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A seemingly mundane computer cleanup leads to an electrifying quest for - an enigmatic and deadly - treasure in this gripping techno-thriller!
Join us for this tour from May 16 to 27!
Book Title: The Florentine Deception by Carey Nachenberg
Category: Adult fiction (18+), 336 pages
Genre: Mystery, Techno-thriller, Amateur Sleuth
Publisher: Open Road
Release date: Sept 1, 2015
Available for review in: Audible download
Audiobook download: International
Tour dates: May 16 to 27, 2016
Content Rating: PG-13
A seemingly mundane computer clean-up leads to an electrifying quest for an enigmatic—and deadly—treasure in this gripping techno-thriller.
After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of twenty-five, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market. And with the dealer’s untimely passing, the Florentine is now unaccounted for and ripe for the taking. Alex dives headfirst into a hunt for the priceless object.
What starts out as a seemingly innocuous pursuit quickly devolves into a nightmare when Alex discovers the true technological nature of the Florentine. Not just a lost treasure, it’s something far more insidious: a weapon that could bring the developed world to its knees. Alex races through subterranean grottos, freezing morgues, and hidden cellars in the dark underbelly of Los Angeles, desperate to find the Florentine before it falls into the wrong hands. Because if nefarious forces find it first, there’ll be nothing Alex—or anyone else—can do to prevent a catastrophic attack.
The author is donating all of his proceeds from sales of The Florentine Deception to charities to help underprivileged and low-income students.
1,620 books sold, $8,173.00 donated as of December 31st
(with $182 pending)!
Let's help him reach his goal of selling 2,000 books and donating $10,000!
Visit http://florentinedeception.weebly.com/charities.html to see the list of charities.
Buy the audiobook: Amazon ~ Audible
Buy the book: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble
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Meet the author:
Carey Nachenberg is Symantec Corporation's Chief Engineer and is considered one of the inventors of Norton AntiVirus. As Chief Engineer, Carey drives the technical strategy for all of Symantec's core security technologies and security content. He has led the design and development of Symantec's core antivirus, intrusion prevention and reputation-based security technologies; his work in these areas have garnered over eighty-five United States patents.
In addition to his work in the cyber-security field, Carey has also recently published his first novel, a cyber-security thriller entitled “The Florentine Deception,” and is donating all proceeds from sales of the novel to charities supporting underserved students and veterans. Carey holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.
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May 16 - Cheryl's Book Nook - spotlight / giveaway
May 16 - Corinne Rodrigues - spotlight / giveaway
May 16 - Bound 4 Escape - spotlight / giveaway
May 16 - Dab of Darkness - review / author interview / giveaway
May 17 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review
May 17 - #redhead.with.book - spotlight / giveaway
May 17 - Words And Peace - spotlight / giveaway
May 18 - Book reviews nature photos and everything in between - spotlight
May 18 - T's Stuff - spotlight / giveaway
May 18 - Take It Personel-ly - review / author interview / giveaway
May 19 - Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama - spotlight / giveaway
May 19 - Fantastic Feathers - spotlight / giveaway
May 19 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy , + Sissy, Too! - spotlight / giveaway
May 19 - Life as Leels - review
May 19 - Celticlady's Reviews - spotlight / giveaway
May 20 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - guest post
May 20 - Reading Authors - spotlight / giveaway
May 20 - Olio by Marilyn - review / author interview
May 23 - Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes - spotlight / giveaway
May 23 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - review / guest post / giveaway
May 23 - Deal Sharing Aunt - spotlight / giveaway
May 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews - spotlight / giveaway
May 24 - The Travelogue of a book addict - The Book Drealms - spotlight / giveaway
May 24 - Blooming with Books - spotlight / giveaway
May 25 - Brooke Blogs - review / guest post / giveaway
May 25 - Book and Ink - spotlight / giveaway
May 25 - alwaysjoart - spotlight / giveaway
May 26 - the bookdragon - spotlight / giveaway
May 26 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - spotlight / giveaway
May 26 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
May 27 - Create With Joy - review / giveaway
May 27 - Bookworm for Kids - spotlight / giveaway
May 27 - Storeybook Reviews - spotlight / giveaway
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
Matt Tremain publishes Verité, a modest blog dedicated to writing about the truth and exposing scams. When he follows up on rumors concerning something called CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Toronto, Canada, Matt needs to decide if he's going to take a stand and reveal the truth.
