Plains of Sand and Steel | Blog Tour

plains of sand and steel

I’m excited to be a part of the blog tour for Alisha Klapheke’s new standalone novel, PLAINS OF SAND AND STEEL. If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled fantasy then keep reading for more on the book, my review, and a special giveaway you won’t want to miss out on! 

About the Book

plains of sand and steel

Title: PLAINS OF SAND AND STEEL (An Uncommon World Novel)
Author: Alisha Klapheke
Pub. Date: June 16, 2017
Publisher: Alisha Klapheke
Pages: 325
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&N, Goodreads


“Forced into marriage.
Chosen by Fire.
Determined to do what is right.

Seren will do anything to protect her people. Even if it means hiding the body of their dead ruler and telling a lie that could lead her to a brutal end.

As she struggles to accept her role as leader and fails to resist a mercenary she isn’t allowed to love, an army falls on her city. Seren fights to protect her friends—the only family she has left—but her newfound power turns a possible victory in to a storm of chaos.”


Plains of Sand and Steel (Uncommon World series) by Alisha Klapheke (2017)
-ARC Review-

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 Stars

Plains of Sand and Steel is a companion novel, not a sequel, with new fierce characters. So whether or not you’ve read Waters of Salt and Sin you can dive into this book with no problem.

I hadn’t read any of Klapheke’s stories before but when I read the description for this book I knew I had to jump on board. The world-building was really interesting, detailed and filled with culture that really helped bring this fantasy realm to life. Overall she presented a really dramatic setting for her characters to thrive in. The story was easy to follow but exciting, and it’s something I hadn’t quite read before.

Klapheke crafts a unique world filled with searing plains, gut-clenching chances, and a sharp vengeance through it all. Unlikely allies face off against enemies who lurk just beyond the shadows and together they dominate this story, spilling blood and forging friendships as they face down their fate.

A world that is teetering on high stakes, rich in magic, and led by determined females, Plains of Sand and Steel is a one-book fantasy adventure that exhilarates and delights.

Uncommon World Series

Make sure to grab the companion novels in the Uncommon World Series!


Amazon | B&N | TBD

Water of Salt and Sin




About the Author

Alisha Klapheke

Award-winning author Alisha Klapheke wants to infuse your life with unique magic, far-flung fantasy settings, and romance. Her inspiration springs from medieval art and artifacts, the world travel she enjoys with her husband, and the fantasy she grew up reading when she was supposed to be doing her math homework.

When she’s not writing, Alisha teaches Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and krav maga at her family’s dojo just outside of Nashville. That may be why writing fight scenes is her favorite.

Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency represents Alisha in all things books.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram


1 winner will receive signed paperbacks of WATERS OF SALT AND SIN, FEVER, and PLAINS OF SAND AND STEEL & Swag (Stickers & A Signed Map), AND Paperbacks of AIR AWAKENS by Elise Kova & FIRST YEAR by Rachel E. Carter, US Only.

3 winners will receive eBooks of WATERS OF SALT AND SIN, FEVER, and PLAINS OF SAND AND STEEL, International.


Tour Schedule


Week One:

6/5/2017- MNBernard Books– Interview
6/5/2017- Pooled Ink- Review

6/6/2017- The Autumn Bookshelf– Review
6/6/2017- Rachel’s Book Reviews– Review

6/7/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt
6/7/2017- Hooked To Books– Review

6/8/2017- Taking It One Book at a Time– Review
6/8/2017- Bibliobibuli YA– Review

6/9/2017- Wandering Bark Books– Excerpt
6/9/2017- PC Book Reviews– Guest Post

Week Two:

6/12/2017- Fiction Fare– Guest Post
6/12/2017- What the Cat Read– Review

6/13/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Interview
6/13/2017- Why I Read- Review

6/14/2017- Booklove- Review
6/14/2017- Just Another Bookaholic- Spotlight

6/15/2017- Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions– Excerpt
6/15/2017- BookHounds YA– Review

6/16/2017- BookBriefs– Review
6/16/2017- Page Turners Blog– Review

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