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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hosts Needed- Tour- 'The Waves' by Jen Minkman

Book Info-
Title- The Waves
Series -The Island # 2
By- Jen Minkman
Publication Date- October 4th, 2013

The first memory I have of my grandfather is of a moment that we share together.
I’m sitting on his knee looking out over the harbor. Grandpa is smoking a pipe. He points at the horizon. “Look, Walt. Our ships are out there. And one day, another even more beautiful ship will appear at the horizon. A mighty ship to take us all away. And Annabelle will be at the front deck with open arms, inviting us all to join her on board.”
“Why don’t we sail to her ourselves?” I inquire wide-eyed.
“Because she promised she would come,” granddad replies. “And in that promise we trust. It’s only the Unbelievers who think they can do everything themselves. They have no faith in the Goddess.”

Walt lives in Hope Harbor, an island community that has put its trust in salvation from across the sea. The townspeople wait patiently, build their ships to sail out and welcome the Goddess, and piously visit the temple every week. Horror stories to scare their children are told about the Unbelievers on the other side of Tresco.
But not all is what it seems. Walt has questions that no one can answer, and when his best friend and cousin Yorrick is killed in an accident, he digs deeper to find out the truth about the origins of Hope Harbor’s society… and the secrets of the temple.

Return to the world of The Island and discover what Walt's life was like before and after he met Leia!


About the Author-
Jen Minkman (1978) was born in Holland, in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn. When she was 19, she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge (UK) to complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of English, career counsellor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland. She tries to read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in her own country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English for self-publication.
In her spare time, she plays the piano, the guitar and the violin. For every novel she writes, she creates a soundtrack.

'I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci-fi novel at the age of eight, which I painstakingly typed out on my dad's typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to poetry, paranormal romance, chicklit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first-ever published writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in English (seeing I have to re-write and translate the books myself, this will take some time!).


Tour Schedule

October 1st-

October 2nd-

October 3rd-
The Avid Reader- Review of ‘The Waves’, Author Interview, Excerpt/Spotlight
Bookalicious Traveladdict- Excerpt/Spotlight

October 4th-
The Reader’s Realm-Review of Both Books

October 5th-
Mythical Books- Review of ‘The Waves’
Tam’s Two Cents- Review of 'The Waves' , Excerpt/Spotlight, Book Soundtrack
Eclipse Reviews- Excerpt/Spotlight

October 6th-
Dalene’s Book Review- Review of both books, Author Interview, Excerpt/Spotlight, Book Soundtrack, Playlist Post
Author Karen Swart-Author Interview
Raven Reviews- Top Tens

October 7th-
Books for a Delicate Eternity- Review, Character Interview
Step Into Fiction- Review of ‘The Island’, Dream Cast


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