Blog Tour & Giveaway: Kiss the Sky by MK Schiller

Kiss the Sky
by MK Schiller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Love can move mountains . . .
Strong, athletic, and driven, Tristan Sinclair is determined to fulfill his
late brother’s wish to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second
highest mountain. He never expects part of the challenge will be
getting along with one of his fellow climbers—or that the greatest
peril may lie beyond the summit . . .
A passionate, life-long climber, Pakistan born Farah Nawaz is skeptical
of the hotshot from Arizona. But as she and Tristan help each other
conquer obstacle after obstacle, they find they have more in common
than they thought—including a simmering attraction. And when
suspicious deaths put them in the sights of a ruthless killer,
they’ll have to cover their tracks long enough to find out why—and
stay alive for a future together . . .

Drew Sinclair woke up, shivering and alone on a narrow hospital bed. He couldn’t remember how he’d gotten there. Even turning his head required great effort. The old linoleum and dated equipment told him he was still in Askole, a small village in Northern Pakistan. The cold, dark room suffocated him. He took a deep breath that turned into a violent cough. His head pounded, and his mouth tasted of desert sand. He closed his eyes. The last thing he remembered was talking to Tristan.

He’d told his brother how he hadn’t made it. How he would try again next season. They would try together. He was going to tell him what he saw on the Savage Mountain, but he’d decided to wait. He was so messed up he wondered if the conversation had even happened.

He’d had headaches for three days now. They turned his thoughts into long-winding tangles, about as sturdy as strands of wet spaghetti.

The doctor came in then.

“You’re up, Mr. Sinclair. You should rest.” An American doctor? Here?

“I need to speak with my uncle. He’s the general counsel to the US Embassy.”

The man ignored him. He prepared a long silver syringe.

Drew’s eyes widened as he saw the dark substance inside.

“Did you hear me?”

“For now, you must rest. You’re a special case.”

He reached his arm up to push the man away. That was when he realized his wrists were bound to the bed.

MK Schiller is a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world.
In the dark of night, she sits by the warm glow of her computer
monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the
food that is! She started imagining stories in her head at a very
young age. In fact, she got so good at it that friends asked her to
create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their
affection as the hero. She hopes you enjoy her stories and find The
Happily Ever After in every endeavor. M.K. Schiller loves hearing
from readers.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Rockstar Secrets by Ja’Nese Dixon

Rockstar Secrets
Forbidden Chords Book 1
by Ja’Nese Dixon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Millions of adoring fans dream of having one night with him, but only she has
access to his heart.
Born with three commas in his bank account and melodies in his veins,
Marques Carter is the rising prince of R&B. But not even his
family name can guarantees success.
Brione Allen is a smart woman that made a dumb decision: trusting the wrong
man. He blackmailed her family and now she’s bound by a debt they
knew she couldn’t pay.
A chance meeting at his concert leads to an encrypted proposal: One
week, one hundred thousand dollars, one incriminating secret. But
when extortion and family ties expose them to the worst of the
limelight, which secrets will they keep…and which will threaten
their small light of hope?
If you like stories by Bella Andre and Layla Hagen, then this series is
for you!
Brione couldn’t take her eyes off the stage. He shifted from left to right until he settled in a shoulder-width stance with one hand behind his back. Her eyes raked over his body from his black shoes to the loose black pants with a sequin detail up the sides of his legs. His muscles rippled under his snow-white shirt and Brione slowly gazed up to find Marques’ eyes and he winked.

Hidden in the haze of the dark room, she decided to give herself this moment. Tonight she wanted to be the version of herself that desired Marques. No one had to know.

Her heart beat louder than the drummer in her ears. Oh to have the skill to magically clear the room and have him all to herself.

Marques stepped to the microphone, “Tonight is a very special night and I plan to make it one you’ll never…ever…forget,” he said to the room but his eyes remained locked on hers.

