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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cloaked in Danger Launch Party, January 27 3-7pm pst

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Please join author Jeannie Ruesch and HF Virtual Book Tours at the Cloaked in Danger Facebook Launch Party on Monday, January 27th from 3:00-7:00pm PST.

We have some fabulous guest authors lined up including Elizabeth Essex, Eliza Knight, Veronica Wolff, Ciara Knight, Bella Love, Michelle McLean, Lynn Rush, Brenda Novak, Renee Hagar-Smith, Tracey Devlyn, Melinda Curtis, Kelsey Browning, Bella Andre, and Karenne from Coffee Time Romance!

Help us celebrate Jeannie’s special day!  There will be fantastic giveaways, trivia, prizes, author Q&A, and other bookish fun!  We hope to see you there!

About Cloaked in Danger

Cloaked in DangerPublication Date: January 27, 2014
Carina Press
eBook
ASIN: B00F93X7ZI

Aria Whitney has little in common with the delicate ladies of London society. Her famous father made his fortune hunting archaeological treasures, and her rustic upbringing has left her ill prepared for a life of parties and frippery. But when Gideon Whitney goes missing in Egypt, Aria must embrace the unknown. Armed with only the short list of highborn men who’d backed her father’s venture, she poses as a woman looking for a husband. She doesn’t intend to find one.

Adam Willoughby, Earl of Merewood, finds London’s strangest new debutante fascinating, but when he catches her investigating his family’s secrets, he threatens to ruin her reputation. He doesn’t intend to enjoy it so much.

When their lustful indiscretion is discovered, Adam finds that he regrets nothing. But now, as Aria’s father’s enemy draws near, Adam must convince his betrothed that she can trust him with her own secrets…before it’s too late.

Praise for Cloaked in Danger

“Cloaked in Danger has all the elements readers crave— larger-than-life characters, a vivid and believable setting, heart-pounding romance and just the right amount of mystery. Don’t miss it! It kept me reading deep into the night.” — New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“In ‘Cloaked in Danger’ Jeannie Ruesch has crafted a taut, emotional thrill-ride through the streets of Regency London. Archaeological adventure and drawing room intrigue are combined in a story that will keep you reading late into the night. Jeannie Ruesch is an author to watch.” — RITA Award Nominated Author Elizabeth Essex

Purchase the Book

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Barnes & Noble
Google

About the AuthorJeannie Ruesch

Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.

Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life had always captivated her. So after a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read – stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper.

She is also the creator of the WIP Notebook, a writer’s tool to help stay organized while you write, which you can find at her website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Jeannie will be touring virtually as well for Cloaked in Danger from January 27 – February 7, check out where she will be stopping here.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Authors on Tour: January 2014

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HF Virtual Book Tours is kicking off 2014 with a bang!  We have twelve authors touring in January, stopping on all of your favorite blogs.  Click on the covers to see more information on the book and author and to see the schedule of stops.

Becoming Josephine

Heather Webb for Becoming Josephine
January 1 – February 7

The Harlot's Tale

Samuel Thomas for The Harlot’s Tale
January 6 – 24

An Untitled Lady

Nicky Penttila for An Untitled Lady
January 6 – 31

Isabella

Colin Falconer for Isabella: Braveheart of France
January 6 – February 7

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment PB Cover

Jennifer Cody Epstein for The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
January 7 – 21

The Hands of Time

Irina Shapiro for The Hands of Time
January 8 – February 12

Degrees of Courage

Shari Vester for Degrees of Courage
January 13 – 24

Sebastian's Way

George Steger for Sebastian’s Way
January 13 – February 7

Winter Siege

D.W. Bradbridge for The Winter Siege
January 13 – February 14

Anvil of God

J. Boyce Gleason for Anvil of God
January 20 – February 14

The Tenth Saint

D.J. Niko for The Tenth Saint
January 27 – February 4

Cloaked in Danger

Jeannie Ruesch for Cloaked in Danger
January 27 – February 7

Friday, December 13, 2013

D.J. Niko on tour for The Tenth Saint, January 27-February 4

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Please join D.J. Niko as she tours virtually for her award-winning novel, The Tenth Saint (Book One, The Sarah West Chronicles), from January 27-February 4.

