Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Tour: An Update

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 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!


Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

I've enjoyed reading your "tour" -- I picked up THE LAST QUEEN at Borders just yesterday and have THE SECRET LION on order at Amazon!

C.W. Gortner said...

Thank you, Lynn! I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the books. If you'd like a signed book plate, please send me an e-mail with your mailing address to: cwgortner [at] earthlink [dot]net

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I am blown away by such kind words, thank you C.W.! You're an amazing talent and I wish nothing but the best for you and very much look forward to working with you again!

Marie Burton said...

A Big Virtual Kiss to you Christopher for the compliment on my Blog, I appreciate it so much! I am so glad to be able to follow along the Tour to learn something new each time! I am loving it! And of course I am trying to be patiently waiting for your 2010 release *tapping fingers.. Best of luck to you in your future writing endeavors, you have a fan for life here!

Cheryl said...

It's wonderful to see you out here talking about your VBT. Some authors don't do it, and how can any of your readers here know about it if you don't say anything?

Having read this book, I know I will be a huge fan of whatever you come up with next. I am working on my review of The Last Queen now.

Best of luck!


linda said...

After reading the recently completed genealogy chart of my father's family by my son, I was astonished to see I was descended from the Hapsburgs. But of all, Juana is the name that spoke to me. I, being weirdly mystical as well as "crazy" to some, instantly felt a kinship to this "mad woman" and went on a feverish search for information about her. Sadly, not much! So I was overjoyed to see your book about her and have ordered it. Of what I have read, you have given life and a story much deserved by a powerful woman who, strangely, is all but forgotten. It makes me wonder why...was she "too" powerful? I thank you for my many times great grandmother! X

Marg said...

Awww. You say the nicest things CW! Thanks!

C.W. Gortner said...

You ladies are the best!

Fascinating story, Linda, about your connection with the Hapsburgs. I do hope you enjoy the book.