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Friday, February 22, 2013

BOOK TOUR & SIGNED BOOK TIVEAWAY - Swallowtail by Sheri Meshal

Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she's addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living's attention, but most people are harder to reach than she'd ever dreamed and even harder to set free.

She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend... she'd move heaven and earth to keep it that way.

Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

 "A captivating novel about love, redemption and the supernatural."  - Kirkus Review

"Sheri Meshal brought to her debut novel the sensibility of a writer who has 
obviously loved, and lost loved ones.  Yet, her take is by no means depressive or defeatist. 
On the contrary, Swallowtail screams hope, love and the possibility of us all to better ourselves; 
by simply opening our hearts and minds to love, and compassion." -

"Swallowtail will take you on a journey through the soul. A novel full of twists that 
both wrench the heart and fill it with joy."  - Goodreads

Sheri Meshal spent most of her childhood on an old farm in Iowa. She is an author by day and chauffeur by night... for a tad bit longer. Swallowtail took over six years to write and was inspired by bizarre events which occurred shortly after her father's passing in 1998. Best friends, they'd engaged in countless conversations regarding the possibility of life after death and enjoyed sharing books on the subject years before he was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a myriad of unexplainable events, Sheri realized had she died first, she would've done everything in her power to get her father's attention and show him all the things she could do. 

Her father had informed her that she was a writer long before she could begin to accept the possibility. In her heart, she knew he should've been the writer, and if she did possess any talent for it, it was due to his DNA. She began writing for both of them and often wondered if he helped her, as crucial research repeatedly found its way to her by the strangest means. When she met medium Jonathan Louis, he desperately tried to avoid a cliche topic. Exasperated, he finally gave in saying, "I don't want to say this. Whenever I do, the room goes crazy. Sometimes it just is what it is and nothing more, but what does it mean when I say the word butterfly to you?" Overcome with emotion, she confessed she'd written a novel titled Swallowtail about a dead woman communicating with her friends and family. He answered softly with a smile, "He helps you."

A minimalist, Sheri currently lives in Chicago sans furniture with her dog, Kylee and her roommate and fellow writer, Mack Oliver. When she isn't writing, she's traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews every chance she gets. 

"Pop on over to my Facebook or my Twitter page"

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This fantastic giveaway has been brought to you by 
author Sheri Meshal and Beck Valley Books

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Ending on Sunday 19th May at 11.59pm EST

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  1. I would stare down at them from up above-or perhaps take the form of an animal who would not leave their side

  2. This tour was absolutely one of the best things I've done to promote my's like my Facebook and Amazon pages have received stunning makeovers. They're positively glowing with vitality and excitement!

    Sharon was a dream to work with, just uber-helpful, even going so far as to help me build a better blog. That reminds me, I still have some changes to make! She keeps you posted every step of the way. I just love that, because indy marketing is lonely work. I often feel I'm painting a house with a nail polish brush. It's nice to have an angel like Sharon show up with great treats day after day. Emotionally I really needed this. It came at just the right time. Marketing can be so frustrating. After all, I'm a writer, not a marketing genius. When you discover you've wasted more money and valuable writing time on marketing that just didn't pan out, it can really drag your spirits down. Beck Valley was time and money well spent, every last penny. Thank you Sharon, from the bottom of my heart. I know Swallowtail will continue to benefit from all your hard work for years to come. I'm really going to miss your cheerful daily emails!

    ~Sheri Meshal

    1. I've loved every minute of this tour Sheri, it's no secret just how special I think your book Swallowtail is. I think fate played its part well and I'm extremely happy to have connected with you xx


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