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.


Dawn Embers said...

I'm excited to see the book is going to be out. I really need to read some of your books and they are on my ever growing list.

I have an active blog but my followers don't comment very often at this point. I might get 5 comments or so at the most but would be more than happy to host you and the book. While I will have a new book review/promotion blog in 2011, my current writing blog is where I host book tours.


If you're interested, then let me know and we'll work out the type of post for it. Either way, I look forward to the book.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vivian, this book is on my TBR book list. I wish you much success with the upcoming book tour.

I'd offer to be a stop on your tour, but I've already got two reviews/interviews set up for December and I've got lots of commitments, both family and church, in December.

Vivian Zabel said...

Thanks, Susanne. I think I have almost all the hosts I need, but I appreciate your thinking about it with your busy schedule.

If you do read Stolen, please write a review if you would.

Karen Cioffi said...

What a wonderful review of a wonderfully written book.

As one of the stops on Vivian's tour, I read the ARC of Stolen and it is an absolute must read. Just be sure to have a box of tissues near by. :)

I'm recommending it to my daughter's book club group.

Vivian Zabel said...

Thanks, Karen. Having Stolen as a book club choice would be wonderful.

I'm seriously considering creating a study guide to go with the book.