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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries) by Debra E. Marvin Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries) by Debra E. Marvin

The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Journey Fiction (August 4, 2017) Paperback: 302 pages ISBN-13: 978-1946892027 E-Book ASIN: B0749K9NZX
Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls' Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until...
Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.
As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.
 

About The Author Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She is published with WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, and contracted with Journey Fiction, and a judge for the Grace Awards for many years. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.
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October 9 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
October 9 – View from the Birdhouse - SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – Laura's Interests  - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 11 – The Ninja Librarian - REVIEW
October 12 – Reading Is My SuperPower - REVIEW October 13 – Island Confidential - GUEST POST
October 13 – The Power of Words - REVIEW
October 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – INTERVIEW
October 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
October 15 – StoreyBook Reviews - GUEST POST
October 16 – My Reading Journeys - REVIEW
October 17 – A Holland Reads - REVIEW* , GUEST POST
October 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW
October 18 – The Journey Back – INTERVIEW
October 19 – Celticlady's Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
October 20 – Jane Reads - REVIEW*, GUEST POST
October 21 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! - SPOTLIGHT
October 22 – Brooke Blogs - CHARACTER GUEST POST
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16 Millimeters by Larissa Reinhart Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery by Larissa Reinhart


16 Millimeters: A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery Cozy Mystery/Romance 2nd in Series Past Perfect Press (October 17, 2017) Print Length: 320 pages Kindle ASIN: B074TW9MZ8
#StillAWannabeDetective In continuing her career-makeover quest as a for-real detective, ex-teen and reality star Maizie Albright has a big learning curve to overcome. A sleuthing background starring in a TV show— Julia Pinkerton, Teen Detective—does not cut the real life mustard. It doesn’t even buy her lunch, let alone extra condiments. Her chosen mentor, Wyatt Nash of Nash Security Solutions, is not a willing teacher. He’d rather stick Maizie with a safe desk job and handle the security solution-ing himself. But Maizie’s got other plans to help Nash. First, win Nash’s trust. Second, his heart.
Wait, not his heart. His respect. His hearty respect.
So when a major movie producer needs a babysitter for his hot mess starlet, Maizie eagerly takes the job. But when her starlet appears dead, and then not dead, Maizie’s got more than an actress to watch and a missing corpse to find. Body doubles, dead bodies, and hot bodies abound when the big screen, small screen, and silent screams collide. Maizie’s on the job, on the skids, and on thin ice, hunting a killer who may be a celebrity stalker. And Maizie just might be the next celebrity who gets snuffed.

About The Author

Larissa is a 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Best Mystery finalist, 2014 finalist for the Silver Falchion and Georgia Author of the Year, 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, 2012 The Emily finalist, and 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Her family and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit, have been living in Nagoya, Japan, but once again call Georgia home. See them on HGTV’s House Hunters International “Living for the Weekend in Nagoya” episode. Visit her website, LarissaReinhart.com, find her chatting on FacebookInstagram, and Goodreads,  or join her Facebook street team, The Mystery Minions.


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October 17 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
October 18 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – REVIEW
October 18 – Celebrating Authors – SPOTLIGHT
October 19 – My Reading Journey - REVIEW
October 20 – Valerie's Musings – GUEST POST
October 21 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
October 22 – Lori's Reading Corner – GUEST POST
October 23 – A Holland Reads - CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 24 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT  
October 25 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – COZY WEDNESDAY – INTERVIEW October 26 – Maureen's Musings - SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW
October 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
October 28 – Jane Reads - REVIEW, GUEST POST
October 29 – Socrates' Book Reviews - REVIEW
October 30 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW October 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

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Finding Sophie by Laura Lovett Cover Reveal and Giveaway


Finding Sophie
Sequel to Losing Cadence
by Laura Lovett
Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Finding Sophie is the highly anticipated sequel to Laura Lovett's debut psychological thriller, Losing Cadence.

For twelve years, Cadence Davidson has dreaded her daughter's twelfth birthday, for that is the day she will tell Sophie who her true father really is.

