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Tuesday 12 May 2015

☀☄ The Soul Retrieval - Ann W. Jarvie

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Soul Retrieval (, JazzComm Publishing) a historical suspense by Ann W. Jarvie, which will be available to download for free all day today from Amazon!

"Riveting ... The Soul Retrieval takes readers on a journey filled with mystery, suspense, love and hope. It tells of two stories, one of the past and one of the present ... When the two stories collide, the reader is placed on a roller coaster of emotions." -- Pacific Book Review

"The author has a gift for crafting striking images [...] Jarvie also strikes an impressive balance with the dialogue, refusing to pander to readers by oversimplifying, but also never getting too technical or hard to follow—a good thing in a dialogue-heavy novel." -– Kirkus Reviews

Author Ann W. Jarvie will also be awarding a $75 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter.  Please do take part and comment on our post and follow the tour - the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––an eccentric Native American mystic with an Elvis fetish and a gift for healing––that shows her the way to be whole again.

Set in the late 1950s, The Soul Retrieval is richly woven with spiritual insights but also deadly secrets, forbidden healings, a murder mystery, stunning scenery and an unforgettable cast of characters.

A story of transcendent and inspiring power that is both entertaining and enlightening, readers will be cheering for the uptight woman from South Carolina to push through her fears of the forbidden as she searches for truth and healing, faces great obstacles on the frontier of self and ultimately becomes more than she ever thought possible.

Teaser: Excerpt

“It’s just as Bear foretold,” the Apache said. He closed his eyes and moved his hands in small circles with palms out. “The fire’s burning, but no one’s home in your teepee.”

“Excuse me?”

“You don’t feel like yourself, you’re feeling vacant and disconnected, like something’s missing.” Joe spoke as he opened his eyes.

She gaped at him in stunned silence before whispering: “How … why would you say something like that?” Henrietta’s heart thumped in her chest as she nervously glanced toward the living room. Her husband was still talking on the phone.

“Your soul speaks volumes through your eyes.”

“You see something in my eyes?” And she rubbed them again with her handkerchief.

“I see what was there, what should be there, but is not now.”

“Don’t be silly. I’m fine. My eyes were just watering, that’s all.” She winced, knowing that it wasn’t true, hating that she’d become such a liar.

“It’s okay, I’m here to help,” Joe said. He placed his folded hands on the table after sitting down.

His smile and disarming empathy surprised Henrietta, but she wasn’t going to be moved by what seemed like a sweet and insightful gesture. Joe Loco was absolutely the last person in the world she’d choose to confide in.

“Don’t worry. It’s obvious your soul has fragmented and is in need of repair,” Joe said with a calm certainty, as if it was an everyday matter to be dealt with.

“What?” Henrietta put her hands down and stared into space, bewildered by his words. In the quietude, the sizzle of the frying eggs and bacon filled the room like a choir of rattlers. My soul has what? When she looked again at Joe, planning to demand exactly what he meant, his eyes were closed, and he was whispering and holding his palms up as though in prayer.

So she placed the cooked food on a plate, poured a glass of milk and put both down in front of him. He opened his eyes and smiled up at her.

“That’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever heard—a soul fragmenting,” she said. “How would something like that even be possible?”

“It can happen when we believe or experience something bad we don’t want to face.” He took a bite of eggs and grits, closing his eyes again to savor the combination. “Oh, this is yum-yum,” he said.

When he looked up, it was Henrietta who was staring.

“The good news is that lost soul fragments can be recovered and healed. It’s not hard, if you know how, if you know the secret,” Joe said.

“Are you saying you know how to do that? That you know the secret?”

“The Great Spirit works hitherto and I work.”

She crossed her arms. “So what are you, some kind of soul repairman?”

The Soul Retrieval 
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About the Author

Ann W. Jarvie has a B.A. in journalism and more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning writer in advertising and public relations agencies, both in South Carolina and Chicago. She now lives near Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends part of her time as a freelance copywriter and the rest writing fiction.

The Soul Retrieval was inspired by Jarvie’s maternal grandmother’s fascinating life on Indian reservations, where she lived with her physician husband until his mysterious and untimely death.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ann W. Jarvie said...

Thank you for hosting me and presenting The Soul Retrieval to your readers. Researching, writing and sharing this novel has been a labor of love, and I’m delighted about how well it’s being received.

I welcome questions and comments.


BooksChatter said...

Hello Ann, thank you for stopping by and offering your book for free today. I have downloaded my copy and can't wait to read it, it sounds really captivating. I also loved the Q&A on your site.
Wishing you all the best :-)

Stormy Vixen said...

Thanks for sharing this great sounding book!

Ben said...

Hi Ann, I am I intrigued by the teaser and very much liked the question and answers section. I will be reading this book in the near future.