Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sisters Texas series by Becki Willis

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Chicken Scratch
The Sisters, Texas Series Book 1
by Becki Willis
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Named 2016 Best Mystery Series by Texas Association of Authors.
When Madison Reynolds finds herself widowed and penniless before forty,
she does the only thing she knows to do – she packs up her teenage
twins and moves back home with her eighty-year-old grandmother. Life
in The Sisters, Texas has not changed much since she’s been gone,
but at least her best friend Genesis is there to soften the
transition back into small-town life.
To make ends meet, Madison opens In a Pinch Temporary Services.
Her first real client is Ronny Gleason, but when she shows up for the
first day of work at the Gleason Poultry Farm, Madison makes a
gruesome discovery. The dead body she finds belongs to Mr. Gleason.
When a local man is arrested for murder, Madison takes on the job of
proving his innocence. Even though she is not a private investigator,
both mothers are desperate: Lucy Ngyen to clear her son’s name, and
Madison to pay her bills. But as she begins asking questions around
town, her interference is not welcome.
With a daughter determined to go back to Dallas, a son settling into small
town life, a feisty grandmother who knows all the town gossip, bill
collectors calling, and now someone trying to keep her silent,
Madison has no time for re-kindling her high school crush with police
chief Brash deCordova. She has her hands full just trying to stay
alive.
If she survives her amateur investigation, Maddy has a decision to make.
Will she go back to her life in Dallas, or will she build a new life
here in The Sisters?
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“You were trespassing on posted property.”

“I didn’t see the sign.”

“Did you happen to notice the fence?”

Madison chose not to comment. With a determined glint in her hazel eyes, she said, “I also overheard them talking about the boss, someone obviously higher up than Ronny Gleason. And I think you’re right. I think this is an organized gambling ring.”

“I’m so glad you approve of my theory. I suppose your years of watching Matlock and CSI qualify you to offer your glowing endorsement?”

With great effort, Madison resisted the urge to stick her tongue out at him.

Brash continued. “Of course, the biggest problem I have with all of this is that you were witness to illegal activity, yet failed to call it in. By failing to report it, a smart Assistance District Attorney could argue your silence makes you an accessory to crime.”

Madison had a quick comeback, along with a charming smile. “A smart Chief of Police would recognize I have valuable information to share and would never dream of pressing charges.”

She knew he was having difficulty maintaining his stoic expression. His eyes glittered with appreciation, but his voice remained gruff. “You should have reported it, Maddy. We might could have caught them in the act.”

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When The Stars Fall
The Sisters, Texas Series Book 2
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Madison Reynolds is rebuilding her life, one obstacle at a time.
But the building blocks aren’t standard issue: widowed at
thirty-nine…betrayed by her late husband…mother of teenaged
twins…finances in shambles…living with her eighty-year-old
grandmother…still attracted to her teenage crush Brash deCordova,
who just happens to be the Chief of Police in The Sisters…embroiled
in yet another murder mystery… How will she ever get all the blocks
assembled and stacked one upon another, in order to build a future
for herself and her children?
Madison’s newest client at In a Pinch Temp Service is a
suspicious wife, up against a formidable foe—the lovely Caress
Ellingsworth, former soap opera queen. When the star is murdered and
Madison is eyewitness to the deed, she wonders if the shadowed person
she saw commit the crime might really be her client. Now Madison is
torn between uncovering the truth and keeping her client’s name off
the suspect list.
Caress is not the only star in town these days. with a little help from
Granny Bert and Madison’s best friend Genesis, the popular
television show Home Again arrives, with some crazy notion about
remodeling the Big House for Maddy and her twins. The problem is,
Madison can’t afford to buy the house, much less pay to have it
renovated. No matter how tempting the offer—or how tempting the
show’s star, Nick Vilardi—Madison sees it as just another block
that will not fit.
Even if she manages to stack the blocks in a semblance of order, even if
she climbs her way up and reaches for the sky, what happens when the
stars fall?
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Feeble Connections by Meghana Sarathy

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Feeble Connections
Love Connection Series .05
by Meghana Sarathy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A charming Casanova- Brandon
A beautiful, sassy woman in search of true love- Jennifer
A cocky basketball player- Linden
Three lives, two best friends and one unique love story.
Feeble Connection spins the tale of two friends- Jennifer and Brandon, who
meet in college. They were opposite on many grounds and yet perfect
for one another. More so as best friends. The love that blossomed in
their hearts never made it to their lips. It was Jennifer’s lost hope
or perhaps Brandon’s ignorance to understand his own feelings that
made him pave the way for Jennifer to meet Linden . He was very
different from Brandon and yet he managed to steal her heart.