Sophie's world is turned upside down when she learns that her biological father is really Richard White, the man who abducted her mother twelve years earlier.She wonders if she will ever meet the elusive billionaire, only to find herself suddenly abducted into the life that he has carefully crafted for her and her mother.

Despite his carefully orchestrated plan, Richard White is faced with unexpected events that threaten to tear his newfound family apart. Will Richard be able to find peace and hold on to the family he has fought for a lifetime to bring together?

In this psychological thriller, an obsession that spans decades comes to it's ultimate test. Love, loss and courage coalesce as Richard faces his demons and makes the final choice to find peace and love.




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Laura (Hambley) Lovett was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2006. Her love of writing began at an early age when she would create and draw characters, telling stories to herself as she drew.
An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing Cadence, a psychological thriller. Losing Cadence was written over many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made time to pursue her passion for writing.
Laura is a psychologist and entrepreneur, currently running practices in the areas of career and leadership development and distributed workplaces. She was nominated and selected as a Distinctive Woman in Canada in 2013. Laura also enjoys teaching at the University of Calgary and has been an Adjunct Professor of Psychology since 2010.
Laura lives in Calgary with her husband and three children. She loves playing squash, travelling, spending time at the family cabin in Montana, as well as her view of the Rocky Mountains as the snow is falling on her hot tub.



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

After Leaving the Village by Helen Matthews Book Tour



Modern Slavery- More Terrifying Than Fiction

Modern slavery is real. It is happening in our communities. We interact with it on a daily basis. There are more slaves in our world today than there were during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a trade abolished in 1807, but still prevalent in our society 210 years later. It is an illicit trade and a crime, but it impacts men, women and children. Nearly 4,000 people are identified as potential victims of modern slavery in the UK each year; it is widely expected that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

‘After Leaving the Village’, a contemporary suspense thriller by Helen Matthews (to be published by Hashtag Press in October) follows the journey of Odeta, an ordinary girl from a normal village family in Albania. Odeta’s life isn’t exceptionally hard but it’s mundane so when she meets a fascinating stranger, Kreshnik, who promises her an exciting new career in London, the temptation to travel with him is overwhelming.

Once Odeta arrives in London, her life changes in ways she could never have imagined. This doesn’t mean she’s na├»ve. The promise of adventure, an urge to go out and explore the world rather than remain in a village repeating the pattern of life her parents’ families have lived for generations is natural. Who wouldn’t grasp the chance to escape?

Meanwhile on the same London street, journalist Kate is going about her daily life - working, raising her son, facing secrets from her past, dealing with family crises, making new friends - unaware of what is happening behind the closed doors of number thirty-eight.

“My novel is a thriller with a social conscience,” says author Helen Matthews. “All the characters, places and incidents are entirely fictional but I hope that – along with being a gripping read – my book will help to raise awareness of human trafficking in the UK.”

“After Leaving the Village is a captivating and accurate portrayal of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Slavery is not a thing of the past and this story is common – the promise of more, the prospect of adventure and escape, the frenzy of falling in love,” says Kate Garbers, Founder & Director, Unseen.

Human trafficking is a hidden crime and it is important to know the signs and report anything suspicious in your community.

Unseen, has produced a new short film, which shows some of the ways people are trafficked in the UK and who to call for advice, support or to report a crime.

To watch the full film and read more about its characters click here: http://www.unseenuk.org/modern-slavery-is-real

After Leaving the Village
Helen Matthews

Publisher: Hashtag Press

Publication date: October 12, 2017

Genre: Thriller, Suspense

ISBN: 978-0-9957806-8-2

Two women. Two villages. Different destinies.

Book Description:

Odeta’s life has shrunk to a daily round of drudgery, running her father’s grocery store in a remote Albanian village. One day a stranger from Tirana walks into the shop and promises her a new career in London.

Odeta’s life is about to change, but not in the way she expected.

