New Release & Giveaway: Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman

 

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Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman Book Cover PhotoPaperback: 276 pages

Publisher: Andarina Publishing (June 26, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0997368810

ISBN-13: 978-0997368819

 

ABOUT CROWNING GLORY

In this beautifully written, heartfelt, witty, and life-affirming memoir, Stacy Harshman tracks her amazing experiment. By wearing dramatic, identically styled but differently colored wigs for weeks in New York City, Stacy Harshman learns more about who she is and what she can find in herself as a redhead, a raven-haired goth, a brunette, and a blonde.

After hiring a spy to document how people responded to her, Stacy realizes how her hair is woven into every aspect of her life: her self-image, her depression, and her relationships. Changing her hair changed how she approached all of them.

By turns rapturous, rueful, and riotous, this wise and funny book charts the story of one woman’s way to shake it up, change it all, and discover something new about herself.

 

PURCHASE CROWNING GLORY ON AMAZON.COM

 

Stacy Harshman Author Photo 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stacy Harshman recently relocated from NYC to Vermont where she currently works on a therapeutic farm. After a Midwestern childhood in a family of designers, antique dealers, and equestrians, Stacy traveled extensively before finding a home in New York City, which she still maintains.

Always driven toward creative expression, Stacy writes fiction, memoir and essays, and has written and recorded five albums of original music.

Her passion for color and pattern led to the launch of Andarina Designs, a custom lighting design company. Stacy is inspired by women all over the world, working in community partnerships to produce beautiful and sustainable work. Currently, her favored form of expression is mixed media painting-collages. She devotes her time to animals and to the healing arts.

Stacy invites readers to connect with her on her website and on Facebook.

 

STACY IS GIVING AWAY THESE AWESOME PRIZES TO THREE LUCKY WINNERS

$25 Amazon Gift Card
One Signed Copy of “Crowning Glory
One Piece of Original Artwork *see the photo below

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Run Away to the Keys by Miki Bennett

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Miki Bennett is a stay at home wife who has an intense love for the beach. Her passions include art and various crafts where she has won numerous awards over the years. She also calls herself the resident family tech geek, always checking out the latest gadget that comes out on the market. Most of all, she loves visiting the beach as much as possible, trying to fit all family vacations close to an island or beach if possible.
Miki began working for her parent’s family business when she was just eight years old and continued until they sold the company in 2007. At this time, she wasn’t sure of her next step in life and started learning as much as she could about the things that interested her the most: website building, painting with acrylic paints, new crochet techniques, photography, and many other venues trying to find out her next stage in life. This lead to her newest pursuit: writing.
She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jeff and their little dog Emma. They are a blended family with three grown children thus consider themselves empty nesters. Miki graduated from high school and went on to the College of Charleston but her interests were so varied that she couldn’t decide on a particular degree so she decided to learn on her own. Her life long pursuit of knowledge has lead her in many directions.
Miki is also a cancer survivor after having treatment in 2002 for Uterine Cancer. In 2013, she was diagnosed with Mastocytosis, a rare, incurable disorder in which patients can have life threatening allergic type reactions to the simplest things even though they are not truly allergic to the item: food, water, sun, heat, cold, sound, etc. Miki had lived with symptoms since she was a teenager but was given one diagnosis after another ending up with twelve different ones before she found the true cause. And since she looked fine on the outside, many didn’t believe she truly was ill. Once receiving the correct diagnosis, she is now on a mission to help others who deal with “invisible diseases” since these can be so hard on the patients. To the outside world patients look perfectly healthy though inside they deal with symptoms both physically and mentally.

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A handsome marine biologist comes to Key Largo and meets a beautiful and vivacious boat captain. Sounds perfect, right?
Unfortunately for Garrett Holmes and Skylar Cartwright, meeting and falling in love isn’t all smooth sailing into the Florida sunset.
Despite their mutual attraction and growing feelings for one another, Skylar’s rocky relationship with her wealthy parents and Garrett’s jealous research assistant, Casey, make life plenty hectic for the new couple.
When Skylar’s ex-boyfriend, Andrew, appears on the scene, things get really complicated, forcing Garrett and Skylar to question if love is enough to sustain them through the social storms.
An engaging and spirited romance story set against the luscious backdrop of the Florida Keys, Miki Bennett’s third novel will sweep you away to a world of warm sun and emerald waters.
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“You could have your pick of any guy of means, if you would stick to your own kind of people. I mean, you chose a marine biologist. And then you are doing boat charters. You are a Cartwright. If you played your cards right, you wouldn’t want for anything for the rest of your life. That is, if your parents could get their act together too.” Skylar stood there, dumb- founded by Andrew’s remark.
“Why, Dad? Why would you talk to him of all people?” she said, pointing to Andrew.
“I was only doing what I thought was best. Garrett, I’m sorry, but you aren’t right for our daughter. She has such a bright future; plus, you are much older than she is,” Mr. Cartwright said forcibly, looking Garrett in the eye.
“So you want to destroy my life like you are destroying yours and Mom’s.” Skylar said it before she thought. She was so hurt, but she never intended to air private information about her family. She suddenly looked around, and the whole ball- room was eerily quiet. People were speaking in hushed tones. She knew all eyes were on her.
“Personally, Mr. Cartwright, I think that if it weren’t for Garrett, Skylar would have already been back here, where she belongs,” Andrew said smugly. The next sound that traveled across the room was of the slap of Skylar’s hand across his cheek.
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Book Blast & Giveaway: Minutes of Love in the Hours of Life by Oscar R. Rocha

