Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#BookTour...Willow's Way...#YA #Fantasy #LGBTQ #Giveaway

 

Willow's Way
by Cheryl Headford
Genre: YA Fantasy, LGBTQ
Cale always told Tay that fairy tales were dark. But they always have happy endings, right?

Taylor Preston is a normal sixteen-year-old whose biggest worries are his GCSE exams. He’s right in the middle of them, but he has a summer of fun with his parents to look forward to after. Or not.

Despite their promise to spend the summer focusing on their one and only son, Tay’s parents, Local Authority specialist foster carers, take on one more special case.

Willow’s arrival throws more than Tay’s summer into chaos. Suddenly, his best friend is possessed by a demon, his parents aren’t his parents after all, and he’s literally living a nightmare in a fairy tale world that as dark as anything Cale ever warned him about. All he has is Willow and a burning desire to save his friend before he succumbs to the demon and Willow kills him.

Cheryl was born into a poor mining family in the South Wales Valleys. Until she was 16, the toilet was at the bottom of the garden and the bath hung on the wall. Her refrigerator was a stone slab in the pantry and there was a black lead fireplace in the kitchen. They look lovely in a museum but aren’t so much fun to clean.

Cheryl has always been a storyteller. As a child, she’d make up stories for her nieces, nephews and cousin and they’d explore the imaginary worlds she created, in play.

Later in life, Cheryl became the storyteller for a re enactment group who travelled widely, giving a taste of life in the Iron Age. As well as having an opportunity to run around hitting people with a sword, she had an opportunity to tell stories of all kinds, sometimes of her own making, to all kinds of people. The criticism was sometimes harsh, especially from the children, but the reward enormous.

It was here she began to appreciate the power of stories and the primal need to hear them. In ancient times, the wandering bard was the only source of news, and the storyteller the heart of the village, keeping the lore and the magic alive. Although much of the magic has been lost, the stories still provide a link to the part of us that still wants to believe that it’s still there, somewhere.

In present times, Cheryl lives in a terraced house in the valleys with her son, dog, bearded dragon and three cats. Her daughter has deserted her for the big city, but they’re still close. She’s never been happier since she was made redundant and is able to devote herself entirely to her twin loves of writing and art, with a healthy smattering of magic and mayhem

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#BookTour...31 Cents to 43 Countries...#NonFiction

31 Cents to 43 Countries:
Hardcore Tips to Increasing Profits
by Dina Preston-Ortiz with Don Ortiz
Genre: Non-fiction Financial
31¢ to 43 Countries: Hardcore Tips to Increasing Profits gives managers, entrepreneurial thinkers, and executives a practical guide on how to optimize resources, capitalize on the unknown while finding a work-life balance to increase profits nationally and internationally.

The reality is that most businesses fail or struggle because of poor resource management, business planning, and the inability to adequately lead problem-solving. By overlooking these building blocks, many potentially successful businesses leave money on the table.

31¢ to 43 Countries: Hardcore Tips to Increasing Profits provides tips and tricks to increasing an organization's bottom-line. Dina Preston-Ortiz and husband, Don Ortiz shares their unique anecdotes for increasing profits through sheer guts and grit, by being purposeful, adapting and finding innovative solutions in dynamic environments of constant change.

Learn how to manage talent, find excellence, adapt in difficult and controversial situations, do more with less, while keeping clients coming back for more.

You'll discover tools for:

Making good decisions in atmospheres of uncertainty
• Successfully leading in virtual environments
• Creating competitive advantages that can't be copied
• Leveraging talent and relationships to optimize resources
• Finding the right work and life balance

Dina and Don reveal their own personal stories to help you create a unique niche in your own industry market. With proven strategies, their simple 3-section the framework lays out information to help increase profits.

Dina and Don have performed in 43 countries through their company, DEO Entertainment Group. Their practical experience includes speaking, teaching and working with corporations, entrepreneurs and small business owners in multicultural virtual leadership and team development, sales, marketing, management, and business development while managing tours and performances for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, and Fortune 500 companies.