Journalist Kate lives on a quiet London street and seems to have a perfect life but she worries about her son Ben, who struggles to make friends. Kate blames the internet and disconnects her family from the online world so they can get to know their neighbours.

On a visit to her home village in Wales, Kate is forced to confront a secret from her past. But greater danger lies closer to home. Perhaps Kate’s neighbours are not the friendly community they seem.


About the Author:

Helen Matthews is the author of debut novel ‘After Leaving the Village’, winner of the Winchester Writers’ Festival prize for opening pages of a novel. Born in Cardiff, she read English at the University of Liverpool. After travelling, she worked in international development, consultancy, human resources and pensions management but fled corporate life to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Helen has been awarded prizes for short stories and published in the literary journal Artificium. As a freelancer, she writes content for websites and business magazines and has, in the past, been published in The Guardian and had columns broadcast on BBC radio. She is married with two grown-up children and lives in Hampshire.





Secrets and Pies by Jenny Kales Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway

Secrets and Pies by Jenny Kales

Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Self Published Release Date - October 19, 2017
Approximately 200 pages 
Book will be up on Amazon and other retail sites soon.
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Callie’s Kitchen! Greek-American restaurateur Callie Costas faces down another killer in the small waterfront town of Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. Recipes included!
Summertime in Crystal Bay means tourist season for Calliope “Callie” Costas, owner of Callie’s Kitchen, a Greek-meets-Midwest from-scratch eatery. Business is booming but so is the stress. Callie can barely keep up with the demand for her famous summer fruit pies and savory Greek delicacies, plus she’s agreed to bake dozens of “pitas” for the annual Greek Fest.
When Callie is asked to deliver cast party treats for a Murder Mystery Night at the historic Harris House, it seems like a welcome break from her hot stove. That is, until she finds herself an unwilling player in yet another suspicious death. Worse yet, the victim is a family friend and graduate student working on a project involving Crystal Bay’s colorful past.
Before long, a motley crew of suspects makes things as juicy as the succulent berries strewn around Callie’s Kitchen. And that’s not all Callie’s got on her plate. Add family obligations, a deepening romance with a local detective and unexpected personnel problems to the mix. One thing’s for sure: Callie’s got the recipe for a long, hot summer!
SECRETS AND PIES is the third installment in the Callie’s Kitchen Mystery series.
About the Author
Award-winning writer Jenny Kales is the author of The Callie's Kitchen Mystery series. Though she's worked as a writer and journalist for years, fiction writing is her first love and her marriage into a Greek-American Midwestern family inspired The Callie's Kitchen mysteries, featuring Calliope Costas, food business owner and amateur sleuth. The setting of the story, "Crystal Bay," is inspired by a favorite family vacation spot - Wisconsin's beautiful Geneva Lakes. Kales is an avid reader, cook and baker and she's addicted to mystery TV, especially anything on Masterpiece Mystery or BBC America. She lives just outside of Chicago with her husband, two daughters and one cute but demanding Yorkshire terrier.

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

October 19 – A Chick Who Reads - REVIEW
October 19 – Celticlady's Reviews - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 19 – Blogger Nicole Reviews - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 20 – The Power of Words - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
October 20 – A Holland Reads - GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
October 20 – 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 21 - Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
October 21 - Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 21 - A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 22 – Babs Book Bistro - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy - CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 23 – Back Porchervations - REVIEW
October 23 – Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
October 23 – Readeropolis - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 24 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
October 24 – Socrates' Book Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
October 24 – View from the Birdhouse - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 25 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
October 25 – Readsalot - SPOTLIGHT O
ctober 25 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - INTERVIEW
October 26 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW
October 26 – That's What She's Reading – REVIEW
October 26 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
October 27 – Sleuth Cafe - SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
October 27 – Jane Reads - CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY



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The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter Book Tour and Giveaway



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Book Title: The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter
Category: YA Fiction, 300 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Month 9 Books
Release date: April 18, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 20, 2017

Content Rating: PG + M (No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of violence. No drug use or underage drinking. Some semi-mature themes - suggestion of sexual misconduct by certain characters, but not the actual performing of it.)

