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September 7, 2016

BOOK TOUR: First Love - What If?

Pump Up Your Book
 is pleased 
to bring you 

  virtual book tour
 September 5 – November 30!

Save The Last Dance banner
A Novel
Eric Joseph
Eva Ungar Grudin
Save The Last Dance

Publisher: Hargrove Press
Pages: 360
Genre: Literary Fiction
A tale of the power and peril of first love rediscovered.
Adam Wolf and Sarah Ross were teenage sweethearts who grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in the late 50’s and early 60′s. They set a wedding date when they turned fifteen. The day came and went. For most of their lives the two were out of contact.
With their 50th high school reunion approaching, Adam and Sarah reconnect. Email exchanges – after the first tentative “hi”, then a deluge- five, ten- by the end of the week twenty emails a day. Soon Sarah admits, “All my life I’ve been looking for someone who loves me as much as you did”.
Written entirely in email and texts, Save the Last Dance allows the reader to eavesdrop on Sarah and Adam’s correspondence as their love reignites. It also permits the reader to witness the reactions of significant others, whose hum-drum lives are abruptly jolted by the sudden intrusion of long-dormant passion. Can Sarah and Adam’s rekindled love withstand the pummeling they’re in for?

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Meet the Authors

Eric Johnson Eva Ungar
Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar (Grudin) were teenage sweethearts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who set a wedding date when they turned 15. The last time they saw each other they were 21 years old. Three years ago they reunited, around the time of the 50th high school reunion. Although their book is a work of fiction, it’s about a couple like them, who fall in love again, almost instantly, via email.
Eric is in public health, a consultant/educator at hospitals and clinics, concentrating his career on Native American health services across the country. Eva is an art historian who taught at Williams College in Massachusetts for 40+ years. She specialized in African and African-American art; the history of European painting: also Holocaust Studies – memorials and museums; In addition, she has performed in and written Sounding to A, a multi-media work about inheriting the Holocaust. It premiered at the Ko Festival of Performance in 2004.
Learn more about Eva and Eric and their history together by visiting – At the website you’ll find memories about their time together in the late 50s, early 60s, as well as interviews from today.
Their latest book is the literary fiction, Save The Last Dance.

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 What if you could  take a private inside look into emails from the day to day lives, ordinary lives, that a long lost love has re-entered their lives. Wow!  How would you re-act if this happened to you?   Remember when you were a teen ager and had that one certain someone who you just couldn't let go?  Sweethearts forever, or so you thought. 
This story takes place back in the 50's and 60's in midwest Ohio.  Two fifteen year olds, in love, dreaming of their wedding and life together.  Just like happened to most of us.  It didn't happen.  Both go your own ways and that person may remain in the recesses of your mind forever.
Then before you realize it, that reunion of 50 years comes up.   Starts out as a simple acknowledgement and then an occasional email, then more frequent emails.
You wonder what if?  The spark comes back and you as the reader get to take in their private email messaging.  What happens to the marriages that have been in tact for years?  
Can a long ago past love come to life again?   If so, what kind of damage and hurt can it cause others and what will it do to their lives?
Follow the emails of Adam and Sarah and see what can happen when an old love becomes a re-kindled love.
I loved how the author put such realism into the book.  You could relate to the characters. Perhaps you were, at once, in that situation.  If not, think how you would have felt if you were.  Characters could have been you, someone you know or even a relative.   I like books that you can relate to.
Try this one, maybe you can relate? The author puts your mind in motion and gives you some life like things to think about.  I liked the many different characters that you got to know.  They each had their stories, all different and yet in a way, the same.

I received a complimentary copy of this book
from the authors and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased and honest view.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, September 6 – Book Spotlight at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, September 7 – Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
Thursday, September 8 – Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Monday, September 12 – Book Featured at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, September 13 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Wednesday, September 14 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday, September 14 – Book Featured at My Life, Loves and Passion
Thursday, September 15 – Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Monday, September 19 – Interview at A Blue Million Books
Wednesday, September 21 – Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Monday, September 26 – Interview at My Bookish Pleasures
Wednesday, September 28 – Book Featured at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, September 30 – First Chapter Reveal at Literarily Speaking
Monday, October 3 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, October 5 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Thursday, October 6 – Book Review at fuonlyknew
Monday, October 10 – Book Featured at Just Us Book Blog
Monday, October 10 – Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
Tuesday, October 11 – Guest Blogging at Whispering Stories
Thursday, October 13 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight
Monday, October 17 – Interview at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, October 19 – Book Review at The World As I See It
Monday, October 24 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, October 26 – Book Featured at StoreyBook Reviews
Friday, October 28 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, November 1 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Thursday, November 3 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Friday, November 4 – Book Feature at A Title Wave
Monday, November 7 – Book Feature at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, November 10 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, November 14 – Interview at Hooked From Page One
Wednesday, November 16 – First Chapter Reveal at The Book Rack
Thursday, November 17 – Book Featured at BlogHer
Monday, November 21 – Book Review at Booklover Sue
Wednesday, November 23 – Book Review at Fascinating Quest
Monday, November 28 – Book Review at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, November 30 – Book Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

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