Current Reader Contest Happening Now For Author, A. R. Tirant ~ Echoes From The Oasis E-book!

Hello Avid Readers and Welcome New Friends to Lyon Book Promotions!



UPDATE: I have extended the contest and e-book read time to Feb 27th!

Were you one of the “Lucky Ones” a few weeks ago who were part of the 1,499 people who downloaded, “Echoes from the Oasis” Free E-book giveaway by: Author, A.R. Tirant (Rosie)?

Well if you were? Have you finished reading this beautiful Historical Novel? Have you gone back to Amazon Kindle and placed a Book Review yet? Well what are you waiting for? Just write a few lines in the review tab and tell her, and other book shoppers how fantastic this read is. Then put your name to the review and come back here to my book blog and enter to win some “Fabulous Prizes”!

All the details are on my “Contest Page for Avid Readers, promos and giveaways.” Place your name in the Comment Section of that page and YOUR ENTERED.  You can also do the same here on this ‘Blog Post Comment Section’ too.
We have 2 Readers who have entered already, so go by my contest page for all the entry details!

Now many readers know that book reviews helps us as writers and authors to know how and if you enjoyed our books, but it also let’s us know WHAT are readers want for future reads. Let’s see what some of the readers have to say in their reviews about this Fabulous Novel! And did I mention it is going to be a novel series? Yes, more volumes are coming!
So keep visiting and will share all the release dates and news about Author, A.R. Tirant! (Rosie). . .

Here is what some readers are saying about: Echoes from the Oasis. . .

Bittersweet Enduring Love”  January 13, 2015  By elaine m. suda

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Even though I spent more time sobbing during my reading about Anna and Louis, I am still happy that their love endured. Anna still has her baby daughter to love and reminds her of the passion she shared with Louis. I look forward to reading more of your work.”

Five Stars”  January 9, 2015  By  Julia Kirk

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your book,  September 20, 2014  By Steve Layton (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US). . .
Rosie, my dear friend, I remember the day you shared your plans about writing a novel. You never lost your enthusiasm, and over the years I witnessed your dream grow, your passion take shape and the birth of “Echoes from the Oasis”.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your book, you have done a great job and I highly recommend this novel. You transport the reader to your island home, through vivid descriptions, and your depiction of characters is amazing. You have captured the Seychelles Creole culture and painted an amazing picture of life on the islands during colonial times, as your characters from all social background and different ethnicity interact with one another.
Bravo! I can’t wait for the sequel.

Congratulations, your work has its rightful place at the archives of The Seychelles National Library, along with the work of many of your fellow authors from the Seychelles.

5 Stars! November 16, 2014 ~ Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

Rosie has done a fine job in promoting her new novel where she had been born and raised, which in opinion, is one of the most beautiful places on earth, The Seychelles Islands.

Not only has Rosie written a beautiful fiction romance, she also shares many of the traditions, ways, and cultures of this beautiful part of the world. And the about a young woman, Anna who blossoms when she finds love. Even one of Rosie’s written characters has my first name, Catherine. Now that made me feel special. But I’m pretty confident that was well planned in her book before we had ever met.

I also have to warn you about this read, when you start reading Rosie’s book, be prepared to have a few late nights as I did. One night I didn’t turn out my reading lamp until almost 2 am. Now that’s a great read! I was so drenched into this storyline, the well written historical sites tells me the author did some research. But then again, when your born and raised where your storyline takes place, it is the past historical background Rosie really shines. She has a wonderful writing style I enjoyed as well.
That’s why I gave this beautiful read a 5 Stars! It truly is worth your time to purchase and read . . .
Author, Catherine Lyon

So many wonderful reviews, if you didn’t get your copy of her novel for free a few weeks ago, now you know by some of the shared reviews that it is worth the read! So grab or download your copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble online now, for this is what you should be reading this weekend! And for those who did download your Free E-book?
Go get your Amazon Review done and come enter here to WIN!

Lyon Book Promotions ~ Author, Catherine Lyon

Special Update For Author, A.R. Tirant & Her New Historical Romance Novel.

Hello and Welcome Readers & Visitors!


Many of you may have seen the Fabulous Author Spotlight here for Author/Novelist,
A. R. Tirant, (Rosie) and her new historical romance novel titled;
Echoes from the Oasis …

Well I have to share more wonderful news as Rosie has been all over the place promoting
her new novel! It happens to include a beautiful new Author Website, a press junket as it seems, while she was visiting her place of birth, and was raised in The Seychelles, but
now lives in England. She also met with many important people in The Seychelles
Island while on vacation too!  So let’s get to all the exciting NEWS!

About The Novel:

Product Details.

Echoes from the Oasis

May 1, 2014



In 1814, the war being raged on the seas of the Indian Ocean by the all-powerful
Franco-British naval forces trying to dominate the lucrative trade routes to India, had
ended with a truce. At the stroke of a pen, far away in the city of Paris, the exotic,
tropical islands of the Seychelles became a British colony. Forged from their French descendants and African slave roots, and molded by their new British rulers, a
small nation had emerged.
It is July 1912 on the island of Mahé, and Anna Savy has just turned sixteen.
Anna is a passionate, nature-loving and rebellious young woman at a time when
women are confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and tradition
prevail with reverence. Strongly held beliefs in the goodness and righteousness of God,
and in the secret and evil forces of witchcraft, hold equal sway in a closely knit
Catholic community.

