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Pump Up Your Book & Richard Blunt Announce Grand Theft Magic Virtual Book Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to announce Richard Blunt’s Lucas Trent 3: Grand Theft Magic Virtual Book Publicity Tour beginning December 3, 2012 and ending on March 15, 2013. Richard will be on hand during his worldwide tour talking about his book in candid interviews and guest posts! As an added bonus, Susan’s tour is also part of a Kindle Fire HD Giveaway! To find out more details visit his official tour page here.

Publishing under a pen name to keep his personal life separate from his writing life, Richard Blunt was raised in the heart of Europe, in a nation where English is not the native language. Like his heroes, Richard blunt is nothing more than a shadow – a specter that whispers a story for everyone to hear.

His latest book is Lucas Trent 3: Grand Theft Magic.

You can visit his website at http://www.lucastrent.com/ and his blog at http://richardblunt.blogspot.com/.

Pump Up Your Book handles all the aspects of virtual book touring from pre-buzzing your book before the tour starts to making sure buyers will find your book long after the tour is over. If you are the author of a newly published book, have an upcoming release or just want to give a previously published book new life, a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book is the answer. We welcome traditionally published, electronically published and self-published authors. Our esteem list of clients include Claire Cook, Caridad Pineiro, C.W. Gortner, Barbara Bretton, Cody McFayden, James Hayman, Karen White, Kathleen Willey, Lisa Daily, Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Nancy Thayer, Randy Sue Coburn, Ray Comfort, Sandi Kahn Shelton, Sheila Roberts, Therese Fowler, Hope Edelman, Wendy Wax, Jon Meacham, Shobhan Bantwal, Pat Williams, Jane Green, Judge Glenda Hatchett and cook show personality Paula Deen. We also represent Random House, Abingdon Press, Zumaya Publications, WND Books, Sheaf House Publishers, New Hope Publishers, Guardian Angel Publishers, Genesis Press, and Moody Publishing. Contact us to find out what we can do for you and your book!

If you’d like host Richard with an interview, book review or guest post opportunity and be a part of his Kindle Fire HD promotional tour (a great way to increase your Alexa and Google rankings and get more hits on your blog), contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Pump Up Your Book is an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book promotion for authors. Visit us at www.pumpupyourbook.com.

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Erotica romance author Susan DiPlacido announces ‘Shuffle Up and Deal Blog Tour’

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to announce Susan DiPlacido’s Shuffle Up and Deal Virtual Book Publicity Tour beginning December 3, 2012 and ending on March 15, 2013. Susan will be on hand during her nationwide tour talking about her book in candid interviews and guest Shuffle Up and Deal long bannerposts! As an added bonus, Susan’s tour is also part of a Kindle Fire HD Giveaway! To find out more details visit her official tour page here.

Susan DiPlacido is the author of 24/7, Trattoria, Mutual Holdings, House Money, Lady Luck, Shuffle Up and Deal, and American Cool. Trattoria was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Small Press Romance 2005, and her short story, “I, Candy,” won the Spirit Award at the 2005 Moondance International Film Festival. American Cool won the bronze medal in the 2008 IPPY awards and was a finalist in the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Shuffle Up and Deal was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Small Press Erotic Fiction 2010. Her fiction has appeared in Susie Bright’s Best American Erotica 2007, Maxim Jakubowski’s Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica vol. 6 and 7, Zane’s Caramel Flava, and Rebellion: New Voices of Fiction.

Please visit her online at www.susandiplacido.com or www.susandiplacido.blogspot.com.

Pump Up Your Book handles all the aspects of virtual book touring from pre-buzzing your book before the tour starts to making sure buyers will find your book long after the tour is over. If you are the author of a newly published book, have an upcoming release or just want to give a previously published book new life, a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book is the answer. We welcome traditionally published, electronically published and self-published authors. Our esteem list of clients include Claire Cook, Caridad Pineiro, C.W. Gortner, Barbara Bretton, Cody McFayden, James Hayman, Karen White, Kathleen Willey, Lisa Daily, Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Nancy Thayer, Randy Sue Coburn, Ray Comfort, Sandi Kahn Shelton, Sheila Roberts, Therese Fowler, Hope Edelman, Wendy Wax, Jon Meacham, Shobhan Bantwal, Pat Williams, Jane Green, Judge Glenda Hatchett and cook show personality Paula Deen. We also represent Random House, Abingdon Press, Zumaya Publications, WND Books, Sheaf House Publishers, New Hope Publishers, Guardian Angel Publishers, Genesis Press, and Moody Publishing. Contact us to find out what we can do for you and your book!

