Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review Wrap Up: Plantation Nation by @Mercedes_King_ #giveaway


Historical Fiction
Date Published: May 27, 2014

   
Sixteen year old Emma Cartwright runs away from her family’s South Carolina rice plantation after a slave is beaten to death. Determined to join the fight against slavery, Emma enlists in the Union Army disguised as a young man. Nothing could prepare her for the sacrifices needed—and for falling in love for the first time.    


This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s.
Get your copy for $4.99!





REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR
July 24- Getting Your Read On - Review
July 29- Texas Book Nook - Review
August 2 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
August 7 - Our Wolves Den - Review
August 16 - Andi's YA Books - Review
August 18 - Books A to Z - Review
August 19 - What's Beyond Forks - Review
August 23 - My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews - Review
August 24 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Review
August 25 - Queen of All She Reads - Review
August 26 - LibriAmoriMiei - Review
August 27 - Book Babe - Review
August 28 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review
August 29 - IEqualsAlissa - Review






Mercedes King is an Ohio native and founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio (affectionately dubbed SiCCO). With a degree in Criminology from Capital University and a passion for writing, she crafted O! Jackie, a novel focusing on the private life of Jackie Kennedy. She has also written The Kennedy Chronicles, a series of short stories featuring JFK and Jackie before they were married and before 'Camelot'. Mercedes writes in a variety of genres, including historical and mystery / suspense. In fact, she's working on creating a new genre, 'modern historical'.
Her newest release, Plantation Nation, follows the journey of Emma Cartwright, a 16 year old Southern girl who disguises herself as a young man and joins the Union Army.
Visit her sites, OJackiebook.com or Mercedesking.com . Contact her at Mercedes 'at' ojackiebook 'dot' com. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Twitter: @Mercedes_King_
Instagram: mercedes_king_author





Review Wrap Up: Wings of the Butterfly by @StephMPace


YA Fantasy
Date Published: August 15, 2014

   
Three nations teeter on the brink of war, and caught in the middle, a brother and sister find themselves surrounded by dangers they never imagined. 

Adopted by the Yurha, Toby still struggles to properly fit in.  Hunting in the forest, he stumbles across a jeweled cuff that attaches to his wrist and won’t come off.  Afraid at first, he is soon thrilled to discover the cuff carries powerful magic.  But as he tries to control it, he realizes the cuff is still linked to its original owner - an owner who will go to cruel lengths to get his magic back.

Miles away, Toby’s twin sister Ora struggles with life in a strange city.  She and family have fled Yois for Nietza, where Ora will not be arrested for possessing magic.  However, Nietza is not the magical paradise Ora had imagined.  Despite her new friends, she can’t feel safe in a country where women are little more than pawns. 

Secrets, brutal murders and war edging ever closer drive both siblings from their safe places.  Failure to stop those who pursue them will mean a fate worse than death. 





REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR
August 5 - The Indie Express -  Review
August 8 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 12 - A Life Through Books - Review
August 18 - The Word at My Fingertips - Review
August 26 -Pure Jonel - Review
August 27 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review








S. M. Pace lives with her husband in the wilds of Virginia, along with a pond full of fish, a turtle and too many squirrels.  When she's not writing, she's wrangling a dozen pre-schoolers, learning a new recipe or reading.
Twitter: @StephMPace
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Review Wrap Up: Always Rayne by @karenmbryson #giveaway


New Adult Romance

Date Published: June 21, 2014
   
Would you spend ten days traveling the country with someone you despised if he promised to pay off your student loans?
Recent college graduate, Harper Leigh, can barely make ends meet working as the books editor for a new online entertainment magazine, Chatter. With $85,000 of student loan debt about to go into repayment, she has no idea how she’ll get by.
Just when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, Harper’s boss decides to embed her in the North American tour for the hot rock band, Always Rayne. Ten days on the road with the band for her to get an exclusive story. But Harper’s a homebody and the last thing she wants to do is go on the road with a rock band. And she definitely doesn’t want to spend ten days with the notorious bad boy and band front man, Nic Rayne.
When Nic proves to be too much for Harper to handle and she threatens to quit the assignment, Nic decides to sweeten the pot. If she stays with the tour for all ten days, he’ll pay off all of her student loan debt….but there’s one small catch.
Harper also has to sleep in his bed every night.

