Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Vampire Creed by Rain Grey #interview #giveaway



Paranormal Romance
Date Published: June 1, 2016


Barnaby Blaine Rice was a Vampire born in the depression with a very special power to see who people truly were. After a long, empty existence of witnessing the darkest points of humanity, Blaine happens to encounter a beautiful married woman named Mary Slate. Unable to handle his love for the beautiful human, Blaine accidentally kills another Vampire over her and is put under a serious debt with the Vampire Council. 
Blaine reluctantly forces himself to forget the woman and allows her to live her life without his intervention. It wasn’t until 50-years-later that the distant memories of the captivating Mary are brought back to the surface. Blaine has the pleasure to encounter the young Wendy Slate, granddaughter of Mary Slate after a criminal vampire keeps her hostage. Blaine got there in time to stop the criminal, but not to stop the beginning of Wendy’s transition into Vampirism. 
As he was forced to sire her into this new world, he discovers that Wendy is the most amazing person he’d ever met. Wendy has to make a life-altering decision as Blaine has to deal with his blooming feelings for a woman who was identical to his first love. This modern love story introduces the most influential turning point of these lover’s lives.  

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Interview

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

Love conquers all so no matter how hard it gets you have to have self belief.


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
  
I find it difficult to write dialogue that is comedic.
  

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

 This is my first. And so far my favorite.


If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

Lilly Collins. She has a charm and grace few other actresses have.


When did you begin writing?

Last year.


How long did it take to complete your first book?

One year and one month.
  

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

Amanda Hocking.


What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Completion of the first draft.


Describe your latest book in 4 words. 

Mysterious, heartbreaking, ecstatic, wonderful.


Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

I am writing a ghost story and I hope to write a few more paranormal romances.





About the Author

Rain Grey is a psychologist by profession. However, she has been writing books since she was fifteen years old. She loves anything supernatural and her favourite genres are vampire Romance and ghost fiction. Her home in England is close to the town of Stratford Upon Avon, where William Shakespeare was born. 


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Lioness of Kell by @PaulEHorsman read my #review



Young Adult / Light Fantasy Adventure
Date Published: March 16, 2016

Secure in his position as the Prince-warlock's son, seventeen-year-old Basil is content with his solitary life of study and magic. He has a comfortable set of rooms in his father's tower, he has his books and scrolls, and he is perfectly happy. Until the Warlockry Council summons him, and their demands sets his whole, safe existence tottering. Scared and unsure, he decides to run, and takes the first ship out of town. On board he meets Yarwan, the handsome midshipman, who awakens feelings he never knew existed.

Maud of the M'Brannoe, at eighteen already a mighty warrioress, is about to graduate as a Lioness, a special duty officer answering to the Kell Queen and no one else. The Prince-warlock asks her to fetch a certain boy from a pirate town, who could act as a double for his son. On their way back, someone sabotages their airship and the two find themselves marooned in an ill-reputed forest. Together, the young lioness and Jurgis the lookalike battle their way to the coast and a ship home, while finding solace in each other's arms.

Then the four young people meet, and Basil learns of a spell that might help him. Only the spell's creator, the infamous Arrangh Warlock, disappeared nearly a century ago. When the four young people decide to go searching for him, they start on a path leading to an old war and unsolved mysteries that will change the world. Or kill them.

A spirited fantasy story of high adventure and romantic love in a world where both magic and early modern technology flourish.


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Review

This is a very imaginative Fantasy. There was a lot of time to get used to the world that Paul E. Horsman has created, but once I understood the world, I was truly invested.

I liked that this was fantasy but also had many other qualities that made it lovable to readers of other genres as well. 


Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born in the sleepy garden village of Bussum, The Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch-Belgian border.
He has been a soldier, a salesman, a scoutmaster and from 1995 till his school closed in 2012 a teacher of Dutch as a Second Language and Integration to refugees from all over the globe.
He is a full-time writer of light fantasy adventures for Y.A. and older. His books are both published in the Netherlands, and internationally.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Blog Tour: Bring Tour Own Baker by @denaehaggerty #review



