Thursday, October 22, 2020

Blog Tour: Starfighter Rising by Daniel Seegmiller #blogtour #interview #giveaway #scifi #rabtbooktours @DanSeegWrites @RABTBookTours

 



 Science Fiction

Date Published: 9/17/2020


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The enemy wanted him. The galaxy needed him.

Sixty years ago Nolvarics nearly conquered the solar system. They were defeated by starfighters.

Konran dreamed of becoming a starfighter, but he blew his one shot five years ago. Now his life is stuck in neutral as a glorified rock hauler.

He didn’t expect to find Nolvarics lurking within the solar system. They didn’t expect him to survive the confrontation.

Now all eyes are on Konran as he is plunged into a whirlwind of space battles, peril, and conspiracy. The Nolvarics will stop at nothing to catch him, dead or alive.

Can Konran rise up and claim his destiny, or will the galaxy fall?

 



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

 

Yes! Believe in your dreams and never stop trying. You never know when opportunity will come knocking!

 

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 

Definitely. Sometimes the hardest part is wanting to get the story onto paper so badly, but still having so much left to do. It can feel overwhelming. I made a rule to ‘write at least 500 words per day’, which helps me keep plugging away until I get there.

 

 

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

 

 This is my first book! I have nearly 30 planned though (including another sci-fi trilogy and multiple fantasy series). It’s hard to pick a favorite—they’re all different, and they all hold onto my heart in unique ways.  I really like my stories.

 

 

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

 

I think Tom Holland would be an awesome Konran Andacellos (protagonist from Starfighter Rising). He’s the right age, and his ability to portray Spiderman—the unassuming hero swept away in an epic adventure—is perfect for Konran.

 

When did you begin writing?

 

It depends on what you mean by writing. I had writing professors tell me I should publish some of my essays during my first semesters of college.  But I didn’t start trying to write novels until about five or six years ago. The seeds of Starfighter Rising began four years ago.

 

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 

Four years! This included down time when life got in the way, and a long phase of figuring out what the heck I was doing with editing and self-publishing. 

 

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

 

Can I say three? Orson Scott Card, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Timothy Zahn.

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

 

 Ideation. The initial creation.  I live for this phase, and try to recreate it as much as possible throughout the writing process (every scene is new, for example).  I can stay up all night just to get an idea down on paper in a way that sounds ‘right’.

 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

 

riveting challenge to rise

 

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

 

 Absolutely! Starfighter Rising is the first book in its trilogy. The story follows Konran as he navigates the twists and turns begun in Starfighter Rising.

 

I have another sci-fi adventure series planned in a different universe with a female protagonist. This series will explore undertones of racism and prejudice as well as self realization. Although I started planning this series before the dramatic civil unrest of 2020, I think its message could resonate with the pleas for understanding that so many Americans have been expressing this year. 

 

I am writing a fantasy series based loosely on a cross between samurai culture and Legend of Zelda.  I am in love with this story and so excited to write it.  A free first story is available from my website (danielseegmiller.com/free). This started as a set of bedtime stories I made up for my kids, and many of their ideas are woven into it.

 

I have a series of fifteen short western historical fiction stories planned, the first of which is also available for free from the link above.  This is written for a younger age group (middle-school-ish), and I think it’s really fun!

 

Finally, there is the fantasy trilogy which started my adventure into writing.  I got 30,000 words into the first book and hit writers block, so it’s not done yet. By completing Starfighter Rising I gained the writing skills I needed to finish that story. Its storyline stirs an emotion within me that I’m excited to convey to my readers. It is compelling, beautiful and fantastical.

 

Then there are there all the spin off possibilities from these, several additional sci-fi stories I have written without developing further yet, and the infinite possibilities beyond that!  Needless to say, I love writing, and am excited to bring as many stories to life as I can.

 

 


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Daniel Seegmiller grew up loving Star Wars, Mech Warriors, and all things sports. He started out as an English major before switching to his other love, science. He has an MS in mechanical engineering and has worked on everything from biomechanics, to machine learning, to defense technology.

Daniel loves dreaming up awesome adventures…like, literally, he wakes up in the middle of the night with the best ideas. Most of the stories he writes are for his kids. Starfighter Rising is his debut novel.

He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and three squirrelly children. 

