We set up a tour for historical fiction “Scent of the Past”. The tour runs from July 17 to August 17.
July 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
July 17th: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing
July 18th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life
July 19th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
July 21st: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Mythical Books
July 22nd: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
July 23rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium
July 25th: Promo Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
July 27th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
July 29th: Book Review and Giveaway @ The Bibliophagist
July 31st: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness
August 1st: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading
August 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever
August 5th: Book Review @ Crazy KALM
August 7th: Promo Post @ Maari Loves Her Indies
August 9th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading
August 11th: Book Review and Giveaway @ RimpyReads
August 13th: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance
August 14th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog
August 15th: Promo Post @ Lisa Queen of Random
August 17th: Book Review @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog
About the Book
Title: Scent of the Past
Author: Erin Marie Bernardo
Genre: Historical Fiction
Scent of the Past by Erin Marie Bernardo
A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time.
When people think of time travel, they think of the clichéd manufactured kind. Of giant electronic machines with flashing lights and buttons calibrated to shoot you into the past with one press. But it doesn’t work that way. You need a reason, a connection, and—most important—a link. But you can’t choose when and why you go. That would be too easy, and we’d all be snapping our fingers in hopes of seeing lost treasures of yesteryear. It must choose you.
Close cousins Addison and Elissa live in present day New York City and lead somewhat ordinary lives. When uncertain circumstances surrounding a set of antique perfume bottles sends them back to eighteenth-century France, they must uncover the truth behind their travel.
Disaster strikes when Addison finds herself in a nearly identical situation to a mishap she experienced in the present—the witnessing of a murder and release of a secret. Only this time the truth could destroy the entire French monarchy. With Addison’s head on the line, the young women search for answers before Addison suffers her unlucky fate twice. It is only when they discover the haunting connections to life in the present, that they understand why they both were sent, and why a repeating past…may not always be such a bad thing.
Erin Marie Bernardo is an American writer of historical fiction. She has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota, and is the author of the time-travel novel, Scent of the Past. A lover of historic places, Erin’s novels connect the past with the present.
Erin is currently at work on her second novel, Blackbird’s Bounty, set in the bayou of Louisiana – and is actively seeking a home for her children’s collection, Beautiful and Extraordinary Barnyard Stories, based on true events from on her farm.
Erin lives in Tennessee, but has roots in both Minnesota and Washington State. She is married with two young children.