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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gatekeepers by Destiny Blake Book Blitz and Giveaway


Bait by Kasi Blake Book Blitz and Giveaway

Framed to death by Christina Freeburn Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway



FRAMED to death by Christina Freeburn



FRAMED to death
by Christina Freeburn

Ms. Freeburn hit the sweet spot of getting enough action in to make the plot believable without becoming like the ‘Keystone Cops’.
~Back Porchervations
Framed to Death is a crafty murder mystery full of unexpected plot twists and plenty of suspicious characters – what more could mystery fans want?
~The Girl with Book Lungs

Framed to Death (A Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Henery Press (April 26, 2016)
Paperback: 268 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635110135
E-Book ASIN: B01B5BVGUA
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Synopsis

Eden has turned into a hotspot of crime, and Faith finds herself smack dab in the middle of the flare-up. When a favor for a friend links Faith to the synthetic marijuana problem invading her town, no good deed goes unpunished becomes the title of her life. The town accuses the police of favoritism toward her, putting a strain between Faith and Ted, and a new officer is determined to prove Faith’s guilt.
When the criminal is outed, Faith’s relief is short-lived. A fire takes out the store—along with the suspected dealer—and she’s now number one on an officer’s suspect list. Faith sets out to prove her own innocence, and her digging sparks the truth to life. Instead of the truth setting the town free, Faith finds out it might destroy Eden, the friends she holds dear, and smother out her own life.
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, craft and hobby mysteries, small town mysteries, book club recommendations.
Books in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Cozy Mystery Series:
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About The Author –

The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn’s love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
Author Links – 

Tea and a Book Interview
Christina Freeburn
What inspired you to write your first book?
A thirty minute bus ride to school. I was so bored during the drive to and from school that a friend and I decided to write a teenage romance book like the ones we read from our favorite lines (back in the 80s, Sweet Dreams and Silhouette First Love). My friend didn’t enjoy the project so stopped contributed after a month later, but I continued writing it. It was during my freshman year that I feel in love with writing.
When did you first start writing?
I was in the ninth grade when I first feel in love with writing fiction. After high school, I joined the Army and it wasn’t until about six years later that I started writing again.
When did you finish your first book?
I finished the teenage romance book when I was in the tenth grade…and during algebra. Not something I’d recommend to any budding writers. Pay attention in your other classes. The police procedural (and my first published book now out of print), I finished the first draft a few months before my third child was born (he’s now a freshman in college).
How did you choose the genre you write in?
When I wanted to write my first book, with the idea of having it published, I took a few days to think about the books I enjoyed reading the most and the television shows I watched regularly. While I always had periods of time where I read romances, mysteries were the types of books I never took a break from reading and most of the shows and movies I really enjoyed were crime dramas of some sort.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have so many, and I know so many lovely, talented authors, that I hate to name names. I don’t want to leave anyone out. But I will give a few names so I’m not bailing out on the question: Jenn McKinlay, Pam Andrews Hanson, Donna Andrews, Kathy Cano-Murillo, and all the Henery Press authors.
What book are you reading now?
Right now, I’m reading Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia by Carter Taylor Seaton.
What is your favorite type of tea?
My current favorite is earl grey with honey. I’ve been drinking a lot of it during my current round of having the flu. It makes my throat feel so much better. Usually though I love tea that has a fruit flavor in it…especially mango.
Do you have a favorite food/recipe to go with your tea?
No, I don’t have a favorite food or recipe to go with my tea. I think I’m going to have to search Pinterest and come up with some recipes to try so I can find a favorite snack to pair with my tea.
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Tour Participants
April 25 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
April 26 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
April 27 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
April 28 – The Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
April 29 – Tea and A Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
May 1 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
May 2 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
May 2 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
May 3 – Musings and Ramblings – GUEST POST
May 4 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
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Friday, April 29, 2016

New Releases / Free & Bargain Books


Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
Monday
 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
Tuesday
It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures | Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday
Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews
Thursday
Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | A Bit Bookish | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog
Saturday
Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie's Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings
Sunday
Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli - The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeMy Bizzy World |  Deal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 


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Vengeful Half by Jaclyn Dolamore Book Blitz and Giveaway

The Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall Page Book Tour and Book Review

The Body in the Wardrobe

by Katherine Hall Page

on Tour April 26 - May 30, 2016

The Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall PageMinster’s wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder.

