Tuesday, June 18, 2013

France Book Tour is Live and First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser

Just in time for the first week of summer, a book tour for my novel The Summer of France.
It's not a book tour where I visit a store near you and sign copies, but it is an online tour where people review my book or interview me, and you can win paperback or ebook copies.

I hope you will drop by to see what people are saying about my book.
Here's a review from Griperang's Bookmarks. She has some great France pics at the top of her blog and she liked my book! Take a look at the review and sign up to win a copy. Ummm. No one has entered the giveaway yet, so I'm feeling very loser-ish.
Also today, on Patricia Sand's Blog you can find an interview with me. You're probably thinking, what else would I want to know about you? But Patricia came up with some great questions. Please, take a look and leave a comment so I don't feel all alone.
Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.

I know I saw this book on someone's website and I'm loving it. The Typerwriter Girl by Alison Atlee is set in
19th Century England and follows Betsey who is a typewriter girl trying to make an independent life. Just as she's about to make a break for a better job as a tour guide in a seaside town, she has a run-in with her current employer and leaves one man with broken fingers from the slam of the door. Here's the intro.

Type-writer girls, they oughtn't think too much. Betsey knew it was so. She understood the detached and nimble attention required for speed and accuracy; she had learned to sustain such attention for pages and pages at a time. When it faltered, she was able to remind herself: Concentration, not contemplation. The words in her mind had the patted-down accent of Miss Slott of the London Working Women's Training Institute.  

 Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read h and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. Here's my teaser from page 23:

"I haven't enough for rail fare." She whispered this confession even more softly than he had his, for she hadn't intended to speak it at all. Richard would be the last man she would be beholden to, she had determined some time ago. And Avery, -- well, she had never given him the chance to offer, not really. But with his arm tight around her, the words slipped out.

What do you think? Can't wait to see yours.


Unknown said...

Sounds interesting. I recently saw this on another blog as well. I hope you enjoy it.

Unknown said...

Ooh, sounds lovely :)


Heather said...

Sounds intriguing, might have to check it out. Thanks for visiting! The Nail Knot

Book Blather said...

I like the cover and it sounds interesting. Thanks for the teaser!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Love the intro and teaser for this book. Definitely sounds like my kind of read, so on the list it goes.

Here's my Tuesday intro and teaser: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-18-and.html

Alice Audrey said...

Interesting insight into typing. I've kind of been in that state of mind, but if my mind wanders at all, then what I type does too.

Pooch said...

Love the quaint terminology of "typewriter girl" !


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have been curious about The Typewriter Girl...love the cover on your copy.

I would keep reading...and BTW, I loved The Summer of France.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I immediately though "Other Typist" when I read the title...LOL This one sounds like it has potential as well -- enjoy

I'm so happy you decided to join us this week - thanks.

Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

Sounds like a sweet teaser so far.

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week!

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