Ja’Nese Dixon writes tales of romance laced with strong women and stronger
men. My happily ever afters are meant to inspire. So, if you’re
looking for a page turner that will leave you blushing, with your
heart racing, and lying to yourself about reading “just one more
chapter” then grab a book.
She is an avid reader and coffee drinker, who also loves to run, cook,
and quilt (and not in that order). Her ultimate goal as a writer is
to give you a little “staycation” with every story.
Ja’Nese calls Houston home with her husband, three kiddos, and a four-legged
diva dog. Visit her website at if you
enjoy romance, suspense, and good sweet & spicy stories that inspire.
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Blog Tour: Hacking IT by Kimberly Dean


Author: Kimberly Dean
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 200
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Independent software developer Kylie Grant is on top of her game in the world of IT. She has loyal clients, a good reputation, and a prestigious membership in technology giant Afire Industries’ small business accelerator. Things are going well until she stumbles across an innocuous issue with the lighting in the building where she rents space. When she digs into the problem, she discovers something unexpected—a hack.

The incursion doesn’t affect her, but Kylie leaves enough clues to fix the problem. That earns her a visit from Luke McAllister, Afire’s chief security officer. Luke is handsome and rugged and everything that Kylie likes in a man, but she soon finds that he is blaming her for the security breach. Before long, the two are on a collision course, but also secretly looking at more than each other’s digital footprints.

When a fluke accident sends Kylie to the emergency room, Luke fears that the beautiful developer is in danger beyond the online world. Little does he know that she is also hiding a secret that threatens to jeopardize their now sizzling relationship.

Can Kylie fix Afire’s problems without falling victim to the hacker? And can Luke learn to trust her and keep her safe before their enemy strikes again?


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About the Author

When taking the Myers-Briggs personality test in high school, Kimberly Dean was rated as an INFJ (Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging). This result sent her into a panic, because there were no career paths recommended for the personality type. Fortunately, it turned out to be well suited to a writing career. Since receiving that dismal outlook, Kimberly has become an award-winning author of romance and erotica. When not writing, she enjoys movies, sports, traveling, music, and sunshine.






It was too danged bright in here again. Kylie Grant pushed back from her desk and glared at the overhead fluorescent lights. It was a subtle change, but, like most developers, she preferred her working space darker. She spent her days staring at a computer screen writing code. The last thing she wanted was more artificial light waves hitting her eyeballs. Grumbling, she grabbed her laptop and headed for the seating area by the fireplace.

This was the third time this week that she’d noticed the change. She tended to stay later than most people at Start ’er Up, and the sun had already set over Puget Sound. That was when the glare became most noticeable. Still, she was surprised that nobody else seemed to be bothered by it.

She stopped at the grab ’n go area for some trail mix and a cappuccino. She liked the coworking space where she and a group of small business owners gathered every day to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. She didn’t want to have to go back to Starbucks, where she had to listen to college kids moaning about their love lives or hipsters strategizing about how to get ahead in the corporate workplace. She’d been there and done that—and gotten precisely nowhere.

She shuddered a bit as she sank onto the sofa. The idea of returning to the cubicle environment or, worse, the open-office land of chaos? No way. If she had to deal with a little glare, she could do it. She used the remote to turn on the gas fireplace and relaxed against the cushions. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Get Me Through by Cedric Nelms

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Get Me Through by Cedric Nelms. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs March 5-30, 2018. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.

ISBN-10: 1979321361

ISBN-13: 978-1979321365

Genre: Non Fiction

About The Author


Cedric Nelms was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from St. Bernard High in Playa Del Rey, CA. He attended Morehouse College, where he majored in Biology, with a minor in Psychology.

Cedric has been in the ministry for 18 years and has been working in different areas of ministry, from youth ministry, men’s ministry, teaching, community development, social justice, and civic engagement. He was also the radio host of the Chosen Generation Ministry Radio Show, an internet program/podcast that deals with the intersection of culture, life, and faith. He is the lead pastor of Chosen Generation Fellowship Church, in Long Beach. In addition to that, he is the newly appointed Los Angeles City Director for World Impact, where he is actively working on being a bridge builder between Los Angeles and the Faith Based community.

