New Release & Giveaway: The Ragged People by Lucy Fenton

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 Arden St John – teenager, witch and embodiment of chaos – is back.

 The new school year starts with her surrounded by friends and her boyfriend, Nick, all of them happy and out from under the shadow of Georgia, who now lurks on the edges, friendless and powerless.

 But there is something in the shadows. It is looking for Arden and it’s not the only one.

 There are many who want to use Arden, some of them more dangerous than the vampires who want her life.

Even those protecting her want something from her, more than she is willing to give.

Still determined to stop the vampires’ trade, Arden had to choose between staying safe or embracing her terrifying power. When she finally unleashes the power within her, the consequences are more than she could imagine.

As more secrets are revealed, a price must be paid for the truth. Powerful but vulnerable, Arden must suffer through betrayal, love and acceptance as her story continues.

 GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32333612-the-ragged-people

 

PURCHASE LINKS

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Blog Tour: Chaste by Jesse Teller

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Title: Chaste

Author: Jesse Teller

Release Date: October 5, 2016

Publisher: Amazon Digital

Genre: Dark Fantasy/Horror

Format: Ebook/Paperback

 
When her devout parents died, Cheryl turned her back on her god. Years of denial and self-loathing have defeated her. Her life consists of taking orders and succumbing to abuse. A group of strangers stops in Chaste for the night, but an unnamed threat is preying on the town. Tragic deaths have become more and more frequent. Cheryl wants to protect these travelers, expose the evil force, and save her fellow citizens, but she must find a way to believe in hope.

Available on Amazon.

 

About the Author

2016-10-30_17-49-14Jesse Teller fell in love with fantasy when he was five years old and played his first game of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gave him the ability to create stories and characters from a young age. He started consuming fantasy in every form and, by nine, was obsessed with the genre. As a young adult, he knew he wanted to make his life about fantasy. From exploring the relationship between man and woman, to studying the qualities of a leader or a tyrant, Jesse Teller uses his stories and settings to study real-world themes and issues.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, October 10 -Book featured at The Review From Here

Tuesday, October 11 -Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

Thursday, October 13 – Book featured at As the Pages Turns

Friday, October 14 – Guest blogging at Lover of Literature

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Monday, October 17 – Book featured at CBY Book Club

Tuesday, October 18 – Guest blogging at A Title Wave

Thursday, October 20 -Interviewed at Voodoo Princess

Friday, October 21 – Guest blogging at From Paperback to Leatherbound

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Monday, October 24 – Book featured at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, October 25 – Book featured at All Inclusive Retort

Wednesday, October 26 – Guest blogging at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

Thursday, October 27 – Book featured The Bookworm Lodge

Friday, October 28 – Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom

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Monday, October 31 – Book featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, November 2 – The Literary Nook

Thursday, November 3 – Book reviewed at A Room Without Books is Empty

Friday, November 4 – Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

Blog Tour: Trapped by Amanda Lance

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Title: Trapped

Author: Amanda Lance

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 28

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On the way to investigate a fugitive sighting, 21-year-old news intern Aubrey Kent is injured when an unexpected storm destroys the newscopter—along with the rest of the crew. Now, stranded in the Canadian wilderness and on the brink of death, Aubrey is rescued by a handsome stranger whose cold disposition is as frightening as the remote cabin in which he lives.

With no way to reach civilization before spring, Aubrey becomes Jack Gordon’s unwanted roommate. Her hope for rescue is much more desperate when she sees his hostile attitude and violent behavior. Aubrey and Jack wait out the winter, they grow closer—their delicate friendship blooming into feelings neither of them could have anticipated. But the weather and the wolves aren’t the only dangers in the mountains. As Aubrey uncovers the reason for Jack’s self-imposed isolation, she realizes she’s closer to the story than she imagined—a story that might cost her life.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Lost Great Dane by B.L. Blair

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Mystery/Romance

Date Published: December 1, 2016 

The Lost Great Dane is the first novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott opened the Lost and Found Pets agency because she loves animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.

 While searching for a lost cat, Alex finds a weak and injured Great Dane. The dog has no collar, no tags, and no microchip. And the only person looking for him is a man who might have murdered his own wife.

 Within 24 hours, Alex has a hunted dog, a homemade microchip, and a hitman on her tail. She realizes the only way out of this mess is to solve the mystery of the lost Great Dane.

 

Purchase Links

Amazon     B&N     iBooks     Kobo     Smashwords

 

Excerpt

 As I headed down the hallway to the office, I could hear Claire talking to a client. I glanced at my watch and realized it was our two o’clock appointment. I gave the client a brief nod but didn’t interrupt. When I reached my desk, Hero came over to greet me, and Jerrie raised her head. Once she realized I wasn’t doing anything interesting, she went back to sleep. Both cats were curled up on the love seat that was directly in the path of sunlight streaming through the front windows. It is one of their favorite spots.

