Friday, February 28, 2020

Tour Wrap Up: Kirsten Howard's Biggest Fan by Patrick Hueller #booktour #ontour #rabtbooktours #yafiction #youngadult #wrapup @PatrickHueller

Young Adult Fiction
Published Date: 2-11-20
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

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Meet Michael Jordan Duncan; if you say his name fast enough, it sounds like Michael Jordan Dunking—which is intentional. Thanks, Dad. Mike is a sports fanatic who seems to have everything going for him: a recent growth spurt, a best friend who’s even more sports-obsessed than he is, and a (mutual?) crush on Kirsten Howard, the best player on the girls’ basketball team. Yep, everything’s shaping up nicely…. until he gets injured and his friend gets crazy. All the sudden Mike’s life isn’t looking so great, and that’s before a scandal that implicates both Kirsten and her coach, aka Mike’s father.

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February 24 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 25 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt
February 26 - Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
February 26 - The Indie Express - Review
February 27 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
February 28 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight

Patrick Hueller lives, teaches, and writes in St. Paul, Minnesota. His YA novels have been selected for several “best-of” lists, including the Junior Library Guild, the ALA’s Rainbow List, and YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. He’s against instant replay in sports but in favor of it in life. Learn more about Patrick and his books at

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Tour Wrap Up: Deadly Roses by Scott Stevens #booktour #wrapup #bookreview #giveaway #thriller @ScottStevens125

Date Published: 2/14/20
Publisher: Sunbury Press

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Love isn't always champagne and roses and it's certainly not the case in this love triangle thriller with a twist. A dominating, abusive boyfriend is being ousted for a romantic hero, but there are deadly consequences. Step into the gang life and witness the savagery as they stop at nothing to seek revenge. You've heard the old saying: "Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl."  Now you can add: "Girl's gang-leader boyfriend doesn’t like the new addition."

Current 5* Amazon Rating! 

Did you miss any of the stops on this Tour?

January 29 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
January 30 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
January 31 - Mythical Books - Excerpt
February 1 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
February 3 - Novel News Network - Excerpt
February 4 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
February 5 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 6 - B For Book Reviews - Excerpt
February 7 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
February 8 - Java John Z's - Guest Post
February 10 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
February 11 - The Avid Reader - Interview
February 12 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
February 13 -The Indie Express - Review
February 14 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
February 15 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
February 17 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
February 18 - Momma and Her Stories - Review
February 19 - I'm Shelfish - Spotlight 
February 20 -  Texas Book Nook - Review
February 21 - Book Corner News and Reviews - Spotlight
February 22 - Books, Dreams, Life - Excerpt
February 23 - Nesie's Place - Spotlight
February 24 - A Life Through Books - Review
February 25 - Book Junkiez - Spotlight
February 26 - On a Reading Bender - Review
February 27 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight

Scott grew up in New York and is an avid sports fan. He was a sportscaster and then a sportswriter for many years. He loves writing thrillers to entertain readers across the globe. Scott also loves attending events to meet new fans whenever possible.

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Tour Wrap Up: Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal by Dr. Dottie Graham #booktour #rabtbooktours #wrapup #bookreview #giveaway #yafantasy #adventure

Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal
YA Fantasy Adventure
Publisher: GISA Publishing

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Nestled within a thought-form in Earth’s vast realm, Outpost Gypsy Tree becomes home for six adventurous teenagers from various parts of the world. Charged by their own desire for peace and love for humanity, they are assigned to clear the earth’s light portals of the evils of mankind, starting with the North Portal. To do so, the teens must journey back in time to the winter solstice of 3107 BCE to decode an archaic sequence at Ireland's historic Newgrange that will unlock a Neolithic chamber leading them to the ‘other world’ of the gods of Erin. To prove their worthiness, courage, and commitment to battle the darkness, they must journey through the traitorous Cave of Damnation and face an encroaching inferno. At the core of this bizarre journey is the staff of Outpost Gypsy Tree: Eittod of Tulsun Minor, an ancient being with a rainbow-colored body, and Bezen and her son, Mingo, inhabitants of Early Earth.

This is a book for all ages.

