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Jason Makansi, author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, on tour April/May 2018

Posted By on February 24, 2018

Join us for an Instagram tour followed by a review tour for

The Moment Before! 

About The Moment Before

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Blank Slate Press (March 6, 2018)
  • Language: English

A woman and her beloved Syrian father, separated forty years earlier when he is swept up in a geopolitical odyssey from hell, are almost reunited by a lawyer struggling to save his Illinois hometown from financial ruin.

The unflinching story of an American-Arab’s life in limbo.

Tricked by the two people closest to him, Elias Haddad leaves his beloved daughter Cheryl Halia for what he believes is a short trip home to Syria to visit his dying father. Largely ignorant of Middle East politics, Elias is detained upon arrival in Damascus and conscripted into Assad’s army, beginning a forty-year geopolitical odyssey from hell which culminates in his captivity in Guantanamo during America’s post-9/11 War on Terror.

In her search for her father, Cheryl meets John Veranda, an idealistic lawyer who risks his family’s land, his marriage, and his aspirations for his hometown’s future for a relationship with Cheryl neither are prepared for.

Stuart Eisenstat, a dedicated federal bureaucrat, thinks he’s doing an old friend a favor when he picks John’s hometown as the perfect site for relocating Guantanamo detainees only to come face to face with the personal cost of America’s global ambitions.

As the author of both fiction and non-fiction, and the winner of 2017 Independent Publishers IPPY GOLD and 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIE SILVER, Jason Makansi’s writing has been praised as “immensely readable,” “entertaining, enlightening, and essential,” and “relevant to today’s political and cultural environment.”

“Jason Makansi’s “The Moment Before” has it all — family secrets, international intrigue, friendship and betrayal, love and lust. External circumstances, government policy, and personal choices place a father and daughter at a crossroads, and you won’t be able to put this epic tale down until you discover how they maneuver to alter their course. Gripping from the first page until the last.–Gianna Jacobson, Editor/Publisher, December magazine

The Moment Before is a sharp work of literary alchemy, transforming decades worth of cold headlines into generations of genuine, raw, emotional struggle. Makansi weaves his political and global savvy together with an empathetic understanding of love and longing. This is an eye-opening American portrait that pits small-town government against Federal authority, discrimination against our conscience, and family members against themselves.”–Lee Kreklow, author of The Expanse Between

“Religious texts aver that to save one life is akin to saving the entire world. The beauty of Jason Makansi’s novel is in its intricate depiction of the coming together of three people to save a fourth. Taking the reader from Syria to Guantanamo to the American Midwest, The Moment Before is an extended meditation on friendship and fidelity amid the United States government’s ongoing war on terrorism.”–Mark Chmiel, author of Dear Layla, Welcome to Palestine 

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About Jason Makansi

Jason Makansi, author of four non-fiction books relating to business, energy/environmental issues, and mathematical modeling, has published short stories in a variety of literary journals and collections. He is a 2009 alumnus of the Sewanee Writers Conference, has reviewed short story collections for The Short Review, and is currently a contributing editor for River Styx literary journal and Associate Editor for December literary magazine. In his spare time, he plays the viola in community orchestras, plays piano for fun, and rides his bike as often as he can. The Moment Before is his first novel.

Modern-day Jane Austen titles by Debra White Smith on tour April 2018

Posted By on February 21, 2018

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Possibilites, First Impressions, and Amanda!

About Possibilities: A Contemporary Retelling of Persuasion

Series: The Jane Austen Series

Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 17, 2018)

When Allie falls in love with a young man her family thinks is unworthy of her wealthy Southern family, she yields to the pressure and ends the relationship. But when they find themselves in the same city years later, can she face her regrets before he falls for someone else?

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About First Impressions: A Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Series: The Jane Austen Series

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 17, 2018)

Lawyer Eddi Boswick tries out for a production of Pride and Prejudice in her small Texas town. When she’s cast as the lead, Elizabeth Bennet, her romantic co-star is none other than the town’s most eligible–and arrogant–bachelor.

