It’s been a whirlwind eleven days since Stay With Me’s release!
For me, one of the most satisfying things is that characters that have lived for years in my imagination now live on in the imaginations of other people as well.
The 10-DayVirtual Book Tour wrapped up a couple of days ago. I’m gratified and humbled at all the lovely things people had to say about the book.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to peruse the stops. It’s a lineup filled with talented and hard-working writers: bloggers, nonfiction authors, fiction authors, and even a radio show host! Please take a moment to explore their sites and writing as well.
Virtual Blog Tour
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
“Stay with Me is a great blend of romance and faith witness and comes complete with a great set of supporting characters like Abby (Rebecca’s boisterous sister), Father John (who’s connected to both Rebecca and her love interest) and Rebecca’s overbearing father.”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
RECONCILED TO YOU (ALLISON GINGRAS)
“Stay with Me is a very well crafted, engaging romance that was happily not 50 shades of anything! Though, having said that, it wasn’t dowdy either — it is not billed as an ‘edgy Theology of the Body romance’ for nothing!”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
PEACE TO ALL WHO ENTER HERE (DON MULCARE)
“As Carolyn Astfalk’s first published novel, Stay with Me bursts with realistic characters, scenic background, humor, heartache and jubilee. ”
HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION (Michael Seagriff)
“This is an exceptionally well written and realistic novel. I found it difficult to put it down. In fact, I read it in two days – choosing not to do other things on my agenda. I do not regret doing so.”
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
“This author, with great talent and much wisdom, uses the love story of Chris and Rebecca to display romance as it was meant to be. While neither of the characters are perfect, solace is found in the forgiveness and recovery of grace. This novel should be required reading for older teens and young adults.”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
“Stay With Me is a journey of discovery, forgiveness, and redemption—a beautiful journey of two hearts that long to beat as one.”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
CATHOLIC FIRE (JEAN HEIMANN)
“It’s fantastic! It is filled with everything that makes a story appealing – romance, suspense, action, and humor. It is a fast-moving, extremely addictive book that you won’t want to put down.”
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
“Stay With Me is a contemporary, realistic, and heart-warming romance that is filled with authentic characters, picturesque scenery, and deep dialogue. It is the next book for your book club and certainly the one you will want to share with friends.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
“At the same time, in an effort to read more in the genre I’d been writing, I’d been consuming a heavy dose of Christian romances. While I enjoyed many of the books, overall, I’d found that most glossed over the realities of sexual temptation.”
“It’s a romance that will pique your interest without sullying your thoughts and one that also manages to not shove religion down your throat so that you choke and gag and take the author’s name in vain.”
PLOT LINE AND SINKER (ELLEN GABLE)
“My favorite part is when all the puzzle pieces fit together – the plot is resolved, the themes emerge, and all of the threads are neatly tied up. Sometimes I marvel at how it happens almost as if the story has a life of its own. ”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
DOMESTIC VOCATION (CHRISTINE JOHNSON)
“With a good dose of humor and a healthy appreciation for a good craft beer, Carolyn Astfalk pulls you into the story easily, and from there, you don’t want to get out again!”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
FRANCISCANMOM (BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ)
“Billed as an ‘edgy Theology of the Body romance,’ this book is a nice, thick read at over 300 pages–and I’d have been happy for more!”
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