Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Please join D. Grant Fitter as he tours virtually for City of Promises from April 14-May 15.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Is there an economic value of one’s soul? “By divine good fortune I live in the most glamorous era of a famously enticing city. By obscene misfortune I’m shut out by its ruling elite.” Daring ways to make it big are on offer in Mexico City in the 1940s, but best watch your back! If Arturo Fuentes barters virtue to maneuver in on the action, will the consequence of his choices be too much to bear?
The rebirth of one of the world’s most colorful cities forms the rich backdrop for this historically discerning tale of treachery, intrigue and political corruption.
“My entire family was stuck for generations in that isolated village south of Veracruz where I was born. When you’re fourteen, know you are a dreamer and learn to be a schemer, you can’t stay and so you start planning for the day.”
In 1941, 21-year-old Arturo Fuentes followed the beat to Mexico City.
“There was so much going on!”
Bottles of rum in smoke filled bars, sultry women and impassioned conversation, music and bright show lights calling. Murder and corruption.
“A man moving up meets all kinds of people in that seductive city. Powerful men to boost your business prospects or a real dish who will change your life. Without women, life is without drama.”
“Arturo has goodness in his heart. I could tell in an instant. He was so easy to love. Arturo couldn’t sense the warning signs like a woman does. That pack of important politicos sucked him in! You can’t play their games and expect to walk away.”
“She was right! Each day my reasons for quitting got bigger and the ways out got smaller. I had to do what I had to do to save my soul.”
Praise for City of Promises
“… beautifully merging together historical fact with inspired fiction, this remarkable story is enlightening, illuminating and thoroughly compelling…” -Goodreads
“… a dazzling story of an eager young industrialist drawn to a myriad of big city temptations yielding experiences of tragedy, corruption, misfortune and prosperity …” – el Popular
“Fitter has efficiently dealt with time and place that makes the story come alive in the imaginations of the readers.” – Bookpleasures
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D. Grant Fitter is a citizen of North America. Born in Ontario, Canada and educated in Colorado, USA, he is convinced he was Mexican in his previous life. How else to explain such a strong attraction to Mexico and all things Mexican, including his wife.
His business career includes long stints of work in Mexico before yielding to a pesky urge to pursue freelance journalism for seventeen years. Meanwhile, Fitter’s Mexican roots continued to call. City of Promises is the product of his curiosity to understand why the culture of our close neighbors is so distant from our own.
He lives in Toronto and whenever possible, in a sunny hillside casita in the colonial town of Taxco, Guerrero.
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Monday, April 14
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, April 16
Review at Book Nerd
Friday, April 18
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes
Monday, April 21
Spotlight & Giveaway at The Bookworm
Wednesday, April 23
Guest Post at Layered Pages
Thursday, April 24
Interview at From the TBR Pile
Thursday, May 1
Review at Book Journey
Monday, May 5
Review & Giveaway at Closed the Cover
Wednesday, May 7
Guest Post at Jorie Loves a Story
Thursday, May 8
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
Monday, May 12
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Thursday, May 15
Review at Reviews by Molly