Blog Tour For To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by Andra Watkins From March 3, 2014 to April 30, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Andra Watkins will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Suspense book To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from March 3, to April 30, 2014!

To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis Blog Tour Information:

Meet Andra Watkins

I’m Andra Watkins. I’m a native of Tennessee, but I’m lucky to call Charleston, South Carolina, home for 23 years.

I’m the author of To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis from Word Hermit Press. It’s a mishmash of historical fiction, paranormal fiction and suspense that follows Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark fame) after his mysterious death on the Natchez Trace in 1809.

I Like:
  1. Hiking
  2. Eating (A lot; Italian food is my favorite.)
  3. Traveling (I never met a destination I didn’t like.)
  4. Reading (My favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo.)
  5. Coffee (the caffeinated version) and COFFEE (sex)
  6. Performing (theater, singing, public speaking, playing piano)
  7. Time with my friends
  8. Sirius XM Chill
  9. Yoga (No, I can’t stand on my head.)
  10. Writing in bed
  11. Candlelight
I Don't Like:
  1. Getting up in the morning
  2. Cilantro (It is the devil weed.)
  3. Surprises (For me or for anyone else.)
  4. House Cleaning
  5. Cooking
You can email me at readme(at)andrawatkins(dot)com. You can also visit my website at

Connect and Socialize with Andra!

About To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis:

Is remembrance immortality? Nobody wants to be forgotten, least of all the famous.

Meriwether Lewis lived a memorable life. He and William Clark were the first white men to reach the Pacific in their failed attempt to discover a Northwest Passage. Much celebrated upon their return, Lewis was appointed governor of the vast Upper Louisiana Territory and began preparing his eagerly-anticipated journals for publication. But his re-entry into society proved as challenging as his journey. Battling financial and psychological demons and faced with mounting pressure from Washington, Lewis set out on a pivotal trip to the nation’s capital in September 1809. His mission: to publish his journals and salvage his political career. He never made it. He died in a roadside inn on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee from one gunshot to the head and another to the abdomen.

Was it suicide or murder? His mysterious death tainted his legacy and his fame quickly faded. Merry’s own memory of his death is fuzzy at best. All he knows is he’s fallen into Nowhere, where his only shot at redemption lies in the fate of rescuing another. An ill-suited “guardian angel,” Merry comes to in the same New Orleans bar after twelve straight failures. Now, with one drink and a two-dollar bill he is sent on his last assignment, his final shot at escape from the purgatory in which he’s been dwelling for almost 200 years. Merry still believes he can reverse his forgotten fortunes.

Nine-year-old Emmaline Cagney is the daughter of French Quarter madam and a Dixieland bass player. When her mother wins custody in a bitter divorce, Emmaline carves out her childhood among the ladies of Bourbon Street. Bounced between innocence and immorality, she struggles to find her safe haven, even while her mother makes her open her dress and serve tea to grown men.

It isn’t until Emmaline finds the strange cards hidden in her mother’s desk that she realizes why these men are visiting: her mother has offered to sell her to the highest bidder. To escape a life of prostitution, she slips away during a police raid on her mother’s bordello, desperate to find her father in Nashville.

Merry’s fateful two-dollar bill leads him to Emmaline as she is being chased by the winner of her mother’s sick card game: The Judge. A dangerous Nowhere Man convinced that Emmaline is the reincarnation of his long dead wife, Judge Wilkinson is determined to possess her, to tease out his wife’s spirit and marry her when she is ready. That Emmaline is now guarded by Meriwether Lewis, his bitter rival in life, further stokes his obsessive rage.

To elude the Judge, Em and Merry navigate the Mississippi River to Natchez. They set off on an adventure along the storied Natchez Trace, where they meet Cajun bird watchers, Elvis-crooning Siamese twins, War of 1812 re-enactors, Spanish wild boar hunters and ancient mound dwellers. Are these people their allies? Or pawns of the perverted, powerful Judge?

After a bloody confrontation with the Judge at Lewis’s grave, Merry and Em limp into Nashville and discover her father at the Parthenon. Just as Merry wrestles with the specter of success in his mission to deliver Em, The Judge intercedes with renewed determination to win Emmaline, waging a final battle for her soul. Merry vanquishes the Judge and earns his redemption. As his spirit fuses with the body of Em’s living father, Merry discovers that immortality lives within the salvation of another, not the remembrance of the multitude.

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To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis Book Publicity Tour Schedule:

Monday, March 3 - Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, March 4 - Interview at Examiner
Wednesday, March 5 - Book Featured at Book Him Danno
Thursday, March 6 - Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Friday, March 7 - Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Monday, March 10 - First Chapter Review at The Book Connection
Tuesday, March 11 - Interview at As the Page Turns
Wednesday, March 12 - Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Thursday, March 13 - Interview at Publishing Secrets of Authors
Friday, March 14 - Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, March 17 - First Chapter Reveal at Review From Here
Wednesday, March 19 - Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Monday, March 24 - Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, March 25 - Book Feature at Maureen’s Musings
Tuesday, March 25 - Book Feature at Rose and Beps Blog
Friday, March 28 - Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, April 7 - AuthorVid at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, April 9 - Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Thursday, April 10 - Book Feature at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
Friday, April 11 - Book Review at Our Families Adventure
Monday, April 14 - First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, April 15 - Interview at The Dark Phantom
Wednesday, April 16 - Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Thursday, April 17 - Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Monday, April 21 - Book Featured at SheWrites
Tuesday, April 22 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, April 23 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, April 25 - Book Review at Crystal’s Many Reviewers
Monday, April 28 - First Chapter Reveal at The Opinionated Me
Monday, April 28 - Book Feature at Bookalicious Traveladdict
Tuesday, April 29 - Video Feature at Island Chick Travels
Wednesday, April 30 - Book Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, April 30 - Book Feature at Moonlight Lace and Mayhem

May you read well and often