Book Tours: Starter Day Party for To The Promised Land


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for literary fiction / mystery “To The Promised Land”. The tour runs from July 23 to August 23.

Tour Schedule

July 23rd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 25th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

July 28th: Promo Post @ Dannie Speaks

July 28th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

July 30th: Promo Post @ Please Pass The Book

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

August 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Nat’s Book Nook

August 5th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

August 6th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

August 7th: Book Review @ Bookish Madness

August 9th: Promo Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

August 11th: Guest Post @ I Heart Reading

August 13th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

August 15th: Book Excerpt @ SolaFide Publishing

August 16th: Author Interview and Book Excerpt @ BooksChatter

August 18th: Author Interview @Books and Benches

August 20th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

August 23rd: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

About the Book

TTPL_cv_HRTitle: To The Promised Land

Author: Michael Boylan

Genre: Literary Fiction / Mystery

Every student leaving the protected grounds of school wonders: must I now throw away my ideals, or can they guide me through the rough-and-tumble city? The philosopher Socrates’s descent into the bloodsports of business and politics was called “ketabasis.” But for the old college friends Moses and Peter, it is betrayal and murder found in Michael Boylan’s fast-paced and gripping novel, To the Promised Land. Can their friendship, and their morals, survive in the Washington world of corporate crime, backstabbing bosses, floundering do-gooder groups, and a media ravenous for scandal? The old adage, “Do no harm,” is pulverized in Washington’s internecine power-struggles: for nearly every action brings an unexpected harm, and several enemies. Moses leaves the law, seeking atonement for shielding a company that poisoned a town; Peter leaves the small world of the campus, and takes up a controversial campaign to alter affirmative action, seemingly to bring about “the greater good.” Their threads of ethics must do battle against lawyers, private detectives, secretive lobbyists and, looming over all, the charge of first-degree murder. Boylan sets philosophical passions, and an engaged dialogue about forgiveness, inside a film-noir world, where affection, family loyalty, and trust come under threat. Propulsive and witty, To the Promised Land is smart about ideas, and smart about people negotiating justice and power in public life.

—David Gewanter. Professor of English, Georgetown University.

Michael Boylan’s thought-provoking novel, “To the Promised Land,” is a gem. Read it for its suspense-filled, fast-paced action, for the philosophic insights its characters raise as easily as they breathe, or for probing its main mysteries: why did Moses Levi disappear; why did he send his journal to his college roommate; and, more profoundly, how can one heal a guilty conscience or live without harming others?

—Virginia L. Warren, Professor of Philosophy, Chapman University

Author Bio

Michael Boylan is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author of 26 books and over 120 articles in Philosophy and Literature. Details can be found at





Buy the Book:

Amazon (Kindle): Amazon (Kindle)

Amazon (Paperback): Amazon (Paperback)

B&N: B&N


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