Pump Up Your Book Presents Wanting Rita Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012 + Kindle Fire Giveaway

Wanting Rita

Join Elyse Douglas, the husband/wife writing team of the women’s fiction novel, Wanting Rita, as they tour the blogosphere July 2 – August 24 2012 on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! The Wanting Rita Book Publicity Tour is part of huge Kindle Fire giveaway. See details further down on how you can win one for your own!


Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed three novels: The Astrologer’s Daughter, Wanting Rita and a Christmas novel to be released later this year.

Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages. He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. With his wife, Elyse, he has helped to pen The Astrologer’s Daughter and Wanting Rita.

When asked how they write a novel together, Doug often answers, “Well… If Elyse is dismissive and quietly pacing, then I know something’s not working. If I’m defensive, dramatic and defiant, then I know Elyse will soon be scowling and quietly pacing. We remind ourselves of Rita and Alan James in our novel, Wanting Rita. How the books get finished, I don’t know.”

Elyse Douglas live in New York City.To learn more about Elyse Douglas, go to their website: www.elysedouglas.com

To get your e-copy of Wanting Rita by Elyse Douglas at Amazon: http://amzn.to/ILDZQ4

Visit Elyse Douglas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#/douglaselyse

Like Elyse Douglas on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elyse.authorsdouglas


When his high school sweetheart experiences a devastating tragedy, Dr. Alan Lincoln reluctantly returns to his Pennsylvania hometown to see her. It’s been 15 years. Rita was a small town beauty queen—his first love whom he has never forgotten. He was a nerd from a wealthy family. Her family was poor. They formed a strong connection during their senior year, but Rita married someone else, and the marriage ended tragically.

Alan’s marriage of three years is disintegrating, and he sees in Rita the chance to begin again with the true love of his life. Rita has been mentally and emotionally shattered, but she reaches out to Alan and fights to build a new life with him. During a passionate summer, however, the past and present converge and threaten their rekindled love, as Alan and Rita must struggle with old ghosts and new secrets.

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Pump Up Your Book and Elyse Douglas 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 July 2 – August 24. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on August 25, 2012.

Each blogger who participates in the Wanting Rita 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 July 25. 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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Wanting Rita Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, July 2

Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, July 3

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, July 5

Interview at Review From Here

Friday, July 6

Book Featured at Book Bloggers Collaborative

Monday, July 9

Book Featured at Book Marketing Buzz

Tuesday, July 10

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, July 11

Watch AuthorVid at Pump Up Your Book

Thursday, July 12

Guest Blogging at Motherhoot

Friday, July 13

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, July 16

Interview at I Am a Reader Not a Writer

Tuesday, July 17

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, July 18

Guest Blogging at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Friday, July 20

Guest Blogging at Krazy Book Lady

Monday, July 23

Interview at SheWrites

Tuesday, July 24

Interview at Between the Covers

Wednesday, July 25

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, July 26

Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer

Friday, July 27

Guest Blogging at Books Books and More Books

Monday, August 6

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, August 7

Book Review at The Solitary Bookworm

Wednesday, August 8

Interview at Examiner

Thursday, August 9

Book Review at Books Books and More Books

Monday, August 13

Book Feature at Celtic  Lady’s Reviews

Tuesday, August 14

Book Review at Reviews by Molly

Thursday, August 16

Book Review & Guest Blogging  at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Monday, August 20

Book Feature at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Tuesday, August 21

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, August 22

Book Review and Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Thursday, August 23

Book Review at Radiant Light

* * * RESCHEDULING: Book Review at Bunny’s Reviews

Elyse Douglas’ WANTING RITA 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 her book. Thank you!


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