Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tour Wrap Up: The Swan's Road by @garpet011 #historical #fiction #wrapup

Historical Fiction
Date Published: Nov. 15, 2017
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

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In the eleventh century, Cnute, the Viking king of Engla-lond and Scandinavia, sails with his son, Harald, and his shield brothers to Rome. Thrown off course by a storm, they follow the route up the Rhine. When Harald hangs back to assist Selia, a beautiful Frisian woman, his path turns perilous. Newfound enemies, retainers of Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, pursue them. Harald, Selia, and their companions fail to rendezvous with King Cnute, and are forced to travel cross-country on horseback. If Duke Robert's plan to assassinate Cnute succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow. Can Harald and Selia reach Rome in time to warn the King?

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.8*'s.

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March 2 -   This and that Book Blog - Guest Post
March 6 -  The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
March 7 -  Beach Bound Books - Guest Post
March 8 -  Book Addict - Spotlight
March 9 -  The Avid Reader - Excerpt
March 12 -  A Life Through Books - Interview
March 13 -  Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 14 -  What Cathy Reads Next - Guest Post
March 15 -  My Reading Addiction - Interview
March 16 -  Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
March 19 -  Truly Trendy - Excerpt
March 20 -  The Indie Express - Review
March 21 -  Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 22 -  Novel News Network - Review
March 23 -  Evermore Books - Excerpt
March 26 -  Texas Book Nook - Review
March 27 -  T's Stuff - Spotlight
March 28 -  Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
March 30 - On a Reading Bender - Spotlight

Garth Pettersen is a Canadian writer whose stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. His story River's Rising was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Short Story America 2017 Prize, and his fantasy novella River Born was one of two runners-up in the Wundor Editions (UK) Short Fiction Prize. His debut historical novel, The Swan's Road was released in November 2017, published by Tirgearr Publishing.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

PROMO: Shamanism in the 21st Century

Inspirational / Self Help
Date Published: 6/26/17
Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

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This book grew out of the first seven years of August Lageman’s practice as a shaman. The book shows how the teachings of the Four Winds Society actually work with clients. In addition, August kept an open mind and integrated tools and insights from other forms of healing such as reiki and Holographic Healing. This book demonstrates how a person with a rocky childhood can heal from early wounds with the help of skilled shamans. August writes from his heart. You will learn how a shaman needs to be ready for the unexpected.

About the Author

August had a career as a pastor, a college teacher, and a psychotherapist. He served in the military for over twenty-nine years and did enlisted service in the US Marine Corps in the early sixties. Then August was commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserves and National Guard, serving both in the reserves and on active duty. He retired with over twenty-nine years of service as a full colonel in 2003. August trained as a shaman in the Four Winds Society, graduating in 2010.

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Review Wrap Up: Wolf Moon by @stevemorris999 #review #horror #wrapup

Post-Apocalyptic / Horror
Date Published: 1 April 2018
Publisher: Landmark Media

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Werewolves run wild in London. Riots grip the city as vigilantes and protesters take to the streets.

The Prime Minister is determined to contain the disease before it spreads further. She fights back ruthlessly with all the tools of government at her disposal.

But Leanna’s plans are only just beginning to unfold. The leader of the werewolves and her army of Wolf Brothers are already one step ahead of the authorities.

And for the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, daily life becomes a fight for survival.

WOLF MOON injects an original and exhilarating new twist into the werewolf genre.

Pre Order your Copy today for $3.99!

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March 19 - On a Reading Bender
March 20 - SK Gregory
March 26 - The Indie Express
March 29 - Texas Book Nook
March 30 - LM Preston

Steve Morris has been a nuclear physicist, and a dot com entrepreneur, and is now the author of the Lycanthropic werewolf apocalypse series. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Review Wrap Up: Keeper of the Dragon's Tears by @hartltamarah #fantasy #paranormal #wrapup

Paranormal Romantic Fantasy
Date Published: March 19, 2018
Publisher: Dragon Mountain Press

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Egyptologist Magdalene Shaffer finds more than antiquities when she discovers a treasure of dragon tears. She escapes a brutal attack with the aid of an ancient god and the magic of the tears.