Join us for this tour from May 30 - June 30, 2016!
Book Title: The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron
Category: Adult fiction, 304 pages
Genre: Thriller / dystopian
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release date: March 2016
Available for review in: Print, gifted Kindle or PDF
Will send print books: Internationally
Tour dates: May 30 to June 30, 2016
Content Rating: PG + M
Matt Tremain publishes Verité, a modest blog dedicated to writing about the truth and exposing scams. Currently, he’s following up on rumors concerning something called CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Toronto, Canada.
Matt gets his break when a whistleblower connects CleanSweep to billionaire Charles Claussen. Claussen plans to rid Toronto of undesirables, beginning with street people and extending to any citizens who don’t match Claussen’s restrictive screening matrix.
With the help of a high-ranking government official, Claussen plans to incite riots and violent unrest, conning Torontonians into sacrificing privacy and civil liberties for illusionary security and safety. Toronto will be reduced to a repressive city-state.
The information overwhelms Matt, who doubts he has the courage, skill, or readership to take on CleanSweep. But the murder of his source convinces the blogger to take a stand—although he’s too late to prevent chaos from gripping Toronto’s streets.
To get the word out, Matt’s going to need allies. He may have found some in a Toronto police detective and a local TV reporter pursuing the same story—presuming they aren’t allied with Claussen. If they are, Matt’s going to become yet another victim of CleanSweep, and the truth will be buried forever.
Buy the book: Amazon
Meet the author:
Born in Iowa, Chuck Waldron lived in Ontario, Canada, before relocating to Florida’s Treasure Coast. Over the years, he’s held many jobs. The ones he can mention in print include US Army soldier, truck driver, office manager, mailman, real estate salesman, social worker, hardware store clerk, and shuttle driver.
Fate played a crucial role when he walked into his first writing class, and he still honors the memory of the teacher, Henrietta. She gave him permission to write. That—along with countless writing groups, classes, seminars, and much sweat—has resulted in over fifty short stories and four novels.
Waldron often likes to pretend interest, lacks perseverance, and could generally use a good talking to—until it comes to his writing, that is. He and his wife Suzanne reside in Port St. Lucie, Florida. While keeping an eye out for hurricanes, alligators, and Burmese pythons, he’s busy writing his next novel
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May 30 - #redhead.with.book - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 30 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
May 31 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
June 1 - Book and Ink - review / giveaway
June 2 - Writers and Authors - guest post / giveaway
June 2 - Sahar's Blog - review
June 3 - Olio by Marilyn - review / author interview
June 6 - Brian's Book Blog - review / giveaway
June 7 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review
June 8 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
June 8 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
June 9 - fundinmental - review / giveaway
June 10 - Vic's Media Room - review
June 10 - The Autistic Gamer - review
June 13 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / guest post
June 13 - misty103 @ HubPages - review / author interview
June 14 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
June 14 - Readers' Muse - review / guest post
June 15 - Discovering/Writing Life - review / author interview / giveaway
June 16 - The Irresponsible Reader - review / author interview
June 17 - Northernmsw - review
June 17 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review / author interview / giveaway
June 20 - Olivia's Catastrophe - review / giveaway
June 21 - Based on a True Story - review
June 22 - A Bookworm's Musing - review
June 23 - Roughseasinthemed - review / giveaway
June 24 - Book Reviews Nature Photos - review / author interview
June 24 - Life as Leels - review
June 25 - Writers and Authors - review
June 27 - StoreyBook Reviews - review / giveaway
June 29 - Cover2Cover - review / giveaway
June 30 - Jessica Cassidy - review
Enter the Giveaway!
