Blackthorn Book Tours
Blackthorn Book Tours is a dedicated, review only book tour provider specialising in dark fiction. We host tours for a range of dark fiction including the mystery/crime/thriller, horror and speculative fiction genres. (If you write other sorts of fiction, you may be interested in our Black Coffee Book Tours label. If you write for children or young adults, you may be interested in Blackberry Book Tours.) For books that fall between genres, we will always work with authors to agree the most appropriate tour group to host the promotion.
- If your writing is dark, edgy and sharp, we want to hear from you.
- If you are a reviewer or blogger with an interest in dark fiction, we want to hear from you.
- If you publish dark books and want a boost for your publications, we want to hear from you.
What we offer and what we deliver
We are currently hosting review-only tours of twelve reviews over four days or (occasionally,) twenty-one reviews over seven days. We strive to provide authors with quality honest reviews written by reviewers with a passion for the dark side.
We cannot accept every book that we are offered: we only tour with books that we believe to be high quality and that we think will be a good “fit” with our reviewers.
Unlike many tour operators, we are only satisfied if we actually deliver what we offer. A twelve slot tour should generate 12 reviews, and we work tirelessly to achieve this. We have fantastic reviewers, we are really proud of them, but all book tour operators know that some promised reviews don’t actually materialise – for lots of reasons. We therefore overbook our tours and work with our loyal bloggers to fill any slots that come empty, right up to the last moment. As shown in the table below, which shows details from our last ten tours, we usually meet or exceed the target. However, we do occasionally miss it and we cannot guarantee that every tour will deliver all the expected reviews. We are constantly working to improve.
Details of all our previous tours, including the tour reports which list all reviews, can be found on this link: Previous tours.. Details of outcomes from our last ten tours are below.
If you have any general queries about our work, please contact us as below. For specific tours, please use the links on the tour pages.