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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for July 30th – 5th

Posted By on July 30, 2016

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A Reckless Promise by Kasey Michaels

A Reckless PromiseSaturday, July 30th: Broken Teepee – excerpt

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Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

Everything We KeepMonday, August 1st: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Tuesday, August 2nd: Rebel Mommy Book Blog

Wednesday, August 3rd: Worth Getting in Bed For

Thursday, August 4th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, August 5th: Palmer’s Page Turners

 

The Fatal series by Marie Force

fatal identityMonday, August 1st: Books a la Mode – excerpt

Tuesday, August 2nd: Open Book Society – Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice, Fatal Consequences

Wednesday, August 3rd: Dog-Eared Daydreams – Fatal Justice

Thursday, August 4th: Buried Under Romance – Fatal Affair

Friday, August 5th: Dog-Eared Daydreams – Fatal Consequences

 

The Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann

The Ninja's DaughterMonday, August 1st: Hoser’s Blook

Tuesday, August 2nd: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, August 3rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, August 4th: A Holland Reads

Friday, August 5th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

 

Home Field by Hannah Gersen

Home Field coverMonday, August 1st: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, August 2nd: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Wednesday, August 3rd: bookchickdi

Thursday, August 4th: A Bookish Affair

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The Valley by Helen Bryan

The ValleyMonday, August 1st: A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, August 2nd: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, August 3rd: Lavish Bookshelf

Thursday, August 4th: Just One More Chapter

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A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice by Christine Hale

A Piece of Sky A Grain of RiceMonday, August 1st: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Tuesday, August 2nd: Savvy Verse and Wit – author guest post

Wednesday, August 3rd: Readaholic Zone

Thursday, August 4th: Run Wright

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Summer Lovin’ Tour

Summer Lovin Social Media ButtonMonday, August 1st: A Chick Who Reads – Sophie’s Path

Tuesday, August 2nd: Reading Is My Superpower – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, August 3rd: Reading Is My Superpower – When I Found You

Friday, August 5th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews – The Girl He Used to Love

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The Ultimate Western Blog Tour

The Ultimate Western blog tour image_FINALMonday, August 1st: The Romance Dish – Delores Fossen guest post

Wednesday, August 3rd: Broken Teepee – Trish Milburn guest post

Friday, August 5th: Reading Reality – Lindsay McKenna guest post

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The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius

The Monster's DaughterMonday, August 1st: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, August 2nd: 5 Minutes for Books

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The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty coverMonday, August 1st: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, August 4th: Kahakai Kitchen

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Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo

Remember My BeautiesMonday, August 1st: Mama Vicky Says

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The American Girl by Kate Horsley

The American Girl coverTuesday, August 2nd: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, August 3rd: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, August 4th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Thursday, August 4th: Literary Feline

Friday, August 5th: Book Hooked Blog

 

Secrets of Nanreath Hall by Alix Rickloff

Secrets of Nanreath Hall coverTuesday, August 2nd: BookNAround

Thursday, August 4th: Bibliotica

Friday, August 5th: Let Them Read Books

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The Price of Prosperity by Todd G. Buchholz

The Price of Prosperity coverWednesday, August 3rd: It Does Not Add Up

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Barbara Claypole White, author of ECHOES OF FAMILY, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on July 28, 2016

Echoes of FamilyAbout Echoes of Family

Paperback: 412 pages

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 27, 2016)

Sometimes the only way through darkness is to return to where it began.

Marianne Stokes fled England at seventeen, spiraling into the manic depression that would become her shadow. She left behind secrets, memories, and tragedy: one teen dead, and her first love, Gabriel, badly injured. Three decades later she’s finally found peace in the North Carolina recording studio she runs with her husband, Darius, and her almost-daughter, Jade…until another fatality propels her back across the ocean to confront the long-buried past.

In her picturesque childhood village, the first person she meets is the last person she wants to see again: Gabriel. Now the village vicar, he takes her in without question, and ripples of what if reverberate through both their hearts. As Marianne’s mind unravels, Jade and Darius track her down. Tempers clash when everyone tries to help, but only by finding the courage to face her illness can Marianne heal herself and her offbeat family.

