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He Gave Me BARN CATS
by Maria Santomass0-Hyde
*Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.barn-cats-3-d-cover

*Available March 14, 2017

*$10.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 134 pages

*Genres: Christian Fiction / Christian Life-Death, Grief, Bereavement

*Print ISBN 978-1-939844-21-7 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-22-4

*Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or from the publisher

*$3.99 eBook available in all formats

Inspired by true events…

        Maria has cared for her very ill mother for many years. Her burdens are heavy, causing a sadness bordering on darkness.  When she discovers her historic barn is now home to a mother cat and kittens, she feels lighter than she has in years. As the kittens grow, they teach her as only animals can do.

          Then tragedy strikes. As Maria loses her family, the darkness envelopes her like the heavy fog that blankets her Blue Ridge Mountain home each morning. She creates a scorecard:  God: 9, Maria: 0.  Her questions turn into anger at God.  She searches to find answers as to why her loving God would take away so much in such a short time.

          How will she learn to trust again? Can the kittens in her barn help her heal?

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Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde

Author Maria Santomasso-Hyde

Formerly a newspaper reporter, Maria Santomasso-Hyde now owns Alta Vista Fine Art Gallery.

She lives in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, with her husband, Lee, and The Queen of the Universe (Roma, their Black Cat)… and other Black Cats who decide to move in.

Come join the blog tour!

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I am organizing a two-week blog tour for He Gave Me BARN CATS by Maria Santomasso-Hyde. The tour will run from March 7, 2017, through March 21, 2017 (excluding weekends).

Posts will consist of interviews, reviews, features, and/or excerpts, and every participant will be able to post the tour-wide giveaway – prizes courtesy of the publisher. HTML will also be provided. Books are available to review in print (U.S. only), ePub and Mobi formats.

March 7 – Joylene Nowell Butler, Suspense Author – Feature

March 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post

March 9 – Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! – Feature

March 10 – Defending The Pen – Excerpt

March 13 – Reviews by Crystal – Q&A
Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post

March 14 – Thoughts in Progress – Review

March 15 –

March 16 – A Bluestocking’s Place – Excerpt
deal sharing aunt – Review

March 17 –

March 20 – Reviews From the Heart – Review
The Story of a Writer – Feature
CBY Book Club – Excerpt

March 21 – bookworm1102 – Excerpt
Storey Book Reviews – Excerpt

Two Week Long Tour

Two Week Tour will run for ten (10) days – Monday through Friday.

A minimum of at least one month prior to tour date is needed in order to set up a tour. Two months’ prior time makes the tour run smoother.

The tour can consist of any combination or all of the following type posts:

* REVIEW – A review of the book will be posted on the participant’s blog as well as one or more of the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Facebook, etc. Can also include tweets on Twitter, posting on Pinterest and Instagram.

* GUEST POST – This will be a post written by the author at the request of a particular blogger(s). Please make sure each post is unique to that site. The blogger requesting the guest post may provide a topic suggestion.

* SPOTLIGHT – This type post will include the book cover, a book synopsis, book buy links, author photo and bio, and an excerpt (if you so desire).

* EXCERPT– A short excerpt from the book will be provided to the participating blogger. There should be several different excerpts so readers following the tour will not be reading the same time at each stop.

* GIVEAWAY – A giveaway is not mandatory, but does help generate interest in your book and the tour. We can coordinate the giveaway for you, if you prefer. A giveaway of the book you’re touring (or a previous book in the series) works well, along with any swag you’d like to include. These can be blogger assigned giveaways for a certain number of stops or a tour-wide giveaway (using Rafflecopter) to be included in any or all of these type posts.

* TOUR PAGE – Your own tour page with all tour information, tour stops schedule, custom tour banner, and graphics.

* THE TOUR will include 12+ bloggers participating in your tour.

* PROMO – The daily tour participant will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook.

Book Blast Tour

A Book Blast Tour can run one to two days.

