Sunday, December 10, 2017

Review Wrap Up: Power Struggle by @Carolyn_Arnold #review #giveaway

Date Published: November 28, 2017
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

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One hit man who’s back for revenge.
One detective who’s not going down without a fight.

It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.

When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed. And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.

Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…


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CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review Wrap Up: The Variant Conspiracy Trilogy by @chris_a_hart #review

NA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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Irina Proffer leaves home to follow creepy visions inspired by odd tarot cards. In BC’s capital, she uncovers a world of fringe genetic science and supernatural mystery. A job that feels too good to be true and a powerful first love almost derail her, but the conspiracy she encounters is terrifying and undeniable.
An engineered earthquake overshadowed by a planned Armageddon forces Irina and her friends to travel south. Their investigation launches a journey that takes them through the Pacific states, into the Mojave Desert, and through a mind-bending portal to London – all while Irina’s love fights for his life.
As the group faces a vicious pandemic virus, they race south again, this time chasing a timeless evil through Europe and Africa. When they finally confront a demonic alien outside a Nairobi slum, it costs them everything as they fight to stop the end of the world.

Book 1

Irina Proffer leaves mundane small-town life behind when she experiences visions inspired by a strange deck of tarot cards. To get answers, she travels from her northern British Columbia home to the province’s coastal capital. She quickly discovers a world of fringe genetic science and supernatural mystery.

Working for Innoviro Industries, Irina is drawn in by a powerful first love and compelling, yet dangerous questions about the nature of the company’s business. Meeting other ‘variants’ brings Irina closer and closer to the dark truth about her origins. She finds herself at the heart of two overlapping love triangles as she scrambles to escape her employer’s grip.

Before she leaves the city, Irina realizes she has merely scratched the surface of a frightening conspiracy on a global scale.

Book 2

Irina and her renegade variant friends are scrambling to pick up the trail of their former employer, Ivan, and his globally catastrophic scheme. After strategically sharing their story with the media, the group heads south from Vancouver to Seattle hoping to recruit more experienced—and lethal—variants to their cause.

Their attention develops a laser focus on an engineered disaster mere days ahead of them. Ivan is using what staff and resources remain of Innoviro Industries to set off a violent earthquake in San Francisco. While they fight to stop the earthquake, Irina pushes the love of her life Jonah as far away as she can, trying to keep his unstable genetic degradation in check.

Irina’s friends think they’ve seen the worst that Innoviro could bring forth by the time they reach a secret facility in the Mojave Desert. As they near the property, the group uncovers a horror none of them had ever imagined.

Book 3

The end of the humanity and an unrecognizable future Earth are now days away. After their first glimpse of the Terra Nova virus, Irina and her variant friends know their former employer’s plans are almost at hand. Their failed attempt to publicize Ivan and Innoviro Industries’ horrific activities has left them utterly reliant on their own wits and weapons.

After surviving a catastrophic earthquake in San Francisco and destroying a secret viral testing facility, Irina’s crew has traveled by a variant portal to London. On the other side of the world, they begin tracking when and where Terra Nova will be unleashed on the world. They know stopping Terra Nova is only the beginning of unraveling Ivan’s plans to reinvent the planet, but if they can’t stop this virus, there will be no one left to save.

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December 4 - Texas Book Nook - Review Book 3
December 5 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review All 3
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December 7 - Novel News Network - Review Book 3
December 8 - A Life Through Books - Review Book 3

Located on BC’s beautiful West Coast, Christine writes speculative fiction for YA & NA readers.  She has an undergraduate degree in writing and literature, a corporate background in communications and design, and an Etsy alter-ego named Sleepless Storyteller. Christine shares her eclectic home and lifestyle with her metal working husband, dancing daughter and rocket enthusiast son.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Tour Wrap Up: Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog by @authorarla

Children's Book
Date Published: 6/5/17
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing

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Hayden has always lived in Tiny Yard with his mom. He has never met anyone different. Come along with Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog on this first adventure away from home and witness how differences should be handled.

