The Haunting of Chatham Hollow Blog Tour: Thank You Tour Hosts and Commenters!

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Happy Monday! I hope yours is an awesome one!

Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who hosted me and Staci Troilo during our blog tour for The Haunting of Chatham Hollow. I know I can speak for both of us when I say we had a blast making the rounds. If you missed any of the posts and would like to check them out, these links will get you to your destination:

Joan Hall
Jan Sikes
Harmony Kent
Gwen Plano
Craig Boyack
John Howell
Denise Finn
Sally Cronin

Thank you also to everyone who visited and commented. We hope you enjoyed following the tour and meeting our characters. It was so much fun introducing them.

Finally, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of Chatham, and to those of you who have posted reviews. We’re thrilled by the positive reviews and are delighted you enjoyed our story.

With our utmost appreciation and gratitude—thank you, all!

Book Tour Day 8: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @dlfinnauthor @stacitroilo

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Happy Thursday! It’s the next-to-last day of The Haunting of Chatham Hollow blog tour for this week (you can find Staci and me at Sally Cronin’s fabulous blog on Saturday). Thank you to everyone who has stuck with the tour, left comments, and shared your thoughts. Staci and I both appreciate your awesome support!

For my final stop, I’ll be visiting D. L. Finn, a wonderful friend and Story Empire colleague with a perpetually sunny disposition and a whimsical outlook on life. I love that she has never lost her magical sense of childhood, an outlook reflected in her writing. She’s a diverse author with a collection that spans novels to short stories, poetry, and children’s books.

Her most recent release, A Voice in the Silence is both suspenseful and highly imaginative. I loved the characters—including the four-legged ones! You can find all of Denise’s releases on her Amazon Author Page.

When you’ve finished browsing, I hope you’ll join me on her blog where I’ll be introducing my final character, and lead protagonist, Victor Rowe. By this point—if you’ve been following along on the tour—you’ve heard a lot about him!

Comments are closed on this post, but I hope you’ll join me THERE.

Book Tour Day 7: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @HowellWave @stacitroilo

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Happy Hump Day! Thanks for joining Staci Troilo and me as we wind down our tour for The Haunting of Chatham Hollow. After today, only one two stops remain, but Staci and I have saved two highly intriguing characters for last.

Staci is visiting John W. Howell, a highly supportive blogger, friend, and Story Empire colleague. John is a wonderful storyteller with a body of work that ranges from action thrillers—the John Cannon series—to paranormal suspense as evident in Eternal Road. I recommend them all and am eagerly awaiting the follow-up to Eternal Road. To browse John’s collection of novels, visit his Amazon Author Page.

After you’ve had a look-see, be sure to pop over to John’s blog where Staci will be introducing Rebekah Fetzinger, head of the Chamber of Commerce in Chatham Hollow. This is one lady you don’t want to miss—and should be very careful to cross paths with!

Comments are closed on this post, but you can join in the fun HERE.

Book Tour Day 6: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @Virgilante @stacitroilo

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Happy Thursday! Today is the last stop this week for The Haunting of Chatham Hollow blog tour. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a particularly chameleon-like character. If you’ve been following the tour, you’ve heard the name Benedict Fletcher creep up more than once.

Today, Benedict makes an appearance at Craig Boyack’s blog.

Craig is one of my oldest online friends. Story Empire initially grew from Craig and I discussing Halloween promo for our book releases way back in the day. We roped Staci Troilo and Harmony Kent into the discussion, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Craig keeps things imaginative and lively at SE, as well as in his work. He’s known for a vivid imagination with genres that cross speculative fiction, cyberpunk, science-fiction, fantasy and all things odd. He’s the author of the ongoing Lizzie and the Hat Series but you can discover all his work on his Amazon Author Page. Take some time and browse his release. I guarantee they’re colorful and entertaining (my favorite is Grinders).

When you’re through browsing, join me at Craig’s place, where my shifty spiritualist, Benedict Fletcher sits down to chat with another medium. Comments are closed on this post, but I hope to see you THERE.

Book Tour Day 5: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @gmplano @stacitroilo

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Hello, friends, and thank you for joining me on the short blog tour Staci Troilo and I are rolling out for our co-authored release, The Haunting of Chatham Hollow. We’ve been taking turns introducing various characters, and today I’m up!

I’ll be visiting Story Empire colleague and friend, Gwen Plano. I am so thankful to know Gwen, one of the kindest and most respectful people you’re likely to meet online. In addition to being a sweetheart of a person, she’s also a talented author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

I’ve been swept away by both her memoir (written as Gwendolyn M. Plano) and her fictional series, the latest entry being The Culmination which I found particularly strong. The entire series can be found on her Amazon Author Page.

After you’ve had a look-see at Gwen’s titles, hop over and join us on her blog where I’ll be introducing the second set of sisters who factor into my 1888 timeline in The Haunting of Chatham Hollow.

Comments are closed on this post, but I hope to see you THERE.

Book Tour Day 4: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @stacitroilo @harmony_kent

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It’s day four of The Haunting of Chatham Hollow book tour! Thank you for visiting with me and Staci during our short tour for our co-authored release. We’re highly chuffed (“chuffed” in honor of our Brit friend, Harmony Kent) about this book and excited that Harmony is hosting today.

Harmony is a brilliant multi-genre author, with a wonderful sense of humor. She’s also one of the founding members of Story Empire. Her most recent release, Life & Soul: Book 2 in the Soul Poetry Series is an exquisite and reflective collection that I highly recommend.

