Starter Day Party New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer

We’re happy to host the starter day party today for travel/humor book New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer.

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Feb 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

Feb 2nd: Book Review @ All sorts of Books

Feb 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

Feb 4th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Read, Review, Smile

Feb 5th: Book Review @  The Victorian Vanity

Feb 6th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

Feb 7th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

Feb 8th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Reviewing Chaos

Feb 9th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

Feb 11th: Book Excerpt @ Brenda McCreight’s Blog

Feb 12th: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

Feb 13th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

Feb 14th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

About New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer


Title: New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer

Authors: John and Annette Gisby

Genre: Humor / Travel

What should you do if your spouse becomes addicted to the Lord of the Rings movies and swoons at the very mention of Orlando Bloom’s name? (Thud. Quick, fetch the smelling salts.)

How about taking the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal action.

An apparition that recommends touring New Zealand in an effort to prove that its sheep pastures aren’t really filled by frolicking Hobbits. Just sheep and the occasional zorbing local.

This is the hilarious tale of such a tour, featuring snow capped mountains and turquoise lakes, flightless birds and flying cattle, bungy jumping grannies and the carrot mafia, strange yellow eyes peering up from a road map and hotel receptionists always desperate to know win you are living.

Author Bio

john_annette_hobbitonAnnette Gisby

Annette Gisby grew up in a small town in Northern Ireland, moving to London when she was seventeen. She writes in multiple genres and styles, anything from romance to thriller or erotica to horror, even both at the same time. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cinema, theatre and travelling the world despite getting travel sick on most forms of transport., even a bicycle. Sometimes you might find her playing Dragon Quest or The Sims computer games or watching Japanese Anime. She lives in Hampshire with her husband, a collection of porcelain dolls, cuddly toys and enough books to fill a library. It’s diminishing gradually since the advent of ebooks, but still has a long way to go.

John Gisby

John Gisby is one of those rare English writers who doesn’t live in Surrey. He lives in Hampshire, next door, but with your help in recommending this book to all your friends he may be able to afford Surrey one day. His wife and leading lady is Annette, who is the author of several novels and short stories, also contributing to the Surrey fund. When John is not writing he enjoys travel, with an ambition to visit a different country for every year of his life, buying enough music to challenge the memory of his iPod and trying to play the guitar. Anyone who listens to these attempts agrees that it is very trying. His day job is science, often working for the mining industry, so more dwarf than hobbit really. Don’t tell the elves. By the way, Hampshire is much nicer than Surrey anyway.


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  1. Thanks for hosting the starter day party for us 🙂
    Take care,

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