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MOTHER OF THE RIVER by Emily McPherson Pre-Order Tour

28 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the MOTHER OF THE RIVER by Emily McPherson Pre-Order  Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: MOTHER OF THE RIVER (Protectors #1)

Author: Emily McPherson

Pub. Date: March 7, 2023

Publisher: Eyebright Books

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Inspired by traditional Irish Mythology, Mother of the River tells the story of a 17 year old girl in search of her missing mother when she stumbles upon a forgotten legend.

Ianthe was only six years old when her mother vanished and the strange statue appeared in the river near her home. Now, eleven years later, the statue stands as a memorial and a place where Ianthe often visits to tell her mother about her life. But when an old acquaintance returns to town and suggests the statue isn’t just a statue, the presence of a mythical creature comes into question, and Ianthe begins to wonder what really happened all those years ago.

With her best friend Fintan by her side, Ianthe searches for a lost legend and discovers fantastical dangers, family secrets, and the magic of Ireland. But finding the myth may not be enough to mend the past. And finding the truth just may threaten her future.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far- Irish proverb

Book Teaser Trailer:




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About Emily McPherson:

Emily McPherson is an author for young adult readers with several fantasy projects in the works. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she strives to normalize seeing characters of the rainbow on the page without harmful stereotypes. She is an Irish dancer with a slight obsession with mythological creatures. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and – the real mythological creatures – her two rescue pugs.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon

 




Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

Ends December 10th, midnight EST. 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/21/2022

For the Love of Kidlit

Guest Post

11/22/2022

YA Books Central

Guest Post/IG Post

11/23/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

11/24/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

11/25/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post

11/26/2022

Books and Kats

Excerpt

Week Two:

11/27/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

11/28/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/29/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/30/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop pic

12/1/2022

100 Pages A Day

Review

12/2/2022

Kim”s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s

Review/IG Post

12/3/2022

beersbooksboos

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

12/4/2022

@froggyreadteach

IG Review

12/5/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review


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THE GUARDIANS OF TRUTH by Barry Finlay Tour

22 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am happy to be hosting a spot on the THE GUARDIANS OF TRUTH by Barry Finlay Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

About The Book:

Title: THE GUARDIANS OF TRUTH

Author: Barry Finlay

Pub. Date: November 5, 2022

Publisher: Keep On Climbing Publishing

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 276

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

He’s a refreshingly different hero, definitely not young and six-packed, but…

Retired reporter Jake Scott knows a thing or two about exposing the truth and unmasking frauds. Unfortunately, he walks a fine line between helping and interfering in investigations. Homicide Detective Dani Perez, with whom Jake has a shaky personal relationship, doesn’t always appreciate it, but he can’t seem to help himself.

The affable and shrewd, yet old fashioned, Jake is hot on the trail of a case when a body discovered in a bog and three suspects lead him to the doorstep of The Guardians of Truth, a shady organization with an opportunistic and charismatic leader. While the organization purports to offer everlasting support to its followers, Jake discovers just the opposite is true.

Now Jake and an insider, Cassie Wright, want to expose the leader and protect his followers from financial ruin or worse. Their harrowing quest isn’t without peril, as one will disappear and the other will be forced to fight for survival.

If you like your heroes to be, well, like you and I, the second book in the Jake Scott Mystery Series will draw you in and have you wishing you could dive in to help.

 

 

About Barry Finlay:

In 2009, Barry Finlay went up a mountain as an accountant and came down as a philanthropist. After over thirty years in various financial roles with the Canadian federal government, he took his life in a different direction and climbed Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro at age 60 with his son Chris. The climb and their fundraising efforts to help kids in Tanzania changed his life in a number of ways, including the start of his writing journey. He wrote his first book, the popular Kilimanjaro and Beyond: A Life-Changing Journey with his son in 2014. 

He followed that up with the hilarious travel memoir, I Guess We Missed The Boat, and then The Marcie Kane Thriller Collection was born. Barry completed his debut fiction book, and the first in the series, The Vanishing Wife, in 2014. His next novel, A Perilous Question, was released in May 2016. His political thriller, Remote Access, was released in April 2018. That was followed by a novella, Never So Alone, in May 2019. The fifth book in the Marcie Kane Thriller Collection, The Burden of Darkness, was released in May 2020.

