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Monday, April 29, 2019

HFVBT is looking for Bookstagrammers!

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If you like to read and review Historical Fiction and you enjoy taking pretty book pictures on Instagram, we are looking for you! You can sign up to be a host today and we will email you with news on our blog tours, cover reveals, book blasts, and launch parties!

We look forward to working with you!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NEW Group for HFVBT Blog Tour Hosts!

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HF Virtual Book Tours has set up a Facebook group exclusively for our blog tour hosts!

In this group we will be posting news and information about our tours, announcing new tours, and giving away cool prizes periodically. Blog tour hosts will be able to share their blog post links, reviews, and chat with other tour hosts.

I hope to see you there!

JOIN THE GROUP

 

 

HF Virtual Book Tours congratulates author Cecilia Velástegui for being a 2017 Finalists for the 19th Annual Internationall Latino Book Awards for Lucía Zárate! Cecilia is up against international best-selling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Literary giant vs Literary Longshot! Who will win the coveted prize?

The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony pm September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles at the Dominguez Ballroom at California State University Dominguez Hills. Let’s all wish Cecilia good luck! What an honor to be a finalist!

Lucía Zárate
by Cecilia Velástegui

Publication Date: June 5, 2017
Libros Publishing
Hardcover & eBook; 278 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

 

In this thrilling new historical novel, award-winning author Cecilia Velástegui again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding and haunting period pieces. Lucía Zárate is based on the poignant, real-life odyssey of the world’s smallest woman.

Pretty and gregarious, Lucía Zárate was just twenty inches tall. A celebrity after her ‘display’ at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, Lucía’s extraordinary, heartbreaking story is one of exploitation by greedy sideshow hucksters and a fishbowl existence on the road, from New York to Victorian London.

Snatched away from her parents at the age of twelve from Veracruz, Mexico, minuscule Lucía Zárate began her life’s arduous journey among Frank Uffner’s traveling troupe, in the care of an interpreter and protector. Despite Velástegui’s rigorous and extensive research, the name of Lucía’s interpreter has disappeared with the dust of time. Nonetheless, Velástegui masterfully creates Zoila, Lucía’s companion, as a character of depth and emotion.

Zoila is a woman who’s felt the sting of exploitation and exile at the hands of powerful vanilla growers in Mexico: her linguistic talents, wily temperament and compassion help her protect Lucia at all costs. She foils kidnapping attempts, teaches Lucia how to hold her own among European royalty, and facilitates a budding romance between Lucia and General Mite, a member of the traveling troupe of little people.

We follow the adventures of diminutive Lucía Zárate and the devoted Zoila as they grapple with life and death, finding joy and adventure in their bumpy sideshow journey of more than fourteen years. This is an artfully balanced novel that is a mesmerizing tale of survival, resilience, and the uplifting force of friendship.

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About the Author

Cecilia Velástegui was born high up in the Andes mountains in Quito, Ecuador, where she spent her childhood. Although she now lives at sea level in Monarch Beach, California, she still has two friendly alpacas, Tupac and Khipus. Cecilia was raised in California and France, and has traveled extensively in over 50 countries. Her favorite country is always the most recent country she visited.

She received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, and speaks four languages. She was a marriage and family therapist, but now she is a devoted writer. Cecilia is on the board of directors of several cultural and educational institutions.

Cecilia Velástegui’s novels include Gathering the Indigo Maidens, Traces of Bliss, Missing in Machu Picchu, Parisian Promises, Blessings from the Edge, and Lucía Zárate.

For more information please visit Cecilia Velástegui’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Monday, April 20, 2015

HFVBT Spring Sale!

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HF Virtual Book Tours is celebrating Spring with a Sale on our 5 and 10 Blog Book Tours!

During April 20-May 15 you can book a 5 Blog Tour for only $75 (reg $95) or a 10 Blog Tour for $150 (reg $195)!

Payment is due at time of booking and the tour must take place before December 31, 2015.

For more availability & information please email Amy at hfvirtualbooktours@gmail.com.

