I’m greatly honoured to host a chapter of the new book by the acclaimed author Caroline Smailes – Like Bees to Honey. The book will be released in 7 days and I can’t wait to it. Just read the chapter below and you’ll feel the same.
What I love about the book’s blog tour is a fantastic idea which corresponds with the book itself – in order to follow the story readers change places, travel, fly. We all need somebody to tell us where to go, we all need directions. And we will never stop. We will fly and follow those who we believe in, wherever they take us: to Malta or London or Warsaw.
Later in this post you’ll find all the information you need to fly to Like Bees to Honey.
Nina, her son Christopher in tow, flies to Malta for one last visit with her aging parents.
Her previous attempt to see them ended in tears. Disowned for falling pregnant while at university in England, she was not allowed into the house.
This will be her final chance to make her peace with them.
But Malta holds more secrets and surprises than Nina could possibly imagine. What she finds is not the land of her youth, a place full of memories and happiness. Instead, she meets dead people. Lots of them.
Malta, it transpires, is a transit lounge for recently deceased spirits and somehow Christopher enables her to see them, speak with them and help them.
And, in return, they help Nina come to terms with her own loss. One so great that she has yet to admit it to herself.
Like Bees to Honey will be released on 27th of May 2010. You can preorder the book at Amazon.co.uk.
Caroline Smailes appears to make life changing decisions based on passing comments made by Richard and Judy.
Back in 2005, two weeks before she was due to start a PhD in Linguistics, Caroline watched an interview on Richard & Judy where they referred to someone as a ‘nearly woman’. Caroline identified with that label and faced her ‘now or never’ moment. She didn’t want to be someone who talked of ‘nearly’ having done something, she wanted to see if she could write novels and tell stories.
Within that same week, Caroline gave up her funding and her PhD place, enrolled on an MA in Creative Writing and over the next year, she wrote In Search of Adam.
Now Caroline and her writer husband have 3 children and live on the Wirral. She can be found online at carolinesmailes.co.uk.
The Handmade Covers
Those fantastic covers were prepared by Becky Adams. Only 10 of these beautiful things exist in the whole wide world.
Source: Caroline Smailes’ Blog
The first stop is Caroline’s blog. It’s where all the bees come from. The blog which will be hosting the next chapter of “Like Bees to Honey is The trouser Press.
And here is a full list of stops:
Chapter 0 http://www.carolinesmailes.co.uk/blog
Chapter 1 http://chasing-sheep.blogspot.com/
Chapter 2 http://redders.typepad.com/redders/
Chapter 3 http://cwnotebook.blogspot.com/
Chapter 4 http://jonmayhem.blogspot.com/
Chapter 5 http://lplateauthor.blogspot.com/
Chapter 6 http://www.jamiesonwolf.blogspot.com/
Chapter 7 http://rowancoleman.blogspot.com/
Chapter 8 http://livelovelearnwrite.wordpress.com/
Chapter 9 http://daverobertsbooks.blogspot.com/
Chapter 10 http://nikperring.blogspot.com/
Chapter 11 http://fictionisstrangerthanfact.blogspot.com/
Chapter 12 http://www.kellyrailton.com/
Chapter 13 http://megantaylorblogstories.blogspot.com/
Chapter 14 http://www.bubblecow.co.uk/blog/
Chapter 15 http://michelle-says.blogspot.com/
Chapter 16 http://debcarrs-daydreams.blogspot.com/
Chapter 17 http://www.matthewhillswebsite.co.uk/
Chapter 18 http://writing-about-writing.blogspot.com/
Chapter 19 http://notonlyinthailand.blogspot.com/
Chapter 20 https://passwordincorrect.com/
Chapter 21 http://thetrouserpress.blogspot.com/
Chapter 22 http://angiemichaelis.blogspot.com/
Chapter 23 http://lizfenwick.blogspot.com/
Chapter 24 http://tea-stains.blogspot.com/
Chapter 25 http://djkirkby.blogspot.com/
Chapter 26 http://www.plantingwords.com/
Chapter 27 http://beinglucydiamond.blogspot.com/
Chapter 28 http://www.reallygoodthinking.com/
Chapter 29 http://www.gemmaburgess.blogspot.com/
Chapter 30 http://www.sarahsalway.blogspot.com/
Chapter 1 (and yes, it’s a different one) http://wordyblog.blogspot.com/
44 Replies to “Like Bees to Honey – Chapter 20”
This book is a honey to my heart
Pięknie wykonane okładki. I piękna historia.
WIĘCEJ O KONKURSIE:Bierzemy w nim udział przez pozostawienie komentarza po tym właśnie wpisem. Można oczywiście pisać różne komentarze, ale dla ułatwienia wystarczy pozostawić jedno słowo “honey”.Głosujemy do dzisiaj do godziny 23.59.Do wygrania są trzy egzemplarze książki Caroline Smailes “Like Bees To Honey” z autografami autorki. Wybór książek nastąpi w drodze losowania. Moja córka, Maja, będzie pszczółką która poda trzy liczby od 1 do (tu liczba wszystkich komentarzy pod wpisem).Wyniki konkursu ogłoszę w niedzielę. Na nagrodę trzeba będzie trochę poczekać. Egzemplarze muszą fizycznie dotrzeć do mnie, żebym mógł je przesłać zwyciezcom.Oczywiście pokrywam wszystkie koszty wysyłki.
Like a bee to honey
Are you running a contest here? Can I partcipate?
This time it's for the Polish readers. Check Caroline's blog, I'm sure you'll find a way to win a book:-) http://www.carolinesmailes.co.uk/my-blog-tour-w…
honey, honey :D
Ciekawa książka i pomysł na to, żeby przyciągnąć uwagę. Honey!
To i ja mówię “Honey” :)I w wolnej chwili wyruszam w czytelniczą podróż!
honey ;)btw facebook connect dont work, i got to use twitter acc to write the comment ;)
Where's my honey, honey?
honey, honey ;)
Jar of Honey for lost souls.
Te okładki tak za mną cały dzień chodziły.. że nie ma rady “Honey”
Smart honey very smart :)
“Like bees to honey' brilliant!;)
Thank you so much for such a generous post! I am so thrilled that you agreed to be part of this tour.
Thank you so much for this generous post. I am so thrilled that you agreed to be part of the tour.
It's my pleasure, Caroline!