Their global award-winning Dina Preston Band has performed over 26 international tours representing the United States as “Ambassadors of Goodwill” as coined by former Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant. International performances include entertaining in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Caribbean, Central America, Caucasus Region, Russian Federation and Africa for presidents, foreign dignitaries, and ambassadors.

The Dina Preston Band has decades of experience performing for “A-List” Fortune 500 companies. They elevate each event by featuring a distinct music performance with audience engagement and world-class fun!

They have received numerous recognitions and awards, including:
  • Various Department of Defense Certificate of Esteem for Desert Storm and Bosnia
  • The United Nations Protection Force & US Task Force Provide Promise
  • Distinguished Service Certificate in support of the United Nations Protection Force
  • Peacekeeping Operations in the Republic of Croatia
  • Arizona State University W.P. Carey Spirit of Enterprise Nominee, 2009
Dr. Dina is the recipient of the AACC Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction, The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, and MCCCD Diversity Advisory Council Excellence Award. Don is an AZ MPI Member of the Year recipient, recognized by Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State.

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#BookBlitz...Over Land...#Drama #Romance #Thriller #Overland #RamcyDiek #RABTBookTours @RABTBookTours

Dramatic Thriller, Romantic Thriller

Date Published: November 10, 2020

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


Skyla Overland is proud to work for Overland Insurance, the company founded by her grandfather. She enjoys sharing an apartment with her best friend, Pauline, and is in love with Edmond. Besides one nerve-wracking insurance fraud case in the past, her sheltered life is uneventful and just the way she likes it. 

Until one day, everything changes... 

Skyla and Troy, the manager at Overland Insurance, are the last ones to leave the office. In the empty parking lot, Troy takes her in his arms. Why would he ruin their easy-going friendship by kissing her, especially since he knows she’s dating Edmond? 

Left alone, Skyla hurries to her car, puts on her seatbelt, and glances in her rearview mirror. 

The face of a stranger grins at her from the backseat. “How nice to see you again,” he hisses close to her ear. 

Regaining consciousness, Skyla finds herself on the backseat of her own car, with her hands tied behind her back. Is she getting kidnapped? Who is he? And where is he taking her?

About the Author. . .

Ramcy Diek fell in love with the United States during her travels with her husband. The Pacific Northwest became their new home, where they built up their RV Park and raised their two sons.

During this time, Ramcy also made a slow transition from reader to multi-genre writer. Her debut novel “Storm at Keizer Manor” received multiple awards. This inspired her to spend more time doing what she loves most: writing stories. 

Eagles in Flight, a romantic suspense novel, is her second book. Her third novel “Overland”, a dramatic thriller, followed in November 2020. 

Follow her on Social Media to stay informed about the release of her next novels. She loves to hear from you.


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Monday, November 23, 2020

#BookTour...Sugar Mountain #Book 2...#Cozy #Mystery #Sweet #Romance #Giveaway

Where There's Smoke
Sugar Mountain Book 2
by Kirsten Fullmer
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Sweet Romance
A picturesque mountain town, sparks of romance, a threatening mystery, and a secret society of devious women…

Wonderful characters, a real mix of women with varied strength and foibles”
 -Goodreads review 5 stars

I loved the first book in the Sugar Mountain series so I was excited to read the second installment and get back to investigating with the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society” – Goodreads review 5 stars

The cozy community of Sugar Mountain, NC harbors a secret society of women. The society itself is not secret—it’s the actual mission of the group that is devious.
Sugar Mountain is a sleepy town bursting with tourists. If you like quirky shops and original artwork, you’ll want to visit. But the local kindergarten teacher, Sarah, has a mystery on her hands. All she did was try to help the fire department and now she’s receiving threatening notes. Of course, she takes the frightening messages to her friends in the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society, but even their investigative skills fall short. How will they be able to find the person intent on holding back the fire department and frightening Sarah?

Hugh Brockman, the second in command at the firehouse, is taking extra shifts to cope with the shortage of firefighters. When he visits Sarah’s classroom to talk to her students about fire safety, he gets caught up with the lovely teacher and her cryptic mystery. He’s not happy that someone in town is threatening her with bodily harm, and he intends to find out who it is.

With every lead shot down and tensions running high, it’s up to the ladies of the society to go undercover in their own town to flush out the culprit. If they’re not successful, the fire department will continue to be undermanned, leaving Sugar Mountain is in danger and Sarah in peril.

