Pump Up Your Book Presents Eugenia: Destiny and Choice Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Georgeos C. Awgerinos’ EUGENIA: DESTINY AND CHOICE virtual book tour September 5 – 30!


Inside the Book

Title: Eugenia: Destiny and Choice
Author: Georgeos C. Awgerinos
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 280
Genre: Romantic Thriller

Debut novelist Georgeos Constantin Awgerinøs paints an epic love story and political thriller in EUGENIA: DESTINY AND CHOICE. The title character, Eugenia “Jenny” Corais, a Columbia University graduate, is an idealistic young feminist and intellectual who charts her destiny against such volatile backdrops as cabaret-era Berlin, America during the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War protests, and the violent final days of colonial Africa.

With its potent combination of politics and romance, EUGENIA: DESTINY AND CHOICE resembles  Erich Segal’s LOVE STORY, coupled with a tale of political intrigue that would fit comfortably in the novels of Graham Greene, John Le Carre or Stieg Larsson, and historical developments reminiscent of James A. Michener.

Awgerinøs’s title character, Eugenia, is complicated. Her idealism and social consciousness, the author notes, is tempered with “a compulsive curiosity for the weird, unusual, or forbidden. She aims at the light but she cannot resist the temptation of the darkness.”

Jenny’s co-protagonists include Dietrich Neuendorf, a charismatic and unyielding German human rights attorney haunted by his family’s past and his country’s history. He and Jenny quickly fall in love.

A third character, Desmond Henderson, attracts Jenny’s darker side. Despite his humble origins and abundant charm, Henderson has a deeply dark core. A former British colonial officer, he is the head of South Africa’s military industrial apparatus, linked to the high echelons of international corporate elite and secret intelligence. He is an immense figure who designs mass murder and forced relocations on spreadsheets and is involved in some of the most defining political acts of the 20th century.

But in this novel, even the most invincible have an Achilles heel. As Awgerinos puts it, “EUGENIA doesn’t romanticize power; rather, the book demystifies the powerful by exposing the intimate, vulnerable and disowned aspects of human psyche.”

Jenny, Dietrich, and Desmond cross paths and embark on a perilous journey together in an exotic African country, a wonder of nature that faces massive winds of historical tide and a catastrophic revolution.

“Through my characters and their interaction, I try to convey another view on love and sexual conflict, society, human nature and beyond-natural, democracy and collective mind control,” says Awgerinøs. “I also try to offer a historical account about a very volatile era in a turbulent region, Southern Africa.”

Awgerinøs hints that he is working on a sequel to EUGENIA: DESTINY AND CHOICE. Meanwhile, EUGENIA shows great potential to be adapted as an exciting and thought-provoking feature motion picture or TV movie.

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Meet the Author

Georgeos C. Awgerinos

Geórgeos Constantin Awgerinøs, author of EUGENIA: DESTINY AND CHOICE was born and raised in Athens Greece. He lives in New York City.

Visit his websites at: www.EugeniaNovel.com, www.EugeniaTheBook.com, or www.EugeniaDestinyAndChoice.com


Tour Schedule

Monday, September 5 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, September 6 – Book Featured at I’m Shelf-ish

Wednesday, September 7 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Thursday, September 8 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Friday, September 9 – Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic


Monday, September 12 – Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Tuesday, September 13 – Guest Blogging at The Book Tree

Wednesday, September 14 – Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Thursday, September 15 – Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Friday, September 16 – Book Featured at The Literary Nook


Monday, September 19 – Book Featured at As the Page Turns

Tuesday, September 20 – Book Featured at The Silver Scriptorium

Wednesday, September 21 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Thursday, September 22 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, September 26 – Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, September 27 – Book Featured at StoreyBook Reviews

Wednesday, September 28 – Interview at Pulp and Mystery Shelf

Thursday, September 29 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, September 30 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt

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