The Sound of Belief is an inspirational poetry book written by Ebony Archer to empower the reader to activate their belief
Join us for this spotlight tour from April 11 - 22, 2016
All participating bloggers will get an MP3 of her song Gotta Believe in Me!
Book Title: The Sound of Belief by Ebony Archer
Category: Adult non-fiction, 56 pages
Release date: February 5, 2016
Tour dates: April 11 - 22, 2016
Content Rating: G
The Sound of Belief is an inspirational poetry book written by Ebony Archer in order to empower the reader to activate their belief.
Buy the book: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Meet the author / singer:
Since the early age of four, she started singing in her church where her gift was discovered. In 2000, Ebony joined Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago at the age of eight. With this group, Ebony has sung in front of audiences of ranging numbers and has shared the stage with many famous names in the industry such as Yolanda Adams, R. Kelly, Celine Dion, Nick Carter, and the list continues.
In 2001, Ebony Archer was featured in R. Kelly's video, "The World’s Greatest". In 2012, Ebony was the runner up in the national anthem competition for "Black Girls Run" with over 40,000 votes. Through the musical experiences, vocal training, and learning how to have great stage presence; it has molded Ebony into a gifted singer and because of her inspiring voice, she is now known as the “Inspirer".
Connect with the author: Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Soundcloud
April 11 - Library of Clean Reads - giveaway
April 11 - Verve
April 12 - Book Reviews Nature Photos and Everything in Between
April 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews - giveaway
April 13 - Corinne Rodrigues - giveaway
April 13 - Savvy Verse & Wit - giveaway
April 14 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - giveaway
April 14 - Celticlady's Reviews - giveaway
April 15 - Haddie's Haven - giveaway
April 15 - Katie's Clean Book Collection - giveaway
April 18 - Puddletown Reviews - giveaway
April 18 - Bound 4 Escape - giveaway
April 19 - #redhead.with.book - giveaway
April 20 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy , + Sissy, Too ! - giveaway
April 21 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews - giveaway
April 21 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - giveaway
April 22 - Brooke Blogs - giveaway
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BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR: Accepted, Secured, Significant: Empowering, Igniting and Fulfilling your Purpose by Kemley Whiteside
This text is a spiritual and inspirational journey for those drawn away from their purpose by the circumstances of their lives.
Join us for this spotlight tour from April 18 to 29!
Book Title: Accepted, Secured, Significant: Empowering, Igniting and Fulfilling your Purpose by Kemley Whiteside
Category: Adult non-fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Inspirational / Motivational
Publisher: Copper Owl Press
Release date: June 2015
Tour dates: April 18 to 29, 2016
Content Rating: PG-13
This text is a spiritual and inspirational journey for those drawn away from their purpose by the circumstances of their lives. This book is dedicated to those told they would never amount to anything.
It is for those told they would be just like their mother or father, that they are idiots, mistakes, and failures. It is for the pushed aside and ignored. It is for those under shadow, and for those abused from childhood. It is for the molested, and the ones told that no one loves them and no one ever would. It is for the misled and mistreated. It is for the suicidal. It is for the victims of domestic violence and abusive relationships. It is for those in spiritual bondage, and those who don’t believe in themselves. It is for those suffering from cancer or other diseases. It is for the motherless, fatherless, jobless, and homeless. It is for the depressive and anxious, the lonely and isolated. This book is for the hopeless.
To my brothers and sisters who need a way out: This book was written just for you. It is to polish your existence and your purpose on this earth.
This book was inspired and written by the Holy Spirit to assure you that, as a child of God, you no longer have to feel bound by labels and curses spoken over the course of your life. God wants to reinforce in your heart how valuable you are and how much you mean to Him. He wants you to know that through Him, you are Accepted, Secured, and Significant.
