Monday, July 18, 2022

Book Blast: An Imaginary Affair by Diana Raab

Congratulations to tour winner Jessica E. and to host winner Girl with Pen.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all the stops have now been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Blast Tour for An Imaginary Affair: Poems Whispered to Neruda by Diana Raab, a Poetry book available now from Finishing Line Press. The Book Blast Tour will take place August 1 - 5, 2022. This tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF copy of the book is available for review.

Diana Raab will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

An Imaginary Affair is a collection of sensitive and sensuous poems for poets and non-poets who appreciate the challenges and intricacies of being human.

The poems touch on key human elements, such as love, desire, passion, memory, loss, and gratitude. The poet celebrates the joys, and pains inherent to a woman's heart, while honoring the wisdoms and tones of Neruda's poetry. Some of the epistolary poems are directed to Neruda in response to his riveting poems.

“In this intimate collection of poems, Diana Raab pays tribute to the sensual physicality of Pablo Neruda’s work and to her own real and invented lives. With unvarnished honesty, An Imaginary Affair celebrates a woman’s heart and mind through a handful of odes, epistolary poems, and the idea that memory and anticipation can sustain and nourish us; even drinking a glowing hot toddy is transformed into a meditation on how an ordinary act can awaken desire. Her unvarnished honesty gives equal attention to matters of mortality, where loss is lyrically considered (“…will you run from me / when trains sleep at their stations”), and also explored in the spirit of open curiosity (“How long does it take / for a pine casket to disintegrate / in this caving land…). These poems remind us that to be alive is to try and balance joy and lament, and how through this effort we more deeply inhabit the world and ourselves.”

–Emma Trelles, author of Tropicalia and Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara

August 1:
1: Edgar's Books
2: DSDehel review
3: Books all things paranormal and romance
4: Girl with Pen
5: Just Bookish Things
6: Moonlight Compass Books

August 2:
1: Books to Light Your Fire
2: Fabulous and Brunette
3: Sandra's Book Club
4: The Faerie Review review
5: It's Raining Books
6: Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews
7: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

August 3:
2: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
3: Welcome to My World of Dreams
4: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
5: Author C.A.Milson
6: Boshrawrites
7: Novels Alive

August 4:
1:Locks, Hooks and Books
2: The Avid Reader
3: Straight From the Library
4: Paws.Read.Repeat
5: Sadie's Spotlight
6: Sea's Nod
7: Triquetra Reviews

August 5:
1: All the Ups and Downs
2: Enchanting Reviews review
3: Westveil Publishing
4: Long and Short Reviews
5: Our Town Book Reviews
6: The Obsessed Reader