“Claypole White’s gift is her ability to put us into the troubled minds of her characters in a way that helps us not only understand them but fall in love with them as well. We discover that while their minds may be different from ours, their hearts are the same.” —Diane Chamberlain, USA Todaybestselling author of Pretending to Dance

Echoes of Family is a masterfully written novel that is both difficult to put down, and difficult to forget after the final page. In this powerful novel, Claypole White weaves that narrative that draws the reader into a personal relationship with the characters and has you rooting for them, in spite of their many flaws. This book kept my attention until all secrets were revealed in its dramatic conclusion. I look forward to many more from Claypole White.” —Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Things We Keep

“Barbara Claypole White has done it again—created a quirky cast of characters and then taken us along as they go on a journey through madness and out the other side. Music, England, love, loss, and nature all collide in this beautiful exploration of how the echoes of our past can sometimes drown out the present. Matthew Quick fans will feel right at home.” —Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Spin and Hidden

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71MC6ui7qGL._UX250_About Barbara Claypole White

A Brit living in North Carolina, Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Her debut novel, The Unfinished Garden, won the 2013 Golden Quill Contest for Best First Book, and The In-Between Hour was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance as a Winter 2014 Okra Pick. Her third novel, The Perfect Son, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fiction.

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Lisa Fenn, author of Carry On, on tour August/September 2016

Posted By on July 28, 2016

Carry On coverAbout Carry On

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (August 16, 2016)

In the spirit of The Blind Side comes a deeply moving memoir about the unexpected bonds that wouldtransform three lives.

Lisa Fenn produced human-interest features for ESPN for over a decade, but one particular story came into her life and never left. After seeing a newspaper image of two young wrestlers from one of Cleveland’s tougher public high schools, Lisa followed a hunch and flew back to her hometown to meet the boys that very day. What she found caused her spirit both to sink and to soar.

Leroy Sutton, who lost his legs in a childhood train accident, could often be found riding on the back of Dartanyon Crockett, who was legally blind and had no permanent place to call home. Initially drawn together by their handicaps, the boys soon developed a brother-like bond. When one wrestled, the other sat on the edge of the mat, and their cheerful friendship was a source of inspiration throughout the halls of their high school.

As Lisa filmed her feature about this remarkable friendship for ESPN, she grew to understand the suffering Leroy and Dartanyon had endured, and she fought for their trust and their confidence. The three formed a surprising and meaningful connection—and once the television story ended, Lisa realized she couldn’t just walk away.

Though Leroy’s and Dartanyon’s futures were limited by abject poverty, Lisa resolved to give them the chance she knew they deserved. She worked tirelessly to see them through school and athletic pursuits, broken hearts, phantom limbs, and the bewildering obstacles that, at every turn, tested their individual strengths even while strengthening the bonds between them.

More than a story of two underdogs overcoming innumerable hardships, Carry On is a touching tale of an unlikely family forged through barriers of race, class, and disability. It is a powerful memoir about grit, love, hope, and faith—and the courage to carry on, even in the most extraordinary circumstances.

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About Lisa Fenn

A three-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and a six-time Emmy Award—winning feature producer with ESPN for thirteen years, LISA FENN interviewed every big name in sports. Today she is a sought-after public presenter, speaking on leadership, poverty, and transracial adoption, in addition to her Christian faith and its relevance in both her media career and her daily life. Lisa received her BA in communications from Cornell University. Her work has been featured on ESPN,Good Morning America, and World News Tonight. She continues to produce sports stories and write about the redemptive power of love. Lisa resides in Boston with her husband and two young children.

