This is the tour page for the blog tour for the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas. So far this series contains two books: Removed (Nogiku series #1) and Released (Nogiku series #2). Both books are New Adult Science Fiction Romance, Post-apocalyptic books. The blog tour runs from 20 January till 2 February, 2014.
Duty knows no family. Love has no price. Secrets can cost you everything. Twenty-year-old Sanaa Griffin, a sweet and smart half-Japanese girl, is about to get more than she bargained for when she wishes for love and excitement on New Year’s Eve 3103. Mark Sakai, who knows more about her than any stranger should, thinks Sanaa is the perfect person to spy on the heads of the three biggest Japanese clan leaders in Nishikyō. He wants her to gather enough evidence to keep them from going to war when they land on Earth’s colonization planet, Yūsei. Nishikyō, built by the Japanese 300 years ago to house the rest of mankind, is failing and everyone is preparing to leave. Sakai has known Sanaa’s family all her life but she knows nothing of him! And despite all the time they spend together, he keeps his distance from her. Then one day, he brings her to Jiro, his nephew, to learn sword fighting, and it changes her life irrevocably. Between falling in love with Jiro and the information she is gathering on the clans, Sanaa realizes Sakai is holding back secrets about her family and her deceased parents, secrets as to why she was chosen for this job, and learning the truth puts her and all of Nishikyō in danger.
You can find Removed on Goodreads
**Contains spoilers for those who have not read REMOVED (Book 1) Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa’s eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired — at all costs. Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she’s willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her? From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them into the future between Earth and a faraway land.
You can find Released on Goodreads
S. J. Pajonas loves all things Asian and has been in love with Japan for as long as she can remember. Writing about Asia and Japan came naturally after studying the culture and language for over fifteen years. She studied film and screenwriting first and eventually segued into fiction once she was no longer working a full-time job.
Released is S. J. Pajonas’s second work, book two of four in the Nogiku Series. The first book in the series, Removed, is described as “a wonderful story” with “engaging characters, seamless world building, and an action packed plot.” It’s an “up-til-3am-because-I-read-it-in-one-sitting book.” She also writes contemporary romance and her upcoming first book in the Love in the Digital Age series will be published in 2014.
S. J. lives with her husband and two children just outside of New York City. She loves reading, writing, film, J- and K-dramas, knitting, and astrology. Her favorite author is Haruki Murakami and favorite book is The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.
Below is the tour schedule. When the tour starts I will make sure the links lead to the Nogiku blog tour post on the specific blog instead of the home page like they do now.
AimeeKay’s Reviews & Other Randomness
Review Removed and Released, excerpt and guest post: Inspiration for the Nogiku series
Heidi Ruby Miller
A Little Bit of R&R
Guest post: Constructing Your Own Kaiseki Meal
Pippa Jay – Adventures in Scifi
Review Released and excerpt
Guest post: Visiting a Japanese temple
Word to Dreams
Excerpt Removed and interview
Tracing The Stars
Review Released and excerpt
Word to Dreams
Kimberly Sabatini’s Blog
YA Story Teller
Excerpt and guest post: Dream Cast for Nogiku series
Guest post: History of Gambling Games
Rainy of the Dark
Excerpt and guest post: Tea House Names and Ceremonies
Interview and excerpt
Through the Looking glass
Review Removed and Released and excerpt
So, You’re a Writer
Guest post: The Hero’s Journey and The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship
Guest post: Japanese wedding traditions
Upon The Wings of Greater Things
Excerpt and Tens list: Favorite Japanese Things
Off the page
Excerpt and tens list: Top ten Japanese movies
Down Under Wonderings
Books With Bree
Review Removed and Released and tens list: 10 things to put in a bento
Author Megan Erickson
Excerpt and guest post: Izakaya food
Just Write . . .
Guest post: What is Sake?
Guest Post: How much researcher and work goes into writing a Japanese Cultured book?