Cedric has been married to Karen, for 18 years and they have been together for 20 years. They have 5 beautiful children, Erika, Jonathan, and a set of triplets, Isaiah, Khalid, and Courtney. He loves to spend time with his family, reading, watching sports, traveling, going out to eat, writing, and just having a good time!



About The Book 

Get Me Through….The Makeover of My Life is a book for all seasons of life. It will lead you through getting out of the places that you are stuck, picking up the pieces after disruption, and releasing yourself to dream again my the future. Get Me Through is path through life’s most questionable moments.
The title of the book is purposely open-ended and ambiguous because most people are trying to get through. From Kindergarten to College, people are trying to get through school. Whether you are a high paid executive, entrepreneur, or occupying a cubicle, the daily grind of work and handling life issues is a reality. Still others are trying to get through the seasons of a relationship; the harsh winter or the warm summertime feel that relationships bring. 

On the other hand, the death of a loved one or the death of one’s self-esteem may seem like, to some, as trying to wade through a cloud of never-ending darkness. Ultimately, getting through is a part of the human experience. At some point, trying to get through is a part of everyone’s process, the only difference is each person’s process is tailor made. Even so, no matter what you are struggling to figure out, you are just trying to get through it with your character and sanity intact.

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Blog Tour: Last Puffs by Harley Mazuk


Author: Harley Mazuk
Publisher: New Pulp Press
Pages: 293
Genre: Mystery/Crime/Private Eye


Frank Swiver and his college pal, Max Rabinowitz, both fall in love with Amanda Zingaro, courageous Republican guerilla, in the Spanish civil war. But the local fascists murder her and her father.

Eleven years later in San Francisco in 1949, Frank, traumatized by the violence in Spain, has become a pacifist and makes a marginal living as a private eye. Max who lost an eye in Spain but owes his life to Frank, has pledged Frank eternal loyalty. He’s a loyal communist party member and successful criminal attorney.

Frank takes on a case for Joan Spring, half-Chinese wife of a wealthy banker. Joan seduces Frank to ensure his loyalty. But Frank busts up a prostitution/white slavery ring at the Lotus House a brothel in Chinatown, where Joan was keeping refugees from Nanking prisoners.

Then Max sees a woman working in a Fresno cigar factory, who is a dead ringer for Amanda, and brings in Frank, who learns it is Amanda. She has tracked the fascists who killed her father and left her for dead from her village in Spain to California. Amanda wants Frank to help her take revenge. And by the way, she says the ten-year-old boy with her is Frank’s son.

Joan Spring turns out to be a Red Chinese secret agent, and she’s drawn a line through Max’s name with a pencil. Can Frank save Max again? Can he help Amanda avenge her father when he’s sworn off violence? Can he protect her from her target’s daughter, the sadistic Veronica Rios-Ortega? Join Frank Swiver in the swift-moving story, Last Puffs.


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.5 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read – Easy and Fun

February 10, 2018

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Frank Swiver is a detective. Murder investigations are his specialty. He likes wine, loose women and fast cars. Not necessarily in that order. Swiver inhabits an earlier world that is archaic and, without doubt, politically incorrect by today’s standards. Harley Mazuk recreates in Swiver a character from another era whose story is fun and entertaining. Mazuk has an impressive knowledge of wines and cars which permeate his narrative. As to his knowledge of women, I am not competent to judge. I do know that the geography and time period portrayed is well researched. There are many twists and turns to the plot as well as an injection of espionage that keeps the reader guessing. Fans of old fashion detective novels will enjoy this book. I know, I did.

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About the Author

Harley Mazuk was born in Cleveland, the last year that the Indians won the World Series. He majored in English literature at Hiram College in Ohio, and Elphinstone College, Bombay, India. Harley worked as a record salesman (vinyl) and later served the U.S. Government in Information Technology and in communications, where he honed his writing style as an editor and content provider for official web sites.

Retired now, he likes to write pulp fiction, mostly private eye stories, several of which have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His first full length novel, White with Fish, Red with Murder, was released in 2017, and his newest, Last Puffs, just came out in January 2018.

Harley’s other passions are his wife Anastasia, their two children, reading, running, Italian cars, California wine and peace.



