Thursday, August 14, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for The Dance of the Spirits by Catherine Aerie

Please join Catherine Aerie as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Dance of the Spirits from August 11-22, and enter to win your very own copy!  My review is running late but will post by the weekend. 
02_The Dance of the Spirits
Publication Date: November 16, 2013 
Aurora Formats: eBook, Paperback 
 Genre: Historical Fiction

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About the book:   

Spring 1951: it is the fiery zenith of the Korean War, a war that the youthful US Army lieutenant Wesley Palm and his men thought that they had won… until the Chinese swept across the Yalu River. Traveling with the million-man army bent on driving back the march of “American imperialism” is Jasmine Young, a Chinese surgeon who has volunteered herself into the war for unspoken, grave reasons. Through a chronicle of merciless battles, freezing winters, and the brutality and hypocrisy of human nature, the two will find themselves weaving through the twists and turns of fate and destiny. Though their love is forbidden, their passion and pursuit of liberty cannot be quenched.

Praise for The Dance of the Spirits

"...On the surface, The Dance of the Spirits is a story of love and of war, but on a deeper level, it is a story of the misery that the communist ideology brought to millions of souls in the twentieth century. Whether that philosophy is related to nationalism, internationalism or faith, Catherine Aerie reminds readers that when a system that will entertain no contradiction in thought or deed comes to power, no one is safe -- and no one is free. Aerie draws a vivid picture of war and its price, and a tender image of love..." - Readers' Favorite (5 Stars)

 "...a love that is stronger than all the horrors that war can throw at them... compelling...poignant... sensitive and beautiful..." - San Francisco Book Reviews (4.5/ Stars)

"Adversaries in the Korean War find love in Aerie's debut novel. The story starts in the middle of a firefight... Out of the rubble, two characters emerge: an American officer... and a Chinese military doctor... Their paths cross again and again... In the intimacy of the war, these coincidences don't feel forced, nor even particularly fated--it's just the way things went... Readers will likely find Palm a decent, very human person, but Young has more complexity and vibrancy... As the war rages around them, Palm and Young fall in love... but their romance is ill-starred and open to tragedy. Aerie keeps readers on their toes with the twists...fleeting but intense... An often engaging tale of a flickering moment of love during a forgotten war." - Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Catherine Aerie, a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a master degree in finance, grew up in China as the daughter of a Shanghai architect. She was inspired to write The Dance of the Spirits while researching a family member’s role in the Korean War, deciding to revive an often neglected and overlooked setting in fiction and heighten the universality of resilient pursuit of love and liberty. Her debut novel was finished after about two years of research. She currently resides in southern California. For more information please visit Catherine Aerie's website. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

The Dance of the Spirits Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 11
Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews 
Spotlight at Mina's Bookshelf 
Interview at Library Educated

Tuesday, August 12 
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews 

Wednesday, August 13 
Review at Book Nerd 

Thursday, August 14 
Review at Queen of All She Reads 

Friday, August 15 
Review at JM Ledwell 
Review at Based on a True Story 
Spotlight at Passages to the Past 

Monday, August 18 
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes 

Tuesday, August 19
Review at Book Babe 

Wednesday, August 20 
Review at Unshelfish 
Spotlight at Princess of Eboli 

Thursday, August 21 
Review & Interview Back Porchervations 

Friday, August 22 
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter


To win a copy of The Dance of the Spirits please complete the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. 

  • Giveaway is open to US & UK residents only.
  • Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on August 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter. 
  • Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on August 23rd and notified via email. 
  • Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen.

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