Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 19

Happy Friday, for those in the Western hemisphere at least. The folks in the East are already into the weekend, so cheers to all the futuristic people reading this. We’re now nineteen days into this book tour, as amazing as that sounds. Just lucky thirteen to go after today. But we’re not looking ahead too far just yet, we’ve still got plenty in store between now and then.

Today we take a journey Inside the Insanity for our final tour stop of the week. Big thanks to our hosts of the day for taking the time to feature me and Seventeen Skulls today!

We’re taking a short break from the tour after today, just a weekend to recharge our batteries and gear up for next week’s dates. I’ll still be in here plugging away though, because book tours might take a day or two off but there’s plenty to talk about besides Seventeen Skulls. So for those who have been following along diligently, I’ll still have news and updates right here all weekend long. For those just joining us (and a hearty welcome to you!), stay tuned for our regularly scheduled programming which resumes Monday.

Speaking of new and updates, you can have those delivered directly to your inbox by heading over to my contact page and subscribing. It just takes a minute, and then all you have to do is kick back and wait for those emails to come rolling in. Thanks all, and until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 16

We’re heading into the back nine of the book tour, and even though things are going slightly off the rails behind the scenes I’m doing what I can to keep it all together here on the stage. Such is my dedication to you, readers and followers both casual and die-hard.

Our regularly scheduled tour stop for the day is Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’. In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit to having a bit of trouble navigating this site but I did eventually locate my piece, which I’ve linked directly to here. There’s a lot going on over at Stormy Nights, including the daily giveaway tracker update which now stands at 1,920 people with 16 days still to come!

Following a minor hiccup in the itinerary we’re back on track and able to bring you a special bonus tour stop today. eBook Addicts, which I believe is our first overseas stop along the way, has Seventeen Skulls featured today (note: I’ve linked to their Facebook page; my browser seemed to think their website might not be completely safe, and accurate or not I chose to pay heed to that).

Thanks as always to our gracious hosts today, it’s a pleasure seeing so many new places and being among like-minded book lovers. Thanks to you as well, the regular followers, the first-timers, and all points in between. Your presence is greatly appreciated. Don’t forget to drop by my contact page and subscribe for news and updates sent directly to your inbox. We’re back tomorrow with more tour stops as this train keeps steaming ahead. Until then, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 11

Here we are once again, moving ever forward along this wild freight train we call the Seventeen Skulls book tour. Today’s post comes to you a bit later than usual; let’s just say it’s been a hectic, crazy day, and leave it at that.

One good thing did come from today’s chaos, however: the long-awaited debut novel from Sheryl Doiron-Powers was released. It’s a YA paranormal dark fantasy called The Nixies of McGillivray Lake, and I have it on good authority it’s quite a compelling read.

Today, on day eleven, we’re gracing the pages of the Sexy Nerd Revue. There’s lots of cool stuff going on over there, so feel free to pop in and have a look around. I’m sure she’d love the company!

As for me, I’m going off grid for the long weekend. But fear not, the book tour will continue daily. We’ve got lots of tour stops along the way, and you’ll find each of them right here as the days roll by. If you haven’t already, pop over to my contact page to have all the latest book tour news and updates delivered right to your inbox.

Thank you as always for your continued support and interest in the things I do. Have a safe and happy Labour Day weekend, if you happen to celebrate such a thing where you live. If not, have a safe and happy regular weekend. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day Ten

We have, incredibly, reached the one third milestone on our virtual journey together. And what a trip it’s been, I must say. Over a dozen bloggers and reviewers have stepped up to welcome us into their little corners of the world, and we’re still only a third of the way home.

Speaking of our gracious hosts, we’ve got two more for you today. First up we’ve got the Reading Authors Network, where we learn the giveaway counter has rolled past the 1,400 mark. That’s a lot of eyes on little ol’ me and my book. Thanks all, for taking a moment to visit the tour stops and check into it, it means a lot.

After we’ve perused the sights and sounds at the RAN, it’s onward to the promo corner of Writing Dreams (edit: we’re not actually up on their site yet, but I’m including it here anyway – there’s lots of cool stuff to see there besides me!)

I’m having a good time with this virtual book tour, and I hope you’re following along and enjoying yourself too. We’re back tomorrow with yet another guest host in another brand new space! Don’t forget to drop by my contact page to get set up to receive news and updates directly to your inbox. Until then, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day Eight

It’s the start of another brand new week, and what better way to kick things off than another stop on the book tour? As luck would have it, we have one of those today!

This long and winding virtual road takes us to Books a Plenty, a blog about book reviews. They put up some info on Seventeen Skulls, and while I dropped in for a visit I noticed the giveaway counter is just shy of 1,300 people.