Each of the thrillers has a socially relevant theme, and has achieved Kindle bestseller status.

Now, he’s introducing a new character named Jake Scott in what will undoubtedly be a new mystery series. The first in the series, Searching For Truth, was released in 2021.

Barry’s books have received multiple literary awards and he was named to the Authors Show’s list of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” in 2012. In 2013, he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his philanthropic work in Africa. He lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Evelyn.

Sign up for Barry’s newsletter at his website and receive a free download of An Interview With Marcie Kane.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive an eBook of THE GUARDIANS OF TRUTH, International. 

Ends November 29th, midnight EST.


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/14/2022

Mythical Books

Review/IG Post

11/15/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Review/IG Post

11/16/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/17/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Review/IG Post

11/18/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

11/21/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

11/22/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/23/2022

@froggyreadteach

Review/IG Post

11/24/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

Review/IG Post

11/25/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review


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THE YEAR OF THE BEAR by Douglas J. Lanzo & Ambassador International Tour

21 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE YEAR OF THE BEAR by Douglas J. Lanzo & Ambassador International Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: THE YEAR OF THE BEAR

Author: Douglas J. Lanzo

Pub. Date: November 1, 2022

Publisher: Ambassador International

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 316

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

A remarkable story of a bear and the coming-of-age journey of a teenage boy.

Thirteen-year-old Jason is on the cusp of manhood, striving to fi nd his place at school and at home—especially after his mother has abandoned them and his father is left to deal with his own anger. When Jason and his father encounter a bear while out hunting, they shoot and kill it, not realizing that they have left a cub without its mother. When Sasquot of the Penobscot Tribe, a part of the Bear Family, discovers what they have done, he decides that Jason needs a lesson in caring for God’s creatures. Thus begins a year that Jason will never forget as he begins to care and train the cub in order for it to survive. As Jason forms a bond with the bear, he, in turn, learns valuable lessons for life.

“Fans of classic, enthralling adventure (and I’m one) are in for a rare treat.”-Josh Lieb New York Times best-selling and Emmy Award-winning author of I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

 

 

About Douglas J. Lanzo:

An award-winning and featured inspirational author published in Vita Brevis Press’ bestselling 2021 poetry anthology and Café Haiku’s upcoming 2021 Fifth Poetry Anthology and featured in WestWard Quarterly’s Winter 2021 issue, since 2020 Douglas’ poetry has found homes in thirty-eight literary publications across the U.S., Canada, England, Wales, Austria, Mauritius, India, Australia, and The Caribbean. A graduate of Harvard College and Law School, where Douglas enjoyed writing editorials for The Harvard Crimson and articles for various other Harvard publications, he has published professional legal articles throughout his career. A General Counsel by day and writer by night, Douglas resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife and twelve-year old identical twin boys, fellow published poets, enjoying nature, traveling, biking, tennis, and chess. 

Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 Winner will receive a finished copy of THE YEAR OF THE BEAR, US Only. 

Ends November 29th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/14/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/14/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

11/15/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

11/15/2022

Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post

11/16/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt

11/16/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

11/17/2022

For the Love of Kidlit

Excerpt

11/17/2022

YA Books Central

Excerpt

11/18/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/18/2022

Kim”s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

11/21/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review

11/21/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/22/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review/IG Post

11/22/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

11/23/2022

Girls in White Dresses

Review/IG Post

11/23/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic

11/24/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/24/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

11/25/2022

@froggyreadteach

IG Review/Read Aloud

11/25/2022

One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


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Death on a Winter Stroll (Merry Folger #7) by Francine Mathews

19 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Death on a Winter Stroll (Merry Folger #7) by Francine Mathews
Format: eARC
Source: supplied by publisher via Edelweiss
Formats available: hardcover, ebook, audiobook
Genres: holiday fiction, mystery
Series: Merry Folger Nantucket Mystery #1
Pages: 288
Published by Soho Crime on November 1, 2022
Purchasing Info: Author’s WebsitePublisher’s WebsiteAmazonBarnes & NobleKoboBook DepositoryBookshop.org
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No-nonsense Nantucket detective Merry Folger grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and two murders as the island is overtaken by Hollywood stars and DC suits.

