Blog Tour & Giveaway: Racine by Alison Clarke

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Racine
The Sisterhood Book 2
by Alison Clarke
Genre: YA Fantasy
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In a world divided by fear, hate, and prejudice, Racine embarks on a
journey to discover who she really is. After a life time of
alienation and rejection because of the colour of her skin and her
Black heritage, she discovers the ultimate truth of good
is wrapped up in the magic of the Story. Stories have the power to
change the world, but first, the stories need unlocking.

 

In this thought-provoking, profoundly moving call-to-arms fantasy story,
Alison Clarke tells the story of Racine’s self-discovery and coming
of age through her exploration of the ‘Story’ throughout time and
ages. As Racine travels from the Library of Congress through time and
space to lands both magical and real, she unlocks the mysteries of
her own heritage and comes to understand that there are more things
that join us than divide us.

 

Winner of Canada’s Diversity Magazine Award ‘Writer Of The Year Award 2017’
Alison Clarke writes inspirational, magical stories with a powerful
message about being the change in the world we would like to see. For
readers of all ages.
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I woke up, gasping for air. I saw destruction; I saw terrified faces, and so much Fire. Everything was alight, but yet it was surrounded by such darkness. Voices, with sonorous tones swimming in sorrow and regret floated in the air. The time has now come. The time has now come.  I was drowning in my own sweat. These nightmares were not unusual; they had become an almost nightly occurrence. What was I to do? What was my destiny?  I felt the flow of the Ancestors. Soon, it would be time. IT WOULD BE TIME.

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The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood Book 1
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Authored by Award Winning Author Alison Clarke ‘Writer of The Year 2017’
(Diversity Magazine. Canada.)
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A story full of magic, positivity, and a call to arms for women of all
ages and from all backgrounds, to be the change we want to see in the
world.
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When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and
evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most
precious things in the world.
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In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it’s easy to think that
when you’re just an ordinary girl, you’ll never get the chance to be
written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend
Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive
forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they
discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army
of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed
with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed.
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Alison Clarke is a writer who delves into different fields. She is a
children’s author, but is now joining the world of young adult
literature. Her latest book, The Sisterhood, chronicles her latest
journey in this odyssey. A tale filled with Celtic, Greek, and
Ghanaian mythology, The Sisterhood will delight all audiences. Kids,
ten and up, as well as adults will be entranced with the story of
Oppie and Aurie. Oppie is the daughter of a sorceress, and Aurie, her
best friend, is a dragon. In the first book of this trilogy, they go
on a journey to save the universe. Alison Clarke’s passion for the
Arthurian tales, as well as medieval literature like Chaucer, also
fuels her writing. Her first degree is in Sociology with a double
minor in French and English. She is now working on a Master’s degree
in Children’s literature. Storytelling is her calling, and whether
she is writing, painting, or drawing, story is key. Reading is
another passion, and many different genres interest her, including
biography, fantasy, poetry, art books, and so on. Alison believes
that the word is a powerful thing, and this is evident in many
different literary forms. She also believes that art, whether it’s
literary or visual can change the world, can make the world a better
place.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

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Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats
by Carla Rehse
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
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Witches must bond with humans in order to produce children
—and once the bond is made, it cannot easily be broken.
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Imagine seventeen-year-old Gracie Mason’s surprise when she accidentally
bonds with a witch named Asher. Sure, he’s cute, but that’s
beside the point. She’s not gonna settle for a guy just because
she’s magically bound to him.
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To dissolve the bond, Gracie must seek out another witch to perform a
magical rite. However, matters become considerably more complicated
when witches begin turning up dead. Wanting nothing more than to get
on with her life, Gracie must now team up with her new witchy friend
and wade deeper into a complex world of enchantment and
intrigue.
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Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats is an enthralling story of magic,
mystery, and murder—and each new twist will draw you further under
its spell.
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New Hobbies

Daddy told me years ago that to succeed in life I need a strong plan, the right tools, and the gumption to follow through. His words of wisdom helped me get elected homecoming queen, become co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and voted on the student council. Now I plan to use them to help me pull off my first burglary.

