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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Jodie Toohey on Blog Tour for Shattered Pearl, January 27-February 7

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Shattered Pearl: A Taming the Twisted Novella
by Jodie Toohey

Publication Date: August 29, 2019
Wordsy Woman Press
eBook & Paperback; 127 Pages

Series: Taming the Twisted (Book 3)
Genre: Historical Fiction



Pearl should be happy. She just married the love of her life, Lester Sinkey, and is ready to assume the role of wife and mother she’d dreamed about since she was a little girl. There’s just one thing standing in her way. Every time she and Lester try to consummate, Pearl feels a searing pain like she’s being sliced open with the clamming knives her family uses camping along the Mississippi River every summer. Disturbing memories of her great uncle, Mason, a veteran of the war between the states, soon resurface, and she fears something more sinister her mind is preventing her from recalling happened to her. Deciding it’s the only way, Pearl gets herself committed to the insane asylum where Mason had also been a patient, a dire mistake.

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About the Author

Jodie Toohey is the owner and operator of Wordsy Woman Author Services, a company that helps authors, soon-to-be authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to readers with craft advice, revision and editing services, and book marketing planning services. She is the author of seven books, three poetry collections – Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls, The Other Side of Crazy, and Versed in Nature: Hiking Northwest Illinois and West Iowa State Parks – and three novels – Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters, Melody Madson – May It Please the Court?, Taming the Twisted, and Taming the Twisted 2 Reconstructing Rain. Jodie lives with her family in Davenport, Iowa.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jodie Toohey on Blog Tour for Taming the Twisted, February 8-19

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02_Taming the TwistedTaming the Twisted
by Jodie Toohey

Publication Date: August 15, 2015
Wordsy Woman Press
eBook & Paperback; 242 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Taming the Twisted is written in a similar style to Laura Ingalls Wilders’ Little House books though updated for modern times. It might read as if she’d left in all of the juicy tidbits about things people didn’t talk about during the time when she was writing. Taming the Twisted is a story of destruction, romance, mystery, and deceit set against a back drop of an actual historical event.

In early June, 1860, Abigail enjoyed a peaceful home life with her parents, younger sister, and twin toddler brothers. Their home in Camanche, Iowa, where they’d emigrated from Pennsylvania, was almost complete and her beau, Joseph Sund, had recently proposed marriage.

That changes the evening of June 3rd when a tornado rips through town, killing her parents. At the mass funeral for the over two dozen people who perished in the storm, she learns Marty Cranson, with whom Abigail witnessed Joseph having a heated argument, died, but at the hands of a person rather than the tornado.

In addition to being faced with raising her young siblings, Joseph has disappeared without a trace and a stranger, Marshall Stevenson, appears, offering to help Abigail repair the families’ home and cultivate the newly planted farm crops.

Abigail, while developing romantic feelings for Marshall, tolerating the scorn of town woman Pamela Mackenrow, and working as a seamstress and storekeeper to support her siblings, becomes obsessed with finding out who killed Marty, hoping that and not that he no longer loved her, was the reason Joseph left without saying goodbye.


About the Author03_Jodie Toohey

Jodie Toohey is the author of four additional books, two poetry collections – Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls (2008) and Other Side of Crazy (918studio, 2013) – as well as two novels, Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters (2012) and Melody Madson – May It Please the Court? (2014).

When Jodie is not writing poetry or fiction, she is helping authors, soon-to-be-authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to reader through her company, Wordsy Woman Author Services.


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 8
Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog
Spotlight & Giveaway at Rambling Reviews

Tuesday, February 9
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, February 10
Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, February 11
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Literary Vacation

Friday, February 12
Review at Back Porchervations
Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews

Monday, February 15
Review at Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne

Tuesday, February 16
Review at Book Drunkard

Wednesday, February 17
Review at A Holland Reads

Thursday, February 18
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Friday, February 19
Interview at Author Dianne Ascroft’s Blog

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