Friday, November 22, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: Black & Blue by Andra Douglas #blogtour #wrapup #bookreview #fiction

Date Published: July 2019
Publisher:  BookBaby

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Have you ever wanted to do something that everyone said was impossible? Then you’ll love BLACK & BLUE. Loosely based on the author’s own life, this coming-of-age novel will inspire you to pursue your dreams.

For as long as she can remember, “Toady” wanted nothing more than to play football.  But for Toady, the love of football is bittersweet – because Toady’s given name is Christine. She’s a girl, and girls “can’t” play football. Despite her exceptional abilities, she watches bitterly as the boys play on the high school team and win scholarships.  Reluctantly, she gives up her football dreams and moves to New York City – where she finds that life is full of surprises. Christine hears about a group of women playing flag football, and she joins their game. The players are so good that before long, they’re invited to become part of a professional women’s tackle league.

For Christine, this is the chance she’s always dreamed of. Not only does she play football, but she raises enough money to become the team’s owner. But that’s when the real challenges begin. Does Christine have the guts and the stamina to spite the odds? BLACK & BLUE will leave readers cheering as Christine doubles down to fight for her dreams and for the women who want nothing more than to play their favorite sport. If you loved Bend It Like Beckham or A League of Their Own, you’ll adore BLACK & BLUE.

Currently a 4.8* Amazon Rating! 

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October 16 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
October 17 - My Devotional Thoughts - Excerpt
October 18 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 19 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
October 21 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 22 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 23 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 24 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
October 25 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
October 26 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
October 28 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
October 30 - Novel News Network - Review
October 31 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
November 1 - Truly Trendy - Review
November 2 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
November 4 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 5 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 6 - My Reading Addiction - Review
November 7 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
November 8 - A Life Through Books - Interview
November 11 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
November 13 - The Indie Express - Review
November 14 - Crossorads Review - Spotlight
November 16 - Stephanie's Life of Determination - Spotlight
November 18 - On a Reading Bender - Review
November 19 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight
November 21 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
November 22 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

ANDRA DOUGLAS is a native of central Florida and a graduate of Florida State University and Pratt Institute.  A national champion athlete in rugby and women's tackle football, she was the owner of the New York Sharks Women's Pro Football team for nineteen years and is the founder of the Fins Up! Foundation for Female Athletes, a non-profit to benefit at-risk teens.  In addition to her love of football, Andra is a professional artist and served as a Vice President/Creative Director at Time Warner for many years. Today, she lives with her parrot, 'Pie' in New York’s Greenwich Village where she creates mixed-media artwork.  To learn more, visit:

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Tour Wrap Up: Continuing the Journey by Mercy Tobin #blogtour #wrapup #review #poetry #religious

Religious Poetry
Date Published: October 14, 2019
Publisher: Lucid Books

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Like an octopus with many many arms, the lies curled around us, covered us, and held us prisoners. We knew nothing of freedom. Or the possibility of it. That was our life before our Rescuer came.

Currently a 5* Amazon Rating! 

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 29 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 30 - Stephenie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 31 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
November 1 - Tea Time and Book - Spotlight
November 2 - The Avid Reader - Interview
November 4 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
November 5 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
November 6 - Truly Trendy - Review
November 7 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 8 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 12 -  Texas Book Nook - Review
November 13 - Nesie's Place - Excerpt
November 14 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
November 14 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
November 15 - Novel News Network - Review
November 16 - Stephanie's Life of Determination - Spotlight
November 18 - A Life Through Books - Interview
November 19 - Wall to Wall Books - Review
November 20 - On a Reading Bender - Excerpt
November 21 - The Indie Express - Review
November 22 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Mercy Tobin is someone her Healer is touching deeply in her journey of healing. Still in the middle of her journey, writing poems have become her journal. She is surrounded and encouraged on her journey by her children and their families, and special friends who are walking alongside her.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Happy Release: Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus by Gary Bowen @GaryBowenAuthor #christian #nonfiction #releaseday

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Non-fiction, Historical, Religious, Christian
Date Published: November 19th, 2019

