The Barefoot Road is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on rachel@rachelsrandomresources.com with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

The Barefoot Road by Vivienne Vermes

Genre: Historical fiction/  Magical Realism / Romance

Tour Dates: 19th - 25th September 2018

Publication Date: 28th April 2014

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or Paperback

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 320

Types of post available: Reviews, Q&As and Extracts

Potential Trigger Warnings: contains some sex and violence

Purchase from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Barefoot-Road-Vivienne-Vermes-ebook/dp/B07BW7BNGB

Vivienne Vermes’ gripping novel is a poetic patchwork of passion, humour and brutality, a fable for our time about racial division, set in historical Transylvania.

A young woman is found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When it is discovered that she is of an ethnic group which was violently driven out of the regions many years before, old wounds are reopened as the villagers are reminded of their role in the bloodshed.


An uneasy peace is maintained until a young married man falls in love with the girl, and tensions begin to rise within the community. The mysterious disappearance of a child causes this tension to mount into hysteria, driving the story to its chilling outcome.

About Vivienne Vermes

Vivienne Vermes is a writer and actress of Irish and Hungarian descent who divides her time between Paris and London. She has published four collections of poetry: Sand Woman, Metamorphoses, Passages and When the World Stops Spinning, and has performed her work in festivals throughout Europe. She is winner of the Piccadilly Poets’ award, the Mail on Sunday’s Best Opening of a Novel competition, as well as Flash 500s prize for short prose and the Paragram national competition for best poem and “petite prose”. She has taught creative writing in universities in Transylvania, and runs a writers’ workshop in Paris.

As an actress, she has played roles in a number of French films, including Les Trois Frères, Le Retour and in Les Profs 2 in which she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II.  Her voice also warns passengers on the Paris metro to “Mind the gap”.

The Barefoot Road is her first novel.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

19th September

  1. Anky's Book Bubble - Review

  2. Mai's Musings - Review

  3. Bound 2 Escape - Extract

20th September

  1. Odd Socks and Lollipops - Review

  2. A Little Book Problem - Review

  3. B-Gina Review - Promo

21st September

  1. Jan's Book Buzz - Review

  2. Jess Bookish Life -Review

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

22nd September

  1. Writing from the Heart - Review

  2. Literary Flits - Review

  3. Ali - The Dragon Slayer - Extract

23rd September

  1. Over The Rainbow Book Blog - Review

  2. Reviewsfeed - Review

  3. donnasbookblog - Review

24th September

  1. Dash Fan Book Reviews - Review

  2. Bookshine and Readbows - Review

  3. Ashi Responding To Life - Review

25th September

  1. Nesie's Place - Review

  2. WWBB -Guest Post

  3. LibriAmoriMiei

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