A Happy New Year Free E-book Read by Author, A. R. Tirant ~ Echoes from the Oasis.

Hello Readers, Friends, and New Visitors,

Let us all celebrate the New Year with author, A.R. Tirant with a free e-book promotion! Starting today for 5 days you can read her beautiful Historical Romance Novel for free from Amazon Kindle. And to add a little spice to this awesome event? I’m running a contest along with the it. Please check out all the details on my “Contests for Readers page in a few days and learn how you can Win! All you need to do right now is go grab the free e-book and start reading. Then come back on Jan 7th to learn how to enter here on my blog. Here is how to get a copy of her e-book.

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We are pleased to offer “Echoes from the Oasis” free from Monday 05 January 2015 for 5 days. Please go to any amazon online sites to download or click on the links above… Have fun and happy reading everyone . . .
Just download at Amazon online sites and get your e-book copy today!

A Update on  1/6/2015 . . . WOW! Rosie’s e-book was downloaded 698 books in ONE DAY!
Now just made Amazon’s Best Seller List! HAPPY READING.
Read & Review Contest Now Open ~ See Contest Page.
About The Author:
A.R. Tirant
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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, followed thereafter by a career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to England in 1995 and now lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and a granddaughter.

Rosie wasn’t born with a pen in her hand, far from it. Life growing up was hard and strict. The home comforts we all now take for granted were but a dream for the young girl whose days were divided between household chores, cooking, cleaning and looking after her young siblings. Water for all the household use had to be carried from a stream, with one hand holding a pail on her head, and the other keeping a second pail from spilling.

Education only happened because it was the one way of getting some rest during the daytime, even if the chores still had to be done by the light of a coconut oil lamp. They were difficult times… times when she would lean against the pillar of the outdoor kitchen waiting for dinner to cook in the large black pots, staring at the tropical skies and marvelling at the diamond beauty of the scattering of stars above, and all the while wishing for a different life…

‘Echoes from the Oasis’ is her debut novel which will be followed by other titles in the same series.

There is a “Read & Review Contest” along with this Fabulous Giveaway! If you were lucky enough to be readers who grab a free e-book download of this wonderful novel? Please do a review for A.R. Tirant and then go to my “Reader Contest Page and Enter to Win 1 of 3 Prizes! The e-book free giveaway ends  tonight at midnight! The review contest is Jan 7th thru Jan 30th 2015. . .

Happy Reading!
Lyon Book Promotions ~ Author Catherine Lyon

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

Hello and Welcome Readers & Visitors!

 

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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:
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Product Details.

Echoes from the Oasis

May 1, 2014

Paperback

$11.98$13.46

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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.
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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…
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November 8, 2014 in Travel Related

Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website …
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Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website
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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 : http://seychelleshistoricalnovels.com

Right on the home page you feel Welcomed with a special message that reads:
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“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” . . .
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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.
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 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”.
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Watch Out for “Echoes from the Oasis” in the next edition of Elite Magazine …
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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.
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About The Author/Novelist:

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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.
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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) …

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(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.
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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  …
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“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!
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Much Happiness & Blessings Friends,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂
http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Oasis-R-Tirant/dp/099280860X/

 

 

My Book Review For ‘Echoes from the Oasis’ by: A.R. Tirant ~ A Historical Romance Novel.

Hello and Welcome Readers & New Friends,

 


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I’m excited and very honored to have the privilege of having my friend and fantastic new novelist,
A.R. Tirant & her novel titled; ‘Echoes from the Oasis’ …

My Novel Review:

I will have to admit that I was a wee bit late getting this review done. And getting to her new novel. But if I had known how Fabulous it was before I read this “magical journey of words,”  I would not have waited so long!
It’s a well written Historical Romance you won’t soon forget. Here is a little more about Rosie, yes, … I get to call her that, LOL … as she has become a good friend. I will tell you one thing about her? This woman is everywhere!
She 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.
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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.
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That’s why I gave this beautiful read a 5 Stars! It truly is worth your time to purchase and read.
Great Job Rosie!
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Now my reviews are not real descriptive as I don’t like giving any part of a wonderful read away. So here is more about Rosie, and more details of her new Historical Romantic novel. OH, did I tell you that it’s book one of a novel series?

