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TLC Book Tours TOURS STOPS for March 30th – April 3rd

Posted By on March 29, 2015

Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner

Mademoiselle ChanelMonday, March 30th: Drey’s Library

Tuesday, March 31st: Unshelfish

Wednesday, April 1st: Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, April 2nd: Mom’s Small Victories

Friday, April 3rd: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

 

A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

A Reunions of GhostsMonday, March 30th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Tuesday, March 31st: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, April 1st: 5 Minutes for Books

Thursday, April 2nd: Spiced Latte Reads

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Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan

Fiercombe ManorMonday, March 30th: BoundbyWords

Tuesday, March 31st: Always With a Book

Wednesday, April 1st: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Thursday, April 2nd: Booksie’s Blog

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The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

The Precious OneMonday, March 30th: Vox Libris

Tuesday, March 31st: My Book Retreat

Wednesday, April 1st: BookNAround

Thursday, April 2nd: A Novel Review

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The Kill Shot by Nichole Christoff

The Kill ShotMonday, March 30th: Vic’s Media Room

Tuesday, March 31st: Booked on a Feeling

Wednesday, April 1st: Omnimystery News – author guest post

Friday, April 3rd: Reading Reality

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Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

Behind Closed DoorsMonday, March 30th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, March 31st: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, April 2nd: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, April 2nd: Literary Feline

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An Uncomplicated Life by Paul Daugherty

An Uncomplicated LifeMonday, March 30th: Momma Jorje

Monday, March 30th: Th.Ink Stains

Tuesday, March 31st: Ms. Nose in a Book

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The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James

The Tusk That Did the DamageMonday, March 30th: Read Her Like An Open Book

Tuesday, March 31st: My Bookshelf

Wednesday, April 1st: Bibliotica

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Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue

Dog CrazyMonday, March 30th: From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, March 31st: Books in the Burbs

Wednesday, April 1st: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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The Dead Key by D. M. Pulley

The Dead KeyMonday, March 30th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, April 1st: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Thursday, April 2nd: 2 Kids and Tired Books

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The Godforsaken Daughter by Christina McKenna

The Godforsaken Daughter_McKennaMonday, March 30th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Wednesday, April 1st: WV Stitcher

Thursday, April 2nd: Joyfully Retired

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The Heroes’ Welcome by Louisa Young

The Heroes' WelcomeMonday, March 30th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, March 31st: Giraffe Days

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Cost of Life by Joshua Corin

Cost of LifeWednesday, April 1st: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, April 1st: Buried Under Books

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Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom

Molly's GameMonday, March 30th: Hello Giggles

Friday, April 10th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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I Regret Everything by Seth Greenland

I Regret EverythingMonday, March 30th: Bibliotica

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Shady Cross by James Hankins

Shady CrossMonday, March 30th: Brooke Blogs

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The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly

The Boy Who Loved RainMonday, March 30th: Bibliophiliac

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In Flames by Richard Hilary Weber

In FlamesMonday, March 30th: Queen of All She Reads

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Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Little Beach Street BakeryTuesday, March 31st: Bibliotica

Wednesday, April 1st: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, April 2nd: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, April 3rd: Kritters Ramblings

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Miramont’s Ghost by Elizabeth Hall

Miramont's Ghost _Elizabeth HallWednesday, April 1st: Ageless Pages Reviews

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World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

World Gone ByFriday, April 3rd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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Kate Andersen Brower, author of The Residence, on tour April 2015

Posted By on March 27, 2015

The ResidenceAbout The Residence

Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper (April 7, 2015)

A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love.

Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

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About Kate Andersen BrowerKate Anderson Brower

Kate Andersen Brower spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two young children.

Follow Kate on Twitter, @katebrower.

Kate’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, April 15th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Thursday, April 16th: The Well-Read Redhead

Monday, April 20th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Tuesday, April 21st: Stacy’s Books

Wednesday, April 22nd: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Thursday, April 23rd: Doing Dewey

Friday, April 24th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, April 27th: Jorie Loves a Story

Tuesday, April 28th: missris

Wednesday, April 29th: Lavish Bookshelf

Thursday, April 30th: Tina Says …

Monday, May 4th: Man of La Book

Tuesday, May 5th: Based on a True Story

Wednesday, May 6th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Thursday, May 7th: Reading Lark

Monday, May 11th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, May 19th: Broken Teepee

Kimberly McCreight, author of Where They Found Her, on tour April 2015

Posted By on March 27, 2015

Where They Found HerAbout Where They Found Her

Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper (April 14, 2015)

An idyllic suburban town.

A devastating discovery.

Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever.

At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town’s prestigious university. No one knows the identity of the baby, what ended her very short life, or how she wound up among the fallen leaves. But among the residents of Ridgedale, there is no shortage of opinions.

When freelance journalist, and recent Ridgedale transplant, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the disturbing news for the Ridgedale Reader—the town’s local paper—she has good reason to hesitate. A severe depression followed the loss of her own baby, and this assignment could unearth memories she has tried so hard to bury. But the history Molly uncovers is not her own. Her investigation unravels a decades-old trail of dark secrets hiding behind Ridgedale’s white picket fences.

Told from the perspectives of three Ridgedale women, Kimberly McCreight’s taut and profoundly moving novel unwinds the tangled truth behind the tragedy, revealing that these women have far more in common than they could have ever known. That the very worst crimes are committed against those we love. And that—sooner or later—the past catches up to all of us.

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About Kimberly McCreightKimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two young daughters.

