Pump Up Your Book Presents The Milestone Tapes Virtual Book Publicity Tour + Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway

The Milestone Tapes

Join Ashley Mackler-Paternostro, author of the literary fiction, The Milestone Tapes, as she virtually tours the blogosphere April 2 – May 25 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Ashley Mackler-Paternostro was born in Naperville, Illinois, where she still lives with her husband Mark and their three dogs.  A hairstylist by trade, Ashley will often say that some of the best stories she has ever heard were told to her while working behind the chair. A life long reader with an insatiable appetite for good books, she decided to merge her love of great stories — both told and written — into her own brand of story telling.

The Milestone Tapes When she’s not being held captive in her home office by words, Ashley fancies herself a flea market hunter with a weakness for Japanese glass floats and repurposing vintage goods.

Her latest book is The Milestone Tapes.

Visit Ashley at www.ashleymacklerpaternostro.com.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Smashwords | Amazon ($13.95) | Amazon Kindle ($3.95) | Official Tour Page


Jenna Chamberland never wanted anything more than to be a wife and mother. That is, until she realized that her life was ending after a three-year battle against breast cancer. Now, all she really wants is more time.

With 4,320 hours left to live, Jenna worries for her loved ones and what she knows awaits them on the other side: Gabe will have to make the slip from husband to widower, left alone to raise their seven-year-old daughter; Mia will be forced to cope with life without her mother by her side. In a moment of reflection, Jenna decides to record a set of audiocassettes — The Milestone Tapes – leaving her voice behind as a legacy for her daughter.

Nine years later, Mia is a precocious sixteen-year-old and her life is changing all around, all she wants is her mother. Through the tapes, Jenna’s voice returns to teach Mia the magic of life, her words showing her daughter how to spread her wings and embrace the coming challenges with humor, grace and hope.

THE MILESTONE TAPES is the journey of love between a parent and child, and of the bonds that holds them when life no longer can.

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The Milestone Tapes Kindle Giveaway

Ashley Mackler Paternostro will be giving away a humungous gift basket during her tour! Stop off at all her blog stops during her tour for extra entries. Giveaway begins April 2 and ends on May 18. The winner will be announced on May 19. These are the wonderful things that are included in the gift basket ($200 value!)

-1 Kindle (non-touch) wifi w/ special offers ($80.00)
-1 signed copy of The Milestone Tapes ($14.00)
-1 copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss ($17.00)
-1 vial of lavender seeds ($6.00)
-1 bar of gardenia soap ($11.00)
-1 jar of Golden Raspberry Jam ($8.00)
-1 jar of dry ingredients & recipe of Jenna’s Blackberry Cobbler w/ recipe ($15.00)
-1 Japanese Glass fishing float ($20.00)
-1 set of note cards (6) with a “cassette tape” on front ($10.00)
-1 Amazon gift card ($10.00)
Everything in the gift basket, save for the Kindle, is direct from the book.
The basket will arrive to the winner shrink wrapped with a thank you note from Ashley for participating.
Enter here and follow her blog tour for more entries!

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The Milestone Tapes Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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books kk 1232 Monday, April 2

Interviewed at Examiner

1232 Tuesday, April 3

Guest Blogging & Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway at Readaholic

1232 Wednesday, April 4

Interview & Kindle Basket Giveaway at Literarily Speaking

1232 Thursday, April 5

Interview & Kindle Basket Giveaway at Hardcover Feedback

1232 Friday, April 6

Book Review at The World As I See It

1232 Tuesday, April 10

Guest Blogging & Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway at The Writer’s Life

