Book Promotion: Written in the Cards by Lauren Linwood

Today’s book promotion comes from Lauren Linwood and her book called Written in the Cards. If you like Western Historical Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Written in the Cards
Author: Lauren Linwood
Genre:
western, historical, romance

 

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
5/21/2014

 

Summary:
Maggie Rutherford jilts her too-perfect society groom at the altar and flees New York for the American West, where she turns her travels into dime novels that she writes and illustrates under the pen name Lud Madison.

After the Civil War, veteran Ben Morgan marries his childhood sweetheart and takes her to homestead on the Great Plains. Losing her and their unborn child in an Indian attack, Ben detaches from emotion and becomes a roaming gambler. When he kills a cheating opponent in self-defense, the man’s gunslinger brother swears revenge upon Ben.

Ben hides on a cattle drive and brings in a herd to Abilene, where a waiting Maggie wants to find a rough and tumble cowboy to interview for her next story idea. Sparks fly as the dangerous drover and popular novelist wind up living in the same household, running a general store east of Abilene. But with Black Tex Lonnegan hot on his trail, will Ben run from his growing attraction to Maggie and the gunfighter’s promise of death–or will he make a stand for his life–and love?

Buy from Amazon: Here

The Author:

Lauren Linwood’s Website: Here
Lauren Linwood ‘s Blog: Here
Lauren Linwood’s Twitter: Here
Lauren Linwood’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The heroine Maggie is a writer (although she writes dime novels under a man’s pen name so that her books will sell). I enjoyed giving her some of the same problems I face as I write–even if we’re writing books more than 100 years apart!


Where did you get your idea for this story?
The new Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL got me to thinking about British penny dreadfuls and American dime novels. I thought it would be cool to have a woman writing this adventures about tales in the Old West, but I have her doing so under a male pen name. Many women authors did that during the 19th century, most notably the Bronte Sisters.


What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Constantly write. Even if you don’t feel like. Even if you think it sucks. It’s easier to edit something on the page than to be facing a blank page.


What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
All 3 for my many moods

 

I want to thank Lauren Linwood for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Written in the Cards!

 

Promo: To Have or to Haunt by Ishabelle Torry

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Can Melanie’s Halloween bash survive Leah’s ghostly tricks?

Melanie Fyre is a passionate teacher determined to raise funds for the town’s school. What better way to do it than by expanding the local businesses? All she needs is land. Untouched for years thanks to a local superstition, the Crowe property is perfect. If Melanie can debunk the myth, she can get the use of those 600 beautiful acres. She just has to prove to the town that Leah’s ghost is not haunting the mansion, even on Samhain night.

Burned to death and proclaimed a witch, Leah Crowe’s soul has been cursed to an eternity of loneliness, all because she dared to love a woman. When the saucy Melanie arrives at her home to throw a costume party that mocks Leah’s very existence, the bitter ghost resolves to renew the town’s fear of her name. Will Leah’s ghost ruin all of Melanie’s plans?

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Excerpt

That voice… Melanie’s head snapped left, then right. “Leah?” On either side stood groups of people, but no one she didn’t recognize immediately—even through the plethora of costumes. She turned in a circle, searching for the face the voice belonged to. “You know it’s not nice to stalk people.”

“I was thinking much the same in regards to someone inviting themselves into my home.”

Melanie jumped. It sounded as if Leah were speaking directly into her ear. “Your home? As in Leah Crowe’s home?” She laughed so hard she snorted. “So that’s what you were doing in the room upstairs…haunting me?”

Once again, Leah’s voice sounded near. “No. I had only intended to ask that you leave and take your party elsewhere. I will haunt you if you fail to comply.”

Melanie crossed her arms and chuckled. Someone was definitely pranking her.

Circled by a group of men paying homage to her costume, Ally randomly waved from across the room, raising a glass of beer. Melanie smirked. So busted! This scenario had her best friend’s name written all over it. She nodded, licking her lips. “Bring it on, ghost chick. This party needs some entertainment anyway.”

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About the Author

At the age of fourteen, Ishabelle Torry stole her first romance novel, Warrior’s Lady by Madeline Baker, from her mother’s glass “no-no” cabinet. It was then Ishabelle fell in love with the idea of new worlds, love conquers all, and the ability to forget the real world as she took on the lives of characters that were just as real as the people she interacted with every day. It wasn’t long before her fixation with romance novels landed her in the high school office to collect the books confiscated during the previous week. Ishabelle swore one day she’d write the kind of book that would keep readers so enthralled, they’d too risk confiscation to keep turning the pages!

