Chapter 1 The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

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 go ahead and order your own copy – Chapter 1 of The Reluctant Matchmaker is posted here for your reading enjoyment http://www.learntosellmorebooks.com/chapter-1-the-reluctant-matchmaker/ and you have a chance to meet some of the primary characters.

For more information: about The Reluctant Matchmaker and Shobhan Bantwal’s other books, visit http://www.shobhanbantwal.com or http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Matchmaker-Shobhan-Bantwal/dp/0758258852 to get your copy today. The full virtual tour schedule is available at: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/06/03/reluctant-matchmaker-tour

Blog Business World Review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

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

For more information: about The Reluctant Matchmaker and Shobhan Bantwal’s other books, visit http://www.shobhanbantwal.com or http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Matchmaker-Shobhan-Bantwal/dp/0758258852 to get your copy today. The full virtual tour schedule is available at: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/06/03/reluctant-matchmaker-tour

Review for The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal

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

For more information: about The Reluctant Matchmaker and Shobhan Bantwal’s other books, visit http://www.shobhanbantwal.com or http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Matchmaker-Shobhan-Bantwal/dp/0758258852 to get your copy today. The full virtual tour schedule is available at: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/06/03/reluctant-matchmaker-tour

Phyllis Schieber talks about middle age at The Book Connection

Phyllis Schieber visits Cheryl C. Malandrinos at The Book Connection:   http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-blogger-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Phyllis talks about middle-age and how she’s not in the “middle” of anything.

During Phyllis Schieber’s blog outreach campaign, she will visit a wide variety of blogs and discuss many topics, relevant to all women, but especially to the older, mature woman.

For more information about this virtual book tour, please visit:

https://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/05/04/phyllis-schieber-blog-outreach/

For more information about Phyllis and her books visit her site at http://www.phyllisschieber.wordpress.com

Phyllis Schieber talks about Friendship at Candid Canine

Phyllis Schieber visits Christine Verstraete at Candid Canine http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome-to-phyllis-schieber-author-of.html

Phyllis talks about friendships and what they have meant to her and how they pertain to her books.  The Sinner’s Guide to Confession and Willing Spirits.

During Phyllis Schieber’s blog outreach campaign, she will visit a wide variety of blogs and discuss many topics, relevant to all women, but especially to the older, mature woman.

For more information about this virtual book tour, please visit:

https://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/05/04/phyllis-schieber-blog-outreach/

Phyllis Schieber Talks about Infidelity at Susan Wingate’s Blog

Phyllis Schieber will begin her summer blog tour by visiting Susan Wingates blog at http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=197975069

Phyllis will be talking about infidelity; her personal thoughts on the subject as well as those of the characters in her books, Sinners Guide to Confession and Willing Spirits.

For more information about this virtual book tour, please visit:

https://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/05/04/phyllis-schieber-blog-outreach/

Phyllis Schieber Starts the Conversation About Topics of Interest to Mature Women

In June and July, novelist Phyllis Schieber will have a blog outreach campaign where she will visit a variety of blogs that deal with the topics the characters in her novels face. We want to get conversations started about the concerns of women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Some people have called Schieber’s novels “women’s fiction,” but it is best to think women’s fiction for women of a certain age  During Phyllis Schieber’s blog outreach campaign, she will visit a wide variety of blogs and discuss many topics, relevant to all women, but especially to the older, mature woman.

Topics to Discuss During the Blog Campaign

Women, secrets, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, adultery, adoption, adopted children, teens forced to give up children for adoption, adopted children searching for biological mothers, middle age and sex, female friendship, women in middle age, biological mothers, divorce, infidelity, loss, life change, an d adultery. If you have another topic that you would like to suggest – just let us know what you have in mind.

A Promotional Opportunity for All Blog Hosts

She is offering a unique opportunity for blog owners we include in the campaign. Each blog owner who hosts Phyllis will be given the chance to guest post on her blog – the stipulation is that the post needs to deal with one of these topics listed above. Of course the post can contain a resource box for the author of the post to mention their blog. We will warn you that Phyllis is a writing teacher – so she will check your work.

About Sinner’s Guide to Confession by Phyllis Schieber:

Kaye and Barbara are longtime friends, now in their fifties. Ellen, who is several years younger, develops a friendship with the other two women years later, solidifying this close-knit group. The three women are inseparable, yet each nurtures a secret that she keeps from the others.

About Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber:

Jane Hoffman and Gwen Baker, both teachers and in their forties, have a friendship that helps them endure. Years after Gwen is abandoned and left to raise two sons alone, she finds herself in love with a married man. After Jane is humiliated by her husband’s infidelity and Gwen must face her own uncertain path, the two women turn to each other.

