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Victoria Fish, author of A Brief Moment of Weightlessness, on tour September/October 2014

Posted By on July 24, 2014

A Brief Moment of Weightlessness -About A Brief Moment of Weightlessness         

Publisher: Mayapple Press, June 2014

Short stories: 132 pages

A Brief Moment of Weightlessness is a collection of short stories that illuminate the beauty and extraordinariness of “ordinary” lives. Each explores the human desire for connectedness and grace.  The stories range from large upheavals such as how a marriage shifts when a spouse loses a limb or how a girl reconfigures her world when her father goes to jail, to smaller moments such as when a woman experiences wonder again on a visit to a nursing home with her child and their dog, or when a man finds redemption in the midst of tragedy after being bitten by his dying dog. These illuminating, heartbreaking, poignant, astute stories take on serious issues of death/dying, injury, infidelity, aftermath of war, estrangement and more, but without a sense of gloom that could overwhelm them. They often, though not always, find that glimmer of hope or opportunity, and they are told in a voice that can cut to the quick of a character or conflict, with endings that don’t always resolve neatly. These stories explore, dissect and celebrate those small moments within the larger events that make all of our lives extraordinary.

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Praise for Victoria Fish’s work:

“Victoria Fish’s brilliant debut collection examines the complexity of relationships. Fish conveys a deep understanding of human nature, in prose both lyrical and powerful, as her characters grapple with the ambiguity of young adulthood, the rivalry between siblings, the loss of a parent, the anguish of being a parent to a child with cancer. As each short tale unfolds, the portent of something ominous urges us to read on, to read just one more, and then just one more.  Fish creates her settings with the luscious detail of the trained writer’s eye. Her characters seem so real we feel we know them–are them–as they face situations we fear and with which we may be all too familiar.” – Katharine Britton, author of Her Sister’s Shadow and Little Island  

“Victoria Fish’s debut collection casts a spell so subtle and sure it could only be the work of a master storyteller. It is this talented writer’s special gift to be able to unmask everyday reality, to distill la vie quotidienne to its essence and surprise us with the familiar. In rendering the struggles of ordinary people—suburban moms and military vets and disdained little sisters—she illuminates the stuff that makes us human, transporting the reader of A Brief Moment of Weightlessness beyond the everyday to the sublime. “- Sara Tucker, Author of Our House in Arusha

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Vicky outsideAbout Victoria Fish

In addition to writing short stories, Victoria Fish is pursuing her Masters of Social Work. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Hunger Mountain, Slow Trains, Wild River Review, and Literary Mama. She lives with her husband and three boys in the hills of Vermont. A Brief Moment of Weightlessness is her first book.

Connect with her on her website, vickyfish.com.

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Mara Torres, author of The Imaginary Life, on tour September/October 2014

Posted By on July 23, 2014

The Imaginary LifeAbout The Imaginary Life

Ebook File Size: 497 KB (169 pages)

Publisher: Grupo Planeta (August 5, 2014)

Meet Fortunata Fortuna, at a crossroads but ready to make her mark on the world.

What goes through your head when the person you love leaves you? What do you do with your life when you have to start it all over again? Do you make it up? Nata’s world fills with unanswered questions when Beto leaves her. But time doesn’t stop, and the stories that Nata begins to tell herself about her own life lead her to a place where everything becomes possible again.

Original and contemporary, this debut novel, a finalist for the Planeta Prize, has the nerve center of a confessional and introduces readers to Fortunata Fortuna, a character the world won’t soon forget.

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MaraTorresAbout Mara Torres

Mara Torres is a reporter and author. She earned a degree in journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Torres began her professional career in radio in the 1990s; a decade later, Hablar por hablar became a leading show on evening radio. In 2006 Torres moved to Spanish Television Information Services, where she is a host of news and entertainment shows. Among other awards, Torres has won the Golden Antenna and the Silver Microphone. She has published two nonfiction books. The Imaginary Life is her first novel and her first book in English. 

Jessica Barksdale Inclán, author of How to Bake a Man, on tour October/November 2014

Posted By on July 22, 2014

How to Bake a ManAbout How to Bake a Man

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: Ghostwoods Books (October 21, 2014)

When 27-year-old Becca Muchmore drops out of grad school, all she has left to fall back on is her baking. Ignoring her mother’s usual barrage of disapproval and disappointment, she decides to start a small business hand-delivering her wares. A friend introduces her to an office of hungry lawyers, who agree to give her a try. Her lizard-booted neighbor Sal is happy to help out when he can, and almost before she knows it, Becca’s Best is up and running. 

Before she can settle into a routine, things get complicated. The office ogress could easily be Becca’s sister and has absolutely no patience with cookies or other frivolities. Even worse, her boyfriend is the man of Becca’s dreams – kind, funny, successful, and brain-meltingly gorgeous. As the dark undercurrents threaten to pull her down, Becca swiftly finds herself neck-deep in office politics, clandestine romance, and flour. Saving her business (and finding true love) is going to take everything she’s got, and more.

Packed with charm, sparkling humor, and a genuinely unforgettable cast, this delicious tale of a woman struggling to find her path might just be Jessica Barksdale Inclán’s finest novel to date.

“Jessica Barksdale Inclan knows food and fiction. A sweet story that will have you longing for more.” – Mia King, best-selling author of Table Manners and Family Room

“Part love story and [part] journey to value oneself, How to Bake a Man is a lyrical, rich story that will please readers of all stripes (and tempt your taste buds with tasty recipes).” –Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of Forged in Grace, Night Oracle and Make a Scene

“Becca Muchmore is much more than a talented baker of scrumptious desserts—she’s a captivatingly real heroine who’ll win your heart with both her cinnamon rolls and her search for love. How to Bake a Man is one delightful read.” – Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, author of Midori by Moonlight and His Wife and Daughters.

