Monday, February 28, 2022

Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts Book Tour




 Book Title: Kelcie Murphy and the Academy of the Unbreakable Arts

 

Author: Erika Lewis

 

Publisher: Starscape Books

 

Release Date: March 1, 2022

 

Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure

 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57693426-kelcie-murphy-and-the-academy-for-the-unbreakable-arts 

 

Book Purchase link:

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250208255/kelciemurphyandtheacademyfortheunbreakablearts 

 

Book Description: 

 

Brimming with Celtic mythology, action, and danger, Erika Lewis's Kelcie Murphy and The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts introduces readers to a new kind of magical school and a warrior who must choose with which side of an epic battle her destiny will lie.

 

The Otherworld is at war. The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts trains warriors. And Kelcie Murphy—a foster child raised in the human world—is dying to attend.

 

A place at AUA means meeting Sc獺thach, the legendary trainer of Celtic heroes. It means learning to fight with a sword. It means harnessing her hidden powers and—most importantly—finding out who her parents are, and why they abandoned her in Boston Harbor eight years ago.

 

When Kelcie tests into the school, she learns that she’s a Saiga, one of the most ancient beings in the Otherworld. Secretive, shunned, and possessed of imposing elemental powers, the Saiga are also kin to the Otherworld's most infamous traitor.

 

But Kelcie is a survivor, and she’ll do whatever it takes to find her parents and her place in their world. Even if that means making a few enemies.

 

Review:

An adventurous magical fantasy middle grade book! I was engrossed from the very beginning as Kelcie's story and life grabbed my attention and a sudden change in her situation through me into a new world where Kelcie uses her skills for survival she learned growing up in the foster system, now she uses to survive a world where once again she's shunned but now there's magic involved! 

Author Bio:

 

Erika Lewis grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, spent summers with her grandparents in Worcester, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. With a passion for storytelling set in magical places, she spends as much time as she can traveling. When she’s not writing, she can generally be found scribbling notes in a blank book while wandering through abandoned buildings, all kinds of museums, and graveyards.

 

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, her list of credits straddles the comics and novel space, including Game of Shadows from Macmillan’s Tor Books, Firebrand and Acursian from Legendary Comics, #Guardian from Awesome Media & Entertainment, and The 49th Key from Heavy Metal Publishing. The Color of Dragons is her debut YA, coming from HarperTeen October 19th, 2021, and Kelcie Murphy and The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts is her middle grade debut coming from Starscape/Macmillan March 1st, 2022.

 

Author Links:

https://erikalewis.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/erikaelylewis/ 

https://twitter.com/ErikaElyLewis 

https://www.facebook.com/TheErikaLewis 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14173645.Erika_Lewis 

 



Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L Torres

 


Book Information

The Turning Pointe 
by Vanessa L Torres 
Published by Knopf
Releasing on March 8, 2022
YA Historical Fiction

A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.

When sixteen-year-old Rosa Dominguez pirouettes, she is poetry in pointe shoes. And as the daughter of a tyrant ballet Master, Rosa seems destined to become the star principal dancer of her studio. But Rosa would do anything for one hour in the dance studio upstairs where Prince, the Purple One himself, is in the house.

After her father announces their upcoming auditions for a concert with Prince, Rosa is more determined than ever to succeed. Then Nikki–the cross-dressing, funky boy who works in the dance shop–leaps into her life. Weighed down by family expectations, Rosa is at a crossroads, desperate to escape so she can show everyone what she can do when freed of her pointe shoes. Now is her chance to break away from a life in tulle, grooving to that unmistakable Minneapolis sound reverberating through every bone in her body. 

Author Information

Vanessa L. Torres is former dancer and an author of books for young readers. She loves to read anything with a vivid setting, but there’s a special place in her heart for urban tales. She was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota, and now lives in Olympia Washington with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing, she balances her time between anything outdoors, and her other job as a firefighter/paramedic. And when the snow hits, you might catch a glimpse of her ski patrolling on the mountain.

