Posts tagged ‘Martinique’

Sophie Schiller on tour: Island on Fire

Island on Fire Banner

After Race to Tibet

Sophie Schiller

is back

on Tour

May 18-31

with

Island on Fire

Island on Fire

(historical fiction)

 Release date: March 1st, 2018
272 pages

Goodreads

đź“šđź“šđź“š

Buy it here:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble

SYNOPSIS

In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, is unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past with whom she forms an unlikely attachment.

During the journey, the committee discovers that Mount Pelée is on the verge of eruption. When they try to warn the governor, he orders them to bury the evidence for fear of upsetting the upcoming election. As the pressure builds, a deadly mudslide inundates Emilie’s plantation and she disappears. Lt. Rémy deserts his post and sets off on a desperate quest to rescue Emilie. But with all roads blocked, can the lovers escape the doomed city of St. Pierre before it’s too late?

No sex, no violence

Eiffel Tower Orange

If you live in the US,
and would LOVE to read
this historical novel
and are able to
post your review
on your blog or on Goodreads/Amazon
or just post a spotlight on your blog
on one of these days,
May 18-31
please fill in this quick form here below

Eiffel Tower Orange

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Island on Fire_Sophie SchillerSophie Schiller
was born in Paterson, NJ
and grew up in the West Indies.
She loves stories that carry the reader back in time
to exotic and far-flung locations.
Kirkus Reviews called her
“an accomplished thriller and historical adventure writer”.
Her novel, Island on Fire,
is a historical novel about the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century,
the eruption of Mount Pelee on Martinique.
She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

To find our more,
please visit her website, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter

 
Incentive program:

Sign up for this book tour,
publish your review/spotlight on your schedule day,
cross-post your review on various platforms,
share the links on this form,
you will earn credits towards
a $10 gift card of your choice,
AND you will be entered with the other participants
of this tour
to win a $5 ecard of your choice
See more details hereSave

Save

Becoming Josephine: official release day today

Becoming Josephine banner

Today is the official release day of
Becoming Josephine!

Read more about it here

Please come back to visit the book bloggers starting January 2,
there will be giveaways for a chance to win this great book!

Becoming Josephine

 Release date: Dec 31, 2013
from Plume/Penguin

    320 pages

***

SYNOPSIS

Rose Tascher sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris to trade her Creole black magic culture for love and adventure. She arrives exultant to follow her dreams of attending Court with Alexandre, her elegant aristocrat and soldier husband. But Alexandre dashes her hopes and abandons her amid the tumult of the French Revolution. Through her savoir faire, Rose secures her footing in high society, reveling in handsome men and glitzy balls—until the heads of her friends begin to roll.
After narrowly escaping death in the blood-drenched cells of Les Carmes prison, she reinvents herself as Josephine, a socialite of status and power. Yet her youth is fading, and Josephine must choose between a precarious independence and the love of an awkward suitor. Little does she know, he would become the most powerful man of his century- Napoleon Bonaparte.
BECOMING JOSEPHINE is a novel of one woman’s journey to find eternal love and stability, and ultimately to find herself. [provided by the author]

***

ADVANCE PRAISE
[AS FEATURED ON THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE]

“Webb adds new frisson to the often fictionalized travails of an unlikely empress…Although the book covers the same ground as many other treatments of Josephine’s life and times, Webb’s portrayal of the range of Josephine’s experience—narrow escapes from bloodshed and disease, dinner-table diplomacy, and her helpless love for Napoleon, her children and a small dog—is exceptionally concise and colorful. A worthy fictional primer on Empress Josephine.” KIRKUS
 

Perfectly balancing history and story, character and setting, detail and pathos, Becoming Josephine marks a debut as bewitching as its protagonist.” –Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl

“With vivid characters and rich historical detail, Heather Webb has portrayed in Josephine a true heroine of great heart, admirable strength, and inspiring courage whose quest is that of women everywhere: to find, and claim, oneself.”  –Sherry Jones, bestselling author of The Jewel of the Medina

“Josephine’s warmth and complexity comes to vibrant life in this fascinating novel rich with vivid historical detail.”—Teresa Grant, Author of THE PARIS AFFAIR

“Vivid and passionate, Becoming Josephine captures the fiery spirit of the woman who stole Napoleon’s heart and enchanted an empire. –Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries

“A fast-paced, riveting journey, Becoming Josephine captures the volatile mood of one of the most intense periods of history—libertine France, Caribbean slave revolts, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars—from the point of a view of one of its key witnesses, Josephine Bonaparte.” –Dana Gynther, author of Crossing on the Paris

“Spellbinding . . . Heather Webb’s novel takes us behind the mask of the Josephine we thought we knew.” –Christy English, author of How to Tame a Willful Wife and To Be Queen

“Enchanting prose takes the reader on an unforgettable journey . . . Captivating young Rose springs from the lush beauty of her family’s sugar plantation in Martinique to shine in the eighteenth century elegance of Parisian salon society. When France is torn by revolution, not even the blood-bathed terror of imprisonment can break her spirit.” –Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Gold Coin, Thomas Dunne Books, 2014

***

 

France Book Tours stops for Jan 2-5

Becoming Josephine

Thursday, Jan 2
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Friday, Jan 3
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
Review at Jorie Loves A Story

Saturday, Jan 4
Review + Giveaway at The Most Happy Reader

Sunday, Jan 5
Review + Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary
Review at Books A To Z

***