The Tenth SaintPublication Date: January 25, 2012
Medallion Press
Paperback; 464p
ISBN-10: 1605422452

Gold Medal Winner, Popular Fiction, 2013 Florida Book Awards.

Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum: a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Seeking to ascertain the translation and the identity of the entombed man, she and her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, stumble upon a lethal conflict.

Tracking down clues in Addis Ababa and the monasteries of Lalibela, Sarah and Daniel uncover a codex in a subterranean library revealing a set of prophecies about Earth’s final hours written by a man hailed by Coptic mystics as Ethiopia’s tenth saint. Violently opposed by the corrupt director of antiquities at the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they’re left for dead in the heart of the Simien Mountains. Surviving to journey to Paris, Sarah is given another piece of the ancient puzzle: a fourteenth-century letter describing catastrophic events leading to the planet’s demise.

Connecting the two discoveries, Sarah faces a deadly intercontinental conspiracy to keep the secret of the tenth saint buried. Risking her reputation and her life, Sarah embarks on a quest to stall the technological advances that will surely destroy the world.

Watch the official Book Trailer

Praise for The Tenth Saint

“The characters are lively, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, especially for inveterate fans of the genre.” – David Pitt, Booklist (January 1, 2012)

“Like ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ ‘The Tenth Saint’ takes you to a place you have never been, creating an adventure you will not soon forget.” – Laurence Leamer, New York Times-bestselling author of ‘Kennedy Women’

“Interesting, intricate and intriguing, ‘The Tenth Saint’ is an archaeological puzzle the reader can’t wait to solve.” – James O. Born, author of ‘Burn Zone’

“Her descriptive powers are remarkable. Whether constructing the distant past or today, whether reproducing the foreign or the familiar, Ms. Niko brings vivid, convincing sensory detail to her settings.” – Phil Jason, Naples Florida Weekly (April 2012)

“Fast-paced and filled with danger and action in interesting and less well-known locales, The Tenth Saint will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end.”- www.FreshFiction.com

“An impressive and well-researched thrill-ride … Dark tombs, buried secrets, and apocalyptic prophecies, this book has it all!” – Ronald Malfi, author of ‘The Ascent’ and ‘Floating Staircase’

“The Tenth Saint is a clever and well-written story which piqued my interest and curiosity. I enjoyed the wicked twist at the end, which I thought brought everything together cleanly. I look forward to more of Ms. Niko’s writing!” – Star Fyre, Bibliophilic Book Blog

“The author, D. J. Niko, thoroughly researched the history and geography of Ethiopia, providing sufficient authenticity to the story line and plot to satisfy even the most skeptical Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.” – The Etritrea and Ethiopia Herald (for Peace Corps volunteers)

Buy Links

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound

About the AuthorD

D.J. Niko is the nom de plume of Daphne Nikolopoulos, an award-winning author and journalist. Her first novel, titled The Tenth Saint, was released in March 2012 to rave reviews by both readers and the trade. In March 2013, it was awarded the Gold Medal for popular fiction in the prestigious, juried Florida Book Awards. An archaeological thriller embroidered with historical motifs, The Tenth Saint takes readers on an adventure across the globe: Ethiopia, the Syro-Arabian Desert and Abyssinian Empire circa fourth century, London, Paris, Brussels, and Texas. The Tenth Saint is the first book in The Sarah Weston Chronicles series. The second, titled The Riddle of Solomon, releases July 1, 2013.

Daphne is now at work on a historical novel set in tenth century B.C.E. Israel. The epic story details the collapse of the United Monarchy and the glory and fall of the empire built by King Solomon. It will be released in early 2015.

