The tour is going splendidly; it's always so much fun to meet readers online. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the blogging community; in this current climate, promoting a book can be very challenging and bloggers have made all the difference. Their generosity, passion, and wit are a writer's godsends, and they're all getting jewelry when I'm rich and famous! :) On a bummer note, I did have to cancel my Goodreads chat on May 8 due to an unforeseen veterinary appointment for my dog, but otherwise I got a terrific review over at the rather sexy Night Owl Romance Book Reviews site (just click on the logo above) and I'm on track.
Here's where I've been:
On May 4, I started at Historical Tapestry with a guest post. It was followed up with a review and a fun look at the different covers for THE LAST QUEEN. Marg runs such a classy blog; her initimable style and devotion to historical fiction are apparent in every well designed section of her opulent salon. She made me feel right at home. Thank you, Marg!
On May 5, I visited The Burton Review with a guest post and a review. Marie is such fun; her blog rocks, literally, and she's been one of my most enthusiastic supporters, following me on my tour and commenting on every stop. Her review of my book is one of my best, so thank you, Marie!
On May 5, I also visited the snazzy A Bookish Mom, with a very nice review, thank you! And I guest posted on Carol Fitzgerald's venerable ReadingGroupGuides.com about how books can transform readers and writers. Carol has been a wonderful supporter, and featured me in a Historical Fiction Author spotlight last year for the hardcover at BookReporter. com.
Thank you, Carol!
On May 6, I visited Passages to the Past with a guest post and a giveaway. Amy is a historical fiction writer's dream: she sparkles with her passion for the genre, and she's so generous with her time. Amy always has something new and exciting to post, and her blog is truly lovely, a blue-drenched fantasy of flowers and mouth-watering book covers; I could have stayed all month. Thank you, Amy!
Today May 7 and tomorrow May 8, I'm at the intellectually stimulating Savvy Verse and Wit with a guest post and a 2-book giveaway. Giveaways entail a good amount of work on the part of the blogger and I want to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Serena. Plus, any blog with a picture of a dude with a dog on his back is my kind of place, so I hope you'll stop by and join us.
More later, as I continue my whirlwind tour of the internet!