We set up a deluxe book tour for literary fiction “The Real Estate of Things”. The tour ran from January 18 to February 18.
January 18th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
January 18th: Promo Post @ Stormy NightReviewing
January 19th: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian
January 20th: Guest Post and Promo @ Please Pass the Books
January 21st: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
January 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
January 25th: Guest Post and Book Excerpt @ Books Direct
January 26th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies United
January 27th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
January 28th: Book Excerpt @ Rainne’s Ramblings
January 29th: Character Interview @ The Book Daily
January 31st: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness
February 2nd: Promo Post @ Cassandra M’s Place
February 4th: Book Excerpt @ Just Books
February 6th: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers
February 7th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog
February 8th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading
February 8th: Book Excerpt @ Literary Musings
February 11th: Guest Post @ SolaFide Publishing
February 12th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru
February 14th: Promo Post @ 365 Days of Reading
February 16th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading
February 18th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings
About the Book
Title: The Real Estate of Things
Author: Nitin Deckha
Genre: Literary Fiction
The Real Estate of Things is a comedic story about real estate, spirituality and politics in the sprawling, multicultural suburb of West York.
Fifty-‐something Shaku Sehgal is looking for a new lease of life. With two grown kids and a supportive accountant husband who gardens, she’s followed her best friend, Neelam, into the exciting world of real estate. While she dreams of becoming the premier realtor of West York City, a position currently held by the much envied, Ruth Leslie, Shaku’s languishing at her current brokerage, SuperStar Realty.
To jumpstart her career, Shaku sneaks into a real estate conference and learns about a new redevelopment contest for a local derelict site. Part of the prize is to be an exclusive broker for the chosen new development. Shaku successfully pitches it to her brokerage, teams up with the young up-‐and-‐coming realtor, Jason Sevende, and they throw their hat into the contest.
Soon, Shaku and Jason find themselves competing against teams across the city, including Shaku’s friend, Neelam and the doyenne of luxury realty, Ruth Leslie. Not only that, the contest draws the attention of global spiritual guru, Chakra Sahib, and the ire of a seemingly anonymous movement protesting and threatening to derail the whole redevelopment.
Join Shaku, Jason and the band of realtors as they confront obstacles and reflect on the meanings of success, love and friendship in this epic race amongst realtors, The Real Estate of Things.
Nitin Deckha is the author of a collection of short stories, Shopping for Sabzi (2008). His fiction has been published in magazines, edited collections, and chapbooks and he has read his work across Canada, the US and India. In 2010, he was featured as part of the Canadian Writers in Person lecture series at York University, Toronto. Nitin holds a PhD in Anthropology and has taught social sciences for over a decade. More recently, he completed certification in Adult Training and Development (MCATD, CTDP) and crafts and leads learning and organizational change. He lives in Toronto. Contact him at @RealEstateofThi