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Outpost Gypsy Tree: The South Portal

With the North Portal in Neolithic Ireland cleared of the evils of mankind, Drew Megan Campbell and the light travels are once again called into service. Charged with clearing the South Portal located in Peru—or as it was once known, Og—they must travel back in time to 10,500 BCE to the final days of the continent of Lemuria, to retrieve a sacred disk from the crumbling Temple of Illumination. Aube and Gar’s great-grandfather from the stars, Commander Auben Gou-Drah, and his crew of the Bintok must rescue the light travelers and the sacred disk from a watery grave. At the core of this bizarre journey is the staff of Outpost Gypsy Tree: Eittod of Tulsun Minor, an ancient being with a rainbow-colored body, and Bezen and her son, Mingo, inhabitants of Early Earth.

Current 4.9* Amazon Rating. 
Get your copy today for just $2.99! 

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February 17 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 19 - On a Reading Bender - Excerpt
February 20 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
February 21 - Java John Z's - Excerpt
February 22 - Book Junkiez - Spotlight
February 23 - Acme Teen Books - Interview
February 24 - Texas Book Nook - Review
February 25 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
February 26 - Novel News Network - Review
February 27 - Valerie Ullmer - Spotlight 

Outpost Gypsy Tree, the North Portal is the first in a series of books for young adults. Dr. Dottie Graham first conceived of the series in the early ’90s. It has gone through many evolutions over the years as she stepped into her role as a storyteller.

Her inspiration for the series grew out of vast life experiences as a mother, grandmother, an RN, a Doctor of RoHun and a certified practitioner, mentor and instructor of the worldwide Healing Touch Program.

She believes that everyone needs to own their specialness and step into the true nature of themselves. Thus, the characters are mirror images of the greatness within everyone, especially the young.

Dottie’s goal for the series for young adults is to awaken their imagination and ignite within them a love for and responsibility to humanity.

This is a book for all ages.

Dr. Dottie Graham is the Founder and CEO of The Graham Institute of Self Awareness (GISA) and the Virginia Center for Healing Touch (VCHT), and is its primary teacher and clinician. A licensed health care professional for over 50 years, she received her doctorate in RoHun from the RoHun Institute, Delphi University, Georgia, in 1994. She is an Advanced Regression Therapist, a Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Instructor and Qualified Mentor. She is an International Field Instructor for the RoHun Institute, Delphi University, GA.

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Tour Wrap Up: Why Your Marketing Is Killing Your Business by Minal Sampat #booktour #bookreview #giveaway #wrapup #business #marketing #ku @minalsampatllc

Business / Marketing
Date Published: January 3, 2020

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Do you funnel time, resources, and a significant portion of your budget into every marketing platform you can think of, only to see few results? If so, you’re not alone. This common problem is not only frustrating but the complete opposite of business growth. Marketing that doesn’t convert eats away at revenue, leaving your business stagnant. Let it go on for too long, and you’ll quickly find that marketing has killed your business.

Fortunately, there is a way to turn this problem around and get production back on a growth track. Customers who want what your business offers are out there. To find them, you need the right tools and an understanding of how to leverage them. In Why Your Marketing is Killing Your Business and What to Do About It, expert marketing strategist Minal Sampat shares exactly that, illustrating with real-life examples from over ten years of experience working with businesses in multiple industries.

In this easy-to-read, conversational guide, Minal untangles some of the mysteries of the market, including social media platforms, and shares how a few of her clients have achieved real results such as:
  • reducing their marketing budget by $20,000
  • nearly doubling their customer base
  • gaining thousands of online followers and reviews
  • increasing production by 20% even while experiencing a drop in new customers
  • making social media presence the top source of business referrals
  • Why Your Marketing is Killing Your Business and What to Do About It also includes strategies based on nationwide workshops Minal leads with businesses of all sizes and locations. Just like workshop attendees, business owners can complete these activities and walk away with detailed, custom marketing plans ready for execution.
Your business is more than just your livelihood: it is your passion, your inspiration, and your contribution to the community around you. Your customers recognize this, but only if you are visible and authentic. If you’re ready to start connecting with your ideal customers to launch your business growth pattern, Why Your Marketing is Killing Your Business and What to Do About It has everything you need to begin the journey.