I played with Hero for a moment and gave him a treat as I absently listened to Claire try to talk our client out of requesting the advanced search. The woman was elderly, and it was apparent that she didn’t have much money. Even worse, her missing pet was a bird. Hero could search by air scent, but it was very difficult to track something that flew.

“Mrs. Kearns,” Claire said in a soft, caring voice, “it is very hard to find birds. We will be happy to call all the shelters and some local aviaries. Maybe someone found her and turned her in.”

“No, no she won’t go to anyone else. Please, dear, please help me. I’ve had Molly for almost thirty years. I just don’t know what I’d do without her.”

The woman’s voice broke on the end. Claire looked at me. I closed my eyes briefly and nodded. Claire quickly rounded the desk and sat in the chair next to Mrs. Kearns. As she spoke softly with the woman, I gathered Hero’s leash and my backpack. Hero followed me over to them.

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Book Blast: Nearest and Dearest by Caroline Jolly

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Title: Nearest and Dearest
Author: Caroline Jolly
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Humorous
Format: Ebook

Effie McIver has been living quietly on her own since the break up of her marriage to Jack who left her for her best friend. A visit to the doctor leaves her feeling restless and she experiences further disturbance during a visit to her daughter’s house. These events lead her to conclude that something must be done to change her life. With the help of her friend Susie she decides to venture into the uncertain world of dating. Here she encounters a variety of people and situations, hilarious or humiliating, in her search for a new partner. The search takes place against the backdrop of her increasingly complex relationship to her daughter Cathy and her family. Meanwhile, on the dating front, she meets Oliver, a widower and a ‘no hoper’ who through persistence and a degree of change enters Effie’s social life. A cluster of circumstances precipitate her into a shocking crisis within the family which slowly evolves, with the help of friend Susie and the keeping of a diary, towards a resolution. The mood of the story is essentially light, compassionate and humorous, as Effie explores her strengths and obvious weaknesses both as an older woman negotiating the choppy waters of dating and also as a parent managing her relationship to grown up children.

Available on Amazon.

 

Meet the Author

Caroline Jolly was brought up in Scotland, studied in London and East Africa, and works as a psychotherapist in private practice in London where she now lives.

 

Tour Schedule

October 24

From Paperback to Leatherbound

Voodoo Princess

October 25

My Bookish Pleasures

Lover of Literature

October 26

The Bookworm Lodge

Book Reviews ETC

October 27

Write and Take Flight

100 Pages a Day

October 28

Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Inkslinger’s Opus

October 31

The Literary Nook

The Revolving Bookshelf

Bound 2 Escape

November 1

Harmonious Publicity

The Review From Here

November 2

The Dark Phantom

All Inclusive Retort

November 3

A Title Wave

Literal Exposure

November 4

A Taste of My Mind

I’m Shelf-ish

Deal Sharing Aunt

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie (L.C.) Lewis

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Laurie (L.C.) Lewis was born and raised in rural Maryland where she and her husband still reside. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a lover of sappy movies. The Dragons of Alsace Farm, her eighth published novel, was inspired by a loved one’s struggle with dementia. Her women’s fiction novels include Unspoken (2004) and Awakening Avery (2010), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).

She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a late spring 2017 release, and in March 2017 she will release a romance novel for Gelato Book’s “Destination Billionaire’s Series.” She loves to hear from readers, and she can be contacted at any of these locations.

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Agnes, an 82-y-o French WWII survivor will teach Noah and Tayte the greatest lessons of their lives:
The strength of tested love.
The promise of new love.
The power of family love.
And the courage each requires.
In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.

Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.

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  3. nesting boxes, 
  4. twinkle lights, 
  5. Andrea Bocelli songs, 
  6. lazy days, 
  7. good hair days, 
  8. girlfriend lunches, 
  9. noticing little miracles, 
  10. romantic anything.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Kavan by Kristen Clark-Frost

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Ashlyn wasn’t looking looking for a man. She had books, her best
friend, and a job she loved. Unless she found a man like the ones in her books,
she was happy being single. Until she met Kavan.
Working with
his family, Kavan kept the human’s safe from what lurked in the shadows. He
wasn’t looking for his mate, wasn’t ready to settle down. Until he found
Ashlyn.
 
Can Ashlyn
accept Kavan and the life he offers. Can Kavan keep Ashlyn safe from the
monsters hunting her?

