Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GG Vandagriff 4 book Gala Tour - Book Blurbs, giveaway : Nurture Book Tours

GG Vandagriff, author of:

Cankered Roots
The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War
The Only Way to Paradise
The Authurian Omen

“I realize that I am one of those rare people in the world who gets to live a life full of passion, suspense, angst, fulfillment, humor, and mystery. I am a writer. Everyday when I sit down to my computer, I enter into world of my own making. I am in the head of a panoply of characters ranging from a nineteen year-old Austrian debutante (The Last Waltz) to a raging psychopath (The Arthurian Omen) and four women at once in The Only Way to Paradise.

How did this come about? I think I was wired to be a writer when I was born. Even though my formal career was in finance, writing was all I really wanted to do. There were a lot of things about my surroundings that I couldn’t control during my growing up years, so I retreated to whatever alternate existence I was creating. The habit stuck, and now my family finds themselves living in my current reality during dinnertime as I overflow with enthusiasm about Wales or Italy. ...Read my full length bio on my Nurture Tour Author Page.

First place in the Ozark Writer’s League’s annual writing contest, 1988
The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War, 2009, Whitney Award for Best Historical Fiction

Several days ago Ms. Vandagriff was a guest poster here giving cool and interesting insights into the novel The Only Way to Paradise.  In addition, she honored me with an interview.  If you missed that post and would like to catch up, click HERE.

Cankered Roots by GG Vandagriff

Combine a rifle-toting widowed grandmother with a angst-driven young widow struggling to find what went wrong in her family’s past, and you come up with Cankered Roots, the first volume in a series of five about the adventures of genealogists Briggie and Alex, aka RootSearch, Inc.  Who knew genealogy could be such a dangerous hobby?  No sooner has Alex confronted the father who sent her packing as soon as she graduated  from high school, than he is murdered.  What is the dangerous secret that has destroyed her family?  The truth lies in the unexpected, secret-laden genealogy of Alex’s father’s family, that the brilliant sleuths uncover amidst comedy and danger.

Cankered Roots (New Edition) by GG Vandagriff | Genre: Fiction – Mystery | Published by: Orson Whitney Press (September 22, 2011) | Format(s): eBook & Trade Paperback | ISBN13: 978-0983953609 | # of pages: 212

This is the FIRST adventure in the Alex and Briggie Series. Find out more about the other titles in the series HERE.

Of Deadly Descent: Book 2 of Alex and Briggie Series
Tangled Roots: Book 3 of Alex and Briggie Series
Poisoned Pedigree: Book 4 of Alex and Briggie Series
Of Deadly Descent: Book 2 of Alex and Briggie Series 

The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War by GG Vandagriff

A romantic historical epic, the award-winning The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War begins with the glittering life of Amalia Faulhaber, socialite, nurse, and finally baroness.  Amalia is immersed in four phases of Austrian history:  the restless energy that proves to be the last days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1914. She survives its destruction and dissolution. Through her husband she is deeply involved in its attempt at democracy and eventual descent into fascism. A brilliant heroine, Amalia is a light in the lives of the men who love her—a Prussian officer, a Polish doctor and patriot, and the solid, influential Baron von Schoenenburg.  Politically inclined herself, her vastly differing romances follow the fate of her suitors and the part they are destined to play in history.

The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War (New Edition) by GG Vandagriff | Genre: Fiction – Historical Romance | Published by: Orson Whitney Press (October 5, 2011) | Format(s): eBook & Trade Paperback | ISBN13: 978-0983953661 | # of pages: 480


The Only Way to Paradise by GG Vandagriff

In The Only Way to Paradise, four women in a therapy group fall under the influence of  the movie “Enchanted April” and ask, “ If Italy is so wonderful and therapeutic, what are we doing in Ohio?” They take off for Florence, packing their worries with them.  Their Italian adventures are not at all what they expect.  As keepers of more than artistic treasures, the Italians possess the unique gift of agape (selfless love). While pursuing the 500 year old mystery of a murdered princess, as well as becoming embroiled in a porcelain heist, each woman discovers the ultimate mystery resides inside of her. Agape is the balm that, when applied gently to their souls, causes these heroines to transform, embracing this virtue themselves.  Some discover romance, but all discover healing that puts them on the road to recovery, “The Only Way to Paradise.”

The Only Way to Paradise by GG Vandagriff | Genre: Woman’s Fiction/Romance | Published by: Orson Whitney Press (June 6, 2011) | Format(s): eBook & Trade Paperback | ISBN13: 978-0983623212 | # of pages: 204

The Arthurian Omen by GG Vandagriff

In The Arthurian Omen, a Celtic scholar is brutally murdered when she discovers a clue to a fifteenth century manuscript that could prove the identity of King Arthur.  Determined to find the ancient relic and avenge her sister’s death, Maren Southcott begins a quest that immediately puts her own life in danger.  Her search weaves through the ruined castles and monasteries of ancient Wales, while she is unwittingly stalked by a psychopath who desires the relic to incite an “Arthurian revolution,” killing the royal family, making way for the return of the “Once and Future King.”  Carrying her investigation on despite personal crises, Maren can depend on no one, and is determined to locate the relic before the murderer can strike again.


The Arthurian Omen (New Edition) by GG Vandagriff | Genre: Fiction – Suspense | Published by: Orson Whitney Press (October 24, 2011) | Format(s): eBook & Trade Paperback | ISBN13: 978-0983953654 | # of pages: 260


Enter HERE and comment below on this post for a chance to win a digital copy of The Arthurian Omen. This giveaway ends November 30th 11:59PM CDT.

List of works by GG Vandagriff:

Voices In Your Blood: Discovering Identity Through Family History (1993)
Cankered Roots (original 1994, 2nd edition 2011)
Of Deadly Decent (original 1996, 2nd edition 2011)
Tangled Roots (original 2007, 2nd edition 2011)
The Arthurian Omen (original 2008, 2nd edition 2011)
Deliverance From Depression: Finding Hope and Healing Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ (2008)
Poisoned Pedigree (Originally 2008, 2nd Edition 2011)
The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War (Originally 2009, 2nd edition 2011)
The Hidden Branch (originally 2010, 2nd edition 2011)
Pieces of Paris (2010)
Foggy with a Chance of Murder (2011)
The Only Way to Paradise (2011)

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The Only Way to Paradise at: | | | Barnes & Noble
The Last Waltz at: | | | Barnes & Noble
The Authurian Omen at: | | | Barnes & Noble

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