Being a naturalized Texan, meaning I’ve lived her long enough to be considered almost a native, I’m pleased to be able to showcase this new book that is part history and part celebration of the Lone Star State. Enter the giveaway to win a copy and some cool swag.
TO THE REPUBLIC
The Republic Series, Book One
BY BRUCE CLAVEY
Publication Date: October 26th, 2020
Pages: 394 pages
Categories: Hispanic American Fiction / Political Fiction
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A novel for our times. A saga for the ages.
On the eve of passing landmark immigration legislation, the entire Texas Senate and its native Tejano leader, Diego Reyes, vanish suddenly from Austin. When news of the disappearance hits West Texas, cowboy Del Woodward isn’t shocked. He knows exactly where the lawmakers are, but he’s not telling. Woody’s been down on his luck, and a shady bargain he’s made puts him tight in the squeeze of Marcos Cepeda, north Mexico’s ruthless drug lord. And Cepeda’s furious with this new stall in the bill. It’s got a loophole he can exploit to add another quarter million square miles of exclusive turf to his cartel—but that territory goes back up for grabs if leader Reyes can’t pass the bill before the Senate session expires in mere days. The brutal kingpin wants what he’s bought and compels Woody to step up. How the cowboy swings the vote isn’t important to Cepeda, but this sure is: if Woody breathes so much as a word of reluctance, it’ll be his last. The prize is Texas, nothing less. It’s real, and it’s on.
The Republic Series launches from true pages of the Lone Star frontera story into a hauntingly modern arena of trade, trafficking, and tradition on the Rio Grande in To the Republic: BOOK ONE.
An Amazon #1 New Release in History of U.S. Immigration
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Bruce Clavey of Round Rock, Texas writes with a passion for exploring the Latin heritage tucked in cultural corners throughout Texas, Mexico, and Central America. In 2017, Clavey’s research into perspectives on state history led to his onsite rediscovery of the Mexico City dungeon where the colonial “Father of Texas” was imprisoned, documented in his book “The Inquisition of Stephen F. Austin.” His interest to illuminate compelling historic junctures brought the creation of several feature dramatizations for state museum in-exhibit performance. Clavey’s release of Book One of “To the Republic” in 2020 begins the journey of Texas and Mexican characters who confront the pressure points at today’s vibrant river border, a land that has functioned for centuries as both international gateway and barrier.
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THREE WINNERS each receive a prize pack including: Autographed paperback copy of To the Republic; unisex tee with the “Texas Forever” design; baseball cap stitched with the “Texas Forever” design; ceramic lapel pin with the “Mano de Tejas” design; vinyl 5” decal with the “Mano deTejas” design.
US only. Giveaway ends midnight, CDT, May 7, 2021
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|4/27/21||Character Interview||Forgotten Winds|
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|4/28/21||Author Video||Chapter Break Book Blog|
|4/29/21||Playlist||Hall Ways Blog|
|4/29/21||Review||The Clueless Gent|
|4/30/21||Review||Reading by Moonlight|
|5/1/21||Excerpt, Part 1||All the Ups and Downs|
|5/2/21||Excerpt, Part 2||StoreyBook Reviews|
|5/4/21||Series Spotlight||That’s What She’s Reading|
|5/5/21||Sneak Peek||Texas Book Lover|
|5/6/21||Review||Librariel Book Adventures|
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5 thoughts on “Book Blog Tour – To The Republic by Bruce Clavey”
Happy to see the kickoff of this book blog tour! Thanks for sharing about the book.
Thanks for the fabulous welcome, Maryann! We naturalized Texans get the great experience of adopting the wonders that come as second nature to lifelong citizens. I’m in awe of your literary resume. Best to you now and ever in writing and publishing!
You’re welcome, Bruce. I remember when I first came to Texas in the late 60s and went to a little diner in a small town south of Dallas. Two cowboys were there, and I sat and listened to their stories back and forth. We writers like to do that, right? I finally asked them what it would take for me to become a naturalized citizen. One of them said, “When you can say ‘Ya’ll’ right, wear boots, and respect the land.”
I never forgot that, or those two old men who obviously loved the land.
No awe needed, although I do appreciate it from a writer with your creds. But we all put our boots on the same way. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Expatriate writers in Texas are Vulcans with tricorders. Not sure how the ones who crashed in Roswell could have missed such a ripe, huge target to the east.
Your story resonates. I got here in the ’90s and was told straight out that I didn’t qualify to be Texan until I’d been here for 40 years, though it might could get knocked down to 30 if I bought a pickup. Your encounter raises some hope of getting there.
Loved the Vulcan reference. Spock was my husband’s favorite Star Trek character. I think my husband channeled a bit of Vulcan at times. 🙂
So, do you have a pickup? I’ll put in a good word for you for naturalized status.