My plan is solid. I’ve also never backed down from a challenge, not even last year when Brittany Thomas became overly friendly with the entire football team in a sad attempt to deprive me of my crown. People say I started the rumor about the rash of STD cases spreading through the boys’ locker room faster than a brush fire. I didn’t, of course. Why start gossip when the squad of doctors from the local Health Department did it for me?

I take a deep breath as I enter the Trinity Building. At almost four o’clock on a Friday before a three-day weekend, the place is deader than a PTA meeting. It helps that today is the hottest July first on record for Central Texas and the air conditioning in this building is dismally subpar. The Trinity Corporation may claim to have the most upscale rental space in town, but one look at the gold leopard granite floor paired with peach-painted walls shows that’s a downright fib.

The only guard on duty leans back in his chair and sucks down a Sonic Route 44 Coke like his life depends on it. I wave as I pass the security desk, wearing a megawatt smile and fully confident in the strength of my lavender-scented Lavanila deodorant—vegan, of course. Deputy Dawg gives me his usual perv stare before returning to the comic book balanced on his knee.

Centex Therapy, LPC occupies most of the first floor office space. A small bell tinkles when I open the frosted glass door. What decorum the overall building lacks, the waiting room has in spades. Brown leather chairs sit on a bamboo rug and pastel paintings from local artists brighten the walls. A tall grandfather clock in the corner softly chimes four times. This late on a Friday means the room is empty of other patients. Perfect.

Jane, the receptionist, fans herself with a copy of Country Living. “Cutting it awfully close, Gracie. Go on in.”

Dr. McDozzle gives me a pained smile as I enter the room.

“Good afternoon, Miss Mason. Have a seat.” For a head shrinker, he’s incredibly formal. And a non-Texan, who hates football and sweet tea. I haven’t learned much more about him in the last month, but that’s enough to get him tarred and feathered if word got out.

The leather recliner squeaks when I sit down. “Thanks for seeing me on a Friday, Doc.” I twirl a strand of newly highlighted platinum hair around my finger. It goes wonderful with my bubblegum pink manicure. “Mr. Anderson, Daddy’s new lawyer, is now insisting I have two sessions a month with you. Of course, Mama’s lawyer says once a month is just fine, seeing how I’m such a well-adjusted high school senior and all. Almost a senior, I guess, since school’s not started.”

Dr. McDozzle straightens his glasses. “Yes, well, your parents do seem to have quite the barrage of attorneys involved in their divorce. Have you worked on the homework I gave you during our last session?”

This is such a waste of time. My parents have spent the last five years embroiled in a divorce dirtier than a greased pig-wrestling contest. Both sides of the family have more money than sense, much to the delight of every lawyer in the tri-county area. Not that I want my parents to get back together. Anytime they’re within spitting distance of each other, the tension between them gives me a migraine. Besides, if they hadn’t split up, I never would’ve met Ben.

Ben’s the son of Daddy’s ex-girlfriend. Until four months ago, they all lived together in Daddy’s condo. Ben is a sophomore at the local college and is truly hot, in a geeky, stud muffin, save-the-world, kinda way. Crushing on my almost stepbrother might seem a bit sketchy, but it’s legal—I Googled it twice.

Which means it’s time to start step one in my Get Ben Plan.

I toss my hair over my shoulder before pulling out a pink glitter notebook from my Eiffel Tower-shaped mini-purse.

“You wanted me to write down my feelings about my parents’ shared custody thing. Honestly, I don’t understand why the lawyers are so panty twisted about me spending a week with Mama and the next with Daddy. It means I get double the wardrobe. Hello? What girl would say no to that? It’s way better than Heather’s situation. I told you about her last time, I think. The girl with the hideous frizzed-out curls but drives a cute BMW Z4 roadster? Anyway, her parents are insane.” I continue a steady stream of babble until Dr. McDozzle’s eyes glaze over.

