Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap
to find the freedom she craves?
Join us for this tour from June 5 to 23, 2017!
Book Title: Dancing in the Rain (The Italian Family Series)
Author: Lucy Appadoo
Category: Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre: Historical Coming of Age/Romance/Family Drama
Publisher: Lucy Appadoo
Release date: March 24, 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 23, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is physical abuse and death involved.)
Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself.
This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to family conflict and aggression. When Dario is threatened and her family is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents, Valeria is desperate to keep her loved ones safe. Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?
Meet the Author:
Lucy Appadoo is a registered counsellor and wellness coach with a part-time private practice. She also works as a rehabilitation counsellor for the Australian government. In her spare time, she self-publishes or writes nonfiction and fiction texts. She previously worked as a rehabilitation consultant, caseworker, English as a second language teacher, and proofreader.
Lucy has postgraduate diplomas in psychology, education, and English as a Second Language teaching, as well as specialised qualifications in grief counselling and hypnosis. She has also completed wellness coaching courses (levels 1-3) at Wellness Coaching Australia.
Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime novels, family/historical drama, and sagas. She writes in the genres of romantic suspense, historical fiction, and romance. She has enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid, Mauritius, and Italy, and draws on these experiences in her creative writing.
Lucy’s favourite authors include Kendra Elliot, Christiane Heggan, Theresa Ragan, Tara Moss, Nicholas Sparks, Adriana Trigiani, Erica Spindler, and James Patterson (to name a few).
Lucy’s interests include meditation, playing tennis, journal writing, reading fiction and nonfiction texts about writing, coaching, and counselling, ongoing professional development, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.
Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR SCHEDULE:
June 5 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
June 5 - Kristin's Novel Café - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 5 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
June 6 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 6 - #redhead.with.book - book spotlight / giveaway
June 6 - Il Mio Tesoro - book spotlight / giveaway
June 7 - Essentially Italian - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 7 - Adventures Thru Wonderland - book spotlight / giveaway
June 7 - Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight / giveaway
June 8 - 100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway
June 8 - StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
June 9 - Reviews in the City - book spotlight / giveaway
June 9 - Paulette's Papers - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 9 - Hike2Forty and Beyond - book spotlight / giveaway
June 12 - A Holland Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
June 12 - Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 13 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - book spotlight / giveaway
June 13 - Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / giveaway
June 13 - Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
June 14 - Just One More Chapter - book spotlight / giveaway
June 14 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
June 14 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - book spotlight
June 15 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 15 - Bookworm for Kids - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 15 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / giveaway
June 19 - Carole's Book Corner - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 19 - What Cathy Read Next - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 20 - Books for Books - book spotlight
June 20 - Cassidy's Bookshelves - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 20 - Outset - book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 - Lukten av Trykksverte - book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 - The Book Drealms - A Book Addict's Travelogue - book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 - Books, Dreams, Life - book spotlight
June 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 - The Autistic Gamer - book spotlight
June 23 - Jessica Cassidy - book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 - Haddie's Haven - book spotlight / giveaway
Enter the Giveaway!
Tour on hold. Stay tuned for future dates.
Book Title: The Painter's Apprentice: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice
Author: Laura Morelli
Category: Adult Fiction, 350 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: The Scriptorium
Release date: June 15, 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 23, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some adult situations but no sex or explicit violence)
In 16th-century Venice, a young woman is apprenticed to a painter under false pretense. But as the bubonic plague begins to ravage the city and she must take greater measures to keep her secret, she must decide whether to risk the future of her family workshop or the desire of her heart.
Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble
Add to Goodreads
Meet the Author:
LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy, and currently produces art history lessons for TED-Ed. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and has contributed pieces about art and authentic travel to CNN Radio, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, and other media. Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes the popular book Made in Italy. Her fiction brings the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, won an IPPY for Best Historical Fiction and a Benjamin Franklin Award.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram
BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR:
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