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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Rope Me, Cowboys by Alexa B. James

Rope Me, Cowboys
Coyote Ranch Book 1
by Alexa B. James
Genre: Contemporary Reverse Harem Rom-Com
Three sexy cowboys. One mishap-prone virgin. What could go wrong?
To avoid a public scandal after a night of too much tequila, senator’s
daughter Amber Durant agrees to disappear for three months.
She thinks she’s going to babysit her new stepfather’s three sons on his
ranch in Wyoming. Turns out, they’re all grown up. In all the right
ways. But she can’t have any of them, because they’re her
It’s going to be a long three months.
***This is a book one (of 4) in a slow-burn reverse harem contemporary
romance series, suitable for ages 18+***

I STUMBLED off the tiny plane that had flown me the last leg of the trip. The turbulence had been so bad I thought I might get sick. The nausea had passed but now my legs felt rubbery, and I was a little dizzy as I descended the shaky ladder towards the ground. It definitely did not feel sturdy enough to hold the guy who was waiting to come down after me, and I was fairly certain it hadn’t passed FSA inspections.

I exhaled in relief when I made it to the ground. A gust of October wind swept across the tarmac, bringing with it a dry chill that felt somehow wild and spooky. I shivered as I wheeled my suitcase across the tarmac towards the glow of the airport, which was really just a hangar. The night around us was so…black.

Beyond the airport, I could see everything and nothing at once. No tall buildings obscured the view, but then, no lights lit it up, either. There were a few small buildings, and houses in the distance.

The air smelled so clean and fresh that I kept inhaling until I got even more dizzy. I stopped myself, because I really didn’t want to pass out on the expensive shoes of my mother’s new husband’s old wife.

Gripping the handle of my suitcase as another gust of dry, cold wind whistled across the tarmac, I hurried forward. Something about the place made me want to run, as if something were going to jump out of the dark and chase me.

Get it together, Am, I told myself. I wasn’t seriously afraid of the dark. Except, it never really got dark in New York, so how would I know?

I reached the airport and went through, got the rest of my luggage, and pulled it outside. A single bench sat off to one side, but most of the airport appeared deserted. I glanced along the lane that ran in front of the building. The nosepicker was jumping up and down on the bumper of a minivan while his family loaded in suitcases. A little closer to me, a beat up old red pickup sat idling. And against that leaned the hottest guy I’d ever seen.

He gazed out into the night from beneath the brim of a cowboy hat. His dark lips moved slightly as he chewed on the end of a piece of dry grass. He was tan and tall, with broad, sculpted shoulders shown off to full advantage by a plaid shirt with the sleeves torn off. He’d left his shirt untucked above a pair of jeans that fit him oh-so-well and a pair of dusty cowboy boots.

Damn. If all the guys in Wyoming looked this good, maybe the next three months wouldn’t be so bad after all.

“Hey there,” he said to me when he caught me checking him out. “Are you Amber?”

I gulped. “That’s me. Are you picking me up? I mean, like, giving me a ride. I wasn’t asking if you were trying to pick me up. Nope. Totally was not even thinking about that. Not even a little.”

He laughed and strode over, thrusting out a work-worn hand. When it closed around mine, it felt like it could pulverize my bones if it wanted. Luckily, he was only after a handshake, not bone-meal. He gave my hand a tight squeeze, which, ridiculously, made my legs a little more quivery than they already were. “I’m Sawyer,” he said with a grin. “And I’m here to pick you up.”

I couldn’t help but smile back. “Awesome,” I breathed.

“If you’ll just unhand me, I’ll get your bags.”

“Oh! Right. Yeah, sorry about that. It was the plane ride. I blame that. Seriously. It was long.” I dropped his hand and continued to ramble as he picked up my bags, as promised, and swung them over the side of the truck bed and settled them in. I watched his muscles flex as he lifted them. They were really, really nice muscles. He must spend hours in the gym, I thought as I headed for the passenger door.

He slid in front of me and pulled it open, holding it for me until I’d climbed in before closing it gently behind me. He patted the hood of the truck like it was a beloved horse as he circled it before climbing into his seat.