A minimum of at least two weeks prior to blast dates is needed in order to get a larger number of participants as bloggers’ calendars fill up quickly. A month’s prior notice makes the blast run smoother with more participants.

The blast will consist of the following:

* GIVEAWAY – A giveaway is required as it helps generate interest in your book. A giveaway of the book you’re promoting (or a previous book in the series) works well. The giveaway can be one per blog or one shared Rafflecopter prize.

* SPOTLIGHT – This type post will include the book cover, a book synopsis, book buy links, author photo and bio, and an excerpt (if you so desire).

* EXCERPT– A short excerpt from the book will be provided to the participating blogger. There should be several different excerpts so readers following the tour will not be reading the same time at each stop.

* PROMO – Will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook during the blast.

* TOUR PAGE – Your own tour page with all tour information, tour stops schedule, and customized tour banner.

There is no limit on the number of participants for this event.

For prices and to request this package, contact Mason at mcbooktours@gmail.com

 

One Week Tour

One Week Tour will run for five (5) days – Monday through Friday.

A minimum of at least one month prior to tour date is needed in order to set up a tour. Two months’ prior time makes the tour run smoother.

The tour can consist of any combination or all of the following type posts:

* REVIEW – A review of the book will be posted on the participant’s blog as well as one or more of the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Facebook, etc. Can also include tweets on Twitter, posting on Pinterest and Instagram.

* GUEST POST – This will be a post written by the author at the request of a particular blogger(s). Please make sure each post is unique to that site. The blogger requesting the guest post may provide a topic suggestion.

* SPOTLIGHT – This type post will include the book cover, a book synopsis, book buy links, author photo and bio, and an excerpt (if you so desire).

* EXCERPT– A short excerpt from the book will be provided to the participating blogger. There should be several different excerpts so readers following the tour will not be reading the same time at each stop.

* GIVEAWAY – A giveaway is not mandatory, but does help generate interest in your book and the tour. We can coordinate the giveaway for you if you prefer. A giveaway of the book you’re touring (or a previous book in the series) works well, along with any swag you’d like to include. These can be blogger assigned giveaways for a certain number of stops or a tour-wide giveaway (using Rafflecopter) to be included in any or all of these type posts.

* TOUR PAGE – Your own tour page with all tour information, tour stops schedule, custom tour banner, and graphics.

* THE TOUR will include 15+ bloggers participating in your tour.

* PROMO – A daily tour schedule will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook.

For prices and to request this package, contact Mason at mcbooktours@gmail.com

 

One Month Long Tour

A one-month long tour can run an entire calendar month or be separated between two months – total days involved 31 days (including weekends which normally ARE NOT a part of the tour unless requested).

A minimum of at least one month prior to tour date is needed in order to set up a tour. Two months’ prior time makes the tour run smoother.

The tour can consist of any combination or all of the following type posts:

* REVIEW – A review of the book will be posted on the participant’s blog as well as one or more of the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Facebook, etc. Can also include tweets on Twitter, posting on Pinterest and Instagram.

* GUEST POST – This will be a post written by the author at the request of a particular blogger(s). Please make sure each post is unique to that site. The blogger requesting the guest post may provide a topic suggestion.

* INTERVIEW – A participating blogger will submit 3 to 5 questions to be answered by the author.

* GIVEAWAY – A giveaway is not mandatory, but does help generate interest in your book and the tour. We can coordinate the giveaway for you, if you prefer. A giveaway of the book you’re touring (or a previous book in the series) works well, along with any swag you’d like to include. These can be blogger assigned giveaways for a certain number of stops or a tour-wide giveaway (using Rafflecopter) to be included in any or all of these type posts.

* SPOTLIGHT – This type post will include the book cover, a book synopsis, book buy links, author photo and bio, and an excerpt (if you so desire).

* TOUR PAGE – Your own tour page with all tour information, tour stops schedule, custom tour banner, and graphics.

