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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt - Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog by Arla Jayne



Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog
Author: Arla Jayne
Genre: Children's Book
Date Published: 6/5/17
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing

Book Description:
Hayden has always lived in Tiny Yard with his mom. He has never met anyone different. Come along with Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog on this first adventure away from home and witness how differences should be handled.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt - The Jupiter Chronicles: The Orb of Terra by Leonardo Ramirez



The Jupiter Chronicles: The Orb of Terra
Author: Leonardo Ramirez
Genre: Steampunk
Date Published: November 17, 2017
Publisher: Leonardoverse Books

Book Description:
In the tradition of “City of Ember” "Chronicles of Narnia" and "A Wrinkle in Time", this family adventure is a high stakes space race to save our world from an invading force before it is too late.

-Book 3-

Will Ian’s quest to find his destiny away from Jupiter lead to Earth's untimely demise?

As he struggles with his identity, Ian Castillo helps one of Earth’s greatest scientific minds, Dr. Nikola Tesla, make the scientific discovery of a lifetime: a strange mineral that can perhaps power our world for years to come! They discover it is not just an energy source, but something much more! When the device powered by the mineral is activated, it awakens a sleeping giant buried under the Earth by the Martians generations before. The beast known as “Gigantes” leaves behind a trail of destruction and calls out to a deadly enemy headed for Earth.

And the secret inside the mineral will change everything for Earth and the entire Jovian Realm…forever.

FIND YOUR DESTINY.

Cover by Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studios (Iron Man:Extremis, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, Sesame Street)

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BOOK REVIEW - Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey

Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: NA Fantasy / Paranormal / Mystery / Novella
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Language: English
Format: eBook
Pages: 35

Dead men may not talk but dead girls do.

Book Description:
Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case. 

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Culling by Ramona Finn

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The Culling
Author: Ramona Finn
Genre: YA
Release Date: November 8th, 2017
Publisher: Relay Publishing

Book Description:
In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own assassins can stop them.
 
Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint, a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is meant to identify and destroy any potential threats to the human colonies. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt.

Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.

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Blog Tour Guest Post - Sweet Bergamasque by Quentin Smith

Sweet Bergamasque
Author: Quentin Smith
Release Date: June 25, 2017
Keywords: War, Wine, Adventure, Romance, Tragedy, France, Historical
Categories: Historical/Military/Adventure
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1544887418
Imprint: White Stag

One Liner:
How the French kept their best wines from the Germans in WW2: wine maker Jean-Marc joins the resistance to steal back their national treasure.

Book Description:
Jean-Marc is nurturing his first decent Bordeaux vintage in a decade when the German army invades France in June 1940. His decision not to flee with his wife and children will haunt him throughout the war, but when he loses his wine farm to the occupiers and is forced to hide in his neighbour’s cave cellars, the opportunity to join the maquis and retaliate is irresistible. Amongst his new comrades is the enigmatic Monique and their journey is one of bravery, unexpected romance and eventual tragedy, leaving Jean-Marc out for revenge.

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Cover Reveal - Right Kiss. Wrong Guy. by Natalie Decker



Right Kiss. Wrong Guy.
(Offsides #2)
Author: Natalie Decker
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: January 23rd 2018
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight - Ghost Slayer by Majanka Verstraete



Ghost Slayer
Majanka Verstraete
ISBN :
9781947649033
Release Date: 24 April 2018
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Book Description:
Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they stay dead.

But in Mortimer Hall, a behemoth of a house, Kaelyn is about to face the most powerful and life-threatening ghost she ever met, and what she doesn’t know is that the ghost has been waiting just for her…

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Blog Tour Spotlight - Outsource by D. Hearle

Outsource
Author: D. Hearle
Release Date: August 2017
Keywords: True Accurate, Exciting, Intelligent, Action, Exotic, Double Dealing, Espionage
Categories: Historical/Action & Adventure/Crime
Pages: 164
ISBN: 978-1974107827
Imprint: FoxBeck

One Liner:
1980’s Espionage! The story of an American businessman drawn into the world of murder, manipulation and a plot to assassinate a world leader.

Book Description:
Outsource is set in the 1980s and involves a New York businessman who is recruited by the CIA.  It describes the accidental discovery of a plot to kill a world leader and its connection to Wall Street activities. The story takes the reader on a whirlwind global tour from Yonkers to London; from Geneva to Jakarta, delivering several murders and intrigues along the way.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - The Real McCoys (The Real McCoys #1) by Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr



The Real McCoys
(The Real McCoys #1)
Authors: Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: The Real McCoys (Book 1)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Imprint (November 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250098521
ISBN-13: 978-1250098528

Book Description:
Her name’s Moxie. Moxie McCoy.

Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world’s greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case—but she’s forced to fly solo now that her best friend (and crime-solving partner) has moved away.

Moxie must interview her classmates—both as potential new best friends and as possible suspects. She finds clues and points fingers but can’t save the owl on her own. Enter Moxie’s little brother, Milton. Quiet, cautious, and boring as a butter knife, he’s a good listener.

Can the Real McCoys form an unlikely alliance and solve the crime of the century?

Bursting with interactive illustrations on every page, Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr’s The Real McCoys delivers clever storytelling, laugh-out-loud humor, and heartwarming insight. This is the first book in a series.

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$250 Thankful for Cash Giveaway


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November 15th to December 15th

Could you use an extra $250 this holiday season? Here is your chance!!

The winner of this giveaway will receive $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card.

Thanks to this amazing group of authors, bloggers and publisher for making this giveaway possible!


