Gettysburg, PA (PressExposure) November 30, 2009 -- Award-winning historical fiction author Jessica James is launching a Holiday Blog Tour and Civil War Basket Giveaway to promote her best-selling Civil War novel Shades of Gray. The Tour runs Nov. 30 through Dec. 14 with a drawing for the goodie-filled basket to be held Dec. 15.
Released in January 2008, Shades of Gray is the recipient of two prestigious Best Regional Fiction awards and a Best Southern Theme award, and was a finalist for ForeWord Magazineâs 2008 Book of the Year in the romance category. Additionally, this debut novel was chosen Favorite Book of 2008 across all genres by three book review sites and climbed to the #1 spot on the Amazon Best-Seller list in the Romance/Historical/U.S. category twice last summer to move temporarily ahead of the classic Gone with the Wind.
The novel has been widely praised by historians for its balanced portrayal of the War Between the States, and by romance readers for its emotional description of the love that develops between the two main characters..â
Shades of Gray chronicles the clash of a Confederate cavalry officer with a Union spy as they defend their beliefs, their country, and their honor. The rolling hills of northern Virginia provide the backdrop for this page-turning tale of courage and devotion.
For more information on the Holiday Virtual Book Tour and a list of participating blogs, visit http://www.jessicajamesbooks.com.