Monday, June 24, 2019

Bridges Burned Audio Blitz with Chris Cannon

Title: Bridges Burned
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Narrator: Julie Niblett
Audio Producer: The Audio Flow, LLC
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Since discovering she is a shape-shifting dragon, Bryn McKenna has seen her world thrown into chaos. Being a "crossbreed" - part Red dragon and part Blue - means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking...
But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he's betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn't a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn's former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn't quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she's caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.
Because if Bryn can't adapt to the status quo...well, then maybe it's time for her to change it. 
The Going Down in Flames series is best enjoyed in order.
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.
Author Links:
Buy Links: 

Going Down in Flames: http://amzn.to/2C6jGhy

Bridges Burned: http://amzn.to/2BNRvQu
Trial by Fire: http://amzn.to/2Cij0Te
Fanning the Flames: http://amzn.to/2BMyDRL
Audio Buy Link:
Going Down in Flames: https://tinyurl.com/yb35sd7o
Bridges Burned: https://amzn.to/2x8fklj

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Demon Kiss. Book Blitz and Giveaway


The Demon Kiss
Juliana Haygert
(Rite World: Blackthorn Hunters Academy, #1)
Publication date: June 13th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons …
Erin
I’ve been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I’m destined to slay them–I only wish I hadn’t lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.
Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters–a school where I’ll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld’s minions. But I still feel there are secrets I’m not being told …
Rey
I sold my soul to save my family–and lost everything because of it. Now I’m a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.
I’ve been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there’s something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything …
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An upper young adult paranormal romance novel set in the universe of the Rite World, this is a dark fantasy you won’t want to miss! Forge your weapons and cast spells in a school where demons are hunted and the hunters themselves become prey.


Author Bio:
While USA Today Bestselling Author Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

What We Do For Love Blog Tour


What We Do For Love
Anne Pfeffer
Publication date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Thirty-eight year old Nicole Adams has given up on finding love. Instead, the single mother focuses on the things she cherishes most—her sixteen-year old son Justin, her friends, and her art.
When she convinces a prominent Los Angeles museum to feature a piece of her work, a large-scale installation, she thinks her life has finally turned a corner.
Then Justin brings a girl, Daniela, home to live with them. Daniela’s angry parents have thrown her out of the house, because she’s pregnant with Justin’s child. Shattered, Nicole takes Daniela in and, in so doing, is drawn into the inner circle of Daniela’s family—a frightening world of deceit and violence.
Nicole struggles to keep life going as normal. Forced to deal with people she doesn’t trust or like, fearful for the future of both her son and the grandchild they’re expecting, Nicole wonders if she can do what she tells Justin to do: always have faith in yourself and do the right thing.

What We Do for Love won the Chick Lit category of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and finalist for Best Cover Design/Fiction!


Author Bio:
Hi! I grew up in the desert around Phoenix, Arizona, where I had a bay quarter horse named Dolly. If I wasn't riding, I was holed up somewhere reading Laura Ingalls Wilder or the Oz books or, later on, Jane Eyre and The Grapes of Wrath. Horses eventually faded as an interest, but I ended up with a lifelong love of books and reading.
After college and eight years of living in cold places like Chicago and New York, I escaped back to the land of sunshine. I now live in California, one mile from the Pacific Ocean, with my dachshund Taco. I have worked in banking and as a pro bono attorney, doing adoptions and guardianships for abandoned children.
As a writer, I'd always been interested in children's books, since they had meant so much to me as a kid. I've found I especially like writing books about teens and twenty-somethings, an age where you make so many decisions about who you are and how you want to spend your life.
I love hearing from readers, so please write to me any time at my website www.annepfeffer.com.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Vigilant Blog Tour &Giveaway



Welcome to the Blog Tour &Giveaway for Vigilant, the first book of The Night Guardians series by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Vigilant 
Series: The Night Guardians, Book 1  
Author: Sara Davison 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: June 1, 2019  
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

She must choose between the man who represents the law and the one who may have taken it into his own hands.

Neglected by her parents for most of her life, Nicole Hunter keeps everyone, especially men, at arms’ length. So when Attorney Gage Kelly walks into the diner where she is waiting tables one evening, she fights her attraction to him with everything she has.

Gage and his brother Holden grew up in an abusive home, and Gage has baggage of his own. But the connection between him and Nicole is too strong to ignore, and Gage manages to convince them both that their relationship is worth the risk.

Then children begin disappearing in the night.

When Detective Daniel Grey starts to close in on the child snatcher, and enlists Nicole’s help, she faces her deepest fear. Everything and everyone she has clung to so tightly could be ripped from her, leaving her completely alone.