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Minutes of Love in the Hours of Life

Title: Minutes of Love in the Hours of Life

Author: Oscar R. Rocha

Publisher: iUniverse

Genre: Poetry

Format: Ebook

Minutes of Love in the Hours of Life speaks from the heart about love and life, the joy of life seen from different cornres of the world. A love that inspires and takes you to a parallel place through time and space, I call it the stand-still phase, where positive emotions and feelings flow freely within and into those you love. “…the warmness of your essence, fluxing in a radiant rythm, …your angelical gaze, which sings of that sweet fire within you…”

Available on Amazon.

 

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Peru. By 13 years of age have traveled througout South America and started to write. In 1991 moved to Virginia, USA. By 20 years of age traveled throughout Western Europe and focused my writings to essays about human values and poetry about love and life. In 2001 joined the US ARMY, served with the 82nd Airborne Division in active combat. Currently living in Northern Virginia, recently received a B.S. in Biology, interested in public health, the human spirit, acts of random kindness, global cultural diversity and realities.

 

Giveaway

Oscar is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

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  • This giveaway begins June 27 and ends on July 8.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on July 9.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Blog Tour: No Good Deed by Auston Habershaw

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No Good Deed

 

Title: No Good Deed

Author: Auston Habershaw

Publisher: Harper Voyage Impulse

Pages: 303

Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Format: Ecopy/Paperback

 

Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar’s life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he’s pretty sure his life can’t get any worse.

That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn’t commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he’s been dodging for so long. And that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling all the strings is none other than the most powerful sorceress in the West: Lyrelle Reldamar.

Tyvian’s own mother.

Available on Amazon.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Auston Habershaw is a science fiction and fantasy writer and author of The Saga of the Redeemed (part one to be released by Harper Voyager in February 2015). You can find links to his stuff through Amazon or Goodreads (see the links to your right!). He got second place in the Writers of the Future Contest in the first quarter of 2014 (Volume 31), so he presumably has some idea of what he’s doing (though not the *best* idea, obviously). He’s also an English professor, a pretty good storyteller, and a big time geek. This blog is for him to discuss and explore some of the crazy ideas that are usually kicking around in his head, throw out some of his homemade RPGs for people to use or see, advertise his budding writing career, and see just what this whole ‘blog’ thing is about. Enjoy!

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TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Monday, June 20 – Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping

Book featured at Voodoo Princess

Tuesday, June 21 – Guest blogging at Celebrate with a Book

Book featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Wednesday, June 22 – Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Book featured at My Bookish Pleasures

Thursday, June 23 – Book featured at A Title Wave

Book featured at The Review From Here

Friday, June 24 – Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt

Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner

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Monday, June 27 – Guest blogging at Bookjunkie’s Book Blog

Book featured at Literal Exposure

Tuesday, June 28 – Book featured at Cover2Cover

Book featured at The Dark Phantom

Wednesday, June 29 – Book featured at Mello and June

Book featured at Bound 2 Escape

Thursday, June 30 – Interviewed at Infinite House of Books

Book featured at Lover of Literature

Friday, July 1 – Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

Book featured at Book Cover Junkie

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Zenobia: Challenging a Legend by Russ Wallace

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Russ Wallace is life-long student of history, religion, politics, and social issues.
As an instructor, he came to value the critical thinking so necessary to
navigate the minefields of propaganda while searching for truths. As a world
traveler, Russ learned the opposing views and prejudices underlying many of the
problems in human society, ancient and modern.
He employs
a vivid imagination to fill in the life of Zenobia, a real historical figure
and one of the most fascinating women who ever lived. He is working on future
books in the Zenobia book series.
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Sequel to the award-winning Zenobia – Birth of a Legend.
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The continuing saga of the deadly young warrior who will one day challenge Rome for the supremacy of her world. As the dynamic girl continues her education in Egypt, for a time she is diverted from her warrior path. Complicating Zenobia’s life is a budding romance with her brilliant and charismatic instructor. The challenge – he is the scholar, she the warrior. Can they blend their worlds to become the most exciting couple in Alexandria?