I’ve read numerous releases by Harmony, all of which you can find on her Amazon Author Page. Be sure to browse her many titles which span the gamut from fiction and non-fiction, to short stories, poetry, and novels. When you’re through, be sure to visit Staci and Harmony as Staci introduces her female protagonist Greer Faraday, editor of the Chatham Hollow Chronicle.

Comments are closed on this post, but you can join in the fun HERE.

Book Tour Day 3: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @BeemWeeks @stacitroilo

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Happy Monday! It’s a new week which promises to be a busy one for the short tour Staci Troilo and I are unrolling for our new release, The Haunting of Chatham Hollow.

Today, I’m visiting Story Empire colleague and amazingly talented author, Beem Weeks. If you’re unfamiliar with Beem’s work, I suggest correcting that oversight post-haste. Beem is a literary story-teller who excels at character voice and narrative. Whether writing short fiction or novel length, he’s guaranteed to keep you flipping pages. Having read all his short story collections, and his novel, Jazz Baby, I can easily vouch for that!

You can find all of Beem’s work on his Amazon Author Page. After you’ve had a good browse, hop over to join us on Beem’s blog, where I’ll be introducing a pair of sisters who don’t always see eye to eye.

Comments are closed on this post, but I hope to see you THERE.

Book Tour Day 2: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @JanSikes3 @stacitroilo

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Happy Thursday! Today is day two of the short blog tour Staci Troilo and I are unrolling for our new release, The Haunting of Chatham Hollow.

Today is my turn for visiting, and I’m kicking things off with a talented lady, friend, and Story Empire colleague—Jan Sikes.

Jan’s latest collection of books is her White Rune Series. I’ve already pre-ordered book three, Saddled Hearts, the final release in this romantic suspense trilogy, and can’t wait for it’s October 19th release.

You can see all of Jan’s books on her Amazon Author Page, including her Flowers and Stone series, a fictional retelling of her life with musician, Rick Sikes. Be sure to check out her work, then hop over to visit us on her blog, where I’ll be introducing Aaron Brock, a newspaper editor from the town of Chatham Hollow—in 1888!

Comments are closed on this post but I hope to see you THERE.

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Book Tour Day 1: The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newrelease #ghoststory #spiritualism #mystery @maeclair1 @stacitroilo

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Hello and happy Tuesday! If you live in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and holiday. Today kicks off the short blog tour Staci Troilo and I are unrolling for our new release, The Haunting of Chatham Hollow.

Staci is starting things off with a visit to Joan Hall.

Joan is a good friend and a sister blogger at Story Empire. She’s also a talented author with a roster of fabulous releases that encompass mystery and romantic suspense with a splash of folklore. I highly recommend her Driscoll Lake Series and Cold Dark Night, book one of her new Legends of Madeira Series. You can find all of Joan’s titles on her Amazon Author Page. Pick a title and you’re certain to swept away in the small town settings she creates.

Comments are closed on this post, but I hope you’ll hop over to Joan’s blog where Staci will be introducing her protagonist, Aiden Hale. Just follow this LINK!

Book Blast: The Laws of Nature by Jacqui Murray #newrelease #prehistoric fiction @AskATeacher

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Today I’m happy to be participating in the book blast tour for Laws of Nature, the new release from Jacqui Murray, and the second in her Dawn of Humanity trilogy. Jacqui puts an extraordinary amount of research into her fiction, her love and interest in the prehistoric world evident with every book she writes. Please join me in celebrating her her latest achievement!


A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help. 

Summary

In this second of the Dawn of Humanity trilogy, the first trilogy in the Man vs. Nature saga, Lucy and her eclectic group escape the treacherous tribe that has been hunting them and find a safe haven in the famous Wonderwerk caves in South Africa. Though they don’t know it, they will be the oldest known occupation of caves by humans. They don’t have clothing, fire, or weapons, but the caves keep them warm and food is plentiful. But they can’t stay, not with the rest of the tribe enslaved by an enemy. To free them requires not only the prodigious skills of Lucy’s unique group–which includes a proto-wolf and a female raised by the pack–but others who have no reason to assist her and instinct tells Lucy she shouldn’t trust.

Set 1.8 million years ago in Africa, Lucy and her tribe struggle against the harsh reality of a world ruled by nature, where predators stalk them and a violent new species of man threatens to destroy their world. Only by changing can they prevail. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. Prepare to see this violent and beautiful world in a way you never imagined.

A perfect book for fans of Jean Auel and the Gears!


QUESTION:
The famous Lucy skeleton (found by Donald Johanson) was a 3.2 million year old Australopithecine, 1.5 million years older than this story. Why use that name? 

ANSWER:
Congratulations—you know your paleoanthropology! This story’s Lucy is more evolved than her namesake, I chose a name often associated with prehistoric man to make the story familiar to readers.


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Series: Book 2 in the Dawn of Humanity

Genre: Prehistoric fiction

Editor: The extraordinary Anneli Purchase

Available (print or digital) at: Kindle US   Kindle UK   Kindle CA   Kindle AU  Kindle India



Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman , the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Winter 2022.

Social Media contacts:

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Thanks for visiting today. I hope you’ll drop Jacqui a comment or two and wish her well with her release. Don’t forget to click for your copy at the Amazon seller of your choice!

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