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Pump Up Your Book Chats with Marilyn Horowitz, author of The Book of Zev

Marilyn Ida Horowitz is a producer, writing coach, and award-winning professor of screenwriting at New York University. From her books on her trademarked writing system—now standard reading at NYU—to her appearances at Screenwriters World and The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest, Marilyn has guided the careers of literally hundreds of writers. She is currently featured in the Now Write! Screenwriting Anthology (Tarcher/Penguin) and in the upcoming The Expert Success Solution (Morgan James). Her production credits include And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams. Follow Marilyn at her website, www.marilynhorowitz.com @marilynhorowitz Connect with Marilyn on Facebook   Thank you for this interview, Marilyn. Did something specific happen to
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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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Pump Up Your Book Presents The Magic of Friendship Virtual Book Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Subhasha and Sujata Kommuru, author of the children’s picture book, The Magic of Friendship virtual book tour Oct 6 – Oct 31.   Book Information:  Title of Book: The Magic of Friendship ISBN:  978-0-99-03178-0-7 Genre: Children’s Picture Book Publisher: Kommuru Books Publication Date: September 2014 # of Pages: 28 www.KommuruBooks.com Title is available at Amazon Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble   Book Synopsis BABBAR is a fierce and mean tiger who cannot tolerate anyone, but he is lonely and sad. HASMUKH is a funny donkey but gets scared of everyone. When the Magic of friendship touches them
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Pump Up Your Book Presents The Book of Zev Virtual Book Tour Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Marilyn Horowitz’s The Book of Zev virtual book tour, October 6 – December 12, 2014. Title: The Book of Zev Author: Marilyn Horowitz Publisher: Koehler Publishing Genre:  Thriller Format: Paperback Pre-order The Book of Zev to be released December 1, 2014 at Amazon paperback Pre-order The Book of Zev to be released December 1, 2014 at Barnes & Noble           The Book of Zev Synopsis The Book of Zev is a political thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee
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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 Chats with Sujata And Subhash Kommuru Authors of the Children’s Picture Book Chatur

About Sujata & Subhash Kommuru Subhash and Sujata hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Chatur Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Kommuru Books’ Chatur Virtual Book Tour September 15 – Oct 10, 2014. Book Information:  Title of Book: Chatur (Hindi) ISBN:  978-0-99-03178-0-7 Genre: Children’s Picture Book Publisher: Kommuru Books Publication Date: September 2014 # of Pages: 28 www.KommuruBooks.com CHATUR is a wise laundry man. MAND is a loyal, reliable, albeit sluggish, partner in Chatur’s trade. He is a lazy donkey whose mantra is “Na Na Na hum to aaram karenge!” Chatur’s ambition and Mand’s attitude doesn’t blend well. So Chatur comes up with a wise plan to reverse his fortune. He brings ATAL the elephant to do Mand’s job. The plan
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Adelita’s Secret Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Christopher Cloud’s Adelita’s Secret virtual book tour September 2-26, 2014.   Title: Adelita’s Secret Author: Christopher Cloud Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform Genre: young adult fantasy romance Format: paperback copy, kindle,   Lost in a superficial world of materialism and social status—and ashamed of her Latino heritage—seventeen-year-old Adelita Noé is loved by two men, two men separated by a hundred years and vastly different stations in life. One man owns little more than the shirt on his back. The other, a poet at heart, is heir to a vast fortune. Their love for Adelita serves as the backdrop for
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Pump Up Your Book Presents The Moonsparrow Collection Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Carolyn Wolfe’s The Moonsparrow Collection Virtual Book Publicity Tour, September 2 -26! Title: The Moonsparrow Collection  Author: Carolyn Wolfe  Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group  Genre: Women’s Fiction/Magical Realism/Short fantasy and feminist stories Format: Paperback Cover, Kindle version The Moonsparrow Collection is comprised of a tapestry of Tall Tales, Myth and Magic. This compilation of tales is the best of Ms. Wolfe’s original published and unpublished Short Stories, and includes the stories that she has introduced at local public writing events and festivals.  The subject matter ranges from: A woman who turns a small town on its ear, to: a Magical
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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 Chats with David Vermont, author of The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot

Born and raised in New York City, David now lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife and four kids. An attorney and accomplished litigator at one of Washington D.C.’s top law firms, he began writing about religion when he was asked to author a series of articles explaining the Catholic faith on the popular blog 52 Prayers.  He now writes regularly about his faith as the leader of an online Bible study group. About The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot Of all the people who ever lived, surely Judas Iscariot, history’s most notorious betrayer, must be in hell. Or maybe not. After watching the crucifixion of Jesus,
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Pump Up Your Book Chats with Deirdre Thurston, author of Caught

A mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and confidante, Deirdre Thurston has been an observer of people her whole life. Sifting through the debris of quotidian angst, Deirdre gently excavates its relics and dusts off their funny side.  About Caught A collection of short stories, literary sketches and vignettes each capturing a moment in the life of someone a lot like you. Each story delves into human themes: expectation, desire, hope, loss, fear, joy, peace, suffering, redemption. The narrative is filled with subtle irony, humour and touching observations. The stories highlight our era of increasing social disconnection, in which technology is replacing intimacy and life occurs at a pace that challenges people’s
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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 The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you David Vermont’s The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot Virtual Book Publicity Tour May 5 – 30. Title:  The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot Genre: Urban Fantasy/historical religious fiction Author: David Vermont Publisher: Koehler Books Language: English Pages: 236 Format: book, ebook About The Last Confession of the Vampire Judas Iscariot Of all the people who ever lived, surely Judas Iscariot, history’s most notorious betrayer, must be in hell. Or maybe not. After watching the crucifixion of Jesus, Judas despairs over what he has done and fumes that the Messiah he put his trust in has turned
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Caught Virtual Book Publicity Tour

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Deirdre Thurston‘s Caught virtual book tour May 5 – June 30. Title: Caught Genre: short stories, literary sketches and vignettes. Author: Dierdre Thurston Publisher:  Koehler Books NY Language: English Pages:  210 Format: Paperback and Kindle Publication Date:  April 1, 2014   Book Synopsis: A collection of short stories, literary sketches and vignettes each capturing a moment in the life of someone a lot like you. Each story delves into human themes: expectation, desire, hope, loss, fear, joy, peace, suffering, redemption. The narrative is filled with subtle irony, humour and touching observations. The stories highlight our era of increasing social disconnection, in which
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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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