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Monday, June 12, 2017

Book Tour with Character Profile and $20 Giveaway: The Professor and the Bird by Roberta Franklin

Love between two different worlds, two different generations
The Professor and the Bird
Roberta Franklin
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Olympia Publishers
Publication Date: September 29, 2016
Professor Nikos Angelopoulos is working with his Greek-Turkish team at a dig in Turkey when one day a young motorcyclist gets stranded: Sally from Ireland, fresh and charming and a bit flirty. Very soon the Professor finds out that, despite her temperament, she’s still very innocent and gullible, and he seems to develop fatherly feelings towards her, protecting her from the clear intentions of the young men at the camp.
Then she just happens to dig up a fragment of clay with an old Assyrian inscription in Hittite on it, and Nikos finds out that this inscription is the oldest one found so far in an Indo-European language. While celebrating their great find, Sally and Nikos discover their feelings for each other despite their age difference – but at the same time, an American millionaire turns up who wants to buy the clay fragment for his collection; and, although Nikos tells him it is a national treasure and not for sale, he won’t take no for an answer. He tries to convince Nikos to sell it to him, and when that plan fails he calls in his gunmen…
Amid their ever-growing passion for each other, Nikos and Sally now have got to face a dangerous and violent gang of artefact thieves together with their brave international team of archaeologists and workers. Who will win the showdown at Kanesh camp – and will this unusual relationship between a scientist of sixty and a young adventuress of not yet thirty stand the test of time?
"True lovers of romance will fall to their knees over this sweet romance that proves love is just a number and when you meet your soul mate you do what ever you have to to be a part of their life."
- Valerie Frentz, Amazon Reviewer
"Roberta Franklin put her heart and soul into this story and it showcases every single bit of what makes us human, the story that touches your soul and makes you believe in humanity and finding that one true love."
- Igor Eliseev, Goodreads Reviewer

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Special Feature: Character Profile

Character profile of Sally
Sally is a young woman from Ireland, a passionate motorbike rider who takes part in desert rallies. Her parents own a hotel in Westport where she works during the season, but the rest of the year she tours the world on her bike. She’s short and curvy, with red hair and blue eyes. She’s rather carefree and very bubbly, she enjoys all aspects of life, and she is a bit adventurous; she’s got it into her head to find some passionate Arab or Turk to marry.
During her stay at the dig, though, she starts understanding many things: first, that history, which she’d never cared about, is a fascinating subject – and second, that the young men she starts flirting with only play with her feelings. And finally, she realises that what she wanted all along was a mature man who really cares for her and behaves lovingly and protective towards her.
She is by no means a helpless little girl, though: with her quick brain, her courage and her knowledge of modern technology, she saves the day when things get dangerous. She wants to help science and protect their rare find from thieves, but most of all she’s concerned about her lover, the Professor; her feelings are deep and real, and she loves without any reservations.


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Contest runs from June 7 - 20, 2017.

About Roberta Franklin

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Roberta Franklin, who was born in Germany in 1973 and studied History and English Literature in Munich, has been living in Greece since 1998. She has worked in various fields – as a journalist, as Social Hostess on a cruise ship, as an insurance agent – and during the past years she has been working as a freelance translator and a teacher of foreign languages. But her true passion has always been writing, and her favourite genre has always been romantic fiction.
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Follow the book tour from June 7 - 20, 2017.
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  1. This book sounds like a good read.

  2. The cover model of your Professor looks like actor/comedian Robin Williams. He would have done a good job. I really miss him!