Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: The Hockey Player and the Angel by Kristen Paul @FrancaPelaccia #review #wrapup #blogtour #giveaway #romanticcomedy

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Book One of Calendar Men of King Court
Romantic Comedy
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date Published: July 22, 2019

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Top chef Katrina Sherrer should have left hockey pro Marc Johansen out in the cold. That's where she’s headed if she can't change his mind. The all-star defenceman is determined to buy the family-owned Acadia Restaurant and Inn and tear it down. But the gods of blizzards and power outages have other ideas—they want to have fun. They strand Marc at the inn and Katrina in his room. Cognac, fireplaces, cold showers, wrong medication, and scones need to work their magic to prove that Marc can be more than Katrina's arch-enemy and business is not all about money.


Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

July 22 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
July 22 - Viviana MacKade - Guest Post
July 23 - The Pen Muse - Spotlight
July 24 -  Diane's Book Blog - Review
July 25 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 26 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
July 29 - The Antrim Cycle - Spotlight
July 29 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
July 30 - Paranormal Romance... and Beyond - Spotlight
July 30 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
July 31 - Caroline Clemmons - Excerpt
August 2 - Elodie Parks - Guest Post
August 3 - The Avid Reader - Interview
August 5 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
August 6 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
August 7 - JB Bookworm - Guest Post
August 8 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
August 9 - Truly Trendy - Review
 August 10 - Brittany's Book Blog - Excerpt
August 12 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 13 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
August 14 - The Indie Express - Review 
August 15 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
August 16 - Novel News Network - Review

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Under the pseudonym of Kirsten Paul, Franca Pelaccia has written two romantic comedies, The Hockey Player and the Angel and The Detective and the Burglar. She has also written a woman’s adventure entitled Moses & Mac, the first book of the Vatican Archaeological Service series.

Writing as Francesca Pelaccia, Franca self-published The Witch’s Salvation, a historical paranormal novel that won the Beck Valley Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2013. An avid reader, Franca reviews novels for the Historical Novels Society.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: Legend of Song de Light by Kaitlynzq #guestpost #blogtour #wrapup #guestpost

Guest Post

a painting’s sensory composition by Kaitlynzq

dream in-real time  
ocean in the sky
sky within the ocean



nature’s vital heart beats
lyrics of lovecontu
a stream of words

In the series Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu

A series that interweaves interior elements from the stories together like gentle hugs to one’s heart from Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem, a vocal surround of unique instrumental notes from Legend of Song de Light audio book, layers of quiet a cappella from inside of Legend of Song de Light audio play, to petal soft pink glows that hum throughout the hours
held within Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set.

This link will guide you to the audio streams of the vocal recording for this extended and expanded upon scene of moments whispered about in the notes in Legend of Song de Light audio book, and Legend of Song de Light audio play, and held within lovecontu tru’adreyam time signature.

For the audio version on my audio streams:

And, for the audio streams and text version on my blog:

Legend of Song de Light audio book is included in the series of interconnected stories Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu. A series of interior connections of lovecontu with feather light whispers of love, sonic palettes of radiant-ambient colors, and songs from within of continuance.

Reviews for Legend of Song de Light audio book

“...the author creates this book of intimate passions, you have what will soon become one of your favorite audio books. The author effectively draws you into each character's scene and sets them (the characters) up individually and as a unit. You are allowed to discover their personalities and passions. I found myself envisioning each room, each touch and each emotion the author pulled out of her characters…” by Kay with KayBee’s Bookshelf

“...This stunningly original composition is heartbreaking yet uplifting and not to be missed…” by Lynda with Books Direct

“Kaitlynzq puts together a magnificent "song" with her words of Legend of Song de Light...The music in the background was chosen perfectly as it almost danced around her words…” by Amy with Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

“Wonderful imagery and compelling tales!...Kaitlynzq’s storytelling technique in Legend of Song de Light is quite unique. ...There is an artistic take on fiction, heightened by the effects of poetry, photography and ballet expressed in each tale…” by Marie with Writing in the Modern Age

“Excellent book I really loved it.” by Nancy

Vocal Synopsis

Information for the audio book:  Recorded in Kaitlynzq’s voice with a blend of music like a heart’s wave into downloadable mp3 files.

Available to Purchase at:

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

July 29 - Romance Novel Giveaways - Guest Post
July 30 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Excerpt
July 31 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Interview
August 1 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
August 1 - Books Direct - Review / Guest Post
August 2 - The Indie Express - Review
August 2 - On a Reading Bender - Guest Post
August 3 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
August 5 - eBook Addicts - Review
August 6 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
August 7 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
August 8 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
August 9 - Novel News Network - Guest Post
August 10 - Truly Trendy - Review

My fictional stories are written from the inside view
of a character’s interior heart-that

beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams

a blend of

delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
tender, continuous
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath

Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into downloadable mp3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into pdf files like a heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath; and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: Kicking Financial Ass by Paul Christopher Dumont @moneysensei_ #blogtour #wrapup #review #nonfiction #personalfinance #giveaway

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Personal Finance
Release Date: August 6, 2019

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Why wait until 65 to retire when you can start doing what you really want when you are in the prime of your life? Whether your dream is to start your own business, volunteer, or work less, Chris Dumont provides a blueprint to early retirement and the best advice on the stock market to gain control of your finances today.

