Rockstar Tours: MOTHER OF THE RIVER (Emily McPherson), Guest Post & Giveaway! ~INT

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the MOTHER OF THE RIVER by Emily McPherson Pre-Order  Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check
out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: MOTHER OF THE RIVER (Protectors #1)

Author: Emily McPherson

Pub. Date: March 7, 2023

Publisher: Eyebright Books

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

Inspired by traditional Irish
Mythology, Mother of the River tells the story of a 17 year
old girl in search of her missing mother when she stumbles upon a forgotten

Ianthe was only six years old when her mother vanished and the strange statue
appeared in the river near her home. Now, eleven years later, the statue stands
as a memorial and a place where Ianthe often visits to tell her mother about
her life. But when an old acquaintance returns to town and suggests the statue
isn’t just a statue, the presence of a mythical creature comes into question,
and Ianthe begins to wonder what really happened all those years ago.


With her best friend Fintan by her side, Ianthe searches for a lost legend and
discovers fantastical dangers, family secrets, and the magic of Ireland. But
finding the myth may not be enough to mend the past. And finding the truth just
may threaten her future.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know
where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far- Irish

Book Teaser Trailer:




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Guest Post:

A Day in the Life of Emily McPherson


My daily schedule only recently changed as we (finally) got my son into services for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). So, this is a new day in the life.


My husband works from home and wakes up at a normal-person hour while my son and I avoid the morning hours like the plague because mornings are gross. We roll out of bed at the very reasonable hour of 10 AM, then I rush like a mad woman to get him to pre-k by 11 while he moves at a sloth-like pace. After I drop the kiddo off at school, I usually grab some coffee or, as my husband and I call it, get-shit-done juice (ie. passionfruit tea) because something about it makes me extremely productive for the day.


I get home and say hi to the pugs. Then I have four blissful, uninterrupted hours where I ruin the peace and drive myself absolutely crazy with writing, editing, marketing, and reading. I tend to save my writing and editing for Saturdays when I have an entirely husband- and kid-free day, giving me plenty of time to dive into the world of my characters. Weekdays are more focused on reading and marketing, and as marketing is not my forte, a lot of my time allotted for that is spent on research and trial and error efforts. After my four hours is up, I pick my son up from school and take him to our local special need services building where he has play-based therapies for two more hours. (I know. It’s a long day for such a small human, but he loves it, and he has Wednesdays and weekends off.) So, I have an additional two hours of book-related anxiety during that time as well. Yay!


When the three of us are finally home for the day, we like to relax with a book or play with stuffed animals, bubbles, alphabet cards, or whatever else the kiddo wants to do. Thursdays have been dubbed “Thirsty Therapy Thursdays” in our house as my husband and I have our individual therapies that day and could usually use a drink after discussing what trauma made us the stereotypically depressed Millenials we are today. So, if it’s Thursday, I make myself a drink in my new Christmas cup that looks like a tree ornament, making it a merry, magical drink!


We live in a fairly small space and don’t have a dining room (or space to put a table), so dinner is always served on the couch with a movie or show. Our son refuses to sleep until my husband and I go to bed, but he usually heads into his bedroom and plays on his tablet while the grown-ups watch The Crown, Dead to Me, Hell’s Kitchen, iZombie for the third time, or Down to Earth. After a few kid-free (though not necessarily uninterrupted) episodes, we get ready for bed, make sure the dogs have water for the night, and go to bed where I plot my next six books just to forget all my brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning ideas by morning.


All-in-all, it’s a pretty good life. I’m grateful for all I have and who I have, and I wouldn’t change anythi–well, a dinner table would be nice.



About Emily McPherson:

McPherson is an author for young adult readers with several fantasy projects in
the works. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she strives to normalize
seeing characters of the rainbow on the page without harmful stereotypes. She
is an Irish dancer with a slight obsession with mythological creatures. She
lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and – the real mythological
creatures – her two rescue pugs.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon





Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

Ends December 10th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


the Love of Kidlit

Guest Post


YA Books Central

Guest Post/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


The Momma Spot



Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post


Books and Kats


Week Two:


Books a Plenty Book Reviews



and Ice




IG Review/TikTok Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop pic


100 Pages A Day



Kim”s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Three:



IG Review



IG Review


3 thoughts on “Rockstar Tours: MOTHER OF THE RIVER (Emily McPherson), Guest Post & Giveaway! ~INT”

  1. Laurel says:

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  2. ldittmer says:

    This book looks really good!

  3. kimzoby says:

    stunningly beautiful cover art. Story seems very interesting would love to add it to our shelves.

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