Wednesday 18 March 2015

One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to my tour stop for One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio. This is an adult book that has romance, historical fiction, literary fiction, philosophical fiction, fantasy, science fiction and adventure.  
The tour runs March 9-20 with reviews, author interviews, excerpts and a few guest posts, you can see the full schedule HERE.

About the Book:

An epic, thought-provoking tale of reincarnation, love, and the struggle of good against evil. 
As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and brutality, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the ancient secrets. His adventure is heightened because he secretly consumes a serum that allows him to have memory from one lifetime to the next. In doing so, he sets himself up for thousands of years of torment, loneliness, and searching. 
Desperate to never forget his soulmate, Theron, and never sure if he was truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus struggles through lifetimes to overcome his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.
Fusing the adventure of Indiana Jones with the introspection and wisdom of Eckhart Tolle, One Great Year takes readers on an epic journey through history, following characters who are born and reborn as they struggle to triumph over evil.

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Guest Post : 

One Great Adventure
By Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch DeFazio

What am I supposed to be learning here? I feel something… but what is it?  I wondered. My first trip to Ireland found me sitting in a dolmen, aware that there was a depth and energy attached to them that was palpable but beyond my understanding. The Dolmens have been called a portal to higher consciousness from an age long since passed.

 I was in Ireland alone. I had set out three months earlier with two mates but both had packed it in and headed home. I hadn’t planned a set itinerary, but I had heard the compelling call of Eire and wanted to understand why.

What am I supposed to be learning here? My mind echoed. The burning question implanted on that journey continued to be fueled for fifteen years while I traveled around the world from ancient megalithic site to site, feeling their strange energy and wondering about who created these extraordinary monuments and why. Upon reading Graham Hancock’s book Fingerprints of the Gods, I finally found some answers. 

According to Hancock’s alternative view of history, the lessons I had been taught in school were woefully incorrect. He asserts that advanced human civilization is far older than we have been led to believe and there are recorded legends, scientific and archaeological evidence all over the globe to substantiate it. What if our history cycles through Golden Ages of enlightenment, to Dark Ages and out again? In our research we learned that 31 Ancient Civilizations had knowledge of it, and felt it worthy of recording in their art and writing. This hypothesis was the impetus for One Great Year. 

One Great Year is based on the idea that human kind has undergone cycles of spiritual and technological advancement and that the information has been lost. Marcus and Theron reincarnate into the ancient civilizations of Tiahuanaco Bolivia, Genghis Khan’s Mongolia, Plato’s Ancient Greece and the Mystery Schools of Egypt. Marcus has past life memory and Theron does not and he pursues her through the ages, climaxing in present day. Our hero is often distracted and confounded on his own life path and ever tortured by their separation and the antics of his nemesis Helghul.

One Great Year makes one ponder the age old question: what are we supposed to be learning here? Though it is first and foremost a vehicle of escape and entertainment, we seek to transcend fiction by incorporating ideas and storylines that make you think. Much like The Da Vinci code, we use characters from our real world history and shine a new light on their existence. 

  One Great Year will stick with you and have you wondering about history as you thought you knew it and seeking to answer for yourself;  what am I supposed to be learning here? 
Thank you for having us as guest bloggers! We would love to connect with you and your readers through our Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads and Twitter accounts too. All links available at 

Book II in the series will be released later in 2015.

About the Authors:

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What happens when two passionate writer-artists fall in love and decide to make an uncommon life together? The award-winning novel One Great Year and its forthcoming sequels are just a few of the awesome possibilities!
Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Rene DeFazio is an actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles to his credit, as well as countless commercials and print ads. After spending many years backpacking and filming, Rene drew upon an abundance of unusual and exciting experiences to create One Great Year. His tireless research and firsthand knowledge of exotic locations, customs, sights and smells helped to bring this epic story to life.
Tamara Veitch is a writer, artist and mother. She also grew up in the Vancouver area, and attended Simon Fraser University to study English and psychology. Tamara worked as a special education assistant for the Vancouver School Board, and later opened her own mural painting business.
One Great Year took three painstaking years to complete. Within months of its independent release, One Great Year was optioned to become a Hollywood blockbuster film trilogy. Rene and Tamara have also partnered with Greenleaf Book Group for their literary debut and U.S. release, in October 2013.
The authors are currently writing the second and third books in the One Great Year series, filming a documentary, embarking on a book tour, and offering free seminars called POD Parties (Plain ol’ Discussion about monumental topics), where they discuss the ancient history, modern science, and inspirations layered throughout One Great Year.  


Three (3) winners will get paperbacks of One Great Year 
Open Worldwide
Ends March 25

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  1. The synopsis is really intriguing! This idea of resurrection is really interesting...and book II is in the making! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  2. All this is fascinating to me. The past 8 months of so I've been doing studying on history that has been recorded wrong or misinterpreted or just feared so never added to the history books. There's so much to learn and so many fascinating things that happened that people generally don't even know about. I loved this book because it brought that history to us in a fictional story, so it kept it interesting.
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. I agree Candace. I always loved History in school and always have found it fascinating! I love the sound of this and was happy to take part :)

  3. Great idea to base a book on! It's one that I think is highly possible - imagine all that was lost when the Library of Alexandria burned. And while there could be cycles from dark ages into technology, it doesn't mean we do things the same way each cycle. Information could've been written on tablets for all we know, then eroded away. And it's interesting to think of going forward. It'd only take losing a thing or two for people to go insane. Say, electricity. And if everyone who has extensive knowledge on the area/could rebuild from scratch dies, people are screwed. Sounds reaaaally good (and I love that it's got a book 2 coming later this year!)

    1. I know right! It sounds fascinating and I agree with what you said!