As a former travel journalist, Daphne has traveled across the globe on assignment, or for personal discovery. She has been to some places most of us don’t realize are on the map, and she has brought them to life through her writing for various magazines, newspapers and websites on an international scale. Her travel background and rich experiences now bring authentic detail, color, and realism to her fiction.

She also is the editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, a 62-year-old luxury-lifestyle glossy. She also is the editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group, and in that capacity oversees 11 magazines and 3 websites.

She is the mother of twin toddlers and, in her spare time, volunteers for causes she believes in—literacy, education, child advocacy, and the advancement of traditional and tribal arts from around the world. Born in Athens, Greece, she now lives with her family in West Palm Beach, Florida.

For more information, please visit D.J. Niko’s website. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 27
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Tuesday, January 28
Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, January 29
Review at JulzReads

Thursday, January 30
Excerpt at Kinx’s Book Nook

Friday, January 31
Review at Sir Read-a-Lot

Tuesday, February 4
Interview & Giveaway at Closed the Cover

Monday, February 10
Review at Royalty Free Fiction

Tuesday, February 11
Guest Post at Royalty Free Fiction

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Monday, December 9, 2013

J. Boyce Gleason on tour for Anvil of God, January 20-February 14

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Please join J. Boyce Gleason as he embarks on a second blog tour for Anvil of God (Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles) from January 20 – February 14.

Anvil of GodPublication Date: July 26, 2013
iUniverse
Paperback; 440p
ISBN-10: 1475990197

It is 741. After subduing the pagan religions in the east, halting the march of Islam in the west, and conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, mayor of the palace Charles the Hammer has one final ambition-the throne. Only one thing stands in his way-he is dying.

Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keep the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles’s death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a steep price for their support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism, and Charles’s daughter flees his court for an enemy’s love.

Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family’s relentless quest for power and destiny.

Blogger Praise for Anvil of God

“I thoroughly enjoyed Anvil of God. It’s like a Carolingian soap opera with lots of drama, political maneuvering, betrayals, and familial strife. It’s a lot like Game of Thrones without the fantasy. This is a rich story, full of complex characters and tricky relationships set against the backdrop of constant warfare for territory and religious reform in the eighth century.” – Let Them Read Books

“Anvil of God is a gripping novel of history, family, faith, and war. History fans and lovers of adventure will find hours of enjoyment with this excellent debut, and will be eagerly awaiting the second installment of the Carolingian Chronicles.” – Luxury Reading (5 Stars)

“I am really looking forward to more in this series by Gleason. He packs a lot of detail and history into his novels, but yet it is a smooth read and doesn’t read like a textbook. You’ll be educated, but also entertained and enjoy the reading journey immensely. The writing is well-crafted, well-edited, and overall, well-done! If you like Game of Thrones, you’ll certainly enjoy this as a next series to grab ahold of for those long winter nights!” – Hook of a Book

“J. Boyce Gleason’s first book of The Carolingian Chronicles ‘Anvil of God’ brings the birth of the Carolingian dynasty to epic life. Graphic, bloody, and sinfully entertaining, ‘Anvil of God’ will be a treat for any lover of historical fiction.” – Bibliophilic Book Blog

Purchase the Book

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Alibris
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Better World Books
Book Depository
Google Play
IndieBound
Indigo
Kobo

About the AuthorJ. Boyce Gleason

After a 25-year career in crisis management and public affairs, J. Boyce Gleason began writing historical fiction and is publishing his first novel ANVIL OF GOD, Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles. With an AB in history from Dartmouth College, Gleason brings a strong understanding of the past to his historical fiction. He is married, has three sons and lives in Virginia.

For more information please visit www.jboycegleason.com.  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 20
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 21
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, January 27
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Friday, January 31
Review & Giveaway at The Novel Life

Saturday, February 1
Review at Closed the Cover

Monday, February 3
Review & Giveaway at Words & Peace

Thursday, February 6
Review at The Lit Bitch

Friday, February 7
Review at A Bookish Affair
Interview at The Novel Life

Wednesday, February 12
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Thursday, February 13
Review at Peppermint, Ph.D.