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.5*'s.
Get your copy for $2.99!



REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR

July 11- The Romance Vault - Review
July 16- Diane's Book Blog - Review
July 17-Kawehi's Book Blog - Review
July 22- Book Sniffer Book Reviews - Review
July 25- Behind Closed Covers - Review
July 28- Bookality - Review
July 30- LibriAmoriMiei - Review
August 2 - 556 Book Chicks - Review
August 8 -  Amazeballs Book Addicts - Review
August 11 -  Pure Jonel - Review
August 12 -  Reading Shy With Aly - Review
August 13 -  Smut and Bon Bons - Review
August 14 -  Cici's Theories - Review
August 18 -  Books are Love - Review
August 19 -  Carpe_Diem - Review
August 20 -  Literary Nook - Review
August 21 -  Em & M Books - Review
August 22 -  In Between the Lines - Review
August 23 -  My Tangled Skeins Reviews - Review
August 26 -  What's Beyond Forks? - Review
August 29 -  Genuine Jenn - Review





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Friday, August 29, 2014

Review Wrap Up: The Tempest Murders by @pmterrell #giveaway

Romantic Suspense 
Date Published: September 2013
   

Detective Ryan O’Clery is working a series of homicides when he discovers a journal kept by an uncle five generations earlier, detailing the same type of murders as the Night of the Big Wind swept the Atlantic Ocean across Ireland in 1839.

As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina coastline, Ryan discovers even the killer’s description matches exactly. And as he falls in love with television reporter Cathleen Reilly, he begins to wonder if she is the reincarnation of Caitlyn O’Conor, the woman lost to the killer as the storm raged in Ireland—and if he is the reincarnation of Constable Rian Kelly.

Now he’s in a race to rescue Cathleen before the killer finds her—or is history destined to repeat itself?

A provocative story of a love that spans centuries, of soul mates found, lost and reunited… and the lengths to which one man will go to change their destinies.

One of four finalists in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, cross-genre category and a nominee for the 2014 International Book Awards


REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR
August 9 - Shiuli - Review
August 11 - Readsalot - Review
August 15 - LibriAmoriMiei - Review
August 24 -Books Are Love  - Review
August 26 - Miss Ivy's Book Nook - Review
August 27 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review
August 28 - I'm a Voracious Reader - Review



p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books in four genres: contemporary suspense, historical suspense, computer how-to and non-fiction.
Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: McClelland Enterprises, Inc. and Continental Software Development Corporation. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Secret Service, U.S. Information Agency, and Department of Defense. Her specialties were in white collar computer crimes and computer intelligence.
Vicki’s Key was a top five finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards and 2012 USA Book Awards nominee and her historical suspense, River Passage, was a 2010 Best Fiction and Drama Winner. It was determined to be so historically accurate that a copy of the book resides at the Nashville Government Metropolitan Archives in Nashville, Tennessee. The Tempest Murders was one of four finalists in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, cross-genre category, and a nominee for the 2014 International Book Awards.
She is also the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, an organization committed to raising public awareness of the correlation between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She is the organizer of Book ‘Em North Carolina, an annual event held in Lumberton, North Carolina, to raise funds to increase literacy and reduce crime. For more information on this event and the literacy campaigns funded by it, visit www.bookemnc.org
She sits on the boards of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library and the Robeson County Arts Council. She has also served on the boards of Crime Stoppers and Crime Solvers and became the first female president of the Chesterfield County-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers in Virginia.
For more information visit the author’s website at www.pmterrell.com, follow her on Twitter at @pmterrell, her blog atwww.pmterrell.blogspot.com, and on Facebook under author.p.m.terrell.

