Welcome to Day 1 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
Greetings! It’s been a busy 2022 with writing, family health hurdles, travel, and publishing. Paperbacks arrived yesterday, bringing a contented sigh.
Now, it’s time to spread the word, and my goal is to make this tour different from the usual “buy my book” spiel.
I hope that each tour stop offers something fresh and fun. Here’s what you can expect:
~ A lovely community of bloggers. My hosts are bloggers who are always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, and build a friendship. Enjoy!
~ They’re talented too! Before I send you off to each tour stop, I’ll share a favorite book from my host’s list along with my review. There’s room in your kindle, right?
~ Something to make you smile. I’ve been collecting memes and images to leave you with a grin.
~ You’ll find something about The Necromancer’s Daughter: a snippet, a tidbit about a character, some thoughts about the story, or the struggle writing it. Something different each day. (Follow the link below.)
~ And last but not least, if you comment on my host’s site, your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Multiply your chances by leaving a comment on each post of the tour.
Here we go!
First stop: Anneli Purchase’s Blog
Anneli is a writer and an editor, and she runs two active blogs.
Her editor’s blog is Anneli’s Place. Here she shares grammar and punctuation tips among other English language challenges. I’ve followed Anneli for years and learned a lot from her informative posts and examples. I almost have “lie, lay, laid, lain” down pat. I’m pleased to report that she edited The Necromancer’s Daughter, and if you notice any typos, those are the ones I added after she was done.
Her writer’s blog is Words from Anneli, a place to relax and enjoy her beautiful wildlife photos and lighthearted poems (as written by the furry and feathered inhabitants of her yard), as well as to learn about other day-to-day happenings on Canada’s wild Pacific coast.
I’ve read all of her books! She writes romance/thriller mash-ups. Here’s my review of the first in a two-book series:
The Wind Weeps by Anneli Purchase
My Review: The Wind Weeps starts off as a romance and gradually shifts to a tension-filled walk on the high wire of domestic violence. Andrea is a naïve and insecure single woman who, despite warnings from her friends, rebounds after a very short relationship into the arms of a charming man with a dark side.
The story takes place in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, beautiful and rugged country where commercial fishermen make their living. The author’s familiarity with the area and with the details of the industry lend an incredible amount of authenticity to the narrative. As Andrea’s life becomes geographically isolated, she falls into more and more danger. I was on the edge of my seat.
The plot moves along at a good clip once things get tense. The writing is polished with well-rounded, consistent, and interesting characters. I wanted to shake some sense into Andrea in the beginning but was quickly caught up in her fearful situation and her determination to save herself. The book offers an honest look at domestic violence, including why women are sometimes slow to make a break. The story ends abruptly, but never fear, it continues with a second book: The Reckoning Tide. Recommended to readers who enjoy a mash-up of romance and suspense and plan to read both books.