Monday, September 23, 2013

Continuance by Marta Tandori On Tour

It’s my pleasure to be a part of author Marta Tandori’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for her suspenseful family saga novel, CONTINUANCE.

As  part of the tour, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Marta’s intriguing book, tell you a bit about her and share the blog tour schedule with you.

CONTINUANCE by Marta Tandori

9781484123300_p0_v1_s600Stories that deal with kidnapped children always tugs on the heart strings and author Marta Tandori does a great job of combining mystery and intrigue with those feelings.

Seven-year-old Ethan du Maurier disappears during school recess. The FBI determine he’s been kidnapped as he is the only son and heir of New York City real estate tycoon Alexander du Maurier. A nationwide bulletin is issued and soon reports begin coming in.

Acting on an anonymous tip, a task force is set to a Savannah restaurant where he boy has allegedly been seen. The agents search the historical building, but instead of finding the youngster they discover the skeletal remains of a man in a pirate’s tunnel under the building.

Restaurant owner Annie Eastwood finds her business temporary shut down as the FBI conducts their investigation. Not one to sit idly by, Annie begins search the building’s history for clues to the murdered man. What she uncovers, however, may tie the youngster’s disappearance to secrets from the du Maurier family’s past.

Tandori quickly draws you into this story beginning with the youngster believing he’s getting a surprise. She holds you spellbound with twists and turns as you guess at the true nature of the events. The story flows smooth and steady as it dips from the present to the past and back again.

The characters are well-developed and likable. The protagonist is determined and resourceful. The secondary characters add depth to the story. Dealing with a kidnapped child, CONTINUANCE will tug at your heart strings but also provide hope and inspiration.  

Continuance by Marta Tandori, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, @2013, ISBN: 978-1484123300, Paperback, 300 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - A digital copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

By the time Marta Tandori reached fifth grade, she was an avid reader and writer with a stack of short stories collecting dust in a box under her bed but it wasn’t until she began studying acting in her early twenties at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York that Marta realized acting wasn’t really her passion – writing fiction was. What followed was years of writing workshops as well as correspondence courses in writing for children through the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. She credits the award winning author, Troon Harrison, as the instructor who helped her find her literary voice. 

Marta’s first work of middle-grade fiction, BEING SAM, NO MATTER WHAT was published in 2005, followed by EVERY WHICH WAY BUT KUKU! in 2006. With her more recent endeavors, Marta has shifted her writing focus to “women’s suspense”, a genre she fondly describes as having “strong female protagonists with closets full of nasty skeletons and the odd murder or two to complicate their already complicated lives”. 

To learn more about Marta and her writing, visit her blog, The Marta/Kindle Project at


Monday, August 5 - Book review and 1st chapter reveal at Miki's Hope
Wednesday, August 7 - Guest blogging at From the TBR Pile
Thursday, August 8 - Book reviewed at Kaisy Daisy's Corner
Monday, August 12 - Guest blogging and 1st chapter reveal at Inside BJ's Head
Tuesday, August 13 - Book review and Guest blogging at Queen of All She Reads
Thursday, August 15 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Monday, August 19 - Book reviewed at Love Books! Book Reviews
Monday, August 19 - Guest blogging and 1st chapter reveal at Cindy's Love of Books
Tuesday, August 20 - Book featured at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, August 21 - Book featured at My Cozie Corner
Friday, August 23 - Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Monday, August 26 - Book featured at My Devotional Thoughts
Tuesday, August 27 - Guest blogging at The Writer's Life
Thursday, August 29 - 1st chapter reveal at Read 2 Review
Friday, August 30 - Interviewed at Broowaha
Wednesday, September 4 - 1st Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Friday, September 6 - Book featured at Tales of a Book Addict
Tuesday, September 10 - Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, September 12 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Friday, September 13 - Guest blogging at Between the Covers
Tuesday, September 17 - Book reviewed at Bless Their Heart Mom
Wednesday, September 18 - Book reviewed at Raven Reviews
Thursday, September 19 - Book reviewed at The Self Taught Cook
Friday, September 20 - Book reviewed and 1st chapter reveal at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Monday, September 23 - Book reviewed and 1st chapter reveal at Broken Teepee
Tuesday, September 24 - 1st chapter reveal at Books R Us
Wednesday, September 25 - Book reviewed and 1st chapter reveal at Literary Winner
Thursday, September 26 - Book reviewed at Create with Joy
Friday, September 27 - Book reviewed at Mary's Cup of Tea
Friday, September 27 - Book featured at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you shy away from books about youngsters being kidnapped?


  1. Mason - This does sound interesting. I'm especially intrigued by the historical details. Thanks for sharing this one.

  2. I love how the story inner weaves real history and the setting within recent history. I like stories that are rich in details and smooth in delivery.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee


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