Pump Up Your Book Presents Artists and Thieves Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012 + KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

Artists and Thieves

Linda Schroeder, author of the mystery novel, Artists and Thieves, will be touring the blogosphere June 4 – July 27 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book.  Linda will also be giving away a Kindle Fire during her  tour.  Find out how you can win a Kindle Fire below!


Linda Schroeder divides her time between the bright sun of California and the high mountains of Colorado. She has a Master’s degree in English and one in Communicative Disorders/Audiology. In addition to her novel, Artists & Thieves, she has published a college text.

Her early interest in English expanded to include language disorders and she began a second career as an audiologist and aural rehabilitation therapist working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

Currently, she studies and practices Chinese brush painting, celebrating the vitality and energy of nature. She follows art and art theft blogs and writes her own blog about art and sometimes includes reviews of novels. She is working on two more novels, a second Mai Ling novel about the Diamond Sutra, and a Sammy Chan art mystery about the forgery of a Goya painting.

You can visit her website at www.artistsandthieves.com.


Winner of the 2011 San Diego Book Awards, Action/Suspense category

Where there is art, there are thieves.

Mai Ling is both. Artist by day, thief by night, she recovers stolen art for Interpol. It’s  a business, not a passion, until her beloved grandfather reveals a family secret that is also a destiny. He is duty-bound to return to China an especially precious bowl which belonged to his ancestor. Mai must steal it for him.

But Mai Ling is not the only one after the bowl. Four others plan to extract the bowl from a private California art collection. The rival thieves grasp and then lose the bowl until finally Mai is faced with the ultimate dilemma:  save the bowl or save herself. Her duty to her grandfather gives her only one choice.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Monterey Peninsula and peopled with quirky characters, this stylish art caper entertains on every page.

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Pump Up Your Book and Linda Schroeder are teaming up to give you a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Kindle Fire

Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn’t set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries.

This Kindle Fire promotion will run from June 4 – July 27 2012. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on July 28, 2012.

Each blogger who participates in the Artists and Thieves virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Dorothy at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Last day to sign up is June 27. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!


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Artists and Thieves Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, June 4

Interview at Blogcritics

Tuesday, June 5

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, June 6

Interview at Examiner

Thursday, June 7

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Friday, June 8

Interview at Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews

Monday, June 11

Guest blogging at Reviews by Elizabeth White

Tuesday, June 12

Guest Blogging at My Reading Table

Wednesday, June 13

Book Review at The Road to Here

Thursday, June 14

Guest Blogging at Motherhoot

Friday, June 15

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, June 18

Book Review at SOS Aloha

Tuesday, June 19

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, June 20

Guest  Blogging at The Book Boost

Thursday, June 21

Interview at Review From Here

Friday, June 22

Guest Blogging at The Bunny’s Review

Monday, June 23

Interview at The Dark Phantom

Tuesday, June 24

Book Review & Interview at Books Books and More Books

Wednesday, June 25

Book Review at Paranormal Romantic Suspense Reviews

Thursday, June 26

Book Spotlight at Book Bloggers Collaborative

Monday, July 2

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, July 3

Book Review at All Grown Up

Wednesday, July 4


Thursday, July 5

Interview at Between the Covers

Friday, July 6

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, July 9

Guest Blogging at Carol’s Notebook

Tuesday, July 10

Book Review & Book Giveaway at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Wednesday, July 11

Book Review at Carol’s Notebook

Thursday, July 12

Interview at Beyond the Books

Friday, July 13

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Monday, July 16

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, July 17

Book Trailer Spotlight at If Books Could Talk

Wednesday, July 18

Interview at SheWrites

Thursday, July 19

Guest Blogging at A Bookish Dame

Monday, July 23

Guest Blogging at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Tuesday, July 24

Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Wednesday, July 25

Book Review at Reader Girls

Thursday, July 26

Book Review at Alive on the Shelves

Friday, July 27

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Linda Schroeder’s  ARTISTS AND THIEVES VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on June 4 and end on July 27 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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21 Responses to “Pump Up Your Book Presents Artists and Thieves Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012 + KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY”

  1. Beth says:

    I’d like to win a Kindle Fire so I have a bigger screen to read my ebooks on. My tiny little phone just isn’t cutting it anymore. It would also be nice to have one so that when I travel, I can bring all my books with me and not hurt my back by carrying them all in a bag!

  2. bn100 says:

    I’d like to be able to read and buy more books easily.

  3. Mindy Wall says:

    I would love to win a Kindle Fire so that I can do my blog, read my books, and watch videos

  4. Sue Sattler says:

    I would love to win a Kindle Fire for myself because I love to read, but my father told me he would really like one too, so if I won I would give it to him.

  5. Shadow says:

    Id love to win this for my mom. Shes always wanted one and me and her share one right now and it can be frustrating when we both want to read. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Kaitlyn Weaver says:

    I would love to win because it would be so much easier to read my books, and some are cheaper too! Also it would be helpful in buying them right from that. The internet would be a great thing and it would be my first cool electronic device! 😀

  7. Rek says:

    Read more books on the move.

  8. Fiery Na says:

    I’d love to be able to read books on it in color and surf the web. I also know my dad would love this 🙂

  9. Emmanuelle Gaucher says:

    I’d love to have something bigger to read digital books on then my little ipod

  10. Krishna says:

    I would love to read books on a kindle Fire. I also love to watch movies in it.

  11. Monica Young says:

    I’d love to win for my 14 year old daughter.

  12. Cindy says:

    For my hubby. He loves to read.

  13. Mary Bearden says:

    I don’t have one.

  14. Paula says:

    This is a great giveaway and I would love to win this for my special needs kids to give them something to read books on

  15. Kylie C says:

    I’d like to be able to read and surf the net while waiting during my kids practices.

  16. carol says:

    If I got a Fire, I could pass on my Kindle to my daughter.

  17. DeeDee Griffin says:

    because I read tons of ebooks on my phone and it’s so small!

  18. julie rimpula says:

    I’ve always wanted to have a Kindle! I have tons of ebooks on my computer and I’d like to be able to read them wherever I want. Thanks for this giveaway!

  19. Markella says:

    I want to win one because I am a book blogger and in order to review a lot of books I need an ereader. My boyfriend lets me use his but not always and sometimes he needs to use it! I would love to help promote more books by getting a Kindle Fire! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  20. Molly Frenzel says:

    I’d love to be able to read magazines, etc. in color.

  21. Amanda Giannetti says:

    My dad loves to read books and his birthday is coming up soon! He would love a Kindle!

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