Blogger notes: This is a spotlight post so no review and I haven't finished reading all of it yet,although I plan to soon. Jumping to this book was like a throw back to my childhood, although I wasn't a dancer and didn't know many of the ballet terms,the setting in the 80s and references to Prince warmed my heart that is a lover of all things 80s!So thank you to the author for that walk down memory lane!

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Last Duke Standing


 

THE LAST DUKE STANDING
Author: Julia London
ISBN: 9781335639868
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Publisher: HQN Books

Buy Links: 
BookShop.org
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Amazon
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Social Links:
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Facebook: Julia London
Twitter: @JuliaFLondon
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Author Bio: 

Julia London is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels of historical and contemporary romance. She is the author of the popular Highland Grooms series as well as A Royal Wedding, her most recent series. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her at www.julialondon.com.



Book Summary:

When Crown Princess Justine of Wesloria is sent to England to learn the ropes of royalty, she falls under the tutelage of none other than Queen Victoria herself. She’s also in the market for a proper husband—one fit to marry the future Queen of Wesloria.
Because he knows simply everyone, William, Lord Douglas (the notoriously rakish heir to the Duke of Hamilton seat in Scotland, and decidedly not husband material), is on hand as an escort of sorts. William has been recruited to keep an eye on the royal matchmaker for the Weslorian Prime Minister, tasked to ensure the princess is matched with a man of quality...and one who will be sympathetic to the prime minister’s views. As William and Justine are forced to scrutinize an endless parade of England’s best bachelors, they become friends. But when the crowd of potential grooms is steadily culled, what if William is the last bachelor standing?

Review:
This was a sweet slow historical fiction romance. The characters were relatable and the plot was something new to me as this time it include a Princess who is mostly misunderstood and  she's send to Queen Victoria to learn Royalty life and then put under the watchful eye of William as she is now needing a good eligibility husband. But the more these two spend time together, the more feeling start to grow. 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Valor Release Blitz with Casey L Bond

 

     

Title: Valor
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Story Wrappers
Publication Date: Feb. 25th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Dragon. Warrior. Woman. 

 

To honor her brother’s dying plea, Vayl Halifex carries a message that might prevent war with the elves: the location of their captive princess. Fortune and circumstance align in her favor and Vayl’s life is forever changed when an opportunity arises that only she can seize. With the help of a matchmaker, she becomes the emperor’s newest concubine. The new role affords her unfettered access to the gilded mountain stronghold, where the princess is rumored to be hidden away. 

 

But she won’t take this risk alone. Her brother’s best friend, dragon warrior Estin, calls on the small army of elven assassins he leads to use their magic and might to flank her for the fight to come. The band of dragons takes Vayl into their fold and trains her as best they can before she’s whisked away to the palace.

 

Unbeknownst to the warriors, a dreadful magic simmers in the gilded fortress. With those fiercely protective of the emperor closing in, and the dragon assassins disappearing one by one, Vayl’s chance at escape narrows to a sliver, along with her hope of finding the princess or fighting her way out of the palace. With her heart entwined with that of the dragon warrior she was never supposed to love, she begins to fear the price of her treachery will be her life… or his.

 

Mulan meets The Hundredth Queen in this romantic epic fantasy, perfect for fans of the Throne of Glass series and These Hollow Vows.

 

"Riveting until the very last page." - A. Lonergan, award-winning author of the Crimson Pack Trilogy. 




Casey Bond lives on a rural farm in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She writes phoenixes – gloriously flawed and morally gray characters that fiercely rise from the ashes of their circumstances. World building is one of her favorite hobbies, along with stamping metal jewelry, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She thinks thunderstorms are better than coffee and that watching a meteor shower is the closest thing to magic you might ever see. She’s a firm believer that every amazing book needs a world you want to wrap yourself in, a character you want to win, and a love you would fight for.

