Pump Up Your Book Presents French Illusions Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Join Linda Kovic-Skow, author of the memoir, French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, as she tours the blogosphere December 3 – March 15 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! The French Illusions Virtual Book Publicity Tour is part of huge Kindle Fire HD giveaway. See details further down on how you can win one for your own!


Linda Kovic-Skow resides in Kirkland, Washington. She earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978 from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Seattle University in 1985. She has been married for 27 years and has two daughters. An enthusiastic traveler, Linda also enjoys boating, gardening and socializing with friends. French Illusions, her debut memoir, is the culmination of a three-year project.

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

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In the summer of 1979, twenty-one-year-old Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an wealthy French family in the Loire Valley. To secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, fully aware her deception will be discovered once she arrives at her destination. Based on the author’s diary, French Illusions captures Linda’s fascinating and often challenging real-life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. The over-bearing, Madame Dubois, her accommodating husband, Monsieur Dubois, and their two children are highlighted as Linda struggles to adapt to her new environment. Continually battling the language barrier, she signs up and attends classes at the local university in the nearby town of Tours, broadening her range of experiences. When she encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, her life with the Dubois family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence.


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Pump Up Your Book and Linda Kovic-Skow are teaming up to give you a chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD!

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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 promotion will run from December 3 – March 15. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on March 16, 2013.

Each blogger who participates in the French Illusions 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 February 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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French Illusions Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, December 3

Interview at I Am a Reader Not a Writer

Tuesday, December 4

Interview at Blogcritics

Interview LIVE at Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat

Wednesday, December 5

Book Trailer Reveal at The Bunny’s Review

Thursday, December 6

Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, December 7

Interview at Examiner

Monday, December 10

Character Dear Santa Letter at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, December 13

Guest Blogging at Library Girl Reads

Friday, December 14

Guest Blogging at Parenting from a child’s point of view

Wednesday, January 2

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, January 3

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, January 4

Book Feature at Monique Morgan

Tuesday, January 8

Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

Thursday, January 10

Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Friday, January 11

Guest Blogging at Monique Morgan

Monday, January 14

Book Review at Booksie’s Blog

Wednesday, January 16

Guest Blogging at My Life. One Story at a Time

Thursday, January 17

First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn

Friday, January 18

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Monday, January 21

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, January 22

Guest Blogging at Manic Readers

Thursday, January 24

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Monday, February 4

Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom

Tuesday, February 5

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Wednesday, February 6

Interview at Broowaha

Thursday, February 7

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Friday, February 8

Interview for Review From Here

Monday, February 11

Book Trailer Reveal at If Books Could Talk

Tuesday, February 12

Interview at The Book Connection

Tuesday, February 19

Interview at Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, February 20

Interview at Between the Covers

Thursday, February 21

Guest Blogging at The Top Shelf

Friday, February 22

Interview at Paperback Writer

Wednesday, February 27

Book Spotlight at Beyond the Books

Friday, February 28

Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Monday, March 4

Book Review at Chocolate & Croissants

Tuesday, March 5

Book Review at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

Wednesday, March 6

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, March 7

Interview at Divine Caroline

Monday, March 11

Book Spotlight at Plug Your Book

Tuesday, March 12

Book Trailer Spotlight at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, March 13

Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews

Friday, March 15

Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts

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Linda Kovic-Skow’s FRENCH ILLUSIONS VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on December 3 and end on March 15. 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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