Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Elizabeth Loupas on tour for The Flower Reader,
April 2nd – May 14th

Posted By amy @ 1:35 pm | 1 Comment

Please join author Elizabeth Loupas as she tours with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the release of her novel, The Flower Reader, from April 2nd through May 14th!

Publication Date:  April 3, 2012
NAL Trade


In the sweeping new novel from the author of The Second Duchess, dangerous secrets lead a passionate young woman into a maze of murder and conspiracy as Mary, Queen of Scots, comes home to reign in a treacherously divided Scotland….

With her dying breath, Mary of Guise entrusts a silver casket to Rinette Leslie of Granmuir, who possesses the ancient gift of floromancy. Inside the casket, and meant only for the young Mary, Queen of Scots, are papers the old queen has painstakingly collected—the darkest secrets of every Scottish lord and explosive private prophecies prepared by Nostradamus. Rinette risks her life to keep the casket safe, but she makes a fatal mistake: she shows it to her beloved young husband. On the very day the young queen comes home, Rinette’s husband is brutally assassinated.

Devastated, Rinette demands justice from the queen before she will surrender the casket. Amid glittering masques and opulent weddings, courtly intrigues and Highland rebellions, the queen’s agents and Rinette herself search for the shadowy assassin. They are surrounded by ruthless men from all over Europe who will do anything to force Rinette to give up the casket—threatening her life, stripping her of her beloved castle by the sea, forcing her to marry a man she hates, and driving her from the man she has reluctantly grown to love. In the end, the flowers are all she can trust—and only the flowers will lead her safely home to Granmuir.


Elizabeth Loupas lives near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. She is presently a novelist, freelance writer and amateur historian. In other times and other places she has been a radio network vice president, a reference librarian, a business-to-business magazine editor, and a tutor in English literature.

One of her passions is the art and poetry of the Pre-Raphaelites. This led her to the Rossettis and the Brownings, and the project nearest and dearest to her heart–her novel THE SECOND DUCHESS, based on Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess.”

She hates housework, cold weather, and wearing shoes. She loves animals, gardens, and popcorn. Not surprisingly she lives in a state of happy barefoot chaos with her delightful and faintly bemused husband (the Broadcasting Legend), her herb garden, her popcorn popper, and two beagles.


Tuesday, April 3rd
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Wednesday, April 4th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Tina’s Book Reviews

Thursday, April 5th
Review at Raging Bibliophile

Friday, April 6th
Author Guest Post at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Monday, April 9th
Review at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Tuesday, April 10th
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Thursday, April 12th
Author Guest Post at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Friday, April 13th
Author Interview at Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, April 17th
Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, April 19th
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, April 20th
Review at The True Book Addict
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Monday, April 23rd
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Tuesday, April 24th
Review at Always with a Book

Wednesday, April 25th
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, April 26th
Review at A Novel Affair

Author Guest Post at Always with a Book

Friday, April 27th
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, April 30th
Review at Reflections of a Book Addict

Tuesday, May 1st
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, May 2nd
Review & Giveaway at The Broke and the Bookish

Thursday, May 3rd
Review at Reviews by Molly

Friday, May 4th
Author Guest Post at A Bookish Affair

Monday, May 7th
Review at Bippity Boppity Book

Tuesday, May 8th
Review at Broken Teepee
Author Interview & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court

Wednesday, May 9th
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews 
Author Guest Post at Bippity Boppity Book

Thursday, May 10th
Review & Giveaway at Debbie’s Book Bag

Monday, May 14th
Review at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Review at Paperback Princess
Review at The Daily Bookmark


One response to “Elizabeth Loupas on tour for The Flower Reader,
April 2nd – May 14th”

  1. rhonda says:

    Would love to read this novel.Lomazowr@gmail.com.will tweet at rhondareads

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