 

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PROMO Blitz: The Throbbing Moon and the Three Season Tango by Michele Wheeler #promo #memoir #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Memoir biography

Date Published: August 11, 2020

Publisher: Bublish


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The memoir of a magnificent woman who at the end of a life that has changed so many lives for the better, asks us all to see the beauty in one another. This memoir calls to a deeper belief in ourselves – that whatever disappointments, anguish and uncertainty life brings – we have the strength and ability to summon gratitude, compassion and acceptance to see our way through. An avid writer, her work has also been featured in SurvivorNet, Share Care Cancer Support and on her blog, A Crack in the Wall, which was selected as one of Healthline.com's 2020 Blog of the Year awards.


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Michele Wheeler was a caring mother with twin daughters she adored. She was an easy friend that loved to smile and laugh. She was a devoted wife. Michele was a universally respected co-worker that never shied away from hard work and knew how to have fun doing it. She was a scientist. She was also someone who found herself in the devastating position of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37. After surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation she lived cancer-free for four years. Cancer resurfaced, and she battled it fiercely for nearly five more years, before dying peacefully at home on June 23, 2020. During her last years, Michele fought to find her way past debilitating fear and rage to stay present, and not let cancer be what defined her. Though difficult, she succeeded. She lived on her own terms and left us with a moving memoir full of stories and wisdom, laughs and tears, hope and love.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Release Blitz: The Internal Threat by Dr. Stacey L. Tyler #promo #releaseday #giveaway #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours @StaceyTylerPhD

 


Aviation, Government, Academia, Education, and Leadership Development, Consulting and Training

Date Published: October 21, 2020


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In this book, The Internal Threat: The Community Behind the Security Checkpoint, Dr. Stacey Tyler provides a qualitative study on the central research question that focuses on the degree to which miscommunication between TSA, airlines, and airport employees has an impact on the implementation of changes in airport security policies, particularly those regarding prohibited items that pass through security checkpoints. This behavior impacts the effective execution of airport security policies by federal law regarding carryon baggage on commercial aircraft that is specifically known as the Internal Threat.



About the Author

Dr. Stacey Tyler has dedicated 10 years to obtain her Ph.D. from Walden University in Public Policy and Administration specialized in Homeland Security Coordination and Policy.

During her pursuit of this degree she completed an investigation of the predicament to what extent miscommunication among TSA, airline, and airport employees has an impact on the implementation of changes in airport security policy, particularly those policies regarding prohibited items that pass through security checkpoints.

In conjunction with accomplishing this challenging degree, Dr. Tyler has accumulated 22 years of professional experience in the airline industry working in all facets of the operation throughout the country. She started as a part-time Customer Service Agent while climbing the corporate ladder to a General Manager including but not limited to initiating five station start-ups. Dr. Tyler worked at the Philadelphia International Airport intermittently since 2006 with US Airways (Hub Operations Manager) to managing two airlines as a General Manager with GAT Ground Support Services for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. However it does not stop there.

Dr. Tyler is also an Adjunct Professor, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaching courses in Counterterrorism in Aviation, Airline Management and Air Carrier, Passenger, and Cargo Management.

From getting her doctorate to becoming a professor, the lineage of Dr. Tyler achievements and ambitions continue to prosper and transform as she endeavors into her new opportunity: Business –Owner of Interactive Intelligence Corporation (IC).

As a New Jersey Women-Owned Minority Business supported by U.S. Senator Corey Booker, Interactive Intelligence Corporation is dedicated to assisting policy makers, administrations, and airport and airline management with executing the following: examining and preventing the exploitation of weaknesses in the current system, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness in identifying and responding to emerging threats, and producing greater public satisfaction.

After spending over 22 years, in the aviation industry, from Ticketing Agent to General Manager, Dr. Tyler developed the IIC Internal Threat Training Program. IIC Internal Threat Training Program is a multi-layered approach designed to improve facilities and incumbent airlines to mitigate the internal threat surrounding national security and airport infrastructure concerns.

Dr. Tyler is an author who wrote books in conjunction with her business curriculum as a required material for universities, institutions, local, state, and federal agencies:

  1. The Inside Man: Evaluating Security Communication Failures at a United States Airport-Rowman & Littlefield Publishing;
  2. Airport Security: Passenger Screening and Governance Post 9/11 Amazon-Kindle Fire-Rose Dog Publishing;
  3. Airport Security: Organizational Leadership Change Post 9/11 Amazon-Kindle Fire

In closing, Dr. Tyler has tapped into uncharted territory by suggesting the greatest threat to airport and aircraft safety is what occurs internally. Dr. Tyler brought attention to this concern in our national aviation system by appearing on the following media outlets:

  • Inside the Issues on SiriusXM
  • The Critical Hour on Russia Sputnik Radio
  • The Rock Newman Show on WHUT-TV for PBS
  • Off Script with Bruce Johnson on WUSA9
  • The Armstrong Williams Show WJLA-TV
  • The Anointed News Journal
  • The Voice of Reason Talk Show
  • Morning Coffee-RVNTV
  • Be Ready with Safety Man-RVNTV



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Monday, October 19, 2020

Blog Tour: Sleeping with Shadows by Rachel Hailey #blogtour #interview #darkparanormal #paranormalromance #pnr #giveaway #rabtbooktours @Rachel_Hailey @sydefyre @RABTBookTours

 



Dark Paranormal Romance

Date Published: 9/22/20

Publisher: FyreSyde Publishing

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Once The King of Nightmares, Ashe lost everything when he was betrayed. Released from prison, he's got one goal: Stay Free. To make that happen he'll have to rescue the girl who stole his crown while saving the court he'd rather see burn. But he can't do it alone. He needs Callie.

Abused, neglected, and finally shunned by The Court of Light, Callie is done with court politics. It's just too damned bad Ashe doesn't care. He's arrogant, manipulative, and dangerous. Everything she's been taught to fear. It would be so easy to hate him, but the sadness in his gaze calls to her heart, and his touch awakens her own darkness. She has never wanted anyone more.

Callie is Ashe's darkest desire, but to earn his freedom and prevent the destruction of humanity, she must embrace the destiny that will keep them apart. But is the safety of the world worth losing the kind of love he's only dreamed of?


 


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

 

There is no black or white, good or evil. Everyone is a villain and a hero in their own story, and everyone deserves to find their happily ever after.

 

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 

Finding balance. I love to write but I tend to hyperfocus to the exclusion of all else and it is always a struggle being able to switch back and forth from reality to imaginary life. Like who wants to do laundry when you can go play with vampires and faeries?

 

 

 

 

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

 

Eleven. My favorite changes to whatever I am currently working on.

 

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

 

This is a really tough question. In my head Ashe is this amazing, larger than life dream figure, and I just can't imagine anyone being able to capture that. Now, maybe if we could cross Jason Momoa with Johnny Depp.... yeah that might work.

 

For Callie, Jurnee Smollett would do so amazing. She's got this amazing ability to be sultry and yet kick-ass.

 

No one is allowed to play Daina, I call dibs on that role.

 

 

 

When did you begin writing?

 

 I've always written, but the first time I was like YES, I love this was when I wrote a play in 5th grade and had kids perform it in the talent show. It was so much fun and I loved watching people experience my characters. Winning didn't hurt.

 

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 

I honestly couldn't tell you. It takes me anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months to finish drafting. It really depends on how loud the characters are inside my head and how much time I can devote to them.

 

 

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

 

In third grade I discovered RL Stine and Stephen King. They were my first favorite authors. I read as many of King's books as I could find, and I became so obsessed with their works, I actually carried a shoe box of books everywhere. As I got older I started reading different genres, and when I discovered  Sherrilyn McQueen (formerly Kenyon) I fell in love, and that inspired me to delve into the world of romance. Prior to that I wrote mostly horror stories. Now I really want to be able to do what she did. Give people hope and show that no matter how broken you are, there is love in the darkness.

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

 

 The first draft is magic. I am a pantser, I have no clue whats going to happen. I meet my characters and they take me on a ride. It's all so exciting seeing where they are going to take me and how we're going to get through this big bad thing together.

 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

 

 (this question is evil)

Monsters, Magic, sexy times?

 

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

 

There's so much happening in the alternative future timeline of Georgia. Things are exploding, everyone's secrets are coming out. I am finishing up the draft of the third book in Of Courts and Desires, which takes place about four months after the events of Sleeping With Shadows, and two months after Sins in Sunlight. It focuses on the dreamkyn (witch-like energy vampires). Its a topsy-turvy mass of magical intrigue.

I am really excited to show the entire kyn world and how everything works. I want to showcase each court, giving even the most seemingly irredeemable character a chance to find love. 

 

 

 


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 Rachel Hailey was born and raised in the South. She's all about that nerd life and in between writing she's dedicated herself to raising the next generation of nerds.If she's not online or staring at a book she can usually be found at the local game store rolling dice, shuffling cards, or planning her next cosplay. 

Her childhood was most prominently shaped by the works of R.L. Stine, Stephen King, Anne Rice and the Brothers Grimm. 

