Monday, August 4, 2014

Alison Atlee's THE TYPEWRITER GIRL Audio Book Blast +GIVEAWAY

Author Alison Atlee’s The Typewriter Girl is now an audio­book, nar­rated by Audie win­ner Ros­alyn Lan­dor!

About the book

Audible Audio Book Edition Release Date: April 4, 2014
Listening Length: 12 hours and 39 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Pub­lish­ers Weekly Best Books of the Year pick: The Type­writer Girl is a “spec­tac­u­lar debut, set in a per­fectly real­ized Vic­to­rian England.”
When Bet­sey Dob­son dis­em­barks from the Lon­don train in the sea­side resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After an attempt to forge a let­ter of ref­er­ence she knew would be denied her, Bet­sey has been fired from the typ­ing pool of her pre­vi­ous employer. Her vig­or­ous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her char­ac­ter per­ma­nently besmirched.
Now, with­out money or a ref­er­ence for a new job, the future looks even bleaker than the deba­cle she left behind her.
But her life is about to change … because a young Welsh­man on the rail­road quay, wait­ing for another woman, is the one finally will­ing to believe in her.
Mr. Jones is inept in mat­ters of love, but a genius at things mechan­i­cal. In Idensea, he has con­structed a glit­ter­ing pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Bet­sey, he rec­og­nizes the ideal tour man­ager for the Idensea Pier & Plea­sure Build­ing Company.
After a life­time of guard­ing her secrets and break­ing the rules, Bet­sey becomes a force to be reck­oned with. Together, she and Mr. Jones must find a way for her to suc­ceed in a soci­ety that would reject her, and fig­ure the price of sur­ren­der­ing to the tides of love.

Praise for The Typewriter Girl

“Atlee’s outstanding debut unflinchingly explores … the unforgiving man’s world of Victorian England.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

“Easily one of the most romantic books I’ll read all year … John and Betsey are compelling and worth rooting for.” –DEAR AUTHOR (a Recommended Read)

“Sweeps readers to a satisfying conclusion.” –LIBRARY JOURNAL

Buy the AudioBook

Amazon UK
Amazon US

About the Author

Alison Atlee spent her childhood re-enacting Little Women and trying to fashion nineteenth century wardrobes for her Barbie dolls. Happily, these activities turned out to be good preparation for writing historical novels. She now lives in Kentucky.
For more information please visit Alison Atlee’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and Pinterest.



The Typewriter Girl Blog Tour & Book Blast Schedule

Monday, August 4
Review at
Peeking Between the Pages (Audio Book)
Book Blast at
Mina’s Bookshelf
Book Blast at Princess of Eboli
Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse
Book Blast at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, August 5
Review at
A Bibliotaph’s Reviews (Print)
Book Blast at
So Many Books, So Little Time
Wednesday, August 6
Book Blast at
Let Them Read Books
Thursday, August 7
Book Blast at
Mari Reads
Book Blast at Book Lovers Paradise
Friday, August 8
Book Blast at
Book Blast Central
Saturday, August 9
Book Blast at
Caroline Wilson Writes
Sunday, August 10
Book Blast at
Book Nerd
Monday, August 11
Review at
Just One More Chapter (Audio Book)
Book Blast at
Gobs and Gobs of Books
Tuesday, August 12
Book Blast at
Queen of All She Reads
Wednesday, August 13
Review at
Historical Tapestry (Audio Book)
Book Blast at
The Lit Bitch
Book Blast at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, August 14
Review at
A Bookish Affair (Print)
Guest Post at
Historical Tapestry
Friday, August 15
Review at
Brooke Blogs (Audio Book)
Guest Post at
A Bookish Affair
Saturday, August 16
Book Blast at
Broken Teepee
Sunday, August 17
Interview at
Closed the Cover
Monday, August 18
Review at
The Maiden’s Court (Audio Book)
Tuesday, August 19
Book Blast at Layered Pages
Book Blast at
Always with a Book
Wednesday, August 20
Book Blast at
Literary, Etc.
Thursday, August 21
Review at
Books in the Burbs (Print)
Book Blast at
Friday, August 22
Review at
Bibliophilia, Please (Audio Book)
Saturday, August 23
Book Blast at
Reading Lark
Book Blast at Ageless Pages Reviews
Sunday, August 24
Book Blast at
Passages to the Past
Monday, August 25
Review at
Flashlight Commentary (Audio Book)
Book Blast at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, August 26
Interview at
Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, August 27
Book Blast at
Susan Heim on Writing
Thursday, August 28
Review at
Luxury Reading (Print)
Review at
The True Book Addict (Audio Book)
Review at
Jorie Loves a Story (Print)
Friday, August 29
Interview at
Jorie Loves a Story

The Typewriter Girl Swag Giveaway

One copy of The Typewriter Girl (Audio Book or Print)
Set of earbuds in a cute typewriter print pouch
A Typewriter Girl Happily-Ever-After t-shirt (features last lines from famous novels)
A vintage style postcard “from” Idensea, the setting of The Typewriter Girl
A “dream wildly” ribbon bookmark with typewriter key charms
To enter, please click here. Giveaway is open to residents in the US, Canada, and the UK.