ARCHIVE – Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip Virtual Tour

In July we will travel to exotic locations with a former female spy as she searches for the baby she was told was stillborn. She will search for answers to her parents’ deaths and she will face danger along the way…. Will you come along with us on this journey? Author, Mingmei Yip, is releasing her latest book – Nine Fold Heaven with Kensington Books and will be doing a virtual tour with us. Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip

About Nine Fold Heaven

An ex spy and nightclub singer who undertakes an emotional and dangerous journey to reunite with her lost lover and the baby she was told was stillborn, and to discover the secret of her parents’ murder.

We want to reach out to bloggers who review books, feature authors and who want to share information about any of these topics – Chinese singers, Chinese women spies, Chinese orphans, chinese gangsters, interracial romance, the mother-baby bond, women’s rivalry and friendship, romance,  undying love, love triangle, and revenge.

Schedule Nine Fold Heaven

Monday July 1 – Today we are kicking off the Nine Fold Heaven virtual tour and let’s share the introduction and Chapter 1. Its time to submerse yourself in the world of a former Chinese woman spy in 1930s Shanghai. She was told her baby was stillborn and when she ran away from the gangsters and the police who were after her – she lost her lovers. But she is back and the journey is just beginning…. Share Chapter 1 of Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip –http://www.learntosellmorebooks.com/chap-1-nine-fold-heaven/

Wednesday July 3 – Emma shares her review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/07/03/book-review-and-giveaway-the-nine-fold-heaven

Friday July 5 – Jane Steen shares her review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on http://keepgoingyoufool.blogspot.com/2013/07/book-review-nine-fold-heaven-by-mingmei.html

Monday July 8 – Lisa Hasselton shares a guest post about —– by MIngmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven – http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2013/07/guest-post-on-writing-about-chinese.html

Tuesday July 9 – Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip is featured on http://www.chicklitcentral.com/p/book-shelf.html

Wednesday July 10 – Beth Trissel shares a guest post about the mother/baby bond by Mingmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven – http://bethtrissel.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/author-mingmei-yip-and-her-mesmerizing-novel-nine-fold-heaven/

Thursday July 11 – Yvonne Walus shares an excerpt from Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip – http://yewalus.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/nine-fold-heaven-guest-post-by-mingmei.html

Saturday July 13 – Audra shares her review of Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip – Audra shares her review of Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip – http://unabridged-expression.blogspot.com/2013/07/nine-fold-heaven-by-mingmei-yip.html

Monday July 15 – Find out more about women’s friendships and rivalry from Mingmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven – http://www.loveromancepassion.com/womens-relationships-rivalry-and-friendship/

Tuesday July 16 – Pia share a guest post about Chinese Orphans by Mingmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven – http://piabernardino.com/somanybooksheresmine/quest-post-by-mingmei-yip-author-of-nine-fold-heaven/

Wednesday July 17 – Serena shares a guest post about Mingmei Yip’s writing habits and writing space http://savvyverseandwit.com/2013/07/writing-space-of-mingmei-yip.html

Friday July 19 – Share a review for Nine Fold Heaven written by Mingmei Yip on Savvy Verse and Withttp://savvyverseandwit.com/2013/07/the-nine-fold-heaven-by-mingmei-yip.html

Saturday July 20 – Audra share her interview with Mingmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven – http://unabridged-expression.blogspot.com/

Monday July 22 – Wayne Hurlbert share his review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on his blog – http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.ca/2013/07/the-nine-fold-heaven-by-mingmei-yip.html

Tuesday July 23 – Krista Herling shares her review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on her blog – http://www.welcometomarriedlife.com/2013/07/book-nine-fold-heaven.html

Wednesday July 24 – Cheryl Malandrinos share her interview with Mingmei Yip, author of Nine Fold Heaven on her blog – http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2013/07/interview-with-mingmei-yip-author-of.html

Thursday July 25 – Share a review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yipat – http://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/2013/07/author-mingmei-yip-on-tour-with-nine.html

Monday July 29 – Share Nikki Leigh’s review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on http://blogcritics.org/book-review-nine-fold-heaven-by-mingmei-yip/         

Monday July 29 – Steve Tremple shares a guest post about mobsters in fiction —- http://authorstephentremp.blogspot.com/2013/07/guest-writer-mingmei-yep-gangsters-in.html

Tuesday July 30 – Chrissy shares a guest post about the challenges for an author writing about the complex relationships between women – friendship, rivalry and so much more on her blog – http://wp.me/p3pk1s-xP.  The post is by Mingmei Yip – author of Nine Fold Heaven.

