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Wednesday 15 February 2017

☀ Toru: Wayfarer Returns: Sakura Steam [1] - Stephanie R. Sorensen

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Toru: Wayfarer Returns, an Historical Steampunk novel by (, Palantir Press, 276 pages).

This is the first book in the Sakura Steam series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Stephanie R. Sorensen: "If I’d Never Heard of Me, Would I Read My Book?"

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Stephanie R. Sorensen will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || Guest Post by the Author || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


A nation encircled by enemies

A noblewoman with everything to lose

A fisherman with everything to prove and a nation to save.

In Japan of 1852, the peace imposed by the Tokugawa Shoguns has lasted 250 years. Peace has turned to stagnation, however, as commoners grow impoverished and their lords restless. Swords rust. Martial values decay. Foreign barbarians circle the island nation’s closed borders like vultures.

Tōru, a shipwrecked young fisherman rescued by traders and taken to America, defies the Shogun’s ban on returning to Japan, determined to save his homeland from foreign invasion. Can he rouse his countrymen in time? Or will the cruel Shogun carry out his vow to execute all who set foot in Japan after traveling abroad? Armed only with his will, a few books, dirigible plans and dangerous ideas, Tōru must transform the Emperor’s realm before the Black Ships come.

About the Author

Stephanie is a writer based in the Victorian mining town of Leadville, Colorado, where she lives at 10,251 feet with her husband, five chickens, two bantam English game hens and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. After a former life in big cities-New York City, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Boston, Mexico City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Santa Fe-she now enjoys the birdsong and quiet writing time she finds in Leadville. Her first novel draws on her experience living and working in Japan; her next historical novel is set in Mexico where she also lived for several years. As a Leadville local, she likes her Victorian attire spiced with a little neo-Victorian futurism and the biggest bustle possible.

Recognition for "Toru: Wayfarer Returns"
-- Finalist, Fantasy category, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
-- Bronze Medal Award, Multicultural Fiction category, 2016 eLit Book Awards

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Toru: Wayfarer Returns's tour at:

Jan 30: Welcome to My World of Dreams
Jan 31: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
Jan 31: Lampshade Reader
Feb 1: Unabridged Andra
Feb 1: Author Deborah A Bailey
Feb 2: Edgar's Books
Feb 3: Christine Young
Feb 3: T's Stuff
Feb 6: Reviews by Crystal
Feb 7: Kit 'N Kabookle
Feb 7: Mixed Book Bag
Feb 8: Megan Morgan
Feb 9: Book Giveaways
Feb 10: Book Lover Promo
Feb 10: Fabulous and Brunette
Feb 13: CBY Book Club
Feb 13: Rainy Day Reviews
Feb 14: The Avid Reader
Feb 15: BooksChatter
Feb 15: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
Feb 16: Author C.A.Milson
Feb 17: Queen of All She Reads
Feb 17: Illuminite Caliginosus
Feb 20: Cafinated Reads
Feb 21: bookworm1102
Feb 21: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Feb 22: Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Feb 23: Lorana Hoopes
Feb 23: Reader Girls
Feb 24: Long and Short Reviews


Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - Thanks for sharing :)

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post today, thank you!