Pump Up Your Book Presents Last of the Seals Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012

Last of the Seals

Join Greg Messel, author of the mystery/romance, Last of the Seals, as he tours the blogosphere July 2 – August 24 2012 on his third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Greg Messel has written four novels and three unpublished memoirs. He published his premiere novel “Sunbreaks” in 2009, followed by “Expiation” in 2010 and “The Illusion of Certainty” in 2011. “Last of the Seals” is the first in a series of mysteries which are set in 1957 San Francisco. The second book in the series “Deadly Plunge’ will be published around Christmas of 2012. Greg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has had a newspaper career as a columnist, sportswriter and news editor. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist while working for a daily newspaper in Wyoming. Greg also spent many years in the corporate world as a Financial Manager. He now devotes his energies to writing at his home in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, where he lives with his wife, Carol.


The year is 1957 in San Francisco. Sam Slater is a lifetime minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Seals. The Seals have just one more season left as San Francisco is about to become a major league city. The Giants are coming to town in 1958 and the Seals will be displaced. Sam has come to the end of his baseball career and is going to join the private detective agency of his best friend. When his friend is brutally murdered, Sam must go it alone and try to find out why. Along the way he is swept off of his feet by a beautiful Elvis-obsessed TWA stewardess named Amelia Ryan. Sam and Amelia try to unravel the mystery together. Sam’s best friend, Jimmy inadvertently saw something he shouldn’t have. Sam and Amelia have pictures in their possession that have crime families in San Francisco and Chicago very worried. Then a young woman Sam has been searching for is found dead on the beach. Suddenly, Sam and Amelia find themselves in danger. On dark and foggy San Francisco nights, trouble is lurking just around the next corner.

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Last of the Seals Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, July 2

Book Review at From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, July 3

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, July 5

Character Interview at Examiner

Friday, July 6

Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Monday, July 9

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Friday, July 13

Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Monday, July 16

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, July 18

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, July 19

Book Feature at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, July 20

Character Interview at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, July 25

Book Feature at Broowaha

Thursday, July 26

Book Review at Books Books and More Books

Friday, July 27

Book Feature & Book Giveaway at The Book Loving Busy Mom’s Daily

Monday, August 6

Interview at Red Readers

Tuesday, August 7

Interview at Between the Covers

Wednesday, August 8

Guest Blogging at Rainy Day Reviews

Thursday, August 9

Guest Blogging at Hollywood Daze

Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

Friday, August 10

Book Trailer Feature at If Books Could Talk

Monday, August 13

Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Tuesday, August 14

Book Review at Ohio Girl Talks

Wednesday, August 15

Interview at The Book Connection

Thursday, August 16

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Friday, August 17

Book Review at The Story of a Girl

Monday, August 20

Book Review at Sincerely Stacie

Tuesday, August 21

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, August 22

Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom

Thursday, August 23

Interview at The Character Connection

Friday, August 24

Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Book Review at Book Club Sisters

Greg Messel’s LAST OF THE SEALS VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on July 2 and end on August 24 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing his book. Thank you!


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