Saturday, January 18, 2014

Werewolves in the Renaissance Blog Tour Open for Sign Ups

It's time to take my new release Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale on a blog tour. 

All bloggers whose audience would like to know about a historical paranormal fantasy novel are invited to participate. Werelord Thal is my ninth novel and available as an ebook or paperback. I welcome bloggers from all countries. My novels are available worldwide from my web store and many retailers.

Writing a novel in a historical period means research. For Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale I chose 16th century Bohemia for the setting. The era of the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe is one that I studied in college. This period fascinates me, particularly its witch hunting craze. This element inspired a lot of the content and meaning within Werelord Thal.

To take the book on tour I’ve decided to create guest posts about historical facts I learned while researching the novel. Even though I was familiar with the broad historical strokes of this era, many little details needed to be tracked down as I wrote the novel.

Bloggers who wish to review the book or interview me instead of accepting a guest post are welcome to do so. Free ebook copies are available to reviewers.

Bloggers who sign up to host a tour stop for Werelord Thal will receive the following materials to publish at their blogs.

1. A short guest post highlighting a snippet of historical information from my research. This part is meant to be interesting to readers. I’m hoping to provide content that they will enjoy and appreciate. Example subjects are: Historical quarters of Prague, the clock in the Old Town Square of Prague, the card game primero, Gypsies and laws against them, what are Reiters?, and who were the Renaissance witches?

2. Book cover art and tour banner.

3. Book description.

4. Embed code for a 4-chapter preview of Werelord Thal from SlideShare.

5. Coupon code for my Brave Luck Books web store where your readers can save 25 percent on the Werelord Thal ebook (sale price $2.99 discounted from $3.99).

6. Coupon code to save 20 percent on the Werelord Thal paperback.

7. Links to other retail sites. You may add affiliate codes to these links if that’s your thing. Werelord Thal offers a 50 percent affiliate share at Smashwords if you’re interested.

8. Upon request, any participating blogger may have a free ebook copy of Werelord Thal.

The tour will be supported by multiple and ongoing press releases through my newswire service. I will write and distribute a press release for every tour stop. This is mutually positive for both me and your blog. You could get dozens or maybe hundreds of extra visits to your blog through the newswire. It will also help me keep my name and book circulating on the internet.

Blog tour will start on February 11th and run through March 21st.

To join the blog tour, please fill out the form below and I will be in touch to confirm scheduling and deliver promotional materials. 

 About the novel:

Thal is wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting but still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Born of a witch and a sorcerer, he is summoned when his desperate mother casts the werewolf spell before facing torture and execution. Burdened with her magical call for vengeance Thal seeks the men that killed her. His hunt is complicated when the Magistrate’s stepdaughter Altea Kardas crosses his path. She is horrified that her community is burning women to death. She can confide her doubt and fear only to Thal.

He desires her greatly but knows he will bring ruin upon her. Across Bohemia and beyond people who are different are labeled heretics in a restless world hobbled by tyrannical ignorance. The Renaissance has thrown the Holy Roman Empire into turmoil. Printed books are spreading radical ideas. Firearms are triggering a new age of warfare. And the human spirit is shaking off obedience.

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth. And he awakens within Altea recognition of these truths. She believes any risk is worth loving him until she becomes the bait in a trap set by Thal’s enemies.

Please fill out this form to join the tour. 
Dates already scheduled:

January 28th (early bird) - HowlOutCast werewolf theme podcast
February 12th - Susan Stuckey
February 13th - The Kronicles of Korthlundia 
February 18th - Mathew Reuther
February 19th - The Vaetra Files 
February 20th - Worlds of Magic and Adventure
February 21st - Alesha L. Escobar 
February 24th - Disciple of the Fount  
February 26th - Wandering Around the Words
March 2nd - Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann
March 13th - Illusions of Intimacy