Buy the book: Website
Meet the author:
Kemley Whiteside is a native of the Republic of Panama, a survivor and overcomer. Kemley resides in the state of New Jersey with her husband and children.
She is ordained to help build by empowering, igniting, and fulfilling people into their purpose. She is a life-coach, mentor, inspiration, motivational speaker, and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
She is the survivor of an anxiety disorder, depression, cancer, Lyme disease, domestic violence, and suicide. She is the survivor of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. These obstacles have strengthened her life and her purpose.
She is a woman birthing life to others by embracing them with confidence, and helping them achieve their calling. Kemley Whiteside earned her MA in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, and her MBA in Project Management from Ashford University. She holds a BS in Information Technology from Phoenix University and has over fifteen certifications.
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SPOTLIGHT TOUR SCHEDULE:
April 18 - Corinne Rodrigues - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 18 - Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 19 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight /giveaway
April 19 - Over the hills and far away - book spotlight / giveaway
April 20 - Books Reviews, Nature Photos - book spotlight
April 20 - And the Buck Starts Here - book spotlight / author interview
April 21 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight /author interview / giveaway
April 21 - Amie's Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 - A Holland Reads - author interview / giveaway
April 22 - Book and Ink - book spotlight / giveaway
April 25 - Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight / giveaway
April 25 - Deal Sharing Aunt - book spotlight / giveaway
April 26 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / author interview
April 27 - Collecting Moments - book spotlight / author interview
April 27 - The Booksnake Etc. - book spotlight
April 28 - JBronder Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview
April 29 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - book spotlight / giveaway
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BOOK #1 of The Verona Trilogy:Young Adult, Post-Dystopian Fiction
It's the 24th century and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s), have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sized recreations of cities from Earth's distant pasts.
Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.
In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347. Hansum almost 17, is good looking and athletic. Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius. Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck. But you don't have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find his insecurities.
These three “hard cases” refuse the valuable lessons History Camps teach. But when they are kidnapped and taken back in time to 1347 Verona, Italy, they only have two choices; adapt to the harsh medieval ways or die. The dangers are many, their enemies are powerful, and safety is a long way away. It's hardly the ideal environment to fall in love – but that's exactly what happens. In an attempt to survive, the trio risks introducing technology from the future. It could save them – or it could change history.
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About the author:
"I write Post-Dystopian fiction. After society’s collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either fade into history, with the dinosaurs, or, if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years. The books of THE VERONA TRILOGY are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter.” -Lory Kaufman On the artistic side of Lory’s career, he’s written, acted and directed children’s theatre and musical theatre. He enjoys art, especially sculpture. He loves science fiction and historical fiction and he has been deeply involved in the green movement all across North America. All this shows through when you read his work. Lory has three grown children and works and lives in Kingston, Canada. Author website: www.lorykaufman.com
Title: Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani
Genre: Contemporary women's fiction, 204 pages
Published: Sept 2008
Available for review: PDF format
Content Rating: G
Tiziana Manoretti is an only child in her late twenties blessed with loving parents, a promising career, and a best friend who fiercely protects her. When her mother falls seriously ill and the relationship between her parents becomes suddenly strained, a carefully hidden family secret is revealed and Tiziana's seemingly idealistic world is turned upside down. After discovering she was born in a Naples orphanage and subsequently given up for adoption, Tiziana sets out for the small town of Gaeta in an attempt to find her birth parents. Meanwhile, her best friend Christopher is sending her mixed messages, causing her to wonder if there is more to their relationship than just companionship.
As she becomes intertwined with a handful of interesting characters who help her uncover her past, Tiziana needs to decide whether her feelings for Christopher are deeper than she realizes. She discovers herself and others all while her family's resilience and love for one another is tested when confronted with a shocking truth. The answers lie in a box found in a closet in Italy, and Tiziana must determine if she wants to embrace the heartache and the pain from her past in order to learn forgiveness and find peace in the future.
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