2015 Spring Sale

Friday, June 6, 2014

★HFVBT’s Summer Special★ 5 Blog Virtual Tour only $65!

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★ HFVBT’s Summer Special ★

 

Now thru June 30th: Book a 5 Blog Virtual Tour for only $65!

For all of you authors who’ve been wanting to try out a Blog Tour now’s your chance!  Skip the hassle and focus on writing your next book….let HFVBT handle everything for you!  Email Amy at hfvirtualbooktours@gmail.com for more information and availability.

Our 5 Blog Tour Package includes…

Stops on FIVE first-rate book blogs in any combination of reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, spotlights, and giveaways

Dedicated Tour Page with unique URL that includes publication information, synopsis, author bio and photo, book trailer, praise, and buying information

Dedicated Tour Coordinator

Personalized Tour Banner

Personalized Event Hashtag

Marketing on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and Pinterest)

*Cross-Posting of Blog Reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble*

 Read what our clients are saying…

“Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours are 100% organized, easy to use, and dare I say fun. How can doing business be fun, you ask? Well it was. Amy was a joy to work with, and I got so much exposure for my first book, in all the right places! Amy knows about the most relevant blogs, ones that are about historical fiction, that I could not have known about myself. I didn’t have to worry about scheduling or trying to convince the historical bloggers to review my book, I didn’t have to worry about anything, I just had to keep up with Amy’s efficiency and professional know-how. Plus, there was some hand-holding thrown in, and encouragement, which I needed, given to me just when I needed it. I will use Amy’s services again in a heartbeat.” ~ Christina E. Pilz, author of Fagin’s Boy

“In my experience, Amy Bruno’s Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours is the best—and now the only—blog tour organizer I would ever work with. Amy’s knowledge, dedication, and work ethic are unparalleled and the cost is extremely reasonable. Amy knows how to perfectly match each book and author with the right bloggers for them, no matter the size of the tour.” ~ Juliet Grey, author of Becoming Marie Antoinette, Days of Splendor, Days and Sorrow and Confessions of Marie Antoinette

“Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours was everything I’d hoped for and more. Amy knows exactly who to line up to review, blog, interview, and offer giveaways to. She’s calm, friendly, and professional as well as being networked throughout the book reading world. Her keen market and fiction sensibility directs every placement and contact. I will use her again, without hesitation, and consider her efforts central to my book’s promotion.” ~ Sandra Byrd, author of To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

“Amy Bruno did a brilliant job putting together my virtual book tour for Road from the West. Her efficiency, organizational skills, and professionalism never failed to impress me, both in the months leading up to the tour and during the tour itself. Her rapport with other historical fiction bloggers helped her find a great selection of reviewers for my book. She ensured that all timetables were met, swiftly relayed all communication between myself and the reviewers, and calmly addressed any bumps in the road that life (and the Internet) inevitably bring. I would definitely recommend Amy Bruno and HFVBT to any historical novelist seeking publicity for a new book.” ~ Rosanne E. Lortz, author of Road from The West 

“Amy Bruno’s Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour was a wonderful experience.  I am certain that  I found readers as a direct result of the virtual tour. Amy was organized and patient and resourceful and informed—it was a delight to work with her every day. Now that my tour is over I really miss her!” is my first novel and I knew only a handful of bloggers or historical-website creators going into publication. Thanks to Amy’s strategic outreach, I “met” more than twenty bloggers interested in historical fiction and thrillers.  They reviewed my book and interviewed me and posted guest blogs, and thanks to their support, word-of-mouth definitely surged about.” Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown

“Amy’s tour was perfect from start to finish. Really. Perfect. She’s responsive, pro-active, professional and thoughtful.  It’s easy to throw a book at a bunch of blogs and hope. The only hope connected to this tour is that she has room for me and my next book.” ~ International bestseller, M.J. Rose, The Book of Lost Fragrances, The Reincarnationist, The Hyponotist and The Memorist.

If you are interested in booking a tour or receiving more information, please email Amy at hfvirtualbooktours@gmail.com.