It Never Was You is available to buy from today! And to celebrate, we're going on a blog tour. And to celebrate that, we've got a fantastic give away lined up. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the Rafflecopter give away and enter to win a $50 / £30 Amazon voucher, one of three copies of the paperback, or one of ten copies of the ebook.
Here's the schedule as it stands right now. Bloggers are still signing up for the later dates in the tour, so events will be added over the coming days and weeks. Make sure to check back regularly to make sure you don't miss anything...
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Our first stop is at the wonderful blog of Susan Russo Anderson, author of the Serafina Florio series. She interviewed Mike about Pegasus Falling, and she was interested in the use of the haunting Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony. Take a look...
Excerpt from Pegasus Falling
As a weekend treat, we return to Susan's blog for an excerpt from Pegasus Falling, the scene which features Mahler's 5th Symphony. The year is 1946 and the place is Tel Aviv, Palestine. Sammy and Lesley have just met up for the first time since their troubling liaison just after the war, and Mahler's stirring music is about to have a profound effect on them both. Jump in...
Liss is one of the most recent bloggers to read Pegasus Falling, but she has the honour of being the first blogger in the tour to tell us what she made of It Never Was You. She loved it, giving it 4 stars. "Mr. Thomas has weaved a tale of mystery, romance, fact and fiction into a grand masterpiece." Read on...
Review & Excerpt from It Never Was You
"Very different to Pegasus Falling but Thomas’ characters are just as, if not more endearing as ever."
Today, we head over to Beth Townsend's brilliant blog for our first UK review, which is exciting, especially as she gave it 4 stars!
Also, Beth chose one of her favourite passages from the book to highlight. Part One is presented here...
Part Two of the It Never Was You excerpt
We return to Beth's blog for part two of the excerpt that Beth chose. Beth lives in Liverpool, the setting for the book, and she was struck by the character of Mary and her "Scouse vernacular", which is shown off to great effect in this funny and clever scene...
Meg at A Bookish Affair is our host today as we delve into one of the most important themes of the book and ask the question, did William write a romance or a love story? Check out the post here...
Jill is one of the most prolific readers I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She is one of amazon.co.uk's Hall of Fame reviewers and was also one of the first reviewers who kindly took a chance on an unknown author. Thankfully she loved Pegasus Falling and was delighted to receive her copy of It Never Was You. Today, Jill posted her wonderful review, which you can read here...
We head back to Jill's blog to take a closer look at one of the main characters from the trilogy - Harry Williamson...
Juliette Hill is an author (find her short stories on Amazon) who has shown an incredible amount of support for William's books. Back in September 2012, she hosted an interview with me as well as a glowing review of Pegasus Falling, which was part of the Best Indie Book Festival. Today, she hosts a follow up interview before sharing her thoughts on It Never Was You...
Darlene's fab blog is our home for the day as list 10 things you didn't know about William...
Thursday 23rd May
Jonathan Wilhoit runs one of my favourite book review blogs on the web - reviewing a wide range of interesting reads together with his small band of fellow bloggers. Amanda Amaya from Texas read Pegasus Falling earlier this year and was virtually biting my hand off to be one of the first to read It Never Was You. She was, and here are her thoughts.
Today, we slip off our shoes, slump into our favourite comfy chair and relax for a cuppa and a catch up with British indie author Gemma Wilford.
Author Stacy Eaton took time out of her (extremely) busy schedule to interview me about William, his books and the devastating effect Alzheimer's has had on him and the family. Officially, this isn't part of the tour, but I'm chuffed to bits with how the interview came out, so I'm including it here anyway!
Something a little different today. We head over to the blog of Meryl S. Fortney, the author of end-of-the-world zombie thriller Pax Corpus. Meryl blogs not only about her books, but also her experiences as a transexual. She hosts a guest post exploring the attitudes to homosexuality in the 1940s and 1950s, and asks, did my grandfather write a homophobic novel?
We delve back into the book today and enjoy a glimpse at what I'm sure will be a romance that touches many a reader's heart.
It's the last stop on the tour today (I know, sad), but we've got a great treat lined up to send the tour off in style.
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