Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 18

Welcome once again, newcomer and regular reader alike, to the Seventeen Skulls official book tour. We’re eighteen days in now, chugging along toward our final date on the 23rd. We’ve got a whopping fifteen more stops to make in that time, so let’s get to it!

Today we’re off to Sylv.net, a Facebook page dedicated to book trailers, social media teasers, and various other book services. They’ve given Seventeen Skulls a nice feature today, so a tip of the hat to them for that. As I’ve done earlier in the tour with Facebook pages, I checked out their website and encountered difficulties in doing so. But their Facebook page looks and works just fine!

I don’t always remember to say so, but if you’ve read Seventeen Skulls (or Terror in High Water, or any of my work) I would greatly appreciate it if you’d take a few minutes and write a quick review. Whether on Amazon, or over at Goodreads, or even a copy & paste and do both, it means a lot. Other potential readers have a better chance of discovering and, subsequently, reading one or more of my books. Word of mouth has always been the best method of advertising for authors, and leaving reviews is essentially the digital version of that. So, thanks in advance (and a huge thank you to those who have already done so)!

As I’ve done once or twice during the tour, I wanted to pass on a little plug for Sheryl’s new release, The Nixies of McGillivray Lake. It’s an excellent young adult dark fantasy novel, the first of many we’ll see from her in the coming months and years.

That’s a wrap for today. Thanks as always for taking the time to stop by and visit. Feel free to wander around the site and check things out, and if you’re so inclined – as quite a few of you appear to be lately – you can go to my contact page and subscribe to have all the latest new and updates delivered right to your inbox. Until tomorrow, when we’re right back here with another tour update, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 17

We’re seventeen days into this tour now – seventeen days of Seventeen Skulls, and we’re barely past the halfway mark. Just before we launch into the tour stops for the day I wanted to take a moment and mention that with school starting again, that means it’s time for another round of Crafting the Short Story and Writing Horror: The Dark Side. There’s still time to register – Dark Side kicks off on September 27th, while Short Story begins October 7th.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at our stops for the day. We’ve got another double header today, beginning with I Smell Sheep – an interesting name for a pretty cool blog which has a Seventeen Skulls “story behind the story” feature today. A short interview segment along with an excerpt from the book, and more.

Up next we’re off to Books All Things Paranormal and Romance, a popular Facebook page that has a nice feature on Seventeen Skulls today. Big thanks to our gracious hosts today and every day for taking the time to shine some light on me and Seventeen Skulls. Oh, and the giveaway counter – two lucky winners will receive one of two prizes, an Amazon gift card or a eBook copy of my first novel, Terror in High Water – has topped the two thousand mark as of today. That’s a lot of readers’ eyes!

That’s all I’ve got for today – a lot to take in, I know. With so much going on at once, I have to squeeze it in here and there whenever possible. Hopefully some of it is entertaining. To subscribe for news and updates delivered right to your inbox, be sure to head on over to my contact page. 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 15

I have returned – more or less unscathed – from the wilds to bring another update, and not a moment too soon! It’s down to the wire, but we’ve managed to keep the streak alive at fifteen days of non-stop touring.

Today we visit The Scratching Post, where we find a lovely section on Seventeen Skulls and a note that the giveaway counter has topped 1,800. I should point out, by the way, that this giveaway includes an Amazon gift card and an ebook version of my first novel, Terror in High Water. My thanks to our gracious and hospitable host for the day.

We had a second tour stop scheduled for today, but based on my experience with their website it appears they may be experiencing some technical difficulties. Hopefully we can reconnect with them later in the tour.

As always, a hearty thank you to everyone who takes the time to follow along here, to those who pop in from time to time to keep up to date, and for those who discover us along the way. I always enjoy seeing both new and familiar faces around here and on my other social media platforms. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to pop over to my contact page and subscribe for news and updates delivered directly to your inbox in a most timely fashion.

That’s all for today, but tomorrow we’re right back here with more book tour action and another stop as we dive headlong into the back half of this awesome journey. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 14

It’s long-weekend Sunday, and we’re rapidly approaching the halfway point of this wild and crazy book tour. Hard to believe, I know – for those who have been following along this entire time, or have jumped aboard at some point during the process and have stuck around, let me just say how much I appreciate it. And as someone who really doesn’t like self-promotion or bothering people with what could be construed as repetitive noise, let me assure you it’s been difficult to keep posting these tour updates day in and day out.