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Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 16th: Emerald City Book Review

Thursday, August 18th: Becklist

Friday, August 19th: Dreaming Big

Monday, August 22nd: Mother’s Circle

Tuesday, August 23rd: bookchickdi

Wednesday, August 24th: Tina Says…

Thursday, August 25th: Literary Quicksand

Monday, August 29th: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, August 30th: Cait’s Cozy Corner

Wednesday, August 31st: Book by Book

Thursday, September 1st: Many Hats

Wednesday, September 7th: Back Porchervations

Thursday, September 8th: Rebecca Radish

Monday, September 12th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, September 13th: The Paperback Pilgrim

Monday, September 19th: Reading is My Super Power

Phyllis Korkki, author of The Big Thing, on tour August 2016

Posted By on July 28, 2016

The Big Thing coverAbout The Big Thing

• Hardcover: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper (August 9, 2016)

A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects, and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion—including her own experience writing this book.

Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a Big Thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real-life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projects—and the obstacles that threaten to derail success.

In the course of creating her own Big Thing—this book—Korkki explores the individual and collaborative projects of others: from memoirs, art installations, and musical works to theater productions, small businesses, and charities. She identifies the main aspects of a Big Thing, including meaningful goals, focus and effort, the difficulties posed by the demands of everyday life, and the high risk of failure and disappointment. Korkki also breaks down components of the creative process and the characteristics that define it, and offers her thoughts on avoiding procrastination, staying motivated, scheduling a routine, and overcoming self-doubt and the restrictions of a day job. Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice, and a refreshing dose of honesty, The Big Thing doesn’t minimize the negative side of such pursuits—including the fact that big projects are hard to complete and raise difficult questions about one’s self-worth.

Inspiring, wise, humorous, and good-natured, The Big Thing is a meditation on the importance of self-expression and purpose.

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About Phyllis Korkki

Phyllis Korkki is an assignment editor and reporter for the New York Times Sunday Business section.

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Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 9th: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Wednesday, August 10th: Many Hats

Thursday, August 11th: G. Jacks Writes

Friday, August 12th: Carina Gonzalez

Monday, August 15th: Reading to Distraction

Tuesday, August 16th: A Dream Within a Dream

Wednesday, August 17th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Thursday, August 18th: I Brought a Book

Monday, August 22nd: Literary Quicksand

Tuesday, August 23rd: Luxury Reading

Wednesday, August 24th: Mel’s Shelves

Thursday, August 25th: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Monday, August 29th: What Else is Possible?

Wednesday, August 31st: Bibliophiliac

Thursday, September 1st: 5 Minutes For Books

Deanna Lynn Sletten, author of FINDING LIBBIE, on tour September/October

Posted By on July 27, 2016

Finding Libbie -22781-CV-FT-v4 (2)About Finding Libbie

Paperback: 331 pages

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 6, 2016)

Poring over a dusty hatbox of photographs in her grandmother’s closet, Emily Prentice is shocked to discover her father was married to his high school sweetheart before meeting her mother.

In the summer of 1968, Jack and Libbie fall in love under the spell of their small town, untouched by the chaos of the late sixties. Though Libbie’s well-to-do parents disapprove of Jack’s humble family and his aspiration to become a mechanic, she marries Jack a year after they graduate high school. But soon their happiness crumbles as Libbie’s mental state unravels and she is drawn to alcohol and drugs. Despite his efforts to help her, Jack loses the woman he loves and is forced to move on with his life.

Now that Emily’s mother has passed away, Jack is alone again, and Emily grows obsessed with the beautiful woman who had given her father such joy. Determined to find Libbie, Emily pieces together the couple’s fragmented past. But is it too late for happy endings?

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Deanna author photo Lake UnionAbout Deanna Lynn Sletten

Deanna Lynn Sletten grew up on the sunny coast of Southern California before moving to northern Minnesota as a teenager. Her interest in writing novels was sparked in a college English class, and she has been writing in some form or another ever since. In 2011, Deanna self-published her first novel and has since published several more, both on her own and with Lake Union Publishing.

Deanna enjoys writing heartwarming women’s fiction and romance novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes readers on the adventure of a lifetime. She believes in fate, destiny, love at first sight, soul mates, second chances, magic, and happily ever after—all of which are reflected in her novels.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her home with her beautiful Australian shepherd or relaxing on her boat in the summer.

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