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Author Q&A ft Elsa Winckler | WHERE THE RIVER BENDS Book Tours | Goddess Fish Presents Presents Contemporary

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for WHERE THE RIVER BENDS by Elsa Winckler, a contemporary novel available now f...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for WHERE THE RIVER BENDS by Elsa Winckler, a contemporary novel available now from Tule Publishing.

Elsa Winckler will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the tour banner.












Where the River Bends
by Elsa Winckler


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GENRE: Contemporary


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BLURB:

Kalinda Evans works for the Anglo-Boer war foundation in Canada. She's sent to South Africa to make sure everyone who lost their lives in the war will be remembered. On her drive to the guest farm in Kimberley, South Africa, Kalinda picks up a female hitchhiker and is startled when just moments later, the woman vanishes. Kalinda would be convinced she was dreaming…except there’s still a white lace handkerchief on the passenger seat.

Extreme sports enthusiast and computer game designer Zack Carter is always after the next big challenge. He’s far too busy for romance and adheres to a three-date rule, until he meets his parents’ latest guest. When she relays the story of her mysterious experience, Zack’s family shares the local ghost story. Kalinda and Zack work together to solve the puzzle of the ghost and how it all ties in with the war and the work Kalinda is doing.

As their attraction grows, Zack realizes he no longer feels the need to prove anything to himself. He only needs to prove to Kalinda that he’s more than a good time.
s quiet around the table. Then Zacharias cleared his throat.



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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

Anyone who loves a romance will hopefully enjoy Kalinda and Zach’s story. There is also a ghost in the story, but Suzie will not give you sleepless nights, I promise.

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

Kalinda Evans works for the Anglo-Boer war foundation in Canada. She's sent to South Africa to make sure everyone who lost their lives in the war will be remembered. On her way to the guest farm in Kimberley, South Africa, she picks up a female hitchhiker and is startled when just moments later, the woman vanishes. Kalinda would be convinced she was dreaming…except there’s still a white lace handkerchief on the passenger seat. She discovered that the ‘ghost’ was one of the Canadian nurses who accompanied a regiment of Canadian soldiers to South Africa to fight for the British. The Battle of Paardeberg was fought more or less where the Modder (mud) River bends. That was also where Kalinda found the graves of Suzie and her lover.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

The publisher, Tule Publishing did the cover art and I was so pleased with the result. The river was initially blue but that had to be changed – in South Africa the rivers are always muddy!

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

Kalinda’s ex-husband is my least favorite character. Our daughter had a similar experienced in her first marriage than the one Kalinda had and I found it difficult to write the scenes that involved him. Any form of abuse against another human being or even animal makes me see red. Unfortunately too many psychopaths walk among us, leading seemingly ordinary lives and only the people closest to them know who they really are.

What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?

Ghosts or unexplained phenomena! I grew up listening to stories about the unexplained and in South Africa there is a well-known story about a woman hitchhiker near a small town called Uniondale. This and other similar stories triggered the idea for Suzie, the ghost in Where the river bends.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I have a website – www.elsawinckler.com.
Please also sign up for my newsletter! https://elsawinckler.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9a722b29db93522b78452f9e3&id=5db1977f4e

What can we expect from you in the future?

I have a series of three contemporary romances that Tule Publishing will release in the new year – I’m so excited about those!

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

I would so appreciate it if you could leave a review and do let me know what you liked about it – I love to hear from readers.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Don’t’ give up! If this is really what you want to do, if the passion runs deep, you will succeed. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but you will find the right publisher and you will be someone’s favorite author! The best tip I have for anyone wanting to become a writer is this – write! Sit down and write down your story as quickly as you can.

Thanks for having me on your blog – I so appreciate your time!


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EXCERPT:


Relieved, Kalinda nodded. Her insides were still shivering from the shock. She wanted to get to the little museum as quickly as possible and start on her assignment. She didn't want to stay one minute longer than necessary. At the moment Toronto sounded much more normal.

She glanced up. Zach was staring at her. Again there was the strange shift inside of her. How did the song put it? Easy on the eye, hard on the heart. Yep, that was Zach Carter. She didn't have to guess whether he was a flirt – the damn dimple seemed to appear just too readily. Dimples? Seriously?
"A last comment about Suzie," Luke said.
Kalinda swallowed a groan. Enough of the ghost stories, already.


"Apparently she only appears to people who are getting married soon."

"Well, that cannot be true, because getting married is definitely not on my agenda," Kalinda said firmly.

Madeline giggled. "Well, my dear. It was also the last thing on my mind. And then I met Zacharias."

Kalinda smiled vaguely, but didn't react to Madeline's words. She focused on her plate, fervently hoping all talk of ghosts and weddings was finished.

"I still don't understand how you ended up on your hands and knees on the road," Zach interrupted her thoughts.

Kalinda frowned, trying to remember exactly what had happened. "I fell, I think."

"But why?" Zach insisted. "You were driving …"
"I got out of the car to look for her. She was walking towards me when I heard the car behind me. When I turned around, the car was nearly on top of me. And then—" She inhaled sharply. "She pushed me out of harm's way," she finished softly.

"Otherwise our car could have hit you." Madeline had also turned pale.

For a few minutes it was quiet around the table. Then Zacharias cleared his throat.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


I have been reading love stories for as long as I can remember and when I ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during my Honours studies, I was hooked for life.


I married my college boyfriend and soul mate and after 43 years, 3 interesting and wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandsons, he still makes me weak in the knees. We are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa with the ocean a block away and a beautiful mountain right behind us. And although life so far has not always been an easy ride, it has always been an exciting and interesting one!

I like the heroines in my stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous! My stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.


Buy links:

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/za/en/ebook/where-the-river-bends-1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/where-the-river-bends/id1398104869?mt=11

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-River-Bends-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B07DPBN5XC

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/Where-River-Bends-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B07DPBN5XC

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Where-River-Bends-Elsa-Winckler-ebook/dp/B07DPBN5XC



Social Media links:

Webpage: www.elsawinckler.com

Personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elsa.winckler

Author Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ElsaWincklerRomanceAuthor?ref_type=bookmark

Twitter: https://twitter.com/elsawinckler @elsawinckler

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6557709.Elsa_Winckler

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elsaw1/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/elsawinckler/

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/elsaw1

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111046023755042052612/posts

YouTube video of WHERE THE RIVER BENDS: https://youtu.be/GLLK3CyrZF4






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GIVEAWAY:


Elsa Winckler will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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8 comments

  1. Thanks so much for bringing to our attention another great book out there to read. I appreciate hearing about them since I have so many readers in my family.

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    1. Nice to see you again, James :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Loved the post and enjoyed the trailer :)

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  3. Did you design the cover? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Thanks, Joseph - no, the cover was done by Tule Publshing, I'm so happy with it!

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