 

Can first love be truly forgotten?
Is second love truly that strong?
Is it even possible to love two people at same time?

 

Feeble Connections mark the beginning of The Love Connection Series. The
series can be started with this book. Love Connection and Love
Reconnection which follow this book are already published and
available for purchase.
*NOT a menage.

*Due to sexual content and profanity, recommended for readers 18 +
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Jennifer

I walk to the door, unlock it and swing it open. There is no one here, but when I sweep my eyes across the floor, I notice a rose just outside the door. I pick it up to see a small note tied to it.

I untie it and read the words out loud.

“Roses are red. Violets are blue…” I start.

“When I say I love you, you say I love you too.”

I whip my head to see Brandon rounding the turn from his hiding spot. He looks dashing wearing a red suit, the same color as my dress on his white dress shirt. His hair is gelled and slicked back. The top two buttons of his shirt are left open and he also dons a black bow tie. Dashing is a small word. He looks…..I swallow hard. Mouth-watering delicious? A true Gentleman? Hot..sexy??…

My Prince Charming? The one I always sought.

“Those lines were original. Nice, right?”

I am so mesmerized by his sudden appearance and looks that I barely paid any attention to his words. But it can’t be what I believe I heard.

“Pardon me?”

He walks to me and slides his hand behind my neck, pulling me closer. His eyes are so intense that it can bore holes through mine. They are focused solely on me, simmering with unbridled passion.

“Senorita, roses are red.”

The pressure of his fingers on my neck increases.

“Violets are blue.”

His other arm slides around my waist, and my body stiffens. He is just a breath away.

“When I say I love you.” He pauses and I swallow hard.

He can’t possibly mean it.

“You say?” he probes, raising his brows.

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Book Blitz: The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Curse by Diane Moat

 

Children’s Fantasy

Date Published: July 2017

Pepper Neely is no stranger to dangerous situations. In The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Magic Thief, the young gnome defeated an evil witch who was stealing magic from the Familiars that Pepper took care of. She wouldn’t have survived without the intervention of a pack of werewolves, who endured painful, fiery spells to save Pepper’s life.

Now Pepper is determined to repay the werewolves for their sacrifice, no matter what it takes. She decides to break the centuries-old curse that keeps them in wolf form. At first she keeps her plans a secret, but it’s not long before Pepper realizes she will need all the help she can get to end this curse. Magic is everywhere as enemy witches cast dangerous spells to stop Pepper.

Pepper and her family must trust the local witches and work together with them to fend off the deadly spells, find the curse, and break it—before the hostile witches get the best of them.

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Other Books in the The Supernatural Pet Sitter Series:

The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Magic Thief

Published: March 2017

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Every animal can talk to you. You just have to know how to listen.

Pepper Neely is better at this than most, especially because she is in charge of pet sitting all the familiars in her neighborhood. A familiar is a pet magically linked to a witch or warlock. As a gnome, Pepper is no stranger to spells and sorcery. She also knows that, despite their special name, familiars aren’t all that different from regular animals. They get anxious when separated from their people, so Pepper uses her special gnome powers to calm them down. She watches Cranky the high-strung ferret, Frank the laid-back parrot, King Arthur the elderly tortoise, and many others.

Then, something terrible begins happening to the familiars. Someone is stealing their magic! It not only prevents Pepper from communicating with them but breaks their magical connection with their people. When King Arthur’s magic is stolen, his owner’s powers stop working too. Pepper can sense that the tortoise is very scared.

