Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Excerpt Tour: Rise and Fall of My Beloved by Utanu Maa

Congratulations to tour winner Victoria E. 
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Excerpt Tour for Rise and Fall of My Beloved by Utanu Maa, a book of poetry available from Tellwell Publishing. The tour will run December 28 - January 8, 2021, and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, exclusive excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. If you'd like to review this book, copies are available in PDF, mobi or ePub formats.

The author will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Rise and Fall of My Beloved is a collection of poetry and prose about resilience—about the experience of stigma and rejection, disease and suffering, love and care, loss and grief—and also a testimony of gratitude, forgiveness and togetherness. Each of its three parts is a journey through life's struggles, pain and loss, all of which require an inner force to overcome, build, rebuild, succeed and heal: resilience. It expresses an undercurrent to an imposed destiny or stigma.

Based on the life experience of my late brother, Rise and Fall of My Beloved is a tribute to mankind's resilience to overcome adversities. The book takes readers from his vulnerable childhood as a neglected orphan set to die, through a childhood in which he was bullied, to his rise as an accomplished engineer, and sadly to his fall as a dying patient of HIV/AIDS. Each poem depicts the essence of unconditional love and care, the dignity of dying of AIDS, forgiveness, and family bond. This book is a manifesto of my brother's exceptional resilience, the best memory of him that will live forever. It is an invitation, an inspiration, a reflection that, when mankind encounters struggles, disease, pain, death, loss, grief, we have to grieve and heal, and rebuild.

December 28: All the Ups and Downs
December 29: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
December 29: Our Town Book Reviews
December 30: Becoming Extraordinary
December 31: It's Raining Books
January 1: Jazzy Book Reviews
January 4: Christine Young
January 4: Long and Short Reviews
January 5: Let me tell you a story
January 6: Iron Canuck Reviewes & More
January 7: Linda Nightingale - Musings
January 8: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love