Book Promotion: Seven Beyond by Stella Atrium

Today’s book promotion comes from Stella Atrium and her book called Seven Beyond. If you like Fantasy novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Seven Beyond
Author: Stella Atrium
Genre:
fantasy

 

Publisher: Book Baby
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
2/9/2014

 

Summary:
Dr. David Christopher Meenins is a man in search of his past. Accompanying him on his journey of discovery are the powerful Lady Drasher Elizabeth Tasgneganz, the pedantic Dr. Virgil Augustus Grammario,
the mysterious—and possibly alien—Linda Deemer. Dr. Meenins is haunted by memories of alien places and of a race called the Longists, who inhabit faraway planets. Together, the group travels to the one place in the world the Longists might reappear: a remote abbey inhabited by an order of nuns known for their wisdom, mystical insight and quality brandy.

Throughout the journey, the specter of David Shanklen—once Meenins’ patient and perhaps also his mentor—looms. Shanklen claimed that he was kept prisoner in an alien zoo on the distant planet maintained by the Longists. Through Shanklen, Dr. Meenins must confront the secrets of his past to find the New Restingplace of the Dead. Meenins’ journey is more like a pilgrimage than a quest. The travelers exchange stories along the way à la The Canterbury Tales, and the discovery of the restingplace grows out of their long friendships.

 

The Author:

Stella Atrium’s Twitter: Here
Stella Atrium’s Facebook: Here


I want to thank Stella Atrium for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Seven Beyond!

Book Promotion: Burnt Offerings by Michael Lister

Today’s book promotion comes from Michael Lister and his book called Burnt Offerings. If you like Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Burnt Offerings
Author: Michael Lister
Genre:
Thriller

 

Publisher: Pulpwood press
Format:
Hardback, Paperback, ebook, Audio
Release Date:
5/19/2014

 

Summary:
The scratch of a single match—spark, heat, chemical reaction, fire being born—and an intense thriller begins.

Terror reigns over the North Florida National Forest, the coastal town of Bayshore, and the barrier island of Pine Key—a fiery terror whose flame threatens to consume the whole world.

An exacting and methodical killer whose weapon is fire is working on his masterpiece, and only a wounded and scarred FDLE agent and a retired ritual crimes expert hiding from the world in a cabin in the woods have any hope of stopping him.

Rich and textured, yet fast-paced and pulse-pounding, BURNT OFFERINGS will leave you breathless right up until its heart-stopping conclusion.

 

The Author:

Michael Lister’s Website: Here

I want to thank Michael Lister for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Burnt Offerings!

 

Review for Clove and the Twins by Nicoletta Barrie

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My Rating: 5/5 [child rating]

Author:  Nicoletta Barrie
Title: Clove and the Twins

Genre:  Children’s Adventure

Background:

Amazon Description:
This Labrador Dog Story begins with Channel and Bezel Sini, ten-year-old spokesgirls for Dogs Forever – a Dog rescue. They knew their involvement in an advertising campaign for homeless dogs would be exciting. But not until they adopted a feisty dog, a labrador named Clover did they realize just what a rollercoaster ride it would be.

One night prior to the start of the campaign tour, the twins are awakened by Clover talking in her sleep and making running motions with her legs. Bezel and Channel wake up Clover who explains that she was separated from her dog family on Christmas Eve when a terrifying outlaw she calls Red Eyes tried to capture them in their home in the Chicago trainyard. Clover was successful in luring Red Eyes away from her family, but in the process she hopped on a freight train headed for New York City.

The girls eventually discover that Clover is one of the Cloverleaf Dogs, a line of dogs who, legend has it, rescued people and pets during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The Dogs Forever advertising campaign serves two purposes for Clover and the twins. The first is Dogs Forever’s goal of raising awareness about homeless dogs. And the second is more personal. When they get to the last destination, Chicago, Bezel and Channel have the personal goal of helping Clover find her dog family.

What surprises and frightens Clover and the twins right out of the gate is that they are followed from city to city on the tour by a man in the crowds. As it turns out, Red Eyes did not give up when Clover escaped from him in the Chicago trainyard, and he is determined to capture her again.

Opinions:

This book is geared towards children, but I think an older audience might enjoy it, too. The story is easy to follow and has enjoyable characters – such as Clover, a talking dog. When Clover gets separated from her family due to an unsavory man, she must find her way back. With the help of two twins, they have to figure what happened. The twins learn a few lessons along the way. The story also brings about the importance in responsibility, caring, and loyalty. The story leaves off for another adventure. Children who like adventures and dogs should like this book.

