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Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s January ’09 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 1!

Posted by admin on January 5, 2009

Welcome to Day One of  Pump Up Your Book Promotion’s January Authors on Virtual BookTour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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blood-harvestBruce Cook (aka Brant Randall), author of the mystery suspense novel, Blood Harvest (Capital Crime Press), will be stopping off at Andi Lit!  What drives a small town in New England in the late 1920′s to lynch a man? Immigrant Nic DeCosta’s skill as a wine grower makes him a fortune as a moonshiner and puts him at odds with the ‘shine sales of the MacKay clan, even though he’s wed to their wild youngest daughter. But is this the real reason he is killed? And who is the second corpse in the woods?  You can visit his website at www.brucecookonline.com/.

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amazing-graysMaggie Rose Crane, author of the self-help book for boomer women, Amazing Grays: A Woman’s Guide to Making the Next 50 the Best 50, will be stopping off at The Book Czar and The Book Connection!  Balanced somewhere between a memoir and a how-to, Maggie uses her personal journey as a springboard to shatter stereotypes about aging. She shares her most poignant insights and experiences on what it means to be a woman “of a certain age,” and offers suggestions on how to mindfully chart a graceful course through the physical changes, emotional challenges and mental gauntlet of aging. With honesty, humor and plenty of research, Maggie lights the way for women who want to live with vibrancy and joy – regardless of their hair color!  You can visit her website at www.maggiecrane.com.
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recovering-meVivian Eisenecher, author of the self-help book for alcohol addiction, Recovering Me, Discovering Joy: Uplifting Wisdom for Everyday Greatness, will be stopping off at Divine Caroline! Recovering Me, Discovering Joy reveals how to recover (from any ailment or condition) not to normal but to a better normal. After numerous attempts at sobriety, stints in more than three rehabs, followed by repeated relapses, Vivian shares the “secret” that finally brought her lasting recovery and profoundly changed her life. In an effort to improve the success rate of recovery and quite possibly save lives, one of the book’s main goals is to raise awareness about the profound correlation between depression, social anxiety, and alcoholism. Vivian has struggled with these disorders and is in recovery from all three. You can visit her website at www.recoveringme.com.
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my-splendid-concubineLloyd Lofthouse, author of the historical fiction novel, My Splendid Concubine, will be stopping off at The Tome Traveller’s Weblog!  Driven by a passion for his adopted country, Robert Hart became the “godfather of China’s modernism,” inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and the builder of China’s railroads, postal and telegraph systems, and schools, but his first real love is Ayaou, a young concubine.  You can visit his website at www.mysplendidconcubine.com.
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perfect-on-paperMaria Murnane, author of the romantic comedy, Perfect on Paper (Wink’s Ink), will be stopping off at Sam’s Book Blog!  When her fiance calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she though it would…or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said.  You can visit her website at www.mariamurnane.com.

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five-steps-to-calmRobert Patterson, author of the nonfiction book, Five Steps to C.A.L.M. (Career and Life Management) (Booksurge, 2008), will be stopping off at Plug Your Book!  This set of instructions is a must read for the “career changer” and “job seeker” in any geographical area of the United States. Written by a veteran from the school of “real street knowledge.” The author has thought of everything in preparing you for the job search. He has included a website listing for those of you who want to do your job-hunting via the Internet. If you are willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge, then C.A.L.M. is, without a doubt, the course of study for you.  You can visit his website at www.rpatters.com.
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the-five-lost-daysWilliam Petrick, author of the contemporary fiction novel, The Five Lost Days, will be stopping off at Zensanity! Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala – and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero’s American apprentice – the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined. At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.  You can visit his website at www.thefivelostdays.com.
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messiah-interviewsJerry J. Pollock, author of the spiritual fiction novel, Messiah Interviews: Belonging to God (Shechinah Third Temple, Inc.), will be stopping off at Paperback Writer!  As human beings, we are all flawed. That’s how the Creator made us. During the course of reading the book, readers have the opportunity to ponder the improvement of their own imperfections, in order to meet the requirements set out in the Messiah Interviews for admission into a future blissful life at the End of Days. The book is God-centered and discusses, briefly or at length, various topics, including The Ten Commandments, Creation, Evolution, Good and Evil, Primal Therapy, Bipolar Disorder, Resurrection, Aging, Twelve Tribes of Israel, Monotheistic Religions, Third Temple, Messiah, and the Messianic Age.  You can visit his website at www.shechinahthirdtemple.org.
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scattered-leavesRichard Roach, author of the suspense/mystery novel, Scattered Leaves (Multi-Media), will be stopping off at BlogTalk Radio with Kim Smith!  When Ben McCord comes home from a business trip to find his young wife raped and murdered, he starts out on a journey of death and destruction. Clues lead him to a dark world of drugs and violence in action that spans Texas, Colorado, and the Mexican border. McCord hooks up with a beautiful doctor, who was also victimized by members of the same drug cartel, and together they track down the killers, surviving bloody confrontations, and ending with a suspenseful climax in the Big Thicket of Texas.  You can visit his website at www.richarderoach.com.
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kissing-games-of-the-worldSandi Kahn Shelton, author of the contemporary fiction novel, Kissing Games of the World (Shaye Areheart Books), will be stopping off at The Plot!  If there’s one point that Jamie McClintock and Nate Goddard can agree upon, it’s that love is overrated. Jamie doesn’t have time for it. Nate doesn’t need it. And they certainly don’t want it from each other.  You can visit her website at http://www.sandishelton.com/.
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rebel-in-blue-jeansBeverly Stowe McClure, author of the young adult book, Rebel in Blue Jeans (Twilight Times Books), will be stopping off at The Book Rack!  What’s a girl to do when her mother runs away with the drummer in a rock band, her friendly relationship with the boys on the neighboring ranch starts to change, and a handsome college guy takes an interest in her?  You can visit her blog at http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com.
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katie-kimbleLinda Thieman, author of the children’s chapter book, Katie and Kimble: A Ghost Story (Pale Silver Rainplop Press), will be stopping off at Posey Sessions, Bookfoolery and  A Blog of Books!  Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family LOOK like a normal family. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother. — Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is a chapter book at RL3 (reading level 3), and is the first in a series. The Katie & Kimble books are funny, engaging and exciting, but are not fear-based.  You can visit her website at http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com/.

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