About The Author:

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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, followed thereafter by a career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to England in 1995 and now lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and a granddaughter.

Rosie wasn’t born with a pen in her hand, far from it. Life growing up was hard and strict. The home comforts we all now take for granted were but a dream for the young girl whose days were divided between household chores, cooking, cleaning and looking after her young siblings. Water for all the household use had to be carried from a stream, with one hand holding a pail on her head, and the other keeping a second pail from spilling.

Education only happened because it was the one way of getting some rest during the daytime, even if the chores still had to be done by the light of a coconut oil lamp. They were difficult times… times when she would lean against the pillar of the outdoor kitchen waiting for dinner to cook in the large black pots, staring at the tropical skies and marvelling at the diamond beauty of the scattering of stars above, and all the while wishing for a different life…

‘Echoes from the Oasis’ is her debut novel which will be followed by other titles in the same series.


About Her New Novel:

Product Details

Echoes from the Oasis  by A R Tirant (May 1, 2014)

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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 moulded by their new British rulers, a small nation had emerged.

It is July 1912, on the island of Mahe, 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 customs and traditions 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 Mahe’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 . . .

Here is a little of what Rosie Tirant, the author has been up to. Like I said earlier, she is out just sharing her new novel everywhere! A visit to her New Website and Blog is a must. It has so much more about The Seychelles Islands and history. http://tirant.seychelleshistoricalnovels.com

Worthy Causes ~ 20% of profits will be donated to charities in Seychelles and UK, and all donations will be featured on this website.

“Through this book I am preserving what I like about Seychelles which might disappear later”- Interview with Seychelles-born author Rosie Tirant-Longhurst
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“A Small Piece of an Interview about Author, A.R. Tirant” ~ Credit: Beau Vallon, Seychelles | September 21, 2014, Sunday @ 18:14 in Editorial » THE INTERVIEW | By: Gerard Govinden
Please visit her fabulous website for the full interview ….
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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 raved reviews.

Rosie who left Seychelles for England 20 years ago was in Seychelles recently. Gerard Govinden had the chance to interview her on Saturday September 13, 2014 at the Sun Resort Hotel at Beau Vallon, northern district of the main island of Mahé.

GG: Can you give us a summary of the book?

Rosie Tirant-Longhurst: “The book is not a 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. Through the characters I have been able to intertwine a lot of things that have happened in the past. This is just to give the book that richness, show what are our connections with the rest of the world. It is principally a book about women, how it was for women from the beginning. It’s the first in a series and I will use the same characters each time so that the readers know how they develop.

My main character is a nurse. It’s something I can relate to as my first job was a nurse. As a nurse you are in contact with people from all spectrum of life. You are connected to your patients. It made it easier for me to write a book when the main character was a nurse.

It is a fiction and is not about anybody specifically, but the names of the characters are real Seychellois names. I have touched on a number of things that happened in Seychelles in the old days. For example there was a smallpox epidemic here in 1883, but I have referred to it in the year 1913 in my book. I have been able to play around with some other information because it is a fiction and not a book about history. This is because I wanted to have these events in the timeframe I have written about in the book.”
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You may can also connect with A.R. Tirant, (Rosie) through social media too!
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Twitter: @shnnovels
“Like” her author Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/seychellesauthorincuckfield
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosie.tirant
Google+:  https://www.plus.google.com/117971158119409115357/posts/
Author/Book Website:    http://tirant.seychelleshistoricalnovels.com
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I’d like to say, Thank You Rosie, for giving me the pleasure of not only meeting and helping you promote your fantastic book, but for your friendship as well. And I know all my readers and visitors appreciate you letting ME share a little of your new novel, and more about the ‘Beautiful Woman’ who is the author of this beautiful story …

Much Success with the Book,
Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ of  ‘Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions’

http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Oasis-R-Tirant/dp/099280860X

 

 

 

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