Currently a 5* Amazon Rating! 
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February 11 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight
February 12 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt 
February 13 - I'm Shelfish - Spotlight
February 14 - The Avid Reader - Interview  
February 16 - Book-Lover bookblog - Spotlight 
February 17 - A Life Through Books - Interview
February 18 - Jazzy Book Review - Spotlight 
February 19 - Texas Book Nook - Review
February 21 - Novel News Network - Review 
February 22 - Tea Time And Books - Spotlight 
February 24 - - Spotlight
February 25 - Silver Dagger Book Tours - Spotlight 
February 27 - B For Bookreview - Excerpt 

Minal Sampat is a speaker, marketing strategist, and health care professional who launched her first marketing company by breaking a Guinness World Record. She has over a decade of experience helping business owners find success through connection and engagement strategies. A proud member of the National Speaker Association and a world traveler, she lives in Washington State with her husband and an extensive shoe collection. Why Your Marketing is Killing Your Business is her first book. To learn more or get in touch, visit

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Tour Wrap Up: Counting on Trust by M. Ferguson Powers #booktour #rabtbooktours #mystery #suspense #giveaway #wrapup

Mystery  / Suspense
Publication date: Print and ebook, May 2017. Audiobook, November 2019

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In this suspense-charged, touching novel, Counting on Trust, information is stolen from a U.S. genetic engineering company (Omniprotein) by an employee promised payment by a Chinese general who wants to profit from selling the company’s technologies in the military region of China he commands.

To force quick payment the thief attacks fellow employees and threatens to continue until his money arrives. Will his next targets be: young lovers, computer geek Gabriel and gorgeous biologist Selena, who are discovering loving sex while trying to overcome post-traumatic effects of Selena’s girlhood rape.
Company president, Eleanor, who’s determined to keep some privacy and intimacy although her job’s high profile and her husband, Charley, has just had prostate cancer surgery.
Venture capitalist, John, who plans to duplicate Omniprotein’s facility in China and reunite with his ex-wife, fashion designer Ziyi, who returned to Shanghai after their only child died.
The personal stories of these couples explore how privacy, intimacy and trust are changing in our social-media age. They paint a compelling portrait of our time.

Current 5 * Amazon Rating! 
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eBook and Print
Audible coming soon

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February 4 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
February 5 - B For Book Review - Excerpt
February 6 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 7 - Nesie's Place - Spotlight
February 8 - Book Lover Blog - Spotlight
February 10 - Java John Z's - Guest Post
February 10 - I'm Shelfish - Spotlight
February 11 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 12 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
February 13 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
February 14 - The Avid Reader - Interview
February 15 - Dina Rae Writes Stuff - Spotlight 
February 17 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight
February 18 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 19 - A Life Through Books - Interview
February 20 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
February 21 - On a Reading Bender - Excerpt
February 22 - - Spotlight
February 24 - Novel News Network - Review
February 25 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
February 26 - Texas Book Nook - Review
February 27 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight
February 27 - The Indie Express - Review
February 28 - Book Junkiez - Spotlight

Themes of novels by M. Ferguson Powers reflect the author’s varied interests, including preservation of the natural world and its creatures;

·         Challenges of building and maintaining loving relationships in a culture with decreasing respect for personal boundaries and privacy

·         Influences of globalization on world events and how the U. S. and other nations relate to one another

·         Public policy issues such as controlling the military-industrial-political complex and requiring the health care industry to be more respectful of its clients

·         The need for cooperation across governments, cultures, and societies to address global challenges such as climate change

·         Developments in business and university administration and management

Powers has taught microbiology, headed a university office of research, served as executive director of two university-business partnership programs, and co-authored two books on university administration. She has a bachelor of science degree in bacteriology from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in experimental psychology from George Mason University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

She lives on an island near Seattle with her husband David R. Powers and their two shelties. Her first novel, Each Unique and Fascinating, about a bullied young girl whose father has gone to war, was published in 2012.  OrcaSpeak, a novel of relationships and suspense, was published in 2013, and its prequel, Counting on Trust, was published in 2017.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Tour Wrap Up: Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter #booktour #rabtbooktours #wrapup #giveaway #historicalficiton

Historical Fiction
Date Published:  February 11, 2020
Publisher:  Skyhorse Publishing

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 Perhaps no man on earth is more controversial, more hated, or more studied than Adolf Hitler. Yet many questions remain about his personal life and how he gained power. Based on extensive research, the extraordinary novel WOLF, by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter (Skyhorse Publishing; February 11, 2020), lifts the curtain so that the reader can observe through the eyes of a fictional character, how a seemingly unremarkable corporal who was denied a promotion for lack of "leadership ability" became dictator of Germany. The result is a gripping page-turner, a masterful historical novel.

