Book Blast: Saved by Grace by Natasha C. Pointer

Genre: Poetry/ Christian/Autobiography

Book Title: Saved By Grace

Author: Natasha C. Pointer

About The Author

 

Author | Motivational Speaker | Entrepreneur

Born and raised in Fort Myers, FL, Natasha C. Pointer shares her stories of faith and encouragement through poetry. She serves in ministry at Destiny Life Ministries. Saved by Grace is her first published work and is currently working on her next book Expressions. She is the owner/founder of Mysteri Message-In-A-Bottle.

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Saved By Grace is an Autobiography told thru poetry about her life, the hardships she faced, but most importantly how she overcame it all through prayer, faith, and steadfastness.

Poetry to touch the lives of others, to inspire someone, to encourage, and to bring joy in someone’s life. This book is filled with great hope for those facing life’s most challenging moments. 

As a storyteller, Natasha shares where she found her greatest strengths through prayer, faith and her steadfastness. 


Blessed

From the day you were born,

you were a blessing.

You were a comfort and

inspiration to those around you.
You suffered enormous tragedies

and faced many challenges.

You suffered a great deal

and life as you saw it was over.
Each day seemed like an eternity—

every moment seemed everlasting.

You went in with your eyes closed,

but came out with them wide open.
You fell to your knees and asked,

why, why me?

Not realizing that your trials

would prepare you for your future.

Not knowing you were a blessed child

and you were called for a purpose.
Many obstacles came your way

and the enemy tried to bring you down.

He never wanted you to succeed,

let alone see the light of day.
Your cries reached up to God.

He said, You are my child.

No matter where you go,

I will be with you.
You are blessed.

Blessed you shall be,

and blessed you shall continue to be;

not only to yourself, but to others.
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Blog Tour: A World Between by Robert M. Herzog

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A World Between

 

Title: A World Between

Author: Robert Herzog

Publisher: Story Plant

Genre: Literary Fiction

Format: Ecopy/Paperback

 

Parts of the world have disappeared. For a while, nobody notices. Or cares. But as an increasing number of voids disrupt the fabric of reality, threatening the foundation of our world, they propel some of the greatest minds on the planet to determine what force, godlike or human, is behind the change. Now they must race to stop a dread emptiness before it leads to global oblivion.

A breathtaking novel that thrills on both an epic and human scale, A WORLD BETWEEN is an adventure at the frontiers of consciousness, where fractal geometry, quantum physics, and politics collide to create a story unlike any you’ve ever read.

 

Meet the Author

 

Robert M. Herzog has had his stories and poems published in Solstice Literary Magazine, Toasted Cheese, Downstate Story Magazine, Straylight Literary Arts Magazine, and South Jersey Underground. He was a physics major until he read Nietzsche, a political philosopher turned entrepreneur dealing with the major issues of our time, from energy and environment to technology and health care, a Brooklyn boy who’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and remembers the taste of the first (and subsequent) great wine he drank.

 

Blog Tour: Born to Die by George A. Bernstein

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Date Published: November 2015
 
 

Too many infant boys of Palm Beach gentry are dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Only obstetrics nurse, Casey Jansson, is suspicious.

Al Warner, crack Miami Homicide detective, is inactive, languishing on medical leave after a deadly shootout with a serial killer, “The Angel of Death.”  He’s in the best physical condition of his life, but is struggling to convince the Department’s shrink he is not suffering from PTSD.

Warner meets Casey at a local pub. They are attracted to each other, but misreading the other’s body language, remain reserved.  Learning of the SIDS deaths from Casey, Warner concedes it sounds more than coincidental, but can find no obvious Motive or Opportunity. However, he agrees to help investigate, hoping romance develops later. 

Casey’s obsession eventually tangles her in mortal danger. Only Warner can save her, if he can figure out where she went, and get there in time.

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Excerpt

How are you feeling, Detective?”

“Good, Doc,” Al Warner said. “Ready to get out of here, I can tell ya.”

“No headaches?” Doctor Kent settled on a stool, flipping through his chart.

“Nope. Haven’t had one since I’ve been awake.”

“Good.” The doctor lifted an eyelid, peering through a small, lighted scope.

“Sleeping well?” He handed the instrument to a nameless intern who repeated the examination. Warner fidgeted but didn’t complain. Jackson Memorial is a teaching hospital.

