Sacrifice at Sea by Susan Wingate

Its winter in the US and at the moment its very cold outside – so this is the perfect time for an Sacrifice at Sea - Susan Wingateocean getaway. Award winning author Susan Wingate has just the answer – her latest book and the third installment in the Bobby’s Diner series – Sacrifice at Sea. She is doing a virtual tour and we are on the lookout for bloggers or newspaper owners who would like to do reviews or author and book spotlights and radio show hosts that would like to interview Susan. We will start these in late January and throughout February. If you would like to particiapte – contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com  and read on for more details.

Ways to Participate in the Sacrifice at Sea Virtual Tour –

  • We will send you a PDF or ARC copy of the book to read and share a thorough review on your blog or in a newsletter. If you have another idea to share the review, contact Nikki with details.
  • We are interested in Author Spotlights and Book Spotlights on blogs or in newsletters.
  • Susan is also interested in doing radio shows

About Sacrifice at Sea by Susan Wingate

SACRIFICE AT SEA, book three of the “Bobby’s Diner” series.

After losing her husband and then her fiance’, Georgette Carlisle has finally met a new man–the police chief of Sunnydale, Willard Cleary. And, when they decide to take a cruise to the exotic Caribbean, she feels her life normalize. That is, until she learns there has been a murder aboard their ship. But, when the murderer turns his attention toward Georgette, their vacation cruise becomes a nightmare at sea. SACRIFICE AT SEA is the no. 3 book in the Bobby’s Diner series.

To get your own copy –

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sacrifice-at-sea-susan-wingate/1030791565?ean=2940148873792

http://www.amazon.com/Sacrifice-Sea-Bobbys-Diner-Series-ebook/dp/B00HF8PBHC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1387496920&sr=8-5&keywords=sacrifice+at+sea

About Susan Wingate

Susan began writing as a child when she learned her father was a writer. A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about faith, the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive in this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She enjoys chatting with folks about her books at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate talks.

Susan Wingate’s full bio – http://www.bookpromotionservices.com/2014/01/07/susan-wingate-bio/

Check out an interview with Susan

Wednesday Feb 12 – Susan Wingate, author of Sacrifice at Sea, is interviewed tonight on  “Book and a Chat” with Barry Eva. You can listen tonight at 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/across-the-pond/2014/02/12/a-book-and-a-chat-with-susan-wingate

Award Winning Author Susan Wingate’s Full Bio

SUSAN WINGATE’s poem entitled “The Dance of Wind in Trees” was published in the April 2013 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her award-winning, #1 Amazon bestseller, DROWNING is now available in audio book version.

SPIDER BRAINS, book No. 1 in the “Susie Speider” YA Fiction Series is Available Now through Astraea Press and on Amazon.

In 2012, two of Susan’s books made it onto the Top 10 Amazon Best Seller list, twice.

DROWNING (contemporary women’s fiction) won 1st place in the 2011 Forward National Literature Award for the category of Drama. DROWNING also won a finalist award for the category of Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit in the 2011 International Book Awards and reached #1 on the Amazon’s Best Seller list.

A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She presents these lectures at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate chats.

Susan Wingate ParentsBorn in Phoenix, Arizona to James & Amie, Susan tried to fly, at age five, off the roof of their family house using only newspaper, wire hangers and scotch tape. She’s been dreaming of flying ever since. Oh, by the way, she never jumped. Her mother ran out in the nick of time, screaming like a crazy woman, and stopped her from take-off. After that, she began taking dance lessons with the solid ground beneath her feet.

In high school, Susan became involved in acting when she joined the drama club. And, at seventeen, she went on a 2-month acting tour with an acting troupe called The Robinhood Players. At nineteen, she taught aerobics, waitressed and bartended. Susan graduated from AZ State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Three years later, she moved from Phoenix to an island off the Washington State coast to concentrate on her writing. However, to support herself, she opened up a bed & breakfast and for three years ran it but closed doors soon after September 11, 2001.

Still, her focus remained on writing.

It was after she got noticed by award-winning, international bestselling author, Michael Collins that she began to think she could actually make a career in the publishing industry. For two years Collins mentored Susan.

That brings us to today–still writing daily and loving it!

Oh, she also draws and paints abstracts using oil as her favored medium.

Susan lives not too far from Seattle on a little spit of an island with her husband, Bob, Robert (their dog), thirteen cats, eleven birds, a fistful of raccoons, a herd of deer, two sneaky foxes, a band of ring-necked doves, an unkindness of ravens, a murder of crows and a covey of quail!

For more details about her virtual book tour visit http://www.bookpromotionservices.com/2014/01/07/sacrifice-at-sea-tour/

Excerpts from Travels in Elysium

We will share some excerpts from Travels in Elysium – and we would like to find some bloggers who are willing to share an excerpt on their blog. Below, you will find a short introduction for each excerpt. In exchange for sharing the excerpt – we will promote your site as part of the tour.

To participate, contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com and for full tour details, visit https://bookpromotionservices.com/2013/06/20/travels-in-elysium-tour/

Excerpt 1 763 words

When young Nicholas Pedrosa lands the job of a lifetime as an archaeologist’s apprentice on a Greek Aegean island, the horizon is blue, his dreams limitless; he’s escaped a life of slow death in the grey English provinces. Yet landing on the scarred volcanic island of Santorini, his expectations are abruptly dashed as he blunders into a funeral procession. The dead young man staring back at him from the open casket plunges him into an ancient mystery that will demand every last ounce of his mental and physical strength to solve — and survive.

Excerpt 2 – 725 words

No sooner has he started work on the dig than Nicholas finds himself at the brunt of Huxley’s increasingly sinister behaviour, the archaeologist seemingly possessing an hypnotic power to manipulate minds, and sometimes, even reality itself. These apparent hallucinations are at times terrifying, at times rapturous — but is Huxley to blame, or some force beyond that no one has yet grasped or understood? As Pedrosa falls under Huxley’s hypnotic spell, the ancient island appears to come to life.

Excerpt 3 – 779 words

As archaeologist Marcus Huxley pursues his forensic investigation over the peninsula, reconstructing events in the hours and days before the ancient island met its doom in a volcanic holocaust that shook the ancient world, the psychological pressure he exerts upon his young apprentice, Nicholas Pedrosa, tightens relentlessly, notch by notch — pressures his dead predecessor knew only too well. What does Huxley want from his new apprentice and why? As they climb the broken mountain looming over the dig, the realisation dawns on Nicholas that the archaeologist’s excavations are as much about mind and spirit as they are about rock and ash.

Excerpt 4 – 524 words

In the dead of night, Nicholas climbs Temple Hill into the ancient city, drawn by another mystifying appearance of a white light. Could it be smugglers? Huxley himself, perhaps, in some occult worship of the night? Or Benjamin Randal, his own deceased predecessor, who according to the superstitious labourers on the dig, stubbornly refuses to stay dead and buried, haunting the ruins along with their ancient ghosts.

Excerpt 5 – 878 words

Weeks into his new job as apprentice to archaeologist Marcus James Huxley, Nicholas remains as uncertain as ever about the true object of their search. Is it to find the missing inhabitants of the ancient city, as his boss claims, a burial ground or skeletal remains that would prove that this once idyllic city was once more than a deserted ghost town as it seems today… or is Huxley pursuing a more tantalising discovery as rumours suggest — the grave of Plato’s legendary lost Atlantis?

Excerpt 6 – 663 words

While the archaeologists continue to probe the mystery of the ancient city’s final days, Nicholas pursues his own investigation into a parallel mystery — his predecessor’s (Benjamin Randal’s) sudden death, variously attributed to a tragic accident, manslaughter, suicide, illness, even murder. On one early morning, Nicholas finds himself under the shadow of the ancient excavated house designated ‘16’, from whose scaffolding Benja took his fatal fall.

Excerpt 7 – 604 words

Huxley’s arch nemesis, Prof. Claude Guirand, has been trying to wrest control of the excavations — and the ancient secret they still hold — ever since picks and shovels first bit into the volcanic ash. Now having reached a tenuous truce before the country’s brutal police state can close down the excavations for good, the two erstwhile enemies, and Huxley’s own inner team, set out to investigate the mysterious white light that intermittently appears around the dig at night.

Excerpt 8 – 699 words

Finally the archaeologists, along with Huxley’s former bitter enemy, local Orthodox priest Father Constantine Nannos, enter the ancient house on the hill, the reputed ‘Oracle of the Dead’. What will they find? Heaven, hell, the promised isle of the blest, Elysium?

Excerpt 9 – 922 words

Still lost to the Oracle of the Dead in the ancient house on the hill, Nicholas Pedrosa finds himself about to cross the River Styx into the ancient lands beyond.

Excerpt 10 – 829 words

Returning from their first ‘travels’ through the Oracle of the Dead, Huxley is incensed that his chosen guinea pigs have failed to reveal his long-cherished ultimate truth about life and death, and the possible existence of an afterlife, but seemingly meaningless variations of their own lives, experiences, fears and desires.

To participate, contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com and for full tour details, visit https://bookpromotionservices.com/2013/06/20/travels-in-elysium-tour/

Review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

Lisa Haselton shares her review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski  http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com

Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. If you would like to read an an online excerpt – we have one posted here http://www.iridescent-publishing.com/tie/tie_prev.htm. For more information or to get your own copy, visit http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Elysium-William-Azuski/dp/3952401528/

Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

Review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

Susan Wingate shares her review for Travels in Elysium by William Azushi on her blog – http://susanwingate.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/a-review-of-travels-in-elysium-by-william-azuski/

Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. If you would like to read an an online excerpt – we have one posted here http://www.iridescent-publishing.com/tie/tie_prev.htm. For more information or to get your own copy, visit http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Elysium-William-Azuski/dp/3952401528/

Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

Review for Travels in Elysium

Wayne Hurlbert shares her review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski on his blog – http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.ca/2013/09/travels-in-elysium-by-william-azuski.html

Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. If you would like to read an an online excerpt – we have one posted here http://www.iridescent-publishing.com/tie/tie_prev.htm. For more information or to get your own copy, visit http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Elysium-William-Azuski/dp/3952401528/

Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

A New Review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

Gary Severence shares his review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski on his blog – http://gas137a.blogspot.com/2013/09/home-of-blessed-travels-in-elysium-by.html

Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. If you would like to read an an online excerpt – we have one posted here http://www.iridescent-publishing.com/tie/tie_prev.htm. For more information or to get your own copy, visit http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Elysium-William-Azuski/dp/3952401528/

Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

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