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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for July 25 – 30

Posted By on July 24, 2016

The Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann

The Ninja's DaughterMonday, July 25th: Buried Under Books

Tuesday, July 26th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, July 26th:Book Dilettante

Wednesday, July 27th: In Bed With Books

Thursday, July 28th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Friday, July 29th: Wordsmithonia

Friday, July 29th: Write Read Life

 

The Fatal series by Marie Force

fatal identityMonday, July 25th: Romancing the Book – review and excerpt

Monday, July 25th: Becky on Books – Fatal Flaw

Tuesday, July 26th: The Sassy Bookster – Fatal Identity

Wednesday, July 27th: From the TBR Pile – excerpt

Thursday, July 28th: Books and Bindings – the entire Fatal series

Friday, July 29th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

 

Run the World by Becky Wade

Run the World coverMonday, July 25th: Mel’s Shelves

Tuesday, July 26th: Runs for Cookies

Wednesday, July 27th: Crazy Running Girl

Thursday, July 28th: Run Steff Run

Thursday, July 28th: 5 Minutes For Books

Friday, July 29th: Literary Quicksand

 

Lift by Daniel Kunitz

Lift coverMonday, July 25th: 110 Pounds and counting

Tuesday, July 26th: Man of La Book

Thursday, July 28th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, July 28th: Literary Quicksand

Thursday, July 28th: What Will She Read Next

Friday, July 29th: My Life in Books

 

Finding Fontainebleau by Thad Carhart

Finding FontainebleuaMonday, July 25th: Back Porchervations

Tuesday, July 26th: An Accidental Blog

Wednesday, July 27th: Lit and Life

Thursday, July 28th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Friday, July 29th: Musings of a Writer and Unabashed Francophile

 

Summer Lovin’ Tour

Summer Lovin Social Media ButtonMonday, July 25th: From the TBR Pile – The Girl He Used to Love

Tuesday, July 26th: Bibliotica – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, July 27th: Books and Spoons – Sophie’s Path

Friday, July 29th: Books A La Mode – Kate James Guest Post

Saturday, July 30th: The Sassy Bookster – When I Found You

 

The Runaway Wife by Elizabeth Birkelund

RunawayWifeMonday, July 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, July 26th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, July 27th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Thursday, July 28th: Art @ Home

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The Price of Prosperity by Todd G. Buchholz

The Price of Prosperity coverMonday, July 25th: The Uncredible Hallq

Monday, July 25th: Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal

Tuesday, July 26th: Book Nerd

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In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch

In Twenty YearsMonday, July 25th: Bookmark Lit

Tuesday, July 26th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Thursday, July 28th: Palmer’s Page Turners

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The Valley by Helen Bryan

The ValleyMonday, July 25th: FictionZeal

Tuesday, July 26th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot

Friday, July 29th: From the TBR Pile

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Grace Without God by Katherine Ozment

Grace Without God coverMonday, July 25th: Left Brain Buddha

Wednesday, July 27th: Unabridged Chick

Thursday, July 28th: Life As I Know It

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The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens

The Daredevil SnaredMonday, July 25th: The Romance Dish

Tuesday, July 26th: The Reading Wench

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The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

The Last Woman StandingMonday, July 25th: Just Commonly

Wednesday, July 27th: Mom in Love with Fiction

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The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty coverMonday, July 25th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Wednesday, July 27th: Write Read Life

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Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions by Lyle Slovick

Trials and Triumphs of Golf's Greatest Champions coverMonday, July 25th: The Grateful Golfer

Thursday, July 28th: Bat Flip Sports

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A Reckless Promise by Kasey Michaels

A Reckless PromiseTuesday, July 26th: Books that Hook

Wednesday, July 27th: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, July 28th: A Bookaholic Swede – excerpt

Friday, July 29th: The Maiden’s Court

Friday, July 29th: A Night’s Dream of Books

 

