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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SPOTLIGHT on Luminis Books!

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Today, we're shining the spotlight on a publisher that you may or may not have met before with a blog tour stop that's unique, but more on that part later.  They're relatively new, having landed on the scene about six years ago, and they're mission is to publish meaningful literary fiction for children AND adults.  

Luminis Books was launched in October 2008 with a mission to publish meaningful literary fiction for children and adults. As an independent publisher, Luminis has the opportunity to champion excellence in literary fiction from new authors who might not get the attention of the larger houses. Our size gives us strength as it enables Luminis to cultivate strong, collaborative, long-term relationships with our authors in bringing their work to market. Our commitment to our titles continues well beyond the publication date.

Our principals have over 25 years of experience in all aspects of publishing from production and acquisitions to sales and marketing. Our PR/Marketing team is creative in its approach and well connected in the industry. Our artists and designers produce distinctive and effective covers for our titles. Luminis has the talent and experience to produce books of the highest quality and then effectively market them to the trade and consumers.


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In keeping with their mission, there's a special blog tour that's been sweeping through the blogosphere. celebrating their spring collection.  Seeing as how I love to share curious things I come across, I thought I might shine a spotlight on them for know and maybe even add to your wish list.  You can thank me later.

Ready?  Here goes...

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The Field by Tracy Richardson
There is more to Space than space.  Eric Horton has been having visions - terrible dreams that wake him up at night - of explosions and fire and someone screaming.

On the soccer field, he’s been in the ‘zone’, saving shot after shot as one of the starting keepers for his high school varsity team with what feels like supernatural awareness of where the ball is going to go next. And the connection he feels with Renee, the hot new exchange student from France, seems almost like he’s known her forever. But all these wild visions and synchronicities are nothing compared to the strange experiments Renee’s dad is cooking up in the physics lab at the University. He’s asked Eric to take part in these tests, and that makes Eric question whether what he’s seeing and hearing is reality, or something far beyond it.

Then when his best friend Will starts drinking way too much and Renee has eyes for other guys, Eric loses the edge he’s always had in the goal, and confidence in himself. If he’s going to pull it together, Eric must tap into a part of himself that he never knew existed, and that might just be the part that connects us all.

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Antiphony by Chris Katsaropoulos
What if the universe is really a giant thought?  Theodore Reveil is one of the leading lights in String Theory physics, on his way to present his latest research at a triumphant meeting of his colleagues from around the world, when he realizes he has lost the notes for his presentation.

At the podium, in the midst of his distraction and confusion, he poses the question: “What if the universe, instead of being a giant machine, is really a giant thought?” 

Then he crosses a line which he can never step back over again, saying, “The infinities and singularities in these equations may be telling us that what we are missing is unknowable in terms of physical science. These unsolvable terms in our equations may be roadsigns pointing to consciousness—to God—as the missing piece of the puzzle.”

Antiphony traces the downward spiral of Theodore’s career in the wake of what he has said, and the remarkable transformation that leads him into the depths of madness . . . or the revelation of the Final Theory, the ultimate secret of the universe. 

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Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent by Peter Van Buren
A story about growth, failure, and redemption, Ghosts of Tom Joad traces the rise of the working poor and the don’t-have-to-work-rich as it follows the fortunes of the protagonist Earl. A product of the post–Korean War era, Earl witnesses his parents’ kitchen table arguments over money—echoed in thousands of other Rust Belt towns—experiences bullying, relishes first kisses, and comes of age and matures as a man before the economic hardships of the 1980s and 1990s wear on his spirit. Earl takes his turn at a variety of low-paying retail jobs in the new economy before becoming mired in homelessness and succumbing to meth, alcohol, and destitution. As he takes a final, metaphorical bus ride, Earl reflects on his past, considering the impact of the war on his father—and, subsequently, on himself—his own demise, and the romance between himself and Angel, which ultimately redeems him. This is a tale about the death of manufacturing, the deindustrialization of America, and a way of life that has been irrevocably lost. Anyone interested in the impact of political and business policy on the American Dream will be drawn to this profound, humorous, and moving novel.


So, that's that.
Now, I'm curious.
What title or titles peaked YOUR interest?
Any particular reason?
Don't be shy, the comments are open!

Special thanks to Samantha at JKSCommunications - Literary Publicity for the chance to bring this publisher a few steps closer to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on the titles featured as well as the publisher themselves, be sure to click through the links embedded above.  Be on the look out for all the other stops along this tour through the end of the month.

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Not a publisher I was aware of .... until now. I love the smaller publishers as I think they have some wonderfully original and quirky titles on offer.

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