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real, Will is spending an awful lot of time in Atlanta on a case he claims is urgent, and she’s been tasked with house hunting for them with his former sweetheart, who Sophie can’t help but suspect wishes Sophie would return to her Yankee roots!

Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions of newlywed agita, surprising Savannah customs and, of course, fabulous low country food, Faith and Sophie will pair up to unmask a killer!

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery Published by: William Morrow Publication Date: April 26th 2016 Number of Pages: 256 ISBN: 0062439502 (ISBN13: 9780062439505) Series: Faith Fairchild Mystery Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads

Author Bio:

Katherine Hall PagePhotograph by Jean Fogelberg[/caption] Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-two previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic, she has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Macavity Award. She lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Deer Isle, Maine, with her husband.

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 My review

I have read other books by author Katherine Hall Page and I have enjoyed each of them.   "The Body in the Wardrobe" is no exception! Attorney Sophie Maxwell is now living in Savanah. She has come to be with Will who is her new husband. No one believes Sophie when she says that she has seen a body. On top of that Will is doing a lot of work in Atlanta and she has to look for a  house for them to buy. Even Will's former girl-friend is helping her find a house. Sophie's friend Faith Fairchild wants to come and help. Faith and Sophie will have to figure this out on their own. The recipes are wonderful and I cannot wait to try them. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book by Partners in Crime Virtual book Tours and these are all my opinions.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mars...With Venus Rising by Hope Toler Dougherty Book Tour, Book Review and Giveaway

Travel to the small town of Mars, where you'll find a meddling horse, paper bag floors, and a flying saucer on the town square—in Hope Toler Dougherty's book, Mars . . . with Venus Rising. Penn Davenport dreams of passing the CPA exam and moving away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash. When John Townsend—full of life and the joy of living—moves to town, he rattles Penn's view of herself, her life, and her dreams . . . which isn’t such a bad thing until she falls for him and discovers he’s a pilot.

Celebrate Hope's Mars . . . with Venus Rising blog tour with a Kindle Fire Prize Pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Mars . . . with Venus Rising
  • A $25 Amazon gift card
  • A Kindle Fire
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 18th. The winner will be announced May 19th on Hope's blog.



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Mars . . . with Venus Rising (Pelican Book Group, August 2015)
A meddling horse, paper bag floors and a flying saucer on the town square. The little town of Mars has it all—including a brand new resident who might spell heartache for one of its own.
Twenty-something Penn Davenport yearns for an exciting life in the big city and wants to shed the label of orphan that she’s worn for years. To achieve that dream, she must pass the CPA exam then move away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash.
When John Townsend—full of life and the joy of living—moves to town, he rattles Penn’s view of herself, her life, and her dreams…which isn’t such a bad thing until she falls for him and discovers he’s a pilot.
Learn more and purchase a copy.


Hope Toler Dougherty
Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master's degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.

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My review;
Penn Davenport has decided to move away to the city and start new but, she has to complete a couple of things before she can. She lives in a small town called Mars with her two aunts who have taken care of her because her parents died in a plane crash. Then a man who seems wonderful comes to town. Penn is very affected by him until she finds out he is a pilot. What is she going to do? Will she be able to forget what happened to her parents and changed her life forever? I really liked this storyline and the characters. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Litfuse publicity and these are my opinions.
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Murder on Safari by Peter Riva Book Tour, Book Review and Giveaway

 






Book Description of Murder on Safari (Book 1):  

Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.
Every
adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari
guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in
the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they
always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern
Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of
the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.
But
when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly
no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their
talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy
Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Author's Bio:


Peter
Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa
and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for
East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995
called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and
insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his
passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a
literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and
African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.