Learning of a slave trade in kidnapped young women, Zenobia determines to free the oppressed. Warrior skills will not be enough. Her new challenge – to become a pirate, then a temptress in her fight for justice.
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Almost as an afterthought Zenobia asked, “How many men do you know that you can really
trust?”
   “How many men can I really trust?” Jasmine
repeated Zenobia’s question. After careful thinking, she replied, “None!
Whatever you are thinking of doing, if it requires trustworthy men, forget it!”
     The look of controlled, determined
intensity on the girl told her that was not likely to happen. This girl is
dangerous, extremely dangerous!
     Zenobia waited a minute before
questioning, “Aren’t you going to ask me?”
     “No! You don’t know me and I don’t know you. Possession of certain types of knowledge brings danger. I don’t need that!”
     Zenobia contemplated her next step. She
needed a man with particular skills, and she did not know how to go about
finding him. She made a decision. “I do know you. You are like the
leopardess in the forest that I spared. You are alert, skilled, and
intelligent, trying to survive in a perilous wilderness of a sort, the alleys
of this city. Therefore, I both respect you and value your opinion. I need your help!”

     “Helping you could be dangerous,” Jasmine
answered quietly. “Convince me it will be worth the risk.” 

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Cover Reveal: Higher Ground by Nan Lowe

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2016-06-28_1057Higher Ground

By Nan Lowe

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

Nearly a decade after leaving her tumultuous high school years and New Orleans behind, Dr. Violet Foster is thriving in Atlanta. She’s landed a job in the English Department of a prestigious school and shares a home—and her heart—with Wade Price, the love of her life.

Everything’s going according to plan.

Until a phone call from Violet’s younger brother thwarts her holiday plans and upends her carefully constructed life. She’s managed to avoid her hometown for years and dance around the secrets she left buried there. A wedding reception and an ailing grandmother beckon her return to The Big Easy, but as her departure nears, Violet is forced to reconcile the person she was with the woman she’s become.

Even if it means losing everything she holds dear.

 

Author Bio

Nan Lowe grew up in Memphis with barbeque and blues in her veins. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and is raising a son and daughter in a tiny town north of Graceland that has more cows than stoplights. Half farm girl and half city chick, she’s a little bit country and a whole lot of rock and roll. Most days, you’ll find her reading, writing, plotting, or listening to Pearl Jam, usually with a dog or two on her lap.

 

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Book Blast & Giveaway: Exploding the Big Bang Theory by Joseph Donnelly

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Exploding the Big Bang Theory

Title: Exploding the Big Bang Theory

Author: Joseph Donnelly

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Genre: Religion

Format: Ebook

 

The essence of this my third effort at publication now stands to be the true basis of our human species new working philosophy. My main interest is of our relationship with God on all fronts. Simple when realised we under the split headings of humanity in tribe, clan, national or of different skin colour configurations, have amassed over 10.000 religious philosophies to meet our personal needs. Of which none seem to work for all over the limit of tribe, clan national or colour configuration?! Because of the very modern sophisticated trend of rejecting God, generally understood to have been the creator; and in using the guessed at elements of how science really works or had been given credit for how it must work. Many in that field of study have felt qualified enough to snub those 10,000 religions by stating there never is or was God in any case? My personal stand and standards revolve around humanity in us, getting the understanding of God right in the first place, but slightly askew in the opinion we were expressly chosen by God to promote enlightenment upon the universe! Yes we got it right, there is God, and no arguments can be valid against this acceptance. To endorse that statement I have been able and commit my to be our understanding of how and why God set the clock of creation from the beginning of all time, now scientifically proved by us, through the open discovery of the God particle, much more than a scientific phenomena? . Part of my style and method stands to the terms of all religions in best choice to be monotheistic by character. This fits with the full progress of all histories naturally connecting with the future of self. Self to be the individuals we each are, but hailed to be of species over tribe, clan, colour or national. Our monotheistic relationship stands also to self, in that however we are in style by colour or creed. We will meet to be the same image of God as seen in self, but only able to manage that wonderful spectacle on Gods terms from our solid belief in God, reality, and our future! See what you think, when from now you can also evaluate the latest of sciences exposé’s over and above some of the scientific ranting of how any form of intelligent life began, but more importantly, why, remembering we are here on Gods terms not ours!

 Available on Amazon.