Friday, February 14
Giveaway at Passages to the Past

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Irina Shapiro on tour for The Hands of Time, January 7-February 12

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Please join us on the virtual tour for Irina Shapiro’s novel, The Hands of Time (Book One, The Hands of Time Series), from January 7-February 12.

The Hands of TimePublication Date: December 7, 2011
Merlin Press
eBook
ASIN: B006JRO9WS

When a young American woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent, allowing the authorities to search for her in vain, safe in the knowledge that she will never be found. As Valerie’s bereft sister returns home alone, she struggles to understand what happened and come to terms with her terrible loss when she suddenly stumbles upon a clue that might finally shed some light on her sister’s disappearance.

Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home despite their misgivings about her origins. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep, creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her the love she couldn’t find in her own time.

About the AuthorIrina Shapiro

Irina Shapiro was born in Moscow, Russia, where she lived until she was eleven. In 1982 her family emigrated to the United States and settled in New York. Due to her love of reading, Irina was able to pick up English very quickly, and was an honor student throughout her school career.

After graduating from Bernard M. Baruch College in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Irina worked in advertising for two years before shifting her focus to Import/Export. She worked her way up to the position of Import Manager in a large textile house before leaving the work force in 2007 to focus on her autistic son.

It wasn’t until Irina had been at home for some time that she began to write. Eventually the characters began to take on a life of their own and have conversations in her head, and once she started writing her musings down the stories came easily enough. Irina incorporated her love of history and travel into her writing to create a rich and detailed background for the characters. Since then Irina has written eight novels. She is currently working on book five of The Hands of Time Series.

Irina Shapiro lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

For more information, please visit www.irinashapiro.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tuesday, January 7
Guest Post & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, January 8
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Friday, January 10
Guest Post at Broken Teepee

Monday, January 13
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Tuesday, January 14
Guest Post at A Bookish Libraria

Thursday, January 16
Review at Book Nerd

Monday, January 20
Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, January 21
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, January 23
Guest Post at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, January 28
Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Friday, January 31
Review & Giveaway at History Undressed

Tuesday, February 4
Review at Hardcover Feedback

Wednesday, February 12
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Jeannie Ruesch on tour for Cloaked in Danger, January 27-February 7

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Please join author Jeannie Ruesch as she tours virtually for Cloaked in Danger from January 27 through February 7.

Cloaked in DangerPublication Date: January 27, 2014
Carina Press
eBook
ASIN: B00F93X7ZI

Aria Whitney has little in common with the delicate ladies of London society. Her famous father made his fortune hunting archaeological treasures, and her rustic upbringing has left her ill prepared for a life of parties and frippery. But when Gideon Whitney goes missing in Egypt, Aria must embrace the unknown. Armed with only the short list of highborn men who’d backed her father’s venture, she poses as a woman looking for a husband. She doesn’t intend to find one.

Adam Willoughby, Earl of Merewood, finds London’s strangest new debutante fascinating, but when he catches her investigating his family’s secrets, he threatens to ruin her reputation. He doesn’t intend to enjoy it so much.

When their lustful indiscretion is discovered, Adam finds that he regrets nothing. But now, as Aria’s father’s enemy draws near, Adam must convince his betrothed that she can trust him with her own secrets…before it’s too late.

Praise for Cloaked in Danger

“Cloaked in Danger has all the elements readers crave— larger-than-life characters, a vivid and believable setting, heart-pounding romance and just the right amount of mystery. Don’t miss it! It kept me reading deep into the night.” — New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“In ‘Cloaked in Danger’ Jeannie Ruesch has crafted a taut, emotional thrill-ride through the streets of Regency London. Archaeological adventure and drawing room intrigue are combined in a story that will keep you reading late into the night. Jeannie Ruesch is an author to watch.” — RITA Award Nominated Author Elizabeth Essex

Purchase the Book

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Google

About the AuthorJeannie Ruesch

Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.

Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life had always captivated her. So after a dinner
conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read – stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern
California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper.

She is also the creator of the WIP Notebook, a writer’s tool to help stay organized while you write, which you can find at her website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 27
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Facebook Launch Party (3:00 – 7:00pm PST)

Wednesday, January 29
Spotlight & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Spotlight & Giveaway at Book Reviews & More by Kathy

Thursday, January 30
Review at History Undressed
Interview at Layered Pages

Friday, January 31
Interview at The Maiden’s Court
Guest Post & Giveaway at History Undressed

Monday, February 3
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Spotlight at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, February 4
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, February 5
Spotlight & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf

Thursday, February 6
Review at Kincavel Korner
Review at I Heart Romance

Friday, February 7
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book
Interview & Giveaway at Kincavel Korner

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Please join author George Steger as he tours virtually for Sebastian’s Way: The Pathfinder (Book One, The Sebastian Chronicles) from January 13 – February 7.

Sebastian's WayPublication Date: October 3, 2013
iUniverse
Paperback; 370p
ISBN-10: 1491708964

In a dark age of unending war and violence, one young warrior opposes a mighty king to forge a new path to peace…

During the savage Frankish-Saxon wars, the moving force of his age, Karl der Grosse, King Charlemagne, fights and rules like the pagan enemies he seeks to conquer. But in the long shadow of war and genocide, a spark of enlightenment grows, and the king turns to learned men to help him lead his empire to prosperity.

One of these men is the unlikely young warrior Sebastian. Raised in an isolated fortress on the wild Saxon border, Sebastian balances his time in the training yard with hours teaching himself to read, seeking answers to the great mysteries of life during an age when such pastimes were scorned by fighting men. Sebastian’s unique combination of skills endears him to Charlemagne and to the ladies of the king’s court, though the only woman to hold his heart is forbidden to him. As the king determines to surround himself with men who can both fight and think beyond the fighting, Sebastian becomes one of the privileged few to hold the king’s ear.

But the favor of the king does not come without a cost. As Charlemagne’s vassals grapple for power, there are some who will do anything to see Sebastian fall from grace, including his ruthless cousin Konrad, whose hatred and jealousy threaten to destroy everything Sebastian holds dear. And as Sebastian increasingly finds himself at odds with the king’s brutal methods of domination and vengeance, his ingrained sense of honor and integrity lead him to the edge of treason, perilously pitting himself against the most powerful man of his age.

This fast-paced adventure story brings Charlemagne’s realm to life as the vicious Christian-pagan wars of the eighth century decide the fate of Europe. Filled with action, intrigue, and romance, Sebastian’s Way is a riveting and colorful recreation of the world of Europe’s greatest medieval monarch.

Buy Links

Amazon (Hardcover)
Amazon (Paperback)
Amazon (Kindle eBook)
iUniverse

About the AuthorGeorge Steger

A native of Louisiana, the author followed a long tradition of young men from the Deep South by seeking to improve his prospects in the military. From a green second lieutenant in the famed 101st Airborne Division to battalion command in Vietnam, Colonel Steger spent most of the rest of his military career in four European tours as an intelligence officer and Russian foreign area specialist, working on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. He traded sword for plowshare in a second career in academia and is now Professor Emeritus of history and international affairs at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The motivation to write Sebastian’s Way came from his experiences in both war and peace, from fourteen years in Germany and Eastern Europe, and from his love of teaching medieval and other European history courses.

Steger is an avid hiker and trail biker, and much of the story of Sebastian came out of time spent in the woods and fields of eastern Kansas. In memory of Mary Jo, his wife of many years, he and filmmaker son Ben spent a recent summer trekking across Spain on The Camino de Santiago, one of Europe’s oldest pilgrimage trails. He lives and writes in rural Kansas and has four other grown and gifted children.