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Blog Tour Guest Post - Maddy's Phoenix by Patricia Yager Delagrange

Maddy's Phoenix
Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange
Release Date: August 10, 2017
Keywords: single mothers, loss, disappointment, life struggle, coming of age, second chances, hope
Categories: Contemporary Women/Coming of Age
Pages: 364
ISBN: 978-0692875452
Imprint: Sly Fox

One Liner:
After losing her baby prematurely, Maddy discovers an infant in a dumpster and keeps her. But can Maddy keep her secret hidden for long?

Book Description:
Maddy lives a hard life, working as a waitress at the Monte Rio Café in a town on California’s Russian River. Abandoned by her mother when she was a teenager, she is nonetheless grateful for the cabin where she lives—and for Cheryl, the older waitress who watches over her while Maddy anticipates the birth of her baby.

Then Maddy goes into labor prematurely and loses her precious baby, a loss almost more than any young woman  can bear. Soon after Maddy discovers a tiny infant in the dumpster behind the café, keeps the baby, and names her Judith.

Maddy takes the money in her tip jar and moves to the Bay Area, where she can study to become a nurse, to be better than the things her momma said about her. But how can Maddy take care of little Judith, work and go to school?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Out of the Shadows by Ashlee Nicole Bye



Out of the Shadows
Author: Ashlee Nicole Bye
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 2017

Book Description:
From the streets of Melbourne to the bowels of Westminster, the delicate balance between life and death that is so painstakingly maintained by the reapers of The Order of Dark and Light is being tested by the return of an ancient threat. Tensions are rising within the hidden world of The Shadowlands and if this threat is not contained war will be inevitable. And the destruction of the human world is bound to follow in its wake.

Amidst this tension, eighteen year-old Sachi Manning is struggling to cope with the grief and guilt that has plagued her ever since her best friend was murdered six months earlier—that is, until she spots him seemingly alive and well and being held at scythe point by a hooded figure who looks more like a GQ model than the Grim Reaper.

Sachi shouldn’t be able to see through the glamours that shield Shadowlanders from the human world, so the reaper in question wants some answers. And so begins the craziest couple of weeks of Sachi’s life as she is drawn into a world of mysteries, magic, monsters, and mayhem, encountering dragons, faeries, soul-sucking demons, not-so-grim reapers, and even the Horseman of Death.

With a mix of heart, humour and hair-raising action, Out of the Shadows is the adventure of an afterlifetime, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Paula Weston.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight - Greco's Game by James Houston Turner



Greco's Game
Author: James Houston Turner
Genre: Thriller / Suspense / Action / Romance
Date Published: November 1, 2017
Publisher: Regis Books

Book Description:
Colonel Aleksandr Talanov – the “ice man” – is married to a woman he wishes he could love. But he can’t, and it’s an ugly consequence of his training with the KGB. Even so, no one should have to experience what Talanov experiences: the brutal murder of his wife in front of his eyes.

Wracked with guilt and suspected of plotting her death, Talanov spirals downward on a path of self-destruction. He should have been killed, not her. He was the one whose violent past would not leave them alone. Months tick by and Talanov hits rock bottom on the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he meets a hooker named Larisa, who drugs and robs him.

But in the seedy world of human trafficking ruled by the Russian mafia, Larisa made the mistake of stealing the ice man’s wallet. In it was Talanov’s sole possession of value: his wedding photo. Talanov tracks Larisa down to get that photo because it reminds him of everything that should have been but never was, and never would be because an assassin’s bullet had mistakenly killed his wife. Or was it a mistake?

The answer lies in Greco’s Game, a chess match played in 1619 that is famous for its queen sacrifice and checkmate in only eight moves. In an unusual alliance, Talanov and Larisa team up to begin unraveling the mystery of what Talanov’s old KGB chess instructor regarded as the most brilliant example of how to trap and kill an opponent. The question is: who was the target?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Mad Magic by Nicole Conway

Mad Magic
Author: Nicole Conway
Published by: Month9Books
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.

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Monday, 13 November 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Hunger Moon
(The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #5)
Author: Alexandra Sokoloff
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Genre: Adult Mystery / Thriller

Book Description:
Revenge has no limits.

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He’s returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, “Lady Death,” mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke’s team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming—desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.

Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest. She plans to stay as far away from Roarke as possible—until an old enemy comes after both her and the FBI, forcing her back into Roarke’s orbit. This time, the huntress has become the hunted . . .

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Jess, Rising by D.M. Guay



Jess, Rising
(Guardians of Salt Creek #1)
Author: D.M. Guay
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 1st, 2017

Book Description:
Magic. Loves. Lies. Betrayal — High school is murder. 

Seventeen-year-old Jess Flowers got more than she bargained for when she moved to Salt Creek, a podunk nowhere town with a dangerous secret. In Salt Creek, people aren't what they seem, and it's contagious. Jess is changing into something dark, something powerful, something more than human. 

Will it be enough? A super-charged killer is closing in. She sees him in visions, slaughtering the helpless with fire and lightning, and she's next on the kill list. Gorgeous outcast Billy Combs is the only one willing to help her, but his troubled past may be darker than he's let on.

Can she tame the mysterious powers surging within her and identify the killer before it's her turn to die? Murder, lies, betrayal and supernatural powers collide in this dark YA love story for fans of Beautiful Creatures, Twilight, and Vampire Diaries. 

Winner, 2016 Romance Writers of America Joyce Henderson Contest for Young Adult romance. (Under its working title, Girl with the Sun on her Heart.)

Jess, Rising: Guardians of Salt Creek Book One will be on sale for 99 cents during the blitz, from Nov.13 to Nov. 18.

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