Join in the continuing antics of the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society and fall in love along with Hugh and Sarah in this heartfelt and comical romantic mystery.

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Trouble on Main Street
Sugar Mountain Book 1
A cozy mountain town, a sweet romance, and a secret society of sneaky women…

The sleepy hamlet of Sugar Mountain harbors a secret society of women. Don’t misunderstand—the society itself is not secret—it’s the true nature of the group that is hush-hush.

Sugar Mountain is the kind of charming village that tourists adore. If you like small-town charm, quirky shops, and local art, this is the place for you. But when a blood smeared package shows up at the post office and it appears to be linked to a scheme that threatens Heidi Collinsworth’s historic home, the town takes on a sinister vibe. Heidi would lay odds that slimy Mayor Winslow is involved, but even with the enquiring skills of The Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society at work, proof is scarce.

The new guy in town, Adam Williams, is determined not to get involved in Sugar Mountain’s business. His last job in a big city planning office ruined his life, but Heidi needs his help. No matter how hard he tries to stay detached, Adam finds himself eyeball deep in Heidi’s problems, as well as the needs of her teenage son and a homeless dog.

With conflicting theories abound and tensions running high, it’s up to the ladies of the society to don disguises and go undercover. If they’re not careful, the town may fall to a wrecking ball, Heidi may fall for Adam, and the secret society will be exposed.

Meet the cast of colorful characters in this charming and zany introduction to a whole new series of romantic, cozy mysteries!

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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40' travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.

As a writer, Kirsten's goal is to create strong female characters who face challenging, painful, and sometimes comical situations. She believes that the best way to deal with struggle, is through friendship and women helping women. She knows good stories are based on interesting and relatable characters.


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#BookTour...A Holly Jennings #Thriller #Book 1...#Murder #Mystery #Giveaway

 

Daddy's Home
A Holly Jennings Thriller Book 1
by A.K. Alexander
Genre: Thriller, Murder Mystery
A KILLER STALKS HIS PREY…
A calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family. Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him "The Family Man.”

HE WATCHES THEM...HE TAKES THEM...
He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don’t go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.

HOLLY JENNINGS IS ON THE CASE…
Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man's crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of “The Family Man."

Along with tracking an evil killer, Holly is dealing with her own internal demons. She is raising her daughter Chloe alone after the death of her husband--a death she feels guilty for.

To complicate her life further, Holly is doing her best to avoid possibly falling in love again with charming veterinarian Brendan O'Neil. As Holly delves deeper into solving the murders, she finds herself being sucked into a game of cat and mouse by "The Family Man," that may lead her down a dark path too horrible to bear. One that may cost her gravely-her family, her new found love, and even her life.

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A.K. Alexander is the international bestselling author of Daddy's Home, "Mommy, May I?, The Cartel, and The Michaela Bancroft Suspense Series.

When she isn't writing thrillers, she is writing mysteries and young adult novels under her real name Michele Scott. The author resides in San Diego, Ca with her family and large crew of animals.

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#BookTour...Dark Fae: Extinction #Book 1...#Dark #PNR #Giveaway

 

Shadow Fae
Dark Fae: Extinction Book 1
by Quinn Blackbird
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
A lone, brutal fae warrior.
A lost, wounded human ...
and desires so forbidden they must be fought.

Fans of LAURA THALASSA, C.N. CRAWFORD and JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT will love this dark, apocalypse-driven series.

The world was plunged into eternal darkness, riddled by plagues and famines. Then when most of humanity had fallen, they came to finish us off.

The dark fae, brutal warriors of myth, came to kill the last of the humans in this new, dark world.

I'm Coralie - I'm not brave, I'm desperate, so I won't go down without a fight ... if I can stomach it, that is.

This is a novella rapid-release series for KU. For purchase-to-read, please check out the box set which is the full collection of the whole series, available on pre-order now.

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Dark Skies
Dark Fae: Extinction Book 2
A lone, brutal fae warrior and a lost, wounded human ... and desires so forbidden they must be fought.

Taken by a ruthless dark fae warrior;
Captive in a cold, dark world;
Praying for the end to come ...

