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Saturday, September 14, 2013

BOOK TOUR & Giveaway - Fair Disclosure - A Jillian Hillcrest Mystery by Joyce T Strand

NEW RELEASE..........

FAIR DISCLOSURE: A New Jillian Hillcrest Mystery

Jillian and ex-husband Chad are enjoying a play at a local community theater when a scream interrupts the production upon discovery of a bludgeoned volunteer. When it turns out that the victim is someone Jillian interviewed for a job at her company, she becomes involved in another crime, drawn ever deeper by a second murder, an irate investor, the participation of law enforcement amateurs, an increasingly unreliable assistant, and suspicious stock trading at her company.  Meanwhile, Chad is pressuring Jillian to say “yes” to a second marriage.

About Jillian Hillcrest Jillian Hillcrest is a PR Executive at a small biotechnology company in Silicon Valley who—through no fault of her own—gets drawn into solving murders.

Jillian grew up with her mother in a small town in Pennsylvania, although they moved to California when she was in middle school. Her mother now lives in southern California. Jillian never got to know her father, as he was killed in the Vietnam War. She got married right after graduating from Cal to Chad Bradbury, who is a marketing executive at a biotech company in Alameda, CA. They got divorced after 10 years of marriage, and, quite frankly, are not sure why. They still enjoy getting together. In particular, they enjoy going to restaurants and drinking wine.

As the head of corporate communications, Jillian is responsible for updating investors, employees, the media, partners, and the community about Harmonia and its products. You might wonder about the name of the 200-person company that develops drug products for autoimmune diseases. The founder compared balancing the human immune system with singing in harmony. In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the goddess of harmony and concord.

"I could not put down Joyce Strand's first book "On Message"! For a new author it kept me hooked just like the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben or the Reacher series by Lee Child." - review for author's debut book On Message taken from Amazon

"What a great read. I was looking forward to this since I finished On Message. Joyce has really out done herself. This really was a great read and enjoyable story. I was pleased with the story line and surprised about how it ended. I can't deside which character I love more. I can't wait for the next enstallment of Jillian's story. Congrats Joyce on this book. Loved it." - review from author's second book Open Meetings taken from Amazon

Joyce Strand, much like her fictional character Jillian Hillcrest, served as head of corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing articles and press releases and delivering presentations to publicize her companies.

Joyce has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teen-ager. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve a mystery before it is revealed. Therefore Joyce relished the transition from writing press releases to writing fiction.

Joyce received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.   She lives with her two cats in Southern California near San Diego.

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One Lucky Winner will win $50 Amazon or Paypal Giftcard !!
Courtesy of author of Fair Disclosure, Joyce T Strand
Ending on Sunday 8th December at 11.59pm EST
Open to US / CA / UK / New Zealand / Australia

Enter Below and Good Luck !!

Sharon x

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  1. I want to get my son an innotab 3s for christmas and with this giftcard it will be possible!! i really would love this it would be such a big help for me since im a single mom to two little boys

  2. Thank you so much for an outstanding blog tour that enabled an effective launch of my book FAIR DISCLOSURE. The 20 reviews produced by the bloggers helped to frame the book. Your daily updates in Facebook and Twitter and other resources publicized the book and its main points and positioned it for further publicizing. Your service in keeping me informed enabled me to also publicize the daily reviews. I appreciated your design of the blog tour logo. Bottom line: your service and perseverance to assure that the tour ran smoothly enabled its success. I cannot express my appreciation enough. But there's more.

    And then there was the giveaway. During the giveaway time period, I received dozens of requests to be added to my distribution list, at least 100 additional FB LIKES, more than 100 new blog followers, at least 100 Goodreads followers, more Pinterest followers than I could track, and hundreds of new twitter followers. The momentum is superb -- certainly more than I ever anticipated.
    I just want to be sure you comprehend how much your efforts meant to me. Thank you.

    1. It's absolutely wonderful to hear that what we do is helping so positively, your kind words certainly tugged at my heart strings. Although i'm sure your writing skills and the brand new mystery had a lot to do with it, thanks so much Joyce xx


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