The story begins in the mental ward of Pasewalk Hospital as World War I ends. A gravely ill soldier, who has lost his memory and is given the name Friedrich Richard, encounters a fellow patient: Adolf Hitler. Suffering from hysterical blindness, Hitler, also known as Wolf, becomes dependent on Friedrich for help with the simplest, day-to-day tasks. By the time Hitler’s sight returns, the two have forged an unbreakable bond.

Upon release from the hospital, Friedrich heads to Berlin to work as a nightclub bouncer, while Wolf moves to Munich where he focuses on turning a fledgling political club into what will soon become the Nazi party. After accidentally killing a man, Friedrich flees to Munich and reunites with his close friend.

Persuaded by Hitler's convictions about how to rebuild Germany in the wake of its defeat, Friedrich joins the Nazi’s inner circle. Hitler, who in real life often played one advisor against the other – and was not one to rely on any of them – trusts the fictional Friedrich so much so, that he calls upon him to help resolve both personal and national crises that are historically accurate. Throughout the sixteen years covered in WOLF, Friedrich interacts with dozens of people who largely lived the lives the authors depict – from Hermann Göring and Joseph Goebbels to Berlin brothel-owner Kitty Schmidt and film star Lilian Harvey.

While history has painted Hitler as a man unable to forge lasting relationships, the authors’ research has uncovered that, in fact, he built many lifelong friendships. Hitler was attractive to women and had multiple affairs with young women as well as with the wealthy society matrons who backed the party. These relationships, which are portrayed in WOLF, “have been documented in numerous interviews over the course of seventy years, yet they have rarely, if ever, been reported by historians,” Stern and Winter explain.

During the course of the novel, Friedrich struggles to reconcile his loyalty to Hitler with his own rejection of the party’s anti-Semitism. He never wavers in his friendships with Jews, such as nightclub owner Max Klinghofer and police chief Bernhard Weiss. It is Friedrich who saves Weiss, the highest-ranking Jew in the German police when Goebbels orders him arrested. After this incident, Friedrich promises Weiss to remain by Hitler's side in the hope that he can help lessen the severity of increasingly harsher laws meant to drive Jews from Germany.

WOLF is a historical novel that will satisfy history buffs and fiction fans alike. For those who want more, the authors’ meticulous research can be accessed at In combination, the novel and the notes deftly answer the question: how did a nondescript man become the world’s greatest monster? This is truly a lesson that no one can afford to ignore.

Current Amazon Rating of 4.4*'s! 

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January 27 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight
January 28 - Java John Z's - Excerpt
January 29 - I'm Into Books - Spotlight
January 30 - The Sexy Nerd Revue - Spotlight 
January 31 - Deliciously Savvy - Excerpt
February 1 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 3 - Historical Graffiti - Interview
February 4 - Our Town Book Reviews - Spotlight
February 5 - The Avid Reader - Interview
February 6 - Book Reviews by Virginia Lee - Spotlight
February 7 - On a Reading Bender - Review
February 8 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read - Spotlight
February 10 - A Life Through Books - Interview
February 11 - - Spotlight
February 12 - Nesie's Place - Guest Post
February 13 - Books Dreams Life - Spotlight
February 14 - Texas Book Nook - Review
February 15 - Eileen Troemel - Spotlight
February 17 - What's Beyond Forks - Review
February 18 - Crossroads Reviews - Spotlight
February 19 - Fazila's Book Review Corner - Review
February 20 - The Indie Express - Review

Herbert J. Stern, formerly US attorney for the District of New Jersey, who prosecuted the mayors of Newark and Atlantic City, and served as judge of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, is a trial lawyer. He also served as judge of the United States Court for Berlin where he presided over a hijacking trial in the occupied American Sector of West Berlin. His book about the case, Judgment in Berlin, won the 1974 Freedom Foundation Award and became a film starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn. He also wrote Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took on the Mob, Fought Corruption, and Won, as well as the multi-volume legal work Trying Cases to Win.

Alan A. Winter is the author of four novels, including Island Bluffs, Snowflakes in the Sahara, Someone Else’s Son, and Savior’s Day, which Kirkus selected as a Best Book of 2013. Winter graduated from Rutgers with a degree in history and has professional degrees from both New York University and Columbia, where he was an associate professor for many years. He edited an award-winning journal and has published more than twenty professional articles. Winter studied creative writing at Columbia’s Graduate School of General Studies. His screenplay, Polly, received honorable mention in the Austin Film Festival, and became the basis for Island Bluffs.

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