“Sleep’s no problem,” he said, “but I’m gettin’ antsy. Can’t wait to get back on The Job. It’s been a month.”

“Not as long as last time, Detective, but I don’t see any reason to keep you here any longer. Let’s look at your wound.” He parted Warner’s thick, nearly black curly hair, revealing a small patch of bare scalp. He drew the intern close, indicating the two-inch seam of rippled skin.

“See how the scar is well knit. Still a little inflamed, but nicely healed. The brain swelling is gone, back to normal for the last ten days.” He patted Warner on the shoulder. “All your physical signs seem quite good.”

“What’s this, Doctor?” the intern asked, lightly touching the thin patch of hairless skull. Doctor Kent shined a small light on the area. A second pale ridge of similar length bisected the recent wound.

“Oh, that… another bullet scar. This is detective Warner’s second visit with us in…what, Al? About a year?’

“Thirteen months,” Warner grumbled, brushing their hands away.

“Right. Really weird to be shot twice in almost the same spot, a year apart.”

“Let’s skip the history lesson, Doc. When can I go back to work?”

“Well, as I said, I’m ready to release you. But, returning to duty is up to your captain.”

“Swell.” Warner slipped off the examination table. “This lyin’ around is drivin’ me nuts. I’ll get my stuff together and be outta here…”

“Tomorrow, Detective. I want to run a few more tests after lunch. A final checkup in the morning and you can go.”

Al Warner sighed. Tests and more tests. He was starting to feel sorry for lab rats.

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New Release: Moon Beam Dream by Olivia Hardin

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I’m not good with death. Yeah, it’s true that I’m a doctor and a vet, but I’m darned good at what I do, and death doesn’t happen often when a life is in my hands. Whether I’m working my medical magic or letting my werewolf out so she can kick some a**, I can always count on me to get the job done. I was totally willing to put my life on the line for my BFF… now that we’ve saved her from the grim reaper, I was really hoping things would settled down for all of us.

But I guess it just doesn’t work that way. Instead I’m dealing with a tricky medical case that may be beyond my abilities, not to mention a baby situation that I totally never saw coming. And I’m not sure if it’s the stress of all that, but a weird tension is cropping up between me and the love of my life.

All I want is to find a way to protect all those most important to me, but it seems there’s a new test behind every door. Can’t a girl catch a break?

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About the Author

olivia-hardin-pic-bwWhen Olivia Hardin started having movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long, the writing bug had bitten her, and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is, until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again.
Olivia has attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term “road scholar,”’ and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic.
A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: My Perfect Mirror by Rosalyn Ikpatt

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“My Perfect Mirror” is every person’s reality check. Armed with the power and truth of God’s word, it seeks to light up your life and bring clarity to your mind: so much that you would question everything else. You will be pleased to discover that all things have always been available to you in Christ Jesus.        
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 Every aspect of her life has given her various unique perspectives of the power of God.  She identifies herself primarily by her intimacy with God through Christ Jesus and by His Spirit, something she is very grateful for.  She enjoys writing and speaking about God, and about the beauty of the human life and human connections.  She is a vegan and enjoys trying out new and strange recipes. Loves to watch nature documentaries, game shows and PBS Independent Lens.

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Cover Reveal: Harsh Gods by Michelle Belanger

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By Michelle Belanger

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher: Titan Books

 

The last thing Zack Westland expects on a frigid night is to be summoned to an exorcism.

 

Demonic possession, however, proves the least of his problems. Father Frank, a veteran turned priest, knows Zack’s deepest secrets, recognizing him as Anakim—an angel of the hidden tribe. And Halley, the girl they’ve come to save, carries a secret that could unlock a centuries-old evil. She chants an eerie rhyme, and she isn’t alone…

 

“HANDS TO TAKE AND EYES TO SEE.

A MOUTH TO SPEAK. HE COMES FOR ME.”

 

As Zack’s secrets spill out, far more than his life is at stake, for Halley is linked to an ancient conspiracy. Yet Zack can’t help her unless he’s willing to risk losing his immortality—and reigniting the Blood Wars.

 

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“Horrors that will send a chill up your spine.” —The Absolute

 

“A singular reading experience.” —Laurell K. Hamilton, bestselling creator of Anita Blake, vampire hunter

 

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Her Heart’s Desire by Allison Merritt

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Date Published: 5/24/2016
 
 

One woman’s desire will unite enemies and raise heroes.

