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Welcome to Issue 20 (March 2011) of the SUPERIOR BOOK PROMOTIONS newsletter!

I am thrilled to announce that Dianne Greenlay's "Quintspinner: A Pirate's Quest" is the winner of the Tyler R. Tichelaar award for Historical Fiction in the 2010 Reader Views Literary Awards. I agreed to sponsor this award after my own book Narrow Lives won in this category in the 2008 Reader Views Literary Awards and I was delighted to learn such a phenomenal story won!

I like to promote my friends and Reader Views is a great book review and author publicity service I have been working with for several years. In fact, Reader Views made my My Marquette Book Video and I have been guest co-host with owner Irene Watson on the Authors Access program since 2007. If you need publicity for your book, check out www.ReaderViews.com for a wide variety of services!

Keep reading and writing!

Tyler R. Tichelaar

New Books

What does God think about ghosts? Mark Hunneman, an ordained Presbyterian minister, while recuperating from some health issues, began watching "Ghost Hunters" and other paranormal investigation programs, both with fascination and alarm. Observing the recent explosion of interest in ghosts and the supernatural, as evidenced in books, TV, and movies, he questioned how a belief in ghosts coincided with traditional Christianity, where the Bible stood on the existence of ghosts, and why God would allow ghosts to exist.

Discover Mark Hunneman's stunning conclusions. To read more, visit Seeing Ghosts through God's Eyes.

 

 


King Arthur's ChildrenDid you know King Arthur had many other children besides Mordred? Depending on which version of the legend you read, he had both sons and daughters, some of whom even survived him. From the ancient tale of Gwydre, the son who was gored to death by a boar, to Scottish traditions of Mordred as a beloved king, Tyler R. Tichelaar has studied all the references to King Arthur's children to show how they shed light upon a legend that has intrigued us for fifteen centuries.

"King Arthur's Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition" is the first full-length analysis of every known treatment of King Arthur's children, from Welsh legends to modern novels by such authors as Parke Godwin, Stephen Lawhead, Debra Kemp, and Elizabeth Wein. It even reveals that King Arthur's bloodline may still exist today.

To read more, visit King Arthur's Children.


Sharon Wallace's "A House Full of Whispers" is the first in a trilogy about her life, beginning as an abused child and ultimately as a survivor of abuse. This first book begins with a little girl, Sharon, and her two older brothers, Paul and Mark, living with a foster family that abuses them. Eventually, they are returned to an orphanage—the "Home for Waifs and Strays" in Caerleon, Wales.

As Sharon gets older, she questions what became of her parents; she only has vague memories. Her older brother tells her they are dead, but she is unsure when she picks up on contradictions in his story. Then one day, a woman appears at the orphanage who says she is their mother....

To read more, visit A House Full of Whispers.

 


WINNER OF THE TYLER R. TICHELAAR AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION!

"Quintspinner" is the story of Tess Willoughby, who lives in 1717 London. Tess, while walking through the marketplace of London, meets an old crone who reveals that Tess is a "quintspinner," someone who can control five magic rings. The crone says it's proven by the birthmark Tess has. When the crone is soon after murdered, Tess is left with many questions about her past and the destiny that lies before her, as well as the bejeweled ring the crone has left to her.

Tess soon after finds herself on a journey to the West Indies with her adoptive parents. Worse, her adoptive father arranges for her betrothal to the man she witnessed murder the crone. But Tess also finds herself falling in love with a young sailor who was pressed into service on the ship along with his father. All these characters are in for the adventure of their lives, as is soon revealed when they are attacked by a pirate ship.

To read more, visit Quintspinner: A Pirate's Quest.


 

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