* THE TOUR will include 15+ bloggers participating in your tour.

* PROMO – A daily tour schedule will be promoted on Twitter and Facebook.

This tour is organized to make things easier for you so you only have to deal with one person, not everyone participating in the tour. You will need to write guest posts and interviews. In addition, you (or your publisher) will have to provide review copies (print and/or eBooks) and mail out the giveaway prizes when relevant. It’s suggested that you visit each blog participating in your tour on the day of their stop. However, it is understood that that may not always be possible. It would be helpful if bloggers can be notified if you will be visiting or not.

For prices and to request this package, contact Mason at mcbooktours@gmail.com

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler

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Author Joylene Nowell Butler’s new release, Mâtowak Woman Who Cries , was published in November by Dancing Lemur Press LLC.

Joylene’s tour ran from Oct. 17 through Nov. 19. Posts consisted of reviews, interviews, and excerpts. There was also a tour-wide giveaway for three (3) print copies of the book open to U.S. residents only and one (1) eBook copy open internationally. Be sure to check out the tour schedule at the bottom of the post.

This was an exciting tour and we hope you’ll visit along with us. You can find the dates, blog locations and types of posts featured below.

Oct 17 – Mojito With a TwistReview & Interview

                A Creative Mind – Excerpt

               La Vita On The Sea – Review, Excerpt, Feature

                What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Oct. 18 – Rockin Book Reviews – Review

                 Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang! – Feature

Oct. 19 – Medeia Sharif – Social Media Post

                Just Reviews – Review

Oct. 20 – Patricia Stoltey, Author – Guest Post

                  Que Sara Sera Book Blog – Review

                 Just Us Books – Excerpt

Oct. 21 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Review, Excerpt

                  Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt

                 Julie Flanders – Excerpt

                Careann’s Musings – Review

Oct. 24 – Thoughts in Progress – Review

Oct. 25 – Hank Quense’s Blog – Excerpt

                 Sandra’s Blog – Excerpt

Oct. 26 – Books and Spoons – Review, Excerpt

                 JoJo The Bookaholic – Feature

Oct. 27 – Mel’s Shelves – Excerpt

Oct. 28 – Careann’s Musings – Excerpt

Nov. 1 – Ali – The Dragon Slayer – Excerpt

                Writer’s Gambit – Interview

Nov. 2 – A Bluestocking’s Place – Excerpt

Nov. 4 – Writing in Wonderland – Feature, Excerpt

Nov, 7 –  – Feature, Excerpt

                Storybook Reviews – Excerpt

               Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams – Review

Nov. 8 – A Holland Reads – Feature

Nov. 9 – Author Annette Drake – Interview

               The Five Year Project – Interview on Blogger – on WordPress

              Crystal Collier, Author – Feature

Nov. 10 – Bookworm 1102 – Excerpt

Nov. 11 – The Book’s The Thing – Guest Post

Nov. 14 – Christine Rains – Writer– Excerpt

                  Bish Denham – Excerpt

Nov. 15 – Rosie Amber – Review

Nov. 17 – The Girl With Book Lungs – Excerpt

Nov. 18 – Celtic Lady’s Reviews – Review

Nov. 19 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Excerpt

Extra ReviewsStuart Aken

                              Reviewing the Evidence

                             Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

You can check out the giveaway HERE. It will end Nov. 22.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A murder enveloped in pain and mystery…

Book CoverWhen Canada’s retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife’s unsolved murder.

The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.

Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister’s horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him…

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is available in eBook at the following sites:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C

The print copy is available at:

Amazon.ca

Amazon.com

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When Joylene’s father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of finishing Always Father’s Child. Today Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steampunk collaboration Break Time.

Author Joylene Nowell Butler

Author Joylene Nowell Butler

While she’ll admit being published didn’t fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had lived to see her success. Dead Witness was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal, and its sequel Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is due for release November 1, 2016.

Joylene lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog then connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her Amazon Author Page.

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