Book Tour: The Skin by J. E. Hannaford

Storytellers On Tour is excited to present The Skin Book Tour, which will take place from October 17th through October 23rd. We have a lovely lineup of Bloggers and Bookstagrammers helping us featuring J. E. Hannaford’s Fantasy debut, The Skin, book one of the Black Hind’s Wake series. Be sure to check in all throughout the week for incredible content.

Tour Schedule

OCTOBER 17TH – THE KICKOFF
Whispers & Wonder (IG: @whispersandwonder)
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OCTOBER 18TH
Alex S Bradshaw
@laureane.reads
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OCTOBER 19TH
Sadie’s Spotlight
Devouring Books
@thebookwebb
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OCTOBER 20TH
Beneath A Thousand Skies
@thenerdynook
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OCTOBER 21ST
@Chapter.mjthomas
@Lilybug_reads
@theenchantedshelf
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OCTOBER 22ND
Coffee, Cups & Books (@coffeecupsbooks)
@metrocoward
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OCTOBER 23RD – THE ENCORE
Queen’s Book Asylum


The Skin by J. E. Hannaford

‘You cannot fix this world alone, Selkie.’

‘I know. But, when we die, all that is left are shadows of our lives preserved in the memories of those who remain. I plan on leaving an exceptionally long shadow, filled with ripples of moonlight for those I helped, and darker than the worst of nightmares for those who wronged us.’

How far would you go to save your skin?

I’m a selkie, trapped above the waves until I can recover my skin. Humans used to call us seal-wives many years ago – before they broke the planet. Up here, the magic is fading and Old Ones like me are traded as trophies for rich and powerful humans to display in collections.

Without the Old Ones, the magic fades, without magic, the planet dies.

Humankind has gone too far and someone has to put a stop to it. I just wasn’t expecting it to be me.


The Skin by J. E. Hannaford

PUBLISHED: October 18, 2021
SERIES: Black Hind’s Wake #1
GENRE: Fantasy
INTENDED AGE GROUP: Adult
PAGES: 418
PUBLISHER: Self-Published

CW: Violence; Gun, Gore, Poisons, Venom, Abuse/imprisonment, Human (selkie) trafficking, Animal cruelty, Fat phobia, Eating disorder, Substance abuse

POSSIBLE ULTIMATE TOUR EXPERIENCE TICKETS: Let’s Get The Party Started, An Unforgettable Sidekick, Represent, Under The Sea, It’s All About The Journey, That Ship Has Sailed, The More The Merrier, The Wings Of Change, I’m Not Crying, You Are Crying, Bring On The Magic, Simply Mythical


J. E. Hannaford

Writer of words, builder of worlds. J E Hannaford is powered by coffee, dragons and whisky. She teaches Biology in the real world and invents fantasy beasts to populate her own. 

‘I have always loved books. I was the kind of child who thought they were reading sneakily, while my parents tiptoed past the cracks of light from under my bedroom door. Nights passed in a blur of words as I vanished willingly into their pages, lost for days, only coming up for air to deal with the real world when it called.

My imagination has always been sparked by my cultural mythology. From the creatures of The Mabinogion to modern folk stories, I devoured them all. I have a natural affinity for dragons too, after all, every sunset is merely the Welsh Dragon calling me home.

I fell in love with biology too. Marine biology to be specific. The weird and wonderful animals on this world and the legacy and hints of its previous occupants are endlessly fascinating.

All these things – these dreams and fascinations – were bound to merge one day, finding their blending in the Black Hind’s Wake series. I invite you to submerge yourself in a world filled with characters I’d both want to meet, and be afraid to, with deep, dark places, hidden secrets and wondrous creatures.

May my worlds and characters find a home in your heart, the way so many others live in mine.’

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