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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jennie Fields on tour for The Age of Desire, July 29-August 30

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Please join author Jennie Fields as she tours for the paperback release of The Age of Desire from July 29 – August 30.

The Age of DesirePaperback Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Penguin Publishing
Paperback; 384p
ISBN: 978-0143123286

For fans of The Paris Wife, a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann—her governess turned literary secretary and confidante. At the age of forty-five, despite her growing fame, Edith remains unfulfilled in a lonely, sexless marriage. Against all the rules of Gilded Age society, she falls in love with Morton Fullerton, a dashing young journalist. But their scandalous affair threatens everything in Edith’s life—especially her abiding ties to Anna.

At a moment of regained popularity for Wharton, Jennie Fields brilliantly interweaves Wharton’s real letters and diary entries with her fascinating, untold love story. Told through the points of view of both Edith and Anna, The Age of Desire transports readers to the golden days of Wharton’s turn-of-the century world and—like the recent bestsellerThe Chaperone—effortlessly re-creates the life of an unforgettable woman.

Praise for The Age of Desire

“Somewhere between the repressiveness of Edith Wharton’s early-20th-century Age of Innocence and our own libertine Shades of Grey era lies the absorbingly sensuous world of Jennie Fields’s The Age of Desire . . . along with the overheated romance and the middle-age passion it so accurately describes, The Age of Desire also offers something simpler and quieter: a tribute to the enduring power of female friendship.” —Boston Globe

“One doesn’t have to be an Edith Wharton fan to luxuriate in the Wharton-esque plotting and prose Fields so elegantly conjures.” —Kirkus

“Delicate and imaginative . . . Fields’s love and respect for all her characters and her care in telling their stories shines through.” —Publishers Weekly

Beautiful … an imaginative tour-de-force with the best-written naughty bits I have ever read.” —UK Daily Mail

Inspired by Wharton’s letters, The Age of Desire is by turns sensuous . . . and sweetly melancholy. It’s also a moving examination of a friendship between two women. —Bookpage

“A fascinating insight into the life of my favorite novelist. Fields brings a secret side of Wharton to life, and shows us a woman whose elegant façade concealed a turbulent sensuality.” —Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress

“With astonishing tenderness and immediacy, The Age of Desire portrays the interwoven lives of Edith Wharton and Anna Bahlmann, her governess, secretary, and close friend. By focusing on these two women from vastly different backgrounds, Jennie Fields miraculously illuminates an entire era. . . . I gained insight into both Wharton’s monumental work and her personal struggles—and I was filled with regret that I’d finished reading so soon.” —Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light and A Fierce Radiance

“In the vein of Loving Frank or The Paris Wife, Jennie Fields has created a page-turning period piece. Fields portrays a woman whose life was hardly innocence and mirth, but passionate, complex, and more mysterious than one might ever imagine.” —Mary Morris, author of Nothing to Declare and Revenge

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About the AuthorJennie Fields

Born in the heart of the heart of the country – Chicago — Jennie Fields decided to become a writer at the age of six and produced her first (365 page!) novel when she was eleven. She received her MFA at the Iowa Writers Workshop and published her first short stories while spending a postgraduate year at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. But needing to feed her family in the era just post-Mad Men, she became an early female copywriter at an advertising agency, soon rising to creative director and moving to New York. In her 32-year advertising career, she wrote and produced many well-known and award-winning commercials. People even now can embarrass her by telling her they grew up dancing to one of her McDonalds’ jingles.

Still, fiction was her great love. Writing during her lunch hour and after her daughter’s bedtime she penned her first novel, Lily Beach, which was published by Atheneum in 1993 to much acclaim. Since then, she’s written three more novels including Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and The Middle Ages. Her latest, The Age of Desire, is a biographical novel based on the life of the author dearest to her heart, Edith Wharton. An Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review, it describes Wharton’s mid-life love affair with a younger, manipulative man. Why the affinity to Wharton? Because she wrote about people attempting to break society’s expectations for them – which is something Fields has been yearning to do all her life.