Tuesday July 30 – Angie Mangino shares her review for Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip on her blog – http://www.angiemangino.com/The-Nine-Fold-Heaven.html

Wednesday July 31 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about Nine Fold Heaven on her New Book Review bloghttp://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2013/07/nine-fold-heaven-new-historial-fiction.html

 

About Mingmei Yip

Mingmei Yip has been writing and publishing since she was fourteen years old and now she has twelve books to her credit. Her five novels are published by Kensington Books and her two children’s books are published by Tuttle Publishing.

Mingmei is also a renowned qin (ancient string instrument) musician, calligrapher and painter. In Hong Kong, she was a columnist for seven major newspapers. She has appeared on over sixty TV and radio programs in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the US.

Visit Mingmei at: www.mingmeiyip.com

Contact Nikki@nikkileigh.com to participate in this virtual book tour. We look forward to speaking with you soon about this project.

The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

On July 2 – we launch Shobhan Bantwal’s virtual tour for her latest book… The Reluctant Matchmaker.

If you like interesting fiction, getting a glimpse into other cultures, strong female characters, and a fresh approach to issues and concerns for women in the 21st century – you need to read books by Shobhan Bantwal. Her books are called Bollywood in a Book and provide many interesting insights in Indian culture and traditions, while showing us the struggle to merge two worlds.

In her thought-provoking, uplifting new novel, Shobhan Bantwal vividly blends the nuances of contemporary Indian-American culture with an unconventional romance…

We’re still adding a few more hosts to this schedule… you are welcome to visit any of the links below to learn more about Shobhan Bantwal and The Reluctant Matchmaker –

The Reluctant Matchmaker – Schedule

Thursday July 5 – Yvonne Walus shares an excerpt from The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog – http://yewalus.blogspot.co.nz/2012/07/reluctant-matchmaker.html

Friday July 6 – Susan Heim shares her review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her website — http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-review-reluctant-matchmaker-by.html

Monday July 9 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog – https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/07/09/new-book-review-shares-reluctant-matchmaker/

Tueday July 10 – Margay features and shares her review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog – http://moonlightlacemayhem.blogspot.com/2012/07/reluctant-matchmaker-by-shobhan-bantwal.html

Wednesday July 11 – Nancy Eriksen shares her review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/07/reluctant-matchmaker.html

Thursday July 12 – Dianne Ascroft shares her review for The Reluctant Matchmaker and an interview with Shobhan Bantwal on her blog – http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/definitely-not-reluctant-to-read-shoban-bantwals-new-novel/

Friday July 13 – Joyce Anthony shares her review of The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on the Books and Authors website – http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/1634/review-the-reluctant-matchmaker-by-shobhan-bantwal/

Monday July 16 – Learn more about The Price of Love from Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Reluctant Matchmaker – http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/1630/the-steep-price-of-love/

Wednesday July 18 – Allizabeth Collins share a guest post from Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Reluctant Matchmaker, on her blog – http://thepaperbackpursuer.blogspot.com/2012/07/guestpost-shobhan-bantwal-mismatched.html

Thursday July 19 – Chris Redding shares her comments about The Reluctant Matchmaker and her interview with Shobhan Bantwal on her blog http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2012/07/bollywood-author-shobhan-bantwal.html

Friday July 20 – Gillian Pritchett shares her review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog http://www.gillianpritchett.com/the-reluctant-matchmaker/

Friday July 20 – Review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on her blog http://www.thebusinesslaunchpad.com/the-reluctant-matchmaker/

Monday July 23 – Wayne Hurlbert shares his review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal on his blog – http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.ca/2012/07/the-reluctant-matchmaker-by-shobhan.html

Wednesday July 25 – Are you still trying to decide whether to order The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal? Well, we’re going to share the first chapter to see if that will nudge you to goahead and order your own copy – Chapter 1 of The Reluctant Matchmaker is posted here for your reading enjoymenthttp://www.learntosellmorebooks.com/chapter-1-the-reluctant-matchmaker/ and you have a chance to meet some of the primary characters.