 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Gravebriar, and House of Eclipses.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Counter Clockwise Heart

 



Book Tour and Review

Thank you @algonquinyr and @brianfarreylatz for an ARC copy of The Counter Clockwise Heart 

Author(s)Brian Farrey

Publisher

Algonquin Young Readers

Genre(s)

Middle Grade Fiction


Tick . . . tick . . . tick . . .


Time is running out in the empire of Rheinvelt.


The sudden appearance of a strange and frightening statue foretells darkness. The Hierophants—magic users of the highest order—have fled the land. And the shadowy beasts of the nearby Hinterlands are gathering near the borders, preparing for an attack.


Young Prince Alphonsus is sent by his mother, the Empress Sabine, to reassure the people while she works to quell the threat of war. But Alphonsus has other problems on his mind, including a great secret: He has a clock in his chest where his heart should be—and it’s begun to run backwards, counting down to his unknown fate.


Searching for answers about the clock, Alphonsus meets Esme, a Hierophant girl who has returned to the empire in search of a sorceress known as the Nachtfrau. When riddles from their shared past threaten the future of the empire, Alphonsus and Esme must learn to trust each other and work together to save it—or see the destruction of everything they both love.

Review:

An intriguing German folkore with steampunk vibes. This story was very compelling with a unique magic system and two likable characters who must find answers to save themselves and their world if they can learn to trust each other. I think this is a worthy read for middle grade and older readers alike! 


THE LIZ TAYLOR RING


 

The Liz Taylor Ring

Author: Brenda Janowitz

ISBN: 9781525806476

Publication Date: February 1, 2022

Publisher: Graydon House


Buy Links: 

BookShop.org

Harlequin 

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Books-A-Million

Powell’s


Social Links:

Author Website

Twitter: @BrendaJanowitzr

Facebook: @BrendaJanowitz

Instagram: @brendajanowitzwriter

Goodreads




Author Bio: 


Brenda is the author of seven novels, including THE GRACE KELLY DRESS and the upcoming THE LIZ TAYLOR RING, which will be published by Harper Collins/ Graydon House on February 1, 2022. She is the former Books Correspondent for PopSugar. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple, The Sunday Times (UK), Salon, Redbook, USA Today, Bustle, The Forward, the New York Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Hello Giggles, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WritersDigest.com, and xojane. 

 

Brenda attended Cornell University and Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review. Upon graduation from Hofstra, worked for the law firm Kaye Scholer, LLP, and did a federal clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Dolan Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.



Book Summary:


Three siblings. A priceless family ring. One legendary love story.


In 1978, Lizzie Morgan and Ritchie Schneider embark on a whirlwind romance on the bright beaches and glamorous yachts of Long Island. Over the years, their relationship has its share of ups and downs, including a nine-month hiatus that ends with a stunning eleven-carat ring—one that looks just like the diamond Richard Burton gifted Liz Taylor after their own separation. Like the famous couple, despite the drama that would unfold throughout the Schneiders’ marriage, the ring would be there as a symbol of their love…until it wasn't.


Decades later, when the lost ring unexpectedly resurfaces, the Schneiders’ three children gather under one roof for the first time in years, eager to get their hands on this beloved, expensive reminder of their departed parents. But determining the fate of the heirloom is no simple task, unearthing old wounds and heartaches the siblings can't ignore. And when the ring reveals a secret that challenges everything they thought they knew about their parents’ epic love story, they’ll have to decide whether to move forward as a family or let the ring break them once and for all.

Review:

A very intriguing historical mystery of family, romance and heartbreak. I enjoyed reading the parent's backstory and going along on the journey with the siblings to find out what they thought they knew may not have been what was the truth about their parents. The beginning of how their parents story began and resemble the famous couple with the same names had me hanging on to find out more. The mystery of the ring kept me turning the page to the very end!


