Monday, March 20, 2017

Waiting for Aegina by Effie Kammenou Blog Tour

About the Book

Book Two in The Gift Saga:
The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift …

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban
neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves
the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As
teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and
heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal,
supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

Evanthia's Gift follows the life of Sophia
Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of
Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in
the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.

Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh
realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth
year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering
obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.

Tour Schedule

March 20 – T’s Stuff – Excerpt
March 21 – Rainy Day Book Reviews – Review &
March 22- Heather Bloggs – Review, Q&A,
Guest Blog & Excerpt
March 22 – Chick Lit Plus - Excerpt
March 24 – Book Love – Review &
March 27 – Jersey GirlBook Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 27 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review & Interview

Author Bio

debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s
fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek
heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down.
continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in
Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was
published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga
was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers
Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category.  Waiting
for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga
is Kammenou’s latest release.

Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her
husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her
food blog,, you can find her cooking for her
family and friends.

As an
avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she
incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.  

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts
from Hofstra University.

For updates on promotions and
the release of Book Three in The Gift
Follow Effie on Twitter @EffieKammenou

  So many books, so many choices! I would have
to say from the classics I would choose Elizabeth and Darcy. I love that they
both had strength of character, integrity and loyalty to friends and family.
But they were both flawed, as we all are, and because of that they could have
missed out on a great love.

In contemporary stories
it is most definitely Gabriel and Julia from the Gabriel Series. It's a very
layered saga of love, betrayal and redemption with so many lessons and messages
for the reader.

And naturally, I love the
characters I created. Sophia and Dean, First in Evanthia's Gift and now in
Waiting for Aegina. How could they not be one of my favorites. They are an
extension of me. I feel as though they are my best friends and part of my
family. I cried every bitter tear with them as I wrote their story and rejoiced
in every glorious moment they shared together. I will be very sorry to say
goodbye to them when the third and final book is written.


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