Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Typewriter Girl




Author Alison Atlee's The Typewriter Girl is now an audio-book, narrated by Audie winner Rosalyn Landor, and in celebration she'll be touring the blogosphere from August 4-29 with HF
Virtual Book Tours!

02_The Typewriter Girl 

 Audible Audio Book Edition 
Audible.com Release Date: April 4, 2014 
Listening Length: 12 hours and 39 minutes 
Publisher: Audible Studios 
Language: English 
ASIN: B00JH0L9HW 
 Genre: Historical Fiction

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A Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year pick: The Typewriter Girl is a spectacular debut, set in a perfectly realized Victorian England.

When Betsey Dobson disembarks from the London train in the seaside resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After an attempt to forge a letter of reference she knew would be denied her, Betsey has been fired from the typing pool of her previous employer. Her vigorous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her character permanently besmirched.

Now, without money or a reference for a new job, the future looks even bleaker than the debacle she left behind her.

But her life is about to change because a young Welshman on the railroad quay, waiting for another woman, is the one finally willing to believe in her.

Mr. Jones is inept in matters of love, but a genius at things mechanical. In Idensea, he has constructed a glittering pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Betsey, he recognizes the ideal tour manager for the Idensea Pier & Pleasure Building Company.

After a lifetime of guarding her secrets and breaking the rules, Betsey becomes a force to be reckoned with. Together, she and Mr. Jones must find a way for her to succeed in a society that would reject her, and figure the price of surrendering to the tides of love.

Praise for The Typewriter Girl

“Atlee’s out¬standing debut unflinchingly explores … the unforgiving man’s world of Victorian England.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

“Easily one of the most romantic books I’ll read all year … John and Betsey are compelling and worth rooting for.” –DEAR AUTHOR (a Recommended Read)

“Sweeps readers to a satisfying conclusion.” –LIBRARY JOURNAL

Buy the AudioBook

About the Author

03_Alison Atlee

Alison Atlee spent her childhood re-enacting Little Women and trying to fashion nineteenth century wardrobes for her Barbie dolls. Happily, these activities turned out to be good preparation for writing historical novels. She now lives in Kentucky. For more information please visit Alison Atlee's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and Pinterest.

The Typewriter Girl Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule

Monday, August 4 
Review at Peeking Between the Pages (Audio Book) 
Book Blast at Mina's Bookshelf 
Book Blast at Princess of Eboli 
Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse 
Book Blast at What Is That Book About 

Tuesday, August 5 
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews (Print) 

Wednesday, August 6 
Book Blast at Let Them Read Books 

Thursday, August 7 
Book Blast at Mari Reads 
Book Blast at Book Lovers Paradise 

Friday, August 8 
Book Blast at Book Blast Central 

Saturday, August 9 
Book Blast at Caroline Wilson Writes 

Sunday, August 10 
Book Blast at Book Nerd 

Monday, August 11 
Review at Just One More Chapter (Audio Book) 
Book Blast at Gobs and Gobs of Books 

Tuesday, August 12 
Book Blast at Queen of All She Reads 

Wednesday, August 13 
Review at Historical Tapestry (Audio Book) 
Book Blast at The Lit Bitch 
Book Blast at CelticLady's Reviews 

Thursday, August 14 
Review at A Bookish Affair (Print) 
Guest Post at Historical Tapestry 

Friday, August 15 
Review at Brooke Blogs (Audio Book) 
Guest Post at A Bookish Affair 

Saturday, August 16 
Book Blast at Broken Teepee 

Sunday, August 17 
Interview at Closed the Cover 

Monday, August 18 
Review at The Maiden's Court (Audio Book) 

Tuesday, August 19 
Book Blast at Layered Pages 
Book Blast at Always with a Book 

Wednesday, August 20 
Book Blast at Literary, Etc. 

Thursday, August 21 
Review at Books in the Burbs (Print) 
Book Blast at Bibliotica 

Friday, August 22 
Review at Bibliophilia, Please (Audio Book) 

Saturday, August 23 
Book Blast at Reading Lark 
Book Blast at Ageless Pages Reviews 

Sunday, August 24 
Book Blast at Passages to the Past 

Monday, August 25 
Review at Flashlight Commentary (Audio Book) 
Book Blast at Historical Fiction Connection 

Tuesday, August 26 
Interview at Flashlight Commentary 

Wednesday, August 27 
Book Blast at Susan Heim on Writing 

Thursday, August 28 
Review at Luxury Reading (Print) 
Review at The True Book Addict (Audio Book) 
Review at Jorie Loves a Story (Print) 

Friday, August 29 
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

The Typewriter Girl Swag Giveaway

One copy of The Typewriter Girl (Audio Book or Print) 
Set of earbuds in a cute typewriter print pouch 
A Typewriter Girl Happily-Ever-After t-shirt (features last lines from famous novels) 
A vintage style postcard "from" Idensea, the setting of The Typewriter Girl 
A "dream wildly" ribbon bookmark with typewriter key charms

To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to residents in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on August 29th. You must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on August 30th and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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