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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Road to the Breaking by Chris Bennett - Book Tour + Giveaway



Join us for this tour from July 6 to July 26, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Road to the Breaking
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +) , 345 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  CPB Publishing, LLC
Release date:   January 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13Cursing, violence and war scenes, etc. 

Book Description:

Nothing survived “The Breaking” unchanged; lives and fortunes, love and hate, freedom and slavery …

It’s early 1860, and war hero Captain Nathaniel Chambers, commander U.S. Army Fort Davis in the west Texas wilderness, has received shocking news – his father is dead.  He must return home to Virginia and claim his inheritance before a maniacal neighbor can murder his widowed mother and seize the family plantation.

But he’s torn by a terrible dilemma – to stay in the army and turn his back on his fortune, his mother and his beloved childhood home, or become the thing he despises; a slave master!  Is there no other choice? 

An epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster; the American Civil War.  Nathan Chambers has left the violent army life behind in Texas, never imaging he’s on the very Road to The Breaking.

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Guest Post
The part I enjoy the most about doing the research is discovering fascinating, obscure events where you get tiny hints and whiffs of something interesting, and you have to go searching for clues like Nicholas Cage in National Treasure. My favorite example is one I am currently working on for book 6 of my Road to the Breaking series.

I needed some kind of battle for my main characters to be involved in at a particular time in a specific area of western Virginia. And all I could find was a one-sentence reference to a “non-battle”, that read something like, “at the end of May, 1862, Stonewall Jackson came to within several hundred yards of Union lines at Harpers Ferry, and then called off the attack.” 

I thought, okay … maybe I can make something out of that … maybe my guys can help organize the defense enough to dissuade Jackson or something … But to be honest I wasn’t very excited about it. And then, a little while later while researching something else, I saw a reference that said, “Brigadier General Rufus Saxton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the defense of Harpers Ferry, late May 1862.”

Wait! What?! They don’t give out the CMOH for a “non-battle!” I immediately knew there had to be more to this story, so I started digging. And the more I dug the more I discovered this really was a BIG DEAL at the time, so much so that the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was personally sending telegrams to General Saxton at Harpers Ferry. 

It turns out Stonewall Jackson had unexpectedly routed a larger Union force leaving only a small 500-man garrison at Harpers Ferry between his 20,000-man army, and the capital of the United States! What happens next is truly the stuff of Hollywood. Suffice to say, if Jackson had not decided to call off the attack when he did (after taking casualties), this would likely have been one of the most famous and important battles of the war, rather than an obscure event almost lost to history. Be sure to read Road to the Breaking Book 6 (Invasion) when it comes out fall of 2021, to find out what happened!    

  

Enjoy Book 2 in The Road to the Breaking series:


Book Details:
Book TitleEnigma (Road to the Breaking Book 2) by Chris Bennett
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +) , 514 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  CPB Publishing, LLC
Release date:   February 2021
Format available for review:  print - softback, e-book ( mobi file (for Kindle), ePub, PDF)
Will send print books out:  USA
Content Rating:  PG-13Cursing, violence and war scenes, etc.

Book Description:

“How can I call myself a man of good conscience, when I myself am no better than a slaver?”

It’s summer 1860, and former army Captain Nathan Chambers has returned home to Virginia to claim his inheritance: a large plantation with more than one hundred slaves.  Nathan wants no part of slavery and intends to sell the farm and all its slaves.  But even as he arrives home, enduring fearful and downcast stares from despondent black faces, he knows what he must do … and the price he must pay for doing it.    

As Nathan works to carry out his ambitious plans, he is troubled by rumors of succession and war, even as a villainous neighbor plots a violent end to their decades-long family feud.

And then Evelyn arrives … strikingly beautiful, spirited, and intriguing, she is the daughter of an old family friend.  But the more Nathan is drawn in by her charms, the harder she pushes him away … 

The Road to the Breaking Series is an epic tale of a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of a deadly precipice: the American Civil War.  In Book 2 of the series, Nathan Chambers has returned from the violent army life out West, only to face a heart wrenching Enigma at home.

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 Meet the Author:

Chris A. Bennett grew up on the shores of Klamath Lake in southeastern Oregon. For a young boy it was a dream world of water, hills, forests, and abundant wildlife. His love for action and adventure morphed into a lifelong love for books when his Mom read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the family on a long road trip.
 
Chris's thirst for adventure never faded and he began to live out his love of history onto the pages of his first book, Road to the Breaking. Once he started writing he just couldn't stop and the result is The Road to the Breaking series; an epic journey across a young nation seething with debauchery, brutality, corruption, and political intrigue, unwittingly on the brink of an unimaginable disaster: the American Civil War.
 
Chris currently lives near Seattle with his wife Patricia. His three adult children Nick, Rachel, and Josh also live in the Puget Sound area.
 
Connect with the Author:   website  ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:


July 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
July 6 - Working Mommy journal – book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / giveaway
July 7 – The Momma Spot - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / giveaway
July 8 – Books for Books - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1)
July 12 – Books for Books - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2)
July 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / giveaway
July 13 – Bound 4 Escape - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / giveaway
July 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 16 – The Momma Spot - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2) / giveaway
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / author interview / giveaway
July 19 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / giveaway
July 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2) / giveaway
July 20 – Bound 4 Escape - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2) / giveaway
July 20 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING,  Book 2) / giveaway
July 20 - fundinmental - books spotlight / giveaway
July 21 – @twilight_reader – book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1)
July 21 – Literary Flits - books spotlight / giveaway
July 22 – @twilight_reader – book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2)
July 22 - Character Madness and Musings - book review of ROAD TO THE BREAKING (Book 1) / guest post / giveaway    
July 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2) / giveaway
July 23 - Character Madness and Musings - book review of ENIGMA (ROAD TO THE BREAKING, Book 2) / giveaway
July 26 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

 A ROAD TO BREAKING Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

5 comments:

  1. This sounds good thank for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the book recs! I cant wait to dive in.

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  3. Thank you, Jasmine, for featuring my books on your website - it is greatly appreciated! - Chris

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