Sunday, March 10, 2013

Piercing the Fold Blog Tour!

Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold #1) by Venessa Kimball
4/5 Stars
Published July 2nd 2012
Series: Piercing the Fold #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal

Mature YA/ New Adult Paranormal, Fringe SciFi series
* New Adult/Mature YA due to fringe science theories and concepts*

Jesca Gershon-Sera has an average life on the surface. She is a sophmore in college, has a loving family, and holds a part time job at a local bookstore with her best friend. Her life is pretty normal. Except, under the surface she feels like she is losing her mind. Reoccurring nightmares have plagued Jesca for most of her childhood. She thought nothing of them, until they began intensifying and finding their way into her waking hours. Voices, vivid images and supernatural abilities in her nightmares are beginning to seep into her reality.

Ezra Kahn is one of her college professors. Lately, Ezra happens to be everywhere she is; like he is watching her. Along with the slight fear that her professor is stalking her, Jesca fears that she won't be able to handle much more of the insanity that is blurring her reality. On a chance encounter, Jesca confides in Ezra about the crazy happenings. Jesca thought that he would think her to be insane or a freak. But, to Jesca's surprise, Ezra Kahn reveals that she is not a lunatic and that all of the insanity is very real.
Instantly, Jesca's reality is set askew. Ezra reveals that he has been sent to help her. He tells her she is experiencing these events in her life because of her inherited purpose to protect humanity from inconceivable catastrophe.


Jesca Gershon is you’re a normal college student, except that she is plagued with nightmares since she was a child. Although lately she thinking she is going crazy because her dreams her haunting her even in her waking hours.

What would you do if you found out you had powers and were told that your purpose is to protect humanity from inconceivable catastrophe? How crazy is that right? For Jesca this is not a dream it is a reality, one she must step up and embrace if she is to save Humanity and the ones she loves.

I’m not really a big Sci-Fi fan but I really enjoyed reading this story. The beginning was a little slow for me but once it picked up it was really interesting and sometimes a bit complex at times buy I’m one of those people who loves to try to guess what happens next and it defiantly kept me guessing.  I was really fun to learn about the different worlds and powers the characters have. The story flowed nicely together and I really can’t wait to read what is in store for Jesca next.

How Pinteresting!
Venessa Kimball, author of Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and the soon to be release Surfacing the Rim: Book 2,  stopped by to talk with us about Pinterest and how it has brought her closer to her PtF fans!

Like Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest has become a virtual phenomenon.  Updating your status has been converted into images through this innovative way of sharing what you are thinking, feeling, what you like, where you would like to go…the list is endless. 
Many authors have found Pinterest to be a place to connect with their fans and use as an instrument of conveying their inspirations.
Author Venessa Kimball is an author that has found this to be true for her as well.
This is what Venessa Kimball had to say on her Pinterest-ing experience!

The first thing I did when I received an invitation for Pinterest was sigh.  I clicked on the icon and I knew I was going to be addicted.  First word that comes to mind…Eye Candy.   Images of creative crafts, locales around the world, amazing food recipes.  What can I say, I’m a sucker for “eye candy”.  And, the way Pinterest has taken off,  many of the greater population enjoys the “eye candy” as well. 

When I started promoting Piercing the Fold: Book1,  I concentrated heavily on my Facebook network as well as my Twitter and Linkedin networks.  In between building relationships on these networks, I would find myself hopping over to Pinterest in between work to take a look at what was new!  Kind of like a virtual magazine break!  Then, one day,  I made a connection.  The awesome, cool gals at “Duo -Lit” blogged about utilizing the internet for promotion and marketing with what you do daily.    So I made a list.  Can you guess what one of the top daily internet stops was  for me?  That’s right, Pinterest.  

So I looked under the music, books category and found a huge community of authors that had created a way for their fans to interact with them through images!  
From that moment, I wanted to give Piercing the Fold: Book 1 fans a  more tangible experience.  Pinterest was the avenue that was going to allow that!  And, the bonus would be that fans would be able to share their inspirations from the book. 

So, what is on the Piercing the Fold : Book 1 Board?  Places in Marietta Georgia, the trails that Jesca ran on in the book, the lake that she encountered Professor Kahn, the coffee shop Xander takes Jesca in Miami, and  resemblances of the characters in the form of a dream cast with actors and actresses .  When fans started “pinning” their dream cast,  I was amazed at how on the spot some of the choices were based off the character descriptions within the book.  
Frequently,  I “like”, comment and even “repin” their additions to other boards related to my books.  An example would be the Piercing the Fold Blog Tour Board I have for this very tour!   Sometimes it starts up a dialogue between the fans and I, which I absolutely love!  The interaction is priceless to me!   

There is also a Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Board on my Pinterest profile.  I actually started that board while I was drafting.  I think that the “pinning” I did on this board inspired much of what I wrote for book 2.  For instance, much of StR takes place in Japan.  I turned to the internet to give me inspiration of places that would be great settings for StR.  When I found them, I “pinned” them to the board.  Looking back at the board now,  I get sentimental…like I’m looking back through a scrapbook.    Some of these images were of the Jukai, Aokigahara Forest, Sea of Trees.  These were instrumental for me to really put myself in the setting I was writing about during some high action and suspenseful scenes of the book.   

I have just recently invited fans to begin “pinning” to the Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 board since the book will be releasing in a matter of days!  March 14, 2013 is the day!

 If you are a “pinner”,  Venessa Kimball invites you to come by and follow her PtF series boards. Drop her a Facebook message if you would like to “pin” your inspirations from the series. 


About the Author
Venessa Kimball, born October 21, 1975, is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Her hometown is San Antonio, Texas. She currently resides in Amarillo,Texas with her loving husband and 3 amazing children.

For 3 years, she taught at an Austin, Texas middle school. For 6 years, she was a full-time Texas Realtor in the Austin Metro Area. 
In 2010, she revisted her writing roots that were so prominent in her high school years. Piercing the Fold, her debut novel, was born on November 23rd of that year. Venessa is a full-time, independent author. 

To find out more about Venessa Kimball and future projects, including the 2nd book in the Piercing the Fold series, friend and follow Venessa on any of these venues:


1 Paperback copy of Piercing the Fold 
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Winner will be picked at the end of the day
Thank you! 


  1. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan either but there are a few books that I have read that have been great. This book's description sounds wonderful! I liked your review and I would definitely read it.
    Pinteresting...loved that part!


  2. I haven't read many sci-fi books but this one sounds like a great book, I definitely want to read it.

  3. This sounds like a very interesting storyline. Can't wait to read it! And thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Great giveaway. I've heard some really great things about this book!!

  6. love this book big time, Vanessa is amazing XXX

  7. Great start to your writing career!

  8. Sounds like a great read. It is definitely going on my to read list on goodreads. Thanks for the giveaway.


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