Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lone Star Book Blog Tours 2017 Bloggers' Choice Awards ~ ~ ~ ~ Best Non-Fiction Book

The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in!  From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017.

From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it!
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MY TWO CENTS: This is so exciting! We had a lot of non-fiction books on tour, and I read a lot of them -- but only two of these six that made the final cut. The Rebirth of Hope, Sau Le Hudecek's story of her immigration that brought her from Vietnam to my home town of Fort Worth, was an amazing story of bravery, strength, determination, and perseverance. I remember that when I was reading it, I would frequently stop to share a story with one of my kids or husband. She never gave up. Never stopped working for her goals. Never let anything stop her in a time and place where the barriers were plentiful. Incredible. And Yonderings is a completely different kind of incredible. Author Ben English transported me to Big Bend, Texas of old and shared his discoveries and reflections and recollections of his life and lessons. Practical in its tips, magical in its descriptions, I still feel the book and the place tugging at me. For the other winning titles, we had terrific special features that gave me a connection to the books an pique my interest still.  

Click to learn more about:
Breakfast in Texas by Terry Thompson-Anderson
The Rebirth of Hope by Sau Le Hudecek
Of Bulletins and Booze by Bob Horton
The Swimming Holes of Texas by Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy
Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider
Yonderings by Ben English



AWARDS SCHEDULE:





Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Leave Tomorrow: My Ride to the Bottom of the World ~ ~ Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway!

LEAVE TOMORROW:
My Ride to the 
Bottom of the World
by
Dirk Weisiger
  
Genre: Memoir / Travel / Inspiration
Date of Publication: October 27, 2017
Number of Pages: 232

Scroll down for the giveaway!


After building a successful business, Dirk Weisiger was ready for something new. But he wasn't sure what. Maybe a motorcycle adventure, I've never done that! 

What followed was a fourteen-month, solo motorcycle journey from Austin, Texas to Ushuaia, Argentina, filled with unexpected adventures, surprises, and lessons about life and travel.  

In this book, you'll not only enjoy Dirk's adventure and insights, but find inspiration for your own journey.

(A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.) 



PRAISE FOR LEAVE TOMORROW:
I may not ride a motorcycle to the bottom of the world, but my soul comes alive when I hear about people smashing fear and following their dreams. This book will truly inspire you.
--Abigail Irene Fisher, traveler and speaker

Leave Tomorrow is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking read. If you are looking for a blend of humanity, culture, scary moments with a medicine man, military police, attempts at extortion, and unexpected challenges--along with insightful observations and humor, this book will definitely spark your imagination to "live your own movie."  
--Steve Scott, business coach and author of Wings to Fly

This inspiring and entertaining book is just the tonic needed to get you up out of your chair and ready to "Leave Tomorrow."
--Julie Mundy, Guidebook Author and Travel Blogger, Australia

For everyone thinking of a new adventure, a new life, or even a new venture: DO IT.
--Jim Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker and Street Smarts 

This is not the first book I've read on riding to Ushuaia, but it is probably the most enjoyable. Dirk writes about his experiences in an upbeat manner, taking each experience and each day in perspective.

--Muriel Farrington, Ambassador, BMW Motorcycles of America

>>CLICK TO PURCHASE<<
A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.) 


Dirk Weisiger is a travel trekker, trick roper, and storyteller. He’s the author of the new book, Leave Tomorrow: My Ride to the Bottom of the World. Dirk has always enjoyed speaking to groups, spinning tales, ropes, and offering lessons he’s learned in adventures of life and business. He's traveled to five continents and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of all, Dirk loves people and believes that making new friends is the best part of travel. 
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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
Three Readers Each Win a Signed Copy + $5 Cash!
FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 2, 2018
(U.S. Only)

VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:
2/21/18
Author Video
2/22/18
Guest Post 1
2/23/18
Review
2/24/18
Guest Post 2
2/25/18
Trip Pic
2/26/18
Review
2/27/18
Trip Pic
2/28/18
Guest Post 3
3/1/18
Review
3/2/18
Review

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Lone Star Book Blog Tours 2017 Bloggers' Choice Awards ~ ~ ~ ~ Best Texas Book

The Lone Star Book Blog Tours team has voted, and the results are in!  From Best Fiction to Most Engaged Author, we have seventeen awards to hand out to the awesome Texas books and authors featured on Lone Star Book Blog Tours in 2017.

From February 15-23, 2018, please join us as we hop around the LSBBT blogs and share the winners, runners-up, and shortlisted titles. Don’t miss it!


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MY TWO CENTS: THIS is a big one. Texas books and Texas authors are at the very core of Lone Star Book Blog Tours -- it's what we do (with a few strays into Texas-y things that don't necessarily happen in Texas but COULD! Ha!) So, to name a book we toured as THE BEST TEXAS BOOK is really something. What makes a stand-out Texas book? Is it capturing the people? The place? The mood and feel and smell and all around vibe? Yes, yes, yes (and yes, yes, yes). A Texan knows when an author has nailed it, and these books did. We've got small town and big city, historical and contemporary, earthly and other-worldly, and HALLELUJAH, we've got breakfast! 

I read three of these books (click title for reviews) and as I may have mentioned on one of the preceding six awards posts, the rest are on the TBR list. Since I've blathered on about The Grave Tender and Nowhere Near a good bit already (THEY ARE REAAAAALLY GOOD), let me mention The Big Inch. In addition to learning a whole new segment of history (how had I never learned of this vital pipeline that carried East Texas crude all the way to Pennsylvania?), I fell in love with the city of Longview and the characters who made this story sing. I am super excited that the sequel, Harmon General, is in the editing stages now and can't wait to get back into that world. 


AWARDS SCHEDULE:
2/14: Awards Announcement
2/15: Best Hook & Best Creative Concept
2/16: Best Non-Fiction History, Best Biography/Memoir, 
& Best Western
2/17: Best Children’s/Juvenile/YA & Best Series
2/18: Best Literary Fiction & Best Religious/Inspirational/Spiritual
2/19: Best Mystery/Suspense, Best Romance, & Best Fantasy
2/20: Best Cover & Most Engaged Author
2/21: Best Texas Book
2/22: Best Non-Fiction Book
2/23: Best Fiction Book