For more information please visit George Steger’s website. You can also find him on Facebook.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 13
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 14
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 15
Review at Impressions in Ink
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, January 16
Giveaway at Layers of Thought

Wednesday, January 22
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Friday, January 24
Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Monday, January 27
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Tuesday, January 28
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie

Wednesday, January 29
Interview & Giveaway at The Most Happy Reader

Friday, January 31
Review at Book Nerd

Monday, February 3
Review at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, February 4
Guest Post at HF Connection

Wednesday, February 5
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, February 6
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, February 7
Review at Sir Read-a-Lot
Review & Giveaway at Reading the Ages
Review & Giveaway at Cynthia Robertson Blog

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

D.W. Bradbridge on tour for The Winter Siege, January 13-February 14

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Please join author D.W. Bradbridge as he tours the blogosphere for The Winter Siege from January 13 – February 14.

Winter SiegePublication Date: October 1, 2013
Electric Reads
Paperback; 488p
ISBN-10: 1492795712

1643. The armies of King Charles I and Parliament clash in the streets and fields of England, threatening to tear the country apart, as winter closes in around the parliamentary stronghold of Nantwich. The royalists have pillaged the town before, and now, they are returning. But even with weeks to prepare before the Civil War is once more at its gates, that doesn’t mean the people of Nantwich are safe.

While the garrison of soldiers commanded by Colonel George Booth stand guard, the town’s residents wait, eyeing the outside world with unease, unaware that they face a deadly threat from within. Townspeople are being murdered – the red sashes of the royalists left on the bodies marking them as traitors to the parliamentary cause.

When the first dead man is found, his skull caved in with a rock, fingers start being pointed, and old hatreds rise to the surface. It falls to Constable Daniel Cheswis to contain the bloodshed, deputising his friend, Alexander Clowes, to help him in his investigations, carried out with the eyes of both armies on his back. And they are not the only ones watching him.

He is surrounded by enemies, and between preparing for the imminent battle, watching over his family, being reunited with his long-lost sweetheart, and trying, somehow, to stay in business, he barely has time to solve a murder.

With few clues and the constant distraction of war, can Cheswis protect the people of Nantwich? And which among them need protecting? Whether they are old friends or troubled family, in these treacherous times, everyone’s a traitor, in war, law, or love.

When the Winter Siege is through, who will be among the bodies?

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble

About the Author

D.W. Bradbridge was born in 1960 and grew up in Bolton. He has lived in Crewe, Cheshire since 2000, where he and his wife run a small magazine publishing business for the automotive industry.

“The inspiration for The Winter Siege came from a long-standing interest in genealogy and local history. My research led me to the realisation that the experience endured by the people of Nantwich during December and January 1643-44 was a story worth telling. I also realised that the closed, tension-filled environment of the month-long siege provided the ideal setting for a crime novel.

“History is a fascinating tool for the novelist. It consists only of what is remembered and written down, and contemporary accounts are often written by those who have their own stories to tell. But what about those stories which were forgotten and became lost in the mists of time?

“In writing The Winter Siege, my aim was to take the framework of real history and fill in the gaps with a story of what could, or might have happened. Is it history or fiction? It’s for the reader to decide.”

For more information please visit D.W. Bradbridge’s website. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 13
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 14
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 15
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Thursday, January 16
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, January 17
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Monday, January 20
Review at Closed the Cover

Tuesday, January 21
Giveaway at The Novel Life

Wednesday, January 22
Interview at Closed the Cover

Friday, January 24
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Monday, January 27
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, January 28
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, January 29
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Thursday, January 30
Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Monday, February 3
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Tuesday, February 4
Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, February 5
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Friday, February 7
Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Monday, February 10
Review at Reading the Ages

Tuesday, February 11
Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Thursday, February 13
Review at Just One More Chapter

Friday, February 14
Guest Post at HF Connection

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nicky Penttila on tour for An Untitled Lady, January 6-31

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Please join author Nicky Penttila as she tours virtually for An Untitled Lady from January 6 – 31.