Book Description:

Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete.

When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.

Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.

Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus's quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.

On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.

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Chris Ledbetter is an award-winning author of short fiction and novels for young adults. “Jason’s Quest,” a short story retelling of the Jason and Medea Greek myth was published in the anthology, Greek Myths Revisited. His first full-length novel, Drawn earned him two awards, Library of Clean Reads Best YA 2015 and Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Award Best YA 2015, as well as a USA TODAY “Must Read” recommendation. His second novel, Inked, concludes that duology. The Sky Throne is his newest young adult novel. The second book in the series is set to release in 2018.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. He now writes and lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ facebook ~ Pinterest


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Total Christmas Makeover by Melissa Spoelsrta Book Tour, Book Review



Total Christmas Makeover by Melissa Spoelstra

In the midst of the holiday busyness, have you lost what it means to truly celebrate your Savior? Revamp your family’s celebrations with Melissa Spoelstra’s new book, Total Christmas Makeover. Melissa provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God’s grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.






About the Book
Total Christmas Makeover Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose (Abingdon Press, October 2017)
Give your Christmas a makeover with this practical approach to help your family learn what it means to truly celebrate their Savior.
In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.
Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus provide encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.
In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God’s grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.
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Melissa Spoelstra
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God's Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the "First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree," "Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness," and "Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible" studies and "Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home" book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.

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"Total Christmas Makeover" by author Melissa Spoelstra is just what the title says a new way to enjoy and not get away from the true meaning of Christmas. It tells you different ways to bring yourself back to  the Christmas season with your family and friends. There are prayers for everyday life and occurrences. The book brings you back to your family traditions and beliefs. There are 31 different ideas to think about. I really liked these different stories and ideas on how to not stress out and to just remember that it is truly important to help others. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine.


Blog Tour Schedule:

10/19
Debra | 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!
Mary | The Mary Book Reader
Jennifer | A Glimpse of Our Life
Jalynn | A Simple Life, really?!
Stacey | Books,Dreams,Life
10/20
Gayle | BOOKS REVIEWS ETC
10/21
Michelle | To Everything A Season
Stacie | Pursuing Stacie
10/23
Paphapin | Feeling in Red
Lena Nelson | A Christian Writer's World
Laura | Lighthouse Academy
Cassandra | Cassandra M' s Place
Kathryn | MysteriesEtc
Kav | Best Reads
10/24
Sherry | My Journey Back
Michelle | Counselor Thoughts
10/25
Jackie | One Redeemed Mom
Karen | Karen's Korner
10/26
Alex | Inspiration Clothesline
Tami | This Mom's Delight
10/28
Amanda | Inklings and notions
10/29
Kristie | Moments
10/30
Terra | Heck Of A Bunch
Sarah | The Pajama Chef
11/1
Shondra | Give Me Today
Jennifer | This Gal's Journey
Erika | Pray Species
Julius | The Little Friar
Denise | The Help Meet Wife
Kelly | Leafy Not Beefy
Lisa | A Rup Life
Sarah | Running Through The Storms
Becky | In The Pages
11/2
Rachel | EmpowerMoms
Deana | Texas Book-aholic
Tima | Book Reviews by Tima
Carrie | Reading Is My SuperPower
11/3
Julie | More Of Him
Lauren | A Beautiful Inheritance
Emilie | Thinking Thoughts
Ramona | Create With Joy
11/4
Sara | SK Bell
Bree | Bibliophile Reviews
Penny | Hope for Today's Heart
Jennifer | Books, Bargains, Blessings
11/5
Jennifer | Jen Around the World
Amanda | The Talbert Report
Zac | Buy, Borrow, Skip
11/6
Beckie | By The Book
Kim | Kcreatives
Mindy | A Room Wihtout Books is Empty
Michelle | New Horizon Reviews
Kelly | God's Writer Girl
Mimi | Woven by Words
Missica | Through the Open Window
Laura | Once Upon a Storyville
11/7
Heidi | Buzz4Mommies
Keri | My Table of Three
Amy | A Day of Small Things
bethany | The perfect beginning
Nancy | sunny island breezes
Jill | I am believing God
Urailak | Fruitbearers
Leslie | Did YOU hear About the morgans?
Emilee | Sweetly Made (Just for you)
Randi | A Modern Day Fairy Tale
Savannah | The Modern Rules
Amelia | Rejoice Evermore
April | Dixie n Dottie
Crystal | Reflections of a Thankful Heart
Andrea | The Young Girl Who Loved Books
Carrie | Farming On Faith


