Thursday, May 21, 2020

Between These Walls by Michael Newman - Book Tour + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from May 11 to May 29, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Between These Walls by Michael Newman

Category:  Adult Fiction 18 yrs +,  375 pages

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Publisher:  Friesen Press

Release date:   March 26, 2020

Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. There are scenes of violence and explicit sex in the book.

Book Description:
A novel of historical fiction that turns on two key events: the discovery of a beautiful blonde woman’s body in the back seat of a burnt out SS staff car during the last days of World War II, by US Army Medical Corps Colonel Samuel Singer, and the unsealing more than four decades later of a security-taped package from Germany, bearing a secret that changes the life of New York art curator Daniel Singer, the adopted son of Colonel Singer.

As Daniel learns more about the package’s contents, he unlocks the history of three families -- one American and two German – through tumultuous times, from the end of the First World War to the rise of Adolf Hitler, the Second World War, the Holocaust, and through to three Middle East wars. Along the way, he gets entangled in the web of the Mossad, Israel’s top secret spy agency and Naomi one of its beautiful operatives, and is ultimately faced with a life-altering choice – and the opportunity to right the most heinous of wrongs.

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Guest Post
My Journey to Become an Author
I have always been an avid reader, especially of history, with a focus on World War II. I’ve also travelled extensively and visited the sites of D-Day, the Normandy landings and Leningrad, the Russian city besieged by the Germans for three years. I had wanted to write a book since early childhood, but didn’t get the opportunity to do so until much later in life. A business associate of mine who was in business of publishing and selling business newsletters and books persuaded me to write a how-to business book, which I wrote and published under the title “How to Get Rich Doing What You Love.” That was many years ago but the book is still available on Amazon. After the publication of this first book I went into a lengthy hiatus from writing, being absorbed by everyday family and business issues. Then in 2012 I picked up my pen again and started writing a novel, a family saga following the relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter through the tumultuous years of the Second World War. Coming up with a premise and a plot and crafting a manuscript is not an easy assignment. However I loved the thought of putting my ideas on paper and letting others share in it. Over the next couple of years I picked up this manuscript, wrote a little, then put it down again. I ran into more writer’s blocks than I care to recall. Then a trip to Berlin in 2015 changed everything. It was here that I came up with the concept for “Between These Walls.” Now that I’ve finished the manuscript, gotten it published and  embarked on the marketing phase to promote my novel, I know that all the late nights, anxiety and struggles to come up with something that people would read and like, are well worth it. I tried the traditional publishing route but found myself turned down by a hundred agents. So I decided to self-publish which in retrospect was the right move. I would advise other first-time writers and novelists to stay true to their craft and not be discouraged by early failures, but to persevere and keep writing and querying. Success is always just around the next corner.

Meet the Author:
A Hungarian refugee (1956) and the son of Holocaust survivors. A retired lifetime entrepreneur living on Toronto's waterfront with my wife and cocker spaniel. Enjoys reading, mainly books about WW2, boating and worldwide travel. Father of three kids and grandfather of eleven.

Connect with the author:  Website Facebook ~ Twitter

Tour Schedule:

May 11 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

May 12 - Lamon Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 12 – Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway

May 13 – The Legal Duchess – book review

May 13 - I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway

May 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

May 15 – The avid reader – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 18 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

May 19 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 20 – Books for Books – book review

May 20 - 411 on Books, Authors and Publishing News - book spotlight / guest post

May 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 22 – Just Another Reader – book review / giveaway

May 22 - Karma Readz – book review / giveaway

May 25 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway

May 26 – Svetlanas reads and views – book review

May 26 - La libreria di Beppe - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 28 – Michelle Bloodworth Goodreads – book review

May 29 - Adventurous Jessy - book review / giveaway

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful author's story and his exciting new novel.


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