As a young nurse, Anna experiences both the joy and pain of her people, for survival is
a daily struggle for the majority. A smallpox epidemic brings tragedy to Mahé’s
Victoria Hospital, with the hatred and conflict between Anna’s British and Irish
colleagues laid bare, whilst forbidden love brings the missing dimension to her life.
But then, the First World War brings the worst possible disaster…
November 8, 2014 in Travel Related

Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website …

Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website

Cuckfield, United Kingdom- The culture and history of the Seychelles islands, and
the Seychellois people are featured in the newly launched website of Seychelles
Historical Novels… The home of “Echoes from the Oasis”.

A place to come and browse old photos and write-ups about the islands, as well as
the activities and the accomplishments of Seychelles in both Nature Conservation
and Tourism over the past years. See why the islands are offering more than just
Sun, Sea and Sand to its visitors …

Visit us at :

Right on the home page you feel Welcomed with a special message that reads:
“Welcome to the world’s last tiny secret… You’ve reached the website of the
Seychellois author A.R. Tirant and the series of Historical Romance Novels set
in the Seychelles islands. We invite you on an odyssey of passion and intrigue
as you journey through this scattering of the world’s most beautiful islands
nestling peacefully in the azure waters of the vast western Indian Ocean…
Allow the magic of Seychelles to exude its timeless elegance and mythical sense
of isolation, and rejoice as you discover the original Garden of Eden” . . .
I can tell you her website is not only fabulous, you can learn more about The
Seychelles Island, more about the author, her historical romance novel, and by
the time your done visiting, you’ll be ready to pack a bag and catch the next flight
to the islands! While Rosie was there visiting family and friends, she found time to
have an article done about her and the novel, and a fantastic must read
‘Author Interview’ too!. Here is one of the articles done as well.


 By N. Tirant-Gherardi

“From the opening lines the reader is drawn into a period long since evolved”.

“The author manages to skillfully hold the reader’s attention as the story develops
its numerous threads that set the stage for a flurry of love and passion in the midst of hardships”.

“Her penmanship is particularly remarkable in the manner in which she paints the
historical backdrop to the stage setting as she introduces the main players whose lives
and passions intertwine with the historical events of that period”.

“But perhaps to the author’s greatest credit is the illustration of the profound relationship
that develops between the two main characters, Anna and her beloved Louis. The reader
is drawn into this romance through the author’s touch for detail and ability to convey
those inner emotions to which we can all relate”.

“At the end of the day, the echoes from Anna’s oasis are of love, passion, hate and
revenge – all those human traits that make for a very powerful read indeed”.

Watch Out for “Echoes from the Oasis” in the next edition of Elite Magazine …
And if that wasn’t enough, a few weeks ago she attend The World Travel Market
and attended as a Guest of Seychelles Tourist Board. And hopefully will appear in a
Glossy Magazine that features The Seychelles and the Indian Ocean in Italy!
So we all need to keep our fingers crossed for her that this works out for her!! A little
more about Rosie Tirant-Longhurst.
About The Author/Novelist:

Rosie Tirant-Longhurst, aka A.R. Tirant, was born in the Seychelles in November 1958.
The daughter of a policeman and, the eldest in a family of four brothers and four sisters.
She grew up on the northern coast of Mahe island, in the tiny seaside village of
Beau-Vallon. Her working life started in 1975 as a nurse at Mahe’s Victoria Hospital,
and followed thereafter by a long career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to
England in 1995, and lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up
sons and a granddaughter.

Beau Vallon, Seychelles | Editorial » THE INTERVIEW | By: Gerard Govinden
(See her website for the full interview) Seychelles-born author Rosie Tirant Longhurst now
residing in England says her debut novel is aimed at preserving what she likes about Seychelles.
(Rosie Tirant-Longhurst) …

(Seychelles News Agency) – “The book is not one about Seychelles but because it is set
in Seychelles I have been able to write a lot about what we have and do in Seychelles,
where we come from. It’s about what makes us Seychellois.”

This is how Seychelles-born author Rosie Tirant-Longhurst describes her debut novel
‘Echoes from the Oasis’ that has received rave reviews.
Yes, the Amazon Reviews are coming in and they all tell how much readers are
enjoying her new Historical Novel, myself included! Here are just a few quotes from readers on how well they enjoyed, ‘Echoes from the Oasis’, By: A.R. Tirant  …
“A thoroughly enjoyable read and a vibrant, engaging plot. The author’s descriptions
of what Seychelles and its society would have been like at the turn of the 20th century
is done with much imagination” …

 5 Stars!
“A highly entertaining debut novel” 

 5 Stars!
“Very touching. Written straight from the heart” 

 5 Stars
“A book worth reading“!.
So that’s what my good friend and fellow author, A. R Tirant has been up to with all the fun and happenings for her new novel/book. I urge you to go visit her wonderful new website, and as always, … tell her Author, Cat Lyon sent you from, Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions!
(Photo’s from her website gallery)
Much Happiness & Blessings Friends,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂



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