“You all ready?” he asked. “Buckle up, Princess. It’s gonna be a long one.”

“Oh boy. I like the sound of that.”
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Dragon Hunters by Drako

The Lost Dragon
The Dragon Hunters Book 1
by Drako
Genre: LGBT Paranormal Fantasy
Andreas was born a Spartan warrior, long before human history even records
Sparta existing. He served directly under Ares, until the day his
lover was killed on the battlefield in front of him. On that day, he
met his father, the mysterious Black Dragon God known as Jarel. From
then on, he served his father faithfully, enforcing the laws of the
primordial embodiment of black fire and father of the paranormal.
Now, in these modern times, he hunts the rogue vampires and their
leader. Little does he know, there’s more to this than vampires
simply turning against his father.


While protecting the lovely Cassandra Odele, Andreas must battle forces he
doesn’t know as he attempts to stop the resurrection of the Titan
king, Cronus. Added to his problems, he now has two teenage nephews
to see into adulthood. Of course, there’s always a twist when dealing
with the gods, and Andreas will come face to face with his past,
leaving him to decide which is more important, his soul or the world?

Brandon was in his room on his bed, headphones in as he was blasting some music. His eyes were closed, and he was content in his own little world. After a moment, he felt the cell phone Andreas had also given him that day vibrate. He picked it up, finding a text message from Adonis.

Hey, whatcha doin?

Obviously Adonis liked to keep it short and simple. Brandon sent a quick response. Nothing. Bored.

He waited a few minutes and got another response.

I want to see you.

Brandon snorted. Where are you? I’ll come get you.

Demun came into the room and sat on his bed. “Wow, you’re already getting popular and we just got the phones today.”

“It’s just Adonis,” Brandon replied.

“Oh, just Adonis? Come on, who do I look like? You’ve got a huge thing for him. What’s the point in fighting it?”

Brandon scowled. “I’m not fighting anything. I just offered to come get him.”

Demun grinned. “Ooh, so are you finally gonna….”

Brandon threw his pillow at him to cut him off, causing Demun to laugh. Brandon looked at his phone as another text came through from Adonis.

I’m at January Wabash Park, walking around the lake. You coming?

Brandon couldn’t hide a smile. Be there in a few.

“So, are you going to answer my question?” Demun asked, eyes sparkling with amusement.

“No, but I’m going out,” Brandon responded. “No spying on me either.”

“Trust me, I can do without the visuals that may come with spying on you. I don’t need to see Adonis naked, or you for that matter.”

Brandon rolled his eyes. “We’re identical twins, you jackass. We look the same everywhere.”

“Yeah, but I look great to me. You’re my brother, so by definition, you look disgusting.”

Brandon laughed and got up, heading out of the room. He went into the living room, where Andreas sat watching TV.

“Do you mind if I go out for a while?” Brandon asked.

Andreas shrugged. “Go ahead. Stay in contact with your brother. If there’s any trouble, don’t try to handle it alone.”

Brandon raised an eyebrow. “That’s it? You’re not going to ask any more questions?”

Andreas gave him a dull stare. “I’m not stupid. You just got a phone and a car today. Only one place you could be heading, and that’s to see Adonis. Just try not to stay out too late.”

“Wow, thanks.” Brandon headed out.

The Dragon Witch
The Dragon Hunters Book 2
Victoria Damone is the daughter of the Black Dragon God, Jarel, and the
goddess of magic and witchcraft, Hecate. Quick tempered and
impatient, she strikes fear into the hearts of the rogue creatures
rebelling against her father as well as the warlocks, servants of
Prince of Darkness, Lucifer.
Ares, the god of war, is often misunderstood. Known only as a brutal god
with an insatiable appetite for blood and destruction, as well as
passing flings, the son of Zeus and Hera has spent most of his time
defending Olympus from any and every threat.
Now the two meet and must combine forces. The Titan King, Cronus, has
been resurrected by Lucifer and is quickly resurrecting his brethren
to launch war against Zeus and all that stand with him. Not only
this, but he’s even joined forces with the legendary beast Typhon,
the only creature to ever come close to toppling the Olympian god
king. As the gods prepare for an unavoidable war, Victoria must hunt
one of the most powerful and cunning warlocks to serve under the
Prince of Darkness and simultaneously train her nephew Brandon in her
craft. Her pride demands that she do this alone, but Ares is not a
god to be denied. Ares clearly has his eyes on Victoria, but can she
trust the notoriously wild and unpredictable god’s intentions?

