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Join us for this tour from Oct 24 to Nov 5, 2022!
Book Title: Brotherhood By Fire by Lindy Bell
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 445 pages
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Day Agency
Release date: August 2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA), and ebook (GIFTED KINDLE, MOBI FILE (FOR KINDLE), EPUB)
Tour dates: Oct 25 to Nov 5, 2022
Content Rating: PG. There is one use of "hell" and one "oh my god." There are also several instances of kissing and one reference to "they loved each other with abandon" and one reference to "The bed where they'd loved each other so gloriously and so happily."
While passionately in love with his wife Katie, Andy also loves being a firefighter and when he is diagnosed with cancer, his whole world is turned upside down. What seemed so certain only days before, is now an unknown. Andy tries to protect Katie by not telling her, but her fears, and his increasing pain and moodiness only succeed in fueling a growing divide between them.
The fire station and its comradery are Andy’s refuge, but station officer Lt. Mike Bentley wages a vendetta against Andy, only making Andy more determined not to reveal weakness of any kind. In spite of Bentley, the C shift crew rallies to support Andy until events take a downward turn.
Firefighters face a myriad of dangers but invisible dangers can pose the greatest threat of all. Will courage, duty and even love be enough to save Andy from this unseen threat? If the worst should happen, would his greatest legacy be the love of the fire service or his love for his wife? Time can only tell because in the end, the unforeseen might have the greatest impact of all.
Meet the Author:
A project ten years in the making, Brotherhood By Fire is Lindy Bell’s debut novel and avidly reflects her admiration and love of the fire service. Thoroughly researched, the quest for accuracy for the book led Lindy to participate in the Plano Citizens Fire Academy, attend classes and accompany firefighters on ride outs. With a retired fire chief and a current paramedic/firefighter in the family, Lindy has witnessed firsthand the dedication and humbleness of first responders which fueled the impetus to convey the importance of the legendary fire service brotherhood and create cancer awareness and its growing effect on the fire service.
Lindy’s first book, Jane Austen Celebrates~Holidays & Occasions Regency Style, is a showcase Regency Era holidays and their impact on modern holiday celebration traditions. A member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Lindy has spoken to a variety of groups and taught Continuing and Adult Professional Education courses at Southern Methodist University (SMU). A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Lindy currently lives in Plano, TX and works from home for a governmental executive recruitment and training firm. As hobbies, Lindy enjoys supporting Plano Fire Rescue by volunteering with the Plano Fire Rescue Association, writing, reading an engaging novel and cross stitching.
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Oct 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 26 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight/ guest post / giveaway
Oct 27 – Books for Books – book review
Oct 28 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 31 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Leanne bookstagram – book review / giveaway
Nov 3 – Book Reviews by Taylor – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 4 – Reading Excursions – book review / giveaway
Nov 5 - @onecreativeartist – book review
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Join Us for This Tour from July 11 to July 22, 2022
Book Title: Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 276 pages
Genre: Family Drama
Publisher: Hawkeye Publishers
Release date: May 2022
Format available for review: print-softback (USA and Canada), e-book (Gifted Kindle)
Tour dates: July 11 to July 22, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: Contains some profanity, has mature themes including drug use, adultery, sexual situations. There are no graphic sex scenes. Still, this is definitely adult material.
Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later they are trying to make the best of it. He is a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She is the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together. However, Dave’s erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?
Meet the Author:
William is a retired business executive now living in South Carolina with his wife, Bettina. She teaches high school German while Bill is the soccer coach at a small college. Their three sons, Alex, Robert, and Gordon have all graduated from college and moved away to pursue careers. Now Bill and Bettina enjoy long walks with their dogs. When the weather permits, Bill commutes on his motorcycle. “It’s like taking a roller coaster to work!” he enthuses.
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July 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 12 – Kam's Place – book review / author interview
July 13 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post
July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 15 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway
July 18 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post
July 22 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 22 - Books Are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
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Join us for this tour from Mar 1 to Mar 19, 2021!
Book Title: Save the Date by Ellen Fannon
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 329 pages
Genre: Fiction Romance
Publisher: Forget Me Not Romances, an imprint of Winged Publications
Release date: October 2020
Tour dates: Mar 1 to Mar 19, 2021
Content Rating: G.
What if you were given the chance to rekindle the flame with your first love? What happened to all those girls who were mean to you in school? Should Hannah Jensen take the chance of attending her high school reunion to find out?
Hannah hasn’t been back to her hometown in more than twenty years. Now, a widow, raising a teenaged daughter, she has the opportunity to go home for her twenty-fifth high school reunion. The invitation to the reunion stirs up a lot of old memories at the same time she is dealing with loneliness, the challenges of single-parenting a teenager, people who want to “set her up” with eligible men, her own insecurities, and her eccentric family.
The story interweaves the present with scenes from Hannah’s past and her fantasy of “happily ever after” with her high school boyfriend in a humorous and entertaining manner. Her feelings from being “shunned” by the cool kids resurface as she reflects back on her time as a teenager. There are several roadblocks on Hannah’s journey from a teenager through her present. The growing pains and amusing situations in which she finds herself are ones to which we all can relate. As she walks the path of self-discovery, she also discovers the most important life lesson of all–her relationship to God.
