Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Dorianna by Catherine Stine - TOP TEN + GIVEAWAY!

A Picture of Dorian Gray was on of Ashley's favorite books that she had to read in high school, so we're really excited to be a part of the blog tour for Catherine Stine's Dorianna, a new take on the classic for the Internet generation! It's one of those stories that doesn't have very many retellings out there, so this is really neat. As part of the blog tour, we have Catherine's Top Ten Classic novels, which is a fantastic list.

Also be sure to stop by the rest of the stops on this tour! You can see the tour schedule by clicking on the banner above.

About the Book

Title: Dorianna
Author: Catherine Stine
Genre: YA paranormal/horror
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Date of Publication: October 24, 2014

Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs

Synopsis: Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.

Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop

Dorianna is a dark twist for the Internet generation on A Picture of Dorian Gray.

When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.

Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and warns her the pledge has downsides.

Dorianna thinks he’s joking. She has no idea of how dire the consequences might be.

About the Author

Catherine Stine’s novels span the range from science fiction to paranormal to contemporary. Her futuristic thriller, Fireseed One won finalist spots in YA and Sci-Fi in the 2013 USA News International Book Awards and an Indie Reader Approved notable seal. Its companion novel, Ruby’s Fire was a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Awards. Her paranormal YA, Dorianna launches with Evernight Teen in October. She also writes new adult fiction as Kitsy Clare. Her new adult Art of Love series includes Model Position and Private Internship. She loves all things spooky, exotic and edgy, including travel to unusual locations. She also loves hearing from readers.

Catherine Stine's Top Ten Classic Novels That Blew Me Away and Deepened My Worldview

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Rich, exquisite fantasy, colorful characters and humor

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lingren
Discovering a little girl could be that brave, that colorful, that creatively mad

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Made me empathic of, and fascinated by all things witchy

Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Martian exploration narrated in a poetic, heartfelt voice

1984 by George Orwell
His stark vision of the world was so prescient

Jesus’s Son by Denis Johnson
An incorrigible addict’s journey to sobriety told in a brash, poetic voice

The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Such a wise observer of human nature in medieval times

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
A brilliant professor makes a deal with the devil

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A man longs to be young and handsome forever-clever twist on Faustus

Point Omega by Don DeLillo
“Anti-novel” modern novel about art, sight, plasticity of time

The Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!

--Ashley & Paul


  1. This would be perfect for my friend. I would give to her.

  2. WOW! This sounds so cool. What an interesting concept for a modern retelling. I'll pick this one up. Thanks Ashley & Catherine!

  3. Wow, you did such a nice display of my top ten books. Thanks! Catherine