Except for one.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository

Top Ten Bucket List
Most people’s bucket lists are either filled with breath-taking and exotic locations around the world that they would like to travel to, or adrenaline-pumping feats they would like to accomplish. My list is a little different. I’m a bit of an uneasy flier, since I’ve had a few white-knuckle experiences aboard airplanes, so long-distance flights aren’t terribly appealing. Although I do love a good road trip, the top ten items on my bucket list would be:
  1. Own a home in a beautiful, relaxing setting that would lend itself to hosting writing retreats, such as a cottage on a lake.
  2. Set up a second-hand bookstore and coffee shop, combining two of my absolute favourite things in the world.
  3. Travel to Ireland. Yes, I do realize that would require a fairly lengthy flight. However, this is one place I really do want to travel to one day. My husband Michael and I have been married twenty-three years, and it is definitely on our radar to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary with a trip to the Emerald Island.
  4. Make readers laugh. Although my books are fairly suspenseful and intense, I also love to weave humour throughout. I believe that in order to cope with the stresses and challenges of life we have to be able to laugh, and that we serve a God with a wonderful sense of humour.
  5. Make readers cry. I don’t actually want to upset my readers, but when I do get feedback that my stories made someone laugh and cry, nothing makes me happier as I know I have succeeded in making my characters so real to them that readers care so much about what happens to them. It touches me deeply to hear that people have been moved to that extent by my stories.
  6. Be read. This might sound like a bit of a no-brainer for an author, but it always surprises me that I have such a deep need for people to read my books. I don’t enjoy being in the spotlight and have no desire for fame. On top of that, putting my work out there is an incredibly nerve-wracking thing to do and makes me feel extremely vulnerable. However, I read a quote a few ago that said the writing process is a circle, and that until what is written is read by others, that circle is not complete. That helped me to understand why it is so important to me that others read my stories – it closes the circle for me and makes the process feel complete.
  7. Read to grandbabies. I am a few years away from becoming a grandmother as my kids are just in their mid to late teens, but I am really looking forward to that season of life. I plan to have a huge library of children’s books and to spend a lot of time reading to my grandchildren and hopefully instilling the love of story in them that has been such a huge and defining part of my own life.
  8. Compile the world’s best tickle trunk. Mr. Dress-up was a huge children’s show in Canada when I was growing up. I loved that show and watched it every day. The best part was when Mr. Dress-up would open up what he called his tickle trunk and pull out a costume to wear for whatever play he was putting on with his friends (who were puppets). I have been stocking my closet with costumes for a long time now, and hope to have a huge tickle trunk one day for my grandchildren to play with to inspire their imaginations and creativity.
  9. To have an impact. While fame has never been a huge goal of mine, I would love to know that my work has had an impact on at least one other person. I’ve always said that, as believers, our definition of success has to be different than the world’s. It’s not about recognition, awards, sales, or money, it’s about being obedient to write the stories God gives us to the best of our abilities and to put them out into the world so that God can use them to fulfil the purpose he has for them. If that purpose is for one person or a hundred thousand to read the story and be impacted by it, if it fulfils that purpose, then my career will have been a success.
  10. To daily be in the mainstream of God’s activity. I have a friend whose mother-in-law prays this request every single morning—that she would be in the mainstream of God’s activity for that day. As much as we have become a bit obsessed these days with figuring out God’s will for our lives, I’m pretty convinced that if I just pray that prayer every morning and then, with the help of the Holy Spirit, remain open to his leading and guidance that day, I will find myself in the centre of God’s will for my life, and there is nowhere I would rather be.
 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy, and the suspense novel, Vigilant, book one of The Night Guardians Series. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including the Word Award for Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards, and is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature and currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to.  

CONNECT WITH SARA: Website | Facebook | Twitter  

 

TOUR GIVEAWAY

 

(1) winner will receive a copy of Vigilant and $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 4, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 17, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN residents!

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


 
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cameo Courtships Takeover Tour & Giveaway


I'm excited to share Cameo Courtships by  Susanne Dietze, Jennifer Uhlarik, Kathleen Y'Barbo, and Debra E. Marvin with you today! And funny side note: while creating photo and cover for it, you can see in the pic on the right I accidentally some how made it my phone background 😂 Ok here's the deets on this amazing book thanks Justreads for letting be apart of this event and for putting on this takeover tour 😊💜❤


Book Blurb:

A Family Heirloom Inspires Romance
In 1851, a special cameo is gifted by Queen Victoria to Letitia Newton, who though considered an old maid, meets the perfect gentleman minutes after donning. Told by the Queen the cameo is to be shared, Letitia gifts the "Victoria Cameo" to a woman in her family, hoping adventure and romance will follow each of its subsequent wearers.