Friday, February 4, 2022

Keep Calm & Carry a Wand Release Blitz

 

 

Title: Keep Calm and Carry a Wand
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Paranormal Romance\Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Dreams2Media
Publication Date: Feb. 4th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Sacha

I’ve always believed in being the change you want to see. But I never imagined that would cause me to be dipped in gold paint, bedazzled in beads, and flaunted on a float in an outfit that would make RuPaul proud. When the party is over, there are more than stray beads left on the streets. A body has been found, and as the days pass, the killer shows no sign of stopping. I’m feeling eyes on me wherever I go, and the oversized footprints outside of my dwelling tell a story all their own. The beast tearing people apart has its sights set on me as the next victim. It’s time to swallow my pride and pull out the big guns, a member of the Cortez vampire court.

 

Marcellus

Having a witch queen makes their problems ours. Which is how I landed on this glorified babysitting duty. At least this assignment promises adventure. Somehow, the sassy-mouthed witch who co-runs the supernatural investigation company Witch For Hire has gained herself an unwanted admirer of the furry kind. Stalked and attacked, Sacha needs the type of protection that can combat the cursed man trapped in the beast’s body. If I fail to keep her safe, she may face a feat worse than death. She’ll become one of the damned.

GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!


USA Today Bestselling author Shyla Colt is a chaos wrangler, chronic crafter, and imaginary friend collector. The mom of two and a wife road trips with her weird brood when she’s not taking on a new hobby or bingeing on spooky podcasts and documentaries. She writes strong women with sass, plenty of nerdy tendencies, and the intriguing intense males who love them.

Author Links

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Everyday Prayers for Joy Tour



                       About the Book

 


Book: Everyday Prayers for Joy

Author: Gina L. Smith

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Devotional Journal

Release date: January 4, 2022

Jesus promises us that the world will give us trials and tribulations, but our hearts should not be troubled. James urges us to “count it all joy…when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”

In Everyday Prayers for Joy, author Gina L. Smith shares the life-changing lesson she learned to lament in prayer in order to find joy during hard times and changing circumstances.

When she found herself in a difficult season and cried out to God, “He opened my eyes to the fact that often I find joy in the blessings He has provided for me more than I find joy in Him, the provider of the blessings. I needed to begin the process of learning what it meant to find joy in Christ alone.”

Biblical joy, Gina explains, “is something that exists even when we are suffering or going through a heavy trial because it’s based on the knowledge that God is present, walking with us in our trials, and is producing good fruit in us as we go through them.”

In this thirty-day devotional, Gina offers powerful prayers of lament to move past our problems and focus on the source of all love and goodness.

“The prayer of lament is the prayer for a suffering soul,” she says. “It is our fight with our soul to remember there is a future.…God gave us the prayers of lament to help us process the suffering we face in this life. When we don’t use or understand them, we’re actually missing out on the experience of going to the One who loves us most and can actually heal our hearts and help us to get to the point where our gaze breaks through to eternity. Lamenting is the way we come to God when life is overwhelming.”

Each daily entry includes something to think about, space for journaling thoughts, prayer, and praise, and questions for deeper reflection.

 Review:

This devotional journal was very informative, encouraging and enlightening at just the moment I needed it! Though I would have preferred a physical copy to write in book,having a notebook/journal to write in for the daily entries and questions gave me more room to express myself. I highly recommend this book whether you're going through a rough patch or in top of the mountain, this book gives you tools for finding true Joy!

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Gina L. Smith is an author, podcaster, and a prayer mentor for Million Praying Moms.

Gina and her husband Brian have been married for more than three decades. They served as the on-campus parents at a Christian college for more than twenty years while Brian was a professor and dean of students. They mentored hundreds of college and seminary students as well as young couples over the years.

Gina has a degree in Bible studies from Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary. She has written for several organizations, including Million Praying Moms. She is also the author of Grace Gifts: Practical Ways to Help Your Children Understand God’s Grace.

Gina and Brian have two grown children and reside in the metro area of Washington, D.C. To connect with Gina, visit www.ginalsmith.com.

