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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tour Kick Off - My Grandfather's Pants by @TegonMaus




Contemporary Paranormal Fiction
Date Published: January 31, 2014
   
    My grandfather, who went by Henry his entire life, was really born Francis Michael Laskin.  On occasion a few of the older relatives would call him Frank, a name he neither acknowledged nor accepted.  I had never understood it as a child but...  now in my early thirties, everything I knew about the man, his entire life, those that loved him and those that tried to control him all became clear and it all began with a pair of my grandfather's pants.


            I was raised pretty much the same as everyone else... devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends I could conjure. Not that I wasn't friendly, I just wasn't "people orientated". Maybe I lived in my head way more than I should have, maybe not. I liked machines more than people, at least I did until I met my wife.
         The first thing I can remember writing was for her. For the life of me I can't remember what it was about... something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married me shortly after that. I spent a good number of years after inventing games and prototypes for a variety of ideas before I got back to writing.
         It wasn't a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. My wife and I had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. "Be as detailed as you can," we were told.
         I was thrilled. If there is one thing I enjoy it's making people believe me and I like to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an out right lie mine you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn't be sure if it were true or not.  When I write, I always write with the effort of "it could happen" very much in mind and nothing, I guarantee you, nothing, makes me happier.


April 24 - D'eBook Sharing Reviews - Excerpt
April 25 - Deal Sharing Aunt - Interview
April 26 - Andi's Book Reviews - Excerpt
April 27 - Avid Book Collector - Excerpt
April 28 - Pure Jonel - Interview
April 29 - Simplistic Reviews - Excerpt
April 30 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Excerpt
May 1 - Mythical Books - Interview
May 2 - Carole's Books - Excerpt
May 3 - A Life Through Books - Review
May 3 - Let's Get Booked - Excerpt
May 4 - Texas Book Nook - Review
May 5 - Coffee Break - Excerpt
May 6 - Mismatched Bookends - Review
May 7 - Rhythem Poets - Review
May 8 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Chronicles: The Library of Illumination by @JohannaCharette - #giveaway




Young Adult Fantasy

Date Published: April 29, 2014
   
Within the walls of a centuries-old building lies the magical Library of Illumination, a place where books literally come to life. 17-year-old Johanna Charette is the youngest curator ever chosen to oversee the day-to-day operation of the library and she knows, in case of trouble, having an assistant can be invaluable, so she hires 16-year-old Jackson Roth to give her a hand. Jackson gets off to a rocky start, but manages to prove his mettle. Besides, he’s kind of cute and a lot of fun.


Johanna is charming and brilliant—and a natural born leader. She keeps the library operating on an even keel. Jackson is clever and intrepid. He relies on his wits to keep them out of danger when trouble arises. Unfortunately, his derring-do is one of the reasons why they sometimes find themselves in awkward situations. So it shouldn’t be any surprise when his wanton curiosity sparks a journey to a distant realm, where they end up with front row seats in a battle against an ancient foe. 





#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Writing is most definitely my career. I work on writing, publishing and promoting my books every single day. It all started innocently enough when I was working full time in a newsroom and thought it might be fun to write a spy novel during my off time. That first book took years to write, and although I love it like a first-born child, in retrospect it was awful. My female protagonist was too passive—much like my writing—but I had to start somewhere. My second novel was more fun to write, but it wasn’t until I started writing the individual escapades that make up Chronicles: The Library of Illumination (CLOI) that I began writing full-time. I really enjoy the extra time to allow my creativity to perk, however, it slows me down when I go off on a tangent—like when I thought I would write a companion comic book based on a character in Doubloons, the second CLOI adventure. It was fun, but it’s not easy boiling a story down to a few essential balloon quotes and it’s a project best saved for someone who is talented at creating graphic content.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

I like to write in a totally quiet environment where I can talk to myself, read aloud, and even act out scenes if I think that will help. However, I don’t have a private office and writing in the real world means there are always interruptions. Plus, I have a terrible memory, so once I’m interrupted, my muse goes home and I forget where we were heading with the storyline. Not to mention, it’s harder to laugh and cry and act like a loon, when there are people about.


#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I met Karen Dionne, the author of thriller novels Boiling Point and Freezing Point, at a writers conference she was holding in New York. When I was looking for a publisher for my second novel, Evangeline’s Ghost, I asked her if she would read it and give me her opinion. She opened my eyes to a writing flaw I had. My manuscript was strewn with passive sentences, and when she gave me an example of how to correct it, I saw the light (because she took the time to shine it directly in my eyes).