Nantucket Police Chief Meredith Folger is acutely conscious of the stress COVID-19 has placed on the community she loves. Although the island has proved a refuge for many during the pandemic, the cost to Nantucket has been high. Merry hopes that the Christmas Stroll, one of Nantucket’s favorite traditions, in which Main Street is transformed into a winter wonderland, will lift the island’s spirits. But the arrival of a large-scale TV production, and the Secretary of State and her family, complicates matters significantly.

The TV shoot is plagued with problems from within, as a shady, power-hungry producer clashes with strong-willed actors. Across Nantucket, the Secretary’s troubled stepson keeps shaking off his security detail to visit a dilapidated house near conservation land, where an intriguing recluse guards secrets of her own. With all parties overly conscious of spending too much time in the public eye and secrets swirling around both camps, it is difficult to parse what behavior is suspicious or not—until the bodies turn up.

Now, it’s up to Merry and Detective Howie Seitz to find a connection between two seemingly unconnected murders and catch the killer. But when everyone has a motive, and half of the suspects are politicians and actors, how can Merry and Howie tell fact from fiction?

This latest installment in critically acclaimed author Francine Mathews’ Merry Folger series is an immersive escape to festive Nantucket, a poignant exploration of grief as a result of parental absence, and a delicious new mystery to keep you guessing.

Excerpt

The first weekend of December had been Meredith Folger’s favorite time of year for as long as she could remember. People often say that about holiday traditions, of course, but Merry was convinced that nowhere on earth was the winter solstice heralded with such enthusiastic conviction as during the three days of Nantucket’s Christmas Stroll. 

Anticipation started to rise all over the island in late November. The day after Thanksgiving, crowds gathered at the head of Main Street for the ceremonial lighting of the massive ever- green tree that shed its glow throughout the darkest hours of the year; the following weekend, Santa would arrive at the end of Straight Wharf by Coast Guard cutter. Waving from the back of an antique fire truck, he’d follow the Town Crier and a drum section of grade-school kids who’d been practicing with Ms. Benton the music teacher for weeks, parading up from the harbor and winding through town. Everybody standing on the curb—islanders, tourists, daytrippers—would fall in behind and follow the truck with guttural cheers. Eventually Santa would be enthroned next to the lighted town tree and take requests from a long line of children. This was what gave Christmas Stroll its name. It had been going on for half a century now, and although imitated by towns all over New England, Nantucket’s weekend remained unrivaled. People who loved the island arrived each year by land and sea, from all over the country and the world, to celebrate.

Over time the holiday had morphed into three full days of permission to wander amiably around town with steaming cups of cheer and weird hats, bells jangling from the ankles of elf booties. Over ten thousand tourists crowded the sidewalks of downtown. The shops and restaurants were full. People laughed freely and called jokes to friends across the brick sidewalks and paused in the middle of the morning to sit on available benches. They bought things they didn’t need, simply because they wanted them, then gifted them to others without a thought. 

Costumed carolers sang on street corners. Tourists took selfies in front of window boxes and beneath mistletoe balls. A few of them found someone to kiss. They jostled each other good-naturedly, butting armfuls of colorful bags, as they trailed down the streets in their red and green Stroll scarves. 

In lucky years, it snowed.

In less fortunate ones, it rained.

This year, the forecast was for Windy and Gorgeous. 

Uniformed members of Merry’s police force would be up early and out on Main Street Saturday morning with sawhorses, barricading the heart of town against vehicular traffic. They’d stand in the crosswalks and near the sundial planter that sat right in the middle of the cobblestoned street. The Garden Association decorated the urn each year with fresh greens and red bows and tiny white lights. The police were there to maintain order and most of the Strollers were orderly, except for the occasional drunken jerk who vomited without warning on the uneven brick side- walk. Merry had observed the rhythms of Stroll her entire life, she reflected, and usually it never got old. 

But this year, she was clenching her teeth and grinding her way through the holiday. This year, she was struggling to find the Joy of the Season. This year, she barely had time to care. 

