Blog Tour Kick Off & Giveaway: 1906 by James Dalessandro

Today kicks off James Dalessandro's Blog Tour for 1906: A Novel and I have a chance for one of you to win an eBook of this exciting new historical set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake!

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1906: A Novel By James Dalessandro

eBook Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Crossroad Press
eBook; 368 Pages

Genre : Historical Fiction/Mystery/Thriller

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Every disaster has a backstory, none more thrilling than this one. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning tale of political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue—and murder—is based on recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Told by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Victorian-era city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battle—fought even as the city burns—that pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor.

With the appeal and texture of The Alienist, Carter Beats the Devil, and the novels of E. L. Doctrow, James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.



“…an imaginative and dense interplay between fact and fiction …of corruption, crime lords and the great San Francisco earthquake...” -Publisher’s Weekly

“Imagine ‘Gone with the Wind’ set against the backdrop of the great San Francisco Earthquake…it steals your breath away.”

“A Bold, Sweeping Novel…Richly Textured…Extraordinary.” -Vincent Bugliosi (author ‘Helter Skelter’)

“loaded with admirable historical detail and raptor civic corruption as murderous as the San Andreas Fault.” -Oakley Hall (author, the Ambrose Bierce mysteries)

“…will keep you at the edge of your seat.” -The New York Sun

“..action packed…exciting and vivid.” -Kirkus

“A riveting account of corruption, greed and murder…” -Dallas Morning News

About the Author

03_Author James DallesandroJames Dalessandro was born in Cleveland Ohio, and educated at Ohio University and UCLA film school. In 1973 he founded the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Ken Kesey, the nation’s largest literary event. He has written for Playboy, the Examiner newspapers, San Francisco magazine. He was writer of the House of Blues Radio Hour and created the nationally syndicated program “Rock On” with Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. He has published four books: Canary in a Coal Mine (poetry); Bohemian Heart (noir detective fiction); Citizen Jane (True Crime); and 1906: A Novel (Historical Fiction). He is award winning writer/director/producer of the documentary film THE DAMNEDEST, FINEST RUINS (PBS/KQED), and writer/producer of the Hallmark Movie “Citizen Jane,” based on his book. He is screenwriter of “1906” the upcoming Pixar/Warner Brothers live action film based on his novel of the same name. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Katie and best pal Giacomo Poochini.


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 11
Blog Tour Kick Off & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, April 14
Spotlight at The Reading Queen

Friday, April 15
Excerpt at The Never-Ending Book

Tuesday, April 19
Guest Post at The Writing Desk
Review at Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne

Wednesday, April 20
Spotlight at Queen of All She Reads

Friday, April 22
Review & Excerpt at With Her Nose Stuck In A Book

Monday, April 25
Interview at Historical Fiction Addicts

Tuesday, April 26
Guest Post & Giveaway at A Holland Reads

Thursday, April 28
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Excerpt at Historical Fiction Addicts

Tuesday, May 3
Spotlight at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, May 4
Spotlight at Broken Teepee

Friday, May 6
Interview & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Monday, May 9
Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, May 12
Excerpt & Giveaway at A Literary Vacation

Friday, May 13
Guest Post at Jorie Loves a Story

Tuesday, May 17
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Wednesday, May 18
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Monday, May 23
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views


To win an ebook of 1906: A Novel by James Dalessandro please leave a comment below and include your email address or alternate way to contact you should you win.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on April 21st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. This looks like a great read!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I read an article about the San Francisco earthquake not that long ago. Fascinating.


  3. Historical fiction the earthquake perfect for me.

  4. Looking forward to reading this!

  5. This event will always be fascinating. I read, that a photographer, was caught without his camera and had no money to buy one at a camera shop. The shop owner said, Just take what you need, since it will all be burned up in a matter of an hour or so anyways!


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