Bridge of Deaths (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

Bridge of Deaths (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

Hi there!

Welcome to the Bridge of Deaths tour! I will be writing
an honest book review for you, as I usually do. Stay tuned for the tour wide
giveaway below! The Bridge of Deaths is MCV Egan’s book that manages to combine
politics, history and an amazing mystery in one.
 
 
Blurb: On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. 
 
crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland.

 
With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.
 
The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “one of those mysteries that never get solved.” Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that she is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

Review: I have one thing to say though: this book wasn’t for me.
I honestly think it was more of a personal thing than anything else. There was
a lot of mention of psychics and reincarnation and I don’t believe any of that
myself, so I already felt a bit skeptical about it all.

I think the idea of the plot was quite a clever idea. An
unsolved mystery in the past, where the reincarnated versions of some of the
victims were haunted by nightmares of the incident. Maggie, Bill and Catalina
are eager to solve the case, many years after its occurrence, with very little
information to go on. As well as that, the mystery goes into the emotional and
scientific aspects of things.

I loved Maggie’s character the most. She’s young and
free, looking for the perfect man and building herself up. She’s scared of what
the past might unlock for her, and yet she isn’t going to run away but stand by
Bill and her new found friend Catalina to dig their way through this together.
I have to admire her bravery, which is one of the things that draws me to her.

There is a little bit of romance of this, but it is very
simplistic and to the point. You can tell the romance isn’t the main element of
this story because it isn’t drawn out or exaggerated or anything. And I liked
that. I thought it was nice for a change.

As for the style, this fell a little bit flat for me. We
got a lot of names (when you’re dealing with history you do get this a lot) and
I felt myself getting confused as to who was who at some points. On top of
that, seeing as this is a historical mystery and we’re dealing with past events
there is a lot of information involving the case to be taken in. Sometimes I
felt like I was getting an information overload :/

Overall, I would have to give this book a three out of
five stars. I think other people might like it if they have different beliefs
from me though! And for those who don’t mind a bit of non-fiction meddling with
the fiction.
 
Interview: Where did you get the inspiration for this novel?
 
My, mom’s dad died twenty years before I was born. He travelled a lot in an era when few did and growing up my home was full of interesting art, books and a number of unique things that made him a viable presence in my life. As I got older the story of his death felt hollow and incomplete that was the fuel stirring the fires of my curiosity that inspired The Bridge of Deaths.
 
What’s your favourite thing about the new cover?
 
I love the watch, in both the front and back cover. It is such an intricate part of the story as it is the real one the one the psychics held to feel what they pictured, by the use of psychometry. I kept it sealed for about ten years because when we opened the inside it looked to shiny new and clean, always with the idea of a lab testing it, but in the end it was just waiting to be an even greater part of the book.
 
Who is your favourite character and why?
 
I love to answer this question! MAGGIE and she is my favorite because she is the only main character who was born and formed entirely in my mind. I also love that she strives for world peace and believes in it. I like that she believes that KNOWLEDGE is the key to an awareness that might help us prevent future wars. I am a ‘wanna be pacifist’ I am not as brave as Maggie or as full of conviction, but I learned a lot from her. I also love her wild friends in my new epilogue.
 
What is one thing you learned about your writing as you wrote this?
 
I think what I learned applies to anyone who wants to write. The themes of love, peace, war, betrayal are nothing new, but as individuals we all have our own individual voice and telling a tale with our own unique voice will always make it new.
 
Do you have anything you want to say to your readers?
 
THANK YOU! I am so in awe of the reviews, the private messages with fantastic comments and questions, thank you for taking the time to read my work.

M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family.
From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo–mostly the story of how he died.

She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class.

In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player
kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject.

The celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.
Find M.C.V. Egan and The Bridge of Deaths on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and online.

Giveaway! Win 1 of 5 ecopies of the book, 1 of 3 pocketwatches, or a 75 dollar Amazon giftcard (INT) or 2 autographed paperback book copies! (US/Canada)

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Olivia’s Question: Do you believe in reincarnation? Who
would you have liked to have been in your past?

Olivia-Savannah x


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