This year, she wasn’t merely another happy reveler hiding mysterious boxes on the top shelf of the spare bedroom’s closet, the scent of vanilla and cloves in her hair. She wasn’t pausing to rub pine or spruce branches on her early morning walks, so that the resinous oil lingered on her fingertips, or losing track of time while she snapped pictures of festive window boxes. This year, she was the Nantucket Police Department’s chief of police. And Christmas Stroll, to be completely honest, was shaping up to be a royal pain in the ass. 

Chapter 1, pg. 5-7

From Death on a Winter Stroll © 2022, Francine Mathews, published by Soho Crime

About the Author:

Francine Mathews was born in Binghamton, New York, the last of six girls. She attended Princeton and Stanford Universities, where she studied history, before going on to work as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the Agency a year later. Since then, she has written thirty books, including six previous novels in the Merry Folger series (Death in the Off-SeasonDeath in Rough WaterDeath in a Mood IndigoDeath in a Cold Hard Light, Death on Nantucket, and Death on Tuckernuck) as well as the nationally bestselling Being a Jane Austen mystery series, which she writes under the pen name Stephanie Barron. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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THE DREAM HEIST by Christina Farley Tour

18 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE DREAM HEIST by Christina Farley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE DREAM HEIST

Author: Christina Farley

Paperback Pub. Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Everbound Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 317

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, AudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBDBookshop.org

“A high action adventure with swoon-worthy romance and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages all night long!” — Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author

Your dreams are no longer safe…

Eighteen-year-old Aria Hale loves her job at her father’s dream therapy company where she enters dementia patients’ dreams to save their memories. But when their lab is ransacked, two technicians are murdered, and her father is kidnapped, everything changes for her.

Determined to find her father, Aria and her friends embark on a harrowing hunt across continents using the dreams of their enemies to guide them. But this dangerous journey plunges her into a world she never bargained for: deception, intrigue, and even love. As she races to save her father and hunt down her enemies, she soon realizes she’s in fact the one being hunted. And her dreams are the greatest danger of all.

In the vein of Inception meets The Bourne IdentityTHE DREAM HEIST propels readers into a fast-paced adventure that will send them racing to the very end.

 

 

About Christina Farley:

CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the bestselling Gilded series, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE, and THE DREAM HEIST. Prior to that, she worked as an international teacher and at a top secret job for Disney where she was known to scatter pixie dust before the sun rose. When not traveling the world or creating imaginary ones, she spends time with her family in Clermont, Florida with her husband and two sons where they are busy preparing for the next World Cup, baking cheesecakes, and raising a pet dragon that’s in disguise as a cockatiel. Visit her online at ChristinaFarley.com.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA

Join Christina’s Newsletter: Exclusive access to videos, writing tips, giveaways and book updates: https://tinyurl.com/ypb9pm9a

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Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Tumblr | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon GC, International.

Ends November 29th, midnight EST.

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BAR TALES- A BARTENDER’S STORY VOL1 by A.J. Anthony Tour

18 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is hosting a spot on the BAR TALES- A BARTENDER’S STORY VOL1 by A.J. Anthony Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

 

About The Book:

Title: BAR TALES- A BARTENDER’S STORY VOL1

Author: A.J. Anthony

Pub. Date: October 3, 2022

Publisher: Fab Media

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 312

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, Spanish Edition (Relatos de un Bar – La Historia de un Cantinero Vol. 1)

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!

24 years ago, Beau Garrett brawled with and then abandoned his best friend to die a needless death. A deceitful coverup that still haunts him to this day. Unbeknownst to the unscrupulous nightclub owner, the dead man’s son, Sean Collins, is his cabaret’s best bartender, hellbent on revenge. Can Sean uncover the truth and bring down Beau before his own demise? Strap in for a fun and wild ride.

         

Dark…Humorous…Captivating. Magic Mike meets Breaking Bad.

 

 Bar Tales, A Bartender’s Story Vol.1, is a fast-paced, erotic dramedy featuring Sean Collins, accountant turned bartender. Experience the decadence through the eyes of a former industry insider, without the guilt, hangovers, and peril. Reader indiscretion is advised.

 

Get the FREE Cocktail Recipe & Companion Book at: https://BookHip.com/SQSSCSG
Join to get updates, chances to win merch and other great prizes.

