Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review Wrap Up: Wish I Were Here by Erin Lavan #contemporary #fiction

Contemporary Fiction
Date Published: 5/15/2017

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Savannah Waters never expected to ride through the Alps on the back of her rugged doctor’s Harley in pursuit of her stolen nude self-portrait, when her world was turned upside down. After sinking to rock bottom following her ex-boyfriend’s drug overdose, Savannah is dragged to jail, a nauseating intervention, and AA meetings. Finally, she is introduced to an intriguing psychiatrist who sees her as more than a patient. A trip to Europe with the gorgeous Jake would be a dream come true – were it not for the wacky gang of wealthy weirdos they’re traveling with. Europe is invigorating, the food and wine delectable and the company stimulating to say the least – but how can Savannah get closer to her dream Doc while they’re surrounded by so many people who need his curative touch? To top it all, her deeply personal (and very nude) artwork lies in wait on Isle de Brêhat, tantalizingly close to the end of her European odyssey… From the feisty pen of debut author Erin Lavan, WISH I WERE HERE is an irresistible modern-day romance that will put a smile on your face and leave you hungry for a taste of adventure.

 This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.5*'s.
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August 8 - On a Reading Bender
August 10 - My Reading Addiction
August 11 - A Life Through Books

Erin Lavan is currently based out of Miami Beach, and the owner of her own Restaurant PR Firm. She has been an associate publisher of DiningOut Magazine, Certified Sommelier, Restaurant Consultant, Published Writer, and Foodie in her 15 years in Miami. "Wish I Were Here" is hardly her first soirée with professional writing, but it is her first published personal novel.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Tour Wrap Up: Surviving the Fatherland by @aoppenlander #review #giveaway

Historical Fiction
Date Published: March 15, 2017

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***An IWIC Hall of Fame Novel*** 

***Winner 2017 National Indie Excellence Award***

"This book needs to join the ranks of the classic survivor stories of WWII such as "Diary of Anne Frank" and "Man's Search for Meaning". It is truly that amazing!" InD'taleMagazine

"This family saga is wonderfully written and, aside from the emotional ramifications, very easy to read. I stayed up too late a couple of nights reading it...I highly recommend this book!" Long and Short Reviews

Spanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, author Annette Oppenlander's SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND is a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war.

SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other. Based on the author's own family and anchored in historical facts, this story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of war children. 

When her father goes off to war, seven-year-old Lilly is left with an unkind mother who favors her brother and chooses to ignore the lecherous pedophile next door. A few blocks away, twelve-year-old Günter also looses his father to the draft and quickly takes charge of supplementing his family's ever-dwindling rations by any means necessary.

As the war escalates and bombs begin to rain, Lilly and Günter's lives spiral out of control. Every day is a fight for survival. On a quest for firewood, Lilly encounters a dying soldier and steals her father's last suit to help the man escape. Barely sixteen, Günter ignores his draft call and embarks as a fugitive on a harrowing 47-day ordeal--always just one step away from execution.

When at last the war ends, Günter grapples with his brother's severe PTSD and the fact that none of his classmates survived. Welcoming denazification, Lilly takes a desperate step to rid herself once and for all of her disgusting neighbor's grip. When Lilly and Günter meet in 1949, their love affair is like any other. Or so it seems. But old wounds and secrets have a way of rising to the surface once more.

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.7*'s.
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July 18 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
July 19 - What Cathy Read Next - Interview
July 20 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt
July 21 - Books, Dreams, Life - Excerpt
July 22 - T's Stuff - Interview
July 24 - For Love of Books 4 - Spotlight
July 25 - Novel News Network - Review
July 26 - Book Addict - Spotlight
July 27 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
July 28 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 31 - Paranormal Romance and More - Guest Post
August 1 - A Life Through Books - Interview
August 2 - On a Reading Bender - Review
August 3 - Full Moon Bites - Interview
August 4 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight
August 5 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt
August 6 - Book Junkiez - Spotlight
August 7 - The Indie Express - Review
August 8 - Bound 4 Escape - Review
August 9 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Spotlight
August 10 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Spotlight

