Special Giveaway – 4 books + Kindle Fire

One sunny spring morning I met with some of my fellow Lake Union author friends for brunch. We sat at a beachside restaurant.

What a fabulous morning. We laughed and shared stories until nearby tables were giving us ‘the look’. Inspired by the sun, the beach and a memorable experience, we decided to team up for a fun giveaway.

What is the giveaway, you ask? One lucky winner will receive 4 signed paperbacks PLUS a brand new Kindle Fire!

You can win my novel TIME AND REGRET, plus books from authors Heather Burch, Patricia Sands, and Marilyn Rothstein. If you love women’s fiction and book club books, this is a chance you don’t want to miss. It’s the perfect way to start your summer.

Enter now for your chance to win! Good luck and happy reading.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

Unique Giveaway – Leon Uris’ Exodus

I read Leon Uris compulsively in the 70s, devouring Exodus, Mila 18, Armageddon, Trinity, QB VII and others. I loved his compelling narratives and intense pacing as well as his heroic yet flawed characters. I appreciated the way he related pivotal moments in contemporary history such as the founding of the State of Israel, World War Two, and the Cold War. His books were – and are – ‘unputdownable’ stories.

So I was more than delighted when approached by Trident Media Group, a leading literary agency, to participate in their efforts to celebrate Uris’s work alongside the publication of new editions of eight of his novels in e-book format.

A high school dropout determined to be a successful author, Leon Uris wrote meticulously researched novels that often reflected his own personal experiences abroad. Once published, EXODUS spent more than a year in the no. 1 position on the New York Times bestseller list and sold five million copies by 1965. According to a New York Times article, when preparing to write Exodus Leon Uris “read nearly 300 books, underwent a physical-training program in preparation for about 12,000 miles of travel within Israel and interviewed more than 1,200 people.”

Almost all of Uris’s subsequent novels were bestsellers, with his 1967 novel TOPAZ adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The author passed away in 2003 at the age of 78.

Trident Media Group is offering 5 free copies of Exodus and you could be one of the lucky winners! Enter the contest by sending me an email mktod[at]bell[dot]net or by adding a comment to this post, to my Facebook page, or on Twitter specifically mentioning the giveaway.

To whet your appetite, here’s the first chapter of Exodus. And you can find out more about Leon Uris on this Facebook page.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union on August 16, 2016. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

Ingredients of Favourite Historical Fiction – at Passages to the Past

Unravelled Blog TourPassages to the Past is the wonderful historical fiction blog of Amy Bruno. I first heard of Passages to the Past when it was chosen as one of the top four favourite blog sites by participants of my 2012 reader survey. Since then, Amy and I have corresponded back and forth, however, this is the first time we’ve coordinated a post and I am truly delighted to be on her site.

The topic is Ingredients of Favourite Historical Fiction. Here’s the first few sentences.

“The 2012 survey I conducted showed that the top three reasons people read historical fiction are to bring the past to life, to enjoy a great story and to understand and learn. But what is the magic formula that makes the very best historical fiction stand out?…”

Amy is also offering a giveaway.