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Chronicles: The Library of Illumination is the first book in a trilogy, and I’m already at work on the Second Chronicles of Illumination. I’ve completed The Overseer, and I’m currently writing Myrddin’s Memoirs. While each of these segments follows its own thread, the escalating war among the realms will link them (and the adventures that follow) together. Like any series, each segment builds on the one before it and further develops the characters’ personalities. There are many challenges awaiting Johanna and Jackson in future segments, and I’m hoping they’ll be up to the task.


#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I think every writer is addicted to reading and I love getting lost in a book. But I usually read when I’m not actively writing. I read in spurts. I recently finished Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry and before that I spent a weekend reading Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant one after the other. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is resting comfortably inside my iPad waiting to be read, but I need to finish writing Myrddin’s Memoir before I’ll allow myself to read it. I’d also like to read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and I’m looking forward to The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith due out in June, and Power Play by Catherine Coulter in July.


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Carol Pack

C. A. PACK, author of Code Name: Evangeline, Evangeline’s Ghost, and the Library of Illumination novelettes, is an award-winning journalist and former television news anchor/writer from Long Island, New York. 





April 22 - EM Havens Writes - Review
April 23 - Avid Book Collector - Review
April 24 - Shelf Full of Books - Review
April 25 - D'eBook Sharing Reviews - Review/Guest Post
April 26 - Book Junky Girls - Review
April 30 - Let's Get Booked - Review/Guest Post
May 1 - Pulp Den - Review/Guest Post
May 2 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Review
May 3 - Rhythem Poets - Review/Interview
May 5 - Sam the Bookaholic - Review
May 6 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Tour Kick Off - Bonded in Shadows by @Tigris_Eden


Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 5/6/2014

When a family celebration threatens to turn into a disaster, there is only one person to blame- Asia Thompson, a member of the pack who also holds the title of Draven’s former first love.

After fighting almost impossible odds, Jes and Draven are finally together, but emotions are high strung now that Asia has shown up unannounced with the intention to take what she thinks she’s entitled to, including Draven.

Dealing with the protocol of Draven’s pack leaves a sour taste in Jes’ mouth. She’s battled every inner demon she has in order to be with her man. She wants their family to be first, not second which is easier said than done when she feels Draven is choosing his pack over family.

The pack has a way of digging their claws into their happily ever-after, pulling Draven further and further from his family’s needs. With Asia’s manipulative schemes combined with the conflict over their daughter’s birthday ritual, the couple’s bond is truly tested.

Join the members of Shadow Unit as they celebrate Family, in Bonded in Shadows a Shadow Unit Novella.






One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.
Tigris is currently working on the Shadow Unit Series, Romantic Tales: Bedtimes Stories, and has expanded on the Genesis Project which will now be a trilogy introduced in 2014.
Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.
You can find Tigris on Twitter, Facebook, and at her website.

Twitter: Tigris_Eden





April 24 - Kristy Centeno - Guest Post
April 24 - Indy Book Fairy - Review/Interview
April 25 - Book Suburbia - Excerpt
April 25 - Words and Book Reviews - Review
April 26 - Snarky Mom Book Reviews - Review
April 27 - Pure Jonel - Review
April 28 - Corey's Book Reviews - Review
April 29 - Deal Sharing Aunt - Interview
April 30 - Swipe the Pages - Excerpt
May 1 - Crazy About Books - Excerpt
May 3 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Excerpt
May 4 - Books to Light Your Fire - Guest Post
May 5 - Books A to Z - Interview
May 6 - Luv Books Galore Blog - Review
May 6 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up


PROMO Blitz: Darkness Before Dawn by @kelliewallace85 - #giveaway




Darkness Before Dawn - PROMO Blitz
By Kellie Wallace

Historical Fiction
Date Published: 7/17/2013

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In June 1940, Germany bombed the Island of Guernsey, bringing World War II to the Channel Islands. With her home in the midst of war, jazz singer Catherine La Mar must adapt to change. Within days, the island is overun. Resistance cells start to emerge, hindering the German forces. Catherine’s life is inevitably changed when childhood friend Thomas Potter is linked as the ringleader to one of the Island’s biggest cells.