 

 

 

About A J Anthony:

A J Anthony is a San Francisco Bay Area native, where he bartended for over 15 years in a variety of pubs, restaurants and night clubs. In Bar Tales – A Bartender’s Story Vol. 1, he integrates and weaves his years of “interesting”, real-world experiences into this work.

In addition to this genre, he also has sci-fi and flash-fiction projects in the works. A J is also a graphic designer and audio book narrator. In addition to writing, he enjoys art, tennis and auto-crossing car racing.

He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and three cats.

“I hope you will listen to and/or read my novel entitled Bar Tales – A Bartender’s Story Vol. 1. I filled it with many of my actual experiences I’ve accumulated over the years in the trenches, woven into a compelling story with rich characters. I call it my auto-barography. I’ve also created a companion book loaded with lots of fun and interesting extras.”

– AJ Anthony

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Giveaway Details:

Giveaway hosted by A.J. Anthony

Prizes:

(1) Kindle Paperwhite – Waterproof (ARV $110)

(2) $25 Amazon Gift Card (2 Winners, ARV 2x$25)

(1) Bar Tales NHBC T-shirt from Fab Media (https://fabmedia.myspreadshop.com/) (ARV $27.95)

(1) Bar Tales Autographed Hardcover Book (ARV $24.95)

(1) Bar Tales Audiobook (ARV $19.95)

Ends January 2, 2023, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/7/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

11/8/2022

Mythical Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

11/10/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt

11/10/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

11/11/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

11/14/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

11/14/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/15/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

11/15/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review

11/16/2022

Jeff_of_allmedia

IG Review

11/16/2022

@booksrn_rashi

IG Review

11/17/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/17/2022

Pages.for.sanity

IG Review

11/18/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

IG Review

11/18/2022

Fire and Ice

Review


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SHADOW OF DEATH by Diane E. Samson Tour

17 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SHADOW OF DEATH by Diane E. Samson Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book

Title: SHADOW OF DEATH (A Gems of Fire Companion Novel)

Author: Diane E. Samson

Pub. Date: October 27, 2022

Publisher: Diane E. Samson

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 292

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!

A homeless prince, a grueling mission, an unlikely hope

When unspeakable tragedy strikes Prince Jack’s family, he’s left with one desire: vengeance. Now living in exile and serving a foreign king, Jack perfects his talent with the sword. He’s sent to the desert for spy and assassin training, dreaming of the day he’ll use these skills to drive a dagger into Ingvar’s heart.

Jack plunges into his training and finds a new family of sorts, whose morally gray members rid the city of vile criminals. But as the desert Lord Anwar readies for battle, allegiances shatter, blood runs in the streets, and the shadow of death looms near. During a last effort to complete his seemingly impossible mission, Jack chances upon a slave girl with a Northern accent and eyes so familiar that he makes a hasty vow.

He always thought he’d defeat his nightmares by becoming one. Could that nightmare fade into a new dream? And could that strange slave girl be at the heart of it all?

 

Read the original series now for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!

 

 

About Diane:

Diane E. Samson grew up on acreage just north of Kansas City, Missouri, with horses and dogs in the backyard. She later pursued her love of words and earned a degree in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduation she worked as a reporter, managing editor, freelance writer and in public relations. After moving around the country, she’s recently returned to the Kansas City area where she lives with her husband, children and golden retriever. 

She’s written fiction off and on her whole life. Gems of Fire is her first series about a girl traveling a journey of self-discovery in a world of powerful gems, supernatural forces, epic battles and of course, handsome heroes.

Sign up for Diane’s Newsletter!

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive signed paperbacks of Gems of Fire & Shadow of Death, US Only.

1 winner will receive the eBooks of the Gems of Fire series, International.

Ends November 22nd, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/7/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post

11/7/2022

Mythical Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/8/2022

Books and Kats

Excerpt

11/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

11/9/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Excerpt/IG Post

11/10/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

IG Review

11/10/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

11/11/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

YA Books Central

Guest Post

Week Two:

11/14/2022

Celia’s Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

11/14/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

11/15/2022

@thechattybookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/15/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

11/16/2022

Fall Between the Pages

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/16/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/17/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/17/2022

The Momma Spot

Review

11/18/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review-LFL Drop Pic

11/18/2022

Emily Ashlyn

Review/IG Post


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THE DO-OVER by Lynn Painter Tour

11 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE DO-OVER by Lynn Painter Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE DO-OVER

Author: Lynn Painter

Pub. Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

In this riotous young adult romp for fans of Recommended for You and A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, a teen girl has the worst Valentine’s Day ever—only to relive it over and over again.