For more information, please visit Jennie’s website. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, July 29
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, July 31
Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Giveaway at vvb32 reads

Monday, August 5
Review at Carole’s Ramblings & Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Tuesday, August 6
Review at A Bookish Affair
Interview at From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, August 7
Review at West Metro Mommy
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, August 8
Review at Book-alicious Mama

Friday, August 9
Review at vvb32 reads
Guest Post at Historical Tapestry

Monday, August 12
Review at Carpe Librum

Wednesday, August 14
Review at My Reader’s Block
Review & Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Friday, August 16
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Monday, August 19
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, August 20
Review at Plum Creek Peddler
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, August 21
Review at Book Addict Katie
Review & Interview at A Bookish Libraria

Thursday, August 22
Review at Amused by Books
Review at Just One More Chapter

Friday, August 23
Review at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Monday, August 26
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Review at Books, Belles and Beaux

Tuesday, August 27
Guest Post at Books, Belles and Beaux

Wednesday, August 28
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at From Left to Write
Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Thursday, August 29
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Friday, August 30
Review at A Novel Review
Review & Giveaway at Books in the Burbs

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Kate Forsyth on tour for The Wild Girl, July 29 – August 23

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Please join Kate Forsyth as she tours virtually for The Wild Girl from July 29 – August 23.

The Wild GirlPublication Date: July 29, 2013
Allison & Busby
Hardcover; 350p
ISBN-10: 0749013281

The Wild Girl is an historical novel for adults that tells of the love story between Wilhelm Grimm, younger of the famous Grimm Brothers, and the girl who grew up next door, Dortchen Wild, who was the source of a great many of the brothers’ fairy tales. Wilhelm and Dortchen first met in 1805, when she was only twelve, just before their home town of Cassel is taken over by Napoleon’s soldiers.

From 1807, the Grimm brothers began collecting stories from Dortchen and her sisters and friends. Stories she told Wilhelm include The Frog King, Hansel & Gretel, Mother Holle, the Singing Bone, The Six Swans, and Thousand-Furs (better known as Deerskin). The first collection of fairytales was published in 1812, an attempt to keep German folktales alive during the French occupation. War, death, and poverty conspire to keep Wilhelm and Dortchen apart.

They marry at last in 1825, a week before Dortchen’s 32nd birthday, and set up house together with Wilhelm’s older brother Jacob, living together until their deaths.

Praise for THE WILD GIRL

“Kate Forsyth’s new novel takes us beneath and beyond the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. This novel offers the reader an enormous surprise. What seems a simple but richly told story of enduring love arising in childhood opens into an imaginative and wrenching examination of violence and its effects. … Like a fairytale, The Wild Girl gives us an explosive and evocative set of truths set within a deceptively simple and delicately written story.”
-The Newtown Review of Books

“This is a novel that I highly recommend for people who love historical fiction, but especially for those who enjoy novels about reading and storytelling. It is an enchanting page turner that has all the elements of a great fairy tale: all through the book you will hope that love will prevail, that good conquers evil, and that those who do good receive their just reward, just as those who do evil receive theirs … but you will have to read the book to find out if all of this actually happens in The Wild Girl. As for me, I am already looking forward to Kate’s next novel.”
-The Reading Room.com

This is a very fine story indeed of dark tales within tales (of course, of romance) and all against the backdrop of Napoleon’s plundering of Europe. I simply love this book. Kate has a brilliant gift for storytelling and a scholarly touch to her research that imbues this book with an abundance of authenticity and drama.”
-Brett Osmond

‘The Wild Girl is an exquisite package, an epic tale of love, war and fairytales, impeccably researched, deftly layered and beautifully wrought.’
-The Eclectic Reader blog

Kate Forsyth’s ‘The Wild Girl’ is a remarkable tale that beautifully blends fact and fiction. It is a sweeping historical romance that will appeal to both adults and young adults, as it reminds us the power of storytelling and loving, even in the hardest of times. Alpha Reader
‘Infused with imagination and sprinkled with soul, The Wild Girl has won my heart …. An enduring love story, fairy tales and a backdrop of politics and epic battles that would be the stuff of fantasy if it wasn’t real … what more could I ask for in a book?’
– Write Note Reviews