In order to protect the animal’s magic, Pepper decides to track down the culprit. With the help of her best friend, Luna, and her brother, Jax, Pepper fights to protect all of the special pets.

 

About the Author

Diane is a Tennessee transplant, animal rescuer, and nurse. The Supernatural Pet Sitter is her debut children’s series. Diane is assisted by her many rescue dogs.

 

Contact Information

 Website: http://www.dianemoatauthor.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DianeMoatAuthor

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Spotlight: Nancy by William Kenneth Jones

This story should appeal to all those who tried to do what they thought was right. It tells of one such effort made by a person named Nancy – the main character of this story. We first meet her in 1909, when she leaves the protective time of childhood and enters the perilous years leading up to adulthood. We follow her life through a time when it appears to have “neither joy, nor love, nor light, nor certitude, nor peace, nor help from pain” (to borrow a phrase from the poet, Matthew Arnold). However, as we follow her life, we hope that she will find her way to things better. Life can only be a journey of hope.

The setting of the story is in and around the inner-Manchester district of Angel Meadow. The history of this area symbolizes Nancy’s life: an idyllic beginning, then an unfortunate decline followed by a slow and painful struggle to emerge from deep adversity.

 

 

About the Author

For William Kenneth Jones, a long and varied history has conferred a wide variety of experiences: these arising from a period in the Royal Marines, the Australian Army, worldwide travels, employment as a vehicle design engineer, then an Admin Manager in finance and computing – along with many etceteras.

In addition, obtaining a University degree covering an extensive range of subjects provided many ingredients for an active imagination, which, among other things, William exercises by writing about fact and fiction – as indicated in the books he offers.

 

 

“Nancy” by William Kenneth Jones is available from Amazon UK in paperback and e-book.

It is also available from Amazon US.

 

 

 

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Spotlight: A Dark Matter by Joe Theo

It’s sex, drugs & rock n roll

It’s very raunchy

It’s very funny

It’s very dark

It does exactly what it says on the tin

Every chapter a different drama

A real page turner

A book you always wanted to read

 

Excerpt 

“Do you like my sausage vunder va ya!” she laughs & motions him to come in but Taz waves goodbye & carries on walking. He looks at the next window but there’s only a chair there, looking forlorn. He keeps walking & comes across a third shop front, also showing an empty chair. Then, saying to himself,” are they all out to lunch or porking away, that’s the question!” he chuckles to himself with that. He carries on walking to the next window: this time he’s hit the jackpot. Sitting on a back to front black chair, Christine Keeler style, smoking a black cheroot, legs wide open & wearing her trademark black lingerie & Stockings & high heels stilettos is the woman he knows as Blondie. He puts his head up against the window & smiles: she motioned him towards the front door. Taz opens the door & walks in, closing it behind him & then proceeds to stand in front of her slightly blocking her view of the street beyond. She blows smoke into his face & says abruptly,

“What do you want?”

“Do you have any more of those pink & white tablets, I forget what they are called?” says Taz, staring into her eyes & as he’s coughing from the smoke.

“I’ll have some in three days. Now go away, I’m busy. Unless you some business, in which case that will cost you one hundred Euros for half an hour,” she purrs. “And I take sterling too.”

 

 

“A Dark Matter” by Joe Theo is currently available from Amazon UK in hardback, paperback, or e-book.

It is also available from Amazon US.

 

  

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Liquid Cool Series by Austin Dragon

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These Mean Streets Darkly
Liquid Cool Prequel
by Austin Dragon
Genre: Cyberpunk Detective Thriller

THESE MEAN STREETS, DARKLY the prequel to the cyberpunk
detective series, Liquid Cool.

It’s a world of colossal skyscrapers. Hovercars fly above in the dark,
rainy skies and gray people walk below on the grimy, hard streets in
the “Neon Jungle.” Uber-governments and megacorporations fight
for control of the supercity, but so does crime.
An average woman, Carol—hardworking and decent in every way— loses
her daughter to the psycho Red Rabbit. Can Police Central find the
girl in time—alive? And is it really a random, senseless kidnapping
in the fifty-million-plus city?
There are a million victims and perpetrators in this High-Tech, Low-Life
World. This is one of those stories…before we meet our private eye
(and unlikely hero), Cruz, in the debut novel, Liquid
Cool!
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Liquid Cool Series Book 1
Cyberpunk Thriller To Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat!