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Cruise with an Adorable Fat Girl by Bernice Bloom


Mary Brown – our full-figured heroine – is off on a cruise. It’s the trip of a lifetime…featuring eat-all-you-can buffets and a trek through Europe with a 96-year-old widower called Frank and a flamboyant Spanish dancer called Juan Pedro in attendance. Then there’s the desperately handsome captain, the appearance of an ex-boyfriend on the ship, the time she’s mistaken for a Hollywood film star in Lisbon and tonnes of clothes shopping all over Europe.

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Mary Brown is on a cruise ship for three weeks. She was due to meet her friend Dawn on board (Dawn writes a blog called ‘Two Fat Ladies’ and Mary was travelling with her to help her write it), but Dawn doesn’t turn up for the cruise, leaving Mary alone to write the blog and travel the seas.

Mary has just spent her first night onboard the ship, and wakes up in her cabin feeling dreadful…

Oh God. Oh God. It was so bright. Where was I? What happened? My head felt like it was spontaneously combusting from within. My tongue was so dry it was as if I’d spent the previous evening licking the carpets. I couldn’t have done that…could I? It wasn’t beyond the realm of possibilities; I’d had worse nights.

The light in my cabin was on full blast, and the sun was streaming through the window. It was bright enough to perform brain surgery. I crawled across the bed and lashed out at the lamp and the main light switch. I was still too drunk to execute any subtle manoeuvres but eventually, after much swatting, the lights went out and I crashed out across the bed and went to sleep. When I woke up it was 10.30am.

There was just half an hour left before the sumptuous breakfast buffet became the sumptuous lunchtime buffet. I needed to move.

Slowly I stumbled out of bed and dressed myself rather like a toddler picking the first top I saw in the wardrobe (green) and the nearest trousers (pink) with complete disregard for how they would look together.

I wandered cautiously along the corridor and took the lift up to the main deck. Every step made my head hurt more. I needed coffee…and food, but then I always needed food. I stepped out of the lift and saw a man, standing with his back to me, but with his reflection clearly visible in the glass in front of him.

Oh my f-ing God, it was Simon Collins. Simon Collins!

It was like being shot back in time.

I reversed into the lift and pressed the button to the lower floor, pushing it a thousand times, urging the doors to close, but they were too slow – Simon looked up, saw me in the mirror in front of him; his eyes widened, his eyebrows raised and he spun round just as the door was closing.

“Mary?” he said, with incredulity sweeping through his voice. “Mary? Really, is that you? Mary Brown. In the pink trousers?”

If I was surprised to see Simon, then he was a million more times surprised to see me…for the simple fact that four years ago I’d told him that I had six months to live. I know, I know, it’s appalling behaviour but I’m rubbish at finishing relationships and I just came out with it.

I’d told Simon that I no longer wanted to see him, adding; “it’s not you, it’s me.” And he’d said “no, it’s not Mary – that’s a stupid thing to say – it’s me. It must be me. If there wasn’t something wrong with me, you’d want to carry on going out with me.”

Dear readers, I panicked at this stage and I said ‘yes – it is me…I’ve got leprosy.’

“Leprosy,” he’d said, jumping back, his little face awash with concern. “Blimey, that sounds really serious.”

My lies kicked off more lies and before I knew where I was, I was explaining that I was going off to Fiji in search of a witch doctor. I know – it was bizarre. I don’t know what made me say it. I was in a panic because I hate upsetting people. I suppose I thought I could get away with it because Simon lived in Birmingham where he was working at the university, so there was no chance of us bumping into one another. He called a few of times to check I was OK but I’d begged him to get on with his own life and leave me to my fate.

