Summer's here and what better way to kick it off than with a blog tour for Awakening Avery by Laurie Lewis. Awakening Avery
is the perfect poolside read. Or, if you're like me and don't happen to have a pool, it's a good curling-up-in-bed read.
Avery can't cope with the death of her husband and is finally convinced by
her son to return to the family's Anna Maria Island vacation spot. With the
help from some new-found friends, Avery swaps her house with a widower
named Gabriel. As Avery and Gabriel step into each others lives, they begin
a correspondence that leads to spiritual and emotional awakening for each
We're giving away 3 fabulous prizes. Two readers will win their own copy of Awakening Avery! Yeah. There will be one lucky grand prize winner who will the beautiful necklace below. The contest opens June 2 and will close June 13 at midnight MST.
June 1 Sheila Staley
Why Not? Because I Said So
LDS Women's Book Review
June 2 Alison Palmer
Tangled Words and Dreams
June 3 Kimberly Job
June 4 Nichole Giles
Star Crossed Book Reviews
June 7 Deanne Blackhurst
The Book of Deanne
June 8 Tristi Pinkston
Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
June 9 C.S. Bezas
For the Love of the Written Word
June 10 Joan Sowards
June 11 Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
The Write Blocks
Entering the contest is easy--all you have to do is blog, tweet, follow, or
comment and then fill out this little form here.
1.Follow our reviewers' blogs.(1 entry for each blog you follow.)
2. Leave a comment on a review. (1 entry for each review you comment on.)
3. Blog about Awakening Avery, the contest, or a review.(3 entries
for each blog post.)
3. Follow us on Twitter. (1 entry for each person you follow.)
Walnut Springs Press @walnutspringspr
Nichole Giles @nicholegiles
LDS Women's Book Review @LDSWBR
Sheila Staley @ssdawn2002
Kimberly Job @kimberlyjob
Joan Sowards @joansowards
4. Tweet about the contest. (2 entries for each tweet.)
5. Post about the contest on Facebook. (2 entries for each Facebook post or status update about the contest.)
6. Become a fan of Walnut Springs Press on Facebook.(1 entry for becoming a fan.)
7. Anything else you can think of that
will spread the word.(3 entries for every social media site you post
on.) If you mention it on GoodReads, Shelfari,Google Buzz, make it your
status on Gmail chat, MSN or Yahoo Messenger let us know. We'll reward your
creativity with entries.
So, now you're wondering, what did Tristi think of this novel?
I appreciated it a lot. It has a literary style to it that I find refreshing - we don't often see literary writing in this market, and I think this book was a good representation of how to write a literary novel that uses words to create pictures and yet isn't so literary that it loses the reader.
I hope you'll play along, visit all the blogs, and basically just knock yourself out to get this necklace. It's gorgeous!!