Maggie takes refuge, as a stow-a-way, in a trade carvan heading to Kismera, home to the Werre. Her escort is Cearan Lionblade, brother to the infamous Ki Lionblade. As they travel to Oralia, Cearan falls for the feisty flame-haired beauty.

His love is tested when Maggie is kidnapped and he must follow her, calling on the power of the lion that lives within him, as he goes into a world full of unknown dangers.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.8*'s.
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Keeper of the Dragon’s Tears is the third novel in author Tamara H. Hartl’s award winning series, Knights of Kismera. She has also penned the short story “The Lady’s Profit,” featured in the anthology, Short Stories by Texas Authors.

Tamara was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, but now calls Shiner, Texas home.

Besides writing, she loves to read and take care of her menagerie of animals.

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Tour Wrap Up: The Blood of a Rose by @toddthiede #review #mystery #thriller #wrapup

Date Published: February 2018

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Jesse Fairlane is missing. Max Larkin and Special Agent Michaels are unsure if this is related to a recent case involving human trafficking or something else. On top of trying to locate his partner, Max has to make a decision as to whether he leaves Rockton to work with the FBI or stays to become captain at the local police department. As Larkin, Michaels, and the other detectives work furiously to find Jesse before it's too late, Max finds himself despairing they'll find her alive. He struggles to maintain his relationship with Veronica and trying to be a friend to Jesse's girlfriend, Melissa, all while following a maze of clues to Jesse. 

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 5*'s.
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March 7 - Caroline Clemmons - Interview
March 8 - Evermore Books - Spotlight
March 9 - A Virtual Hobby Store - Excerpt
March 10 - This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
March 12 - eBook Addicts - Spotlight
March 13 - Quiet Fury Books - Excerpt
March 14 - Celebrating Authors - Spotlight
March 15 - Libreria Beppe - Spotlight
March 16 - Book Junkie Mom - Guest Post
March 17 - Laura's Interests - Review
March 18 - Book Addict - Spotlight
March 19 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt
March 20 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 21 - The Mystery Section - Excerpt
March 22 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
March 23 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
March 24 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
March 26 - A Life Through Books - Interview
March 27 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
March 29 - Texas Book Nook - Review
March 30 - The Indie Express - Review

Perhaps you wouldn't characterize the Finance Manager of your local automobile dealership as an Amazon best-selling author--until you get to know Todd Thiede. He has worked for the past decade at Elmhurst Toyota, but Thiede is in the driver's seat as the writer of a murder mystery series featuring his hero Detective, Max Larkin. "Time Killer," which Kirkus Reviews deemed "a fast-paced thriller" that will "keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective,", "Lies To Die For" (which reached No. 1 on Amazon in the "Serial Killer" category), Miss Me? (3rd in the series) and Slashtag (4th in the series) are available via Amazon Kindle.
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According to Kirkus reviews (the toughest book reviewer in the business):
A fast-paced thriller centered on a brutal, time-obsessed serial killer.
The expression "killing time" rarely means murder, but here, the victims of a serial killer must pay for time they've wasted, often with both their money and their lives. In a brutal scene from the opening chapter, an entire family is murdered after a stranger invades the family's home and accuses the patriarch of wasting his time. Veteran cop Max Larkin is on the case. Unfortunately, he's also been assigned a new partner; though she's green in the field--she has "very sad eyes" and prays upon arriving at the first crime scene--she gives the hardened old detective a new perspective he never knew he needed. But as the serial killer claims more victims, a pattern emerges that neither Max nor his new partner can ignore. With brisk pacing, Thiede's debut brims with action, violence and, occasionally, emotion. Though the book takes a while to find its heart, procedural fans will feel right at home. Larkin feels like a guy worth rooting for, despite filling the shoes of the beaten-down, grizzled, old loner cop trope a little too well. His interactions with his new partner, plus the twists and revelations regarding his past, give him enough of a pass to get readers invested in the story
and looking forward to his next outing. Larkin's story doesn't break any boundaries, but it'll keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective. Plenty of shock value and a charismatic, if formulaic, male lead.