Liquid Cool is the action-packed (and funny), cyberpunk detective
series.

How Much is One Life Worth?
In the sci-fi/cyberpunk detective series, author Austin Dragon shows why
you never want to meet a cyborg in a dark alley. Liquid Cool is a
cross between Blade Runner and the Maltese Falcon. There is plenty of
gritty action, suspense, thrills, and even a few laughs.
It’s cyberpunk reimagined—an ever-rainy world of colossal skyscrapers,
hovercars, flashy neon streets, and futuristic mechanization.
Metropolis isn’t a bad place, but it isn’t a good one either.
Uber-governments and megacorporations fight for control of the
fifty-million-plus super-city, but so does crime.
We meet Cruz, our private eye (and unlikely hero), in this super-city
with a million victims and perpetrators. Watch out for
tech-tricksters, analog hustlers, and digital gangsters—psychos,
samurais, and cyborgs aplenty. Visitors have a way of becoming
permanent attractions.
Welcome to the high-tech, low-life world of Liquid Cool.
Get Your Copy of Liquid Cool Right Now.
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Book Blitz: Skyline by William Ivor Fowkes

 

Literary Fiction 

 In SKYLINE: TALES OF MANHATTAN, award-winning playwright and author William Ivor Fowkes presents stories of New Yorkers—gay, straight, and confused—making startling connections and discoveries. On the West Side, a man approaching his 60th birthday tries a new haircut, with disastrous consequences. On the East Side, a Park Avenue Republican gets a taste of life on the “down low” in Central Park. In the East Village, a struggling writer papers his kitchen wall with rejection letters. In SoHo, a graphic designer takes drastic steps to get the attention of her editor. At MOMA, a woman physically attacks a man examining a sculpture she doesn’t like. Downtown, a transplanted New Orleans cabaret singer deals with life and love in the aftermath of 9/11. There are 19 stories in all—enough to demonstrate that Manhattan’s residents are just as striking as the city’s celebrated skyline.

 Purchase Links

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About the Author

William Ivor Fowkes is a playwright and author based in Manhattan and Connecticut. His short fiction has been published in many literary journals. His plays have been presented in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Several have been published. Several have been broadcast on the radio. His full-length plays include ALL IN THE FACULTY (Dramatists Play Service), SUNSHINE QUEST (Fresh Fruit Festival), PRIVATE PROPERTY (The Players Ring), THE BEST PLACE WE’VE EVER LIVED (Love Creek Productions), COUPLE OF THE CENTURY (Downtown Urban Theater Festival), THE GERMAN LESSON (Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlabs), and others. His short plays include THE DAKOTA (Best Short Play, Downtown Urban Theater Festival), THE BRAZILIAN DILEMMA (First Prize, McLean Drama Company; film version by Collective NY Films), THE NEXT MOVE (Best New One-Act Play, Brevard Theater), THE SESSION (Pushcart Prize Nominee), TABLE MANNERS IN CHICAGOLAND (Winner, Nor’Eastern Play Writing Contest), AN ACCIDENT IN THE PARK (William Inge Theatre Festival), A REMARKABLE MAN (Gallery Players, Brooklyn), and others. He has been a FINALIST for the Reva Shiner Comedy Award (Bloomington Playwrights Project) and the W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest (HRC Showcase Theatre) and a SEMI-FINALIST for the Playwrights First Award (National Arts Club), the Promising Playwright Award (Colonial Players, MD), and the Princess Grace Playwriting Award. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude) and Northwestern University (M.A., PhD) and a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Pulse Ensemble Theatre Playwrights’ Lab. He was formerly a philosophy professor and a marketing executive at several media companies, including Showtime and HBO. He is married to Stephen Michael Smith, a music conductor. His daughters, Laura and Julia, work in the fashion industry in New York City.