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 November 18 - A Life Through Books - Interview
 November 19 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
 November 20 - Books Direct - Review
 November 21 - Books, Dreams, Life - Review
 November 22 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
 November 23 - eBook Addicts - Review
 November 24 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
 November 26 - Insatiable Readers - Review
 November 27 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt
 November 28 - Sharpest Girl in Town - Review
 November 29 - Aus Jenny - Review
 November 30 - Book Addict - Spotlight
December 2 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight

Arla worked in corporate America for over 30 years. Her favorite responsibility was diversity training. This experience, combined with her love of children drove her to create this series with the intent to bring diversity and acceptance understanding to the youngest readers. Arla is married to her wonderful husband, Ron. She had one sonwhich this book honors. Marriage have her 4 beautiful young ladies. Being a mom to these wonderful people is her favorite job!

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tour Wrap Up: Dennis & Greer by @mollymgould #review

Historical Romance
Date Published: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Belle Reve Press

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Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story in letters and journals between 2 college students during the Vietnam era. (This is nonfiction that reads like fiction)

A true story that encapsulates the horrors of war and the innocence of young love.

Buried in a trunk for fifty years, this long-forgotten tale, told through letters and journals from the war-torn Vietnam era, has been resurrected.

College students, Dennis and Greer, met and felt a spark just before moving to different states. Their witty correspondence through letters conjured a desire to meet again, but Dennis tried to keep his distance; duty is more important than love.

As the two embarked on their journey into adulthood and navigated their relationship against the backdrop of war, they were writing a love story that will span the test of time.

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.5*'s!

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October 3 - Romance Writer and Lover of Books - Spotlight
October 4 -  Full Moon Bites - Guest Post
October 5 -  Books, Dreams, Life - Excerpt
October 5 - Charline Ratcliff - Spotlight
October 6 -  Paranormal Romance and More - Excerpt
October 6 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
October 7 -  Elizabeth McKenna - Spotlight
October 8 - Warrior Woman Winmill - Spotlight
October 9 -  Mythical Books - Guest Post
October 10 -  Mello and June - Spotlight
October 11 -  Gigi Luvs Books - Excerpt
October 12 -  Hearts and Scribbles - Spotlight
October 13 -  This and That Book Blog - Guest Post
October 16 -  6 Feet Under Books - Excerpt
October 17 -  Book Addict - Spotlight
October 19 -  Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
October 20 -  The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
October 23 -  Celebrating Authors - Spotlight
October 24 -  A Life Through Books - Interview
October 26 -  Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
October 27 -  The Pen Muse - Excerpt
October 30 -  Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
October 31 -  The Avid Reader - Interview
November 1 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
November 2 - Book Junkie Mom - Review
November 3 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
November 6 - Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Spotlight
November 7 - Novel News Network - Review
November 8 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
November 9 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 10 - Angela's Freelance Writing - Excerpt
November 12 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 13 - Truly Trendy - Spotlight
November 14 - On a Reading Bender - Review
November 15 - Us Girls and a Book - Spotlight
November 16 - Chloe Michaels Reads - Spotlight
November 20 - The Antrim Cycle - Spotlight
November 21 - The Indie Express - Review
November 22 - Books, Authors, and Publishing 411 - Spotlight
November 24 - More Books Than Livros - Excerpt
November 25 - What is that Book About - Excerpt
November 27 - A Book and a Latte - Excerpt
November 28 - Travelogue of a Book Addict- Review 
December 1 - A Life Through Books - Spotlight
December 2 - My Reading Addiction - Spotlight

ASU graduate, Molly Gould, lived in the wilderness for 28 days when she was 16 years old (she’s your go-to-girl in the zombie apocalypse). She now confines herself indoors with the AC full-blast in her sunny sate of AZ. Occasionally, she’ll brave the scorching heat with her husband and four children.

When Molly inherited a treasure of vintage journals and letters, she was swept away by the love story contained within those writings. She couldn’t keep Dennis and Greer to herself, so she began transcribing and Dennis and Greer was born.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Tour Wrap Up: Greco's Game by @rubyrockfilms

Thriller / Suspense / Action / Romance
Date Published: November 1, 2017
Publisher: Regis Books

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Colonel Aleksandr Talanov – the “ice man” – is married to a woman he wishes he could love. But he can’t, and it’s an ugly consequence of his training with the KGB. Even so, no one should have to experience what Talanov experiences: the brutal murder of his wife in front of his eyes.

