Monthly Archives: May 2011

New Book for Review: Short Story Collection ‘Sentiments of Blue’ by Garasamo Maccagnone

sentimentsGarasamo Maccagnone returns in June and July 2011 to tour with his new short story collection, Sentiments of Blue.

Set in a Michigan factory, the title story takes readers inside a workplace dominated by a ruthless bully and his cronies. While explaining the actions taking place around him, it becomes clear that the narrator yearns to escape the blue-collar life handed down to him from his father. “Perfect Game” unfolds during a minor league baseball game with Chi-Chi Gomez on the mound, a fearless pitcher who never fails to brush a few batters back from the plate–a space he considers his personal property. Along with other stories, the book also features original poems including “Uncle Nardo’s Store,” “My Father’s Foot,” and “The Malediction of Miss Holstein.”

70 pages

Visit Garasamo online at http://garasamomaccagnone.com/.

If you would like to review Sentiments of Blue, please email us by clicking here and filling out the form or emailing Cheryl Malandrinos at cg20pm00(at)gmail(dot)com. Deadline for inquiries is June 20, 2011 or until the tour is filled.

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New Book for Review: Contemporary Christian Fiction ‘Indemnity’ by Paula Wiseman

IndemnityPaula Wiseman is touring in August 2011 with her Contemporary Christian Fiction novel, Indemnity (Book Two: Covenant of Trust Series).

After years of believing Chuck’s affair is behind them, Bobbi’s marriage is tested again when Tracy Ravenna resurfaces. Tracy’s not alone, though. Jackson Charles Ravenna is the newest student in Bobbi’s first grade class and the spitting image of her husband. When Chuck decides to pursue joint custody, they discover Jack isn’t the only secret Tracy’s been hiding. As Tracy’s past begins to threaten their future with Jack, Bobbi is forced to face the unsettling truth about God’s grace. But this time, what will it cost to forgive the unforgivable?

If you would like to review Indemnity, email us by clicking here or email Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife@yahoo.com. Deadline for inquiries end July 25 or until the tour is filled. Thank you!

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New Book for Review: Historical Fiction ‘The Luckless Prince’ by Rie Sheridan Rose

The Luckless PrinceRie Sheridan Rose is touring in July 2011 with her historical fiction, The Luckless Prince (Zumaya Publications).

The Luckless Prince has been described as Huck Finn meets The Lord of the Rings. Prince Roland and his squire, Stepfan, journey down river to negotiate a fur deal for his father. But the seemingly innocuous mission becomes a nightmare as the raft is attacked by a band of raiders. And their troubles are only beginning.

As Roland tries to return home and reassure his father of his safety, he finds himself taken prisoner by the mysterious elves of legend. And, in the end, only by forming an uneasy alliance can their common enemy be defeated.

347 pages

You can visit her website at http://riewriter.com.

If you would like to review The Luckless Prince, email us by clicking here or email Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife@yahoo.com. Deadline for inquiries end June 25 or until the tour is filled. Thank you!

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New Book for Review: Expiation by Greg Messel

ExpiationGreg Messel is touring in July 2011 with his historical romance novel, Expiation.

In 1968, Dan and Katie are one of the hottest couples at Ballard High School in Seattle. He is the hero football player, and she is the beautiful cheerleader. These high school sweethearts believe theirs is a love that will never die. Life changes when Dan leaves Washington to start college at the University of California Berkeley and pursue his dream of working for a big time newspaper in the glamorous city of San Francisco. The quest for his dream occurs against the turbulent background of Berkeley and San Francisco in the 1970s as Dan and Katie go their separate ways. Now, thirty years later, Dan is back in his hometown of Seattle attending his mother’s funeral. He’s never stopped thinking about Katie, his long-lost love. But the two former high school sweethearts reconnect in a most unexpected way as the rest of the world grows more fearful of Y2K and the dawn of the twenty-first century. They are hoping that their love, once lost, can now be reclaimed.

287 pages

You can visit his website at www.gregmessel.com.

If you would like to review Expiation, email us by clicking here or email Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife@yahoo.com. Deadline for inquiries end June 25 or until the tour is filled. Thank you!

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New Book for Review: When the Wife Cheats by Frank Zaccari

When the Wife CheatsFrank Zaccari is touring in July 2011 with his family/relationships fiction novel, When the Wife Cheats. Frank Zaccari had what he thought was an extremely rewarding life–until his wife of 25 years had an affair and left both the marriage and their two daughters, then aged 15 and 20. After coping with and surviving the ordeal, Zaccari wrote WHEN THE WIFE CHEATS–to address infidelity from the rarely-heard perspective of the husband and children. This is his second book. Zaccari notes, “Family counselors, social workers and sociology professors told me that a woman walking away from her family is a relatively new development, that this is the first generation in the U.S. where the wife/mother abandons the family, and that there is little to no research on the impact this behavior will have on children, particularly daughters.” As the word about his wife’s affair and leaving the family made its way around his community, Zaccari says, a strange thing happened: “Male friends and acquaintances told me how sorry they were and shared similar experiences. I was very surprised–I had no idea so many men had been victimized by infidelity. So WHEN THE WIFE CHEATS is one story about a fictitious family, but based on my situation woven together with accounts told to me by many men faced with the devastation of their wives’ infidelity.”

236 pages

You can visit Frank’s website at www.frankzaccari.com.

If you would like to review When the Wife Cheats, email us by clicking here or email Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife@yahoo.com. Deadline for inquiries end June 25 or until the tour is filled. Thank you!

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New Book for Review: When Stars Align by Carole Eglash-Kosoff

When Stars AlignCarole Eglash-Kosoff is touring in July 2011 with her historical fiction, When Stars Align.

Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s first novel, WHEN STARS ALIGN, is set in 19th century Louisiana, at a time and place where mixed-race relationships are both illegal and unacceptable. How can these defiant lovers–and their love–survive? The time is a crucial period in American history–the Civil War and the years of Reconstruction following it–and the characters are Thaddeus and Amy, who share a forbidden love that can get them both killed. For he is a mulatto ex-slave, and she is white. In the novel, whenever Amy asks if she and Thaddeus will ever be together, his answer is “When stars align.”

412 pages

You can visit Carole’s website at www.whenstarsalign-thebook.com.

If you would like to review When Stars Align, email us by clicking here or email Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife@yahoo.com. Deadline for inquiries end June 25 or until the tour is filled. Thank you!

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