Authors on Tour, Featured — By Dorothy Thompson on September 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm
Join LeAnn Neal Reilly, author of the general fiction novel, The Mermaid’s Pendant (Zephon Books), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in October and November ‘10 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
About LeAnn Neal Reilly
After graduate school, LeAnn worked first for a small multimedia startup and then a research group in the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. At the startup, she spent her time writing user manuals and multimedia scripts for software to train CSX railroad engineers. While working among geeks, LeAnn became enamored and decided to take one home for herself. After getting married and starting a family, she returned to her adolescent daydreams of writing novels. Never one to shirk from lofty goals, she added home schooling her three children as her day job.
After years of working in an office not much better than an unfinished closet, LeAnn has finished The Mermaid’s Pendant and is currently working on her next novel. LeAnn joined GoodReads three years ago where she writes reviews regularly.
LeAnn lives outside Boston with one husband, three children, a dog named Hobbes (after Calvin &), and a cat named Attila.
LeAnn’s Web site is www.nealreilly.com.
About The Mermaid’s Pendant
Inspired by the beloved classic The Little Mermaid, THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a modern fairy tale about growing up and discovering who you are—and what you believe in. At times lyrical, this novel is a fantastic journey filled with magic, myth, romance, and adventure.
Four years after John Wilkerson claims the mermaid Tamarind for his wife, they have an idyllic marriage that depends on a talisman that she crafted on their island paradise. But Tamarind learns a painful truth: it takes more than legs to live on land and more than magic to sustain a bond. When the talisman breaks, she and John are forced to rely on themselves instead of magic.
Three wise women play key roles in the young lovers’ journey to mature love. Ana, Tamarind’s aging mentor, casts spells and performs seductions to keep the lovers apart. Valerie, an expat jewelry maker cum fairy godmother, works her own magic to bring them together. Lucy, their widowed neighbor, grounds the couple in the realities of marriage, parenting, and family.
THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a story for anyone who has ever believed in the transforming power of love.
Watch the video trailer!
The Mermaid’s Pendant Tour Schedule
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Book spotlighted at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner
Monday, October 25
Book reviewed at Colloquium
Tuesday, October 26
Interviewed at Blogcritics
Wednesday, October 27
Guest blogging at The Cajun Book Lady
Thursday, October 28
Book reviewed at The Cajun Book Lady
Friday, October 29
Book reviewed at Ohio Girl Talks
Monday, November 1
Book reviewed at Books and Things
Tuesday, November 2
Book reviewed at Edgy Inspirational Author
Wednesday, November 3
Book reviewed at Yzhabella’s Bookshelf
Thursday, November 4
Guest blogging at Yzhabella’s Bookshelf
Friday, November 5
Book reviewed at Down Under Views
Monday, November 8
Book reviewed at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, November 9
Guest blogging at Diva’s Bookcase
Wednesday, November 10
Book reviewed at Diva’s Bookcase
Thursday, November 11
Book reviewed at Just Another Book Addict
Friday, November 12
Book reviewed at Marta’s Meanderings
Monday, November 15
Book reviewed at The Fiction Enthusiast
Tuesday, November 16
Book reviewed at Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm
Wednesday, November 17
Book reviewed at The Neverending Shelf
Guest blogging at Acting Balanced
Thursday, November 18
Book reviewed at You Have How Many Kids?
Book reviewed at Acting Balanced
Friday, November 19
Book reviewed at 2 Kids and Tired
Book reviewed at A Room Without Books is Empty
Monday, November 22
Book reviewed by Book Reviews by Molly
Book reviewed by Sherri’s Jubilee
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Eek! I didn't realize my review was due by Nov. 2nd! I thought it was later in the month around the 20th. Well, anyway, I started the book and I like it so far... but it will take me a few days to finish and write my review so stop back soon and check out my review later!