 

If you’d like host Susan with an interview, book review or guest post opportunity and be a part of her Kindle Fire HD promotional tour, contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Pump Up Your Book is an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book promotion for authors. Visit us at www.pumpupyourbook.com.

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Ingrid King’s Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast needs YOU!

We are recruiting bloggers to participate in Ingrid King’s Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast! This event will take place between December 3 – 14, then January 2 – 11.

We need at least 30 bloggers but are aiming at 50 or more. Ingrid will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate (payable by Amazon or Paypal), one autographed paperback and 3 electronic copies of her book, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style. The top prize winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate and a paperback copy of her book and three more winners will receive electronic copies. All bloggers who sign up are eligible to win!

There will be no interviews, guest posts or reviews with this Book Blast. Just book spotlights in which I will send everything to you ahead of time for you to copy and paste into your blog on the selected day. When requesting a spot on her tour, please let us know which date would work for you.

If interested in participating in this book blast,visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/11/08/calling-all-bloggers-to-participate-in-ingrid-kings-purrs-of-wisdom-book-blast/.

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FREE EBOOKS 3 DAYS ONLY: THE ANGEL & THE BROWN-EYED BOY AND LADY GRACE BY SANDY NATHAN

FREE EBOOKS!!!!

This Friday begins the 3 day FREE download of two of Sandy Nathan’s books, The Angel & The Brown-eyed Boy and Lady Grace in the Amazon Kindle store!

If you want to read a couple of fantastic books FOR FREE, click on the Amazon buttons below each book! Hurry, free offer ends Sunday!

The Angel & The Brown Eyed Boy

Tomorrow morning, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: A teenage boy and an intergalactic traveler.

By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has lead to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.

Finally it all breaks down. We’re in New York City on the eve of nuclear Armageddon. In the morning, ultimate destructive forces will wipe out all life on earth. Only Jeremy Edgarton, a 16-year-old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet’s death, can save the world. Join Eliana and Jeremy as they begin a quest to save two doomed planets … and find each other.

Winner of Four National Awards:

● 2011 IPPY (Independent Press) Award Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction.

● 2011 Indie Excellence Award in Visionary Fiction (Winner of Catergory)

● Best Books of 2011, USA Book News:

  1. Winner, New Age Fiction
  2. Finalist Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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Lady Grace

The Earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust. Technological wizard Jeremy Edgarton and a few of his friends were whisked off planet moments before the horror by the goldies, a race of super-evolved aliens who seemed too good to be true. Unfortunately for Jeremy, that’s exactly what they were and now he wants out.

Jeremy’s mother, Veronica Edgarton, is awakening from a cryogenic sleep in a chamber deep beneath the ice near the North Pole. She is facing life with one of the most ruthless and cruel men ever to have lived. She is not the kind of person to take this lying down.

In another place, 105 generations after the missiles struck, the inhabitants of a bunker designed to preserve them until the radiation has receded are preparing to emerge. Regrettably, evolution can work for evil as well as good.

Each of these events is potentially volatile. Combine them and the results are explosive! The players from across time and space are catapulted into a struggle of cosmic scale, challenging them to draw upon every ounce of their physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

Lady Grace is a thrilling, action-filled adventure wrapped in the embrace of epic love.

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Watch Erotica Fiction Author Tony Cane-Honeysett talk about his new book, Fem Dom!

Author VidsToday at Pump Up Your Book we have a fantastic AuthorVid with Tony Cane-Honeysett, author of Fem Dom.

Tony is touring the month of October to promote his new erotica fiction book.

Click here to watch!

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YA Fantasy Authors Ray East and Sam D on Voluspa Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to announce Ray East & Sam D’s Voluspa Virtual Book Publicity Tour beginning August 6 and ending on October 26 2012. Ray and Sam will be on hand during their nationwide tour talking about their book in candid interviews and guest posts! As an added bonus, Ray and Sam’s tour is also part of a Kindle Fire Giveaway! To find out more details visit their official tour page at http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/06/24/pump-up-your-book-presents-voluspa-a-magical-world-virtual-book-publicity-tour-2012-kindle-fire-giveaway/.

Voluspa long bannerAbout Ray East & Sam D

Ray East and Sam D has moved to Voluspa and live in the Forest of Skotos with their 5 year old daughter and a pet Typhon. They visit Earth with the help of an Empath from time to time. Ray East did her masters in Phsychology from Univeristy of Sussex and has worked as a counselor for adolescents. Sam D used to teach at a SPJC before he moved to Voluspa.