About the AuthorKate Forsyth 1

Kate Forsyth is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 books for adults and children , translated into 13 languages. She was recently named in the Top 25 of Australia’s Favourite Novelists. Since The Witches of Eileanan was named a Best First Novel by Locus Magazine, Kate has won or been nominated for many awards, including a CYBIL Award in the US. She’s also the only author to win five Aurealis awards in a single year, for her Gypsy Crown series of children’s historical novels. Kate’s latest novel, Bitter Greens, interweaves a retelling of the Rapunzel fairytale with the scandalous life story of the woman who first told the tale, the 17th century French writer Charlotte-Rose de la Force. It has been called ‘the best fairy tale retelling since Angela Carter’ and ‘an imaginative weaving of magic, fairy tale and history’. A direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia, Kate is currently studying a doctorate in fairy tales at the University of Technology in Sydney, where she lives by the sea, with her husband, three children, and many thousands of books.

Please visit Kate Forsyth’s WEBSITE and BLOG for more information. You can also find her on FACEBOOK and follow her on TWITTER.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, July 29
Review at One More Page

Tuesday, July 30
Guest Post at Passages to the Past

Thursday, August 1
Guest Post at One More Page

Monday, August 5
Review at Tiny Library

Tuesday, August 6
Review at Lit Nerd

Wednesday, August 7
Review at The Worm Hole

Thursday, August 8
Interview at Lit Nerd

Friday, August 9
Guest Post at The Worm Hole

Monday, August 12
Review at Lovely Treez Reads

Wednesday, August 14
Review at Kincavel Korner
Review at Medieval Bookworm

Thursday, August 15
Interview at Kincavel Korner

Friday, August 16
Review at Lit Addicted Brit

Monday, August 19
Review at Read Write Reviews

Tuesday, August 20
Interview at Read Write Reviews

Wednesday, August 21
Review at The Little Reader Library

Friday, August 23
Reviews at She Reads Novels

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stephanie Lehmann on tour for Astor Place Vintage, July 8-19

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Please join Stephanie Lehmann as she tours virtually for Astor Place Vintage from July 8-19.

Astor Place Vintage

Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Simon & Schuster
Paperback; 416p
ISBN-10: 1451682050

Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’s on just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she’s connected to Olive in ways neither could have imagined.

Praise for Astor Place Vintage

“The past meets the present in Lehmann’s work of feminist literary fiction. . . . The author combines an impressive knowledge of history, sociology and psychology to create an intellectually and emotionally rewarding story.”
-KIRKUS REVIEWS

« “Enchanting. . . . Lehmann does a seamless job of moving between the past and present and gives a definite sense of place to the story’s two periods, with rich descriptions of city life and architecture. First-class storytelling with an enticing dose of New York City history.”
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

“A thoroughly engaging story about fate, struggle, and will, as told through the intertwined lives of two women in New York living a century apart. Past and present blur in unexpected ways in this insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novel.”
—KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner

“Lehmann’s blend of past and present perfectly woven together create an addictively readable novel. New York City will never look the same to me after reading ‘Astor Place Vintage.’”
—KATHLEEN GRISSOM, author of The Kitchen House

“This soul-searching journey of two women magically connected through time is spellbinding. I was transported by every moment.”
—MARJORIE HART, author of Summer at Tiffany

“A fascinating tour of turn-of-the-century New York. Guaranteed to appeal to anyone who likes to search for the bones of the past beneath the bustle of the present.”
—LAUREN WILLIG, author of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

“I love Amanda and Olive and how we come to understand what links them despite the passage of time. I love what Lehmann has done with the 1907 city—how real it is.”
—BEVERLY SWERLING, author of City of Promise

“This utterly engrossing novel gives us a portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world where long after the book has ended you will walk the streets in your mind.”
—STEPHANIE COWELL, author of Claude and Camille and American Book Award recipient

“A splendid banquet of fashion, style, and both old and contemporary New York City, couched in a riveting story. A feast not to be missed!”
—LYNN CULLEN, author of The Creation of Eve

“Anyone who loves vintage clothing, feels the pull of nostalgia, and has a taste for retro will be utterly transported by this wise and wonderful novel. A mesmerizing story about two women separated by a century but united by a quest for independence, a talent for business, and the challenges of being a woman that arise in every era.”
—PAMELA REDMOND, author of The Possibility of You

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About the AuthorStephanie Lehmann

Stephanie Lehmann received her B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. In English from New York University. She has taught novel writing at Mediabistro and online at Salon.com, where her essays have been published. Like Olive and Amanda, she lives in New York City.