Now, here he was, on the bloody ship with me, and there was no way of me escaping.

I stepped out of the lift on the cabin floor, went back to my room and texted Charlie, my lovely friend who’d been in on the whole witch doctor thing (if memory serves me right, she’d jumped around in the background making ‘witch doctor noises’ one time when he’d called and I’d pretended to be on a Fijian island).

“You are joking. That is hysterical,” she said, rather unsupportively. “God, I wish I was there to see this. His face must have been a picture!”

“Yep. He did look very shocked,” I said. “How do I get out of this?”

“Tell him you got better. Insist that the witch doctor performed his magic and the illness disappeared.”

“Yeah, I could,” I said. “Or I could just avoid him.”

“Yeah – well, of course, if you can avoid him – do that, but I don’t fancy your chances on a 20 day cruise.”

“Yeah,” I said. “What I’ll do is try to avoid him, and if I can’t, I’ll go for the witch doctor line.”

“Perfect,” said Charlie. “What could possibly go wrong?”



About the Author

Hello, my name is Bernice Bloom and I am a writer (I write light-hearted rom-com style novels and also work as a magazine journalist and advertising copywriter) and jewellery designer. My recent series of novels is called ‘Adorable Fat Girl’ and it features a heavily overweight woman called Mary Brown. She is bright, funny, friendly and bonkers. She’s also fat. The books blend the comedy of her efforts to lose weight with a more serious backstory about what happened to her in the past that had led to the issues that make her prone to over-eating. I’m fascinated that there are so few overweight heroines in literature. Women can be manipulative, evil, even murderers in fiction, but not fat! Certainly not fat and beautiful with loads of friends! Then along came Mary and she’s developed quite a fan base of people who love the fact that the heroine is large. She gets lots of letters and I have ended up taking her on lots of adventures!

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Beyond Religion by W.A. Vega


Christian Inspiration
Date Published: January 23, 2018
Publisher: Global Publishing Group, LLC

What if the Kingdom of Heaven’s perspectives invade the earth through its sons and daughters living here on earth? (Matt 6:9-13)

One of 400 “What If” thought provoking perspectives designed to jolt and align our thinking as Kingdom citizens temporarily living on earth.

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From rejected to accepted, fearful to courageous, worthless to significance, abandoned to nurtured, single parent to widowed, empty to fulfilled, misfit to belonging and restless to purpose ~ Anne was born with a passion to write. Receiving her first recognition and Award for writing while in High School, she has been writing ever since.  With a B.A., in Sociology, an M.S. in Business, over 20 years experience in Human Resources leadership and most importantly, 35+ years in intimate relationship with the Author and Finisher of her faith, Jesus Christ, she understands the REDEMPTIVE heart of God and the desperate need of the soul for REDEMPTION.  Whether writing suspense or inspirational, at the heart of her writing, is the recurring REDEMPTIVE theme that offers hope, purpose and new life.  Her message conveys the heart of a loving Father and Friend, to “….Look up….Lift your head…your redemption is near…” Luke 21:28

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Blog Tour: The Swan’s Road by Garth Pettersen


Historical Fiction

Date Published: Nov. 15, 2017

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing


In the eleventh century, Cnute, the Viking king of Engla-lond and Scandinavia, sails with his son, Harald, and his shield brothers to Rome. Thrown off course by a storm, they follow the route up the Rhine. When Harald hangs back to assist Selia, a beautiful Frisian woman, his path turns perilous. Newfound enemies, retainers of Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, pursue them. Harald, Selia, and their companions fail to rendezvous with King Cnute, and are forced to travel cross-country on horseback. If Duke Robert’s plan to assassinate Cnute succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow. Can Harald and Selia reach Rome in time to warn the King?

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Garth Pettersen is a Canadian writer whose stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. His story River’s Rising was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Short Story America 2017 Prize, and his fantasy novella River Born was one of two runners-up in the Wundor Editions (UK) Short Fiction Prize. His debut historical novel, The Swan’s Roadwas released in November 2017, published by Tirgearr Publishing.


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