BOOK TOUR: On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Join us for this tour from Nov 1 to Nov 28, 2022!
Book Title: On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher: Glass Spider Publishing
Release date: November 2022
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA only), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates: Nov to Nov 28, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism
Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.
Meet the Author:
Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at kimberlykearns.com, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember.
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Join Us For This Tour From Oct 4 to Oct 17
Book Title: Through New York's Golden Door: An American Journey by H. Claude Shostal
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 384 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: Oct 4, 2022
Tour dates: Oct 4 to Oct 17
Content Rating: PG
How did a sickly infant smuggled through France during the darkest days of World War II become a “Rockefeller guy,” grow into something approaching an elder statesman in New York’s civic community, and along the way amass a respectable portfolio of adventure travel? In H. Claude Shostal’s words: "Of one thing I am quite certain: my story could not have happened anywhere else."
Meet the Author:
Claude Shostal was part of one of the few Jewish families who successfully made a hazardous escape from Nazi Europe in 1941. Even though they arrived in America penniless and in debt, his parents were able to create a good life that allowed their son to live out the American Dream. He has lived a rich life, with patches of heartbreak, but marked by far more excitement and fulfillment than despair or disappointment.
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Join Us For This Tour From: Sep 6 to Sep 26
Book Title: A Reservoir Man by L.J. Ambrosio
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 340 pages
Genre: Fictionalized Memoir
Publisher: Self-Published, Amazon
Publication Date: May 25, 2022.
Tour dates: Sep 6 to Sep 26
Content Rating: PG-13 +M: There is a few explicit sex scenes, some mentions of sexual abuse, some bad language
"This book is a dream, a gamble, a utopia, even. Or perhaps it is essential, evident, as something that can only be so. This book is a game, a risk, an elixir with magical substance, and wisdom, where silence and prayer read the imperceptible growth of the plant until its flowering, and then, until the luxuriant time of its fruits, after the freezing winter." -- Kalyan Panja, Book Critic
"Fiction that reads like an intensive biographical account, A Reservoir Man is an action-packed tale filled with recognizable metaphors. Be sure not to blink because you just might miss a pivotal moment in Michael’s rousing, larger-than-life story." -- R.C. Gibson, Indiestoday.com
"Heartfelt, engaging, and thought-provoking, author L.J. Ambrosio’s A Reservoir Man is a must-read coming of age story of 2022. The themes that the author explores, from betrayal and family to secrets and identity, become the perfect backdrop to the protagonist’s story and make the twists and turns in the narrative even more impactful. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!" -- Anthony Avina, Author, Book Critic
"I applaud the author for his innovative and imaginative storyline." -- Grant Leishman, Critic, Reader’s Favorite
"Sometimes, a good book can do funny things with time. I flew through this book and in many ways it felt like it was over in the blink of an eye, but I somehow lived a whole lifetime while doing it." -- Lizzie, Critic, Elementary My Dear Book Blog
"What I particularly found novel about this work was that it had a unique approach and perspective to it. This is a hard thing to find." -- Jeyran Main, Critic, Review Tales
Everywhere Michael turns he sees a Reservoir Man. Michael’s endless trials of survival include sexual assault, The Vietnam War, an arrest in Spain, Hollywood scandal, the AIDS outbreak, 9/11 and beyond.
If only Michael could find the one thing he values most, freedom. Michael’s coming-of-age is tarnished by many but the courage to live his truth may just keep Michael one step ahead...or will he succumb to the embraces of a Reservoir Man?
Meet the Author:
Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.
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Sep 6 – Reading is My Passion – book spotlight
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Sep 19 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 - Deborah Zenha-Adams - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 –fundinmental– book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books– book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 22- Hall Ways Blog - book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 23 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 26 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 26 - I'm All About Books - book spotlight / giveaway
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Join us for this tour from July 25 to August 5, 2022!
Book Title: A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 233 pages
Genre: Memoir / Women's / Personal Transformation Self-Help
Publisher: Mindful Books
Release date: June 2021
Formats Available for Review: print-softback (USA only), ebook (EPUB and PDF)
Tour dates: July 25 to August 5, 2022
Content Rating: G
Can You Step into Your Power and Birth a New You at Midlife?
YES! Midlife, and the major events that encompass the ages of 35-65, can be devastating or powerful for women. But we can choose to be awakened at this powerful time of life. This memoir is the story of Donna Daniell's healing journey through the five stages of the midlife voyage-Lost at Sea; Finding a Mooring; Deep Diving; Rebirthing; and the New You-to find self-love, resilience, and feminine wisdom. It is also a roadmap for other women on the midlife journey, charting a course that transmutes challenges into inner rebirth and stepping into the power of the Wisewoman.