Connect with the author:   Website   Twitter   Facebook

My review;
"Murder on Safari" by author Peter Riva is the kind of book that gets you hooked from the very first pages. The novel takes place in beautiful Africa. Pero Baltazar is a film producer of wildlife for television. He is with a guide whose name is Mbuno when they realize that they will have to stop terrorists who are going to attack a place where thousands of Christians are going to be meeting. This story has it all mystery, suspense and a beautiful location. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for  a review and these are my opinons.

 
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Not Quite So Stories by David S. Atkinson Blog Tour and Giveaway



We're thrilled to be hosting David S. Atkinson's NOT QUITE SO STORIES blog tour today!  Be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy of either BONES BURIED IN THE DIRT or GOOD AND EVIL PANCAKES!


Title: NOT QUITE SO STORIES
Author: David S. Atkinson
Publisher: Literary Wanderlus LLC
Pages: 166
Genre: Absurdist Literary Fiction
The center of Not Quite So Stories is the idea that life is inherently absurd and all people can do is figure out how they will live in the face of that fact. The traditional explanation for the function of myth (including such works as the relatively modern Rudyard Kiping's Just So Stories) is as an attempt by humans to explain and demystify the world. However, that's hollow. We may be able to come to terms with small pieces, but existence as a whole is beyond our grasp. Life simply is absurd, ultimately beyond our comprehension, and the best we can do is to just proceed on with our lives. The stories in this collection proceed from this conception, each focusing on a character encountering an absurdity and focusing on how they manage to live with it.

For More Information

  • NOT QUITE SO STORIES is available at Amazon.
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  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
Book Excerpt:

TURNDOWN SERVICE
      Margaret's heels clicked repetitiously on the polished marble floors of Finklebean's Mortuary. The sharp sound echoed down aisles of metal-faced vaults in the chilled, solemn hallways. Her steps were quick but purposeful, her stride constrained by the tight skirt of her starched navy business dress. An invoice was clutched tightly in her talon-like hand. Someone owed her an explanation…and that debt would be paid.
      Catching sight of the plain brown wooden door hidden off in a back hallway bearing a faded Caretaker's Office sign, Margaret halted, causing her heels to clack loudly on the stone. She pursed her lips as she scrutinized the sign. As if using the white metal sign with flaking black letters as a mirror, she adjusted the smartly coiled chestnut bun of her hair. Then she shoved open the weathered door and marched inside.
      "Excuse me," she called out sternly before looking what the room happened to contain, or even whether it was occupied.
      A portly man in old blue coveralls sitting at a rough wooden worktable looked up at her calmly. Long stringy gray hair framed his face around a set of coke bottle eyeglasses perched on the end of his reddened bulbous nose. A metal cart, half full of plastic funeral flower arrangements, was positioned next to the worktable. Individual plastic flowers littered the table surface.
      Unlike the somber and silent polished gray marble trimmed in shining brass of the hallway outside, the caretaker's room felt more like a basement or garage. The walls were cinderblock, unpainted, and the floor was bare concrete. Obviously, the room was not used for professional services.
      "My bill is incorrect," Margaret said, thrusting the invoice out at the frumpy little man between a thumb and forefinger, both with nails bearing a French manicure. "You maintain my grandfather's plot, but this month's bill is way over the usual twenty-five sixty-three…nine hundred dollars more to be precise. You may not be the person in charge of this, but you're who I found."
      The older man quietly looked at her still presenting the invoice even though he had made no move to take it. "Name?"
      "Margaret Lane," Margaret said curtly.
      "No," the caretaker shook his mess of oily old hair. "I won't remember you. I meant your granddad's."
      Margaret pursed her lips again. "Winston Lane."
      "Ah, yes." The heavyset man leaned back in his chair, putting his hands behind his head and cocking out his elbows. His belly pushed on the table slightly, causing loose plastic flowers to roll around on the tabletop. The flowers were separated into piles according to color: red, white, yellow, purple, and orange. "Winston Lane. His is over on hillside four, I believe."
      "I'm sure." Margaret crossed her arms, still clutching the invoice. "So why do I have a bill for over nine hundred dollars?"
      The caretaker hunched forward, setting his chin on a pudgy arm and wrapping a flabby hand around his mouth. "Let's see…Winston Lane…bigger than normal bill…oh, that's right!" His face brightened with recollection.
      Margaret smugly waited for the expected rationalization to begin, the extras and add-ons designed to take advantage of the gullible grieving. She wouldn't be so easily manipulated.
      "He got an apartment."
      Margaret's expression cracked.
      "That's what the extra money is," he pleasantly explained. "It's to cover the rent."
       Margaret stared, blinking occasionally. A thin purple vein throbbed angrily at the side of her neck.
      The man smiled. Then he pushed his round glasses further back up his nose and grabbed one of the plastic funeral arrangements from the cart. It had a block of dense green foam set in a fake bronze vase and various colors of plastic flowers stuck in the foam. The man pulled all the flowers out in a single movement and set each in the respective colored pile on the worktable. Then he placed the vase in a pile of similar vases on the floor.
      "You…rented my grandfather an apartment?" Margaret finally asked. "Why?"
      "Don't be ridiculous," the older man snorted, dismembering another arrangement. "He rented the apartment, not us."
      Margaret sneered, having recovered her self-possession and indignation. "Sir, my grandfather is deceased."
      "Yep," the caretaker agreed. He started quickly taking vases from the cart, ripping them apart, and then tossing the materials in the respective sort piles. "Guess he didn't like the plot he picked out. Maybe it wasn't roomy enough, I don't know. Some things like that you just can't be sure of till you get in a place and stay there a while. Anyway, he must not have liked something about it because he went and got himself that apartment. He wouldn't have done that if he'd been happy where he was at."
      Margaret stood rigid. The toe of one foot tapped irritably. "How could my grandfather possibly rent an apartment? He's dead!"
      "How couldn't he?" The caretaker snorted again. "It's a great apartment. Plenty of light. Nice carpets. Good amount of space. It's got a nice pool, too. Not that pools make much of a difference to a guy like him, being dead and all. Anyway, take a look; happen to have a photo of the place right here. Can't rightly remember why."
      The man handed Margaret a bent-up photograph he pulled from a coverall pocket. It depicted a pleasantly-lit living room with vaulted ceilings. Tasteful black leather and chrome furniture was arranged around a delicate glass coffee table. On top of the coffee table sat her grandfather's mahogany coffin, looking just as stately as it had at her grandfather's funeral service.
      Margaret glowered, unsure what to make of the photograph, noticing after a moment that she was chewing her lip as she ground her teeth. Her brain couldn't keep up, it was all just too ludicrous for her to grasp. The man sorted more funeral arrangements. "So…you're telling me that my deceased grandfather rented an apartment. Him, not you."
      "Yep. That's the long and short of it." The man jammed the photograph back into his pocket.
      "My dead grandfather."
      "Yes'm." He took the last arrangement off the cart and disposed of it as he had the others. He paused to dust off his hands. Then he grabbed a vase from the floor, jammed a plastic flower inside from each stack, and set the newly arranged arrangement on the cart.
      "How could anyone rent my grandfather an apartment!?" Margaret threw up her arms. "He's dead! The landlord couldn't do that!"
      "Sure they can," the caretaker countered, paying more attention to the funeral arrangements than Margaret. "The building is zoned for mixed use."
      "Mixed use?! He's dead!" She wiped her hand down her face slowly, stretching her skin as it went.
      "So? He's residing there. That's a residential use. Certainly isn't commercial." The caretaker accidentally shoved two red plastic flowers in the same vase. Laughing at himself, he ripped them out again and started over.
      Margaret stepped back, perhaps wondering if the caretaker was insane as opposed to just conning her. That would explain the photograph.
      She crossed her arms loosely and tilted her chin upwards just a little, trying to mentally get a handle on the situation. Her brain felt like an overheated car with no oil in the engine. "I'm sorry, but that's very distracting," Margaret commented, pointing at the plastic flower piles on the worktable. "Is there any way that you could stop a moment?"
      "Sorry." The older man shook a thick calloused finger at an old clock on the wall, stopped as far as Margaret could tell. "I got to get this done."
      "But…what exactly are you doing? You're just taking them apart and putting them back together."
      The rumpled man gestured at the flowers. "Well, people pay us to put these on graves, don't they?"
      "Right…"
       "They come from a factory, don't they? Someone paying someone else to bring something a machine made? I don't think much of that. My way, there's at least some thought in it."
      Margaret did not respond. Instead, she watched the man fill up the cart again. The arrangements looked exactly the same as before.
      "Anyway," the caretaker went on, "don't you owe your granddad?"
      "Pardon me?" Margaret puffed out her chest.
      "Sure," the man said, peering up at her through the finger-smudged lenses of his glasses. "He said when he bought the plot that you were going to take care of it and he was going to leave you money to keep going to school. He thought you should start working, but helped you out since you were going to mind his spot."
      Margaret swallowed, ruining her attempt to look indignant. A few beads of sweat gathered at her temples.
      "You figure you've done enough?" The man had his head held low, hiding the tiny smirk on his face.
      Margaret's eyes widened. Her arms hung limply at her sides and her shoulders slumped. "But…"
      "Hey, that's between you two. I just take care of things like I'm paid to. If he wants his plot, I do that. If he wants a two-bedroom palace, I do that instead."
      Margaret absentmindedly twisted an old, ornate gold ring on her finger. Suddenly, her eyes narrowed as if the light in the dim room had gotten brighter. The meticulously squared corners of her mind twisted and stretched deliciously. "That's right…it was a deal."
      "Come again?"
      "I agreed to have his plot cared for."
      "And?"
      "Well…" Her lips slipped into a pointed grin. "I pay you a fixed monthly amount to care for that plot. Apparently this apartment is his plot now, so the rent should be part of your monthly care. I expect you to take care of it accordingly. After all, caring for his plot is caring for his plot."
      "Now see here–"
      "Regardless, I can't help but think," she went on, "that it reflects poorly on your services if grandfather isn't happy with his plot, not mine."
      The caretaker gawked at Margaret, his mouth hanging loose. "Is that what you think now?" The older man finally growled.
      "It is," she responded with a saccharine tone, "and I expect that all future bills will be for the correct amount."
      "Hmph," he huffed, settling back into his chair. "Wonder what your granddad would say about that."
      Margaret smirked. "You're welcome to go and ask him, if you think it will get you anywhere."

