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The Moment Between by Gareth Frank - Book Tour + Giveaway

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The Moment Between
by Gareth Frank


GENRE: Psychological Thriller



After four years of mourning, Doctor Hackett Metzger is determined to stop letting his wife's death 
control his life. He is finally beginning to live again, but his recovery leads to an unexpected fight for 
his own survival and startling revelations about what happens to all of us in The Moment Between.

Hackett, a brilliant neurologist, is a skeptic. He doesn't believe he will one day be reunited with Jean, 
or dwell with God in heaven. What he does believe is that he should have seen the warning signs 
of her heart attack; he should have saved her. 
He also cannot accept the possibility that his clinical study of near death experiences could prove the 
existence of a conscious afterlife. 
When Hackett falls for the mother of a patient, grief finally begins to fade. 
But he has no idea his new love is hiding her dangerous past. 
Will Hackett's damaged spirit endure another heartbreak?



Yu Lai’s eyes radiated sadness, and there was a slight tremble in her lips.
Hackett could see her trying to flush out her emotions before speaking.

“Nobody really knows what death is, when it starts or when it is complete,” she said. 
"You and I both know the body dies gradually. Under the right circumstances, someone whose brain 
stops functioning and whose heart stops beating can be brought back to life an hour later, even more. 
The cells of the brain don’t just die the second blood flow is cut off.”

“What are you saying, Doctor? Are you advocating that we outlaw transplants?”

“No. You know I’m not. I guess I was just spooked by the way her arms lifted up. 
It was clear that Mrs. Carrollton wasn’t coming back, but I don’t know if she was truly and totally gone.”

Hackett wanted to yell, wanted to shut her up. Death was death. 
When the brain died, the conscious mind went with it. 
Hackett had learned the hard way that it was better to face that fact.


Guest Post
Launching my novel, The Moment Between, has been both exhilarating and exhausting, 
so I figured I would tell you a little about it. 
The biggest thing I learned is that you need perseverance in every aspect of the endeavor, that and some good support. My publisher, Three Women Press, is a small outfit without a lot of resources for marketing. What they do have is experience, so like most small publishers, they pointed me in the right direction and told me to get to work.

My first and biggest need was to find a suitable launch site. I live in the Washington, DC area, so I immediately targeted Politics and Prose Bookstore, one of the most highly regarded independent bookstores in the country. Why not shoot for the stars. Remember the word perseverance? It took me five months to land the date. It then took me another three months to work on turnout. It was worth the wait. I had a great afternoon with over one hundred people attending. With a reference from my publisher, I also landed a follow-up event the next weekend with Litchfield Books in Pawley's Island, SC — another ninety people came to hear yours truly talk about my first published novel -- not bad. In many ways, those were the easiest events to land. I had specific targets and I knew what I wanted. The rest of my early events took a lot of good old-fashioned grunt work.

By the time of my launch, I had a schedule of ten bookstore events in Washington, DC, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. I also had a few great print reviews, one television appearance and two radio interviews. Sounds great, but every single event took a lot of work. For every book discussion and signing scheduled, I contacted and re-contacted five others. For every book review I secured, I sent an advanced reading copy of my book to five other reviewers. For every email or phone call I made, five more went unreturned. And, once you land your events, don't forget about preparation for your presentation. It is all for nothing if your presentation isn't as good as your book itself.

I also launched my virtual book tour directed at on-line blogs. Jazzy Book Reviews is my twentieth stop, thanks to the scheduling efforts of Goddess Fish Promotions. This was my first virtual tour, and it has been enjoyable contacting all of these blogs, but that too has been a lot of work. Imagine writing twenty interviews and guest posts, then following each blog daily so that you can interact with readers.

So, I am off and running. The real question is how do I keep going. Where can I schedule more events? How can I get more reviews and interviews? How can I get my book in front of thousands of people instead of hundreds? I am not sure, but I know I'll need perseverance.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Gareth Frank is a former union organizer and administrator. 
He received a Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin and later studied at the 
Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Moment Between is his first published novel. 
His short stories have been published in various journals and have been nominated for the 
Pushcart Prize as well as the Silver Pen Write Well Award.


Gareth Frank will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner 
via rafflecopter during the tour.

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