For more information, please visit www.AstorPlaceVintage.com and www.StephanieLehmann.com. You can follow Stephanie at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and tumblr.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, July 8
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Tuesday, July 9
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, July 10
Review at Turning the Pages
Interview at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, July 11
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, July 12
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, July 15
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, July 16
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, July 17
Guest Post at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, July 18
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Friday, July 19
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Trini Amador on tour for Gracianna, July 15 – August 9

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Please join author Trini Amador as he tours virtually for Gracianna from July 15-August 9.

GraciannaPublication Date: July 23, 2013
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Hardcover; 296p
ISBN-10: 1608325709

The gripping story of Gracianna–a French-Basque girl forced to make impossible decisions after being recruited into the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Gracianna is inspired by true events in the life of Trini Amador’s great-grandmother, Gracianna Lasaga. As an adult, Amador was haunted by the vivid memory of finding a loaded German Luger tucked away in a nightstand while wandering his great-grandmother’s home in Southern California. He was only four years old at the time, but the memory remained and he knew he had to explore the story behind the gun.

Decades later, Amador would delve into the remarkable odyssey of his Gracianna’s past, a road that led him to an incredible surprise. In Gracianna, Amador weaves fact and fiction to tell his great-grandmother’s story.

Gracianna bravely sets off to Paris in the early 1940s–on her way to America, she hopes–but is soon swept into the escalation of the war and the Nazi occupation of Paris. After chilling life-and-death struggles, she discovers that her missing sister has surfaced as a laborer in Auschwitz. When she finds an opportunity to fight back against the Nazis to try to free her sister, she takes it–even if it means using lethal force.

As Amador tells the imagined story of how his great-grandmother risked it all, he delivers richly drawn characters and a heart-wrenching page-turner that readers won’t soon forget.

Praise for Gracianna

“Gracianna is a riveting and remarkable narrative. The characters come alive through their unassuming but compelling stories, as Nazi-occupied Paris unfolds before our eyes. We come to care deeply about the characters, which makes putting down the book almost impossible. Highly recommended.” – Stacey Katz Bourns, Director of Language Programs, Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

“While wine is obviously a significant part of life’s enjoyment, the story behind the wine can be even more gratifying. You will be fixated on this thrilling story written by Trini Amador which was inspired by Gracianna, his great-grandmother, the French Basque namesake of his family’s award-winning winery in Sonoma County.” – Bob Cabral, Director of Winemaking & General Manager, Williams Selyem Winery

“Gracianna is a gripping story about human courage and determination. This book truly deserves a movie because of the action and emotions in it. Trini Amador has done a fantastic job in bringing the story of his amazing grandmother to life. A must read for fiction and non-fiction lovers alike.” —Felipe Korzenny, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication, Florida State University.

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About the Author

Trini Amador vividly remembers the day he found a loaded German Luger tucked away in a nightstand while wandering through his great-grandmother’s home in Southern California. He was only four years old at the time, but the memory remained and he knew he had to explore the story behind the gun. This experience sparked a journey towards Gracianna, Amador’s debut novel, inspired by true events and weaving reality with imagination. It’s a tale drawing from real-life family experiences.

Mr. Amador is a traveled global marketing “insighter.” He is a sought-after guru teaching multinational brand marketers to understand how customer and consumer segments behave based on their needs, values, motivations, feeling and values. He has trained over five thousand brand marketers on how to grow brands in over 20 countries in the last 15 years. His counseling has been valued at global brands including General Electric, Microsoft, AT&T, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, Google, Jack Daniel’s, The J.M. Smucker Co., DuPont, Mattel, and Rodale, Inc..