1232 Wednesday, April 11

Interviewed at Blogcritics

1232 Thursday, April 12

Guest Blogging & Kindle Basket Giveaway at Coffee and a Cupboard

1232 Friday, April 13

Book Spotlight & Kindle Basket Giveaway at I’d Rather Be Reading at the  Beach

1232 Monday, April 16

Guest Blogging at The Book Boost

1232 Tuesday, April 17

Interviewed LIVE on Blog Talk Radio at A Book and a Chat

1232 Wednesday, April 18

Guest Blogging & Kindle Basket Giveaway at Jess Resides Here

1232 Thursday, April 19

Book Review at Creating Comfort

1232 Friday, April 20

Guest Blogging & Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

1232 Tuesday, May 1

Book Review & Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway at Celtic Lady Reviews

1232 Wednesday, May 2

Interviewed at The Character Connection

1232 Thursday, May 3

Interview at Review From Here

1232 Friday, May 4

Interviewed at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog

1232 Wednesday, May 9

Book Review at Books and Beyond

1232 Thursday, May 10

Book Review at Books to the Sky

Guest Blogging at Books and Beyond

1232 Friday, May 11

Book Review  & Kindle Basket Giveaway at Colloquium

1232 Wednesday, May 16

Book Review at Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile

1232 Thursday, May 17

Guest Blogging & Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway at Sweet Southern Home

1232 Friday, May 18

Book Review at Library of Clean Reads

Book Review at Sweet Southern Home

1232 Tuesday, May 22

Book Review at Artists and Thieves

1232 Wednesday, May 23

Interviewed at SheWrites

Thursday, May 24

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Friday, May 25

Q&A with Ashley at Goodreads

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Ashley Mackler-Paternostro’s THE MILESTONE TAPES VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on April 2 and end on May 25 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!

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11 Responses to “Pump Up Your Book Presents The Milestone Tapes Virtual Book Publicity Tour + Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway”

  1. Sydney says:

    Would love to be a part of the tour (open to pretty much anything, review, guest post, interview, giveaway, etc. and at any time, really) Thank you so much for the opportunity. 🙂

  2. Mindy Wall says:

    Love your site. Great giveaway

  3. […] Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Smashwords | Amazon ($13.95) | Amazon Kindle ($3.95) | Official Tour Page […]

  4. i would love to win this giveaway b/c it describes me perfectly!
    avid reader, romantic, LoVe gardenias! and feminine soaps, Lavender seeds to plant and to make lavender scones, blackberry is a fave fruit & not grown locally, so cobbler from this would be gourmet for me! 🙂
    It’s just a totally feminine inspiration that says who i am… and being a mom, i totally get Jenna’s heart for Mia ~ her desire to nurture, guide and inspirit her daughter to a successful future…
    Pure Loveliness!
    TY for the opp to enter !!

  5. Julia Reffner says:

    Great giveaway, love the romantic feminine soaps.

  6. Gale Nelson says:

    I would love to win this because my Kindle has a mind of it’s own. It only works when it wants to and i really need another one, Thanks for this great giveaway! Gale

  7. I want a copy of the book! It sounds fantastic!!! *grin* And that cover is just SO LOVELY!!!

  8. Brian says:

    I would love to win a kindle.

  9. This is an amazingly generous giveaway, and the reason I’d like to win is mainly because I want to win a copy of “The Milestone Tapes”. I also happen to love all things lavender, and I don’t own an e-reader (yes, I’m probably the last book-blogger/book-nerd that doesn’t have it, yet!) however, those are still secondary factors to how MUCH and how BADLY I want to WIN & READ “The Milestone Tapes”.

    I believe it really speaks to the generosity of love that a mother can influence and guide her daughter, even from beyond this world by leaving her behind a piece of herself in the form of letters. I believe this book really explores the human condition, the human psyche, and (above all) the beautiful relationship between a mother and a daughter. I’m so psyched for this novel 😀

  10. mamabunny13 says:

    I would love to win because these are fabulous prizes and I would love to have a copy of The Milestone Tapes! I’ve had a kindle on my wish list for ages. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Darlene says:

    I’d love to win the Kindle for my daughter! My little one would love the Dr. Seuss book, and I’d keep the book and GC for myself! I’d share the toiletries and jam with my mom 🙂

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