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Amazon US | Amazon UK | Ghostwoods Books

JB018aAbout Jessica Barksdale Inclán

JESSICA BARKSDALE INCLAN is the author of twelve traditionally published novels, including the best-selling Her Daughter’s EyesThe Matter of Grace, and When You Believe. She has also published several ebooks and a women’s studies textbook, Diverse Voices of Women. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Czech.

Inclán teaches composition, creative writing, mythology, and women’s literature at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and online novel writing courses for UCLA Extension.

 

Find out more about Jessica at her website, jessicabarksdaleinclan.com

Nick Pengelley, author of Ryder, on tour September/October 2104

Posted By on July 22, 2014

RyderAbout Ryder: An Ayesha Ryder Novel

On Sale: September 30, 2014
Page count: 208 
Published by : Alibi

As Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to make a joint announcement at the Tower of London, an influential scholar is tortured and murdered in his well-appointed home in St. John’s Wood. Academic researcher Ayesha Ryder believes the killing is no coincidence. Sir Evelyn Montagu had unearthed shocking revelations about T. E. Lawrence—the famed Lawrence of Arabia. Could Montagu have been targeted because of his discoveries?

Ryder’s search for answers takes her back to her old life in the Middle East and into a lion’s den of killers and traitors. As she draws the attention of agents from both sides of the conflict, including detectives from Scotland Yard and MI5, Ryder stumbles deeper into Lawrence’s secrets, an astounding case of royal blackmail, even the search for the Bible’s lost Ark of the Covenant.
 
Every step of the way, the endgame grows more terrifying. But when an attack rocks London, the real players show their hand—and Ayesha Ryder is left holding the final piece of the puzzle.

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About Nick Pengelley

Nick Pengelley is the author of the political thriller Ryder. Australian by birth, he’s had careers in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as a law professor, legal consultant, and analyst on Middle East politics, which is his passion. Pengelley lives in Toronto with his wife, Pamela.

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for July 21-25

Posted By on July 20, 2014

Forsaking Home by A. American

Forsaking Home _9780142181300Monday, July 21st:  Bacon and Eggs

Tuesday, July 22nd:  Must Read Faster

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Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter

Losing TouchMonday, July 21st: Bound By Words

Tuesday, July 22nd: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Good Girl Gone Redneck

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Help for the Haunted by John Searles

Help for the HauntedMonday, July 21st: Great Imaginations

Tuesday, July 22nd: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, July 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson

The Sea GardenMonday, July 21st: BookNAround

Tuesday, July 22nd: Bibliophiliac

Wednesday, July 23rd: Kritters Ramblings

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The New Men by Jon Enfield

The New MenMonday, July 21st: Lavish Bookshelf

Tuesday, July 22nd: Missris

Wednesday, July 23rd: Patricia’s Wisdom

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A Triple Knot by Emma Campion

A Triple Knot

Tuesday, July 22nd:  Time 2 Read

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Passages to the Past - author interview

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Unabridged Chick

Thursday, July 24th:  Historical Fiction Notebook

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No Longer and Not Yet by Joanna Clapps Herman

No Longer and Not YetMonday, July 21st: Fiction Zeal

Tuesday, July 22nd: Cosmos Mariner

Wednesday, July 23rd: Books on the Table

Thursday, July 24th: Patricia’s Wisdom

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The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich

The Sweet SpotMonday, July 21st: Stephany Writes

Tuesday, July 22nd: Book Loving Hippo

Wednesday, July 23rd: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Thursday, July 24th: Books à la Mode

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Endangered by Jean Love Cush

EndangeredMonday, July 21st: Priscilla and Her Books

Tuesday, July 22nd: Giraffe Days

Wednesday, July 23rd: The many thoughts of a reader

Thursday, July 24th: Queen of All She Reads

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All I Love and Know by Judith Frank

All I Love and KnowMonday, July 21st: Doing Dewey

Tuesday, July 22nd: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, July 23rd: Time 2 Read

Thursday, July 24th: 5 Minutes For Books

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The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger

The Virtues of OxygenMonday, July 21st: Bookchickdi

Tuesday, July 22nd: Kimberly’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, July 23rd: Bibliotica

Thursday, July 24th: Fiction Zeal

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Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown

Don't Try to Find MeMonday, July 21st: Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, July 22nd: Book-alicious Mama

Thursday, July 24th: Kahakai Kitchen

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Blade of the Samurai by Susan Spann

Blade of the SamuraiMonday, July 21st: Quirky Bookworm

Wednesday, July 23rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

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Conquering Shame and Codependency by Darlene Lancer

Conquering Shame and CodependencyMonday, July 21st:  My Bookshelf

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Bookish Ardour

Friday, July 25th:  Robyn Baldwin

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The Forever Man by Peter Ouellette

The Forever ManMonday, July 21st: Reading Reality

Wednesday, July 23rd: Back Porchervations

Thursday, July 24th: Mom in Love with Fiction

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Sanctuary by G. Michael Hopf

Sanctuary _9780142181515Monday, July 21st:  Cheryl’s Book Nook

Wednesday, July 23rd:  Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday,  July 24th:  Great Northern Prepper

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The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

The CuriosityMonday, July 21st: Bookshelf Fantasies

Friday, July 25th: From the TBR Pile

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Risky Business by Amy Andrews

Risky BusinessTuesday, July 22nd: Girl meets Books - guest post

Wednesday, July 23rd: Reading in Black & White - review and guest post

Thursday, July 24th: Schmexy Girl Book Blog

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What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault

What Strange CreaturesTuesday, July 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, July 23rd: Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, July 24th: Kritters Ramblings

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Waking Up White by Debby Irving

Waking Up WhiteFriday, July 25th: Sun Mountain Reviews

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