Now, as each is tested by personal crisis, Jane and Gwen face new challenges—as mothers, as daughters, as lovers. And in the process, they will learn unexpected truths about their friendship—and themselves.

About Author Phyllis Schieber: The first great irony of my life was that I was born in a Catholic hospital. My parents, survivors of the Holocaust, had settled in the South Bronx among other new immigrants. .In the mid-fifties, my family moved to Washington Heights. The area offered scenic views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, as well as access to Fort Tryon Park and the mysteries of the Cloisters. Her first novel, Strictly Personal, for young adults, was published by Fawcett-Juniper. The Sinner’s Guide to Confession, was released by Berkley Putnam and in March 2008, Berkley Putnam issued the first paperback publication of Willing Spirits.

Feel free to contact us about participating in this blog outreach campaign. For more details about Phyllis Schieber, feel free to visit: http://phyllisschieber.wordpress.com

Willing Spirits and Sinner’s Guide to Confession

June 2- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Susan Wingate’s blog speaking about infidelity.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=197975069

June 4- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Christine Verstraete’s blog speaking about friendships and what they’ve meant to her and the characters in her books. http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome-to-phyllis-schieber-author-of.html

June 7- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Cheryl C. Malandrinos blog http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-blogger-phyllis-schieber-author.html

June 10- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting ElizabethTobin’s blog  http://liztobin.com/?p=70

June 11- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Lesa Holstine blog http://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2010/06/phyllis-schieber-guest-blogger.html

June 14-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Dianne Fanning’s blog- http://dianefanning.blogspot.com/2010/06/writing-and-motherhood.html

June 18-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Lillian Brummet’s blog – http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/2010/06/life-changes.html

June 22-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting  Joyce Anthony’s- http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/06/phyllis-schieber-on-motherhood.html

June 23-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting  Joyce Anthony’s-http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/06/magic-of-womens-friendships-by-phyllis.html

June 24-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting  Joyce Anthony’s- http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/06/writing-mother-by-phyllis-schieber.html

June 29-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Mary Alice’ blog-http://playequalspeace.blogspot.com

June 30- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Dee Savoy’s blog-http://www.deesavoy.com

July 8- Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Dianne Ascroft blog-http://www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com

July 14-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Julie Achterhoff’s  bloghttp://earthwalkr.wordpress.com

July 23-Phyllis Schieber will be visiting Wendy Robards  blog-http://www.caribousmom.com

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber


In March, Phyllis Schieber will tour cyber space to promote her book – Willing Spirits. In January, she toured to share her spicy novel – Sinner’s Guide to Confession and we enjoyed wonderful reviews and comments from blog owners and readers.

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber

Phyllis Schieber’s graceful debut novel is the story of two friends leading lives most women will find familiar. As Jane Hoffman and Gwen Baker attempt to understand their roles as daughters, wives, mothers and lovers, they depend on their friendship to cushion their disenchantment and to celebrate their triumphs.

Jane Hoffman, a schoolteacher in her forties, is forced to confront her reasons for remaining in an unhappy marriage when she finds her husband, Arnold, has been unfaithful. His indiscretion hurls Jane into a new life that is alternately terrifying and gratifying. Her love for her daughter Caroline is also tested when an unforeseen event forces Jane to prove that a mother’s love has no boundaries. As Jane negotiates her own murky logic for making the choices she has, she comes to see herself as far more able than she had ever thought.

Gwen Baker, also a teacher and in her forties, survives a rigid Southern upbringing only to marry an egotistical and cruel professor who later abandons her, leaving her to raise their sons, Matt and Ethan, alone. And while she occasionally takes a lover, nothing really satisfies her. It is Jane who ultimately coaxes Gwen out of her isolation. Together they discover that the conflicting and binding roles women assume be endured without other women. Even after Gwen meets Daniel, a colleague’s husband, and finds love, it is Jane who offers the spiritual solace that only another woman can.

Willing Spirits is no ordinary love story. It is a sensual and understanding story about the struggle to heal from failed maternal relationships, the passionate love women feel for their children, the lure of sexual desire and attachment to men who consistently disappoint, and the bond women share that makes it all tolerable. Suffused with humor and tenderness, Willing Spirits is a celebration of love in all its guises—between man and woman, between parent and child, and above all, between women.