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David S. Atkinson is giving away one paperback copy each – BONES BURIED IN THE DIRT & THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL PANCAKES!

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive either BONES BURIED IN THE DIRT or THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL PANCAKES
  • This giveaway begins March 1 and ends on May 27
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  • Winners have 48 hours to reply.
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The Dawning of Scarlett by Jennifer Osborn Book Blast, Excerpt and Giveaway







The Dawning of Scarlett

by Jennifer Osborn



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GENRE: YA Paranormal



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BLURB:



As a pale revenant—the vampire faction believing all life is sacred—sixteen-year-old Scarlett Ellis has learned to hide in the human world. She goes to night-school, works at a coffee shop, and her uncle Chasem trains her in martial arts. No matter what, she has to be prepared, because when she turns seventeen, she’ll be of Dawning age—and her biological father Apollo vows to see her dead first.

Expecting her Dawning to be impossible, she accepts the fact that she will become a rogue, forever hunted by revenant renegades and outcast by her own people. Scarlett thinks she’s prepared for this—until the curly-haired Nicholas Lightener walks into her life and asks her out on a date.

Torn between her feelings for Nick and the danger of the revenant world, Scarlett’s strange life is turned inside-out when she’s kidnapped and forced to do the one thing she swore she’d never do. Plus, she has no idea whose memories keep appearing in her dreams, or if they can even help her. Determined to free herself from a death sentence, Scarlett must fight to become who she was born to be.







Excerpt



His lips freeze in surprise for a moment, warm and tasting like salt, but they quickly yield to mine. Before I know it, his surprise melts into participation, and he kisses me back. It’s all pleasantly confusing, and I feel dizzy. My blood pounds wildly in my veins and I’m worried my eyes are going to change out of excitement. But before I can pull back, he does first, and his breath is hot on my cheek.