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Tour Wrap Up: The Haunting of Dove Cote House by @racheljbooks #review #wrapup #paranormal

Date Published: 16th February 2018

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Following the death of her father Cat Fletcher returns to the family home where she lived until she was 18.

But Cat's memories of the past are blurry, despite dreaming regularly about Dove Cote House.

And her home coming is far from perfect, when in the true meaning of the expression, the past comes back to haunt you, does just that.

As the truth about Dove Cote's past is unraveled Cat is faced with the prospect of having to deal with something more evil than she could have imagined

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March 22 - Quiet Fury Books - Excerpt
March 23 - Laura's Interest - Excerpt
March 23 - Celebrating Authors - Spotlight
March 24 - T's Stuff - Review
March 24 - Evermore Books - Excerpt
March 25 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
March 26 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review
March 27 -  eBook Addicts - Review
March 28 - Summer Sopus - Review
March 28 - Reading a Page Turner - Interview
March 29 - Fantastic Feathers - Spotlight
March 30 - Nerdy, Dirty, and Flirty - Excerpt
March 30 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Hi there. My name is Rachel Jordan

Two things I have loved from the time I was small are the paranormal and writing.

I like nothing more then curling up with a ghost story that keeps you wondering what will happen next. Or failing that watching one of my favourited paranormal films.

I did some freelance journalism many years ago, but I adore sitting down and writing stories.

Is it any wonder that I have decided to combine the two things I love the most?

"The Haunting of Dove Cote House", is my debut novel

I live in the United Kingdom.

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Tour Wrap Up: Mister Big by Harvey Havel

Sports Fiction
Date Published: March 1, 2018
Publisher: Lulu Publishing

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In this novel, DeShawn Biggs is as formidable as his name suggests. At 6-feet-5-inches and 300 pounds, DeShawn seems headed for the NFL. Indeed, a football career is regarded as an inevitability for the young man in his native Albany. While most NFL–bound seniors head off to play college ball after they leave high school, DeShawn’s abysmal math grades—and the fact that his parents can literally no longer afford to feed him—result in the giant lineman attending an elite Connecticut prep school for “grade thirteen.” After an emotional farewell to his parents, who are purposefully removing themselves from his life for good—“You’ve got to use your God-given talents to make a life for yourself,” says his father, “and you cannot do that with your mother and me in the way of that life”—DeShawn is left alone among the white, wealthy student body. Sticking out like a large sore thumb, DeShawn attempts to walk the fine line between what is expected of him and what will not be tolerated. A cheating scandal gets him expelled but not before he secures a place at Montgomery Southern A&M, a football power that will set him up to advance to the NFL. DeShawn eventually gets his shot at the big leagues, but his trusting nature and penchant for making bad decisions dog him throughout his career. Each time, the stakes get higher. DeShawn has always been a pawn in a game controlled by other people, but how much of his own integrity can he compromise in order to get ahead?

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March 21 - Nerdy, Dirty, and Flirty - Excerpt
March 22 - On a Reading Bender - Review
March 23 - Texas Book Nook - Review
March 24 - Book Addict- Spotlight
March 25 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt
March 26 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
March 27 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
March 28 - What Is That Book About - Excerpt
March 29 - The Indie Express - Review

March 30 - Truly Trendy - Spotlight

Harvey Havel is a short-story writer and novelist. His first novel, Noble McCloud, A Novel, was published in November of 1999. His second novel, The Imam, A Novel, was published in 2000.

In 2006, Havel published his third novel, Freedom of Association.  He has published his eighth novel, Charlie Zero’s Last-Ditch Attempt, and his ninth, The Orphan of Mecca, Book One, which was released last year.  His new novel, The Thruway Killers is his latest work.

The Orphan of Mecca, Books Two and Three, has just been released next year as well as a book, An Adjunct Down, which he just completed.  His work in progress is called Mister Big, about a Black American football player.

He is formerly a writing instructor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey.  He also taught writing and literature at the College of St. Rose in Albany as well as SUNY Albany.

Copies of his books and short stories, both new and used, may be purchased at,, and by special order at other fine bookstores.

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