Annette Oppenlander is an award-winning writer, literary coach and educator. As a bestselling historical novelist, Oppenlander is known for her authentic characters and stories based on true events, coming alive in well-researched settings. Having lived in Germany the first half of her life and the second half in various parts in the U.S., Oppenlander inspires readers by illuminating story questions as relevant today as they were in the past. Oppenlander’s bestselling true WWII story, Surviving the Fatherland, was elected to IWIC’s Hall of Fame and won the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award. Her historical time-travel trilogy, Escape from the Past, takes readers to the German Middle Ages and the Wild West. Uniquely, Oppenlander weaves actual historical figures and events into her plots, giving readers a flavor of true history while enjoying a good story. Oppenlander shares her knowledge through writing workshops at colleges, libraries and schools. She also offers vivid presentations and author visits. The mother of fraternal twins and a son, she lives with her husband and old mutt, Mocha, in Bloomington, Ind.

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Review Wrap Up: The Fix by @lisadherrington #review

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 30, 2017

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The lake town of Maisonville was better known as Renaissance Lake and most who moved there were looking to begin again.

Sydney Bell was no exception. Recovering from a divorce she needed to pick up the pieces of her life and start over.

Unfortunately, in her new town the handsome Ryan Gentry next door and Sydney are already butting heads.

When the real reason she moved to the lake is revealed, she’s reminded that a small town can heal your soul, sparring with an arrogant neighbor can build self-esteem, and true friendship has the ability to make you a better person.

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.9*'s.
You can get your copy FREE With KU or for $0.99!

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July 28 - Mello and June - Spotlight
July 29 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
July 30 - Books, Dreams, Life - Spotlight
July 31 - Nerdy, Dirty, and Flirty - Excerpt
August 2 - Beach Bound Books - Spotlight
August 3 - Buried Under Romance -  Excerpt
August 4 - Texas Book Nook - Review
August 5 - What is That Book About - Excerpt
Augus1t 6 - Susan Heim on Writing - Spotlight
August 7 - Romantic Reviews - Review
August 8 - The Avid Reader - Interview
August 9 - Caroline Clemmons - Spotlight
August 10 - The Indie Express - Review

Lisa Herrington is a Women’s Fiction and YA novelist, blogger and speaker. A former medical sales rep, she currently manages the largest Meet-Up writing group in the New Orleans area, The Bayou Writer’s Club. She was born and raised in Louisiana, attended college at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi and accepts that in New Orleans we never hide our crazy but instead parade it around on the front porch and give it a cocktail. It’s certainly why she has so many stories to tell today. When she’s not writing, and spending time with her husband and three children, she spends time reading, watching old movies or planning something new and exciting with her writer’s group.

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Review Wrap Up: The Duchess Quest by @authorckbrooke #review #giveaway

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YA Romantic Fantasy 

Date Published:
First Edition: October 2014
Second Edition: TBR 2017
Publisher: 48fourteen

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Love is destined to find her...

Dainy doesn't know that she is the lost duchess of Jordinia, or that her uncle has organized a contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward!

Though at odds, three clashing rivals - a noble giant, a forester, and a thief - voyage together by woodland, plains, and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic triangle as her suitors compete to capture her heart.

Charmingly romantic and bursting with action, startling twists, and vivid characters, fans of Anastasia and The Princess Bride will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.



This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.3*'s.
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July 31 - Novel News Network
August 1 - Texas Book Nook
August 2 -  The Indie Express
August 3 - Lands Quid Attack
August 4 - Morbid Romantic
August 7 - Lin's Perspective
August 8 - The Book Drealms
August 9 - On a Reading Bender
August 10 - A Life Through Books

C.K. Brooke is an Amazon best-selling author of over a dozen romantic fantasy adventure novels and novellas for 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her debut novel, The Duchess Quest, was selected as a Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Book of 2015 and received five stars from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest. Her fantasy novel, The Wrong Prince, is a 2017 Global EBook Award Nominee and her pirate romance, Capturing the Captain, is a 2017 RONE Award Nominee. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. Visit and subscribe for a FREE eBook!