Building Down - An Inward Journey by Jennifer Lohr





Building Down - An Inward Journey
Jennifer Lohr

Genre: Personal Development / Self Improvement / Self Growth

Date of Publication: September 28, 2017

ISBN-10: 1977501508
ISBN-13: 978-1977501509
ASIN:1977501508

Number of pages: 206
Word Count: 11,810

Cover Artist: Jennifer Lohr

Tagline: We all have the power to heal ourselves.

Book Description: 

“Recently I changed my life and I'd like to share my story with you.

This project is as personal as it is unconventional. I share my inner-most self with readers through my challenges and triumphs, leading up to and following an emotional breakdown. For anyone who has ever fallen into a dark abyss of anxiety or depression, I hope this book can be used as a support to help you climb up out of that hole and away from self-defeating patterns.”


Excerpt:

My goal in writing this and sharing such private experiences is that it just might help someone who sits on the edge, swaying as I once did. It’s a comfort to know that I may be of help to anyone in need of the same understandings I am growing to accept and realize each new day. I’d love for the very basic yet essential message to reach as many people as possible - please know that you are not alone in the struggle to move beyond your fear, anger, resentment, sadness, or anxiety.  I’m no therapist, nor do I hold any special psych degrees, or claim to have all of the answers. This is just life as it happened for me, and as real as it happened for me.
            I am re-hashing a lot of my own pain but not with the intention to perseverate upon it. It’s an awful lot like a mirror or movie play-back. ‘What did I miss? How can I grow from this?’ Where’s the lesson?’ My experiences are not in vain because I have chosen to release myself from the binds of regret.  I’m taking the lessons and moving forward.
            I should emphasize: none of this piece in any way serves to minimize or over-simplify the struggle many have with attaining contentment or happiness (or even getting out of bed some days). I know it’s a challenge. So please: if you need help, seek it. It can be very difficult to accept ourselves and our struggles or suffering, but we are the only ones responsible for getting help when we feel like giving up is an option.



About the Author:

Jennifer has been writing short stories since she was a child and was first published at age 15 for a Poe inspired piece.  Later that same year Jennifer was featured in Who's Who Among American High School Students for creative writing. After adding the roles of wife and mother of four young children to her list of achievements, Jennifer decided it was time to bring her dream of writing a novel to fruition and debuted her first piece in 2014, titled Baltic Mist - A Timeless Saga.

This time, inspired by the Icelandic skald EgilSkallagrimsson, Jennifer latched on to one of his characters from the epic Egil's Saga. Book One of the three-part trilogy was self-published by her own publishing entity: An Ancient Approach. Since then she has released two children's books and is finishing Books Two and Three of the Baltic Mist saga series.

While the her top priority is family first, Jennifer spends her days indulging in creating a quality of life enriched with homemaking, child-rearing, writing, painting, gardening, cooking, or simply making memories with her children. Making a point to remain mindful, Jennifer holds steadfast that everything holds opportunity for growth if she pays close enough attention.



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Passing Strange : The Well Passing Strange Book One by P.W. Creighton Book Tour and Giveaway






Passing Strange: The Well
Passing Strange
Book One
P.W. Creighton

Genre: YA, Mystery-Horror-Suspense

Date of Publication: Sept 2, 2017

ISBN: 978-1522029151
ASIN: B075BJJ1S7

Number of pages: 220 Digital/ 303 Print

Word Count: 54730

Cover Artist: For The Muse Designs

Tagline: Parrish Cove Secrets Run Deep...