I keep my eyes down, for fear of what they might show. I glance up at the artery in his neck, veiled by the paper-thin skin of a human. The blood moves in thick shots and I hear his heart pounding. I feel the urge to let my canines drop and lean over to bite him. I've learned to control myself so much around humans that I’m able to push the desire down. But he gives off the most intoxicating smell. I find myself wondering what his blood would taste like. It’s odd to even think about, because I don’t even need blood right now, but he’s somehow attracting me in a way I don’t understand. It’s a strange desire to bite—not to hurt, not even to drink, but to bite. I can’t make sense of it.









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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



After working in the legal and technical fields for many years, Jennifer Osborn took the plunge into full time writing in 2015. She is the award-winning author of The Shilund Saga and The Sentinel’s Insurgency. When not writing, she listens to a different muse and creates paintings and collages of all sorts.



She lives in the Cincinnati area with her husband, three dogs and two cats.



You can find out more about her at




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The Winemakers by Jan Moran Book Tour and Giveaway









Book Description for The WineMakers:


1956:
When Caterina Rosetta inherits a cottage in the countryside of Italy
from a grandmother she's never known, she discovers a long-buried family
secret -- a secret so devastating, it threatens the future of
everything her mother has worked for.


Many
years before, her mother's hard-won dreams of staking her family's
claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition; but as an old
murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragic secret that may
destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on
revealing the truth of her mother's buried past.


From
author Jan Moran comes The Winemakers, a sweeping, romantic novel that
will hold you in its grasp until the last delicious sip.


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Author's Bio:


Jan
Moran is a Rizzoli bestselling and award winning author. She writes
historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press (Scent of Triumph, The
Winemakers), contemporary women's fiction (Flawless, Beauty Mark,
Runway), and nonfiction books (Vintage Perfumes, Fabulous Fragrances).
Her stories are smart and stylish, and written with emotional depth. Jan
often draws on her international travel and business experiences,
infusing her books with realistic details.


The
Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her books, calling her
heroines strong, complex, and resourceful. She likes to talk to readers
at www.janmoran.com and on social
media. She lives in southern California and loves lattes and iced
coffee, anything chocolate, and Whole Foods Double Green smoothies to
balance it all out.


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Tour Schedule:


April 18 - Working Mommy Journal - author interview / giveaway
April 18 - Lavish Bookshelf - guestpost / giveaway
April 18 - Coffee books & Art - giveaway
April 18 - Brooke Blogs - guest post / giveaway
April 19 - Corinne Rodriges - guest post / giveaway
April 19 - JustOneMoreChapter - giveaway
April 19 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - giveaway
April 19 - Words And Peace - author interview / giveaway
April 19 - The Autistic Gamer - spotlight
April 20 - Paulette's Papers - giveaway
April 20 - Olio by Marilyn - author interview
April 20 - Discovering/Writing Life - author interview / giveaway
April 20 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - giveaway
April 20 - StoreyBook Reviews - guest post
April 20 - thoughts on this 'n that - giveaway
April 21 - Fantastic Feathers - author interview
April 21 - First Impressions Reviews - spotlight
April 21 - Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes - giveaway
April 22 - ABookGeek - spotlight
April 22 - Celticlady's Reviews - giveaway
April 22 - Carole's Book Corner - giveaway
April 22 - The Bookish & The Romantic - giveaway
April 25 - XoXo Book Blog - giveaway
April 25 - Il mio tesoro - author interview
April 25 - A Bit Bookish - giveaway
April 25 - Jayne's Books - spotlight
April 26 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post
April 26 - The Booktrail - author interview
April 26 - #redhead.with.book - giveaway
April 26 - Library of Clean Reads - giveaway
April 27 - Studentessa Matta - guest post / giveaway
April 27 - Kritters Ramblings - spotlight
April 27 - A Bookaholic Blog - giveaway
April 28 - A Holland Reads - giveaway
​April 28 - Rockin' Book Reviews - guest post / giveaway
April 28 - History from a Woman's Perspective - giveaway
April 29 - Amie's Book Reviews - giveaway
April 29 - Anglers Rest - spotlight
April 29 - FLY HIGH! - guest post / giveaway
April 29 - Italophilia - spotlight








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