: Ashley Carr  
Monday, September 30th: Purple Moon Excerpt: Wooden Swings: Heather Brice   
Tuesday, October 1st: Dealing With Anxiety—The Spiritual IV: The Destiny of One  
Wednesday, October 2nd: Q & A: Saved by Grace
Thursday, October 3rd: Behind the Scenes: Name Meanings: Labor Not In Vain
Friday, October 4th: Is It Okay To Be An Introvert?: Alex Inks It  
Monday, October 7th: Story Behind the Cover Art: Candy Apple Books
Tuesday, October 8th: Purple Moon Excerpt: Cherishing the Sunrise: Author Casey Bond
Wednesday, October 9th: Q & A: Writing While the Rice Boils
Thursday, October 10th: Behind the Scenes: Christian Human Videos: Writing in Wonderland  
Friday, October 11th: Teenage Substance Abuse: Emily Rachelle  
Monday, October 14th: Behind the Scenes: Lake Lure Academy of the Arts: Worthy 2 Read
Tuesday, October 15th: My Middle & High School Experience: Hello Highlights  
Wednesday, October 16th: Purple Moon Excerpt: Meatless Turkey Sandwich: Diane Estrella  
Thursday, October 17th: Body Image Laurel’s Leaves
Friday, October 18th: Behind the Scenes: Brewer’s Coffee: A Splash of Ink
Monday, October 21st: Purple Moon Excerpt: Farkle at the Park: Sierra’s Book List
Tuesday, October 22nd: Teenage Dating: Tell The World
Wednesday, October 23rd: Q & A: The YA Book Stack
 Thursday, October 24th: How Much of My Personal Life Did I Put Into “Purple Moon”?: Read For Your Future
Friday, October 25th: Fairy tales & Happy Endings + Contest Winners!: Inspiring Daring

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author. The opinion of this book is my own and I was not paid or compensated for for my review.