Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blog Tour: Song of Songs by Marc Graham — Spotlight + Giveaway! (US/CA) #HFVBTBlogTours

Song of Songs: A Novel of the Queen of Sheba
by Marc Graham

Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Blank Slate Press
Paperback; 400 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

Lift the veil of legend for the untold story of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and Bathsheba, wife and mother of Israel’s first kings. 

 When Makeda, the slave-born daughter of the chieftain of Saba, comes of age, she wins her freedom and inherits her father's titles along with a crumbling earthwork dam that threatens her people's survival. When she learns of a great stone temple being built in a land far to the north, Makeda leads a caravan to the capital of Yisrael to learn how to build a permanent dam and secure her people's prosperity. 

 On her arrival, Makeda discovers that her half-sister Bilkis (also known as Bathsheba) who was thought to have died in a long-ago flash flood, not only survived, but has become Queen of Yisrael. Not content with her own wealth, Bilkis intends to claim the riches of Saba for herself by forcing Makeda to marry her son. But Bilkis’s designs are threatened by the growing attraction between Makeda and Yetzer abi-Huram, master builder of Urusalim’s famed temple. Will Bilkis’s plan succeed or will Makeda and Yetzer outsmart her and find happiness far from her plots and intrigue?

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About the Author

Marc Graham studied mechanical engineering at Rice University in Texas, but has been writing since his first attempt at science fiction penned when he was ten. From there, he graduated to knock-off political thrillers, all safely locked away to protect the public, before settling on historical fiction. His first novel, Of Ashes and Dust, was published in March 2017. He has won numerous writing contests including, the National Writers Assocation Manuscript Contest (Of Ashes and Dust), the Paul Gillette Memorial Writing Contest - Historical (Of Ashes and Dust, Song of Songs), and the Colorado Gold Writing Contest - Mainstream (Prince of the West, coming from Blank Slate Press in Fall 2019). He lives in Colorado on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, and in addition to writing, he is an actor, narrator, speaker, story coach, shamanic practitioner, and whisky afficianado (Macallan 18, one ice cube). When not on stage or studio, in a pub, or bound to his computer, he can be found hiking with his wife and their Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, April 16 
Review & Interview at Passages to the Past 
Wednesday, April 17 
Review at Pursuing Stacie 
Feature at The Caffeinated Bibliophile 
Thursday, April 18 
Spotlight at Bookfever (It's me!)
Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages 
Friday, April 19 
Feature at What Is That Book About 
Guest Post & Excerpt at To Read, Or Not to Read 
Saturday, April 20 
Excerpt at Spellbound by History 
Monday, April 22 
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit 
Tuesday, April 23 
Review at 100 Pages a Day 
Wednesday, April 24 
Review at A Chick Who Reads 
Thursday, April 25 
Feature at Let Them Read Books 
Guest Post at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots 
Friday, April 26 
Review at Red Headed Book Lady 
Tuesday, April 30 
Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All 
Wednesday, May 1 
Review at Library of Clean Reads 
Friday, May 3 
Review at Historical Fiction Reviews 
Monday, May 6 
Review at Just One More Chapter 
Tuesday, May 7 
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews 
Thursday, May 9 
Excerpt at Kimber Li 
Friday, May 10 
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective 
Monday, May 13 
Review at Curling up by the Fire 
Tuesday, May 14 
Review at Amy's Booket List 
Wednesday, May 15 
Feature at Donna's Book Blog 
Friday, May 17 
Review at Coffee and Ink 
Interview at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots


During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away two paperback copies of Song of Songs! To enter, please use the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 17th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open to the US & Canada only. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.
Song of Songs


  1. Thank you for hosting the Song of Songs blog tour!

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