Blog Tour: Touched by Corrine Jackson - Hope is the Thing w/ Feathers + Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on the Touched Blog Tour for Corrine Jackson. This tour is hosted by Mundie Moms and scheduled is located HERE

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About the Author: Corrine Jackson (pronounced Cor-een) is a young adult author repped by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency. Her debut young adult novel, If I Lie, will be published by Simon Pulse (August 28, 2012). Touched, the first book of her young adult paranormal romance trilogy, will be published by Kensington/KTeen (November 27, 2012).

Once upon a time, Corrine worked as a graphic designer before she switched to account management at one of the country’s top marketing agencies. She has a deep and abiding love for Anthropologie and intends to move into her nearest store when the employees aren’t looking and/or she can get her hands on a key (which she expects to find in one of their bins).

An education addict, Corrine has attended eleven different colleges, has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. A recipient of a West Chester Poetry Conference scholarship, she is also the former Editor-in-Chief of two literary magazines, including Statement (CSU, Los Angeles) and Dash (CSU, Fullerton). A member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), RWA, YARWA, and AWP, she has mad skills in the kitchen, especially when it comes to pies and cupcakes.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

At the end of TOUCHED, Remy mentions an Emily Dickinson poem that her mother loved. The poem, “Hope is the thing with feathers,” talks about how fragile hope is – and how powerful it can be. While I was working on TOUCHED, a friend wanted to encourage me to finish writing the book. This friend is the samurai of gifts. Somehow she always manages to get you the exact gift you need at just the right time. She gave me a charm necklace with a snip of the below poem. It’s one of my favorite treasures, and the poem is a favorite. I couldn’t help working the poem into the book. It’s one of those life imitating art serendipitous moments.

The necklace above is slightly different than mine, but I hope one lucky winner will enjoy it as much as I love mine.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -

And sore must be the storm -

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -

And on the strangest Sea -

Yet - never - in Extremity,

It asked a crumb - of me.

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Author: Corrine Jackson
Released: November 27th 2012
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Buy the Book: Amazon • Indiebound • Barnes & Noble

Summary: Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of broken bones, burns,and bruises. And then one night her stepfather goes too far.

Being sent to live with her estranged father offers a clean start and she is eager to take it. Enter Asher Blackwell. Once a Protector of Healers, Asher sacrificed his senses to become immortal. Only by killing a Healer can a Protector recover their human senses. Falling in love is against the rules between these two enemies. Because Remy has the power to make Protectors human again, and when they find out, they’ll becoming for her—if Asher doesn’t kill her first.
This is Book One in the Touched trilogy, and will be out November 27th, 2012 from Kensington/KTeen.

The Giveaways:

Each blog stop will be featuring a different giveaway along with a SIGNED copy of TOUCHED. Don't miss your chance to win:

- A $5 Starbucks gift card, a box of Twinkies & a signed copy of TOUCHED
- A copy of the TOUCHED soundtrack gifted via iTunes & a signed copy of TOUCHED
- Hope is the Thing with Feathers Necklace & a signed copy of TOUCHED

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  1. The poem is beautiful. I had to think about it for a minute. I probably read it many years ago and have since forgotten it. I won't anymore!

  2. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    That is a beautiful poem! So meaningful and true:)

    Your book sounds awesome!! Also very meaningful:)

    Thank you:)

    1. oops, forgot my email (like it said in rafflecopter we had to put it) ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  3. Awww, it's such a cute necklace!

  4. The poem was great, thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Love the necklace and the book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Gorgeous necklace!! Can't wait to read this one :)

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  7. The poem was great and the necklace is really pretty. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  8. I love the necklace - it's really cute, :)
    And the poem, I only heard and read the poem now but it was great. Emily Dickinson is such a great writer..
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  9. What a nice post. The necklace is beautiful!
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  10. Wow! That's a beautiful neclace. Touched sounds great. Can't wait to get my hands on this book~!

  11. Sooo looking forward to reading this book! Awesome giveaway...thanks!

  12. Can't wait to read this, sounds amazing!!!


  13. That's a pretty poem. I haven't heard of that one. :)


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