Cozy Mystery / Comedy
Date Published: June 20, 2016

Anna just wants to earn enough money on the side to buy into the bakery, Callie’s Cakes, where she works together with her best nerd pal Callie. The last thing she expects to see when she walks into Arthur’s apartment to do some moonlighting is a blood bath. Callie’s ready to jump into the investigation into Arthur’s murder, and she’s bringing another bakery worker, Kristie, into their hijinks whether Kristie wants to or not. But things aren’t as they seem. There are gang affiliations, illegal gambling dens, and ladies of the night to wade through. Will Anna and Callie discover who murdered Arthur or will Callie’s detective boyfriend Ben and Anna’s self-appointed protector put a stop to such aspirations? 
Come join us at Callie’s Cakes, where murder investigations are on the menu, but make sure to bring your own baker because Anna’s a bit preoccupied at the moment. 
Warning: This is NOT your mom’s cozy mystery. Bring Your Own Baker may be a ‘clean’ read, but if gangs, illegal gambling, and pimps make you turn your nose up at your e-reader, you might want to skip this one. Although you’ll be missing some sizzling chemistry between Anna and her protector. Not to mention a whole bunch of witty dialogue. 



Review

I love D.E. Haggerty's novels. They are always so fun and so fresh. I have read so many of her novels and am still blown away with her ability to bring us characters who we care about time and again.

I loved that the author was able to balance a sweet romance, humorous moments, and mystery all in this novel. Everything offsets each other perfectly.

I personally enjoyed the relationships forged with secondary characters as well. 




I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing. Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blog Tour: Divorced and Scared No More! @Divorced_Scared #interview


 

Self-Help, Divorce, Relationships
Date Published: March 2016



Author Tasher releases three new books on life after divorce – Divorced and Scared No More! Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt LSCSW, LAC consults as her technical advisor. Co-Author Tony Haynes is a practitioner of Acrostic Poetry -poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. At the end of each chapter, you can look forward to reading a clever poem from words found within the word DIVORCE.  

On her 26th wedding anniversary, Tasher divorced and embarked on a new life. Her marriage was broken all to pieces, she was not going to let the divorce break her. Tasher quickly discovered that single life was very different from all those years ago. Like many, she initially was scared. Yet she was determined to become Divorce and Scared NO More!

Despite her dyslexia, she decided to share with others things she learned while rebuilding her life. The launch of DASNM.com quickly received a worldwide following. The logo was inspired by a set of broken pilot wings. No two people will have identical situations, hopefully the DASNM series will assist others with the least amount of trepidation, during this difficult transition.

Book one, Divorced and Scared No More: Emotional Support for the Newly Divorced (ISBN: 978-1498465854) is the first installment of the three-part trilogy written to assist readers in post-divorce related matters while providing you the motivation you need to move on.

Book two, Divorced and Scared No More: Practical Advice for the Newly Divorced (ISBN: 978-1498465106) shares views on maintaining cordial relationships with ex-spouses, with a focus on children and extended families. Topics readers can look forward to discovering answers to include: attending special events with your ex-spouse, the impact of divorce on children, ways to arrange custody issues, how to handle separate holidays, and handling finances. You'll find ways to embrace your new found freedom and turn the lemons life threw at you into a Zesty Lemon Sorbet!

Book three, Divorced and Scared No More: Dating After Divorce: From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet (ISBN: 978-1498465120) shows readers how to turn the lemons of divorce into an experience of acceptance and renewal, carrying this into dating. In this reading, Tasher gives you tools to help you get back out there and find the love that awaits you. Inside this book, you'll gauge your emotional availability to see if you're ready to accept the fun and excitement that comes with dating. Here you'll learn how to put your ex and baggage behind you to engage in the present moment. Divorced and Scared No More: Dating After Divorce: From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet shows you where to find love, dating safety and how to set up your profiles on dating sites.


Interview

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
Life’s difficult times can make us stronger while allowing us to create the person we WANT to be. If only we allow ourselves to follow our GodWinks, learn from the challenges of the event, truly forgive and turn to our higher power when needed anyone can learn. 


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I have dyslexia and my major challenge is getting the text from my thought to the computer.  Instead of typing I dictate the first draft of my books to assist me in my writing.



How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I have written three books in the Divorced and Scared NO More series.  Book 1 is Emotional Support for the Newly Divorced, Book 2 is Practical Advice for the Newly Divorced, and Book 3 is Dating after Divorce From Lemons to Zesty Lemon Sorbet. When people start the series they are afraid, angry and sad. But they end the series laughing and smiling while totally enjoying the new life they have built.  Therefore, the third book in the series is my favorite because people have processed from the divorce and are now ready to enter the fun and interesting world of dating. 



