Friday, April 19, 2013

WELCOME ED LONDERGRAN AND THE DEVIL'S ELBOW



Today we welcome author Ed Londergan and his new work, THE DEVIL'S ELBOW, a thrilling historical story.

THE DEVIL'S ELBOW

Quick Facts
Release Date: July, 2012.

Genre: Historical Fiction, history, action/adventure, romance.


Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle


Giveaways!

International  -  $15 Amazon gift certificate

US Only  -  a copy of THE DEVIL'S ELBOW



Book Synopsis
Set in colonial Massachusetts, The Devil’s Elbow follows Jack Parker from his orphan childhood days as an apprentice to a greedy and brutal Boston merchant to the isolated pioneer settlement of Brookfield, where he ends up in the fight of his life to protect the people and place he loves.

The knowledge Jack’s father gave him, that the measure of a man is how he deals with the worst life can throw at him, the support of the powerful man who becomes his friend, and deep, unshakable love for the childhood girlfriend who becomes his wife, fuel Jack’s determination and will to survive. All Jack has learned on his eight year journey meets its greatest test when he and ninety-eight others are trapped in a four-room tavern for three hot, humid August days, fighting for survival against 400 once-friendly Indians, who are determined to wipe them out and reclaim their land and way of life.



Praise For THE DEVIL'S ELBOW


Brings the 1600's Bay Colony alive.
A rousing story about tragedy, triumph, perseverance, and love. Rich in historical detail with well developed characters you will come to know. An enjoyable read from start to finish.
Jeff Lubs- August 9, 2012

A very good story:
This book is a wonderful read. Mr. Londergan brings history to life. His depiction of life in colonial Massachusetts is right on. It reminded me of Kenneth Roberts classic story "Arundel" but much easier to read. One of the best historical novels of this era. I hope there are many more coming.
Lawrence J. Murphy - February 25, 2013

Excerpt 

“I can’t believe we’re actually about to be married,” she said softly, looking up at me. Her face was radiant, a wonder that filled my heart with overwhelming emotion at how much I loved this woman. 
“We’ve been waiting for this for so long,” she said, looking at the three of them. “We’ve wanted to get married for years and now we will,” she told them earnestly, “and now we will,” she repeated in a whisper. 

Mr. Pynchon cleared his throat and began the short ceremony. “Rebecca Morgan,” he said formally, “In the sight of our most gracious God, this man, John Parker, asks that you be his wife, from this day forward, until the Lord removes you from one another by death. How do you answer him?”

She turned and looked into my eyes. I could feel her love for me and it felt so good, so strong, and so wonderful.

“In the sight of God, I will be his wife,” she said never taking her eyes from me.

“John Parker, the Lord has given you this woman, Rebecca Morgan, to be your wife until death parts you. In the sight of God, do you accept her as your wife?” I looked at this woman, this girl that I loved for so long and was filled with a joy and happiness I had never known before.

“Yes, in the sight of God, I take her as my wife.”

“May the Lord in all ways be good to you. You have our heartiest wishes and prayers. You are now husband and wife.”


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The Author

Author Ed Londergan
Ed Londergan is an author and passionate storyteller who enjoys sharing his work with everyone. He loves to write, is working on a sequel to The Devil's Elbow, and is an avid reader and an amateur colonial historian. A graduate of Holy Cross, he lives in Central Massachusetts with his wife Barbara and cat Duncan.
Find more about him at: www.edlondergan.com


And here's a guest post from Ed:

Research
by Ed Londergan

I love doing research. I need to learn and research is my way of experiencing the thrill of new discoveries, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. Depending on what part of the story I am writing, I may make myself and expert on a particular topic.

For me, research takes many forms. I love to read, as most writers do, and will make myself an expert on a particular topic by reading book after book. I also like to go to the physical places that are part of a book. I am writing a story that takes place in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York City, so I visited each of them and wandered around, soaking up the sights and sounds. I also like to talk to people who know more than I do, and that is quite a few people. They are flattered that you ask their opinion or to share what they know.

I also use the Internet quite a bit. It is an incredible tool. I use it to view a map or satellite image, find obscure bits of information; do research into historical characters or for any general question.  The amount of information you can find is overwhelming and can bog you down and keep you from writing if you let it. I take the basic information, the high-level stuff, and use that to develop the plot. I do far more writing than research.

Before I begin writing, I will do extensive research on the topics on which I am writing, kind of a crash course. I will jump in with both feet and spend hours each week devouring the information I find. Once I have completed the research, I digest it; let it roll around in my head for a week or so before putting it down on paper. 


Follow the tour:
Tour Schedule 

April 11: Black Lion Tours Blog: Tour Kick- Off.
April 13: Ky bunny's Blog: Guest Post.
April 15: Kimberly Lewis Novels: Guest Post.
April 18: My Devotional ThoughtsGuest Post.
.April 19: A Writer's Life: Guest Post.
April 20: Pure Jonel: Review.
April 21: Bookworm Babblings: Review.
              A Novel Idea Live: Live Interview.
April 22: Makayla's Book Reviews: Guest Post
               A Novel Idea Live: Promo.
April 23: I know that Book: Interview.
April 24: The Self Taught Cook: Review.
April 25: Black Lion Tours Blog: Wrap- Up.


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2 comments:

Shannon R said...

Your research sounds really indepth. I'd love to be able to travel to the places where my stories are set and talk with the people there. I am sure it is very enlightening

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katsrus said...

Pretty book cover. It sounds like a really good story. Great excerpt. It's so interesting to hear how each author does research.
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