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About Amanda: A Contemporary Retelling of Emma

Series: The Jane Austen Series

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 17, 2018)

A bit of a busybody, Amanda always has her friends’ best interests at heart. She prides herself on her matchmaking skills . . . but when nothing seems to be going according to plan on the beautiful island of Tasmania, can she learn to listen to her own heart?

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About Debra White Smith

Debra White Smith is a seasoned author, speaker, and media personality who has fifty-four books to her credit, both fiction and nonfiction, with more than one million copies in print. Her work has appeared on various bestseller lists, and she has repeatedly been voted a reader favorite. She holds a BA and MA in English and lives in Texas. Visit her at www.debrawhitesmith.com for more information.

Connect with Debra

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Debra White Smith’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, April 16th: @theliteraryllama

Monday, April 16th: @girlsinbooks

Tuesday, April 17th: @bookpairings

Tuesday, April 17th: @createexploreread

Wednesday, April 18th: @willbakeforbooks

Wednesday, April 18th: @beccasbookishlife

Thursday, April 19th: @somekindofalibrary

Thursday, April 19th: @hotcocoareads

Friday, April 20th: @toborroworbuy

Friday, April 20th: @athousandbookstoread

Saturday, April 21st: @ladyofthelibrary

Sunday, April 22nd: @bookishconnoisseur

Peter Golden, author of NOTHING IS FORGOTTEN, on tour April 9th – 15th

Posted By on February 20, 2018

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Nothing is Forgotten!

About Nothing Is Forgotten

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Atria Books (April 10, 2018)

From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy—a war orphan in her mid-twenties—is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.

But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone’s guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he—and his grandmother—really came from.

Featuring Peter Golden’s signature “vivid characters and strong storytelling” (The Washington Post), Nothing Is Forgotten changes our understanding of the impact of World War II on its survivors and their descendants, and will appeal to fans of novels by Anita Diamant and Kristin Hannah.

Nothing Is Forgotten is a Russian nesting doll of plot twists across continents and decades. This cleverly constructed Cold War tale, based on gripping true events, keeps readers eagerly anticipating what lies at its heart.” (Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children)

“Both heartbreaking and mesmerizing, Nothing Is Forgotten is the sort of book you won’t soon forget. Peter Golden starkly juxtaposes the joys of coming of age and first love with the startling revelation of a dark family legacy. Cold War Europe, lingering Nazi secrets, and the tragic history faced by millions of families not only bring this tale to life, but will keep you turning the pages.”  (Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling author of Before We Were Yours)

“Nothing is Forgotten is historical fiction at its finest. A sweeping tale full of humor and heartbreak, Peter Golden takes us on a journey from 1960s America across Europe to explore how inherited histories can follow us through generations and redefine families.”  (Karin Tanabe, author of The Diplomat’s Daug

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About Peter Golden

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, novelist, biographer, and historian. He lives outside Albany, New York, with his wife and son. He is the acclaimed author of the novels Comeback Love, Wherever There Is Light, and Nothing Is Forgotten.

 

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for NOTHING IS FORGOTTEN:

Monday, April 9th: @bookpairings

Monday, April 9th: @tbretc

Tuesday, April 10th: @ladyofthelibrary

Tuesday, April 10th: @bookishconnoisseur

Wednesday, April 11th: @spinatale

Wednesday, April 11th: @readingbringsjoy

Thursday, April 12th: @whatmeganreads

Thursday, April 12th: @novelgrounds

Friday, April 13th: @brookesbooksandbrews

Friday, April 13th: @somekindofalibrary

Saturday, April 14th: @createexploreread

Saturday, April 14th: @shereadswithcats

Sunday, April 15th: @girlsinbooks

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for February 18th – 23rd

Posted By on February 18, 2018

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist

Sunday, February 18th: Books a la Mode – author Q&A

Monday, February 19th: Readaholic Zone

Tuesday, February 20th: @readingbringsjoy

Wednesday, February 21st: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Thursday, February 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings

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Modern Loss by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner

Monday, February 19th: Harry Times…all jacked up

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Just Sit by Sukey Novogratz and Elizabeth Novogratz

Monday, February 19th: Writing and Running Through Life

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Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Monday, February 19th: Run Wright

Tuesday, February 20th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

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Sunday Silence by Nicci French

Monday, February 19th: Jessicamap Reviews

Tuesday, February 20th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

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The Bleak and Empty Sea by Jay Ruud

Monday, February 19th: Stacy’s Books

Monday, February 19th: Lis Carey’s Library

Tuesday, February 20th: The Paperback Pilgrim

Wednesday, February 21st: Instagram: @suey_library

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The Last Days of Oscar Wilde by John Vanderslice

Monday, February 19th: Openly Bookish

Tuesday, February 20th: Dreams, Etc.

Wednesday, February 21st: Instagram: @a_tad_bit_bookish

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The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard

Monday, February 19th: 100 Pages a Day…Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Tuesday, February 20th: Openly Bookish

Wednesday, February 21st: A Literary Vacation

Thursday, February 22nd: Bibliotica

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Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Monday, February 19th: Moonlight Rendezvous

Tuesday, February 20th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Wednesday, February 21st: Novel Gossip blog and @novelgossip

Thursday, February 22nd: From the TBR Pile

Friday, February 23rd: Read Love Blog

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The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

Monday, February 19th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, February 20th: Books a la Mode

Tuesday, February 20th: Katy’s Library and @katyslibrary

Wednesday, February 21st: Thoughts from a Highly Caffeinated Mind and @artbookscoffeee

Thursday, February 22nd: Tales of a Book Addict

Friday, February 23rd: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, February 23rd: Novel Gossip and @novelgossip

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Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey

Monday, February 19th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Tuesday, February 20th: @the_book_darling

Wednesday, February 21st: By the Book

Thursday, February 22nd: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, February 23rd: @papercutsandpages

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The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner

Monday, February 19th: Girls in Books and @girlsinbooks

Tuesday, February 20th: Kahakai Kitchen and @debinhawaii

Tuesday, February 20th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Wednesday, February 21st: Broken Teepee

Thursday, February 22nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Friday, February 23rd: Not in Jersey

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The View From Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble

Monday, February 19th: Just One More Chapter

Monday, February 19th: Reviews from the Heart

Tuesday, February 20th: @cozyreader

Tuesday, February 20th: Stranded in Chaos and @sarastrand9438

Wednesday, February 21st: @Rissi006

Thursday, February 22nd: Read Eat Repeat

Thursday, February 22nd: Splashes of Joy

Friday, February 23rd: Jathan & Heather

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The Longest Silence by Debra Webb

Monday, February 19th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Tuesday, February 20th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, February 21st: Helen’s Book Blog

Thursday, February 22nd: The Lit Bitch

Friday, February 23rd: Lit Wit Wine Dine

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A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham

Monday, February 19th: Stuck in Books

Tuesday, February 20th: Books & Spoons

Wednesday, February 21st: Read Love Blog

Thursday, February 22nd: Jathan & Heather

Friday, February 23rd: Clues & Reviews

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Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren

Monday, February 19th: @willbakeforbooks

Tuesday, February 20th: @girlsinbooks

Wednesday, February 21st: @createexploreread

Thursday, February 22nd: @thecaffeinatedbibliophile

Friday, February 23rd: @ladyofthelibrary

Friday, February 23rd: @xenatine

Friday, February 23rd: @rissi006

Saturday, February 24th: @acozyreader

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The Clarity by Keith Thomas

Monday, February 19th: @bookishconnoisseur

Monday, February 19th: @suspensethrill

Tuesday, February 20th: @amberafterglowreads

Wednesday, February 21st: @somekindofalibrary

Thursday, February 22nd: @demeriahh

Thursday, February 22nd: @booknerdingout

Friday, February 23rd: @prose_and_palate

Saturday, February 24th: @tbretc

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A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Monday, February 19th: Book by Book

