Tour Schedule: ON THESE BLACK SANDS by Vanessa Rasanen

We are so excited to be announcing the tour schedule for ON THESE BLACK SANDS by Vanessa Rasanen. Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in this Creative Review Tour! Please be sure to check out each stop on the tour, where our hosts will be reviewing the book and displaying it in a creative way. We appreciate all the help in spreading the word about this awesome title!

Tuesday, August 10
Megan – @adventures_of_reading

Wednesday, August 11
Jennifer – @gcreads04

Thursday, August 12
Maria – @bookstorevibe

Friday, August 13
Kelsea – @ventureswithbooks

Saturday, August 14
Angela – @hagerfamilyreads

Sunday, August 15
Lindsay – @novelitica

Monday, August 16
Aliza – @imbookingcrazy

Tuesday, August 17
Kristin – @piecesofourlife

Wednesday, August 18
Shelby – @literaryfaery

Thursday, August 19
Sophie – @sophiesreadingcorner

On These Black Sands by Vanessa Rasanen
By Crab Apple Books
On August 10, 2021
Genres: NA Fantasy
Paperback, Ebook
Crab Apple Books

Content Warning: Mild trigger for sexual abuse victims (a character pins another down in order to intimidate)


In one month, Aoife Cascade will turn twenty and take her seat on the Council of Cregah, an honor she’s been preparing for her whole life. But when she lets a secret slip to her mother with devastating consequences, all her plans for the future crumble. Believing her people to be better off without her, she flees Cregah, stowing away aboard a pirate ship bound for dangerous waters.


Captain Declan McCallagh is young compared to the pirate lords, but after twelve years on the grueling sea, he has earned a well-respected ship and the attention of the lords, who’d like nothing better than to see his ruin. All he wants is to leave the Aisling Sea—and his past—behind him. But when his sister demands he find the enchanted dagger her rebel faction needs to overthrow the ruling Council, he’ll have to decide whether to cast off all family ties or take the perilous voyage to waters guarded by sirens, only passable with the help of the last remaining fae, currently imprisoned by the Council.

With murder and betrayal at every turn, can Aoife and Declan learn to rely on one another? Or will the secrets they carry destroy their people—and each other?


About Vanessa Rasanen

Vanessa sets sail into the waters of new adult fantasy with On These Black Sands, the first book in her world of pirates, fae, and ruthless rulers. By day she wrangles her four children, works as a data analyst, and runs a small business creating gifts for book nerds like herself. A lifelong early bird, she writes in the early morning hours with her coffee, praying for the kids to sleep past sunrise. When not at her keyboard, she is likely hiding somewhere with a good book, watching movies with her family, or dreaming of future travels.

You can find Vanessa on her socials: Instagram | Facebook

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