Friday, November 16, 2018

Tour Wrap Up: The Winter Riddle by @SamHooker #review #giveaway #fantasy #humor #wrapup #blogtour

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Fantasy (Humorous)
Date Published: 1 November 2018

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Publisher: Black Spot Books (

When destiny calls on the Winter Witch to save the North Pole, will she pretend she’s not in?

Once upon a time, the North Pole was a very noisy place. A kingdom cowered under the maniacal rule of the White Queen, The Vikings raided and pillaged as they were wont to do, and the Winter Witch avoided talking to any of them.

When her peace and quiet are obliterated by threats of war and Ragnarok, she’ll try anything to get them back. When casting spells to become nearly invisible and dealing with otherworldly powers fail, the Winter Witch needs to forge an alliance with Santa—a retired warrior who’s anything but jolly—to save the North Pole from calamity.

Will the Vikings take up arms against the frost giants? Will an evil necromancer keep the kingdom in the grip of fear? And for the love of Christmas, will everyone who isn’t the Winter Witch please stop meddling with dark forces beyond mortal comprehension for a bit?

Deck the halls and bar the doors! We’re in for a long winter’s night.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.4*'s!

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 18 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
October 19 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
October 20 - Book Addict - Spotlight
October 21 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 22 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
October 23 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
October 24 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 26 - This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
October 27 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 29 - A Life Through Books - Interview
October 30 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
October 31 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
November 1 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
November 2 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
November 3 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
November 5 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 6 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 7 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 8 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
November 9 - The Indie Express - Review
November 10 - Musings of a Reader - Spotlight
November 12 - Evermore Books - Review
November 13 - Novel News Network - Review
November 15 - On a Reading Bender - Review

About the Author

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Sam Hooker writes darkly humorous fantasy. He is an entirely serious person, regardless of what you may have heard. Originally from Texas, he now resides in southern California with his wife, son, and dog.

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Tour Wrap Up: Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities #review #wrapup #nonfiction #giveaway @beloism

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Memoir/Creative nonfiction/anthology
Date Published: October 1st, 2018
Publisher: Oleb Books

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Take a step back in time with some of the best writers with disabilities as they recount their first adventure, their first heartbreak, and the first time the unexpected treaded into their life. From body transformations to social setbacks, to love affairs and family trauma, Firsts collects the most thought-provoking and exciting stories of our time by people with disabilities. Contributors include Nigel David Kelly, Kimberly Gerry-Tucker, Caitlin Hernandez, Andrew Gurza, and David-Elijah Nahmod

Current Amazon Rating of 4.8*'s.


Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 9 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
October 10 - What is That Book About - Excerpt
October 11 - - Spotlight
October 12 - Bookish Reviews - Excerpt
October 13 - Just Because Reviews - Excerpt
October 15 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 16 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 17 - Book Addict - Spotlight
October 18 - Novel News Network - Review
October 19 - Our Wolves Den - Spotlight
October 22 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 23 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
October 24 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
October 25 - This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
October 29 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
October 30 - A Life Through Books - Interview
October 31 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
November 1 - Adventures Thru Wonderland - Review
November 2 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
November 4 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
November 5 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
November 6 - The Indie Express - Review
November 7 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 8 - Musings of a Reader - Spotlight
November 9 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 12 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
November 13 - On a Reading Bender - Review
November 14 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
November 15 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight

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Belo Miguel Cipriani is a columnist with the Bay Area Reporter. In 2017, his column on disability issues was recognized by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

He is the author of Blind: A Memoir (2011), which received an Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Book by the 2011 Rainbow Awards, and an Honorable Mention for Best Culture Book by the 2012 Eric Hoffer Awards.

He has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Yaddo, and was the first blind writer to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Cipriani has guest lectured at Yale University, University of San Francisco, and University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, and was the Writer-in-Residence at Holy Names University from 2012 to 2016.

His writing has appeared in several publications, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Business Insider, and HuffPost. He was a contributor to the Ed Baxter Morning Show on iHeart Radio, and was also a frequent commentator on San Francisco’s KGO Radio, as well as on several NPR shows.

Cipriani has received numerous awards for his disability advocacy work, including being named “Best Disability Advocate” by SF Weekly (2015), an “Agent of Change” by HuffPost (2015), and an “ABC7 Star” by KGO-TV (2016). He was also honored as the first blind Grand Marshal at San Francisco’s 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade.

He currently works at the Center for Academic Excellence at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, where he helps students improve their writing skills.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Tour Wrap Up: Chance for Rain by Tricia Downing @redefiningable #review #giveaway #blogtour #wrapup

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Fiction—Romance, Women’s Fiction
Date Published: August 2018
Publisher: Front Street Press

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Elite athlete Rainey Abbott is an intense competitor on the outside, but inside, she feels a daunting apprehension about her chances of finding true love. Her life as a downhill skier and race car driver keeps her on the edge, but her love life is stuck in neutral. A tragedy from her past has left her feeling insecure and unlovable.

Now that she’s in her thirties, Rainey’s best friend Natalie insists she take a leap and try online dating. Rainey connects with brian85 and becomes cautiously hopeful as a natural attraction grows between them. Fearful a face to face meeting could ruin the magic, Rainey enlists Natalie to scheme up an encounter between the two where Brian is unaware he is meeting his online mystery woman. Rainey is left feeling both guilty about the deception and disappointed by something Brian says.

When they finally meet in earnest, Rainey’s insecurities threaten to derail the blossoming romance. As she struggles with self-acceptance, she reveals the risks we all must take to have a chance for love.

Current Amazon Rating of 5*'s!