There’s no clocks in the room, but Dr. McDozzle keeps checking his watch. I’m sure the poor man created a nice therapy plan for me, but I’ve completely derailed it. Mama always says a girl has many tools to choose from in her arsenal—perfectly curled hair, well-placed boobs, and endless chatter are my faves. Besides, Daddy’s been paying therapists a fortune for years to show the divorce court how concerned he is about me. Dr. McDozzle’s earning his car payment today.

I snap my notebook shut and sit up straight. “Thanks, Doc. I feel so much better. Maybe I should go to the reflection bench for a spell?”

He nearly trips over himself to hustle me out to the courtyard in the center of the building. The concrete patio surrounded by four walls radiates enough heat to grill a steak, not that I eat meat anymore. Ben’s a founding member of the Texas Animal Army Movement, which preaches a vegan lifestyle and the rescue of abused animals.

Dr. McDozzle wipes at the sweat running down his reddening face. “You have fifteen minutes until the doors are locked for the weekend. We’ll continue our, uh … conversation next time. Jane will email you with an appointment date.”

I sit down on the edge of the bench. My hot pink and black-checked miniskirt is mucho cute, but doesn’t offer my thighs much protection from blistering plastic. “Will do, Doc. Enjoy your holiday.”

He leaves with a quiet sigh. During our first session, I blathered for a solid forty minutes while barely taking a breath. Daddy says I’d make a natural politician. In desperation, Dr. McDozzle hit on the idea of the “reflection bench” out here. He’s not really a bad therapist, but I only chose him ‘cause his practice is in the Trinity Building.

My iPhone beeps a two-minute warning. I head inside. The lights appear off at Centex Therapy. I hotfoot it to the Ladies’ room across the hall. It’s not the most sanitary place to wait until the coast is clear, but I brought santi-wipes.

I scroll through my photo album to pass the time. Ben has an entire folder dedicated to him. When he and his mom first moved in with Daddy, I thought he was an obnoxious douche with his constant sermons about how humans are destroying the environment and enslaving animals.

After a few stormy months, I shut my trap and listened to him. Ben knows what he wants out of his life and is determined to get it. I’ve never met anyone so brave and determined.

So, I gave up meat, and threw out my makeup in favor of vegan-only skincare lines. Now, I can’t live without my fuchsia metallic lip tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I even got Barksie, my cream-colored, toy Yorkiedoodle, on an all-natural diet. I haven’t gone all cray cray and converted Barksie to a vegetarian, but it is my responsibility as a pet parent to ensure he gets the least processed food available. Continue reading

New Release: Second Chances by Kimberley O’Malley

 

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: 11/30/17 

Publisher: Carolina Blue Publishing

 

 Dr. Charlotte Avery is the newest resident of Windsor Falls, North Carolina. Just back from the war-ravaged plains of Africa, Charlie only wants to settle into her new life and to reconnect with Elizabeth Fitzgerald, her best friend from residency. What she doesn’t expect, or need, is the instant attraction she feels for Elizabeth’s brother-in-law, Brendan. A single dad, Brendan Fitzgerald isn’t interested in anything that will further complicate his life. Will they be open to a second chance?

 Purchase Link: Amazon

 

About the Author

Kimberley O’Malley is a recent transplant to Charlotte, North Carolina from the frozen North. She is learning to say y’all but draws the line at sweet tea. Sarcasm is an art form in her world. When not writing, she is a full-time nurse and part-time soccer Mom, but not necessarily in that order. She shares her life with an amazing husband of more than twenty years, two teenagers, and one very sweet Shetland Sheepdog, Molly.