 

More from Gina

I am excited about what God has been teaching me and am looking forward to what He has in store as I move forward, one day at a time, following His leading in the most amazing calling I could ever imagine! Won’t you join me?

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 31


For Him and My Family, February 1


Texas Book-aholic, February 2


Inklings and notions, February 3


Book Butterfly in Dreamland, February 3


deb’s Book Review, February 4


Locks, Hooks and Books, February 5


By the Book, February 5


Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 6


Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, February 7


A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 8 (Spotlight)


Mary Hake, February 8


Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 9


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 10


Cats in the Cradle Blog, February 11


Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 12

Splashes of Joy, February 13

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, February 13

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Gina is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/193d0/everyday-prayers-for-joy-celebration-tour-giveaway


  

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Wilderlore: The Weeping Tide Book Tour & Giveaway


 
Book Title: Wilderlore: The Weeping Tide (Book #2)
 
Author: Amanda Foody
 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
 
Release Date: February 1, 2022
 
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure
 
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53257700-the-weeping-tide 
 
Book Purchase link:
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Weeping-Tide/Amanda-Foody/Wilderlore/9781534477599 
 
Book Description: 
 
Barclay and his friends must save an island city from the Legendary Beast of the Sea in this exciting second book in the Wilderlore series, perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.
 
Something is wrong at the Sea. The weeping tide, a carnivorous algae bloom, is eating up all the fish. Beasts are terrorizing the nearby Elsewheres. And Lochmordra, the Legendary Beast, is rising at random and swallowing ships whole.
 
Barclay’s teacher, the famous Guardian Keeper Runa Rasgar, has been summoned to investigate, and as her apprentice, Barclay gets to join too. But Runa’s nemesis has also been called to the Sea, and he’s brought apprentices of his own. When the not-so friendly competition between them grows fierce, it’s Barclay—the only one from the Elsewheres—who can’t seem to keep up.
 
The key to stopping Lochmordra lies in his mythical home, but as the flood of the weeping tide encroaches, time is running out to find it. If the rival groups can’t cast aside old grudges and learn to work together, soon the Sea will be destroyed completely. And all the while Barclay must ask himself: is there truly a place for him in the Wilderlands?
 
Review:
I didn't quite know what to expect from this book as I hadn't read the first in the series but there's enough information to make the story flow flawlessly so while you can read this story as a standalone and not feel like you're missing something, I totally recommend reading book 1 first. There's a plethora of characters besides our group of main characters that starts out together at the beginning. Our main characters are Lore Keepers who each carry a mark that contains a beast and each special powers called lores that aid them in fighting unruly, nasty and dangerous beast that try to harm the citizens of Elsewheres. The Keepers are their protectors but because they usually show up when monsters do,they're looked down upon by the humans of Elsewheres. This often makes their jobs harder and some apprentices feel rejected. While Barclay is trying to learn to control his lore and dealing with emotional issues of rejection and doubts brought on by this rejection, he must fight to help solve the emerging beast problem before things get worse. All our main characters have depth,personalities and struggles that pur fleshed out on the pages which make them feel real and you find yourself wanting to help,comfort, and root for them through there adventures. I really enjoyed this story, it is a unique plot with maybe a touch of Fantastic Beasts vibes and continous action packed adventure. This book is categorized as middle grade but I think it can be enjoyed by all age groups.




Author Bios:
 
Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After a double life as an accountant preparing taxes for multinational corporations, she now spends her free time brewing and fermenting foods much more easily obtained at her local grocery store. She lives in Boston, MA with a hoard of books guarded by the most vicious of feline companions, Jelly Bean.
 
She is the author of THE SHADOW GAME series and more. Her middle grade debut, WILDERLORE: THE ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE, is available now and ALL OF US VILLAINS, co-written with Christine Lynn Herman, releases in November 9, 2021.
 