Tuesday, February 20th: Rockin’ and Reviewing

Wednesday, February 21st: Instagram: @Novelmombooks

Friday, February 23rd: Instagram: @jackiereadsbooks

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Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

Monday, February 19th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Wednesday, February 21st: Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, February 22nd: Thoughts on This ‘n That

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The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron

Monday, February 19th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, February 19th: @livethecozylife

Wednesday, February 21st: Reading Reality

Thursday, February 22nd: Rockin’ & Reviewing

Friday, February 23rd: View from the Birdhouse

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The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

Monday, February 19th: Instagram: @writersdream

Thursday, February 22nd: The Geeky Bibliophile

Friday, February 23rd: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

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Deborah Calling by Avraham Azrieli

Monday, February 19th: Write – Read – Life

Friday, February 23rd: Reading Reality – Deborah Calling

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Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

Tuesday, February 20th: Novel Gossip

Wednesday, February 21st: Sweet Southern Home

Thursday, February 22nd: What Is That Book About

Thursday, February 22nd: 5 Minutes For Books

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Look for Her by Emily Winslow

Tuesday, February 20th: Tina Says…

Wednesday, February 21st: Staircase Wit

Wednesday, February 21st: Instagram: @hollyslittlebookreviews

Thursday, February 22nd: Dreams, Etc.

Thursday, February 22nd: Jessicamap Reviews

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Into the Night by Cynthia Eden

Thursday, February 22nd: Buried Under Romance

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The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World by Kristin Rockaway

Friday, February 23rd: Instagram: @writersdream

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The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons

Friday, February 23rd: StephTheBookworm

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Lauren K. Denton, author of HURRICANE SEASON, on tour April 2018

Posted By on February 16, 2018

Join us for an Instagram tour followed by a review tour for

Hurricane Season!

About Hurricane Season

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2018)

From the author of the USA Today bestseller The Hideaway comes another story of families and mending the past.

Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. But when her free-spirited sister, Jenna, drops off her two young daughters for “just two weeks,” Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.

As the two weeks stretch deeper into the Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world—and revel in the laughter that now fills their home. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.

Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles. She finally has time and energy to focus on her photography, a lifelong ambition. But she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home as a single mom.

When Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family’s future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts. Hurricane Season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way.

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About Lauren K. Denton

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren K. Denton now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, faith, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. On any given day, she’d rather be at the beach with her family and a stack of books.

Connect with Lauren

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Lauren K. Denton’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Instagram Tour:

Monday, April 2nd: @createexploreread

Tuesday, April 3rd: @prose_and_palate

Wednesday, April 4th: @mrs.literarylovely

Thursday, April 5th: @read.write.coffee

Friday, April 6th: @bookishconnoisseur

Saturday, April 7th: @booknerdnative

Sunday, April 8th: @thecaffeinatedbibliophile

 

Review Tour:

Monday, April 2nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, April 3rd: Write Read Life

Wednesday, April 4th: Just One More Chapter

Thursday, April 5th: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, April 6th: Openly Bookish

Monday, April 9th: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, April 10th: By the Book

Wednesday, April 11th: Blooming with Books

Thursday, April 12th: Laura’s Reviews

Friday, April 13th: 5 Minutes for Books

Monday, April 16th: Books & Bindings

Tuesday, April 17th: Kahakai Kitchen

Wednesday, April 18th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Thursday, April 19th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit

Friday, April 20th: Reviews from the Heart

Monday, April 23rd: The Sketchy Reader

Tuesday, April 24th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Wednesday, April 25th: Eliot’s Eats

Wednesday, April 25th: Splashes of Joy

Thursday, April 26th: Girl Who Reads

Friday, April 27th: View from the Birdhouse

Monday, April 3oth: What is That Book About