Pump Up Your Book Presents In Retrospect Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Join Ellen Larson, author of the science fiction/mystery novel, In Retrospect, as she tours the blogosphere January 6 – January 31, 2014 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



Former elite operative Merit Rafi suffered during her imprisonment at the end of a devastating war, but the ultimate torment is being forced to investigate a murder she would gladly have committed herself.

The year is 3324. In the region once known as Turkey, the Rasakans have attacked the technologically superior Oku. The war is a stalemate until the Oku commander, General Zane, abruptly surrenders.

Merit, a staunch member of the Oku resistance, fights on, but she and her comrades are soon captured. An uneasy peace ensues, but the Rasakans work secretly to gain control of the prized Oku time-travel technology. When Zane is murdered, the Rasakans exert their control over Merit, the last person on Earth capable of Forensic Retrospection.

Merit, though reinstated to her old job by the despised Rasakans, knows she is only a puppet. If she refuses to travel back in time to identify Zane’s killer, her family and colleagues will pay the price. But giving in to Rasakan coercion means giving them unimaginable power. She has only three days to make this morally wrenching choice; three days to change history.

As the preliminary investigation progresses, Merit uncovers evidence of a wider plot. How did the Rasakans defeat the technologically superior Oku? Why did the Oku surrender prematurely? How did the Rasakans discover her true identity? Merit realizes she will only find the answers by learning who killed the traitor, General Zane.

In Retrospect is a good old-fashioned whodunit set in a compelling post-apocalyptic future.

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Ellen Larson’s first story appeared in Yankee Magazine in 1971. She has sold stories to AHMM (Barry Award finalist) and Big Pulp and is the author of the NJ Mysteries, The Hatch and Brood of Time and Unfold the Evil, featuring a sleuthing reporter. Her current book is In Retrospect, a dystopian mystery (Carefully crafted whodunit -PW starred). Larson lived for seventeen years in Egypt, where she developed a love of different cultures. She is editor of the Poisoned Pencil, the YA mystery imprint. These days she lives in an off-grid cabin in upstate New York, enjoying the solitude.

Visit her at http://www.inretrospectbook.com

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Pump Up Your Book and Ellen are teaming up to give you a chance to win 1 of 5 ARC’s of In Retrospect!

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
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  • This giveaway begins January 14 and ends on January 31.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on February 1, 2014.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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January 6

Guest blogging at The Fiction Enthusiast

1st chapter review at Crystal’s Many Reviews

January 7

Book reviewed at Miki’s Hope

January 8

Guest blogging at Angie’s Diary

January 9

Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

January 10

Book featured at The Authors and Readers Book Corner

January 14

Interviewed at Review From Here

January 16

Interviewed at Literal Exposure

January 17

Book featured at As the Page Turns

January 20

Guest blogging at Every Free Chance

January 21

Book review and 1st chapter reveal at Hardcover Feedback

January 22

Book reviewed at Mary’s Cup of Tea

January 23

Guest blogging at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

January 24

Guest blogging at The Zen Reader

January 27

Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

January 28

Interviewed at Blirt

January 29

Interviewed at Examiner

January 30

Guest blogging at All Inclusive Retort

January 31

Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts

Book review and 1st chapter reveal at Blooming with Books