Home Field by Hannah Gersen

Home Field coverTuesday, July 26th: BookNAround

Wednesday, July 27th: A Tattered Copy

Thursday, July 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Friday, July 29th: Broken Teepee

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The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius

The Monster's DaughterTuesday, July 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, July 28th: Crime Segments

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Stepping to a New Day by Beverly Jenkins

Stepping to a New Day coverWednesday, July 27th: My Journey Back

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Laura Foley, author of Night Ringing, on tour September 2016

Posted By on July 22, 2016

Night RingingAbout Night Ringing

Paperback: 108 pages

Publisher: Headmistress Press (January 11, 2016)

“I revel in the genius of simplicity” Laura Foley writes as she gives us in plain-spoken but deeply lyrical moments, poems that explore a life filled with twists and turns and with many transformations. Through it all is a search for a fulfilling personal and sexual identity, a way to be most fully alive in the world. From multicultural love affairs through marriage with a much older man, through raising a family, through grief, to lesbian love affairs, Night Ringing is the portrait of a woman willing to take risks to find her own best way. And she does this with grace and wisdom. As she says: “All my life I’ve been swimming, not drowning.”

I love the words and white space of poetry. I love stories even more. In this collection, Laura Foley evokes stories of crystallized moments, of quiet and overpowering emotion, of bathtubs and lemon chicken. The author grows up on the pages, comes of age, and reconciles past with present. Almost. Try to put the book down between poems to savor each experience. Try, but it won’t be easy.—Joni B. Cole, author of Toxic Feedback, Helping Writers Survive and Thrive

Plain-spoken and spare, Laura Foley’s poems in Night Ringing trace a life story through a series of brief scenes: separate, intense moments of perception, in which the speaker’s focus is arrested, when a moment opens to reveal a glimpse of the larger whole. Memories of a powerful, enigmatic father, a loving but elusive mother, a much older husband, thread Foley’s stories of childhood, marriage and motherhood, finally yielding to the pressure of her attention, as she constructs a series of escapes from family expectations, and moves toward a new life. In these lucid, intense poems, Foley’s quiet gaze, her concentration, and emotional accuracy of detail, render this collection real as rain.—Cynthia Huntington, author of Heavenly Bodies

Foley’s voice rings with quiet authority undercut by calamity, examining a life so extraordinary, she seems to have lived several people’s lives, setting a high bar for poetic craft she meets, in great mystery perfectly expressed in the tiny, quotidian, “spent matches pressed on wet pavement,” to soulful beauty, “as wind lifts/every shining wave”; in wisdom rooted in humor, from the deliciously funny “Flunking Jung,” to self-deprecating wit, misreading “poetic” as “pathetic,” reminding us wisdom is love, grown from self-compassion.—April Ossmann, author of Anxious Music

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LauraBeachAbout Laura Foley

Laura Foley is an internationally published, award-winning poet, author of five collections. She won First Place in the Common Goods Poetry Contest, judged by Garrison Keillor, who read her poem on “A Prairie Home Companion”; and First Place in the National Outermost Poetry Prize, judged by Marge Piercy. Her poetry collections include: Night RingingThe Glass Tree and Joy Street. The Glass Tree won a Foreword Book of the Year Award; Joy Street won the Bisexual-Writer’s Award. Her poems have appeared in The Writer’s Almanac, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Pulse Magazine, Lavender Review, The Mom Egg Review, in the British Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, and many other journals.

A certified Shri Yoga Instructor and creative arts facilitator in hospitals, she is the mother of three grown children and has just become a grandmother. She and her partner Clara Gimenez live among the hills of Vermont with their three big dogs.

Linda Lafferty, author of THE GIRL WHO FOUGHT NAPOLEON, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on July 19, 2016

The Girl Who Fought NapoleonAbout The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

Paperback: 442 pages

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 20, 2016)

In a sweeping story straight out of Russian history, Tsar Alexander I and a courageous girl named Nadezhda Durova join forces against Napoleon.

It’s 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother’s footsteps. She’s a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.

