A Novel Evening With Irish Eyes

I had so much fun guesting on A Novel Evening, an exciting British podcast for book lovers everywhere. Host Dannie Carter and I chatted about my historical novel, IRISH EYES — Tammany Hall, WW1, Prohibition/speakeasies — we covered A LOT. Plus, a sneak peek at what I’m writing now (hint: sequel) and who I’d invite to my fantasy “novel evening” (and who’s on my Naughty List). Have a listen!

On Tour with IRISH EYES

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, June 15th

Thunder Road Books
Greater Spring Lake Irish Festival
3rd Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ
12 noon – 5 pm

A Novel Evening Podcast
Hope chats with A Novel Evening podcast host Dannie Carter about researching IRISH EYES. Tammany Hall, WW1, Prohibition/speakeasies + my fantasy evening — we covered a lot. Have a listen!

PAST EVENTS

Wednesday, March 20th

Thunder Road Books
March Book Club Pick!
3rd Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ
7-9 pm
To attend, purchase IRISH EYES from Thunder Road Books on or before the event date. Call 973-436-0914 to reserve your copy.

Sunday, March 17th

Comfort Zone
Hope signs copies of IRISH EYES.
44 1/2 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ | (732) 203-6180
12 noon – 2pm

Saturday, March 16th

Barnes & Noble, Holmdel, NJ
Hope signs copies of IRISH EYES.
Commons at Holmdel
2130 Route 35, Holmdel, NJ | (732) 203-6180
1-3pm

Saturday, March 9th

Barnes & Noble, Brick, NJ
Hope signs copies of IRISH EYES.
44 Brick Plaza, Brick, NJ | 732-255-6600
1-3pm

Saturday, March 2nd

Asbury Book Cooperative
Hope in conversation with ABC Vice President, Allyson Crystal
644A Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ | 732-455-5549 | [email protected]
7pm
Sign up for the FREE event on Eventbrite.

Monday, February 12th

IG Live with Transformational Vision Coach, Barbara Biziou
“Perseverance and Faith Led to Publishing Gold”
https://www.instagram.com/barbarabiziou/
5:00-5:30 pm EST
Watch again here.

Thursday, January 4th

Hope in conversation with Fiona Davis (THE SPECTACULAR).
Barnes & Noble Upper West Side
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, NY, NY
6:30 – 8:00pm
View the event highlights: https://fb.watch/pJ7cNIfZGo/

Thursday, December 7th

Spring Lake Holiday Soiree – Ladies Shopping Night
Thunder Road Books
3rd Avenue, Spring Lake New Jersey
5 – 8 pm

Sharing the Love with a Giveaway

February being the host month of Valentine’s Day, it’s no surprise that I have love on the brain. Since IRISH EYES released on December 7th, I continue to be blown a-w-a-y by the love readers are showing the book, including 385 reviews on Amazon, so far! Here’s a taste of what you’re saying.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great read. I loved this book! …Very touching and believable heroine and characters. – Len C.

​⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spellbinding. Wonderful characters and plot. I couldn’t put it down. History, romance and intrigue. No one could ask for more. – Anne D.

​​Now I’d like to give some of that love back… with a giveaway! THE ORCHID HOUR by Nancy Bilyeau is an utterly delicious historical mystery set in 1920’s New York. To win it alongside IRISH EYES, sign up to my free Substack newsletter, History With Hope. Anyone who subscribes between February 1-14 will be entered into a random draw to win. One winner (both books). Giveaway closes at 12 midnight EST.

In Conversation for IRISH EYES with Fiona Davis

Last Thursday’s (January 4) in conversation book talk for IRISH EYES at the Barnes and Noble Upper West Side Manhattan was a magical evening (Subway train derailments aside). Fiona Davis was a superb moderator and the newly renovated bookstore is bright and airy and in every way conducive to chatting. But don’t take my word for it. Enjoy the video, and if you’d like a *signed* copy of IRISH EYES, you can pick one up at B&N at 2289 Broadway @82nd Street.

IRISH EYES Release Day + Sarah, Duchess of York

The wait is over! IRISH EYES, my historical saga set in turn-of-the-century New York City, is for sale wherever books are sold. I’ve received a VERY special SURPRISE Release Day prezzie — a gorgeous review from bestselling author, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York!

WELL DONE TO HOPE C. TARR FOR A MAGICAL JOURNEY, SO GRUELLING, SO FULL OF OPTIMISTIC BELIEF, IN THE HOPE OF A BETTER FUTURE. I LOVED ROSE AND HOW SHE FOUGHT FOR HER OWN STRENGTH WITHIN HERSELF.” – Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Find Irish Eyes at any of these brick-and-mortar and online booksellers:

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Bookshop.org

Target

Walmart

Books-A-Million

River Road Books

Book Culture – signed copies avail in-store

The Corner Bookstore – signed copies avail in-store

Thunder Road Books – signed copies avail in-store


Join me in celebrating later tonight at Thunder Road Books, an awesome indie bookstore in quaint Spring Lake, New Jersey. As part of Spring Lake’s Holiday Shopping Soiree, from 5-7pm, I’ll sign copies of Irish Eyes and raffle off a gift basket of tasty NYC-themed treats to one lucky winner. Cocktails, mocktails, snacks — we are going to have THE A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E BEST TIME. Join us!

Speaking of winners, congrats to the winners of my Irish Eyes Shelf-Awareness Giveaway sponsored by AuthorBuzz: Laurie J., Susan B., Beth T., Melissa M., Mary G. and Lizz at Curiouser Books. Your copies of Irish Eyes are en route in plenty of time for the holidays.

Also, darling historical fiction author Finola Austin and I are giving away a signed copy of Irish Eyes and Finola’s brilliant historical novel, Bronte’s Mistress to one lucky winner. If you haven’t already done so, pop over to Finola’s site, The Secret Victorianist, and enter to win. Bonus: read our fun and (hopefully) informative interview on writing the historical novel.

xo Hope

Irish Eyes on Irish Central!

Recently I caught up with the fine folks at IRISH CENTRAL to chat about IRISH EYES, my historical fiction debut out with Lume (Joffe) Books this December 7th. Irish Central is the largest Irish culture media outlet in North America, and I’m so excited to share my fictional heroine, Rose O’Neill’s, story with its readership. Read the full interview here.

Irish Eyes Unboxing Video

Last month, I shared the cover for IRISH EYES (12.7.23). Lovely as that was, and is, there’s nothing quite like holding the actual book in your hands — in this case, the Advanced Review copies courtesy of Lume/Joffee Books.

You can preorder Irish Eyes on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.