Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Sand Pounder by M.J. Evans - Book Tour + Giveaway


Join Us For This Tour:  October 4 to October 22, 2021
Book Details:

Book TitleThe Sand Pounder - Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII by M. J. Evans
Category: Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13-17)
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Dancing Horse Press, 284 pages
Release date:  September 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G - Completely clean

“The Sand Pounder is one of those rare historical novels with a charm that appeals to both young and old readers.”Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite 

“M.J. Evans does an excellent job of winding the era's history and the lesser-known job of the Sand Pounders into a realistic story of a mature teen's determination to make a difference in her world.” - Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review

“A gripping YA historical novel packed full of twists, turns and memorable characters. Highly recommended!” - The Wishing Shelf Book Review (UK)

Book Description:

Fearing an invasion by German and Japanese forces during World War II, the U.S. Coast Guard enlisted horsemen to patrol the beaches along the east and west coasts. The unit was called "The Sand Pounders" and they rode their horses up and down the beaches from 1942 to 1944.

In Tillamook, Oregon, a young equestrian decided to join them. There was only one problem...they were only accepting men. That didn't slow her down.

"The Sand Pounder" is a Young Adult historical fiction set during World War II. 

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Guest Post
Which Character Would I Be?
I am often asked which of my twenty-one books is my favorite and out of those books, which is my favorite character? That is such a hard question. It is like asking a mother which of her children is her favorite! However, there are some characters that I can relate to especially well. In this case, I have to say that Jane, in “The Sand Pounder,” would be the most like me.

First, Jane is an avid equestrian. I was born with manure in my blood and have always loved horses. My parents did their best on a limited budget to allow me to pursue my passion and allowed me to start taking riding lessons when I was eight. They allowed me to buy my own horse when I was thirteen with the stipulation that I needed to support it myself. Working to pay the horse bills kept me out of trouble and taught me the value of a dollar.

Second, Jane is close to her family, especially her brother. Family has always been the most important thing in my life…yes, even more important than horses! My husband and I have been married for forty- nine years and have five wonderful children and twelve incredible grandchildren. They mean everything to me.

Finally, Jane and I are also goal-setters, and we don’t let anything get in the way of achieving those goals. The fact that the Sand Pounders were only taking men in their ranks to patrol the beaches along the U.S. coasts, didn’t stop her. She found a way to serve her country using the talents that she knew she had.

I hope you will enjoy reading “The Sand Pounders – Love and Drama on Horseback in WWII.” Please post a review on Amazon and Goodreads and tell your friends about it. Happy reading!


Meet the Author:

Award-Winning, Best-Selling author, M.J. Evans grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon State University. She spent five years teaching junior high and high school students before retiring to raise her five children. She is a life-long equestrian and enjoys competing in Dressage and riding in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.

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Tour Schedule:

Oct 4 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 4 - Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Oct 5 - Cover Lover Book Review - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Oct 7 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Oct 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – FUONLYKNEW – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 - The Lost Review Of Odd Books – book review
Oct 13 – Kam's Place – book spotlight / guest post
Oct 14 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 15 – wottaread – book spotlight
Oct 15 - Books for Books – book review
Oct 18 – Connie's History Classroom – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 - Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 22 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

Enter The Giveaway:


THE SAND POUNDER Book Tour Giveaway



  1. Thanks for featuring "The Sand Pounder" on your blog. I hope your readers will enjoy it! I appreciate you.


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