Amador is also a founding partner with his wife and children of Gracianna Winery, an award-winning winery located in Healdsburg, California. The winery also pays tribute to the Amador Family’s maternal grandmother, Gracianna Lasaga. Her message of being thankful lives on through them. The Gracianna winery strives to keep Gracianna’s gratitude alive through their wine. Learn more at: www.gracianna.com, like Gracianna Winery on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @GraciannaWinery.

Amador resides in Sonoma County with his family.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, July 15
Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, July 16
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, July 17
Review at A Book Geek
Interview & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Thursday, July 18
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Guest Post at Jenny Loves to Read

Friday, July 19
Review at Jenny Loves to Read

Monday, July 22
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, July 23
Guest Post at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, July 24
Review at A Bookish Affair
Review at West Metro Mommy

Thursday, July 25
Review at Just One More Chapter
Interview at Layered Pages

Monday, July 29
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Giveaway at A Writer’s Life

Wednesday, July 31
Guest Post & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Thursday, August 1
Review at Impressions in Ink
Review at The True Book Addict

Friday, August 2
Review at Savvy Verse & Wit
Interview & Giveaway at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Monday, August 5
Review at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Tuesday, August 6
Review at My Reading Room
Guest Post at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Wednesday, August 7
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Interview & Giveaway at My Reading Room

Thursday, August 8
Review at Sir Read-a-Lot

Friday, August 9
Review at Reflections of a Bookaholic

Monday, August 12
Review at Diary of an Eccentric

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Monday, April 1, 2013

C.W. Gortner on tour for The Queen’s Vow, July 2 – August 6

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Please join C.W. Gortner as he tours the blogosphere for the paperback release of The Queen’s Vow from July 2-August 6.

The Queen's Vow PBPublication Date: July 2, 2013
Ballantine Books
Paperback; 416p
ISBN-13: 9780345523976

No one believed I was destined for greatness.

So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World. Acclaimed author C. W. Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy, a nation, and the world.

Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother’s home to live under the watchful eye of their half-brother, King Enrique, and his sultry, conniving queen. There, Isabella is thrust into danger when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile, the largest kingdom in Spain. Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown, she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to her—Fernando, prince of Aragon.

As they unite their two realms under “one crown, one country, one faith,” Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies. With the future of her throne at stake, Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inquisitor Torquemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus. But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war, a violent, treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts, one that will test all of Isabella’s resolve, her courage, and her tenacious belief in her destiny.

From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville, The Queen’s Vow sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex, fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile.

Praise for The Queen’s Vow

“A masterwork by a skilled craftsman . . . Make a vow to read this book.”—New York Journal of Books

“A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction . . . Gortner’s vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not just the Queen but the whole nation to life.”—RT Book Reviews

“A fascinating story . . . Through his creative and spellbinding storytelling, Gortner’s readers come to know Isabella intimately in mind, heart and body as she lives through a tumultuous time, her intense longing to be the determiner of her own unique destiny.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News

“A novel of triumph as Isabella vanquishes her enemies one by one . . . [She is] a very human and appealing character.”—The Roanoke Times

“Politically charged, passionate . . . [a] well-researched, intriguing historical.”—Bookreporter

About the AuthorCWG

C.W. Gortner is the author of The Last Queen, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Tudor Secret and The Queen’s Vow. He holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California. In his extensive travels to research his books, he has experienced life in a Spanish castle and danced a galliard in a Tudor great hall. Half-Spanish by birth, he lives in Northern California.

You can find more information on C.W. Gortner’s website and blog. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tuesday, July 2
Review at The Book Barista

Wednesday, July 3
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, July 4
Review at Sweet Tidbits
Interview at Unabridged Chick

Friday, July 5
Review at Twisting the Lens
Review at Geri, the History Lady

Monday, July 8
Review at nomadreader

Tuesday, July 9
Review at Babies, Books, and Beyond
Guest Post at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Wednesday, July 10
Review at From L.A. to LA

Thursday, July 11
Review at Peppermint, Ph.D.

