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Glorify Each Day – author interview – John Banks

Join John Banks, author of the literary fiction novel, Glorify Each Day (819 Publishing), as he virtually tours the blogosphere September 5 – October 28 2011 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!   John Banks was born in Asheville, NC.  His storytelling is very much in the Southern tradition, with a special affinity for humorists such as Mark Twain and the Old Southwest school of writers.  Though entirely imaginary, much of the material in Glorify Each Day must have come from his many years as a teacher in the public schools and community colleges of his native state and from the three years he spent as an a community college administrator. Visit his website at www.819publishing.com or his Facebook Fan Page here. Visit the author’s tour page at Pump Up Your Book! Purchase Glorify Each Day in book or kindle format at Amazon   [caption

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The Queen’s Gamble – author interview- Barbara Kyle

[caption id="attachment_1904" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Quenn's Gamble Book Tour"][/caption] Join Barbara Kyle, author of the historical novel, The Queen’s Gamble (Kensington Books, August 30, 2011) as she virtually tours the blogosphere in September on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Barbara Kyle Barbara Kyle is the author of the Tudor-era “Thornleigh” series of novels, which have been published internationally: The Queen’s Captive, The Queen’s Lady, and The King’s Daughter, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a complex and fast-paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters.” Her new novel, The Queen’s Gamble, will be released on 30 August 2011. Barbara previously won acclaim for her contemporary novels under pen name ‘Stephen Kyle’, including Beyond Recall (a Literary Guild Selection), After Shock and The Experiment. Over 400,000 copies of her books have been sold. Barbara has taught courses for writers at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies,

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The Paris Wife – Author Interview, Excerpt – Paula McLain

[caption id="attachment_1531" align="alignright" width="201" caption="The Paris Wife Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] Paperback Writer welcomes Paula McLain, author of the historical novel, The Paris Wife. Find out about her typical writing day and what her morning smells like? About the Author Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family. You can visit Paula McLain’s website to learn more about The Paris Wife at www.pariswife.com. Visit Pauls' tour page at Pump Up Your Book Purchase the book at Amazon; About The Paris Wife A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time—Paris in the twenties—and an extraordinary love affair

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things Readers Should Know about The Golden Pathway

About The Golden Pathway High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. Thirteen Things Readers Should Know About The Golden Pathway 1. The title The Golden Pathway was derived from the code word for the Underground Railroad, the golden path to freedom. 2. White folks that did not believe in slavery were called Quakers. 3. People who helped slaves along the Underground Railroad were called “conductors.” 4. Slaves were considered passengers or cargo and where called, “freight” or “packages.” 5. Children can make

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Loving God With All Your Heart – author interview – Susie Hobson

About Loving God With All Your Heart Are you satisfied with your daily life? Do you run more on empty than full? Do you always feel like there is more out there for you? This book will take you deeper into your heart’s desire for a real relationship with God, a powerful relationship that will transform your whole life! Susie Hobson reminds us that the love we all long for begins and ends with a life that is surrendered to Jesus. From her real experience she offers practical application of communing with God through His Word to inspire and encourage a closer walk, resulting in empowerment for faithful living. Susie gives a clear path to the fulfillment of the greatest desire of man’s heart—God’s unfailing love as the foundation for wisdom and serving God in our homes and community. This book, Loving God With All Your Heart should fill a real

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Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America by Tom Graneau

[caption id="attachment_1172" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption]Join Tom Graneau, author of the nonfiction personal finance book Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America (Authorhouse July ‘09), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in August and September 2010 on his first tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! About Tom Graneau Tom Graneau was born in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean with a population of roughly 70,000 people. When Tom was seventeen years old, he and his mother immigrated to the United States. After two years in the U.S., he became acutely aware of his need for an education and aggressively began finding a way to be in school. During his fourteen years of service in the Navy, he became increasingly concerned about his financial situation. Things became worse when he left the service. His house went into foreclosure. With added

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Live To Tell by Author Lisa Gardner – Book Excerpt

Join Lisa Gardner, author of the mystery novel, Live to Tell (Bantam July 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include The Neighbor, Hide, and Alone. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next D. D. Warren novel, Save Me, which Bantam will publish in 2011. You can find Lisa online at http://www.lisagardner.com About Live to Tell He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide. On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things about Sally Koslow’s Books – With Friends Like These

Join Sally Koslow, author of the women’s fiction book, With Friends Like These (Ballantine Books August 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About With Friends Like These When Quincy, Jules, Talia, and Chloe become New York City roommates in the early nineties, they become fast friends despite their drastically different personalities. Now, nearly twenty years later, their lives have diverged as much as they possibly can within one city: Quincy is mourning a miscarriage and lusting for the perfect Manhattan apartment; Jules, a woman with an outsize personality, is facing forty alone; Talia, married and the mother of a four-year-old, is her family’s reluctant breadwinner; and Chloe faces pressure from her hedge fund manager husband to be more ambitious. As these women grapple with the challenges of marriage, motherhood, careers, and real estate, they can’t help

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Paula Deen’s Savannah Style Virtual Book Tour, August 2010

[caption id="attachment_1149" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Click on the picture to visit Paula's tour page"][/caption] She is the quintessential American success story, a best-selling author and a television show host, a tastemaker to the stars and to the everyday housewife and family. She is Paula Deen, a down-home, strong willed mom who overcame personal tragedy, long odds, financial and physical challenges to carve one of the most effective and wide ranging entertainment brands that exists today. A brand that is idyllic, inspiring, fun and very much American. About Paula Deen’s Savannah Style With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city’s most famous resident and anointed Queen of Southern Cuisine? In this gorgeous, richly illustrated book, Paula Deen shares a full year of Southern living. Whether it’s time to

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Ni’il the Awakening – author interview – Jame Boyle

[caption id="attachment_1145" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="click on the book to purchase at Amazon"][/caption] James Boyle has been writing fiction and poetry for most of his life. He was born in North Carolina, but lived in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Washington, before his family settled down in Oregon when he was fifteen. He graduated high school there and received a degree in literature and writing from the University of Oregon. In 2003 he returned to Gold Beach, where he now makes his home. For the past five years, he has been a volunteer organizer for the South Coast Writer's Conference. His debut novel,Ni'il: The Awakening, was an award-winning finalist in both the 2010 Indie Excellence Book Awards and the 2010 International Book Awards, both for horror fiction. You can find James at www.jamesboylewrites.com Excerpt: His mouth was very dry and he stepped into the short line at the student run concession stand.

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