Blog Tour Giveaway: City of Promises by D. Grant Fitter

It's a busy day here at Passages to the Past and our last post of the day is a spotlight & giveaway of City of Promises as part of D. Grant Fitter's Blog Tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours!

City of Promise 

Pub Date: January 22, 2013 | CreateSpace | Formats: Paperback, eBook

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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About the Author

D. Grant FitterD. 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.

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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

Friday, May 9
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Monday, May 12
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, May 15
Review at Reviews by Molly


I have one copy of City of Promises up for grabs! Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on May 22. To enter please complete form below.

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  1. Funny how your "soul" can call to you a place you have never been. It may be a genetic memory calling you or a past life. Whatever it is, it can be a powerful pull. The lucky of us can examine and explore this call to check its validity and/or nourish it. It sounds like you have explored that part of yourself that called you to Mexico and have incorporated it into your life. I hope it continues to nourish your life.
    I hope the release of CITY OF PROMISES goes well for you.

    Patricia B in Rafflecopter.

  2. This will be a totally new setting for me; sounds like something I'll like. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Mexico being the city of Promise for this young man in 1941 will be an interesting.

  4. I am eager to break out of the long past European setting mold I've been in with my reading in the historical fiction genre. I hope to read your work soon! Cheers, Kara


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