Our Journey


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Coffee and Thorn is a new project in 2022 but our roots are important to us.

Blackthorn Book Tours was established by authors Isobel Blackthorn and Henry Roi in 2019, to promote dark fiction.

In 2020 they were joined by author Carly Rheilan and Lilyan Arċier. Shortly after that, Isobel left, and Blackthorn Book Tours was brought under the umbrella of Henry Roi PR.

In 2021 Lilyan added Black Coffee Book Tours (general fiction).

Carly and Lilyan ran Black Coffee and Blackthorn Tours until July 2022, when Henry Roi PR established a new book tour brand, Black Tide, and discontinued Blackthorn Book Tours. An updated Black Coffee Book Tours continues within Henry Roi PR.

Coffee and Thorn was formed by Carly Rheilan and Lilyan Arċier in July 2022 to preserve the history of Blackthorn and Black Coffee tours up until that date, and to continue the tradition of promoting great independent books that grew from this journey.

From the outset, Coffee and Thorn has worked in partnership with The Paul Hodges Trust, and aims to raise money to support that UK charity with its strategic goal of promoting girls’ education.


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