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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Musing Mediterranean by Beth Daigle - Book Blast - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Beth Daigle and her new book, “Musing Mediterranean”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Beth and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Musing Mediterranean
by Beth Daigle

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GENRE: Memoir

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A trip to the Mediterranean—who wouldn’t be thrilled? Beth Daigle should be doing back flips as she prepares to escape her humdrum suburban life, but travel anxiety gets the best of her. This is a trip of a lifetime, something to look forward to, yet Beth is dreading it.

The daughter of an Italian mother and Greek father, Beth has always dreamed of visiting Greece and Italy. Her Type A husband, Tony, revels in planning every detail of their two-week vacation. The plan expands to include not only Beth and Tony’s two tween daughters, but Beth’s parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew.

As her family’s excitement mounts, so does Beth’s trepidation. She experiences serious anxiety about the flight itself, plus spending two solid weeks with her extended family.

Despite her worries, Beth manages the eight-hour plane ride to Rome, and the adventure begins.

If you’ve never experienced the beauty of the Mediterranean, or even if you have, Musing Mediterranean will take you there through Beth’s eyes, page by page.

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EXCERPT TWO:


AMALFI COAST

The moment we were all comfortably seated, we were inundated with food, in the best way possible. We didn’t order one thing; it was all brought to us. Whatever the chef was cooking was what was served, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Every plate was also a work of art: each was hand-painted, colorful, and artistic. And before we knew it, music filled the air when the owner’s niece took a microphone and asked all the patrons to join in on a sing-along.

The Italian blond beauty entertained us with her soothing voice, ethnic songs, and gregarious hospitality.

Her rousing renditions of both familiar and unfamiliar songs left us ready to sit back and enjoy the end of our memorable meal. Served family style, it was a meal that included five appetizers, five entrees, homemade wine, pear grappa, and five desserts. It was extravagant, yet unpretentious.

As desserts and limoncello came to the table, so did the owner–chef. Every bite that was served was natural and simply prepared, yet it was the most delicious food I’d ever eaten.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Beth Daigle is a lifelong New Englander residing north of Boston with her husband and daughters. Prior to settling into her role as a writer, Beth was a marketing professional whose favorite part of the job was writing. As a freelancer, Beth has enjoyed contributing to numerous lifestyle and home publications, yet she yearned for something more than a magazine article. Then along came Musing Mediterranean. Beth quickly became immersed in chronicling this travel event and articulating her perceptions of the places she visited, the people she met, the foods she enjoyed and the crazy moments she encountered. The idea that someone who may never travel to Greece, Italy or Turkey could appreciate this experience through Beth’s eyes became a driving force behind the story. Revealing her struggle with travel anxiety helped Beth move forward and embrace, once again, how very wonderful it is to travel the world.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine.

Beth is a creative soul who finds joy in art, home design, gardening, reading, writing, a good laugh and an even better television show.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Beth will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

17 comments:

  1. Beth ~ It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you Ally - I so appreciate your kind words.

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  2. Good morning and thank you for this great post. I hope your readers enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks Rita! I hope you'll give it a read.

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  4. Sounds like a great book! Best wishes on your tour.
    What is your favorite part of developing characters?

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    1. Thanks Ellen! I appreciate the well wishes. For me, developing characters is like shopping for presents. I like to take my time with it and really think about the person - who they are, what they like, what defines them. Because Musing Mediterranean is memoir, that was a bit easier to accomplish. But with characters like Domenico, I had to make discerning observations and build who I imagined him to be from the brief time I had to spend with him. Thank you for the great question.

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  5. How did you come up the story for your book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  6. Hi Bernie- thanks so much. The story for my book really came to me. I am a freelance writer and had done a lot of article and column writing. I had always wanted to try a book but didn't have a good topic in mind. I kept a travel journal on the trip and half way through I had filled it and had to start a new one. In that moment I knew I had enough material for a book and so it was.

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  7. Looking forward to reading this one!

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    1. So glad! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you do.

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  8. What inspired you to persue a career in writing? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks so much Bernie. My writing career came to me following a more traditional stint in corporate marketing. I had left the working world to become a mom and wanted to continue doing something manageable from home. Writing was my favorite part of any of my jobs and, at the time, I was oddly fascinated with Carrie Bradshaw - so I decided to try my hand at writing. I pitched an article to a local magazine and next thing I knew I was published. The rest as they say...

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  9. This was fun to read! I love author bios!

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