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Pump Up Your Book Presents Climbing for Roots Book Blitz – Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card!

    Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Alan Nobles’s Climbing for Roots Book Blitz November 3 – 28! Title:  Climbing for Roots Author: Alan Noble Genre: Religion/Spiritual Growth/Christian Life Publisher:  Axiom ISBN:  978-158169497-0 Climbing for Roots will explain fully the sin that so completely corrupted creation, and the plan of God for our salvation. We learn that Jesus is not only our Savior, but is also the Lord of our lives. What does that mean? That obedience will never earn us God’s love but it will always produce blessing. We learn that our salvation is secure, but we must strive for obedience because we are created to do good works.
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Winner Announced in the Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness Book Blitz!

    Congratulations goes out to Miranda W. She is the winner of a $25 Amazon gift card during Jim Greene’s Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness Book Blitz.  Thanks to all who participated. Visit our Authors on Tour page to find more giveaways and chances to win!


Pump Up Your Book Presents Escape Through The Wilderness Virtual Book Publicity Tour

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Gary Rodriguez’s ESCAPE THROUGH THE WILDERNESS virtual book tour October 6 – 31. Title:  Escape Through the Wilderness Author: Gary Rodrgiuez Genre: Tween/Young Adult Christian Adventure Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Tate Publishing (June 2014) ISBN-13: 978-1-63268-201-7 Sixteen-year-old Savannah Evans walks with a slight limp thanks to a gymnastics’ accident that dashed her Olympic dreams, but didn’t stop her from attending an adventure camp in Idaho. At Camp Arrowhead, she quickly befriends Jade Chang and Rico Cruz, but Conner Swift taunts Savi because of her injury. When the four are teamed together for an overnight white-water river rafting adventure, Savi refuses
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Pump Up Your Book Presents When Shmack Happens Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Amner Nebeen’s When Shmack Happens virtual book tour July 7 -31! Title:  When Shmack Happens: The Making of a Spiritual Champion Author: Amber Neben Genre: Christian nonfiction/inspirational stories/sports autobiography Paperback: 172 pages Publisher: Neben Px4 (March 18, 2014) ISBN-10: 0991303008 ISBN-13: 978-0991303007 Have you ever been through a hard time in life? Ever wondered why bad things happen? Amber Neben has you covered. The 2x Olympic cyclist for Team USA knows a thing or two about shmack- her word for describing adversity that comes our way in life. Follow Amber’s journey as she overcomes major obstacles both on and off the bike-and
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Pump Up Your Book Chats with Jermaine Gadson, author of ‘Tactics, Trends, and Traits of the Enemy’

Jermaine Gadson is the Senior Pastor of Faith Ministries, Inc., a non-traditional church located in Birmingham, AL. Prior to starting Faith Ministries, he served as an associate minister, youth minister, and pastor for local churches and ministries in the greater Birmingham area. While, growing up in the Baptist church, he gave his life to Christ at an early age, and is a third generation minister of the Gospel. He holds a B.A. in Religion with a Concentration in Congregational Studies and a Minor in Classics from Samford University, and a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness Book Blitz – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jim Greene’s Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness Book Blitz September 2 – 26! Title:  Unlocking Your Spiritual Greatness Author: Jim Greene Genre: Spiritual Maturity/ Christian/Discipleship Training Publisher:  LuLu Enterprises, Inc. ISBN:  978-1-105-46980-0 Just like there are specific physical exercises that are good for physical conditioning, there are specific spiritual exercises that are good, in fact, essential for our spiritual conditioning and growth. If you want to grow spiritually, you have to do spiritual exercises. (1Timothy 4:8) This book looks to Jesus for “duplicate-able” activities for the model for our growth. For years Christian writers have identified specific activities regularly evidenced in his earthly life and
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{Tween/YA Christian Adventure} Escape Through the Wilderness Blog Tour Sign Up

Gary Rodriguez will be touring August 4 – 29 with his tween/young adult Christian adventure novel, Escape Through the Wilderness. We are looking for: Reviews Interviews Author Guest Posts Book Spotlights with Giveaways First Chapter Reveals Video Trailer Reveals Sixteen-year-old Savannah Evans walks with a slight limp thanks to a gymnastics’ accident that dashed her Olympic dreams, but didn’t stop her from attending an adventure camp in Idaho. At Camp Arrowhead, she quickly befriends Jade Chang and Rico Cruz, but Conner Swift taunts Savi because of her injury. When the four are teamed together for an overnight white-water river rafting adventure, Savi refuses to get in the same raft with Conner.
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Book of Dreams Virtual Book Publicity Tour

