Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Stolen is here - Please Read and Comment
Stolen is now available. I'm ordering some copies to have on hand.
I had scheduled a virtual tour for Stolen to be in September, but I took longer to recover from surgery than expected. Due to "help," much of my papers were moved in my office, some never found, including the list of hosts for the blog tour. So, I'm starting from scratch to have the blog tour from December 1 - 10.
Anyone with an active blog interested in hosting Stolen? If so please email me. I'm giving ARCs as gifts for each day's comments, one per blog stop. I'll also send a PDF of the novel to each host that would like one.
I do remember two people who said they would host a stop: Holly Jahangiri and Nancy Famolari. However, I need Nancy's email address and the URL for her blog.
Allow me to share a review for the novel, written by Ginger Simpson, eBooks Examiner:
Review - Stolen - Contemporary mixed with Suspense and Romance
• August 4th, 2010 8:22 pm ET
• By Ginger Simpson, eBooks Examiner
Stolen by Vivian Gilbert Zabel
The novel’s tag line sums it up: When troubles and tragedies steal the joy and happiness from life, a person has two choices: to rebuild and find a way to continue living or to give up.
Research done by Ms. Zabel estimates that over 200,000 children are abducted by family members each year. One can only imagine that the pain is still the same, even knowing the child is with someone you know, or thought you knew. The loss of a child through abduction has to be horrific, and Stolen captures one mother’s agony, determination, and faith.
Teacher, Torri Adamson probably wouldn’t say a bad word about anyone. That has to be the reason she continues her marriage to a man who cheats. She’s the type who counts her blessings, but the loving world she pictures with her two children starts to unravel the day she receives a phone call from another woman who demands to talk to Mike. Torri explains he isn’t home, but gives out her address. When the two women meet face-to-face, the lie is revealed. Mike is married to both of them. Even when his bigamy is exposed, he still tries to blame Torri for anything that goes wrong in his life.
Luckily, Torri has a great support group. Her gram and gramps live nearby and are more than happy to have her and the children live with them in their Bed and Breakfast. In the happy atmosphere described there, how could the children not thrive with all the attention and love? You’ll see the divorce coming but there is so much more to this story.
In Stolen, Ms. Zabel weaves a tale that draws you in and makes you part of the family. You’ll revel in the good times and suffer through the bad…just like real life. Friends come and go, people die, but you never, ever expect your ex-husband to steal your children.
You’ll simply have to read this awesome story to see if Torri can find peace with Jason, the husband of her deceased best friend as they try and help one another through the grief. Religious or not, you’ll pray at the beginning of every chapter for the children’s safe return to the mother and step-father who love them so much. If you want to know how it turns out, you’re going to have to read the book for yourself.
For information about Ms. Zabel's upcoming release, stay tuned to 4RV Publishing.
Note from the Reviewer:
This poignant tale becomes much more personal and tear-jerking if you read Ms. Zabel's post on her blog. May God Bless her and her family.
Thank you, Ginger.
The novel isn't available yet on Amazon or in bookstores, but it can be ordered from 4RV Publishing Bookstore. It will be available on other online stores and brick and mortar stores in about two weeks.