Both Nadya and Alexander defy expectations—she as a heroic fighter and he as a spiritual seeker—while the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Smolensk rage on.

In a captivating tale that brings Durova’s memoirs to life, from bloody battlefields to glittering palaces, two rebels dare to break free of their expected roles and discover themselves in the process.

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81D+uUgCL5L._UX250_About Linda Lafferty

Linda Lafferty was a teacher for nearly three decades, in schools from Madrid, Spain, to Aspen, Colorado. She completed her PhD in bilingual special education and worked in that field; she also taught English as a second language and bilingual American history. Linda is the author of four previous novels—The Bloodletter’s DaughterThe Drowning GuardHouse of Bathory, and The Shepherdess of Siena—all of which have been translated into several languages. The Drowning Guard won the Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado with her husband.

Jenny Jaeckel, author of Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU, on tour October 2016

Posted By on July 18, 2016

Spot 12 coverAbout Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU

Spot 12 delivers the gritty details of a new mother and her newborn daughter, Asa, during a five-month stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in this visually gripping graphic memoir by Jenny Jaeckel. A routine prenatal exam reveals a dangerous problem, and Jaeckel and her husband find themselves thrust into a world of close calls, sleepless nights, and psychological crises. Surrounded by disagreements and family tensions, death, and questions of faith, Jaeckel struggles to maintain a positive frame of mind.

Against the antiseptic, mechanical reality of the NICU, the dedicated doctors and nurses are drawn as sympathetic and wry animal characters. Doctor Eyes and Nurse Gentlehands are two of the caring individuals who do all they can to save Baby Asa. At times Jaeckel and her husband battle feelings of helplessness and despair, but their determination, hope, insight, bravery, and connection ultimately helps keep their little girl alive.

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Praise

“A memorable and beautifully executed memoir of a newborn’s difficult first months.” —Kirkus Reviews

“It’s a sad, lovely, tragic story. It reminds us how close we are to tragedy at any moment in our lives…” —Tom Hart, author of Rosalie Lightning

Spot 12, the novel, a unique combination of text and remarkable drawings, was able to completely hold my interest. The topic of parenting a critically ill newborn in the NICU is not a new one…But Spot 12 was matchless in its comic book format associating pictures with feelings….It is very impressive.” —Anita Catlin, for Advances in Neonatal Care

Jenny JaeckelAbout Jenny Jaeckel

Jenny Jaeckel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and a Master of Arts in Hispanic Literatures from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a certified interpreter and translator (Spanish) and teaches illustration. She lives in Victoria, Vancouver Island in British Columbia with her husband and daughter.

Jaeckel is the author and illustrator of three graphic memoirs: Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU, which won a 2008 Xeric Grant (printed in Canada, to be released in the US in 2016 in both English and Spanish), Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob (published in 2014), and Odd Pieces: Memoir of a Childhood (to be published in 2017). For the Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories is her first collected fiction (2016).

Find out more about Jaeckel at her website, and connect with her on Twitter.

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for July 18th – 22nd

Posted By on July 17, 2016

The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens

The Daredevil SnaredMonday, July 18th: Broken Teepee – excerpt

Monday, July 18th: Buried Under Romance – excerpt and review

Tuesday, July 19th: Beverages and Books

Wednesday, July 20th: Diary of a Stay At Home Mom

Thursday, July 21st: Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Reviews

Friday, July 22nd: Moonlight Rendezvous

 

The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer, MD

The Mind-Gut Connection coverMonday, July 18th: Just Commonly

Monday, July 18th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, July 19th: #redhead.with.book

Wednesday, July 20th: Ms.Bookish.com

Thursday, July 21st: I’m Shelf-ish

Friday, July 22nd: Create With Joy

 

In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch

In Twenty YearsMonday, July 18th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Monday, July 18th: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, July 19th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, July 20th: Dreams, Etc.

