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Join us for this tour from Oct 17 to Nov 4, 2022!
Book Title: THE CHAI HOUSE by Priti Srivastava
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 123 pages
Genre: Dystopian Thriller, Feminist Fiction, Horror
Publisher: Independently Published
Release date: December 8, 2020
Formats Available for Review: print (softback) (US only), audiobook (audible download), and ebook (Gifted Kindle, PDF)
Tour dates: Oct 17 to Nov 4, 2022
Content Rating: R: The story takes place under fascist rule. There are descriptions of war, violence, rape, and forced birth.
The Chai House is a haunting debut novel that explores the complexity of community when individuals are unaware of their own roles in upholding systems of oppression. Swati has spent her entire life trying to live up to her family’s expectations of her. She has learned it is easiest to just do what is asked of her, without resistance; a skill that has helped her survive in the early years of the Knights, an authoritarian regime. When her mother has a request for Swati, she agrees to it as it is the only way to help her young niece have some sort of future. An emotional page turner, The Chai House examines the desire to be true to yourself in a world where familial, cultural, societal, and political values direct you to stay small and stay silent.
Meet the Author:
Priti Srivastava lives in Madison, Wisconsin with their best friends. Priti works to create inclusive spaces as they hope that one day everyone will feel as though they belong. When Priti isn’t working or doing chores, they enjoy playing video games, making their friends laugh, eating samosas, and sitting quietly. They also love to read and on the rarest of occasions Priti writes about Priti in the third person. Priti loves to connect with readers. Follow them on social media to request a virtual visit with your book club.
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Oct 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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Oct 21 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review / giveaway
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Oct 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 26 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
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Oct 31 – fundinmental - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 1 – @bookqueenbee – audiobook review
Nov 3 – @onecreativeartist – book review
Nov 3 – @shangread_la - book review / giveaway
Nov 4 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
TBD – Geaux Get Lit – book review / giveaway
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BOOK TOUR: Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales by Anne E. Beall
Join us for this tour from June 13 to July 1, 2022!
Book Title: Cinderella Didn't Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales by Anne E. Beall
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 126 pages
Genre: Feminist, Fairy Tales, Literary Criticism
Publisher: Independent Publishing
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tour dates: June 13 to July 1, 2022
Content Rating: PG + M. Some fairy tales are a bit gruesome but there is no bad language or explicit sex.
Did Cinderella live happily ever after? You might think so until you look more closely at the hidden messages in beloved fairy tales. In this book, fairy tales are analyzed in terms of the underlying messages about marriage, agency, power, suffering, and good versus evil, with a focus on how male and female characters differ in each of these areas. The analysis is a data-driven approach that provides clear evidence for the hidden messages in these beloved tales. The end conclusion is not whether fairy tales are good or bad but rather what messages they deliver about life, even if unintentionally.
Meet the Author:
A leader in the field of market research and one of the few female CEOs in the industry, Anne E. Beall is the author of 10 books in business, gender studies, and mindfulness, including Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages in Fairy Tales and The Psychology of Gender. Her book Heartfelt Connections was named one of the top 100 Notable Indie books in 2016 by Shelf Unbound, and she has published nearly a dozen business articles in noted journals. Her books have been featured in People Magazine, Toronto Sun, Hers Magazine, and Ms. Career Girl, and she has been interviewed by NBC, NPR, and WGN. Having received her PhD in social psychology from Yale University, Anne resides in Evanston, Illinois and is the founder of the market consultancy company Beall Research.
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June 13 -Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
June 15 –Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 15 -Viviana MacKade – book review / giveaway
June 16 –Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
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June 17 – Kam's Place – book review
June 20 –Mostly Mystery Reviews – author interview
June 20 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review
June 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
June 21 –Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
June 22 –Novels Alive – book spotlight / giveaway
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June 24 –Chit Chat With Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
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June 28 -My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
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TBD – My Fictional Oasis – book review
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