After living through a dumpster fire of a Valentine’s Day, Emilie Hornby escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and a consolation pint of Ben & Jerry’s. She passes out on the couch, but when she wakes up, she’s back home in her own bed—and it’s Valentine’s Day all over again. And the next day? Another nightmare V-Day.

Emilie is stuck in some sort of time loop nightmare that she can’t wake up from as she re-watches her boyfriend, Josh, cheat on her day after day. In addition to Josh’s recurring infidelity, Emilie can’t get away from the enigmatic Nick, who she keeps running into—sometimes literally—in unfortunate ways.

How many days can one girl passively watch her life go up in flames? And when something good starts to come out of these terrible days, what happens when the universe stops doling out do-overs?

Reviews:

“Painter plucks readers’ every heartstring, from writing a sweet love story between two teens with very different views on romance to honestly depicting how Emilie’s parents’ messy divorce has impacted her feelings of self-worth. Italicized confessions at the beginnings of various chapters prove there is a playful side to Emilie that is further brought out by Nick, whose constant teasing leads to flirty banter…unequivocally hilarious and delightful.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Throughout, Emilie struggles to navigate her parents’ acrimonious divorce, and the resulting financial precarity and blow to her self-worth. By combining these personal trials with a lighthearted love story, Painter delivers a thoughtfully elevated romantic jaunt.” — Publishers Weekly

 

 

About Lynn Painter:

Lynn Painter is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author who writes romantic comedies for both teens and adults. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and pack of wild children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, odds are good she’s guzzling energy drinks and watching rom-coms. 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE DO-OVER, US Only.

Ends December 6th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/7/2022

YA Books Central

Excerpt

11/8/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

11/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

11/10/2022

Mindyourshelf

IG Review

11/11/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/12/2022

@booksrn_rashi

IG Review

Week Two:

11/13/2022

My.Bookish.Mind

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/14/2022

travelersguidetobooks

IG Review

11/15/2022

@jennareadstuff

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/16/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

11/17/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

IG Review

11/18/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

11/19/2022

onemused

IG Review

Week Three:

11/20/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

11/21/2022

Books With A Chance of Traveling

Review/IG Post

11/22/2022

@planwithemm

IG Review

11/23/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

11/24/2022

The Book View

Review/IG Post

11/25/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic

11/26/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

11/27/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

11/28/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

11/29/2022

@thechattybookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/30/2022

Confessions of a YA Reader

Review

12/1/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

12/2/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


Review

Love, loved it! Groundhog Day Time Loop meets Rom Com. I’ve read oneother book by Lynn Painter, Better Than the Movies, and the Do-Over is just as well- written. Emilie is stuck in the worst Valentine’s Day ever and she keeps having to replay it all. She runs into her Chemistry partner Nick, literally, after several takes things start to improve. I loved their adventures in the city, their conversations and the obstacles they both have to overcome. Such a fun book!

Triggers: loss of a sibling, parental neglect, divorce. Content: kissing, sneaking out, underage tattoos, “F” word.

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BRIARCLIFF PREP by Brianna Peppins Tour

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BRIARCLIFF PREP by Brianna Peppins Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: BRIARCLIFF PREP

Author: Brianna Peppins

Pub. Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Set at a luxe, aspirational boarding school inspired by the author’s beloved alma mater Spelman College, this debut is a captivating celebration of the friends we choose, the family we protect, and the love we owe ourselves.

It’s fourteen-year-old Avielle “Avi” LeBeau’s turn to do what everyone in her family has done: leave home to attend Briarcliff Prep―a Historically Black Boarding School (HBBS). And as scared as she is to say goodbye to her parents and move to Georgia, she knows her fearless big sister Belle will be there to show her the ropes.