After reading this book:

• You will learn how Chris went from being over $50,000 in debt to being debt-free, owning multiples properties, and a six-figure stock portfolio within four years.

• You will be more financially secure. Chris shows you how to pay off all your debts. Once you are debt-free, you can hit your savings goals.

• You will create a budget using an easy-to use-system, with savings and expenses automatically deducted.

• You will not spend hours managing your money. Once you set things up, managing your money will be so simple that you only focus on it once a month.

You will also learn:

• Being happier with less by spending on what makes you happy.

• How much money you need to retire. (Hint: It’s not as much as you think!)

• Car advice on whether you should lease, own, or buy.

• Negotiating salaries and raises and incorporate side hustles to increase your income.

• Common investing mistakes to avoid and easy-to-understand index funds with ETFs.

• Tax-advantaged accounts you should use and why for both Americans and Canadians.

• Real estate advice and whether you should rent or own.

• And much more!

Everything he shows you is…


You are covered by your emergency fund when you need it, from accidents to losing your job.
Start using the concepts he teaches in this book and retire in comfort in as few as 10 years.

Once retired, learn how to stay active and accomplish what you have always wanted.

What are you waiting for? Take control of your future today and start kicking financial ass!

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

July 22 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
July 23 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
July 24 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 25 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
July 26 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 26 - On a Reading Bender - Excerpt
July 27 - The Avid Reader - Interview
July 28 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 29 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
July 30 - Bless Their Hearts Mom - Review
July 31 - The Indie Express - Review
August 1 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
August 2 - Alyssa Faye Blog - Interview
August 2 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 3 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight 
August 5 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
August 6 - Truly Trendy - Review
August 7 - Crossroad Reviews - Spotlight
August 8 - Novel News Network - Review

About the Author

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Chris Dumont is the founder of, a personal finance hub that helps people become debt-free.

For nearly a decade, he has worked in finance learning both inside and outside the classroom the fundamentals of personal finance. Chris holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from the Alberta School of Business with a major in Finance. He completed his CFA designation in 2016.

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Tour Wrap Up: Writer Get Noticed! by Colleen M. Story @colleen_m_story #blogtour #wrapup #bookreview #giveaway #nonfiction #authors #selfhelp

Publisher: Midchannel Press
Date Published: March 20, 2019

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Stop feeling invisible and start attracting the attention you deserve.

Have you been writing for years, but feel like no one notices? Have you published your stories, only to gain a handful of readers? Do your marketing efforts feel like shouting into a void?

Veteran writer and motivational coach Colleen M. Story helps you break the spell of invisibility to reveal the author platform that will finally draw readers your way.

There are more books out there than ever before, and readers have many other things vying for their attention. A writer can feel like a needle in a haystack, and throwing money at the problem rarely helps. What does work is creating a platform that stands out, but in a sea of a million platforms, how is one to do that?

Writer Get Noticed! takes a new approach, dispelling the notion that fixing your writing flaws and expanding your social media reach will get you the readers you deserve. Instead, discover a myriad of strengths you didn’t know you had, then use them to find your author theme, power up your platform, and create a new author business blueprint, all while gaining insight into what sets you apart as a writer and creative artist.

Writers need readers to achieve their highest potential. Find your way to stand out, and let it lead you to the writing career that fulfills all your expectations and more.

In this motivational and inspiring book, you’ll learn:

  • Why improving your writing skills isn’t enough.
  • Why it’s critical you discover your strengths...and how to do so.
  • What’s stopping you from finding the readers who love your work.
  • What you really want from writing and why that matters.
  • Easy methods to help you build a more successful author platform.
  • What truly motivates you and how to use that to succeed.
  • The author theme that unites your creative work and fits your style.
  • How imposter syndrome can stall your progress, and how to overcome it.
  • How to make better decisions about your writing career as a whole.

When you find the treasure that’s been inside you all along, don’t be surprised if it opens new doors you never thought possible. 

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.7*'s.

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

July 15 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
July 16 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 17 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
July 18 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
July 19 - The Avid Reader - Interview
July 20 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 22 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
July 23 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
July 24 - A Life Through Books - Interview
July 25 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
July 26 - Alyssa Faye's Blog - Interview
July 27 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
July 29 - Maiden's for Modesty - Review
July 30 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
July 31 - Truly Trendy - Review
August 1 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
August 2 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
August 3 - Elodie Parks - Spotlight
August 5 - The Indie Express - Review
August 6 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
August 7 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 8 - On a Reading Bender - Review

Colleen M. Story is on a mission to inspire people from all walks of life to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment. Her latest release, "Writer Get Noticed!," is a strengths-based guide to help writers break the spell of invisibility and discover unique author platforms that will draw readers their way. Her prior nonfiction release, "Overwhelmed Writer Rescue," was named Solo Medalist in the New Apple Book Awards, Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book, and first place in the 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards.

With over 20 years as a professional in the creative industry, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like “Healthline” and “Women's Health;” worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg's; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. Her literary novel, “Loreena’s Gift,” was a Foreword Reviews' INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, an Idaho Author Awards first place winner, and New Apple Solo Medalist winner, among others.

Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers. Find more at her motivational site, Writing and Wellness, on her writing career website, Writer CEO, and on her author website, or follow her on Twitter.

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