Worlds Beneath Blog Tour | Author Guest Post + Giveaway!

06 July 2018

I'm so honored and hyped to once again be a part of K.A. Emmons' promotional team for the release of her brand new book, Worlds Beneath!

Worlds Beneath is the second installment in the epic young adult sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, The Blood Race. It's a dual perspective, action-packed adventure following flawed characters as they struggle with finding strength and purpose while overcoming dark pasts. The series is full of other worldly dimensions, superhuman abilities, and themes that will lead you to think deeper.

The second book follows where the first one left off. There are new characters and secrets that are revealed. This book also has a lot more political intrigue and world building that adds so much more to the series as a whole!

I loved this continuation! And I'm so excited for everyone else to finally be able to read it too!

I have followed Kate's journey through her blog, The Goodness Revolt, for a long time. Something that has always struck me when reading her work, on her blog and in her novels, is how her stories relate so much with struggles that everyone experiences in their own lives. I almost feel like I get to see Kate's faith and vulnerabilities first hand through her writing.

Her stories are deeply allegorical and are knitted together with so much Biblical truth and hope. I know it has inspired me, as well as many of her other readers and followers.

In celebration of Worlds Beneath's release and blog tour, I asked if Kate would be willing to share a little insight into how her faith in particular has influenced her and what she does.
When I look back at everything I've written, it's hard to distinguish where my faith ends and my writing begins. Blending inseparably, they are the same to me. They hold hands and swirl together like watercolor hues across a canvas.

Writing is a sixth sense to me, but perhaps also my strongest-- it is through this messy, pen and ink, or fingers pounding against keyboard process that I seem to discover who I truly am. It is the way I learn, explore, fight, doubt, and dream.

To believe is to be awake. It is to have fallen to your knees in the forest alone, surrendering to this underlying and yet extremely overwhelming sense that there is so much more going on here than we realize. It is to acknowledge that there is rhythm and reason to this life: a pulse, a beat. There are lyrics.

And to believe is to add your voice to this song.

I sing through my writing; I join this ancient and yet, never ending song. I do not know all the words, no, I am learning as I go, and every time I write, I learn a new verse or chord. Every time I write, I seem to be a little more intune. I enjoy the sound a little more, and through each and every word that pulses through my fingertips, an invitation is whispered:
Join the song… we all have a part to sing. Dance.

Each word, each and every book, each new experience and journey is a hallelujah; a dawn, a day, a fresh, bold new world. Faith is a promise that there is more, right here, right now. And like an explorer, I set out to find this new world not with sail and mast, but with sleepy eyes and an eager heart as I sit down each morning, at my desk or dining room table, and ask to be guided.

Each morning I ask that the framework I’ve built and all the definitions I’ve come to invent be abolished, and that this new world be shown to me. Not that I should figure it out, and know it all in my head-- but that i should be overwhelmed so that I cannot but help try, though in vein, to fit what I have seen into our feeble words.

Words could not contain it. No, and yet faith still  lifts these small words and tries them on. She looks beautiful in each; she shines, though hidden.

And so the words become more than words. They become mystery.

And mystery is our heart’s song. Because if you delved as deep as you could into our hearts, you would find not a longing to know all things-- not a desire to understand everything.

But a desire for wonder, and to be overwhelmed.
A B O U T  T H E  A U T H O R

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When she is not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer, Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run. Emmons' debut novel The Blood Race is the first book in her YA science fiction/fantasy thriller series.

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Be sure to join the adventure and get yourself excited for the series finale by getting your paperback copy of The Blood Race and Worlds Beneath out on Amazon now!

You can also enter for a chance to win a signed copy of The Blood Race through the giveaway below!

You can learn more about The Blood Race and read all my thoughts on the first book right here. You can also read my review for Worlds Beneath on Goodreads.

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The fun continues tomorrow at the blog Inkwell by Lisa!


  1. Oh my word, this is amazing! Kate's writing is just so... it's so amazing I don't have the words to describe just how epic it is. I am so exited for this!! <3

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, Ivie! I'm super excited for the release too!

  2. I love this post, Kate! Thanks for being such an encouragement to Indie Authors! (And thank you, Hannah, for being part of the Blog Tour!)

  3. AHH SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS POST. <3 You both did a fabulous job. Congrats, Kate, on everything!

    xx Kenzie |

  4. "deeply allegorical" SO SO TRUE

    I loved this post so much! Such a good job! And I finally followed you, yay!! I have no idea why I did't before *facepalm*

    1. Haha well thanks for the follow Lisa! You're awesome!

  5. I love this so much! Kate's writing is so beautiful and inspiring.