Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: {This Tale is True} by Deborah Adams

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for {This Tale is True} by Deborah Adams. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
Title: {This Tale is True}
Author: Deborah Adams
Publication Date: October 1st 2018
Print Length: 186 pages
Genre: Magical Realism
They don’t make goddesses like they used to….

For eons they ruled, but modern times have been rough on the ancient deities— their temples collapsed, their worshippers wandered off, and their purposes were made redundant by industry and technology. And the Fates aren’t finished with them yet.

Mere days before the annual renewal of their immortality is to occur, the goddess of youth disappears. Without her and her restorative nectar, time and age will catch up with the goddesses. In the blink of an eye, they will shrivel and die, leaving the world to fend for itself, unless a skeptical mortal can find a way to save both worlds.

...combines the humor one expects from Adams with magical realism and a dash of literary fiction, resulting in a boisterous read that pushes back against the boundaries of genre.

Deborah Adams offers goddesses in peril and a protagonist who dares all to save the immortals in a wild, wacky, and wonderful romp. Imaginative, creative, fabulous fiction.” ~ Carolyn Hart, author of the otherworldly Bailey Ruth series

There was no time or reason for social conventions, so Juno got right to the point. "Juventas is gone," she said simply. "No one knows her whereabouts."

As Fama had explained, this was already common knowledge throughout Olympus and therefore failed to bring the panicked cries of disbelief and horror Juno had expected. Instead there was silence as the assembled goddesses waited for orders. It hadn't occurred to them that Juno was depending on them for help.

"I can hardly believe it myself," Juno went on, misreading their silence. "And yet it's true. Someone has made away with that bright spirit, the soul of youth and grace.”

”Are you sure she hasn't gone on vacation?" Ceres asked snidely. "And why does a wandering child necessitate such fuss and bother? No one even mentions my daughter's regular disappearance."

"Without Juventas," Juno reminded them, "we are unable to complete the rebirthing. That ought to be reason enough for even you, Ceres, to sit up and take notice."

"No one understands how a mother suffers," Ceres whined. {Half-sprouted tulips in Houston halted their ascent toward the sun.}

"We know it's difficult for you," Iris leaned over and patted Ceres' pudgy hand, "but right now we must hold ourselves together and focus on solving the immediate problem."

Ceres moaned as if she might collapse under the weight of her grief. In stark contrast, Juno remained stoic as always, her royal obligations taking precedence over the pain that swelled inside her. "We shall apply our talents to saving ourselves. With only two days until the renewal ceremony, there's no time to waste. We must find Juventas’ kidnapper and make a deal to retrieve her and her nectar. Otherwise…" The consequences hung liked a honed sword in the air.

"But why would someone abduct your kid?" Ceres asked. "Interfering with the renewal ceremony would be disastrous for us all! A god would have to be crazy!"

"Well, crazy behavior among Olympians isn't unheard of," Fama pointed out. "All that in-breeding."

Juno halted a fireball just before it left her fingertips. It was true that most of her family's problems resulted from incautious couplings; still, bad habits hardly explained this sort of misbehavior.
Deborah Zenha Adams, recipient of the Macavity and Flair Awards, is an author, a naturalist, and a yoga educator. In {This Tale Is True}, a work of magical realism, she unveils the fate of ancient Roman goddesses as they struggle to survive in the 21st century.

The seven novels in her Jesus Creek mystery series were published under her own name, and other works appear under a variety of pseudonyms. She is also the author of numerous short stories and essays.

She has been a guest lecturer at numerous events, including Southern Festival of Books, Appalachian Studies Conference, Warioto Regional Library Board of Trustees Conference, Southeastern Booksellers Association, Georgia Library Association Convention, Emory University, East Tennessee State University Writers Program, and many others. She is a lifetime member of the Southern Literary Coalition.

Deborah-Zenha is available for interviews, speaking, and author events. Her signature workshops include Write Your Memoir (even if you aren’t a writer) and Write Your Yoga Memoir.

Deborah Adams will be awarding a $25 Visa gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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  1. Thank you for getting the word out, Heather!

  2. Magical Realism - haven't read anything like this.
    Would like to check it out.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  3. sounds like a fun one

  4. Sounds great, I like the cover.

  5. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  6. I think that the cover of your book is very attractive.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  8. David HollingsworthMay 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    What inspire you to write this book?

  9. wild, wacky, and wonderful sounds perfect!

  10. Nice Book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  11. Neat book, looks like a good one.

  12. This sounds like a great read.

  13. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

  14. I like the genre bending nature of the book details.

  15. How long was the writing process?

  16. I liked the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  17. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

  18. The peacock feathers on the book cover are very eye catching.

  19. Nice cover. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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