Sideshow By Amy Stilgenbauer

Sideshow By Amy Stilgenbauer

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Author Name:  Amy Stilgenbauer

 Book Name: Sideshow

 Release Date: August 25, 2016

Blurb:

 Abby Amaro wants to sing at La Scala Opera House, but she’s a good girl, and in 1957 good girls get married. Still, when she receives her first marriage proposal, she freezes, knowing the way her suitor makes her feel bodes trouble. When he won’t take no for an answer, she flees, joining up with a traveling carnival.

Thanks to a burlesque trapeze artist and the world’s saddest clown, Abby bides her time and fits in until she can rejoin the world she knows. She doesn’t expect a sideshow strongwoman named Suprema, who captures her imagination. As the carnival makes its way across the Midwest, Abby learns much more than she had ever imagined—about herself, about her identity, and, most importantly, about love.

Pages or Words: 61,000 words

 Categories: Fiction, Historical, Lesbian Romance, Romance

 

Excerpt:

Abby couldn’t remember falling asleep. She only remembered the dark night and how, outside the window of Della’s trailer, the rolling slopes of Eastern Ohio slowly flattened into the farmland of the western side of the state and faded into darkness. She didn’t say much during the trip, but her mind was spinning, unable to process what she had done.

Once, when she had been a little girl, barely older than Annette was now, her mother had taken her and Natale to visit their aunt in Chicago for a week. It had been a nice visit. They had embarked on the train with a great deal of ceremony, and Za Teresa had spoiled the pair rotten, loading them up with peach-shaped marzipan and pizzelle until they were both sick. She hadn’t left Cleveland for any extended period of time since. Oh, sure, she’d talked and dreamt about it. Nonna often wistfully mentioned taking a trip back to her girlhood home one more time now that the war was over and taking Abby along to look after her, and then, if her opera career took off as she had once hoped, she would be visiting all the great cities. In her scrapbook, clippings of Palais Garnier, La Scala, and The Met were decorated with carefully drawn hearts and hopeful stars and the scrawled word: someday. Still, she had never imagined that when she departed the Coventry neighborhood again, it would be in a burlesque dancer’s trailer.

Buy the book:

 Interlude Press             http://store.interludepress.com/collections/sideshow

Amazon                        http://amzn.to/2b43njS

Barnes and Noble            http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sideshow-amy-stilgenbauer/1124079234?ean=9781945053016

Smashwords                        https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/648885

All Romance eBooks            https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sideshow-2058755-367.html?referrer=55feb862851f8

Book Depository                        not yet available

Indiebound                        http://www.indiebound.org/book/978-1-945053-01-6&aff=interludepress

 

 

Meet the author:

Amy Stilgenbauer is a writer and aspiring archivist currently based in southeast Michigan. She is the author of the novelette series, Season of the Witch, as well as the Young Adult novel, The Legend of League Park. Her short story, The Fire-Eater’s Daughter, was included in Summer Love, an LGBTQ Young Adult collection published by Duet, an imprint of Interlude Press. When she isn’t writing, Amy enjoys all things bergamot and tries to keep her cats away from her knitting.

Where to find the author:

Webpage: amystilgenbauer.wordpress.com

Tumblr: amystilgenbauer.tumblr.com

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/amystilgenbauerwrites

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amystilgenbauer

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29557163-sideshow

Publisher: Interlude Press

Cover Artist: C.B. Messer


Tour Dates & Stops:

25-Aug:

The Novel Approach: http://www.thenovelapproachreviews.com/guest-post-and-giveaway-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

Unquietly Me: https://unquietlyme.com/2016/08/25/sideshow/

Velvet Panic: https://velvetpanic2.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/blog-tour-and-giveaway-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

Bayou Book Junkie: http://bayoubookjunkie.blogspot.com/2016/08/virtual-tour-sideshow-by-amy.html

26-Aug:

Oh My Shelves: http://ohmyshelves.com/virtual-tour-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

 

Book Loves 4Ever: http://bl4ebookblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer-blog-tour.html

 

Book Reviews and More by Kathy: http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/2016/08/25/6869/

 

A.M. Leibowitz: http://amleibowitz.com/2016/08/26/book-tour-review-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

29-Aug:

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words: https://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords.com/2016/08/29/in-the-spotlight-amy-stilgenbauer-sideshow-excerpt-and-giveaway/

Dawn’s Reading Nook: http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2016/08/discover-sideshow-and-win-some-great.html

Love Bytes: http://lovebytesreviews.com/2016/08/29/blog-tour-interview-excerpt-giveaway-amy-stilgenbauer-sideshow/

 

30-Aug:

Butterfly-O-Meter: http://butterfly-o-meter.com/2016/08/qa-with-amy-stilgenbauer-sideshow-excerpt-giveaway

Kirsty Loves Books: https://kirstylovesbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/tour-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

MM Good Book Reviews: https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer-blog-tour-interview-excerpt-giveaway/

31-Aug:

My Fiction Nook: http://www.myfictionnook.com/2016/08/blogtour-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer.html

BFD Book Blog: http://bfdbookblog.net/2016/08/blog-tour-stop-including-excerpt-author-interview-giveaway-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

1-Sep:

Prism Book Alliance: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?post_type=post&p=52274

 

Open Skye Book Reviews: http://openskyebookreviews.com/slideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer-book-tour-and-giveaway/

 

Happily Ever Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/happilyeverchapter/posts/522416467950425

 

2-Sep:

Foxylutely Book Reviews: http://foxylutely.blogspot.com/2016/09/blog-tour-and-author-interview-sideshow.html

Bonkers About Books: Tour stop: http://felinewyvern.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/book-tour-giveaway-for-sideshow-by-amy.html and interview: http://felinewyvern.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/today-im-very-lucky-to-be-interviewing.html

5-Sep:

Divine Magazine: http://divinemagazine.net/sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer-blog-tour/

Havan Fellows: http://havanshawthaven.blogspot.com/2016/09/sideshow-by-amystilgenbauer-pridepromo.html

6-Sep:

Alpha Book Club: http://alphabookclub.org/2016/09/06/sideshow-amy-stilgenbauer/

 

Molly Lolly: https://mollylollyauthor.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/molly-reviews-guest-post-and-giveaway-sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/ – 4.5 stars!

7-Sep:

Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews: http://wickedfaeriesreviews.blogspot.com/2016/09/sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer-blog-tour.html

 

Charley Descoteaux: https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/2016/09/07/sideshow-by-amy-stilgenbauer/

 

 
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