Book Description:

For Fourteen-year-old Aidan Reynolds, the archaeological dig at the Parrish Cove historical society is the only thing making the summer interesting.

That is until he meets Maddie, an unusual girl who has just moved to town and is convinced that there is more to the local legends surrounding the historical society than even he knows.  

While Aidan may not believe her, the strange artifacts that are recovered from the dig force them into exploring the dark, twisted history of Parrish Cove and its strange doctor...a man who vanished over a century ago.

Together, they uncover a town secret that has been forgotten for centuries, and discover that there are some things that should stay buried.


Excerpt:

…The officer started us back into the plaza at a rapid walk. His clomping steps on the brick walkway, and the heavy jingling of his belt gave an air of strength. Although Maddie was glued to my side, I could feel her gaining confidence with each step. We were probably running from a dog again.
“Here,” I said, and started us back down the alley past the Custom House.
“Did you see the animal?” The officer asked.
“Yeah,” Maddie responded.
“No,” I corrected with glance at her. “It was fast.”
The officer clicked on his huge flashlight, casting a blinding light down the alley ahead of us. He quickly turned the light down the side alleys as we passed them to check for motion. It only lasted a moment before he swept the back ahead of us over the dumpsters and piles of cardboard lining the alley. The beam was so bright that it was possible to illuminate the brick walls on both sides.
Everything changed the moment we emerged into the park.


About the Author:

Born in California, he has spent most of his life traveling throughout the US. Drawing inspiration from his many adventures, turning that strange reality into fiction.

Over the years, he has found himself in many unusual situations, ranging from hanging off an 80 foot cliff-face in New York, to sailing off the coast of Salem, Massachusetts. He has hosted archaeological excavations, and have even reported from the middle of a police stand-off.

When a teacher asked him in the second grade what he wanted to be when he grew up, he didn't have an answer. To be honest, he still doesn't know. He just lets his characters make that decision.







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The Achliva Cycle Series by Cloud S. Riser Book Tour and Giveaway


Displaced
The Achlivan Cycle Book 1
by Cloud S. Riser
Genre: SciFi, YA Romance

Chevelle Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson, to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working retail was lame no matter what happened. A terrorist attack changes everything - an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new set of rules and changing her entire life. "Or else" means she has no chance of going home again. She must figure out the truth behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she risks her chance at freedom - but by the time she learns what's really happening, she might not want it.

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Invited
The Achlivan Cycle Book 2

It's been three months since Chevelle Donahue, Wicken Sanders, and Timber Hudson were taken from Earth by the Achlivans - an alien race kidnapping humans in the name of preserving as much of Earth as possible before it is destroyed.



Wicken has been sold to another alien race - The Gorgachan - and their way of life is no where near as peaceful as the Utopia the Achlivans have set up. While he tries to figure out a way back home to his beloved Chevelle, he is caught in the middle of a fight that shouldn't involve him. 



Meanwhile, Chevelle and Timber work together to find a way to bring Wicken back home again, along with how they can save their families back on Earth. Someone on the Achlivan ship is working against them and their happily ever after. Timber and Chevelle must choose between their own desires and doing the right thing - and each must prepare to give the performance of their lives if they're going to survive.

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Sheltered
The Achlivan Cycle Book 3

The exciting conclusion to the Achlivan Cycle!



Timber Hudson must come to terms with the loss of his family and friends while at the same time being tasked with his greatest challenge: saving humanity from becoming mindless drones. It'd be a lot easier if Rumor would keep her nose in her own business and in prison where it belongs.



Meanwhile, Chevelle and Wicken must choose sides. One offers them the chance to rebuild Earth from the ground up, and the other will return them to Sanctuary to be with their family and friends. Neither choice is as black and white as it seems.

And all must face great dangers.




Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of: she is a storyteller.



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