I’m thrilled with all the attention Seventeen Skulls is getting from all over the place. It’s also great to see so many new faces dropping by the website. Welcome to all the newest additions here, make yourself at home, feel free to have a look around. Speaking of which, don’t forget to pop over to my contact page and sign up to have all the latest news and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

That’s all for today, but be sure to check in frequently for all the tour stops and other interesting tidbits. Speaking of which, we’ve got another stop lined up for tomorrow. Until then,

stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day Six

A lazy Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting in my office (the end of the couch) with a cat to my left, a dog to my right, and a visit from an old friend on the schedule for this afternoon. In the meantime, here I am along with you as we file another tour day under our belts. As a matter of fact, for this Saturday edition we’re adding a bonus stop on the tour.

First up we pay a visit to A Wonderful World of Words, where we find nice coverage of the book and we discover that the giveaway counter is now just shy of 1,200 hits. We’ve got three book excerpts and a segment of an interview here.

Today’s bonus tour stop was late to the party yesterday but is now back on the schedule. We’ve got Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read, a review site that covers a lot of books and seems to get a lot of traffic. Glad to see an appearance here, as yesterday it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.

With our two stops now discussed (and thanks as always to our gracious hosts), I’ll let you get back to your weekend. Tomorrow I’ll pop in briefly to talk about the one tour stop we’ve got lined up, but otherwise we no return you to your regularly scheduled… well, whatever it is you do on your weekends! Don’t forget to sign up for emailed news and updates on my contact page, there’s always room for more of you to drop on in. Welcome to the latest newcomers, feel free to have a look around the site and see if anything strikes your fancy. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day Five

Happy Friday, and welcome to the Day Five update of the Seventeen Skulls virtual book tour. It seems one of our scheduled stops has fallen through, so just one stop on the tour today as we head into the weekend.

Our tour takes us to the good folks over at Twisted Book Ramblings today. It’s the ninth stop on the tour, and the giveaway entrants have topped 1,000. It’s early days, but I’m impressed and cautiously optimistic with the seeming groundswell of interest we’re stirring up.

That’s it for today, just keeping the streak alive and checking in. Tomorrow’s another day with more news, and I’ll hopefully see you back here then. Be sure to check out my contact page to have news and updates delivered right to your inbox. Have a great day, and until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day Four

Just a quick tour update today. Speaking of which, this is four updates in four days. This, for those watching at home, is a lot more than I normally post here, all on just one topic. “Are you planning on doing one of these posts every single day of the tour?” you might be asking. “I am indeed”, would be my answer. “Why?” You might then ask, with one eyebrow raised.

“Well, here’s the thing,” I would then say. “I’m not a fan of talking about myself. I don’t like doing promotion, or anything that draws attention to myself. But this isn’t about me, it’s about my new book. I think it’s a pretty good book, and I would really like it if a whole bunch of other people agreed with me. Those who have read it have almost universally enjoyed it. That makes two novels in a row that have been very well received, with minimal promotional effort from me or anyone else.”

“But,” I would continue, “I feel like Seventeen Skulls deserves to be seen by more readers. I needed some help getting the word out, to reach a larger and broader audience, so I embarked upon this virtual book tour. Seventeen Skulls will grace the pages of 39 bloggers, reviewers, and book fans over the next month, potentially reaching thousands of readers, many of whom have never heard of me or my work. Of those thousands of new eyes, maybe some decide to give something I’ve written a try. Maybe some of them even like what I’ve written, and want to check out what else I’ve done.”

“So that’s why I will keep firing off daily updates, and plugging the tour stops at the same time as they’re plugging Seventeen Skulls. Promotion isn’t a one-way street, and I’m happy to give as well as receive. More eyes on the review sites means more sales and attention for other authors too. Plus, it’s kind of cool to watch this all unfold right alongside you and get to know my hosts a little better.”

Anyway, that’s what I would say if you asked me what my motivation here is. And now, down to business! Day four of the tour and the hits keep coming! Another double header today as we drop by Book Review Virginia Lee, and then over to The Faerie Review for a double dose of Seventeen Skulls promo. Very cool to see the number of entrants in the giveaway has topped 900 today – just four days in and a thousand is well within sight. I’m eager to see how high that number will go.

Finally today, as always I invite you to visit my contact page to receive updates right in your inbox, right up to the minute. Thanks for dropping in and following along. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Tour Day Two

Day two of the virtual book tour for Seventeen Skulls, and it’s a double header day. On the heels of a great kickoff, today we can be found at All Things Dark and Dirty, and also over at Scrupulous Dreams.

The feedback and participation has been awesome so far, and that’s with just one day down! I’m looking forward to the rest of the tour dates and meeting all kinds of new people along the way.

Big thanks to today’s gracious hosts, and as always, you can see the full schedule here. For up to the minute news and updates, pop on over to my contact page and have notices and news delivered directly to your inbox. Speaking of which, a hearty welcome to all the recent newcomers, glad to have you aboard!

Tomorrow we’ve got another double bill, with two new sites taking the time to feature Seventeen Skulls including cover art, an excerpt from the book, a Q & A with yours truly, and more. If you enjoy reading book reviews, why not drop in on some of these fine folks and see what they’re all about? I’m sure they’d appreciate even a quick visit!

Thanks again to everyone for your continued support, it means a lot. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP