Friday, August 7, 2020

Release Blitz: Chasing Wild Horses by Mila Nicks #promo #releaseday #romance #giveaway #rabtbooktours @mila_nicks @RABTBookTours




Wild Horse Ranch Book 1
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: August 7, 2020
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A slow-burn romance between two outsiders from opposite worlds:

He’s the biggest outcast in town…

Chase Collins has never met a horse he didn’t like. Too bad he can’t say the same for people. In his hometown Lutton, his poor reputation follows him like a dark shadow. It’s best for everyone if he sticks to where he belongs. At least on Wild Horse Ranch, he’s safe from judgment. Then one day a familiar face from 10 years ago shows up out of the blue.

She’s a wanderer who comes and goes…

Samara Grant is a nomad at heart. She doesn’t like staying put for too long. But when her Grandma Bunny passes away, she has to put her carefree lifestyle on hold to handle her affairs. She might have spent childhood summers in Lutton, Texas, but it’s no place to live. She wants to get in and out as fast as possible. Little does she know life has other plans.

Together, they form an unbreakable bond…

When Samara feels like she's losing control of her life, she decides to take it back. She asks Chase to teach her how to ride. Neither expect to find common ground—and a fiery attraction—when Chase agrees. But their blossoming relationship isn’t celebrated by everyone. The closer Chase and Samara get, the more an unforeseen enemy seeks to tear them apart…

 About the Author

Mila Nicks has a thing for romance. Chick lit, chick flicks, you name it, she's there. She's all about basking in a quality, well-told love story. It's why she's decided to use her passion for writing to pen love stories featuring women of color.
When she's not engrossed in all things romance, she's probably out shopping, sampling food off of someone else's plate, or hanging with her feisty and dangerous pet chihuahua, Zayden.
For more on Mila, including upcoming releases and story freebies, check out her website and subscribe to her newsletter: https://www.milanickswrites.com/

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Blog Tour: The Aria of Galvanize by Wilder Page #blogtour #interview #giveaway #scifi #dystopian @wilder_page @RABTBookTours



Post-Apocalyptic / Sci-Fi / Dystopian

Date Published: July 3, 2020

Publisher: Skyland Press

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Incarnate Number Seven, a cybernetically enhanced young woman with no memories and only a basic operating system, awakens to a devastated world painted in blood, desperation, and genocide. Guided only by a moody artificial intelligence program and scattered digital memories into the past, Seven must traverse the perilous Gateway region, fighting past its savage inhabitants and monsters to learn who she was and what happened to her world. Maybe, if she’s lucky, she’ll even save what’s left of humanity in the process… 





Interview

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

 

The Aria of Galvanize is a post-apocalyptic adventure with a lot of cyberpunk elements, following a young woman who also happens to be a cyborg, Incarnate Number Seven. While I’ve tried to make the series exciting and entertaining, I’ve also tried to give a lot of depth to the characters and the wasteland they inhabit, The Gateway. Some of the themes address issues pertaining to societal collapse, the brutality of human nature, and the decay of time. However, I’d say the primary message in the novel involves creating a sense of meaning, even amidst the background of a dark and terrifying world. Despite going through a lot of terrifying experiences and struggles, Seven chooses to keep going and fighting for the things she cares most about. She could, and maybe even should give up, but she doesn’t. Deep down, she knows what and who she’s fighting for.

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 

I find the hardest part of writing the series to be trying to ensuring that the big picture of the novels is going the direction I want while keeping the small moment-to-moment action and details immersive and engaging! If I focus too much on the big picture narrative it’s easy for a specific subplot to drag on or lose focus, but if I focus too much on a specific subplot it’s easy to lose the integration of the entire story! I’ve gotten better at this since I first started writing, and I work very hard to ensure that every word is necessary to the story and that in the end all of these subplots and challenges will all come together! 

 

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

 

The Aria of Galvanize is my debut novel, so that makes it my favorite by default! But I currently plan for the book to be the first of a series of four novels that detail Incarnate Seven’s mysteries and adventures in the Gateway wasteland. I suspect that even when I’m done with the series, however, that this first novel (AoG) may still be my favorite because I feel it’s like looking through a window into a vast wide and mysterious world. Even when I’m done with the AoG series, I will likely continue to write other novels set in the Gateway universe!

 

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

 

This is such a great question! I’m a big fan of Rosa Salazar. I could see Salazar being a great Incarnate Seven, she really has a feistiness to her that I think exists at Seven’s core. She’d also be entertaining to watch when fighting monsters and brutal humans in the wasteland since a petite, young woman isn’t exactly who you’d expect to see fighting such battles. That’s really who Seven is, someone who shouldn’t be able to survive these battles, yet she does so over and over again!

 

When did you begin writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I was in middle school, when I used to write and read brief fiction stories with my friends. Now I’m a dad with two kids, so it feels like I’ve been writing most of my life! But I didn’t really get to be a strong writer (if I can be classified as such!) until I found an incredible writing mentor who taught me how to refine my skills. My advice to people who want to write: seek out good mentorship, and if a mentor shreds your work with red ink, be grateful for the incredible opportunity to learn and improve (even when constructive criticism stings!!).

  

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 

It took my approximately one full year to write AoG, and then another few months to edit and revise multiple times. I’ve had to spend a lot of time mapping out plot developments, building new worlds, and setting paths for character development over the course of the book. Despite being a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun and I hope other readers enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed writing it!  

 

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

 

I’d have to say J.R.R. Tolkien has been the most inspiring to me in terms of my writing process. Even though I don’t read much fantasy these days, when I first read Tolkien’s work I was so inspired by the level of world building, epic plot, and amazing cast of characters he created. Although I don’t read as much fantasy these days, I’ve tried to integrate these same facets into post-apocalyptic writing, building both collapse and pre-collapse worlds, new types of wasteland cities, and integrating technology with a fallen society.

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Believe it or not, but revision is actually my favorite part of the process! Getting a rough first draft on paper is exciting but also very difficult. Revising, in contrast, is like painting the fine details of a picture- you have the bigger vision and foundation there before you, but now you can focus on giving all the amazing details that really make the story and world come alive!

  

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

 

I would describe The Aria of Galvanize as follows: Cyborg girl shoots monsters!

 

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

 

Although The Aria of Galvanize was written to be a self-contained novel, I knew that I would need to include another 2-3 sequels to bring the story to full completion. The next up is The Aria of Galvanize: Destiny, which will continue to follow Seven and her friends as they fight to survive in a series of post-apocalyptic battle royal war games. I am in the editing stage of the novel and expect to make it available in early 2021 to advance readers. I am also working on a spin off prequel novel following one of the characters from the book, Sorena, in her youth experiences as a Hired Gun mercenary trying to survive in the brutal Gateway. I hope to have this briefer novel, Berserk: Before Galvanize, available by the end of the year. For more updates, be sure to visit my website at www.wilderpage.com!

 

 



About the Author

Wilder Page loves science fiction, cyberpunk, dystopian, and post-apocalyptic worlds. Especially those with stories where the personal stakes are high, and the costs of failure are very real. But he also believes in the triumph of the human spirit, and whether the future will be grim or bright, well… that’s a choice each of us has to make for ourselves. When Wilder’s not writing or daydreaming he spends the rest of his time running, traveling with his wife and best friend, or playing video games with his two amazing little kiddos!

 

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Blog Tour: Dear Lyme Disease by Wendi M. Lindenmuth #promo #blogtour #giveaway #nonfiction #selfhelp #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @LindenmuthWendi



Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Chronic Pain

Date Published: 4/21/20


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This book is a must-read for anyone who lives with Lyme Disease, chronic pain, and illness and is still seeking answers and support.

In 2015, Wendi’s life drastically changed when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and other life-threatening infections. She was once a competitive athlete, enjoyed the flexibility and freedom of her life to being bedridden. She shares her struggles along with her celebrations of living with Lyme disease and chronic pain.

As you read this book, Wendi guides you through each chapter taking you from theory to practice learning alternative healing tools and engaging in experiential exercises to start implementing a new way of thinking, living and finding your “new normal” and hope again.

If you are struggling with Lyme Disease, chronic illness, and pain, you will learn to forge a new relationship with your body, mind, and soul and learn new tools to optimize your life despite your limitations.


About the Author

Wendi M. Lindenmuth BS, MPH, is an Author, Energy Medicine and Alternative Healing Specialist and an Intuitive Healing Artist. With over 25 years of experience in teaching, medical and public health, and healing, she helps people suffering from Lyme Disease, chronic illness and pain find relief from their symptoms and limitations and start creating a life of hope, strength and purpose again. She lives in Dresser, Wisconsin with her husband and 2 dogs surrounded in the tranquility of Wisconsin Interstate park.

 

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Week Blitz: Telephone Road by Ann Swann #promo #thriller #suspense #psychological #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @5PrincePub @ann_swann





Thriller/Suspense, Psychological Thriller
Date Published: August 4, 2020
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing


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Stalked, assaulted, and left for dead, Marlena thinks her life is over. Then she meets Destiny and they decide to take matters into their own hands. For these two, justice has a new meaning. It's called revenge.


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That first date with Preston checked all the boxes. We strolled and laughed and acted silly. I did see him take a few sips from a silver flask as we went from bar to bar up one side of Sixth and down the other. But he didn’t seem too inebriated and he didn’t try to force me to drink, either.

Halfway through the night, we morphed into a large group. He wasn’t kidding about some of his friends joining us. We seemed to pick up one or two more at each place we stopped. They were all high or drunk. I didn’t see anyone sober other than us—well, me. Preston may have been sober, but each bar was so loud and jam-packed, conversation became more and more impossible. All I had to go on was how well he could walk.

Some of our group couldn’t even do that.

Lines of people snaked away down the packed sidewalks and away from the entrances to every place that featured music. The whole street throbbed with sound and the entire downtown area felt wrapped in laughter and drenched in lights.



Later, he wanted us to go to the lake to go skinny dipping with his friends. But that wasn’t me. Not at all. “Please take me home,” I said. But he refused.

Come on,” he said. “It’ll be fun.”

When I refused, he turned on the road leading there anyway.

I insisted he let me out.

He slowed and stopped, calling my bluff.

I took a deep breath, stepped out, and started walking back the way we had come. Though my outside appearance was calm, my insides were like waves white-capping near the shore. It was a long way back to the main road. I hoped and prayed someone I knew would come along and give me a ride. It wouldn’t be Joanna, though. She and Antonio were doing the Zombie Walk again. This time there would be a prize for the best look. How I wished I’d gone with them.

When Preston realized I wasn’t bluffing, he turned the car around and drove alongside me as I strode down the shoulder of the road, arms crossed over my chest.

I could hear him attempting to apologize, but this time his words fell into the gap between us like pebbles dropped into a dry well. “I was only joking,” he said. “You know I would never make you do anything you didn’t want.”



About the Author


Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other people's houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher.

Her 5ction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she's published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop writing. For her it's a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even keeps her sane.



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Release Blitz: That One Summer by Maddie James #promo #releaseday #giveaway #romance #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @maddiejames




Part of the Summer’s End Box Set  - 14 Author Box Set
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: August 4, 2020

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 THAT ONE SUMMER

He’s the one who got away. She’s the one who couldn’t commit.

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Twenty years ago, Lia Langston left Last Chance Beach, leaving behind friends, a really good job offer, and the young man she’d fallen in love with that summer. The breakup hurt them both—but she was expected back home in Chicago where a job was waiting. From there, she meandered through life—marriage, a child, divorce, career—yet, there was one constant. She never missed the annual week at Last Chance Beach with her college girlfriends.

Same week, same beach house, same beach town. The routine was safe and predictable. By the time beach week rolled around every year, she was more than ready.

Except for this year.

When Zach Allen—the young man she left behind—steps back into her life, she must face the twenty-year-old consequences of her leaving. Will Last Chance Beach allow her a second chance at love?




LAST CHANCE BEACH is the island paradise where Dreams go to live again, and Wishes may come true. It's Summer's End on the island, and the cottages, condos, hotels, and bungalows are filled to capacity.

There's plenty of time left to find summer fun and summer love, new romances and second chances, hot alpha males and heartwarming heroes, love at first sight and romantic delight, enemies to lovers and opposites attract.

Throw a log on the beach bonfire tonight and celebrate LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End, a special romance collection of 14 all-new short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors. These summer stories—created especially for this collection—will thrill the hopeful romantic in you. Some are sweet: some are sizzling! Some are humorous; some are serious. All the stories will make you sigh!

LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End will make you want to book a vacation to the island of legend and love, the place where soul mates find each other and love at first sight happens all the time!

Joan Reeves, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
When they met, it was hate at first sight. Now they're stuck in the same overbooked beach cottage and horrified to discover they have the hots for each other!

Liz Flaherty, USA Today Bestselling Author
Their lives are planned out...until they're not! Are they in love or just stuck in a habit?

Nancy Fraser, Top 100 Bestselling Author
At a high school reunion; old flames meet again. Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?

Caroline Clemmons, Top 100 Bestselling Author
She faces a hard decision; he encourages her to choose with her heart. Will the solution drive them apart or into one another's arms?

Maddie James, Top 100 Bestselling Author
It's the typical annual week on the beach with the girls—until her summer fling from twenty years back shows up. He's the one who got away. She's the one who couldn't commit.

Jan Scarbrough, National Bestselling Author
The kids are grown; her husband has an important career, and she wonders if she still loves him, and if he loves her. Can she turn back the clock to save her marriage?

Kathleen Lawless, National Bestselling Author
Of all the beaches on the coast, who shows up on her beach? Him! A former competitive surfer runs into her former love, and revisits all the reasons things didn't work out for them before.

Bonnie Edwards, National Bestselling Author
She wants divorce—he doesn't. What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas!

Marcia King-Gamble, National Bestselling Author
She's hiding from the paparazzi after a scandal. He's the guy next door, an amateur photographer. Will he accept tabloid money for pictures of her? Or will he choose love over jumpstarting his career?

Kathryn Hills, Award Winning Author
Kat must convince her Gran to move to the mainland, but Gran—and hunky neighbor Ben—want Kat to takeover the B&B and antique shop. What will it take for Kat to stay? Some of Gran’s special island magic?

Connie Vines, Award Winning Author
She returns to Last Chance Beach to begin a new life. He's a single dad on vacation with his pre-teen daughter. He's worried his daughter may become too attached to her, but maybe he's the one whose heart is at risk.

Laura Hunsaker, Award Winning Author
Can dreams of the future erase her nightmares of the past? She's looking for a fresh start, but he’s rented the same beach cottage. One bed, two people? Whatever will they do?

Nora LeDuc
He's handsome and in town for only 2 weeks. She wants someone interested in a fling. He wants someone interested in a ring.

Hannah Rowan
She won the big lottery, but doesn't want anyone to know. He's a fixer-upper specialist, but things aren't always what they seem.



About the Author

Maddie James writes to silence the people in her head—if only they wouldn’t all talk at once!

Whether writing traditional contemporary romance or building paranormal worlds, Maddie pens stories that frequently cross a variety of romantic sub-genres.

Affaire de Coeur says, “James shows a special talent for traditional romance,” and RT Book Reviews claims, “James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hop on for an exhilarating ride.” The author of over fifty titles of fiction—from short stories to novels—Maddie is an award-winning and Top 100 National Bestselling Author. Learn more at http://www.maddiejames.net.



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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Blog Tour: Black Veil by Greg Jolley @gfjolle #blogtour #interview #giveaway #suspense #rabtbooktours @RABTbookTours




Suspense
Date Published: 7/1/2020
Publisher: Épouvantail Books, LLC

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Murder and Madness in the High Sierras

The tragic and gruesome story of the Donner Party is being made into a movie, a tale of cannibalism and treachery high in the snowbound mountains. The cast is made up entirely of children. One by one, they are dying. The series of deaths are haunting the production, each one of the “accidents” at the hands of Florentino Urbino. Driven by greed and jealousy, he is killing off the film’s stars to line his pockets by selling off the gruesome footage of the accidents.

Six-year-old actress SeaBee Danser in her black veil is his next target. She is the only one who can see through the black curtain that Florentino Urbino drapes over his deranged and murderous heart.

Can she survive?

Can he be stopped?

Will any of the children be left standing?








Interview

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

In Black Veil, the two main characters are both determined to keep their secrets draped in darkness. For movie producer Florentino Urbino, he keeps his greed and madness and hunger for fame behind a black curtain that he can draw across his mind. The other main character, SeaBee Danser, has taken to wearing a funeral black veil to protect others from seeing the full extent of her steely resolve to survive, no matter what she must do. How and what we all hide is the primary theme, be it good or evil, light or darkness.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Because Black Veil is about the real and tragic Donner Party, I had two concerns. The first was to treat all members of the party with respect. The second was to find a balance with the amount of factual detail so that the Black Veil story remained true to itself.

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

I’ve written twenty-five Danser novels. Eleven of them are slated for future publication and the others are on hold for future rewrites before I decide if they will see the light of day. I suspect they will. I love every member of the Danser family – and their stories – too much.  
  
If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

I would cast the evil and bizarre Florentino Urbino to be played by Johnny Depp, who would certainly bring to it his own quirks and style. My second choice would be my pal, film director Justin Diemert, who is brilliant with darkness, if he could be persuaded to move to the other side of the cameras.

When did you begin writing?

When I was in my mid-twenties, an excellent age to wade into the waters of the art and craft of novelists.


How long did it take to complete your first book?

Approximately a year and a half. Those were the days of draft after draft, before I developed a bit of confidence and learned from a lot of trials and errors. These days, the writes are a lot smoother. It helps a great deal to write seven days a week. It also keeps me sane and my life balanced between the world of craft and imagination and the real one.


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

Yes, Richard Brautigan, which is funny because he was as much a poet as a novelist. His experiments and wit and honesty, as well as his minimal prose, lit up my imagination like only a few others (J.D. Salinger, Peter S. Beagle and later, Elmore Leonard).

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

The months of research and gathering of ingredients for each book. These are characters, locations, questions, photographs, quotes and vignettes, all loosely gathered. With Black Veil and the other books, I’ll typically have ten to fifteen thousand words before I start to write the novel. Of course, a lot of this material is cast overboard, as it should be. There is a true delight in the important act of killing our little darlings. 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

A suspenseful cinematic nightmare.


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

Two weeks ago, I started the novel Small Lunatics which promises to be a fun and challenging write. The book is cast almost entirely with children – Florida street urchins. While I’ve barely started, I do know it’s a story of survival in a world gone crazy because, unfortunately, the adults are still in charge.




 


About the Author


Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in the very small town of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not writing, he researches historical crime, primarily those of the 1800s. Or goes surfing.


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