Find out more about Kimberly at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Kimberly’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 7th: A Bookworm’s World

Wednesday, April 8th: Fuelled by Fiction

Thursday, April 9th: Vox Libris

Friday, April 10th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, April 13th: FictionZeal

Tuesday, April 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, April 15th: Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, April 16th: Books on the Table

Monday, April 20th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Tuesday, April 21st: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, April 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, April 23rd: Drey’s Library

Monday, April 27th: BoundbyWords

Tuesday, April 28th: The Reader’s Hollow

Wednesday, April 29th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Thursday, April 30th: More Than Just Magic

Friday, May 1st: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Brad Gooch, author of Smash Cut, on tour April 2015

Posted By on March 27, 2015

Smash CutAbout Smash Cut

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Harper (April 14, 2015)

Brad Gooch, the author of the acclaimed City Poet, returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City.

Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the 1970s, eager for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut is his bold and intimate memoir of this exhilarating time and place, complete with its cast of wild bohemians, celebrities, and budding artists, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and Madonna. At its center is his love affair with film director Howard Brookner, recreated from fragments of memory and a crosshatch of conflicting emotions, from innocent romance to bleak despair.

Gooch and Brookner’s intense relationship is challenged by sex and drugs, and by a culture of extreme experimentation. As both men try to reconcile love and fidelity with the irresistible desire to sample the legendary abandon of the era, they live together and apart. Gooch works briefly as a model in Milan, then returns to the city and discovers his vocation as a writer.

Brookner falls ill with a mysterious virus that soon has a terrifying name: AIDS. And the story, and life in the city, is suddenly overshadowed by this new plague that will ravage a generation and transform the creative world. Gooch charts the progress of Brookner through his illness, and writes unforgettably about endings: of a great talent, a passionate love affair, and an incandescent era.

Beautifully written, full of rich detail and poignant reflection, recalling a city and particular period and group of friends with affection and clarity, Smash Cut is an extraordinary memoir and an exquisite unflinching account of an epoch.

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Brad GoochAbout Brad Gooch

Brad Gooch is the author of the acclaimed biographies City Poet and Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, as well as other nonfiction and three novels. The recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities and Guggenheim fellowships, he earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University and is professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He lives in New York City.

Find out more about Brad at his website.

Brad’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 7th: missris

Wednesday, April 8th: Freda’s Voice

Thursday, April 9th: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Friday, April 10th: Raven Haired Girl

Monday, April 13th: Inner Workings of the Female Mind

Thursday, April 16th: In the Garden of Eva

Tuesday, April 21st: Bell, Book and Candle

Wednesday, April 22nd: Wordsmithonia

Thursday, April 23rd: Bibliotica

Monday, April 27th: Reviews by Amos Lassen

Tuesday, April 28th: Conceptual Reception

Wednesday, April 29th: Queerly Seen

Thursday, April 30th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday, May 1st: Thoughts on This ‘n That

Brian DeLeeuw, author of The Dismantling, on tour May 2015

Posted By on March 26, 2015

The DismantlingAbout The Dismantling

  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (April 28, 2015)

In THE DISMANTLING (on sale April 28, 2015), troubled med-school dropout Simon Worth is faced with the grim reality of failure and massive student loans. Haunted by the accidental death of his sister, he accepts a lucrative job at Health Solutions as a black market organ broker, arranging the sales of kidneys and livers from donors who need the money to recipients whose time on the transplant list is running out.

Eight months into the job, Simon is tasked with finding a match for Lenny Pellegrini, a severely depressed ex-NFL player with a serious drinking problem and a failing liver. When Simon is contacted by Maria Campos, he believes he’s found the perfect donor. The surgery goes according to plan, but soon afterward Lenny makes a cruel and destructive decision, while startling secrets from Maria’s past further complicate the situation. Under tremendous pressure to keep the media and authorities from exposing Health Solutions, both Simon and Maria find themselves the targets of Peter DaSilva, Simon’s boss, who is desparate to protect himself and his organization at all costs. Backed into a corner, Simon is forced to decide that, against his better moral judgment, the only way to survive is to put his trust in Maria.

Embracing themes that are widespread in the media today, such as depression among ex-NFL players, black market organ transplants, adolescent trauma, and the terms of revenge and atonement, Brian DeLeeuw deftly treads the line between literary fiction and suspense with his propulsive storytelling and exquisite writing. What Kirkus Reviews has already called a “smart novel” with back stories that make the character complex and convincing, THE DISMANTLING is a high-octane novel perfect for summer reading.

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brian-abuotAbout Brian DeLeeuw

Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter living in Los Angeles.  His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009 and long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, with editions published in the U.K., Germany, and France. “Some Kind of Hate,” an independent horror movie he co-wrote, is currently in post-production. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MFA in Fiction from The New School.

Visit Brian’s Website for more information about his work.

 

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Brian DeLeeuw’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 4th: Kissin’ Blue Karen

Monday, May 4th: Vic’s Media Room

Tuesday, May 5th: 5 Minutes for Books

Wednesday, May 6th: Reading Reality

Thursday, May 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, May 8th: Life is Story

Monday, May 11th: Bookchickdi

Tuesday, May 12th: My Bookish Ways

Wednesday, May 13th: A Reader’s Oasis

Monday, May 18th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Tuesday, May 19th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Tuesday, May 26th: Bell, Book & Candle

Thursday, May 28th: Drey’s Library

Friday, May 29th: The Discerning Reader

Date TBD – Books a la Mode – author Q&A