Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted September 8th, 2014 in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 21 comments

Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press on September 9, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult
Pages: 328
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
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Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

Welcome to the Forest of Whispers Blog Tour. I am sooooo reading this book soon. It sounds so creepy and mysterious. I hope you guys enjoy Jennifer’s guest post below where she shares with us the place in which inspired the book and some great quotes. Don’t forget the giveaway at the end either.

Guest Post

The Secrets Behind Forest of Whispers

by Jennifer Murgia

(Give us a peak into your book as well as your mind with a set of your favorite quotes and/or scenes from the book!)



Hi everyone! Today is “Release Eve” for my YA Historical Mystery, FOREST OF WHISPERS, and I am sharing a glimpse into Rune’s dark world through a collection of MEMES my wonderful editor made over at Spencer Hill Press!

Before we check out those MEMES, let’s take a little visual tour of the area in Germany FOREST OF WHISPERS is based upon. *note: these are the actual castles mentioned in the book!


The neighboring castle to Eltz in Southwestern Bavaria. All inside have died of the Black Plague and have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Its halls are empty but echo with the footsteps of the dead and no one dares step inside.

castle pyrmont

In the 17th century, castles were often referred to as Burgs.

This is Burg Eltz, home to the Electorate and his son, Laurentz.


The village of Wurttemburg nestles against the Black Forest. In the novel, it is surrounded by a hedge, separating it from the shadowy depths of the forest as protection from the dark things that live within it.

Rune often visits the village on market day, but has been warned to keep a low profile, for someone who lives in such a dark place and sells fortunes for a living is not of social standing and cannot be trusted—so they say.

runes village

The Black Forest

Tales of strange haunting have plagued the nearby villages for years. They say banshees scream in the dead of night and witches fly on brooms across the treetops. It is the birthplace of nightmares.

But to Rune, it is home.

dark forest


And now for the MEME collection!

Forest meme 01 Forest meme 02 Forest meme 04

About Jennifer Murgia

Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction.

Her latest novel, FOREST OF WHISPERS, will release September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press.

She is the author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing)
and BETWEEN THESE LINES (Playlist Fiction).

In 2012, Jennifer Co-Founded YA FEST with fellow YA author/friend, Cyn Balog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.


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21 Responses to “Guest Post: The Secrets Behind Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    Happy early book birthday, Jennifer Murgia! Germany is on my bucklist of places to visit, and look at all of those castles—so beautiful, and the perfect setting for a creeptastic story such as Forest of Whispers. Those snippets gave me the chills!

  2. Melliane

    Oh some really interesting pictures and I confess it’s quite intriguing because now I want to see the places lol. thanks for the post.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I have visiting castles on my bucket list, but I think I’ll steer clear of the haunted ones. The pictures are really beautiful. It sounds like a really creepy and interesting book. Thanks so much for sharing 😀

  4. Jen Bibi Helms

    I love Jennifer Murgia and her books! I can’t wait to read this! Anything written by her is SOLID! WOOOOT!

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