Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Soul Retrieval by Ann W. Jarvie (VBB, Excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT


by Ann W. Jarvie

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BLURB:

Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing––that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.
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EXCERPT

After finishing the second nocturne, he looked up at her. “You know that I’ve been researching the high incidence of spontaneous healings here, right?” Jeff was both a lead physician and medical researcher at the Medichero Indian Hospital. He reached for a pack of cigarettes from the pocket of his short-sleeved white shirt.

“Uh-huh,” Henrietta said. She barely heard what he said. How am I going to get into it? How am I going to tell him? She had asked herself these questions at least a million times. She picked up a pen and notebook from the coffee table, trying to keep her hands busy.

Jeff smoked in silence a moment before continuing. “There’s more to it than even I imagined.”

“More to what?” she asked. She absently doodled on the page without looking up. How am I going to tell him?

Jeff blew smoke. “The spontaneous healings that I’m so interested in ... the medicine men here seem to be doing something real to affect the recoveries.”

Now he had her attention. “They are?” She looked at him. “Like what?”

Instead of answering, Jeff got up and turned toward the bay windows that cradled the piano in a small alcove off the living room of the doctor’s cottage. His silhouette against the bright morning light was a man-shaped eclipse, his muscled edges luminous and blurred by the smoldering tobacco. It gave him an unworldly appearance, and Henrietta was reminded about how often she felt like an outsider here, and even back home.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.

The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on Indian reservations, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.










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16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I'm thrilled to launch The Soul Retrieval: A Novel this week on Amazon. And I welcome questions and input from your readers!

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    1. Congrats on the launch and good luck with the tour!

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  2. I really enjoyed the blurb and excerpt. This isn't the type of book that I would normally read but both the blurb and excerpt really interested me into putting the book into my wishlist.

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    1. Glad it appealed to you, Mary. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  3. Hi Mary,

    Thanks for your comment and interest! I’d like to invite you and all the readers here to take a “Look Inside” The Soul Retrieval on Amazon and download a FREE Kindle e-book edition (Free Promo ends today)!

    http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Retrieval-Ann-W-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B00V3TPPJS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1427397771

    Best,
    Ann

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    1. Wow, that is very generous of you, thank you so much!

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  4. You are a new author to me and I love to meet new author so I'm glad I've read this post.

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    1. Great to have you visiting, Irma! Thank you for taking the time to visit!

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    1. Good to hear, thanks for visiting!

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    1. Glad you liked it, joe, thank you for dropping by!

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  7. Hey, thanks everyone for your comments! The FREE Kindle e-book promotion for The Soul Retrieval: A Novel went so well yesterday, we’ve decided to extend it for one more day. So if you didn’t get your copy already, now’s your last chance to get the e-book for FREE! Offer ends today, April 1st (just a few more hours)! Here’s the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Retrieval-Ann-W-Jarvie-ebook/dp/B00V3TPPJS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1427397771

    Best,
    Ann

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    1. That is wonderfully generous of you, Ann. Thank you so much!

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