So what didn't work this time in this almost foolproof system?
Well, I forgot to make sure that I had received the book until I went to organise the books I was going to read this week and realised that I didn't have it! I have turned the house upside down in case I put it somewhere I don't normally. Previously when I haven't received a tour book I managed to buy the ebook but unfortunately it isn't available to Australians (grrrrr to geo restrictions) and the book isn't out here until October so I couldn't even go to the shops to pick it up.
So, it is with a very guilty conscience that I have to say sorry to TLC Booktours because for the first time since I started doing blog tours a couple of years ago I don't have a review ready for a book I have committed to read. It is doubly disappointing for me because the reason I signed up for this tour is that I really wanted to try out one of this author's books as I have really liked the sound of all his other ones.
This is a poor substitute I know, but here are the details of the book that I was supposed to read:
Lucy Derrick is a young woman of good breeding and poor finances. After the death of her beloved father, she is forced to maintain a shabby dignity as the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle, fending off marriage to a local mill owner. But just as she is on the cusp of accepting a life of misery, events take a stunning turn when a handsome stranger—the poet and notorious rake Lord Byron—arrives at her house, stricken by what seems to be a curse, and with a cryptic message for Lucy. Suddenly her unfortunate circumstances are transformed in ways at once astonishing and seemingly impossible.And now for the details of people who are way more organised than me and actually read the book!
With the world undergoing an industrial transformation, and with England on the cusp of revolution, Lucy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy in which her life, and her country’s future, are in the balance. Inexplicably finding herself at the center of cataclysmic events, Lucy is awakened to a world once unknown to her: where magic and mortals collide, and the forces of ancient nature and modern progress are at war for the soul of England . . . and the world. The key to victory may be connected to a cryptic volume whose powers of enchantment are unbounded.
Now, challenged by ruthless enemies with ancient powers at their command, Lucy must harness newfound mystical skills to prevent catastrophe and preserve humanity’s future. And enthralled by two exceptional men with designs on her heart, she must master her own desires to claim the destiny she deserves.
Monday, August 1st: One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Wednesday, August 3rd: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, August 8th: Fiction State of Mind
Wednesday, August 10th: In the Hammock
Thursday, August 11th: Unabridged Chick
Monday, August 15th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 16th: Life in the Thumb
Monday, August 22nd: Stiletto Storytime
Monday, August 22nd: Unabridged Chick author Q&A
Wednesday, August 24th: Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
Thursday, August 25th: Historical Tapestry
Monday, August 29th: A Buckeye Girl Reads
Wednesday, August 31st: A Musing Reviews
And again.....sorry, sorry, sorry!