PINNED ABOVE HER HEART by Susanne Dietze
1851 – Pittsburgh, PA
After receiving the Victoria Cameo, aspiring journalist Clara Newton works to expose a smuggler, but reporter Byron Breaux must break the story first or lose his job. Working together is out of the question until they learn secrets that threaten Clara’s father. . .and her heart.

TAMING PETRA by Jennifer Uhlarik
1875 – Colorado Territory
Trouser-wearing frontierswoman Petra Jayne Hollingsworth has no intention of donning the heirloom cameo, but when a crooked brothel owner steals the treasure, securing its return becomes Petra’s highest priority. Assisting her, Reverend Dustin Owens is appalled to learn the price of its ransom is that Petra must work in the brothel. He may save the woman’s virtue, but can he help Petra regain her cameo and rediscover her faith?

MEET ME AT THE FAIR by Kathleen Y’Barbo
Spring 1885 – New Orleans during the 1884 World’s Fair and Cotton Exposition
It takes a Pinkerton to find a Pinkerton, and Ethan Butler has been charged with finding Elizabeth Newton. Just when he locates her, the cameo he is to deliver is stolen. It appears his previous case has discovered his presence in New Orleans, but he can’t return to that case until the cameo is found. With Miss Newton as a reluctant partner in crime fighting, can Ethan Butler locate the cameo and its thieves without losing his heart?

LENDING MY HEART by Debra E. Marvin
1895 – Pittsburgh, PA
The arrival of a handsome Scottish administrator ruins Miss Bertie Hart’s dream to oversee the new Carnegie Library children’s department. Yet bristly Mr. Russell Smart’s working-class determination and his love of books make him the perfect partner to better the lives of Pittsburgh’s poor. As for a partner in life? Not even her Victoria Cameo can narrow the social chasm he and her father keep between them. 
tour wide giveaway,

(1) winner will win a "Cameo Prize Pack" with a pair of fluffy 'reader' socks, Cameo bookmark, Cameo necklace, $10 Amazon Gift Card, Cameo Courtships (paperback)and a "Victorian" Book Cozy

Tour Landing Page & Giveaway Info:

Short Link:  http://bit.ly/CameoCourtshipsNovella

Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2YMy5WX

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Libby's Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Libby's Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Libby's Cuppa Joe  
Author: Rebecca Waters
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: March 8, 2018  
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Can grace and love be found amongst coffee grounds?

Sonja Parker is about to find out.

Excited to leave her stale life in the big city behind, Sonja takes the money her grandmother left her and purchases Libby's Cuppa Joe, a thriving coffee shop in a small community in Wisconsin's Door County. Sonja may have business sense, but is she ready to face the world on her own?

Sonja soon discovers owning a business requires more than offering a good cup of coffee. She must make major repairs to the building as well as major repairs to her heart. Do the former owners, Libby and Joe hold the answer? As Sonja seeks to make Libby's Cuppa Joe a viable business, can she also find herself and the God she has abandoned?

Libby's Cuppa Joe is a riveting tale of second chances, forgiveness, and not living on borrowed faith.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | ChristianBook

Guest Topic:
Are you a coffee drinker?  Do you enjoy a cup every once in a while with a friend or family member or are any every day kinda coffee drinker? It's safe to say that I think I'm a coffeeholic, I need a cup of coffee every morning to give that extra umph to wake up my brain. But I also love the occasional coffee date with one of my besties or my daughter and with my twin sister when she's in town. I grew drinking coffee with my MomMom when I slept over at her house, she'd give us what we call coffee milk. This explains why I grew up to being a more sugar and milk with a bit if coffee gal that a bit of sugar and milk in my coffee. However, these days I enjoy a good Pumpkin Spice Latte in the Fall,Peppermint Mocha or Chestnut Parline Latte in Winter and Iced Hazelnut Cold Brew coffee in Spring and Summer(*side note,I can no longer tolerate milk so I now ask for almond  milk in my coffee if it comes with regular milk or cream and I no longer like it as sweet as I  did growing up something weird happens to your tastebuds when you get near 40🤷‍♀️). Do you have a favorite coffee? 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Rebecca Waters has been a writer most of her life. Her first published work was a story in the school newspaper she wrote in second grade. For many years Rebecca used her stories as illustrations in church settings and to entertain her own three daughters. Her professional writing included educational articles and research. Following her retirement as a professor of education from Cincinnati Christian University, Rebecca turned her pen to the world of fiction. She has also published several articles in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest. Her first novel, Breathing on Her Own, was released in 2014.  

