Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Moonsparrow Collection by Carolyn Wolfe~ Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour

The Moonsparrow Collection Book Tour
The Moonsparrow Collection Book Tour
Title: The Moonsparrow Collection
 Author: Carolyn Wolfe
 Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group
 Genre: Women’s Fiction/Magical Realism/Short fantasy and feminist stories
Format: Paperback Cover, Kindle version
The Moonsparrow Collection is comprised of a tapestry of Tall Tales, Myth and Magic. This compilation of tales is the best of Ms. Wolfe’s original published and unpublished Short Stories, and includes the stories that she has introduced at local public writing events and festivals.  The subject matter ranges from: A woman who turns a small town on its ear, to: a Magical midnight concert in the woods. It is a light journey into a magical world when anything can happen, and usually does
Excerpt from The Moonsparrow Collection
  A Beltane Tale
However, if she were really truthful with herself, she knew this was about more than just singing with him. His voice enchanted her, the simplicity of him singing in the woods, pouring his heart out with each word, set up a longing in her for more than just singing with him. That was the true reason she had not approached him.
This Beltane gathering conjured up all kinds of ideas in her head. She knew Beltane was a time of romance, fertility and new beginnings and that many a relationship had it’s not so humble beginnings at this time of year. She was just not quite ready for all the feelings this gathering had conjured up in her. She simply was not quite ready yet, at least that’s what she told herself.
Truck Stop Virgin
Brandy was quite a looker, the nearest thing to a sin in an unmarried woman, at least the women think so. Men are a bit more forgiving about that particular fault. Even so, everyone could tell just by looking at Brandy that this gal was trouble!
Mark U Rye
This does not have any dragons or sword and sorcery, as a matter of fact it is more of a tall tale, but I think you just might recognize the main character, even if he is in disguise….. his name is the clue….
His name was Mark Rye, well actually, he would introduce himself far more formally then his deeply creased jeans would have suggested.  Mark U. Rye, he would grin, with a grin that sticks to you like warm oatmeal swallowed on an extra cold day.  The U. was for Ulysses, a name he was extremely proud of and never did he have the hesitation that some folks have about their middle, and somewhat old fashioned names.
Mark called himself a communicator, although his busted old guitar hardly seemed to command that sort of respectability, at least not at first sight.  But oh, that boy could make it sing with nine tongues and all of them golden!
Read the full excerpt at the author’s website

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My take on this book:
I love the cover of The Moonsparrow Collection, after all who doesn't love a stunning cat, but the short stories inside really piqued my interest because I have always been a fan of a quick read. This compilation of nine short stories, some of which are only a few pages, really run the gambit. From a girl who discovers she is a witch, to a lady who turns a small town on their ear because she bucked the rules, to a woman missing her grandmother and realising what is really important in life. Each story was like a surprise because I wasn't sure what to expect, but each one hooked me because of the author's expressive writing, she certainly knows how to pack a punch in just a few pages. My imagination was captured with unique situations and interesting characters. Normally when I read a collection of short stories I will read one or two and then put the book down to return later, but with The Moonsparrow Collection I found myself anxious to discover where the next story might lead me, so once I started reading I couldn't put the book down!  The Moonsparrow Collection allows readers to sample Ms. Wolfe's captivating storytelling ability.

About the author:
Carolyn Wolfe
Carolyn Wolfe
Carolyn Wolfe is a free-lance writer, published poet, and author of eight books, which range from poetry to fantasy and includes children’s literature. Her body of work includes writing articles for newspapers and newsletters, and hosting poetry events in the Winchester area. Her books include two poetry books “Notes From The Shadow Self” and “WhenThe Moon Speaks”, a collection of original light fantasy stories titled “The Moonsparrow Collection” and four children’s books “The Bedtime Of The Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories”, The Unhappy Little Dragon Lessons Begin” and “The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned” and “The Drowsy House“. Her newest  fantasy/romance novella,  “Blades’s Magic”  is a sword and sorcery adventure for an adult readership. Wolfe lives in Winchester VA with her Husband Scott and many animal companions.
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Follow Along on the tour for a chance to win a copy of The Moonsparrow Collection.
September 2
Guest Post at How To Write Better
September 3
Guest Post and Giveaway at My Devotional Thoughts
September 4
September 8
Guest Post at What is that book about
September 9
Guest Post at Confessions of a Reader
September 10
Interview at The Hot Author Report
September 11
Spotlight at Musings By Maureen
September 12
September 15
Guest post at Thoughts in Progress
September 19
Spotlight and Giveaway at Book Hounds
September 22
Guest Post at Saph’s Book Blog
September 26
Book Reviewed at WV Stitcher
September 27
Guest Post and Giveaway at Lori’s Reading Corner


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog site today and I was truly honored by your review of my book.

  2. Great review Brenda. I felt the same way reading the book. The stories begged to be read immediately.


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