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Monday, November 28, 2011

Join Me for a Virtual Grand Tour of Europe!

It's time! It's time! The release of A Summer in Europe (on Amazon, B&N and more) is just 24 hours away...

I can't believe the big week finally got here, but I've already begun celebrating. For this release, I'd hoped to give a bit of my heroine's exciting journey to all of you. I wanted to take you on a few of the highlights of Gwendolyn Reese's European tour. Some of you may have visited the sites I'm "traveling to" on this book blog tour, others not at all, but I hope you'll all enjoy the stops I'm making around the Blogosphere, talking about some of my favorite places across the Atlantic.

I have many of the tour dates already lined up, and I've just started the travel adventure:
Friday 11/25: Rome at Magical Musings
Monday 11/28: Pompeii at SOS Aloha
Tuesday 11/29: Isle of Capri at The Stiletto Gang
Wednesday 11/30: Venice at Girlfriends Book Club
Thursday 12/1: Budapest at Women's Fiction Writers
Friday 12/2: Florence at Writer Unboxed
Monday 12/5: London at Austen Authors
Tuesday 12/6: Salzburg at Robin Bielman's Blog
Wednesday 12/7: Lake Como at Brant Flakes (here!)
Plus, there will be other tour dates added later to include cities like Pisa, Vienna, Brussels and Paris, so I hope you'll be able to join me for a few of these.

Thanks so much to all of you for your support of me and your friendship. This day is only as much fun as it is because I have such wonderful people to share it with here and at home... Wishing you a week that is as thrilling as mine will be -- although I do wish you more sleep than I'll be getting!! -- and I'm sure you could all live without the case of nerves I have, too ;).

There is virtual Italian gelato, French pastries and Austrian sachertorte for every one of you, by the way. Let me know what other international delights I should have for my online book release party... What are you in the mood for this week? I'm open to suggestions -- and the more rich and decadent it is, the better!

13 comments:

Virginia C said...

Have a fun, fantastic, fabulous week! I know that everyone will enjoy the wonderful characters and story line for "A Summer in Europe" as much as I did! Some many aspects of the story hit home for me, and I could identify with Gwen on a personal level. Your lovely book took me to places that I have always dreamed of visiting, and your descriptive, up-close and personal writing style made me feel like I was really on a Grand European Tour! Thank you : )

Happy Holidays!

Edie Ramer said...

Ditto on everything that Virginia said. lol I'm going to your Monday tour date now to explore Pompeii. Fun!

Jill Thomas said...

I've got my passport ready, my friend! And my fork too, after seeing that delicious picture! Only you could make me hungry after eating myself into a food coma over the past few days!! Will be sharing your tour on my blog and FB. Bon voyage, Soul Sister! Enjoy the ride, you deserve it!! xoxo

Marilyn Brant said...

Virginia, Edie and Jill~
Hugs to you three!! Thank you all so much for giving me and A Summer in Europe such a warm send off this week! I appreciate it ;). And I'll find more virtual treats to add to the festivities as the holiday season begins...
xox

Robin said...

Congratulations, Marilyn! Have a wonderful week "traveling"! And a very happy release day to you tomorrow! I'd like to ditto what Virginia said too - thank you for an incredible read! I absolutely loved it!

Marilyn Brant said...

Robin, thank you, m'dear!! I'm getting very excited about tomorrow and the weeks following. I really appreciate the good wishes and all the kind comments from you ;).

Brett said...

Marilyn....CONGRATULATIONS!! I can hardly wait to read your newest book! And I'm excited to read about all those European destinations on the various blogs that you'll be visiting on your "tour". Big hugs to you, my friend!

Maria Geraci said...

Yay!!

Marilyn Brant said...

Brettski, I know you share my insatiable wanderlust!! I really hope you'll like this book... I have no doubt you'll appreciate the MANY opportunities I took to mention the great food in Europe ;). xo

Maria, thank you, sweetie!!

Caryn Caldwell said...

What a fun idea! Though I do have to say, that chocolate cake is making me hungry. I already ordered my copy from Amazon, and plan to pass the word to others.

Marilyn Brant said...

Caryn, thank you so much!! And, yeah, that chocolate cake is the Sachertorte ;). It makes me hungry, too. Every single time I look at it! xo

BeckyC said...

I am a little late to the party...
Congratulations, Marilyn! What a treat! I look forward to adding to my collection! Hope you are having an awesome tour!

Marilyn Brant said...

Becky, thank you!! The tour has been such fun so far ;). I've been daydreaming about traveling a lot as a result, though!