CONNECT WITH REBECCA: Website | Facebook | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Libby's Cuppa Joe and (1) winner will receive an ebook copy.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 28, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm June 4, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

The Art of Death Blog Tour


Art of Death
Becca Vincenza
(Curse Breakers, #1)
Publication date: September 4th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
What if a single act of rebellion had the power to change your fate?
Rowan and Abel Hayes’ birth ended a centuries-old family curse, but being a curse breaker has its drawbacks. Now they live a life full of rules.
When Rowan breaks a rule, she sets a powerful chain of events into motion that she never could’ve imagined. Abel is kidnapped, and it’s up to Rowan to save her twin. Can she rely on the aid of an old friend who once betrayed her? Or will new enemies prove too strong for her to handle?
(New Adult, contains language and sexual content. 18+)
Review:
A great beginning to a new series! This story sucks you in and leaves you hanging on each word! I can't wait to see where it goes next!


Author Bio:
Becca Vincenza lives in *wonderful* Michigan. For a passion of all things paranormal and adventure, she writes both in Urban Fantasy worlds, and Paranormal Romance. When she isn’t writing, she is reading and vice versa.


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Heart Changer Blog Tour

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Heart Changer  
Author: Jarm Del Boccio  
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: April 26, 2019  
Genre: Middle Grade Biblical Fiction

Can an Israelite captive, wrenched from all she loves, serve the very man who destroyed her village?

Miriam is asked to do the impossible: serve the wife of Naaman, commander of the Syrian army. Clinging to treasured memories of home and faith, Miriam faces captivity with worry and bitterness.

Little does she know the Heart Changer is wooing and preparing her for a greater mission far beyond what she could imagine.

This middle-grade historical novel reflects the heartache and angst of a young refugee in a foreign land where all hope seems lost.
Review:
I absolutely enjoyed this Biblical Fiction story especially since it's such a small account in the massive book of countless stories that Miriam's story may often be overlooked, which makes me admire the author's ability to bring it to life! I'm always intrigued to see Biblical stories come to life in fiction even if they're not totally accurate, which is why it's "fiction", it helps open the eyes of the reader to whole new forgotten worlds of past peoples and culturals. The author did a fantastic job of doing this! I could relate to Miriam and her struggles with her feelings even at a young age. Though I'm an adult and struggle often with feelings of anger and unforgiveness even though I continue to lay it at God's feet, we sometimes forget that children and teens struggle with such feelings due to circumstances beyond their control. Be we have a Loving God who never leaves us or forsakes us and continues to work on changing our hearts, no matter how long it takes, just as He did for Miriam.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Jarm Del Boccio (‘J’ pronounced as a ‘Y’) finds her inspiration in everyday life, but in particular, when she travels the globe, observing the quirky things that happen along the way. Focusing on lives of characters from the past, Jarm is devoted to breathing new life into the pages of history. 

Jarm has a background in elementary and high school education, and served for seven years as a school librarian. Grateful for the opportunity, she taught three missionary kids in an isolated area of Papua New Guinea. She is part of SCBWI and American Christian Fiction Writers, and has published articles in “The Old Schoolhouse” magazine. 

“The Heart Changer,” her debut MG historical/biblical fiction, released with Ambassador International April 26th 2019. Jarm is content with the journey God has placed her on, and lives with her husband and adult son and daughter (when they are not away) in a tree-lined suburb of Chicago.

CONNECT WITH JARM: Website | Facebook | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive 1 print (US only)

AND (1) winner will receive 1 ebook (open internationally except where prohibited by law)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 20, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm May 27, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Glamour of Midnight Blitz Sale

Title: Glamour of Midnight
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: April 5th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Nineteen-year-old Karis has been blind since birth, but for some reason, she can see through the wall of smoke that separates the human lands from those of the Faeries that rule in grand courts on the other side. Most of the time, the only thing she can see on the other side of the wall is the swipe of a tail or the trailing of a bony hand along the surface. But one day, a handsome faerie appears and sweeps her away into his world—a world that is being ravaged by an evil so dark and deadly, she fears she may never see her home again. Loftin is a bounty hunter and he has been searching for Karis since she went missing from the Court of Ash. He needs to return her and collect the ransom. But the longer they travel together and the more he teaches her about what she is now able to see, the more difficult he finds the thought of letting her go. A fiery passion ignites between them, but with a monster tracking their every move, they must find a way to reach the Court of Ash before it kills them both.
 Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author Frenzy series and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.
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