If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
Nicole Kidman because she is a strong woman and her personal life events would give her insight that only people that have gone through a divorce and healing an understand.


When did you begin writing?
After my divorced in 2010 and with the encouragement of friends, family and my divorce attorney, I decided it was time to give writing a try.  Then the development of the website divorcedandscarednomore.com began.


How long did it take to complete your first book?
I began writing what was going to be just one book in 2013.  After I had finished my book the publisher recommended it be turned into three books.  Their suggestion was to have the series progress as people progress through their life after a divorce.  The dating information was only one chapter in the original manuscript, but the publisher was correct in the fact that people need more detailed information regarding dating.


Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
Tony Haynes did the poetry in my books and on the website.  Ever since we met he has been a wonderful friend that constantly encourages me to reach my highest potential. 



What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Finishing it and knowing that I have accomplished something some people told me I could never do. That’s one of my “wanna bet” moments.  But mainly when I have finished the book I now I have created something that will truly help others.



Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Insightful, soothing, humorous and perspicacious.


Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
My family of origin has a very interesting family tree.  I have been interviewing my relatives to collect more details about our history.






Tasher was divorced on her 26th wedding anniversary, and she embarked on a new life. Her marriage was broken all to pieces, she was not going to let the divorce break her. Tasher quickly discovered that single life was very different from all those years ago. Like many, she initially was scared. Yet she was determined to become Divorce and Scared NO More!
Despite her dyslexia, she decided to share with others things she learned while rebuilding her life. The launch of DASNM.com quickly received a worldwide following. The logo was inspired by a set of broken pilot wings. No two people will have identical situations, hopefully the DASNM series will assist others with the least amount of trepidation, during this difficult transition.
Tasher is not a professional therapist, rather she is sharing because she has “been there and done that” understanding how it FEELS.
Therapist and clinical author Justin Nutt LSCSW, LAC consults as her technical advisor. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Death at Dawn by @farmerwainwright



Crime/Mystery
Date Published: July 22, 2015


Giles Etherington, is shot in the morning of August 12th (the glorious 12th). Do the reasons for his death hinge on his personal life, his political allegiances, or his past? His wife is Edith Horton’s best friend and Edith, along with Inspector Greene and Sergeant Brown, finds herself, once again, immersed in crime and mystery in her Yorkshire dales village


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Review
There were parts that moved very fast and then other parts that slowed down, just enough to let us catch our breaths. A Great Crime/ Mystery! 


The setting was very clear and I liked that Noreen Wainwright was able to transport us to where the characters were experiencing the story and the time as well. 


Noreen is the author of three crime mystery novels in the Edith Horton series and the fourth is now ready for submission. She is a freelance journalist who has had many articles and features published. She lives on a dairy farm with her husband and dog, Vicky.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blog Tour: Gone Wild by @karenmbryson #review



Romantic Comedy
Date Published: May 15, 2016


Go BACK TO BOOKMAN with USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison's new #LoveinMidlife #ComingofMiddleAge romantic comedy series.

Tenured English professor Bly Daniels believes the short walk from her campus office to the university library is too much exposure to the harsh elements of the outdoors. She would prefer to spend her days (and nights) comfortably seated indoors reading classic literature.

When Bly is arrested for reading one of the great books while driving home, a judge sentences her to thirty days of community service with The Wild Way, a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens.

There she meets Turner Wild, the owner and operate of the wilderness program. Turner is everything Bly despises: rugged, unrefined and outdoorsy. For Bly a trip to hell sounds more desirable than spending an entire month with Turner and his band of hooligans as they traverse the woods of rural northwest New Jersey communing with nature.

Bly certainly never expects to form a bond with the troubled teens she's been assigned to mentor and forge an unlikely relationship with their fearless leader, Turner Wild.

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REVIEW

I love Dakota Madison's novels. They are always so fun and so fresh. I have read so many of her novels and am still blown away with her ability to bring us new characters who we care about time and again. 

I loved the the author was able to balance a sweet romance, humorous moments, and emotional drama all in this novel. Everything offsets each other perfectly. 

I personally enjoyed the relationships forged with secondary characters as well. 



USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour: The Best Seller by @haloofthedamned #review



Sci-Fi / Romance
Date Published: May 31, 2016

When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her that they were both created inside of a laboratory. These authors are embedding an alien genetic code within the pages of their novels that originated from Nazi Germany because…
The time has come. They are here.










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