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Who was Fray (“Friar”) Servando Teresa de Mier? What did he do and what did he write? Fray Mier born 1763 in Monterrey, Mexico, died 1827 as a guest in Mexico’s Presidential Palace. He came to be the most popular man in Mexico. Two centuries later Fray Mier is unknown even in his native Mexico. Why and how did this happen? The life and writings of Fray Mier is a “Mier Paradox” described in Christianity in the Americas Before Columbus: Unfamiliar Origins and Insights. Dr. Mier’s writings give Unfamiliar Origins and Insights to the history of Mexico before and after Columbus. Mier writing: “And, who does not know of the blasphemies of the incredulous against the Christian religion, whose Divinity, they say, was testing them for sixteen centuries, up to crushing their bones, with its expansion into all the world by only twelve men, and with the universality of the Church; and in the end a New World was discovered where nothing was known of it? It is false. Throughout America, monuments and vestige evidences of Christianity were found, according to the unanimous testimony of the missionaries.”


Those early Catholic missionaries were the source of Fray Mier’s research and writings. Mier wrote his “Farewell Letter to the Mexicans,” 1820, while incarcerated in San Juan de UllĂșa Fort. Mier’s “Farewell Letter. . .,” has this closing mandate: “My fellow countrymen stop howling and instruct yourselves. . . The Deists themselves today confess that the ancient preaching of the Gospel in America is beyond doubt.”  Pursuant to Fray Mier’s mandate to his Mexican countrymen, we too must instruct ourselves on those early Catholic missionaries’ writings, which give historical authenticity to the ancient preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Americas.

About the Author

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Gary Bowen earned degrees in Economics and an MBA from the University of Utah. His career began in egg marketing, when hired by Jon M. Huntsman Sr.. His experiences included agricultural wholesale marketing and financial consulting.  He was a Utah State Division Director and a Securities Examiner.

Gary’s studies began in 1962-64 as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary to West Mexico, where he learned Spanish and Mexican culture. In 1964, he married Herlinda Briones-Vega, who introduced him to Mexico’s hidden history.  Reading Spanish history books, having coincidental meetings over decades with a member of Mexico’s Congress and Mexican Jesuit Priests, Gary came to know a history of Mexico that other than Herlinda and Mexican Catholic Priests is largely unknown. Gary likens his historical research to the idealistic dreams of Don Quixote of La Mancha for a better world.

Gary and Herlinda are parents of 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and one g-grandchild. In 2017, Gary was elected to the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council, which keeps him very involved in community activities in Salt Lake County, Utah.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: The Chocolate Shop by J.J. Spring #blogtour #wrapup #bookreview #giveaway #womensfiction

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Women's Fiction
Date Published: June 2019
Publisher: Riverpoint Press

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Laura Beckman’s comfortable suburban life would be perfect but for her daughter. Four years earlier, Brooke abandoned her husband and her own young daughter to run off with a musician. Now back home with her tail between her legs, Brooke’s self-loathing boils over in the face of her mother’s unrelenting condemnation.

Laura’s world is turned upside down after witnessing the long, painful death of her husband. In the search for a better version of herself, she creates the Chocolate Shop which grants terminally ill patients one last wish (e.g returning to the Rockette stage, having sex one last time, even skydiving). Laura then lovingly helps her clients slip away to a peaceful death. Laura must dodge the police who suspect she's committing second-degree murder, and an ex-wife of a client consumed with collecting on an insurance policy. Her relationship with her daughter flips as Brooke becomes the one doing the condemning: “I may have made many mistakes in my life but there’s one thing I can say. I never murdered anybody.”

As Laura comes to grips with the ethical, moral, and legal dimensions of what she's doing, she worries that her strained relationship with her daughter will never be repaired and wonders whether she can ever find love again. She meets Arlo Massey--brash, flamboyant, someone who couldn't care less about what other people think--the complete opposite of the always appropriate Laura Beckman. Arlo disrupts Laura's already tumultuous life. She finds him despicable.

And yet . . .

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Currently a 4.5* Amazon Rating! 


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November 4 - The Sexy Nerd Revue - Spotlight
November 5 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 6 - The Avid Reader - Interview
November 7 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 8 - Nesie's Place - Excerpt
November 9 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 10 - Truly Trendy - Review
November 11 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
November 12 - Sandra's Book Club - Review
November 13 - The Indie Express - Review
November 14 - Book Junkie Mom - Excerpt

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J. J. Spring is a pseudonym for a successful author who writes in another genre. J. J. lives in Florida with a spouse and a rambunctious poodle named Handsome Jack.