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Sylvie Michaud’s Book of Dreams virtual book tour June  16-27! Title:  Book of Dreams Author: Sylvie Michaud Genre: Children’s bedtime stories Paperback: 24 pages Publisher: Crafty Canuck, Inc. (March 28, 2012) ISBN-13: 978-0-9782955-8-5 (Print Soft Cover) Kindle: B00BTPBX0Q Book of Dreams sees Baby Raccoon’s parents use clouds to share their dreams of a better future. In the story, Mama and Papa use clouds to share their dreams about a healthy planet and vibrant future for Baby Ringtail. In the book, Baby Ringtail asks Mama and Papa, “Why is every cloud a different shape?” “Clouds are pictures in the sky that help
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Pump Up Your Book Presents The Stolen Herd Virtual Book Publicity Tour – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you K. Madill’s The Stolen Herd virtual book tour June  2-27! Title:  The Stolen Herd Author: K. Madill Genre: Young adult fantasy Paperback: 181 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (February 20, 2014) ISBN-10: 1482640023 ISBN-13: 978-1482640021 Kindle: B00GBQ9V8O Mandamus is only a foal when his herd is captured by the terrible Rakhana Army. Rescued and raised in secrecy, he knows nothing of his heritage until a dreadful incident in the woods brings him to the attention of the Forest council – and everyone else. Sent away for his own protection, he is determined to seek help on behalf of the many animals who have
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy Virtual Book Publicity Tour

    Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jermaine Gadson’s  Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy virtual book tour June 2-27!   Title:  Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy Author: Jermaine Gadson Genre: Spiritual Publisher: Crossbooks – Division of LifeWay (June 2014) ISBN:  9781462736362—Hard Cover ISBN: 9781462736355—Soft Cover ISBN: 9781462736348—eBook Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy by author Jermaine Gadson is a must have resource for believers who want to be well equipped to be victorious against the strategies of the devil. The devil is cunning and deceptive, and he will stop at nothing to keep God’s people from reaching their potential in Christ.
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{Children’s Bedtime Story} Book of Dreams Blog Tour Sign Up

Sylvie Michaud will be touring June 16 – 27 with her children’s bedtime story, Book of Dreams, part of The Ringtail Family collection. We are looking for: Reviews Interviews Guest Posts Book Spotlights   Book of Dreams sees Baby Raccoon’s parents use clouds to share their dreams of a better future. In the story, Mama and Papa use clouds to share their dreams about a healthy planet and vibrant future for Baby Ringtail. In the book, Baby Ringtail asks Mama and Papa, “Why is every cloud a different shape?” “Clouds are pictures in the sky that help us dream,” Mama Ringtail replies. About The Ringtail Family Collection The idea for the
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{Inspirational Autobiography} When Shmack Happens: The Making of a Spiritual Champion by Amber Neben Blog Tour Sign Up

Amber Neben will be touring July 7 – 31 with her inspirational autobiography, When Shmack Happens: The Making of a Spiritual Champion. We are looking for: Reviews Interviews Guest Posts Book Spotlights First Chapter Reveals   Have you ever been through a hard time in life? Ever wondered why bad things happen? Amber Neben has you covered. The 2x Olympic cyclist for Team USA knows a thing or two about shmack- her word for describing adversity that comes our way in life. Follow Amber’s journey as she overcomes major obstacles both on and off the bike-and encourages you to join her in developing the perseverance, patience, perspective, and power than only
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible Book Blitz – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jay Grimstead’s Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible book blitz June 2 -27!   Title:  Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Proclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues Author: Jay Grimstead Genre: Religion/Theology/Instruction Publisher: Nordskog Publishing, Inc. False teachings threatening to corrupt the Church forced the leaders to join in councils, where they codified the orthodox teaching of the Bible into creeds received by the Church as faithful distillations of Scriptural truth and as a bulwark against future corruption. Error, heresy, and outright paganism are today common in churches that were once sound. Even many “better” churches have little depth to their teaching and are silent
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy Book Blitz – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jermaine Gadson’s Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy book blitz May 19-30! Title:  Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy Author: Jermaine Gadson Genre: Spiritual Publisher: Crossbooks – Division of LifeWay (June 30, 2014) ISBN:  9781462736362—Hard Cover ISBN: 9781462736355—Soft Cover ISBN: 9781462736348—eBook Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy by author Jermaine Gadson is a must have resource for believers who want to be well equipped to be victorious against the strategies of the devil. The devil is cunning and deceptive, and he will stop at nothing to keep God’s people from reaching their potential in Christ. In this book,
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? Virtual Book Publicity Tour