With all of that said, I have determined that I will write a post a day throughout the duration of this book tour, and to the best of my ability I will continue to do so. And on that note, today is day 14, and here we go with today’s guest host, Introspective Press. Thanks to them for the opportunity to appear in their space and be seen by all of their readers.

A quick reminder, for those who may have missed it: last Thursday Sheryl’s debut novel, The Nixies of McGillivray Lake, was released through World Castle Publishing. If you or someone you know enjoys young adult fiction, ‘Nixies’ is a chilling dark fantasy tale that’s worth a look.

As the long weekend rolls onward into Monday, let me leave you with a quick reminder to pop into my contact page and subscribe to my website for news and updates delivered right to your inbox. We’re back tomorrow with a double whammy of tour stops, so come on back and see what we have in store! Until then, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 13

Happy Saturday, and welcome back for the lucky 13th day here on the Seventeen Skulls book tour. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two weeks already, with so much happening along the way. This is also day two of my remote posting experiment, which I sincerely hope is going off smoothly and without a hitch.

Today’s stop on the tour takes us to a blog called Defining Ways. Big thanks for letting us stop by and including Seventeen Skulls in the rotation!

Short and sweet today, I don’t want to take up too much of your Saturday. Thanks for dropping by as always, you’re welcome here any time. Don’t forget to take a moment to visit my contact page and sign up for news and updates sent right to your inbox. I hope you’re enjoying the virtual book tour and checking out some of the stops along the way.

Enjoy your weekend, and until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP

Seventeen Skulls Virtual Book Tour, Day 12

I’m trying something for the first time here today. If you’re reading this, it means it worked. If you’re not, well, I guess that means nobody’s the wiser!

Today marks the first live daily book tour update that isn’t coming to you live. As I mentioned yesterday, I have departed the cozy confines of civilization for the deep and dark woods of central NB – the source material, I might add, of many of my stories. For now, I’m not researching or even thinking much about writing, but rather enjoying the peace and solitude only found in such out of the way places.

As a result, I’m writing this, err… yesterday, by the time you’re seeing it. That’s right, I’ve traveled through time just to bring you a blog post! Ok, not really, but it’s still pretty cool how this is possible. And on that note, today’s virtual book tour stopover is 4covert2overt. It’s a fun website with a ton of stuff going on. Big thanks to my gracious hosts of the day for helping shine the spotlight in my direction!

Happy Friday (or Saturday, depending on where you may be), and thanks once again for taking the time to drop in for a visit. Your interest and support is always greatly appreciated. Thanks also for those who have signed up on my contact page for news and updates via email. It’s a great way to stay in the loop. Until next time, 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 Nine

Another day, another update from the tour front. Welcome once again to news from the virtual road!

When I undertook this little project, not only embarking on a book tour but posting daily updates on its progress, I really had no idea of what to expect. I’d never done such a thing before and wasn’t sure what was involved with a virtual book tour. I assumed it would involve a lot less travel than an actual book tour, and as it turns out I was correct – so far the entire thing has been done from the cozy confines of my house.

But a lot of people have been involved in some capacity or other (very few of whom have ever been in my house, I might add) – like today’s host, the thirteenth stop on the ninth day of the tour, the I’m All About Books site. The host, Jody, seems to have a wide range of reading interests and features books of many genres and styles. A nice mix for anyone looking to venture outside their usual routines and check out something new.

We’ve got a long weekend coming in a few days, but never fear – yours truly will have daily updates throughout. No time to rest on my laurels, the promotional machine never rests!

On that note, I’ll sign off for today with my daily dose of eternal gratitude for the continued support I’ve received from many friends old and new. I’m so glad you enjoyed Seventeen Skulls and I hope you’ll pass the word on to others you know who might enjoy it too. If you’re one of those who has read Seventeen Skulls and liked it, my first novel, Terror in High Water, might be up your alley as well.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another tour update – two stops tomorrow! Don’t forget to pop over to my contact page and sign up for instant updates and news sent directly to your inbox. Until next time, stay safe, talk soon!

-JP