Twitter: @pmterrell
Others: http://www.vickisangelfish.blogspot.com (based on the series Black Swamp Mysteries and the CIA operatives’ front as angelfish breeders) and http://www.bookemnc.blogspot.com (p.m.terrell is the founder of Book ‘Em North Carolina)



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Review Wrap Up: Chaperoning Paris by @victoriapinder #giveaway



Contemporary Romance
Date Published: June 11, 2014

   
Gigi Dumont never forgot how she walked away from the only man she ever loved.
She’s a teacher who has led her students to the finals of an international French competition to be help in Paris. The night before the trip, the Principal tries to cancel the trip before he, in turn, loses his job to her high school boyfriend, Sean Collins.
Sean Collins has survived cancer, a divorce , and Gigi having aborted their child back in high school. He assumed he’d hate her, if they ever crossed paths again. But he discovers she’s exactly what he wants.
When Gigi and Sean are stuck together for a week in Paris, Gigi feels she has lost all her control. How can she survive her attraction to Sean? The man’s sexier now than he was back in the day, and once upon a time, he’d had her heart. She finds herself falling for him, even knowing forever is impossible.


 This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.9*'s.
Get your copy for $2.99!





REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR
July 20- Vox Libris - Review
July 21- The Butterfly Reads - Review
July 22- Books are Love - Review
July 23- Sassy Moms Say Read Romance - Review
July 24- LibriAmoriMiei - Review
July 27- Smut and Bon Bons - Review
July 28- Queen of the Night Reviews - Review
July 29- Sue's Reveals and Promotions - Review
July 30- My Devotional Thoughts - Review
August 15 - My Book Filled Life - Review
August 22 - Books and Pearls - Review
August 24 - Vonnie's Reading Corner - Review
August 26 - Chill Reviews - Review
August 27 -  Walking With Nora - Review
August 28 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review
August 29 - Dee's Book Blog - Review




Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.
During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people’s dreams, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she’d be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
Besides her full time job of teaching, in 2013 and 2014, she sold on her own sold books to three different publishers. The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love will be published from Soul mate Publishing. Mything the Throne will be published with Double Dragon Ebooks. Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published with Jupiter Press.
Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency and she hopes to continue selling her novels that she writes. Moving up to the next level from hard work and determination is rewarding, and partnerships bring new opportunities.
Also she’s the Vice President of Programs for the Florida Romance Writers. She’s gone to multiple conferences and intends to continue. She learns and meets so many people at conferences. Her website is www.victoriapinder.com, and she’ll continue to grow my web presence. She is working hard on other projects and found the time to plan her wedding this year.
Before writing, her father had taken her to many star trek conventions and on her own she grew up as the only girl in the 90s at the comic book store. Science Fiction was her first love, but contemporary romance was her second. She’s sticking with contemporaries for the near future.
Member of Florida Romance Writers, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA, Celtic Hearts and Savvy Authors.


Review Wrap Up: Captured Lies by @maggiethom2 #giveaway


Book #1 The Caspian Wine Series



Suspense/Thriller

Date Published: October 2012
   
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it...
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.

But can she do it in time...


Captured Lies won Book of the Month LAS Reviews (March 2014)

"This is a story that when you start to read it you don’t want to put it down until you finish it." Cindy's Reviews
"Captured Lies is a very edge of your seat sort of book... I was totally enthralled with this book..." Tammy's Tea Time
"Maggie Thom has a hidden gem with Captured Lies!... Like an onion, each layer of this action-packed tale becomes more involved, more wickedly deceitful and more dangerous..." Tome Tender

"Captured Lies is an outstanding book and it was a book I couldn't put down..." Dee Sauter (Moderator Linda Howard Book Junkies)

This book has a current Amazon rating of 4.3*'s.
Get your copy for $3.63.






REVIEWS FROM THIS TOUR
July 29 - Reading Shy With Aly - Review
July 30 - Harps Romance Book Reviews - Review
August 2 - Vonnie's Reading Corner - Review
August 4 - The Pulp Den - Review
August 6 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 26 - Sue's Reveals and Promotions - Review
August 27 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review







Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine