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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

THE TOMBS Blog Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to Day #8 of The Tombs Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of The Tombs on February 20th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Deborah Schaumberg and 10 chances to win a finished copy and a custom bookmark handmade by the author!

Two Truths and a Lie

Do you remember playing this icebreaker game at school? You say two truths and a lie about yourself and the other person has to guess which one is the lie.

Two truths and a lie about Deborah:

1. I've ridden an elephant in a three-ring circus.
2. I had a pet duck in college that followed me around campus.
3. I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail - from Maine to Georgia.
Answer (Highlight to reveal): The lie is number 3. I have not hiked the Appalachian Trail…yet! It is definitely on my bucket list though! My daughter was supposed to ride the elephant but panicked, so I had to. My duck's name was Chester. He thought I was his mom. People would tap me on the back and say, "Did you know there's a duck following you?"

Two truths and a lie about The Tombs prison:

1. The Tombs was built on a pond where slaughterhouses and tanneries dumped the blood and guts.
2. The Tombs was designed to look like a Roman temple.
3. Over fifty hangings took place in The Tombs courtyard.
Answer (Highlight to reveal): The lie is number 2. The Tombs was designed to look like an Egyptian mausoleum, with massive proportions intended to intimidate and strike fear into people. Here is what it looked like:

Two truths and a lie about Avery:

1. Avery is the only girl welder at Cross Street Ironworks.
2. Avery tried to fight off the men in crow masks when they came to take her mother.
3. Avery went to a party as a hired courtesan to try and discover the secrets of The Tombs.
Answer (Highlight to reveal): The lie is number 2. When the men in crow masks seized her mother, Avery did nothing. In fact, she is riddled with guilt, and wishes she could go back and change how she'd just watched and done nothing to help her mother.


Blog Tour Schedule:

February 19th — BookhoundsYA
February 20th — Good Choice Reading
February 21st — Book Briefs
February 22nd — Crossroad Reviews
February 23rd — Novel Novice

February 26th — A Dream Within A Dream
February 27th — Positively Book Crazy
February 28th —Reading Teen
March 1st — Page Turners
March 2nd — Mundie Moms
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New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers.

Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being able to see what others couldn't. Avery denies the signs in herself, focusing instead on her shifts at the ironworks factory and keeping her inventor father out of trouble. Other than secondhand tales of adventure from her best friend, Khan, an ex-slave, and caring for her falcon, Seraphine, Avery spends her days struggling to survive.

Like her mother's, Avery's powers refuse to be contained. When she causes a bizarre explosion at the factory, she has no choice but to run from her lies, straight into the darkest corners of the city. Avery must embrace her abilities and learn to wield their power--or join her mother in the cavernous horrors of the Tombs. And the Tombs has secrets of its own:  strange experiments are being performed on 'patients'...and no one knows why.

Deborah Schaumberg's gripping debut melds history and fantasy, taking readers on a breathless trip across a teeming turn-of-the-century New York, and asks the question: Where can you hide in a city that wants you buried?

About the Author: Deborah Schaumberg was born in Brooklyn, not far from where her novel The Tombs takes place. She grew up renovating dilapidated old houses with her family. She and her father would walk the rooms, floor by floor, making up stories about the inhabitants that were filled with dark secrets, monsters, and, of course, ghosts. Deborah is a writer and an artist whose work always has an element of fantasy to it, and since she also studied architecture, settings are equally important. It was on a trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal that she imagined a girl with the ability to see energy, and the seed of The Tombs was planted. She collects old bottles, and her favorite holiday is, you guessed it, Halloween. Deborah lives with her family and two dogs in Maryland, just outside DC. Visit her at


  • One (1) winner will receive a SIGNED finished copy of The Tombs and a custom bookmark handmade by Deborah Schaumberg
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