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Award-winning author Ellen Fannon is a practicing veterinarian, former missionary, and church pianist/organist. She originated and wrote the Pet Peeves column for the Northwest Florida Daily News before taking a two-year assignment with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. She and her retired Air Force pilot-turned-pastor husband have been foster parents to more than 40 children, and the adoptive parents of two sons. Her first novel, "Other People’s Children," is a humorous account of the life of a foster parent. She is a regular contributing author for One Christian Voice, and her stories have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as Lifeway’s Open Windows devotional booklets, among many other publications. Her third novel about a veterinarian entitled "Don’t Bite the Doctor" will be released in 2021. She lives in Valparaiso, Florida, with her husband, sons, and assorted pets.
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Mar 1 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight . giveaway
Mar 1 -Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 2 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 3 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 3 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 4 -Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 5 –Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 8 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 8 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 9 -Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Mar 10 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 10 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 11 –Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 12 –From the TBR Pile – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
Mar 16 –Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 16 -Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 17 –StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 18 –Kam's Place – book spotlight / author interview
Mar 19 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight
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Join us for this tour from Oct 26 to Nov 13, 2020!
Book Title: The Way to Remember by Martha Reynolds
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 341 pages
Genre: Women's fiction, general fiction
Release date: June, 2020
Format available for review: print, Gifted Kindle, PDF
Will send print books out: USA
Tour dates: Oct 26 to Nov 13, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 +M. There are a few swear words, and sex is more suggested than explicit, but there are one or two moments that are provocative.
Set in New England at the time of the American Bicentennial, The Way to Remember is the poignant story of a displaced young woman struggling to figure out who she is within the context of her hometown and the carefully masked dysfunction of her family. "Everything can be fixed by writing a check." Words to live by for Robin Fortune's wealthy father, until he can't buy her way back into college after she's expelled for dealing pot. Now he chooses not to speak to her anymore, but that's just one of the out-of-whack situations Robin's facing. At nineteen, she feels rudderless, working in a diner by day and sleeping with a buddy from high school by night - all so strange for her because she was always the one with the plan. While her college friends plotted how to ensnare husbands, she plotted a novel, which she scratched out into a series of spiral-bound notebooks she hides in the closet. But now, there's nothing. No vision, no future, no point. In fact, the only thing she feels she has to look forward to is that her favorite author, Maryana Capture, is paying a visit to the local Thousand Words bookstore. Robin surmises that if she can convince Maryana to help her get her novel published, she'll finally get herself back on track. Except that life never takes a straight path in this intensely satisfying coming-of-age novel.
MEET THE AUTHOR:
Martha Reynolds was raised in Rhode Island, spent a year of college in Switzerland, and is always planning a return visit. She completed an accomplished career as a fraud investigator and decided it was time to do something she really liked.
She now writes full-time and has set a personal goal of releasing a book a year until she dies. Her writing has appeared in Magnificat magazine and her very short poem was read by journalist Connie Schultz during NPR's Tell Me More poetry challenge.
Her novel VILLA DEL SOL won the 2018 Book Award in Literary Fiction by the Independent Publishers of New England.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ goodreads
Oct 26 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 28 –Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 -Instagram - All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Oct 30 - Books Lattes & Tiaras - book review
Nov 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 3– Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 –Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 5 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 5 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Nov 9 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Nov 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 12– Books and Zebras@jypsylynn – book review / giveaway
Nov 12 –Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 13 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
TBD - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review / giveaway
TBD – meandmybooks – book review / author interview / giveaway
TBD – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
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Join us for this tour from July 7 to July 27, 2020!
Book Title: Five Before Rome: 5 preludes to the Roma Series by Gabriel Valjan
Category: Adult fiction 18 yrs +, 215 pages
Genre: International Crime Thriller
Publisher: Wild Goose Publishing
Release date: June 2020
Format available for review: mobi (for Kindle), epub, pdf
Tour dates: July 7 to July 27, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 + M. There is violence (not graphic) and mention of child abuse by the clergy. There are 4 instances of the F-Word.
These five novellas precede Roma, Underground, the first novel in the Roma Series. Meet the five men, who form the team around Bianca, and learn about their personal history, their respective parts of Italy, and why they each have a stake in the fight against organized crime.
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Meet the Author:
Gabriel Valjan lives in Boston’s South End where he enjoys the local restaurants. When he isn’t appeasing Munchkin, his cat, with tuna, he documents the #dogsofsouthendboston on Instagram. His short stories have appeared online, in journals, and in several anthologies. Gabriel is the author of two series, Roma and Company Files, with Winter Goose Publishing. He was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery for Company Files: 2. The Naming Game in 2020. Gabriel has been a finalist for the Fish Prize, shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and received an Honorable Mention for the Nero Wolfe Black Orchid Novella Contest in 2018. Dirty Old Town, the first in the Shane Cleary series, was published in 2020 by Level Best Books. Gabriel attends crime fiction conferences, such as Bouchercon, Malice Domestic, and New England Crime Bake. He is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime.
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July 7 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 8 – Book Bustle – book review / giveaway
July 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 10 -Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post/ giveaway
July 13 –Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway
July 13 – T's Stuff - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 15 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
July 16 –My Reading Journeys – book review / giveaway
July 16 - Books for Books – book spotlight
July 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
July 20 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
July 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 23 -Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
July 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 24 -Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
July 27 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
July 27 - On My Bookshelf - book review / guest post / giveaway
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