Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spotlight on Blood Moon: A Captive's Tale by Ruth Hull Chatlien + Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

Publisher: Amika Press
Pub. Date: June 14, 2017
Pages: 424 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction


Southern Minnesota, August 1862. Smoke fills the horizon and blood soaks the prairie as the Sioux fight to drive white settlers from their ancestral homeland. Sarah Wakefield and her young son and baby daughter are fleeing for their lives when two warriors capture them. One is Hapa, who intends to murder them. The other is Chaska, an old acquaintance who promises to protect the family. Chaska shelters them in his mother’s tepee, but with emotions running so high among both Indians and whites, the danger only intensifies. As she struggles to protect herself and those she loves, Sarah is forced to choose between doing what others expect of her and following her own deep beliefs.

Praise for Blood Moon

“Chatlien’s mastery of the historical period—especially the life and culture of the Sioux—is notable and creates a fictional atmosphere of authenticity. A subtle dramatization of the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans in the 19th century.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Richly detailed, Blood Moon is an intrepid tale of bravery and adventure in America’s western frontiers. Perfect for fans of immersive historical fiction.” – Stephanie Thornton, author of The Tiger Queens and The Conqueror’s Wife

“An engrossing tale of struggle and justice-of friendship, mercy, and a rare, moving love. Ruth Hull Chatlien writes with great sensitivity and vivid yet subtle prose. Blood Moon is a must-read for fans of western novels, as well as women’s historical fiction.” -Libbie Hawker, author of Tidewater

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About the Author

Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for nearly thirty years, specializing in U.S. and world history. She is the author of Modern American Indian Leaders for middle-grade readers. Her award-winning first novel, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, portrays the tumultuous life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte. Her latest novel, Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale, is now available for pre-order.

She lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael, and a very pampered dog named Smokey. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or watching football.

For more information please visit Ruth’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Sign up for Ruth’s newsletter here.

It's Giveaway Time!!


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away 5 copies of Blood Moon: A Captive’s Tale and two $25 Amazon Gift Cards! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form HERE.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on September 8th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to residents in the US & Canada only.
– 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.

HFVBT Schedule for Blood Moon


Monday, August 7

 Review at A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, August 8

 Excerpt at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, August 9

 Interview at The Book Junkie Reads

Monday, August 14

 Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, August 15

 Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Wednesday, August 16

 Spotlight at Cafinated Reads

Thursday, August 17

 Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog

Monday, August 21

 Review at Must Read Faster

Friday, August 25

 Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Monday, August 28

 Review at Book Nerd

Tuesday, August 29

 Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, August 31

 Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, September 1

 Review at Broken Teepee
 Interview & Excerpt at Jorie Loves a Story

Thursday, September 7

 Review at Locks, Hooks, and Books

Friday, September 8

 Spotlight at Passages to the Past



  1. Thank you for the spotlight.

  2. Thank you for hosting Ruth's Blog Tour, Colleen! Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

    HF Virtual Book Tours

    1. Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour, Amy! It's always my pleasure to join along :)!