Author Links:
https://www.amandafoody.com/ 
https://www.instagram.com/amandafoody/ 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15269309.Amanda_Foody 
 
GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win one (1) of three (3) sets of the first two books in the WILDERLORE series! The first two books include WILDERLORE: THE ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE and WILDERLORE: THE WEEPING TIDE. Open USA only. There will be 3 winners.

Giveaway starts: Monday, January 31, 2022

Giveaway ends: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. CST

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The High-Wire Heartbreak Celebration Tour

 



About the Book

 


Book: High-Wire Heartbreak

Author: Anna Schmidt

Genre: Christian/Romance/History

Release date: January 1, 2022

In 1936–A party at the Ringling mansion Ca d’Zan in Sarasota, Florida, leads to a robbery–and possibly death.

A successful historical mystery writer, Chloe Whitfield comes to Ca’ d’Zan to research her next novel. Chloe’s fascination with the circus is rooted in family stories of her great-grandmother Lucinda Conroy, who reportedly was a trapeze artist of some renown. She’s heard hints of scandal—and perhaps larceny, but no details.

Chloe’s grandmother—rumored to be Lucinda’s only offspring—was raised in an orphanage and never knew her mother. Intrigued as she is, Chloe has no intent of writing about Lucinda until she sees a poster featuring Lucinda as the star performer for a 70th birthday gala for John Ringling in May of 1936. From there the trail goes cold.

Who was Lucinda and what happened to her?

 Review:

Being a historical novel, I hadn't expected the dual time line but the author did a phenomenal job at interweaving both while still making the plot flow flawlessly! I grew up with the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus coming town every year, so this definitely caught my intrigue when reading the synopsis. The characters felt real and lovable, the twists and mystery with some romance kept me turning the page,and the ending was well done. I highly recommend this book! 

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Anna Schmidt is the author of over twenty works of fiction. Among her many honors, Anna is the recipient of Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice Award and a finalist for the RITA award for romantic fiction. She enjoys gardening and collecting seashells at her winter home in Florida.


 


More from Anna


It’s hard to split time living between Wisconsin and Sarasota Florida and NOT get caught up in the circus world! The Ringlings are icons in Sarasota where a LOT of things are named for them! But the five circus brothers got their start right here in Wisconsin. So, when the opportunity to create a story for DOORS TO THE PAST came my way, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I would go with John and Mable Ringling’s incredible home, Ca ‘d Zan as the setting. Then somehow, I stumbled on this picture:

and I knew she was my character of Lucinda, the trapeze artist whose story would drive my novel. I hope you fall in love with her—and Chloe—as I did, and most of all I hope you’ll be in touch to let me know what you thought at http://booksbyanna.com.

HAPPY READING and all best wishes, Anna

Blog Stops

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, January 25


Remembrancy, January 25


Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, January 25 (Author Interview)


Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, January 26


For the Love of Literature, January 26


Where Faith and Books Meet, January 26


Genesis 5020, January 27


Texas Book-aholic, January 27


Inklings and notions, January 28


Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 28


Rachael's Inkwell, January 28


Austen's Angle: Jane Austen's Influence in Modern America, January 29


For Him and My Family, January 29


Rebecca Tews, January 29


Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 30


deb's Book Review, January 30


Tell Tale Book Reviews, January 31


Wishful Endings, January 31


Locks, Hooks and Books, January 31


Bizwings Blog, February 1


Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 1


Book Butterfly in Dreamland, February 1


Older & Smarter?, February 2


Connie's History Classroom, February 2


A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 3 (Spotlight)


Bigreadersite, February 3


Blogging with Carol, February 3


Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 4


Life of Literature, February 4


Stephanie's Life of Determination, February 4


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 5


Joannabair, February 5


Blossoms and Blessings, February 6


Pause for Tales, February 6


Labor Not in Vain, February 6


Splashes of Joy, February 7


Through the Fire Blogs, February 7

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Anna is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon e-gift card and paper copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/186c0/high-wire-heartbreak-celebration-tour-giveaway