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

September 27 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
September 28 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Guest Post
September 29 - Book Addict - Spotlight
October 1 - What Is That Book About - Excerpt
October 2 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 3 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
October 4 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
October 5 - Bookish Reviews - Excerpt
October 6 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 8 - Coffee and Books - Excerpt
October 9 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 10 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
October 11 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
October 12 - Book Junkie Mom - Excerpt
October 13 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
October 15 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 16 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
October 17 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
October 18 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
October 19 - A Life Through Books - Interview
October 23 - Novel News Network - Review
October 23 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
October 24 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
October 25 - I'm All About Books - Spotlight 
October 26 - Texas Book Nook - Review
October 27 -  Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 29 - On a Reading Bender - Review
October 31 - The Indie Express - Review
November 1 -  Momma and Her Stories - Spotlight
November 2 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
November 3 - Romance Novel Giveaways - Spotlight
November 4 - Angela's Freelance Writing - Spotlight
November 5 - A Life Through Books - Spotlight
November 6 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
November 7 - My Bookish Escapades - Spotlight
November 8 - My Baby and My Books - Review

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Tricia Downing is recognized as a pioneer in the sport of women’s paratriathlon, as the first female paraplegic to finish an Iron distance triathlon. She has competed in that sport both nationally and internationally, in addition to competing in road racing and other endurance events. She has represented the United States in international competition in five different sport disciplines—cycling (as a tandem pilot prior to her 2000 accident), triathlon, duathlon, rowing and Olympic style shooting, in which she was a member of Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She was featured in the Warren Miller documentary Superior Beings and on the lifestyle TV magazine show Life Moments. She has been featured in Muscle and Fitness Hers, Mile High Sports and Rocky Mountain Sports magazines.

Additionally, she is founder of The Cycle of Hope (, a non-profit organization designed for female wheelchair users to promote health and healing on all levels—mind, body and spirit.

Tricia studied Journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland and holds Masters degrees in both Sports Management (Eastern Illinois University) and Disability Studies (Regis University).

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Steve and two cats, Jack and Charlie. Visit Tricia at

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Tour Wrap Up: Silent Whispers by @tamiurbanek #nonfiction #giveaway #wrapup #blogtour

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Date Published: January 7, 2018

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When Tami Urbanek began working with the public as a medium, she never envisioned how her path would change. Moving beyond working with people's spirit guides, deceased children began arriving to share their own shocking experiences. These children revealed the horrific torture and government scientific experiments that ultimately led to their death. With a heavy heart, Tami listened to their stories and helped them to feel loved and safe in order to cross over to the other side. Tami, along with two other women, began traveling to different locations, within the United States, to assist deceased children who were caught in a cycle of pain. Little did they know they would eventually begin attracting the attention of extraterrestrials. It became obvious the ETs were also invested in the experiments and they would attempt to thwart the efforts of these three women. Silent Whispers will challenge readers' belief system and perhaps lead them to question the reality that surrounds them.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.3*'s.

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 16 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
October 17 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
October 18 - Book Addict - Spotlight
October 19 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 20 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 22 - Bound  2 Escape - Spotlight
October 23 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
October 24 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 25 - On a Reading Bender - Review
October 26 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 27 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
October 29 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
October 30 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
October 31 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 1 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
November 2 - Novel News Network - Review
November 3 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 5 - A Life Through Books - Review
November 6 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
November 7 - The Indie Express - Review

November 8 - Musings of a Reader - Spotlight

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Tami works with the public as a medium. She connects people with their spirit guides for life guidance and deep healing. On the side, she has many different paranormal experiences about which she writes and is working on her third book, a follow-up to Silent Whispers. For fun, Tami enjoys traveling, good food, and good wine. She and her family have lived in Colorado for most of her life.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Tour Wrap Up: Immortal House by @E_Guizzetti #wrapup #paranormal #comedy #giveaway

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Paranormal Comedy
Date Published: September 28, 2018
Publisher: ZB Publications

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Laurence Roch might be the worst vampire in Seattle. He adores peppermint mochas. He follows the Seahawks and Mariners religiously. He never wears black or sleeps in a coffin. However, coffin or not, a vampire needs a safe place to rest their head, or they will go insane.

After his mortal love died, Laurence found himself alone and without a home. With the booming tech industry, the city’s population keeps growing. The hunting is good, but the affordable real estate is hard to find.


Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

October 22 - Bookish Reviews -  Excerpt
October 23 - Book Addict - Spotlight
October 24 - The Avid Reader - Interview
October 26 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
October 27 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 28 - This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
October 29 - Texas Book Nook - Review
October 30 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
October 31 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review
November 1 - The Indie Express - Review
November 2 - T's Stuff - Spotlight

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Much to her chagrin, Elizabeth Guizzetti discovered she was not a cyborg and growing up to be an otter would be impractical, so began writing stories at age twelve.

Three decades later, Guizzetti is an illustrator and author best known for her demon-poodle based comedy, Out for Souls & Cookies. She is also the creator of Faminelands and Lure and collaborated with authors on several projects including A is for Apex and The Prince of Artemis V. 

To explore a different aspect of her creativity, she writes science fiction and fantasy. Her debut novel, Other Systems, was a 2015 Finalist for the Canopus Award for excellence in Interstellar Fiction. Her short work has appeared in anthologies such as Wee Folk and The Wise and Beyond the Hedge. Between long projects, she works on a ten-part novella series, The Chronicles of the Martlet, following the life of an elfin assassin turned necromancer just for funsies. Immortal House is her seventh written book.

Guizzetti lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs. When not writing or illustrating, she loves hiking and birdwatching.

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