 

Contact Information

Website: www.kimberleyomalley.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012114317732

Twitter: https://twitter.com/K_OMalley67

Blog: https://www.kimberleyomalley.com/blog

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16545063.Kimberley_O_Malley

 

 

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Blog Tour: Uncle Polecat Goes to Hollywood by Samuel Laguna

 

Children’s Book
Date Published: 9/1/17
Publisher: ITService-Excellence.Com
 
 

An action-packed, do-gooders, interactive adventure story loaded with audio narration, cool music, video and 3D animation, pop-up widgets, maps, and review questions that allow the reader to foretell what happens next in the story.  Your children will think they’re watching an exciting play on your iPad.  If your child is into skateboards, airplanes, technology and being a good friend, then this is the iBook for them.  Uncle PoleCat goes to Hollywood is total interactive fun for the whole family.

Three young friends win a science contest and a trip to Hollywood, Ca.  Things are going great during their vacation until their dog, Freckles is dognapped by evil villains and their guardian is hospitalized.  The kids have no one to turn to and call Uncle PoleCat to get Freckles back and get them out of a terrible jam. 

Uncle PoleCat, an amazing ferret with super powers and his best pal Snake travel from the magical town of Mount McHenry all the way to Hollywood.  He and Snake meet up with the kids and check in on Mr. McHenry.  After visiting McHenry, Uncle PoleCat and the kids orgnize a search for Freckles.  The clues lead to the desert hideout where freckles is being fattened up for a feast by Rudi The Rat.

Uncle PoleCat and Snake outsmart Rudi and his henchmen and win back Freckles but not before two other kids are captured by Rudi.  All ends well, as the kids are reunited with Old Man McHenry and they finish their vacation in Hollywood and Uncle PoleCat and Snake go back home to finish their vacation.

 

Purchase Link

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/uncle-polecat-goes-to-hollywood/id1274209358?ls=1&mt=11

 

About the Author

A family man and father of four kids, Samuel Laguna was a leader of an elite IT troubleshooting team that served The Best Beverages Company executives for 35 years.  He was dropped into volatile situations all over the world like a power ranger to resolve cyber attacks and technology issues.  Retired now, Sam spends his time writing fiction stories that leverage his tech background.  He’s creating innovative children’s adventure storybooks that integrate illustrations, audio, 3D animation and music in an iBook.  Parents say, “All of this creativity helps spark the imaginations of young readers and makes reading fun.”  No matter what book Sam writes, you can count on his storytelling to be colorful, witty and provide life-lessons that make all readers laugh out loud.

Contact Links

Website: http://unclepolecat.com/index.html

Twitter: @Uncle PoleCat

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

Instagram: @ Uncle PoleCat

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrdg3QLwI1gcRhK40Z9pTqw

New Release: The Adventures of Hair: A Journey Towards the Truth by Clemens B. Schlettwein

This novel of Clemens Schlettwein has been defined by Steven Jenkins as “A beautiful story; tough, inspiring, but above all, an outcry for the ethical treatment of animals. A powerful message destined to elevate the best and most profound aspects of the reader’s conscience.”

With fast and lively strokes, the author describes the journey, internal and external, of Hair, in a world where, just like in ours, love, pain and adventure overlap in many layers. A canvass that encompasses reality and mystery, crossing always through the spirit that aspires to calmness among the inexplicable confusion, which, being a reality, can hardly be understood. Without doubt, many readers will feel identified with the initiatory journey of Hair. A journey which, once stripped of its fantasy, distils in us a sense of fraternity that should cheer us on, and that will not wither even in the face of brutal confrontation with pure horror.

 

About the Author

What perhaps best characterized the author, Clemens Schlettwein, is his spirituality, alive and in constant evolution, which is always reflected in his creations, whether his articles, essays or novels, or his work in animal protection through different NGO’s in both Switzerland and Spain. Born in Switzerland, Clemens has also lived in the USA, UK, Australia and finally settled in Spain, where, together with his wife Gemma, they created the non-profit organization Fundacion Trifolium, which since 1998 works to protect animals and nature.