Their latest book is Voluspa: A Magical World.

To get your copy of VOLUSPA: A MAGICAL WORLD by Sam D & Ray East at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/VOLUSPA-A-Magical-World-Sam-D/dp/0985681608/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1

To get your e-copy of VOLUSPA: A MAGICAL WORLD by Sam D & Ray East for your Kindle at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Voluspa-A-Magical-World-ebook/dp/B008BCZBTE/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Order your copy of VOLUSPA: A MAGICAL WORLD by Sam D. & Ray East at B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/voluspa-a-magical-world-sam-d/1111523622?ean=2940014770675

To learn more about Sam D and Ray East, visit their website: www.magicalworldofvoluspa.com

Visit Sam D & Ray East on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/voluspa

Like Sam D & Ray East on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/worldofvoluspa

Follow Sam D & Ray East at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15592516-voluspa

About Voluspa: A Magical World

Centuries ago, war between aliens and humans almost destroyed the world. To prevent such a war from happening again, a mighty ruler then formed a secret society of nine powerful humans and aliens called the Bramhas. These Bramhas each wrote a book imparting ancient wisdom and knowledge. The possession of these books could bring about untold power and success. The nine books were hidden but the desire to possess those books, still cause men to fight wars and turn against each other. One such war was fought in the realm of Voluspa decades back; the consequences of that war still resonate in this magical land. Two young lovers get caught in this tussle and it changes their destinies forever.

Amy’s humdrum life takes a complete 180’ turn with the death of her stepfather. She goes to live with her grandmother – her only living relative, though she hasn’t seen her in the last five years. Among her mother’s childhood memorabilia, she finds a book ‘Legends of Voluspa’ that captures her imagination. She becomes so engrossed in the book that she starts dreaming about the places in the book till one night she finds herself inexplicably transported to the new world – Voluspa, as described in the book. Here she meets Drake, who unknown to her is a shape shifter. Chemistry cackles between the two from the very first and as they discover that they share a lot in common, a tenuous bond forms between the two. ‘I’ll keep you safe’ vows Drake and he remains true to his word as he befriends her and saves her from various troubles that befall her over the next couple of months.

In Voluspa, Amy discovers a new way of life. It’s a magical world inhabited by primarily four clans – Empaths, Morphus, Mendens and the Pulchrous. The Empaths have the power of mind, the Morphus are the shape shifters, Mendens are the healers while the Pulchrous possess physical perfection and strength. With the help of an old family friend, Amy takes her rightful place in the Empath clan. This marks a new chapter in Amy’s life. She realizes her own powers and subsequently starts going to a school to enhance the same. With Drake by her side, she makes some wonderful friends. However, her life is not all smooth sailing; trouble comes when she learns the truth about her biological parents. She realizes that her very existence is against Voluspan law which forbids the union between individuals belonging to two different clans. History threatens to repeat itself as she realizes that her predicament was not that different from what her mother had faced, decades back. She is totally in love with Drake, who belongs to the Morphus clan.

The enchanting world of Voluspa is far from Utopic; it has barely recovered from a devastating war fought twenty years back when the peace of the land is once again threatened by Gangrels, the evil army of aliens. The two young lovers soon realize that besides contending with forbidden love, they have to deal with other impediments. Ancient enmities, a past war, a much coveted book, all conspire against the two lovers. Gangrels reappear in Voluspa and Drake falls in the clutches of one such evil being who would stop at nothing to realize his fiendish ambitions. Amy and her friends cross realms, face enemies, deal with challenges, solve riddles and brave possible destruction, as they set off on an adventure to rescue Drake. The ‘Force of Sutra’ clashes with the ‘Elemental Force’ of the Gangrels as Amy and her friends are faced with an indomitable enemy. They use strategic warfare, pit adversaries among themselves and use every last drop of strength, skill and courage as they take on warriors far more ruthless and skilled than themselves.

As Amy embarks upon a quest to save Drake, her love for him is tested at every turn but she never wavers from her objective. Braving imminent death she manages to reach Drake – only to find a changed person. Gone is the man she is in love with, instead a dangerous stranger stood in his place. This Drake was teetering at the edge between becoming completely evil and retaining his own soul. He almost harms Amy but stops himself at the very last minute. His love for Amy proves to be stronger than the evil entity threatening to overpower him. However when chips are down, Drake comes through. He sets aside his personal well-being in order to save Amy, one last time. Drake is perhaps lost forever but hope dies last – Amy is determined to get back Drake, no matter what the cost.