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you RL Keller’s Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? virtual book tour May 5-30! Title:  Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? Author: RL Keller Genre: Religious/Spirituality Paperback: 200 pages (printed)/161 (digital) Publisher: WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing (March 2014) Paperback ISBN-10: 1490821481 ISBN-13: 978-1490821481 Hardcover ISBN-10: 149082149X ISBN-13: 978-1490821498 Kindle: 9781490821474/ASIN: B00I5076TU Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” This is a sad indictment of the Christian community as a whole.  Is it true?  Are believers in Christ the
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Contempt of Court Virtual Book Publicity Tour

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Ken Malovos’ Contempt of Court virtual book tour May 5-27! Title:  Contempt of Court Author: Ken Malovos Genre: Legal thriller/mystery Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2013) ISBN-10: 1484159454 ISBN-13: 978-1484159453 Kindle: B00GJXAY4Y Sacramento trial lawyer, Mike Zorich, is finally coming to grips with the death of his wife from cancer five years ago. There is a new woman in his life.  His son is making his way in the business world. His law practice is going well. And he has a new case that promises to be very demanding.  Members of the Darnoff wine family are
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{Spiritual} Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy Blog Tour Sign Up

Jermaine Gadson will be touring June 2 – June 27, 2014 with his spiritual book, Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy. We are looking for: Reviews (softcover) Interviews Author Guest Posts Video Trailer Reveals First Chapter Reveals Book Spotlights with Giveaways (limited to 5)       Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy by author Jermaine Gadson is a must have resource for believers who want to be well equipped to be victorious against the strategies of the devil. The devil is cunning and deceptive, and he will stop at nothing to keep God’s people from reaching their potential in Christ. In this book, Pastor Gadson discusses how the enemy
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{Legal Thriller} Contempt of Court Blog Tour Sign Up

  Ken Malovos is touring May 5 – 30 with his legal thriller, Contempt of Court.  We are looking for: Reviews (softcover) Interviews Author Guest Posts Book Spotlights with giveaway Book Spotlights First Chapter Reveals   Sacramento trial lawyer, Mike Zorich, is finally coming to grips with the death of his wife from cancer five years ago. There is a new woman in his life. His son is making his way in the business world. His law practice is going well. And he has a new case that promises to be very demanding. Members of the Darnoff wine family are at odds with each other, amidst a divorce and partnership dissolution.
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{Religious Spirituality} Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? Blog Tour Sign Up

RL Keller will be touring May 5-30 with his religious spirituality book, Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? We are looking for: Reviews (softcover) Interviews Author Guest Posts Book Spotlights     Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” This is a sad indictment of the Christian community as a whole. Is it true? Are believers in Christ the reason people keep their distance from Judeo-Christian beliefs and the God we embrace? I feel there’s no question that we’re partially to blame. In this book I touch on a wide variety
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{YA Fantasy} The Stolen Herd – Book 1 of the Mandamus and Luco Series Blog Tour Sign Up

K. Madill will be touring May 5-30 with her young adult fantasy novel, The Stolen Herd – Book 1 of the Mandamus and Luco Series. We are looking for: Reviews (printed and eBook) Interviews Author Guest Posts Book Spotlights First Chapter Reveals Mandamus is only a foal when his herd is captured by the terrible Rakhana Army . Rescued and raised in secrecy, he knows nothing of his heritage until a dreadful incident in the woods brings him to the attention of the Forest council – and everyone else. Sent away for his own protection, he is determined to seek help on behalf of the many animals who have gone
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Q & A + Book Giveaway with P. Christina Greenaway, Author of ‘Written in Ruberah’

The PUYB Virtual Book Club hosts P. Christina Greenaway, author of the paranormal romance novel, Written in Ruberah, and Dream Chaser: Awakening. Visit our Virtual Book Club to ask questions of and leave comments for the author for your chance to win a digital copy of Written in Ruberah. The giveaway runs from now until March 23, 2014. ABOUT THE BOOK New York real estate broker Miriam Lewis takes off for a brief getaway to a remote inn on the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Rest and romance with her boyfriend seem like the perfect cure for a life that appears to be going nowhere, and too fast. Entering Cornwall, Miriam crosses the River Tamar
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Pump Up Your Book Presents A Sandy Grave Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway

    Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Donna M. McDine’s A Sandy Grave virtual book tour March 3 – April 25! ABOUT A SANDY GRAVE Title: A Sandy Grave Author: Donna M. McDine Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 24 Language: English Genre: Tween chapterbook Format: Paperback, hardcover & eBook The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach? EXCERPT: The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. The
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Written in Ruberah Virtual Book Publicity Tour

  Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you P. Christina Greenaway’s Written in Ruberah virtual book tour March 3 – 28! ABOUT WRITTEN IN RUBERAH Title: Written in Ruberah Author: P. Christina Greenaway Publisher: Girl by the Sea Publishing Pages: 420 Language: English Genre: Paranormal romance Format: Paperback & eBook New York real estate broker Miriam Lewis takes off for a brief getaway to a remote inn on the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Rest and romance with her boyfriend seem like the perfect cure for a life that appears to be going nowhere, and too fast. Entering Cornwall, Miriam crosses the River Tamar and glimpses a luminous girl floating
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{Tween Chapter Book} A Sandy Grave Blog Tour Sign Up

Donna McDine will be on tour March 3 – April 25 with her tween chapter book, A Sandy Grave. We are looking for reviews (PDF (preferred) and printed softcover copies available), interviews, guest posts, book trailer reveals, and a limited number of book spotlights with a giveaway. Update: Tour is full. Thanks. Title: A Sandy Grave Author: Donna McDine Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 24 Language: English Genre: Chapbook for Tweens Format: PDF and printed Purchase at AMAZON! The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when
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{Paranormal Romance} Written in Ruberah Blog Tour Sign Up

P. Christina Greenaway will be on tour March 3 – 28 with her paranormal romance, Written in Ruberah. We are looking for reviews, interviews, guest posts, first chapter reveals, and a limited number of book spotlights with an eBook giveaway. Deadline to sign up is February 21. Please sign up by visiting the author’s SignUp Genius page through the button below. Thank you! Title: Written in Ruberah Author: P. Christina Greenaway Publisher: girl by the sea Pages: 420 Language: English Genre: Paranormal romance Format: Kindle and printed Purchase at AMAZON! New York real estate broker Miriam Lewis takes off for a brief getaway to a remote inn on the rugged
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Giveaway Winners Announced!

    Congratulations go out to Heidi R., Jennifer H. and Nurmawati D., winners of some of our December giveaways. Heidi won a $25 Amazon gift card during the Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow virtual book. Jennifer H. walks away with a hardcover copy of Sal’s book. A reminder that when you purchase Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow from the Sweetles website in December, you’ll pay only $12 (regular $17.99). In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each book sale benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Nurmawati won a $25 Amazon gift card during the A Christmas Kindness virtual book tour. Congratulations to all our winners. Follow our tours for more chances to win great prizes!      


{Virtual Book Tour} Pump Up Your Book Presents Dreamer Virtual Book Publicity Tour

    Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Phillip L. Davidson’s Dreamer virtual book tour January 13 – 24! ABOUT DREAMER Title: Dreamer Genre: Faith-based military thriller Author: Phillip L. Davidson Publisher: Phillip L. Davidson; 2 edition (September 4, 2013) Pages: 383 Language: English Format: Paperback and eBook   Is the Dreamer good or evil? As war looms between Britain and Argentina over the barren Falkland Islands, Major David Elliott is having nightmares. Long ago, in a dark jungle near Cambodia, he failed to do his duty. That duty was to execute a member of his team. David’s weakness eventually led to his team’s capture. Tortured by the
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Pump Up Chats with Kim Hilton, Author of Closet Words

Kim Hilton, MCC, PCC, has a master’s degree in Christian counseling. Founder of Closet Words Ministries Foundation, Kim is a teacher on prayer and listening to God. An avid writer of several books, Closet Words was chosen as the first book to be published with the proceeds going to Closet Words Ministries Foundation. A sought-after speaker and Bible Study leader, Kim has spoken at both national and local events. She resides with her husband on a farm and enjoys spending time with their six grown children and grandchildren. For more information on Kim Hilton or her work, please visit: www.KimHilton.org. ———— INTERVIEW ———– Thank you for this interview, Kim
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Giveaway Winners Announced!

    Congratulations go out to Vennie M. and Heather M., winners in some of our November giveaways. Vennie picked up a set of 2 Little Shepherd mugs from author and Pump Up Staff member Cheryl Malandrinos’ book tour. Heather is the lucky recipient of a $25 Amazon gift card from Kim Hilton’s Closet Words book blast. The winners have been notified and have 72 hours to claim their prizes. Thanks to all who participated. Find more chances to win great prizes by following our tours each month.


The Greatest Benefit of Virtual Book Tours

I’ve been promoting authors’ books with virtual book tours (VBTs) since 2007. I could share numerous benefits of VBTs: promoting a book from the comfort of your own home, the vast audience they reach, and their longevity (I can type the author’s name and book title from one of my first clients into Google and still see results from her virtual book tour.). I might even discuss two detailed articles I wrote on why VBTs work and how to judge your VBT’s success from my own experience promoting Little Shepherd when it first came out. But I’m not going to talk about any of that. Why? Because that’s not
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