Clemens is, one could say, a modern-day nomad and pilgrim, an idealist and dreamer that calls on our door and invites us to sit in the street with him, to observe the Life that he so loves. The Earth is his home, and his soul is close to causes he understands to be loving, to be expanding of consciousness, such as, among others, the wellbeing of our friends, the animals. “For me,” he says, “writing is creating consciously. I feel free when I write, and above all, at peace with myself.”

To find out more about Clemens’ work in animal protection, see:

www.fundaciontrifolum.org

 

Reviews of the book 

“And if we were animals… how would we feel? This novel shows us very powerfully.” – Carl Freswick

“…be prepared! After reading this book, you will never look at animals the same way anymore.” – Regula Bogh

“What vanity, egoism or arrogance has made us feel owners of this world, tricking us into believing that the lives of others belong to us?” – Jose Maria Rueda

“There are books that make us think, and this is one of them.” – Christiane Muller

“It has made me feel what I really am, like an animal, restless and lost, just trying to somehow live in peace.” – Sandra Bernasconi

“Clemens Schlettwein has created a beautiful fantasy, on a far-away planet, that in essence could not be closer to our realty. Sweet ignorance and brutal truth – yet not less sweet for it.” – Jaime Francisco Munoz Morales

 

The Adventures of Hair by Clemens B. Schlettwein is now available in hardback from Amazon UK. It is also available from Amazon US.

 

Press/Media Contact Details:

 New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 712 064
E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com

 

 

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Spotlight & Giveaway: The Nomad Series by Georges Benay

Book Details for Nomad on the Run:

Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Release date: April 15, 2011
Content Rating: PG (No swear words, some violence and minimal/clean sex scene)

My Review

 

Book Description:

Hidden beneath greed, deceit and coercion hides the truth

Enticed by an investment firm in Morocco, Eric Martin is caught in a world where no one can be trusted

Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. But the players are not who you might think. Lured away from his seemingly idyllic life as a managing director for a major international bank in Toronto, Eric Martin returns to his ancestral roots in Morocco.

Tempted by a mysterious offer from a boutique financial firm, Eric soon discovers he has walked into the middle of a whirlwind where everyone has their own secret agenda, and he unwittingly has become the key to unlocking them all. From the broad avenues of Toronto to the mean streets of Casablanca, Eric rushes to discover the truth before time runs out. But who can he trust?

The power and attraction of money is strong. In the midst of a dangerous cast of characters, Jeff Offenbach, bank president, knows more than he lets on. But how much does he know? Is he a key player in a scheme to terrorize the global economy, or is he just trying to save his firm from becoming another victim of the global economic collapse? Valerie is the unknown factor. Is she involved in the partners’ machinations, or is she as guileless as Eric? Can he trust her? And more importantly, will he survive long enough to find out?

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Book Details for The Nomad’s Premonition:

Category: Adult Fiction, 240 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Release date: April 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some violence, a couple of swear words – minimal)

My Review

 

Book Description:

A new mystery waiting to be unraveled

Eric Martin has a gut felling that his worst nightmare is about to make a comeback the moment the electronic record of the stock market trade flashes across his monitor.

Eric Martin is desperate to forget his past, one that almost cost him his future.

Working in Paris as deputy head of a bank’s internal security department, Eric notices a high-speed trader’s uncanny ability to predict extremely profitable trades. Even though there’s nothing illegal about the activity, he knows the trader’s success is more than just luck.

But, no one believes him. Armed only with a handful of data and a powerful instinct, Eric searches for the mysterious trader on his own. He suspects that a predictive algorithm has fallen into the wrong hands.

Eric sets off for Istanbul to find answers promised to him by an informant. He finds an unlikely ally in Interpol agent Stephanie Brule. With Interpol wanting him back in Paris and out of the way, Eric’s quest is also hampered by the sudden appearance of his ex-lover, a boss he’s not sure he can trust, and a terrorist who always seems one step ahead.

