Friday, April 26, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley by Carol Es @esart #review #nonfiction #memoir #wrapup #givaway #blogtour

Non-Fiction / Memoir
Publisher: Desert Dog Books
Published Date: April 6, 2019

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Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is a guided tour through a Tilt-A-Whirl life that takes so many turns that you may find yourself looking up from the pages and wondering how the hell one person managed to fit them all into 40-odd years. And many of them are odd years indeed. From a rootless, abusive childhood and mental illness through serious and successful careers in music and art, much of which were achieved while being involved in a notoriously destructive mind-control cult. Carol Es presents her story straight up. No padding, no parachute, no dancing around the hard stuff. Through the darkness, she somehow finds a glimmer of light by looking the big bad wolf straight in the eye, and it is liberating. When you dare to deal with truth, you are free. Free to find the humor that is just underneath everything and the joy that comes with taking the bumpy ride.

Illustrated with original sketches throughout, Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is not just another survivor's tale, it's a creative ride where raw and intimate revelations are laid bare. As an artist and a woman finding self-worth, it's a truly courageous, relatable story that will keep you engaged to the end.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.4*'s!


Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

April 4 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 6 - On a Reading Bender - Excerpt
April 8 - Book Addict - Spotlight
April 9 - The Avid Reader - Interview
April 10 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 11 - Texas Book Nook - Review
April 12 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 15 - A Life Through Books - Interview
April 16 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
April 17 - Truly Trendy - Review
April 18 - T's stuff - Spotlight
April 19 - Novel News Network - Review
April 20 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
April 21 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
April 22 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
April 23 - Momma and Her Stories - Review
April 24 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
April 25 - The Indie Express - Review
April 26 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight

Los Angeles writer, musician, and self-taught artist Carol Es writes for the Huffington Post, Whitehot Magazine, and Coagula Art Journal. She’s been published with Bottle of Smoke Press, Islands Fold, Chance Press, and her Artist’s books are featured in the Getty Research Library, Brooklyn Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is a two-time recipient of the Durfee Foundation’s ARC Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Fellow, and won the Wynn Newhouse Award in 2015.

Awarded grants in writing from the National Arts and Disability Center, Asylum Arts in Brooklyn, NY, Carol won the Bruce Geller Memorial Award WORD Grant for 2019.

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Tour Wrap Up: The Impaler's Wife by Autumn Bardot @autumnbardot #review #historical #fiction #romance #gothic #giveaway

Part of a Fearless Women in History series
Historical fiction, Historical Romance, Gothic Romance
Published Date: April 3, 2019

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The year is 1464 and young King Matthias controls Hungary, his family, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, Prince Vlad Dracula. 

 Ilona Szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. Dracula is determined to marry into the Hunyadi family. It is love at first sight…but the king has other plans. The Impaler Prince, however, never takes no for an answer.

This begins Ilona’s journey into the treacherous world of court intrigues, family betrayals, and her husband’s dark desires. Eager to become Vlad’s trusted confidant, Ilona soon discovers that marriage to man tortured by his past comes with a price.

Woven throughout is a peek into the life and times of one of the world’s most enigmatic and maligned rulers…the man before the legend.

With Bardot’s decadent period detail and a cast of gritty evocative characters, The Impaler’s Wife offers a fierce yet sensuous glimpse into the violent 15th century.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.9*'s!


Did you miss any of the Stops on this Tour?

April 6 - Literary Gold - Spotlight
April 7 - The Antrim Cycle - Excerpt
April 8 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 9 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
April 10 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 11 - The Avid Reader - Interview
April 12 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 13 - Valerie Ullmer - Excerpt
April 14 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
April 15 - Truly Trendy - Review
April 16 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
April 17 - Rolo Polo Book Blog - Excerpt
April 18 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
April 19 - The Indie Express - Review
April 20 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
April 23 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight
April 24 - Novel News Network - Review
April 25 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight

Autumn Bardot writes smart erotica and historical fiction about sassy women, spicy sex, and daring passions!
 Her erotica includes Legends of Lust, ( Cleis Press )and Confessions Of A Sheba Queen ( Cleis Jan 2020).  Autumn has a BA in English literature and a MaEd in curriculum and instruction. She’s been teaching writing and literary analysis for fourteen years. Autumn lives in Southern California with her hubby, rescue pooch, and ever-increasing family.  Her favorite things include salty French fries, coffee, swimming, and a great book.