Thursday July 26 – Susan Wingate shares an excerpt and details about Shobhan Bantwal and her latest book, The Reluctant Matchmaker – http://susanwingate.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/my-guest-today-shobhan-bantwal-author-of-the-reluctant-matchmaker/

Friday July 27 – A look at Shobhan Bantwal – author of The Reluctant Matchmaker –http://paradox-theangelsarehere.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/a-look-at-author-shobhan-bantwal.html

Thursday August 9 – Lisa Haselton shares her interview with Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Reluctant Matchmaker – http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com

 

http://youtu.be/ki0O3nefkuk

Primary topics in the book

  • Unusual romance between a petite woman and a remarkably tall and big man
  • Arranged marriage
  • Cultural divide between two ethnic immigrant groups (Hindus and Muslims)
  • Indian-American immigrant experience
  • Second-generation immigrants’ struggle to fit into two diverse cultures

Some Ways to Participate in This Tour  

  • Written interviews – host sends questions in writing for you to complete
  • Radio shows
  • Writing guest posts (see some suggested topics below)
  • Review of the book

Contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com to participate in this tour

Some Suggested Topics for Guest Posts

  • Saris and Spices
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Kama Sutra
  • Sex & the Sari
  • Bollywood’s Influence
  • Writing-related topics
  • Heroes & Heroines with character flaws 

About The Reluctant Matchmaker

It starts with a bizarre accident. Petite and successful Meena Shenoy’s contented life turns upside down when she collides, literally, with her strikingly tall boss, Prajay Nayak, and suffers a nasty fall. But when she discovers that he’s a bright, caring, family-oriented man, she’s attracted to him. When he unexpectedly asks her to meet him in secret, she wonders whether he feels the same way about her.

Meena walks into his office that evening with high romantic hopes. Imagine her shock when instead of declaring interest in her Prajay makes an astonishing request: He wants her to craft a personal ad that will help him find a suitable wife – a statuesque, sophisticated Indian-American woman who will complement his striking height.

Despite her feelings for Prajay and the complications of balancing work and her “marriage consultant” role, Meena can’t refuse the assignment, or the generous fee attached to it. While she nurses her bruised heart, Meena comes to some surprising realizations about love, tradition, and the sacrifices she will—and won’t—make to fight for the man she loves.

About Shobhan Bantwal

Shobhan Bantwal is an award-winning author of six multicultural women’s fiction books with romantic elements and numerous short stories, branded as “Bollywood in a Book.” Her articles have appeared in The Writer magazine, Romantic Times, India Abroad, India Currents, and New Woman. The Reluctant Matchmaker is her latest novel. Shobhan lives with her husband in Arizona. Visit her online at www.shobhanbantwal.com to learn about her books, trailers, contests, photos, recipes, and more. Visit her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ShobhanBantwal.author

Contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com to participate in this tour

Background About the Cape Hatteras Area From Nikki Leigh, Fiction Author

Join me at the Legendary Lighthouse blog — where background information about the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is shared. This is some of the information that I used as the basis for Lilah and the Locket — the first book in my Cape Hatteras mystery series. The sequel to Lilah and the Locket is in the initial planning phase 🙂

http://legendarylighthouses.blogspot.com/2010/08/outer-banks-of-north-carolina-by-nikki.html