Weary of battle and loss, Idunna Fundinsdottir has two desires–peace and to hold a child of her own. As a war widow, her one chance at happiness rests in the hands of Eoghann Kentigern, a man who was once her enemy. Despite their differences, she saves the mysterious Saxon from the noose and binds herself to him in marriage. She longs for a child, but the fair Saxon tempts her heart as well.

In a moment of clarity, Eoghann killed his brother in battle to save his long-lost sister, then vowed his fealty to a Norse king. When a plot to murder the king and his family comes to light, to repay his debts, Eoghann takes his family’s life in his hands and flees for safety. Forced to return to Suibhne, his childhood home, he faces the choice of becoming the man he wished to be, or remaining the coward who stood in his brother’s shadow for too long. To keep Idunna safe and his vows to his king, he must stand and fight or lose everything.

 

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 “If you hurt her, I will gut you.”

Eoghann Kentigern swallowed, but held the iron hard stare with his brother-in-law, King Hella Ingvasson. To break it would show cowardice and he didn’t mean to reveal his underbelly to the most powerful man in the settlement.

Hella’s threat was unnecessary. Hurt Idunna, the woman who had saved his life when she had every reason to hate him?

“You have my word, Your Grace.” His voice wasn’t as strong as he would have liked, but even weak, it was better than having no voice at all. Without Idunna’s intervention, his head would be rotting on a pike somewhere.

Hella narrowed his eyes and jerked his chin at the curtain separating Idunna Fundinsdottir’s room from the hallway. Eoghann’s room now too since he’d vowed to protect and honor her a few hours earlier.

He sucked in a breath and pushed the curtain aside. On legs stiff as aged wood, he crossed the floor. Idunna waited for him blank-faced and rigid in a bed piled high with blankets and a shaggy gray wolf pelt. She didn’t meet his gaze when he lifted the bridal crown of woven vines. It tangled in her seal brown hair and she flinched as he gave a little tug.

“Forgive me,” he murmured. He didn’t need Hella, the king’s faithful brothers, nephew, and the other two men tagging along as witnesses to this charade believing he’d harmed her on purpose.

She said nothing as she folded her hands together.

He carried the crown to Hella, then held it out. The king took it with another sharp look, then allowed the curtain to swing into place.

Eoghann’s shoulders slumped as the sound of footsteps retreated from the doorway. Norsemen seldom invented an excuse not to attend a celebration. Apparently the queen’s traitor brother’s wedding claimed the exception as an event few of them could stomach. Aside from Hella, Ealasaid, Erik, Bjorn, their wives and children, the turn out had been abysmal. The shame of marrying a woman only to save his life almost caused Eoghann to flee. Might have, if Hella hadn’t been guarding him all day.

He faced Idunna, but his feet froze and dread weighed him down.

They were alone for the first time since he’d come to Solstad. Alone with a woman who couldn’t possibly love him because of the slaughter he’d helped bring to the neighboring village of Freysteinn. One of the warriors he’d marched with to slay the vikingrs had killed her first husband. Only a mad man would pretend Idunna could ever forgive him.

In Norse custom, they were supposed to consummate their marriage, which would tie them together as one in the community. The rituals of cleansing steams and baths before the wedding were meant to help them cast off their old lives. No amount of scrubbing or herbs would fix him. Not after what he’d done. He was the reason her first husband—the one she loved—was in the ground. 

About the Author

author photo 2015A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal, contemporary, and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. It’s not unusual to find her lurking in graveyards, wandering historical sites, or listening to ghost stories.
 
Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that’s gathering dust after it was determined that she’s better at writing fluff than hard news.

 

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Blog Tour: Hard Court by Robert Germaux

 

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  • File Size: 638 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Robert T. Germaux (April 6, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 6, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DX54ZFO

 

 

ABOUT HARD COURT:

Miles Bradshaw, the dot-com billionaire owner of Pittsburgh’s first NBA franchise, hires private detective Jeremy Barnes to look into what appears to be a simple case of harassment of one of the team’s players. But when Jeremy (JB to his friends) begins his investigation, the case proves to be anything but simple, eventually involving a local businessman with suspected criminal ties, a major FBI task force, a computer geek in California and a mob boss in Erie. Along the way, JB, who can quote Shakespeare as quickly and easily as he can land a solid left jab, uses his wits and his ever-present sense of humor to wend his way through a cast of characters who range from the ridiculously inept to the ruthlessly lethal.

As Hard Court unfolds, there are numerous surprises and plot twists, culminating in a dramatic confrontation that neither JB nor the reader could have predicted.

 

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Robert Germaux Author PhotoABOUT ROBERT GERMAUX:

Both my parents were readers. I’m talking stacks-of-books-on-their-nightstands readers. So it’s no surprise that at an early age, I, too, became an avid reader. Everything from sports books (especially baseball) to Nancy Drew to the Hardy Boys to almost anything about distant and exotic places.

Although I’ve always enjoyed putting words on paper, the writer in me didn’t fully emerge until I retired after three decades of teaching high school English. I quickly wrote two books aimed at middle school readers, at which point my wife urged me to try a novel for adults. As is usually the case, Cynthia’s idea was a good one.

Over the next few years, I wrote several books about Pittsburgh private eye Jeremy Barnes. I took a brief hiatus from the detective genre to write Small Talk and The Backup Husband. Now I’m back and I just released my first Jeremy Barnes novel, Hard Court, on April 11.

In our spare time, Cynthia and I enjoy reading (of course), going to live theater productions, watching reruns of favorite TV shows such as “Sports Night” and “Gilmore Girls,” and traveling to some of those distant and exotic places I used to read about as a child. So far, we’ve been fortunate enough to walk in the sands of Waikiki, swim in the warm waters of the South Pacific and share a romantic dinner in Paris.

I love interacting with my readers and getting their input on my characters and stories. Please feel free to contact me via my website and connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

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Blog Tour: Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin

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Woodwalker

 

Author: Emily B. Martin

Release Date: June 14, 2016

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Genre: Fantasy/Coming of Age

Format: Ebook

 

“What on earth would I gain from that?” I asked him. “Risk my own neck by violating my banishment just to leave you? The sentence placed on me if I return is execution. If I’m entering the mountains again, I’d damn well better get something out of it.”

Exiled from the Silverwood and the people she loves, Mae has few illusions about ever returning to her home. But when she comes across three out-of-place strangers in her wanderings, she finds herself contemplating the unthinkable: risking death to help a deposed queen regain her throne.

And if anyone can help Mona Alastaire of Lumen Lake, it is a former Woodwalker—a ranger whose very being is intimately tied to the woods they are sworn to protect. Mae was once one of the best, and despite the potential of every tree limb to become the gibbet she’s hung from, she not only feels a duty to aide Mona and her brothers, but also to walk beneath her beloved trees once more.

A grand quest in the tradition of great epic fantasies, filled with adventure and the sharp wit—and tongue—of a unique hero, Woodwalker is the perfect novel to start your own journey into the realm of magical fiction.

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

About the Author

Emily B. MartinI am an author, illustrator, and environmental educator.  My favorite genre to write is fantasy-adventure, while my favorite reads are usually detailed, thought-provoking historical fiction. Digital painting is my usual art medium, but I also love keeping watercolor journals and pencil sketchbooks.

Writing and art aren’t my only passions.  In fact, they’re not even my official expertise (at least on paper).  In 2012, I earned my Master’s degree in Parks and Protected Area Management from Clemson University.  During the summer, I work as an interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service (with the hat and everything).

I love to hike, camp, and backpack with my family, and while I call southern Appalachia home, I have a not-so-secret love affair with the Rocky Mountains.  I live in South Carolina with my husband and two daughters.

I am represented by Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Agency.

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Wednesday, May 18 – Book featured at The Reading Queen

Thursday, May 19 – Book featured at A Title Wave

Friday, May 20 – Book featured at Bound 2 Escape

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Monday, May 23 – Book featured at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, May 24 – Book featured at The Dark Phantom

Wednesday, May 25 – Book featured at The Review From Here

Thursday, May 26 – Book featured at Write and Take Flight

Friday, May 27 – Book featured at Voodoo Princess

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Monday, May 30 – Guest blogging at Kindle and Me

Tuesday, May 31 – Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Wednesday, June 1 – Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, June 2 – Book reviewed at Natural Bri

Friday, June 3 – Book featured at CBY Book Club

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Monday, June 6 – Book reviewed at 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, June 7 – Book featured at The Recipe Fairy

Wednesday, June 8 – Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt

Thursday, June 9 – Book featured at Harmonious Publicity

Friday, June 10 – Book featured at Book Cover Junkie