 

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Release Blitz: The Dragon's Song #promo #middlegrade #releaseday #rabtbooktours @INtensePub @RABTBookTours

 


Middle Grade

Date Published: October 19, 2020

Publisher: INtense Publications, LLC


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Eleven-year-old Bao Dang remembers watching in horror four years earlier as Communist soldiers dragged his parents from their home. Now an orphan, he begins a journey to escape the oppressive government of South Vietnam. The owner of a small boat, paid in gold, smuggles Bao and his cousin, Binh Pham, down the Saigon River at night to the South China Sea, where he and over one hundred other "boat people" pack into a trawler designed to hold fewer than thirty. For six days, they face danger from the police, weather, and pirates, not to mention the constant threat of capsizing as they take on water while living only on dry, rationed rice.


Bao, Binh and the others hope a refugee camp in Indonesia accepts them, but there's no guarantee. Word has it they may be turned away and even towed back out to sea to starve. Eventually finding a safe haven, Bao harnesses the power of music to heal and help endure months of harsh and dangerous living while he and Binh await word from relatives in the United States, hoping they'll obtain the ultimate gift: freedom.


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PROMO Blitz: The Making of a BO$$ by Chelley Roy #promo #giveaway #nonfiction #memoir #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 


Non Fiction / Memoir

Date Published: June 25, 2020

Publisher: Jackson Publishing


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In this riveting book, Chelley Roy tells the story of her mother’s secret identity as the underworld crime boss "Lady D." Readers will follow Lady D from her early years as a suburban teenager through her death at the hands of an organized crime syndicate. Unlike Lady D, we have the privilege of seeing the outcome as her daughter takes her mother's murder investigation into her own hands and becomes involved in one of the biggest trials of the century.The author's life story may be extraordinary, but many will see themselves in her account of her mother’s life as a crime boss, her untimely death, and her family's troubled relationships. We see the thinness of the line between mundane suburban life and the criminal underworld in the struggles of Lady D's unwed teenage daughter and the tactics employed by her family to survive in the time when D.C. was known as the nation's Murder Capitol at the height of the drug epidemic. Today, Chelley Roy - Lady D's Daughter - is an entrepreneur, the CEO and founder of the lifestyle coaching brand Get Tea Waisted, and a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. She seeks to provide her family with the safety and security she didn't always have growing up, and to share her story with others who may feel alone in their struggles.



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Chelley Roy is an author who lives in the United States with her husband, son, and granddaughter. She grew up in the nation’s capital of Washington DC, where she went on to complete her education with a Business Degree in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University. Chelley defied the odds, and proved everyone wrong, by overcoming various different traumas, abuse, and many major setbacks. Through these tragedies, she found her passion by helping to inspire, motivate and uplift women through one on one coaching and guidance. She’s also a successful Multiprenuer of brands such as real estate investor, fitness coach, and wardrobe stylist.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Blog Tour: The Mother Tree by Heather W. Cobham #promo #giveaway #blogtour #womensfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Sequel to Hungry Mother Creek

Women’s Fiction

 Date Published: May 26, 2018


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The water that surrounds Oriental, N.C. a5racts people who need to heal. In Heather Cobham’s debut novel, Hungry Mother Creek, Maya Sommers landed in Oriental reeling from the trauma of Hurricane Katrina and the death of her husband. Now, Sloan Bostwick, a successful realtor from Raleigh, returns there in hopes of regaining the peace she experienced during the summers with her grandparents. Sloan purchases the oldest home in the county with plans to create a retreat center. Unbeknownst to Sloan, part of her property contains the Mother Tree, a live oak, where for over a hundred years, women have gathered. It was here, with the help of her women’s circle, that Maya recovered from her husband’s death.

Maya and Sloan’s lives intersect over the fate of the Mother Tree when the women’s circle rallies the community to protect the sacred tree. Travis, the handsome kayak guide Maya had a brief affair with, joins their efforts and Maya’s feelings for him are reignited. Will Travis fill the sense of yearning she’s had the past few months? What’s standing between her and true happiness? Meanwhile Sloan must admit that wounds from her childhood are still festering, waking her every night and distracting her from the retreat center.

Though Maya and Sloan clash over the fate of the Mother Tree, they have more in common than they realize. Join them on the banks of the Neuse River as the wisdom of women, past and present, helps Maya and Sloan transform their suffering into resilience.

 

 

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Heather W. Cobham is the author of the duology, Hungry Mother Creek and The Mother Tree. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has her own counseling practice in New Bern North Carolina. The strength and resilience of her clients, provides inspiration for the protagonists in her books. Heather lives by the water in Oriental, N.C. and maintains her own health and balance by spending time with her husband, running, paddle boarding, yoga and reading.


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