Wracked with guilt and suspected of plotting her death, Talanov spirals downward on a path of self-destruction. He should have been killed, not her. He was the one whose violent past would not leave them alone. Months tick by and Talanov hits rock bottom on the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he meets a hooker named Larisa, who drugs and robs him.

But in the seedy world of human trafficking ruled by the Russian mafia, Larisa made the mistake of stealing the ice man’s wallet. In it was Talanov’s sole possession of value: his wedding photo. Talanov tracks Larisa down to get that photo because it reminds him of everything that should have been but never was, and never would be because an assassin’s bullet had mistakenly killed his wife. Or was it a mistake?

The answer lies in Greco’s Game, a chess match played in 1619 that is famous for its queen sacrifice and checkmate in only eight moves. In an unusual alliance, Talanov and Larisa team up to begin unraveling the mystery of what Talanov’s old KGB chess instructor regarded as the most brilliant example of how to trap and kill an opponent. The question is: who was the target?


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November 7 - This and That Book Blog - Excerpt
November 8 - Hello, My Name is Alice - Guest Post
November 9 - T's Stuff - Spotlight
November 11 - Warrior Woman Winmill - Review
November 12 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight
November 13 - A Life Through Books - Interview
November 14 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
November 15 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 16 - The Avid Reader - Interview
November 17 - eBook Addicts - Spotlight
November 20 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
November 21 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
November 22 - Book Addict - Spotlight
November 23 - The Indie Express - Review
November 24 -  Celebrating Authors - Spotlight
November 26 - Caroline Clemmons - Guest Post
November 27 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 28 - On a Reading Bender - Spotlight
November 29 - Novel News Network - Review
November 30 - Momma and Her Stories  - Spotlight

James Houston Turner is the bestselling author of the Aleksandr Talanov thriller series, as well as numerous other books and articles. Talanov the fictional character was inspired by the actual KGB agent who once leaked word out of Moscow that James was on a KGB watch-list for his smuggling activities behind the old Iron Curtain. James Houston Turner’s debut thriller, Department Thirteen, was voted “Best Thriller” by USA Book News, after which it won gold medals in the Independent Publisher (“IPPY”) Book Awards and the Indie Book Awards. His novel, Greco’s Game, has just been optioned for film. A cancer survivor of more than twenty-five years, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Baker University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston (Clear Lake). After twenty years in Australia, he and his wife, Wendy, author of The Recipe Gal Cookbook, now live in Austin, Texas.

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Tour Wrap Up: The Jupiter Chronicles: The Orb of Terra by @Leonardoverse

Date Published: November 17, 2017
Publisher: Leonardoverse Books

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In the tradition of “City of Ember” "Chronicles of Narnia" and "A Wrinkle in Time", this family adventure is a high stakes space race to save our world from an invading force before it is too late.

-Book 3-

Will Ian’s quest to find his destiny away from Jupiter lead to Earth's untimely demise?
As he struggles with his identity, Ian Castillo helps one of Earth’s greatest scientific minds, Dr. Nikola Tesla, make the scientific discovery of a lifetime: a strange mineral that can perhaps power our world for years to come! They discover it is not just an energy source, but something much more! When the device powered by the mineral is activated, it awakens a sleeping giant buried under the Earth by the Martians generations before. The beast known as “Gigantes” leaves behind a trail of destruction and calls out to a deadly enemy headed for Earth.

And the secret inside the mineral will change everything for Earth and the entire Jovian Realm…forever.


Cover by Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studios (Iron Man:Extremis, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, Sesame Street)

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 5*'s.

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November 17 - This and That Book Blog - Excerpt
November 18 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
November 19 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
November 20 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight
November 21 - Port Jericho - Excerpt
November 22 - The Avid Reader - Interview
November 23 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 24 - Texas Book Nook - Review
November 27 - Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight
November 28 - The Indie Express - Review
November 29 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight
November 30 - Novel News Network - Review
December 1 - Beach Bound Books - Excerpt

Leonardo Ramirez is an author, husband, a father, and a Karate instructor with a 4th degree black belt. His first novel, "Haven of Dante", is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. "Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe" takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself!

His follow up is a Science Fiction book called "The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot". It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter where they find the secret of their long-lost father in the midst of a Martian attack.
Leonardo Ramirez lives with his wife Kristen, their daughter Mackenzy and their two dogs, Duchess and Tinkerbell in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

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