The people she once knew are no longer who they seem to be. But nothing could prepare her for when she meets Nazi officer Captain Max Engel. Her view on the war forever changes when she is given a chance for love and new beginnings. For once in her mundane life she unveils her true self, as Max teaches her how to truly live. Their love puts a strain on Catherine’s family, risking the lives her sisters and friends. As the war intensifies and divides the people on Guernsey, Max and Catherine must decide if their love is really worth risking it all?


EXCERPT

Plush greenery cushioned Catherine’s as she trudged through the knee-length grass towards the cliff face. A violent wind came up from the sea whipping at her dress and hair. Brightly coloured daisies and narcissi flowers dotted the swaying plain.
A sense of ease and sovereignty came over her as she stood in the wind, moving gently against its brunt. German tankers tarnished the vast ocean in front of her. Seagulls and kestrels sang in the air, catching the passing wind like dancers.
She always loved coming here to revel in nature’s beauty, believing nothing will ever change it. With the occupation taking force, it seems inevitable the world she knew will never be the same again.
Visiting the cliff tops on her own was risk, but as headstrong as she might be, Catherine wanted a release, to see a part of Guernsey not yet touched by the Reich. She slunk past
German patrols on her way, blending into the environment like a chameleon.
As she stared out into blue azure of the ocean, movement in the corner of her eye caught her attention. A young man teetered on the edge of the cliff, peering over the brink. Without a second thought, she ran towards him, slowing her pace when he saw her approach. His eyes wide with fear.
“I’ll do it,” he warned, his body stiff as though he was still deciding to jump. The wind grew stronger and the man appeared to be using all of his strength to stay upright.
“Are you alright, sir?” she asked calmly.
His hair was blown high on top of his head and the wind already made its mark upon his skin. “No . . .”
“Did you lose something?” Catherine said carefully. “Has someone fallen off the cliff?”
“I don’t want . . . I don’t want this,” he cried.
“Don’t want what?”
The man stole a quick glance towards the tankers dotting the ocean horizon and turned back to Catherine. “I don’t want them,” he yelled, pointing towards the sea. “I don’t want to be ruled by those murderers!”
Catherine now understood the catalyst to the man’s distress. No one on Guernsey wanted an occupation by the Germans. Half the population had fled in terror.
Catherine took another step closer, wary of the fear in his brown eyes as she did so. She reached out her hand until they were inches apart. “What’s your name?”
“Ben.”
“Ben, what about you with come with me and grab a nice piece of cake at the cake shop? How does that sound?”
The young man shook his head furiously. “No, they will be there! They have taken over everything!”
“No, they won’t be,” Catherine said slowly. “It will only be you and me.”
Ben looked behind him to the crashing waves below, his body limp in defeat. He let out a sigh and turned towards her. “Okay,
I will come with you.” He reached for her hand, when another voice broke through the defiant wind.
“What’s going on here?”
Catherine glanced over her should to see a young German officer standing behind them, bracing against the wind.
Ben’s eyes widened at the sight and he started to back up towards the edge of the cliff. “No, no, no,” he mumbled, slipping on the lip of the cliff.
Heart pounding, Catherine stretched out her hand to the distressed youth. “Ben! Please, come with me,” she ordered, ignoring the figure behind her.
Ben shook his head, his hands outstretched as though seeking redemption from above. “I’m sorry. I cannot do it,” he said. “Not with him around.” Ben’s swollen eyes glanced at
Catherine once more, before turning into the wind, and jumping off the cliff.
“Nooo!” Her body flashed hot then cold as she fell to her knees in the damp grass, her hand stretched outright, grasping nothing but thin air. She felt the officer brush past her as he poked his head over the cliff.
The man’s body lay crucified on the rocks, blood speckling the blue ocean water.
Catherine ignored the tugging on her arm as the German officer hauled her to her feet. Violently, she pushed him away.
“Get off me!” she screamed, regaining her footing. He was close now, close enough she could see the lines of youth etched in his face.
“What is your name?” he asked calmly.
“Catherine La Mar.” She almost spat her name at him.
The officer dipped his head in a polite greeting as if what happened meant nothing to him. “May I see your papers?” he asked, bringing out his hand.
Catherine sucked in a breath of indignation and pulled her papers, which consisted of an identity card and birth certificate from a pocket in her dress. She watched him as he scanned them over. It was the first time she managed to have a good look at him.
It was his eyes that caught her breath, standing out in contrast to his dull uniform. They were the same shade of the sea, crashing and spitting below them. His straw-coloured hair was slicked under his visor cap. He was the perfect example of Hitler’s Aryan race.
The officer handed her papers back to her. She wanted a fight; wanted anything to contest him. “Why didn’t you stop him?” she asked.