I’m also sharing the cover art for Lilah. A friend of mine painted this picture of Lilah and the base of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. I “bribed” her with a ticket to go with me to see the Rolling Stones in concert — little did we now there would be a bomb scare that night, the band was removed from the UVA stadium and the show was finished during a torrential storm. No limit to the interesting background for this book 🙂

Nikki Leigh

In the Shadow of Bollywood by Shobhan Bantwal, Author of The Unexpected Son

Author and publisher Karen Syed shares a guest post about Bollywood in a Book by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son – http://klsyed.com/2010/08/16/in-the-shadow-of-bollywood/

A Note From Shobhan – Information about my books, video trailers, contact, photos from India, reviews, contests, and recipes is available on my website: www.shobhanbantwal.com.  Enter a giveaway on my website during August for a FREE copy of The Unexpected Son.  You can also visit me on Facebook and MySpace. All my books can be purchased at any retail bookstore or online bookseller. For more information about The Unexpected Son virtual tour, visit https://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/07/02/unexpected-son-virtual-tour/

Mirella Patzer Announces the Winners From Her Virtual Tour


Its time to announce the winners from Mirella Patzer’s virtual book tour. She decided to give away 4 books – 2 for people who posted comments and 2 for the blog owner that hosted those comments.

Drum roll please ———

The winners are –

Ginger Simpson and Jannine (www.jcortipetska.com)

Pam Thibodau and Cindy K. Green.

Mirella Patzer

Author of Bloodstone Castle
http://www.mirellapatzer.com http://mirellapatzer.blogspot.com

If you haven’t bought a copy of Mirella’s book – Bloodstone Castle, I highly recommend that you take a closer look. It is a great read for anyone who enjoys authentic historic adventure and there is a nice bit of romance and plenty of tension between the hero and heroine. She includes a couple of cruel villains and plenty of intrigue. For more information – visit http://www.amazon.com/Bloodstone-Castle-Mirella-Patzer/dp/0978486528

Middle of Week Three – Mirella Patzer’s Virtual Book Tour

The middle of the third week brings us to a visit on Elena Dorothy Bowman’s blog and we learn more about the best friend in Bloodstone Castle.

Wednesday June 18 – http://elenadorothybowmansbooks.blogspot.com/

Wednesday June 18 – http://mybestfriendsstory.blogspot.com/


The Complete Tour Schedule – http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/mirella-patzer-virtual-book-tour.html

Find Out More About Mirella Patzer and Bloodstone Castle

Mirella Patzer’s Website – http://www.mirellapatzer.com

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Bloodstone-Castle-Mirella-Patzer/dp/0978486528

You are encouraged to stop at each blog visit and post a comment for Mirella. Each comment enters you in a drawing for a free print copy of the book at the end of the tour. So, visit Mirella, learn more about Bloodstone Castle and post comments. Mirella looks forward to getting to know her readers.

Nikki Leigh

Book Promo 101 – NOW AVAILABLE
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Coastal Suspense with a Touch of Romance
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Mirella Patzer Visits New Zealand on Her Virtual Tour


We kick off the third week of Mirella Patzer’s virtual book tour with a visit to New Zealand with Yvonne Walus.

Monday June 16 – http://yewalus.blogspot.com/

I’d also like to put out an invitation to visit my Book Promo 101 radio show Monday afternoon. I’ll interview author, Terry L White, and we’ll talk about her historic novel Chesapeake Harvest. You will have a chance to ask questions. Visit www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. For people who can’t join us at 4 pm EST – the show will be available for download after the show.

Tuesday brings us to Raine Delight’s blog with an interview with Mirella Patzer –

Tuesday June 17 – http://rainedelight.wordpress.com/


The Complete Tour Schedule – http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/05/mirella-patzer-virtual-book-tour.html

You are encouraged to stop at each blog visit and post a comment for Mirella. Each comment enters you in a drawing for a free print copy of the book at the end of the tour. So, visit Mirella, learn more about Bloodstone Castle and post comments. Mirella looks forward to getting to know her readers.

Nikki Leigh
Book Promo 101 – NOW AVAILABLE
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Coastal Suspense with a Touch of Romance
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