An Untitled LadyPublication Date: December 20, 2013
Musa Publishing
eBook
ISBN: 9781619375963

Shocking family news forces Madeline Wetherby to abandon her plans to marry an earl and settle for upstart Manchester merchant Nash Quinn. When she discovers that her birth father is one of the weavers her husband is putting out of work—and a radical leader—Maddie must decide which family she truly desires, the man of her heart or the people of her blood.

An earl’s second son, Nash chose a life of Trade over Society. When protest marches spread across Lancashire, the pressure on him grows. If he can’t make both workers and manufacturers see reason he stands to lose everything: his business, his town, and his marriage.

As Manchester simmers under the summer sun, the choices grow more stark for Maddie and Nash: Family or justice. Love or money. Life or death.

Watch the Official Trailer

Buy Links

Amazon
AudioBook
Barnes & Noble
Musa Publishing (editor’s pick)
Smashwords

About the AuthorNicky Penttila

Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure and love, and often with ideas and history as well. She enjoys coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in Maryland with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. She’s chattiest on Twitter, @NickyPenttila, and can also be found at nickypenttila.com and on Facebook.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 6
Feature & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, January 7
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Wednesday, January 8
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Review & Giveaway at WTF Are You Reading?

Friday, January 10
Interview at Mina’s Bookshelf
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Monday, January 13
Review at Reading the Ages

Tuesday, January 14
Interview at Layered Pages

Wednesday, January 15
Review at She Is Too Fond of Books

Saturday, January 18
Spotlight at Romantic Historical Reviews

Monday, January 20
Review & Giveaway at Found Between the Covers

Tuesday, January 21
Review at To Read or Not to Read

Wednesday, January 22
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Friday, January 24
Review at Turning the Pages

Monday, January 27
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review & Interview at Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, January 28
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Interview at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, January 29
Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, January 30
Review at History Undressed

Friday, January 31
Interview at The Most Happy Reader

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Please join author Colin Falconer as he tours the blogosphere for Isabella: Braveheart of France from January 6 – February 7.

IsabellaPublication Date: September 3, 2013
Cool Gus Publishing
Paperback; 218p
ISBN-10: 1621250911

She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.

Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight – but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage – and England apart.

Who is Piers Gaveston – and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war?

The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny – but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life – and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history.

Does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death – or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself?

This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England – and win.

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Praise for Isabella: Braveheart of France

“What an intriguing story! … I’m enchanted indeed! Loved it!” – Montreal Times

“Author Colin Falconer has brought Isabelle’s story to life … wonderful descriptive and succinct prose graces each page of this biographical novel.” – Great Historicals

“Isabella: Braveheart of France is a gripping read … this is phenomenal historical fiction that is highly recommended.” – Crystal Book Reviews

About the AuthorColin Falconer

Born in London, Colin first trialed as a professional football player in England, and was eventually brought to Australia. He went to Sydney and worked in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over twenty novels and his work has so far been translated into 23 languages.

He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz.

His most recent novels are Silk Road, set in the 13th century, and Stigmata, set against the backdrop of the Albigensian Crusade in Southern France in 1209. He currently lives in Barcelona.

For more information please visit Colin Falconer’s blog. You can also find him on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 6
Review at Book of Secrets

Tuesday, January 7
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Wednesday, January 8
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, January 9
Review at Kinx’s Book Nook

Monday, January 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, January 14
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 15
Review at Ageless Pages Review

Thursday, January 16
Review at Dee’s Reads

Friday, January 17
Review at Just One More Chapter

Monday, January 20
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, January 21
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, January 23
Spotlight & Giveaway at Words & Peace

Friday, January 24
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Monday, January 27
Review at Carpe Librum
Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, January 28
Review at Reading the Ages

Wednesday, January 29
Review at Book Drunkard

Friday, January 31
Review at Turning the Pages

Monday, February 3
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Tuesday, February 4
Review at Historical Fiction Notebook

Thursday, February 6
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, February 7
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Review at Found Between the Covers

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