About Author Phyllis Schieber:
The first great irony of my life was that I was born in a Catholic hospital. My parents, survivors of the Holocaust, had settled in the South Bronx among other new immigrants. In the mid-fifties, my family moved to Washington Heights. The area offered scenic views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, as well as access to Fort Tryon Park and the mysteries of the Cloisters. I graduated from George Washington High School.
I graduated from high school at sixteen, went on to Bronx Community College, transferred to and graduated from Herbert H. Lehman College with a B.A. in English and a New York State license to teach English. I earned my M.A. in Literature from New York University and later my M.S. as a developmental specialist from Yeshiva University. I have worked as a high school English teacher and as a learning disabilities specialist. My first novel , Strictly Personal, for young adults, was published by Fawcett-Juniper. Willing Spirits was published by William Morrow. My most recent novel, The Sinner’s Guide to Confession, was released by Berkley Putnam. In March 2009, Berkley Putnam will issue the first paperback publication of Willing Spirits.


Phyllis Schieber Tour for Willing Spirits – Schedule

Wednesday March 4

The main character from author Phyllis Schieber’s book Willing Spirits, blogs today on http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2009/03/meet-gwen-from-willing-spirits-by.html

Thursday March 5

Author Phyllis Schieber introduces another character from her book Willing Spirits, today on http://fictionalcharactersindepth.blogspot.com/2009/03/meet-jane-from-willing-spirits-by.html

Friday March 6

Marta’s Meanderings shares a review of Willing Sprits by Phyllis Schieber – http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Phyllis Schieber guest posts on Marta’s Meanderings today – http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 9

Phyllis Schieber begins a two day visit with Joyce Anthony today – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Tuesday March 10

Phyllis Schieber moves into day two with Joyce Anthony today – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/03/phyllis-scheiber-stops-by-for-visit.html

Wednesday March 11

S. Krishna‘s Books shares a review of Willing Sprits by Phyllis Schieber today – http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-phyllis-schieber.html

Thursday March 12

Phyllis Schieber begins a two day tour with Susan Wingate – http://susanwingatehosts.blogspot.com/2009/03/phyllis-schieber-author-of-willing.html

Friday March 13

See the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on My Friend Amy – http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/03/review-willing-spirits-by-phyllis.html

Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, guest posts today on My Friend Amy – http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-scheiber-plus-chance.html

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber is reviewed today on Random Wonder –http://www.randomwonder.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed today on Random Wonder about how she came to write Willing Spirits – http://www.randomwonder.com/2009/03/author-phyllis-schieber-stops-by-to.html

Saturday March 14

Jenn shares her thoughts on Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber today on Jenn’s Bookshelf and will be giving away a free copy of the book. http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/review-and-giveaway-willing-spirits-by.html

Sunday March 15

Join Phyllis Scheiber today as she guest posts on Jenn’s Bookshelf http://jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/author-guest-post-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 16

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed today on Susan Wingate’s blog http://susanwingatehosts.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Wednesday March 18 –

Book Club Queen shares a review of Willing Spirits plus a wonderful interview with the author, Phyllis Schieber today.
Review: http://www.book-club-queen.com/short-book-summary.html
Interview: http://www.book-club-queen.com/book-club-chat.html

Feature box: http://www.book-club-queen.com/book-club-ideas.html

Thursday March 19

Read the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on Ramya’s Bookshelf – http://ramyasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-tour-willing-spirits.html

Friday March 20

Join Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, as she guest posts today on Ramya’s Bookshelf – http://ramyasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-schieber.html

Monday March 23

Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber is reviewed on Diary of an Eccentric – http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Tuesday March 24

Phyllis Schieber is interviewed on Diary of an Eccentric – http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/2009/03/interview-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Wednesday March 25

Confessions of a Real Librarian shares a review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber today on http://confessionsofareallibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-promo-101-virtual-blog.html

Thursday March 26

Book Addiction posts a review today of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber.
http://heatherlo.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/review-willing-spirits/

Friday March 27

Join Phyllis Schieber, author of Willing Spirits, as she guest posts today on A Bookworm’s World – http://luanne-abookwormsworld.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-phyllis-schieber-willing.html

Peeking Between the Pages shares a review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber – http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-blog-tour-for-willing.html

Saturday March 28

Willing Spirits author Phyllis Schieber guest posts today on Peeking Between the Pages – http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/03/guest-post-with-phyllis-schieber-author.html

Monday March 30

Feminist Review shares thoughts on Willing Spirits, the new novel by Phyllis Schieber – http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits.html

Thursday April 2

Read the new review of Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber on Passion for the Page http://passionforthepage.blogspot.com/2009/03/willing-spirits-by-phyllis-schieber.html

Friday April 3

Phyllis Schieber wraps up her tour for Willing Spirits with a guest post on Passion for the Page http://passionforthepage.blogspot.com/2009/04/characters-that-come-alive-guest-post.html

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