FIND YOUR OWN INNER STRENGTH - TAKE THE VOYAGE TO TRANSFORMATION!
Meet the Author:
Donna Roe Daniell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado and has had a private practice in the Boulder/Longmont area since 2005 called Balance Your Life Coaching & Psychotherapy. She has offered family therapy and individual trauma treatment using mind/body trauma tools such as mindfulness, yoga and IFS through her psychotherapy practice. Since 2015, she has focused her coaching practice for women in midlife on unique programs to specifically empower women going through major midlife challenges to grieve and rebirth themselves through the 5 stages of her Midlife Voyage to Transformation. Today, through her website, Donna offers on-line courses, Talks and live workshops, mp3 guided practices to support this book, and adventure and mindfulness retreats in nature for women wanting support to wake up, become unstuck, and find a transformative healing path through life’s challenges.
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July 26 – Locks Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 28 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 29 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
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Aug 5 – Novels Alive– book spotlight / giveaway
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Aug 5 - Kam's Place – book review / author interview
Aug 5 - Mel_literate – book review / guest post
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SPOTLIGHT BOOK TOUR: Unseen Arms: A Story about Cancer, Crisis, and Being Carried by Faith by Evelyn & Wayne Hausknecht
Join Us For This Tour From: May 3 to May 16
Book Title: Unseen Arms: A Story about Cancer, Crisis, and Being Carried by Faith by Evelyn & Wayne Hausknecht
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 168 pages
Genre: Medical Memoir
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: May 3, 2022.
Tour dates: May 3 to May 16
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: Mature as it is a medical journal/novel.
Patient and Caregiver: the main characters in a drama that started in 2007 and is still unfolding for Evelyn and Wayne Hausknecht. In 2007, Evelyn was diagnosed with an aggressive, recurrent type of non-Hodgkin’s T-cell lymphoma. Although in Unseen Arms Evelyn and Wayne are as medically accurate as their memories and blog allow, the greatest purpose here is to tell the story from a patient’s and caregiver’s perspectives.
Recently, while having an in-depth conversation with a lung doctor when Evelyn was in the hospital with pneumonia, Evelyn was thanked by the doctor for what she and Wayne were doing. She was in awe of his excitement for the book. The doctor saw the need for future patients to learn from experienced patients. Evelyn and Wayne were peer volunteers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for years. The goal of that program was the same: an experienced caregiver and patient walk beside a person entering the transplant program to make their path smoother. Even though each diagnosis and circumstance is different, every patient has the same questions, fears, and needs. The greatest need is for someone understanding to talk to. When Evelyn was diagnosed, it was easy to find medical information, but caregiver and patient perspectives were limited.
Evelyn and Wayne had three purposes for writing this book. One was to give God the Glory for His faithfulness during this process. The second was to give hope to the patients and caregivers of today and the future. The third was to give some limited insights into the stem cell transplant process. The medical part of this process is rapidly changing, but the patients and caregivers still have the same needs.
Meet the Author:
Evelyn and Wayne Hausknecht have spent most of their careers in education. Evelyn has taught different subjects and ages in public and Christian schools. Wayne, a wood engineer, helped build the largest sawmill in Brazil and has managed mills in Michigan and North Carolina. They both enjoy motorcycle riding and rode their Harley Davidson Road King to Glacier National Park in 2006. Recently, they traded their motorcycle for a Model A truck and now enjoy going to car shows. They have two married children and six grandchildren and reside in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Join us for this tour from Feb 1 to Feb 21, 2022!
Book Title: ASHES TO INK: A Memoir by Lisa Lucca
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 267 pages
Publisher: JuJu House Publishing
Release date: October 2021
Tour dates: Feb 1 to Feb 21, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13. There is some bad language (several f-words), sexual scenes (not explict), and cigarette and marijuana smoking.
“Lisa Lucca weaves the past and present into a vividly written and important story with many layers: family secrets, fathers and daughters, love and sexuality, and at the core, forgiveness. What touched me most was the call to action to become the love of your own life. Read, learn, and become!” — Laura Munson, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats.