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Tour Wrap Up: This Is How We Roll by Nadia Kyba #blogtour #wrapup #nonfiction #bookreview #sports #giveaway @nowwhat_facilit

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Non-Fiction / Sports
Date Published: November 12, 2019

In This Is How We Roll athlete, trainer and social worker Nadia Kyba brings you easy-to-understand social work concepts and tools that you can apply to transform your team to growth and performance. Full of stories and examples, this is your guide to the often difficult conversations required for true, lasting conflict resolution.

This Is How We Roll is a light, fun journey through the process of creating a unique team brand that will set your team apart in every practice, game and tournament. Both on and off the court, ice or field, witness your team transform through the conflict resolution method of champions.

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October 23 - Book Lover Blog - Excerpt
October 24 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
October 25 -  Java John Z's - Guest Post
October 26 - Lisa Queen of Random - Spotlight
October 28 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
October 29 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 30 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
October 31 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 1 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 4 - Novel News Network - Review
November 4 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 5 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
November 6 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
November 7 - Truly Trendy - Review
November 8 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 9 - Nesie's Place - Guest Post
November 11 - - Spotlight 
November 12 - The Indie Express - Review
November 13 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
November 14 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 15 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight

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Nadia Kyba is a lifelong athlete with a deep love of sport. She believes a single positive experience in organized sport can be life changing for the young, the old and the in-between. Working in the field of alternate dispute resolution in the child welfare system for 22 years, Nadia has developed tried-and-tested techniques and unique methods of conflict management that can be effectively applied in coach-athlete-parent-trainer dynamics in all individual and team sports.

Nadia currently applies her skill as a trainer at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and other agencies where she trains social workers, and in sports leagues where she helps teams take advantage of differences rather than falling into the many traps of divisive behavior.

Nadia’s company, Now What Facilitation, assists athletic organizations in simplifying their work by developing their capacity to manage and resolve conflict. She focuses on essential policies, protocols, training and techniques for effective decision-making. Her clients have included provincial sport administrators and coaches, as well as athletic teams ranging from the high school to the collegiate level.

Nadia has also learned much from her husband, Jim, and daughters, Lucy and Abby, all of whom are multisport athletes and coaches. They have provided invaluable and up-close insight into the foundation of her approach to conflict resolution in sport.

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Tour Wrap Up: Annabel Horton and the Black Witch of Pau by Olivia Hardy Ray #blogtour #bookreview #wrapup #fantasy #giveaway @verajanecook

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Release Date: Oct. 1, 2019
Publisher: Chattercreek

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Annabel’s husband, who has been missing for years, is finally discovered among the bowels of White Chapel England during the horror of Jack the Ripper. His discovery brings Annabel and her family to the turn of nineteenth-century England hoping to rescue Michele from the Black Witch’s cage. What they discover is that the Black Witch has been forced into an insidious pact with the devil and the devil, with malicious intent, is luring them all into a web of death. Can they escape his grasp?

Currently a 5* Amazon Rating! 


Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 15 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
October 16 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
October 17 - The Antrim Cycle - Spotlight
October 18 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 19 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 21 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 22 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 23 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
October 24 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
October 25 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 26 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
October 27 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
October 28 - Momma Says to Read or Not To Read - Spotlight
October 29 - Truly Trendy - Review
October 30 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
October 31 - A Life Through Books - Review
November 2 - - Spotlight
November 3 - Just Books - Excerpt
November 4 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
November 5 - Momma and Her Stories-  Review
November 6 - A Romance Writers Blog - Spotlight
November 8 - Novel News Network - Review
November 9 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight
November 11 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
November 12 - Just Because Reviews - Spotlight
November 14 - Jessica Belmont - Review

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Olivia Hardy Ray is the pen name for Vera Jane Cook. The Author has published Three fantasy novels as Olivia Hardy Ray and five women’s fiction titles as Vera Jane Cook. The Author is writing a sequel to Pharaoh’s Star called Fox Hollow Road. The author’s women fiction title, Kismet, is due out this winter.

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