Will Eric put an end, once and for all, to the nightmare that began when he accepted a job that was too good to be true? Or will his need for revenge and justice lead him deeper into a treacherous world he has no way of escaping?

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Meet the Author:
Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad’s Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award-winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Photography Website ~ Twitter
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Artesans of Albia Trilogy by Cas Peace

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Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her
husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can.
Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large
collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter
and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each
of her fantasy books.
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Find out more at her website: www.caspeace.com

 

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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world…
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Desperate to learn how to control his innate Artesan powers, Taran embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. The military backlash his action unleashes forces Albia’s High King to send Major Sullyan as an envoy to the Fifth Realm. But a dark and treacherous power is moving through the realms and all will feel
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Captured and tortured by the power-hungry Lord Rykan, Sullyan is trapped in Andaryon. Aided by the unlikeliest sources, the major formulates a plan to defeat Rykan and end his quest for the throne. But Sullyan’s strength is fading fast and time is running out. The only thing that can save her is Rykan’s mysterious Staff, which lies
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Sullyan’s lover, Robin Tamsen, sets out to recover the artefact, but the enemy is two steps ahead of him. If Robin fails to secure the Staff, Sullyan’s life, the Artesan craft, and the very existence of their world is under threat.
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“Gods, but I’m a fool,” Taran groaned. Cal snorted and Taran glanced at him. “I wish I’d taken your advice. I never should have gone.”
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Cal frowned and Taran paused before adding, “Cal, I killed someone.”
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Cal’s dark eyes widened and he slumped to the bed, staring in disbelief. “How the hell did that happen?”
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New Release: The Mop & Bucket Murders by Pat Herbert

The year is 1961. Barney Carmichael is about to take on his toughest case yet when a mysterious and glamorous woman walks into his office unannounced. Her request is simple: find her son. It is soon clear that the task is far from simple, however. In fact, the more Barney and brother Jim delve into the mystery, the more confusing it becomes. Meanwhile, Barney’s friend, Inspector Tony Halliday of Scotland Yard, seeks his help in solving a series of baffling murders. Charwomen at a big London office block are being picked off, seemingly at random, by an unknown assailant. The Carmichael Private Investigation agency has also taken on a bright new secretary, but when she is determined to do some investigating of her own, she makes a devastating discovery that changes her life forever. This is the third in the Barney Carmichael Private Investigator series.

  

“The Mop & Bucket Murders” by Pat Herbert is available in paperback and e-book from Amazon UK. It is also available from Amazon US.

 

About the Author

Pat Herbert lives in London, England and works as an administrator and receptionist at a private health clinic. She worked previously as PA to the Managing Director of Thomson Books before they were taken over by Penguin.  Pat has written fourteen murder-mysteries to date, including:

Reverend Paltoquet Supernatural Mystery Series:

The Bockhampton Road Murders
Haunted Christmas
The Possession of November Jones
The Witches of Wandsworth
So Long at the Fair
The Man Who Was Death
The Dark Side of the Mirror
Sleeping with the Dead
The Corpse Wore Red
Seeing Double

Barney Carmichael Murder-Mystery Series:

Getting Away With Murder
The Murder in Weeping Lane

In her novels, Pat likes to include all the hallmarks of a traditionally British murder-mystery series including quirky characters, dark deeds, humorous misunderstandings, and at times, a touch of the supernatural, and cosy cups of tea.

 

 Press/Media Contact Details:

 Darin Jewell (Pat Herbert’s Literary Agent)
Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency

E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

 

 

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New Release: Doubt Revisited by L. J. Greatrex

Without a doubt, Jimmy Giddion’s previous hacking exploits appear to reap everything he hoped for, until by chance he discovers his adversaries were responsible not only for his parents’ sad demise, but with duping him into taking part. Although he now has the life he craves with his family and new wife, the deep-seated urge to reverse the wrong that had been done overwhelms him. Once again with the help of his friend and confidant Paul Max, they devise an ingenious hacking scam so sophisticated, even our pair of computer vigilantes doubt it would succeed.