“In this raw and gripping memoir, Lisa Lucca has perfectly captured the unique ripple effects of life with a gay parent. With little representation in popular media, people who grow up with (or find out about) LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers are often left to wonder if there’s anyone else who really understands. Ashes to Ink is proof we are not alone, and that love truly does win.” — Jordan Budd, Executive Director of COLAGE, National LGBTQ+ family organization
“Fresh, warm, sassy, and smart... Lisa’s voice is a delight! I was enchanted by this book.” — Alexia La Fortune, Author of Sex, Love, and Spirit
"Ashes to Ink… a power punch of a book written by the glorious Lisa Lucca. Filled with rage and anger and sorrow and more unleashed anger…and much humor and love...human emotion in each chapter. Lisa's memoir is all about LOVE, the wanting, the needing, the longing, the acceptance, the fear of love, the need for love. From a parent whose lifestyle flattens her to the seeking of love with men who challenge her (unconsciously) to finding the right one. This is a memoir about family - the down and dirty - about love, about searching... and forgiveness. This book is filled with so much truth, so many untamed feelings, so much rawness… a memoir that gives you ample time to hold your breath and exhale. Read it, devour it, allow yourself to creep into the uncomfortableness. Life is filled with discomfort and unease - Lisa gives us all the rare opportunity to see ourselves in the dazzling, and magnificent mirror she holds up for us." — Amy Ferris, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions from a Midlife Crisis
Acceptance struggles to emerge from a cocoon of family secrets . . .
After her parents' divorce in 1974, Lisa Lucca's idyllic Midwestern childhood is shattered when she learns her father is gay. Sworn to secrecy, she begins carrying the emotions of her family like a cracked bucket, making a mess as she embarks on a life of rebellious choices.
Decades later, faced with the aftermath of her father’s death, Lisa revisits the complicated relationship she had with him, delving deeper into the stories she’s held about love, sexuality, and the family she comes from with a shimmering clarity that arises from her grief.
A story of heartache and the power of forgiveness, Ashes to Ink shines a light on the challenges of living true to who we are, especially for single parents.
Meet the Author:
Lisa Lucca’s work has been published in several publications and anthologies, most recently in Crone Rising. She is the co-author of the epistolary memoir, You Are Loved, with her partner, Mark Mathias, a love story she will continue telling in her next book.
She shares a home with Mark in the high desert of southern New Mexico where she continues her work as a life coach, and hosts a weekly public radio show, Live True, bringing insightful and engaging interviews to her listeners. The show streams globally at lccommunityradio.org where the shows are available in the archives.
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Feb 1 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 3 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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Feb 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
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Feb 14 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
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Feb 18 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 18 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
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TBD – Gold Dust Editing & Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
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Join Us for this Tour: January 4 to January 24, 2022
Book Title: Finally a Vegan: My Journey to Veganuary and Beyond by Stephanie Jane
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 118 pages
Genre: Memoir, Food & Cookery, Lifestyle
Release date: December 2020
Formats Available for Review: E-Book (Mobi file for Kindle, EPUB, PDF)
Tour dates: January 4 to January 24, 2022
Content Rating: PG 13 + M Finally A Vegan includes one 'bl**dy' (starred out as written) and one slightly-shocking-but-not-graphic reference to a duck farming video.
Stephanie took part in Veganuary, the month-long global challenge to try veganism, for January 2019. In Finally a Vegan she describes how her changing attitudes to animal welfare and exploitation led her from staunch omnivore to vegetarianism in the preceding years. She recalls her excitement at taking part in the challenge itself and shares her daily food diary, failures as well as triumphs.
Drawing on her post-Veganuary experiences, Stephanie then responds to the common questions But isn't it expensive? But surely it isn't healthy? and But what about my boots? before honestly asking herself How vegan do I want to be?
Ideal for vegan-curious readers, Finally a Vegan is an insightful memoir inspired by one life-changing month.
10% of Finally A Vegan profits will be donated to vegan projects and charities.
Meet the Author:
Reader, wanderer, vegan.
Stephanie Jane has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She loves discovering new authors from all around the world and is happiest when engrossed in a compelling novel with tea and cake to hand.
Raised in Sussex, England, Stephanie developed a wanderlust in her late twenties. She spends her time exploring the UK and Western Europe with her partner, setting out on foot or bicycle from their almost-vintage motorhome, and firmly believes everywhere has something worth seeing if we slow down enough to appreciate its smallest details.
Stephanie has been vegan since 2019 and strives to incorporate zero waste ideals into her life. She enjoys browsing vintage clothing shops and would collect antique kitchenware if she ever again lives in a house with enough space.
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