About the Author Kellie Wallace

Author Kellie Wallace photo Kellie20Wallace20author20pic_zps71441c21.jpgBorn in Sydney, Australia Kellie Wallace developed a love for the written word early in life, recalling her earliest memory when she was three years old. Her father used to read to her when she was a child, establishing a deep love and respect for books. Kellie wrote a bit in high school, most memorably her first fantasy book called Giblin the Conquer, an X Files fan fiction and a military fiction.
After finishing high school, Kellie moved to the sunny Northern Beaches from the Central Coast and carved a successful career in the media/advertising industry writing for numerous Sydney based publications.
An aspiring novelist, Kellie fulfilled a dream in 2008 having her first book All She Ever Wanted published by Zeus Publications at the age of 22 years old.
In 2013, Kellie released her newest catalogue of books, Darkness before Dawn and Skylark. In her spare time she loves to write, game and draw. Her first crime fiction novel To lean of falling men will be out in April 2014, along with EarthWalker (out now!) and dystopian Edge of Tomorrow (August 2014).
She currently resides in Sydney with her husband.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Yesterday Mourning by Renita Bryant



Fiction

Date Published: May 2013

Yvette is a forty-one year old woman struggling to cope with losing both parents during her twenties—one to terminal disease and the other to life’s complications. Over the years, she learned to repress the pain of watching her mother die and the resentment of having her father casually walk out of her life. Now as she packs her bags to return to her Georgia hometown and the house where final goodbyes were never spoken, a growing sense of uneasiness intensifies.

Vera is the kind-hearted stepsister Yvette never imagined nor wanted. She was an innocent teenager in search of answers when Yvette’s father, the Pastor, entered her life. Although broken from the loss of his beloved wife and daughters, he gave Vera the love and affection she so desperately needed. However, a childhood secret threatens to compromise everything Vera holds dear.

When the Pastor’s health takes a turn for the worse, both daughters must decide if they have the strength and courage to no longer be confined to burdens of the past. Will Yvette overcome feelings of abandonment and forgive her father before it’s too late? Does Vera’s childhood secret hold the key to mending this family’s broken relationship?

Yesterday Mourning is a heartfelt and poignant novella about two women learning invaluable lessons of forgiveness, love, loss and ultimately—peace. It is an impressive debut from an author with an authentic voice and a love for storytelling.






Renita Bryant, a native of Fort Valley, Georgia, had visions of being a writer from an early age. "There's something magical about using words on a page to emotionally propel someone into another time and place."
Since obtaining her BS & MBA, Renita has worked for some of the world's largest companies on many of their most recognizable household brands. Although she finds the work rewarding, her passion for writing pushed her to complete and publish her first novella, Yesterday Mourning, in May 2013.
Renita currently resides in Ohio and stays actively involved in social media with her blog, Renita’s Mynd Matters,  Twitter (@Mynd_Matters), Facebook (YesterdayMourningBook), and Goodreads pages! She's currently working on multiple projects including book #2 and a collection of poetry.

Twitter: @Mynd_Matters


April 22 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post
April 23 - Clutter Your Kindle - Interview
April 24 - Simplistic Reviews - Excerpt
April 25 - Mythical Books - Interview
April 26 - Perfect Chaos - Review
April 27 - Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Excerpt
April 28 - Shelf Full of Books - Review
April 29 -Mary's Cup of Tea - Guest Post
April 30 - A Life Through Books - Review
May 1 - Book Lover Reviews - Review
May 2 -  Texas Book Nook - Review
May 3 - Uplifting Reads - Excerpt
May 4 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
May 5 - Avid Book Collector - Excerpt
May 6 - Always Jo Art - Guest Post
May 8 - Books Direct - Review
May 9 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review
May 10 - Melina's Book Blog - Review
May 11 - Books, Authors, Blogs - Excerpt
May 12 - Books A to Z - Excerpt
May 15 - iequalsAlissa - Guest Post
May 16 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up



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