Thursday, July 28, 2016

Spotlight: "The Ninja's Daughter," by Susan Spann (with Giveaway)

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The Ninja's Daughter: A Hiro Hattori Novel
by Susan Spann

Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Seventh Street Books
eBook & Paperback; 230 Pages
Series: Hiro Hattori Novels/Shinobi Mysteries
Genre: Historical Mystery

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Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice.

As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace -- but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto's theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.

In The Ninja’s Daughter, Susan Spann’s poetic voice brilliantly captures the societal disparities, political intrigues, and martial conflicts of sixteenth-century Japan through the persevering efforts of ninja detective Hiro Hattori to solve a murder authorities consider of no consequence.” --JEFFREY SIGER, International Bestselling Author

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About the Author

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Susan Spann is the author of three previous novels in the Shinobi Mystery series: Claws of the Cat, Blade of the Samurai, and Flask of the Drunken Master. She has a degree in Asian Studies and a lifelong love of Japanese history and culture. When not writing, she works as a transactional attorney focusing on publishing and business law, and raises seahorses and rare corals in her marine aquarium.

For more information, please visit Susan Spann's website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 25
Review at The Readers Hollow
Review & Giveaway at Lampshade Reader

Tuesday, July 26
Review at Reading the Past

Wednesday, July 27
Review at Nerd in New York

Thursday, July 28
Spotlight at Cafinated Reads
Spotlight at Susan Heim on Writing

Friday, July 29
Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Monday, August 1
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, August 2
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Review at Booklover Book Reviews

Wednesday, August 3
Guest Post at Diana's Book Reviews

Friday, August 5
Spotlight at The Bookaholic Swede

Sunday, August 7
Review at Carole's Ramblings

Monday, August 8
Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, August 9
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Wednesday, August 10
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Friday, August 12
Spotlight at Laura's Interests
Spotlight at Life of a Female Bibliophile

Monday, August 15
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, August 16
Review at Writing the Renaissance
Guest Post at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Wednesday, August 17
Review at Book Nerd
Interview at Writing the Renaissance

Thursday, August 18
Review at Layered Pages

Friday, August 19
Spotlight at Christy's Cozy Corners

Monday, August 22
Review at Queen of All She Reads
Guest Post & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Tuesday, August 23
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Wednesday, August 24
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog

Thursday, August 25
Spotlight at The Recipe Fairy

Friday, August 26
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

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  1. I enjoy reading about so many times in history! My favorite is the Tudor period, but I also love different time periods of Chinese and Japanese history, US history, the French Revolution. So many times in history that are fascinating to read about. :)

  2. I actually like reading about WWII and the holocaust. The concentration camps befuddle me and I'm just very intrigued that this all happened.

  3. I like reading about the mid to late 1800's.

  4. I enjoy reading about many times in history. If the story and characters are good, I'm in! Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  5. I like reading about the pilgrim period in America.

  6. I like reading about all different time periods in history. My all time favorite is the antebellum period in American history.

  7. I like reading books about the early history of the United States.

  8. Def during the Mayan empire! I've study that culture and have always equate them to elves and the Aztec as dwarfs. One of my professors has helped translate the only 2 Mayan books that have survived today. It's hilarious! The Mayans (at least in these two books) are so snobby and just throw money at the barbaric Aztec to go harass some other kingdom. Their recorded history manages to describe how filthy and gross they are. I always imagine their faces if they were to hear people from the future always get the two cultures confused. XD Like mistaking a dwarf for an elf! Srry the history nerd came out... O.o
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  9. I am currently reading a book about the hatfields and the McCoys

  10. I love reading about the 1800's :]

  11. I don't really have a favorite historical period. As long as the story's good, I don't care.

  12. When they are well done everywhere and every time Have been to Egypt, Rome! Japan, China, Native Americans and Ireland and more - loved them all.

  13. I don't have a specific historical time or place. I like all history.

  14. I like to read about the 1930's and the 1940's era.

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  15. I love the printed book and my favorite time period is the 1920 and 1930. The family stories of a tough time in our American history.

  16. I've always thought the the Victorian era was very interesting!

  17. My favorite would have to be the Holocaust.

  18. i would like to read about the 1960s during the civil rights stuff.

  19. I enjoy reading about Frontier life in the 1800's.

  20. I enjoy lots of history but I particularly like reading about the civil and revolutionary war era.

  21. I like reading about the Civil War period

  22. I enjoy books by Lisa See so I like the time frame fromm the early 1900 to Ww2.

  23. I like reading about the Medieval Ages.

  24. I enjoy anything with historical significance or reference -thanks.

  25. I like to read about Victorian England

  26. I read about World War Two and the bravery of our troops.

  27. I like to read about America before the Civil War took place.

  28. I would like to read about the Renaissance.


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