Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Bowery Girl


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for historical romance “Bowery Girl”. The tour runs from May 1 to June 1.

Tour Schedule

May 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 1st: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

May 2nd: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

May 3rd: Promo Post @ Nat’s Book Nook

May 5th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

May 6th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

May 7th: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers

May 9th: Book Excerpt and Guest Post @ Mythical Books

May 11th: Promo Post @ The Book Gazette

May 13th: Book Excerpt  @ 365 Days of Reading

May 15th: Book Review @ Bookish Madness

May 16th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Literary Musing

May 18th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

May 20th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

May 21st: Promo Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

May 23rd: Book Review and Giveaway @ Books are Forever

May 25th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

May 26th: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

May 27th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

May 29th: Promo Post @ The Book Daily

May 31st: Book Review and Giveaway  @ I Heart Reading

June 1st: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

About The Book

Bowery Girl CoverTitle: Bowery Girl

Author: Kim Taylor Blakemore

Genre: Women’s Historical Fiction

From WILLA Award winning author Kim Taylor Blakemore…

“…inspiring and poignant historical fiction novel that will engage readers that are looking for an insightful, yet entertaining read. ” 5/5 stars, Luxury Reader

“lends credence to the millions of historical and contemporary girls who dare to dream in the face of extraordinary challenges.” – Starred Review, Kirkus

“Gang violence, raucous carousing, sex, accidental pregnancy, and crime–not what most will expect from Victorian-era historical fiction. But that’s exactly what they’ll find in this tightly plotted novel…” – Booklist 

NEW YORK, 1883: Gamblers and thieves, immigrants and street urchins, Do-Gooders and charity houses, impossible goals and impossible odds. The Bowery is a place where you own nothing but your dreams. And dreams are the only things that come cheap for pickpocket Mollie Flynn and prostitute Annabelle Lee.

Pleasure is fleeting – and often stolen. Nights at Lefty Malone’s saloon, sneaking into the Thalia Theatre. Then it’s back to their airless, windowless tenement room and the ongoing struggle to keep a roof over their heads and bread in their stomachs.

The Brooklyn Bridge is nearing completion, and things are changing in New York City. The two women fantasize of starting a new life across the East River. Nothing but a flight of fancy, perhaps, until wealthy Do-Gooder Emmeline DuPre, who has opened the Cherry Street Settlement House, steps into their lives with her books, typewriters, and promises of a way to earn a respectable living. Despite Mollie and Annabelle’s fascination with the woman and what she offers, is Emmeline helping or meddling?

Is it really possible to be anything other than a Bowery Girl? Mollie and Annabelle will have to decide exactly who they are, and what sort of women they want to be.

Author Bio

kimtaylorblakemore_web photoKim Taylor Blakemore writes women’s historical fiction and romance that explore women’s lives and brings their struggles and triumphs out of the shadows of history and onto the canvas of our American past.

She is the author of the novels Bowery Girl, and Cissy Funk, winner of the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Her interactive historical romances The Very Thought of You and It Don’t Mean a Thingare out now on Kindle and

Her current novel, Under the Pale Moon, is due for release in Fall 2015. Set in post-World War II Monterey, California, it explores the relationship of a married woman breaking the bonds of conformity, and a combat nurse haunted by the ghosts of war. 

She is a member of the Historical Novel SocietyWomen Writing the West and Romance Writers of America.


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Twitter: @kimrtaylor

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