Sunday, July 8, 2012

INNOVATIVE ONLINE BOOK TOURS: The Bridge of Deaths, by M.C.V. Egan

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M.C.V. Egan
Paperback, 372 pages
June 13, 2011
Genre: Historical Fiction,
Contemporary Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sank in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German corporate lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

Book Blurb

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery.
Fictional characters travel through
the world of pastlife regressions, and use information acquired from
psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved".
It is based on true events and real people.  It is the
culmination of 18 years of sifting through sources in
Denmark, England, and the United States.
It finds a way to help the reader feel that he/she is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. 

Here's a sneak peek!

Maggie liked Foyles at Charing Cross Road and shopped there often. She had been raised with all that is unlikely, unconventional, and supernatural (perhaps even magical). When she was a child, her world was that of fairies, ghosts, wishes, and the power of crystals and planets. She was taught that answers were to be found in round circles called astrology charts and that there were many people in the world who were psychic and could foretell the future.  Although that world was an appealing world, it was inevitable that Maggie, as so many teenagers do, would rebel against the beliefs she was raised with and seek other philosophies.
She experimented with various traditional religions and belief systems that existed to fill in the voids felt by those lacking any
sort of faith. She found that although she liked many traditional
religions and appreciated what they stood for, it was indeed Buddhism that made her feel the most complete. Maggie was for all intents and purposes an illogical, whimsical, adventuresome, and happy young woman. She slept soundly and lived a very complete life.
The philosophies of acceptance by which she lived her life made her compatible with most people. She had a nice relationship with her mother, a Danish astrologer, and her father, a
successful English businessman who was happy to receive a little guidance from the planets. (If anyone objected to this, he
happily pointed out that it had worked for Ronald Reagan.)
Maggie often read the books her mother spoke about, and every once in a while, she even joined her mother in some new age ritual or other.
It was the excuse of searching for the perfect birthday gift for her mother that placed her at the same book section and store. From the moment she saw the tall, slender man walking down the street, she felt that she needed to follow him.  This is not something she remembered ever having done before. She was pretty, and more often than not, men approached her.

Experience had taught her that many men worth talking to could be shy and sometimes needed to be approached. With the confidence that is often exhibited by very pretty women,
she was not deterred in the least by his surprised reaction to her smile, and so she spoke.
“So, which of the women in your life recommended that book to you? Was it your mum or your girlfriend?”
She was indeed pretty, and inasmuch as he was instantly attracted to her, it was not in a purely physical way. Someday, as their love story flourished, she would explain to him that when two souls from the past meet, they recognize each other. This happens in love stories, to parents when they first encounter the eyes of their newborn, and to friends as well as enemies.
As so many lovers do, when they first met, neither one of them
spoke the absolute truth.  Like so many lovers starting out a 
new love story, if they had known where this would lead, both of
them might have run out of the bookstore. But they both chose to stay, and so on a cold winter day in January of 2010, when
the world was mourning the passing of so many souls in Haiti, their love story began. He smiled back and answered her question.
“Why would it have to be a woman? Why couldn’t a man recommend it?”
“Oh I see. You are an American.”
“No, Canadian actually.”
“Same difference. Perhaps in America or Canada, a man other than the author would recommend Many Lives, Many Masters.  But here in England, well, it would have to be a girlfriend 
probably on her grand quest as to how you are soul mates eternally destined to be together, or maybe it would be a middle-aged mum who just discovered Brian Weiss, the author. So, it is that, or you have some sort of existential crisis that led you to find the book on your own.
So, mum or girlfriend?”
“Hmmm, let me see. My mother prefers to pray and attend church. I don’t have a girlfriend, and it was the medical background of the guy who wrote the book, Dr. Weiss, that impressed me.  So, maybe I do fall into the existential crisis
Her beautiful eyes widened.
“Existential crisis it is then, but if you seek impressive credentials in past-life therapy, you might want to read this book, Other Lives, Other Selves.  Tell me, what triggered
your belief in past lives?”

Belief! I would not call it belief … possibility. I’ve come to realize that strange things happen.”
“You know, once you read that book, you will
believe. In life there are certain doorways that once you cross them, they will forever change you. And you might also resolve
your existential crisis.

About the Author

M.C.V. Egan lives in South Florida with her husband and teenage son. She is fluent in four languages: English,Spanish,French and Swedish. From a young age she became determined to solve the 'mystery' of her grandfather's death.  She has researched this story for almost two decades. The story has taken her to Denmark, England and the unconventional world of past lives and psychics.  The author would like to thank Critical Past for the use of the British Airways LTD. Lockheed 14 image in the book.

M.C.V. Egan Online:

Here's the complete tour schedule:
6/8 Bibliophilia, Please /Guest Post

6/10 Just Heard, Just Read, Just Seen
Interview & Give Away
6/18 The Story of A Girl... /Review & Give Away
6/20 Halley Elise /Spot Light
6/21Reviewing Shelf /Review and Giveaway
6/23 Bunnys Review /Review
6/27 The Lucky Ladybug /Review
7/4 Rea's Reading and Reviews /Excerpt
7/8 Cabin Goddess /1st Chapter & Give Away
7/8 A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation
Give Away, 1st Chapter
7/8 A Night's Dream of Books /Excerpt
7/12 All Things Writing /Review
7/12 Reading, Writing and More /Review & Give Away
7/12 Paranormal Romantic Suspense /Guest Blog
7/12 ¡Miraculous! Spot Light & Give Away
7/14 My World /Review
7/16 Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf /Excerpt
7/16 Adventures of Frugal Mom /Review
7/16 Reader Girls /Excerpt
7/16 All The Days of /1st Chapter
7/20 Window on the World /Review & Give Away
7/20 A Chick Who Reads /Guest Post
7/20 The Book Hoard /Excerpt
7/20 A Date with A Book /Excerpt
7/21 365 Days in the Life of a Channel 
Spot Light and interview
7/25 Book Lovin' Mamas /Guest Post & Give Away
7/30 My Cozie Corner /Excerpt & Give away
7/30Lissette E. Manning /Guest Post


  1. You know how much I enjoy a mystery. This one adds a dose of romance, which makes it especially enticing. Thank you for the sample read. This may be a book that I would really enjoy.

  2. Hey, Steph!

    There are a lot of facts involved, but yes, the romance is really nice, and there IS a mystery, too!

    You're very welcome for the sample read! Thanks so much for the comment!! : )


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