 

Giveaway

Joseph is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
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  • This giveaway begins June 27 and ends on July 8.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on July 9.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Uncovering Camila by Vivian Winslow

Book: Uncovering Camila
Author: Vivian Winslow
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Camila Cohen is a highly ambitious and driven third-year NYU law student who works as a part-time bartender to help pay her way through school. She prefers no-strings attached relationships, afraid that anything serious could get in the way of her goals. But when chef Eliseo Perez ditches her for a job in Miami, she realizes even a casual arrangement can leave you feeling burned. Just as Camila’s close to accepting a position at the high-powered law firm of Sullivan & Moore (more appropriately known by its initials, S & M), her uncle Arthur, the head of the Cohen Real Estate dynasty, makes a proposal that compels Camila to question the career path she’d always assumed would be right for her. As she attempts to balance her busy final year of law school with her bartending job, what should have been a random Tinder date for a hot hook-up leads to something unexpected. Meeting the incredibly brilliant and handsome Marshall James forces Camila to face her greatest fears and realize that creating a life for herself means making decisions that could potentially hurt the ones she loves.
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Elizabeth Ann Hayes writes Romance under the pen name Vivian Winslow. Elizabeth was born in San Diego, California but has spent most of her adult life as the consummate wanderer. Her nomadic life took her abroad to Paris, Madrid, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and São Paulo. After eleven moves across four continents over a span of seventeen years, her journey brought her back to New York City in 2011 where, despite the chaotic pace, she’s managed to make it home for herself and her family.
Since 2014, Elizabeth has published nine novellas in her Gilded Flower Trilogies as well as two installments of Wildflowers, a New Adult series of standalone novels. These contemporary romance books are female-driven with strong, beautiful and intelligent women as well as diverse characters, reflecting her own multi-cultural heritage.


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Blog Tour: Interlude to Sentimental Me by Michael B. Judkins

2016-06-26_20-52-05Book Description for Interlude to Sentimental Me Volume 2:

A collection of emotionally driven poetry that covers the story of pain, tribulations, happiness, self-esteem and self discovery through love and heartache. The Interlude will take readers on a journey of determination and imagery, which leads to the formation of short stories and performance poetry.

Buy Interlude to Sentimental Me:  Amazon  ~   Google play  ~  Smashwords  ~  Kobo  ~   Aois21market

 

2016-06-26_20-50-34Book Description for Sentimental Me! Volume 1:

Sentimental Me – displays his ability to wrest good from bad, to display the courage to dig deep within himself to help others. Through an inspired melding of his unique voice and inspiring photographic images of nature, Michael provides the reader with a unique perspective of the human condition, inspiring others to follow their own creative paths without boundaries.

Buy Sentimental Me: Amazon

 

Interview with the Author

1- What made you write a book?

I started writing since I was in high school over 20 years ago. However, October 2014, was the pivotal moment in my life where I wanted to explore the challenge to professionally market my poetry to a mass audience. During that time in my life, transitions from love and pain led to the formation of taking the necessary steps to create something wonderful.

2- What is your writing schedule?

Honestly, I don’t have a set routine or schedule for my writing. My inspiration comes from moments in my life, environment, family and friends. However, when I get the theme or creative idea, the writing process takes off. I’ve noticed my creative juices to write usually flow late at night into the early parts of the morning.

3- What motivates you to keep writing?

My motivation to keep writing and creating or expressing my art lies in the story of my life! I want to share, experience, create and foster a journey of forgiveness, love, and overcoming obstacles for my audience. A sense of truth and self belonging inspires me to keep writing.

4- What is the genre you write and why?

I write poetry, prose and poetry to short story. I started writing poetry as a method to cope with my feelings and emotions as a child. As an adult, it brings a great sense of self and understanding of how the words, rhymes, themes, and metrics can tell a story. Also, poetry can be whatever you want it to be!

5- Where do you see your writing career going?

My vision for my writing career is to expand into short stories, non-fiction and songwriting… I want to continue learning the craft of writing and character development. So, this is the start of a wonderful journey in my life.

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Book Blitz: Full of Wonderment by Josh Greenfield

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Full of Wonderment: a novel

By Josh Greenfield

Genre: Young Adult

 

Full of Wonderment: a novel, is a story of romance and adventure.  Jordan Fineman has completed his sophomore year at Cornell University, and resolves to set off for Alaska.  By the time he returns, in time for the fall semester, he is an experienced cannery worker, who has met travelers from around the world.  He has hiked through Denali Park and visited his girlfriend in Berkeley, California.  All the while mental illness is setting in.  It was a summer to remember.

 Available on Amazon.

Author Bio

Josh Greenfield is a graduate of both Phillips Andover Academy and Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He holds two masters degrees from the City University of New York, one in History and one in English Literature. He also completed the better part of a doctorate in English at Fordham University. His desire in writing is to tell an entertaining and engaging story, to look for laughs in dark places.

 

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