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Run the World by Becky Wade

Run the World coverMonday, July 18th: Cait’s Cozy Corner

Tuesday, July 19th: Sapphire Ng

Tuesday, July 19th: A Splendidly Messy Life

Wednesday, July 20th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, July 21st: SoCal Runner Gal

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Finding Fontainebleau by Thad Carhart

Finding FontainebleuaMonday, July 18th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, July 19th: The French Village Diaries

Wednesday, July 20th: Quirky Bookworm

Thursday, July 21st: Wordsmithonia

Friday, July 22nd: BookNAround

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Grace Without God by Katherine Ozment

Grace Without God coverMonday, July 18th: Kids Without Religion

Tuesday, July 19th: Different Than Average

Wednesday, July 20th: Book Nerd

Wednesday, July 20th: One Salty Kiss

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The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

The Memory Painter coverMonday, July 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, July 19th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, July 20th: Ms.Bookish.com

Thursday, July 21st: Bibliotica

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The Runaway Wife by Elizabeth Birkelund

RunawayWifeMonday, July 18th: Queen of All She Reads

Tuesday, July 19th: BookNAround

Wednesday, July 20th: Tina Says…

Thursday, July 21st: Gspotsylvania: Ramblings from a Reading Writer Who Rescues Birds and Beasts

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The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

The Last Woman StandingMonday, July 18th: A Bookaholic Swede

Tuesday, July 19th: Books and Bindings

Wednesday, July 20th: West Metro Mommy Reads

Friday, July 22nd: Worth Getting in Bed For

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Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Champions by Lyle Slovick

Trials and Triumphs of Golf's Greatest Champions coverMonday, July 18th: My Journey Back

Tuesday, July 19th: Seaside Book Nook

Wednesday, July 20th: byron kalies

Friday, July 22nd: The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books

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Lift by Daniel Kunitz

Lift coverMonday, July 18th: The Well-Read Redhead

Tuesday, July 19th: Book Journey

Thursday, July 21st: Evelyn Parham

Thursday, July 21st: Tina Says…

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Summer Lovin’ Tour

Summer Lovin Social Media ButtonMonday, July 18th: Stranded in Chaos – Under an Adirondack Sky

Wednesday, July 20th: Books A La Mode – Amy Vastine Guest Post

Thursday, July 21st: Romancing the Book – When I Found You

Friday, July 22nd: Wall to Wall Books – Sophie’s Path

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A Reckless Promise by Kasey Michaels

A Reckless PromiseMonday, July 18th: Books a la Mode – excerpt

Wednesday, July 20th: The Sassy Bookster – excerpt

Thursday, July 21st: Open Book Society

Friday, July 22nd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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After Alice by Gregory Maguire

After Alice coverMonday, July 18th: A Book Geek

Tuesday, July 19th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Wednesday, July 20th: Adorkable Me

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The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty coverMonday, July 18th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, July 19th: BookBub Blog – author guest post

Wednesday, July 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

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Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo

Remember My BeautiesMonday, July 18th: Bibliophiliac

Wednesday, July 20th: Back Porchervations

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The 420 Gourmet by JeffThe420Chef

The 420 Gourmet coverMonday, July 18th: The Stoner Mom

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The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird PB coverMonday, July 18th: The Book Diva’s Reads

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Wrong Highway by Wendy Gordon

Wrong HighwayMonday, July 18th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

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The Valley by Helen Bryan

The ValleyTuesday, July 19th: Just Commonly

Tuesday, July 19th: West Metro Mommy Reads

Wednesday, July 20th: A Book Geek

Thursday, July 21st: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, July 22nd: View from the Birdhouse

Friday, July 22nd: Reading is My Superpower

 

The Fatal series by Marie Force

fatal identityTuesday, July 19th: A Bookaholic Swede – excerpt

Wednesday, July 20th: Dog-Eared Daydreams – Fatal Affair

Thursday, July 21st: The Romance Dish – excerpt

Friday, July 22nd: A Holland Reads – excerpt

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The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius

The Monster's DaughterTuesday, July 19th: Kahakai Kitchen

Thursday, July 21st: SJ2B House of Books

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