I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE TIES THAT BINDby Susan L. Markloff Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Title: THE TIES THAT BIND (The Human-Born Era #2)

Author: Susan L. Markloff

Pub. Date: February 7, 2023

Publisher: Niveus Press

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 629

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Three months ago, seven pillars of light lit up the continents. Seven teenagers rose to fight. The world survived.

Now Jen Monroe is tasked with finding the six other Human-Borns. Still reeling from her traumatic encounter with the monstrous Cregorous, she faces cultural barriers, personality clashes, and a worldwide trek to find those destined to help her. But threats sleep in the shadows, and the humans were not blind to what they witnessed seven teenagers accomplish.

Meanwhile, the very enemy the Human-Borns are fated to encounter lies in wait.

He is patient. He is cunning. He is ruthless.

Soon, these seven teenagers find themselves in a battle they never expected. But in their drive to save those they care about, what might be lost in the process?


“A riveting YA ride, The Ties That Bind by Susan L. Markloff is the globe-spanning second chapter of her Human-Born Era series. With fast-moving action scenes and a colorful array of heroic young characters on bumpy journeys of self-discovery, this is an endlessly creative and inspiring read.” Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½

“With intriguing world-building and many complex characters, The Ties That Bind is a compelling YA fantasy, with friendships at its heart.” ManyBooks

“The story is almost instantly engrossing and Jen is, without question, a character who feels authentic and like someone living and breathing. Markloff’s strength in world-building, character development, and storytelling all shine, and the scenes come to life in a combination of creative prose and the absolutely gorgeous artwork that begins each chapter. Ultimately, The Ties That Bind is a must-read for lovers of unique fantasy fiction with a young adult slant.” – Readers’ Favorite, ★★★★★

Grab book 1, THE RISE OF THE RAIDIN now!

About Susan L. Markloff

2022 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner.

Susan Markloff spent a majority of her childhood pretending to live in other worlds. Coupled with her admiration for fantasticalstories, she crafted one of her own. Studying writing at Houghton College, she learned how to hone her skills as an author, writing first drafts of five books during her college career. The Rise of the Raidin is her debut novel and the first in the Human-Born Era series. Susan resides in her hometown of Sellersville, PA with her faithful dog, Pinkerton.

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2 winners will receive signed finished copies of THE HUMAN-BORN ERA series, US Only.

Ends July 18th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

7/3/2023#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt/IG Post
7/3/2023YA Books CentralExcerpt/IG Post
7/4/2023A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt 
7/4/2023Sadie’s SpotlightExcerpt/IG Post
7/5/2023Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt/IG Post
7/5/2023Cara NorthExcerpt/IG Post
7/6/2023Writer of WrongsExcerpt 
7/6/2023A Blue Box Full of BooksIG Post/LFL Drop Pic
7/7/2023Fire and IceReview/IG Post
7/7/2023Brandi Danielle Davis IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Two:

7/10/2023@hodophile_zReview/IG Post
7/11/2023@jlreadstoperpetuityIG Review/TikTok Post
7/11/2023AJ JohnsonIG Review
7/12/2023Locks, Hooks and BooksReview 
7/12/2023Jaime_of_gryffindorIG Review
7/13/2023Character Madness and MusingsExcerpt
7/13/2023Country Mamas With KidsReview/IG Post
7/14/2023The Momma SpotReview
7/14/2023@froggyreadteachIG Review

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