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Tour Wrap Up: South Pointe by Dianna Wilkes @dwilkesauthor #review #mystery #suspense #blogtour #wrapup

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Mystery & Suspense
Date Published: February 6, 2018
Publisher: RedBird Books

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Paige Carson never expected that both a handsome sheriff and a charismatic newcomer would be vying for her affections. The choice isn’t an easy one, as she’s now responsible for raising her orphaned goddaughter, Jess.

Sheriff Sam Wallace didn’t lose at love. He got kicked to the curb. Hopeful that courting the feisty Paige will end differently, he can't help but feel suspicious about his romantic rival. Is Ben Hampshire the man he seems—or is Sam’s jealousy clouding his perspective?

Sam’s determined to win Paige’s and Jess’s love, but he also has to keep Providence Island safe. More than just Sam’s heart is at risk if he fails to find the killer who walks the streets of PI—a killer with more than one agenda.

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

April 1 - Valerie Ullmer -  Excerpt
April 2 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
April 3 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
April 4 - Rolo Polo Book Blog - Excerpt
April 5 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 6 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
April 8 - The Antrim Cycle - Spotlight
April 9 - Literary Gold - Excerpt
April 10 - Eskimo Princess - Spotlight
April 11 - The Avid Reader - Interview
April 12 - Book Addict - Spotlight
April 13 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 15 - Caroline Clemmons - Excerpt
April 16 - Drops of Ink - Spotlight
April 17 - Texas Book Nook - Review
April 18 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 19 - On a Reading Bender - Review 
April 20 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
April 22 - JB Bookworm - Guest Post
April 23 - The Indie Express - Review
April 24 - Book Lover Blog - Excerpt

April 25 - Truly Trendy - Review

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Dianna Wilkes is an award-winning contemporary romance author, known for the Providence Island mystery series.

Reading has always been an important part of her life. “I learned to read when I was four years old,” she said. “Writing my own stories seemed a natural progression.”

Dianna holds a B.A. in Visual Communication and a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. She worked as an Education Consultant for a medical technology company before leaving the corporate world to write full time. Despite all that nerdy stuff, she loves creating stories of romance and mystery with touches of humor.

When she isn’t writing, Dianna is deep in researching various twigs and branches on her family tree or fulfilling entries on her travel bucket list.

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Tour Wrap Up: Hit Me by Peter J. Thompson @pthompsonbooks #thriller #giveaway #review #blogtour #wrapup

Date Published: 03/01/2019

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Hitman. Husband. Daddy. Dead man?

Charley Fieldner has everything a man could want: a loving wife, a well-paying job, two great kids, and a beautiful home.

He also has a big secret.

Charley is a hitman with a huge complication—he is his own next target.

The background file contains the sort of details only someone very close to him could know. The suspect list is short but devastating, his wife, father, sister, and best friend. He always thought he could have it all, but the secrets, lies, and betrayals are piling up.

Charley needs time to unravel the mystery behind who wants him dead and why, but time is in short supply. Another killer took the contract. He now has a choice: roll over and die or fight for his life.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.7*'s.
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Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

April 2 - Logikal Blog - Excerpt
April 4 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
April 6 - Literary Gold - Spotlight
April 8 - A Life Through Books - Interview
April 9 - Tyto Forest - Spotlight
April 10 - Truly Trendy - Review
April 11 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
April 12 - JB Bookworm - Guest Post
April 13 - The Avid Reader - Review
April 15 - Book Addict - Spotlight
April 17 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 18 - Christine Barfknecht - Excerpt
April 19 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
April 22 - Drops of Ink - Spotlight
April 23 - Texas Book Nook - Review
April 24 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
April 25 - On a Reading Bender - Review

Peter Thompson grew up on the east side of Chicago, in the shadow of the steel mills where the air was sooty and smelled of sulfur. His life wasn't always so gritty, but the grit and realism finds its way into his thrillers. He has always loved stories of every kind, and one of his joys is finding a way to get inside character's heads, seeing the world as they see it and feeling their triumphs, pain, and fear. He visualizes his characters when he writes, and they are larger than life in the big screen of his imagination.

Before pursuing his passion and becoming a full-time author, he tried his hand at everything from factory work, breaking cement in a construction crew, running his own pizza shop, and he was a well-regarded presence in the mortgage industry for nearly thirty years. When he isn't writing, Peter loves, spicy food, live music, and exciting and thought-provoking books and movies. He is a fitness buff who loves to spend time with his grown sons and is looking forward to traveling the world and seeking adventures with his lovely partner.

To get in touch, find out more about future projects, please stop by Sign up for his reading list to find out about new releases and receive free perks.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Tour Wrap Up: The Case of Billy's Missing Gun by SJ Slagle @jeanne_harrell #review #giveaway #wrapup #blogtour #mystery

(Sherlock and Me series)

Cozy mystery
Date Published: March 2019

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Super sleuth Lucy James is hired to find the Colt pistol that may have belonged to Billy the Kid. Hampered by dishonest weapon experts, a pawnshop murder and unusual architecture at a downtown casino, her investigation is rocky at best. A massive snowstorm has blanketed Reno leaving Lucy to slog her way to interviews with uncooperative witnesses. Her father’s abrupt firing from his job as the host of a local children’s television show and the impending marriage between her best friend Cindy Floyd and her detective fiancĂ© Skip Callahan grab chunks of Lucy’s fleeting attention. But she is determined to find the missing gun before the next snowstorm even though she on and off relationship with handsome professor Eric Schultz is off again. With sheer tenacity and a pair of thick snow boots, Lucy muscles through to the mystery’s resolution. It isn’t easy but the mystery and murder never are.

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

March 17 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
March 18 - Nana's Book Reviews - Guest Post
March 19 - Literary Gold - Spotlight
March 20 - Kelly P's Blog - Excerpt
March 21 - Book Addict- Spotlight
March 22 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 23 - Character Madness and Musings - Excerpt
March 25 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
March 26 - The Avid Reader - Interview
March 27 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
March 28 - Novel News Network - Review
March 29 - Texas Book Nook - Review
March 30 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
April 1 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
April 4 - A Life Through Books - Interview
April 5 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
April 6 - Truly Trendy - Excerpt
April 8 - Drops of Ink - Spotlight
April 9 - The Indie Express - Review
April 10 - - Spotlight
April 11 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
April 12 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
April 13 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
April 15 - On a Reading Bender - Review
April 16 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review
April 17 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight

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SJ SLAGLE started her writing career as a language arts teacher. Her initial interest was children’s stories, but she moved on to western romance, mysteries, and historical fiction. She has published 24 novels, both independent and contract. SJ contributes regularly to guest blogs and has her own blog called in which she discusses the research involved in the books she writes. SJ has established Twitter and Facebook fan bases, a quarterly author newsletter and a website under her pseudonym: JEANNE HARRELL at

Her first historical fiction novel, LONDON SPIES, was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion in 2018 and Slagle was a finalist in the 2017 UK Independent Book Awards. She was given the Silver Award with the International Independent Film Awards for her screenplay called REDEMPTION. SJ conducts writing/publishing symposiums in her local area. OSLO SPIES, her second historical fiction novel will be published in September. She lives and works in Reno, Nevada.

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