Sunday, December 8, 2019

Christmas Around the World Giveaway Video and Blog Tour

Christmas Around the World Giveaway Blog Tour

Happy Holidays from my home to yours. I'm very excited to share with you something special for the holidays. I'm fascinated by the traditions we have in the United States with all the different cultures represented here. With that in mind, I hatched the idea to grab a few of my favorite author buddies from various countries to have them share what makes the holidays special to their families.

I handpicked five amazing authors from around the world to join forces with and created the Christmas Around the World Giveaway and Blog Tour.

All last week we featured one blog post a day with an accompanying video from each author sharing their Christmas traditions and gave you a peek inside their books and what one of the characters would experience in their time and place.

Today is my day to share my Christmas traditions based on my Grandmother’s love of the holiday and overabundance of gifts and family fun in a split family. Also, I will paint a picture of what life was like in England in 1752, the year featured in my book, Stealing Time, which was the year they skipped 11 days to jive with Europe’s Gregorian calendar. Check out my video to learn more.  

You can enter the giveaway here: 
Christmas Around the World Giveaway

Click here to enter!

Grand Prize

Enter to Win 1 Grand Prize of These Five Star 
Dramatic Books from Around the World 
Plus 6 Additional Winners of Each Book
Books by Suzanne Kelman, Seumas Gallacher, Gloria Casale, KJ Waters, David P. Perlmutter, and Thomas J .NIchols. 
Ends December 16, 2019

Join us for an incredible journey around the world through the eyes of our authors and their protagonists starting in WWII Holland and continuing from to the Middle East over to Hong Kong, through the hills of Pennsylvania and deserts of Mexico, ending back in time in eighteenth century London. We are excited to share with you our own holiday traditions and what life was like for the characters featured in our books. 

More about my "breathtakingly original" time travel novel set in a hurricane. 

Stealing Time: Book 1 - A Time Travel, Historical Fiction Adventure

A devastating hurricane. A time travel betrayal. Will Ronnie survive the witch hunt or forever be lost in time?

Stealing Time is the first book in the best-selling "Breathtakingly original" time travel series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews scrambles to prepare for the storm and seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab. What she finds there is more terrifying than Mother Nature's destruction.

During the peak of the hurricane, Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

Her best friend Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything.

Stealing Time is the first book in the “breathtakingly original” Stealing Time Series of time-travel wrapped in a hurricane. If you like strong-willed modern women and gripping stories that transport you back in time, then you’ll love KJ Water's Books.

Don’t miss the next book in the series, Shattering Time, available now, set during Hurricane Frances tossing Ronnie back to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island in a fight for her life and for those facing the mysterious disappearance of our first colony in America.You can find it here.

Other Authors in the Giveaway and Tour

I'm excited to share the blogs and videos of the other authors here. I have the full blurbs and links here to all the books in the giveaway.

Suzanne Kelman: A View Across the Rooftops

On Monday December 2 we began our journey in 1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with Suzanne Kelman in her international best-seller A View Across the Rooftops. Suzanne is a British author who lives in Seattle and delights in her English Christmas traditions every year. Please visit Suzanne’s video and blog post here:

Seumas Gallacher: The Violin Man's Legacy

Then we pop over to Seumas Gallacher’s blog featuring his international crime novel The Violin Man’s Legacy. Seumas was born in Scotland and lives in Abu Dhabi. His main character, Jack Calder, investigates a murderous diamond heist in Holland that leads him to Hong Kong and South America. You can visit blog here:

David Perlmutter: Five Weeks

David P. Perlmutter took over on Wednesday, December 4 sharing his Jewish upbringing in London, and will detail the true life and nearly deadly adventure in the hills of Pennsylvania where he spends Christmas with his boss in his book Five Weeks. David spends a decent amount of time in the #1 spot on Amazon with his soon to be movie, Wrong Place Wrong Time. You can visit his blog and video here:

Gloria Casale: Bioterror: The Ultimate Threat

Thursday, Gloria Casale shared her holiday memories from her youth in New Jersey in a strong catholic family where they celebrated the tradition of St. Nicklaus on December 5th every year. 
Her book, Bioterror: The Essential Threat, while fiction, covers an all too real situation of bioterrorism and brings us on a harrowing journey beginning in Washington, DC and carries us around the world from Russia and Eastern Europe, to Indonesia, England, Syria, and the White House, as we chase the outbreak of a mysterious small pox-like illness. You can find Gloria’s blog here:

Thomas J. Nichols: Color of the Prism

Chief Thomas J. Nichols was featured on Friday, December 6, where he spoke about his poor upbringing in Missouri, some of which was spent in an orphanage. As a former police chief, he writes crime fiction with teeth and will detail what Christmas is like for his characters in the dry dusty backdrop of Mexico. His book, Color of the Prism, follows an undercover agent who spearheads an investigation into a violent Mexican drug cartel. You can find Tom’s blog and video here:

Thanks for joining us on the journey! I'd love to hear your comments! 

Don't miss this other Giveaway I'm running.

I'm excited to announce 2 exciting giveaways I'm running this November.

1. Rewards for following my social media accounts!

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or 1 of three book bundles for following my social media accounts! Ends December 11, 2019.

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