The 2017 #SerendipiTEAtour with Amber R. Duell

I am so excited to share with you this stop on the SerendipiTEA Tour, in which 2017 debut authors have created tea based on their debut novel!
Now hold on to your hats, friends. We’re not talking about a hypothetical, “Oh, I wish my tea was like….” No, no, no. This is real life, actual tea that has been created for each book in the tour. And even better – you can win it!
(But only after you read all about Amber R Duell’s debut novel Fragile Chaos. Here we go!)

First things first, tell us about the book!

Fragile Chaos is a YA Fantasy Romance told in alternating points-of-view between Theodric and Cassia. Theo, the young God of War, is waging a mortal conflict in hopes of earning his power back from his brother. Sixteen-year-old Cassia is kidnapped and killed by religious zealots who hope her death will bring an end to the war. When secrets begin to surface, Theo and Cassia’s careful interactions become entwined with deceit, putting both their worlds at risk.

And what about the tea?

The tea for Fragile Chaos is Cranberry Spice and was created by Design a Tea. It’s a black tea blend flavored with Cranberry/Apple bits, Calendula, Allspice, and Rose Hips/Petals.

How does the tea fit the book?

Theo and Cassia are both bitter characters. Theo’s brother asked him to wage a war and then punished him for it. He’s spent centuries trying to prove himself worthy of his power but doesn’t feel any closer to obtaining them. Cassia has been ostracized since her brother was convicted of treason. She tried to be understanding at first, but when the zealots murder, she finally writes them off. With their strong personalities, a bold tea with a bit of a bite represents them both.

Lastly, tell us about your tea life.

My tea life consists of two types. At home, I drink Irish Breakfast tea with *mumble* spoonfuls of sugar. I get a venti Chai Latte from Starbucks. To be honest, I’m a mega whimp when it comes to anything with pepper so the first few sips make my tongue tingle a little but after that—YUM!

You can pre-order the Fragile Chaos ebook with exclusive content HERE

Paperback is coming soon!


Amber R. Duell was born and raised in a small town in Central New York. While it will always be home, she’s spent the last six years living in Germany and Maine as a military wife where the next step is always an adventure.
When Amber isn’t writing, she’s wrangling her two young sons. She is a lover of history, a fan of snowboarding, and a travel enthusiast. In her downtime, she can be found curling up with a good book and a cat or two.

Now, about that giveaway…

What exactly are the prizes?

The rafflecopter is for 3 prizes:
1. The Herbal Tea package (a mix of 5 middle-grade/PG appropriate ARCS/e-ARCS, swag, and tea) (for the light and fluffy crowd)
2. The Black Tea package (a mix of 5 PG-13/higher YA appropriate ARCS/e-ARCS, swag, and tea) (high caffeine needed to get through these 😉
3. The Green Tea package (a mix of 7 all ages appropriate ARCS/e-ARCS, swag, and tea) (a little kick but good for all)
Check out what Amber R. Duell has contributed to the giveaway! There will also be an e-ARC of Fragile Chaos. How awesome is this?
Don’t miss out! Enter the giveaway here!

Visit everyone on the tour:

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April 1stThe Regal Critiques: JM Sullivan with THE WANDERLAND CHRONICLES

April 2ndOhana Reads: Leah Henderson with ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL

April 3rdYA and Wine: KM Robinson with GOLDEN

April 4thThe YA Book Traveler: Faith Boughan with CINDERELLA NECROMANCER

April 5thYA Wednesdays: Linsey Miller with A MASK OF SHADOWS

April 6thBibliobibuli YA: Leslie Hauser with CHASING EVELINE

April 7thRattle the Pages: Gwen C. Katz with RATTLE THE STARS

April 9thPirates and Pixie Dust: Amber Duell with FRAGILE CHAOS

April 10thlollipopsbooks: Abby J. Reed with WHEN PLANETS FALL

April 11thSimplyAllyTea: Carrie Ann DiRisio with BROODING YA’S HERO GUIDE

April 12Bookish Fan Girl: Amanda Hanson with SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

April 13thFor the Sake of Reading: Rosalyn Eves with BLOOD ROSE REBELLION

April 14thRedd’s Reads: Meg Eden with POST HIGH-SCHOOL REALITY QUEST

April 15thTales of the Ravenous Reader: Kristin L. Gray with VILONIA BEEBE TAKES CHARGE

April 16thLittle red bookshelf: Chelsea Sedoti with THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT

April 17thEmily Reads EverythingShaila Patel with SOULMATED

Thanks for stopping by! If you created a tea for your current read, what would it be?



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