Saturday, October 24, 2020

FS VBT: The Buddha and the Bee by Cory Mortensen

Congratulations to tour winner David H. and to host winner Straight from the Library.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for The Buddha and the Bee: Biking through America's Forgotten Roadways on a Journey of Discovery by Cory Mortensen, a Memoir available now.

The tour will run November 9, 2020 to December 4, 2020. Prewritten guest blogs and interviews, along with promo posts, and reviews are available. Please specify which type of stop you’d like when you ask to host this tour. The book is available in PDF, ePub and Mobi format via NetGalley for review.

Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.
• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/ gift card.

Life-Changing Journey...
...But this is NOT a typical blah-blah-blah memoir

Planning is for sissies. A solo bike ride across the country will be filled with sunshine, lollipops, rainbows, and 80 degree temps every day, right? Not so much. The Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, an alkaline desert, and the Sierra Nevadas lay miles and days ahead. Disappointment with unrealized potential, and the thirst for what’s next drew farther away in the rotating wide-angle shockproof convex rear-view mirror.

"I will ride my bike down a never-ending ribbon of asphalt wearing a backpack."

Cory Mortensen began his bike ride across the United States from Chaska, Minnesota, to Truckee, California, without a route, a timeline, or proper equipment. Along the way, he gained more than technical skills required for a ride that would test every fiber of his physical being and mental toughness. Ride along as he meets “unusual” characters, dangerous animals, and sweet little old ladies with a serious vendetta for strangers in their town.

Humor ■ Insight ■ Adventure ■ Gratitude ■ Peace

From long stretches of road ending in a vanishing point at the distant horizon, to stunning vistas, terrifying close calls, grueling conditions, failed equipment, and joyous milestones he stayed the course and gained an appreciation for the beauty of the land, the genius of engineering and marvel of nature.

November 9: Straight From the Library
November 10: Long and Short Reviews
November 10: Musings From An Addicted Reader
November 11: The Avid Reader
November 12: Sea's Nod
November 12: Welcome to My World of Dreams
November 13: Literary Gold
November 16: Independent Authors
November 16: Author C.A.Milson
November 17: Linda Nightingale - Musings
November 17: Dragon's Den
November 18: Unabridged Andra's cancelled
November 18: Gimme The Scoop Reviews
November 19: All the Ups and Downs
November 19: Fabulous and Brunette
November 20: T's Stuff
November 23: Wake Up Your Wild Side
November 23: The Faerie Review
November 24: Novels Alive
November 25: Westveil Publishing
November 25: Iron Canuck Reviews & More
November 27: Hurn Publications
November 27: Book Corner News and Reviews
November 30: The Review Crew - review
December 1: Our Town Book Reviews
December 1: Natural Bri - review
December 2: It's Raining Books
December 3: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
December 3: Lamon Reviews
December 4: Becoming Extraordinary
December 4: The Reading Addict