Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing an audiobook series blog tour for The Adventures of Zelda Richardson series, a Mystery series from Author Jennifer S. Alderson.
The tour will run from Sep. 2nd to 15th and will have a maximum of 10 stops per week.
Signups end on Aug. 26th.
The Lover's Portrait is narrated by Carol Purdom and is 10 hours 42 minutes in length. Rituals of the Dead is narrated by Chelsea Stephens and is 8 hours 23 minutes in length.
Reviewers will receive complementary digital copies of the audiobooks via Audible.com.
Review copies will be distributed by Aug. 4th. Reviews posted during the tour must be of at least 3.5 stars.
Post options for this tour include: Reviews, Spotlights, Audio Excerpts, Author Interviews, Guest Posts, Top 10 Lists, Character Interviews.
Stops must be hosted within the given time frame for each book.
- The Lover's Portrait : Sep. 2-8
- Rituals of the Dead : Sep. 9-15
All other info will be included in the Tour Media Kit, distributed via email the week before the start of the tour. There will also be a link on the Host HQ page.
All tour stops must be posted by 10am EST.
Author: Jennifer S. Alderson
Narrators: Carol Purdom; Chelsea Stephens
Series: The Adventures of Zelda Richardson, Books 2-3
Publisher: Jennifer S. Alderson
The Adventures of Zelda Richardson, Book 2
Missing masterpieces, Nazi blackmailers, and a pesky amateur sleuth.
When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.
After studying for a year in the Netherlands, Zelda scores an internship at the prestigious Amsterdam Museum, where she works on an exhibition of paintings and sculptures once stolen by the Nazis, lying unclaimed in Dutch museum depots almost seventy years later. When two women claim the same portrait of a young girl entitled Irises, Zelda is tasked with investigating the painting's history and soon finds evidence that one of the two women must be lying about her past. Before she can figure out which one it is and why, Zelda learns about the Dutch art dealer's concealed collection. And that Irises is the key to finding it all.
Her discoveries make her a target of someone willing to steal - and even kill - to find the missing paintings. As the list of suspects grows, Zelda realizes she has to track down the lost collection and unmask a killer if she wants to survive.
Chill with a Book's January 2018 Book of the Month
One of TripFiction’s 10 Favorite Books set in Amsterdam
One of The Displaced Nation's Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016
Number 14 in the BookLife Prize for Fiction 2016, Mystery category
Silver Cup Winner of Rosie's Book Review Team Awards 2017 in the Mystery category
The Lover’s Portrait is the perfect novel for those who love art, history, and mystery. The Adventures of Zelda Richardson series are stand-alone novels and can be listened to in any order.
The Adventures of Zelda Richardson, Book 3
Stolen artifacts, a missing anthropologist, and a pesky amateur sleuth.
Art-history student Zelda Richardson is working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua - the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1962. When his journal is found inside one of the bis poles, Zelda is tasked with finding out more about the man's last days and his connection to these ritual objects.
Zelda is pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, headhunters, missionaries, art collectors, and smugglers - where the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased.
Join Zelda as she grapples with the anthropologist's mysterious disappearance 50 years earlier and a present-day murderer who will do anything to prevent her from discovering the truth.
About the Author: Jennifer S. Alderson
Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. Her love of travel, art, and culture inspires her ongoing mystery series, the Adventures of Zelda Richardson. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels. When not writing, Jennifer can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.
There are currently four books in the stand-alone series following the adventures of traveler and culture lover Zelda Richardson. In Down and Out in Kathmandu, Zelda gets entangled with a gang of smugglers whose Thai leader believes she’s stolen his diamonds. The Lover’s Portrait is a suspenseful “whodunit?” about Nazi-looted artwork that transports readers to wartime and present-day Amsterdam. Art, religion, and anthropology collide in Rituals of the Dead, a thrilling artifact mystery set in Dutch New Guinea (Papua) and the Netherlands. Her short story set in Panama and Costa Rica, Holiday Gone Wrong, will help fans better understand this unintentional amateur sleuth’s decision to study art history and give new readers a taste of her tantalizing misadventures.
The Lover's Portrait was Chill With A Book’s January 2018 Book of the Month and won the Silver Cup in Rosie's Book Review Team 2017 Awards, Mystery category. TripFiction recently named it one of their 10 Favorite Books set in Amsterdam. It also won a Chill With A Book Readers’ Award, Readers’ Favorite 5 star medal, was one of The Displaced Nation magazine’s Top 36 Expat Fiction Picks of 2016, and came in at 14 in BookLife’s 2016 Prize for Fiction in the Mystery category. The Lover's Portrait was also one of Women Writers, Women’s Books magazine's Recommended Reads for April 2017.
Her travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler, is a must read for those interested in learning more about—or wishing to—travel to Nepal and Thailand. It was also awarded a Readers’ Favorite 5 star medal.
About the Narrator: Carol Purdom
Carol Purdomis a retired System Analyst. She has many years of experience performing in community and dinner theater and currently writes for and directs her church Drama Ministry team. She received training in commercial and audio book recording from ADDY award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, ASCAP, Actor, Singer, Songwriter). She has recorded 8 audiobooks.
About the Narrator: Chelsea Stephens
Chelsea Stephens has a long time love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, signing and voice over. Her love for consuming books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She loves unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds. She is an experienced voice actor with a talent and love for mystery, fantasy and YA novels.
She's a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumbersexual husband.
Multiple stops per day.
Aug. 4th: Review copies of The Lover's Portrait are distributed. Rituals of the Dead copies distributed upon request.
Aug. 26th: Media packets are distributed via email.