Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Whirligig: Keeping the Promise by Richard Buxton + Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

Pub. Date: April 22, 2017
Publisher: Ocoee Publishing
496 Pages

Series: Shire’s Union, Book One
Genre: Fiction/Historical

The first novel from multi-award winning short-story writer Richard Buxton, Whirligig is at once an outsider’s odyssey through the battle for Tennessee, a touching story of impossible love, and a portrait of America at war with itself. Self-interest and conflict, betrayal and passion, all fuse into a fateful climax.

Shire leaves his home and his life in Victorian England for the sake of a childhood promise, a promise that will pull him into the bleeding heart of the American Civil War and through the bloody battlefields of the West, where he will discover a second home for his loyalty.

Clara believes she has escaped from a predictable future of obligation and privilege, but her new life in the Appalachian Hills of Tennessee is decaying around her. In the mansion of Comrie, long hidden secrets are being slowly exhumed by a war that comes ever closer.

Buy the Book


About the Author


Richard lives with his family in the South Downs, Sussex, England. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University in 2014. He has an abiding relationship with America, having studied at Syracuse University, New York State, in the late eighties. His short stories have won the Exeter Story Prize, the Bedford International Writing Competition and the Nivalis Short Story Award. Whirligig is his first novel and the opening book of Shire’s Union trilogy. Current projects include the second book, The Copper Road, as well as preparing to publish a collection of short stories.

To learn more about Richard’s writing visit https://www.richardbuxton.net. You can also follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter.

It's Giveaway Time!!

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away one paperback & one eBook of WHIRLIGIG! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form HERE.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 7th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!

Whirligig Blog Tour Schedule


Tuesday, July 11

Feature at A Bookaholic Swede

Wednesday, July 12

Interview at Let Them Read Books

Friday, July 14

Feature at Passages to the Past

Monday, July 17

Review at Pursuing Stacie

Tuesday, July 18

Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, July 20

Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Feature at What Is That Book About

Friday, July 21

Interview at The Book Junkie Reads

Tuesday, July 25

Feature at A Literary Vacation

Thursday, July 27

Review at Back Porchervations

Friday, July 28

Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, August 3

No comments:

Post a Comment