Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book Blitz: Waiting For Aegina by Effie Kammenou

About the Book

Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift …

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

Evanthia's Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.

Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.

Tour Schedule

March 20 – T’s Stuff – Novel Spotlight
March 21 – Rainy Day Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
March 21 Heather Bloggs - Guest Blog
March 22- Heather Bloggs – Review
March 22- Heather Bloggs –Q&A
March 22 – Chick Lit Plus - Excerpt
March 24 – Book Love – Review 

Author Bio


Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category.  Waiting for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga is Kammenou’s latest release.

Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her cooking for her family and friends.

As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.  

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.

For updates on promotions and the release of Book Three in The Gift Saga
Follow Effie on Twitter @EffieKammenou

  So many books, so many choices! I would have to say from the classics I would choose Elizabeth and Darcy. I love that they both had strength of character, integrity and loyalty to friends and family. But they were both flawed, as we all are, and because of that they could have missed out on a great love.

In contemporary stories it is most definitely Gabriel and Julia from the Gabriel Series. It's a very layered saga of love, betrayal and redemption with so many lessons and messages for the reader.

And naturally, I love the characters I created. Sophia and Dean, First in Evanthia's Gift and now in Waiting for Aegina. How could they not be one of my favorites. They are an extension of me. I feel as though they are my best friends and part of my family. I cried every bitter tear with them as I wrote their story and rejoiced in every glorious moment they shared together. I will be very sorry to say goodbye to them when the third and final book is written.

Links

Amazon author page

Short URL for author page

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads page

Food blog

Fan contact e-mail

Linkedin

instagram

Pinterest

Newsletter signup page






a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.