Book Promotion: Vegetarian Weight Loss by Jonathan Vine

Today’s book promotion comes from Jonathan Vine and his book called Vegetarian Weight Loss. If you like weight loss books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Vegetarian Weight Loss
Author: Jonathan Vine
Genre:
Vegetarian, weight loss

Publisher: Jonathan Vine
Format: ebook
Release Date: 
5/23/2014

Summary:
Want to lose those extra pounds and live a healthy lifestyle?
The best new vegetarian weight loss diet. Start today and lose weight instantly!
Vegetarian Weight Loss is written for anyone who wants to lose weight fast while following one of the healthiest and easiest ways to eat! Not only will you start to feel great but you will be shedding all those unwanted pounds too!
Most people, when they start to look at becoming a vegetarian can be slightly overwhelmed at all of the different information out there. Especially when it comes to losing weight and staying healthy at the same time! That is why I wrote this book. I wanted to clear up a lot of that confusion and give you a very simple, quick to read guide to losing weight from eating like a vegetarian.
In “Vegetarian Weight Loss” you will discover:
• How being vegetarian helps you lose weight – the scientific proof is all there, being vegetarian will make you lose weight!
• The health benefits of the vegetarian diet – all the great things you can expect to experience with this fantastic way of eating
• Vegetarian Sources Of Vitamins And Protein – this chapter is crucial if you are going to remain healthy whilst being a vegetarian!
• Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid – an easy to read guide of all the great foods you can eat, but also the ones that you should avoid!
• Tips For Weight Loss Success – use my special tips to boost and accelerate your weight loss and good health!
• 28 delicious, mind blowing Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes – all my very best vegetarian recipes to help you lose weight!
• And much more…
The Vegetarian Weight Loss diet is really simple and fun to follow, whether you go vegan or vegetarian your body will experience a complete transformation!
This book is pure cutting-edge content from someone who has spent the past 3 years and thousands of hours of research testing and refining what really works to bring you only the best of the best recipes, methods , and weight loss tips.


I want to thank Jonathan Vine for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Vegetarian Weight Loss!

 

Promo: Mercury Rising by Rebekah Lewis

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Nymphs in peril, obsessive gods, females who literally cannot admit when they’re wrong, and unruly satyrs. Just another typical day for Hermes.

When Zeus refuses to demand Apollo release Daphne from captivity in Olympus, the only option left is for Hermes to free the nymph himself. A simple task for a god with his skillset, but risking the wrath of Apollo never went well for anyone.

However, imprisoned nymphs aren’t distraction enough when a former flame crashes back into Hermes’ life. It’s been a long time since he laid eyes on Hybris, and the timing couldn’t be worse. As the goddess of hubris, she has many quirks—such as being incapable of apologizing. And no matter how much she tries to assure him she can be trusted, the memory of her betrayal remains.

As they formulate a plan to rescue Daphne, Hermes soon suspects no threat is greater than the tribulations of the heart.

Don’t miss the first part of The Adventures of Hermes, a companion series to The Cursed Satyroi.

 

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Excerpt

“I don’t have time for this, Hy. I have things to do. Important things.” A promise made to a satyr, one Hermes intended to keep. A damsel in distress. Heroics and all.

Hybris yawned. “Yeah. I see. Meandering around California and swimming at the beach is a matter of life or death.”

Shaking his head, he opened the glass door into the house. He attempted to shut it behind him, but she shoved past. Hermes made an extensive effort not to notice she still smelled like pomegranates.

He failed.

“Well, I was waiting for Zeus to summon me before you showed up with your judgy…judginess.” He closed the door and turned back to find her relaxing on his couch, despite her soaking wet clothing. Rude.

She studied her nails. “And did he?”

“Not yet.”

“Then you aren’t doing anything important.” Her gaze flicked down to his groin. “Yet.” Standing, Hybris advanced toward him.

“No. Oh, no, no, no. No.” Hermes rocketed away and hovered out of her immediate reach. “We are so not going there again. Not this time. Not this day. Not happening.” Was she for real? After all she’d done, she wanted sex from him?

Unsure if his ego or her influence on his personal hubris affected him, a warm smugness took hold. He’d always been cocky, but she could bring it out to the maximum.

“And why not? I’m a beautiful woman, you desire me, and you have an open schedule. Take off your pants and pleasure me.”

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About the Author

Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera.

If you would like to follow Rebekah on social media or contact via email, use the following information:

Website: http://www.rebekah-lewis.com

Email: lewis.rebekah@rocketmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebekahLewisAuthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6537317.Rebekah_Lewis

Twitter: @RebekahLLewis

 

Book Promotion: The Secrets To Self-Love by Matt Cama

Today’s book promotion comes from Matt Cama and his book called The Secrets To Self-Love. If you like books on advice, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:The Secrets To Self-Love
Author: Matt Cama
Genre:
Advice & How to Happy

 

Publisher: Matt Cama
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
5/20/2014

 

Summary:
Discover How You Can Discover, Love And Embrace Even More Of The True ‘You’!

