Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 8/11/22}

Aug 1, 2022 | 5 comments

“Dauntless captures the best parts of every action-packed fantasy—breathtaking scenes of power and victory that push the limits of human tenacity. This is a triumphant tale of courage and self discovery that will make you believe in your own strength.” —Kyllie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

Book Details:

Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 2nd 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Description:

A teen girl must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this lush, Filipino-inspired young adult fantasy novel from debut author Elisa A. Bonnin.

“Be dauntless, for the hopes of the People rest in you.”

Seri’s world is defined by very clear rules: The beasts prowl the forest paths and hunt the People. The valiant explore the unknown world, kill the beasts, and gain strength from the armor they make from them. As an assistant to Eshai Unbroken, a young valor commander with a near-mythical reputation, Seri has seen first-hand the struggle to keep the beasts at bay and ensure the safety of the spreading trees where the People make their homes. That was how it always had been, and how it always would be. Until the day Seri encounters Tsana.

Tsana is, impossibly, a stranger from the unknown world who can communicate with the beasts – a fact that makes Seri begin to doubt everything she’s ever been taught. As Seri and Tsana grow closer, their worlds begin to collide, with deadly consequences. Somehow, with the world on the brink of war, Seri will have to find a way to make peace.

“Dauntless captures the best parts of every action-packed fantasy—breathtaking scenes of power and victory that push the limits of human tenacity. This is a triumphant tale of courage and self discovery that will make you believe in your own strength.” —Kyllie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night

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Guest Post:

In what ways has writing affected other aspects of your life?
I’ve always been a writer.
I started writing when I was eight years old, decided I wanted to get published someday,
and basically never stopped. So for almost all of my formative years, I considered myself a writer and defined myself by my desire to write and by the stories I came up with. That meant that I was basically always coming up with ideas.

On a road trip, when trying to fall asleep, in a waiting room, even in class when I was bored, my mind would immediately wander to my stories and I would imagine what I could write next. I volunteered for everything in school that was vaguely related to creative writing, which meant I wrote a lot of scripts for school plays and things like that. I wrote a lot of fanfiction, and I spent my high school years writing a story that I would write chapter by chapter and let my classmates read, letting them suggest what I could do next.

I honestly don’t know who I would be if I wasn’t a writer, and I know that my obsession with writing influenced my life in a lot of ways. I became really good at time management, because from a young age I knew that I wanted to write a fantasy novel and that to do so I would need to write upwards of 100,000 words. Figuring out how to do that taught me how to break up large tasks into manageable chunks, and how to make sure that I was contributing a little bit each day. This helped me a lot in othernaspects of my life, especially when I decided I wanted to get a PhD.

I learned how to draft quickly, edit my own words, and express myself as concisely as
possible, all things that helped me write scientific papers and cover letters for job
interviews. And I learned how to become comfortable with a high-rate of rejection,
because I spent my late teens and early 20s sending manuscripts out to agents and
publishers. This definitely helped me after I graduated and had to try to find a job in

Writing is a part of who I am, and I wouldn’t change any of it, but it’s definitely interesting
to look back and consider all the ways that being a writer influenced my life.

Meet the Author:

Elisa A. Bonnin was born and raised in the Philippines, after which she moved to the United States to study chemistry and later oceanography. After completing her doctorate, she moved to Germany to work as a postdoctoral scientist. A lifelong learner, Elisa is always convinced that she should “maybe take a class in something” and as a result, has amassed an eclectic collection of hobbies. But writing will always be her true love. Publishing a book has been her dream since she was eight years old, and she is thrilled to finally be able to share her stories. Dauntless is her first novel.

Author links: Website ~ Instagram ~ BookBub ~ Goodreads ~ Twitter ~

The Tour Schedule:

August 1st
Sadie’s Spotlight >> Excerpt
Lilibet Bombshell >> Excerpt
The Keysmash Blog >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
August 2nd
Rockin” Book Reviews  >> Guest Post
Celticlady’s Reviews  >> Excerpt
The Page Ladies >> Review
Bookish Trisha >> Review
August 3rd
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves >> Guest Post
My.Bookish.Mind >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Interview
Reading With Wrin >> Review
August 4th
Kelsey Ketch >> Guest Post
Lady Hawkeye >> Excerpt
Tien’s Blurb >> Review
The Book View >> Review
Declarations of a Fangirl >> Excerpt
Teatime and Books >> Excerpt
August 5th
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Excerpt
Sweaters and Raindrops >> Review
Enthralled Bookworm >> Interview
Quill and Ink Book Tours >> Excerpt
Reading Stewardess >> Review

Giveaway Details:

Tour-wide giveaway (US only)

Paperback copy of Dauntless

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  1. Nancy

    Nice artwork

  2. Lori Byrd

    sounds really good.

  3. Giselle

    Thanks for being on the tour! 🙂

    • lawonder10

      It was my pleasure.
      Lu Ann

  4. Anne

    Captivating and memorable.

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