About Pump Up Your Book

Pump Up Your Book handles all the aspects of virtual book touring from pre-buzzing your book before the tour starts to making sure buyers will find your book long after the tour is over. If you are the author of a newly published book, have an upcoming release or just want to give a previously published book new life, a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book is the answer. We welcome traditionally published, electronically published and self-published authors. Our esteem list of clients include Claire Cook, Caridad Pineiro, C.W. Gortner, Barbara Bretton, Cody McFayden, James Hayman, Karen White, Kathleen Willey, Lisa Daily, Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Nancy Thayer, Randy Sue Coburn, Ray Comfort, Sandi Kahn Shelton, Sheila Roberts, Therese Fowler, Hope Edelman, Wendy Wax, Jon Meacham, Shobhan Bantwal, Pat Williams, Jane Green, Judge Glenda Hatchett and cook show personality Paula Deen. We also represent Random House, Abingdon Press, Zumaya Publications, WND Books, Sheaf House Publishers, New Hope Publishers, Guardian Angel Publishers, Genesis Press, and Moody Publishing. Contact us to find out what we can do for you and your book!

If you’d like to interview Ray or Sam or review their book, contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Pump Up Your Book is an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book promotion for authors. Visit us at www.pumpupyourbook.com.

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Playwright’s Drama Takes On Life’s Big Questions In The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh

As dusk falls over a desert landscape, a lone woman waits anxiously on a bench near a dried tree to meet someone. She is approached by a young man. The mysterious interaction, and enigmatic conversation, which ensues after their encounter, sets the tune for this esoteric four act play by Farrokh Nazerian, The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh.

The young woman’s search for Farrokh soon evolves to: “Man’s search for salvation and his struggle to find a meaning and purpose for his life, while there is no meaning or purpose!” As Nazerian describes, “It was also an attempt to ‘see’ Farrokh, myself.”

In a stark setting, and beyond any specific time zone, the forces that impact Man’s life are played out on the stage by players including Death. The readers of this unique work, The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh, would be well served experiencing Nazerian’s passionate exploration of the great questions that haunt Man in his endless search for identity and answers to the big questions of life.

Among Nazerian’s literary influences is the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. But Nazerian stresses that The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh is not a philosophical play. He says the play has a “mystical” trait rather than “philosophical” thinking.

Nazerian considers universal and pervading “confusion” the cause of all the problems afflicting mankind. Man has amassed a great deal of information, but is bereft of “knowledge.” The cry of the “why” is echoing throughout the history of mankind, only facing the deafening silence of the universe.

The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh addresses the concept of the Abarmard, as the only existential solution. According to Nazerian, to change the world we don’t understand and we are trapped in, “One has to change oneself and recreate oneself as a New Man, a Superior Man, a Man of Knowledge, the one that the ancient Persian Prophet Zarathustra teaches us to become, the Abarmard.”

Nazerian explains that transformation of Man from the “Ape of Reason” to the “Superman of Will” is existential. Abarmard does not become superior to other men, but only to “himself,” a New Man who will be capable of making direct connection with Life and to “see” the landscape of Infinity.

Farrokh tries to explain that concept:

“Farrokh: Abarmard is the future of man. He is what man is meant to become … To become Abarmard or a Superior Man is not a luxury; it is a necessity. We are not all born equal, physically, mentally, or socially. This inequality is at the root of our sense of injustice. But we are all born with equal potential to become Abarmard and to reach Infinity, regardless of our race, our gender, our physical or economic condition. The only way to achieve equality and to gain our freedom and salvation is to actualize our potential!”

Nazerian wants readers and audiences to come away from The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh “with some understanding that there is more to life than what we grapple with in our daily existence. It could be a pure, simple, mysterious, blissful, and everlasting joy, which we can only experience if we change. We could be our own saviors!”

And, he adds, he wants his audiences “to have a glass of wine afterward, in a moment of relaxation, and reflect!”

About the Author

Born in Iran, Farrokh Nazerian has lived in England and currently resides in Santa Barbara, California. In Iran, he wrote and edited articles for various magazines and edited numerous publications. He is also an entrepreneur who has established successful businesses. He is currently at work on his second book, “Sisyphus Revisited.” For more information on The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh see web site www.thelastpersonwhosawfarrokh.com

The Last Person Who Saw Farrokh

99 pages; soft cover, ISBN 978-0-615-51721-6

Publication date: March 2012

Published by Osborn Publications, Santa Barbara, CA.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by special order at bookstores nationwide.

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