  

About the Author

L. J. Greatrex was born one of three siblings in a small village in the Midlands, having only moved around the same village three times with just a small break when living in West Kirby on the Wirral. L. J.’s career began with General Electric and progressed through to the financial sector of the steel Industry, spending the most recent years with a classic car parts company and today as their Financial Health Consultant.

Over many years travelling the globe with family and friends for pleasure, the ideas developed and used in the Hackers series (which includes Conscious Revenge, Payback, Just Deserts and Without A Doubt), have been in part attributed to these experiences; that and a vivid imagination has helped create the characters and situations in these three novels.

  

Excerpt

 With a bottle of Southern Comfort and a jug of hot water, the hacking began in earnest.

It was nearly midnight before the first glimmer of light into the scenario appeared.

“I think I have it,” he said triumphantly. “They use similar methods to the genuine traders but with a subtle difference. When financial transactions are completed for each day, the crafty buggers split the resources into several bank accounts using computer automated timed transfers, which are cleverly divided again by varying percentages, some ending up legitimately for taxation purposes into their company bank accounts, with smaller but still significant amounts moved via Grand Cayman into Swiss bank accounts in the name of Ventniek Associates, who are registered as agents.”

“I can’t believe they trust each other enough to transfer the balances into just one account,” I added, fascinated by how professionally he had established the facts.

“If I dig deeper, I feel sure I will find they have divided the spoils again as not even family leave these vast amounts to be ‘divvyed up’ around a table,” he laughed. “I will download the transactions then check for the final resting place of the money. This should complete the disclosure for the South African Revenue Service (SARS).”

 

 

“Doubt Revisited” by L. J. Greatrex is available in paperback or e-book from Amazon UK. It is also available from Amazon US.

 

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 Contact:  Darin Jewell (L. J. Greatrex’s literary agent)
Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
London, UK

darin@theinspiragroup.com
tel. UK +208 292 5163

 

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Hunted Series by Ivy Smoak

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Temptation
The Hunted Series Book 1
by Ivy Smoak
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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Indulge in the temptation in the breakout series The Hunted
by Ivy Smoak.
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When Penny Taylor runs into a handsome stranger in a
coffee shop, she believes her luck has finally changed. After having
her confidence unwound by her ex, she falls hard for a true
gentleman. But once she realizes that her crush is her communications
professor, her world is turned upside down.
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Haunted by dreams
of the alluring Professor Hunter, Penny can’t seem to dismiss her
fantasies and the temptation to have him grows deeper. Will the
excitement, danger, and mystery surrounding Professor Hunter bring
her to her knees?
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This book is intended for mature audiences.
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Addiction
The Hunted Series Book 2
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Discover the addiction…find out what happens next in the sequel to The
Hunted – Temptation by Ivy Smoak.
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Temptation has quickly
turned into addiction. Penny Taylor fell hard for the sexy,
mysterious, exciting, and dangerous Professor Hunter. But scandalous
affairs are meant to go down in flames. Now that he’s not speaking to
her, she feels numb. And what hurts the most is that he appears to be
completely fine. As she struggles to accept that their relationship
is really over, her best friend’s crude advice is in the back of her
mind- the best way to get over someone is to get under someone
else.

Will she be able to move on, or is her addiction to her
alluring professor only just beginning?

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Eruption
The Hunted Series Book 3
Two and a half years later, Penny and James are living happily in New
York City. Their love is stronger than ever. Penny is graduating from
NYCU, James is growing his new business, and the two are getting
married at the end of the month.

But graduation, starting an
internship, and planning a wedding is a lot for Penny to tackle.
Especially when mysteries from James’ past are clawing at the surface
and his scheming ex and unsupportive parents threaten to destroy the
happy couple.

Will their own insecurities make them question
everything and sway them from the altar?

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