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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Last Wish of Summer by Phillip Overton (Guest post, excerpt and Giveaway!)

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Virtual Book Tour August 18 - September 15

August 18 - Bound to Astound - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
August 19 - YA Book Addict - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
August 20 - Literature Lovers' Labyrinth - Review/Interview/Excerpt
August 22 - My Seryniti - Review/Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway
August 23 - A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
August 24 - Addicted to Books - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
August 25 - Kimmie's Bookshelf - Excerpt/PROMO
August 26 - Andi's Young Adult Books - Review/Excerpt/Guest Post/Giveaway
August 27 - A Dream Within a Dream - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
August 28 - Hardcover Feedback - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
August 29 - My Reading Addiction - Excerpt/Giveaway/Interview/PROMO
August 30 - The Book Faery Reviews- Excerpt/PROMO
August 31 - My Reading Room - Review/Interview
September 1 - Froze8's Blog - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 1 - Little Red Reads - Review
September 2 - Books Books the Magical Fruit - Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 3 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review/Excerpt/Guest Post/Giveaway
September 4 - Bookhaven Extraordinaire - Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
September 5 - Good Family Reads - Review/Excerpt
September 6 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
September 7 - Sweeping the USA - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 8 - Memories Overtaking Me - Review/Excerpt
September 9 - Whoopeeyoo! - Review/Excerpt/Givewawy
September 10 - Getting Your Read On - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 11 - New Age Mama - Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 12 - Walking on Bookshelves - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 13 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
September 14 - Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 15 - Books and Needlepoint - Guest Post/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO




As the sun prepares to rise on the last day of summer, three friends find themselves totally unprepared for the events that are about to take place around them. For Tanya it is a chance to find peace three years after losing her parents in an auto accident. Deciding she simply can’t continue blaming God for her loss, she places a heartfelt poem in a bottle and throws it into the sea on the eve of her birthday, granting her birthday wish to whoever finds it.

Early the next morning, her best friend Anton and his buddy Johnno find the bottle washed up on the shore and set about putting it to the test. When Johnno falls for the new waitress at
the café where Tanya works, it stirs up feelings of jealousy in Tanya. Surely Johnno couldn’t be the man that God had in mind for her? Suddenly, strange wishes are beginning to come true, but is it all a coincidence? Or is God about to change people’s lives for the better?

Welcome to Kings Beach, where the forecast for the last day of summer promises to be hot, hot, hot, with a definite change in the air.


Please enjoy this guest post from Phillip Overton


10 reasons a paperback is still better than an eBook

With all the fuss being made over the eBooks’ superior attributes when it comes to discussing the latest e-readers and tablets available on the market, it's about time someone rode to the rescue of the humble paperback novel. So as a humble author of one, I give you ten reasons why a paperback is still better than an eBook...

10 - Your bookshelf will look bare with only your Kindle on it.

9 - You can still read a book on a camping trip long after the batteries have gone flat on your iPad.

8 - You still have a use for that handmade bookmark your daughter gave you for Father's Day.

7 - With an eBook, the saying "throw the book at him" would prove way too expensive to be taken literally.

6 - Replacing a school library full of books with a single e-reader would be taking away the make-out place of thousands of teenagers.

5 - You can stand on a stack of books to reach something high up. Try doing that on your Nook or Sony e-reader.

4 - How do you gift wrap an eBook to put it under the Christmas tree anyway?

3 - Second hand bookstores will eventually go out of business.

2 - A printed copy of a book will always be a physical souvenir of an emotional experience.

1 - A printed copy is still easier for authors to sign!

I hope you enjoyed reading this, even if you did read it on your tablet.



Author Bio
Phillip Overton’s writing has been compared to none other than Nicholas Sparks (http://
www.readerviews.com/ReviewOvertonAWalkBeforeSunrise.html), and his latest novel Last
Wish of Summer offers readers the perfect book to spend a summer’s day reading at the
beach. In a book that reminds us to be careful what we wish for, it manages to weave the
wholesome, virginal qualities of the main character Tanya with her band of misfit friends
in their pursuit of being able to reason why a washed up message in a bottle is somehow
granting their every wish come true. Often in a manner that is both coincidental and strangely
bizarre.

Just as a movie adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel will appeal to people of all ages, so too
will this story that follows the adventures of a group of twenty-something’s on the last day
of summer. The book not only manages to cut through any pre-conceived ideas we hold on
morals, body-image and social status, but delights in helping us discover what may already be
right under our nose to begin with.

Phillip Overton’s writing has been compared to none other than Nicholas Sparks (http://
www.readerviews.com/ReviewOvertonAWalkBeforeSunrise.html), and his latest novel Last
Wish of Summer offers readers the perfect book to spend a summer’s day reading at the
beach. In a book that reminds us to be careful what we wish for, it manages to weave the
wholesome, virginal qualities of the main character Tanya with her band of misfit friends
in their pursuit of being able to reason why a washed up message in a bottle is somehow
granting their every wish come true. Often in a manner that is both coincidental and strangely
bizarre.

Just as a movie adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel will appeal to people of all ages, so too
will this story that follows the adventures of a group of twenty-something’s on the last day
of summer. The book not only manages to cut through any pre-conceived ideas we hold on
morals, body-image and social status, but delights in helping us discover what may already be
right under our nose to begin with.

http://sbpra.com/phillipoverton/
Twitter: @phillipoverton

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1 comment:

Phillip Overton said...

Thanks Kristi for featuring Last Wish of Summer on the final stop of the online leg of my book tour. It's been a blast hearing what everyone has had to say about my latest novel. Good luck all with the book giveaway, and remember, be careful what you wish for.

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