Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck Tour & Giveaway!

“Without sin, can we know beauty? Can we fully appreciate the summer without the winter? No, I am glad to suffer so I can feel the fullness of our time in the light.”

Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.…

That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will.…

Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay’s next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman…and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life.

A Fallen Beauty is a jaunting journey back in time! Robuck has a knack for
using just the write words to create a scene that transports the reader back to the time.  In her previous novels, she seemed to discuss a famous writer with an ordinary woman.  In Fallen Beauty, it's poet Edna Millay who is the main character - a person whom I have never heard of until I read Fallen Beauty.

She makes friends with Lauren, a seamstress and the two embark on a new journey, not only of friendship but they learn much about themselves and those that they thought they knew best.  I found Fallen Beauty to be very refreshing as well as educating and entertaining.  I was captivated with Edna and Lauren's friendship and the way that they both handled the delicate and ramifications of being a fallen woman in that time.  A Highly recommend read!

About the Author: 
Erika Robuck has appeared on the Southern Independent Bestseller List for Call Me Zelda and is the critically acclaimed author of Hemingway’s Girl.  Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, Erika was inspired by the cobblestones and old churches.  She is a contributor to the popular fiction blog, Writer Unboxed, and maintains her own historical fiction blog called Muse.  For more information please visit www.erikarobuck.com, and Twitter @ErikaRobuck. 

Erika Robuck will embark on a national tour in March, meeting with booksellers, bloggers, and readers across the country… 

March 7Launch event at BARNES & NOBLE in Annapolis, MD 
March 11Luncheon at PAGE & PALETTE in Fairhope, AL (12PM)   
March 12Reading and book signing featuring friend and NYT Bestselling author, Karen White, at FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE in Woodstock, GA (6:30PM) 
March 13Ticketed luncheon at FICTION ADDICTION in Greenville, SC (City Range at 12PM) 
March 14Reading and book signing at MALAPROPS in Asheville, NC (7PM) 
March 15Reading and book signing at PARK ROAD BOOKS in Charlotte, NC (2PM) 
March 17Reading and book signing at THE COUNTRY BOOKSHOP in Southern Pines, NC (4:30PM) 
March 22A multi-author event featuring Nora Roberts’ Shadow Spell at TURN THE PAGE in Boonsboro, MD (12PM) 

*For more information on Erika’s tour events, please visit www.ErikaRobuck.com and participating bookstore websites.   

Please be sure to check out the other stops along the FALLEN BEAUTY Blog Tour for more unique review coverage and additional chances to enter to win a giveaway copy of FALLEN BEAUTY!! 

February 17A Patchwork of Books 
February 18Jenn’s Bookshelves 
February 19Great New Books 
February 20Chick Lit Plus 
February 21Book Dilettante 
February 22 BookNAround 
*Millay's Birthday*Entertainment Realm 
February 25Literally Jen 
February 26Literate Housewife 
February 27Anita Loves Books 
February 28Silver's Reviews 
March 4Biblio File 
*On-Sale*Sincerely Stacie 
March 7My 5 Monkeys 


One lucky USA reader will win a copy of Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

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1 comment:

The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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