In this transformational book by Matt Cama, founder of Health To Build Wealth, you’ll discover:

You are here for a specific purpose, and discovering it will help you gain more direction and fulfilment in life.

You are here to be full of life and energy. The best way to reach it is by following the 8 pillars to pure health and vitality.

How you can create new values and beliefs to create more happiness in your life.

How you can create more confidence and embrace the true “you”.

In The Secrets To Self-Love, legendary peak performance coach Matt Cama reveals to you the self-love fundamentals for discovering, loving and embracing who you truly are.

 

The Author:

Matt Cama’s Website: Here
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I want to thank Matt Cama for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Secrets To Self-Love!

 

Book Promotion: Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Cristian Matheson

Today’s book promotion comes from Cristian Matheson and his book called Bex, Drugs &Rock ‘n’ Roll. If you like Humour books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
Author: Cristian Matheson
Genre:
Humour

 

Publisher: Essence
Format:
Hardback, Paperback, ebook, Audio, audio is coming this month
Release Date:
5/22/2014

 

Summary:
A comedic, psychedelic, rock and roll, coming of age story. If you love Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris and John Birmingham, you’ll love this. It’s a batch of dysfunctional, zany yet poignant tales. Inside you’ll meet characters like Balloon-Head Ed, the sociopathic neighbor, the startled prostitutes, Trixie and Destiny, a transsexual terrier, an angry and drunken town, a disabled comedian, and one very hung over and naughty boy.

So what are you waiting for?

“A hilarious batch of tales” The Emerald News

“Funny and quirky” Mackay Mercury Times

“4 out of 4 stars” online book club review

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17863

Q & A:

Where did you get your idea for this story?

Cris got the comedy itch when he co-wrote the Alien Television Workshop variety series which aired last millennium in Australia and also in England (he’s getting old). His previous jobs weren’t so glamorous and included picking out cigarette butts from hot tar and impersonating a Latino. He lives in Rockhampton and spends his time teaching, creating music with The Falling Echoes, an art rock band, running Stargate Activation Meditations and telling stories.

 

 

I want to thank Cristian Matheson for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll!

 

Review for Witchrise by Victoria Lamb

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My Rating: 4 /5

Author:  Victoria Lamb
Title: Witchrise

Genre:  Paranormal

Background:

Amazon Description:
Only one witch can rise above the coming storm

When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy—her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook—she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

Now Meg must discover the secret of Invictus—her mother’s magical ring. Summoned back to Hatfield, she knows a battle is coming. But Meg is no longer alone in her struggle against Dent. Surrounded by her friends, she faces her greatest challenge head-on: losing Alejandro, her beloved. For it seems the Spanish novice has been keeping secrets from them all.

Powers clash and hearts break in the spellbinding third book of The Tudor Witch Trilogy

Narration: First Person through Meg

Standalone or Part of a Series: Third book of a trilogy

Opinions:

**May contain spoilers for the prior two books**

[First of all, I have to admit that this was my own fault when I put in to win the book off of Goodreads. I did not realize that this book was part of a trilogy – and in fact, the last book. I have not read the first two books. Therefore, this review is based solely on me reading the last book as a standalone – which can be done. The only downside – besides missing what really happened in full detail from the other two books – is that the characters already knew each other and built relationships. I was unable to get the full effect of that in the last book.]

The story continues to follow Meg, a witch, from Tudor England. Meg tends to be outspoken and unwilling to yield in a man’s world – including magick. She must face Marcus Dent, a witchfinder, who has been given magick unintentionally by Meg herself. He is power hungry and a straightforward bad guy. Meg also has to deal with her love interest, Alejandro, who wants to marry her but does not want her to keep her magick once married. Richard, John Dee’s apprentice, continues to love Meg. At points, she is confused about Alejandro and Richard. I might have missed a few things in the other books, but the love side of the story seems to be fairly obvious rather than a complex love triangle. Elizabeth (currently exiled by Queen Mary) is a little weak for what I pictured her. She shows her royalty periodically in the book, but not the spitfire that I would imagine her to be.

The story moves along swiftly. Many things happen in the book. I have a feeling it was very similar to the last two books with action. It includes magic, deception, fights, and spying. Because this is the final book, Meg must decide her fate – magick or love – and defend that against Dent and the witchfinders.