Saturday, May 21, 2016

VBT: This Madness of the Heart by Blair Yeatts

Congratulations to MomJane, the tour prize winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for This Madness of the Heart by Blair Yeatts, a gothic mystery/thriller available now. The tour will run June 20 – July 22, and Blair is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Blair Yeatts will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Bad religion can be deadly. So Miranda Lamden, small-town religion professor, discovers in This Madness of the Heart. The dark hollers of Eastern Kentucky offer fertile soil for shady evangelist Jasper Jarboe, new president of Grace and Glory Bible College, as he beguiles the small mining town of Canaan Wells with his snake-oil charm.

When Miranda isn’t teaching at Obadiah Durham College, she’s investigating paranormal phenomena—or enjoying a turbulent romantic relationship with backwoods artist Jack Crispen. JJ’s inquisition-style gospel has alienated her long since, but when he announces his plan to transform her forest home into an evangelical Mecca, complete with neon cross and 40-foot Jesus, Miranda girds her loins for war. But JJ isn’t finished: he goes on to launch an attack on her friend and fellow professor Djinn Baude with an avalanche of vicious rumors. Not only does he accuse Djinn of demonic communion with the old Voudon witch whose curse killed the college’s founding family, but he also smears her with insinuations of lechery and vice.

With JJ’s urging, hate boils over into violence and tragedy, sweeping Miranda up in its flood. One death follows another as a miasma of evil overwhelms the tiny community, and only Miranda can see clearly enough to halt its spread.

This Madness of the Heart is the first in a new series of Gothic mystery-thrillers featuring Professor Miranda Lamden, whose spiritual gifts have drawn her beyond university walls to explore the mysteries of other world beliefs. Her unique vision brings her into repeated confrontations with evil, where too often she finds herself standing alone between oblivious onlookers and impending disaster.
June 20: Christine Young
June 21: Room With Books
June 22: Booklover Sue
June 23: Deal Sharing Aunt
June 24: The Avid Reader
June 27: Danita Minnis
June 28: It's Raining Books
June 29: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
June 30: BooksChatter
July 1: Queen of All She Reads - review
July 11: Readeropolis
July 12: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
July 13: Writer Wonderland
July 14: Brooke Blogs
July 15: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
July 18: Jane Reads - review
July 19: Long and Short Reviews
July 20: Author B. L. Blair
July 21: Straight from the Library
July 22: The Cerebral Writer