The warrior who stole me when I was meant to die by his hand has other plans. Binding me in rope, he is dragging me across the planes of France in a journey to find the rest of his unit.

It should be a long, gruelling trek with cruelties from this wicked beast --

And yet...

I find him watching me in the dark, tending to my wounds, and protecting me from other more sinister threats.

This isn't what was supposed to happen when I emptied that gun into him. I was supposed to die.

Now, I'm suffered to live too close to a beast I am learning to hate a little less than I should.

But I still plan on killing him.

Dark Days
Dark Fae Extinction Book 3

A lone, brutal fae warrior and a lost, wounded human ... and desires so forbidden they must be fought.

A dark fae warrior, a beast of cruelty and brutality.
A dark-minded human survivor, taken as prisoner.
And too many cold, quiet moments in the blackness.
It's a dark world and only the monsters survive it.

That's what I am -- I must be. How else could I be feeling all of this for my captor, a fae warrior determined to exterminate my kind?

He cares nothing for me beyond lust.

There's no escape -- he watches my every move on our journey to link up with his army.

And my fate might have just taken a turn for the worst when two more of his kind stumble onto our path...

Before, I thought the only way out was to kill him. I tried and failed, twice.

Now, I know it's me who must die. Preferably before one of those other dark fae get their hands on me.

Book 3 in the Dark Fae: Extinction series. This is a rapid release series tailored for the KU experience. For purchase-to-read please see the full collections, the discounted box sets! Happy reading!

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Quinn Blackbird loves an anti-hero.

All of her villains stay submerged in 'dark' so expect little redemption. She thinks them up over hot coffees and warm cups of tea on the porch.

When not writing, Quinn is either tackling a new face mask or snuggling with a book on the couch with her two pups.

After living in Scotland most of her life, Quinn then moved around the world writing for a few years, visiting distant family. Though she loved Australia the most--only in summer!--she has decided to put down some roots in Paris once everything has settled down.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

The #Sexy #Nerd #Review...The Good Sister...#Psychological #Thriller #Suspense #NetGalley

 

Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law, delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters.

From the outside, everyone might think Fern and Rose are as close as twin sisters can be: Rose is the responsible one, with a home and a husband and a fierce desire to become a mother. Fern is the quirky one, the free spirit, the librarian who avoids social interaction and whom the world might just describe as truly odd. But the sisters are devoted to one another and Rose has always been Fern's protector from the time they were small.

Fern needed protecting because their mother was a true sociopath who hid her true nature from the world, and only Rose could see it. Fern always saw the good in everyone. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart's desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn't realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all.

Spine tingling, creepy, utterly compelling and unpredictable, The Good Sister is about the ties that bind sisters together...and about the madness that lurks where you least expect it. 

The Sexy Nerd's Review
Who doesn’t love a good angelic twin and evil twin story? Let’s face it most of us are pretty intrigued when it comes to twins. One might say what is the allure of twins? Well, people most definitely wondered that about the Castle twins. Fern and Rose couldn’t have been more opposite. Besides, they were fraternal twins so at first glance you wouldn’t know they were twins unless they told you so.

Most people found Fern to be quite stand offish and a bit off-putting at times. She could be viewed as being rude and abrupt, but one thing about her that definitely stood out was her brutal honesty. Her boss at the library had to constantly remind Fern how to be a team player and greet the public when they came in to check out books. She wasn’t too keen on giving eye contact and don’t you dare ask her how to use the copier machines because that would throw Fern into a complete meltdown and she’d scurry away in a hurry. 

Fern took great pride in being a public servant, although you’d be hard pressed to know that because she wasn’t always approachable. But get her on the subject of talking about books, and Fern truly blossomed. It was at that time she saw a homeless man that needed help with the copier, and right away, Fern wanted to exit stage left, but there was something about this homeless man that drew her closer. Immediately, she penned his name to be Wally, when in actuality it was Rocco Ryan, but he reminded her of the character Where’s Waldo, the American version. 

Wally and Fern struck up a conversation and they began dating. Wally enjoyed Fern’s company and her quirkiness and in fact told her that she wasn’t strange, but everyone else around her were the real weirdos. Comments like that made her like Wally all the more. 

