Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Kickoff & Nook Book Glowlight #Giveaway: the thing with feathers by Anne Sweazy-Kujul

the thing with feathers
By Anne Sweazy Kulju

About Anne:

ANNE SWEAZY KULJU has won awards for editorials and honors for short stories, but now she writes historical fiction adventures, exclusively. Her debut novel, “the thing with feathers,” was released by Tate Publishing in September 2012. Her book, “Bodie,” a total thrill ride, is expected to release in early 2013, and she is currently busy on her next book, “Grog Wars,” set in 1850’s Portland, Oregon, the Shanghai capital of the world. Anne lives near Pacific City, Oregon, and divides her free time between the beach and Mount Bachelor. Readers may learn more about Anne and correspond with her on her website at www.AnneSweazyKulju.com .

the thing with feathers by Anne Sweazy-Kulju

Genre - Historical Fiction/Saga
Publisher - Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Release Date - 9-11-2012
Buy: Amazon


It was the ugliest photo he had ever seen.
And nothing would be the same again.

As the inhabitants of Cloverdale, Oregon, welcomed in the twentieth century, they were not unaccustomed to hard times and thorny situations. Small communities banded together for protection and hope. Heroes and villains were often difficult to decipher.

When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no one prepared to suspect what lurid secrets and heartbreak he might be concealing. As the preacher sets his sights against those who might oppose him, the names and the lives of the good people of Cloverdale may not be spared.

Yet in the midst of the machinations of a mad man, virtue and valor can persist. The Thing with Feathers is known to fly through wars, depressions, and natural disasters. Will the Marshall clan and the good people of Cloverdale find it in time?


Seems she don’t much care for song leaders neither.” The musician reached for another piece of the pie.

On the contrary.” Preacher Bowman gave the man a knowing look.
Serious? Naw. Pull my other leg, it has bells on!” he’d told him.

I never knew a young girl who didn’t attempt to lure a man she’s interested in away from the prying eyes of her father.” The preacher pushed his platter away from himself and smiled. “You’ll probably be wanting your payment now. I believe I promised you better pay than you’ve ever had before. Well, my man, it waits for you in the canning shed out back.” Bowman nodded his head toward the kitchen window. He encouraged the music man to get up and take a look.
The musician followed Bowman’s gaze out the window that hung over the kitchen sink. He spotted the side of the small shed and his eyes caught barely a glimpse of Blair’s floral skirt moving within. He tossed a confused look to the preacher, who gave the man a surreptitious wink and then resumed his seat at the table.

A lecherous look registered in the music man’s deep-set eyes about the same instant the preacher’s intentions reached his cramped mind. The musician reached for the back door handle and opened it, looking back at the preacher once more to be sure that that was what the preacher intended. He was rewarded with a silent nod.

Preacher Bowman reached for another slice of pie.

Follow The Tour for More Chances To Win:

December 18 - Meet & Greet at VBT Cafe' Blog
December 20 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
December 22 - Interviewed at Oh Chrys!
December 27 - Guest Blogging at Reviews by Dee
January 2 - Interviewed at Unnecessary Musings
January 4 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words
January 7 - Review & Interview at Impressions of a Princess
January 9 - Review & Guest Blogging at A Book Lover's Library
January 11 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
January 14 - Book Feature & Excerpt at The Official Blog-Zine of Terra Little
January 14 - Review & Interview at The Book TownJanuary 16 - Review & Interview at Writers With Books
January 18 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
January 21 - Interviewed at House-Of-Books
January 23 - Interviewed at Books & Tales
January 25 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
January 28 - Review & Character Interview at Where Fantasy Meets Reality
January 30 - Review & Guest Blogging at Books, Books, and More Books
February 1 - Reviewed at Turning The Pages
February 6 - Guest Blogging with Monique Morgan
February 8 - Reviewed at The Self Taught Cook

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Bk Walker said...

We're so happy to have you with us Anne. Hope you have a blast on your tour!

Teddy Rose said...

I hope you have a great tour Anne!

Louise Wise said...

The books sounds awesome. Good luck with your tour (looking forward to my turn in Jan!)

Louise - PC

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

Sounds like a great read!Good luck with tour:)


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Rebecca Graf said...

Looking forward to it :)

Rhomy PP said...

I'm in love with the cover of this book and If had to choose a moment to go back in time, definitely it would be the 20's and probably in Chicago!

CassandraD said...

Modern Era (Conquest of the Americas)That would be nice, I think :)

Anne Sweazy Kulju said...

Thanks, B.K, I am excited to be here. I haven't had this much fun working since I was a Kan-Kan girl at Disneyland (yeah, I don't get out much!)

To ensure I kick this baby off right, I am adding 5 "surprise" swag-bag prizes to the tour. Each bag will include a signed copy of "the thing with feathers," a 15-oz custom-imprinted latte mug, and one-pound of fabulously smooth and delicious "Fogcutter" premium roast coffee, from Five Rivers Coffee Roasters, in Tillamook, Oregon, my home community.

I also have Digital download codes for my eBook, in holiday gift cards with matching envelopes, that I will be giving away at stops TBD, so be sure to check out every stop. Thank you everyone, for visiting my blog tour. Good luck to all of you!

Laura Maurer Storms said...

If I could go back in time, I'd want to travel to the early 1900s. What an interesting time in American history.

Holly Letson said...

I'd love to be able to live in the 1960s.

Ashley Rogers said...

I would probably choose the 1970's. They had the best cars (;

Anne Sweazy Kulju said...

You got that right! We had really cool clothes, too--Low-rise Bell bottoms that made my father turn grey, halters and platform heels, or hot pants and go-go boots. Suede fringe jackets, long hair and head bands (around the forehead, of course.) Good times!

Anne Consolacion said...

Not too far back in the past, Just the 80's. And I will relive my childhood! :)