Today saw two stops on my blog tour, one with a review the other with a character guest post.
It was a pleasure to have Kelegeen reviewed on Rosepoint Publishing. Actually, it was two reviews, one by Virginia Williams and one by C.E. Williams.
This is a truly interesting blog site. Virginia’s grandfather, Patrick John “Stanley McShane” Rose, was a history writer as well as a self-professed “sailor, prospector, miner, and cowpoke.” He left Virginia with a treasure trove of his writings from the 1920s and ’30s. She, in turn, has published them to the tune of six books!
Virginia and C.E. are also great book reviewers. Here is a sample of their reviews of Kelegeen:
“The character of Father O’Malley is exceptional. He is well developed and so completely sympathetic you want to cry with him when he must perform Last Rites.” – Virginia Williams
“Meg is a scrapper. Seems she can manage whatever the heinous task she must perform, along with her mother who steadfastly teaches by example and holds the family together.” – Virginia Williams
“Truly a masterpiece of historical representation!” – C.E. Williams
“Prepare to love the characters and pray for the souls lost in this tragedy. 5 stars” – C.E. Williams
I am so honored by the kind words and thoughtful, in-depth reviews of these two bloggers. They both obviously know their Irish history. Click here to read their full reviews.
Also on today’s tour was Christy’s Cozy Corners where blogger Christy Maurer invited one of my characters to write a guest post. I love the idea of having a character write the post. My choice for this post was Deirdre O’Connor the mother of protagonist, Meg O’Connor. Like most moms, Deirdre loved the chance to showcase her family so she was happy to give readers a bit of insight into each family member. Here is a sample of Deirdre’s post in which she tells readers a bit about the relationship between Meg and Rory:
“Meg is to marry Rory Quinn. They’ve known each other all their lives having grown up as neighbors. Rory’s a hearty lad, bright, and cheerful. ‘Tis a good thing he knows Meg so well as it means he knows what he’s getting into. He may be the only one who can match her in stubbornness. You might think they’d be an unlikely couple for that very reason, but somehow they’ve developed a deep understanding of each other. They’ll do just fine, you’ll see.”
Click here to read Deirdre’s full character guest post.
As always, you can enter to win a copy of Kelegeen on either of these awesome blogs.