Rose was thousands of miles away in London visiting her husband while he finished working on a special project. She and Fern had never been away from each other for a great deal of time, but Rose needed to be with her husband and spend quality time so she decided to stay in London for a month. Fern was terrified she wouldn’t be able to handle being completely on her own without Rose because Rose was the responsible twin who looked out for her at all cost.  Whatever Rose advised Fern, Fern, as usual, went along with whatever she told her. She clung to every word Rose said and believed her to a fault. There was nothing Rose could do or say that Fern wouldn’t go along with, so when Fern didn’t answer her cell phone while she was away, it terrified her.  

You see, Fern was hiding a secret from Rose. 

Before Rose left for London, Fern found out that Rose was unable to bear children. There was nothing more in this world Rose wanted to be than a mother. When Fern learned of this, it saddened her tremendously. Rose gave everything to her and she had to repay her for her kindness.  She began thinking what gift could she give Rose to make her twin happy? Oh. . .that’s right, Fern decided she’d get pregnant and give the baby to Rose. Wait, what?  This made Fern delighted and since finding her new boyfriend, Wally, who, unbeknownst to him was going to provide the baby she needed, her plan would benefit all parties, right?  Umm, yeah about that. . .but, as the reader delves more into the story of the twins, it will become clear that our best plans sometimes change no matter how well the intent is. 

Wow! I had an extremely hard time putting this book down. OMG, I hated when I had to go to bed or go to work because all I wanted to do was read about Fern and Rose. These were the strangest twins I’ve ever read about and I was so here for it, Nerds! Yassss, what an incredible read and mind-twisting plot indeed! Every scenario I had in my mind, the story kept bending in another direction, and when I thought I had it figured out, I did not. Damn, this book was so good! 

The Sexy Nerd gives The Good Sister five more siblings to tag along! I love a good mind-blowing psychological thriller and I’m telling you, Nerds, The Good Sister is definitely where it is at! You will most definitely want to add this book to your reading shelves, but it will not be docked there for long. The Good Sister will be available to the public on April 13, 2021.  Mark your calendars!!!  When it comes out, I highly suggest you download your copy right away and get to reading. You will be so glad you did! Awesome story and spine-tingling thrill.  Until next time, Nerds, open a book and get mind blown!  The Best High There Is!

Open a Book and Get Mind Blown!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

#BookTour...The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes...#NF #Giveaway

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England
Box Set Volumes 1 & 2
by Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Genre: Non-Fiction
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first-century reader to consult their reference books. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen's clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.

These forty-eight short essays, gathered together from the first two volumes of "The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes" series, explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories. Readers gain modern-day insight into the nineteenth-century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the Victorian wedding, and the treatment of brain fever. Discover the pleasures of the circus, the Turkish bath, and beekeeping. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world's most famous consulting detective.

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The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England
Volume Three
What do "slop shops," "scissorizing," "agony aunts," and "foolscap" have in common?

These and other Victorian references appear throughout the original Sherlock Holmes tales. What was part of everyday existence to the Victorian has the modern day reader running to references books to discover its significance. These twenty-four short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes tales, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Topics include:

*Violins
*Electric vs. Gas Lighting
*Scrapbooking
*Agony Columns
*The Agra Fort
*Cardboard
*Sound Recordings
*Telephones
*Jellyfish
*Rugby
*Brandy
*The Opera
*The Crown Jewels
*Yellow Fever
*Snakes
*Italian Political Organizations
*Banks
*Diabetes
*Pocket Watches
*Writing Paper
*Coroners
*Pawnshops
*Clothing
*Calling Cards

This collection also includes a bonus essay—"Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon," originally published in the Baker Street Journal.

Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained!” - Carole Nelson Douglas, Bestselling Author

**Only $1.99!!**

Liese Sherwood-Fabre has won awards for her thrillers, romance, and literary short stories, and NYT bestselling author Steve Berry describes her writing as "gimmick-free, old-fashioned storytelling."

In the second grade, she knew she was destined to write when she got an A+ for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally's ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years. She draws upon these experiences to endow her characters with deep conflicts and emotions.


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