Before long, Avi settles into life at Briarcliff. New friends (and foes), challenging classes (at times too challenging), and maybe a cute tutor-turned-something-more (if her brothers don’t get in the way). Meanwhile, Belle does what she always does: she runs the campus’s social scene, especially now that she’s dating Logan, the pride and joy of Briarcliff’s sibling school Preston Academy.

But something about Logan doesn’t sit well with Avi, no matter how many times Belle reassures her Logan is a good guy. And when Avi stumbles across the truth, her relationship with Belle is put to the test. If Avi reveals what she knows, their sisterhood might never recover. But if she doesn’t, she might lose Belle forever.

Debut author Brianna Peppins deftly balances a celebration of sisterhood, self-discovery, and Black joy with an empathetic exploration of teen dating violence in this novel that is, at its heart, a love letter to Black girls.

 

 

About Brianna Peppins:

Brianna Peppins is the author of young adult contemporary novels, including Briarcliff Prep and As Long as We’re Together. She was raised in PG County, Maryland and graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology. When not writing, Brianna takes special interest in spending time with her loved ones, social justice issues and is a self-proclaimed movie aficionado.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BRIARCLIFF PREP, US Only.

Ends December 6th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/1/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/2/2022

Author Z. Knight

Excerpt/IG Post

11/3/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

11/4/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review

11/5/2022

@jennareadstuff

IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Two:

11/6/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Review/IG Post

11/7/2022

Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post

11/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

11/9/2022

pluvioreads

Review/TikTok Post

11/10/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/12/2022

Jeff_of_allmedia

IG Review

Week Three:

11/13/2022

zaineylaney

IG Post/TikTok Post

11/14/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

11/15/2022

YA Books Central

Excerpt/IG Post

11/16/2022

Stacialovestoread

Review/IG Post

11/17/2022

@booksrn_rashi

IG Review

11/18/2022

brittreadsalattebooks

IG Review

11/19/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

11/20/2022

@froggyreadteach

IG Review

11/21/2022

onemused

IG Spotlight

11/22/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

11/23/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post

11/24/2022

The Book View

Review/IG Post

11/25/2022

Fall Between the Pages

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/26/2022

Confessions of a YA Reader

Review

Week Five:

11/27/2022

@thechattybookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/28/2022

Momfluenster

IG Review

11/29/2022

@drew_ambitious_reading

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/30/2022

popthebutterfly

Review/IG Post


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DESIGNED BY DESTINY by Maya Tyler Tour

07 Nov, 2022 by in Uncategorized 3 comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DESIGNED BY DESTINY by Maya Tyler Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: DESIGNED BY DESTINY (Fairy Godmothers Incorporated, #1)

Author: Maya Tyler

Pub. Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 216

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo

After a painful break-up in university, Bethany Clarke has sworn off love to focus on her career. From her humble South Side beginnings to her position as an architect intern at a prestigious Chicago firm, she’s proven to be a hard worker and is proud of her accomplishments. In three years, she’ll be a fully licensed architect which is more important to her than anything else.

Confirmed bachelor Nicholas Grey is more than the playboy perpetrated by the tabloids. Now his position as CEO of the architecture firm Grey & Company is on the line, and his mother’s interference is making things more difficult. Nick’s committed to his work, but, in order to be taken seriously, he needs to land a huge project. A stable personal life will help guarantee the contract.

Fairy Godmother Faye Delmore hears Nick’s plea and steps in to help. Posing as a publicist, she suggests a strategy to polish his public image, which includes convincing Beth to play his wife. Faye knows Nick needs the huge project to save his job, but she also knows he needs Beth in his life.

What happens when you add a fairy godmother who loves playing matchmaker into the equation? A future designed by destiny.

 

 

About Maya Tyler:

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Ends November 15th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/31/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post/IG Post

10/31/2022

Author Z. Knight

Guest Post/IG Post

11/1/2022

@meetcuteromancebooks

Guest Post/IG Post

11/1/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Guest Post/IG Post

11/2/2022

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

11/2/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post

11/3/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

11/3/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

11/4/2022

The.bibliophile.michelle

IG Review

11/4/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

Week Two:

11/7/2022

My Cat Reads

Review/IG Post

11/7/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/8/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/8/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/9/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

11/9/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

11/10/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

11/10/2022

Bookdreamr

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

Jael Just Reading

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


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