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tour Wrap Up: The Toilet Papers by @theWRITEengle #review #giveaway

Short story collection (horror, humor, & historical)
Date Published: 7/23/2017
Publisher: JME Books

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Have you ever noticed that reading a book on the toilet takes forever? Wouldn’t it be nice to have stories suited to your specific potty needs? This collection of short stories ranges from 50 words to more than 50 pages, separated in categories labeled to fit your bathroom needs: NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO, and FARFROMPOOPIN. The idea is to give you, the reader, a great deal of material to read, tailored and categorized to the needs of your intestines and bladder. So go ahead, get comfortable, pull out your Squatty Potty® and enjoy some fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, and humor from the comfort of your own throne…the john…the latrine…your office…the bathroom, whatever you want to call it. Just be sure to wash your hands once you’re done. 

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.7*'s.
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July 7 - Logikal Blog - Guest Post
July 8 - Les Chroniques Aleatorires - Review
July 9 - What Is that Book About - Excerpt
July 10 - Nerdy, Dirty, and Flirty - Excerpt
July 11 - Quiet Fury Books - Excerpt
July 12 - Books, Dreams, Life - Excerpt
July 13 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
July 14 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
July 17 - Bargnhtress Reviews - Excerpt
July 18 - Charline Ratcliff - Excerpt
July 19 - Fantastic Feathers - Spotlight
July 20 - Lins Perspective - Review
July 21 - Mello and June - Spotlight
July 23 - Cloe Michael's Reads - Guest Post
July 24 - Beach Bound Books - Excerpt
July 25 - A Life Through Books - Interview
July 26 - Novel News Network - Review
July 27 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 28 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
July 31 - Eskie Mama Reads - Excerpt
July 31 - The Indie Express - Review
August 1 - Celtic Lady Reviews - Spotlight
August 2 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review
August 3 - Evermore Books - Spotlight
August 4 - Just Us Book Blog - Excerpt
August 5 - Jazzy's Book Reviews - Excerpt
August 6 - The Avid Reader - Excerpt

Jaimie Engle was once sucked into a storybook, where she decided she would become an author. She has modeled, managed a hip-hop band, and run a body shop. She loves coffee, trivia, cosplay, and podcasting on ORIGINS, where myth and science meet ( Basically, if it's slanted toward the supernatural or nerdy, she's into it! She lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world's best dog. She also happens to have the world’s best literary agent, Saritza Hernandez. Become a fan at Follow on social media @theWRITEengle and pick up books at

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Review Wrap Up: Crime and Catnip by @RoccoBlogger #giveaway

Cozy Mystery
Date Published: December 6, 2016 
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime

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While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.

As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him...

This novel has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s.
Get your copy for $7.99!

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July 11 - Susan Heim on Writing - Spotlight
July 12 - T's Stuff - Excerpt
July 13 - Quiet Fury Books - Interview
July 14 - The Bookworm Lodge - Spotlight
July 15 - Mello and June - Spotlight
July 15 - Charline Ratcliff - Spotlight
July 16 -  Bound 2 Escape - Excerpt
July 17 - A Life Through Books - Interview
July 18 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
July 19 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
July 20 - Morbid Romantic - Spotlight
July 21 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 22 - Nicole's Book Musings - Excerpt
July 23 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
July 24 - Readsalot - Excerpt
July 25 - Eskimo Princess - Spotlight
July 26 - The Indie Express - Review
July 27 - Books, Dreams, Life - Review
July 28 - Paranormal Romance and More - Guest Post
July 28 - Caroline Clemmons - Interview
July 30 - Evermore Books - Excerpt
July 31 - eBook Addicts - Review
August 1 - Books are Love - Review
August 2 - Full Moon Bites - Interview
August 3 - J Bronder Book Reviews - Review
August 4 - Lins Perspective - Spotlight

While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic.  She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime – and the just released Cat Rescue Mysteries from Crooked Lane!  The first volume, Purr M for Murder is out now! She, Rocco and company make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York. Catch up with them at or at

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