Review and Blog Tour for A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

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Join Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance (iUniverse, June 2009), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in September on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!


Bill Walker is a graphic designer specializing in book and dust jacket design, and has worked on projects by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontzand Stephen King. Between his design work and his writing, he spends his spare time reading voraciously and playing very loud guitar, much to the chagrin of his lovely wife and two sons. Bill makes his home in Los Angeles and can be reached through his web site: http://www.billwalkerdesigns.com/




Brian Weller is a haunted man. It's been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian's life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife's prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair.

Everything changes the morning an e-mail arrives from Boston artist Joanna Richman. Her heartfelt note brings back all the poignant memories: the night their eyes met, the fiery passion of their short-lived affair, and the agonizing moment he was forced to leave Joanna forever. Now, fifteen years later, the guilt and anger threaten to overwhelm him. Vowing to make things right, Brian arranges a book-signing tour that will take him back to Boston. He is eager to see Joanna again, but remains unsure where their reunion will lead. One thing is certain: the forces that tore their love asunder will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love.




You all know that I'm a sucker for a good love story...and this one is definitely a good love story. Bill Walker weaves an excellent story with A Note from an Old Acquaintance. He takes the reader back on a journey through the past as we watch the romance of Brian and Joanna unfold.

The transitions to the past were clear and weren't jarring as I've found in some novels recently. The writing is excellent and carries the story along (it doesn't tend to stagnate or get lost within itself as sometimes happens with this genre).

The only problem I had with the book was that for me I didn't like the cover. I tend to 'judge a book by it's cover' and I think a lot of readers do too. I didn't find the cover art all that appealing, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But don't let the cover deter you from reading this excellent story, you'll be glad you read it!


WIN PRIZES!!!

A NOTE FROM AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE BLOG TOUR '09 will officially begin on September 1 and ends on September 30. You can visit Bill's blog stops athttp://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in September to find out more about this great book and talented author!

As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available.



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