 Contact Information

 Website: http://www.williamivorfowkes.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fowkesbill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamfowkesplaywright

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Cover Reveal: Endless Night Special Edition by R.M. Gilmore

a Dylan Hart novel

Endless Night

New Cover! New Interior! New forward! Same killer story!


After accepting an invitation from an old acquaintance, Dylan finds herself in the center of New Orleans.

When a new foe makes herself known, the romance of her evening is halted.

New information comes to light and the battle for survival begins.

★★★★★ “I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!”

★★★★★ “Dramatic and enthralling! An amazing read!”

★★★★★ “Dylan Hart rocks my socks off. She has put me under her spell
and I want to stay there. “

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch

 
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Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts
Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the
International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

 

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Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.

 

Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.
Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?

 

 

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Before Leticia got tempted to do something unladylike, such
as crack her fan over his head, Tristan turned to Wynn. “Please allow me to
introduce you to Mr. John Wynn. He’s here with his family, including a rather
spirited sister, I understand.” He hoped Wynn heard the warning in his voice.
 
Wynn flashed a debonair smile, but at the last second, his
gaze flitted toward Tristan as if he feared Tristan might reveal a secret.
 
After a last look of challenge, Tristan said, “Mr. Wynn, meet
one of my oldest and dearest friends, Miss Wentworth.”
 
“A delight to make your acquaintance, Miss Wentworth.” Wynn
bowed low.
 Leticia smiled as if
she’d found a missing puzzle piece. “Wynn? Oh, yes, I met your sister.
Spirited, indeed.”
 
Wynn wasted no time. “Miss Wentworth, if I may be so bold,
will you do me the honor of standing up with me?” He gestured toward the dance
floor where dancers lined up for the next set.
 
“I’d be delighted.” As she placed her hand on Wynn’s
proffered arm, she glanced at Tristan as if to say, ‘I know you’ve put him up
to this.’
 
Tristan would take the earliest opportunity to ensure she
knew he did not put Wynn up to it, and that the scoundrel failed to meet the
criteria for a suitable husband, by Leticia’s own list. And his own.
 
Perhaps this matchmaking business would be a greater
challenge than he first supposed.
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Spotlight: A Host of Divine Inspiration by Susie Matthews

“A Host of Divine Inspiration” contains inspired philosophy, inspired poetry, and a mini-dictionary of the author’s understanding of the meaning of spiritual, religious and medical words that are not common outside of their realm. This book includes something for everyone, especially those that are interested in increasing their knowledge.

This is the third in a series of books following Inspirations of The Divine and A Question of Divine Inspiration. You can follow the author and her life as it unfolds as well as giving you a little insight into my life as a spiritual medium and spiritual Officiant (which is a Junior Minister), and now, of course, an author.

The fourth book in the series will be called More Inspirations of The Divine but you will have to wait and see what it contains. It will reflect my life, my spiritual development and probably my experiences as a member of the SNU Ministry and medium.

 

Excerpt from the Book (from “Life’s Lessons”):

“We are here for you now and always. Be at peace and know that all is working out as it is meant to. Know that in every dark cloud there are lessons for you to learn and experience for you to gain. The pain and obstacles you encounter will bear you up unto the light where all find the peace that their souls are looking for. We hear you cry out in spirit and we are there by your sides. We hold and nurse you, we give you the strength to carry on and walk hand in hand with you. What happens to you has already happened to us. We are here because we care and understand and because we wish to help you through this time. The love that we have for you knows no bounds and is completely unconditional. Be still within the eye of the storm and wait for it to blow over. Know that nothing lasts forever. And when this phase of life is complete and your situation is behind you, move forward with that special peace and love in your hearts that comes from facing the situations of the Earth. In your ever changing and transient world only one thing remains pure and true and that is the Divine love and light that is sent to all. Remember you are always one in the light and in the spirit. Blessings of peace and love to you all.”

 

 

“A Host of Divine Inspiration” by Susie Matthews is currently available from Amazon in hardcover, paperback, or e-book. It is also available on Amazon US.

 

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