 

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Paranormal romance author, Kristen Clark-Frost,
lives in New Hampshire with her family.
A die hard metalhead, you’ll find her at her computer,
headphones blasting, while pounding away at the keyboard.
Her cat, who believes he’s trans species
and really a vicious canine, sleeping by her side.
An avid reader with a voracious appetite for the written word,
Kristen made a bold move and changed careers to chase her dream;
creating spectacular new worlds for others to enjoy.
Previously working and advocating for children and adults
with developmental disabilities,
Kristen spent many hours introducing others
to the power and magic of the written word.
When opportunity arose, she dove headfirst into writing full time.
Kavan is the first book in the Drelatta Wolves Series.
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Character Casting

  • Kavan = Clive Standen
  • Ashlyn = Emma Watson
  • Kian = Jason Mamoa
  • Tori = Mila Kunis
  • Cahal = Henry Cavill

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New Release: The Violent Sunflowers by Quig Shelby

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About the Book

This is a telling parody of Europe’s current immigration, security, and identity crisis, as told through the misadventures of insects migrating to the affluent sunflower field.

Quig Shelby has previously published five other novels including:

The Crocodile Masquerade

The Concubine Affair

The Scrying Glass

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About the Author

I have three main inspirations for my writing – my experiences, imagination, and gorgeous glossy blood pumping erotica.

My previous jobs include croupier, and mental health nurse.  Currently a toxicologist, but always restless, forever searching.

I am a night owl, love snow, and the sound of heavy rain.

I love extremes, and self-denial if the pleasure is worth the patience and the pain. I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind, half of it male, and half female. The second half is lesbian.

My advice on life – apart from one fleeting moment everything in life is a memory, so live for the moment and make it worth remembering.

And my favourite quote has to be:

‘Normality is a pavement comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.’

  • Vincent Van Gogh

 

Preface to the Book

 “Their nests were being destroyed by nature’s intolerant rage. Amongst ruined fields blighted by drought, only insecticides, chemical warfare, rained down from the heavens above. They saw no future for themselves or their nymphs, and sought prosperity in a new land mosaicked with fields of golden sunflowers and rapeseed. Some were tourists, but most were escapees fleeing from an intolerable life, unable and unwilling to change their own habitat or eco-system.

Insects, who sought freedom in pastures new, chased dreams and opportunities they denied some of their own species. Others felt owed a plentiful life from the cockroaches that had raped and ruined their fields a long time ago. The bugs were marching home to nest.

Soon the termite travellers would reach a fork in the road. One sign would ask what they could do for their adopted home. The other sign, wood-wormed and flea bitten, would inquire what could be done for them. Most chose the latter. And whilst the termites burrowed, hopped, and flew along their chosen path, the invaded hosts wondered what to do. Should they waive welcoming sunflowers in the antennae of the new arrivals or dig in their six legs, belligerent and insectist? The future was an unsown field in which their actions would plant discord or harmony, modernity or hypocrisy.”

 

 

“The Violent Sunflowers” by Quig Shelby is available from Amazon US and Amazon.uk in paperback and e-book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight: A Little Girl You Might Know by R.W. Taylor

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“A Little Girl You Might Know” by R. W. Taylor is published

 A brand-new collection of 60 stories and rhymes

 

 

About the Book

Sadie lives with her little mummy and her little puppy Winnie, she has a little granny and lives next door to a little old lady who knows everything worth knowing.

In 60 new stories and rhymes, you’ll join Sadie in a year of little adventures with friends such as Betsy Cross, who is often so loud you’ve probably already heard her!

Sadie starts the school year believing that there won’t be much fun in growing-up, but how will she feel by the end of the book?

Although unique, Sadie may remind you of a little girl that you might know…

 

About the Author

 This is the third collection of children’s short stories and rhyming stories by the author R. W. Taylor, who lives in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.  He previously published a collection of children’s stories entitled The Curiosity of Sadie in 2011 and Slap Dab in 2013, both of which have been very well-received by all those who have read them.

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“Sadie liked the autumn,

Some may call it fall,

She also loved Halloween,

With pumpkins, treats and all.

A pumpkin can be spooky,

A little scary too,

Pumpkins here for Halloween,

Watch out as they go “Boo!”

But pumpkins aren’t just carved to scare,

To make a Jack ‘o’ Light,

Pumpkins are good for other things,

Not just to cause a fright.

Pumpkins can be tasty,

A veggie for your lunch,

You can even toast the pumpkin seeds,

So crispy they go CRUNCH!

So when you see a pumpkin,

Don’t be scared and run a mile.

Because it’s rare you’ll ever find one,

That hasn’t got a smile!”

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“A Little Girl You Might Know” is available from Amazon UK in paperback or e-book and from Amazon US