Book Tours: Starter Day Party for The Vineyard


I’m hosting the starter day party today for literary fiction “The Vineyard”. The tour runs from November 1st to January 1st. I will review the book on December 26. Stay tuend for the review, and in the mean time, visit the other tour stops.

Also, each tour stop is giving away a signed copy of the book and five bookmarks, so visit each blog and increase your chance of winning!

Tour Schedule

November 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews

November 4th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 6th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

November 8th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 10th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

November 11th: Author Interview @ Bookish Madness

November 12th: Book Review @  Bookish Madness

November 15th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

November 19th: Author Interview @ 365 Days of Reading

November 20th:  Book Review @ 365 Days of Reading

November 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Books Direct

November 25th: Author Interview @ I Heart Reading

November 26th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

November 28th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

November 30th:  Book Review @ The Book Daily

December 2nd: Author Interview @ Inspired Writers

December 4th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

December 6th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

December 8th: Author Interview @ Forever Book Lover

December 10th: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

December 12th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 14th:  Book Excerpt @ Majanka’s Blog

December 16th: Author Interview @ Books and Benches

December 18th: Book Review @  I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 20th: Book Review @ Hollow Readers

December 22nd:  Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 23rd: Book Excerpt @ BDF Book Blog

December 26th: Book Review @ Natural Bri

December 28th: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

December 30th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

January 1st: Book Review @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog


About The Vineyard

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00075]Title: The Vineyard

Author: Michael Hurley

Genre: Literary Fiction

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize for his debut novel, THE PRODIGAL, comes a complex and ambitious, allegorical tale of old money, young passion and ancient mystery in a classic New England seaside village.

Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world–and each other.

“Hurley writes beautifully,” says Kirkus Reviews, “especially when describing island and nautical life.” Publishers Weekly praises “his well-crafted prose.”

Author Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston, South Carolina. Born and raised in Baltimore, Michael holds a degree in English from the University of Maryland and law from St. Louis University.

The Prodigal, Michael’s debut novel from Ragbagger Press, received the Somerset Prize for mainstream fiction and numerous accolades in the trade press, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, ForeWord Reviews, BookTrib, Chanticleer Reviews, and IndieReader. It is currently in development for a feature film by producer Diane Sillan Isaacs. Michael’s second novel, The Vineyard, is due to be released by Ragbagger Press on November 25, 2014.

Michael’s first book, Letters from the Woods, is a collection of wilderness-themed essays published by Ragbagger Press in 2005.  It was shortlisted for Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine.  In 2009, Michael embarked on a two-year, 2,200 mile solo sailing voyage that ended with the loss of his 32-foot sloop, the Gypsy Moon, in the Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti in 2012. That voyage and the experiences that inspired him to set sail became the subject of his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, published in 2013 by Hachette Book Group.

When he is not writing, Michael enjoys reading and relaxing with Susan on the porch of their rambling, one-hundred-year-old house.  His fondest pastimes are ocean sailing, playing piano and classical guitar, cooking, and keeping up with an energetic Irish terrier, Frodo Baggins.


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