Seasons Blog Tour

11 Jun

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Welcome to the Seasons series (by Robin E. Mason) Blog Tour and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Seasons series
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The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

the long shadows of summerTitle: The Long Shadows of Summer
Author: Robin E. Mason
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Release Date: August 31, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction/Southern Fiction

Mercedes has always been an avid reader and devours each new Sherlock Holmes mystery as soon as she gets her hands on them. When one of her friends comes to her, Mercedes vows to keep Simone’s secrets and uncover the truth.

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.

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the tilting leaves of autumnTitle: The Tilting Leaves of Autumn
Author: Robin E. Mason
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction/Southern Fiction

Scarlett was the shrinking violet in the group. Faithful to her friends, and hiding secrets of her own. When Mercedes steps in to rescue her, she unknowingly plucks the thread that unravels Scarlett’s whole world.

But as Scarlett strives to hold fast to what is familiar the fabric of her life continues to come undone and secrets that are best kept hidden are exposed.

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The Silent Song of WinterTitle: The Silent Song of Winter
Author: Robin E. Mason
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction/Southern Fiction

When all the noise has gone silent, all that is left is her song.

Pearl had lived under the impossible taskmaster of perfection. Nothing she does or ever did pleased her mother. And nothing she ever did could disappoint her father.

Caught up in the mystery of her friend’s curious—and secretive—return, Pearl wrestles with her own decisions, and flees lest her own secrets are exposed.

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The Whispering Winds of SpringTitle: The Whispering Winds of Spring
Author: Robin E. Mason
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction/Southern Fiction

Amidst the clamor of confusion, can she hear the whisper of her memories?

Simone Dubois’ life was unraveling. All she had known and held dear was gone from her. At ten, all she wanted was to escape beneath the black waters of the Edisto River. She couldn’t know her whole life would be stolen from her.

When she returns to Saisons sixteen years later, she has no memory of ever having been there. Not even that it was her birthplace. Enlisting the help of her childhood friend, Mercedes—whose name stayed with her, if in shadowy dreams only—Simone encounters misty memories, and stirs up more mystery than she started with.

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About the Author

robin elizabeth mason

I’ve always had voices — er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!

I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013. Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design. I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years. My characters face many of these same demons.

I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.

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My Impressions of The Long Shadows of Summer:

The Long Shadows of Summer is the first book in the Seasons series and features Mercedes, one of the four childhood friends that the novels revolve around. Although all four women play a part in the story, it is the first person voice of Mercedes that the reader must rely on. As a belowstairs servant, she is privy to a number of family and community secrets, but it seems that she is ignorant of the most shocking, including one that involves herself. Mercedes is a sympathetic character, and the nature of the insular community of Saisons, South Carolina is explored through her narrative. The reader gets a good glimpse into the day-to-day running of a wealthy family and estate and the class differences that existed in the early 1900s. Mercedes has always been a devoted reader of detective stories, and the mysteries surrounding the residents of Saisons provide a big puzzler for her and the reader. I have to admit that I found it hard to keep up with the many characters and their relationships to each other. Information is given sparingly, and while the narrative has lots of description, it did not provide enough backstory for my tastes. The book is long — over 500 pages — and in my opinion could have been cut and still have retained the essentials for the mysteries explored. Mercedes’ own story is resolved, but for the other characters, and the reader, will have to wait for the succeeding books in the series. While The Long Shadows of Summer really wasn’t my cup of tea, there are a number positive reviews on Amazon. Be sure to check them out.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to the author and JustRead Book Tours for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

seasons series giveaway

Robin E. Mason is offering a Seasons series prize pack for her tour! ONE winner (US only) will receive:

  • a packette of Saisons Plantation tea
  • a Seasons series mug
  • a Seasons bookmark (handmade by the author)
  • Seasons notecards (also handmade by the author)
  • 4 pairs of earrings (one pair to represent each book)
  • AND winner’s choice of (1) signed print copy of Seasons book of choice OR kindle copies of all 4 books!

Giveaway will run from midnight June 11, 2018 through 11:59pm June 18, 2018. It is subject to the policies found here.

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10 Responses to “Seasons Blog Tour”

  1. lraines78 June 11, 2018 at 4:15 am #

    This series sounds interesting!

  2. Robin E. Mason June 11, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Hullo Beckie, so happy to have you share in my new release!!

  3. Paula Shreckhise June 11, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    This sounds like a great series. I like the concept of four women and four seasons.

    • Robin E. Mason June 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

      Hullo Paula!! thanks so much – they’re also four very different personalities!! so glad you popped by today!

  4. Carrie June 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    Thanks for your honest review, my friend!

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck June 13, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    I am looking forward to reading these books. They sound so interesting. Thanks for the information about the books and the author. Also, thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

  6. Kay Garrett June 13, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    Thank you for being part of the Seasons series by Robin E. Mason blog tour. I enjoyed reading your impressions of “The Long Shadows of Summer”. I’d love to read all the books in this series.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. Gwendolyn Jordan June 16, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    Sounds good

  8. diannekc June 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome series. Really looking forward to reading the books. Thanks for the great giveaway. Also, hope all goes well with your surgery and a speedy recovery.


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