Monday, July 15
Review at The Bluestocking Society
Review at Paperback Princess

Tuesday, July 16
Review at Book Nerds
Review at WTF Are you Reading?

Wednesday, July 17
Review at Book Addict Katie
Review at Always with a Book

Thursday, July 18
Review at Alternate Readality
Interview at WTF Are you Reading?

Friday, July 19
Review at A Book Geek

Monday, July 22
Review at Jo Jo Loves to Read

Tuesday, July 23
Review at Lost in Books
Review at Kinx’s Book Nook

Thursday, July 25
Review at Booktalk & More

Friday, July 26
Review at The Relentless Reader

Tuesday, July 30
Review at Long Ago Love
Review at The Life & Times of a Book Addict

Wednesday, July 31
Review at Legacy of a Writer

Thursday, August 1
Review at vvb32 Reads
Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, August 2
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at Amused by Books
Guest Post at Lost in Books

Monday, August 5
Review at Reader Girls
Review at Review From Here

Tuesday, August 6
Review at Layered Pages
Guest Post at Review From Here

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

C.W. Gortner on tour for The Tudor Conspiracy, July 16 – August 27

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Please join C.W. Gortner as he tours virtually for the release of The Tudor Conspiracy (Book Two, Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles) from July 16 – August 27.

The Tudor Conspiracy USUS Publication Date: July 16, 2013
UK Publication Date: July 18, 2013
St. Martin’s Griffin
Paperback; 352p
ISBN-10: 0312658494

Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary’s court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London’s treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen—or send her to her death in C.W. Gortner’s The Tudor Conspiracy

England, 1553: Harsh winter encroaches upon the realm. Mary Tudor has become queen to popular acclaim and her enemies are imprisoned in the Tower. But when she’s betrothed to Philip, Catholic prince of Spain, putting her Protestant subjects in peril, rumors of a plot to depose her swirl around the one person whom many consider to be England’s heir and only hope—the queen’s half-sister, Princess Elizabeth.

Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double-agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth’s undoing.

Plunged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a mysterious opponent who hides a terrifying secret, Brendan races against time to retrieve a cache of the princess’s private letters, even as he begins to realize that in this dark world of betrayal and deceit, where power is supreme and sister can turn against sister, nothing—and no one—is what it seems.

Praise for The Tudor ConspiracyThe Tudor Conspiracy UK

“The Tudor Conspiracy weaves a suspenseful, tangled skein of intrigue. It is a vibrant historical mystery and crime-thriller with an A-list cast of characters. Here are Elizabeth Tudor and her Robert Dudley in a light you’ve seldom seen them. —Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I

“C.W. Gortner has done it again! Intrigue at the Tudor court never looked more lethal than in his capable hands, as forbidden desires and deadly rivalries turn sister against sister and plunge our bold hero into a labyrinth of deceit. Full of breathtaking action, dark twists and unexpected revelations, this is an unputdownable read!” —Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti

“In C.W. Gortner’s skillful hands, the plots and counterplots come to seething life, with Brendan using every ounce of his brains and courage to protect those he loves while struggling to stay alive. . . . Lovers of Tudor history and suspense fiction will be riveted by this swift-paced, sexy, enthralling novel.” —Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown

“Suspense, intrigue, betrayal, and deadly rivalry: what more can you ask for? From the serpentine halls of the court to the vicious back alleys and stews of Tudor London, Gortner has brewed a swashbuckling, perilous adventure that you simply can’t put down!” —M.J. Rose, author of The Book of Lost Fragrances

“C.W. Gortner has an unmatched talent for bringing the past to life. The Tudor Conspiracy is historical fiction at its best: a compelling story masterfully told, vivid characters fully drawn, and an accurate depiction of history of the time. A novel not to be missed.” —Tasha Alexander

CWGAbout the Author

C.W. Gortner is the author of The Last Queen, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Queen’s Vow and The Tudor Secret. He holds an MFA in Writing, with an emphasis in Renaissance Studies. Raised in Spain and half Spanish by birth, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He welcomes readers and is always available for reader group chats. Please visit him at www.cwgortner.com for more information.

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Review at Layered Pages
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